At the end you should sign off with "sincerely yours" or any other related salutation. If you are writing a letter of intent for graduate school then it would have a different content. First of all letter of intent would start with your name, address, contact number and email address. After you have mentioned the date, you should then add a salutation like "Dear Sir/Mam".
Many a time, especially in a case involving a supposed seller who is either a fake seller or does not actually have the supposed crude in hand yet, or, an unscrupulous aspiring seller's agent or broker who actually has not acquired a crude supplier (seller) yet, buyers may issue an LOI only to find out that there is no seller on the other end. This happens a lot in situations where you have an hungry agent or facilitator who is still struggling to get a real supplier, and by extracting this LOI from an unsuspecting buyer, this facilitator can commit the buyer only for him then to start hustling to find a seller or supplier.