Pinetree Capital Ltd. Acquires Securities Of Stans Energy Corp.
February 8, 2010
TORONTO, Canada (February 8, 2010) Pinetree Capital Ltd. (TSX: PNP), announces that on February 3, 2010, it acquired ownership of 1,000,000 common shares and 500,000 common share purchase warrants (the “Warrants”) of Stans Energy Corp. (“Stans”). Each Warrant entitles the holder thereof to acquire one additional common share at a price of $0.45 until August 2, 2011. In the event that the Warrants are fully exercised, these holdings represent approximately 1.4% per cent of the total issued and outstanding common shares of Stans as of February 3, 2010, calculated on a partially diluted basis assuming the exercise of the Warrants only. As a result of this transaction, Pinetree and its joint actors collectively held, as at February 3, 2010, an aggregate of 9,307,280 common shares of Stans, including the Common Shares and rights to acquire an additional 2,500,000 common shares of Stans upon exercise of certain convertible securities, including the Warrants (the “Convertible Securities”). Of these totals, Pinetree owns 8,000,000 common shares directly, including the Common Shares and the Convertible Securities directly. In the event that the Convertible Securities are fully exercised, the direct holdings of Pinetree represents a total of 10,500,000 common shares of Stans, or approximately 9.4% of all issued and outstanding common shares as at February 3, 2010, calculated on a partially diluted basis assuming the exercise of the Convertible Securities only. In the event that the Convertible Securities are fully exercised, the holdings of Pinetree and its joint actors represents a total of 11,807,280 common shares of Stans, or approximately 10.6% of all issued and outstanding common shares as at February 3, 2010, calculated on a partially diluted basis assuming the exercise of the Convertible Securities only.
These transactions were made for investment purposes and Pinetree or its joint actors could increase or decrease their investment in Stans 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 (“TSX”) 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 resources sector: Uranium, Oil & Gas, Precious Metals, Base Metals and Potash, Lithium and Rare Earths. Pinetree’s investment approach is to develop a macro view of a sector, build a position consistent with the view by identifying micro-cap opportunities within that sector, and devise an exit strategy designed to maximize our relative return in light of changing fundamentals and opportunities.
For more details about Pinetree and its investments, please visit our website at www.pinetreecapital.com
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