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Aegean completes repurchase of founder's shares

20 Sep 2016 06:57 GMT

Following the share repurchase, Aegean has a total of 39,403,822 shares outstanding.



Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. has announced today that on 15th September it closed on its previously announced repurchase of the 11,303,031 shares owned by Aegean founder Dimitris Melissanidis.

Under the terms of the authorization, the company repurchased the shares at a price of $8.81 per share, based on the close of trading on 16th August 2016.

Following the share repurchase, Aegean has a total of 39,403,822 shares outstanding. The total repurchase - which boosted Melissanidis's bank balance by $99.58 million - represents approximately 22 percent of the company's shares outstanding.

Following the announced share sale agreement last month, Melissanidis stepped down from his role as Head of Corporate Development at Aegean. He will, however, continue to act as a consultant to the company "to provide guidance to management and ensure a seamless transition", Aegean said in August.

"I am honored to have played a role in Aegean's evolution, and I am proud that today the company is a dynamic leader in the maritime shipping and bunkering industries," said Melissanidis last month. "I look forward to continuing to work closely with the leadership team as an advisor and to watching Aegean continue on its trajectory of growth and success."

"As Aegean's founder and a pioneer in the bunkering industry, we thank Dimitris for his extraordinary leadership and dedication to the company since its inception more than 21 years ago," said E. Nikolas Tavlarios, Aegean's President, in August. "We have a strong team in place to continue executing on our strategy, serving our customers, and creating value for our shareholders. We are pleased that Dimitris will remain involved with Aegean as a consultant and continue to provide valuable guidance."

"We believe this sizeable repurchase of the company's shares underscores the Board's confidence in Aegean's prospects, and will provide meaningful and immediate earnings accretion for all Aegean shareholders," continued Tavlarios. "We are fortunate to have a solid balance sheet and strong free cash flow, which provide us the opportunity to repurchase shares while continuing to invest in our business to drive continued growth and shareholder value."




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