Hvide Marine, Inc. has filed a proposed Plan of Reorganization that, if confirmed, would deleverage its balance sheet, restore liquidity and enhance the Company's competitive position in the marketplace. The Plan is a result from discussions with the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors appointed in Hvide's Chapter 11 case, including representatives of the holders of about 63 percent of the company's $300 million of 8 3/8 percent senior notes would exchange their Senior Notes for 9,800,000 shares of common stock
of the reorganized Hvide Marine, representing 98 percent of the new common equity. Holders of the Trust Convertible Preferred Securities would receive 200,000 shares of common stock of the reorganized Hvide Marine, representing 2 percent of the new common equity, together with warrants to purchase an additional 125,000 shares of the common stock of the reorganized Hvide Marine. The warrants would be exercisable at $38.49 per share and would have a term of four years.