NewLead Holdings Ltd. (NEWL: Quote) on Thursday said that the company entered into an agreement with Piraeus Bank S.A. to proceed with the sale of the two tanker vessels, Hiona and Hiotissa, for an aggregate amount of $57.0 million and to convert $18.1 million debt into 22.1 million shares of NewLead's common stock.
As a result of this deal, NewLead will be released from all obligations under the Piraeus Bank credit facility. These transactions are expected to occur in the third quarter and are subject to certain conditions.
NewLead is currently discussing a similar arrangement with Lemissoler Maritime Company W.L.L.
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