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June 16, 2015

Genco Shipping Baltic Trading Merger - Voting Next Month

Pic: Genco Shipping & Trading Limited

Pic: Genco Shipping & Trading Limited

 Genco Shipping & Trading Limited and Baltic Trading Limited have declared July 17 the date for an annual meeting of the two companies, where shareholders will vote on their proposed merger.

 
Genco will acquire NYSE-listed Baltic Trading in a stock-for-stock transaction, after which the combined company will be owned 84.5% by Genco and 15.5% by Baltic Trading shareholders.
 
Under the terms of the agreement, Baltic Trading will become an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Genco, and Baltic Trading shareholders will receive 0.216 shares of Genco common stock for each share of Baltic Trading common stock they own at closing, with fractional shares to be settled in cash. 
 
Each company's shareholders of record as of the close of business on June 8, 2015 will be mailed the definitive proxy materials in connection with the proposed transaction and will be entitled to vote at their company's annual meeting of shareholders.
 
The combined company expects to further extend its leadership position in drybulk shipping and own a combined fleet of 70 drybulk vessels with an average age of 8.8 years and an aggregate carrying capacity of approximately 5,159,000 dwt, consisting of 13 Capesize, eight Panamax, 21 Supramax, four Ultramax, six Handymax and 18 Handysize vessels, after the expected delivery of two Ultramax newbuildings previously contracted by Baltic Trading.
 
Baltic Trading Limitedindirect wholly-owned subsidiary