ATHENS, GREECE, May 21, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- STEALTHGAS INC. (Nasdaq:GASS) (the "Company"), a ship-owning company serving primarily the liquified petroleum gas (LPG) sector of the international shipping industry, announced today that it will release its first quarter operating and financial results for the period ended March 31, 2013 before the market opens in New York on Thursday, May 23, 2013. On May 23, 2013 at 10:00 am ET, the company's management will host a conference call to discuss the results and the company's operations and outlook. Conference Call details: Participants should dial into the call 10 minutes before the scheduled time using the following numbers: 1866 682 8490 (US Toll Free Dial In) or 0844 571 8957 (UK Toll Free Dial In). In case of any problems with the above numbers, please dial +1 631 621 5256 (US Toll Dial In), or +44 (0)1452 555 131 (Standard International Dial In). Access Code: 75036430. A telephonic replay of the conference call will be available until May 29, 2013 by dialing 1866 247 4222 (US Toll Free Dial In), 0800 953 1533 (UK Toll Free Dial In) or +44 (0)1452 5500 00 (Standard International Dial In). Access Code: 75036430# Slides and audio webcast: There will also be a live and then archived webcast of the conference call, through the STEALTHGAS INC. website ( www.stealthgas.com). Participants to the live webcast should register on the website approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the webcast. About STEALTHGAS INC. StealthGas Inc. is a ship-owning company primarily serving the liquefied petroleum gas ("LPG") sector of the international shipping industry. StealthGas Inc. currently has a fleet of 33 LPG carriers with a total capacity of 161,822 cubic meters, three medium range product tankers and one Aframax oil tanker with a total capacity of 255,804 deadweight tons. The Company has agreed to acquire nine LPG carriers, with expected deliveries in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Once the acquisition of the nine LPG carriers is completed and the vessels are delivered, StealthGas Inc.'s LPG carrier fleet will be composed of 42 LPG carriers with a total capacity of 211,222 cubic meters. StealthGas Inc.'s shares are listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market and trade under the symbol "GASS."