SOURCE: Sunterra Corporation

October 27, 2006 08:00 ET

Sunterra Names John Ziegelman Chairman

David Gubbay Steps Down as Chairman, Will Leave Board by Year End

LAS VEGAS, NV -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 27, 2006 -- Sunterra Corporation (PINKSHEETS: SNRR) today announced that John Ziegelman has been named chairman of the board of directors. Mr. Ziegelman's appointment follows David Gubbay's decision to resign from the board due to business and personal commitments. Mr. Gubbay has agreed to remain a director at the pleasure of the board, but no later than the end of the year to ensure a smooth transition.

Mr. Ziegelman joined Sunterra's board in July 2006. He is the founder and chief investment officer of CD Capital Management LLC. Mr. Ziegelman also chairs Sunterra's Strategic Alternatives Committee.

Mr. Gubbay has served as a director and as Sunterra's chairman since July 2002.

"On behalf of the board of directors, I thank David for his contributions to Sunterra. I am pleased that he has agreed to temporarily remain on the board to ensure an orderly transition and to continue to help us make progress on resolving important issues," Mr. Ziegelman said.

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