Pinetree Capital Ltd. Acquires Securities Of African Metals Corp.
August 31, 2010
TORONTO, Canada Pinetree Capital Ltd. (TSX: PNP), announces that on August 27, 2010, it acquired ownership of 2,000,000 common shares (“Common Shares”) and 1,000,000 common share purchase warrants (the “Warrants”) of African Metals Corp. (“African”). Each Warrant entitles the holder to acquire one common share of African at a price of $0.30 until August 26, 2010. In the event that the Warrants are fully exercised, these holdings represent approximately 3.3% of the total issued and outstanding common shares of African as of August 27, 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 August 27, 2010, an aggregate of 11,100,000 common shares of African, including the Common Shares and rights to acquire an additional 3,250,000 common shares of African upon exercise of certain convertible securities (the “Convertible Securities”), including the Warrants. Of these totals, Pinetree owns 4,575,000 common shares, including the Common Shares and 2,250,000 of the Convertible Securities (the “Pinetree Convertible Securities”) directly. In the event that the Convertible Securities are fully exercised, the holdings of Pinetree and its joint actors represents a total of 14,350,000 common shares of African, or approximately 15.5% of all issued and outstanding common shares as at August 27, 2010, calculated on a partially diluted basis assuming the exercise of the Convertible Securities only. In the event that the Pinetree Convertible Securities are fully exercised, the direct holdings of Pinetree represents a total of 6,825,000 common shares of African, or approximately 7.5% of all issued and outstanding common shares as at August 27, 2010, calculated on a partially diluted basis assuming the exercise of the Pinetree Convertible Securities only.
This transaction was made for investment purposes and Pinetree could increase or decrease its investment in African 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 and Coal, 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.
Vice President, Legal and Corporate Affairs
Pinetree Capital Ltd.
130 King Street West, Suite 2500
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5X 1A9
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