SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER PURSUANT TO RULE 13A-16 OR 15D-16
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the month of September 2021
Commission File Number: 001-32458
DIANA SHIPPING INC.
(Translation of registrant's name into English)
Pendelis 16, 175 64 Palaio Faliro, Athens, Greece
(Address of principal executive office)
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INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS FORM 6-K REPORT
Diana Shipping Inc. (the "Company") is reporting today that it has exercised its call with respect to its remaining outstanding 9.50% senior unsecured bonds due 2023 (the “2023 Bonds”). All outstanding 2023 Bonds will be redeemed at a price equal to 103.80 per cent. of the nominal amount for each redeemed bond, together with accrued interest on the redeemed bonds. Settlement will take place on September 27, 2021. The redemption of the 2023 Bonds will be financed with a portion of the net proceeds of the previously announced issuance of $125 million of 8.375% senior unsecured bonds, due 2026 (the “2026 Bonds”) in June 2021.
The information contained in this Report on Form 6-K is hereby incorporated by reference into the Company's registration statement on Form F-3 (File No. 333-256791) that was filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and became effective on July 9, 2021.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
|DIANA SHIPPING INC.|
|Dated: September 2, 2021||By:|
/s/ Anastassis Margaronis