Star Bulk Completes Merger
Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (NASDAQ:SBLK), or Star Bulk, announced the completion of the Redomiciliation Merger by which Star Maritime has merged with and into Star Bulk with Star Bulk as the surviving entity. Star Bulk's common stock and warrants have been approved for listing on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbols "SBLK" and "SBLKW" respectively. Trading under said symbols is expected to commence on Monday, December 3, 2007. The Company expects to take delivery of its first vessel early next week.
Each outstanding share of Star Maritime common stock, par value $0.0001 per share, has been converted into the right to receive one share of Star Bulk common stock, par value $0.01 per share, and each outstanding warrant of Star Maritime has been assumed by Star Bulk with the same terms and restrictions except that each warrant will be exercisable for common stock of Star Bulk.
The Company also announced that as a result of the Redomiciliation Merger, Star Maritime Acquisition Corp. will be delisted and will no longer trade on the American Stock Exchange.