Global Ship Lease Announces First Quarter 2009 Earnings Release, Conference Call and Webcast

Apr 30, 2009

LONDON, ENGLAND--(Marketwire - April 30, 2009) - Global Ship Lease, Inc. (NYSE:GSL)(NYSE:GSL.U)(NYSE:GSL.WS), a containership charter owner, announced today that it will hold a conference call to discuss the Company's results for the first quarter of 2009 on Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time. The Company will also issue financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2009 on Tuesday, May 19, 2009 before the open of market trading.

What: First Quarter 2009 Conference Call and Webcast
When: Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time

There are two ways to access the conference call

Dial-in: (877) 719-9801 or (719) 325-4809; Passcode: 6904731
Please dial in at least 10 minutes prior to 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time
to ensure a prompt start to the call.

Live Internet webcast and slide presentation:

If you are unable to participate at this time, a replay of the call will be available through Tuesday, June 2, 2009 at (888) 203-1112 or (719) 457-0820. Enter the code 6904731 to access the audio replay. The webcast will also be archived on the Company's website:

About Global Ship Lease

Global Ship Lease is a containership charter owner. Incorporated in the Marshall Islands, Global Ship Lease commenced operations in December 2007 with a business of owning and chartering out containerships under long-term, fixed rate charters to world class container liner companies.

Global Ship Lease currently owns 16 vessels and has contracts in place to purchase an additional three vessels. The Company has contracted to purchase one vessel for $82 million from CMA CGM expected to be delivered in July 2009. The Company also has contracts in place to purchase two newbuildings from German interests for approximately $77 million each which are expected to be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2010.

Once all of the contracted vessels have been delivered, Global Ship Lease will have a 19 vessel fleet with total capacity of 74,797 TEU and a weighted average age of 6.1 years. All of the vessels including those contracted for future delivery, are under long-term charters with an average remaining charter term of approximately 10 years.

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Tyler Wilson