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Ship Finance International Limited's CEO Discusses Q1 2011 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Ship Finance International Limited (SFL)

Q1 2011 Earnings Call

May 23, 2011 10:00 am ET

Executives

Eirik Eide - Chief Financial Officer

Ole Hjertaker - Chief Executive Officer and Chief Executive Officer of Ship Finance Management AS

Analysts

John Parker - Jefferies

Phyllis Camara - Pax World Funds

Presentation

Operator

Good day, and welcome to the Ship Finance International First Quarter Results Presentation Conference Call. Today's conference is being recorded. At this time, I would like to turn the conference over to your host today, Mr. Ole Hjertaker, CEO. Please go ahead, sir.

Ole Hjertaker

Thank you, and welcome, everyone, to Ship Finance International on our first quarter conference call. My name is Ole Hjertaker, and I'm the CEO in Ship Finance management. And with me here today, I also have our CFO, Eirik Eide; our Commercial Director, Peter Lund; and our Vice President, Magnus Valeberg.

Before we begin our presentation, I would like to note that this conference call will contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as expects, anticipates, intends, estimates or similar expressions are intended to identify these forward-looking statements. These statements are based on our current plans and expectations and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause future activities and results of operations to be materially different from those set forth in the forward-looking statement. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ include conditions in the shipping, offshore and credit markets. For further information, please refer to Ship Finance's reports and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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