The total consideration for these two newbuildings was $53.0 million, and on October 3, 2013, the Company paid a first installment of $8.1 million per vessel. The balance of the contract price, or $18.4 million per vessel, will be payable upon the delivery of each vessel. Commenting on the developments, our Chairman and CEO, Michael Bodouroglou stated "We are very pleased to announce the acquisition of the two Ultramax newbuildings, which underlines our commitment to our strategy of conservative growth and maintaining a modern fleet. Both vessels are of eco-design and we expect them to have a competitive advantage in the marketplace."
About Paragon Shipping
Paragon Shipping is an international shipping company incorporated under the laws of the Republic of the Marshall Islands with executive offices in Athens, Greece, specializing in the transportation of drybulk cargoes. Paragon Shipping's current fleet consists of thirteen drybulk vessels with a total carrying capacity of 816,472 dwt. In addition, Paragon Shipping's current newbuilding program consists of one Handysize drybulk carrier scheduled to be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2013, as well as two Ultramax drybulk carriers and two 4,800 TEU containerships that are scheduled to be delivered in 2014. Paragon Shipping has granted Box Ships Inc., an affiliated company, the option to acquire its two containerships under construction. For more information, visit: www.paragonship.com. The information contained on the Paragon Shipping's website does not constitute part of this press release.
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