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EURONAV (EBR:EURN) Euronav announces final year results 2018

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20/03/2019 22:42

EURONAV ANNOUNCES FINAL YEAR RESULTS 2018

 

HIGHLIGHTS  

  • Counter cyclical merger with Gener8 Maritime successfully completed
  • Challenging freight market for crude oil tanker industry with reduced OPEC-driven production and excess supply of large tankers
  • Highest level of older tonnage recycling since 1985 with VLCC rates returning to longer term averages during Q4
  • Long haul destinations increasingly dominant, tightening tanker market in latter half 2019
  • Returns to shareholder policy via minimum fixed dividend of USD 0.12 per share augmented with share buyback
  • Balance sheet strength retained with substantial liquidity to navigate the cycle  

ANTWERP, Belgium, 20 March 2018 – Euronav NV (NYSE: EURN & Euronext: EURN) (“Euronav” or the “Company”) today reported its final financial results for the full year to 31 December 2018.

 

Paddy Rodgers, CEO of Euronav said: “For most of the year Euronav faced one of the most difficult and challenging freight markets the tanker industry has experienced in recent times. A combination of reduced cargo supply from self-imposed OPEC production cuts and excess supply of large tankers provided sustained downward pressure on freight rates until the final quarter of the year. The difficult trading environment had the benefit of driving a rebalancing between vessel supply and demand with fleet maturity which we believe has now returned to longer term averages. In our view, the recovery in freight rates during Q4 and into 2019 indicates the dynamic between supply and demand is near equilibrium.”

 

According to the IEA, global oil demand growth will remain at relatively strong levels in 2019, with the average daily oil demand surpassing 100 million barrels per day for the first time. Incremental demand will come predominantly from China and India, but also from the US. Another important contributor to incremental supply in 2019 is Brazil, where delays to a number of projects that were due to commence production last year have pushed the incremental barrels into 2019. This geographical imbalance of incremental demand and supply is positive for the crude tanker markets as long haul travels will take capacity out of the market with a tightening effect.

 

In terms of fleet growth the first half of 2019 is expected to see a large influx of newbuildings in the VLCC segment, while the Suezmax market is expecting a more moderate newbuilding programme. We believe that a number of market factors will help to absorb these new ships, such as increased demand for large tankers due to the expansion in US exports, vessels going into countercyclical dry-docking to retrofit scrubbers, and that there is a potential for an increased number of vessels going into storage as the market prepares for the IMO 2020 deadline. Recycling activity is also anticipated to continue in 2019 as the global fleet age is now back to longer term average levels.  

 

All things considered, 2019 is expected to present a turning point in the freight market. The market appears to be reaching a point of equilibrium in terms of fundamentals with tanker owners able to benefit from the freight rate improvements that a more balanced tanker market tends to present.

 

 

2018 Key figures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The most important key figures are:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(in thousands of USD)

 

 

 

Fourth Quarter 2018

 

 

Fourth Quarter 2017

 

 

Full Year 2018

 

 

Full Year 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

 

 

 

236,107

 

 

117,978

 

 

600,024

 

 

513,368

 

 

Other operating income

 

 

 

1,237

 

 

1,020

 

 

4,775

 

 

4,902

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Voyage expenses and commissions

 

 

 

(44,492)

 

 

(14,257)

 

 

(141,416)

 

 

(62,035)

 

 

Vessel operating expenses

 

 

 

(53,812)

 

 

(33,952)

 

 

(185,792)

 

 

(150,427)

 

 

Charter hire expenses

 

 

 

(7,844)

 

 

(7,844)

 

 

(31,114)

 

 

(31,173)

 

 

General and administrative expenses

 

 

 

(15,977)

 

 

(13,736)

 

 

(66,232)

 

 

(46,868)

 

 

Net gain (loss) on disposal of tangible assets

 

 

 

(237)

 

 

36,518

 

 

18,865

 

 

15,511

 

 

Impairment on non-current assets held for sale

 

 

 

(2,995)

 

 

 

 

(2,995)

 

 

 

 

Depreciation

 

 

 

(78,483)

 

 

(56,427)

 

 

(270,693)

 

 

(229,872)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net finance expenses

 

 

 

(23,828)

 

 

(12,059)

 

 

(74,389)

 

 

(43,463)

 

 

Gain on bargain purchase

 

 

 

(13,202)

 

 

 

 

23,059

 

 

 

 

Share of profit (loss) of equity accounted investees

 

 

 

3,783

 

 

2,053

 

 

16,076

 

 

30,082

 

 

Result before taxation

 

 

 

257

 

 

19,294

 

 

(109,832)

 

 

25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tax benefit (expense)

 

 

 

22

 

 

61

 

 

(238)

 

 

1,358

 

 

Profit (loss) for the period

 

 

 

279

 

 

19,355

 

 

(110,070)

 

 

1,383

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attributable to:    Owners of the company

 

 

 

279

 

 

19,355

 

 

(110,070)

 

 

1,383

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The contribution to the result is as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(in thousands of USD)

 

 

 

Fourth Quarter 2018

 

 

Fourth Quarter 2017

 

 

Full Year 2018

 

 

Full Year 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tankers

 

 

 

(3,284)

 

 

17,499

 

 

(125,930)

 

 

(28,485)

 

 

FSO

 

 

 

3,563

 

 

1,856

 

 

15,860

 

 

29,868

 

 

Result after taxation

 

 

 

279

 

 

19,355

 

 

(110,070)

 

 

1,383

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Information per share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(in USD per share)

 

 

 

Fourth Quarter 2018

 

 

Fourth Quarter 2017

 

 

Full Year 2018

 

 

Full Year 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average number of shares (basic) *

 

 

 

218,999,367

 

 

158,166,534

 

 

191,994,398

 

 

158,166,534

 

 

Result after taxation

 

 

 

0.00

 

 

0.12

 

 

(0.57)

 

 

0.01

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* The number of shares issued on 31 December 2018 is 220,024,713.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EBITDA reconciliation (unaudited):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(in thousands of USD)

 

 

 

Fourth Quarter 2018

 

 

Fourth Quarter 2017

 

 

Full Year 2018

 

 

Full Year 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit (loss) for the period

 

 

 

279

 

 

19,355

 

 

(110,070)

 

 

1,383

 

 

 

+ Depreciation

 

 

 

78,483

 

 

56,427

 

 

270,693

 

 

229,872

 

 

 

+ Net finance expenses

 

 

 

23,828

 

 

12,059

 

 

74,389

 

 

43,463

 

 

 

+ Tax expense (benefit)

 

 

 

(22)

 

 

(61)

 

 

238

 

 

(1,358)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EBITDA

 

 

 

102,568

 

 

87,780

 

 

235,250

 

 

273,360

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

+ Depreciation equity accounted investees

 

 

 

4,555

 

 

4,555

 

 

18,071

 

 

18,071

 

 

 

+ Net finance expenses equity accounted investees

 

 

 

1,318

 

 

(14)

 

 

3,635

 

 

829

 

 

 

+ Tax expense (benefit) equity accounted investees

 

 

 

354

 

 

3,365

 

 

1,598

 

 

1,488

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proportionate EBITDA

 

 

 

108,795

 

 

95,686

 

 

258,554

 

 

293,748

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proportionate EBITDA per share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(in USD per share)

 

 

 

Fourth Quarter 2018

 

 

Fourth Quarter 2017

 

 

Full Year 2018

 

 

Full Year 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average number of shares (basic)

 

 

 

218,999,367

 

 

158,166,534

 

 

191,994,398

 

 

158,166,534

 

 

 

Proportionate EBITDA

 

 

 

0.50

 

 

0.60

 

 

1.35

 

 

1.86

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All figures have been prepared under IFRS as adopted by the EU (International Financial Reporting Standards).

The Group has initially applied IFRS 15 and IFRS 9 at January 1, 2018. Under the transition methods chosen, comparative information is not restated.

 

 
 

 

Procedures of the independent auditor:

 

The statutory auditor, KPMG Bedrijfsrevisoren - Réviseurs d’Entreprises, represented by Patricia Leleu, has confirmed that the audit procedures, which have been substantially completed, have not revealed any material misstatement in the accounting information included in the Company’s annual announcement.

 

 

2018 Dividend

 

The Board and Management of Euronav are proposing to pay a final cash dividend of USD 6c per share subject to shareholder approval at the AGM on May 9th 2019. This payment covers the second half of the financial year to December 2018. This payment is part of Euronav’s fixed dividend policy of USD 12c per year reflecting the fixed income streams from our long term time charter contracts and FSO operation.

 

The Company will return USD 17.1 million comprising a cash dividend of USD 13.2 million (6c per share) and USD 3.9 million (1.5c per share) in the form of share buyback that took place in the second half of 2018.

 

Euronav has subsequently returned an additional USD 16.4 million (equivalent to 7c per share) to shareholders so far during calendar 2019 in the form of share buyback. This return of value should be considered as part of the total return to shareholders alongside the fixed cash dividend. Our fixed dividend policy of paying a cash dividend of USD 12 c per share per annum remains in place. Any subsequent returns via either share buyback or additional cash dividends will be at the discretion of the Board and Management reflecting the tanker market outlook and cash earnings.

 

According to the Company’s dividend policy, it will be proposed to the Annual Shareholder’s meeting of 9 May 2019 to distribute a gross dividend in the amount of USD 0.06 per share to all shareholders. Subject to shareholder approval, this would bring the total gross dividend paid in relation to 2018 to USD 0.12. Taking into account the gross dividend of USD 0.06 per share already paid in October 2018, a balance of a gross amount of USD 0.06 per share will be payable as from 24 May 2019. The share will trade ex-dividend as from 15 May 2019 (record date 16 May 2019). The dividend to holders of Euronav shares listed and tradeable on Euronext Brussels will be paid in EUR at the USD/EUR exchange rate of the record date.

 

 

Share purchases

As part of its capital allocation strategy, Euronav has the option of buying its own shares back should the Board and Management believe that there is a substantial value disconnect between the share price and the real value of the Company. This return of capital is in addition to the fixed dividend of USD 0.12 per share paid each year. On 31 December 2018 the Company had purchased 545,486 of its own shares on Euronext Brussels. Following these transactions, the Company owned 1,237,901 own shares (0.56% of the total outstanding shares) at year-end.

 

The Company started buying back shares on 19 December 2018 and has announced several additional share buybacks since 2 January 2019. Euronav may continue to buy back its own shares opportunistically. The extent to which it does and the timing of these purchases, will depend upon a variety of factors, including market conditions, regulatory requirements and other corporate considerations.

 

 

Preparation for IMO 2020

Euronav wholeheartedly embraces the IMO 2020 regulations – the Company wants to adopt the new regulation properly, universally and without delay. Euronav continues to work closely with suppliers and producers on alternative mechanisms in which to capture volatility in the prices and differentials between HFO and LSFO and retains a very strong balance sheet providing optionality and flexibility to address the challenges of implementing IMO 2020. Furthermore, the Company notes that an increasing number of jurisdictions have decided to ban open-loop scrubbers in order to preserve the environment where it can easily be regulated. For further details on our positioning and preparation please visit the investor section at our website www.euronav.com.

 

 

 

 

2018, the year in which Euronav NV and Gener8 Maritime, Inc. concluded their merger

 

On 12 June 2018, Euronav successfully concluded its merger with Gener8 Maritime, Inc. following the approval by the shareholders meeting of Gener8 Maritime, Inc. on 11 June 2018. On 13 June, Euronav announced that it had successfully concluded the merger with Gener8 Maritime. Euronav received the award for ‘Deal of the Year 2018’ for this merger at the Lloyds List Global Awards in London. The merger with Gener8 was a challenging transaction from an operational, financial and legal perspective.

Some key highlights:

 

May

On 16 May 2018 Gener8 Maritime, Inc. announced their special shareholders’ meeting to vote on the proposed merger with Euronav as contemplated by the previously announced merger agreement.

 

June

On 11 June 2018 Euronav NV and Gener8 Maritime, Inc. announced that Gener8’s shareholders approved the merger between the two companies by which, upon the closing of the merger, Gener8 became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Euronav. Holders of 81% of the outstanding shares of Gener8 cast their vote, of which 98% approved the merger.

 

On 13 June 2018 Euronav announced that it had successfully concluded the merger with Gener8 Maritime. The 60.9 million new shares issued to Gener8 shareholders as consideration for the transaction began trading on the NYSE. It marked an important milestone in the continued development of Euronav. Completing this transaction provided the crude tanker market with a global player of substantial size, accommodating clients’ demand for flexibility and scale solutions to their transportation requirements.

 

In conjunction with the merger with Gener8 Maritime, Inc., Euronav sold six VLCCs to International Seaways for a total consideration of USD 434 million which included USD 123 million in cash and USD 311 million in the form of assumption of the outstanding debt related to the vessels. The six vessels were the Gener8 Miltiades (2016 - 301,038 dwt), Gener8 Chiotis (2016 - 300,973 dwt), Gener8 Success (2016 - 300,932 dwt), Gener8 Andriotis (2016 - 301,014 dwt), Gener8 Strength (2015 - 300,960 dwt) and Gener8 Supreme (2016 - 300,933 dwt).

 

 

 

Other Euronav highlights in 2018

 

January

On 23 January 2018 Euronav was selected from ten sectors and the only Belgian listed company to join the inaugural 2018 Bloomberg International Gender-Equality Index. The reference index measures gender equality across internal company statistics, employee policies, external community support and engagement, and gender-conscious product offerings.

 

March

On 26 March 2018 Suezmax Cap Quebec (2018 - 156,600 dwt) was delivered into the Euronav fleet. This vessel was the first of four Ice Class Suezmax vessels progressively starting seven-year contracts with a leading global refinery player from delivery during 2018. When taking delivery of the Cap Quebec, the Company paid USD 45.5 million (including the final instalment).

 

April

On 25 April 2018, Euronav took delivery of the Cap Pembroke (2018 - 156,600 dwt) against the payment of the remaining instalments of USD 43.5 million in aggregate. This vessel was the second of four Ice Class Suezmax vessels progressively starting seven-year contracts with a leading global refinery player from delivery during 2018.

 

June

On 8 June 2018 Euronav sold the Suezmax Cap Jean (1998 - 146,643 dwt) for USD 10.6 million. The Company recorded a capital gain of approximately USD 10.6 million. The sale of the Cap Jean was part of a fleet rejuvenation program.

 

On 29 June 2018 Euronav Tankers NV acquired the VPlus Seaways Laura Lynn (2003 – 441,561 dwt) from Oceania Tanker Corporation, a subsidiary of International Seaways for USD 32.5 million. Euronav renamed the VPlus as Oceania and registered it under the Belgian flag. The Seaways Laura Lynn was the only other Vplus in the global tanker fleet - Euronav was also owner of the other one, the Europe (2002 - 442,470 dwt), providing the company with a significant strategic opportunity.

 

 

August

On 8 August 2018 Euronav took delivery of the third Suezmax the Cap Port Arthur (2018 - 156,600 dwt) against the payment of the remaining instalments of USD 43.5 million in aggregate. This vessel was one of the four orders that were accompanied by seven-year time charter contracts.

 

On 23 August 2018 Euronav sold the Suezmax Cap Romuald (1998 - 146,640 dwt) for USD 10.6 million. The Company recorded a capital gain of approximately USD 9 million. The sale of the Cap Romuald was part of a fleet rejuvenation program.

 

On 29 August 2018 Euronav took delivery of the Cap Corpus Christi (2018 - 156,600 dwt) against the payment of the remaining instalments of USD 43,5 million in aggregate.

                                                                                              

October

On 31 October 2018 Euronav sold the Suezmax vessel Felicity (2009 - 157,667 dwt) to a global supplier and operator of offshore floating platforms. A capital loss on the sale of approximately USD 3.0 million was recorded in Q4 2018. The cash generated on this transaction after repayment of debt was USD 21.1 million. The vessel was delivered to her new owners and would be converted into an FPSO and therefore leave the worldwide trading fleet in 2019. The sale - the eighth vessel successfully introduced by Euronav into an offshore project - demonstrated Euronav’s capability to generate value for its stakeholders and reflected its reputation for providing high quality operational tonnage for the offshore sector.

 

November

On 1st of November 2018 Euronav sold the LR1 vessel Genmar Companion (2004 - 72,768 dwt). A capital loss on the sale of approximately USD 0.2 million has been recorded in Q4 2018. The cash generated on this transaction after repayment of debt was USD 6.3 million. The vessel was delivered to her new owners 29 November 2018. The LR1 Genmar Companion joined the Euronav fleet as part of the Gener8 merger in June 2018 and was always a non-core asset to the Company.

 

December

On 19 December, the Company initiated a programme to buy back its own shares opportunistically, as part of a capital allocation strategy. The extent to which it does and the timing of these purchases depend upon a variety of factors, including market conditions, regulatory requirements and other corporate considerations.

 

 

 

 

 

Events occurred after the end of the financial year ending 31 December 2018  

 

On 17 January 2019 Euronav was again included in the Bloomberg International Gender-Equality Index. The reference index measures gender equality across internal company statistics, employee policies, external community support and engagement, and gender-conscious product offerings. Recognition by Bloomberg is an important accreditation to our Company on the continued progress made in supporting and maintaining gender equality throughout Euronav.  

 

On 4 February 2019 Euronav’s CEO Paddy Rodgers announced his decision to step down from his role as CEO during 2019. Euronav commenced a recruitment process for a new CEO with Paddy remaining in his position until a successor is appointed to facilitate an efficient transition period. Paddy is leaving Euronav in a strong position with sector low leverage, substantial liquidity and operational flexibility to take on the challenges from the tanker market going forward. Euronav’s strategy remains unchanged and the Board and Management team look forward to building on the legacy created by Paddy.

 

On 20 February 2019 Euronav sold the LR1 Genmar Compatriot (2004 – 72,768 dwt) for USD 6.75 million. The Company will record a capital gain of approximately USD 0.4 million in the second quarter. The LR1 Genmar Compatriot joined the Euronav fleet as part of the Gener8 merger in June 2018 and was always a non-core asset to the Company. The vessel will be delivered to her new owners in the course of April 2019, after which the Euronav owned and operated fleet will consist of 72 vessels.

 

Since the start of 2019, Euronav continued to buy back its own shares and today owns a total of 3,144,172 shares (1.43% of the total outstanding shares).

 

 

 

 

Financial calendar 2019

 

Tuesday 2 April 2018

Annual report 2018 available on website

 

Wednesday 24 April 2018

Announcement of first quarter results 2019

 

Thursday 9 May 2019

Annual General Meeting of Shareholders 2019

 

Thursday 8 August 2019

Announcement of final half year results 2019

 

Tuesday 13 August 2019

Half year report 2019 available on website

 

Tuesday 29 October 2019

Announcement of third quarter results 2019

 

Thursday 23 January 2020

Announcement of fourth quarter results 2019

 

 

The Board of Directors, represented by Carl Steen, its Chairman, and the Executive Committee, represented by Paddy Rodgers, Chief Executive Officer, and Hugo De Stoop, Chief Financial Officer, hereby confirm, in the name and for account of Euronav that, to the best of their knowledge the consolidated financial statements as of and for the year ended 31 December 2018 presented herein were established in accordance with applicable accounting standards (IFRS as adopted by the EU) and give a true and fair view, as defined by these standards, of the assets, liabilities, financial position and results of Euronav NV.

 

On behalf of the Board of Directors:

 

 

 

 

 

Paddy Rodgers                                                             Carl Steen

Chief Executive Officer                                       Chairman of the Board of Directors

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forward-Looking Statements

 

Matters discussed in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements. The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides safe harbor protections for forward-looking statements in order to encourage companies to provide prospective information about their business. Forward-looking statements include statements concerning plans, objectives, goals, strategies, future events or performance, and underlying assumptions and other statements, which are other than statements of historical facts. The Company desires to take advantage of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and is including this cautionary statement in connection with this safe harbor legislation. The words "believe", "anticipate", "intends", "estimate", "forecast", "project", "plan", "potential", "may", "should", "expect", "pending" and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements.

 

The forward-looking statements in this press release are based upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions, including without limitation, our management's examination of historical operating trends, data contained in our records and other data available from third parties. Although we believe that these assumptions were reasonable when made, because these assumptions are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies which are difficult or impossible to predict and are beyond our control, we cannot assure you that we will achieve or accomplish these expectations, beliefs or projections.

 

In addition to these important factors, other important factors that, in our view, could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements include the failure of counterparties to fully perform their contracts with us, the strength of world economies and currencies, general market conditions, including fluctuations in charter rates and vessel values, changes in demand for tanker vessel capacity, changes in our operating expenses, including bunker prices, dry-docking and insurance costs, the market for our vessels, availability of financing and refinancing, charter counterparty performance, ability to obtain financing and comply with covenants in such financing arrangements, changes in governmental rules and regulations or actions taken by regulatory authorities, potential liability from pending or future litigation, general domestic and international political conditions, potential disruption of shipping routes due to accidents or political events, vessels breakdowns and instances of off-hires and other factors. Please see our filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission for a more complete discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties.

 

 

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Contact:

Brian Gallagher – Head of IRC                                                                         

Tel: +44 20 78 70 04 36                                                                                

Email: IR@euronav.com                                                                             

 

 

Annual Report 2018 available on website:  Tuesday, 2 April 2019

About Euronav

Euronav is an independent tanker company engaged in the ocean transportation and storage of crude oil. The Company is headquartered in Antwerp, Belgium, and has offices throughout Europe and Asia. Euronav is listed on Euronext Brussels and on the NYSE under the symbol EURN. Euronav employs its fleet both on the spot and period market. VLCCs on the spot market are traded in the Tankers International pool of which Euronav is one of the major partners. Euronav’s owned and operated fleet consists of 2 ULCCs, 43 VLCCs, 25 Suezmaxes and 2 FSO vessels (both owned in 50%-50% joint venture).

 

Regulated information within the meaning of the Royal Decree of 14 November 2007.

 

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