Application by Westgold NL

The Panel advises that it has received an application by Westgold in relation to a non-renounceable rights issue prospectus, dated 15 February 2002, issued by Precious Metals Australia Ltd (PMA). The application relates to concerns that Westgold asserts about the effect on the level of control of PMA that an underwriting agreement for the rights issue may have if there is a significant shortfall in the rights issue.