HAMILTON, BERMUDA, Nov. 24, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DHT Holdings, Inc. ("DHT") (NYSE: DHT) announced today that it has agreed to sell approximately $110 million of its equity to institutional investors. The equity includes 13,400,000 shares of common stock and 97,579 shares of preferred stock. The common stock is being sold at a price of $4.75 per share and the preferred stock is being sold at a price of $475.00 per share. Net proceeds to DHT are expected to be approximately $107 million after payment of placement agent fees. The transaction is expected to close on or about November 29, 2013, subject to customary closing conditions.
DHT expects to use the net proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes, including to pursue vessel acquisitions.
DHT intends to promptly call a special meeting of its shareholders to consider an increase in the authorized number of shares of its common stock. If DHT's shareholders vote in favor of the increase, each share of preferred stock will mandatorily convert into 100 shares of common stock. Prior to the conversion, each share of preferred stock will participate in any declared dividends and will entitle the holder thereof to voting rights, in each case calculated on an as-converted basis. Certain of DHT's existing shareholders have agreed to vote in favor of the proposal to increase the authorized number of shares of common stock. In addition, the institutional investors participating in the private placement have agreed to support the increase.
The common stock and preferred stock sold in this private placement have been offered only to certain institutional investors in reliance upon an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"). Neither the common stock nor the preferred stock has been registered under the Securities Act or any state or other securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws. The Securities and Exchange Commission has not passed upon the merits of or given its approval to the common stock or the preferred stock, the terms of the private placement or the accuracy or completeness of any private placement materials. The common stock and the preferred stock sold in the private placement are subject to legal and contractual restrictions on transfer.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
About DHT Holdings, Inc.
DHT is an independent crude oil tanker company operating a fleet of four VLCCs, two Suezmaxes and two Aframaxes. Additional information regarding DHT, including our financial reports, can be found at www.dhtankers.com.
Forward Looking Statements
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DHT undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements contained in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. In light of these risks, uncertainties and assumptions, the forward-looking events discussed in this press release might not occur, and DHT's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements.
Eirik Ubøe, CFO
Phone: +1 441 229 4912 and +47 412 92 712
Source:DHT Holdings, Inc.