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2014-04-15

Golden Ocean Group: GOGL - Acquisition of ice class Panamax vessel

Golden Ocean Group Limited ("Golden Ocean" or the "Company") is pleased to
announce that the Company has entered into an agreement to purchase one ice
class Panamax vessel resale built at Pipavav Defence&Offshore Engineering
Company ("Pipavav"). Golden Ocean is expected to take delivery of the vessel
ex yard during second quarter 2014. The vessel will be named Golden Ruby and
is acquired from a third party.

The price of the vessel is considered to be attractive, bearing in mind the
additional requirements for an ice class vessel. The Company will after this
purchase have ten fairly identical ice class vessels and is the leading owner
within this niche. Golden Ocean has over time gained experience in how to
utilize this type of vessels both commercially and technically. Since the
first ice class vessel was delivered to the Company six years ago we have
been able to achieve a premium compared to the prevailing spot market during
the winter season and we are serving some of our most important clients to
their satisfaction.

April 15, 2014

The Board of Directors
Golden Ocean Group Limited
Hamilton, Bermuda

Contact Persons:
Herman Billung: CEO, Golden Ocean Management AS
+47 22 01 73 41
Per Heiberg: Acting CFO, Golden Ocean Management AS
+47 22 01 73 45

This information is subject of the disclosure requirements acc. to §5-12 vphl (Norwegian Securities Trading Act)

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Source: Golden Ocean Group via Globenewswire

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