Dorian LPG Ltd. Announces Completion of Japanese Financing Transactions for 2 2015-built VLGCs and Sale of its 2008-built VLGC Captain Nicholas ML

March 24, 2022

STAMFORD, Conn., March 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Dorian LPG Ltd. (NYSE: LPG) (the "Company" or "Dorian LPG"), a leading owner and operator of modern and ECO very large gas carriers ("VLGCs"), today announced that on March 18, 2022, it completed two $70 million sale and bareboat charter arrangements with the same counterparty for its 2015-built VLGCs Cratis and Copernicus. The Japanese financing transactions resulted in cash proceeds totaling $100 million, of which $50.6 million was used to prepay a portion of the 2015 AR Facility (as defined in the Company's most recently filed Form 10-Q), and the balance of which will be used for general corporate purposes.  Each Japanese financing has a nine (9) year term with purchase options beginning on March 18, 2025, amortizes principal of $340,000 per month, and carries a fixed interest rate of 4.1%.   

Further to the Company's classification of the Captain Nicholas ML, a 2008-built, debt-free VLGC, as a vessel held-for-sale at December 31, 2021, the sale of the vessel has been completed, resulting in cash proceeds of $48.1 million.

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About Dorian LPG Ltd.

Dorian LPG is a liquefied petroleum gas shipping company and a leading owner and operator of modern VLGCs.  Dorian LPG's fleet currently consists of 22 modern VLGCs. Dorian LPG has offices in Stamford, Connecticut, USA; Copenhagen, Denmark; and Athens, Greece.

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Ted Young
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