SOURCE: Nordic American Tankers Limited

Nordic American Tankers Limited

August 04, 2011 07:37 ET

Nordic American Tankers Ltd. (NYSE: NAT) -- Financial Calendar for the Rest of 2011 Including Dividend Information

HAMILTON, BERMUDA--(Marketwire - Aug 4, 2011) - As we have previously announced, the 2Q2011 Dividend & Earnings Report is expected to be released Monday August 8 2011, before the market opens at which time a dividend will be announced. The dividend is expected to be paid August 31 2011, to shareholders of record August 19, 2011.

The 3Q2011 Dividend & Earnings Report is expected to be released Monday November 7 2011, before opening of the market. The dividend for the third quarter of 2011 is expected to be paid on or about December 2 2011, to shareholders of record November 23, 2011.

In connection with the release of the 2Q2011 Dividend & Earnings Report August 8 2011, the NAT Chairman & CEO has been invited to an interview on CNBC the same day to discuss subjects on the tanker industry. The interview is expected to be televised on CNBC August 8 at about 6 pm US Eastern time.

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Matters discussed in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements. The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides safe harbor protections for forward-looking statements in order to encourage companies to provide prospective information about their business. Forward-looking statements include statements concerning plans, objectives, goals, strategies, future events or performance, and underlying assumptions and other statements, which are other than statements of historical facts.

The Company desires to take advantage of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and is including this cautionary statement in connection with this safe harbor legislation. The words "believe," "anticipate," "intend," "estimate," "forecast," "project," "plan," "potential," "will," "may," "should," "expect," "pending" and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements.

The forward-looking statements in this press release are based upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions, including without limitation, our management's examination of historical operating trends, data contained in our records and other data available from third parties. Although we believe that these assumptions were reasonable when made, because these assumptions are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies which are difficult or impossible to predict and are beyond our control, we cannot assure you that we will achieve or accomplish these expectations, beliefs or projections. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Important factors that, in our view, could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements include the strength of world economies and currencies, general market conditions, including fluctuations in charter rates and vessel values, changes in demand in the tanker market, as a result of changes in OPEC's petroleum production levels and world wide oil consumption and storage, changes in our operating expenses, including bunker prices, drydocking and insurance costs, the market for our vessels, availability of financing and refinancing, changes in governmental rules and regulations or actions taken by regulatory authorities, potential liability from pending or future litigation, general domestic and international political conditions, potential disruption of shipping routes due to accidents or political events, vessels breakdowns and instances of off-hires and other important factors described from time to time in the reports filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the prospectus and related prospectus supplement, our Annual Report on Form 20-F, and our reports on Form 6-K.

Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    Scandic American Shipping Ltd
    Manager for:
    Nordic American Tankers Ltd.
    P.O Box 56, 3201 Sandefjord, Norway
    Tel: + 47 33 42 73 00
    E-mail: nat@scandicamerican.com

    Rolf Amundsen
    Head of Investor Relations, Norway
    Nordic American Tankers Ltd.
    Tel: +1 800 601 9079 or + 47 908 26 906

    Jacob Ellefsen
    Head of Research, United Kingdom
    Nordic American Tankers Ltd.
    Tel: + 44 20 31 78 58 20 or + 44 78 27 92 94 11

    Gary J. Wolfe
    Seward & Kissel LLP
    New York, USA
    Tel: +1 212 574 1223

    Herbjørn Hansson
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
    Nordic American Tankers Ltd.
    Tel: +1 866 805 9504 or + 47 901 46 291