Seaspan Corporation
NYSE : SSW

Seaspan Corporation

June 09, 2016 09:10 ET

Seaspan Announces Public Offering of Series G Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Shares

HONG KONG, CHINA--(Marketwired - June 9, 2016) - Seaspan Corporation ("Seaspan") (NYSE:SSW) announced today that it plans to offer shares of its Series G Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Shares (the "Series G Preferred Shares") in a registered public offering pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Seaspan intends to use the net proceeds of the offering for general corporate purposes, which may include funding acquisitions, funding capital expenditures on existing newbuild vessels and debt repayments. Following the offering, Seaspan intends to file an application to list the Series G Preferred Shares on The New York Stock Exchange.

RBC Capital Markets, J.P. Morgan, Stifel and Incapital will act as joint book-running managers for the offering. BB&T Capital Markets, Janney Montgomery Scott, Ladenburg Thalmann, Wunderlich, FBR, and Maxim Group LLC will act as co-managers for the offering.

When available, copies of the prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus related to the offering may be obtained from RBC Capital Markets, LLC, 200 Vesey Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10281, or telephone: 1 (866) 375-6829, or email: rbcnyfixedincomeprospectus@rbccm.com; J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Attention: Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, or telephone: 1-866-803-9204; Stifel at One South Street, 15th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202, Attn: Syndicate Department, or telephone: 1-855-300-7136, or e-mail: syndprospectus@stifel.com; or Incapital LLC, Attention: DCM Prospectus Department, 200 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 3700, Chicago, Illinois 60606, or telephone: 1 (800) 327-1546, or email: prospectus_requests@incapital.com.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the securities described herein, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. The public offering may be made only by means of a prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus.

About Seaspan

Seaspan provides many of the world's major shipping lines with creative outsourcing alternatives to vessel ownership by offering long-term leases on large, modern containerships combined with industry leading ship management services. Seaspan's managed fleet consists of 118 containerships representing a total capacity of over 935,000 TEU, including 14 newbuilding containerships on order scheduled for delivery to Seaspan and third parties by the end of 2017. Seaspan's current operating fleet of 89 vessels has an average age of approximately six years and average remaining lease period of approximately six years, on a TEU weighted basis.

Seaspan has the following securities listed on The New York Stock Exchange:

Symbol: Description:
SSW Class A common shares
SSW PR C Series C preferred shares
SSW PR D Series D preferred shares
SSW PR E Series E preferred shares
SSWN 6.375% senior unsecured notes due 2019

Forward- Looking Statements

The statements in this press release that are not historical facts may be forward-looking statements, including statements about Seaspan's public offering and the use of proceeds thereof. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause the outcome to be materially different. These risks and uncertainties include, among others, failure to close the public offering and those discussed in Seaspan's public filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Seaspan undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements unless required to do so under the securities laws.

Contact Information

  • For Investor Relations Inquiries:
    Seaspan Corporation
    Mr. David Spivak
    Chief Financial Officer
    604-638-2580

    Seaspan Corporation
    Mr. Michael Sieffert
    Associate Director, Corporate Finance
    778-328-6490

    For Media Inquiries:
    The IGB Group
    Mr. Leon Berman
    212-477-8438