Nordic American Tankers (NYSE:NAT) – strengthened organization.

HAMILTON, Bermuda, Aug. 10, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —

We are pleased to inform you that Carl Fredrik Grosland (36) has agreed to join our companies as Vice President, working on analyses, projects and business development. Reporting to me in a staff position, he will also work closely with others both in NAT and NAO (Nordic American Offshore Ltd.).

He has 12 years of international banking experience as an analyst and broker, focusing mainly on the energy/offshore and the shipping sector. Working from out of New York at the time, he has played a key role in a number of major equity and debt transactions.  For several years he was a partner and board member of the investment banking firm of Pareto Securities Inc. (New York).

Going forward, he will focus on the US, the Far East and Europe with base in our Oslo office.  Working from out of Oslo, he has recently been Vice President at Clarksons Platou Securites (head office in London), one of the largest international offshore/energy and shipbroking firms – also specializing in investment banking in these sectors. He has a BA (hons) in Business Management and German from the European Business School (EBS) in London.  

Commented Carl Fredrik Grosland: «I am very proud and honored to get the opportunity to work for some of the smartest people in the industry. Nordic American has a unique business model and the best track record in both the industry and capital markets. I look forward to learning a lot. I shall work hard to assist in developing the companies further together with highly professional teams». 

With Carl Fredrik Grosland, our competence organization will be further strengthened.

Herbjørn Hansson
Nordic American Tankers Limited
Chairman & CEO

Herbjørn Hansson
Nordic American Offshore Ltd.

Marianne Lie Executive Vice-Chair, NAO
Tor-Øyvind Bjørkli Managing Director, NAO
Turid M. Sørensen CFO & EVP, NAT
Erik Tomstad Head of chartering, NAT 


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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.

Herbjørn Hansson, Chairman & CEO
Nordic American Tankers Limited
Tel: +1 866 805 9504 or +47 90 14 62 91


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