SOURCE: Capital Link, Inc.

Capital Link, Inc.

May 24, 2011 09:25 ET

Pankaj Khanna, Chief Operating Officer of DryShips Inc. in an Interview Discussing the Company Outlook

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - May 24, 2011) - Pankaj Khanna, Chief Operating Officer of DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ: DRYS), was interviewed by Barry Parker of Capital Link Shipping. The interview focused on the DryShips strategy for its three business segments, Drybulk, Tankers and UDW Drilling, and the sectors' outlook.

The interview is featured both as an audio file and as a transcript on www.CapitalLinkShipping.com under "Interviews" and you can also access it by clicking on the link below, or by copying and pasting it on your browser:

http://shipping.capitallink.com/interviews/2011/BParker_Dryships_2011May.html

About DryShips
DryShips Inc., based in Greece, is an owner of drybulk carriers and tankers that operate worldwide. Through its majority owned subsidiary, Ocean Rig UDW, Inc., DryShips owns and operates 8 offshore ultra deepwater drilling units, comprising of 2 ultra deepwater semisubmersible drilling rigs and 6 ultra deepwater drillships, 4 of which remain to be delivered to the company during 2011 and 2013. DryShips owns a fleet of 39 drybulk carriers (including newbuildings), comprising 9 Capesize, 28 Panamax and 2 Supramax, with a combined deadweight tonnage of over 3.4 million tons, and 12 tankers (including newbuildings), comprising 6 Suezmax and 6 Aframax, with a combined deadweight tonnage of over 1.6 million tons. DryShips's common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market where it trades under the symbol "DRYS." Visit the Company's website at www.dryships.com.

Abour Barry Parker
Barry Parker is a financial writer and analyst. His articles appear in a number of prominent maritime periodicals including Lloyds List, Fairplay, Seatrade, and Maritime Executive and Capital Link Shipping.

About Capital Link Shipping
Capital Link Shipping is a web based resource whose objective is to facilitate investor knowledge and understanding of shipping and its listed companies, and to facilitate the exchange of information among listed companies, industry participants and investors. The site provides information on the major shipping and stock market indices, as well as on all shipping stocks. It also features industry reports from major industry participants and interviews with CEOs, analysts and other market participants.

The information on the website is not an offer to buy or sell any kind of securities nor does it constitute investment advice of any kind. Capital Link does not represent or warrant the accuracy of the information in this site. The user of the site acknowledges that he/she accesses the information at his/her own risk and cannot hold Capital Link liable for any matter in any way and will use the website in accordance with the Terms and Conditions specified on the website.

The website is operated by Capital Link, a New York based Investor Relations and Financial Communications firm with a strategic focus on shipping. Capital Link provides Investor Relations and Financial Communications services to several listed shipping companies including DryShips Inc.

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