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Taylor Maritime Investments Limited

05 August 2022

5 August 2022

Taylor Maritime Investments Limited

Grant of Long-Term Incentive Plan Awards

Taylor Maritime Investments Limited (TMI / TMIP), the specialist dry bulk shipping company, announces that on 2 August 2022, the following awards over Ordinary Shares were granted to the following members of the Executive Team, in accordance with the terms of the Company's Long-Term Incentive Plan ("LTIP"):

 
 Director/PDMR         Position                      Shares Awarded 
                       Director & Chief Executive 
 Edward Buttery         Officer                      642,629 
                      ----------------------------  --------------- 
 Alexander Slee        Deputy CEO                    514,104 
                      ----------------------------  --------------- 
 Camilla Pierrepont    Chief Strategy Officer        514,104 
                      ----------------------------  --------------- 
 Yam Lay Tan           Chief Financial Officer       418,085 
                      ----------------------------  --------------- 
 

Each award is subject to achieving a total NAV return of between 5% and 12% on average over the three year performance period commencing with the financial year beginning 1 April 2022. The normal vesting date of each award will be 2 August 2025. Further details are available in the Company's IPO Prospectus which can be found at https://taylormaritimeinvestments.com/ .

 
       Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities 
  1     / person closely associated 
 a)    Name                                   Edward Buttery 
       Reason for the notification 
  2 
 a)    Position/status                        Director & Chief Executive Officer 
 b)    Initial notification                   Initial notification 
        /Amendment 
       Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, 
  3     auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor 
 a)    Name                                   Taylor Maritime Investments Limited 
 b)    LEI                                    213800FELXGYTYJBBG50 
       Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for 
  4     (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; 
        (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have 
        been conducted 
 a)    Description of the                     Ordinary USD shares 
        financial instrument, 
        type of instrument 
 
       Identification code                    GG00BP2NJT37 
        (ISIN) 
 
 b)    Nature of the transaction              Grant of awards under the Company's Long-Term 
                                               Incentive Plan 
      -------------------------------------  ---------------------------------------------------- 
 c)    Price(s) and volume(s) 
                                               Price(s)                  Volume(s) 
    N/A                                                                  642,629 
 
 
 d)    Aggregated information 
 
  - Aggregated volume                    642,629 
  - Total Price                          N/A 
 
 e)    Date of the transaction                2 August 2022 
 f)    Place of the transaction               N/A 
 
 
       Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities 
  1     / person closely associated 
 a)    Name                                   Alexander Slee 
       Reason for the notification 
  2 
 a)    Position/status                        Deputy CEO 
 b)    Initial notification                   Initial notification 
        /Amendment 
       Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, 
  3     auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor 
 a)    Name                                   Taylor Maritime Investments Limited 
 b)    LEI                                    213800FELXGYTYJBBG50 
       Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for 
  4     (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; 
        (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions 
        have been conducted 
 a)    Description of the                     Ordinary USD shares 
        financial instrument, 
        type of instrument 
 
       Identification code                    GG00BP2NJT37 
        (ISIN) 
 
 b)    Nature of the transaction              Grant of awards under the Company's 
                                               Long-Term Incentive Plan 
      -------------------------------------  ------------------------------------------ 
 c)    Price(s) and volume(s) 
                                               Price(s)             Volume(s) 
    N/A                                                             514,104 
 
 
 d)    Aggregated information 
 
  - Aggregated volume                    514,104 
  - Total Price                          N/A 
 
 e)    Date of the transaction                2 August 2022 
 f)    Place of the transaction               N/A 
 
 
       Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities 
  1     / person closely associated 
 a)    Name                                   Camilla Pierrepont 
       Reason for the notification 
  2 
 a)    Position/status                        Chief Strategy Officer 
 b)    Initial notification                   Initial notification 
        /Amendment 
       Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, 
  3     auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor 
 a)    Name                                   Taylor Maritime Investments Limited 
 b)    LEI                                    213800FELXGYTYJBBG50 
       Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for 
  4     (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; 
        (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have 
        been conducted 
 a)    Description of the                     Ordinary USD shares 
        financial instrument, 
        type of instrument 
 
       Identification code                    GG00BP2NJT37 
        (ISIN) 
 
 b)    Nature of the transaction              Grant of awards under the Company's Long-Term 
                                               Incentive Plan 
      -------------------------------------  ---------------------------------------------------- 
 c)    Price(s) and volume(s) 
                                               Price(s)                  Volume(s) 
    N/A                                                                  514,104 
 
 
 d)    Aggregated information 
 
  - Aggregated volume                    514,104 
  - Total Price                          N/A 
 
 e)    Date of the transaction                2 August 2022 
 f)    Place of the transaction               N/A 
 
 
       Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities 
  1     / person closely associated 
 a)    Name                                   Yam Lay Tan 
       Reason for the notification 
  2 
 a)    Position/status                        Chief Financial Officer 
 b)    Initial notification                   Initial notification 
        /Amendment 
       Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, 
  3     auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor 
 a)    Name                                   Taylor Maritime Investments Limited 
 b)    LEI                                    213800FELXGYTYJBBG50 
       Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for 
  4     (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; 
        (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have 
        been conducted 
 a)    Description of the                     Ordinary USD shares 
        financial instrument, 
        type of instrument 
 
       Identification code                    GG00BP2NJT37 
        (ISIN) 
 
 b)    Nature of the transaction              Grant of awards under the Company's Long-Term 
                                               Incentive Plan 
      -------------------------------------  ---------------------------------------------------- 
 c)    Price(s) and volume(s) 
                                               Price(s)                  Volume(s) 
    N/A                                                                  418,085 
 
 
 d)    Aggregated information 
 
  - Aggregated volume                    418,085 
  - Total Price                          N/A 
 
 e)    Date of the transaction                2 August 2022 
 f)    Place of the transaction               N/A 
 
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For further information, please contact:

 
Taylor Maritime Investments Limited   IR@tminvestments.com 
 Edward Buttery 
 Camilla Pierrepont 
Jefferies International Limited 
 Stuart Klein 
 Gaudi Le Roux                        +44 20 7029 8000 
Montfort Communications               TMI@montfort.london 
 Alison Allfrey 
 George Morris Seers 
 

Notes to editors

About the Company

Taylor Maritime Investments Limited is an internally managed shipping company listed on the Premium Segment of the Official List, its shares trading on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange since May 2021. The Company specializes in the acquisition and chartering of vessels in the Handysize and Supramax bulk carrier segments of the global shipping sector. The Company invests in a diversified portfolio of vessels which are primarily second-hand and which, historically, have demonstrated average yields in excess of the Company's target dividend yield of 8% p.a. (on the Initial Issue Price). The shares offer a compelling and differentiated investment opportunity with the aim of delivering strong cashflow, stable income and potential for capital growth.

The Company invests in high quality, Japanese built vessels which are primarily second-hand and acquired at valuations below long-term average prices and depreciated replacement cost. The current portfolio numbers 28 vessels. The Company has a leading position in the Handysize shipping sector and, thanks to versatile geared vessels delivering necessity goods, provides an attractive, defensible yield underpinned by zero long-term structural gearing, financial discipline and an optimal balance of charter rates and durations. It has a selective growth strategy focusing on accretive opportunities to increase shareholder returns and recycle capital efficiently.

The Company has announced an increased interim dividend of 2 cents per Ordinary Share paid on a quarterly basis, with a targeted total NAV return of 10-12% per annum (net of expenses and fees but excluding any tax payable by Shareholders) over the medium to long-term. The Board approved a special dividend of 3.22 cents per share in respect of the period to 31 March 2022 paid on 6 May 2022, which brought total dividends declared for the period from IPO to 31 March 2022 to 8.47 US cents per share, representing a dividend yield on the IPO price of approximately 10% on an annualised basis. This reflected excess cash generation in what continues to be a historically strong market and a desire to return capital to shareholders in a timely manner.

Sustainability is at the heart of the way in which the Company is managed and it is committed to achieving a long-term target of zero carbon emissions by 2050. Substantial technological advances are a key element of this for the broader shipping industry, with near term incremental progress effected by initiatives such as retrofitting the fleet with energy saving devices, using low sulphur fuels and trialling biofuels.

The Company has the benefit of an experienced Executive Team led by Edward Buttery. The Executive Team worked closely together at the Commercial Manager, Taylor Maritime. Established in 2014, Taylor Maritime is a privately owned ship-owning and management business with a seasoned team that includes the founders of dry bulk shipping company Pacific Basin Shipping (listed in Hong Kong 2343.HK) and gas shipping company BW Epic Kosan (formerly Epic Shipping) (listed in Oslo BWEK:NO). Taylor Maritime's team of experienced industry professionals are based in Hong Kong, Singapore and London.

For more information, please visit www.taylormaritimeinvestments.com .

About Geared vessels

Geared vessels are characterised by their own loading and unloading equipment. The Handysize market segment is particularly attractive, given the flexibility, versatility and port accessibility of these vessels which carry necessity goods - principally foodstuffs and products related to infrastructure building - ensuring broad diversification of fleet activity and stability of earnings.

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