Diana Shipping Inc. Announces the Acquisition of an Ultramax Dry Bulk Vessel

Athens, Greece - February 14, 2023

Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), (the "Company"), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership and bareboat charter-in of dry bulk vessels, today announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Agreement to acquire from an unaffiliated third party the m/v Nord Potomac, a 2016 built Ultramax dry bulk vessel of 63,379 dwt, for a purchase price of US$27.9 million.

The Company anticipates to take delivery of the vessel by the beginning of April 2023.

Excluding the newly acquired vessel, Diana Shipping Inc.'s fleet currently consists of 41 dry bulk vessels (4 Newcastlemax, 10 Capesize, 5 Post-Panamax, 6 Kamsarmax and 7 Panamax and 9 Ultramax).

As of today, the combined carrying capacity of the Company's fleet, excluding the vessel not yet delivered, is approximately 4.7 million dwt with a weighted average age of 9.87 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.

About the Company

Diana Shipping Inc. is a global provider of shipping transportation services through its ownership and bareboat charter-in of dry bulk vessels.

The Company's vessels are employed primarily on short to medium-term time charters and transport a range of dry bulk cargoes, including such commodities as iron ore, coal, grain and other materials along worldwide shipping routes.

Diana Shipping Inc. press release