SOURCE: OceanFreight Inc.

OceanFreight Inc.

July 05, 2011 08:30 ET

OceanFreight Inc. Announces Reverse Stock Split to Be Effective July 6, 2011

ATHENS, GREECE--(Marketwire - Jul 5, 2011) - OceanFreight Inc. (NASDAQ: OCNF) (the "Company") announced today that its Board of Directors has determined to effect a 1-for-20 reverse stock split of the Company's Class A common stock. The Company's shareholders approved the reverse stock split and granted the Board the authority to determine the exact split ratio and proceed with the reverse stock split at the 2011 annual general meeting of shareholders held on June 15, 2011.

The reverse stock split will take effect, and the Company's common stock will begin trading on a split-adjusted basis on the NASDAQ Global Market, as of the open of trading on July 6, 2011. Beginning on that date, the Company's shares will trade for 20 trading days under the symbol "OCNFD" to indicate that the reverse stock split has occurred. Thereafter, the Company's symbol will revert to its original symbol "OCNF."

When the reverse stock split becomes effective, every 20 shares of the Company's issued and outstanding common stock will be automatically combined into one issued and outstanding share of common stock. This will reduce the number of outstanding shares of the Company's common stock from 118,923,797 to approximately 5,946,182.

No fractional shares will be issued in connection with the reverse split. Shareholders who would otherwise hold a fractional share of the Company's common stock will receive a cash payment in lieu of such fractional share. Shareholders will receive instructions from the Company's exchange agent, American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC, as to how to exchange existing share certificates for new certificates representing the post-reverse split shares.

Additional information about the reverse stock split can be found in the Company's proxy statement furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 17, 2011, a copy of which is available at www.sec.gov.

About the Company
OceanFreight Inc. is an owner and operator of drybulk vessels that operate worldwide. OceanFreight owns a fleet of eleven vessels, comprised of six drybulk vessels (four Capesize and two Panamaxes) and five newbuilding Very Large Ore Carriers (VLOC) with a combined deadweight tonnage of about 1.9 million tons.

The Company's common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Global Market where it trades under the symbol "OCNF."

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Forward-Looking Statements
Matters discussed in this release may constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements reflect our current views with respect to future events and financial performance and may 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 forward-looking statements in this release are based upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions, including without limitation, management's examination of historical operating trends, data contained in our records and other data available from third parties. Although OceanFreight Inc. believes 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, OceanFreight Inc. cannot assure you that it will achieve or accomplish these expectations, beliefs or projections.

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 changes in charterhire rates and vessel values, changes in demand that may affect attitudes of time charterers to scheduled and unscheduled drydocking, changes in OceanFreight Inc.'s operating expenses, including bunker prices, drydocking and insurance costs, or actions taken by regulatory authorities, potential liability from pending or future litigation, domestic and international political conditions, potential disruption of shipping routes due to accidents and political events or acts by terrorists.

Risks and uncertainties are further described in reports filed by OceanFreight Inc. with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

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