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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Senior Notes News

HOS to Issue $450 Million of Senior Senior Notes

Hornbeck Offshore To Issue $450,000,000 Of 5.000% Senior Notes Due 2021. Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE: HOS) (the "Company") announced today that it has agreed to sell $450,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of its 5.000% Senior Notes due 2021 (the "Senior Notes") pursuant to exemptions from registration under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"). The closing is expected to occur March 28, 2013, subject to customary closing conditions. The Company intends to use net proceeds from the Senior Notes offering to fund all of its obligations under its pending cash tender offer (the "Tender Offer") for any and all of its outstanding 8.000% senior notes due 2017 (the "8.000% Notes") and related consent solicitation.

Trico Marine Completes Exchange Offer

Trico Marine Services, Inc. announced that as of 5:00 p.m., New York City time on September 26, 2002, its offer to exchange up to $250 million principal amount of its registered 8 7/8% Senior Notes due 2012 for any and all outstanding unregistered 8 7/8% Senior Notes due 2012 expired and that all of its unregistered 8 7/8% Senior Notes due 2012 were tendered in the exchange offer and accepted

ACL Outlines Restructure Plan

American Commercial Lines LLC (ACL) announced that on April 15, 2002 it commenced an offer to the holders of its outstanding senior notes to exchange new 11-1/4% cash pay senior notes due January 1, 2008 and new 12% pay-in-kind senior subordinated notes due July 1, 2008 for its outstanding 10-1/4% senior notes due June 30, 2008. In connection with the exchange offer, ACL is also soliciting its noteholders to (1) become party to, and a beneficiary of, a mutual release, (2) consent to amendments to the indenture for its outstanding 10-1/4% senior notes and (3) accept a plan of reorganization. The exchange offer and solicitations are part of a previously announced recapitalization and restructuring of ACL. The recapitalization is expected to close in the second quarter of 2002.

Trico Marine. Announces Pricing of New Senior Notes

Trico Marine Services, Inc. announced today the pricing of its previously announced private offering of $250.0 million aggregate principal amount of 8 7/8 % Senior Notes due 2012. The notes were priced at 99.196 to yield 9.0% Trico Marine expects to use the net proceeds of the offering of the senior notes due 2012 to purchase its existing 8 1/2% senior notes due 2005 pursuant to an outstanding offer to purchase such notes and to pay related fees and expenses. The notes being sold have not and will not be registered under the Securities Act and may not be offered or sold in the United States without registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act. The notes will be eligible for trading under Rule 144A.

Scorpio Tankers' Buyback Plan, Newbuild Delivery

Courtesy Scorpio Tankers

Scorpio Tankers Inc. announced today (i) a new $250 million Securities Buyback Program, (ii) that it has recently taken delivery of an MR product tanker and (iii) that it will not exercise the options to purchase two LR2s currently under construction (with deliveries expected in the fourth quarter of 2016 and first quarter of 2017) from Scorpio Bulkers Inc., a related party. On May 27, 2015, the Company's Board of Directors authorized a new securities buyback program to purchase up to an aggregate of $250 million of the Company's common stock and bonds…

Seacor Smit Reports Securities Repurchase Increase

Seacor Smit noted that its Board of Directors had raised its previously announced securities repurchase program by $55 million - resulting in an approximate increase of $73.5 million available to the Company for such purposes. The securities covered by the repurchase program include the Company's common stock, its 5 3/8 percent convertible subordinated notes due 2006, its 7.2 percent senior notes due 2009 and the 10 percent senior notes due 2008 of its affiliate Chiles Offshore LLC. The repurchase of securities would be conducted from time to time through open market purchases, privately negotiated transactions or otherwise, depending on market conditions.

Trico Marine Offers to Sell $250 Million of Its Senior Notes

Trico Marine Services, Inc. announced today that it expects to make a private offer of $250 million of senior notes due 2012. Trico anticipates that the notes will be offered in the United States to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and outside the United States pursuant to Regulation S under the Securities Act. The notes will not be registered under the Securities Act and may not be offered or sold in the United States without registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act. Trico Marine expects to use all of the net proceeds of the offering of the senior notes due 2012 to purchase its existing 8.50 percent senior notes due 2005 pursuant to a tender offer.

SEACOR Announces Increase in Securities Repurchase Authority

SEACOR Holdings Inc. announced that its Board of Directors has increased its authorization for repurchases pursuant to its previously announced securities repurchase program. With this increase, SEACOR has approximately $50 million available for such purchases. The securities covered by the repurchase program include SEACOR's common stock, its 7.2% senior notes due 2009, its 5 7/8% senior notes due 2012, its 2.875% convertible senior debentures due 2024, and the 9 1/2% senior notes due 2013 of Seabulk International, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary. The repurchase of securities may be conducted from time to time through open market purchases, privately negotiated transactions or otherwise depending on market conditions.

SEACOR Announces Increase in Securities Repurchase Authority

SEACOR Holdings Inc. said that its Board of Directors has increased by $82.6 million its authorization for repurchases pursuant to its previously announced securities repurchase program. With this increase, SEACOR has approximately $100 million available for such purchases. The securities covered by the repurchase program include SEACOR's common stock, its 7.2% senior notes due 2009, its 5 7/8% senior notes due 2012, its 2.875% convertible senior debentures due 2024, and the 9 1/2% senior notes due 2013 of Seabulk International, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary. The repurchase of securities may be conducted from time to time through open market purchases, privately negotiated transactions or otherwise depending on market conditions.

Hornbeck Proposes $200m Senior Notes

Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE:HOS) announced that it intends to offer, subject to market and other conditions, approximately $200m aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2017 through an offering within the United States to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. The company intends to use the net proceeds from the sale of the senior notes to repay debt under its revolving credit facility, which may be reborrowed. Any remaining net proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes, which may include the retirement of other debt. Because the senior notes will not be registered under the securities act or applicable state securities laws…

Horizon Lines Reaches Agreement for Refinance

Horizon Lines, Inc. (NYSE: HRZ) today announced that it and holders of the majority of its 4.25% convertible senior notes have entered into agreements for a transaction that will refinance the company's entire capital structure. The agreement with the note holders contemplates a complete refinancing, in conjunction with a new asset-based revolving loan facility (ABL) of up to $125 million, which is under negotiation with a leading financial institution. The company's current debt structure consists of a $225 million senior secured revolving credit facility…

Sea Containers Sells Isle of Man Steam Packet

Sea Containers has sold the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company to Montagu Private Equity Limited for $233 million, with effect on June 30, 2003. The profit on this transaction will be $100 million, however, the company has decided to establish provisions for the restructuring of its fast ferry business and to reduce the carrying value of certain assets to current market value. Total provisions will be approx. $40 million. The company also advised that its exchange offer of 13% senior notes due 2006 for July 1, 2003 matured 9.5% and 10.5% senior notes had been subscribed in the amount of $22.5 million. The balance of these senior notes ($136.6 million) has been repaid.

Hornbeck Offshore to Commence Exchange Offer

Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. announced the commencement, on Friday, March 3, 2006, of its offer to exchange any and all of the $75,000,000 aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 6.125% Series A Senior Notes due 2014 (CUSIPs 440543 AC 0 and U44070 AB 3) (collectively, the "Old Notes"), which were sold in accordance with Rule 144A or Regulation S under the Securities Act of 1933 (the "Act") for an equal aggregate principal amount of its 6.125% Series B Senior Notes due 2014 (CUSIP 440543 AB 2) (the "New Notes"). The issuance of the New Notes has been registered under the Act. Hornbeck Offshore will accept for exchange any and all Old Notes validly tendered and not validly withdrawn before the expiration time of 5:00 p.m.…

Transocean Will Issue $1.25 Billion Of Notes Due 2023

Transocean Ltd. announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Transocean Inc., has priced its previously-announced offering of senior unsecured notes. Transocean will issue $1.25 billion in aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes due 2023 pursuant to Rule 144A/Regulation S to eligible purchasers. The notes will be guaranteed by Transocean Ltd. and certain of Transocean Inc.'s subsidiaries. The notes will bear interest at the rate of 9 percent per annum and will be callable on or after July 15, 2020. The offering is expected to close on or about July 21, 2016, subject to customary closing conditions. Transocean expects to receive aggregate net proceeds of approximately $1.21 billion from the offering, after deducting the initial purchasers' discounts and estimated offering costs.

HII Announces Pricing of 5% Senior Notes Due 2021

Photo courtesy of Huntington Ingalls Industries

Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (HII) announced today that it will sell $600 million aggregate principal amount of 5% senior notes due 2021 at a price of 100% of the par value. The company said it intends to use the net proceeds from the sale of the notes to pay the consideration for the previously announced cash tender offer and consent solicitation with respect to HII's outstanding 6.875% senior notes due 2018, plus fees and expenses, and, if all 2018 notes are not tendered pursuant to the tender offer and consent solicitation…

Hornbeck Offshore Completes Exchange Offer of 6.125% Senior Notes

Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE: HOS) has completed its offer to exchange $225,000,000 aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 6.125% Series A Senior Notes due 2014 (CUSIPs 440543 AA 4 and U44070 AA 5) (collectively, the "Old Notes"), which were sold in accordance with Rule 144A or Regulation S under the Securities Act of 1933 (the "Act") for an equal aggregate principal amount of its 6.125% Series B Senior Notes due 2014 (CUSIP 440543 AB 2) (the "New Notes"). The issuance of the New Notes was registered under the Act. At the scheduled expiration time of 5:00 p.m., New York City time on March 7, 2005, $225,000,000 aggregate principal amount, or 100%, of the Old Notes were tendered and accepted for exchange by Hornbeck Offshore for New Notes.

Hornbeck Offshore Closes on Sale of $225,000,000 of 6.125% Senior Notes due 2014

Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. announced that it closed the sale of $225,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 6.125% Senior Notes due 2014 (CUSIP Nos. 440543 AA 4 and U44070 AA 5) ("New Notes") in a private placement. The New Notes have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or available exemption from such registration requirements. The net proceeds to the Company from this offering were approximately $219 million dollars, net of estimated transaction costs. The Company used $181 million of such proceeds to repurchase approximately 91% of the outstanding $175…

Hvide Files Reorganization Plan

Hvide Marine, Inc. has filed a proposed Plan of Reorganization that, if confirmed, would deleverage its balance sheet, restore liquidity and enhance the Company's competitive position in the marketplace. The Plan is a result from discussions with the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors appointed in Hvide's Chapter 11 case, including representatives of the holders of about 63 percent of the company's $300 million of 8 3/8 percent senior notes would exchange their Senior Notes for 9,800,000 shares of common stock of the reorganized Hvide Marine, representing 98 percent of the new common equity. Holders of the Trust Convertible Preferred Securities would receive 200…

Chiles Offshore LLC Completes Finance Moves To Free Up Cash

Chiles Offshore has raised $15 million through the sale of equity interests to its current equity holders. The proceeds were used by the company to repurchase and retire $15 million aggregate principal amount of its 10% Senior Notes due 2008, resulting in $95 million of Senior Notes remaining outstanding after the repurchase. Following such repurchase, the banks party to the company's existing $25 million credit facility increased the available credit under such facility to $40 million and extended the final maturity for such facility from December 31, 2004 to December 31, 2006. Chiles Offshore owns and operates two new LeTourneau Enhanced and Super 116 class cantilevered drilling units designed to operate in up to 375 ft.

Moody's Downgrades Enterprises Shipholding

Moody's Investors Service downgraded to C from Caa1 the rating for senior notes of Enterprises Shipholding Corporation. The downgrade reflects the company's announcement to consider a restructuring of debt and the intention not to pay interest on the senior notes which is due in May 2001. The senior implied rating has also been downgraded to C from Caa1, the issuer rating has been lowered to C from Caa2. The company's failure to meet interest payment in Moody's view constitutes a default on the company's debt. The company appointed a financial advisor to assess the restructuring alternatives for Enterprises. The C rating for the senior…

Hvide Marine Files Reorganization Plan

Hvide Marine Incorporated has filed a proposed Plan of Reorganization, which - if confirmed - would deleverage its balance sheet, restore liquidity, and enhance the company's competitive position in the marketplace. The plan results from discussions with the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors appointed in Hvide's Chapter 11 case, including representatives of the holders of approximately 63 percent of Hvide Marine's $300 million of 8.375 percent Senior Notes and nearly 50 percent of its outstanding Trust Convertible Preferred Securities. Under the plan, holders of the company's 8.375 percent Senior Notes would exchange their Senior Notes for 9…

Hornbeck Offshore Completes Notes Exchange

Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. has completed its offer to exchange $75 million aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 6.125% Series A Senior Notes due 2014 (CUSIPs 440543 AC 0 and U44070 AB 3), or the Old Notes, which were sold in accordance with Rule 144A or Regulation S under the Securities Act of 1933 for an equal aggregate principal amount of its 6.125% Series B Senior Notes due 2014 (CUSIP 440543 AB 2), or New Notes. The issuance of the New Notes was registered under the Act. At the scheduled expiration time of 5:00 p.m. (EST) on March 30, 2006, $75 million of aggregate principal amount, or 100%, of the Old Notes were tendered and accepted for exchange by Hornbeck Offshore for New Notes.

Hornbeck Offshore Exchange Offer

Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE:HOS) announced that it has successfully completed its offer to exchange $250m aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 8% Series A Senior Notes due 2017 (CUSIPs440543 AF 3 and U44070 AC 1), which were issued in a private placement and sold in accordance with Rule 144A or Regulation S under the Securities Act of 1933, for an equal aggregate principal amount of its 8% Series B Senior Notes due 2017 (CUSIP 440543 AH 9). The issuance of the New Notes was registered under the Act. At the scheduled expiration time of 5:00 p.m., New York City time on February 23, 2010, $250m of aggregate principal amount, or 100%, of the Old Notes were tendered and accepted for exchange for New Notes by Hornbeck Offshore.

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