NEW YORK, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Baltic Trading Limited ("Baltic Trading") (NYSE: BALT) today announced that it has commenced a public offering of common stock. Baltic Trading intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for future vessel acquisitions or, to the extent it does not so use them, for working capital and general corporate purposes. Jefferies LLC is acting as sole book-running manager for the offering. Baltic Trading has filed a registration statement (including a prospectus and related preliminary prospectus supplement for the common stock offering) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") for the offering to which this communication relates. Before you invest, you should read the preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus for more complete information about Baltic Trading and the offering. You may obtain copies of these documents for free on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, copies may be obtained from Jefferies LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 520 Madison Avenue, 12 th Floor, New York, NY 10022 (or by email to Prospectus_Department@Jefferies.com). This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any jurisdiction. These securities will be offered only by means of a prospectus, including the prospectus supplement relating to the shares of common stock, meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. About Baltic Trading Limited Baltic Trading Limited is a drybulk company focused on the spot charter market. Baltic Trading transports iron ore, coal, grain, steel products and other drybulk cargoes along global shipping routes. Baltic Trading's fleet consists of two Capesize, four Supramax and three Handysize vessels with an aggregate carrying capacity of approximately 672,000 dwt.