Costamare Inc. Files Shelf Registration Statement

Costamare Inc. Files Shelf Registration Statement 
ATHENS, GREECE -- (Marketwired) -- 10/21/13 --  Costamare Inc. (the
"Company") (NYSE: CMRE) announced today that it has filed a shelf
registration statement on Form F-3 with the U.S. Securities and
Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). The registration statement only
covers new issuances by the Company. It is not available for sales by
members of the Konstantakopoulos family, the principal stockholders
of the Company, as they do not have any current intention to sell
their shares. 
The shelf registration statement, when declared effective by the SEC,
will give the Company the ability to offer and sell up to
$300,000,000 of its securities consisting of common stock, preferred
stock, debt securities, warrants, rights and units. After the shelf
registration statement becomes effective, the Company may offer and
sell such securities from time to time and through one or more
methods of distribution, subject to market conditions and the
Company's capital needs. The terms of any offering under the shelf
registration statement will be established at the time of such
offering and will be described in a prospectus supplement filed with
the SEC prior to completion of the offering.  
The registration statement relating to these securities has been
filed with the SEC but has not yet become effective. These securities
may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time
the registration statement becomes effective. This press release
shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer
to buy nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any
jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be
unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities
laws of any such jurisdiction. 
A copy of the prospectus included in the registration statement may
be obtained on the SEC's website at or on the Company's
website listed below. In addition, the Company would file a
prospectus supplement with the SEC in connection with any offering
under the shelf registration statement. The information on the
Company's website is not a part of the registration statement, the
prospectus or any prospectus supplement which may be issued under the
registration statement.  
About Costamare Inc. 
Costamare Inc. is one of the world's leading owners and providers of
containerships for charter. The Company has 38 years of history in
the international shipping industry and a fleet of approximately 60
containerships, with a total capacity in excess of 350,000 TEU,
including newbuild containerships on order. Our fleet includes
several vessels in the water and on order acquired or to be acquired
pursuant to the Framework Agreement with York Capital Management by
vessel-owning joint venture entities in which we hold a 49% equity
interest. The Company's common stock and Series B Preferred Stock
trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols "CMRE" and
"CMRE PR B", respectively. 
Forward-Looking Statement 
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 the Company's belief regarding
future results, many of which, by their nature, are inherently
uncertain and outside of the Company'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 the Company's Annual Report on Form
20-F (File No. 001-34934) under the caption "Risk Factors". 
Company Contact:
Gregory Zikos 
Chief Financial Officer
Konstantinos Tsakalidis 
Business Development
Costamare Inc. 
Athens, Greece
Tel: (+30) 210-949-0050
Investor Relations Advisor/ Media Contact: 
Gus Okwu
Allison & Partners 
New York
Telephone: (+1) 646-428-0638
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