Scorpio Tankers Update on Finance, Vessel Deliveries

By George Backwell
Monday, June 02, 2014
Image courtesy of Scorpio Tankers

Scorpio Tankers Inc. gives details of its agreement to acquire some of its own common shares; to buy back stock; and also sets out a fleet update.

Scorpio Tankers Inc. says it has entered into an agreement to purchase from an existing shareholder 7,500,000 common shares of the Company in exchange for the sale to the same shareholder of 3,422,665 common shares it currently owns in Dorian LPG Ltd  in a privately negotiated transaction.

As a result of the disposal of the 3,422,665 Dorian shares, the Company will recognize a gain of approximately $11.0 million and its ownership in Dorian will be reduced to 9.4 million shares.
This transaction is subject to the execution of definitive agreements and satisfaction of customary closing conditions and is expected to close in June 2014.

Stock buyback
In addition to the transaction announced here, the Company has repurchased 2,764,352 of its common shares at an average price of $8.89 per share before commissions. As of today, the Company has $75.3 million remaining on its $100 million stock buyback authorization, which was announced on April 28, 2014.

Fleet Update
The Company also announced that it has recently taken delivery of four product tankers under its newbuilding program.

  • STI Comandante, a Handymax Ice Class 1A product tanker was delivered from Hyundai Mipo Dockyard on May 30, 2014. Upon delivery, this vessel began a time charter for up to 120 days at approximately $15,000 per day.
  • STI Chelsea and STI Lexington, MR product tankers, were delivered from Hyundai Mipo Dockyard on May 13 and May 27, 2014, respectively. Upon delivery, these vessels began time charters for up to 120 days at approximately $18,000 per day.
  • STI San Antonio, an MR product tanker from SPP Shipbuilding of South Korea, was delivered on May 23, 2014. After delivery, this vessel began a one year time charter at a rate level consistent with current one year time charter contracts which include a profit sharing mechanism whereby earnings in excess of the base time charter rate will be split between the Company and charterer.

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