First Quarter Developments:
The Company entered into amendments to certain terms of the loan agreements with Marfin Egnatia Bank SA ("Marfin") and Citibank International plc ("Citi").
As part of the lenders' agreement, the Company entered into a share purchase agreement with four entities affiliated with members of the Restis family, the Company's major shareholders, for an equity injection of $10 million.
As part of the equity injection plan the four Restis affiliated entities purchased an aggregate of 4,641,620 common shares of the Company in exchange for $10 million. The common shares were issued by the Company on January 31, 2012 at a price equal to the average closing price of five trading days preceding the execution of the agreement, or $2.15442 per share.
Marfin extended the revolving and term facilities' maturity date from 2015 to 2018, deferred principal debt payments originally falling due in 2012 and amended the facilities' installment profiles. Furthermore, the Company received an extension of the waiver on the Company's security margin covenant for the period from January 3, 2012 through January 1, 2014, and the Company received a waiver of all other financial covenants until January 1, 2014. The applicable margin on both facilities was increased by 50 basis points per annum. Additionally, Marfin waived all previous covenant breaches.
On the syndicated loan facility of Bulk Energy Transport (Holdings) Limited ("BET"), the Company's subsidiary, with Citi as agent of the syndication of lenders, Citi waived all covenants for the period up to and including January 1, 2013 as well as all previous covenant breaches. The waiver excludes the security requirement to security value covenant which was amended from 125% to 100% and will be tested quarterly. Furthermore, the applicable margin was increased by 100 basis points per annum. The Company classifies the Citibank long term debt as non-current as of March 31, 2012. In the case that the Company will not be in compliance with its covenants after January 1, 2013, and the lenders will not extend the existing waiver, the BET debt may need to be classified as current.
Sale of the African Zebra
Seanergy sold the African Zebra to an unaffiliated third party for a gross price of $4.1 million. The vessel was delivered to her new owners on February 15, 2012. The African Zebra was a 38,632 dwt Handymax bulk carrier built in 1985 and the Company used the proceeds to reduce debt outstanding under the Marfin term loan facility. The sale resulted in a book loss of approximately $2.3 million. Following the sale of African Zebra, the Company's fleet consists of four Capesize, three Panamax, two Supramax and ten Handysize dry bulk carriers with an average age of 13.9 years.
Drydocking and Maintenance Schedule
The Clipper Glory's scheduled drydocking commenced on January 4, 2012 and was completed on January 17, 2012 at a cost of approximately $0.4 million.
Seanergy entered into an agreement with MUR Shipping BV ("MUR") to extend the time charter party for the Company's Handysize vessel African Joy, in direct continuation from the end of the minimum period of the previous time charter party of the vessel with MUR. The charter has been extended for a period of eleven to thirteen months at a gross charter rate linked to the adjusted Time Charter Average of the Baltic Handysize Index (BHSI). Employment under the extension commenced on January 31, 2012.
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