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Diana Shipping, Inc. (
Q4 2011 Earnings Conference Call
February 28, 2012 9:00 AM ET
Edward Nebb – Head-Investor and Media Relations
Simeon Palios – Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Anastasios Margaronis – President
Andreas Michalopoulos – Chief Financial Officer
Gregory Lewis – Credit Suisse:
Justin Yagerman – Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc.
Fotis Giannakoulis – Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC
Michael Pak – Clarkson Capital Market
Brandon Oglenski – Barclays Capital
David Beard – Iberia Capital Partners
Greetings and welcome to the Diana Shipping Incorporated Fourth Quarter Conference Call and Webcast. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. A brief question-and-answer session will follow the formal presentation. (Operator Instructions) As a reminder, this conference is being recorded.
It is now my pleasure to introduce your host, Edward Nebb, IR Advisor for Diana Shipping. Thank you. Mr. Nebb, you may begin.
Thanks very much, Melissa. Greetings. This is Ed Nebb, Investor Relations Advisor to Diana Shipping Inc., and I want to welcome all of you to the company’s 2011 fourth quarter and year-end conference call.
The members of the Diana Shipping management team who are with us today include Simeon Palios, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; Mr. Anastasios Margaronis, President; Mr. Andreas Michalopoulos, Chief Financial Officer; Mr. Ioannis Zafirakis, Executive Vice-President and Secretary; and Ms. Maria Dede, Chief Accounting Officer.
Before management begins their remarks, let me briefly summarize the Safe Harbor notice, which you could see in this entirety and today’s new release. Certain statements made during this conference call which are not statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements of historical facts are forward-looking statements made pursuant to the Safe Harbor Provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act.