ATHENS, Greece, Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Box Ships Inc. (NYSE: TEU) (the "Company") today announced that its Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.5625 per share on its 9.00% Series C Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Shares (the "Series C Preferred Shares") (NYSE: TEUPRC) for the period from October 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013. The dividend will be paid on January 2, 2014 to all holders of Series C Preferred Shares of record as of December 31, 2013.
The Company has 916,333 Series C Preferred Shares outstanding as of the date of this press release. Dividends on the Series C Preferred Shares are payable on January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1 of each year. This is the second consecutive quarterly cash dividend the Company has declared on the Series C Preferred Shares since they were first issued on July 29, 2013.
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 quarter 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 nine containerships with a total carrying capacity of 43,925 TEU and a TEU weighted average age of 8.9 years. The Company's common shares and Series C Preferred Shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols "TEU" and "TEUPRC", respectively.
Matters discussed in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements. The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides safe harbor protections for forward-looking statements in order to encourage companies to provide prospective information about their business. Forward-looking statements 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.
The Company desires to take advantage of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and is including this cautionary statement in connection with this safe harbor legislation. The words "believe," "anticipate," "intends," "estimate," "forecast," "project," "plan," "potential," "may," "should," "expect," "pending" and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements.
The forward-looking statements in this press release are based upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions, including without limitation, our management's examination of historical operating trends, data contained in our records and other data available from third parties. Although we believe that these assumptions were reasonable when made, because these assumptions are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies which are difficult or impossible to predict and are beyond our control, we cannot assure you that we will achieve or accomplish these expectations, beliefs or projections.
In addition to these important factors, other 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 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. Please see our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a more complete discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties.
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