TRANSATLANTIC: TRANSATLANTIC SELLS VESSELS AND STRENGTHENS ITS LIQUIDITY

Transatlantic has signed an agreement covering the sale of the 14,900-dwt bulk vessel Toftön and the 14,240-dwt forest products carrier Margit Gorthon to foreign buyers. The vessels will be chartered back for two and four years, respectively, while awaiting the order and delivery of new tonnage. The transactions will have no significant impact on earnings, but will strengthen liquidity by SEK 70 M.

An agreement in principle has also been reached regarding the sale of two forest products carriers, the Joh. Gorthon and the Acacia. It is expected that it will be possible to complete these transactions in their entirety in the next few months.

"These transactions are part of our program to renew our fleet. They are also a way for us to reduce the risk of incidents, since the vessels are old and serve areas that frequently have difficult weather conditions," says Transatlantic's CEO Håkan Larsson, commenting on the transactions.

The sale of other older vessels is planned for later this year.


For further information, please contact CEO Håkan Larsson, tel +46 (0)304 - 67 47 00
or Executive Vice President Lars Petersson, tel 042 - 17 27 00

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Viking Supply Ships AB (publ) is a Swedish company with headquarter in Gothenburg, Sweden. Viking Supply Ships A/S is a subsidiary of Viking Supply Ships AB (publ). In addition Viking Supply Ships AB (publ) has the subsidiary TransAtlantic AB. The operations are focused on offshore and icebreaking primarily in Arctic and subarctic areas as well as on RoRo and container feeder services mainly between the Baltic Sea and the Continent. The company has in total about 800 employees and the turnover in 2014 was MSEK 3,190. The company’s B-shares are listed on the NASDAQ Stockholm, Small Cap segment. For further information, please visit: www.vikingsupply.com

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