Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (SBLK) President and Chief Financial Officer to Ring the NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell

Company to Celebrate Recent Initial Public Offering On NASDAQ

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| Source: Nasdaq, Inc.

ADVISORY, Jan. 31, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) --



 What:
 Akis Tsirigakis, President and Chief Financial Officer of Star Bulk
 Carriers Corp.(SBLK), will preside over the opening bell to celebrate
 the company's recent initial public offering on the NASDAQ.

 Where:
 NASDAQ MarketSite - 4 Times Square - 43rd & Broadway - Broadcast Studio

 When:
 Friday, February 1, 2008 at 9:30 a.m. ET

 Contacts:
 Akis Tsirigakis
 011 +30 2106195810
 tsirigakis@oceanbulk.gr

 NASDAQ MarketSite:
 Jolene Libretto; 646.441.5220
 Jolene.Libretto@nasdaq.com

Feed Information:

The opening bell is available from 9:20 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. on Galaxy 26 - uplink IA6 C band / transponder 24, downlink frequency 4180 horizontal. The feed can also be found on Waterfront fiber 1623. If you have any questions, please contact Jolene Libretto at (646) 441-5220.

Radio Feed:

An audio transmission of the opening bell is also available from 9:20 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. on uplink IA6 C band / transponder 24, downlink frequency 4180 horizontal. The feed can be found on Waterfront fiber 1623 as well.

Webcast:

A live webcast of the NASDAQ Opening Bell will be available at: http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_about.stm.

Photos:

To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Open, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market open of your choice.

About Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (SBLK):

Star Bulk is a global shipping company providing worldwide seaborne transportation solutions in the dry bulk sector. Star Bulk's vessels transport major bulks, which include iron ore, coal and grain and minor bulks such as bauxite, fertilizers and steel products. Star Bulk was incorporated in the Marshall Islands on December 13, 2006 and is headquartered in Athens, Greece. Its common stock and warrants trade on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbols "SBLK" and "SBLKW" respectively. Currently, Star Bulk has an operating fleet of eight dry bulk carriers, plus definitive agreements to acquire a further two dry bulk carriers. The total fleet consists of three Capesize, one Panamax and six Supramax dry bulk vessels with an average age of approximately 11 years and a combined cargo carrying capacity of 927,759 deadweight tons.