LIMASSOL, Cyprus, July 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Castor Maritime Inc. (NASDAQ: CTRM), (“Castor”, or the “Company”), a diversified global shipping company, announces the closing and raising of a Senior Term Loan Facility with a European Bank (the “$ 40.75 Million Funding”) of $ 40.75, through four of its dry bulk vessel entities. The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the financing of $ 40.75 million for general corporate purposes, including to support the Company’s growth plans.
The $ 40.75 million financing has a term of five years and bears interest at LIBOR plus 3.10% per annum.
Mr. Petros Panagiotidis, Managing Director of Castor said:
“We are pleased to announce the closing of this important new financing, provided by one of our existing lenders and secured by our dry bulk vessels. Magic Thunder M / V, Magic Nebula M / V, Magic Eclipse M / V and Magic Twilight M / V. We believe that by increasing our low leverage, we are improving our capital structure and strengthening our ability to finance our growth plans.
Finally, we announce that as part of our program to offer common shares to the market, we have sold 3,563,407 common shares to date for net proceeds of $ 9.7 million, with no sale having took place in July 2021. “
About Castor Maritime Inc.
Castor Maritime Inc. is an international provider of maritime transportation services through its ownership of ocean freighters.
On a fully delivered basis, Castor will own a fleet of 26 vessels, with a total capacity of 2.2 million dwt, made up of 1 Capesize, 7 Kamsarmax and 10 Panamax, as well as 1 Aframax, 5 Aframax / LR2 and 2 tankers. MR1. When we refer to information on a “fully delivered basis” we are referring to that information after giving effect to the successful completion of our recent vessel acquisitions.
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Castor Maritime Inc.
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