ATHENS, Greece, March 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Paragon Shipping Inc. ("Paragon" or the "Company") announced today that it has received a letter from NASDAQ, indicating that the Company has regained compliance with the $1.00 per share minimum closing bid price requirement for continued listing on the NASDAQ Capital Market, pursuant to the NASDAQ marketplace rules. Since November 11, 2015, Paragon was eligible for an additional 180 calendar day period to regain compliance. For at least 10 consecutive business days from March 1 to March 14, 2016, the closing bid price has been greater than $1.00. NASDAQ indicated within its letter that since the Company has regained compliance with Listing Rule 5550(a)(2) (the "Minimum Bid Price Rule"), this matter is now closed.
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About Paragon Shipping Inc.
Paragon Shipping is an international shipping company incorporated under the laws of the Republic of the Marshall Islands with executive offices in Athens, Greece, specializing in the transportation of drybulk cargoes. Paragon Shipping's current fleet consists of six drybulk vessels with a total carrying capacity of 297,879 dwt. In addition, Paragon Shipping's current newbuilding contracts consist of three Kamsarmax drybulk carriers. The Company's common shares and Paragon Notes trade on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbols "PRGN" and "PRGNL," respectively. For more information, visit: www.paragonship.com. The information contained on Paragon Shipping's website does not constitute part of this press release.
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