Hamilton, Bermuda, July 18, 2016
For information, please see below press release announced today from Nordic American Offshore Ltd.
Nordic American Offshore Ltd. – Organizational Streamlining and Strengthening
Hamilton, Bermuda, July 18, 2016
On June 1st 2016, Ms Marianne Lie assumed the position of Executive Vice Chair of NAO. Before that, Ms Lie had served as the non-executive Vice Chair of NAO since the end of 2013, shortly after NAO was established. Tor-Oivind Bjorkli, Managing Director of NAO, now reports to Ms Lie, who has a wealth of offshore energy experience in the main markets of NAO, above all in the British and Norwegian sector of the North Sea. Having studied law and sociology at the University of Oslo, she has served on the boards of large energy companies in Finland and Sweden and has spent close to 20 years in the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association, including seven years as its CEO. She also serves as an advisor to Nordic American Tankers Limited.
In her new role, Ms Lie continues to report to Herbjorn Hansson, the Chairman of NAO. We believe this organizational change will further solidify the operations and structure of NAO in a challenging market for the offshore oil industry.
CAUTIONARY STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
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.
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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 PSV market, as a result of changes in the general market conditions of the oil and natural gas industry which influence charter hire rates and vessel values, demand in platform supply vessels, our operating expenses, including bunker prices, dry docking and insurance costs, governmental rules and regulations or actions taken by regulatory authorities as well as potential liability from pending or future litigation, general domestic and international political conditions, potential disruption of shipping routes due to accidents or political events, the availability of financing and refinancing, vessel breakdowns and instances of off-hire and other important factors described from time to time in the reports filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Herbjørn Hansson, Chairman
Nordic American Offshore Ltd.
Tel: +1 866 805 9504 or + 47 90 14 62 91
Gary J. Wolfe
Seward & Kissel LLP, New York, USA
Tel: +1 212 574 1223