SFL - Invitation to Presentation of 3Q 2012 Results

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HAMILTON, BERMUDA--(Marketwire - Nov 23, 2012) - Ship Finance International Limited ("ShipFinance") (NYSE: SFL) plans to release its preliminary financial resultsfor third quarter 2012 on Thursday November 29, 2012.

The Company plans to host a conference call and a webcast for allshareholders and interested parties on Thursday November 29, 2012 at 10:00AM (EST) / 4:00 PM (Central European Time). Relevant material will beavailable from the Investor Relations section at www.shipfinance.org as ofthe 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 onthe link to "Webcast". To listen to the conference call from the web, youneed to have installed Windows Media Player, and you need to have a soundcard on your computer.

b. Conference Call


Participants dial in numbers:

US Toll Free # 1-877-280-2296

International Dial In # +44 20 3364 5381

Norwegian Toll Free # 80056053

Conference ID: 9014745

There will be a Q&A session after the presentation. Information on how toask questions will be given at the beginning of the Q&A session.

A replay of the conference call will be available until December 6, 2012 bydialing:


US Toll Free # 1-866-932-5017

International Dial In # +44 20 3427 0598

The replay access code is: 9014745#

About Ship Finance

Ship Finance is a major ship owning company listed on the New York StockExchange (NYSE: SFL). Including newbuildings, the Company has a fleet of 67vessels, including 25 crude oil tankers (VLCC and Suezmax), two chemicaltankers, two oil/bulk/ore vessels, 11 drybulk carriers including onenewbuilding, 15 container vessels including four newbuildings, six offshoresupply 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 areemployed onlong-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 statementsare based upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, uponfurther assumptions, including Ship Finance management's examination ofhistorical operating trends. Although Ship Finance believes that theseassumptions were reasonable when made, because assumptions are inherentlysubject to significant uncertainties and contingencies which are difficultor impossible to predict and are beyond its control, Ship Finance cannotgive assurance that it will achieve or accomplish these expectations,beliefs or intentions.

Important factors that, in the Company's view, could cause actual resultsto differ materially from those discussed in this presentation include thestrength of world economies and currencies, general market conditionsincluding fluctuations in charter hire rates and vessel values, changes indemand in the tanker market as a result of changes in OPEC's petroleumproduction levels and worldwide oil consumption and storage, changes in theCompany's operating expenses including bunker prices, dry-docking andinsurance costs, changes in governmental rules and regulations or actionstaken by regulatory authorities, potential liability from pending or futurelitigation, general domestic and international political conditions,potential disruption of shipping routes due to accidents or politicalevents, and other important factors described from time to time in thereports filed by the Company with the United States Securities and ExchangeCommission.

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Contact:

Investor and Analyst
Harald Gurvin
Chief Financial Officer
Ship Finance Management AS
+47 23114009

Magnus T. Valeberg
Senior Vice President
Ship Finance Management AS
+47 23114012

Media
Ole B. Hjertaker
Chief Executive Officer
Ship Finance Management AS
+47 23114011

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