ATHENS, GREECE -- (Marketwire) -- 02/13/13 -- Nautilus Marine Acquisition Corp. ("Nautilus") (NASDAQ: NMAR) today announced the successful closing of its acquisition of Assetplus Limited as well as the expiration and final results of its tender offer to purchase up to 4,137,300 shares of its common stock (the "Common Shares") at price of $10.10 per share, net to the seller in cash, without interest thereon (the "Tender Offer"). The Tender Offer expired at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on February 13, 2013. Shortly following the expiration of the Tender Offer, Nautilus successfully completed its acquisition of Assetplus Limited.
Based upon information provided by American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, the depositary for the Tender Offer, as of the expiration of the Tender Offer, a total of 4,225,864 Common Shares have been validly tendered and not withdrawn. Pursuant to the terms of the Offer, Nautilus accepted for purchase an additional 88,564 Common Shares (within 2% of Nautilus' outstanding Common Shares). As a result, all Common Shares validly tendered and not properly withdrawn were accepted for purchase. As such, Nautilus accepted for purchase 4,225,864 Common Shares at a purchase price of $10.10 per Common Share for a total cost of approximately $42.68 million, excluding fees and expenses related to the Tender Offer. Such Common Shares represent approximately 70.4% of Nautilus' issued and outstanding Common Shares as of February 13, 2013. Payment for Common Shares accepted for purchase will be made promptly.
Morrow & Co., LLC acted as the information agent, and the depositary was American Stock Transfer & Trust Company. For questions and information, please call the information agent toll free at (800) 662-5200 (banks and brokers call (203) 658-9400).
This announcement is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell common shares of Nautilus.
Nautilus was formed in November 2010 pursuant to the laws of the Republic of the Marshall Islands for the purpose of acquiring, through a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization, exchangeable share transaction or other similar business transaction with one or more operating businesses or assets. A registration statement for Nautilus' initial public offering (the "IPO") was declared effective on July 14, 2011. It consummated its IPO on July 20, 2011 and received gross proceeds of $48,000,000. Nautilus issued an aggregate of 4,800,000 Units in the IPO. Each Unit consisted of one Common Share and one warrant. Each warrant entitles the holder to purchase from Nautilus one Common Share at an exercise price of $11.50 per share. Prior to the consummation of the IPO, Nautilus completed a private placement of an aggregate of 3,108,000 Warrants to certain insiders, generating gross proceeds of $2,331,000. A total of $48,480,000 of the net proceeds from the IPO and the private placement were placed in a Trust Account established for the benefit of Nautilus' public shareholders.
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