Chairman-Controlled Firm Buys $5-million of Box Ships Share Offering

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Box Ships Inc. has closed its public offering of 558,333 shares of its newly designated 9.00% Series C Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Stock at $24.00 per share.

The gross proceeds from the offering before the underwriting discount and other offering expenses payable by the Company amounted to approximately $13.4 million.

Neige International Inc., a company controlled by Mr. Michael Bodouroglou, the Company's Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, purchased $5.0 million of the Series C Preferred Shares, or 208,333 shares, sold in the offering at the public offering price. The Company has granted the underwriters a 45-day option to purchase up to an additional 52,500 Series C Preferred Shares on the same terms and conditions to cover over-allotments, if any.

Dividends will be payable on the Series C Preferred Shares at an initial rate of 9.00% per annum of the stated liquidation preference.

The Series C Preferred Shares have been approved for listing on the New York Stock Exchange (the "NYSE") under the symbol "TEUPRC" and are expected to commence trading on the NYSE upon the open of trading on Tuesday, July 30, 2013.

The Company plans to use the net proceeds of the offering and approximately $7.2 million of its cash reserves to redeem all of its outstanding Series B-1 Preferred Shares.  In addition, the Company intends to repay a portion of its unsecured loan with Paragon Shipping Inc. with a current outstanding principal balance of $11.0 million, using amounts drawn from its cash reserves.

Box Ships Inc. is an Athens, Greece-based international shipping company specializing in the transportation of containers. The Company's current fleet consists of nine containerships with a total carrying capacity of 43,925 TEU and a TEU weighted average age of 8.5 years. The Company's common shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "TEU."
 

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