SOURCE: Excel Maritime

September 12, 2005 08:30 ET

Excel Maritime Carriers (EXM) to Present at the Jefferies Shipping Conference in New York

PIRAEUS, GREECE -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 12, 2005 -- Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd (AMEX: EXM), an owner and operator of dry bulk carriers and a provider of worldwide seaborne transportation services for dry bulk cargoes, announced today that Christopher Georgakis, the company's President and CEO, will be presenting at the Jefferies Second Annual Shipping Conference, which will take place in New York City on Thursday, September 15, 2005.

A live audio webcast of Excel's presentation will be available on the Jefferies website at www.jefferies.com/0905shipping. A PDF version will also be available on Excel's corporate website at www.excelmaritime.com in the Investor Relations section.

About Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd

The Company is an owner and operator of dry bulk carriers and a provider of worldwide seaborne transportation services for dry bulk cargoes, such as iron ore, coal and grains, as well as bauxite, fertilizers and steel products. The company's current fleet consists of 18 vessels (one Capesize, ten Panamax and seven Handymax vessels) with a total carrying capacity of 1,112,070 dwt. The Company was incorporated in 1988 and its common stock is listed on the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) since 1998, trading under the symbol EXM. Excel recently announced that that it has completed the application to list its common stock for trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), and that NYSE has authorized its application. It will trade under the same symbol it trades today -- EXM. The effective day of trading on NYSE will be communicated through a new announcement. For more information about the company, please go to our corporate website www.excelmaritime.com

Forward Looking Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements (as defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended) concerning future events and the Company's growth strategy and measures to implement such strategy; including expected vessel acquisitions and entering into further time charters. Words such as "expects," "intends," "plans," "believes," "anticipates," "hopes," "estimates," and variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, no assurance can be given that such expectations will prove to have been correct. These statements involve known and unknown risks and are based upon a number of assumptions and estimates which are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond the control of the Company. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to changes in the demand for dry bulk vessels, competitive factors in the market in which the Company operates; risks associated with operations outside the United States; and other factors listed from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company expressly disclaims any obligations or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in the Company's expectations with respect thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any statement is based.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Investor Relations / Financial Media:
    Nicolas Bornozis
    President
    Capital Link, Inc.
    230 Park Avenue - Suite 1536
    New York, NY 10160, USA
    Tel: (212) 661-7566
    Fax: (212) 661-7526

    E-Mail: Email Contact
    www.capitallink.com

    Company:
    Christopher Georgakis
    Chief Executive Officer
    Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd.
    67 Akti Miaouli Street
    185 37 Piraeus, Greece
    Tel: 011-30-210-45-98-692
    Fax: 011-30-210-42-82-628

    E-Mail: Email Contact
    www.excelmaritime.com