RE EZCOM TECHNOLOGY LTD

HCCW 315/2005

IN THE HIGH COURT OF THE

HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION

COURT OF FIRST INSTANCE

COMPANIES (WINDING-UP) NO. 315 OF 2005

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IN THE MATTER of EZCOM TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
and
IN THE MATTER of the Companies Ordinance (Cap 32)

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AND

HCCW 316/2005

IN THE HIGH COURT OF THE

HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION

COURT OF FIRST INSTANCE

COMPANIES (WINDING-UP) NO. 316 OF 2005

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IN THE MATTER of EZCOM HOLDINGS LIMITED
and
IN THE MATTER of the Companies Ordinance (Cap 32)

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(Heard together)

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Before: Hon Kwan J in Court

Date of Hearing: 20 August 2007

Date of Judgment: 20 August 2007

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J U D G M E N T

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1. On 25 April 2005, Sojitz Corporation of Japan presented winding-up petitions against Ezcom Technology Limited (“Technology”)and Ezcom Holdings Limited (“Holdings”). Technology was incorporated in Hong Kong. Its principal activity was the trading ofmobile phones, parts and components. Holdings was incorporated in Bermuda and was registered under Part XI of the Companies Ordinance, Cap. 32 with its principal place of business in Hong Kong. Its shares were listed on the main board of The Stock Exchange of HongKong Limited.

2. According to the petitions, Technology was indebted to the petitioner of JPY 906 million and Holdings was indebted to the petitionerof JPY 815 million.

3. Provisional liquidators were appointed for both companies on 29 August 2005. The petitions have been adjourned from June 2005 ona number of occasions for provisional liquidators to explore debt restructuring. In February 2007, the provisional liquidators enteredinto a debt restructuring agreement with an investor under which creditors were expected to receive a return of 4.3%. Comparatively,the return from a liquidation is likely to be nil. The debt restructuring however did not have the support of creditors with atleast 75% of the total indebtedness. There is no improved offer from the investor. On 27 July 2007, Holdings was de-listed fromthe main board of the Stock Exchange.

4. In the absence of alternative restructuring proposals, the lack of consensus between the investor and the creditors, and the de-listingof Holdings, the provisional liquidators have recommended that the companies be wound up.

5. I make an order to wind up the two companies. The petitioner’s costs in each of the petitions are to be paid out of the assetsof the company concerned.

6. I also order the 5th report of the provisional liquidators dated 17 August 2007 be placed in a sealed envelope, not to be inspected without leave of thecourt.

(S Kwan)
Judge of the Court of First Instance
High Court

Miss Phoebe Man, instructed by Messrs Lovells, for the Petitioners and Provisional Liquidators in both cases

Miss Vivian Yeung, for the Official Receiver