ATHENS, GREECE--(Marketwired - Apr 23, 2014) - Capital Product Partners L.P. (NASDAQ: CPLP) today announced that Director, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Ioannis Lazaridis, will transition to a non-executive role with the Partnership upon the completion of the process to choose his successor. In the meantime, Mr. Lazaridis will continue as CEO and CFO and will lead the Partnership, until a successor is in place.
The Board of Directors has appointed a committee to assist in the search process for Mr. Lazaridis' successor. The Committee is chaired by Keith Forman and will consider both external and internal candidates.
"After 10 years with the Sponsor, Capital Maritime & Trading Corp. and the Partnership I would like to seek a new challenge. The Partnership is well positioned for growth with a solid balance sheet and I believe it is now the right time to make this transition. I would like to thank all my colleagues, the Board, and our Chairman, Mr. Evangelos Marinakis in particular, for their trust and support all these years," Mr. Lazaridis said.
Mr. Marinakis said, "We have been fortunate to have Mr. Lazaridis serve the Partnership. I am delighted that Mr. Lazaridis intends to remain in his current role until his successor assumes his duties and that he will remain a Director of the Company. In addition, I look forward to working with the Board to identify the most suitable successor for the Partnership. The Partnership's Board and myself will continue to strive to further strengthen the Partnership and improve the distributions to our unitholders."
About Capital Product Partners L.P.
Capital Product Partners L.P. (NASDAQ: CPLP), a Marshall Islands master limited partnership, is an international owner of a modern tanker, container and dry bulk vessels. The Partnership currently owns 30 vessels, including four Suezmax crude oil tankers, 18 modern MR (Medium Range) product tankers, seven post panamax container vessels and one Capesize bulk carrier. All of its vessels are under period charters to BP Shipping Limited, Overseas Shipholding Group, A.P. Moller-Maersk A.S., Hyundai Merchant Marine Co. Ltd., Subtec S.A. de C.V., Cosco Bulk Carrier Co. Ltd. and Capital Maritime & Trading Corp.
For more information about the Partnership, please visit our website: www.capitalpplp.com.
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