Diana Shipping Inc. Announces The Date For The 2012 Third Quarter Financial Results, Conference Call And Webcast

ATHENS, Greece, Oct. 15, 2012 (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 third quarter ended September 30, 2012 are scheduled to be released before the opening of the U.S. financial markets on Tuesday, November 20, 2012.

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, November 20, 2012.

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 401891.

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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