Royal Olympic Cruise
Lines announced that the Greek court administering the section 45 proceeding regarding its subsidiaries has allowed the company an extension until Thursday, February 12, 2004, to reach agreement on a plan of restructuring with the holders of at least 51% of outstanding obligations. The company is in negotiations with its major creditor, Fortis Bank, which itself holds more than 51% of the total obligations.
In addition the company announced that it has put all administrative staff in Greece on unpaid leave pending the outcome of the court ruling
and discussions with financial institutions and various creditors.