Ultrapetrol Close Sale of US$25-million Notes Issue
Ultrapetrol (Bahamas) Limited an industrial transportation company serving marine transportation needs in three markets (River Business, Offshore Supply Business and Ocean Business), announced today the closing of its previously announced sale of $25 million in aggregate principal amount of its 8.875% First Preferred Ship Mortgage Notes due 2021 (the "Add-On Notes"), which were offered as an add-on to its outstanding $200 million aggregate principal amount of 8.875% First Preferred Ship Mortgage Notes due 2021.
Ultrapetrol say that they plan to use the net proceeds of the offering for general corporate purposes.
As a result of the offering of the Add-On Notes, the Company has outstanding an aggregate principal amount of $225 million of its 8.875% First Preferred Ship Mortgage Notes due 2021, which are secured by the stock of certain of the Company's subsidiaries and by first preferred mortgages on vessels owned by certain of its subsidiaries.
The Add-On Notes were sold at 104.5% in a private offering within the United States to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and to certain other persons outside of the United States in reliance on Regulation S under the Securities Act. The gross proceeds of the offering totaled $26.125 million.