ATHENS, GREECE--(Marketwire - Sep 4, 2012) - Costamare Inc. (the "Company") (NYSE: CMRE), an international owner and provider of containerships for charter, announced today that its Board of Directors has called an annual meeting of the stockholders to be held in Athens, Greece on Tuesday, October 30, 2012.

Stockholders of record at the close of business on Monday, September 17, 2012 will be entitled to receive notice of, and to vote at, the annual meeting and at any adjournments or postponements thereof.

Formal notice of the meeting and the Company's proxy statement will be sent to stockholders of the Company in due course.

About Costamare Inc.

Costamare Inc. is one of the world's leading owners and providers of containerships for charter. The Company has 37 years of history in the international shipping industry and a fleet of 58 containerships, with a total capacity of approximately 330,000 TEU, including 10 newbuilds on order. Costamare Inc.'s common shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "CMRE."

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains "forward-looking statements." In some cases, you can identify these statements by forward-looking words such as "believe," "intend," "anticipate," "estimate," "project," "forecast," "plan," "potential," "may," "should," "could" and "expect" and similar expressions. These statements are not historical facts but instead represent only Costamare's belief regarding future results, many of which, by their nature, are inherently uncertain and outside of Costamare's control. It is possible that actual results may differ, possibly materially, from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements. For a discussion of some of the risks and important factors that could affect future results, see the discussion in Costamare Inc.'s Annual Report on Form 20-F (File No. 001-34934) under the caption "Risk Factors."

Contact Information:

Contacts:

Company Contact:
Gregory Zikos
Chief Financial Officer
Konstantinos Tsakalidis
Business Development / Investor Relations
Costamare Inc., Athens, Greece
Tel: (+30) 210-949-0000
Email: ir@costamare.com

Investor Relations Advisor/ Media Contact:
Nicolas Bornozis
President
Capital Link, Inc.
230 Park Avenue, Suite 1536
New York, N.Y. 10169
Tel.: (+1) 212-661-7566
E-mail: costamare@capitallink.com