SFL - Invitation to Presentation of 3Q 2013 Results

SFL - Invitation to Presentation of 3Q 2013 Results

HAMILTON, Bermuda, Nov. 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ship Finance
International Limited ("Ship Finance") (NYSE: SFL) plans to release its
preliminary financial results for the third quarter 2013 on Wednesday November
27, 2013.

The Company plans to host a conference call and a webcast for all shareholders
and interested parties on Wednesday November 27, 2013at 10:00 AM (EST) / 4:00
PM (Central European Time). Relevant material will be available from the
investor relations section atwww.shipfinance.orgas of the same day.

In order to listen to the presentation you may do one of the following:

A: Webcast
Go to the Investor Relations section atwww.shipfinance.organd click on the
link to "Webcast". To listen to the conference call from the web, you need to
have installed Windows Media Player, and you need to have a sound card on your
computer.

B: Conference Call
Participants dial in numbers:

US Toll Free #         1 877 280 1254
International Dial In # +44203 427 1918
Norwegian Toll Free #             80 05 60 53
                                 
Conference ID:                    8262355
                                 

There will be a Q&A session after the presentation. Information on how to ask
questions will be given at the beginning of the Q&A session.

A replay of the conference call will be available until December 4, 2013 by
dialing:

US Toll Free #         1 866 932 5017
International Dial In # +44203 427 0598
The replay access code is:        8262355#

Investor and Analyst Contacts:
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

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 68
vessels, including 22 crude oil tankers (VLCC and Suezmax), two chemical
tankers, 12 drybulk carriers, 19 container vessels (including eight
newbuildings), two car carriers, six offshore supply vessels, two jack-up
drilling rigs (including one newbuilding), two ultra-deepwater
semi-submersible drilling rigs and one ultra-deepwater drillship. 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

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward Looking Statements

This press release may contain 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. 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 the Company's view, could cause actual results to
differ materially from those discussed in this presentation include the
strength of world economies and currencies, general market conditions
including fluctuations in charter hire rates and vessel values, changes in
demand in the tanker market as a result of changes in OPEC's petroleum
production levels and worldwide oil consumption and storage, changes in the
Company's operating expenses including bunker prices, dry-docking and
insurance costs, 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 United States Securities and Exchange Commission.

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