Ardmore Shipping Corporation Commences Execution of Its Fleet Expansion Plan

  Ardmore Shipping Corporation Commences Execution of Its Fleet Expansion Plan

Business Wire

CORK, Ireland -- August 8, 2013

Ardmore Shipping Corporation (NYSE:ASC) (“Ardmore” or the “Company”) today
announced that it has exercised options on two 50,300-dwt IMO 3 eco-design
product tankers ordered from SPP Shipbuilding Co. Ltd, South Korea. (“SPP”).
This extends the series from SPP to a total of eight with deliveries beginning
in January 2014. The two-ship package has a cost of approximately $68,500,000
inclusive of ballast water treatment systems. Ardmore expects to take delivery
of these vessels from SPP in the second and third quarters of 2015.

About Ardmore Shipping Corporation:

Ardmore owns and operates a modern, fuel-efficient fleet of mid-size product
and chemical tankers. The Company is engaged in the seaborne transportation of
petroleum products and chemicals worldwide to oil majors, national oil
companies, oil and chemical traders, and chemical companies. Additional
information is available at the Company's website www.ardmoreshipping.com,
which is not a part of this press release.

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,” “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, many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions,
including without limitation, our management's examination of historical
operating trends, data contained in our records and other data available from
third parties. Although we believe 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 our control, we cannot assure you that we will achieve or
accomplish these expectations, beliefs or projections.

In addition to these important factors, other important factors that, in our
view, could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in
the forward-looking statements include the failure of counterparties to fully
perform their contracts with us, the strength of world economies and
currencies, general market conditions, including fluctuations in charter rates
and vessel values, changes in demand for tanker vessel capacity, changes in
our operating expenses, including bunker prices, drydocking and insurance
costs, the market for our vessels, competition in the tanker industry,
availability of financing and refinancing, charter counterparty performance,
ability to obtain financing and comply with covenants in such financing
arrangements, changes in governmental rules and regulations or actions taken
by regulatory authorities, potential liability from pending or future
litigation, general domestic and international political conditions, potential
disruption of shipping routes due to accidents, piracy or political events,
vessels breakdowns and instances of off-hires and other factors. Please see
our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a more complete
discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties.

Contact:

Investor Relations Enquiries:
Mr Leon Berman
The IGB Group
Tel: 212-477-8438
Fax: 212-477-8636
Email: lberman@igbir.com