November 2, 2023: Reference is made to the stock exchange announcement made by Okeanis Eco Tankers Corp. (“OET” or the “Company”) on November 2, 2023 regarding OET’s contemplated listing of its common shares on the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”). In conjunction with such listing on NYSE, the Company expects that its listing on Oslo Bors will be amended from the current primary listing to a secondary listing on Oslo Bors.
Following a listing on NYSE, the Company will be subject to tender offer rules set out in the U.S. securities laws and regulations.
Following a listing on NYSE and a secondary listing on Oslo Bors, Oslo Bors has capacity as take-over supervisory authority in Norway to resolve that the Norwegian takeover rules shall not apply to OET. Following an application from the Company, Oslo Bors, in its capacity as take-over supervisory authority in Norway, has resolved to exempt Okeanis Eco Tankers Corp. from all the provisions regulating voluntary and mandatory takeover offers in Chapter 6 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act. The resolution by Oslo Bors is subject to, and shall take effect from, the listing of the Company’s common shares on NYSE and the simultaneous change from primary to secondary listing on Oslo Bors, which is expected to take place during mid-December 2023.
Iraklis Sbarounis, CFO
Tel: +30 210 480 4200
This information is subject to the disclosure requirements pursuant to Section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.
OET is a leading international tanker company providing seaborne transportation of crude oil and refined products. The Company was incorporated on April 30, 2018 under the laws of the Republic of the Marshall Islands and is listed on Oslo Bors under the symbol OET. The sailing fleet consists of six modern scrubber-fitted Suezmax tankers and eight modern scrubber-fitted VLCC tankers.
Matters discussed in this release may contain certain forward-looking statements relating to corporate affairs, the business, financial performance and results of the Company and its subsidiaries and/or the industry in which they operate. Forward-looking statements provide the Company’s current expectations or forecasts of future events. Forward-looking statements include statements about the Company’s expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, intentions, assumptions and other statements that are not historical facts or that are not present facts or conditions. Words or phrases such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “continue,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “ongoing,” “plan,” “potential,” “predict,” “project,” “will” or similar words or phrases, or the negatives of those words or phrases, may identify forward-looking statements, but the absence of these words does not necessarily mean that a statement is not forward-looking. Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties and are based on potentially inaccurate assumptions that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expected or implied by the forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained in this release, including assumptions, opinions and views of the Company or cited from third-party sources, are solely opinions and forecasts that are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, including risks described under the section captioned “Risk Factors,” in OET’s registration statement on Form 20-F filed with the SEC on November 2, 2023, which contains additional information about factors that could affect actual results, including risks relating to the Company’s industry, business operations, financing and liquidity, regulation and other risks described in the registration statement. The Company’s actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in forward-looking statements for many reasons. The Company does not provide any assurance that the assumptions underlying such forward-looking statements are free from errors, nor does the Company accept any responsibility for the future accuracy of the opinions expressed in the presentation or the actual occurrence of the forecasted developments. No obligations are assumed to update any forward-looking statements or to conform to these forward-looking statements to actual results.
The information, opinions and forward-looking statements contained in this announcement speak only as at its date and are subject to change without notice.