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  • Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. Reports Financial Results for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2021
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    Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. Reports Financial Results for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2021

    Highlights of the First Quarter of 2021: Net revenues: $20.4 million in Q1 2021, as compared to $13.3 million in Q1 2020, up 53%Net loss: $1.3 million in Q1 2021, as compared to net loss of $8.3 million in Q1 2020EBITDA1: $6.5 million in Q1 2021, as compared to $1.0 million in Q1 2020, up 567%Adjusted EBITDA1: $7.9 million in Q1 2021, as compared to $1.4 million in Q1 2020, up 483%Cash position2: $58.1 million in Q1 2021, as compared to $23.7 million in Q4 2020, up 145%Debt and other financial liabilities3: $131.5 million in Q1 2021, as compared to $169.8 million in Q4 2020Shareholders’ equity: $188.1 million in Q1 2021, as compared to $ 95.7 million in Q4 2020, up 97% First Quarter & Recent developments: Acquisition of 5 modern Japanese Capesize vessels, for a total investment of $134.3 million and a fleet increase to 16 vessels and 2.8 million DWT (on a fully delivered basis)New time charter agreements for four Capesize vessels with prominent charterers Debt reduction of $38.8 million during the first quarter of 2021 New financing and refinancing transactions of $73.5 million in the second quarter of 2021 ATHENS, Greece, May 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. (the “Company”) (NASDAQ: SHIP), announced today its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021. For the quarter ended March 31, 2021, the Company generated net revenues of $20.4 million, a 53% increase compared to the first quarter of 2020. Adjusted EBITDA for the quarter was approximately $7.9 million, increased by 483% from $1.4 million in the same period of 2020. Net loss for the first quarter was $1.3 million compared to net loss of $8.3 million in the first quarter of 2020. The daily Time Charter Equivalent (“TCE”)1 of the fleet for the first quarter of 2021 was $16,219, marking a 91% increase when compared to the respective figure for the first quarter of 2020 of $8,481. The average daily OPEX of the fleet for the quarter was $5,605, in line with the $5,566 figure of the respective quarter of 2020. Cash and cash-equivalents, restricted cash and term deposits as of March 31, 2021 stood at $58.1 million, compared to $23.7 million as of December 31, 2020. Shareholders’ equity at the end of the first quarter was $188.1 million, almost double shareholders’ equity of $95.7 million as of December 31, 2020, while long-term debt (senior and junior loans and financial leases) stood at $131.5 million as of March 31, 2021, reduced by 22.5% from $169.8 million as of the end of 2020. ___________________1 Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization ("EBITDA"), Adjusted EBITDA and Time Charter Equivalent rate (“TCE”) are non-GAAP measures. Please see the reconciliation below of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA to Net Income/(Loss) and TCE to Net revenues from vessels, in each case the most directly comparable U.S. GAAP measure.2 Includes cash and cash-equivalents, restricted cash and term deposits.3 Net of deferred finance costs. Second Quarter 2021 TCE Guidance: As of the date hereof, approximately 95.7% of the Company’s fleet operating days in the second quarter of 2021 have been fixed at a TCE of approximately $22,4004, or 313% higher than the $5,424 TCE recorded in the second quarter of 2020. Our TCE guidance for the second quarter of 2021 includes certain conversions (5 vessels) of index-linked charters to fixed for the 3-month period ending on June 30, 2021 which were concluded in the fourth quarter of 2020 as part of our freight hedging strategy. The following table provides the break-down: Operating DaysTCETCE - fixed rate (FFA conversion)455.0$14,656TCE - index linked / spot598.4$28,270Total / Average1,053.4$22,390 Stamatis Tsantanis, the Company’s Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, stated: “Since the beginning of 2021, the Capesize market has been increasing steadily to multi-year highs. During the first quarter of the year, we successfully concluded a number of transformative transactions that are further shaping Seanergy’s future as a prominent shipping enterprise. Concerning our results for the first quarter of 2021, our daily TCE stood at about $16,219, marking an increase of 91% compared to the TCE of the first quarter of 2020. Net revenues were $20.4 million, increased by 53% from the first quarter of 2020, while adjusted EBITDA increased by about 483% attesting to our significant operating leverage. Net result for the quarter was a loss of $1.32 million, which includes significant non-cash amortization charges of financing expenses associated with our loans and convertible notes and other non-cash items of approximately $2.8 million. Our strategic initiatives in 2021 have been aimed at (i) growing our fleet at an opportune time in a rising market environment, (ii) further strengthening our balance sheet, (iii) further reducing our cost base and specifically our interest expenses, and (iv) positioning commercially our existing and newly acquired vessels to benefit from the improving market conditions. More specifically, we agreed to acquire five high quality Japanese Capesize vessels of an average age of approximately 10 years, with a total investment of $134.3 million and prompt deliveries. Our new acquisitions are funded with cash at hand and low-levered loan facilities. On a fully delivered basis, our fleet will increase by approximately 50% to 2.8 million DWT of cargo carrying capacity. In addition, we have delevered our balance sheet considerably through the early retirement of higher-cost senior and junior facilities. In Q1 2021 we have reduced our debt levels by $38.8 million. On the commercial front, we have entered into four new period chartering agreements with prominent Capesize charterers. Firstly, we expanded our business relationship with Cargill with a five-year period chartering agreement for the M/V Flagship, which also entails an important environmental angle since the charterer will fund the installation of certain energy-saving devices onboard the vessel. In addition, we initiated period agreements with prominent names like Anglo American and NYK Line, successfully expanding our client base. As a result, the majority of our operating fleet will continue to be employed under index-linked time-charters. This will have a direct reflection on our revenue stream which is expected to strengthen considerably in the remainder of the year. Regarding our market, in the first months of 2021 we are experiencing a steady and sustainable market increase, compared to the seasonality patterns of the previous years. In the second quarter of 2021 so far, Capesize rates have ranged between $20,000 and $45,000 per day, levels not seen for over a decade. The booming commodities cycle in combination with the most favorable vessel-supply fundamentals of the Capesize sector in some time, and the 17-year low vessel orderbook, point towards a strong Capesize market for the years to come. Finally, I wish to note that we expect that our recent corporate developments in combination with the strong trend in our market, will reflect very positively on our earnings and free cash flow generation for the remainder of the year and consequently shareholders’ value. I strongly believe that Seanergy is in an optimal position to better capitalize on the strong market fundamentals. We remain committed to delivering additional value to our shareholders.” ___________________4 TCE estimates include certain floating (index) to fixed rate conversions concluded in previous periods. For vessels on index-linked T/Cs, the TCE assumed for the remaining operating days is equal to the FFA rate for the respective period. Spot estimates are provided using the load-to-discharge method of accounting. Load-to-discharge accounting recognizes revenues over fewer days as opposed to the discharge-to-discharge method of accounting used prior to 2018, resulting in higher rates for these days and only voyage expenses being recorded in the ballast days. Over the duration of the voyage (discharge-to-discharge) there is no difference in the total revenues and costs to be recognized. The rates quoted are for days currently contracted. Increased ballast days at the end of the quarter will reduce the additional revenues that can be booked based on the accounting cut-offs and therefore the resulting TCE will be reduced accordingly. Company Fleet following vessels’ deliveries: Vessel NameVessel SizeClassCapacity(DWT)Year BuiltYardScrubberFitted Employment TypeMinimumT/CdurationPartnershipCapesize179,2132012HyundaiYesT/C Index Linked (1)3 yearsChampionshipCapesize179,2382011SungdongYesT/C Index Linked (2)5 yearsLordshipCapesize178,8382010HyundaiYesT/C Index Linked (3)3 yearsPremiershipCapesize170,0242010SungdongYesT/C Index Linked (4)3 yearsSquireshipCapesize170,0182010SungdongYesT/C Index Linked (5)3 yearsKnightshipCapesize178,9782010HyundaiYesT/C Index Linked (6)3 yearsGloriushipCapesize171,3142004HyundaiNoT/C Index Linked (7)10 monthsFellowshipCapesize179,7012010DaewooNoT/C Index Linked (8)1 yearGeniushipCapesize170,0582010SungdongNoT/C Index Linked (9)11 monthsHellasshipCapesize181,3252012ImabariNoT/C Index Linked (10)1 yearFlagshipCapesize176,3872013Mitsui EngineeringNoT/C Index Linked (11)5 yearsLeadershipCapesize171,1992001Koyo – ImabariNoVoyage/Spot GoodshipCapesize177,5362005Mitsui EngineeringNoVoyage/Spot Tradership (12)Capesize176,9252006Japanese ShipyardNoN/A Patriotship (12)Capesize181,7092010Japanese ShipyardYesT/C Fixed Rate(14)1 yearWorldship (13)Capesize181,4152012Japanese ShipyardYesN/A Total / Average age 2,823,87811.8 (1) Chartered by a major European utility and energy company and delivered to the charterer on September 11, 2019 for a period of minimum 33 to maximum 37 months with an optional period of about 11 to maximum 13 months. The daily charter hire is based on the BCI. In addition, the Company has the option to convert to a fixed rate for a period of between 3 and 12 months, based on the prevailing Capesize Forward Freight Agreement Rate (“FFA”) for the selected period. (2) Chartered by Cargill. The vessel was delivered to the charterer on November 7, 2018 for a period of employment of 60 months, with an additional period of about 24 to about 27 months at the charterer’s option. The daily charter hire is based on the BCI plus a net daily scrubber premium of $1,740. In addition, the time charter provides the option to convert the index linked rate to a fixed rate for a period of between 3 and 12 months based on the Capesize FFA for the selected period. (3) Chartered by a major European utility and energy company and delivered on August 4, 2019 for a period of minimum 33 to maximum 37 months with an optional period of 11-13 months. The daily charter hire is based on the BCI plus a net daily scrubber premium of $3,735 until May 2021. In addition, the Company has the option to convert to a fixed rate for a period of between three and 12 months, based on the prevailing Capesize FFA for the selected period. (4) Chartered by Glencore and was delivered to the charterer on November 29, 2019 for a period of minimum 36 to maximum 42 months with two optional periods of minimum 11 to maximum 13 months. The daily charter hire is based on the BCI plus a net daily scrubber premium of $2,055. (5) Chartered by Glencore and was delivered to the charterer on December 19, 2019 for a period of minimum 36 to maximum 42 months with two optional periods of minimum 11 to maximum 13 months. The daily charter hire is based on the BCI plus a net daily scrubber premium of $2,055. (6) Chartered by Glencore and was delivered to the charterer on May 15, 2020 for a period of about 36 to about 42 months with two optional periods of minimum 11 to maximum 13 months. The daily charter hire is based on the BCI. (7) Chartered by Pacbulk Shipping and delivered to the charterer on April 23, 2020 initially for a period of about 10 to about 14 months. Upon expiration of the current T/C period, in June 2021, the vessel will commence the second extension period up to minimum January 1, 2022 to maximum April 30, 2022. The daily charter hire is based on the BCI. In addition, the Company has the option to convert to a fixed rate, based on the prevailing Capesize FFA for the selected period. (8) Chartered by Anglo American, a leading global mining company, and expected to be delivered to the charterer towards the beginning of June 2021 for a period of minimum 12 to maximum 15 months from the delivery date. The daily charter hire is based on the BCI. In addition, the Company has the option to convert to a fixed rate for a period of minimum three and maximum 12 months, based on the prevailing Capesize FFA for the selected period. (9) Chartered by Pacbulk Shipping and was delivered to the charterer on March 22, 2021 for a period of about 11 to about 14 months from the delivery date. The daily charter hire is based on the BCI. In addition, the Company has the option to convert to a fixed rate based on the prevailing Capesize FFA for the selected period. (10) Chartered by NYK Line and was delivered to the charterer on May 10, 2021 for a period of minimum 11 to maximum 15 months. The daily charter hire is based at a premium over the BCI. (11) Chartered by Cargill. The vessel was delivered to the charterer on May 10, 2021 for a period of 60 months. The daily charter hire is based at a premium over the BCI minus $1,325 per day. In addition, the time charter provides the option to convert the index linked rate to a fixed rate for a period of minimum 3 to maximum 12 months based on the Capesize FFA for the selected period. (12) Deliveries expected by mid-June 2021. (13) Delivery expected within Q3 2021. (14) Chartered by European cargo operator at a rate of $31,000 / day for a period of minimum 12 to maximum 18 months. Fleet Data: Q1 2021 Q1 2020 Ownership days (1)990 910 Operating days (2)932 901 Fleet utilization (3)94.1% 99.0% TCE rate (4)$16,219 $8,481 Daily Vessel Operating Expenses (5)$5,605 $5,566 (1) Ownership days are the total number of calendar days in a period during which the vessels in a fleet have been owned or chartered in. Ownership days are an indicator of the size of the Company’s fleet over a period and affect both the amount of revenues and the amount of expenses that the Company recorded during a period. (2) Ownership days are the total number of calendar days in a period during which the vessels in a fleet have been owned or chartered in. Ownership days are an indicator of the size of the Company’s fleet over a period and affect both the amount of revenues and the amount of expenses that the Company recorded during a period. (3) Fleet utilization is the percentage of time that the vessels are generating revenue and is determined by dividing operating days by ownership days for the relevant period. (4) TCE rate is defined as the Company’s net revenue less voyage expenses during a period divided by the number of the Company’s operating days during the period. Voyage expenses include port charges, bunker (fuel oil and diesel oil) expenses, canal charges and other commissions. The Company includes the TCE rate, a non-GAAP measure, as it believes it provides additional meaningful information in conjunction with net revenues from vessels, the most directly comparable U.S. GAAP measure, and because it assists the Company’s management in making decisions regarding the deployment and use of the Company’s vessels and in evaluating their financial performance. The Company’s calculation of TCE rate may not be comparable to that reported by other companies. The following table reconciles the Company’s net revenues from vessels to the TCE rate. (In thousands of U.S. Dollars, except operating days and TCE rate) Q1 2021Q1 2020Net revenues from vessels20,398 13,339Less: Voyage expenses5,282 5,699Net operating revenues15,116 7,640Operating days932 901TCE rate$16,219$8,481 (5) Vessel operating expenses include crew costs, provisions, deck and engine stores, lubricants, insurance, maintenance and repairs. Daily Vessel Operating Expenses are calculated by dividing vessel operating expenses by ownership days for the relevant time periods. The Company’s calculation of daily vessel operating expenses may not be comparable to that reported by other companies. The following table reconciles the Company’s vessel operating expenses to daily vessel operating expenses. (In thousands of U.S. Dollars, except ownership days and Daily Vessel Operating Expenses) Q1 2021Q1 2020Vessel operating expenses5,549 5,065Ownership days990 910Daily Vessel Operating Expenses$5,605$5,566 Net Loss to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation: (In thousands of U.S. Dollars) Q1 2021 Q1 2020 Net loss(1,321)(8,343)Add: Net interest and finance cost4,030 5,688 Add: Depreciation and amortization3,817 3,634 EBITDA6,526 979 Add: stock based compensation1,403 382 Adjusted EBITDA7,929 1,361 Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization ("EBITDA") represents the sum of net (loss), interest and finance costs, interest income, depreciation and amortization and, if any, income taxes during a period. EBITDA is not a recognized measurement under U.S. GAAP. Adjusted EBITDA represents EBITDA adjusted to exclude stock based compensation, which the Company believes is not indicative of the ongoing performance of its core operations. EBITDA and adjusted EBIDTA are presented as we believe that these measures are useful to investors as a widely used means of evaluating operating profitability. EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA as presented here may not be comparable to similarly titled measures presented by other companies. These non-GAAP measures should not be considered in isolation from, as a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Interest and Finance Costs to Cash Interest and Finance Costs Reconciliation: (In thousands of U.S. Dollars) Q1 2021 Q1 2020 Interest and finance costs, net(4,030)(5,688)Add: Amortization of deferred finance charges and other discounts808 325 Add: Amortization of convertible note beneficial conversion feature558 1,136 Cash interest and finance costs(2,664)(4,227) First Quarter and Recent Developments: $73.5 million Financial Transactions Alpha Bank S.A. On May 20, 2021, the Company entered into a $37.45 million credit facility to (i) refinance the existing facilities of $25.5 million secured by the M/V Leadership and the M/V Squireship and (ii) finance the previously unencumbered M/V Lordship. The earliest maturity date of the facility will be in December 2024 and the interest rate is 3.5% plus LIBOR per annum. The Company has achieved net capital release of $12 million through this refinancing transaction and the extension of the maturity of the existing loans secured by the M/Vs Squireship and Leadership by two years. Aegean Baltic Bank S.A. (“AB Bank”) On April 22, 2021, the Company entered into a credit facility for an amount of $15.5 million secured by the M/V Goodship and the M/V Tradership. The facility has a term of 4.5 years, with latest maturity date falling on December 30, 2025 and bears interest of LIBOR plus 4% per annum. The first tranche of $7.5 million was drawn down on April 26, 2021 and the second tranche of $8.0 million will be drawn down on the delivery of the M/V Tradership. Cargill International S.A. (“Cargill”) On May 11, 2021, the Company entered into a sale and leaseback transaction with Cargill to partially fund the acquisition cost of the M/V Flagship. The financing amount is $20.5 million at an implied interest rate of approximately 2% all-in, fixed for five years. The Company has the option to buy back the vessel at any time during the whole five-year leasing period, at the end of which it has a purchase obligation of $10.0 million subject to certain adjustments based on the market price of the vessel. In addition, Cargill will fund the equipment and the installation of certain energy saving devices onboard the M/V Flagship, aimed to increase the vessel’s energy efficiency, reduce fuel consumption and subsequently reduce the vessel’s carbon footprint. Other Financing Updates Moreover, the Company is in advanced discussions for the financing of two of its recent acquisitions, the M/Vs Hellasship and Patriotship, through a $30.9 million leasing arrangement at competitive terms. Fleet Growth and Commercial Update M/V Hellasship Delivery and Time Charter Commencement In May 2021, the Company took delivery of the 181,325 dwt Capesize bulk carrier, built in 2012 in Japan, which has been renamed M/V Hellasship. The delivery of the M/V Hellasship was the first of the five Capesize acquisitions agreed in 2021. The M/V Hellasship has been fixed on a time charter with NYK Line, a leading Japanese shipping company and operator. The T/C commenced on May 10, 2021 and will have a term of minimum 11 to maximum 15 months. The gross daily rate of the T/C is based at a premium over the BCI. M/V Flagship Delivery and Time Charter Commencement In May 2021, the Company took delivery of the 176,387 dwt Capesize bulk carrier, built in 2013 in Japan, which has been renamed M/V Flagship. The M/V Flagship is the second vessel of the Company’s fleet time-chartered to Cargill. The daily hire is based on the BCI, while the Company has the option to convert the index-linked hire to fixed for a minimum period of three months to a maximum of 12 months based on the prevailing Capesize FFA curve. The rate is 102% of the BCI minus $1,325 per day. The term of the T/C has a duration of 5 years from the delivery of the vessel to Cargill, which took place on May 10, 2021. M/V Tradership and M/V Patriotship expected deliveries In February and March 2021, the Company entered into agreements to purchase two Japanese Capesize bulk carriers, which upon their delivery will be renamed M/V Tradership and M/V Patriotship, respectively. Their deliveries are expected by mid-June 2021. The M/V Patriotship has been fixed on a time charter with a major European cargo operator. The T/C will commence upon the vessel’s upcoming delivery and will have a term of minimum 12 to maximum 18 months. The gross daily rate is $31,000/day. 16th Capesize acquisition and expected delivery On May 17, 2021, the Company entered into an agreement to purchase an additional Japanese Capesize bulk carrier built in 2012. The expected delivery of the vessel is in the third quarter of 2021. Following her delivery, Seanergy’s fleet will increase to 16 Capesize vessels with an aggregate cargo capacity of 2,823,878 dwt and an average age of 11.8 years. Update on Number of Shares Issued and Outstanding As of May 25, 2021, the Company has 168,488,240 common shares issued and outstanding. This includes: 34,000 shares issued pursuant to exercises of Class E warrants in the period of March 31, 2021 to May 24, 2021 for aggregate proceeds of $0.02 million.7,986,913 shares issued to Jelco Delta Holding Corp. (“Jelco”) upon exercise of outstanding warrants issued pursuant to the Securities Purchase Agreement entered into on December 30, 2020 (the “SPA”), for aggregate proceeds of approximately $5.6 million.4,285,714 shares issued to Jelco following exercise of its option to convert $3.0 million of indebtedness to units, pursuant to the SPA. The issuance of shares to Jelco and associated reduction in debt balance took place in 2Q 2021. Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp.Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets(In thousands of U.S. Dollars) March 31,2021 December 31,2020*ASSETS Cash and cash equivalents, restricted cash and term deposits 58,050 23,651Vessels and advances for vessels’ acquisitions, net 274,781 256,737Other assets 17,291 14,857TOTAL ASSETS 350,122 295,245 LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY Long-term debt and other financial liabilities, net of deferred finance costs 131,483 169,762Convertible notes 15,276 14,516Other liabilities 15,230 15,273Stockholders’ equity 188,133 95,694TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY 350,122 295,245 * Derived from the audited consolidated financial statements as of the period as of that date Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp.Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (In thousands of U.S. Dollars, except for share and per share data, unless otherwise stated) Three months endedMarch 31, 2021 2020 Revenues: Vessel revenues 21,156 13,832 Commissions (758)(493)Vessel revenue, net 20,398 13,339 Expenses: Voyage expenses (5,282)(5,699)Vessel operating expenses (5,549)(5,065)Management fees (281)(252)General and administrative expenses (2,730)(1,359)Depreciation and amortization (3,817)(3,634)Operating income / (loss) 2,739 (2,670)Other expenses: Interest and finance costs (4,030)(5,688)Other, net (30)15 Total other expenses, net: (4,060)(5,673)Net loss (1,321)(8,343) Net loss per common share, basic (0.01)(4.91)Weighted average number of common shares outstanding, basic 114,757,841 1,699,660 About Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. is the only pure-play Capesize ship-owner publicly listed in the US. Seanergy provides marine dry bulk transportation services through a modern fleet of Capesize vessels. On a ‘fully-delivered’ basis, the Company's fleet will consist of 16 Capesize vessels with an average age of 11.8 years and aggregate cargo carrying capacity of 2,823,878 dwt. The Company is incorporated in the Marshall Islands and has executive offices in Glyfada, Greece. The Company's common shares trade on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol “SHIP”, its Class A warrants under “SHIPW” and its Class B warrants under “SHIPZ”. Please visit our company website at: www.seanergymaritime.com. Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements (as defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended) concerning future events. Words such as "may", "should", "expects", "intends", "plans", "believes", "anticipates", "hopes", "estimates" and variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements involve known and unknown risks and are based upon a number of assumptions and estimates, which are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond the control of the Company. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, the Company's operating or financial results; the Company's liquidity, including its ability to service its indebtedness; competitive factors in the market in which the Company operates; shipping industry trends, including charter rates, vessel values and factors affecting vessel supply and demand; future, pending or recent acquisitions and dispositions, business strategy, areas of possible expansion or contraction, and expected capital spending or operating expenses; risks associated with operations outside the United States; risks associated with the length and severity of the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, including its effects on demand for dry bulk products and the transportation thereof; and other factors listed from time to time in the Company's filings with the SEC, including its most recent annual report on Form 20-F. The Company's filings can be obtained free of charge on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Except to the extent required by law, the Company expressly disclaims any obligations or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in the Company's expectations with respect thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any statement is based. For further information please contact: Seanergy Investor RelationsTel: +30 213 0181 522E-mail: ir@seanergy.gr Capital Link, Inc.Daniela Guerrero230 Park Avenue Suite 1536New York, NY 10169Tel: (212) 661-7566E-mail: seanergy@capitallink.com

  • Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. Announces Agreement to Acquire its 16th Capesize Vessel and New Time Charter
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    Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. Announces Agreement to Acquire its 16th Capesize Vessel and New Time Charter

    GLYFADA, Greece, May 24, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. (the “Company”) (NASDAQ: SHIP) announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement with an unaffiliated third party to purchase a Capesize vessel (the “Vessel”). The Vessel was built in 2012 at a reputable shipyard in Japan, has a cargo-carrying capacity of approximately 181,000 deadweight tons (“dwt”) and will be renamed M/V Worldship. The Worldship is expected to be delivered within the third quarter of 2021, subject to the satisfaction of certain customary closing conditions. Following her delivery, Seanergy’s fleet will increase to 16 Capesize vessels with an aggregate cargo capacity of approximately 2,800,000 dwt. The Vessel is fitted with a scrubber and a ballast water treatment system, while the special survey will be completed by the current owner prior to the delivery and, therefore, the Company does not anticipate incurring any off-hire or capital expenditure for this Vessel at least for the next two years. The purchase price of $33.7 million is expected to be funded with cash on hand and debt financing. In addition, taking advantage of the current strong market conditions, Seanergy has fixed one of its Capesize vessels, the M/V Patriotship, at $31,000 per day for a period employment of 12-18 months with a major European cargo operator. The contract is expected to commence upon the Patriotship’s upcoming delivery to the Company, which is anticipated in the beginning of June 2021. Stamatis Tsantanis, the Company’s Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, stated: “I am very pleased to announce another timely acquisition of a high-quality Capesize vessel built by a renowned shipyard in Japan. The addition of the M/V Worldship to our fleet will further enhance our operating leverage as a leading pure-play Capesize company. This should be a highly accretive transaction for our shareholders as it will be funded by Seanergy’s strong liquidity, consisting of cash on hand and loan facilities at competitive terms. Our fleet is currently operating in a decade-high freight environment, where the Capesize forward freight contracts (“FFA”) for the second half of 2021 exceed $30,000 per day. Based on the anticipated delivery of the Vessel in the mid of the third quarter of 2021, the incremental gross revenue from this acquisition may exceed $4 million for the remainder of the year.” Company fleet upon vessels’ delivery: Vessel NameVessel ClassCapacity (DWT)Year BuiltYardEmploymentPartnershipCapesize179,2132012HyundaiT/C Index LinkedChampionshipCapesize179,2382011SungdongT/C Index LinkedLordshipCapesize178,8382010HyundaiT/C Index LinkedPremiershipCapesize170,0242010SungdongT/C Index LinkedSquireshipCapesize170,0182010SungdongT/C Index LinkedKnightshipCapesize178,9782010HyundaiT/C Index LinkedGloriushipCapesize171,3142004HyundaiT/C Index LinkedFellowshipCapesize179,7012010DaewooT/C Index LinkedGeniushipCapesize170,0582010SungdongT/C Index LinkedHellasshipCapesize181,3252012ImabariT/C Index LinkedFlagshipCapesize176,3872013Mitsui EngineeringT/C Index LinkedGoodshipCapesize177,5362005Mitsui EngineeringVoyage/SpotLeadershipCapesize171,1992001Koyo – ImabariVoyage/SpotTradership*Capesize176,9252006Japanese ShipyardN/APatriotship*Capesize181,7092010Japanese ShipyardT/C - $31,000 / dayWorldship**Capesize181,0002012Japanese ShipyardN/ATotal / Average age 2,800,00011.8 * deliveries expected by mid-June 2021** delivery expected in Q3 2021 About Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. is the only pure-play Capesize ship-owner publicly listed in the US. Seanergy provides marine dry bulk transportation services through a modern fleet of Capesize vessels. On a ‘fully-delivered’ basis, the Company's fleet will consist of 16 Capesize vessels with average age of 11.8 years and aggregate cargo carrying capacity of above 2,800,000 dwt. The Company is incorporated in the Marshall Islands and has executive offices in Glyfada, Greece. The Company's common shares trade on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol “SHIP”, its Class A warrants under “SHIPW” and its Class B warrants under “SHIPZ”. Please visit our company website at: www.seanergymaritime.com. Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements (as defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended) concerning future events. Words such as "may", "should", "expects", "intends", "plans", "believes", "anticipates", "hopes", "estimates" and variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements involve known and unknown risks and are based upon a number of assumptions and estimates, which are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond the control of the Company. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, the Company's operating or financial results; the Company's liquidity, including its ability to service its indebtedness; competitive factors in the market in which the Company operates; shipping industry trends, including charter rates, vessel values and factors affecting vessel supply and demand; future, pending or recent acquisitions and dispositions, business strategy, areas of possible expansion or contraction, and expected capital spending or operating expenses; risks associated with operations outside the United States; risks associated with the length and severity of the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, including its effects on demand for dry bulk products and the transportation thereof; and other factors listed from time to time in the Company's filings with the SEC, including its most recent annual report on Form 20-F. The Company's filings can be obtained free of charge on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Except to the extent required by law, the Company expressly disclaims any obligations or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in the Company's expectations with respect thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any statement is based. For further information please contact: Seanergy Investor Relations Tel: +30 213 0181 522 E-mail: ir@seanergy.gr Capital Link, Inc. Daniela Guerrero 230 Park Avenue Suite 1536 New York, NY 10169 Tel: (212) 661-7566 E-mail: seanergy@capitallink.com

  • Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. Sets Date for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2021 Financial Results, Conference Call and Webcast
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    Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. Sets Date for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2021 Financial Results, Conference Call and Webcast

    Earnings Release: Tuesday, May 25, 2021, Before Market Opens in New York Conference Call and Webcast: Tuesday, May 25, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time GLYFADA, Greece, May 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. (“Seanergy” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: SHIP) announced today that it will release its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2020 before the market opens in New York on Tuesday, May 25, 2021. On the same day at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, the Company’s management will host a conference call to present the financial results. Webcast: Participants to the live webcast should register approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the webcast, following the link http://seanergymaritime.irwebpage.com/2021-1Q.html. Conference Call Details: Participants have the option to dial into the call 10 minutes before the scheduled time using the following numbers: 1 (877) 553-9962 (US Toll Free Dial In), 0(808) 238- 0669 (UK Toll Free Dial In) or +44 (0) 2071 928592 (Standard International Dial In). Please quote “Seanergy” to the operator. A telephonic replay of the conference call will be available until June 1, 2021, by dialing 1 (866) 331-1332 (US Toll Free Dial In), 0(808) 238-0667 (UK Toll Free Dial In) or +44 (0) 3333 009785 (Standard International Dial In). Access Code: 2094507#. About Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. is the only pure-play Capesize ship-owner publicly listed in the US. Seanergy provides marine dry bulk transportation services through a modern fleet of Capesize vessels. Upon delivery of the remaining newly acquired vessels, the Company's operating fleet will consist of 15 Capesize vessels with an average age of 11.9 years and aggregate cargo carrying capacity of approximately 2,642,463 dwt. The Company is incorporated in the Marshall Islands and has executive offices in Glyfada, Greece. The Company's common shares trade on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol “SHIP”, its Class A warrants under “SHIPW” and its Class B warrants under “SHIPZ”. Please visit our company website at: www.seanergymaritime.com. Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements (as defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended) concerning future events. Words such as "may", "should", "expects", "intends", "plans", "believes", "anticipates", "hopes", "estimates" and variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements involve known and unknown risks and are based upon a number of assumptions and estimates, which are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond the control of the Company. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, the Company's operating or financial results; the Company's ability to continue as a going concern; the Company’s liquidity, including its ability to service its indebtedness; competitive factors in the market in which the Company operates; shipping industry trends, including charter rates, vessel values and factors affecting vessel supply and demand; future, pending or recent acquisitions and dispositions, business strategy, areas of possible expansion or contraction, and expected capital spending or operating expenses; risks associated with operations outside the United States; risks associated with the length and severity of the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, including its effects on demand for dry bulk products and the transportation thereof; and other factors listed from time to time in the Company's filings with the SEC, its most recent annual report on Form 20-F. The Company's filings can be obtained free of charge on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Except to the extent required by law, the Company expressly disclaims any obligations or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in the Company's expectations with respect thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any statement is based. For further information please contact: Seanergy Investor RelationsTel: +30 213 0181 522E-mail: ir@seanergy.gr Capital Link, Inc.Daniela Guerrero230 Park Avenue Suite 1536New York, NY 10169Tel: (212) 661-7566E-mail: seanergy@capitallink.com