SOURCE: OceanFreight Inc.

OceanFreight Inc.

March 05, 2010 16:05 ET

OceanFreight Inc. Announces Receipt of Nasdaq Notice

ATHENS, GREECE--(Marketwire - March 5, 2010) -  OceanFreight Inc. (NASDAQ: OCNF) (the "Company"), a global provider of marine transportation services, announced today that it has received written notification from The Nasdaq Stock Market ("Nasdaq") dated March 1, 2010 indicating that because the closing bid price of the Company's common stock for the previous 30 consecutive business days was below the minimum $1.00 per share bid price requirement for continued listing on the Nasdaq Global Market, the Company is not in compliance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5450(a)(1). The applicable grace period to regain compliance is 180 days.

This notification has no effect on the listing of the Company's common stock at this time.

The Company intends to monitor the closing bid price of its common stock between now and August 30, 2010 and is considering its options in order to regain compliance with the Nasdaq minimum bid price requirement.

About OceanFreight Inc.

OceanFreight Inc., is an owner and operator of both drybulk and tanker vessels that operate worldwide. As of the day of this release, OceanFreight owns a fleet of 13 vessels comprised of nine drybulk carriers (three Capesize, six Panamax) and four crude carrier tankers (one Suezmax, three Aframaxes) with a combined deadweight tonnage of about 1.4 million tons.

OceanFreight Inc.'s common stock is listed on the Nasdaq Global Market where it trades under the symbol "OCNF." Visit our website at www.oceanfreightinc.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 OceanFreight 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, OceanFreight 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 charterhire rates and vessel values, changes in demand that may affect attitudes of time charterers to scheduled and unscheduled drydocking, changes in OceanFreight 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 OceanFreight Inc. with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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