SOURCE: Scorpio Tankers Inc.

Scorpio Tankers Inc.

April 06, 2011 08:11 ET

Scorpio Tankers Inc. Announces an Agreement to Charter-In a Handymax Product Tanker

MONACO--(Marketwire - April 6, 2011) - Scorpio Tankers Inc. (NYSE: STNG) (the "Company" or "Scorpio Tankers") announced today that it has entered into an agreement to charter-in a 2007 built Handymax ice class 1B product tanker (37,312 DWT), the Kazdanga. This vessel will be chartered-in for one year at $12,345 per day and is expected to be delivered in June 2011. The agreement includes an option for Scorpio Tankers to extend the charter for an additional year at $13,335 per day.

The Kazdanga will participate in the Scorpio Handymax Tanker Pool, which is owned and operated by a related party.

About Scorpio Tankers Inc.

Scorpio Tankers Inc. is a provider of marine transportation of petroleum products worldwide. Scorpio Tankers Inc. currently owns one LR2 tanker, four LR1 tankers, four Handymax tankers, and one post-Panamax tanker with an average age of 5.5 years. Additionally, the Company currently has chartered in one LR1 and four Handymax product tankers, including the Kazdanga, which is expected to be delivered in June 2011. Additional information about the Company is available at the Company's website www.scorpiotankers.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

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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, competition in the tanker industry, 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, piracy 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.