SOURCE: Scorpio Bulkers Inc.

Scorpio Bulkers Inc.

November 04, 2013 21:42 ET

Scorpio Bulkers Inc. Announces Private Placement

MONACO--(Marketwired - Nov 4, 2013) - On October 31, 2013, Scorpio Bulkers Inc. ("Scorpio Bulkers") (OSLO-OTC: SALT) (the "Company") completed a private placement of 32,590,411 new ordinary shares of $0.01 par value at a subscription price of NOK 54.75, raising approximately $300 million in gross proceeds (the "Private Placement"). The Shares to be issued in the Private Placement will be registered on the Norwegian Over The Counter list in Oslo on November 5, 2013 under the ticker "SALT."

The proceeds from the Private Placement will be used to part finance construction of a series of fuel efficient dry bulk vessels and for general corporate purposes.

RS Platou Markets AS acted as Sole Manager and Bookrunner in the Private Placement. ABN AMRO Bank N.V., Evercore Group L.L.C., Global Hunter Securities LLC and Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (publ) acted as Co-Managers.

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," "intends," "estimate," "forecast," "project," "plan," "potential," "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.

In addition to these important factors, other important factors that, in our view, could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements include the failure of counterparties to fully perform their contracts with us, the strength of world economies and currencies, general market conditions, including fluctuations in charter rates and vessel values, changes in demand for tanker vessel capacity, changes in our operating expenses, including bunker prices, drydocking and insurance costs, the market for our vessels, availability of financing and refinancing, charter counterparty performance, ability to obtain financing and comply with covenants in such financing arrangements, 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 factors. Please see our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a more complete discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties.

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