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 May 2015
Commission File Number: 001-33869
STAR BULK CARRIERS CORP.
(Translation of registrants name into English)
Star Bulk Carriers Corp.
c/o Star Bulk Management Inc.
40 Agiou Konstantinou Street,
(Address of principal executive office)
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INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS FORM 6-K REPORT
Placement Agency Agreement
On May 13, 2015, Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (the Company) entered into a placement agency agreement (the Placement Agency Agreement) with Clarksons Platou Securities, Inc., as manager of the several placement agents named therein, relating to the offering, issuance and sale directly to selected institutional investors of an aggregate of 56,250,000 of the Companys common shares, par value $0.01 per share (the Shares) at a price of $3.20 per Share in a registered offering under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the Securities Act). The Placement Agency Agreement contains customary indemnities and covenants.
The foregoing description of the Placement Agency Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Placement Agency Agreement, a copy of which is attached to this Current Report as Exhibit 1.1, and is incorporated herein by reference.
In connection with the issuance of the Shares, the Company received an opinion of its Marshall Islands counsel, Seward & Kissel LLP, which is filed as Exhibit 5.1 hereto.
The foregoing description does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the opinion of Seward & Kissel LLP, a copy of which is included as Exhibit 5.1 to this Current Report on Form 6-K, and is incorporated by reference herein.
This information contained in this Current Report on Form 6-K, including the exhibits hereto, is hereby incorporated by reference into the Companys Registration Statement on Form F-3 (File No. 333-197886).
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.
|Date: May 18, 2015||STAR BULK CARRIERS CORP.|
|By:||/s/ Hamish Norton|
[Signature Page for 6-K]
|1.1||Placement Agency Agreement, dated May 13, 2015, between Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (the Company) and the placement agents named on Schedule I thereto.|
|5.1||Opinion of Seward & Kissel LLP.|