Excel Maritime Extends Voting Deadline
HAMILTON, Bermuda, July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd., an owner and operator of dry bulk carriers and an international provider of worldwide seaborne transportation services for dry bulk cargoes, today announced that it has extended the deadline for entitled lenders to vote on the Joint Prepackaged Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization of Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd. and Certain of Its Affiliates (the “Plan”) to July 1, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. (New York City time).
For more information on the terms of the plan of reorganization please refer to the report on Form 6-K which the Company has filed. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of any offer to buy any securities of the Company.
About Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd.
Excel is an owner and operator of dry bulk carriers and a provider of worldwide seaborne transportation services for dry bulk cargoes, such as iron ore, coal and grains, as well as bauxite, fertilizers and steel products. Excel currently owns and operates a fleet of 38 vessels (six Capesize, 14 Kamsarmax, 14 Panamax, two Supramax and two Handymax vessels), one of which, a Capesize vessel, is owned by a joint venture in which Excel holds a 71.4% interest, with a total carrying capacity of approximately 3.4 million DWT. For more information about Excel, please go to its corporate website www.excelmaritime.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements (as defined in Section 27A of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended) concerning future events and Excel’s growth strategy and measures to implement such strategy, including expected vessel acquisitions and entering into new time charters.
Words such as “will,” “should,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “hope,” “estimate,” and variations of such words and similar expressions, which are predictions of, or indicate future events and future trends, which do not relate to historical matters, identify forward-looking statements.
Although Excel believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, no assurance can be given that such expectations will prove to have been correct. Shareholders and prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.
These statements involve known and unknown risks and are based upon a number of assumptions and estimates which are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond the control of Excel. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements (and from past results, performance and achievements). Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, changes in demand for dry bulk vessels, competitive factors in the market in which Excel operates, risks associated with operations outside the United States, and other factors listed from time to time in Excel’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and are not intended to give any assurance as to future results. Excel expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein, whether to reflect new information, changes in events, conditions or circumstances on which such statements are based, or otherwise.
Andy Brimmer / Andrew Siegel / Aaron Palash
Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher
Capital Link, Inc.
Chief Financial Officer
Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd.
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