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American Shipping Company ASA – First quarter 2019 results


Lysaker, 21 May 2019, American Shipping Company ASA ("AMSC" or the "Company")
announces results for first quarter ending 31 March 2019.


* Stable Q1 bareboat revenue of USD 21.6 million
* Backlog of secured bareboat revenue of USD 281.1 million with average
weighted tenor of 3.2 years
* Normalized EBITDA for Q1 of USD 21.7 million and adjusted net profit for of
USD 2.2 million
* Stable Jones Act tanker market fundamentals with limited new time charter
and spot voyage activity
* AMSC received USD 16.3 million in liquidation proceed from Philly Tankers AS
and subsequently repaid the outstanding USD 10.7 million subordinated loan
from Aker ASA
* Extended the tenor of existing bank loans from November 2020 to June 2021
* Amended certain terms in the bond agreement including removal of principal
* Declared Q1 dividend of USD 0.08 per share, in line with previous guidance
and backed by the Company's contracted cash flow

AMSC CEO, Pål Magnussen comments, "We are pleased to observe enduring positive
fundamentals in the Jones Act tanker market, supporting the longevity and
stability of our business model. During the quarter we made optimizations to our
financing structure including removal of amortization for the bond debt and
extension of tenors for the secured bank loans. The loan amendments are part of
a preparation for a bank debt refinancing during 2020, and is evidence of
sustained strong support for American Shipping Company by our diversified pool
of capital providers."

The full report is attached, along with the Q1 presentation.

Company contacts:

Pål Magnussen, Chief Executive Officer

+47 24 13 00 04

Morten Bakke, Chief Financial Officer

+47 24 13 00 87

Leigh Jaros, Business Controller / Finance Manager

+1 484 880 3741

This information is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to section
5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.