6-K 1 a6k-semiannualreport.htm 6-K Document

Washington, D.C. 20549
For the month of October 2018
Commission File Number: 001-36810
De Gerlachekaai 20
2000 Antwerpen
(Address of principal executive offices)
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Throughout this report, all references to “Euronav,” the "Company,” “we,” “our,” and “us” refer to Euronav NV and its subsidiaries. Unless otherwise indicated, all references to “U.S. dollars,” “USD,” “dollars,” “US$” and “$” in this annual report are to the lawful currency of the United States of America and references to “Euro,” “EUR,” and “€” are to the lawful currency of Belgium.

Matters discussed in this report 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.
We desire to take advantage of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and are including this cautionary statement in connection therewith. This report and any other written or oral statements made by us or on our behalf may include forward-looking statements, which reflect our current views with respect to future events and financial performance, and are not intended to give any assurance as to future results. When used in this document, the words "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "estimate," "intend," "plan," "target," "project," "likely," "may," "will," "would," "could" and similar expressions, terms, or phrases may identify forward-looking statements.
The forward-looking statements in this report are based upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions, including without limitation, 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 important factors and matters discussed elsewhere in this report, and in the documents incorporated by reference herein, important factors that, in our view, could cause our actual results and developments to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements include:
the strength of world economies and currencies;
general market conditions, including the market for our vessels, fluctuations in charter rates and vessel values;
availability of financing and refinancing;
our business strategy and other plans and objectives for growth and future operations;
our ability to successfully employ our existing and newbuilding vessels;
planned capital expenditures and availability of capital resources to fund capital expenditures;
our ability to realize the expected benefits from acquisitions;
potential liability from pending or future litigation;
general domestic and international political conditions;
potential disruption of shipping routes due to accidents or political events;
vessels breakdowns and instances of off-hires;
competition within our industry;
the supply of and demand for vessels comparable to ours;
corruption, piracy, militant activities, political instability, terrorism, ethnic unrest in locations where we may operate;
delays and cost overruns in construction projects;
our level of indebtedness;
our ability to obtain financing and comply with the restrictive and other covenants in our financing arrangements;
our need for cash to meet our debt service obligations;
our levels of operating and maintenance costs, including bunker prices, drydocking and insurance costs;
availability of skilled workers and the related labor costs;
compliance with governmental, tax, environmental and safety regulation;
any non-compliance with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 (FCPA) or other applicable regulations relating to bribery;
general economic conditions and conditions in the oil and natural gas industry;
effects of new products and new technology in our industry;
the failure of counterparties to fully perform their contracts with us;
our dependence on key personnel;
adequacy of insurance coverage;
our ability to obtain indemnities from customers;
changes in laws, treaties or regulations; and
the volatility of the price of our ordinary shares.
These factors and the other risk factors described in this report are not necessarily all of the important factors that could cause actual results or developments to differ materially from those expressed in any of our forward-looking statements. Other unknown or unpredictable factors also could harm our results. Consequently, there can be no assurance that actual results or

developments anticipated by us will be realized or, even if substantially realized, that they will have the expected consequences to, or effects on, us. These forward looking statements are not guarantees of our future performance, and actual results and developments may vary materially from those projected in the forward looking statements. Given these uncertainties, prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. We undertake no obligation, and specifically decline any obligation, except as required by law, to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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.
Dated: October 9, 2018
/s/ Hugo De Stoop
Hugo De Stoop
Chief Financial Officer