Update on the “Transforming for beyond” action plan. The first 9 vessels are sold and bareboat chartered.
Paris, September 4, 2013
Following the transfer of ownership of the first 9 vessels to the Chinese company ICBC Financial Leasing (“ICBCL”) as part of a 51 vessels sale and bareboat commitment and the payment of US$144 million, BOURBON announces that the ten-year bareboat charter period of those 9 vessels by BOURBON will commence today.
As announced last week, the transfer of the remaining 15 vessels currently under operation is expected to be completed within two months and the transfer of the 27 vessels under construction within 10 months.
On April 9, 2013, BOURBON announced that the terms of the first phase of the “Transforming for beyond” action plan were signed with ICBCL for a ten-year fixed rate (10.66%) bareboat charter of up to 51 supply vessels either in operation (24 on that date) or under construction (27 with delivery expected before June 2014) for a total of up to US$1.5 billion.