Ardmore Shipping Added to Russell Global and 3000 Indexes

  Ardmore Shipping Added to Russell Global and 3000 Indexes  Business Wire  HAMILTON, Bermuda -- June 30, 2014  Ardmore Shipping Corporation (NYSE:ASC) ("Ardmore" or the "Company") today announced that, following Russell Investments’ reconstitution of its comprehensive set of U.S. and global equity indexes, Ardmore has been added to the Russell Global Index and the Russell 3000 Index.  Membership in these indexes, which are reconstituted annually, remains in place for one year and means automatic inclusion for Ardmore in the small-cap Russell 2000 Index, as well as the appropriate style, sector and country indexes. Russell determines membership for its equity indexes primarily by objective, market-capitalization rankings and style attributes.  Russell indexes are widely used by investment managers and institutional investors for index funds and as benchmarks for active investment strategies, with approximately $5.2 trillion in assets currently benchmarked to them.  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 websitewww.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: The IGB Group Mr. Leon Berman, 212-477-8438 Fax: 212-477-8636 Email: lberman@igbir.com  
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