Navios Maritime Partners to Purchase Two Vessels

Press Release
Thursday, May 19, 2011

Navios Maritime Partners L.P. (NYSE: NMM), an owner and operator of dry cargo vessels, announced today that it has agreed to purchase from Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. ("Navios Holdings") (NYSE:NM) the Navios Orbiter, a 2004-built Panamax vessel of 76,602 dwt, and the Navios Luz, a 2010-built Capesize vessel of 179,144 dwt, for a total consideration of $130.0 million.

Navios Orbiter
The vessel is chartered out at $38,052 (net) per day, for approximately 3 years, until April 2014. The Navios Orbiter is expected to generate annual base EBITDA of approximately $11.8 million and aggregate base EBITDA of approximately $34.2 million over the life of the charter contract.

Navios Luz
The vessel is chartered out at $29,356 (net) per day, for approximately 9.5 years, until November 2020 with 50/50 profit sharing applicable when the Baltic Exchange Capesize TC Average exceeds $38,500. The Navios Luz is expected to generate annual base EBITDA of approximately $8.4 million and aggregate base EBITDA of approximately $88.1 million over the life of the charter contract.

Both charter contracts are insured by an AA+ rated European Union governmental agency.

Financing
The acquisition of the two vessels will be financed with:

  • A new tranche of $35.0 million under the existing credit facility
  • $85.0 million of cash from balance sheet
  • Issuance of 507,916 common units of Navios Partners

Source: Navios Maritime Partners L.P.

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