Pinetree Capital Ltd. Acquires Securities Of Opel International Inc.
September 21, 2010
TORONTO, Canada (September 21, 2010) Pinetree Capital Ltd. (TSX: PNP), announces that through a series of transactions ending on September 21, 2010, it acquired ownership of 300,000 common shares (“Common Shares”) of Opel International Inc. (“Opel”) through the facilities of the TSX Venture Exchange, representing approximately 0.4% of the total issued and outstanding common shares of Opel as of September 20, 2010. As a result of this transaction, Pinetree and its joint actors collectively held, as at September 20, 2010, an aggregate of 9,550,000 common shares of Opel, including the Common Shares and rights to acquire an additional 1,750,000 common shares of Opel upon exercise of certain convertible securities (the “Convertible Securities”). Of these totals, Pinetree owns 8,300,000 common shares, including the Common Shares and 1,250,000 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 11,300,000 common shares of Opel, or approximately 13.2% of all issued and outstanding common shares as at September 20, 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 9,500,000 common shares of Opel, or approximately 11.2% of all issued and outstanding common shares as at September 20, 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 or its joint actors could increase or decrease their investments in Opel 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.
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5X 1A9
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