Stealthgas Inc. Announces Date For The Release Of Fourth Quarter And Twelve Months 2008 Results, Conference Call And Webcast
Earnings Release:Â Â Â Thursday, February 19, 2009, Before Market Opens
Conference Call and Webcast:Â Thursday, February 19, 2009, at 11:00 am EST
ATHENS, GREECE, February 2, 2009.Â STEALTHGAS INC. (NASDAQ: GASS) (the âCompanyâ), a ship-owning company primarily serving the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) sector of the international shipping industry, announced today that it will release its fourth quarter and twelve months results for the period ended December 31,2008 on Thursday, February 19, 2009 before the opening of the market in New York.
On Thursday, February 19, 2009 at 11:00 A.M. EST, the companyâs management will host a conference call to discuss the results and the companyâs operations and outlook.
Conference Call details:
Participants should dial into the call 10 minutes before the scheduled time using the following numbers: 1866 239 0750 (US Toll Free Dial In) or 0800 559 3282 (UK Toll Free Dial In).Â
In case of any problems with the above numbers, please dial +1 718 354 1359 (US Toll Dial In), or +44 (0)2071380813 (Standard International Dial In). Please quote "9818405".
A telephonic replay of the conference call will be available until February 26, 2009 by dialing 1866 239 0765 (US Toll Free Dial In), 0800 358 7743 (UK Toll Free Dial In) or +44 (0)207 806 1970 (Standard International Dial In). Access Code: 9818405#
Slides and audio webcast:
There will also be a live-and then archived webcast of the conference call, through the STEALTHGAS INC. website (www.stealthgas.com). Participants to the live webcast should register on the website approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the webcast.
About STEALTHGAS INC.
Headquartered in Athens, Greece, STEALTHGAS INC. is a ship-owning company serving primarily the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) sector of the international shipping industry.Â STEALTHGAS INC. currently has a fleet of 39 LPG carriers with a total capacity of 173,499 cubic meters (cbm) and two M.R. product tankers.Â In addition, the company has entered into agreements to acquire two resale new building LPG carriers, the Gas Astrid and the Gas Exelero, with expected delivery in April and June 2009, respectively, plus five new building LPG carriers with expected delivery from September 2010 through December 2011 and two resale new building M.R. product carriers with expected delivery in April and November 2009.Â Once these acquisitions are completed, STEALTHGAS INC.âS fleet will be composed of 46 LPG carriers with a total capacity of 210,499 cubic meters (cbm) and four M.R. product tankers with a total capacity of 190,500 deadweight tons (dwt).Â STEALTHGAS INCâS shares are listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market and trade under the symbol âGASSâ.
Matters discussed in this release may constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements reflect our current views with respect to future events and financial performance and may include statements concerning plans, objectives, goals, strategies, future events or performance, and underlying assumptions and other statements, which are other than statements of historical facts. The forward-looking statements in this release are based upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions, including without limitation, managementâs examination of historical operating trends, data contained in our records and other data available from third parties. Although STEALTHGAS INC. believes that these assumptions were reasonable when made, because these assumptions are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies which are difficult or impossible to predict and are beyond our control, STEALTHGAS INC. cannot assure you that it will achieve or accomplish these expectations, beliefs or projections. Important factors that, in our view, could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements include the strength of world economies and currencies, general market conditions, including changes in charter hire rates and vessel values, changes in demand that may affect attitudes of time charterers to scheduled and unscheduled dry dockings, changes in STEALTHGAS INC.âs operating expenses, including bunker prices, dry-docking and insurance costs, or actions taken by regulatory authorities, potential liability from pending or future litigation, domestic and international political conditions, potential disruption of shipping routes due to accidents and political events or acts by terrorists.
Risks and uncertainties are further described in reports filed by STEALTHGAS INC. with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
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Andrew J. Simmons
Chief Financial Officer