MONACO--(Marketwired - Jan 3, 2017) - Costamare Inc. (the "Company") (NYSE: CMRE) has declared cash dividends of US $0.476563 per share on its 7.625% Series B Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Stock (the "Series B Preferred Stock") (NYSE: CMRE.PRB), US $0.531250 per share on its 8.50% Series C Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Stock (the "Series C Preferred Stock") (NYSE: CMRE.PRC) and US $0.546875 per share on its 8.75% Series D Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Stock (the "Series D Preferred Stock") (NYSE: CMRE.PRD). The dividend for the Series B Preferred Stock, the Series C Preferred Stock and the Series D Preferred Stock is for the period from October 15, 2016, to January 14, 2017. The dividends will be paid on January 17, 2017 to all holders of record as of January 13, 2017 of Series B Preferred Stock, Series C Preferred Stock and Series D Preferred Stock.
The Company has also declared a quarterly dividend on its common stock of $0.10 per share for the quarter ended December 31, 2016. The dividend for the common stock is payable on February 6, 2017, to holders of record of common stock as of January 23, 2017.
The declaration of a dividend is subject to the discretion of the Board of Directors of the Company, and accordingly will depend on, among other things, the Company's earnings, financial condition and cash requirements and availability, the Company's ability to obtain debt and equity financing on acceptable terms as contemplated by the Company's growth strategy, the restrictive covenants in the Company's existing and future debt instruments and global economic conditions.
About Costamare Inc.
Costamare Inc. is one of the world's leading owners and providers of containerships for charter. The Company has 43 years of history in the international shipping industry and a fleet of 71 containerships, with a total capacity of approximately 464,000 TEU, including six newbuild containerships on order. Eighteen of the Company's containerships, including six newbuilds, have been acquired pursuant to the Framework Deed 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, Series C Preferred Stock and Series D Preferred Stock trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols "CMRE", "CMRE PR B", "CMRE PR C" and "CMRE PR D", respectively.
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