Tsakos Energy Navigation, Ltd has filing a $150 million universal shelf registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
. The filing will allow TEN to offer, from time to time, any combination of senior and subordinated debt securities, convertible debt securities, equity securities, preferred securities, warrants and depository shares.
Proceeds from any offering under the registration statement may be used to finance the Company's capital expenditures (including the company's newbuilding program), potential acquisitions, and general corporate purposes, including working capital and the repayment of debt.
TEN currently has ample liquidity and no immediate plans to access the capital markets. This shelf registration will provide TEN with maximum flexibility as it continues to invest in its business and explore various opportunities for the long-term benefit of all shareholders.
A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the SEC but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold, nor may offers to buy be accepted, prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective.
This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities issuable pursuant to the registration statement, nor will there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.