HAMILTON, BERMUDA, September 1, 2015 – DHT Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:DHT) (“DHT” or the “Company”) today announced that it has appointed Joseph H. Pyne to its board of directors. The appointment of Mr. Pyne as a director expands the board from three to four independent directors. Mr. Erik Lind, Chairman of DHT says: “We are very pleased to have Joe join the DHT board of directors. His commercial and operational experience and longstanding insight into the US capital markets are all expected to significantly augment the workings of the board to the benefit of DHT”
Mr. Pyne, age 67, is the Executive Chairman of Kirby Corporation and served as the Chief Executive Officer of the company from 1995 to April 29, 2014. Mr. Pyne served as Executive Vice President from 1992 to 1995 and also served as President of Kirby Inland Marine, LP, Kirby Corp.’s principal transportation subsidiary, from 1984 to November 1999. He served at Northrop Services, Inc. and served as an Officer in the Navy. He has been Executive Chairman of Kirby Corporation since April 2013 and its Director since 1988. He served as a Member of Advisory Board at Ocean Energy Institute. Mr. Pyne holds a degree in Liberal Arts from the University of North Carolina. Mr. Pyne is a resident and citizen of the US.
About DHT Holdings, Inc.
DHT is an independent crude oil tanker company. Our fleet trades internationally and consists of crude oil tankers in the VLCC, Suezmax and Aframax segments. We operate through our integrated management companies in Oslo, Norway and Singapore. You shall recognize us by our business approach with an experienced organization with focus on first rate operations and customer service, quality ships built at quality shipyards, prudent capital structure with robust cash break even levels to accommodate staying power through the business cycles, a combination of market exposure and fixed income contracts for our fleet and a transparent corporate structure maintaining a high level of integrity and good governance. For further information: www.dhtankers.com.
Forward Looking Statements
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Erik A. Lind, Chairman of the Board
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