SFL - 2013 Annual General Meeting

HAMILTON, Bermuda, Sept. 23, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

Ship Finance International Limited (the "Company") advises that the 2013 Annual General Meeting of the Company was held on September 20, 2013 at 12:00 Noon at the Elbow Beach Hotel, 60 South Shore Road, Paget PG04, Bermuda. The following resolutions were passed: 1) To re-elect Hans Petter Aas as a Director of the Company. 2) To re-elect Paul Leand, Jr., as a Director of the Company. 3) To re-elect Kate Blankenship as a Director of the Company. 4) To re-elect Cecilie Fredriksen as a Director of the Company. 5) To re-elect Harald Thorstein as a Director of the Company. 6) To amend the Company's Bye-laws Nos. 52 (a), 81, 85, 98, 99, 100, 101 (a), 105 and 106. 7) To re-appoint Moore Stephens, P.C. as auditors and to authorize the Directors to determine their remuneration. 8) That the remuneration payable to the Company's Board of Directors of a total amount of fees not to exceed US$550,000.00 be approved for the year ended December 31, 2013. In addition, the audited consolidated financial statements for Ship Finance International Limited for the year ended December 31, 2012 were presented to the Meeting. Hamilton, Bermuda September 20, 2013 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 70 vessels, including 24 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. [HUG#1730683] CONTACT: Georgina Sousa Par-la-Ville Place 14 Par-la-Ville Road Hamilton, HM 08, Bermuda Tel: +1(441)295-9500 Fax: +1(441)295-3494Source:Ship Finance International Limited