Press release 15th of March 2024


Antwerp, March 15, 2024, 5 p.m. – CMB NV ("CMB") announced today that the Market Court in Belgium has denied a request to suspend the closing of the Belgian offer. The request was filed by certain funds managed by FourWorld Capital Management, LLC (“FourWorld”) in connection with CMB’s Belgian offer for shares of Euronav NV (“Euronav”).

Both the U.S. offer and the Belgian offer have closed earlier today as scheduled. CMB will announce the results of the offers at the latest on March 22nd, in accordance with the offering materials.

About CMB

CMB (Compagnie Maritime Belge) is a diversified shipping group based in Antwerp, Belgium. CMB is the majority shareholder of Euronav.

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About Euronav NV & CMB.TECH

Euronav and CMB.TECH together represent a group with approximately 150 ocean-going vessels in dry bulk, container shipping, chemical tankers, offshore wind and oil tankers. The group focuses on large marine and industrial applications on hydrogen or ammonia. They also offer hydrogen and ammonia fuel to customers, through own production or third-party producers. The company is headquartered in Antwerp, Belgium, and has offices across Europe and Asia.

Euronav is listed on Euronext Brussels and on the NYSE under the symbol EURN.

Euronav plans to change the group's name to CMB.TECH. Euronav will remain the oil tanker shipping division within the group.

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This press release does not constitute a takeover bid to purchase securities of Euronav nor a solicitation by anyone in any jurisdiction with respect to Euronav. The public takeover bid is only made on the basis of the prospectus approved by the FSMA, which is available on Neither this press release nor any other information in respect of the matters contained herein may be supplied in any jurisdiction where a registration, qualification or any other obligation is in force or would be with regard to the content hereof or thereof. Any failure to comply with these restrictions may constitute a violation of the financial laws and regulations in such jurisdictions. CMB and its affiliates explicitly decline any liability for breach of these restrictions by any person.

Additional Information for U.S. Holders

This press release is for informational purposes only and is neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell any ordinary shares, no par value, of Euronav (“Ordinary Shares”) or any other securities.

The U.S. Offer is only being made to U.S. Holders who are the beneficial owners of Ordinary Shares. The U.S. Offer is made solely by the Offer to Purchase and related Letter of Transmittal, which are included in CMB’s Schedule TO filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The U.S. Offer expired on March 15, 2024.


Katrien Hennin
Head of Marketing and Communications CMB
+32 499 39 34 70