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Confirmation of Capital Reduction

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Today, the High Court has approved a reduction of TORM plc’s share premium account by USD 900m (the "Capital Reduction") under section 648 of the Companies Act 2006. The Capital Reduction was approved by TORM’s shareholders at the Annual General Meeting held on 15 April 2020.

The Capital Reduction will not reduce the underlying net assets of the Company but increase the distributable reserves by USD 900m and thereby provide the Company with additional flexibility to undertake future share buybacks or dividend payments, should circumstances make this desirable.

Once the formal order of the Court is received, it will be submitted to the Registrar of Companies, and accordingly take effect on registration of the order and statement of capital. Due to the impact of the COVID-19, the Registrar of Companies is unable to register the Capital Reduction within normal time. The timing of the registration is therefore uncertain, but expected within a month, and will be available on the website of the Registrar of Companies when the registration has been conducted.

CONTACT

TORM plc

Jacob Meldgaard, Executive Director, tel.: +45 3917 9200

Birchin Court, 20 Birchin Lane

Kim Balle, CFO, tel.: +45 3917 9200

London, EC3V 9DU, United Kingdom

Morten Agdrup, IR, tel.: +45 3917 9249

Tel.: +44 203 713 4560

www.torm.com

ABOUT TORM
TORM is one of the world’s leading carriers of refined oil products. The Company operates a fleet of approximately 80 modern vessels with a strong commitment to safety, environmental responsibility and customer service. TORM was founded in 1889. The Company conducts business worldwide. TORM’s shares are listed on NASDAQ Copenhagen and NASDAQ New York (tickers:TRMD A and TRMD). For further information, please visit www.torm.com.

SAFE HARBOR STATEMENTS AS TO THE FUTURE
Matters discussed in this release may constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements reflect our current views with respect to future events and financial performance and may include statements concerning plans, objectives, goals, strategies, future events or performance, and underlying assumptions and statements other than statements of historical facts. The words “believe,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “estimate,” “forecast,” “project,” “plan,” “potential,” “may,” “should,” “expect,” “pending” and similar expressions generally identify forward-looking statements.

The forward-looking statements in this release are based upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions, including without limitation, management’s examination of historical operating trends, data contained in our records and other data available from third parties. Although the Company believes that these assumptions were reasonable when made, because these assumptions are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies that are difficult or impossible to predict and are beyond our control, the Company cannot guarantee that it will achieve or accomplish these expectations, beliefs or projections.

Important factors that, in our view, could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements include the strength of the world economy and currencies, general market conditions, including fluctuations in charter hire rates and vessel values, the duration and severity of the COVID-19, including its impact on the demand for petroleum products and the seaborne transportation thereof, the operations of our customers and our business in general, changes in demand for “ton-miles” of oil carried by oil tankers and changes in demand for tanker vessel capacity, the effect of changes in OPEC’s petroleum production levels and worldwide oil consumption and storage, changes in demand that may affect attitudes of time charterers to scheduled and unscheduled dry-docking, changes in TORM’s operating expenses, including bunker prices, dry-docking and insurance costs, changes in the regulation of shipping operations, including actions taken by regulatory authorities, potential liability from pending or future litigation, domestic and international political conditions, potential disruption of shipping routes due to accidents, political events including “trade wars,” or acts by terrorists.

In light of these risks and uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements contained in this release because they are statements about events that are not certain to occur as described or at all. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of our future performance, and actual results and future developments may vary materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements.

Except to the extent required by applicable law or regulation, the Company undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.



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