SOURCE: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP

Levi & Korsinsky, LLP

July 27, 2011 16:24 ET

The Law Firm of Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Notifies Shareholders of Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. of Claims of Breaches of Fiduciary Duty in Connection With Executive and Director Compensation

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Jul 27, 2011) - Levi & Korsinsky, LLP notifies shareholders of Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. ("Eagle Bulk" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: EGLE) of claims of breaches of fiduciary duty against the Company's Board of Directors in connection with the Company's 2008, 2009, and 2010 compensation for certain officers and directors. If you owned shares during this time period, you may be affected. A complaint was filed in the Southern District of New York.

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From 2008 to 2010, director compensation increased approximately three to four times the compensation paid in 2006. In 2008, each non-employee director received a cash retainer of $70,000, in addition to payments for each board meeting attended and each Chair held. In 2009, the retainers for each director increased to $95,000, and the per-meeting attendance payment also increased.

Total executive compensation from 2008 to 2010 was approximately $65.8 million, and total director compensation was approximately $6.4 million. The total executive and director compensation for these years represents almost 60% of the net income during that period. Executive compensation increased dramatically despite the fact that Eagle Bulk's stock prices fell more than 90% from 2008 to 2010. Eagle Bulk shares traded as high as $35 in 2008, and are currently trading below $2.50 per share.

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