Maritrans Inc. announced the final results of its modified Dutch auction tender offer, which expired at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on January 18, 2002. Maritrans will purchase 2,176,296 shares of Maritrans Common Stock at a purchase price of $11.50 per share, or a total of $25,027,404. The 2,176,296 shares to be purchased are comprised of the 2,000,000 shares Maritrans offered to purchase and 176,296 shares to be purchased pursuant to Maritrans' right to purchase up to an additional 2 percent of the shares outstanding immediately prior to the commencement of the tender offer. Due to the exercise of such option, there will be no proration and all shares tendered at $11.50 per share or lower will be purchased. For this purpose, shares tendered at $11.50 include shares tendered by those persons who indicated, in their letter of transmittal, that they were willing to accept the price determined in the offer. All shares purchased in the tender offer will receive the same price.
Payment for shares accepted for purchase, and the return of all other shares tendered but not accepted for payment, will be made promptly by American Stock Transfer & Trust Company
, the depositary for the tender offer. As a result of the completion of the tender offer and immediately following payment for the tendered shares, Maritrans will have approximately 8,000,000 shares issued and outstanding.
Merrill Lynch & Co.
acted as dealer manager for the tender offer. D. F. King & Co., Inc. acted as information agent for the tender offer.