SOURCE: Costamare Inc.

 Costamare Inc.

August 31, 2011 15:00 ET

Costamare Inc. Announces 2011 Annual Meeting of Stockholders

ATHENS, GREECE--(Marketwire - Aug 31, 2011) - Costamare Inc. (the "Company") (NYSE: CMRE), an international owner and provider of containerships for charter, announced today that its Board of Directors has called an annual meeting of the stockholders to be held in Athens, Greece on Tuesday, October 25, 2011.

Stockholders of record at the close of business on Friday, September 9, 2011 will be entitled to receive notice of, and to vote at, the annual meeting and at any adjournments or postponements thereof.

Formal notice of the meeting and the Company's proxy statement will be sent to stockholders of the Company in due course.

About Costamare Inc.

Costamare Inc., which has 36 years of experience in the international shipping industry, is one of the world's leading owners and providers of containerships for charter. The Company currently has a fleet of 59 containerships, including 10 newbuilds on order, with a total capacity of approximately 325,000 TEU. The Company's common shares trade on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "CMRE".

Forward-Looking Statement

This press release contains "forward-looking statements." In some cases, you can identify these statements by forward-looking words such as "believe", "intend", "anticipate", "estimate", "project", "forecast", "plan", "potential", "may", "should", "could" and "expect" and similar expressions. These statements are not historical facts but instead represent only Costamare's belief regarding future results, many of which, by their nature, are inherently uncertain and outside of Costamare's control. It is possible that actual results may differ, possibly materially, from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements. For a discussion of some of the risks and important factors that could affect future results, see the discussion in Costamare Inc.'s Annual Report on Form 20-F (File No. 001-34934) under the caption "Risk Factors".

Contact Information

  • Contacts:

    Company Contact:
    Gregory Zikos
    Chief Financial Officer
    Konstantinos Tsakalidis
    Business Development / Investor Relations
    Costamare Inc., Athens, Greece
    Tel: (+30) 210-949-0050
    Email: ir@costamare.com

    Investor Relations Advisor/ Media Contact:
    Nicolas Bornozis
    President
    Capital Link, Inc.
    230 Park Avenue, Suite 1536
    New York, N.Y. 10169
    Tel.: (+1) 212-661-7566
    E-mail: costamare@capitallink.com