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March 14, 2014
08:31 EDTNEWLNewLead agrees to acquire two eco-type handysize vessels for $37M
NewLead announced that it has executed definitive agreements for the acquisition of two eco-type 31,800 dwt, Handysize bulk carriers built in 2012 for a total acquisition price of $37M. The two eco-type vessels are expected to be delivered in NewLead by the end of June and July this year. Upon completion of this acquisition, NewLead will own five dry-bulk vessels, consisting of three Handysize and two Panamax vessels. The company expects to finance the acquisition of the two vessels through the combination of proceeds from its recent preferred shares issuance along with the 75% debt financing, as previously announced. On March 11, NewLead paid a deposit of $1.85M to the acquisition price, and the remaining $7.4M, not subject to the debt financing, is expected to be paid in installments upon delivery of the two vessels.
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February 24, 2015
09:16 EDTNEWLNewLead announces contract of affreightment for MT Katerina L
NewLead announced that it has entered into its first Contract of Affreightment for one of its bitumen tankers vessels, the Katerina L, for the transportation, within a ten month period, of a minimum of 31,000 tons of bitumen over ten voyages, or, at the Charterer's option, up to a maximum of 49,600 tons of bitumen over 16 voyages. The first shipment is scheduled to commence by the end of February 2015. The Katerina L will be trading in the Mediterranean and United Arab Emirates areas between all the major refineries in the respective areas. Katerina L has secured employment for a minimum of 100 and a maximum of 300 days in 2015, depending on the respective trading routes.

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