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SFL - Invitation to Presentation of 2Q 2015 Results

HAMILTON, Bermuda, Aug. 21, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ship Finance International Limited ("Ship Finance") (NYSE: SFL) plans to release its preliminary financial results for the second quarter 2015 on Wednesday, August 26, 2015.

The Company plans to host a conference call and a webcast for all shareholders and interested parties on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 10:00 AM (EST) / 4:00 PM (Central European Time). Relevant material will be available from the investor relations section at www.shipfinance.org as of the same day.

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

A: Webcast

Visit the Investor Relations section at our website www.shipfinance.org and click on the link to "Webcast". The slideshow will be played live from this platform. 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 # +47 2350 0486
Conference ID: 9486717

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 September 2, 2015 by dialing:

US Toll Free # +1 866 932 5017
International Dial In # +47 2100 0498
The replay access code is: 9486717#

Investor and Analyst Contacts: Harald Gurvin, Chief Financial Officer, Ship Finance Management AS
+47 23 11 40 09
Andre Reppen, Senior Vice President, Ship Finance Management AS
+47 23 11 40 55


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 acquisitions and sales, the Company will have a fleet of 74 vessels consisting of: 18 crude oil tankers (excluding one vessel sold), two chemical tankers, 22 dry bulk carriers (including two acquisitions), 20 container vessels (including three acquisitions), two car carriers, six offshore supply vessels, two jack-up drilling rigs and two ultra-deepwater semi-submersible drilling rigs. 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.This information is subject to the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.

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Source:Ship Finance International Limited