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Diana Containerships Inc. Reports Financial Results for the Second Quarter and Six Months Ended June 30, 2014

July 28, 2014

Declares Cash Dividend of $0.0025 Per Share for the Second Quarter

Announces $92 Million Private Placement of Common Shares

At-the-Market Offering Update

ATHENS, Greece, July 28, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Diana Containerships Inc. (Nasdaq:DCIX), (the "Company"), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, today reported net income of $0.6 million for the second quarter of 2014, compared to a net loss of $5.0 million for the respective period of 2013. The loss for the second quarter of 2013 was mainly the result of $4.3 million of losses arising from the disposal of three vessels.

Time charter revenues, net of prepaid charter revenue amortization, were $12.5 million for the second quarter of 2014, compared to $12.2 million for the same period of 2013, mainly due to increased average time charter rates achieved, despite the decrease in ownership days in 2014 compared to 2013, resulting from the disposal of five vessels from May 2013 to February 2014, which was partly offset by the addition to the Company's fleet of two vessels in August and September 2013, respectively.

Net income for the six months ended June 30, 2014 amounted to $0.9 million, compared to a net loss of $36.8 million for the same period of 2013. The loss for the six months ended June 30, 2013 was mainly the result of an impairment loss and actual losses arising from the disposal of three vessels, together totalling $36.9 million. Time charter revenues, net of prepaid charter revenue amortization for the six months ended June 30, 2014 amounted to $26.0 million, compared to $27.4 million for the same period of 2013.

Dividend Declaration

The Company has declared a cash dividend on its common stock of $0.0025 per share with respect to the second quarter of 2014. The cash dividend will be payable on or around September 3, 2014 to all shareholders of record as at August 14, 2014. The Company has 36,505,605 shares of common stock outstanding.

The Company stated that the Board's decision with respect to the amount of the cash dividend, combined with the private placement transaction discussed below, are consistent with its long-term strategy of positioning Diana Containerships to capitalize on the eventual recovery in the container market by providing the Company the flexibility to acquire additional containership vessels when attractive opportunities arise.

Private Placement

On July 28, 2014, the Company entered into an agreement to sell 36,653,386 shares of its common stock (the "Shares") in a private placement to a group of investors including Diana Shipping Inc. ("Diana Shipping"), unaffiliated institutional investors, and the Company's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Symeon Palios, and a member of his family, along with other members of the Company's senior management, at a purchase price of $2.51 per share, for expected proceeds of approximately $92 million. In the transaction, Diana Shipping purchased $40.0 million of common shares, two institutional investors not affiliated with the Company whose manager is based in the United States together purchased $40.0 million of common shares, and Mr. Palios and a member of his family, along with other members of the Company's senior management, purchased an aggregate of $12.0 million of common shares. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and is expected to close on or prior to July 29, 2014. The Company intends to use the net proceeds for general corporate purposes, including vessel acquisitions and working capital. The purchasers received customary registration rights with respect to the Shares. The transaction was approved by an independent committee of the Company's Board of Directors, which obtained a fairness opinion from Houlihan Lokey Financial Advisors, Inc. regarding the financial fairness to the Company of the aggregate purchase price to be received by the Company in the transaction. The fairness opinion was provided solely for the use of the independent committee of the Company's Board of Directors in connection with its evaluation of the transaction and may not be relied upon or used by any other person or for any other purpose, is subject to various assumptions, qualifications and limitations, and does not constitute advice or a recommendation on how to act with respect to the transaction or any other investment decision.

At-the-Market Offering Update

The Company does not expect to sell additional shares under its existing at-the-market offering with Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., as sales agent, until there is a significant improvement in the containership market.

Fleet Employment Profile (As of July 28, 2014)
Currently Diana Containerships Inc.'s fleet is employed as follows:
BUILT TEUSister Ships*Gross Rate (USD Per Day)Com**ChartererDelivery Date to ChartererRedelivery Date to Owners***Notes
Panamax Container Vessels
SAGITTA A$7,400 1.25% A.P. Moller - Maersk A/S29-Jan-1415-Sep-14 - 30-Nov-14  
2010 3,426              
CENTAURUS A$7,500 3.50%CMA CGM S.A.13-Aug-1213-Jun-14
   $8,000    13-Jun-1413-Oct-14 - 13-Jan-15  
2010 3,426              
CAP DOMINGO  B$23,250 0%Reederei Santa Containerschiffe GmbH & Co. KG6-Feb-1423-Dec-14 - 23-Mar-15 2,3,4
(ex Cap San Marco)              
2001 3,739              
CAP DOUKATO B$23,250 0%Reederei Santa Containerschiffe GmbH & Co. KG6-Feb-1423-Dec-14 - 23-Mar-15 2,3,4
(ex Cap San Raphael)              
2002 3,739              
APL GARNET  $27,000 0%NOL Liner (Pte) Ltd.19-Nov-1220-Aug-15 - 19-Oct-15
1995 4,729              
HANJIN MALTA  $25,550US$150 per day Hanjin Shipping Co. Ltd. 15-Mar-1330-Mar-16 - 15-May-16
1993 4,024              
Post - Panamax Container Vessels
PUELO C$27,900US$150 per day CSAV Valparaiso23-Aug-1323-Feb-15 - 23-Feb-16
2006 6,541              
PUCON C$27,900US$150 per day CSAV Valparaiso20-Sep-1320-Mar-15 - 20-Mar-16
2006 6,541              
* Each container vessel is a "sister ship", or closely similar, to other container vessels that have the same letter.
** Total commission paid to third parties.
*** Charterers' optional period to redeliver the vessel to owners. Charterers have the right to add the off hire days, if any, and therefore the optional period may be extended.
1 On June 7, 2013, the Company agreed to extend as from August 13, 2013 the initially signed charter party with CMA CGM S.A., dated August 2, 2012 for a period of minimum 6 months to maximum 10 months. On May 16, 2014, the Company agreed to further extend the same charter party for a period of minimum 4 months to maximum 7 months.
2 For financial reporting purposes, we recognize revenue from time charters that have varying rates on a straight-line basis equal to the average revenue during the term of that time charter. We calculate quarterly dividends based on the available cash from operations during the relevant quarter. 
3 For financial reporting purposes, revenues derived from the time charter agreement will be netted off during the term of the time charter with an amortization charge of the asset that was recognized at the delivery of the vessel, being the difference of the present value of the contractual cash flows to the fair value. However, we calculate quarterly dividends based on the available cash from operations during the relevant quarter.
4 Vessel chartered for a period of thirty-six (36) months plus or minus forty-five (45) days. The net daily charter hire rate will be US$22,750 during the first twelve (12) months, US$22,850 during the second twelve (12) months and US$23,250 during the third twelve (12) months of the charter.
5 In case the vessel is redelivered to the Company in any period between the earliest and the maximum redelivery period, then the charterers will pay a lump sum equivalent to US$6,000 per day to the owners for the outstanding period between the redelivery date and up to the 30 months.
Summary of Selected Financial & Other Data
 For the three months ended June 30,For the six months ended June 30,
 20142013 20142013 
  (unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited)
INCOME STATEMENT DATA (in thousands of US Dollars):        
Time charter revenues, net of prepaid charter revenue amortization $ 12,531 $ 12,245 $ 25,987 $ 27,381
Voyage expenses  72  122  160  417
Vessel operating expenses  6,203  8,428  12,833  16,660
Net income / (loss)  633  (5,045)  935  (36,844)
FLEET DATA         
Average number of vessels  8.0  10.0  8.3  10.1
Number of vessels  8.0  8.0  8.0  8.0
Ownership days  728  906  1,499  1,822
Available days  728  906  1,499  1,822
Operating days  728  838  1,491  1,754
Fleet utilization 100.0% 92.5% 99.5% 96.3%
Time charter equivalent (TCE) rate (1) $ 17,114 $ 13,381 $ 17,229 $ 14,799
Daily vessel operating expenses (2) $ 8,521 $ 9,302 $ 8,561  9,144
(1) Time charter equivalent rates, or TCE rates, are defined as our time charter revenues less voyage expenses during a period divided by the number of our available days during the period, which is consistent with industry standards. Voyage expenses include port charges, bunker (fuel) expenses, canal charges and commissions. TCE is a non-GAAP measure. TCE rate is a standard shipping industry performance measure used primarily to compare daily earnings generated by vessels on time charters with daily earnings generated by vessels on voyage charters, because charter hire rates for vessels on voyage charters are generally not expressed in per day amounts while charter hire rates for vessels on time charters are generally expressed in such amounts. 
(2) Daily vessel operating expenses, which include crew wages and related costs, the cost of insurance and vessel registry, expenses relating to repairs and maintenance, the costs of spares and consumable stores, lubricant costs, tonnage taxes, regulatory fees, environmental compliance costs and other miscellaneous expenses, are calculated by dividing vessel operating expenses by ownership days for the relevant period. 

Conference Call and Webcast Information

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 Monday, July 28, 2014.

Investors may access the webcast by visiting the Company's website at, and clicking on the webcast link. The conference call also may be accessed by telephone by dialing 1-877-407-8029 (for U.S.-based callers) or 1-201-689-8029 (for international callers), and asking the operator for the Diana Containerships 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 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 13585573.

About the Company

Diana Containerships Inc. is a leading global provider of shipping transportation services through its ownership of containerships. The Company's vessels are employed primarily on time charters with leading liner companies carrying containerized cargo along worldwide shipping routes.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Matters discussed in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements. The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides safe harbor protections for forward-looking statements in order to encourage companies to provide prospective information about their business. Forward-looking statements include statements concerning plans, objectives, goals, strategies, future events or performance, and underlying assumptions and other statements, which are other than statements of historical facts.

The Company desires to take advantage of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and is including this cautionary statement in connection with this safe harbor legislation. The words "believe," "anticipate," "intends," "estimate," "forecast," "project," "plan," "potential," "may," "should," "expect," "pending" and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements.

The forward-looking statements in this press release are based upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions, including without limitation, our management's examination of historical operating trends, data contained in our records and other data available from third parties. Although we believe that these assumptions were reasonable when made, because these assumptions are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies which are difficult or impossible to predict and are beyond our control, we cannot assure you that we will achieve or accomplish these expectations, beliefs or projections.

In addition to these important factors, other important factors that, in our view, could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements include the strength of world economies and currencies, general market conditions, including fluctuations in charter rates and vessel values, changes in demand for containership capacity, changes in our operating expenses, including bunker prices, drydocking and insurance costs, the market for our vessels, availability of financing and refinancing, changes in governmental rules and regulations or actions taken by regulatory authorities, potential liability from pending or future litigation, general domestic and international political conditions, potential disruption of shipping routes due to accidents or political events, vessel breakdowns and instances of off-hires and other factors. Please see our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a more complete discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties.

(See financial tables attached)

Expressed in thousands of U.S. Dollars, except for share and per share data
 For the three months ended June 30,For the six months ended June 30,
 20142013 20142013 
REVENUES: (unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited)
Time charter revenues  $ 15,440  $ 17,407  $ 31,812  $ 37,091
Prepaid charter revenue amortization  (2,909)  (5,162)  (5,825)  (9,710)
Time charter revenues, net  12,531  12,245  25,987  27,381
Voyage expenses  72  122  160  417
Vessel operating expenses  6,203  8,428  12,833  16,660
Depreciation  2,462  2,287  4,915  5,706
Management fees  --  --  --  305
General and administrative expenses  1,478  1,397  3,128  2,669
Impairment losses  --  --  --  32,626
Loss on vessels' sale  --  4,271  695  4,271
Foreign currency losses  19  16  5  61
Operating income / (loss)  2,297  (4,276)  4,251  (35,334)
Interest and finance costs  (1,690)  (789)  (3,358)  (1,543)
Interest Income  26  20  42  33
Total other expenses, net  (1,664)  (769)  (3,316)  (1,510)
Net income / (loss)  $ 633  $ (5,045)  $ 935  $ (36,844)
Earnings / (loss) per common share, basic and diluted $ 0.02  $ (0.16) $ 0.03  $ (1.14)
Weighted average number of common shares, basic and diluted  36,132,530  32,432,806  35,812,135  32,273,274
 For the three months ended June 30,For the six months ended June 30,
 20142013 2014 2013 
  (unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited)
Net income / (loss)  $ 633  $ (5,045)  935  $ (36,844)
Comprehensive income / (loss)  $ 633  $ (5,045)  935  $ (36,844)
(Expressed in thousands of US Dollars)
 June 30, 2014December 31, 2013
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 38,061  $ 19,685
Other current assets  3,428  3,295
Vessels' net book value   251,042  265,372
Other fixed assets, net  281  321
Restricted cash  9,870  9,870
Prepaid charter revenue  12,259  18,166
Total assets   $ 314,941  $ 316,709
Current liabilities  $ 3,102  $ 3,779
Long-term bank debt, net of unamortized deferred financing costs  98,199  98,102
Related party financing, non-current  50,547  50,233
Other non-current liabilities  93  130
Total stockholders' equity  163,000  164,465
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity   $ 314,941  $ 316,709
 For the three months ended June 30,For the six months ended June 30,
 2014 2013 2014 2013 
  (unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited)
Net Cash provided by Operating Activities   $ 6,000  $ 7,754  $ 11,540  $ 15,595
Net Cash provided by Investing Activities  568  26,226  9,352  3,754
Net Cash used in Financing Activities   (1,516)  (3,255)  (2,516)  (12,913)

CONTACT: Corporate Contact: Ioannis Zafirakis Director, Chief Operating Officer and Secretary Telephone: + 30-216-600-2400 Email: Website: Investor and Media Relations: Edward NebbComm-Counsellors, LLC Telephone: + 1-203-972-8350 Email:

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