Press release from Ship Finance International Limited - 02.04.2010
Press release from Ship Finance International Limited April 2, 2010
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, 2009.
The annual report can be downloaded from the Company's website at www.shipfinance.org. Shareholders can also request a hard copy of our complete audited financial statements free of charge upon request by writing us at:
Ship Finance International Limited PO Box HM 1593, Par-la-Ville Place 14 Par-la-Ville Road Hamilton HM 08 Bermuda
or send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
April 2, 2010
The Board of Directors Ship Finance International Limited Hamilton, Bermuda
Ole B. Hjertaker: Chief Executive Officer, Ship Finance Management AS +47 23114011 / +47 90141243
Magnus T. Valeberg: Vice President, Ship Finance Management AS +47 23114012 / +47 93440960
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 68 vessels, including 31 crude oil tankers (VLCC and Suezmax), two chemical tankers, eight oil/bulk/ore vessels, one dry-bulk carrier, 9 container vessels, six offshore supply vessels, one jack-up drilling rigs and three ultra-deepwater drilling units. The fleet is one of the largest in the world and most of the vessels are employed on long-term charters. The Company has declared a cash dividend for 24 consecutive quarters.
More information can be found on the Company's website: www.shipfinance.org
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 world wide 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.