Pinetree Capital Ltd. Acquires Securities Of Longford Energy Inc.
March 26, 2008
TORONTO, Ontario (March 26, 2008) – Pinetree Capital Ltd. (TSX: PNP), announces that on March 6, 2008 it acquired ownership of 925,926 common shares (“Common Shares”) of Longford Energy Inc. (“Longford”) and 925,926 common share purchase warrants (the “Warrants”). Each Warrant entitles the holder thereof to acquire one additional common share at a price of $0.35 until February 28, 2010. In the event that the Warrants are fully exercised, these holdings represent approximately 10.6% of the total issued and outstanding common shares of Longford as of March 6, 2008, calculated on a partially diluted basis assuming the exercise of the Warrants only. Immediately following the acquisition of the Common Shares and Warrants, Pinetree holds 1,049,259 common shares of Longford, including the Common Shares and the Warrants, directly. In the event that the Convertible Securities are fully exercised, Pinetree’s holdings represent 1,975,185 common shares of Longford or approximately 11.3% of the total issued and outstanding common shares of Longford as of March 6, 2008, calculated on a partially diluted basis assuming the exercise of the Warrants only.
These transactions were made for investment purposes and Pinetree could increase or decrease its investment in Longford depending on market conditions or any other relevant factor.
Pinetree Capital Ltd. ("Pinetree") was incorporated under the laws of the Province of Ontario and its shares are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “PNP”. Pinetree is a diversified investment and merchant banking firm focused on the small-cap market. Pinetree’s investments are primarily in the following resources sectors: Uranium, Oil & Gas, Molybdenum, Precious Metals, Potash and Rare Earths, and Base Metals. Pinetree’s investment approach is to build a macro position in a sector, find the micro-cap opportunities within that sector and work with those companies to build them to commercial production and create an exit.
For more details about Pinetree and its investments, please visit our website at www.pinetreecapital.com.
This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the “safe harbour” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties and other factors that may cause Pinetree’s results to differ materially from expectations. These include risks relating to market fluctuations, investee performance and other risks. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof. Pinetree disclaims any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements.
Larry Goldberg, C.A.
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Pinetree Capital Ltd.
130 King Street West, Suite 2500
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5X 1A9
Web Site: www.pinetreecapital.com