Monaco - May 23, 2023
Safe Bulkers, Inc. (the "Company" or "Safe Bulkers") (NYSE: SB), an international provider of marine drybulk transportation services, announced today that it has authorized a new program under which it may from time to time in the future purchase up to 5,000,000 shares of the Company's common stock.
If the maximum number of shares of the Company's common stock are purchased pursuant to the aforementioned program, it would represent approximately 4.5% of the shares of the Company's common stock outstanding and 8.1% of its public float.
The program does not obligate the Company to purchase shares of the Company's common stock and the program may be modified or terminated at any time without prior notice. Any such purchases will be made in the open market in compliance with applicable laws and regulations, and that purchases on the open market will be conducted within the safe harbor provisions of Regulation 10b-18 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
The purchases will be funded using the Company's existing cash resources.
The common stock repurchase program announced today is in addition to the programs announced on June 21, 2022 and on March 20, 2023, pursuant to which the Company authorized the purchase of up to 10,000,000 shares of the Company's common stock in the aggregate.
Purchases under the program announced today will commence at any time after the previously announced programs are concluded.
About Safe Bulkers, Inc.
Safe Bulkers is an international provider of marine drybulk transportation services, transporting bulk cargoes, particularly coal, grain and iron ore, along worldwide shipping routes for some of the world's largest users of marine drybulk transportation services.
Safe Bulkers common stock, Series C preferred stock and Series D preferred stock are listed on the NYSE, where they trade under the symbols "SB," "SB.PR.C" and "SB.PR.D," respectively.
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