Global Ship Lease adds Philippe Lemonnier to the Board of Directors

– UK, London – Global Ship Lease, Inc. (NYSE:GSL) announced today the appointment of Philippe Lemonnier to the Company’s Board of Directors, increasing the Board to seven members. Mr. Lemonnier was appointed by the existing Board of Directors following his nomination by the Company’s largest shareholder, CMA CGM.

Mr. Lemonnier currently serves as CMA CGM’s Vice President of Finance Transformation, Cost Efficiency and Transversal Projects, having joined the company in 2005. He has more than 30 years of experience in finance and accounting, and has served in senior leadership roles across multiple industries, including as the Chief Financial Officer of two French telecommunications companies.

Michael Gross, Chairman of the Board of Global Ship Lease, commented, “We welcome the appointment of Philippe Lemonnier to our Board of Directors. As a senior executive at CMA CGM, our largest shareholder, our principal charterer and the world’s third largest liner company, we expect that Philippe’s expertise and guidance will be of great service to GSL at a time when the industry is poised for recovery.”

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 mainly long-term, fixed-rate charters to top tier container liner companies.

Global Ship Lease owns 18 vessels with a total capacity of 82,312 TEU and an average age, weighted by TEU capacity, at August 31, 2017 of 12.7 years. All 18 vessels are currently fixed on time charters, 15 of which are with CMA CGM. The average remaining term of the charters at August 31, 2017 is 3.1 years or 3.3 years on a weighted basis, taking into account the two charter extensions announced on September 11, 2017.

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