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 OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the month of November 2023

Commission File Number: 001-36810

EURONAV NV

De Gerlachekaai 20
2000 Antwerpen
Belgium

011-32-3-247-4411
(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 [  ]






INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS FORM 6-K REPORT

Attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 is a copy of the press release of Euronav NV (the “Company”), dated November 22, 2023, concerning the closing of a sale of the Company’s ordinary shares by Frontline plc and Famatown Finance Limited to CMB NV (“CMB”), which will trigger an obligation under Belgian law for CMB to conduct a tender offer for all the ordinary shares of the Company that CMB does not currently hold.

Attached hereto as Exhibit 99.2 is a copy of the press release of the Company, dated November 21, 2023, announcing the approval of all resolutions at the Special General Meeting that was held on November 21, 2023.

The information contained in Exhibit 99.1, except for the commentary of Alexander Saverys and Marc Saverys, and in Exhibit 99.2 of this Report on Form 6-K is hereby incorporated by reference into the Company’s registration statement on Form F-3 (File No. 333-272785) that was filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission effective June 20, 2023.



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.

 
EURONAV NV
 
 
(Registrant)
 
     
Dated: November 22, 2023
   
     
 
By:
/s/ Ludovic Saverys
 
   
Ludovic Saverys
 
   
Chief Financial Officer
 





EXHIBIT 99.1


PRESS RELEASE
 
Regulated information - This press release contains inside information within the meaning of Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation)
 
22 November 2023 – 22:00 p.m. CET
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 A NEW CHAPTER FOR EURONAV

ANTWERP, Belgium, 22 November, 2023 – Euronav NV (“EURN”, “Euronav” or “the Company”) (NYSE: EURN & Euronext: EURN) is pleased to announce that the sale to CMB NV of all Euronav NV shares held by Frontline plc and Famatown Finance Limited has taken place today. CMB NV now holds 49,05% of the shares.

Consequently, following transactions became effective and will be executed in due course:


(i)
the sale of 24 VLCCs to Frontline

(ii)
the mandatory takeover offer by CMB NV for all outstanding shares of the Company

Because of these developments both the Supervisory Board and Management board of Euronav have changed.

Supervisory Board changes

Grace Reksten Skaugen, John Fredriksen, Cato H. Stonex and Ole Henrik Bjørge resigned from the Supervisory Board after the share sale took effect, to allow a new Supervisory Board to steer the company towards its new strategy. Julie De Nul, Patrick De Brabandere and Marc Saverys consequently decided to co-opt following members within the Supervisory Board upon recommendation of the Corporate Governance & Nomination committee.


Patrick Molis: Mr. Patrick Molis graduated from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and holds a Master’s degree in law from Paris X Nanterre. He started his career as a Magistrate at the Cour des Comptes. Mr. Patrick Molis was General Manager of Union Normande Investissement (1989-1992), CFO of Worms & Cie Group 4 (1994-1997), General Manager of Compagnie Nationale de Navigation (1995- 1998), Chairman of the Board of Compagnie du Ponant (2012-2015) and Chairman and CEO of Héli-Union (2013-2022). He is currently Chairman of Compagnie Nationale de Navigation (since 1998) and director of Sabena Technics. He has previously served as member of the board of directors of Euronav Luxembourg (1995-2001), Euronav (2004-2010), Compagnie Maritime Nantaise (1995-2017), Compagnie Méridionale de Navigation (2008- 2022) and of the Conseil d’orientation du Domaine national de Chambord (2007-2017). Mr. Patrick Molis has been awarded the titles of Knight of the Legion of Honour and Officer of the Order of Merit.


Catharina Scheers: Mrs. Catharina Scheers holds a Master’s degree in Communication and Media from KU Leuven and a Bachelor’s degree in Political and Social Science from the University of Antwerp. She started her career with Fast Lines in 1993. She is the owner and managing director of Fast Lines Belgium and has been appointed Chair of the company since 2003. She is currently also a member of the board of directors of ASF (Antwerp Shipping Federation), a member of the board of BRABO and a member of WISTA (Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association). In 2021, Mrs. Catharina Scheers received the ESPA “Maritime Figure of the Year” award.


PRESS RELEASE
 
Regulated information - This press release contains inside information within the meaning of Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation)
 
22 November 2023 – 22:00 p.m. CET
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Bjarte Bøe: Mr. Bjarte Bøe graduated from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH) in 1983. He joined RS Platou and worked as a shipbroker in Houston and Oslo. In 1986 he joined Christiania Bank, later named Nordea, and worked in Oslo and London until 1995, when he joined SEB. He worked in various managerial positions, including head of Shipping Finance and head of Investment Banking in Oslo and Stockholm until 2019. He has served as a director of Seadrill, Hermitage Offshore and Agera Venture. He also sat on the board of CMB.TECH from April 2021 until February 2022.

The resulting composition of the new Supervisory Board is as follows:

- Julie De Nul (independent)
- Catharina Scheers (independent)
- Patrick Molis (independent)
- Marc Saverys (non-independent - Chair)
- Patrick De Brabandere (non-independent)
- Bjarte Bøe (non-independent)

Management Board changes

Management board members Lieve Logghe, Brian Gallagher, Alex Staring and Thierry De Grieze had their management board responsibilities terminated as of 22 November 2023. They will however continue on an advisory basis with Euronav until the end of December 2023 to ensure a smooth transition and handover. General Counsel Sofie Lemlijn and General Manager Hellas Michail Malliaros will stay with the company in their respective roles but will no longer serve as Management Board members.

The Supervisory Board unanimously decided to appoint following Management Board members upon recommendation of the Corporate Governance & Nomination committee.:


Alexander Saverys serves on the Management Board as Chief Executive Officer. Alexander Saverys is also Chief Executive Officer of the CMB Group.  He founded Delphis in 2004, a short sea container shipping company. He became director of CMB in 2006 and is Chief Executive Officer of CMB since September 2014.


Ludovic Saverys joins Euronav on the Management Board as Chief Financial Officer. Ludovic Saverys is the Chief Financial Officer of CMB NV and the General Manager of Saverco NV.


Michael Saverys, joins the Euronav Management board as Chief Chartering Officer. In 2009 he joined CMB as Chartering Director of Bocimar International, and he is a member of the Board and executive Committee of CMB NV.


Maxime Van Eecke joins Euronav as Chief Commercial Officer. He started his career as Legal Counsel for the CMB group in 2005 and became Managing Director of Delphis, the container division of CMB, in 2014. In 2021 he was appointed Chief Commercial Officer of the CMB group and has been serving as an executive Board Member of CMB since 2022.


PRESS RELEASE
 
Regulated information - This press release contains inside information within the meaning of Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation)
 
22 November 2023 – 22:00 p.m. CET
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Benoit Timmermans joins Euronav as Chief Strategy Officer. Today, he is the Chief Strategy Officer of the group and member of the Executive Committee. He is in charge of the Chemical division and zero carbon fuel procurement. He is an executive board member of CMB NV.

Alexander Saverys said: “We are very pleased that the deal with Frontline and Famatown has become effective. It solves the strategic and structural deadlock in Euronav and allows a new board and new management team to write a new chapter for Euronav. Our immediate focus will be to continue to run the company as the best-in-class tanker platform, whilst we will at the same time engage with the new Supervisory Board on how to execute a strategy around diversification and decarbonization.”
Marc Saverys said: “After many months of uncertainty, we can finally announce that Euronav’s deadlock has been resolved. I would like to thank all our Euronav colleagues for their patience and hard work. Having served from 2003 to 2015 as Chairman of the Board, I am proud and honoured to resume my duties. We embark on a new journey for Euronav with energy, perseverance and passion.”

Euronav will inform the market of future developments in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.



Contact:
Contact: Communications Coordinator – Enya Derkinderen
Tel: +32 476646359
Email: communications@euronav.com




About Euronav NV
Euronav is an independent tanker company engaged in the ocean transportation and storage of crude oil. The company is headquartered in Antwerp, Belgium, and has offices throughout Europe and Asia. Euronav is listed on Euronext Brussels and on the NYSE under the symbol EURN. Euronav employs its fleet both on the spot and period market. VLCCs on the spot market are traded in the Tankers International pool of which Euronav is one of the major partners. Euronav’s owned and operated fleet consists of 1 V-Plus vessel, 41 VLCCs (with a further one under construction), 22 Suezmaxes (with a further four under construction) and 2 FSO vessels.




PRESS RELEASE
 
Regulated information - This press release contains inside information within the meaning of Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation)
 
22 November 2023 – 22:00 p.m. CET
_______________________________________



Forward-Looking Statements

Matters discussed in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements. The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides safe harbour 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 harbour provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and is including this cautionary statement in connection with this safe harbour legislation. The words "believe", "anticipate", "intends", "estimate", "forecast", "project", "plan", "potential", "may", "should", "expect", "pending" and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements.

The forward-looking statements in this press release are based upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions, including without limitation, our management's examination of historical operating trends, data contained in our records and other data available from third parties. Although we believe 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 our control, we cannot assure you that we will achieve or accomplish these expectations, beliefs or projections.
In addition to these important factors, other important factors that, in our view, could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements include the failure of counterparties to fully perform their contracts with us, the strength of world economies and currencies, general market conditions, including fluctuations in charter rates and vessel values, changes in demand for tanker vessel capacity, changes in our operating expenses, including bunker prices, dry-docking and insurance costs, the market for our vessels, availability of financing and refinancing, charter counterparty performance, ability to obtain financing and comply with covenants in such financing arrangements, changes in governmental rules and regulations or actions taken by regulatory authorities, potential liability from pending or future litigation, general domestic and international political conditions, potential disruption of shipping routes due to accidents or political events, vessels breakdowns and instances of off-hires and other factors. Please see our filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission for a more complete discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties.




EXHIBIT 99.2


PRESS RELEASE
 
  
21 November 2023 – 14:45 p.m. CET
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EURONAV SPECIAL SHAREHOLDER MEETING RESULTS

ANTWERP, Belgium, 21 November, 2023 – Euronav NV (“EURN”, “Euronav” or “the Company”) (NYSE: EURN & Euronext: EURN) is pleased to announce the formal approval of all the resolutions at the Special General Meeting today.

Resolution 1: Approval of conditions precedent in accordance with article 7:151 of the Belgian Code of Companies and Associations

Resolution 1 A: Approval of conditions precedent in relation to the sale of vessels to Frontline in accordance with article 7:151 of the Belgian Code of Companies and Associations.

Resolution 1 B: Approval of conditions precedent in relation to the termination of the arbitration proceedings in accordance with article 7:151 of the Belgian Code of Companies and Associations.

All other resolutions were also approved at the meeting.


Contact:
Contact: Brian Gallagher
Tel: + 44 770 368 4996
Email: ir@euronav.com


About Euronav NV
Euronav is an independent tanker company engaged in the ocean transportation and storage of crude oil. The company is headquartered in Antwerp, Belgium, and has offices throughout Europe and Asia. Euronav is listed on Euronext Brussels and on the NYSE under the symbol EURN. Euronav employs its fleet both on the spot and period market. VLCCs on the spot market are traded in the Tankers International pool of which Euronav is one of the major partners. Euronav’s owned and operated fleet consists of 1 V-Plus vessel, 40 VLCCs (with a further two under construction), 25 Suezmaxes (with a further one under construction) and 2 FSO vessels.




PRESS RELEASE
 
  
21 November 2023 – 14:45 p.m. CET
_______________________________________


Forward-Looking Statements

Matters discussed in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements. The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides safe harbour 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 harbour provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and is including this cautionary statement in connection with this safe harbour legislation. The words "believe", "anticipate", "intends", "estimate", "forecast", "project", "plan", "potential", "may", "should", "expect", "pending" and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements.

The forward-looking statements in this press release are based upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions, including without limitation, our management's examination of historical operating trends, data contained in our records and other data available from third parties. Although we believe 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 our control, we cannot assure you that we will achieve or accomplish these expectations, beliefs or projections.
In addition to these important factors, other important factors that, in our view, could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements include the failure of counterparties to fully perform their contracts with us, the strength of world economies and currencies, general market conditions, including fluctuations in charter rates and vessel values, changes in demand for tanker vessel capacity, changes in our operating expenses, including bunker prices, dry-docking and insurance costs, the market for our vessels, availability of financing and refinancing, charter counterparty performance, ability to obtain financing and comply with covenants in such financing arrangements, changes in governmental rules and regulations or actions taken by regulatory authorities, potential liability from pending or future litigation, general domestic and international political conditions, potential disruption of shipping routes due to accidents or political events, vessels breakdowns and instances of off-hires and other factors. Please see our filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission for a more complete discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties.






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