Ship Finance International Limited



April 18, 2013 09:26 ET

SFL - Filing of Annual Report on Form 20-F

HAMILTON, BERMUDA--(Marketwired - Apr 18, 2013) - Press release from Ship Finance International Limited April 18, 2013

Ship Finance International Limited (NYSE: SFL) announces that the Company has filed its annual report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2012.

The annual report can be downloaded from the Company's website at www.shipfinance.org. Shareholders can also request a hard copy of our complete audited financial statements free of charge upon request by writing us at:

Ship Finance International Limited

PO Box HM 1593, Par-la-Ville Place

14 Par-la-Ville Road

Hamilton HM 08 Bermuda

or send an e-mail to: ir@shipfinance.no

April 18, 2013

The Board of Directors

Ship Finance International Limited

Hamilton, Bermuda

About Ship Finance

Ship Finance is a major ship owning company listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: SFL). Including newbuildings, the Company has a fleet of 65 vessels, including 24 crude oil tankers (VLCC and Suezmax), two chemical tankers, 12 drybulk carriers, 15 container vessels including four newbuildings, six offshore supply vessels, one jack-up drilling rig, one ultra-deepwater drillship, two ultra-deepwater semi-submersible drilling rigs and two car carriers. The fleet is one of the largest in the world and most of the vessels are employed on long-term charters.

More information can be found on the Company's website: www.shipfinance.org

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward looking statements. These statements are based upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions, including Ship Finance management's examination of historical operating trends, data contained in the Company's records and other data available from third parties. Although Ship Finance believes that these assumptions were reasonable when made, because assumptions are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies which are difficult or impossible to predict and are beyond its control, Ship Finance cannot give assurance that it will achieve or accomplish these expectations, beliefs or intentions.

Important factors that, in our view, could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements include the strength of world economies, fluctuations in currencies and interest rates, general market conditions including fluctuations in charter hire rates and vessel values, changes in demand in the markets in which we operate, changes in demand resulting from changes in OPEC's petroleum production levels and worldwide oil consumption and storage, developments regarding the technologies relating to oil exploration, changes in market demand in countries which import commodities and finished goods and changes in the amount and location of the production of those commodities and finished goods, increased inspection procedures and more restrictive import and export controls, changes in our operating expenses, including bunker prices, drydocking and insurance costs, performance of our charterers and other counterparties with whom we deal, timely delivery of vessels under construction within the contracted price, changes in governmental rules and regulations or actions taken by regulatory authorities, potential liability from pending or future litigation, general domestic and international political conditions, potential disruption of shipping routes due to accidents or political events, and other important factors described from time to time in the reports filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

SFL - 2012 Annual Report: http://hugin.info/134876/R/1694060/557093.pdf

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Contact Information

  • Questions should be directed to:

    Harald Gurvin
    Chief Financial Officer
    Ship Finance Management AS
    +47 23 11 40 09

    Magnus T. Valeberg
    Senior Vice President
    Ship Finance Management AS
    +47 23 11 40 12

    Media Contact:

    Ole B. Hjertaker
    Chief Executive Officer
    Ship Finance Management AS
    +47 23 11 40 11