ATHENS, GREECE--(Marketwired - Jan 31, 2014) - Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd. (NYSE: TNP), a leading product, crude and LNG tanker operator, announced today that its public offering of common shares was priced at $6.65 per share. Entities affiliated with the Tsakos Holdings Foundation, which is the Company's largest shareholder, have agreed to purchase 500,000 common shares in the offering. The gross proceeds from the offering are expected to be approximately $75.15 million. The Company has also granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional $11.27 million of its common shares.
The Company plans to use the net proceeds of the offering to finance the growth and modernization of its fleet, and for general corporate purposes.
Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, UBS Securities LLC and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC are acting as joint book-running managers of the offering. Global Hunter Securities, LLC, Brock Securities LLC, DVB Capital Markets LLC and Clarkson Capital Markets LLC are acting as co-managers for the offering. The offering was made under an effective shelf registration statement.
The offering is expected to close on or about February 5, 2014.
The offering is being made only by means of a prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus. When available, the prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained from Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10014, Attn: Prospectus Department, email: email@example.com, UBS Investment Bank, 299 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10171, Attn: Prospectus Department, telephone: 888-827-7275 or Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, 375 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10152, Attn: Equity Syndicate Department, telephone: 800-326-5897, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities, and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of that jurisdiction.
About Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd.
To date, TEN's fleet, including the LNG carrier Maria Energy and five Aframax crude oil tankers under construction, consists of 54 double-hull vessels, a mix of product tankers, crude tankers and LNG carriers, totaling 5.5 million dwt. Of these, 28 are product carriers ranging from DP2 shuttle suezmaxes to handysize, 24 are crude tankers ranging from VLCCs to Aframaxes, and two are LNG carriers. The Company also holds an option for a 174,000 cbm tri-fuel LNG carrier to be exercised no later than January 31, 2014.
Forward Looking Statements
Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this press release are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those predicted by such forward-looking statements. TEN undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.