The information in this information statement/prospectus is not complete and may be
changed. A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes
effective. This document shall not constitute an offer to sell nor the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there by any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale is not permitted.
PRELIMINARY SUBJECT TO COMPLETION
DATED NOVEMBER 13, 2018
Dear Common Unitholders of Navios Maritime Midstream Partners L.P.
We are pleased to inform you that on October 7, 2018, Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation (Navios Acquisition) and its direct,
wholly-owned subsidiary, NMA Sub LLC (Merger Sub), entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the Merger Agreement) with Navios Maritime Midstream Partners L.P. (Navios Midstream) and Navios Midstream Partners
GP LLC (the Navios Midstream GP). Pursuant to the Merger Agreement, Merger Sub will be merged with and into Navios Midstream (the Merger), with Navios Midstream being a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navios Acquisition.
Under the terms of the Merger Agreement, each outstanding common unit representing limited partner interests in Navios Midstream (the Navios Midstream
Common Units) that is held by a unitholder other than Navios Acquisition, Navios Midstream and their respective subsidiaries (such units, the Navios Midstream Public Units) will be converted into the right to receive, at the
election of each holder of Navios Midstream Public Units, either (i) 0.42 shares of Navios Acquisition Common Stock (the Common Stock Consideration) or (ii) one share of series E convertible preferred stock, par value $0.0001 per
share, of Navios Acquisition (the Preferred Stock Consideration).
The deadline for making an election will be 5:00 p.m. New York time on
[●], 2018, (unless Navios Acquisition provides notice of a later date). If a holder of Navios Midstream Public Units does not properly make an election by the election deadline, he or she will be deemed to have elected that form of Merger
consideration (i.e., Common Stock Consideration or the Preferred Stock Consideration, referred to as the Merger Consideration) elected by the majority of Navios Midstream Public Units for which proper elections are made.
Moreover, if, pursuant to the election procedures in the Merger Agreement, holders of Navios Midstream Public Units elect (or are deemed to have elected as
described above) to receive the Common Stock Consideration in respect of 80% or more of the Navios Midstream Public Units outstanding prior to the closing of the Merger, all outstanding Navios Midstream Public Units will be converted into the right
to receive the Common Stock Consideration, and no Preferred Stock Consideration will be issued.
Neither the Conflicts Committee of Navios Midstream nor
the Board of Directors of Navios Midstream has made any recommendation with respect to the form of Merger Consideration holders of Navios Midstream Public Units should elect to receive.
Each of the Conflicts Committee of Navios Midstream and the Board of Directors of Navios Midstream determined that the Merger Agreement and the transactions
contemplated thereby, including the Merger, are in the best interests of Navios Midstream and the holders of Navios Midstream Public Units, and each approved and adopted the Merger Agreement. Additionally, each of the Conflicts Committee of Navios
Midstream and the Board of Directors of Navios Midstream recommended the approval of the Merger Agreement and the transactions contemplated thereby, including the Merger, by the holders of Navios Midstream Common Units.
The approval and adoption of the Merger Agreement and the Merger by Navios Midstream requires the approval or consent of at least a majority of the
outstanding Navios Midstream Common Units. Under the Merger Agreement, Navios Acquisition, which, as of [●], 2018, beneficially owns [●] Navios Midstream Common Units or [●] of the outstanding Navios Midstream Common Units, has
agreed to deliver a written consent adopting and approving in all respects the Merger Agreement and the transactions contemplated thereby, including the Merger, within two business days after the effectiveness of the registration statement of which
this document is a part. The delivery by Navios Acquisition of a written consent with respect to the Navios Midstream Common Units it owns will be sufficient to adopt the Merger Agreement and thereby approve the Merger.
Shares of Navios Acquisition Common Stock are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the trading symbol NNA. Navios
Acquisition has agreed to use reasonable efforts to list shares of series E convertible preferred stock, par value $0.0001 per share, of Navios Acquisition (the Navios Acquisition Series E Preferred Stock) on the NYSE. Navios Acquisition
will have no obligation to effect a listing of the Navios Acquisition Series E Preferred Stock unless holders of more than half of the Navios Midstream Public Units elect (or are deemed to have elected) to receive Preferred Stock Consideration and
the NYSE permits such listing.
This information statement/prospectus provides you with detailed information about the Merger, the Common Stock
Consideration, the Preferred Stock Consideration (and the designation, preferences and rights in respect thereof) and related matters. Navios Acquisition and Navios Midstream both encourage you to read the entire document carefully. In particular,
please read the section entitled Risk Factors of this information statement/prospectus for a discussion of risks relevant to the Merger and the combined company.
|Chairman of the Boards of Directors of Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation and Navios Maritime Midstream Partners L.P.
||Chairman of the Conflicts Committee of the Board of Directors of Navios Maritime Midstream Partners L.P.|
NEITHER THE U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION NOR ANY STATE SECURITIES COMMISSION HAS APPROVED OR DISAPPROVED OF THE
SHARES OF NAVIOS ACQUISITION COMMON STOCK AND/OR NAVIOS ACQUISITION SERIES E PREFERRED STOCK TO BE ISSUED IN THE MERGER OR DETERMINED IF THIS INFORMATION STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS IS TRUTHFUL OR COMPLETE. ANY REPRESENTATION TO THE CONTRARY IS A CRIMINAL
The date of this information statement/prospectus is [●], 2018 and it was first mailed to holders of Navios Midstream Common Units on
or about [●], 2018.