Hamilton, Bermuda, Nordic American Tankers Limited (NYSE:NAT) - Update / reminder

Monday, 07 November 2016

 

In a message to the market of October 17, 2016, the NAT 3Q2016 earnings report was scheduled to be announced today, Monday, November 7, 2016.

Due to the upcoming US election November 8, 2016, NAT decided to postpone the announcement of the 3Q2016 earnings report until Thursday November 10, 2016 before NYSE opening. The presidential election was the only reason for the postponement. NAT has about 100,000 US based shareholders and we would not like our earnings report to be drowned in the mediastorm associated with the election. 

A dividend of $0.26 per share for 3Q2016 was declared October 17, 2016 with record date October 27, 2016 and payment date November 10, 2016.  These two dates remain the same. In 2Q2016, the dividend was $ 0.25 per share.

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

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," "intend," "estimate," "forecast," "project," "plan," "potential," "will," "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.  We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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 in the tanker market, as a result of changes in OPEC's petroleum production levels and world wide oil consumption and storage, changes in our operating expenses, including bunker prices, drydocking and insurance costs, the market for our vessels, availability of financing and refinancing, 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 important factors described from time to time in the reports filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the prospectus and related prospectus supplement, our Annual Report on Form 20-F, and our reports on Form 6-K.

Contacts:

 

Jan H. A. Moller,
Head of Investor Relations & Financial Manager    


Nordic American Tankers Limited
Tel: +47 33 42 73 00 or +47 90 11 53 75

Gary J. Wolfe
Seward & Kissel LLP,New York, USA
Tel: +1 212 574 1223

Turid M. Sørensen, CFO & EVP
Nordic American Tankers Limited
Tel: +47 33 42 73 00 or +47 90 57 29 27

Herbjørn Hansson, Chairman & CEO
Nordic American Tankers Limited
Tel: +1 866 805 9504 or +47 90 14 62 91

Rolf Amundsen, Advisor
Nordic American Tankers Limited
Tel: +1 800 601 9079 or + 47 90 82 69 06

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Last Updated ( Monday, 07 November 2016 )