IN RE: NORTHSTAR ENERGY, INC., Chapter 11, Debtor.

Case No. 03-62542.United States Bankruptcy Court, E.D. Texas, Tyler Division.
September 13, 2004

ORDER GRANTING IN PART AND DENYING IN PART DEBTOR’S MOTION FOR AUTHORIZATION TO FILE A CONFIDENTIAL LIST OF INVESTORS
BILL PARKER, Bankruptcy Judge

The Court has heard and considered the “Motion of Debtor and Debtor-in-Possession for an Order Authorizing Debtor and Debtor-in-Possession to File a Confidential List of Investors” filed by the Debtor, Northstar Energy, Inc. Upon due consideration of the pleadings, the evidence admitted at the hearing, the applicable legal authorities, and the argument of counsel, and for the reasons expressed in a Memorandum of Decision entered by the Court on this date pursuant to Fed.R.Civ.P. 52, made applicable to contested matters in bankruptcy cases by Fed.R.Bankr.P. 7052 and 9014, the Court finds that just cause exists for the entry of the following order.

IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that the Debtor’s Motion of Debtor and Debtor-in-Possession for an Order Authorizing Debtor and Debtor-in-Possession to File a Confidential List of Investors should be granted in part and denied in part, such that the relief sought is GRANTED under the following guidelines:

(1) the Debtor shall file under seal with the Court a complete list of investors identified by name, address, and the unique identification number

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by which the Debtor will reference each particular investor;
(2) the Debtor shall provide that complete list of investors to the counsel for the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors upon the condition that a confidentiality agreement is executed by such counsel, and Committee counsel shall have the opportunity to take discovery, if necessary, of any of the investors in connection with any pending matter before the Court;
(3) any party-in-interest shall have the right to request the complete list of investors from the Debtor under the terms of the same confidentiality agreement utilized with Committee counsel and, if such request is refused by the Debtor, such party shall have the right to seek such authority from the Court upon proper motion and notice, applying twenty-day negative notice language;
(4) in the absence of relief sought and granted under ¶ 6 of this Order, no party-in-interest to whom the complete list of investors has been supplied by the Debtor under the terms of the confidentiality agreement shall disclose in any manner the name or address of any investor;
(5) in the absence of relief sought and granted under ¶ 6 of this Order, all documents filed in this bankruptcy case, including discovery, pertaining to any investor shall not identify such investor by name or address, but solely by the unique identification number assigned to each investor by the Debtor;
(6) any party-in-interest to whom the complete list of investors has been supplied by the Debtor under the terms of the confidentiality agreement may petition the Court for relief from the terms of the confidentiality agreement, in whole or in part, in the event that circumstances require the disclosure of the name of any particular investor in connection with any pending matter

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before the Court;
(7) the terms of this Order shall not prohibit any investor from revealing his/her/its own identity for any purpose in this bankruptcy proceeding;
(8) each investor shall be given notice of this bankruptcy case pursuant to the form attached hereto as “Exhibit A”;
(9) should any investor seek to file a claim in this case, the use of an identification number in lieu of an actual name and address shall not be permitted and such claim must substantially conform to the requirements of a claim as set forth in the Bankruptcy Code, the Federal and Local Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, and any applicable Official Form; and
(10) the bar date for the filing of investor claims in this bankruptcy case is hereby extended to Friday, October 29, 2004.

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EXHIBIT “A” NOTIFICATION OF FILING BANKRUPTCY OF NORTHSTAR ENERGY, INC.
On or about December 5, 2003, an involuntary petition was filed against Northstar Energy, Inc. in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division. Thereafter, on or about January 26, 2004, Northstar Energy, Inc. consented to the entry of an order for bankruptcy relief and petitioned the United States Bankruptcy Court to be placed into a chapter 11 proceeding.

You have been identified as an investor in prospects syndicated by Northstar Energy, Inc. The Court has entered an order which authorizes Northstar to protect, under specified conditions, the identity of any investor who does not wish to be identified so long as such investor does not seek any distribution from the bankruptcy estate through an allowed claim. The Court’s order, however, does not prohibit any investor from disclosing his/her/its own identity for any purpose in this bankruptcy proceeding.

If you believe that you have a claim against Northstar Energy, Inc., you are required to file such a claim with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division, at the address set forth below:

Clerk, U.S. Bankruptcy Court 110 North College Ave., 9th Floor Tyler, TX 75702

Attached is an official Proof of Claim form to be used in the event that you believe you have any claim against Northstar Energy, Inc. Any such claim must be filed with the Bankruptcy Court no later than the close of business on Friday, October 29,2004.

OF THIS NOTICE TAKE DUE REGARD.

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