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Safe Bulkers, Inc. Has Been Awarded the First Place in the "Marine Money's 2013 Annual Rankings of Publicly Traded Shipping Companies"

ATHENS, GREECE -- (Marketwired) -- 06/19/14 -- Safe Bulkers, Inc. (the "Company") (NYSE: SB), an international provider of marine drybulk transportation services, announced today that it has been ranked and awarded the First Place in "Marine Money's 2013 annual rankings of the Publicly Traded Shipping Companies." The award was announced at the annually held Marine Money Conference that took place in New York City on June 17-19, 2014.

Marine Money has been publishing its rankings for the past 20+ years after evaluating companies from the shipping industry worldwide. The rankings are based upon a series of financial measures and ratios.

Polys Hajioannou, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, commented, "We are proud for this recognition which demonstrates our focus on long-term growth, financial efficiency and operational excellence reflecting the hard work of our seagoing personnel, management team and staff."

About Safe Bulkers, Inc.

The Company is an international provider of marine drybulk transportation services, transporting bulk cargoes, particularly coal, grain and iron ore, along worldwide shipping routes for some of the world's largest users of marine drybulk transportation services. The Company's common stock, series B and series C preferred stock is listed on the NYSE, where it trades under the symbols "SB", "SB.PR.B" and "SB.PR.C", respectively. The Company's current fleet consists of 31 drybulk vessels, all built 2003 onwards, and the Company has agreed to acquire 13 additional drybulk newbuild vessels to be delivered at various times through 2017.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements (as defined in Section 27A of the Securities Exchange Act of 1933, as amended, and in the Section 21E of the Securities Act of 1934, as amended) concerning future events, the Company's growth strategy and measures to implement such strategy, including expected vessel acquisitions and entering into further time charters. Words such as "expects," "intends," "plans," "believes," "anticipates," "hopes," "estimates" and variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, no assurance can be given that such expectations will prove to have been correct. These statements involve known and unknown risks and are based upon a number of assumptions and estimates which are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond the control of the Company. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, changes in the demand for drybulk vessels, competitive factors in the market in which the Company operates, risks associated with operations outside the United States and other factors listed from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company expressly disclaims any obligations or undertaking to release any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in the Company's expectations with respect thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any statement is based.

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