SOURCE: Costamare Inc.

Costamare Inc.

October 01, 2014 16:23 ET

Costamare Inc. Announces Election of Class I Director at 2014 Annual Meeting of Stockholders

ATHENS, GREECE--(Marketwired - Oct 1, 2014) - Costamare Inc. (the "Company") (NYSE: CMRE), an international owner and provider of containerships for charter, announced the election of one Class I director at the Company's annual meeting of stockholders held in Athens today.

The elected Class I director is Konstantinos Zacharatos. The Class I director was elected to hold office for a term ending at the annual meeting of stockholders in 2017 and until his successor has been duly elected and qualified.

Stockholders also ratified the appointment of Ernst & Young (Hellas) Certified Auditors Accountants S.A. as the Company's independent auditors for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2014.

About Costamare Inc.

Costamare Inc. is one of the world's leading owners and providers of containerships for charter. The Company has 40 years of history in the international shipping industry and a fleet of 67 containerships, with a total capacity in excess of 445,000 TEU, including 9 newbuild containerships on order. Twelve of our containerships, including nine newbuilds, have been acquired pursuant to the Framework Agreement with York Capital Management by vessel-owning joint venture entities in which we hold a minority equity interest. The Company's common stock, Series B Preferred Stock and Series C Preferred Stock trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols "CMRE", "CMRE PR B" and "CMRE PR C", respectively.

Forward-Looking Statements

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 the Company's belief regarding future results, many of which, by their nature, are inherently uncertain and outside of the Company'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 the Company's Annual Report on Form 20-F (File No. 001-34934) under the caption "Risk Factors".

Contact Information

  • Contacts:

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

    Investor Relations:
    Gus Okwu
    Allison + Partners, New York
    Telephone: (+1) 646-428-0638
    Email: costamare@allisonpr.com