NORMAN ATLANTIC: Meeting with the Italian Public Prosecutors in Bari

Lawyers from our office, on January 30, 2015, met with the Italian Prosecutors in Bari who are in charge of the investigation of the NORMAN ATLANTIC tragedy, and were updated, to the extent permitted by the procedural rules, on the progress and status of the investigation and the existing findings, primarily as far as the missing passengers are concerned, but also regarding vehicles, that are probably not considerably damaged in the lower decks/garages of the vessel. We officially notified the Prosecutors that our office intends to participate, in the name and on behalf of our principals, in all technical surveys and investigations, and have received confirmation that we shall be notified and invited accordingly, as soon as the vessel is towed to Bari in the next few days and before any action is initiated.