SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, DC 20549

 

 

SCHEDULE 13D

Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 

(Amendment No. 1)*

 

 

STEALTHGAS INC.

(Name of Issuer)

Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share

(Title of Class of Securities)

Y81669 10 6

(CUSIP Number)

Harry N. Vafias

c/o StealthGas Inc.

331 Kifissias Avenue

Erithrea 14561

Athens, Greece

011 30210 625 0001

(Name, Address and Telephone Number of Person Authorized to Receive Notices and Communications)

With Copies To:

Finn Murphy, Esq.

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

101 Park Avenue

New York, New York 10178

(212) 309-6000

March 25, 2020

(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 § 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).

(Continued on following pages)

 

 

 


CUSIP No. Y81669 10 6   13D   Page 2 of 7 Pages

 

  1   

NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS

 

Flawless Management Inc.

  2  

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (see instructions)

(a)  ☐        (b)  ☐

 

  3  

SEC USE ONLY

 

  4  

SOURCE OF FUNDS (see instructions)

 

OO

  5  

CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEM 2(d) or 2(e)

 

  6  

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

Republic of the Marshall Islands

NUMBER OF

SHARES

BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING

PERSON

WITH

 

     7                

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

7,105,453

     8   

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

0

     9   

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

7,105,453

   10   

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

0

11  

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

7,105,453

12  

CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (see instructions)

 

13  

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 11

 

18.1%

14  

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (see instructions)

 

OO


CUSIP No. Y81669 10 6   13D   Page 3 of 7 Pages

 

  1   

NAME OF REPORTING PERSONS

 

Harry N. Vafias

  2  

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (see instructions)

(a)  ☐        (b)  ☐

 

  3  

SEC USE ONLY

 

  4  

SOURCE OF FUNDS (see instructions)

 

Not applicable

  5  

CHECK BOX IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEM 2(d) or 2(e)

 

  6  

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

 

GREECE

NUMBER OF

SHARES

BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING

PERSON

WITH

 

     7                

SOLE VOTING POWER

 

7,774,243

     8   

SHARED VOTING POWER

 

0

     9   

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

7,774,243

   10   

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

 

0

11  

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

 

7,774,243

12  

CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (see instructions)

 

13  

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 11

 

19.8%

14  

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (see instructions)

 

IN


Item 1.

Security and Issuer

This Amendment No. 1 to the Statement on Schedule 13D originally filed on February 5, 2018 (the “Schedule 13D”), relates to the common stock, par value $0.01 per share (“Common Stock”), of StealthGas Inc., a Marshall Islands corporation (the “Company”). The principal executive office of the Company is located at 331 Kifissias Avenue, Erithrea 14561, Athens, Greece. Information given in response to each item below shall be deemed incorporated by reference in all other items below.

 

Item 2.

Identity and Background

(a)-(c), (f) This Schedule 13D is being filed pursuant to a Joint Filing Agreement (attached as Exhibit 1 and incorporated herein by reference) by and between Flawless Management Inc., a Republic of the Marshall Islands corporation (“Flawless”), and Harry N. Vafias in his personal capacity (sometimes collectively referred to as the “Reporting Persons”). The principal business of Flawless is investing in securities. The business address of each of the Reporting Persons is c/o StealthGas Inc., 331 Kifissias Avenue, Erithrea 14561, Athens, Greece. The sole officer and director of Flawless is Harry N. Vafias who is the Director, President, Secretary and Treasurer of Flawless. Harry N. Vafias is an individual of Greek citizenship who is the Chief Executive Officer, President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company.     

(d) During the last five years, no Reporting Person has been convicted in a criminal proceeding (excluding traffic violations or similar misdemeanors).

(e) During the last five years, no Reporting Person was a party to a civil proceeding of a judicial or administrative body of competent jurisdiction and as a result of such proceeding was or is subject to a judgment, decree or final order enjoining future violations of, or prohibiting or mandating activities subject to, federal or state securities laws or finding any violation with respect to such laws.

 

Item 3.

Source and Amount of Funds or Other Consideration

From March 25 to 27, 2020, 882,277 shares of Common Stock were transferred to Flawless without consideration from an entity affiliated with other members of the Vafias family, including Mr. Vafias’s mother.

 

Item 4.

Purpose of Transaction.

See the response to Item 3, which is incorporated by reference herein. Neither Flawless nor Mr. Harry N. Vafias has any plans or proposals with respect to any material change in the Company’s business or corporate structure or, generally, any other action referred to in instructions (a) through (j) of Item 4 of the form of Schedule 13D.

 

Item 5.

Interest in Securities of the Issuer

(a) As of the date of this filing, the Reporting Persons’ beneficial ownership of the Common Stock is as follows:


Name

   Sole Voting and
Dispositive Power
     Shared Voting and
Dispositive Power
     Percentage  

Flawless Management Inc.

     7,105,453        —          18.1

Harry N. Vafias

     7,774,243        —          19.8

(b) Number of shares of Common Stock beneficially owned as to which the Reporting Persons have:

(i) sole power to vote or direct the vote:

 

Name

   Number of
Shares
 

Flawless Management Inc.

     7,105,453  

Harry N. Vafias

     7,774,243

(ii) sole power to dispose or direct the disposition of:

 

Name

   Number of
Shares
 

Flawless Management Inc.

     7,105,453  

Harry N. Vafias

     7,774,243

(c)    Other than as set forth in response to Item 3 above, no other transactions in the Company’s Common Stock by the Reporting Persons were effected in the past 60 days.

(d)     No other person is known to have the right to receive or the power to direct the receipt of dividends from, or the proceeds from the sale of, the Common Stock beneficially owned by the Reporting Persons.

(e)     Not applicable.

 

Item 6.

Contracts, Arrangements, Understandings or Relationships with Respect to Securities of the Issuer

Except for the relationships described above and in the responses to Items 4 and 5 herein, none of the Reporting Persons, nor, to the best of their knowledge, any persons listed on Schedule A hereto has any contracts, arrangements, understandings or relationships (legal or otherwise) with any person, with respect to any securities of the Company.

 

Item 7.

Material to be Filed as Exhibits

Exhibit 1: Joint Filing Agreement, dated March 27, 2020, among Flawless Management Inc. and Harry N. Vafias.


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SIGNATURE

After reasonable inquiry and to the best of the knowledge and belief of each of the undersigned, each of the undersigned certifies that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.

Dated: March 27, 2020

 

FLAWLESS MANAGEMENT INC.
By:  

/s/ Harry N. Vafias

  Harry N. Vafias
  President

 

/s/ Harry N. Vafias

Harry N. Vafias


EXHIBIT INDEX

The following is filed as an Exhibit to this Schedule 13D:

Exhibit 1: Joint Filing Agreement, dated March 27, 2020, between Flawless Management Inc. and Harry N. Vafias.


EXHIBIT 1

JOINT FILING AGREEMENT

JOINT FILING AGREEMENT, dated as of March 27, 2020, between Flawless Management Inc. and Harry N. Vafias (collectively, the “Joint Filers”).

WHEREAS, pursuant to Rule 13d-1(k) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), the parties hereto desire to satisfy any filing obligation under Section 13(d) of the Exchange Act by a single joint filing;

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises and the mutual covenants herein contained, the Joint Filers hereby agree and represent as follows:

 

  1.

Schedule 13D with respect to the Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share, of StealthGas Inc. (to which this Joint Filing Agreement is an exhibit) is filed on behalf of each of the Joint Filers.

 

  2.

Each of the Joint Filers is responsible for the timely filing of Schedule 13D and any amendments thereto, and for the completeness and accuracy of the information concerning such person contained therein, provided that each such person is not responsible for the completeness or accuracy of the information concerning the other persons making the filing, unless such person knows or has reason to believe that such information is inaccurate.

[Signature page to follow]


IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned have caused this Joint Filing Agreement to be duly executed and delivered as of the date first written above.

 

FLAWLESS MANAGEMENT INC.
By:  

/s/ Harry N. Vafias

  Harry N. Vafias
  President

 

/s/ Harry N. Vafias

Harry N. Vafias