STAMFORD, Conn., July 03, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Eagle Bulk Shipping, Inc. (Nasdaq:EGLE) today announced that it has taken delivery of the M/V Rowayton Eagle, the seventh of 9 Crown-63 Ultramax dry bulk sister vessels the Company acquired from Greenship Bulk Trust.

With the addition of the M/V Rowayton Eagle, the Eagle Bulk fleet currently consists of 47 vessels on the water, including nine Ultramax vessels, with another two Ultramaxes set to be delivered over the coming months.  The Company's pro-forma owned-fleet will consist of 49 Supramaxes/Ultramaxes.

About Eagle Bulk ShippingEagle Bulk Shipping Inc. is a Marshall Islands corporation headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut. Eagle Bulk owns one of the largest fleets of Supramax/Ultramax dry bulk vessels in the world. Supramax/Ultramax vessels, which are constructed with on-board cranes, range in size from approximately 50,000 to 65,000 dwt. The Company transports a broad range of major and minor bulk cargoes, including but not limited to coal, grain, ore, pet coke, cement and fertilizer, along worldwide shipping routes.

Forward-Looking StatementsMatters discussed in this release may constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements reflect management's current expectations and observations with respect to future events and financial performance. Where the Company expresses an expectation or belief as to future events or results, such expectation or belief is expressed in good faith and believed to have a reasonable basis. However, the Company's forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties, and other factors, which could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed, projected, or implied by those forward-looking statements.  The Company's actual results may differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of certain factors, including changes in the Company's financial resources and operational capabilities and as a result of certain other factors listed from time to time in the Company's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  The Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required under applicable securities laws.
Company ContactFrank De CostanzoChief Financial OfficerEagle Bulk Shipping Inc.Tel. +1 203-276-8100Media and Investor ContactJonathan Morgan or Alex HinsonPerry Street Communications212-741-0014eagle@perryst.com

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