HAMILTON, Bermuda, May 8, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nordic American Tankers Limited (the "Company") (NYSE:NAT) today announced that its Board of Directors (the "Board") has scheduled the Company's 2014 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (the "Meeting"), to be held on June 17, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in Hamilton, Bermuda. The Board has set a record date of April 28, 2014 for the determination of the Company's shareholders entitled to receive notice of and to vote at the Meeting or any adjournment thereof. The Company's Notice of the Meeting and Proxy Statement were furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "Commission") on May 8, 2014, on the Commission's website at www.sec.gov , and may also be found on the Company's website at www.nat.bm . The Company also filed its 2013 Annual Report on Form 20-F, which includes the Company's complete 2013 audited financial statements, with the Commission and the Annual Report is available on the SEC website at www.sec.gov and the Company's website at www.nat.bm . Any shareholder may receive a hard copy of the Company's Annual Report or Proxy Statement, free of charge upon request. CAUTIONARY STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS Matters discussed in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements. The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides safe harbor protections for forward-looking statements in order to encourage companies to provide prospective information about their business. Forward-looking statements 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 Company desires to take advantage of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and is including this cautionary statement in connection with this safe harbor legislation. The words "believe," "anticipate," "intend," "estimate," "forecast," "project," "plan," "potential," "will," "may," "should," "expect," "pending" and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements.