OMI Corporation announces
an agreement to acquire four product tankers from two other ship owners for approximately $120 million cash in aggregate. Two of the vessels are 35,000 dwt built in South Korea in 2000. One vessel was delivered on September 10, and the other was delivered on September 30. Both vessels will be chartered back to the owner for five years. The other two vessels are 37,000 dwt product carriers under construction in South Korea. Upon delivery in November 2001 and March 2002 the vessels will commence three-year time charters.