Dr. Lawrence Dick appointed to the Board of Directors

    Trading Symbols: TSX.V:PNL
    and O7M - Frankfurt Stock Exchange

    VANCOUVER, Sept. 12 /CNW/ - Pinnacle Mines Ltd. (the "Company") is very
pleased to announce that Dr. Lawrence Allan Dick, Ph.D., P.Geo. has been
appointed to the Board of Directors of the Company. Dr. Dick is a professional
geologist with more than 35 years experience in geology and mineral
exploration. Beginning in 1973, he received an honours degree B.Sc. at the
University of British Columbia and subsequently his M.Sc. and Ph.D. at Queen's
University in Kingston, Ontario. He is the author and co-author of several
publications and papers relating to geological sciences dating back to 1978.
He is a past President and Councilor of the Geological Association of Canada,
Cordilleran Section as well as a Full and Fellow Member of the Society of
Economic Geologists and the Geological Association of Canada respectively.
    Beginning in 1979, he held increasingly responsible positions with
Chevron Resources Company in the Americas to the level of Senior Staff
Geologist where he remained until 1990. During his tenure with Chevron, he led
the team that discovered the Golden Bear deposit in northern British Columbia
in 1980. In 1982, he led the team that discovered and developed to final
feasibility stage, the Can Can gold-silver deposit in north-central Chile. He
is fluent in both English and Spanish. During 1990-1995 he was Manager of
Exploration for Cia. Minera Dona Ines de Collahuasi, a joint venture
corporation formed by Shell/Billiton, Chevron, Falconbridge and Anglo American
to explore the large Collahuasi landholdings in northern Chile. The resultant
discoveries of approx. 1.5 billion tonnes of copper-molybdenum reserves have
now been developed into one of the world's largest operating copper-molybdenum
mines. For his efforts in Chile during these years, in 1993 he was awarded the
"Chevron Chairman's Award" and in 1994, the "Mente et Malleo Award" at the
Chilean Geological Congress for the most successful exploration team in Chile
during the years 1991-1994. From 1995-2001, Dr. Dick founded General Minerals
Corporation, a TSX company specializing in mineral exploration in Latin
America and China. General Minerals technical successes included the discovery
of the Vizacachitas porphyry copper deposit (Chile), the Escalones copper-gold
skarn/porphyry deposit (Chile), the Atocha silver deposits (Bolivia) as well
the discovery and exploration of more than 30 base and precious metals targets
throughout Latin America. More recently from 2002 to present, Dr. Dick as
acted as President & CEO of Continuum Resources Ltd. (2002-2006), a consulting
geologist, and is currently the President, Chairman and director of Evolving
Gold Corporation. Earlier this year, he joined Baron International Finance
Canada as a Technical Director.
    Pinnacle considers the appointment of Dr. Dick as a valuable addition to
the Company's board. He brings to Pinnacle his broad experience and contacts
throughout the mineral and financial industries, as well as his hands-on
knowledge of exploration in Northern British Columbia and Latin America, two
areas Pinnacle is currently exploring.
    Dr. Dick's appointment comes on the heels of the resignation of Andrew
Bowering as director of the Company. Mr. Bowering is a co-founder of Pinnacle
and has served as a director since 2003 and was an executive officer up to
2007 at which time he branched out to better serve other venture companies he
is involved in. The Company wishes to thank Mr. Bowering for his contributions
over the years.

    On behalf of the Board of Directors

    "Paul Saxton"

    President & CEO

    The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept
    responsibility for the adequacy or the accuracy of the content of this
    news release.

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For further information:

For further information: Paul Saxton, President or John Van Duzen at
(604) 688-7377 or visit Pinnacle's website at www.pinnaclemines.com

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