Dorian LPG Ltd. Announces Completion of Two Japanese Financing Transactions

April 01, 2022

STAMFORD, Conn., April 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 it completed two Japanese financing transactions on March 29 and 31, 2022.

On March 29, 2022, Dorian LPG completed a $64.9 million sale and bareboat charter arrangement for its 2015-built VLGC Chaparral, of which $24.0 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. This Japanese financing arrangement has a seven (7) year term plus three (3) option years with no purchase obligation, purchase options beginning on March 29, 2027, and principal and interest totaling $476,500 per month in a mortgage-style debt amortization profile.

On March 31, 2022, Dorian LPG completed a $71.5 million sale and bareboat charter arrangement for its 2016-built VLGC Caravelle resulting in cash proceeds of $50.0 million, of which $24.8 million was used to prepay a portion of the 2015 AR Facility, and the balance of which will be used for general corporate purposes. The financing has a ten (10) year term with purchase options beginning on March 31, 2025, and an average monthly principal and interest payment over the life of the financing of roughly $414,200.  

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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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For further information:

Dorian LPG Ltd.
Ted Young
Chief Financial Officer
(203) 674-9900
IR@dorianlpg.com
Source: Dorian LPG Ltd.

 

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