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IN THE MATTER OF THE SECURITIES ACT,
R.S.O. 1990, c. S.5, AS AMENDED


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IN THE MATTER OF
SULJA BROS. BUILDING SUPPLIES, LTD., PETAR VUCICEVICH, KORE
INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT INC., ANDREW DE VRIES, STEVEN SULJA,
PRANAB SHAH, TRACEY BANUMAS, and SAM SULJA


ORDER



        WHEREAS on December 22, 2006, the Ontario Securities Commission (the “Commission”) ordered pursuant to subsections 127(1) and 127(5) of the Securities Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. S.5, as amended (the “Act”) that immediately for a period of 15 days from the date thereof: (a) all trading in securities of Sulja Bros. Building Supplies, Ltd. (“Sulja Nevada”) cease; and (b) any exemptions in Ontario securities law do not apply to the respondents Sulja Nevada, Sulja Bros. Building Supplies Ltd. (“Sulja Ontario”), Kore International Management Inc. (“Kore International”), Peter Vucicevich (“Vucicevich”) and Andrew De Vries (“De Vries”) (the “Temporary Order”);

        AND WHEREAS on December 27, 2006, the Commission issued a Notice of Hearing and Staff of the Commission (“Staff”) issued a Statement of Allegations in this matter;

        AND WHEREAS on January 8, 2007, the Temporary Order was extended to March 23, 2007;

        AND WHEREAS on March 23, 2007, the Temporary Order was extended to July 5, 2007;

        AND WHEREAS on July 5, 2007, the Temporary Order was extended to September 7, 2007;

        AND WHEREAS on September 7, 2007, the Temporary Order was extended to October 31, 2007;

        AND WHEREAS on October 31, 2007, the Temporary Order was extended to January 22, 2008;

        AND WHEREAS on January 22, 2008, the Temporary Order was extended to March 28, 2008;

        AND WHEREAS on March 28, 2008, the Temporary Order was extended to May 23, 2008;

        AND WHEREAS on May 23, 2008, the Temporary Order was extended to June 23, 2008;

        AND WHEREAS on June 16, 2008, the Commission issued a Notice of Hearing and Staff filed an Amended Statement of Allegations which added additional respondents to this matter: Steven Sulja, Pranab Shah (“Shah”), Tracey Banumas (“Banumas”) and Sam Sulja;

        AND WHEREAS on June 23, 2008, the Temporary Order was extended to September 11, 2008;

        AND WHEREAS on September 11, 2008, Vucicevich, Kore International, Banumas and Shah consented to the continuation of the Temporary Order;

        AND WHEREAS on September 11, 2008, Sulja Nevada, Sam Sulja, Steven Sulja and De Vries did not appear before the Commission;

        AND WHEREAS on September 11, 2008, the Commission found that Staff had made all reasonable efforts to remind the Respondents of the September 11, 2008, appearance before the Commission;

        AND WHEREAS on September 11, 2008, the Commission ordered that this matter be set down for a hearing on the merits beginning November 16, 2009, and concluding December 11, 2009, excluding the dates of November 24 and December 8, 2009;

        AND WHEREAS on September 11, 2008, the Commission ordered that the Temporary Order against Sulja Nevada, Kore International, Vucicevich and DeVries is extended to the conclusion of the hearing on the merits in this matter;

        AND WHEREAS on October 29, 2009, counsel for Vucicevich, Kore International, Banumas and Shah appeared before the Commission and brought a motion before the Commission for leave of the Commission to withdraw as counsel for Vucicevich, Kore International, Banumas and Shah;

        AND WHEREAS on October 29, 2009, Vucicevich, Kore International, Banumas and Shah appeared before the Commission and requested an adjournment of the hearing on the merits to allow them to retain new counsel;

        IT IS ORDERED on October 29, 2009, Staff advised the Commission that Sam Sulja, Steve Sulja and Sulja Nevada had been made aware of the motions before the Commission and, although not in attendance, were not opposed to the adjournment request made by Vucicevich, Kore International, Banumas and Shah;

        AND WHEREAS on October 29, 2009, Staff advised the Commission that Staff had advised De Vries by e-mail of the motions to be heard on October 29, 2009 but that Staff had not received a response from De Vries, and De Vries was not in attendance on October 29, 2009;

        AND WHEREAS on October 29, 2009, the Commission considered the submissions made by counsel for Vucicevich, Kore International, Banumas and Shah and the submissions made by Staff;

        AND WHEREAS on October 29, 2009, the Commission allowed the motion for counsel to withdraw and the motion for an adjournment of the hearing on the merits;

        IT IS ORDERED on October 29, 2009, the Commission ordered the matter adjourned to December 4, 2009 at 10 a.m. for Vucicevich, Kore International, Banumas and Shah or new counsel on their behalf to attend for the purpose of scheduling a pre-hearing conference;

        AND WHEREAS on December 4, 2009, Vucicevich attended before the Commission and advised that he, Shah, Banumas and Kore International had not yet retained new counsel. Vucicevich also advised the Commission of the efforts that had been made to retain new counsel. Vucicevich advised the Commission that new counsel should be retained by January 2010;

        AND WHEREAS on December 4, 2009, this matter was adjourned to January 8, 2010, at 10 a.m., to set a date for a pre-hearing conference whether or not new counsel had been retained for Vucicevich, Banumas, Kore International and Shah.

        AND WHEREAS none of the Respondents attended by 10:00 am on January 8, 2010;

        IT IS ORDERED Staff advised the Commission that counsel for Sam Sulja, Steve Sulja, and Sulja Nevada was aware of the appearance on January 8, 2010, and was agreeable to the matter being adjourned to a pre-hearing conference date of Staff’s selection;

        AND WHEREAS Staff also advised the Commission that Staff had made efforts to advise DeVries of the appearance before the Commission on January 8, 2010;

        IT IS ORDERED that the matter is adjourned to a pre-hearing conference to be held on March 4, 2010, at 10:00 am;

        AND IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Respondents may return on three days notice to make further submissions on the scheduling of the prehearing conference if the counsel they retain is unavailable on March 4, 2010.


        DATED at Toronto this 8th day of January, 2010.


"James E. A. Turner"
James E. A. Turner