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FreeSeas Inc. Announces Results of Annual Meeting of Shareholders

Athens, Dec. 22, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --        


Athens, Greece, December 22, 2016 -- FreeSeas Inc. (OTCQB: FREEF) ("FreeSeas" or the "Company"), a transporter of dry-bulk cargoes through the ownership and operation of two Handysize vessels and an owner of a controlling stake in a company commercially operating tankers and dry-bulkers, announced that at the annual meeting of the Company’s shareholders held today, the shareholders: (i) elected Mr. Dimitris Papadopoulos to the Board of Directors for a three year term; (ii) ratified the appointment of RBSM LLP, as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2016; (iii) granted discretionary authority to the Company’s board of directors to (A) amend the Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation of the Corporation to effect one or more consolidations of the issued and outstanding shares of common stock, pursuant to which the shares of common stock would be combined and reclassified into one share of common stock at a ratio within the range from 1-for-2 up to 1-for-10,000 (the “Reverse Stock Split”) and (B) determine whether to arrange for the disposition of fractional interests by shareholder entitled thereto, to pay in cash the fair value of fractions of a share of common stock as of the time when those entitled to receive such fractions are determined, or to entitle shareholder to receive from the Corporation’s transfer agent, in lieu of any fractional share, the number of shares of common stock rounded up to the next whole number, provided that, (X) that the Corporation shall not effect Reverse Stock Splits that, in the aggregate, exceeds 1-for-10,000, and (Y) any Reverse Stock Split is completed no later than the first anniversary of the date of the Annual Meeting; and (iv) approved an amendment to the Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation of the Company to increase the Company’s authorized shares of common stock from 750,000,000 to 10,000,000,000.

About FreeSeas Inc.

FreeSeas Inc. is a Marshall Islands corporation with principal offices in Athens, Greece. FreeSeas is engaged in the transportation of drybulk cargoes through the ownership and operation of drybulk carriers and also is an owner of a controlling stake in a company commercially operating tankers and dry-bulkers. Currently, it has a fleet of Handysize vessels. FreeSeas' common stock trades on the OTCQB Stock Market under the symbol “FREEF”. Risks and uncertainties are described in reports filed by FreeSeas Inc. with the SEC, which can be obtained free of charge on the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov. For more information about FreeSeas Inc., please visit the corporate website, www.freeseas.gr.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements (as defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended) concerning future events and the Company's growth strategy and measures to implement such strategy. Words such as ''expects,'' ''intends,'' ''plans,'' ''believes,'' ''anticipates,'' ''hopes,'' ''estimates,'' and variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, no assurance can be given that such expectations will prove to be correct. These statements involve known and unknown risks and are based upon a number of assumptions and estimates, which are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond the control of the Company. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, changes in the demand for dry bulk vessels; competitive factors in the market in which the Company operates; risks associated with operations outside the United States; and other factors listed from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in the Company's expectations with respect thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any statement is based.

Contact Information:
At the Company

FreeSeas Inc.
Dimitris Papadopoulos, Chief Financial Officer
011-30-210-45-28-770
Fax: 011-30-210-429-10-10
dp@freeseas.gr
www.freeseas.gr        

           

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