Maritrans Reports 3Q Results

Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Maritrans Inc., announced its third quarter financial results. Net income for the quarter ended September 30, 2006 was $4.0 million, or $0.33 diluted earnings per share, on revenues of $49.2 million. This compares with net income of $6.4 million, or $0.74 diluted earnings per share, on revenues of $44.9 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2005. For the third quarter ended September 30, 2006, net income included the reversal of an income tax reserve of $1.3 million, or $0.11 diluted earnings per share. In the prior year, net income for the quarter ended September 30, 2005 included a reversal of an income tax reserve of $1.2 million, or $0.14 diluted earnings per share. As of April 1, 2006, the Company changed its method of accounting for planned major maintenance activities from the accrual method to the deferral method. An appendix is included at the end of this release that details the effect of the accounting change on Maritrans' results from January 1, 2004 and each period thereafter.

On September 25, 2006, the Company and Overseas Shipholding Group Inc., or OSG, announced that OSG had entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which OSG will acquire all of the outstanding stock of Maritrans Inc. for $37.50 per share. The transaction is valued at approximately $455 million based on approximately 12 million shares outstanding and the assumption of net debt outstanding as of June 30, 2006. The transaction, which is expected to close by year-end 2006, is subject to approval by a majority of Maritrans' stockholders and other customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals. On October 17, 2006, the Federal Trade Commission, on behalf of itself and the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice, granted early termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvement Acts of 1976 with respect to the proposed acquisition. The special meeting of Maritrans' stockholders to consider the proposed transaction has been scheduled for November 28, 2006. Stockholders of record at the close of business on October 20, 2006 will be entitled to vote at the meeting.

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