Nordic American Tankers Announces Pricing of 5.5M Share Offering
Nordic American Tankers Ltd. (NYSE: NAT) today announced the pricing of its previously announced underwritten public offering of 5,500,000 common shares. The common shares are being offered pursuant to the Company's effective shelf registration statement. The net proceeds of the offering are expected to be used to strengthen the Company's resources, to fund future acquisitions and for general corporate purposes. Morgan Stanley is acting as the bookrunning manager for the offering and DNB Markets and FBR are acting as co-managers of the offering. The Company has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to 825,000 additional shares to cover over-allotments. The Company expects to close the sale of the common shares on January 24, 2012, subject to customary closing conditions.
The common shares purchased by the underwriters are being offered for resale from time to time in negotiated transactions or otherwise, at market prices on the New York Stock Exchange prevailing at the time of sale, at prices related to such prevailing market prices or otherwise. On January 18, 2012, the closing price of the Company's common shares on the New York Stock Exchange was $15.57 per share.
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