Form 6-K AEGEAN MARINE PETROLEUM For: Jun 30

June 4, 2018 4:37 PM EDT

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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 6-K

REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER PURSUANT TO
RULE 13A-16 OR 15D-16 UNDER THE SECURITIES
EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the month of June 2018

Commission File Number: 001-33179

AEGEAN MARINE PETROLEUM NETWORK INC.
(Translation of registrant's name into English)

10, Akti Kondili
185 45, Piraeus
Greece
(Address of principal executive offices)

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F.

Form 20-F [ X ] Form 40-F [ ]

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INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS FORM 6-K REPORT
Updated Corporate News
As previously disclosed, Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. (the "Company") reported in a Form 6-K furnished to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on May 21, 2018 that the audit committee of the Company's Board of Directors (the "Audit Committee") is conducting a review of certain matters relevant to the preparation and completion of the Company's annual financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2017.  The Audit Committee, which is now solely comprised of the three recently elected independent members of the Board, previously retained independent legal counsel to assist with this review.
Based on the preliminary findings of the review, the Audit Committee believes that approximately $200 million of accounts receivable at December 31, 2017 will need to be written off.  These amounts are currently due from four counterparties and were reflected in the Company's financial statements as of December 31, 2017.  There was approximately $172 million as of December 31, 2016 and $85 million as of December 31, 2015 due from these four counterparties.  The transactions that gave rise to the accounts receivable (the "Transactions") may have been, in full or in part, without economic substance and improperly accounted for in contravention of the Company's normal policies and procedures. At this time, the Company cannot determine the full impact on the financial statements or how this adjustment will be recorded.  In addition there could be other adjustments that result from the Audit Committee's review that could impact the financial statements.
The Audit Committee is continuing its review and investigation of the Transactions and other matters, with the assistance of independent counsel and forensic accounting advisors, and will pursue all available legal recourse against individuals and entities involved in the Transactions. The Audit Committee is taking all necessary and appropriate steps to identify weaknesses in the Company's internal controls and intends to remedy any such weaknesses. A number of individuals employed by the Company across multiple functions who are believed to have been involved in the Transactions have either been terminated or placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. The Company has reported its preliminary findings to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Department of Justice and intends to cooperate with any resulting investigations.
Unless the circumstances otherwise require, the Company will provide further comment when the investigation is completed and the Board of Directors receives and considers the Audit Committee's findings and recommendations.
Attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Report on Form 6-K is a copy of the press release issued by the Company, dated June 4, 2018.

About Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc.
Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. is an international marine fuel logistics company that markets and physically supplies refined marine fuel and lubricants to ships in port and at sea. The Company procures product from various sources (such as refineries, oil producers, and traders) and resells it to a diverse group of customers across all major commercial shipping sectors and leading cruise lines. Currently, Aegean has a global presence in more than 30 markets and a team of professionals ready to serve its customers wherever they are around the globe.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
Matters discussed in this report may constitute forward-looking statements. The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended (the "PSLRA") 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. The Company desires to take advantage of the safe harbor provisions of the PSLRA and is including this cautionary statement in connection therewith. Such statements that are not historical facts are hereby identified as forward-looking statements and are intended to be covered by the safe harbor provisions of the PSLRA and can be identified by the use of the words "believe," "expect," "predict," "project," "potential," "estimate," "anticipate," "should," "intend," "may," "will," and similar expressions or variations of such words, or by discussion of future financial results and events, strategy or risks and uncertainties, trends and conditions in the Company's business and competitive strengths, all of which involve risks and uncertainties. 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, Company management's examination of historical operating trends, data contained in the Company's records and other data available from third parties. Although the Company believes that these assumptions were reasonable when made, because these assumptions are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies that 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.
 
Where, in any forward-looking statement, management expresses an expectation or belief as to future results or actions, there can be no assurance that the statement of expectation or belief will result or be achieved or accomplished. The Company's actual results may differ materially from its expectations, plans or projections. Forward-looking statements are only predictions and estimates, which are inherently subject to risks, trends and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Company's ability to control or predict with accuracy and some of which might not even anticipate. There can be no assurance that the Company will achieve its expectations and it does not assume responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of the forward-looking statements. Future events and actual results, financial and otherwise, may differ materially from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements in this report.
 
Many factors could cause actual future events to differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this report, including but not limited to: the Company's ability to manage growth, the Company's ability to maintain its business in light of its proposed business and location expansion or other changes in its business, the Company's ability to obtain double hull secondhand bunkering tankers, the outcome of legal, tax or regulatory proceedings to which the Company may become a party, adverse conditions in the shipping or the marine fuel supply industries, the Company's ability to retain its key suppliers and key customers, material disruptions in the availability or supply of crude oil or refined petroleum products, changes in the market price of petroleum, including the volatility of spot pricing, increased levels of competition, compliance or lack of compliance with various environmental and other applicable laws and regulations, the Company's ability to collect accounts receivable, changes in the political, economic or regulatory conditions in the markets in which the Company operates, and the world in general, the Company's failure to hedge certain financial risks associated with its business, the Company's ability to maintain its current tax treatments and its failure to comply with restrictions in its credit agreements and other factors. Please see the Company's filings with the SEC for a more complete discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties. Other unknown or unpredictable factors could also have material adverse effects on future results, performance or achievements of the Company.
 
All forward-looking statements included in this report are based upon information available to the Company as of the date of this report. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. These forward-looking statements are made only as of the date hereof, and the Company undertakes no obligations to update or revise the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.
 

SIGNATURES
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.

 
AEGEAN MARINE PETROLEUM NETWORK INC.
(registrant)
 
     
Dated: June 4, 2018
By: /s/ Jonathan McIlroy
 
 
Name: Jonathan McIlroy
Title: President
 
 




Exhibit 99.1









Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. Provides Update on Financial Reporting Internal Review

Recomposed Board and Management Team Taking Action to Enhance Transparency, Improve Performance and Maximize Profitability

Company Continues to Focus on Serving Strong Global Customer Base

Comprehensive Strategic and Operational Review Focused on
Maximizing Profitability and Return on Capital

NEW YORK, June 4, 2018 – Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. (NYSE: ANW) ("Aegean" or the "Company"), a leading international marine fuel logistics company, today provided an update on its ongoing internal review by the audit committee of the Company's Board of Directors (the "Audit Committee").

As previously disclosed, Aegean reported in a Form 6-K filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on May 21, 2018 that the Audit Committee, is conducting a review of certain matters relevant to the preparation and completion of the Company's annual financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2017. The Audit Committee, which is now solely comprised of the three recently elected independent members of the Board, previously retained independent legal counsel to assist with this review.

Based on the preliminary findings of the review, the Audit Committee believes that approximately $200 million of accounts receivable owed to the Company at December 31, 2017 will need to be written off. These amounts are currently due from four counterparties that were reflected in the Company's financial statements as of December 31, 2017. There was approximately $172 million as of December 31, 2016 and $85 million as of December 31, 2015 due from these four counterparties. The transactions that gave rise to the accounts receivable ("the Transactions") may have been, in full or in part, without economic substance and improperly accounted for in contravention of the Company's normal policies and procedures.

At this time, the Company cannot determine the full impact on the financial statements or how this adjustment will be recorded. In addition, there could be other adjustments that result from the Audit Committee's review that could impact the financial statements.

"Under the guidance of a reinvigorated Board, independent Audit Committee, and refreshed management team, Aegean continues to make progress in working through its annual reporting process and ongoing review of historical financial reporting," said Donald Moore, Chairman of the Board. "The new Board is taking all necessary actions to improve financial and operating performance and enhance both transparency and corporate governance in order to deliver value to our shareholders and other stakeholders."

As previously announced, the Board has directed management to conduct a comprehensive strategic and operational review focused on maximizing profitability and return on capital. This includes an evaluation of the Company's physical assets, existing footprint, and the capital efficiency of every business activity in which the Company is engaged and each port in which it operates.

Mr. Moore continued, "We thank our employees for their continued dedication and our new and existing customers and suppliers for their continued support. We are confident that Aegean is moving toward its goal of being the leader in the physical supply and marketing of marine fuel."

The Audit Committee is continuing its review and investigation of the Transactions and other matters, with the assistance of independent counsel and forensic accounting advisors, and expects to recommend to the Company that it pursue claims against individuals and entities involved in the Transactions. The Audit Committee is taking all the necessary and appropriate steps to identify weaknesses in the Company's internal controls and remedy any such weaknesses. A number of individuals employed by the Company across multiple functions who are believed to have been involved in the Transactions have been terminated or placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. The Company has reported its preliminary findings to the SEC and the Department of Justice and intends to cooperate with any resulting investigations. The Company does not intend to provide an update on this process until the review is completed.



About Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc.

Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. is an international marine fuel logistics company that markets and physically supplies refined marine fuel and lubricants to ships in port and at sea. The Company procures product from various sources (such as refineries, oil producers, and traders) and resells it to a diverse group of customers across all major commercial shipping sectors and leading cruise lines. Currently, Aegean has a global presence in more than 30 markets and a team of professionals ready to serve its customers wherever they are around the globe. For additional information please visit: www.ampni.com.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Matters discussed or referenced in this press release 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.

The Company desires to take advantage of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and is including this cautionary statement in connection with this safe harbor legislation. The words "believe," "intend," "anticipate," "estimate," "project," "forecast," "plan," "potential," "may," "should," "expect" and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statements made or referenced in this press release are based upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions, including without limitation, Company management's examination of historical operating trends, data contained in the Company's records and other data available from third parties. 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.

In addition to these important factors, other important factors that, in the Company's view, could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements include the Company's ability to manage growth, the Company's ability to maintain its business in light of its proposed business and location expansion or other changes in its business, the Company's ability to obtain double hull secondhand bunkering tankers, the outcome of legal, tax or regulatory proceedings to which the Company may become a party, adverse conditions in the shipping or the marine fuel supply industries, the Company's ability to retain its key suppliers and key customers, material disruptions in the availability or supply of crude oil or refined petroleum products, changes in the market price of petroleum, including the volatility of spot pricing, increased levels of competition, compliance or lack of compliance with various environmental and other applicable laws and regulations, the Company's ability to collect accounts receivable, changes in the political, economic or regulatory conditions in the markets in which the Company operates, and the world in general, the Company's failure to hedge certain financial risks associated with its business, the Company's ability to maintain its current tax treatments and the Company's failure to comply with restrictions or covenants in its debt agreements and other factors. Please see the Company's filings with the SEC for a more complete discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties.

CONTACTS:
Investor Relations / Media Advisor
Nicolas Bornozis / Daniela Guerrero
Capital Link, Inc.
Tel. +1-212-661-7566
Email: aegean@capitallink.com

Andy Brimmer / Joseph Sala / Aaron Palash
Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher
Tel. +1-212-355-4449


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