UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
FORM 6-K
REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER PURSUANT TO RULE 13A-16 OR 15D-16 OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the month of March 2019

Commission File Number: 001-34153


GLOBAL SHIP LEASE, INC.
(Translation of registrant's name into English)


c/o Portland House,
Stag Place,
London SW1E 5RS,
United Kingdom
(Address of principal executive office)

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INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS FORM 6-K REPORT
Attached hereto as Exhibit I is a press release dated March 5, 2019 of Global Ship Lease, Inc. (the “Company”) reporting the Company’s financial results for the three months and year ended December 31, 2018. Attached hereto as Exhibit II are the Company’s interim unaudited consolidated financial statements for the three months and year ended December 31, 2018.



SIGNATURES
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 
 GLOBAL SHIP LEASE, INC.
 
 
 (registrant)
 
     
     
Dated: March 5, 2019
By: /s/ Ian J. Webber
 
 
  Ian J. Webber
 
 
 Chief Executive Officer
 




Exhibit I
Investor and Media Contacts:
The IGB Group
Bryan Degnan
646-673-9701
or
Leon Berman
212-477-8438

Global Ship Lease Reports Results for the Fourth Quarter of 2018
·
LONDON, ENGLAND — March 5, 2019 - Global Ship Lease, Inc. (NYSE:GSL) (the “Company” or “Global Ship Lease”), a containership charter owner, announced today its unaudited results for the three months and year ended December 31, 2018.

Fourth Quarter 2018 and Full Year Highlights

- Reported operating revenues of $50.0 million for the fourth quarter 2018.  Operating revenues for the year ended December 31, 2018 were $157.1 million. Operating revenues include the Poseidon Containers fleet acquired on November 15, 2018.
- Reported net loss(1) of $72.5 million for the fourth quarter 2018, after a non-cash impairment charge of $71.8 million.  For the year ended December 31, 2018, net loss was $60.4 million.
- Generated $26.6 million of Adjusted EBITDA(2) for the fourth quarter 2018.  Adjusted EBITDA for the year ended December 31, 2018 was $97.2 million.
- Normalized net income (1)(2), excluding costs and charges associated with the strategic combination, the non-cash impairment charge and the premium paid for amortization of our high yield notes, was $1.7 million for the fourth quarter 2018.  Normalized net income was $13.8 million for the year ended December 31, 2018.
- On October 29, 2018, announced the entry into a definitive agreement to merge with Poseidon Containers Holdings LLC and K&T Marine LLC (together, “Poseidon Containers”) in a stock-for-stock transaction, adding 19 containerships to the fleet and representing a total transaction value of over $780 million on an asset value basis, to create a leading containership charter owner focused on mid-sized and smaller vessels (the “Poseidon Transaction”). The Poseidon Transaction was completed on November 15, 2018. The combined company has a fleet of 38 vessels with a total capacity of 198,793 TEU, an average fleet age weighted by TEU capacity of 11.0 years, and contracted revenue as of December 31, 2018, net of address commission, of $648.2 million (based on the earliest possible redelivery date) and $791.1 million (based on the latest possible redelivery dates and including all options). The combined fleet had a charter-attached broker valuation of $1.33 billion as of December 31, 2018.
- On November 9, 2018, announced that Poseidon Containers had agreed five-year charters with CMA CGM for four of its 6,927 TEU containerships, Mary, Kristina, Katherine and Alexandra.  On December 10, 2018, announced two further five-year charters with CMA CGM for the 2015-built, 6,882 TEU containerships UASC Bubiyan and UASC Yas. The new charter for Mary commenced in October 2018, and the remaining five new charters will commence upon expiry of their existing charters during the first half of 2019.  The charters, which are each at gross rate of $25,910 per day and which add up to $279.4 million of contracted revenue, net of address commission, and are expected to deliver over $200.0 million of EBITDA over the term of the charters.
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- On December 11, 2018, announced that the Annual Mandatory Offer to purchase up to $20.0 million aggregate principal amount of the outstanding 9.875% First Priority Secured Notes due 2022 (the “Notes”),  was fully subscribed. Accordingly, $20.0 million of Notes were purchased on December 12, 2018 at a purchase price of 102%, for an aggregate purchase price, inclusive of accrued and unpaid interest, of approximately $20.5 million.
 - On December 20, 2018, announced that the requisite consents had been received from holders of the Notes to approve certain amendments to the indenture governing the Notes.
George Youroukos, Executive Chairman of Global Ship Lease, stated, “2018 was a transformative year for Global Ship Lease, as we repositioned the Company, attained a significantly greater earnings potential, dramatically increased our NAV per share, and created an integrated, industry-leading management platform to unlock shareholder value.  Through a highly complementary merger, combining the downside protection of strong contract cover with the upside potential of exposure to recovering market fundamentals in our fleet segments, we have redefined the Company across all major metrics: more than doubling the size of the fleet, establishing a leverage profile that compares favorably with the peer group, extending the fleet’s average remaining contract duration, increasing the contracted revenue backlog, and adding vessels that are on average younger, larger, and better specified.  We are in a strong position to fully capitalize on GSL’s enhanced capabilities by pursuing our strategic priorities of realizing our fleet’s expanded upside potential through longer-term charters at attractive rates, improving our capital structure and cost of debt, and growing our fleet of modern, mid-sized and smaller containerships in an accretive manner.”
Ian Webber, Chief Executive Officer of Global Ship Lease,  commented, “The integration process for our combined company, with $1.3 billion in assets post-merger, is proceeding well, and we are delighted to have completed this transaction for the benefit of all shareholders. With the signing of six highly attractive five-year charters during the fourth quarter and the opportunistic refinancing of Poseidon Containers’ debt, our shareholders are already benefitting from an NAV uplift of over $145 million since the transaction was announced. Moving forward, we remain confident that the supply/demand fundamentals for mid-sized and smaller containerships are supportive, after years of limited new vessel orders and favorable demand growth across the most relevant tradelanes. These positive fundamentals, combined with the significantly enhanced operational and financial profile of the new Global Ship Lease, position us to move confidently forward as a leading provider of mid-sized and smaller containerships.”
SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA – UNAUDITED (thousands of U.S. dollars)
   
Three months ended
December 31, 2018
   
Three months ended
December 31, 2017
   
Year ended
December 31, 2018
   
Year ended
December 31, 2017
 
                         
Operating Revenues (3)
   
50,021
     
37,927
     
157,097
     
159,278
 
Operating (Loss)
   
(56,205
)
   
(72,178
)
   
(10,261
)
   
(15,353
)
Net (Loss) (1)
   
(72,503
)
   
(99,824
)
   
(60,426
)
   
(77,328
)
Adjusted EBITDA (2)
   
26,577
     
24,841
     
97,241
     
110,303
 
Normalized Net Income (1)(2)
   
1,698
     
2,190
     
13,775
     
25,206
 
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The results for the three months and year ended December 31, 2018 include the results of the Poseidon Containers containerships acquired on November 15, 2018 (the “Poseidon Containers Fleet”). (1) Net loss and Normalized net income available to common shareholders.
(2) Adjusted EBITDA and Normalized net income are non-US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP) financial measures, as explained further in this press release, and are considered by Global Ship Lease to be useful measures of its performance.  For reconciliations of such non-GAAP financial measures to net loss, the most directly comparable US GAAP financial measure, please see “Reconciliation of Non-U.S. GAAP Financial Measures” below.
(3) Operating Revenues are net of address commissions. Brokerage commissions are included in Time charter and voyage expenses.
Following the Poseidon Transaction, minor reclassifications of expenses and balance sheet items have taken place.
Operating Revenues and Utilization
The Company’s fleet generated operating revenues from fixed-rate time charters of $50.0 million in the three months ended December 31, 2018, an increase of $12.1 million compared to $37.9 million for the comparative period in 2017, with the increase principally due to the addition of the Poseidon Containers Fleet on November 15, 2018, partially offset by reduced revenue from GSL Ningbo and OOCL Qingdao as the charters for these vessels renewed at lower rates. There were 2,656 ownership days in the quarter, an increase of 60% compared to 1,656 days in the comparable period in 2017, which was primarily due to the addition of the Poseidon Containers Fleet and GSL Valerie in June 2018. In the fourth quarter 2018, there was no planned offhire from regulatory drydocking, seven days of unplanned offhire and 30 days of idle time for one vessel between charters, giving an overall utilization of 98.6%.  There were a total of 10 days of unplanned offhire in the fourth quarter 2017, giving an overall utilization of 99.4%.
For the year ended December 31, 2018, operating revenues were $157.1 million, a decrease of $2.2 million, or 1.4%, compared to $159.3 million in the prior year, notwithstanding the addition of the Poseidon Containers Fleet on November 15, 2018 and GSL Valerie, mainly for reduced revenue from GSL Ningbo and OOCL Qingdao as the charters for these vessels renewed at lower rates.
The table below shows our fleet utilization for the three months and years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017 and for the years ended December 31, 2016, 2015 and 2014.

   
Three months ended
   
Year ended
                   
   
Dec 31,
   
Dec 31,
   
Dec 31,
   
Dec 31,
   
Dec 31,
   
Dec 31,
   
Dec 31,
 
Days
 
2018
   
2017
   
2018
   
2017
   
2016
   
2015
   
2014
 
                                           
Ownership days
   
2,656
     
1,656
     
7,675
     
6,570
     
6,588
     
6,893
     
6,270
 
Planned offhire - scheduled drydock
   
0
     
0
     
(34
)
   
(62
)
   
(100
)
   
(9
)
   
(48
)
Unplanned offhire
   
(7
)
   
(10
)
   
(17
)
   
(40
)
   
(3
)
   
(7
)
   
(12
)
Idle time
   
(30
)
   
0
     
(47
)
   
0
     
0
     
(13
)
   
(64
)
Operating days
   
2,619
     
1,646
     
7.577
     
6,468
     
6,485
     
6,864
     
6,146
 
                                                         
Utilization
   
98.6
%
   
99.4
%
   
98.7
%
   
98.4
%
   
98.4
%
   
99.6
%
   
98.0
%

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There were two regulatory drydockings in 2018 and four in 2017.  Two regulatory drydockings are due in 2019.
Vessel Operating Expenses
Vessel operating expenses, which include costs of crew, lubricating oil, repairs, maintenance, insurance and management fees, were $18.1 million for the three months ended December 31, 2018, compared to $11.4 million in the prior year period.  The increase was due to 1,000 (up 60%) additional ownership days as a result of our acquisition of the Poseidon Containers Fleet and the addition of GSL Valerie in June 2018.  The average cost per ownership day in the quarter was $6,818, compared to $6,859 for the prior year period, down $41 per day.
For the year ended December 31, 2018, vessel operating expenses were $49.3 million, or an average of $6,420 per day, compared to $42.7 million in the prior year or $6,499 per day, representing a reduction of $79 per day or 1.2%.
Time Charter and Voyage Expenses
Time charter and voyage expenses comprise mainly commission paid to third party ship brokers, the cost of bunker fuel for owner’s account when a vessel is off-hire or idle and miscellaneous costs associated with a vessel’s voyage.  Time charter and voyage expenses were $1.0 million for the three months ended December 31, 2018, compared to $0.3 million in the comparative period in 2017.  The increase was mainly due to the addition of the Poseidon Containers Fleet, all of which incur such commission, compared to our legacy vessels, where commission has been paid only for those which have completed their initial charters to CMA CGM or OOCL and which have been employed on a new charter obtained with the assistance of a broker.
Time charter and voyage costs were $1.6 million for the year ended December 31, 2018, compared to $1.0 million in the prior year; the increase was mainly due to the brokerage commission of the Poseidon Containers Fleet.
Depreciation and amortization

Depreciation and amortization for the three months ended December 31, 2018 was $10.8 million, compared to $9.4 million in the comparative period in 2017; the increase was mainly due to the addition of the Poseidon Containers Fleet offset by a reduction due to the effect of lower book values for a number of vessels following impairment charge taken in 2017.

Depreciation and amortization for the year ended December 31, 2018 was $35.5 million, compared to $38.0 million in the prior year with the overall reduction being for the reasons noted above.

Impairment

The Company’s accounting policies require that tangible fixed assets, such as vessels, are reviewed for impairment when events or changes in circumstances indicate that their carrying amounts may not be recoverable.

Charter rates in the spot market and asset values improved through the first half of 2018 but softened towards the end of the year.  While overall market developments are encouraging, taking into account the seasonal as well as cyclical nature of the container shipping industry, we determined that it would nonetheless be appropriate under US GAAP to review our legacy vessels for impairment as at December 31, 2018. There were no indications of impairment on any of the Poseidon Containers Fleet as they are recorded at less than fair value, as a result of the accounting for the Poseidon Transaction.  The review gave rise to a non-cash charge in the fourth quarter of 2018 of $71.8 million, as the sum of the expected undiscounted future cash flows from three vessels over their estimated remaining useful lives was less than the carrying amounts.  The impairment charge was equal to the amount by which the vessels’ carrying amounts exceed their fair values.  Fair value was assessed, on a vessel by vessel basis, at third party broker assessed charter attached valuations.
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At December 31, 2017, our impairment review resulted in a non-cash charge in the fourth quarter of 2017 of $87.6 million, as the sum of the expected undiscounted future cash flows from five vessels over their estimated remaining useful lives was less than the carrying amounts.  The impairment charge was equal to the amount by which the assets’ carrying amounts exceed their fair values.  Fair value was assessed, on a vessel by vessel basis, as the net present value of estimated future cash flows, discounted by an appropriate discount rate.

General and Administrative Expenses

General and administrative expenses were $4.6 million in the three months ended December 31, 2018, compared to $1.5 million in the same period in 2017. The increase was mainly due to retention and severance costs of $2.0 million and other costs associated with the Poseidon Transaction.

For the year ended December 31, 2018, general and administrative expenses were $9.2 million, compared to $5.4 million for 2017, the increase being for the reason noted above.

Adjusted EBITDA

As a result of the above, Adjusted EBITDA was $26.6 million for the three months ended December 31, 2018,  an increase  from $24.8 million for the three months ended December 31, 2017, mainly as a result of the addition of the Poseidon Containers Fleet.

Adjusted EBITDA for the year ended December 31, 2018 was $97.2 million, compared to $110.3 million for 2017 with the reduction mainly as a result of lower revenue on our legacy vessels, which was partially offset by the addition of the Poseidon Containers Fleet.

Interest Expense

Debt at December 31, 2018 totaled $889.3 million, comprising $340.0 million of indebtedness on our Notes and $34.8 million of indebtedness under a secured term loan, both collateralized by 18 our legacy vessels, $506.3 million bank debt collateralized by the Poseidon Containers Fleet and $8.2 million drawn under our growth facility and secured by one vessel.

Debt at December 31, 2017 totaled $414.8 million, comprised $360.0 million outstanding on our Notes and $54.8 million under a secured term loan, both of which were closed in October 2017 as part of a re-financing.  The net proceeds, together with cash on hand, were used to refinance our previous 10.000% notes due 2019 (“2019 Notes”).  In addition, all outstanding borrowings under both the previous revolving credit facility and the previous secured term loan were repaid and terminated.

Interest expense for the three months ended December 31, 2018, including on the debt assumed as part of the Poseidon Transaction on November 15, 2018, was $16.2 million, a decrease of $10.8 million on the interest expense for the three months ended December 31, 2017 of $27.0 million.  Interest expense in the comparative period included charges associated with the refinancing of our 2019 Notes and other debt, which was completed in October 2017, and which resulted in a premium paid on the redemption of the 2019 Notes of $8.7 million, the write off of the remaining balance of original issue discount associated with the 2019 Notes of $1.4 million and the write off of the remaining balance of deferred financing charges of $4.3 million associated with debt repaid.

For the year ended December 31, 2018, interest expense was $48.7 million, a decrease of $10.7 million on interest expense of $59.4 million for the year ended December 31, 2017.  The reduction was mainly due to the reasons noted above.

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Interest income for the three months ended December 31, 2018 was $0.4 million, an increase of $0.2 million compared to the same period in 2017. The increase was mainly due to higher average cash balances and increased interest rates.  Interest income for the year ended December 31, 2018 was $1.4 million, compared to $0.5 million in 2017.

Other income, net

Other income, net is mainly comprised of gains in bunkers following deliveries and redeliveries of vessels from charterers and passenger income.  Other income, net was $0.2 million in the three months ended December 31, 2018, compared to $1,000 in the prior year period; the increase was mainly due to the addition of the Poseidon Containers Fleet.

For the year ended December 31, 2018, other income, net was $0.2 million, compared to $51,000 for 2017.
Taxation
Taxation for the three months ended December 31, 2018 was a credit of $4,000 compared to a charge of $9,000 in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Taxation for the year ended December 31, 2018 was a charge of $55,000, compared to $40,000 for 2017.

Earnings Allocated to Preferred Shares
The Series B Preferred Shares carry a coupon of 8.75%, the cost of which for the three months ended December 31, 2018 was $0.8 million, the same as in the comparative period.
The cost in the year ended December 31, 2018 was $3.1 million, the same as in the comparative period.
Net (Loss) Available to Common Shareholders and Normalized Net Income

Net loss for the three months ended December 31, 2018 was $72.5 million after the non-cash impairment charge of $71.8 million.  For the three months ended December 31, 2017, net loss was $99.8 million, after the costs and charges totaling $14.4 million associated with the debt refinancing completed in October 2017 and the non-cash impairment charge of $87.6 million.

Normalized net income for the three months ended December 31, 2018 was $1.7 million, adjusting for the non-cash impairment charge and costs associated with the Poseidon Transaction, compared to $2.2 million in the comparative period in 2017, adjusting mainly for the non-cash impairment charge and charges associated with the refinancing.

Net loss was $60.4 million for the year ended December 31, 2018 after the $71.8 million non-cash impairment charge.  Net loss was $77.3 million for the year ended December 31, 2017 after the costs and charges totaling $14.4 million associated with the refinancing completed in October 2017 and the non-cash impairment charge of $87.6 million.

Normalized net income for the year ended December 31, 2018 was $13.8 million compared to $25.2 million for the prior year.
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Fleet

The following table provides information about our on-the-water fleet of 38 vessels as at December 31, 2018.
Vessel Name
TEUs
Lightweight (tons)
Year Built
Charterer
Earliest Charter Expiry Date
Latest Charter
Expiry Date
Daily Charter Rate $
               
CMA CGM Thalassa
11,040
38,577
2008
CMA CGM
4Q25
1Q26
47,200
UASC Al Khor(1)
9,115
31,764
2015
Hapag-Lloyd
1Q19
2Q19
40,000
Anthea Y(1)
9,115
31,890
2015
COSCO
2Q20
3Q20
39,200
Maira XL(1)
9,115
31,820
2015
COSCO
2Q20
3Q20
39,200
GSL Tianjin
8.063(12)
34,243
2005
CMA CGM
2Q19
3Q19
11,900(2)
OOCL Qingdao
8,063(12)
34,305
2004
OOCL
1Q19
2Q19
14,000
GSL Ningbo
8,063(12)
34,243
2004
Maersk
2Q19
4Q20
12,100(3)
Mary(1)
6,927
23,424
2013
CMA CGM
3Q23
4Q23
25,910
Kristina (1)
6,927
23,424
2013
Wan Hai
2Q19
3Q19(4)
19,500(4)
Katherine(1)
6,927
23,424
2013
MSC
1Q19
1Q19(4)
13,500(4)
Alexandra(1)
6,927
23,424
2013
ONE
1Q19
2Q19(4)
20,750(4)
UASC Bubiyan(1)
6,882
23,919
2015
Hapag-Lloyd
1Q19
2Q19(4)
20,000(4)
UASC Yas(1)(11)
6,882
23,864
2015
Hapag-Lloyd
1Q19
2Q19(4)
20,000(4)
CMA CGM Berlioz
6,621
26,776
2001
CMA CGM
2Q21
4Q21
34,000
Agios Dimitrios
6,572
24,746
2011
MSC
3Q19
4Q19(5)
12,500(5)
Tasman
5,936
25,010
2000
ZIM
1Q19
3Q19(6)
16,350(6)
Dimitris Y
5,936
25,010
2000
ZIM
2Q19
3Q19
16,750
Ian H
5,936
25,128
2000
ZIM
2Q19
3Q19
17,000
Dolphin II
5,095
20,596
2007
HMM
2Q19
4Q19(7)
7,700(7)
Orca I
5,095
20,696
2006
ZIM
2Q19
3Q19
11,750
CMA CGM Alcazar
5,089
20,087
2007
CMA CGM
4Q20
2Q21
33,750
CMA CGM Château d’If
5,089
20,100
2007
CMA CGM
4Q20
2Q21
33,750
CMA CGM Jamaica
4,298
17,272
2006
CMA CGM
3Q22
1Q23
25,350
CMA CGM Sambhar
4,045
17,355
2006
CMA CGM
3Q22
1Q23
25,350
CMA CGM America
4,045
17,355
2006
CMA CGM
3Q22
1Q23
25,350
GSL Valerie
2,824
11,971
2005
CMA CGM
2Q19
3Q19
9,000
Athena
2,762
13,538
2003
MSC
1Q19
2Q19
9,000
Maira
2,506
11,453
2000
MSC
1Q19
1Q19(8)
9,000(8)
Nikolas
2,506
11,370
2000
MSC
1Q19
2Q19
9,000
New Yorker
2,506
11,463
2001
MSC
1Q19
2Q19
9,000
CMA CGM La Tour
2,272
11,742
2001
CMA CGM
3Q19
1Q20
15,300
CMA CGM Manet
2,272
11,742
2001
CMA CGM
3Q19
1Q20
15,300
CMA CGM Matisse
2,262
11,676
1999
CMA CGM
3Q19
1Q20
15,300
CMA CGM Utrillo
2,262
11,676
1999
CMA CGM
3Q19
1Q20
15,300
GSL Keta
2,207
11,731
2003
ANL
2Q19
3Q19
8,450
GSL Julie
2,207
11,731
2002
CMA CGM
1Q19
1Q19(9)
7,800(9)
Kumasi
2,207
11,731
2002
CMA CGM
4Q19
1Q21(10)
9,800(10)
Marie Delmas
2,207
11,731
2002
CMA CGM
4Q19
1Q21(10)
9,800(10)

(1)
Modern design, high reefer capacity, fuel efficient vessels.
(2)
Rate increased to $13,000 per day from January 26, 2019.
(3)
Rate increases to $12,400 per day from April 21, 2019 and to $18,000 per day from September 21, 2019.
(4)
Thereafter, five years to CMA CGM at $25,910 per day.
(5)
Thereafter, option for four years at $20,000 per day, callable by us.
(6)
Extended after December 31, 2018 at $11,500 per day to July 17, 2019 plus or minus 30 days.
(7)
Rate increases to $11,500 per day from August 15, 2019.
(8)
Extended after December 31, 2018 at $8,500 per day to August 17, 2020 plus or minus 30 days.
(9)
Rate $7,800 per day and, agreed after December 31, 2018, $7,200 per day from March 16, 2019 to between August 16, 2019 and October 16, 2019, at charterer’s option, with an option in favour of charterer to extend from October 16, 2019 at $8,500 per day for six months plus or minus 30 days.
(10)
Option at $9,800 per day to December 31, 2020 plus or minus 90 days, callable by us.
(11)
To be renamed as M/V Olivia I effective March 19, 2019.
(12)
These vessels’ capacity is targeted to be upgraded to 8,600 TEU (subject class approval).

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Conference Call and Webcast
Global Ship Lease will hold a conference call to discuss the Company's results for the three months ended December 31, 2018 today, Tuesday March 5, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time. There are two ways to access the conference call:
(1) Dial-in: (877) 445-2556 or (908) 982-4670; Passcode: 5749817
Please dial in at least 10 minutes prior to 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time to ensure a prompt start to the call.

(2) Live Internet webcast and slide presentation: http://www.globalshiplease.com

If you are unable to participate at this time, a replay of the call will be available through Thursday, March 21, 2019 at (855) 859-2056 or (404) 537-3406. Enter the code 5749817 to access the audio replay. The webcast will also be archived on the Company’s website: http://www.globalshiplease.com.
Annual Report on Form 20-F

The Company’s Annual Report for 2017 is on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  A copy of the report can be found under the Investor Relations section (Annual Reports) of the Company’s website at http://www.globalshiplease.com   Shareholders may request a hard copy of the audited financial statements free of charge by contacting the Company at info@globalshiplease.com or by writing to Global Ship Lease, Inc, care of Global Ship Lease Services Limited, Portland House, Stag Place, London SW1E 5RS or by telephoning +44 (0) 207 869 8806.

About Global Ship Lease
Global Ship Lease is a leading independent owner of containerships with a diversified fleet of mid-sized and smaller containerships. Incorporated in the Marshall Islands, Global Ship Lease commenced operations in December 2007 with a business of owning and chartering out containerships under mainly long-term, fixed-rate charters to top tier container liner companies.  On November 15, 2018, it completed a strategic combination with Poseidon Containers.
Global Ship Lease owns 38 vessels ranging from 2,207 to 11,040 TEU, of which nine are fuel efficient new-design wide beam, with a total capacity of 198,793 TEU and an average age, weighted by TEU capacity, of 11.0 years determined as at December 31, 2018.
The average remaining term of the charters at December 31, 2018 was 2.5 years on a TEU-weighted basis.

Reconciliation of Non-U.S. GAAP Financial Measures

A. Adjusted EBITDA

Adjusted EBITDA represents net loss before interest income and expense including amortization of deferred finance costs, earnings allocated to preferred shares, income taxes, depreciation, amortization of  drydocking costs and impairment.  Adjusted EBITDA is a non-US GAAP quantitative measure used to assist in the assessment of the Company's ability to generate cash from its operations.  We believe that the presentation of Adjusted EBITDA is useful to investors because it is frequently used by securities analysts, investors and other interested parties in the evaluation of companies in our industry.  Adjusted EBITDA is not defined in US GAAP and should not be considered to be an alternate to Net income or any other financial metric required by such accounting principles.  Our use of Adjusted EBITDA may vary from the use of similarly titled measures by others in our industry.
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ADJUSTED EBITDA - UNAUDITED

(thousands of U.S. dollars)
   
Three months ended
Dec 31, 2018
   
Three months ended
Dec 31, 2017
   
Year ended
Dec 31, 2018
   
Year ended
Dec 31, 2017
 
Net (loss) available to common shareholders
   
(72,503
)
   
(99,824
)
   
(60,426
)
   
(77,328
)
                                 
Adjust: Depreciation and amortization
   
10,752
     
9,394
     
35,455
     
37,981
 
Impairment
   
71,834
     
87,624
     
71,834
     
87,624
 
Interest income
   
(441
)
   
(154
)
   
(1,425
)
   
(489
)
Interest expense
   
16,174
     
27,027
     
48,686
     
59,413
 
Earnings allocated to preferred shares
   
765
     
765
     
3,062
     
3,062
 
Income taxes
   
(4
)
   
9
     
55
     
40
 
       
 
                         
Adjusted EBITDA
   
26,577
     
24,841
     
97,241
     
110,303
 


B. Normalized net income

Normalized net income represents net loss adjusted for the premium paid on redemption of notes, together with the related write-off of deferred financing charges and original issue discount, for impairment charges and the staff retention and severance costs associated with the Poseidon Transaction. Normalized net loss is a non-GAAP quantitative measure which we believe will assist investors and analysts who often adjust reported net loss for items that do not affect operating performance or operating cash generated. Normalized net income is not defined in US GAAP and should not be considered to be an alternate to net income or any other financial metric required by such accounting principles.  Our use of Normalized net income may vary from the use of similarly titled measures by others in our industry.

NORMALIZED NET INCOME - UNAUDITED

(thousands of U.S. dollars)
   
Three months ended
Dec 31, 2018
   
Three months ended
Dec 31, 2017
   
Year Ended
Dec 31, 2018
   
Year ended
Dec 31, 2017
 
Net (loss) available to common shareholders
   
(72,503
)
   
(99,824
)
   
(60,426
)
   
(77,328
)
                                   
Adjust:   Impairment charges
   
71,834
     
87,624
     
71,834
     
87,624
 
Staff retention and severance costs associated with the Poseidon transaction
   
1,967
     
---
     
1,967
     
---
 
Premium paid on redemption of 2022 Notes
   
400
     
---
     
400
     
---
 
Premium paid on redemption of 2019 Notes
   
---
     
8,657
     
---
     
9,047
 
Accelerated write-off of deferred financing charges related to 2019 Notes
   
---
     
4,310
     
---
     
4,371
 
Accelerated write-off of original issue discount related to 2019 notes
   
---
     
1,423
     
---
     
1,492
 
Normalized net income
   
1,698
     
2,190
     
13,775
     
25,206
 

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Safe Harbor Statement

This communication contains forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements provide Global Ship Lease's current expectations or forecasts of future events. Forward-looking statements include statements about Global Ship Lease's expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, intentions, assumptions and other statements that are not historical facts. Words or phrases such as "anticipate," "believe," "continue," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "ongoing," "plan," "potential," "predict," "project," "will" or similar words or phrases, or the negatives of those words or phrases, may identify forward-looking statements, but the absence of these words does not necessarily mean that a statement is not forward-looking. These forward-looking statements are based on assumptions that may be incorrect, and Global Ship Lease cannot assure you that these projections included in these forward-looking statements will come to pass. Actual results could differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements as a result of various factors.

The risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to:


·
future operating or financial results;

·
expectations regarding the future growth of the container shipping industry, including the rates of annual demand and supply growth;

·
the financial condition of our charterers, particularly CMA CGM, our principal charterer and main source of operating revenue, and their ability to pay charterhire in accordance with the charters;

·
Global Ship Lease’s financial condition and liquidity, including its level of indebtedness or ability to obtain additional financing to fund capital expenditures, vessel acquisitions and other general corporate purposes;

·
Global Ship Lease’s ability to meet its financial covenants and repay its credit facilities;

·
Global Ship Lease’s expectations relating to dividend payments and forecasts of its ability to make such payments including the availability of cash and the impact of constraints under its credit facility;

·
risks relating to the acquisition of Poseidon Containers and Global Ship Lease’s ability to realize the anticipated benefits of the acquisition;

·
future acquisitions, business strategy and expected capital spending;

·
operating expenses, availability of crew, number of off-hire days, drydocking and survey requirements and insurance costs;

·
general market conditions and shipping industry trends, including charter rates and factors affecting supply and demand;

·
assumptions regarding interest rates and inflation;

·
changes in the rate of growth of global and various regional economies;

·
risks incidental to vessel operation, including piracy, discharge of pollutants and vessel accidents and damage including total or constructive total loss;

·
estimated future capital expenditures needed to preserve its capital base;

·
Global Ship Lease’s expectations about the availability of ships to purchase, the time that it may take to construct new ships, or the useful lives of its ships;

·
Global Ship Lease’s continued ability to enter into or renew long-term, fixed-rate charters or other vessel employment arrangements;

·
the continued performance of existing long-term, fixed-rate time charters;
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·
Global Ship Lease’s ability to capitalize on its management’s and board of directors’ relationships and reputations in the containership industry to its advantage;

·
changes in governmental and classification societies’ rules and regulations or actions taken by regulatory authorities;

·
expectations about the availability of insurance on commercially reasonable terms;

·
unanticipated changes in laws and regulations including taxation;

·
potential liability from future litigation.

Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties and are based on potentially inaccurate assumptions that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expected or implied by the forward-looking statements. Global Ship Lease's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in forward-looking statements for many reasons specifically as described in Global Ship Lease's filings with the U.S Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”).  Accordingly, you should not unduly rely on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this communication. Global Ship Lease undertakes no obligation to publicly revise any forward-looking statement to reflect circumstances or events after the date of this communication or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. You should, however, review the factors and risks Global Ship Lease describes in the reports it will file from time to time with the SEC after the date of this communication.

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Global Ship Lease, Inc.

Interim Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Income

(Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars)

   
Three months ended
December 31,
   
Year ended
December 31,
 
   
2018
   
2017
   
2018
   
2017
 
OPERATING REVENUES
                       
Time charter revenue
   
16,667
     
7,078
     
30,890
     
35,334
 
Time charter revenue - related party
   
33,354
     
30,849
     
126,207
     
123,944
 
     
50,021
     
37,927
     
157,097
     
159,278
 
OPERATING EXPENSES:
                               
Vessel operating expenses
   
17,170
     
10,959
     
47,584
     
41,098
 
Vessel operating expenses - related parties
   
938
     
400
     
1,689
     
1,599
 
Time charter and voyage expenses
   
739
     
276
     
1,352
     
962
 
Time charter and voyage expenses - related party
   
222
     
     
222
     
 
Depreciation and amortization
   
10,752
     
9,394
     
35,455
     
37,981
 
Impairment of vessels
   
71,834
     
87,624
     
71,834
     
87,624
 
General and administrative expenses
   
4,571
     
1,452
     
9,221
     
5,367
 
Operating loss
   
(56,205
)
   
(72,178
)
   
(10,260
)
   
(15,353
)
                                 
NON OPERATING INCOME/(EXPENSE)
                               
Interest income
   
441
     
154
     
1,425
     
489
 
Interest and other financial expenses
   
(16,174
)
   
(27,027
)
   
(48,686
)
   
(59,413
)
Other income, net
   
196
     
1
     
212
     
51
 
Total non operating expense
   
(15,537
)
   
(26,872
)
   
(47,049
)
   
(58,873
)
Loss before income taxes
   
(71,742
)
   
(99,050
)
   
(57,309
)
   
(74,226
)
Income taxes
   
4
     
(9
)
   
(55
)
   
(40
)
Net Loss
   
(71,738
)
   
(99,059
)
   
(57,364
)
   
(74,266
)
Earnings allocated to Series B Preferred shares
   
(765
)
   
(765
)
   
(3,062
)
   
(3,062
)
Net Loss available to Common Shareholders
   
(72,503
)
   
(99,824
)
   
(60,426
)
   
(77,328
)
Earnings/(Loss) per Share
                               
Weighted average number of Class A common shares outstanding
                               
Basic and diluted (including RSU’s without service conditions)
   
60,907,958
     
47,976,722
     
52,115,118
     
47,975,889
 
                                 
Net Loss per Class A common share
                               
Basic and diluted (including RSU’s without service conditions)
   
(0.64
)
   
(2.08
)
   
(0.93
)
   
(1.61
)
                                 
Weighted average number of Class B common shares outstanding
                               
Basic and diluted
   
7,405,956
     
7,405,956
     
7,405,956
     
7,405,956
 
                                 
Net Loss per Class B common share
                               
Basic and diluted
 
nil
   
nil
   
nil
   
nil
 


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Global Ship Lease, Inc.

Interim Unaudited Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars)


   
As of
 
   
December 31,
2018
   
December 31,
2017
 
ASSETS
           
CURRENT ASSETS
           
Cash and cash equivalents
   
82,059
     
73,266
 
Restricted cash
   
2,186
     
 
Accounts receivable, net
   
1,927
     
72
 
Inventories
   
5,769
     
742
 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets
   
6,214
     
1,376
 
Due from related parties
   
817
     
1,932
 
Total current assets
   
98,972
     
77,388
 
NON-CURRENT ASSETS
               
Vessels in operation
   
1,112,766
     
586,520
 
Other fixed assets
   
5
     
10
 
Intangible assets - charter agreements
   
5,400
     
700
 
Intangible assets - other
   
     
7
 
Deferred charges, net
   
9,569
     
11,259
 
Other non-current assets
   
948
     
 
Restricted cash, net of current portion
   
5,827
     
 
Total non-current assets
   
1,134,515
     
598,496
 
TOTAL ASSETS
   
1,233,487
     
675,884
 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
               
CURRENT LIABILITIES
               
Accounts payable
   
9,586
     
1,486
 
Accrued liabilities
   
15,407
     
8,788
 
Current portion of long-term debt
   
64,088
     
40,000
 
Deferred revenue
   
3,118
     
2,178
 
Due to related parties
   
3,317
     
2,813
 
Total current liabilities
   
95,516
     
55,265
 
LONG-TERM LIABILITIES
               
Long-term debt, net of current portion and deferred financing costs
   
813,130
     
358,515
 
Intangible liability - charter agreements
   
8,470
     
10,482
 
Deferred tax liability
   
9
     
17
 
Total non-current liabilities
   
821,609
     
369,014
 
TOTAL LIABILITIES
   
917,125
     
424,279
 
Commitments and Contingencies
   
     
 
STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
               
Class A common stock-authorized
214,000,000 shares with a $0.01 par value
72,137,965 shares issued and outstanding (2017 – 47,609,734 shares)
   
721
     
476
 
Class B common stock-authorized
20,000,000 shares with a $0.01 par value
7,405,956 issued and outstanding (2017 – 7,405,956 shares)
   
74
     
74
 
Series B Preferred shares-authorized
16,100 shares with a $0.01 par value
14,000 shares issued and outstanding (2017 – 14,000 shares)
   
     
 
Series C Preferred shares - authorized
250,000 shares with a $0.01 par value
250,000 shares issued and outstanding (2017 - nil)
   
3
     
 
Additional paid in capital
   
511,683
     
386,748
 
Accumulated deficit
   
(196,119
)
   
(135,693
)
Total stockholders' equity
   
316,362
     
251,605
 
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
   
1,233,487
     
675,884
 
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Global Ship Lease, Inc.

Interim Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars)

   
Three months ended
December 31,
   
Year ended
December 31,
 
   
2018
   
2017
   
2018
   
2017
 
Cash flows from operating activities:
                       
Net loss
   
(71,738
)
   
(99,059
)
   
(57,364
)
   
(74,266
)
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
                               
Depreciation and amortization
   
10,752
     
9,394
     
35,455
     
37,981
 
Vessel impairment
   
71,834
     
87,624
     
71,834
     
87,624
 
Amortization of deferred financing costs
   
1,498
     
5,159
     
4,629
     
7,772
 
Amortization of original issue discount/premium on repurchase of notes
   
605
     
1,640
     
1,207
     
2,523
 
Amortization of intangible liability/assets-charter agreements
   
24
     
(451
)
   
(1,305
)
   
(1,807
)
Share based compensation
   
(86
)
   
272
     
50
     
272
 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
                               
Decrease (increase) in accounts receivable and other assets
   
7,361
     
1,464
     
5,019
     
(441
)
Decrease (increase) in inventories
   
331
     
(113
)
   
(2,250
)
   
(188
)
(Decrease) increase in accounts payable and other liabilities
   
(15,252
)
   
5,465
     
(9,117
)
   
(3,030
)
(Increase) decrease in related parties' balances
   
(22
)
   
465
     
(625
)
   
1,138
 
Increase (decrease) in deferred revenue
   
972
     
(670
)
   
214
     
238
 
Unrealized foreign exchange (gain) loss
   
(9
)
   
(4
)
   
(5
)
   
2
 
Net cash provided by operating activities
   
6,270
     
11,186
     
47,742
     
57,818
 
Cash flows from investing activities:
                               
Cash paid for vessels
   
     
     
(11,436
)
   
 
Net proceeds from sale of vessels
   
14,504
     
     
14,504
     
 
Cash paid for vessel improvements
   
(89
)
   
(155
)
   
(239
)
   
(255
)
Cash paid for other assets
   
     
     
     
(8
)
Cash paid for drydockings
   
(532
)
   
     
(2,636
)
   
(4,632
)
Cash acquired in Poseidon Transaction, net of capitalized expenses
   
24,037
     
     
24,037
     
 
Net cash provided by/(used in) investing activities
   
37,920
     
(155
)
   
24,230
     
(4,895
)
Cash flows from financing activities:
                               
Proceeds from issuance of secured notes
   
     
356,400
     
     
356,400
 
Repurchase of secured notes
   
(20,400
)
   
(346,287
)
   
(20,400
)
   
(365,788
)
Proceeds from drawdown of credit facilities
   
     
54,800
     
8,125
     
54,800
 
Repayment of credit facilities
   
(27,771
)
   
(54,800
)
   
(37,771
)
   
(63,575
)
Deferred financing costs paid
   
(246
)
   
(12,675
)
   
(2,058
)
   
(12,675
)
Series B Preferred Shares-dividends paid
   
(765
)
   
(765
)
   
(3,062
)
   
(3,062
)
Net cash used in  financing activities
   
(49,182
)
   
(3,327
)
   
(55,166
)
   
(33,900
)
Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash
   
(4,992
)
   
7,704
     
16,806
     
19,023
 
Cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of the period
   
95,064
     
65,562
     
73,266
     
54,243
 
Cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of the period
   
90,072
     
73,266
     
90,072
     
73,266
 


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Exhibit II






GLOBAL SHIP LEASE, INC.

INTERIM UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

THREE MONTHS AND YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2018











Global Ship Lease, Inc.

Interim Unaudited Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars)

         
As of
   
Note
   
December 31, 2018
   
December 31, 2017
ASSETS
               
CURRENT ASSETS
               
Cash and cash equivalents
         
82,059
     
73,266
Restricted cash
         
2,186
     
Accounts receivable, net
         
1,927
     
72
Inventories
         
5,769
     
742
Prepaid expenses and other current assets
         
6,214
     
1,376
Due from related parties
   
6
     
817
     
1,932
Total current assets
           
98,972
     
77,388
NON - CURRENT ASSETS
                     
Vessels in operation
   
4
     
1,112,766
     
586,520
Other fixed assets
           
5
     
10
Intangible assets - charter agreements
           
5,400
     
700
Intangible assets - other
           
     
7
Deferred charges, net
           
9,569
     
11,259
Other non - current assets
           
948
     
Restricted cash, net of current portion
           
5,827
     
Total non - current assets
           
1,134,515
     
598,496
TOTAL ASSETS
           
1,233,487
     
675,884
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
                     
CURRENT LIABILITIES
                     
Accounts payable
           
9,586
     
1,486
Accrued liabilities
           
15,407
     
8,788
Current portion of long - term debt
   
5
     
64,088
     
40,000
Deferred revenue
           
3,118
     
2,178
Due to related parties
   
6
     
3,317
     
2,813
Total current liabilities
           
95,516
     
55,265
LONG - TERM LIABILITIES
                     
Long - term debt, net of current portion and deferred financing costs
   
5
     
813,130
     
358,515
Intangible liability - charter agreements
           
8,470
     
10,482
Deferred tax liability
           
9
     
17
Total non-current liabilities
           
821,609
     
369,014
Total liabilities
           
917,125
     
424,279
Commitments and Contingencies
           
     
STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
                     
Class A common stock - authorized
214,000,000 shares with a $0.01 par value
72,137,965 shares issued and outstanding (2017 – 47,609,734 shares)
   
8
     
721
     
476
Class B common stock - authorized
20,000,000 shares with a $0.01 par value
7,405,956 issued and outstanding (2017 – 7,405,956 shares)
   
8
     
74
     
74
Series B Preferred shares - authorized
16,100 shares with a $0.01 par value
14,000 shares issued and outstanding (2017 – 14,000 shares)
   
8
     
     
Series C Preferred shares - authorized
250,000 shares with a $0.01 par value
250,000 shares issued and outstanding (2017 - nil)
   
8
     
3
     
Additional paid in capital
           
511,683
     
386,748
Accumulated deficit
           
(196,119
)
   
(135,693
Total stockholders' equity
           
316,362
     
251,605
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
           
1,233,487
     
675,884






See accompanying notes to interim unaudited consolidated financial statements
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Global Ship Lease, Inc.

Interim Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Income

(Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars except share data)

         
Three months ended December 31,
   
Year ended December 31,
 
   
Note
   
2018
   
2017
   
2018
   
2017
 
OPERATING REVENUES
                             
Time charter revenue
         
16,667
     
7,078
     
30,890
     
35,334
 
Time charter revenue - related party
   
6
     
33,354
     
30,849
     
126,207
     
123,944
 
             
50,021
     
37,927
     
157,097
     
159,278
 
OPERATING EXPENSES:
                                       
Vessel operating expenses
           
17,170
     
10,959
     
47,584
     
41,098
 
Vessel operating expenses - related parties
   
6
     
938
     
400
     
1,689
     
1,599
 
Time charter and voyage expenses
           
739
     
276
     
1,352
     
962
 
Time charter and voyage expenses - related party
   
6
     
222
     
     
222
     
 
Depreciation and amortization
           
10,752
     
9,394
     
35,455
     
37,981
 
Impairment of vessels
   
4
     
71,834
     
87,624
     
71,834
     
87,624
 
General and administrative expenses
           
4,571
     
1,452
     
9,221
     
5,367
 
Operating Loss
           
(56,205
)
   
(72,178
)
   
(10,260
)
   
(15,353
)
                                         
NON OPERATING INCOME/(EXPENSE)
                                       
Interest income
           
441
     
154
     
1,425
     
489
 
Interest and other financial expenses
           
(16,174
)
   
(27,027
)
   
(48,686
)
   
(59,413
)
Other income, net
           
196
     
1
     
212
     
51
 
Total non operating expense
           
(15,537
)
   
(26,872
)
   
(47,049
)
   
(58,873
)
Loss before income taxes
           
(71,742
)
   
(99,050
)
   
(57,309
)
   
(74,226
)
Income taxes
           
4
     
(9
)
   
(55
)
   
(40
)
Net Loss
           
(71,738
)
   
(99,059
)
   
(57,364
)
   
(74,266
)
Earnings allocated to Series B Preferred shares
           
(765
)
   
(765
)
   
(3,062
)
   
(3,062
)
Net Loss available to Common Shareholders
           
(72,503
)
   
(99,824
)
   
(60,426
)
   
(77,328
)
Earnings/(loss) per Share
                                       
Weighted average number of Class A common shares outstanding
                                       
Basic and diluted (including RSU’s without service conditions)
   
10
     
60,907,958
     
47,976,722
     
52,115,118
     
47,975,889
 
                                         
Net Loss per Class A common share
                                       
Basic and diluted (including RSU’s without service conditions)
   
10
     
(0.64
)
   
(2.08
)
   
(0.93
)
   
(1.61
)
                                         
Weighted average number of Class B common shares outstanding
                                       
Basic and diluted
   
10
     
7,405,956
     
7,405,956
     
7,405,956
     
7,405,956
 
                                         
Net Loss per Class B common share
                                       
Basic and diluted
         
nil
   
nil
   
nil
   
nil
 









See accompanying notes to interim unaudited consolidated financial statements
Page 2

Global Ship Lease, Inc.

Interim Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars)

         
Three months ended December 31,
   
Year ended December 31,
 
   
Note
   
2018
   
2017
   
2018
   
2017
 
Cash flows from operating activities:
                             
Net loss
         
(71,738
)
   
(99,059
)
   
(57,364
)
   
(74,266
)
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
                                     
Depreciation and amortization
         
10,752
     
9,394
     
35,455
     
37,981
 
Vessel impairment
   
4
     
71,834
     
87,624
     
71,834
     
87,624
 
Amortization of deferred financing costs
           
1,498
     
5,159
     
4,629
     
7,772
 
Amortization of original issue discount / premium on repurchase of notes
           
605
     
1,640
     
1,207
     
2,523
 
Amortization of intangible asset/liability - charter agreements
           
24
     
(451
)
   
(1,305
)
   
(1,807
)
Share based compensation
           
(86
)
   
272
     
50
     
272
 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
                                       
Decrease (increase) in accounts receivable and other assets
           
7,361
     
1,464
     
5,019
     
(441
)
Decrease (increase) in inventories
           
331
     
(113
)
   
(2,250
)
   
(188
)
(Decrease) increase in accounts payable and other liabilities
           
(15,252
)
   
5,465
     
(9,117
)
   
(3,030
)
(Increase) decrease in related parties' balances
           
(22
)
   
465
     
(625
)
   
1,138
 
Increase (decrease) in deferred revenue
           
972
     
(670
)
   
214
     
238
 
Unrealized foreign exchange (gain) loss
           
(9
)
   
(4
)
   
(5
)
   
2
 
Net cash provided by operating activities
           
6,270
     
11,186
     
47,742
     
57,818
 
Cash flows from investing activities:
                                       
Acquisition of vessels
           
     
     
(11,436
)
   
 
Net proceeds from sale of vessels
           
14,504
     
     
14,504
     
 
Cash paid for vessel improvements
           
(89
)
   
(155
)
   
(239
)
   
(255
)
Cash paid for other assets
           
     
     
     
(8
)
Cash paid for drydockings
           
(532
)
   
     
(2,636
)
   
(4,632
)
Cash acquired in Poseidon Transaction, net of capitalized expenses
           
24,037
     
     
24,037
     
 
Net cash provided by/(used in) investing activities
           
37,920
     
(155
)
   
24,230
     
(4,895
)
Cash flows from financing activities: