Genco Shipping & Trading Limited Announces 1-for-10 Reverse Stock Split

NEW YORK, July 01, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Genco Shipping & Trading Limited (NYSE:GNK) (the “Company”) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a 1-for-10 reverse stock split of its common stock. On April 15, 2016, the Company had announced shareholder approval to effect a reverse stock split of the Company’s issued and outstanding shares of common stock at a ratio between 1-for-2 and 1-for-25, with such ratio to be determined in the sole discretion of the Board of Directors. The reverse split is intended to bring the Company into compliance with the $1.00 minimum average closing share price requirement for continued listing on the New York Stock Exchange (the “NYSE”). The Company expects the reverse split to become effective following the close of trading on July 7, 2016 and its common stock to begin trading on a split-adjusted basis on July 8, 2016. The Company’s common stock will continue to trade on the NYSE under the symbol “GNK.”

When the reverse stock split becomes effective, every ten shares of issued and outstanding Company common stock will be combined into one issued and outstanding share of common stock with no change in par value per share. The reverse split will reduce the number of shares of the Company’s outstanding common stock from approximately 73.5 million shares to approximately 7.4 million shares. No fractional shares will be issued as a result of the reverse stock split. Any fractional shares that would have resulted will be settled in cash.

Proportionate adjustments will be made to the per share exercise price and the number of shares issuable upon the exercise of all of the Company’s outstanding warrants. The number of shares deliverable upon settlement or vesting of the Company’s outstanding restricted stock units will be similarly adjusted.

About Genco Shipping & Trading Limited

Genco Shipping & Trading Limited transports iron ore, coal, grain, steel products and other drybulk cargoes along worldwide shipping routes. Genco Shipping & Trading Limited’s current fleet consists of 13 Capesize, eight Panamax, four Ultramax, 21 Supramax, five Handymax and 18 Handysize vessels with an aggregate capacity of approximately 5,113,000 dwt.

“Safe Harbor” Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

This press release contains forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements use words such as “anticipate,” “budget,” “estimate,” “expect,” “project,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” and other words and terms of similar meaning in connection with a discussion of potential future events, circumstances or future operating or financial performance. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations and observations and include factors that, in the Company’s view, could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. In particular, although the Company intends to regain compliance with the NYSE’s continued listing standards, there can be no assurance that the Company will be able to do so. This could result in a delisting of the Company’s common stock from the NYSE. Other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements contained in this press release are listed from time to time in the Company’s filings with the SEC, its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014 (as amended) and its subsequent reports on Form 10-Q and Form 8-K.

This press release is not an offer to sell or a solicitation of any offer to buy any securities in any jurisdiction (including without limitation the United States of America) to the public generally or to any person.

CONTACT: John C. Wobensmith President Genco Shipping & Trading Limited (646) 443-8555

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