Ship Finance International Limited: SFL - Notice of Annual General Meeting 2013

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Press release from Ship Finance International Limited, September 2, 2013

Ship Finance International Limited (NYSE: SFL) ("Ship Finance" or the"Company")announces that its 2013 Annual General Meeting will be held on September20, 2013. A copy of the Notice of Annual General Meeting and associatedinformation including the Company's Annual Report on Form20-F can be found onour website and in the attachments below.

September 2, 2013

The Board of Directors

Ship Finance International Limited

Hamilton, Bermuda

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 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, twojack-updrilling rigs (including one newbuilding), twoultra-deepwatersemi-submersibledrilling rigs and oneultra-deepwater drillship. The fleet is one of the largestin the world and most of the vessels are employed 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 statementsarebased upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, uponfurtherassumptions, including Ship Finance management's examination of historicaloperating trends. Although Ship Finance believes that these assumptionswerereasonable when made, because assumptions are inherently subject tosignificantuncertainties and contingencies which are difficult or impossible topredict andare beyond its control, Ship Finance cannot give assurance that it willachieveor accomplish these expectations, beliefs or intentions.

Important factors that, in the Company's view, could cause actual resultstodiffer materially from those discussed in this presentation include thestrengthof world economies and currencies, general market conditions includingfluctuations in charter hire rates and vessel values, changes in demand inthetanker market as a result of changes in OPEC's petroleum production levelsandworldwide oil consumption and storage, changes in the Company's operatingexpenses including bunker prices, dry-docking and insurance costs, changesingovernmental rules and regulations or actions taken by regulatoryauthorities,potential liability from pending or future litigation, general domestic andinternational political conditions, potential disruption of shipping routesdueto accidents or political events, and other important factors describedfromtime to time in the reports filed by the Company with the United StatesSecurities and Exchange Commission.

SFL - 2012 Annual Report on Form 20-F:http://hugin.info/134876/R/1726560/576160.pdf

SFL - Notice of Annual General Meeting 2013:http://hugin.info/134876/R/1726560/576158.pdf

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Source: Ship Finance International Limited via Thomson Reuters ONE

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Contact:
Georgina Sousa
Par-la-Ville Place
14 Par-la-Ville Road
Hamilton, HM 08, Bermuda
Tel: +1 (441)295-9500
Fax: +1(441)295-3494

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