ATHENS, GREECE--(Marketwired - Oct 31, 2013) - Costamare Inc. (the "Company") (NYSE: CMRE), an international owner and provider of containerships for charter, announced the election of two Class III directors at the Company's annual meeting of stockholders held in Athens today.
The elected Class III directors are Konstantinos Konstantakopoulos, the Company's Chief Executive Officer, and Charlotte Stratos. Each Class III director was elected to hold office for a term ending at the annual meeting of stockholders in 2016 and until his or her 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, 2013.
About Costamare Inc.
Costamare Inc. is one of the world's leading owners and providers of containerships for charter. The Company has 38 years of history in the international shipping industry and a fleet of 60 containerships, with a total capacity in excess of 350,000 TEU, including six newbuild containerships on order. Five of our containerships, including two newbuilds, have been acquired pursuant to the Framework Agreement with York Capital Management by vessel-owning joint venture entities in which we hold a 49% equity interest. The Company's common stock and Series B Preferred Stock trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols "CMRE" and "CMRE PR B", respectively.
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