Diana Shipping Inc. Announces the Date for the 2013 Fourth Quarter and Year-End Financial Results, Conference Call and Webcast

Diana Shipping Inc. Announces the Date for the 2013 Fourth Quarter and Year-End Financial Results, Conference Call and Webcast  ATHENS, Greece, Jan. 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE:DSX), (the "Company"), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced that its financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2013 are scheduled to be released before the opening of the U.S. financial markets on Tuesday, February 18, 2014.  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, February 18, 2014.  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 13574615.  About the Company  Diana Shipping Inc. is a leading global provider of shipping transportation services through its ownership 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