HAMILTON, Bermuda, Aug. 20, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ship Finance International Limited ("Ship Finance") (NYSE: SFL) plans to release its preliminary financial results for the second quarter 2014 on Thursday August 28, 2014. The Company plans to host a conference call and a webcast for all shareholders and interested parties on Thursday August 28, 2014 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 Go to the Investor Relations section at www.shipfinance.org and click on the link to "Webcast". 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:
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Investor and Analyst Contacts: Harald Gurvin, Chief Financial Officer, Ship Finance Management AS +47 23 11 40 09 Magnus T. Valeberg, Senior Vice President, Ship Finance Management AS +47 23 11 40 12 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 newbuildings and adjusted for the sale of assets, the Company will have a fleet of 70 vessels, including 19 crude oil tankers (VLCC and Suezmax), two chemical tankers, 14 drybulk carriers (including one acquisition), 24 container vessels (including four newbuildings), two car carriers, six offshore supply vessels, two jack-up drilling rigs, two ultra-deepwater semi-submersible drilling rigs and one ultra-deepwater drillship. 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.