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Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation Announces Appointment of Brigitte Noury and Anna Kalathakis to its Board of Directors
PIRAEUS, Greece, June 1, 2010 - Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation (“Navios
Acquisition”) (NYSE:NNA) announced today the appointment of Ms. Brigitte Noury
and Ms. Anna Kalathakis to its Board of Directors.
Ms. Brigitte Noury served, from March 2002 until December 2009, as Director of
Corporate & Investment Banking Asset & Recovery Management - Europe for Societe
Generale. She also served, from June 1989 until February 2002, as Head of Shipping
at Societe Generale. Mrs. Noury received a Master of Economic Sciences and a
Diploma in Business Administration from the University of Dijon.
Ms. Anna Kalathakis is currently Senior Vice President — Legal Risk Management of
Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. and has been in that position since December 2005.
Previously she has served as the General Manager of the Greek office of A Bilbrough
& Co Ltd. Ms. Kalathakis has a Master’s of Business Administration from the
European University in Brussels and a Juris Doctor degree from Tulane Law School.
Ms. Frangou, Chairman and CEO of Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation stated,
“With these two appointments, we continue to expand the expertise held by the
Board of Navios Acquisition. Ms. Noury’s extensive knowledge of the ship finance
industry and Ms. Kalathakis’ significant experience in the tanker sector will add great
value to Navios Acquisition.”
About Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation
Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation (NYSE: NNA) is a global shipping company
specializing in the product and chemical tanker sectors.
For more information about Navios Acquisition, please visit our website:
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements (as defined in Section 27A of
the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange
Act of 1934, as amended) concerning future events and Navios Acquisition’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. Such statements include comments regarding expected revenue and
time charters. Although the Navios Acquisition 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 Navios Acquisition. 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 product and chemical tanker vessels,
competitive factors in the market in which Navios Acquisition operates; risks
associated with operations outside the United States; and other factors listed from
time to time in the Navios Acquisition’s filings with the Securities and Exchange
Commission. Navios Acquisition expressly disclaims any obligations or undertaking
to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements
contained herein to reflect any change in Navios Acquisition’s expectations with
respect thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any
statement is based.
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