Costamare Inc. is one of the world’s leading owners and providers of containerships for charter. We have 47 years of history in the international shipping industry and a fleet of 78 containerships, with a total capacity of approximately 559,000 TEU, including one vessel under construction and three secondhand vessels that we have agreed to acquire, and excluding a vessel that we have agreed to sell. Since the date of our last Annual Report on Form 20-F, we have taken delivery of three of the secondhand vessels which we had previously agreed to acquire, and have agreed to acquire two additional secondhand vessels. Five of our containerships have been acquired pursuant to the Framework Deed with York Capital Management by vessel-owning joint venture entities in which we hold a minority equity interest.
Costamare Inc.'s common stock, Series B Preferred Stock, Series C Preferred Stock, Series D Preferred Stock and Series E Preferred Stock trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols “CMRE”, “CMRE PR B”, “CMRE PR C”, “CMRE PR D” and “CMRE PR E”, respectively.