The global shipping company providing worldwide seaborne transportation solutions in the dry bulk sector Star Bulk Carriers Corp will commence trading on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker “SBLK R” starting on Monday July 16, 2018.
The ship manager of seaborne transportation announced on July 6 2018 that it had closed the acquisition of 15 operating dry bulk vessels from Songa Bulk for an aggregate of 13.725 million common shares of Star Bulk and $145.0 million in cash.
As announced previously by Songa, the first distribution of the consideration shares by Songa to its eligible shareholders is expected to be effected today, July 13, 2018. Following such distribution, Star Bulk has satisfied all listing obligations.
The Consideration Shares will be restricted from trading in the U.S., including through the Nasdaq Global Select Market, for a period of six months following the distribution of the Consideration Shares to the shareholders of Songa, or until January 14, 2019 (and thereafter to the extent required by applicable laws, rules and regulations), unless sold pursuant to a transaction exempt from, or not subject to, registration under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
The Consideration Shares will not be registered under the Act may not be offered or sold in the United States absent
registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements under the Act.
Star Bulk's vessels transport major bulks, which include iron ore, coal and grain and minor bulks such as bauxite, fertilizers and steel products
. Star Bulk was incorporated in the Marshall Islands on December 13, 2006 and maintains executive offices in Athens, Greece
On a fully delivered basis, Star Bulk will have a fleet of 108 vessels, with an aggregate capacity of 12.26 million dwt, consisting of 17 Newcastlemax, 18 Capesize, 2 Mini Capesize, 7 Post Panamax, 35 Kamsarmax, 2 Panamax, 16 Ultramax and 11 Supramax vessels with carrying capacities between 52,055 dwt and 209,537 dwt.