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Scorpio Bulkers reveals new loan facility commitment

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Scorpio Bulkers Inc. has announced that the company has received a commitment from Nordea AB (publ), acting through its New York branch, and Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (publ) for a loan facility of up to US$184 million.

The loan facility will be used to finance up to 60% of the fair market value of six ultramax dry bulk vessels (the SBI Athena, SBI Thalia, SBI Zeus, SBI Hera, SBI Poseidon and SBI Apollo) and six kamsarmax dry bulk vessels (the SBI Conga, SBI Bolero, SBI Sousta, SBI Rock, SBI Reggae and SBI Mazurka).

The loan facility, which is expected to close within the third quarter of 2018, will be comprised of a term loan up to US$104 million and a revolver up to US$80 million.

The loan facility has a final maturity date of five years from signing date and bears interest at LIBOR plus a margin of 2.40%/yr. This loan facility is expected to increase the company’s liquidity by approximately US$47 million after repayment of the vessels’ existing debt. The terms and conditions are similar to those set forth in the company's existing credit facilities and the loan facility is subject to customary conditions precedent and the execution of definitive documentation.

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