Pinetree Capital Ltd. Acquires Securities Of
Virgin Metals Inc.
January 8, 2007
TORONTO, Ontario –
Pinetree Capital Ltd. (TSX: PNP), a Canadian investment company, announces that today it acquired ownership of 3,500,000 common shares (“Common Shares”) of Virgin Metals Inc. (“Virgin”) and 1,750,000 common share purchase warrants (the “Warrants”). Each Warrant entitles the holder thereof to acquire one additional common share until April 18, 2009 at a price of $0.75. In the event that the Warrants are fully exercised, these holdings represent approximately 6.7% of the total issued and outstanding common shares of Virgin as of April 19, 2007, calculated on a partially diluted basis assuming the exercise of the Warrants only. As a result of this transaction, Pinetree and its joint actors held, as at April 19, 2007, an aggregate of 7,420,500 common shares of Virgin and rights to acquire an aggregate of 4,150,000 common shares of Virgin upon exercise of convertible securities, including the Warrants (collectively, the “Convertible Securities”). Of these totals, Pinetree holds 7,420,500 common shares and the Warrants directly. If Pinetree and its joint actors were to exercise all of these Convertible Securities, their combined ownership would represent a total of 11,570,500 common shares of Virgin, or approximately 14.3% of such shares outstanding as of April 19, 2007, calculated on a partially diluted basis assuming the exercise of the Convertible Securities only. If only the Warrants are fully exercised, the direct holdings of Pinetree represent approximately 11.7% of all issued and outstanding common shares of Virgin as of April 19, 2007, calculated on a partially diluted basis assuming the exercise of the Warrants only.
These transactions were made for investment purposes and Pinetree and each of its joint actors could increase or decrease their respective investments in Virgin depending on market conditions or any other relevant factor.
Pinetree Capital Ltd. ("Pinetree" or the "Company") was incorporated under the laws of the
Ontario and is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (“TSX”) under the symbol “PNP” and is included in the Standard & Poor's/Toronto Stock Exchange composite index. 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 and Base Metals. Pinetree’s investment approach is to build a macro position in a sector, find the micro-cap opportunities in 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.
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