Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Date for Its 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders

Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Date for Its 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders  ATHENS, Greece, March 13, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE:DSX) (the "Company"), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, announced today that its Board of Directors (the "Board") has scheduled the Company's Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the "Meeting") for May 6, 2014. The Board has set a record date for the Meeting of March 24, 2014.  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: + 30-210-9470-100          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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