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Filing Details

Accession Number:
0000899140-19-000042
Form Type:
13D Filing
Publication Date:
2019-01-29 16:52:22
Filed By:
GoldenTree Asset Management
Company:
Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. (NASDAQ:EGLE)
Filing Date:
2019-01-29
SEC Url:
13D Filing
Ownership Summary

Please notice the below summary table is generated without human intervention and may contain errors. Please refer to the complete filing displayed below for exact figures.

Name Sole Voting Power Shared Voting Power Sole Dispositive Power Shared Dispositive Power Aggregate Amount Owned Power Percent of Class
GOLDENTREE ASSET MANAGEMENT 0 12,935,880 0 12,935,880 12,935,880 17.82%
GOLDENTREE ASSET MANAGEMENT 0 12,935,880 0 12,935,880 12,935,880 17.82%
STEVEN A. TANANBAUM 162,199 12,935,880 162,199 12,935,880 13,098,079 18.04%
Filing
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C.  20549
SCHEDULE 13D/A
(Amendment No. 9)

Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc.
(Name of Issuer)


Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share
(Title of Class of Securities)

Y2187A127
(CUSIP Number)

George Travers
GoldenTree Asset Management LP
300 Park Avenue, 21st Floor
New York, NY 10022
 (212) 847-3500
(Name, Address and Telephone Number of Person
Authorized to Receive Notices and Communications)

(with copies to)
Michael E. Brandt, Esq.
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
787 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019
(212) 728-8000

January 25, 2019
(Date of Event which Requires Filing of this Statement)

If the filing person has previously filed a statement on Schedule 13G to report the acquisition that is the subject of this Schedule 13D, and is filing this schedule because of §§240.13d-1(e), 240.13d-1(f) or 240.13d-1(g), check the following box: ☒

Note: Schedules filed in paper format shall include a signed original and five copies of the schedule, including all exhibits.  See Rule 240.13d-7 for other parties to whom copies are to be sent.
* The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting person’s initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would alter disclosures provided in a prior cover page.
The information required on the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be “filed” for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes).


 
CUSIP No.  Y2187A127
 
 
 
Page 2 of 6 Pages
 

 
1
 
 
NAME OF REPORTING PERSON
 
GOLDENTREE ASSET MANAGEMENT LP
 
 
2
 
 
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP
 
 
(a) ☐
(b) ☒
 
3
 
 
SEC USE ONLY
 
 
 
4
 
 
SOURCE OF FUNDS
AF
 
 
 
5
 
 
CHECK IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEMS 2(d) or 2(e)
 ☐
 
6
 
 
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
Delaware
 
NUMBER OF
SHARES
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY EACH
REPORTING
PERSON WITH
 
7
 
 
SOLE VOTING POWER
0
 
 
 
8
 
SHARED VOTING POWER
12,935,880**
 
 
 
9
 
 
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
0
 
 
 
10
 
 
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
12,935,880**
 
 
 
11
 
 
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
12,935,880**
 
 
12
 
 
CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
 ☐
 
13
 
 
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)
17.82%
 
 
14
 
 
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
IA
 

** Includes 173 shares of Common Stock issuable upon exercise of warrants.


 
CUSIP No.  Y2187A127
 
 
 
Page 3 of 6 Pages
 

 
1
 
 
NAME OF REPORTING PERSON
 
GOLDENTREE ASSET MANAGEMENT LLC
 
 
2
 
 
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP
 
(a) ☐
(b) ☒
 
3
 
 
SEC USE ONLY
 
 
 
4
 
 
SOURCE OF FUNDS
AF
 
 
 
5
 
 
CHECK IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEMS 2(d) or 2(e)
 
 ☐
 
6
 
 
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
Delaware
 
NUMBER OF
SHARES
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY EACH REPORTING
PERSON WITH
 
7
 
 
SOLE VOTING POWER
0
 
 
 
8
 
SHARED VOTING POWER
12,935,880**
 
 
 
9
 
 
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
0
 
 
 
10
 
 
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
12,935,880**
 
 
 
11
 
 
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
12,935,880**
 
 
12
 
 
CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN
SHARES (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
 
 ☐
 
13
 
 
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)
17.82%
 
 
14
 
 
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
OO
 

** Includes 173 shares of Common Stock issuable upon exercise of warrants.


 
CUSIP No.  Y2187A127
 
 
 
Page 4 of 6 Pages
 

 
1
 
 
NAME OF REPORTING PERSON
 
STEVEN A. TANANBAUM
 
 
2
 
 
CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP
 
(a) ☐
(b) ☒
 
3
 
 
SEC USE ONLY
 
 
 
4
 
 
SOURCE OF FUNDS
AF
 
 
 
5
 
 
CHECK IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEMS 2(d) or 2(e)
 
 ☐
 
6
 
 
CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
United States of America
 
NUMBER OF
SHARES
BENEFICIALLY
OWNED BY EACH REPORTING
PERSON WITH
 
7
 
 
SOLE VOTING POWER
162,199
 
 
 
8
 
SHARED VOTING POWER
12,935,880**
 
 
 
9
 
 
SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
162,199
 
 
 
10
 
 
SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
12,935,880**
 
 
 
11
 
 
AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
13,098,079**
 
 
12
 
 
CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN
SHARES (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
 
 ☐
 
13
 
 
PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)
18.04%
 
 
14
 
 
TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
IN
 

** Includes 173 shares of Common Stock issuable upon exercise of warrants.

Introductory Statement

This Amendment No. 9 (this “Amendment”) amends the Schedule 13D originally filed by the Reporting Persons with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 11, 2016, as amended by Amendment No. 1 filed on June 1, 2016, Amendment No. 2 filed on July 11, 2016, Amendment No. 3 filed on August 16, 2016, Amendment No. 4 filed on December 15, 2016, Amendment No. 5 filed on January 20, 2017, Amendment No. 6 filed on November 29, 2017, Amendment No. 7 filed on December 15, 2017 and Amendment No. 8 filed on November 15, 2018 (the “Schedule 13D”), with respect to the shares of common stock, par value $0.01 per share (the “Common Stock”), of Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc., a Marshall Islands corporation (the “Company”).  Except as otherwise provided herein, each Item of the Schedule 13D remains unchanged.  Capitalized terms used herein but not otherwise defined shall have the meaning set forth in the Schedule 13D.
Item 3. Source and Amount of Funds or Other Consideration.
Item 3 is amended and supplemented by adding thereto the following:
The Funds expended an aggregate of $1,778,601.99 of their own investment capital to purchase the 396,609 shares of Common Stock acquired by them as described in Item 5(c) of this Amendment.
Item 4. Purpose of Transaction.
Item 4 is amended and supplemented by adding thereto the following:
The information contained in Item 5 of this Amendment is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 5. Interest in Securities of the Issuer.
Item 5(a) and (c) are amended and supplemented by adding thereto the following:

(a)          As of the date of this Amendment, each of the Reporting Persons beneficially owns shares of Common Stock in such numbers as set forth on the cover pages of this Amendment.  The total number of shares each of the Reporting Persons beneficially owns represents such percentages of the Common Stock outstanding as set forth on the cover pages to this Amendment.  Such percentages are calculated based upon the 72,592,614 shares of Common Stock reported to be outstanding as of November 6, 2018 by the Company in its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on November 7, 2018 plus (ii) the 173 shares of Common Stock issuable upon exercise of warrants held by the Reporting Persons.
(c)          On December 14, 2018, Mr. Tananbaum sold an aggregate of 2,748 shares of Common Stock in open market transactions through a brokerage entity on the New York Stock Exchange at a price per share of $4.6649.
On January 23, 2019, certain of the Funds purchased an aggregate of 185,553 shares of Common Stock in open market transactions through a brokerage entity on the New York Stock Exchange at a weighted average price per share of $4.46.
On January 24, 2019, certain of the Funds purchased an aggregate of 119,356 shares of Common Stock in open market transactions through a brokerage entity on the New York Stock Exchange at a weighted average price per share of $4.46.
On January 25, 2019, certain of the Funds purchased an aggregate of 81,400 shares of Common Stock in open market transactions through a brokerage entity on the New York Stock Exchange at a weighted average price per share of $4.47.
On January 28, 2019, certain of the Funds purchased an aggregate of 10,300 shares of Common Stock in open market transactions through a brokerage entity on the New York Stock Exchange at a weighted average price per share of $4.42.

SIGNATURES
After reasonable inquiry and to the best of each of the undersigned’s knowledge and belief, each of the undersigned, severally and not jointly, certifies that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.
Dated: January 29, 2019
 
       
 
By:
 
/s/ Steven A. Tananbaum
   
 
Steven A. Tananbaum, individually and as senior managing member of GoldenTree Asset Management LLC for itself and as the general partner of GoldenTree Asset Management LP