ATHENS, Greece, April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Box Ships Inc., (NYSE: TEU), or the Company, a global shipping company specializing in the transportation of containers, today announced that the Company's Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.30 per share with respect to the first quarter of 2012, payable on or about May 18, 2012 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on May 11, 2012.
Commenting on the Company's dividend declaration, Michael Bodouroglou, the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, stated, "We are pleased to announce our fourth consecutive quarterly dividend since the Company's IPO in April of 2011. Since then, we have declared dividends totaling in aggregate $1.05 per share to our shareholders."
The declaration and payment of any future dividend will be determined at the sole discretion of the Company's Board of Directors. We cannot assure you that we will pay quarterly dividends with respect to any future quarters in the amount stated above or at all, and our ability to pay dividends will be subject to the restrictions in our loan agreements, the provisions of Marshall Islands law and other factors to be considered by our Board of Directors.
About Box Ships Inc.
Box Ships Inc. is an Athens, Greece-based international shipping company specializing in the transportation of containers. The Company's current fleet consists of seven containerships with a total carrying capacity of 33,237 TEU and a weighted-average age of 4.4 years. The company's shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "TEU."
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statement
Certain statements in this press release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations and beliefs and are subject to a number of risk factors and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include without limitation the strength of world economies and currencies, general market conditions, including fluctuations in charter rates and vessel values, changes in demand for container shipping capacity, changes in our operating expenses, including bunker prices, drydocking and insurance costs, the market for our vessels, availability of financing and refinancing, charter counterparty performance, ability to obtain financing and comply with covenants in such financing arrangements, changes in governmental rules and regulations or actions taken by regulatory authorities, potential liability from pending or future litigation, general domestic and international political conditions, potential disruption of shipping routes due to accidents or political events, vessels breakdowns and instances of off-hires and other factors, as well as other risks that have been included in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, all of which are available at www.sec.gov.
Robert J. Perri, CFA
Chief Financial Officer,
Box Ships Inc.
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