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Reminder - Leading Company Executives Discuss Current Challenges in Shipping Today

March 25, 2019

IMO – 2020 & Beyond and Consolidation, Growth & M&A Panels

Capital Link’s 13TH Annual International Shipping Forum

Monday, April 1, 2019 in NYC

NEW YORK, March 25, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Senior executives from leading publicly listed and private shipping companies will discuss the current challenges in shipping today including the IMO, 2020, consolidation, growth and M&A. These roundtable discussions will take place at Capital Link’s 13th Annual International Shipping Forum which will be held at the Metropolitan Club in New York City on Monday, April 1, 2019.

The Forum is organized in partnership with Citi and in cooperation with the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ.

IMO – 2020 & BEYOND ROUNDTABLEModerator:Mr. John Keough, Partner - Clyde & Co


-- Mr. Joseph E.M. Hughes, Chairman & CEO - The American Club -- Mr. John Larese, Technical Liaison Manager - ExxonMobil Marine Fuels -- Mr. Ioannis Zafirakis, Director, Chief Strategy Officer and Secretary - Diana Shipping (NYSE:DSX) -- Mr. Frederick J. Kenney, Director of Legal and External Affairs - International Maritime Organization (IMO) -- Mr. Hamish Norton, President - Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (NASDAQ:SBLK) -- Mr. Roger Holm, President Marine Business & EVP, Wartsila - Wartsila (NASDAQ:WRTBY)



-- Mr. Jerry Kalogiratos, CEO & Director - Capital Product Partners L.P. (NYSE:CPLP) -- Mr. Craig Stevenson, Jr., CEO - Diamond S Shipping -- Mr. Ian Webber, CEO – Global Ship Lease, Inc. (NYSE:GSL) -- Mr. Pankaj Khanna, Member of BoD – Heidmar; Former CEO - Ocean Rig UDW -- Mr. Hamish Norton, President - Star Bulk Carriers Corp. -- Mr. Chris Weyers, Managing Director – Head of Maritime Investment Banking – Stifel

FORUM OVERVIEW AND STRUCTUREThe Forum provides a comprehensive review and outlook of the various shipping markets, made more relevant by the release of companies’ annual results. In addition, it discusses topics of critical relevance to the industry such as restructuring and consolidation, the various channels and methods of raising capital as well as the impact of new technologies and trading routes.

1x1 Meetings between investors and executives from shipping companies will be available upon request for qualified investors.

MORNING KEYNOTE SPEAKER“The Efficiency & Cost Challenge – Capitalizing on Innovation” - Mr. Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO - DNV GL – Maritime

LUNCHEON KEYNOTE SPEAKER“INTERTANKO – The Industry & Its Challenges - A view from the Chairman” - Dr. Paolo d’Amico, Chairman – INTERTANKO; Executive Chairman & CEO – d’Amico International Shipping

2019 CAPITAL LINK SHIPPING LEADERSHIP AWARD Honoring Mr. C. Sean Day, Chairman Emeritus of Teekay Corporation & Chairman of Compass Diversified Holdings

REGISTRATIONRegistration is complimentary for qualified investors. To register please go to the link below: http://forums.capitallink.com/shipping/2019newyork

TARGET AUDIENCEThe target audience includes institutional investors and analysts, private equity investors, commercial and investment bankers, financial advisors, financial and trade media, and other qualified investors.

SPONSORSORGANIZED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH: CitiIN COOPERATION WITH: New York Stock Exchange • NASDAQ GLOBAL LEAD SPONSOR: Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd. GLOBAL GOLD SPONSORS: Columbia Shipmanagement • DNV GL • EY • Tototheo MaritimeGLOBAL SPONSORS: American P&I Club • Bank of Communications Financial Leasing Co., Ltd. • ICBC Leasing • Fearnley Securities • Jefferies • InvestHK • NORD L/B • Reed Smith • Watson Farley & Williams • YieldStreetEVENT SPONSORS: Amsterdam Trade Bank • Berenberg Capital Markets • Clarksons Platou Securities • Cleaves • Clyde & Co • DVB • RMK • Seward & Kissel LLP • Stifel • VedderPrice • WartsilaSUPPORTING SPONSORS: Capital Product Partners L.P. • Concordia Maritime • d’Amico International Shipping S.A. • Dorian LPG • Eagle Bulk Shipping • Epic Gas • EuroDry Ltd. • Euroseas Ltd. • Flott & Co. PC • Global Ship Lease • Genco Shipping & Trading Limited • Heidmar • International Seaways • Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation • Ocean Yield • Pyxis Tankers • Ridgebury Tankers • Safe Bulkers, Inc. • Seanergy Maritime Holdings • Star Bulk Carriers Corp. • Team Tankers International • TMS Cardiff Gas Ltd. • The Marshall Islands RegistryBAGS SPONSOR: Wrightlinks Logistics MEDIA PARTNERS: Economia • Elnavi • The Maritime Executive • Nafsgreen.gr • Naytika Xponika • Ship2Shore • Shipping Finance • Shipping International Monthly Review • TradeWinds SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS: Hellenic American Chamber of Commerce • Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce • New York Maritime Inc. • The Propeller Club • Society of Maritime Arbitrators • WISTA International • WISTA USA

FOR MORE INFORMATION & TO REGISTERPlease visit: http://forums.capitallink.com/shipping/2019newyork Or, contact Nicolas Bornozis at forum@CapitalLink.com or + 1 212 661 7566

ORGANIZER – CAPITAL LINK, INC.Founded in 1995, Capital Link is a New York based investor relations, financial communications and advisory firm with a strategic focus on the maritime, commodities and energy sectors, MLPs, as well as Closed-End Funds and ETFs. In addition, Capital Link organizes twelve investment conferences a year in the United States, Europe and Asia, all of which are known for combining rich educational and informational content with unique marketing and networking opportunities. Capital Link is a member of the Baltic Exchange. Based in New York City, Capital Link has presence in London, Athens & Oslo.

Tel. (212) 661-7566Email: forum@CapitalLink.com