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Eastern Star Gas Trading Halt

Eastern Star Gas Limited (ESG) requests an immediate trading halt be granted by the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) with respect to its ordinary shares. In accordance with ASX Listing Rule 17.1 ESG advises: 1. the trading halt is requested pending the release of an announcement concerning a share placement involving institutional and sophisticated or professional investors under section 708 of the Corporations Act; 2. it wishes the trading halt to remain in place until such time as it makes an announcement to the market concerning the outcome of the placement but, in any event, the trading halt will not last beyond the commencement of trading on Tuesday 10 August 2010; 3. it is not aware of any reason why the trading halt should not be granted or of any other information necessary to inform the market about the trading halt. Yours sincerely Ian Kirkham Company Secretary.