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Currency Swap Agreement - Sturlugata 8 ehf. and Islandsbanki-FBA hf.

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                                 Currency Swap

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Contract Identification:           0500/GMVT/01122701

Contracting parties:               Sturlugata 8 ehf., State Reg. No.
                                   581201-2490, Sturlugata 8, 101 Reykjavik,
                                   hereinafter referred to as the Customer and
                                   Islandsbanki-FBA hf., State Reg. No.
                                   550500-3530, Kirkjusandur 2, 155 Reykjavik,
                                   hereinafter referred to as the Bank.

Contract Date:                     21 December 2001

First interest day:                1 January 2002

Final date:                        1 December 2008

Exchange of amounts during the     The Contracting Parties pay their principals
term of the Contract:              in 7 equal instalments annually, starting on
                                   1 December 2002.

Customer commitment:

Principal:                         Currency    Foreign amount         Initial           Initial ISK
                                                                  conversion value       Equivalent
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                                     USD        13,789,027.87         101.53          1,400,000,000.-
                                                                         Total ISK    1,400,000,000.-

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Interest term                      3 months at a time

First due date
            Interest               1 March 2002.

           Instalments             1 December 2002

Instalments                        The above principals shall be paid in 7 equal
                                   instalments annually.

Rate of interest                   LIBOR-BBA in accordance with the below +
                                   2.85% margin annually

Initial rate of interest           Currency     Base interest       Margin (%)      Total interest (%)
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                                      USD                              2.85
                                   The interest determination will be 28 December 2001

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Banking day rule                   The following banking day.

Day rule                           A/360 and 30/360 for ISK.

Payment terms                      The Bank shall withdraw from the account of
                                   the Customer on the due dates as follows:

                                   Currency   Account Number
<S>                                <C>        <C>
                                   USD        xxx-38-xxxxxx

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Bank's commitment

Principal                          ISK 1,400,000,000.-

Indexation                         The principal is linked to the consumer price

           Base index              219.5
Interest term                      One year at a time

First due date                     1 December 2002

Instalments                        The above principal shall be paid in 7 equal
                                   instalments. Due dates of instalments and
                                   interest are the same.

Rate of interest                   The fixed interest rate is 8.5% per year.

Banking day rule                   The following banking day.

Day rule                           30/360

Payment terms                      The Bank shall deposit on the Customer's bank
                                   account No. xxx-xx-xxxxxx on the due dates.
Gjaldmiolaskiptasamningur Sturlugotu 8 ehf.               Numer:0500GMVT01122701
og Islandsbanka-FBA

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General terms:                     In the event that the losses of the Customer
                                   as a result of the Contract exceed 50% of the
                                   market value of the collateral placed as
                                   security for the trading, ISFBA my require
                                   the customer to provide security/additional
                                   security, which ISFBA considers adequate,
                                   within 3-7 days. The same applies even if
                                   there is no loss on the Contract if the
                                   market value of the collateral falls.

                                   Requests for collateral will be made by
                                   telephone, e-mail or fax. Notification shall
                                   be regarded as sent to the correct address if
                                   it has been sent to the e-mail address / fax
                                   number supplied by the Customer. A notice
                                   given over the telephone is regarded as being
                                   immediately notified to the Customer.

                                   In the event that the Customer does not
                                   provide security/additional security within
                                   the time limit set, ISFBA may, without any
                                   obligation to do so, call in or terminate the
                                   Contract without notice.

                                   In addition to the provisions of this
                                   Contract, the General Terms for the Market
                                   Transactions of Islandsbanki-FBA and the
                                   General Terms on Interest and Currency Swaps
                                   published by the Icelandic Bankers'
                                   Association and the Icelandic Savings Banks'
                                   Association in February 1998 (1 Edition)
                                   shall apply. The Customer has acquainted
                                   himself with these terms. In the event of
                                   conflicts between this Contract and the
                                   General Terms the provisions of this Contract
                                   shall apply.

Signature:                         In witness hereof, the parties have signed
                                   this Contract in two identical copies, one
                                   copy to be retained by each party. By his
                                   signature the Customer authorises the above
                                   account transfers. The Customer furthermore
                                   confirms by his signature that he has
                                   acquainted himself with the nature of
                                   currency and interest swap contracts and that
                                   he has had the benefit of advice from an
                                   expert outside the Bank before he signed the

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Reykjavik, 27 December 2001

Islandsbanki-FBA hf.                         Sturlugata 8 ehf.

Guomundur P Guomundsson [sign.]              Tomas Sigurosson [sign.]

Porvaldur Egilsson [sign.]