SOURCE: Paragon Shipping Inc.

Paragon Shipping Inc.

March 08, 2011 10:00 ET

Paragon Shipping Inc. Announces Availability of 2010 Annual Report on Form 20-F

ATHENS, GREECE--(Marketwire - March 8, 2011) - Paragon Shipping Inc. (NYSE: PRGN), or the Company, a global shipping transportation company specializing in drybulk cargoes and containers, announced today that it has filed its Annual Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2010 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") and can be accessed through the Company's website www.paragonship.com by navigating to the Annual Reports section of the website under Investor Relations.

Shareholders may also receive a hard copy of the 2010 Annual Report, including the complete audited financial statements, on Form 20-F, free of charge, by contacting Capital Link, using the contact details provided at the end of this press release.

About Paragon Shipping Inc.
Paragon Shipping Inc. is an Athens, Greece-based international shipping company specializing in the transportation of drybulk cargoes and containers. The Company's current fleet consists of eleven drybulk vessels with a total carrying capacity of 747,994 dwt and two containerships with a total carrying capacity of 6,852 TEU.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statement
Matters discussed in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements. The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides safe harbor protections for forward-looking statements in order to encourage companies to provide prospective information about their business. Forward-looking statements 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 Company desires to take advantage of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and is including this cautionary statement in connection with this safe harbor legislation. The words "believe," "anticipate," "intends," "estimate," "forecast," "project," "plan," "potential," "may," "should," "expect," "pending" and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements.

The forward-looking statements in this press release are based upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions, including without limitation, our management's examination of historical operating trends, data contained in our records and other data available from third parties. Although we believe 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, we cannot assure you that we will achieve or accomplish these expectations, beliefs or projections.

In addition to these important factors, other 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 fluctuations in charter rates and vessel values, changes in demand for drybulk shipping capacity, changes in our operating expenses, including bunker prices, drydocking and insurance costs, the market for our vessels, availability of financing and refinancing, charter counterparty performance, ability to obtain financing and comply with covenants in such financing arrangements, changes in governmental rules and regulations or actions taken by regulatory authorities, potential liability from pending or future litigation, general domestic and international political conditions, potential disruption of shipping routes due to accidents or political events, vessels breakdowns and instances of off-hires and other factors. Please see our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a more complete discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties.

Contact Information

  • Contacts:

    Investor Relations / Media
    Capital Link, Inc.
    Paul Lampoutis
    230 Park Avenue
    Suite 1536
    New York, NY 10169
    Tel. (212) 661-7566
    E-mail: paragon@capitallink.com