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Taylor Maritime Investments Limited

19 November 2021

Taylor Maritime Investments Limited (the "Company")

19 November 2021

Delivery of Seed Asset and Issue of Consideration Shares

Taylor Maritime Investments Limited, the specialist dry bulk shipping company, today announces that it has allotted 1,175,000 ordinary shares of no par value (the "Consideration Shares") at US$1 per share in connection with the completion of the acquisition of a Japanese built Handysize vessel which was agreed at the time of the Company's IPO (Seed Asset 22 as described the IPO prospectus).

The vessel delivered on 4 November 2021 and increased TMI's delivered fleet to 27 vessels. The vessel has since been fixed on a short period time charter of 3 months at an average annualised unlevered gross cash yield of over 50%. The remaining five committed vessels are expected to deliver before the end of January 2022.

The Consideration Shares are to be issued to Fort Taylor (MI) Limited(1) , one of the selling shareholders of Seed Asset 22, which has agreed as part of the Company's IPO to reinvest its sale proceeds in ordinary shares at the IPO issue price. The Consideration Shares are subject to a lock up until 27 May 2022 being 12 months after the IPO followed by a 6 month orderly market period.

The allotment of the Consideration Shares is conditional on, inter alia, admission of the Consideration Shares to the premium segment of the Official List of the Financial Conduct Authority and to trading on the London Stock Exchange's Main Market for listed securities ("Admission"). Application has been made for Admission. The Consideration Shares will rank pari passu with the Company's existing ordinary shares and Admission is expected to occur at 8.00am on 23 November 2021.

Following the allotment of the Consideration Shares, the total number of shares in issue will be 330,215,878 and, accordingly, the total number of voting rights of the Company will be 330,215,878. This total voting rights figure may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine whether they are required to notify their interests in, or a change to their interest in, the Company under the Financial Conduct Authority's Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules.

(1) Fort Taylor (MI) Limited is a company in which certain Directors and PDMRs of the Company (Edward Buttery, Christopher Buttery, Camilla Pierrepont and Alexander Slee) or persons closely associated with them hold respective non-controlling interests.

For further information, please contact:

 
Taylor Maritime Investments Limited 
 Edward Buttery 
 Alexander Slee                       +852 2252 3882 
Jefferies International Limited 
 Investment Banking 
 Stuart Klein 
 Gaudi Le Roux 
 
 Sector coverage 
 Doug Mavrinac 
 Hugh Eden                            +44 20 7029 8000 
LEI: 213800FELXGYTYJBBG50 
 

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About the Company

Taylor Maritime Investments Limited is a recently established, internally managed investment company listed on the Premium Listing Category of the Official List and traded on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange. 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 7% p.a. and were acquired at valuations that are expected to be below long-term average prices.

The Company's initial investments comprise Geared Bulk Carriers (Handysize and Supramax types) employed utilising a variety of employment/Charter strategies.

The Company intends to pay dividends on a quarterly basis with dividends declared in January, April, July and October. Once the Company is fully invested, the Company will target a Total NAV Return of 10 to 12% p.a. (net of expenses and fees but excluding any tax payable by Shareholders) over the medium to long term.

The Company has the benefit of an experienced Executive Team led by Edward Buttery. The Executive Team previously worked closely together for 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 and London.

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

About Geared vessels

The Company specializes in the acquisition and chartering of vessels in the Handysize and Supramax bulk carrier segments of the global shipping sector. These "Geared" vessels, which have their own loading equipment, are mostly acquired second-hand, leveraging valuations that are below long-term average prices. The Handysize market segment is particularly attractive, given the flexibility, versatility and port accessibility of these vessels which carry necessity goods - principally food and products related to infrastructure building - ensuring broad diversification of fleet activity.

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References to target dividend yields and returns are targets only and not profit forecasts and there can be no assurance that these will be achieved.

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