HONG KONG, CHINA – Nov. 19, 2013 /CNW/ – Seaspan Corporation ("Seaspan") (NYSE:SSW)(NYSE:SSW.PR.C)(NYSE:SSW.PR.D) announced today that it plans to offer 3,500,000 Class A common shares (the "Common Shares") in a registered public offering.
Seaspan intends to grant the underwriters for the Common Shares offering a 30-day option to purchase up to 525,000 additional Common Shares.
Seaspan intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes, which may include funding vessel acquisitions.
Citigroup, BofA Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Deutsche Bank Securities, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Jefferies LLC will act as joint book-running managers for the offering. Clarkson Capital Markets will act as co-manager for the offering.
When available, copies of the prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus related to the offering may be obtained from Citigroup Global Markets Inc., c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717 (tel: (800) 831-9146); BofA Merrill Lynch, 222 Broadway, New York, NY 10038, Attn: Prospectus Department, email: [email protected]; Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, One Madison Avenue, Floor 1B, New York, NY 10010, email: [email protected]; Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., 60 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005, Attn: Prospectus Group, by email at [email protected] or by phone at (800) 503-4611; J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Attention: Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, or telephone: 1-866-803-9204; Jefferies LLC, Attn: Prospectus Department, 520 Madison Ave, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10022, (877) 547-6340, email:[email protected]; and Clarkson Capital Markets, 597 Fifth Avenue, 8th Floor, New York, New York, 10017, email:[email protected].
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the securities described herein, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. The offering may be made only by means of a prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus.
Seaspan provides many of the world's major shipping lines with creative outsourcing alternatives to vessel ownership by offering long-term leases on large, modern containerships combined with industry leading ship management services. Seaspan's managed fleet consists of 104 containerships representing a total capacity of over 790,000 TEU, including 31 newbuilding containerships on order scheduled for delivery to Seaspan and third parties by the end of 2016. Seaspan's current operating fleet of 71 vessels has an average age of approximately seven years and an average remaining lease period of approximately six years.
Seaspan's Class A common shares, Series C preferred shares and Series D preferred shares are listed on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbols "SSW", "SSW PR C" and "SSW PR D", respectively.
The statements in this press release that are not historical facts may be forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause the outcome to be materially different. These risks and uncertainties include, among others, those discussed in Seaspan's public filings with the SEC. Seaspan undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements unless required to do so under the securities laws.