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Scorpio Tankers Announces Direct Placement For Minimum Of 3.5 Mln Shares

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Scorpio Tankers Inc. (STNG: Quote) said Thursday that it is offering a minimum of 3.5 million shares of its common stock in a registered direct placement at a price of $6.75 per share.

Evercore Group L.L.C. and RS Platou Markets AS are acting as placement agents.

The net proceeds of the offering are expected to be used to partially repay outstanding indebtedness under the company's 2010 revolving credit facility and for general corporate purposes, including vessel acquisitions and working capital.

The company plans to re-draw all or a portion of the amount available under the 2010 revolving credit facility for working capital and general corporate purposes and to fund future vessel acquisitions.

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