Interest income for the three and six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011 was not material.Change in Fair Value of Financial Instruments The Company hedges its interest rate exposure by entering into derivatives that swap floating rate debt for fixed rate debt to provide long-term stability and predictability to cash flows. As these hedges do not qualify for hedge accounting under US GAAP, the outstanding hedges are marked to market at each period end with any change in the fair value being booked to the income and expenditure account. The Company's derivative hedging instruments gave a realized loss of $4.6 million in the three months ended June 30, 2012 for settlements of swaps in the period, as current LIBOR rates are lower than the average fixed rates. Further, there was a $0.9 million unrealized gain for revaluation of the balance sheet position given current LIBOR and movements in the forward curve for interest rates. This compares to a realized loss of $4.9 million and an unrealized loss of $3.8 million in the three months ended June 30, 2011.
Global Ship Lease Reports Results For The Second Quarter Of 2012
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