Scorpio Tankers Secures Loan Commitment

Scorpio Tankers said it has secured commitments for a loan facility of up to $172 million from a group of financial institutions.

The loan facility, which comprises multiple tranches, will be used to finance up to 60% of the market value of eight MR product tankers under construction at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard. The tankers are scheduled for delivery in 2017 and 2018.

The maturity date of each tranche is between six and 12 years from its respective drawdown date, and the facility bears interest at LIBOR plus a blended margin of 2.02% per annum.

The group of lenders include the Macquarie Bank in London, DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale, The Export-Import Bank of Korea and Garanti-Instituttet for Eksportkreditt, the company said in a statement.

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