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Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Pricing of US$150 Million Senior Unsecured Bond Offering

Diana Shipping Inc., a global shipping company specializing in the ownership and bareboat charter-in of dry bulk vessels, today announced the pricing of a US$150 million private placement of senior unsecured bonds maturing in July 2029 and callable beginning three years after issuance. The bond offering was priced with a U.S. dollar fixed-rate coupon of 8.75%. Interest will be payable semi-annually in arrears in January and July of each year. The Company will apply for listing of the bonds on the Oslo Stock Exchange. The offering is expected to close on July 2, 2024, subject to customary closing conditions.

The net proceeds from the bonds shall be used to refinance all of the Company’s existing US$125 million senior unsecured bond due 2026 with ISIN NO0011021974 (“DIASH02”), and for general corporate purposes.

Important Information

The bonds offered as described in this press release have not been, and will not be, registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), or the securities laws of any state of the United States or other jurisdiction, and may not be offered or sold absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements under the Securities Act or any state or other jurisdiction’s securities laws. The bonds will be sold only to persons that are reasonably believed to be qualified institutional buyers in the United States in reliance on Rule 144A under the Securities Act and to persons outside the United States in reliance on Regulation S under the Securities Act.
Source: Diana Shipping Inc.

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