The Hilli conversion is nearing completion and no major issues have been identified. All equipment has been installed and pre-commissioning work is well underway. Golar is focused on doing as much testing as possible in the yard and at anchorage in order to minimise the risk of issues being encountered in Cameroon. The extra days spent in Singapore are expected to reduce the time required for commissioning on site. The Hilli is scheduled to leave Singapore for Cameroon at the end of September or beginning of October. LNG bunkering has been booked for mid-September. The mooring system has been installed in Cameroon and is ready for hook up of Hilli. All going well, the voyage between Singapore and Cameroon is expected to take 32 to 40 days allowing Golar to tender its notice of readiness during the first half of November. The Customer remains on track with its scope of works and the Hilli conversion currently remains materially under budget.Golar will draw down the final tranche of the Hilli Facility upon Customer acceptance of the vessel. After settlement of all outstanding conversion costs, Golar currently expects to receive approximately $140 million, net of the Keppel and B&V minority interests, which is additional to the sale proceeds from the Partnership as described above. FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS This press release contains certain forward-looking statements concerning future events and Golar's operations, performance and financial condition. Forward-looking statements include, without limitation, any statement that may predict, forecast, indicate or imply future results, performance or achievements, and may contain the words "believe", "anticipate", "expect", "estimate", "project", "will be", "will continue", "will likely result", "plan", "intend" or words or phrases of similar meanings. These statements involve known and unknown risks and are based upon a number of assumptions and estimates that are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond Golar's control. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to: Golar's ability to consummate the Sale on a timely basis or at all, and to realise the expected benefits from the Sale; the timeliness of the Hilli conversion, commissioning and delivery; Golar's future revenues, expenses, financial condition and results of operations; Golar's ability to draw down on existing debt facilities and the amounts drawn thereon, to refinance debt, to incur additional debt and the terms thereof; covenants and financial ratios imposed by Golar's debt facilities; Golar's ability to make additional borrowings and to access debt and equity markets; customer acceptance and termination dates and extensions of charters; and other factors listed from time to time in the reports and other documents Golar files with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.
New factors emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for Golar to predict all of these factors. Further, Golar cannot assess the impact of each such factor on its business or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to be materially different from those contained in any forward-looking statement. Golar does not intend to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in Golar's expectations with respect thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.Hamilton, Bermuda August 16, 2017 Enquiries: Golar Management Limited: + 44 207 063 7900 Brian Tienzo Stuart Buchanan