HAMILTON, Bermuda, Sept. 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DHT Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:DHT) ("DHT") announced today that it has agreed to sell approximately $150,000,000 aggregate principal amount of its convertible senior notes due 2019 (the "notes") to qualified institutional buyers. DHT will pay interest at a fixed rate of 4.5% per annum, payable semiannually in arrears. The notes will be convertible into common stock of DHT at any time after placement until one business day prior to their maturity. The initial conversion price will be $8.125 per share of common stock (equivalent to an initial conversion rate of 123.0769 shares of common stock per $1,000 aggregate principal amount of notes), and will be subject to customary anti-dilution adjustments.
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 a concurrent offering of common stock, 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.
The notes were offered to qualified institutional buyers under Regulation D of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"). The notes will not be registered under the Securities Act or any state securities laws, and, unless so registered, may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements.
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.
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.
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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.