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Full title: Letter to Hon. David Jones regarding mediation Filed by Janice Beth Grubin on behalf of Litigation Trustee of the Miami Metals Litigation Trust. (Grubin, Janice) (Entered: 05/19/2021)

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The Honorable David S. Jones United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York One Bowling Green, Room 501 In re Miami Metals I Inc., Case No. 18-13359 (SHL); Lieberman v. Midwest Refineries, LLC, Adv.We write with regard to the May 5, 2021 and May 6, 2021 letters filed and sent to Chambers by counsel to Midwest Refineries, LLC (“Midwest”) and Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A., New York Branch, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., Bank Hapoalim B.M., Mitsubishi International Corporation, ICBC Standard Bank Plc, Techemet Metal Trading LLC and Hain Capital Investors Master Fund, Ltd. (collectively, the “Senior Lenders”) concerning the request for a pre-motion conference, the ownership dispute and mediation.However, we ask that such mediation be deferred for a few weeks to allow Midwest and the Trustee the opportunity to engage in informal discovery in an attempt to reach a preference settlement without mediation. 1270 Avenue of the Americas - Suite 501 - New York, New York 10020

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Janice B. Grubin Partner May 19, 2021 VIA E-MAIL AND ECF The Honorable David S. Jones United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York One Bowling Green, Room 501 New York, New York 10004 Re: In re Miami Metals I Inc., Case No. 18-13359 (SHL); Lieberman v. Midwest Refineries, LLC, Adv. Proc. No. 21- 01106 (DSJ) Dear Judge Jones: We represent Donna Lieberman, the Litigation Trustee, as her special preference counsel in the above-referenced adversary proceeding. We write with regard to the May 5, 2021 and May 6, 2021 letters filed and sent to Chambers by counsel to Midwest Refineries, LLC (“Midwest”) and Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A., New York Branch, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., Bank Hapoalim B.M., Mitsubishi International Corporation, ICBC Standard Bank Plc, Techemet Metal Trading LLC and Hain Capital Investors Master Fund, Ltd. (collectively, the “Senior Lenders”) concerning the request for a pre-motion conference, the ownership dispute and mediation. We are open to mediating the adversary proceeding pursuant to the Order Approving Avoidance Procedures entered in the main case [ECF 1933], and doing so in conjunction with the ownership dispute to achieve a global resolution. However, we ask that such mediation be deferred for a few weeks to allow Midwest and the Trustee the opportunity to engage in informal discovery in an attempt to reach a preference settlement without mediation. 1270 Avenue of the Americas - Suite 501 - New York, New York 10020 barclaydamon.com

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The Honorable David S. Jones May 19, 2021 Page 2 We are available to answer any questions Your Honor may have about these matters, and plan to appear at the May 20th pre-motion conference. Respectfully, /s/Janice B. Grubin Janice B. Grubin cc: Nicole A. Leonard, Esq. (nleonard@mdmc-law.com) Gary D. Bressler, Esq. (gbresssler@mdmc-law.com) Julie B. Teicher, Esq. (jteicher@maddinhauser.com) David M. Eisenberg, Esq. (deisenberg@maddinhauser.com) David E. Hart, Esq. (dhart@maddinhauser.com) Scott Ziluck, Esq. (sziluck@halperinlaw.net) Alan Halperin, Esq. (ahalperin@halperinlaw.net) Donna Lieberman, Esq. (dlieberman@halperinlaw.net)

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