NAT Drops 10%
Prices 8.13 Mln Public Share Sale at Discounted $8/Share
Nordic American Tanker (NAT) opened this morning on the stock exchange down more than 10% (Down $0.85 to $8.025/share in late morning trading) after saying it has priced a 8.13 million public offering at $8 per share, an almost 10% discount to Thursday's closing price.
The company has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1,218,750 common shares. The company expects to close the sale of the common shares on November 27, 2013, subject to customary closing conditions, as reported ealier this morning on MarineLink.com
In making the offring announcment, the tanker company said CEO Herbjoern Hansson is expected to buy 250,000 shares in the offering at the same terms as other investors.
The company said it plans to use proceeds to finance its investment in Nordic American Offshore Ltd. NAO is an independent company from Nordic American Tankers (NAT) that will initially own six platform supply vessels built in 2012 and 2013 by the Ulstein Group in Norway.