VLCCF – Sale of VLCC and revised ex dividend date
Knightsbridge Tankers Limited (“Knightsbridge” or “the Company”) announces that the VLCC Kensington has been sold to an unrelated third party with expected delivery in November 2012. The Company expects to record a gain of approximately $0.1 million in the fourth quarter having recorded an impairment loss of $13.5 million on this vessel in the third quarter. The net cash proceeds from the sale are approximately $10 million after repayment of debt.
The sale of the Kensington is part of Knightsbridge’s strategy to renew and grow the fleet and the proceeds will assist the Company in reacting to interesting acquisition opportunities. After the sale, the Company’s fleet consists of four Capesize vessels and one VLCC.
The Company announces revised ex dividend date, November 26, 2012. The record date and the payment date for the dividend remains the same as previously announced in the press release dated November 7, 2012.
The Board of Directors
Knightsbridge Tankers Limited
November 22, 2012
Questions should be directed to:
Ola Lorentzon: Chairman, Knightsbridge Tankers Limited
+ 46 703 998886
Inger M. Klemp: Chief Financial Officer, Knightsbridge Tankers Limited
+47 23 11 40 76