NAT to Purchase Two More Tankers

Monday, July 31, 2006
Nordic American Tanker Shipping Ltd. agreed to acquire two Suezmax tankers, bringing its total Suezmax tanker total to 12. These vessels, one built in 2002 and one in 2003 in the Samsung shipyard in South Korea, are sister vessels to the company's 10th vessel (built 2003) whose acquisition was announced on July 17. The aggregate price for the three sister vessels is $246m. All the twelve vessels of the company have double hull. Together with the acquisition that was announced on July 17, the company expects that these two vessels also will join its fleet no later than by the end of November 2006. Financing for these acquisitions is expected to consist of a combination of debt and equity.

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