NewLead Holdings Ltd. Announces Delivery of New Kamsarmax Vessel

Dec 09, 2010, 08:00 ET from NewLead Holdings Ltd.

PIRAEUS, Greece, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- NewLead Holdings Ltd. (Nasdaq: NEWL) ("NewLead" or "the Company"), an international, vertically integrated mixed fleet shipping company, today announced that on December 3, 2010, the new geared Kamsarmax vessel "Newlead Tomi" of 79,224 dwt was delivered from Cosco Dalian Shipyard Co. to NewLead's owned fleet.

The "Newlead Tomi" is one of the two geared Kamsarmaxes that NewLead is building at Cosco Dalian Shipyard Co. The second Kamsarmax vessel is expected to be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2011.

Vessel

Size

(DWT)

Annualized

EBITDA(1)

(millions)

Aggregate

EBITDA(2)

(millions)

Charter-out Rate

(daily, net)

Charter

Duration

Newlead Tomi

79,224

$8.3

$50.6

$28,710 for five years plus charterer's option for

one plus one additional years or owner's put

option for one plus one year at a net charter rate

between $19,800 and $28,710 per day.

Seven years

(1) EBITDA calculation assumes daily operating expenses of $5,500 per day and 360 revenue days.

(2) Aggregate EBITDA over the life of the contract assuming daily operating expenses of $5,500 per day (growing at 3% annually). Includes lower rate for the two option periods.  

About NewLead Holdings Ltd.

NewLead Holdings Ltd. is an international, vertically integrated shipping company that owns and manages product tankers and dry bulk vessels. NewLead currently controls 22 vessels, including six double-hull product tankers and 16 dry bulk vessels of which four are newbuildings. NewLead's common shares are traded under the symbol "NEWL" on the NASDAQ Global Select Market. To learn more about NewLead Holdings Ltd., please visit the new website at www.newleadholdings.com.

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