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Global Ship Lease Announces Results of Excess Cash Flow and Collateral Sale Offer to Purchase up to $28,417,622 Aggregate Amount of First Priority Secured Notes

LONDON, March 15, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global Ship Lease, Inc. (NYSE:GSL) (the “Company”) announced today the results of the cash tender offer (the “Offer”) to purchase up to $28,417,622 aggregate amount (the “Maximum Offer Amount”) with respect to its outstanding 10.000% First Priority Secured Notes due 2019 (the “Notes”). The Offer expired at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on March 14, 2016.

The table below sets forth the results of the Offer for the Notes, according to information provided by Global Bondholder Services Corporation, the Information Agent, as of the expiration of the Offer. As the aggregate amount with respect to the Notes validly tendered (and not validly withdrawn) exceeds the Maximum Offer Amount, the validly tendered Notes (that were not validly withdrawn) have been accepted for purchase on a pro rata basis.


Title

CUSIP
Aggregate
Principal Amount
Outstanding Prior
to Settlement
Principal Amount of Notes
Tendered and Accepted
10.000% First
Priority Secured
Notes due 2019
Y2718T AA6
37953T AA3
$419,650,000 $26,662,000

Payment for the validly tendered and not validly withdrawn Notes will be made at a purchase price of 102% of the aggregate principal amount thereof plus accrued and unpaid interest to, but not including, the purchase date (the “Purchase Date”). The Company expects the Purchase Date to be March 16, 2016. The aggregate purchase price, inclusive of accrued and unpaid interest, payable on the Purchase Date for the validly tendered and not validly withdrawn Notes will be approximately $28,417,248.

This press release is neither an offer to purchase nor the solicitation of an offer to sell any Notes, nor shall there be any offer, solicitation or sale of the Notes in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. The Offer was made solely pursuant to the Offer to Purchase dated February 2, 2016, as supplemented, and the related Letter of Transmittal.

For further information, contact Global Bondholder Services Corporation:

Global Bondholder Services Corporation
65 Broadway – Suite 404
New York, New York 10006
Attn: Corporate Actions

Banks and Brokers call: (212) 430-3774
Toll free (866) 807-2200

About Global Ship Lease

Global Ship Lease is a containership charter owner. Incorporated in the Marshall Islands, commencing operations in December 2007 with a business of owning and chartering out containerships under long-term, fixed rate charters to top tier container liner companies.

At December 31, 2015, Global Ship Lease owned 18 vessels with a total capacity of 82,312 TEU and an average age, weighted by TEU capacity, of 11.0 years. All 18 vessels are fixed on time charters, 15 of which are with CMA CGM. The average remaining term of the charters is 4.6 years or 4.8 years on a weighted basis.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements provide the Company’s current expectations or forecasts of future events. Forward-looking statements include statements about the Company’s expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, intentions, assumptions and other statements that are not historical facts. Words or phrases such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “continue,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “ongoing,” “plan,” “potential,” “predict,” “project,” “will” or similar words or phrases, or the negatives of those words or phrases, may identify forward-looking statements, but the absence of these words does not necessarily mean that a statement is not forward-looking. These forward-looking statements are based on assumptions that may be incorrect, and the Company cannot assure you that the events or expectations included in these forward-looking statements will come to pass. Actual results could differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements as a result of various factors, including the factors described in “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 20-F and the factors and risks the Company describes in subsequent reports filed from time to time with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Accordingly, you should not unduly rely on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly revise any forward-looking statement to reflect circumstances or events after the date of this press release or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

Investor and Media Contact: The IGB Group Bryan Degnan 646-673-9701 or Leon Berman 212-477-8438

Source:Global Ship Lease, Inc.