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$SHIP Net Revenues: $13.3 million in 1Q 2017, up 90% compared to $7.0 million in 1Q 2016

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ATHENS, GREECE–(Marketwired – Jul 5, 2017) – Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ : SHIP )

Highlights of 1Q 2017:

  • Net Revenues: $13.3 million in 1Q 2017, up 90% compared to $7.0 million in 1Q 2016
  • Expected gain of $11.4 million upon closing of refinancing of an existing loan facility
  • Acquisition of another modern Capesize vessel, increasing fleet cargo-carrying capacity to 1.7 million dwt
  • Proactive covenant waivers and deferrals with major lenders until second quarter of 2018

Recent developments in 2Q 2017:

  • Time charter agreement for 18-22 months period for the Capesize M/V Lordship that could contribute more than $10 million of net revenues
  • Delivery of the Capesize M/V Partnership and time charter agreement for 12-18 months period that could generate up to $8.8 million of gross revenue
  • Termination of “At-The-Market” Equity Offering Program

Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. (the “Company”) ( NASDAQ : SHIP ) announced today its financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2017.

For the quarter ended March 31, 2017, the Company generated net revenues of $13.3 million, a 90% increase versus the same period 2016. As of March 31, 2017, stockholders’ equity was $26.7 million and cash and cash equivalents, including restricted cash was $6.9 million.

Stamatis Tsantanis, the Company’s Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, stated:

“In the first quarter of 2017 we experienced the first signs of market recovery, which was reflected mostly in the Capesize market. Spot rates peaked at $20,000 per day and asset values recovered significantly from the historical lows of 2016. In respect of financial performance, our larger fleet as well as the improved market conditions led to a substantial increase of our revenues by more than 90% compared to the same period last year. In addition we entered into a lucrative agreement with one of our lenders that will result in an expected gain and equity accretion of $11.4 million that corresponds to more than 30% increase in our shareholder equity upon closing of this transaction in 3Q of 2017.

“In March 2017, pursuant to our prudent fleet expansion plan, we agreed to acquire another modern Capesize vessel. The M/V Partnership, was built in 2012 in Hyundai of South Korea and was delivered to our company in May 2017. The vessel recently commenced its 12-18 months’ time charter with a major European utilities company at a strong gross rate of $16,200 per day. The Partnership is expected to generate approximately $8.8 million of gross revenue, assuming the full 18 months employment. Our modern fleet now consists of nine Capesize vessels and two Supramax vessels with a cargo carrying capacity of 1.7 million dwt.

“In June 2017, we also terminated our $20 million At-The-Market equity offering program. Since August 2016, we have raised approximately $28.3 million of gross proceeds from public equity offerings, including the ATM Offering. We have utilized these funds in the most constructive way as they enabled the Company to pursue highly accretive transactions. In particular, we have used the proceeds of the offerings to partly fund the acquisitions of the M/V Lordship, the M/V Knightship and the M/V Partnership, as well as to finance the prepayments under the early...