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Monday, June 18, 2018

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Diana Prices USD 70 mln Public Offering

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Diana Shipping, a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels,  announced that it has priced its previously announced underwritten public offering of 17,500,000 common shares, par value US$0.01 per share, at a price of US$4.00 per share. The Company has granted the underwriters an over-allotment option for a period of 30 days from the closing of this offering to purchase up to an additional 2,625,000 shares of common stock at the public offering price, less underwriting discounts.

NRC Completes OP-TECH Acquisition

National Response Corporation (NRC) announced the completion of the acquisition of OP-TECH Environmental Services, Inc. (OP-TECH). NRC was acquired in March 2012 by investment affiliates of J.F. Lehman & Company, a leading middle-market private equity firm focused on the defense, aerospace, and maritime sectors. Senior debt financing for the acquisition was arranged by BNP Paribas Securities Corp. (as sole lead arranger). Jones Day LLP provided legal counsel to NRC. NRC is a commercial provider of United States Oil Pollution Act of 1990 regulatory compliance and emergency response services as well as a global provider of diversified environmental, industrial and emergency response solutions. Headquartered in Great River, N.Y., with regional offices throughout the U.S.

Seaspan Extends, Refinances Credit Facility

Company says that move further strengthens Capital Structure. Seaspan Corporation ("Seaspan") announced that it has entered into an agreement to extend and refinance its $1.0 billion credit facility. BNP Paribas Securities Corp. acted as the lead arranger of the amended facility. Gerry Wang, Chief Executive Officer, Co-Chairman, and Co-Founder of Seaspan, commented, "We appreciate the strong support we continue to receive from leading global banks and are pleased to have successfully refinanced the $1.0 billion facility ahead of the maturity date and under attractive terms. The refinancing provides multiple benefits for Seaspan and its shareholders…

National Response Corporation Acquires Emerald Alaska

National Response Corporation (NRC), a portfolio company of J.F. Lehman & Company, announced today the completion of the acquisition of Emerald Alaska, LLC from Emerald Services, Inc. NRC is a commercial provider of United States Oil Pollution Act of 1990 regulatory compliance services as well as a global provider of specialized environmental and emergency response solutions. Headquartered in Great River, N.Y., with regional offices throughout the U.S. and internationally, NRC has more than 1,000 employees globally. Emerald Alaska is a provider of environmental and emergency response solutions to the oil and gas industry in the state of Alaska.

Drew Marine Completes Acquisition of Chemring Marine

Affiliates of Drew Marine (Drew Marine) completed of the previously announced acquisition of Chemring Group PLC’s (Chemring) maritime interests for cash consideration of £32 million. Under Drew Marine's ownership, the acquired business will be named Drew Marine Signal and Safety (DMSS). DMSS is the world's leading supplier of marine distress signals including handflares, manoverboard buoys, line-throwers and other required rescue products under established brands including Pains Wessex, Comet, Aurora and Oroquieta. The Company's products are produced in Bremerhaven, Germany; Pamplona, Spain; and Lara, Australia. The business will continue to be headquartered in Hampshire, UK.

Sureclean Added to NRC Group

National Response Corporation (NRC) announced the completion of a deal which sees U.K.-based Sureclean Limited become part of the NRC group. NRC is a global provider of diversified environmental, industrial and emergency response solutions. Headquartered in Great River, New York, with regional offices throughout the U.S. and internationally, NRC has approximately 800 employees. Operating both in the U.K and internationally, Sureclean is a provider of specialty industrial and environmental solutions to the oil and gas, petrochemical, renewables, utilities, civil engineering and construction sectors. The company is headquartered in Alness, Scotland with additional offices in the Aberdeen area and employs a permanent staff of 135.

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