Safe Bulkers, Inc., an international provider of marine drybulk transpor tation services, announced that it plans to offer its Series B Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Shares, par value $0.01 per share, liquidation preference $25.00 per share to the public. In connection with the public offering, the company intends to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase additional shares of the Series B Preferred Shares. Concurrently with the public offering, the company is also selling through a private placement its Series B Preferred Shares to Chalkoessa Maritime Inc., an entity associated with its chief executive officer, Polys Hajioannou, at the public offering price.
The company plans to use the net proceeds of the public offering and private placement for vessel acquisitions, capital expenditures and for other general corporate purposes, which may include repayment of indebtedness.
Incapital LLC and DNB Markets, Inc. are acting as joint book-runners and Evercore Partners is acting as co-manager of the public offering, which is being made under an effective shelf registration statement.
The public offering is being made only by means of a prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus. When available, the prospect us supplement and accompanying base prospectus relating to the public offering may be obtained from Incapital LLC, 200 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 3700, Chicago, IL 60606, attention: DCM Prospectus Department, email: [email protected], or DNB Ma rkets, Inc., 200 Park Avenue, 31st Floor, New York, NY 10166, telephone: (212) 551-9814.