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302 Knights Run Avenue, Suite 1200
Tampa, Florida 33602

May 30, 2018

Dear Stockholder,

We are writing in connection with our upcoming Annual Meeting of Stockholders, which takes place on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. Your vote is important, so we want to be sure that you focus on some key facts concerning our executive compensation program.

We believe that the compensation of our executives - particularly that of our CEO, Samuel Norton - is strongly aligned with your interests. Specifically:
Our CEO’s pay is aligned with company performance. For 2017, company performance was below 2016 levels. Our CEO earned only 81% of his 2017 target compensation.
The amount of annual incentive compensation awarded, if any, is based upon performance metrics established at the beginning of the performance period by our Compensation Committee.
100% of our CEO’s 2017 annual incentive compensation - 76% of his total 2017 compensation - was paid in equity. The equity vested upon grant, as the applicable performance metrics had already been met (similar to the way and other companies pay out annual incentive compensation in cash).
A portion of the equity - if any - he receives as annual incentive compensation is paid in the form of options that have value only if the stock price increases, benefiting all stockholders.
Our CEO must hold such equity for at least three years (unless his employment is terminated).
Our CEO did not receive a salary increase in 2017.
The CEO’s “single-trigger” change-in-control provision is being phased out and will be eliminated in July 2019.
A portion of our CEO’s incentive compensation can be clawed back under certain circumstances.
We maintain robust stock ownership requirements: 5x annual base salary for our CEO; 3x annual base salary for our CFO; and 1.5x annual base salary for all other “Section 16 officers”.

We believe the above points demonstrate our commitment to maintaining and enhancing the relationship between executive pay and OSG’s long-term performance. Accordingly, we urge you to consider these points and vote FOR Proposal 3 (Advisory Vote on Approval of the Compensation of the Named Executive Officers).


Timothy J. Bernlohr
Chair of the OSG Compensation Committee

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