Seaspan Closes $80 Million Public Offering of 8.20% Series G Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Shares

HONG KONG, China, Aug. 25, 2016 /CNW/ - Seaspan Corporation ("Seaspan") (NYSE: SSW) announced today that the sale of its previously announced public offering of 3,200,000 8.20% Series G Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Shares (the "Series G Preferred Shares") closed today for gross proceeds of $80 million

Seaspan intends to use the net proceeds of the offering for general corporate purposes, which may include funding acquisitions (which may include equity interests in Greater China Intermodal Investments LLC ("GCI") or assets of GCI), funding capital expenditures on existing newbuild vessels and debt repayments.

ICBC International Securities Limited ("ICBC International"), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Industry and Commercial Bank of China Limited, acted as sole underwriter for the offering.

About Seaspan

Seaspan provides many of the world's major shipping lines with creative outsourcing alternatives to vessel ownership by offering long-term leases on large, modern containerships combined with industry leading ship management services. Seaspan's managed fleet consists of 117 containerships representing a total capacity of over 930,000 TEU, including 13 newbuilding containerships on order scheduled for delivery to Seaspan and third parties by the end of 2017.  Seaspan's current operating fleet of 88 vessels has an average age of approximately six years and average remaining lease period of approximately five years, on a TEU weighted basis.

Seaspan has the following securities listed on The New York Stock Exchange:




Class A common shares

SSW PR D                                         

Series D preferred shares

SSW PR E                                         

Series E preferred shares

SSW PR G                                         

Series G preferred shares

SSW PR H                                         

Series H preferred shares


6.375% senior unsecured notes due 2019

 Forward- Looking Statements

The statements in this press release that are not historical facts may be forward-looking statements, including statements about Seaspan's expected use of proceeds from the completed offering. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause the outcome to be materially different. These risks and uncertainties include, among others, those discussed in Seaspan's public filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Seaspan undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements unless required to do so under the securities laws.

For Investor Relations Inquiries:

Mr. David Spivak
Chief Financial Officer
Seaspan Corporation
Tel. 604-638-2580

Mr. Michael Sieffert
Associate Director, Corporate Finance
Seaspan Corporation
Tel. 778-328-6490

For Media Inquiries:

Mr. Leon Berman
The IGB Group
Tel. 212-477-8438

SOURCE Seaspan Corporation


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