SFL Sells Vessel, Terminates Charter

Press Release
Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Ship Finance International Limited (NYSE:SFL) ("Ship Finance" or the "Company"), today announced that it has agreed to sell the 20-year old combination carrier Front Breaker to an unrelated third party and has simultaneously agreed to terminate the corresponding charter party with a subsidiary of Frontline Ltd. ("Frontline").

Delivery to the new owner is expected to be in May 2011 and Ship Finance expects to receive net proceeds of approximately $17.9 million including $6.6 million charter termination compensation payment from Frontline. As a result of the sale, the Company expects to record a book gain of approximately $3.8 million in the second quarter of 2011.


Source: Ship Finance International Limited

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