HAMILTON, Bermuda, Sept. 23, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
Ship Finance International Limited (the "Company") advises that the 2013 AnnualGeneral Meeting of the Company was held on September 20, 2013 at 12:00 Noon atthe Elbow Beach Hotel, 60 South Shore Road, Paget PG04, Bermuda.  The followingresolutions 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 theDirectors to determine their remuneration.8)   That the remuneration payable to the Company's Board of Directors of atotal  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 FinanceInternational Limited for the year ended December 31, 2012 were presented to theMeeting.Hamilton, BermudaSeptember 20, 2013About Ship FinanceShip Finance is a major ship owning company listed on the New York StockExchange (NYSE: SFL). Including newbuildings, the Company has a fleet of 70vessels, including 24 crude oil tankers (VLCC and Suezmax), two chemicaltankers, 12 drybulk carriers, 19 container vessels (including eightnewbuildings), two car carriers, six offshore supply vessels, two jack-updrilling rigs (including one newbuilding), two ultra-deepwater semi-submersibledrilling rigs and one ultra-deepwater drillship. The fleet is one of the largestin 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.orgCautionary Statement Regarding Forward Looking StatementsThis press release may contain forward looking statements. These statements arebased upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon furtherassumptions, including Ship Finance management's examination of historicaloperating trends. Although Ship Finance believes that these assumptions werereasonable when made, because assumptions are inherently subject to significantuncertainties and contingencies which are difficult or impossible to predict andare beyond its control, Ship Finance cannot give assurance that it will achieveor accomplish these expectations, beliefs or intentions.Important factors that, in the Company's view, could cause actual results todiffer materially from those discussed in this presentation include the strengthof world economies and currencies, general market conditions includingfluctuations in charter hire rates and vessel values, changes in demand in thetanker market as a result of changes in OPEC's petroleum production levels andworldwide oil consumption and storage, changes in the Company's operatingexpenses including bunker prices, dry-docking and insurance costs, changes ingovernmental rules and regulations or actions taken by regulatory authorities,potential liability from pending or future litigation, general domestic andinternational political conditions, potential disruption of shipping routes dueto accidents or political events, and other important factors described fromtime to time in the reports filed by the Company with the United StatesSecurities and Exchange Commission.[HUG#1730683]
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