Pinetree Capital Ltd. Acquires Securities Of Latin American Minerals Inc.
April 15, 2010
TORONTO, Ontario (April 15, 2010) – Pinetree Capital Ltd. (TSX: PNP), announces that, through a series of transactions ending on April 13, 2010, it acquired ownership of 1,648,000 common shares (“Common Shares”) of Latin American Minerals Inc. (“Latin American”) through the facilities of the TSX Venture Exchange, representing approximately 2.2% of the total issued and outstanding common shares of Latin American as at April 13, 2010. As a result of this transaction, Pinetree and its joint actors held, as at April 13, 2010, an aggregate of 14,200,500 common shares of Latin American, including the Common Shares, and rights to acquire an additional 1,500,000 common shares of Latin American upon the exercise of convertible securities (the “Convertible Securities”), representing a total of 15,700,500 common shares of Latin American, or approximately 20.6% of such shares outstanding as of April 13, 2010, calculated on a partially diluted basis assuming the exercise of the Convertible Securities. As a result of this transaction, Pinetree held, as at April 13, 2010, an aggregate of 13,850,000 common shares of Latin American, including the Common Shares, and the Convertible Securities directly, representing a total of 15,350,000 common shares of Latin American, or approximately 20.1% of such shares outstanding as of April 13, 2010, 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 Latin American 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