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TMCNet:  SFL - Invitation to Presentation of 4Q 2012 Results

[February 25, 2013]

SFL - Invitation to Presentation of 4Q 2012 Results

(ENP Newswire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) ENP Newswire - 25 February 2013 Release date- 22022013 - Ship Finance International Limited (NYSE: SFL) plans to release its preliminary financial results for the fourth quarter 2012 on Monday February 25, 2013.

The Company plans to host a conference call and a webcast for all shareholders and interested parties on Monday February 25, 2013 at 10:00 AM (EST) / 4:00 PM (Central European Time). Relevant material will be available from the Investor Relations section at as of the same day.

In order to listen to the presentation you may do one of the following: Webcast Go to the Investor Relations section at 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.

Conference Call Participants dial in numbers: US Toll Free: 1 877 249 9037 International Dial In: +44 207 1362051 Norwegian Toll Free: 80056054 Conference ID: 7664101 There will be a Q&A session after the presentation. Information on how to ask questions will be given at the beginning of the Q&A session.

A replay of the conference call will be available until March 4, 2013 by dialing: US Toll Free: 1 866 932 5017 International Dial In: +44 203 4270598 The replay access code is: 7664101# Investor Contact: Harald Gurvin Chief Financial Officer Ship Finance Management AS Tel: +47 23 11 40 09 Magnus T. Valeberg Senior Vice President Ship Finance Management AS Tel: +47 23 11 40 12 Media Contact: Ole B. Hjertaker Chief Executive Officer Ship Finance Management AS Tel: +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, the Company has a fleet of 65 vessels, including 24 crude oil tankers (VLCC and Suezmax), two chemical tankers, 12 drybulk carriers including one newbuilding, 15 container vessels including four newbuildings, six offshore supply vessels, one jack-up drilling rig, one ultra-deepwater drillship, two ultra-deepwater semi-submersible drilling rigs and two car carriers.

The fleet is one of the largest in the world and most of the vessels are employed on long-term charters.

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.

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