Maroussi, Greece, March 2, 2022 – Pyxis Tankers Inc. (NASDAQ Cap Mkts: PXS), (the “Company”), an international pure play product tanker company, today announced that it has completed the sales of the Northsea Alpha and Northsea Beta, two 2010 built 8,600 dwt product tankers, for the aggregate sale price of $8.9 million.  After repayment of bank debt and related transaction costs, Company received aggregate net cash proceeds of approximately $3.1 million. The sale of these non-core assets will improve our liquidity and reduce outstanding loans.

Valentios Valentis, our Chairman & CEO, provided the following brief chartering update:

“Since the start of the year, the chartering environment has remained relatively flat despite increasing demand for refined petroleum products as low inventories have limited cargo flows to some extent. Hopefully, increasing crude oil production as the year progresses combined with strong refinery throughput and ton-mile demand should lead to greater global trading activity and better charter rates. However, the impact from last week’s events in eastern Europe have further increased uncertainty in many ways.  As of March 2, 2022, our MR’s were booked at over $14,300 /day for 75% of Q1, 2022 available days. In February, the Pyxis Epsilon experienced a minor accident at her discharge port and will consequently incur approximately 45 days of off-hire, including vessel repairs. There were no injuries nor pollution. After insurance claims, we estimate total cash costs to the Company of approximately $0.5 million during this period. The 2015 built tanker should be back in commercial service later this month.”

Vessel Name Shipyard Vesseltype Carrying Capacity(dwt) Year Built Type of charter Charter(1) Rate (per day) Anticipated Earliest Redelivery Date  
 
 
                 
Pyxis Lamda SPP / S. Korea MR 50,296 2017 Time $  15,250 Mar 2022  
Pyxis Epsilon SPP / S. Korea MR 50,295 2015 n/a   n/a n/a  
Pyxis Theta SPP / S. Korea MR 51,795 2013 Spot    n/a Mar 2022  
Pyxis Karteria Hyundai / S. Korea MR 46,652 2013 Time   14,000 May 2022  
Pyxis Malou SPP / S. Korea MR 50,667 2009 Spot   n/a n/a  
                 
      249,705          

1) Charter rates are gross and do not reflect any commissions payable

About Pyxis Tankers Inc.

We currently own a modern fleet of five tankers engaged in seaborne transportation of refined petroleum products and other bulk liquids. We are focused on growing our fleet of medium range product tankers, which provide operational flexibility and enhanced earnings potential due to their “eco” features and modifications. We are positioned to opportunistically expand and maximize our fleet due to competitive cost structure, strong customer relationships and an experienced management team whose interests are aligned with those of its shareholders. For more information, visit: http://www.pyxistankers.com.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release includes “forward-looking statements” intended to qualify for the safe harbor from liability established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 in order to encourage companies to provide prospective information about their business. These statements include statements about our plans, strategies, goals financial performance, prospects, or future events or performance and involve known and unknown risks that are difficult to predict. As a result, our actual results, performance or achievements may differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by the use of words such as “may,” “could,” “expects,” “seeks,” “predict,” “schedule,” “projects,” “intends,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “targets,” “continue,” “contemplate,” “possible,” “likely,” “might,” “will,” “should,” “would,” “potential,” and variations of these terms and similar expressions, or the negative of these terms or similar expressions. All statements that are not statements of either historical or current facts, including among other things, our expected financial performance, expectations or objectives regarding future and market charter rate expectations and, in particular, the effects of COVID-19 on our financial condition and operations and the product tanker industry, in general, are forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon estimates and assumptions. Although the Company believes 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 the Company’s control, the Company cannot assure you that it will achieve or accomplish these expectations, beliefs or projections. The Company’s actual results may differ, possibly materially, from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of certain factors, including changes in the Company’s financial resources and operational capabilities and as a result of certain other factors listed from time to time in the Company’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. For more information about risks and uncertainties associated with our business, please refer to our filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including without limitation, under the caption “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020. We caution you not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which are made as of the date of this press release. We undertake no obligation to update publicly any information in this press release, including forward-looking statements, to reflect actual results, new information or future events, changes in assumptions, or changes in other factors affecting forward-looking statements, except to the extent required by applicable laws.

Company

Pyxis Tankers Inc.59 K. Karamanli StreetMaroussi 15125 Greeceinfo@pyxistankers.com

Visit our website at www.pyxistankers.com

Company Contact

Henry WilliamsChief Financial OfficerTel: +30 (210) 638 0200 / +1 (516) 455-0106Email: hwilliams@pyxistankers.com

Source: Pyxis Tankers Inc.

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