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NEWS BULLETIN
Friday, February 5, 2016

Greenbrier making changes
to two executive positions

Diana Shipping to purchase
three Panamax bulk vessels

Port of Seattle K9 teams
net Super Bowl security duty

Global Diving and Salvage taps Brown
as Energy Services vice president

Hiram Chittenden Locks
scheduled for shutdown

Greenbrier making changes
to two executive positions

LAKE OSWEGO, OR — The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. has announced changes to its management lineup. CFO, Mark J. Rittenbaum, has been promoted to the newly created position of executive vice president, Commercial, Leasing and Finance. Lorie L. Tekorius, senior vice president and treasurer, has been promoted to senior vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer. Both Mr. Rittenbaum and Ms. Tekorius will report to Chairman and CEO William A. Furman. In this newly created position, Mr. Rittenbaum will shift his primary focus to commercial activities, with particular emphasis on new railcar sales, leasing and integration/enhancement of customer service design. Senior commercial officers William Glenn and Brian Comstock, as well as Jim Sharp, president of Greenbrier's Leasing and Management Services business, will report to Mr. Rittenbaum. Ms. Tekorius has been with Greenbrier for over 20 years in various financial capacities, most recently as senior vice president and treasurer, a position she has held since 2012. Adrian Downes, Greenbrier's senior vice president and chief accounting officer, will report to Ms. Tekorius. In other developments, Mr. Rittenbaum will chair a newly created executive committee reporting to the Chairman and CEO. The committee will be responsible for helping to frame policy over a wide range of business, administrative, financial and strategic areas, as well as streamlining service design and achieving service and cost synergies across the company. The committee will include Victoria McManus, executive vice president and chief strategic officer, and Martin Baker, senior vice president, general counsel and chief compliance officer.

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Global Diving and Salvage taps Brown
as Energy Services vice president

SEATTLE — Global Diving and Salvage Inc. has announced the hiring of Mike Brown as vice president of Energy Services, working from Global’s Houston office. Mr. Brown will focus his efforts to increase Global's position in the domestic and international energy market. He will be directly responsible for developing business opportunities and providing oversight on operations for these clients as well as oversee Global’s saturation and deep diving operations throughout the company. Mr. Brown brings with him over 38 years of experience in the Offshore oil and gas industry. He began his career as a commercial diver, then superintendent, estimator/project manager, and operations manager before moving into senior management. Global is a provider of marine construction and infrastructure support through three core services: Marine Construction, Casualty Response, and Offshore Support Services. The company has operating regions in Alaska, California, Gulf Coast, and the Pacific Northwest.

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Diana Shipping to purchase
three Panamax bulk vessels

ATHENS — Diana Shipping Inc. has announced that it has signed, through three separate wholly-owned subsidiaries, three memoranda of agreement to acquire from a related party three Panamax vessels for an aggregate purchase price of US$39.8 million. These vessels are the m/v SUNSHINE, a 2010 built Panamax dry bulk vessel of 75,700 dwt, the m/v MANZONI, a 2013 built Panamax dry bulk vessel of 75,403 dwt and the m/v INFINITY 9, a 2013 built Panamax dry bulk vessel of 77,901 dwt, all built by Jiangnan Shipyard (Group) Co., Ltd. The delivery of the vessels to the buyers is expected by the end of March 2016. Diana Shipping has agreed to acquire the vessels from entities affiliated with Semiramis Paliou and Aliki Paliou, each of whom is a family member of the company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Mrs. Semiramis Paliou is also a director of the company. The transaction was approved unanimously by a committee of the board of directors established for the purpose of considering the transaction and consisting of the company’s independent directors and each of its executive directors other than Mrs. Semiramis Paliou and Mr. Simeon Palios. The agreed upon purchase price of the vessels was based, among other factors, on independent third party broker valuations obtained by the company. Consummation of the purchases is subject to the company obtaining bank financing from the sellers’ existing lenders for substantially all of the purchase price of the vessels, thereby resulting in little or no current cash outlay on the part of the company.

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Hiram Chittenden Locks
scheduled for shutdown

SEATTLE — Hiram M. Chittenden Locks large and small chambers are closing to marine traffic from 10:00 p.m. Feb. 13 to 6:00 a.m. Feb. 14 for electrical work. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers owns and operates the Chittenden Locks in Ballard, Washington. The busiest in the nation, nearly 50,000 vessels lock through each year. For current information about activities at the locks, visit the locks’ website at http://bit.ly/BallardLocks or follow the Locks on Facebook and Twitter: www.facebook.com/ChittendenLocks and http://twitter.com/ChittendenLocks

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Port of Seattle K9 teams
net Super Bowl security duty

SEATTLE — Three Port of Seattle Police Department K9 teams are in California gearing up for Super Bowl duty. The K9’s are part of the port’s Explosives Detection Unit. Before and after Super Bowl 50, the port’s K9’s are part of a national law enforcement effort coordinated by the Homeland Security Administration. The port’s K9s will be assigned to security efforts at light rail stations near Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. The Transportation Security Administration is funding the K9 unit’s Super Bowl assignment. All of the port’s K9s are certified annually by the TSA National Explosives Detection team.

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