TAMPA, Florida – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. (NYSE: OSG) (“OSG”), a provider of energy transportation services for crude oil and petroleum products in U.S. flag markets, today announced the closing of a $ 325 million seven-year credit facility with Stonebriar Commercial Finance (the “Term Loan Refinance”). The proceeds were used to refinance and replace its existing term loan facility with The Prudential Insurance Company of America, as administrative agent, and certain other lenders, and an existing term loan with Wintrust Commercial Finance, as well as the partial refinancing of a term loan with Banc of America Leasing & Capital, LLC. The remaining proceeds, after transaction costs, will be used for general working capital purposes.
The performance of the borrowers’ obligations under the refinancing of the term loan is guaranteed by OSG and certain other subsidiaries, and the loan contains customary representations and warranties as well as positive and negative covenants.
“We are very pleased to have completed this major refinancing which extends our maturity profile and provides a significant increase in the Company’s liquidity position, ”said Dick Trueblood, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company. “OSG now has no scheduled debt maturities before September 2024. We would like to thank our existing lender Stonebriar who completed this transaction and became our largest financial partner.
Sam Norton, President and CEO of OSG, commenting on the new loan facility, said: “The series of transactions concluded this week respond to several key elements taken into account during the strategic review carried out by the Company and its board of directors. In particular, several OSG loan agreements were consolidated as part of the new term loan refinancing. Coordinated changes to the remaining legacy debt agreements will harmonize the covenants with the terms of the new facility. Until the end of 2022, available liquidity will be the primary indicator of financial compliance in all debt agreements. Available liquidity has been strengthened, with cash balances at the end of September amounting to $ 85 million. In addition, the liquidity required for debt service in 2022 will be reduced by approximately $ 10 million compared to the requirements of our previous facilities. We believe that improving the trajectory of our markets and the benefits of completed transactions give OSG a solid platform to realize the full long-term potential of its unique and valuable operating franchise.
Mr. Norton added: “Energy markets continue to provide evidence of strengthening demand and improving fundamentals. In line with these developments, OSG’s financial results have shown steady incremental progress as 2021 progresses, including into the third quarter which has just ended. With two tankers having been activated in recent weeks and discussions with customers indicating a likely increase in seasonal demand over the coming winter months, we believe that the recovery in our markets that we anticipate will become more evident as we go. as we enter the fourth quarter. and new year.
About Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc.
Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. (NYSE: OSG) is a publicly traded company that provides energy transportation services for crude oil and petroleum products in the US flag markets. OSG is a major operator of tankers and ATBs in the Jones Act industry. OSG’s fleet of 22 US-flagged vessels consists of three tankers operating in Alaska, two conventional ATBs, two lightening ATBs, three shuttle tankers, ten MR tankers and two non-Jones Act MR tankers. who participate in the US maritime security program. OSG also currently owns and operates a Marshall Islands-flagged MR tanker that trades internationally.
OSG is committed to setting high standards of excellence for its quality, safety and environmental programs. OSG is recognized as one of the world’s most customer-focused shipping companies and is headquartered in Tampa, Florida. More information is available at www.osg.com.
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