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Full title: Order Granting Debtors Motion for Entry of Order, (I) Appointing a Legal Representative to Represent the Interests of Unknown Tort Claimants, and (II) Approving the Retention of Michael R. Hogan as the Unknown Tort Claims Representative, Nunc Pro Tunc to July 26, 2021 IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Counsel shall serve this Order on the required parties and file a certificate of service to that effect within three (3) business days. (RE: related document(s)967 Generic Motion filed by Debtor The Roman Catholic Church for the Archdiocese of New Orleans) Signed on August 18, 2021. (Rouchon, H) (Entered: 08/18/2021)

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967], filed by The Roman Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of New Orleans (the “Debtor”), including the Declarations attached to the Motion as Exhibits 2 and 3; the Court having jurisdiction to consider the Motion and the relief requested therein pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §§ 157 and 1334; consideration of the Motion and the relief requested therein being a core proceeding pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 157(b)(2); venue being proper before this court pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §§ 1408 and 1409; the Court finding that entry of this Order is in the best interests of the estate and its creditors, and after due deliberation and sufficient cause appearing therefor, 1The Debtor is hereby authorized to appoint, Nunc Pro Tunc to July 26, 2021, an Unknown Tort Claims Representative2 to represent Unknown Tort Claimants (as defined in Paragraph 3 of this Order) who, on their behalf, (a) will perform the duties enumerated below, and (b) take such other actions or perform such other duties as the Court may authorize upon request of the Unknown Tort Claims Representative, the Debtor, or other parties in interest. Subject to the rights of all parties in interest to object and oppose, all of which are preserved, the foregoing definition of “Unknown Tort Claimants” is without prejudice to the right of the Debtor or the Unknown Tort Claims Representative to file a motion seeking entry of an order modifying the definition of Unknown Tort Claimants, or for the Court to modify such definition in connection with confirming a plan of reorganization for the Debtor.Undertaking an investigation and analysis regarding the estimated number of Unknown Tort Claimants and the estimated value of Unknown Tort Claims; (b) Within twenty (20) days of entry of this Order, subject to extension (i) by consent of the Archdiocese and the Committees, or (ii) for good cause shown, filing one or more proofs of claim on behalf of all Unknown Tort Claimants; (c)

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UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA In re: § § Case No. 20-10846 THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH § OF THE ARCHDIOCESE OF NEW § Section “A” ORLEANS, § § Chapter 11 Debtor.1 § § ORDER (I) APPOINTING A LEGAL REPRESENTATIVE TO REPRESENT THE INTERESTS OF UNKNOWN TORT CLAIMANTS, AND (II) APPROVING THE RETENTION OF MICHAEL R. HOGAN AS THE UNKNOWN TORT CLAIMS REPRESENTATIVE, NUNC PRO TUNC TO JULY 26, 2021 The Court has considered the Debtor’s Motion for Entry of Order, (I) Appointing a Legal Representative to Represent the Interests of Unknown Tort Claimants, and (II) Approving the Retention of Michael R. Hogan as the Unknown Tort Claims Representative, Nunc Pro Tunc to July 26, 2021 (the “Motion”) [ECF Doc. 967], filed by The Roman Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of New Orleans (the “Debtor”), including the Declarations attached to the Motion as Exhibits 2 and 3; the Court having jurisdiction to consider the Motion and the relief requested therein pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §§ 157 and 1334; consideration of the Motion and the relief requested therein being a core proceeding pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 157(b)(2); venue being proper before this court pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §§ 1408 and 1409; the Court finding that entry of this Order is in the best interests of the estate and its creditors, and after due deliberation and sufficient cause appearing therefor, 1 The last four digits of the Debtor’s federal tax identification number are 8966. The Debtor’s principal place of business is located at 7887 Walmsley Ave., New Orleans, LA 70125.

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IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that: 1. The Motion is GRANTED as provided herein. 2. The Debtor is hereby authorized to appoint, Nunc Pro Tunc to July 26, 2021, an Unknown Tort Claims Representative2 to represent Unknown Tort Claimants (as defined in Paragraph 3 of this Order) who, on their behalf, (a) will perform the duties enumerated below, and (b) take such other actions or perform such other duties as the Court may authorize upon request of the Unknown Tort Claims Representative, the Debtor, or other parties in interest. 3. The Unknown Tort Claimants represented by the Unknown Tort Claims Representative are the individuals holding a Sexual Abuse Claim based on abuse that occurred before the Petition Date who have not filed a proof of claim by the applicable bar date of March 1, 2021, and who, as of the Petition Date: (a) had not attained eighteen (18) years of age; or (b) were not aware of such Sexual Abuse Claim as a result of “repressed memory” within the meaning of applicable state law. Subject to the rights of all parties in interest to object and oppose, all of which are preserved, the foregoing definition of “Unknown Tort Claimants” is without prejudice to the right of the Debtor or the Unknown Tort Claims Representative to file a motion seeking entry of an order modifying the definition of Unknown Tort Claimants, or for the Court to modify such definition in connection with confirming a plan of reorganization for the Debtor. 4. The Unknown Tort Claims Representative’s rights, duties, and responsibilities shall include: 2 Unless otherwise defined herein, capitalized terms used in this Order shall have the meanings ascribed to them in the Motion.

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(a) Undertaking an investigation and analysis regarding the estimated number of Unknown Tort Claimants and the estimated value of Unknown Tort Claims; (b) Within twenty (20) days of entry of this Order, subject to extension (i) by consent of the Archdiocese and the Committees, or (ii) for good cause shown, filing one or more proofs of claim on behalf of all Unknown Tort Claimants; (c) Negotiating the treatment of Unknown Tort Claims in a plan of reorganization with the Archdiocese, the Committees, and other appropriate parties; (d) Advocating Unknown Tort Claimants’ legal positions before the Court and, if necessary, filing pleadings and presenting evidence on any issue affecting such Claimants; (e) Taking all other legal actions reasonably necessary to represent the interests of the Unknown Tort Claimants; and (f) Serving as an independent fiduciary acting on behalf of all Unknown Tort Claimants. 5. The Unknown Tort Claims Representative will have access to the confidential Tort Proofs of Claim, pursuant to the Confidentiality Protocols established in the Bar Date Order.3 He will also have access to other information as may be germane to his assessment of the Unknown Tort Claims subject to the Protective Order, as Supplemented and Amended [ECF Docs. 729, 885], and his execution of the applicable Confidentiality Statement. 6. The Unknown Tort Claims Representative shall have standing under 11 U.S.C. § 1109(b) to be heard as a party in interest in all matters relating to the Chapter 11 Case. 3 The Bar Date Order contains Confidentiality Protocols for all “Permitted Parties,” which expressly includes “Any unknown claims or future claims representative appointed pursuant to an order of the Court in this case.” Bar Date Order, at ¶14(d)(v), page 10.

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7. The Unknown Tort Claims Representative may employ attorneys and other professionals consistent with the applicable provisions of the Bankruptcy Code, only with prior approval of the Court. 8. The Unknown Tort Claims Representative shall not be liable for any damages or have any obligations other than as prescribed by Orders of this Court; provided, however, that the Unknown Tort Claims Representative may be liable for damages caused by his willful misconduct or gross negligence. 9. The Debtor is hereby authorized employ Judge Hogan as the Unknown Tort Claims Representative. 10. Subject to this Court’s approval of fee applications, Judge Hogan shall be compensated at the rate of $550.00 per hour for his services as the Unknown Tort Claims Representative, with fees to be capped at $100,000 (the “Fee Cap”), together with Judge Hogan’s actual, reasonable, and necessary expenses incurred in the course of his services; provided, however, for cause shown, after notice and an opportunity to be heard, the Court may increase the Fee Cap. 11. Notwithstanding the possible applicability of Bankruptcy Rules 6004(h), 7062, 9014 or otherwise, this Order shall be effective and enforceable immediately upon its entry. Any subsequent modification or vacatur of this Order shall not invalidate or impair any actions taken pursuant to this Order prior to such modification or vacatur. 12. The Court shall retain jurisdiction to hear and determine all matters arising from or related to the implementation of this Order. 13. Counsel shall serve this Order on the required parties pursuant to this Court’s Ex Parte Order Authorizing the Debtor to Limit Notice and Establishing Notice Procedures [ECF

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Doc. 22]. Counsel shall file a certificate of service to that effect within three (3) business days of the entry of this Order. New Orleans, Louisiana, this 18th day of August, 2021. __________________________________________ MEREDITH S. GRABILL UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY JUDGE

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