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60 Zephyrou Street & Syngrou Avenue 17564, Athens, Greece
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Press Release Dated September 1, 2011: Costamare Inc. Announces 2011 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.
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: September 1, 2011
/s/ Gregory G. Zikos
Gregory G. Zikos
Chief Financial Officer
Costamare Announces 2011 Annual Meeting of Stockholders
Athens, Greece September 1, 2011 -- Costamare Inc. (the Company) (NYSE: CMRE), an international owner and provider of containerships for charter, announced today that its Board of Directors has called an annual meeting of the stockholders to be held in Athens, Greece on Tuesday, October 25, 2011.
Stockholders of record at the close of business on Monday, September 12, 2011 will be entitled to receive notice of, and to vote at, the annual meeting and at any adjournments or postponements thereof. (Note that this is a change from the previously announced record date of September 9, 2011)
Formal notice of the meeting and the Companys proxy statement will be sent to stockholders of the Company in due course.
About Costamare Inc.
Costamare Inc., which has 36 years of experience in the international shipping industry, is one of the world's leading owners and providers of containerships for charter. The Company currently has a fleet of 59 containerships, including 10 newbuilds on order, with a total capacity of approximately 325,000 TEU. The Companys common shares trade on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol CMRE.
This press release contains "forward-looking statements." In some cases, you can identify these statements by forward-looking words such as "believe", "intend", "anticipate", "estimate", "project", "forecast", "plan", "potential", "may", "should", "could" and "expect" and similar expressions. These statements are not historical facts but instead represent only Costamare's belief regarding future results, many of which, by their nature, are inherently uncertain and outside of Costamare's control. It is possible that actual results may differ, possibly materially, from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements. For a discussion of some of the risks and important factors that could affect future results, see the discussion in Costamare Inc.s Annual Report on Form 20-F (File No. 001-34934) under the caption "Risk Factors".
Gregory Zikos - Chief Financial Officer
Konstantinos Tsakalidis - Business Development / Investor Relations
Costamare Inc., Athens, Greece
Tel: (+30) 210-949-0050
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