In the High Court of Justice (Chancery Division) Companies Court. No 1027 of 2003 In the Matter of SPERK SHIPPING COMPANY LIMITED (a Company incorporated under the laws of Cyprus) and in the Matter of the Insolvency Act 1986 A Petition to wind up the above-named Company of 41 Themistoklis Dervis Street, 8th Floor, Office No 807, Nicosia, Cyprus, presented on 12 February 2003 by (i) Elborne Mitchell Solicitors, of One America Square, Crosswall, London EC3N 2PR, (ii) Berrymans Lace Mawer, (iii) Ingledew, Brown, Bennison and Garrett, (iv) Vanguard Adjusting Company Limited, claiming to be Creditors of the Company, will be heard at the Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, London WC2A 2LL, on 9 April 2003, at 10.30 am (or as soon thereafter as the Petition can be heard). Any person intending to appear on the hearing of the Petition (whether to support or oppose it) must give notice of intention to do so to the Petitioner or its Solicitor in accordance with Rule 4.16 by 1600 hours on 8 April 2003. The Petitioner’s Solicitor is Elborne Mitchell Solicitors, One America Square, Crosswall, London EC3N 2PR. 20 March 2003.