Panel Makes Interim Orders Extending Bid and Deferring EGM in Pinnacle No.11 Proceedings

The Panel advises that the Pinnacle No.11 Panel has today made interim orders postponing the closing date of Vanteck (VRB) Technology Corp's bid for Pinnacle VRB Ltd by a week and postponing the date for Pinnacle's general meeting of shareholders by a week in relation to the Pinnacle No.11 proceedings.

Vanteck's offer was previously due to close on Friday, 12 October 2001 and the general meeting of Pinnacle shareholders called by Vanteck pursuant to section 249F of the Corporations Act was due to be held on Monday, 15 October 2001 (EGM).