HAMILTON, Bermuda, Sept. 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DHT Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:DHT) ("DHT") announced today that it has entered into definitive agreements with investors to purchase an aggregate of 23,076,924 shares of its common stock at a price of $6.50 per share in a registered direct offering. Net proceeds to DHT are expected to be approximately $145,500,000 after the payment of placement agent fees. DHT intends to use the net proceeds, together with the net proceeds of certain private convertible debt financing, to fund its acquisition of Samco Shipholding Pte. Ltd., a private company limited by shares incorporated under the laws of the Republic of Singapore ("Samco"), pursuant to a share purchase agreement with the shareholders of Samco, the expansion of its fleet, its pending vessel acquisitions and shipbuilding contracts and for other general corporate purposes. The offering is expected to close on or about September 15, 2014, subject to customary closing conditions.
DHT's common shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "DHT".
RS Platou Markets, Inc. is acting as lead manager and bookrunner, and RS Platou Markets AS and Fearnley Securities AS are acting as placement agents.
This offering is being made only by means of a prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus. A prospectus supplement related to the offering will be filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") and will be available on the SEC's website located at www.sec.gov. When available, copies of the prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus relating to this offering may be obtained from RS Platou Markets, Inc., 410 Park Avenue, 7th Floor, Suite 710, New York, NY 10022, Attention: Raquel Lucas (or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org).
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities, in any state or other 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 other jurisdiction.
THE ISSUER HAS FILED A REGISTRATION STATEMENT (INCLUDING A PROSPECTUS) WITH THE SEC FOR THE REGISTERED DIRECT OFFERING TO WHICH THIS COMMUNICATION RELATES. BEFORE YOU INVEST, YOU SHOULD READ THE PROSPECTUS IN THAT REGISTRATION STATEMENT AND OTHER DOCUMENTS THE ISSUER HAS FILED WITH THE SEC FOR MORE COMPLETE INFORMATION ABOUT THE ISSUER AND THE REGISTERED DIRECT OFFERING. YOU MAY OBTAIN THESE DOCUMENTS FOR FREE BY VISITING EDGAR ON THE SEC WEB SITE AT WWW.SEC.GOV. ALTERNATIVELY, THE ISSUER OR ANY PLACEMENT AGENT FOR THE REGISTERED DIRECT OFFERING WILL ARRANGE TO SEND YOU THE PROSPECTUS AND THE PROSPECTUS SUPPLEMENT IF YOU REQUEST THEM FROM RS PLATOU MARKETS, INC. BY CALLING +1 212 317 7080, TOLL FREE AT 855 864 2265 OR EMAIL TO OFFICENY@PLATOU.COM.
About DHT Holdings, Inc.
DHT is an independent crude oil tanker company operating a fleet of crude oil tankers in the VLCC, Suezmax and Aframax segments. We operate through our wholly owned management companies in Oslo, Norway and Singapore. For further information: 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: +47 412 92 712
Source:DHT Holdings, Inc.