Redemption or Purchase of Own Shares out of Capital

Companies Act 1985-1.77181851.543399SN3 1RJThe Borough of Swindon2000-08-112000-08-17SN31RJTSO (The Stationery Office), St Crispins, Duke Street, Norwich, NR3 1PD, 01603 622211,

(Registered No. 3561372) Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of section 175 of the Companies Act 1985 (the “Act”), that Piper U.K. Company, Limited (the “Company”) has approved by Special Resolution a payment out of capital for the purposes of redeeming 1,035,720,791 fixed rate cumulative redeemable voting preference shares of £1 each (the “Shares”) in its issued share capital from Intel Commodities Limited. The amount of the permissible capital payment for the Shares is £1,029,866,439. The Special Resolution granting approval was passed by a Resolution in writing dated 11th August 2000. The statutory declaration of the Directors of the Company and the auditors’ report both required by section 173 of the Act are available for inspection by any Member or Creditor of the Company at the Company’s registered office. Any Creditor of the Company is entitled at any time within the period of 5 weeks commencing 11th August 2000, to apply to the court under section 176 of the Act for an Order cancelling the Resolution and prohibiting the payment. By Order of the Board. P. Scatena, Secretary Registered Office: Pipers Way, Swindon, Wiltshire SN3 1RJ 11th August 2000.