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									                                      James T. Edmonds
                             Port of Houston Authority Chairman

                                   Jim Edmonds is Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of
                                   the Port of Houston Authority. His appointment in June 2000
                                   was a joint decision of the Houston City Council and the
                                   Harris County Commission. Edmonds was first appointed to
                                   the Port Commission in October 1996, representing Harris

                                   Under Edmonds’ leadership, the Port of Houston Authority
                                   has been able to expand its business opportunities to better
                                   serve existing customers and to create opportunities for future
                                   customers. Presently, the port awaits the U.S. Army Corps of
                                   Engineers’ approval of a permit that would authorize
                                   construction of the Bayport Container and Cruise Terminal.
                                   Built out over 15 to 20 years to meet market demands, the
                                   Bayport facility will comprise of seven container berths and
                                   three cruise berths.

In 2001, Jim led the efforts to seek Texas voters approval on a state constitutional amendment
exempting all green coffee and raw cocoa imports stored in Harris County from ad valorem
taxes. The New York Board of Trade granted the green coffee port status in early 2003.

The awarding of nearly $7 million in federal security grants to the Port of Houston Authority is
credited to the port’s proactive stance to broaden public awareness of security issues along the
world’s sixth largest port. Edmonds, along with his commission colleagues, has directed the port
staff to strengthen relationships with local, state and federal elected officials and to develop
constructive affiliations with members of the Houston-area media.

Chairman Edmonds also has served during three very important initiatives at the Port of
Houston: the implementation of the Small Business Development Program a year ago, the port’s
certification for ISO 14001 compliance – making the Port of Houston the first U.S. port to
receive this honor – and coming up this autumn, the return of the Norwegian Cruise Lines.

Edmonds is president of Edmonds & Company, a business consulting firm.

In addition to his responsibilities with the Port of Houston, Chairman Edmonds serves as a
member of the Board of Pilots Commissioners. Chairman Edmonds also serves on the board of
the Memorial Hermann Healthcare System. He is a member of the board and executive
committee of the Greater Houston Partnership and serves as chairman of its world trade division.
He also serves on the board of visitors of the Texas A&M University at Galveston and the board
of Space Center Houston.

                                                                                    Rev. 8/03

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