Reference is made to the stock exchange notices published in connection with the offering (the "Offering") of 13,422,818 new shares (the "New Shares") in Frontline Ltd. (NYSE/OSE: FRO) (the "Company").
The New Shares have been validly issued, and the Company's issued share capital has been increased to USD 169,809,324, divided into 169,809,324 issued shares, each with a nominal value of USD 1.00.
The New Shares will be delivered and registered on the Company's ISIN BMG3682E1921 and listed on Oslo Børs and the New York Stock Exchange under the Company's trading symbol "FRO" today on December 16, 2016.
This announcement does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale is unlawful. The Offering was made by means of an application agreement, a term sheet and a prospectus and related prospectus supplements which form a part of the Company's effective Registration Statement on Form F-3 (Registration No. 333-204884) that has previously been filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). Copies of the offering documentation may be obtained by contacting Arctic Securities at telephone: +47 21 01 30 40 or e-mail: email@example.com.
Arctic Securities AS and Arctic Securities LLC have acted as sole manager in the Offering.
December 16, 2016
The Board of Directors Frontline Ltd. Hamilton, Bermuda
Robert Hvide Macleod: Chief Executive Officer, Frontline Management AS
+47 23 11 40 84
Inger M. Klemp: Chief Financial Officer, Frontline Management AS
+47 23 11 40 76
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In addition to these important factors and matters discussed elsewhere herein, 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 world economies, fluctuations in currencies and interest rates, general market conditions, including fluctuations in charter hire rates and vessel values, changes in demand in the dry bulk market, changes in our operating expenses, including bunker prices, drydocking and insurance costs, the market for our vessels, availability of financing and refinancing, changes in governmental rules and regulations or actions taken by regulatory authorities, potential liability from pending or future litigation, general domestic and international political conditions, potential disruption of shipping routes due to accidents, political events or acts by terrorists, and other important factors described from time to time in the reports filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
This information is subject to the disclosure requirements of section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.