Seanergy Announces Appointment of New Chief Financial Officer
ATHENS, GREECE--(Marketwire - October 20, 2008) - Seanergy Maritime Corp. (the "Company")
(NASDAQ: SHIP) announced today that Mr. Alexis Komninos, the current Chief
Financial Officer of the Company, will resign to concentrate on his other
business activities. Upon the resignation of Alexis, the Company is pleased
to announce that Ms. Christina Anagnostara will be appointed as the new
Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Alexis will remain as a Director of
the Company and will assist in an advisory capacity. This transition is
expected to take place in November 2008.
About Christina Anagnostara: Christina Anagnostara has served as Chief
Financial Officer and Board member in Global Oceanic Carriers Ltd (GO
Carriers), a dry bulk shipping company listed on AIM of the London Stock
Exchange, since February 2007. She has over 14 years of experience in
consulting, auditing and financial services. In the last 8 years, prior to
joining GO Carriers, she has held a senior management position in EFG Audit
& Consulting services, the auditors of the Geneva based EFG Group. During
her career, Christina has been involved in a number of business and process
audits and consulting assignments, due diligence, special reviews and
investigations. Prior to EFG Group, she worked for 2 years in the internal
audit group of Eurobank EFG, a bank with a leading position in Greece; and
3 years as a senior auditor in Ernst & Young, the international auditing
firm. Christina studied Economics in Greece and is a Certified Chartered
Accountant since 2002.
Dale Ploughman, the Company's Chief Executive Officer, stated: "We would
like to welcome Christina as our new Chief Financial Officer. We believe
that with her extensive background in finance coupled with her experience
as Chief Financial Officer of another publicly listed shipping company will
greatly benefit Seanergy as we continue to grow our Company. We would also
like to thank Alexis Komninos for his services to our Company as CFO and
Director and record our appreciation for his contribution during his tenure
as CFO of Seanergy. His knowledge and experience with initial public
offerings, the securities markets and investment management, have been
instrumental in helping establish Seanergy and through to the successful
conclusion of the business combination. We are also pleased that he will
remain on the Board of Directors of our Company thereby enabling us to
continue benefiting from his advice and expertise."
About Seanergy Maritime Corp.
Seanergy Maritime is a Marshall Islands corporation with its principal
offices in Athens, Greece. Seanergy purchased and took delivery of six dry
bulk carriers from companies associated with members of the Restis family
pursuant to the Master Agreement dated May 20, 2008. Its current fleet is
comprised of two Panamax, two Supramax and two Handysize dry bulk carriers
with a combined cargo-carrying capacity of 317,743 dwt and an average fleet
age of approximately 10.5 years.
Seanergy's common stock and warrants trade on the NASDAQ Global Market
under the symbols SHIP and SHIPW respectively. Prior to October 15, 2008,
Seanergy's common stock, warrants and units traded on the NYSE Alternext US
LLC (formally known as AMEX) under the symbols SRG, SRG.W and SRG.U
Risks and uncertainties are described in reports filed by Seanergy Maritime
Corp. with the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission, which can be obtained
free of charge on the SEC's website www.sec.gov.
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This press release contains forward-looking statements (as defined in
Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended) concerning future events
and the Company's growth strategy and measures to implement such strategy.
Words such as "expects," "intends," "plans," "believes," "anticipates,"
"hopes," "estimates," and variations of such words and similar expressions
are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Although the Company
believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements
are reasonable, no assurance can be given that such expectations will prove
to have been correct. These statements involve known and unknown risks and
are based upon a number of assumptions and estimates, which are inherently
subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are
beyond the control of the Company. Actual results may differ materially
from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors
that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not
limited to, the scope and timing of SEC and other regulatory agency review,
competitive factors in the market in which the Company operates; risks
associated with operations outside the United States; and other factors
listed from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and
Exchange Commission. The Company expressly disclaims any obligations or
undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any
forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in the
Company's expectations with respect thereto or any change in events,
conditions or circumstances on which any statement is based.
Contact Information: For further information please contact:
Seanergy Maritime Corp.
Chief Financial Officer
Tel: 30 210 3726200
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