SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER
PURSUANT TO RULE 13A-16 OR 15D-16
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the month of December 2022
Commission File Number: 001-34153
GLOBAL SHIP LEASE, INC.
(Translation of registrants name into English)
c/o Global Ship Lease Services Limited
25 Wilton Road
London SW1V 1LW
(Address of principal executive office)
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INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS FORM 6-K REPORT
Attached to this Report on Form 6-K (this Report) as Exhibit 3.1 is a copy of the Certificate of Amendment to the Certificate of Designation for the 8.75% Series B Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Shares (the Series B Preferred Shares) of Global Ship Lease, Inc. (the Company), filed with the Registrar of Corporations for the Republic of the Marshall Islands on December 28, 2022, increasing the number of authorized Series B Preferred Shares to 104,000.
Attached to this Report as Exhibit 99.2 is a copy of the press release issued by the Company on December 8, 2022, announcing that the Company has declared a dividend of $0.546875 per depositary share, each share representing 1/100th interest in a share of the Companys Series B Preferred Shares.
The information contained in this Report is hereby incorporated by reference into the Companys registration statements on Form F-3 (File Nos. 333-231509, 333-258800 and 333-267468) and Form S-8 (File Nos. 333-258992 and 333-264113).
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
GLOBAL SHIP LEASE, INC.
Dated: December 29, 2022
|Ian J. Webber|
|Chief Executive Officer|
STATEMENT OF DESIGNATIONS
GLOBAL SHIP LEASE, INC.
Reg. No. 28891
REPUBLIC OF THE MARSHALL ISLANDS
REGISTRAR OF CORPORATIONS
The original of this Document was
CERTIFICATE OF AMENDMENT
CERTIFICATE OF DESIGNATION
8.75% SERIES B CUMULATIVE REDEEMABLE PERPETUAL PREFERRED SHARES
Global Ship Lease, Inc., a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the
Republic of the Marshall Islands (the Company), does hereby certify pursuant to the provisions of the Business Corporations Act of the Republic of the Marshall Islands:
That a duly authorized committee of the Companys Board of Directors previously adopted a resolution on August 13, 2014, to create a series of preferred shares of the Company designated as 8.75% Series B Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Shares (the Series B Preferred Shares).
That pursuant to resolutions adopted by the unanimous consent of the Board of Directors of the Company on December 28, 2022 the Certificate of Designation for the Series B Preferred Shares, dated August 19, 2014, and as amended on December 9, 2019 (the Certificate of Designation), is further amended to increase the number of authorized Series B Preferred Shares:
The first sentence of Section 2 of the Certificate of Designation be and it hereby is deleted and replaced in its entirety as follows:
The authorized number of shares of Series B Preferred Shares shall be 104,000 shares, subject to increase by filing a certificate of designation with respect to such additional shares.
All of the other provisions of the Certificate of Designation shall remain unchanged.
[Signature Page Follows]
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has executed this Certificate of Amendment to the Certificate of Designation as of December 28, 2022.
Name: Ian J. Webber
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Investor and Media Contact:
The IGB Group
Global Ship Lease Declares Quarterly Dividend on its 8.75% Series B Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Shares
LONDON, December 08, 2022 Global Ship Lease, Inc. (NYSE:GSL) (the Company) announced today that the Companys Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend of $0.546875 per depositary share, each representing a 1/100th interest in a share of its 8.75% Series B Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Shares (the Series B Preferred Shares) (NYSE:GSLPrB). The dividend represents payment for the period from October 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022 and will be paid on January 3, 2023 to all Series B Preferred Shareholders of record as of December 23, 2022.
About Global Ship Lease
Global Ship Lease is a leading independent owner of containerships with a diversified fleet of mid-sized and smaller containerships. Incorporated in the Marshall Islands, Global Ship Lease commenced operations in December 2007 with a business of owning and chartering out containerships under fixed-rate charters to top tier container liner companies. It was listed on the New York Stock Exchange in August 2008.
As at November 8, 2022, Global Ship Lease owned 65 containerships, ranging from 1,118 to 11,040 TEU, with an aggregate capacity of 342,348 TEU. 32 ships are wide-beam Post-Panamax.
Adjusted to include all charters agreed, up to November 8, 2022, the average remaining term of the Companys charters as at September 30, 2022, to the mid-point of redelivery, including options under the Companys control and other than if a redelivery notice has been received, was 2.9 years on a TEU-weighted basis. Contracted revenue on the same basis was $2.23 billion. Contracted revenue was $2.65 billion, including options under charterers control and with latest redelivery date, representing a weighted average remaining term of 3.7 years.
This press release contains forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements provide the Companys current expectations or forecasts of future events. Forward-looking statements include statements about the Companys expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, intentions, assumptions and other statements that are not historical facts. Words or phrases such as anticipate, believe, continue, estimate, expect, intend, may, ongoing, plan, potential, predict, project, will or similar words or phrases, or the negatives of those words or phrases, may identify forward-looking statements, but the absence of these words does not necessarily mean that a statement is not forward-looking. These forward-looking statements are based on assumptions that may be incorrect, and the Company cannot assure you that the events or expectations included in these forward-looking statements will come to pass. Actual results could differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements as a result of various factors, including the factors described in Risk Factors in the Companys Annual Report on Form 20-F and the factors and risks the Company describes in subsequent reports filed from time to time with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Accordingly, you should not unduly rely on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly revise any forward-looking statement to reflect circumstances or events after the date of this press release or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.