CoolBrands International, Inc. (formerly Yogen Fruz World-Wide, Incorporated) (TSE:YFa.) and Eskimo Pie Corporation (NASDAQ:EPIE) announced today that the closing of the previously announced merger is scheduled to take place on October 6, 2000.The merger agreement, which was signed on May 3, 2000, was approved by Eskimo Pie shareholders at its September 6, 2000 Special Meeting of Shareholders.