Ship Finance International Limited (NYSE:SFL) (the "Company") advises that the 2007 Annual General Meeting of the Company was held on September 28, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess, 76 Pitts Bay Road, Hamilton, Bermuda. The following resolutions were passed:
To re-elect Tor Olav TrÃ¸im as a Director of the Company.
To re-elect Paul Leand Jr. as a Director of the Company.
To re-elect Kate Blankenship as a Director of the Company.
To re-elect Craig H. Stevenson, Jr., as a Director of the Company.
To appoint Moore Stephens, P.C. as auditors and to authorize the Directors to determine their remuneration.
To approve amendments to the Company's Bye-laws in order to ensure conformity with recent revisions to the Bermuda Companies Act 1981, as amended
That the remuneration payable to the Company's Board of Directors of a total amount of fees not to exceed US$600,000.00 be approved for the year ended December 31, 2007.
In addition, the audited consolidated financial statements for Ship Finance International Limited for the year ended December 31, 2006 were presented to the Meeting.
In a Board Meeting following the Annual General Meeting, Mr. Craig H. Stevenson Jr. was elected Chairman of the Board.
October 1, 2007
About Ship Finance
Ship Finance is a major vessel owning company listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: SFL). Including newbuildings and announced acquisitions, Ship Finance has a fleet consisting of 71 vessels, including 37 crude oil tankers (VLCC and Suezmax), 8 oil/bulk/ore vessels, 13 container vessels, 3 dry bulk carriers, 2 jack-up drilling rigs and 5 offshore supply vessels and 3 seismic vessels. The fleet is one of the largest in the world with a total cargo capacity of more than 11 million dwt. and most of the vessels are employed on medium or long term charters.
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 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.