SFL – Filing of Annual Report on Form 20-F

Press release from Ship Finance International Limited, April 1, 2016

Ship Finance International Limited (NYSE: SFL) announces that the Company has filed its annual report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2015.

The annual report can be downloaded from the Company’s website at www.shipfinance.bm, it is also enclosed in the link below. Shareholders can also request a hard copy of our complete audited financial statements free of charge upon request by writing to us at:

Ship Finance International Limited
PO Box HM 1593
Hamilton HM08


The Board of Directors

Ship Finance International Limited

Hamilton, Bermuda



About Ship Finance

Ship Finance International Limited (NYSE: SFL) has an unprecedented track record in the maritime and offshore industry, being consistently profitable and paying dividends every quarter since 2004. The Company’s diversified fleet of more than 70 vessels is split between tankers, bulkers, container vessels and offshore assets, and Ship Finance’s long term distribution capacity is supported by a portfolio of long term charters and significant growth in the asset base over time.

More information can be found on the Company’s website: www.shipfinance.bm

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.

2015 Annual Report on Form 20-F