SOURCE: DryShips Inc.

August 22, 2007 09:20 ET

DryShips -- Presentation Material to Be Used at Today's Conference Call on the Second Quarter and Six Months Ended June 30, 2007 Results

ATHENS, GREECE--(Marketwire - August 22, 2007) - DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ: DRYS) is holding today, Wednesday, August 22, 2007 at 10:00 am Eastern Daylight Saving Time (EDT), a conference call and webcast to discuss the results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2007, which were released yesterday after the close of the market in New York.

The material to be used at this conference call and webcast can be accessed as of 9:30 am EDT today, August 22, 2007, on the company's website at www.dryships.com, at the Investor Relations section under "presentations," or by clicking on the link below or copying and pasting this link in your computer's browser: www.irwebpage.com/dryships/files/drys2q2007.pdf

Conference Call details:

Participants should dial into the call 10 minutes before the scheduled time using the following numbers: 1(866) 819-7111 (from the US), 0(800) 953-0329 (from the UK) or +(44) (0) 1452 542 301 (from outside the US). Please quote "DryShips."

In case of any problem with the above numbers, please dial 1(866) 223 0615 (from the US), 0(800) 694-1503 (from the UK) or +(44) (0) 1452 586-513 (from outside the US). Quote "DryShips."

A replay of the conference call will be available until August 29th, 2007.

The United States replay number is 1(866) 247 4222; from the UK 0(800) 953-1533; the standard international replay number (+44) (0) 1452-55 00 00 and the access code required for the replay is: 2133051#.

Slides and audio webcast:

There will also be a simultaneous live webcast over the Internet, through the DryShips, Inc. website (www.dryships.com). Participants to the live webcast should register on the website approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the webcast.

About DryShips

DryShips Inc. is an international provider of drybulk cargo marine transportation services. Headquartered in Athens, Greece, DryShips owns and operates a fleet of 40 drybulk carriers comprising 5 Capesize, 27 Panamax, 1 Handymax and 7 newbuilding drybulk vessels, with a combined capacity of approximately 3.7 million deadweight tons.

DryShips Inc.'s common stock is listed on NASDAQ Global Market where it trades under the symbol "DRYS."

Visit our website at www.dryships.com

Forward-Looking Statement

Matters discussed in this release may constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements reflect our current views with respect to future events and financial performance and may include statements concerning plans, objectives, goals, strategies, future events or performance, and underlying assumptions and other statements, which are other than statements of historical facts.

The forward-looking statements in this release are based upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions, including without limitation, management's examination of historical operating trends, data contained in our records and other data available from third parties. Although DryShips Inc. believes that these assumptions were reasonable when made, because these assumptions are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies which are difficult or impossible to predict and are beyond our control, DryShips Inc. cannot assure you that it will achieve or accomplish these expectations, beliefs or projections.

Important factors that, in our view, could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements include the strength of world economies and currencies, general market conditions, including changes in charter hire rates and vessel values, changes in demand that may affect attitudes of time charterers to scheduled and unscheduled drydocking, changes in DryShips Inc.'s operating expenses, including bunker prices, dry-docking and insurance costs, or actions taken by regulatory authorities, potential liability from pending or future litigation, domestic and international political conditions, potential disruption of shipping routes due to accidents and political events or acts by terrorists.

Risks and uncertainties are further described in reports filed by DryShips Inc., with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Visit our website at www.dryships.com

Email: management@dryships.com

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