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Diana Shipping announces the sale of a Capesize Dry Bulk Vessel, the m/v Sideris GS

Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today announced that it has signed, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, a Memorandum of Agreement to sell to an unaffiliated third party, the 2006-built vessel “Sideris GS”, with delivery to the buyer latest by January 20, 2021, for a sale price of US$11.5 million before commissions.

Upon completion of the aforementioned sale and the previously announced sale of a Panamax dry bulk vessel, the m/v Coronis, Diana Shipping Inc.’s fleet will consist of 38 dry bulk vessels (4 Newcastlemax, 12 Capesize, 5 Post-Panamax, 5 Kamsarmax and 12 Panamax). As of today, the combined carrying capacity of the Company’s fleet, including the m/v Sideris GS and the m/v Coronis, is approximately 5.0 million dwt with a weighted average age of 9.96 years. A table describing the current Diana Shipping Inc. fleet can be found on the Company’s website, www.dianashippinginc.com. Information contained on the Company’s website does not constitute a part of this press release.