Reference is made to the stock exchange notice dated March 14, 2017 where Golden Ocean Group Limited (NASDAQ and OSE: GOGL) (“Golden Ocean” or the “Company”) announced that it has entered into agreements to acquire 16 modern dry bulk vessels in an all-share transaction where the Company will issue in aggregate 17.8 million consideration shares.

The Company is pleased to announce that it has taken delivery of additional one vessel, Q Jake (to be renamed Golden Jake). Golden Ocean has issued 500,000 consideration shares to Quintana Shipping Ltd. and associated companies in exchange for the vessel. Following this transaction, the Company’s issued share capital is USD 6,501,149.60 divided into 130,022,992 issued shares, each with a nominal value of USD 0.05.