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Pinetree Capital Ltd. Acquires Securities Of Rockgate Capital Corp.

April 30, 2007

TORONTO, Ontario – Pinetree Capital Ltd. (TSX: PNP), announces that on April 24, 2007 it acquired ownership of 500,000 common shares (“Common Shares”) of Rockgate Capital Corp. (“Rockgate”), and 500,000 share purchase warrants (each, a “Warrant”) (each Warrant entitling the holder thereof to acquire one additional common share at an exercise price of $2.70 until April 24, 2009).  In the event that the Warrants are fully exercised, these holdings represent approximately 4.5% of the total issued and outstanding common shares of Rockgate as of April 24, 2007, calculated on a partially diluted basis assuming the exercise of Warrants only.  Immediately following the acquisition, Pinetree owns an aggregate of 1,750,000 common shares of Rockgate and rights to acquire an additional 1,750,000 common shares of Rockgate upon the exercise of convertible securities, including the Warrants (collectively, the “Convertible Securities”).  In the event that the Convertible Securities are fully exercised, the direct holdings of Pinetree represent a total of 3,500,000 common shares of Rockgate, or approximately 14.9% of all issued and outstanding common shares as at April 24, 2007, calculated on a partially diluted basis assuming the exercise of the Convertible Securities only.   

These transactions were made for investment purposes and Pinetree and each of its joint actors could increase or decrease their respective investments in Rockgate depending on market conditions or any other relevant factor.

About Pinetree

Pinetree Capital Ltd. ("Pinetree" or the "Company") was incorporated under the laws of the Province of 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.

Investor Relations Contact for Pinetree Capital Ltd.:

Larry Goldberg, C.A.

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Pinetree Capital Ltd. 

130 King Street West, Suite 2810

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5X 1A9


Email: ir@pinetreecapital.com    Web Site: www.pinetreecapital.com

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