Athens, Greece, April 11, 2011 – Safe Bulkers, Inc. (the “Company”) (NYSE: SB), an international provider of marine drybulk transportation services, announced today that it plans to offer 5,000,000 shares of its common stock to the public (the “Public Offering”). In connection with the Public Offering, the Company intends to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to 750,000 additional shares of common stock.
The Company plans to use the net proceeds of the Public Offering for vessel acquisitions, capital expenditures and for other general corporate purposes, including repayment of indebtedness.
Morgan Stanley and BofA Merrill Lynch are acting as joint book-running managers and Evercore Partners is acting as co-manager of the Public Offering, which will be 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 prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus relating to the Public Offering may be obtained from Morgan Stanley, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10014, telephone: 1-866-718-1649, Attn: Prospectus Department, email: [email protected], or BofA Merrill Lynch, 4 World Financial Center, New York, NY 10080, Attn:Prospectus Department, email: [email protected]
This release shall not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.
Source: Safe Bulkers