“The Black Pearl” Christened Today in Southampton, England

(Southampton, England) September 12, 2005 — The Black Pearl, official entry in the 2005-06 Volvo Ocean Race, the world’s premier round the world race for mono-hull sailboats, was christened today at Maritime Walk, Ocean Village in Southampton, England. The event was hosted by Robert Mitchell, Managing Director, Buena Vista International UK, and Skipper of The Black Pearl, Paul Cayard.

The Black Pearl entry is part of a unique marketing partnership between The Walt Disney Company and Volvo Ocean Race supporting the July 2006 feature film release of Walt Disney Pictures’/Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest.

“This is an exciting moment as we embark upon uniting the exhilaration of a world class sporting event with what will certainly be one of the most anticipated films of next year, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest,” commented Mitchell. “There will be plenty of high seas adventures both on screen and off for the next ten months.”

The Black Pearl is a Volvo 70 class yacht and one of seven entries in the Volvo Ocean Race 2005-06, which begins in Vigo, Spain in November of this year and ends in Gothenburg, Sweden in June 2006.

Skippering The Black Pearl is renowned sailor, Paul Cayard, the first American skipper to win the race in 1998. He has returned with the energy, determination and sheer passion of the sport to lead his highly experienced and competitive Pirates of the Caribbean team around the globe with stops in 10 of the world’s most exotic locales.

Said Mitchell, “We are thrilled that Paul Cayard will be our very own modern day