ANTWERP, Belgium, 2 April 2019 - Euronav NV (NYSE: EURN & Euronext: EURN) (“Euronav” or the “Company”) today published its Annual Report for the year 2018 as required under Belgian law applicable to companies listed on Euronext Brussels (the “Annual Report”). The Annual Report is available in English on the Company’s website at www.euronav.com. The Dutch version of the Annual Report for the year 2018 will be available on the Company’s website on Thursday 4 April 2019.
We take this opportunity to highlight our special report with the subject “US Crude Export” within the Annual Report. The special report can also be found in the ‘Special Reports’ section on the Company’s website at www.euronav.com.
The Company is also subject to the reporting requirements of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) governing foreign companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange. A U.S. annual report on Form 20-F (the “U.S. Annual Report”) for the year 2018 will be filed with the SEC later this month and will, upon filing, be accessible on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov and on the Company’s website at www.euronav.com.
Brian Gallagher – Head of IRC
Tel: +44 20 78 70 04 36
Announcement of first quarter results 2019: Wednesday 24 April 2019
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).
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.