STAMFORD, Conn., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dorian LPG Ltd. ("Dorian LPG" or the "Company") today announced the commencement of its underwritten initial public offering of 7,105,263 common shares. The initial public offering price is expected to be between $18.00 and $20.00 per share. The Company expects to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1,065,789 common shares to cover over-allotments.
Dorian LPG has been approved to list its common shares on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "LPG".
The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to partly finance the construction of 19 Very Large Gas Carriers (VLGCs) being built in two Korean shipyards.
J.P. Morgan and UBS Investment Bank are acting as lead book-running managers for the offering. Clarkson Capital Markets and Wells Fargo Securities are acting as joint bookrunners in the offering. DNB Markets and Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. are acting as Senior Co-Managers and ABN AMRO, Arctic Securities, DVB Capital Markets and Fearnley Securities are acting as Co-Managers in the offering.
A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the SEC but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale is unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
The offering of these securities is being made only by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933. A preliminary prospectus related to the offering has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Copies of the preliminary prospectus may be obtained from J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Attention: Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717 or by telephone at (866) 803-9204; or UBS Investment Bank, 299 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10171, Attn: Prospectus Department, telephone: (888) 827-7275.
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 failure of counterparties to fully perform their contracts with us, the strength of world economies and currencies, general market conditions, including fluctuations in charter rates and vessel values, changes in demand for tanker vessel capacity, changes in our operating expenses, including bunker prices, drydocking and insurance costs, the market for our vessels, competition in the tanker industry, 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, piracy 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.
About Dorian LPG Ltd.
Dorian LPG is a liquefied petroleum gas shipping company and a leading owner and operator of modern VLGCs. Dorian LPG currently owns and operates three modern VLGCs and one pressurized LPG vessel. In addition, Dorian LPG now has 19 ECO VLGC new buildings under construction. Dorian LPG has offices in Connecticut, USA; London, United Kingdom and Piraeus, Greece.
Dorian LPG Ltd.
Ted Young, CFO
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