Safe Bulkers’ common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) under the symbol “SB.” The Company’s series C preferred stock and series D preferred stock are listed on the NYSE, and trade under the symbols “SB.PR.C” and “SB.PR.D”, respectively.
The declaration and payment of dividends, if any, will always be subject to the discretion of the Board of Directors of the Company. There is no guarantee that the Company’s Board of Directors will determine to issue cash dividends in the future. The timing and amount of any dividends declared will depend on, among other things: (i) the Company’s earnings, fleet employment profile, financial condition and cash requirements and available sources of liquidity; (ii) decisions in relation to the Company’s growth, fleet renewal and leverage strategies; (iii) provisions of Marshall Islands and Liberian law governing the payment of dividends; (iv) restrictive covenants in the Company’s existing and future debt instruments; and (v) global economic and financial conditions.
As of November 3, 2023, the Company had issued and outstanding:
111,607,828 shares of common stock
804,950 shares of 8.00% Series C Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Shares, liquidation preference $25.00 per share and
3,195,050 shares of 8.00% Series D Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Shares, liquidation preference $25.00 per share.
On November 7, 2023, the Board of Directors of the Company declared a cash dividend on the Company’s common stock of $0.05 per share which is payable on December 14, 2023 to the shareholders of record of the Company’s common stock at the closing of trading on November 27, 2023.
The Company declared a cash dividend of $0.50 per share on each of its 8.00% Series C Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Shares (NYSE: SB.PR.C) and 8.00% Series D Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Shares (NYSE: SB.PR.D) for the period from July 30, 2023 to October 29, 2023. Each dividend will be paid on October 30, 2023 to all shareholders of record as of October 18, 2023