Performance Shipping Inc. (NASDAQ: PSHG), (“we” or the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of tanker vessels, today announced that, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, it has taken delivery of the M/T P. Sophia (formerly “Maran Sagitta”), a 2009-built Aframax tanker of 105,071 dwt that the Company entered into an agreement to purchase in June 2022.

Commenting on the delivery, Andreas Michalopoulos, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, stated:

“We are pleased to announce the delivery of the M/T P. Sophia, which increases our fleet to a total of six Aframax Tankers, all currently operating in the firm spot charter market. The addition of this high specification vessel, in excellent condition, having its special survey passed and ballast water treatment system installed, enhances the position of our Company to take advantage of the prevailing high charter rate environment within the crude oil tanker sector. Furthermore, we believe the acquisition price and prompt delivery will prove to be very advantageous to our Company as we anticipate that the tanker market is in the early stages of a prolonged recovery in charter rates and asset values. We remain focused on capturing the upside of the crude oil tanker market and generating strong cashflows.”

About the Company

Performance Shipping Inc. is a global provider of shipping transportation services through its ownership of Aframax tankers. The Company’s current fleet is employed on spot voyages and through pool arrangements.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Matters discussed in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements. The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides safe harbor protections for forward-looking statements in order to encourage companies to provide prospective information about their business. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements concerning plans, objectives, goals, strategies, future events or performance, and underlying assumptions and other statements, which are other than statements of historical facts.

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The forward-looking statements in this press release are based upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions, including, without limitation, our management’s examination of historical operating trends, data contained in our records and other data available from third parties. Although we believe that these assumptions were reasonable when made, because these assumptions are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies which are difficult or impossible to predict and are beyond our control, we cannot assure you that we will achieve or accomplish these expectations, beliefs, or projections.

In addition to these important factors, other important factors that, in our view, could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: the strength of world economies, fluctuations in currencies and interest rates, general market conditions, including fluctuations in charter rates and vessel values, changes in demand in the tanker shipping industry, changes in the supply of vessels, changes in worldwide oil production and consumption and storage, changes in our operating expenses, including bunker prices, crew costs, drydocking and insurance costs, our future operating or financial results, availability of financing and refinancing, changes in governmental rules and regulations or actions taken by regulatory authorities, potential liability from pending or future litigation, general domestic and international political conditions, the length and severity of epidemics and pandemics, including the ongoing outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on the demand for seaborne transportation of petroleum and other types of products, changes in governmental rules and regulations or actions taken by regulatory authorities, potential liability from pending or future litigation, general domestic and international political conditions or events, including “trade wars”, armed conflicts including the war in Ukraine, the imposition of new international sanctions, acts by terrorists or acts of piracy on ocean-going vessels, potential disruption of shipping routes due to accidents, labor disputes or political events, vessel breakdowns and instances of off-hires and other important factors. Please see our filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for a more complete discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties.

Corporate Contact:Andreas MichalopoulosChief Executive Officer, Director and Secretary                                                         Telephone: +30-216-600-2400Website: www.pshipping.com                                                     

Investor and Media Relations:Edward NebbComm-Counsellors, LLCTelephone: + 1-203-972-8350

Email: amichalopoulos@pshipping.com
Email: enebb@optonline.net
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