Shareholders of Teekay Tankers and Tanker Investments approve proposals to permit merger
Teekay Tankers Ltd. has announced that its shareholders voted to approve the Company’s charter amendment to allow Teekay Tankers to effect the previously announced merger with Tanker Investments Ltd. (TIL). Concurrently, TIL today also announced that its shareholders voted to approve the Agreement and Plan of Merger with Teekay Tankers. The merger has also been approved by the Board of Directors of both companies.
Subject to the completion of the remaining closing conditions, the companies expect the merger to close on or about November 27, 2017. Upon the closing of the merger, TIL will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Teekay Tankers.
About Teekay Tankers Ltd.
Teekay Tankers currently owns a fleet of 35 double-hull tankers, including 16 Suezmax tankers, 12 Aframax tankers, and seven Long Range 2 (LR2) product tankers, and has four capital leased Suezmax tankers and one contracted time charter-in vessel. Teekay Tankers’ vessels are employed through a mix of short- or medium-term fixed rate time charter contracts and spot tanker market trading. The Company also owns a Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) through a 50 percent-owned joint venture. In addition, Teekay Tankers owns a ship-to-ship transfer business. Teekay Tankers was formed in December 2007 by Teekay Corporation as part of its strategy to expand its conventional oil tanker business.
Teekay Tankers’ common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “TNK”.
About Tanker Investments Ltd.
TIL is a specialized investment company focused on the tanker market. TIL was formed in January 2014 to opportunistically purchase, operate and sell modern secondhand tankers to benefit from cyclical fluctuations in the tanker market. TIL’s fleet consists of 18 vessels.