SOURCE: Safe Bulkers, Inc.

Safe Bulkers, Inc.

November 24, 2015 16:05 ET

Safe Bulkers, Inc. Announces Preferred Share Repurchase Program

ATHENS, GREECE--(Marketwired - Nov 24, 2015) - Safe Bulkers, Inc. (the "Company") (NYSE: SB), an international provider of marine drybulk transportation services, announced today that it has authorized a share repurchase program in the aggregate of up to $20 million under which it may from time to time in the future purchase: (i) 8.00% Series B Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Shares, $0.01 par value per share, liquidation preference $25.00 per share (the "Series B Preferred Shares"); (ii) 8.00% Series C Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Shares, $0.01 par value per share, liquidation preference $25.00 per share (the "Series C Preferred Shares"); and (iii) 8.00% Series D Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Shares, $0.01 par value per share, liquidation preference $25.00 per share (the "Series D Preferred Shares").

As of the date hereof, the Company has outstanding: (i) 1,600,000 shares of Series B Preferred Shares; (ii) 2,300,000 shares of Series C Preferred Shares; and (iii) 3,200,000 shares of Series D Preferred Shares. 

The Company's share repurchase program does not obligate it to purchase any of its Preferred Shares, and the share repurchase program may be modified or terminated at any time without prior notice. Any such purchases will be made in the open market in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

The Company's purchases of Preferred Shares under the share repurchase program will be funded using the Company's existing cash resources.

About Safe Bulkers, Inc.
The Company is an international provider of marine drybulk transportation services, transporting bulk cargoes, particularly coal, grain and iron ore, along worldwide shipping routes for some of the world's largest users of marine drybulk transportation services. The Company's common stock, series B preferred stock, series C preferred stock and series D preferred stock are listed on the NYSE, and trade under the symbols "SB", "SB.PR.B", "SB.PR.C", and "SB.PR.D" respectively.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements (as defined in Section 27A of the Securities Exchange Act of 1933, as amended, and in Section 21E of the Securities Act of 1934, as amended) concerning future events, the Company's growth strategy and measures to implement such strategy, including expected vessel acquisitions and entering into further time charters. Words such as "expects," "intends," "plans," "believes," "anticipates," "hopes," "estimates" and variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, no assurance can be given that such expectations will prove to have been correct. These statements involve known and unknown risks and are based upon a number of assumptions and estimates that are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond the control of the Company. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, changes in the demand for drybulk vessels, competitive factors in the market in which the Company operates, risks associated with operations outside the United States and other factors listed from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company expressly disclaims any obligations or undertaking to release any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in the Company's expectations with respect thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any statement is based. 

Contact Information

  • For further information please contact:

    Company Contact:
    Dr. Loukas Barmparis
    Safe Bulkers, Inc.
    Athens, Greece
    Tel.: +30 2 111 888 400
    Fax: +30 2 111 878 500

    Investor Relations / Media Contact:
    Nicolas Bornozis
    Capital Link, Inc.
    230 Park Avenue, Suite 1536
    New York, N.Y. 10169
    Tel.: (212) 661-7566
    Fax: (212) 661-7526