Diana Shipping Inc. Announces the Date for the 2013 Second Quarter Financial Results, Conference Call and Webcast

Diana Shipping Inc. Announces the Date for the 2013 Second Quarter Financial
Results, Conference Call and Webcast

ATHENS, Greece, July 2, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Diana Shipping Inc.
(NYSE:DSX), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership and
operation of dry bulk vessels, today announced that its financial results for
the second quarter ended June 30, 2013 are scheduled to be released before the
opening of the U.S. financial markets on Tuesday, July 30, 2013.

The Company's management will conduct a conference call and simultaneous
Internet webcast to review these results at 9:00 A.M. (Eastern Time) on
Tuesday, July 30, 2013.

Investors may access the webcast by visiting the Company's website at
www.dianashippinginc.com, and clicking on the webcast link. The conference
call also may be accessed by telephone by dialing 1-877-407-8291 (for
U.S.-based callers) or 1-201-689-8345 (for international callers), and asking
the operator for the Diana Shipping Inc. conference call.

A replay of the webcast will be available soon after the completion of the
call and will be accessible for 30 days on www.dianashippinginc.com. A
telephone replay also will be available for 30 days by dialing 1-877-660-6853
(for U.S.-based callers) or 1-201-612-7415 (for international callers), and
providing the Replay ID number 417255.

About the Company

Diana Shipping Inc. is a leading global provider of shipping transportation
services through the ownership and operation of dry bulk vessels. The
Company's vessels are employed primarily on medium to long-term time charters
and transport a range of dry bulk cargoes, including such commodities as iron
ore, coal, grain and other materials along worldwide shipping routes.

CONTACT: Corporate Contact:
         Ioannis Zafirakis
         Director, Executive Vice-President and Secretary
         Telephone: + 30-210-947-0100
         Email: izafirakis@dianashippinginc.com
        
         Investor and Media Relations:
         Edward Nebb
         Comm-Counsellors, LLC
         Telephone: + 1-203-972-8350
         Email: enebb@optonline.net
 
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