Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Change in Date and Time for First Quarter 2009 Conference Call/Webcast

ATHENS, GREECE, April 28, 2009 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), a global shipping company specializing in the transportation of dry bulk cargoes, today announced that it has changed the date and time of its first quarter 2009 conference call. The conference call and simultaneous webcast will now take place at 9:00 A.M. (Eastern Daylight Time) on Wednesday, May 6, 2009.

As previously announced, the Company’s financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2009 will be released before the opening of the U.S. financial markets on Wednesday, May 6, 2009.

Investors may access the webcast by visiting the Company’s website at, and clicking on the webcast link. The conference call also may be accessed by telephone by dialing 1-877-870-4399 (for U.S.-based callers) or 1-706-679-6101 (for international callers), and providing the operator with the Conference ID number 97436447.

A replay of the webcast will be available soon after the completion of the call and will be accessible on A telephone replay will be available by dialing 1-800-642-1687 (for U.S.-based callers) or 1-706-645-9291 (for international callers), and providing the Conference ID number 97436447.

About the Company

Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX) is a global provider of shipping transportation services. The Company specializes in transporting dry bulk cargoes, including such commodities as iron ore, coal, grain and other materials along worldwide shipping routes.