MAROUSSI, GREECE, December 6, 2017 – Pyxis Tankers Inc. (NASDAQ: PXS), (the “Company” or “Pyxis Tankers”), an emerging growth pure play product tanker company, today announced that it has entered into a definitive securities purchase agreement with a group of investors, which will result in gross proceeds to Pyxis Tankers of $4.8 million, before deducting placement offering expenses. Pyxis Tankers will issue 2,400,000 shares of common stock at a price of $2.00 per share. This private placement is expected to close on or before December 8, 2017, subject to customary closing conditions.
Pyxis Tankers will use the net proceeds from the transaction for general corporate purposes, which may include the repayment of outstanding indebtedness.
The securities offered and sold by Pyxis Tankers in the private placement have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), or state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) or an applicable exemption from such registration requirements. Pyxis Tankers has agreed to file a registration statement with the SEC covering the resale of the shares of common stock to be issued in the private placement. Any resale of Pyxis Tankers’ shares under such resale registration statement will be made only by means of a prospectus.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or other jurisdiction.
About Pyxis Tankers Inc.
We own a modern fleet of six tankers engaged in seaborne transportation of refined petroleum products and other bulk liquids. We are focused on growing our fleet of medium range product tankers, which provide operational flexibility and enhanced earnings potential due to their “eco” features and modifications. We are well positioned to opportunistically expand and maximize our fleet due to competitive cost structure, strong customer relationships, and an experienced management team, whose interests are aligned with those of our shareholders.