Teekay and TORM Complete Acquisition of OMI
Teekay Corporation (Teekay) (NYSE: TK), A/S Dampskibsselskabet TORM (TORM) (DSE: TORM and NASDAQ: TRMD) and OMI Corporation (OMI) (NYSE: OMM) announced on June 8 the completion of Teekay and TORM's acquisition of OMI through their jointly owned subsidiary, Omaha, Inc. (Omaha). As a result of the acquisition, all the remaining outstanding OMI shares (other than shares owned by Teekay, TORM or Omaha, or any of their respective subsidiaries) were cancelled and converted into the right to receive $29.25 per share, net to the seller in cash without interest, less any required withholding taxes. Effective as of the close of business today, OMI's shares are no longer traded on the New York Stock Exchange.
As a result of the acquisition, the previously announced annual meeting of OMI shareholders, scheduled to be held on June 28, 2007, has been cancelled.
Teekay Corporation transports more than 10 percent of the world’s seaborne oil, has expanded into the liquefied natural gas shipping sector through its publicly-listed subsidiary, Teekay LNG Partners L.P. (NYSE: TGP), and is further growing its operations in the offshore production, storage and transportation sector through its publicly-listed subsidiary, Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. (NYSE: TOO). With a fleet of over 155 vessels, offices in 16 countries and 5,600 seagoing and shore-based employees, Teekay provides a comprehensive set of marine services to the world’s leading oil and gas companies, helping them seamlessly link their upstream energy production to their downstream processing operations. Teekay’s reputation for safety, quality and innovation has earned it a position with its customers as The Marine Midstream Company.
Teekay’s common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange where it trades under the symbol “TK”.
TORM is one of the world’s leading carriers of refined oil products and has significant activities in the bulk market. The Company operates more than 100 modern and secure vessels, most of them in pool co-operation with other respected shipping companies, sharing TORM’s commitment to safety, environmental responsibility and customer service.
TORM was founded in 1889. The Company conducts business all over the world and is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark. TORM’s shares are listed in Copenhagen (ticker TORM) as well as on NASDAQ (ticker TRMD).
OMI Corporation is a major international owner and operator of tankers. Its fleet aggregates approximately 3.5 million deadweight tons and comprises 13 Suezmax tankers (7 of which it owns and 6 of which are chartered-in) and 32 product carriers (of which it owns 28 and charters-in 4). In addition, the Company has 2 product carriers under construction, which will be delivered in 2009.