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Star Bulk completes merger with Eagle Bulk

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Star Bulk Carriers Corp., a global shipping company focusing on the transportation of dry bulk cargoes, has announced that it has completed its merger with Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc.

Under the terms of the merger agreement, each Eagle shareholder received 2.6211 shares of Star Bulk common stock for each share of Eagle common stock owned. Eagle common stock has ceased trading and will no longer be listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

Petros Pappas, Chief Executive Officer of Star Bulk, said: “This is an exciting day for Star Bulk as we bring together our companies and create a global leader in dry bulk shipping. We are moving forward with greater scale, a stronger financial profile and unique technical and commercial capabilities to grow our business, better serve our customers and deliver sustainable value for our shareholders.”

Board and leadership team appointments

In connection with the closing of the merger, Gary Weston has joined the Star Bulk board of directors, Bo Westergaard has joined Star Bulk’s new leadership team and Costa Tsoutsoplides will serve as interim Senior Advisor to assist with business integration.


Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP served as legal counsel to Star Bulk. Houlihan Lokey served as financial advisor to Eagle and Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP served as legal counsel to Eagle and Hogan Lovells US LLP served as legal counsel to the Board of Directors of Eagle.

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