ATHENS, GREECE--(Marketwire - Jul 20, 2011) - Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd (NYSE: EXM), an owner and operator of dry bulk carriers and a provider of worldwide seaborne transportation services for dry bulk cargoes, announced today that it will release its results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2011 after the market closes on Thursday, July 28, 2011.

On the next day, Friday, July 29, 2011 at 08:30 A.M. EDT, the Company's management will host a conference call to discuss the results.

Conference Call details:
Participants should dial into the call 10 minutes before the scheduled time using the following numbers: 1 866 819 7111 (US Toll Free Dial In), 0800 953 0329 (UK Toll Free Dial In) or +44 (0)1452 542 301 (Standard International Dial In). Please quote "Excel Maritime" to the operator.

A telephonic replay of the conference call will be available until August 5, 2011 by dialing 1 866 247 4222 (US Toll Free Dial In), 0800 953 1533 (UK Toll Free Dial In) or +44 (0)1452 550 000 (Standard International Dial In). Access Code: 1838801#

Slides and audio webcast:
There will also be a live, and then archived, webcast of the conference call, available through Excel Maritime Carriers' website (www.excelmaritime.com). Participants for the live webcast should register on the website approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the webcast.

About Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd.

Excel is an owner and operator of dry bulk carriers and a provider of worldwide seaborne transportation services for dry bulk cargoes, such as iron ore, coal and grains, as well as bauxite, fertilizers and steel products. Excel owns a fleet of 41 vessels, among which one Capesize vessel is through a majority joint venture and, together with seven Panamax vessels under bareboat charters, operates a total of 48 vessels (7 Capesize, 14 Kamsarmax, 21 Panamax, 2 Supramax and 4 Handymax vessels) with a total carrying capacity of about 4.2 million DWT. Excel's Class A common shares have been listed since September 15, 2005 on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol EXM and, prior to that date, were listed on the American Stock Exchange (AMEX) since 1998. For more information about Excel, please go to our corporate website www.excelmaritime.com.

Contact Information:

Contacts:
Investor Relations / Financial Media:
Nicolas Bornozis
President
Capital Link, Inc.
230 Park Avenue - Suite 1536
New York, NY 10160, USA
Tel: (212) 661-7566
Fax: (212) 661-7526
E-Mail: excelmaritime@capitallink.com
www.capitallink.com

Company:
Pavlos Kanellopoulos
Chief Financial Officer
Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd.
17th Km National Road Athens-Lamia &
Finikos Street
145 64 Nea Kifisia
Athens, Greece
Tel: 011-30-210-62-09-520
Fax: 011-30-210-62-09-528
E-Mail: ir@excelmaritime.com
www.excelmaritime.com