Nordic American Tankers Limited (NYSE:NAT) and Nordic American Offshore (NYSE:NAO) are two completely separate companies

HAMILTON, Bermuda, Nov. 4, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) –

The recently established company, Nordic American Offshore Ltd (NAO) announced October 20, a dividend of $0.45 per share for the 3rd quarter 2014. The payment of dividend is expected to take place on or about November 21st to shareholders of record as of November 7, 2014. The Company released its 3Q2014 earnings report October 30, 2014. NAO is owning and operating 10 offshore supply vessels.

Nordic American Tankers Limited (NAT) declared a cash dividend of $0.14 per share on October 7, 2014. The record date was October 22, 2014 and payment date is on or about November 5, 2014. The report for the 3rd quarter 2014 is expected to be announced before NYSE opening Monday November 10, 2014. NAT is owning and operating 22 Suezmax tankers that can load one million barrels of crude oil.

NAT owns 17.1% of NAO. In summary, NAT and NAO are two completely independent companies.


Matters discussed in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements.  The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides safe harbor protections for forward-looking statements in order to encourage companies to provide prospective information about their business. Forward-looking statements include statements concerning plans, objectives, goals, strategies, future events or performance, and underlying assumptions and other statements, which are other than statements of historical facts.

The Company desires to take advantage of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and is including this cautionary statement in connection with this safe harbor legislation. The words “believe,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “estimate,” “forecast,” “project,” “plan,” “potential,” “will,” “may,” “should,” “expect,” “pending” and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements.

The forward-looking statements in this press release are based upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions, including without limitation, our management’s examination of historical operating trends, data contained in our records and other data available from third parties.  Although we believe that these assumptions were reasonable when made, because these assumptions are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies which are difficult or impossible to predict and are beyond our control, we cannot assure you that we will achieve or accomplish these expectations, beliefs or projections.  We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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 and currencies, general market conditions, including fluctuations in charter rates and vessel values, changes in demand in the tanker market, as a result of changes in OPEC’s petroleum production levels and world wide oil consumption and storage, 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 or political events, vessels breakdowns and instances of off-hires and other important factors described from time to time in the reports filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the prospectus and related prospectus supplement, our Annual Report on Form 20-F, and our reports on Form 6-K.

Scandic American Shipping Ltd 
Manager for:
Nordic American Tankers Limited
P.O Box 56, 3201 Sandefjord, Norway
Tel: + 47 33 42 73 00 E-mail:

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