SHERIDAN, Wyo., Aug. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pinnacle Gas Resources, Inc. (Nasdaq: PINN) announced today that a majority of its shareholders, including a majority of shareholders unaffiliated with DLJ Merchant Banking Partners III, L.P. or the Company's chief executive officer or chief financial officer, voted to approve the acquisition of Pinnacle by Powder Holdings, LLC, an entity controlled by Scotia Waterous ( USA) Inc. in a cash transaction for $0.34 per share of common stock. The number of votes cast for adoption of the merger agreement represented approximately 72.6% of the aggregate voting power of the Company's common stock outstanding and entitled to vote. The company anticipates that the closing will occur during the third quarter, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions and the receipt of waivers from the Company's lender, The Royal Bank of Scotland plc. In connection with the transaction, FBR Capital Markets & Co. acted as financial advisor to the Special Committee. About Pinnacle Pinnacle Gas Resources, Inc. is an independent energy company engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of domestic onshore natural gas reserves. It focuses on the development of coalbed methane (CBM) properties located in the Rocky Mountain region. Pinnacle holds CBM acreage in the Powder River Basin in northeastern Wyoming and southern Montana as well as in the Green River Basin in southern Wyoming. Pinnacle Gas Resources was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Sheridan, Wyoming. Safe Harbor This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events and our future results that are subject to the safe harbors created under the Securities Act of 1933 (the "Securities Act") and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act"). All statements other than statements of historical facts included in this news release regarding the proposed merger, including the timing thereof, the likelihood that such transaction could be consummated and other statements that are not historical facts, including any relating to Pinnacle's financial position, business strategy, plans and objectives of management for future operations, industry conditions, and indebtedness covenant compliance are forward-looking statements. When used in this report, forward-looking statements are generally accompanied by terms or phrases such as "estimate," "project," "predict," "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "target," "plan," "intend," "seek," "goal," "will," "should," "could," "may" or other words and similar expressions that convey the uncertainty of future events or outcomes. Items contemplating or making assumptions about, actual or potential future sales, market size, collaborations, and trends or operating results also constitute such forward-looking statements.