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Section 1: 8-K (FORM 8-K)



United States

Securities and Exchange Commission

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

 

Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

January 23, 2017 (January 23, 2017)

 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)

 

 

Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

 

 

1-6479-1

Commission File Number

 

 

Delaware   13-2637623
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)   (I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)

 

 

Two Harbour Place 

302 Knights Run Avenue, Suite 1200

 Tampa, Florida 33602

 

 (Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

  

Registrant's telephone number, including area code (813) 209-0600

  

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

 

 

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

  

 

 

 

 

Section 8 – Other Events

 

Item 8.01 Other Events.

 

On January 23, 2017, Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. (“OSG” or the “Company”) announced that it has reached a resolution with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) related to a previously disclosed investigation into the failure of OSG to record certain federal income tax liabilities in its financial statements prior to the second quarter of 2012. The Company has agreed to pay a $5 million civil penalty to the SEC. Amounts payable to the SEC are subject to the approval of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

 

Under the terms of the resolution with the SEC, OSG neither admits nor denies the SEC’s allegations that the Company violated certain provisions of the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and related rules. The SEC has acknowledged OSG’s cooperation with the SEC staff throughout the course of its investigation, as well as OSG’s implementation of remedial measures and improvements to internal accounting controls over its tax reporting functions and changes to the senior management of OSG.

 

The SEC’s administrative order resolving its investigation can be accessed at the SEC website at www.sec.gov.

 

The Company issued a press release regarding the resolution, attached as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.

  

Section 9 - Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d)       Exhibits

 

Exhibit No. Description
99.1 Press Release dated January 23, 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

  OVERSEAS SHIPHOLDING GROUP, INC.   
  (Registrant)
   
Date: January 23, 2017 By /s/ Susan Allan
   

Name:   Susan Allan

Title:     Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Exhibit No. Description
99.1 Press Release dated January 23, 2017.

  

 

 

 

 

 

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Section 2: EX-99.1 (EXHIBIT 99.1)

Exhibit 99.1

 

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PRESS RELEASE

Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc.

 

Overseas Shipholding Group Announces Agreement with SEC

Resolution of Final Claim Allows Company to File Motion to Close Bankruptcy Case

 

Tampa, FL – January 23, 2017 – Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. (NYSE: OSG) (the “Company” or “OSG”) announced today that it has reached an agreement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) fully resolving a previously disclosed SEC investigation into the failure of OSG to record certain federal income tax liabilities in its financial statements prior to the second quarter of 2012.

 

This agreement with the SEC would also resolve the last remaining claim in the Company’s bankruptcy case. The Company will file a motion requesting bankruptcy court approval of the resolution with the SEC and will simultaneously request an order closing the Company’s bankruptcy case.

 

“OSG is committed to operating its business with the utmost integrity and transparency and in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations,” said Sam Norton, OSG’s president and CEO. “We are pleased to have reached an agreement to resolve this investigation and to be in a position to close the bankruptcy case. With this matter behind us, we can focus our full attention on building value for our shareholders.”

 

In the resolution, OSG neither admits nor denies the SEC’s allegations that the Company violated certain provisions of the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and related rules. Subject to bankruptcy court approval, OSG will pay a $5 million civil penalty related to the SEC investigation, which was fully reserved for as of September 30, 2016. The SEC resolution does not require any changes to the Company’s historical financial statements. OSG previously restated its annual financial statements for 2000 through 2011 and for the quarters ended March 31 and June 30, 2012.

 

The SEC has acknowledged OSG’s cooperation with the SEC staff throughout the course of its investigation, as well as OSG’s implementation of remedial measures and improvements to internal accounting controls over its tax reporting functions and changes to the senior management of OSG since 2012.

 

About Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc.

Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. (NYSE: OSG) is a publicly traded tanker company providing energy transportation services for crude oil and petroleum products in the U.S. Flag markets. OSG is a major operator of tankers and ATBs in the Jones Act industry. OSG’s 24-vessel U.S. Flag fleet consists of eight ATBs, two lightering ATBs, three shuttle tankers, nine MR tankers, and two non-Jones Act MR tankers that participate in the U.S. Maritime Security Program. OSG is committed to setting high standards of excellence for its quality, safety and environmental programs. OSG is recognized as one of the world’s most customer-focused marine transportation companies and is headquartered in Tampa, FL. More information is available at www.osg.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PRESS RELEASE

Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc.

 

Forward-Looking Statements

 

This release contains forward-looking statements. In addition, the Company may make or approve certain statements in future filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), in press releases, or in oral or written presentations by representatives of the Company. All statements other than statements of historical facts should be considered forward-looking statements. These matters or statements may relate to the Company’s prospects, its ability to retain and effectively integrate new members of management and the effect of the Company’s spin-off of International Seaways, Inc. Forward-looking statements are based the Company’s current plans, estimates and projections, and are subject to change based on a number of factors. Investors should carefully consider the risk factors outlined in more detail in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for OSG and in similar sections of other filings made by the Company with the SEC from time to time. The Company assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements and written and oral forward looking statements attributable to the Company or its representatives after the date of this release are qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements contained in this paragraph and in other reports previously or hereafter filed by the Company with the SEC.

 

 

 

Investor Relations & Media:
Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc.
Brian Tanner, 212-578-1645
btanner@osg.com 

 

 

 

 

 

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