Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. Announces Reverse Stock Split
The reverse stock split will take effect on
When the reverse stock split becomes effective, every seven shares of the Company’s issued and outstanding common stock will be automatically combined into one issued and outstanding share of common stock without any change in the par value per share or the total number of authorized shares. This will reduce the number of outstanding shares of the Company’s common stock from approximately 77.1 million shares to approximately 11.0 million shares.
No fractional shares of common stock will be issued in connection with the reverse stock split. If as a result of the reverse stock split, a shareholder of record would otherwise hold a fractional share, the fractional share resulting from the reverse stock split will be rounded down to the nearest whole share. Furthermore, if a shareholder holds less than seven shares prior to the reverse stock split, then such shareholder will receive in lieu of fractional shares a cash payment (without interest and subject to applicable withholding taxes) in an amount per share equal to the closing price per share on Nasdaq on the trading day immediately preceding the reverse stock split effective date. Shareholders holding share certificates will receive information from
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 exercise price and number of shares issuable upon the exercise of the options outstanding under the Company’s equity incentive plans, and the number of shares subject to restricted stock awards under the Company’s equity incentive plans. Furthermore, the indenture that governs our Convertible Bond Debt provides that the conversion rate will be adjusted in connection with any stock split transaction.
Additional information about the reverse stock split can be found in the Company’s proxy statement furnished to the
Disclaimer: Forward-Looking Statements
Matters discussed in this release may constitute forward-looking statements that may be deemed to be “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements reflect current views with respect to future events and financial performance and may include statements concerning plans, objectives, goals, strategies, future events or performance, and underlying assumptions and other statements, which are other than statements of historical facts. These statements may include words such as “believe,” “estimate,” “project,” “intend,” “expect,” “plan,” “anticipate,” and similar expressions in connection with any discussion of the timing or nature of future operating or financial performance or other events.
The forward-looking statements in this release are based upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions, including without limitation, examination of historical operating trends, data contained in our records and other data available from third parties. Although
Important factors that, in our view, could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements include the strength of world economies and currencies, general market conditions, including changes in charter hire rates and vessel values, changes in demand that may affect attitudes of time charterers to scheduled and unscheduled drydocking, changes in vessel operating expenses, including drydocking and insurance costs, or actions taken by regulatory authorities, ability of our counterparties to perform their obligations under sales agreements, charter contracts, and other agreements on a timely basis, potential liability from future litigation, domestic and international political conditions, potential disruption of shipping routes due to accidents and political events or acts by terrorists.
Risks and uncertainties are further described in reports filed by
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Source: Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc.