Under the indenture governing the Convertible Notes (the "Indenture"), the sale of the shares to Sparrow represents a "Fundamental Change" (as defined in the Indenture), which gives each holder of Convertible Notes the right to require the Company to repurchase all of its Convertible Notes on the Fundamental Change Repurchase Date (as defined in the Indenture) at par plus accrued but unpaid interest. The Company will provide notice of the Fundamental Change to the holders of the Convertible Notes in accordance with the provisions of the Indenture.About Ultrapetrol Ultrapetrol is an industrial transportation company serving the marine transportation needs of its clients in the markets on which it focuses. It serves the shipping markets for containers, grain and soya bean products, forest products, minerals, crude oil, petroleum, and refined petroleum products, as well as the offshore oil platform supply market with its extensive and diverse fleet of vessels. These include river barges and pushboats, platform supply vessels, tankers and two container feeder vessels. More information on Ultrapetrol can be found at www.ultrapetrol.net . The Ultrapetrol (Bahamas) Limited logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=3164 About Southern Cross Group Southern Cross is a private equity firm founded in 1998 to make investments in Latin American companies that have significant potential for improved performance and growth. Since inception, Southern Cross has raised over $2.5 billion and has invested in over 30 companies in a wide range of industries, including consumer goods, retail, homebuilding, entertainment, logistics, pharmaceuticals, energy, oil & gas, public services, IT, and telecom. Southern Cross seeks to deliver superior returns by the optimization of companies' strategic direction and operating performance. As a result of its extensive regional experience, Southern Cross is well-positioned to identify and capitalize on high quality investment opportunities in Latin America.