Scorpio Completes Aquisition of 19 Tankers
Scorpio Tankers, the international provider in the transportation for refined petroleum products, announced that it has completed acquisition of the leasehold interests in 19 product tankers.
The Monaco-headquarters acquired subsidiaries of Trafigura, which have leasehold interests in 19 product tankers under bareboat charter agreements with subsidiaries of an international financial institution for aggregate consideration of $803 million on September 26, 2019.
Of the 19 vessels, 15 (consisting of 11 MRs and four LR2s) were delivered during 2019 and four MRs are currently under construction.
For the delivered vessels, the assumption of the obligations under the bareboat charter agreements of $531.5 million and the issuance of 3,981,619 shares of common stock at $29.00 per share to a nominee of Trafigura with an aggregate market value of $115.5 million.
For the four vessels under construction, the assumption of the commitments on the bareboat charter agreements of $138.9 million and the issuance 591,254 shares of common stock at $29.00 per share to a nominee of Trafigura with an aggregate market value of $17.1 million. These vessels under construction are expected to be delivered during 2020.
Each bareboat charter agreement has a term of eight years from the delivery date of the respective vessel, and the company has purchase options beginning after the first year of each agreement.