SPII Holdings Bids for DryShips

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

June 14, 2019

Greece-based dry bulk shipping company DryShips Inc said announced it has received a non-binding offer letter from SPII Holdings, which proposes a transaction pursuant to which the Company would be merged into a subsidiary of SPII Holdings.

SPII Holdings is controlled by DryShips' Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, George Economou.

The board of directors of the diversified owner and operator of ocean going cargo vessels has formed a special committee consisting solely of disinterested directors to consider the proposal.

As of June 13, 2019, DryShips operates a fleet of 32 vessels comprised of (i) 6 Panamax drybulk vessels; (ii) 9 Newcastlemax drybulk vessels; (iii) 5 Kamsarmax drybulk vessels; (iv) 1 Very Large Crude Carrier; (v) 3 Aframax tankers; (vi) 2 Suezmax tankers; and (vii) 6 Offshore Support Vessels, including 2 Platform Supply and 4 Oil Spill Recovery Vessels.

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