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Diana Containerships Inc (DCIX.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Simeon Palios

73 2010 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Anastasios Margaronis

58 2010 President, Director

Andreas Michalopoulos

42 2010 Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer

Ioannis Zafirakis

42 2010 Chief Operating Officer, Secretary, Director

Reidar Brekke

55 2010 Independent Director

Giannakis Evangelou

68 2011 Independent Director

Antonios Karavias

71 2010 Independent Director

Nikolaos Petmezas

64 2010 Independent Director

Edward Nebb

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Biographies

Name Description

Simeon Palios

Mr. Symeon P. Palios is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Diana Containerships Inc. Mr. Palios served as the Managing Director of Diana Shipping Agencies SA and performed the services he performs as Chief Executive Officer. In 1972, he founded Diana Shipping Agencies SA. He has served as an ensign in the Greek Navy for the inspection of passenger boats on behalf of the Ministry of Merchant Marine and is qualified as a naval architect and engineer. Mr. Palios is a member of various classification societies worldwide and he is a member of the board of directors of the United Kingdom Freight Demurrage and Defense Association Limited. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marine Engineering from Durham University, United Kingdom.

Anastasios Margaronis

Mr. Anastasios C. Margaronis is President and Director of Diana Containerships Inc. He served as President and Director at Diana Shipping Inc., since February 21, 2005. Mr. Margaronis also serves as an employee of Diana Shipping Services SA. Prior to February 21, 2005, Mr. Margaronis was employed by Diana Shipping Agencies SA. He joined Diana Shipping Agencies SA in 1979 and has been responsible for overseeing insurance matters, including hull and machinery, protection and indemnity and war risks cover. Mr. Margaronis has 31 years of experience in shipping, including in ship finance and insurance. He is a member of the Governing Council of the Greek Shipowner’s Union and a member of the board of directors of the United Kingdom Mutual Steam Ship Assurance Association (Bermuda) Limited. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Warwick and a Master’s of science degree in Maritime Law from the Wales Institute of Science and Technology, University of Cardiff.

Andreas Michalopoulos

Mr. Andreas Michalopoulos is Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer of Diana Containerships Inc. Mr. Michalopoulos started his career in 1993 where he joined Merrill Lynch Private Banking in Paris. In 1995, he became an International Corporate Auditor with Nestle SA based in Vevey, Switzerland and moved in 1998 to the position of Trade Marketing and Merchandising Manager. From 2000 to 2002, he worked for McKinsey and Company in Paris, France as an Associate Generalist Consultant before joining from 2002 to 2005, a Greek Pharmaceutical Group with U.S. R&D activity as a Vice President International Business Development and Member of the Executive Committee. From 2005 to 2006, he joined Diana Shipping Agencies as a Project Manager. Mr. Michalopoulos has graduated from Paris IX Dauphine University with Honors in 1993 obtaining an MSc in Economics and a master's degree in Management Sciences specialized in Finance. In 1995, he also obtained a master's degree in business administration from Imperial College, University of London.

Ioannis Zafirakis

Mr. Ioannis G. Zafirakis is Chief Operating Officer, Secretary and Director at Diana Containerships Inc. He served as Director, Executive Vice President and Secretary of Diana Shipping Inc. since February 14, 2008, as the Director, Vice President and Secretary of that company since February 21, 2005 and as a director of that company since March 9, 1999. Mr. Zafirakis also serves as an employee of Diana Shipping Services SA. Prior to February 21, 2005, Mr. Zafirakis was employed by Diana Shipping Agencies SA and performed the services he now performs as Executive Vice President of Diana Shipping Services SA. He joined Diana Shipping Agencies SA in 1997 where he held a number of positions in its finance and accounting department. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Studies from City University Business School in London and a Master’s degree in International Transport from the University of Cardiff.

Reidar Brekke

Mr. Reidar Brekke is Independent Director of Diana Containerships Inc. Mr. Brekke has been an advisor and deal-maker in the international energy and transportation sector for the last 15 years. Mr. Brekke has served since January 2010 as President of Energy Capital Solutions, Inc. located in Florida. He also founded Energy Capital Services Inc. located in New York in March 2008 which provided strategic and financial advisory services to international shipping and energy related companies. In addition, he served as President of ECS Inc., a shipping and energy industry consulting and advisory services company, from March 2008 to December 2009. Previously, he served as Manager of Poten Capital Services LLC, a registered broker-dealer specializing in the maritime sector, from 2003 to January 2008. Prior to 2003, Mr. Brekke was Chief Financial Officer, then President and Chief Operating Officer, of SynchroNet Marine, a logistics service provider to the global container transportation industry. From 1994 to 2000, he held several senior positions with American Marin Advisors, including Fund Manager of American Shipping Fund I LLC, and Chief Financial Officer of its brokerdealer subsidiary. Prior to this, Mr. Brekke was an Advisor for the Norwegian Trade Commission in New York & Oslo, Norway, and a financial advisor in Norway. Mr. Brekke graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute in 1986 and in 1990 he obtained a MBA from the University of Nevada, Reno. He has been an adjunct professor at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs – Center for Energy, Marine Transportation and Public Policy, and is currently on the board of directors of three privately-held companies involved in container logistics, container leasing and drybulk shipping.

Giannakis Evangelou

Mr. Giannakis Evangelou is Independent Director of Diana Containerships Inc. Mr. Evangelou is a member of the Board of Directors of Elgeka-Ferfelis Romania S.A. and Diakinisis Logistics Services (CY) Limited both members of Elgeka S.A. Group of Companies which is listed on the A.S.E. Mr. Evangelou retired from Ernst & Young (Hellas), which he joined as a partner in 1998, on June 30, 2010. During his 12 years at Ernst & Young, he acted as Transaction Support leader for Greece and a number of countries in Southeast Europe including Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia. In addition to his normal duties as a partner, Mr. Evangelou held the position of Quality and Risk Management leader for Transaction Advisory Services responsible for a sub-area comprising 18 countries spanning from Poland and the Baltic in the North to Cyprus and Malta in the South. From 1986 through 1997, Mr. Evangelou held the position of Group Finance director at Manley Hopkins Group, a Marine Services Group of Companies. From 1991 through 1997, Mr. Evangelou served as Chief Accounting Officer for Global Ocean Carriers, a shipping company that was listed on a U.S. stock exchange during that time. From 1996 to 1998, Mr. Evangelou was an independent consultant and a member of the team that prepared Royal Olympic Cruises for its listing on Nasdaq. From 1974 through 1986, Mr. Evangelou was a partner of Moore Stephens P.C. Additionally, Mr. Evangelou is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a member of the Institute of Certified Accountants — Auditors of Greece.

Antonios Karavias

Mr. Antonios Karavias is Independent Director of Diana Containerships Inc. Since 2007 Mr. Karavias has served as an Independent Advisor to the Management of Societe Generale Bank and Trust and Marfin Egnatia Bank. Previously, Mr. Karavias served as a Deputy Manager of Private Banking with Alpha Bank from 1999 to 2006 and served as a Vice President at Merrill Lynch from 1980 to 1999. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Mississippi State University and a Master’s degree in Economics from Pace University, United States.

Nikolaos Petmezas

Mr. Nikolaos Petmezas is Independent Director of Diana Containerships Inc. Mr. Petmezas has served since 2001 as the Chief Executive Officer of Maersk-Svitzer-Wijsmuller B.V. and, prior to its acquisition by Maersk, as a Partner and as Chief Executive Officer of Wijsmuller Shipping Company B.V. He has also served since 1989 as the Chief Executive Officer of N.G. Petmezas Shipping and Trading, SA, and since 1984 as the Chief Executive Officer of Shipcare Technical Services Shipping Co. Ltd. Since 1995 Mr. Petmezas has served as well as the Managing Director of Kongsberg Gruppen A.S. (Hellenic Office) and, from 1984 to 1995, as the Managing Director of Kongsberg Vaapenfabrik A.S. (Hellenic Branch Office). Mr. Petmezas served on the Board of Directors of Neorion Shipyards, in Syros, Greece from 1989 to 1992. Mr. Petmezas began his career in shipping in 1977, holding sales positions at Austin & Pickersgill Ltd. and British Shipbuilders Corporation until 1983. Mr. Petmezas has been an Advisor at Westinghouse Electric and Northrop Grumman since 1983 and a Honorary Consul under the General Consulate of Sri Lanka in Greece since 1995. Mr. Petmezas holds degrees in Law and in Political Sciences and Economics from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and an LL.M. in Shipping Law from London University.

Edward Nebb