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Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. Appoints Kate Blankenship to Board of Directors

January 19, 2023 at 9:00 AM EST

STAMFORD, Conn., Jan. 19, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. (NYSE: EGLE) (“Eagle Bulk”, “Eagle”, or the “Company”), one of the world’s largest owner-operators within the midsize drybulk vessel segment, today announced that it has appointed A. Kate Blankenship to its Board of Directors, effective January 18, 2023.

Ms. Blankenship is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). In addition to having served in key senior management positions, Ms. Blankenship has served as a director at a number of U.S.-listed companies within the shipping and energy industries, including; Frontline, Golden Ocean, Golar LNG, International Seaways, and Seadrill.

Eagle’s Chairman, Paul Leand, commented, “Kate brings significant strategic, corporate governance, and financial oversight experience to our Board. We believe the Company will benefit tremendously from Kate’s deep industry knowledge and diverse global perspective, and we all look forward to working with her in driving the business forward and delivering superior results for all of our stakeholders.”

About Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc.

Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. (“Eagle” or the “Company”) is a US-based, fully integrated shipowner-operator providing global transportation solutions to a diverse group of customers including miners, producers, traders, and end users. Headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, with offices in Singapore and Copenhagen, Eagle focuses exclusively on the versatile midsize drybulk vessel segment and owns one of the largest fleets of Supramax / Ultramax vessels in the world. The Company performs all management services in-house (including strategic, commercial, operational, technical, and administrative) and employs an active-management approach to fleet trading with the objective of optimizing revenue performance and maximizing earnings on a risk-managed basis. For further information, please visit our website:

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