Capital Product Partners L.P., an international owner of ocean-going vessels, announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, CPLP Shipping Holdings PLC, has successfully priced its previously announced offering of €100 million of unsecured bonds in Greece.
The Bonds will be guaranteed by CPLP. The Bonds will mature in 2029 and will have a coupon of 4.40%, payable semi-annually. The offering is subject to customary closing conditions, and settlement is expected to occur on July 26, 2022. The trading of the Bonds on the Athens Exchange is expected to commence on July 27, 2022.
The proceeds of the Bonds will be used to either repay debt or/and to finance the acquisition of new vessels and the remainder of such proceeds, if any, will be used to finance working capital needs. CPLP estimates the expenses of the offering to be approximately €3.4 million.
Mr. Jerry Kalogiratos, Chief Executive Officer of our General Partner, commented:
“We are pleased to announce the closing of our second bond offering at the Athens Exchange. The successful issue of this €100.0 million Bond on the Athens Exchange with a fixed coupon of 4.40% for a term of seven years, demonstrates the ability of the Partnership to raise incremental capital and provides us with financial flexibility in view of our vessel acquisition program in a rising interest rates environment. Importantly, the bond was issued at the low end of the yield range based on exceptionally high demand.”
The Bonds have not been, and will not be, registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) or the securities laws of any U.S. state or other jurisdiction other than Greece and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and any other applicable securities laws. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the Bonds, nor shall it constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. In addition, this announcement is not intended as and shall not constitute a public offer or advertisement of securities in Greece or an invitation to make offers to purchase any securities in any EEA Member State within the meaning of Art. 2(d) or 2(k) of the Prospectus Regulation, respectively.