Dryships Inc. Announces Termination Of The Common Stock Purchase Agreement With Kalani Investments Limited

Athens, Greece - August 11, 2017

DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ:DRYS) (“Dry Ships” or the “Company”), a diversified owner of ocean going cargo vessels, announces that in connection with the transactions announced earlier today (the “Proposed Transactions”), (i) it has terminated the common stock purchase agreement, dated April 3, 2017, by and between the Company and Kalani Investments Limited, a company organized and existing under the laws of the British Virgin Islands, effective immediately; (ii) Mr. George Economou, the Company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, has agreed, either directly or through his affiliated entities, to refrain from re-selling for a six month period any Company common shares to be acquired by him in the Proposed Transactions; and (iii) the Company has agreed not to conduct any equity offerings until after December 31, 2017, without the prior approval of the majority of its unaffiliated shareholders.

About DryShips Inc.
The Company is a diversified owner of ocean going cargo vessels that operate worldwide. The Company owns a fleet of (i) 13 Panamax drybulk vessels; (ii) 4 Newcastlemax drybulk vessels; (iii) 5 Kamsarmax drybulk vessels; (iv) 1 Very Large Crude Carrier; (v) 2 Aframax tankers; (vi) 1 Suezmax tanker; (vii) 4 Very Large Gas Carriers, 3 of which are expected to be delivered in September October and December of 2017; and (viii) 6 offshore support vessels, comprising 2 platform supply and 4 oil spill recovery vessels.

DryShips’ common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Capital Market where it trades under the symbol “DRYS.” Visit the Company’s website at www.dryships.com

DryShips Inc. press release