HAMILTON, Bermuda, Feb. 26, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As previously announced, the Special General Meeting in Knightsbridge Shipping Limited to approve the merger with Golden Ocean Group Limited is scheduled to be held at Knightsbridge's offices located at Par-la-Ville Place, 4th Floor, 14 Par-la-Ville Road, Hamilton, HM 08 Bermuda, on Thursday, March 26, 2015, at 09:30 a.m., local time. Knightsbridge fixed the close of business on Monday, February 16, 2015 as the record date for the determination of the shareholders entitled to receive notice and vote at the Special General Meeting or any adjournments or postponements thereof. A copy of the Notice of Special General Meeting and the definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus is available on our website at www.knightsbridgeshipping.com and in the links below. February 26, 2015 The Board of Directors Knightsbridge Shipping Limited Hamilton, Bermuda Important Information For Investors And Shareholders This communication does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities or a solicitation of any vote or approval. In connection with the proposed transaction between Golden Ocean Group Limited ("Golden Ocean") and Knightsbridge Shipping Limited ("Knightsbridge"), Knightsbridge has filed relevant materials with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), including a registration statement of Knightsbridge on Form F-4, including Amendments No. 1, 2 and 3 thereto, containing a joint proxy statement of Golden Ocean and Knightsbridge that also constitutes a prospectus of Knightsbridge. The registration statement has been declared effective by the SEC on February 25, 2015, and Golden Ocean and Knightsbridge commenced mailing the definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus to shareholders of Golden Ocean and Knightsbridge on or about February 26, 2015. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS OF GOLDEN OCEAN AND KNIGHTSBRIDGE ARE URGED TO READ THE JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS AND OTHER DOCUMENTS FILED OR THAT WILL BE FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION. Investors and security holders will be able to obtain free copies of the registration statement and the joint proxy statement/prospectus and other documents filed with or furnished to the SEC by Knightsbridge through the website maintained by the SEC at http://www.sec.gov. Copies of the documents filed with or furnished to the SEC by Knightsbridge will be available free of charge on Knightsbridge's website at http://www.knightsbridgeshipping.com. Additional information regarding the participants in the proxy solicitations and a description of their direct and indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, are contained in the joint proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant materials to be filed with or furnished to the SEC when they become available. Forward-Looking Statements Matters discussed in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements. 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.
Words, such as, but not limited to "believe," "anticipate," "intends," "estimate," "forecast," "project," "plan," "potential," "may," "should," "expect," "pending" and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements.The forward-looking statements in this press release are based upon various assumptions. Although Knightsbridge believes that these assumptions were reasonable when made, because these assumptions are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies which are difficult or impossible to predict and are beyond the control of Knightsbridge, Knightsbridge cannot assure you that they, or the combined company resulting from the merger, will achieve or accomplish these expectations, beliefs or projections. The information set forth herein speaks only as of the date hereof, and Knightsbridge disclaims any intention or obligation to update any forward-looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date of this communication. This information is subject to the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act. Joint Proxy Statement http://hugin.info/132879/R/1897897/673761.pdf Proxy Card http://hugin.info/132879/R/1897897/673762.pdf Contact Information Knightsbridge Shipping Limited Hamilton, Bermuda Contact Persons: Ola Lorentzon: Chairman and CEO, Knightsbridge Shipping Limited + 46 703 998886 Inger M. Klemp: CFO, Knightsbridge Shipping Limited +47 23 11 40 76 HUG#1897897