SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16 UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the month of July 2018
Commission File Number: 001-34934
(Translation of registrant's name into English)
7 Rue du Gabian, MC 98000 Monaco
(Address of principal executive office)
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F.
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Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(1):
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INCORPORATION BY REFERENCE
Exhibit 99.1 to this Report on Form 6-K shall be incorporated by reference into our registration statements on Form F-3, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 6, 2016 (File No. 333-212415) and March 2, 2018 (File No. 333-223392), to the extent not superseded by information subsequently filed or furnished (to the extent we expressly state that we incorporate such furnished information by reference) by us under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, in each case as amended.
|99.1||Press Release Dated July 9, 2018: Costamare Inc. Announces the Signing of Shipbuilding Contracts and Charter Agreements for Five Newbuild Containerships and the Acquisition and Chartering of Two Second Hand Containerships.|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
|Date: July 9, 2018||/s/ Gregory G. Zikos|
|Gregory G. Zikos|
|Chief Financial Officer|