Safe Bulkers Exercises Option to Purchase Additional Shares

Press Release
Thursday, March 22, 2012

Athens, Greece - Safe Bulkers Inc., an international provider of marine dry bulk transportation services, announced today that it has sold an additional 750,000 shares of common stock pursuant to the underwriters’ option to purchase these shares at $6.50 per share, raising an additional $4,875,000 in aggregate gross proceeds before underwriting discounts and other offering expenses.

The option had been granted in connection with a public offering of common stock, completed last week. Morgan Stanley, B of A Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse acted as book-running managers and Evercore Partners acted as co- manager of the offering, which was made under an effective shelf registration statement.


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