Pinetree Capital Ltd. Acquires Securities Of Visible Gold Mines Inc.
November 25, 2011
TORONTO, Canada (November 25, 2011) Pinetree Capital Ltd. (TSX: PNP), announces that on November 24, 2011, pursuant to a share purchase agreement, it acquired ownership of 1,500,000 common shares (“Common Shares”) and 750,000 common share purchase warrants (the “Warrants”) of Visible Gold Mines Inc. (“Visible Gold”). Each Warrant entitles the holder to acquire one common share of Visible Gold at a price of $0.40 until November 23, 2012. In the event that the Warrants are fully exercised, these holdings represent approximately 3.9% of the total issued and outstanding common shares of Visible Gold as of November 24, 2011, 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 November 24, 2011, an aggregate of 5,330,065 common shares of Visible Gold, including the Common Shares and rights to acquire an additional 1,750,000 common shares of Visible Gold upon exercise of certain convertible securities (the “Convertible Securities”), including the Warrants. Of these totals, Pinetree owns 4,900,000 common shares, including the Common Shares, and all of the 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 7,080,065 common shares of Visible Gold, or approximately 12.0% of all issued and outstanding common shares as at November 24, 2011, calculated on a partially diluted basis assuming the exercise of the Convertible Securities only. In the event that the Convertible Securities are fully exercised, the direct holdings of Pinetree represents a total of 6,650,000 common shares of Visible Gold, or approximately 11.3% of all issued and outstanding common shares as at November 24, 2011, calculated on a partially diluted basis assuming the exercise of the Convertible Securities only.
These transactions were made for investment purposes and Pinetree or its joint actors could increase or decrease their investment in Visible Gold 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 venture capital firm focused on the small cap market. Pinetree’s investments are primarily in the resources sector: Precious Metals, Base Metals, Oil and Gas, Potash, Lithium and Rare Earths, Uranium and Coal. 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. Pinetree is recognized as a value-added partner in the resource industry.
|Sheldon Inwentash||Richard Patricio|
|Chairman & CEO||Vice President, Legal and Corporate Affairs|
|Pinetree Capital Ltd.||Pinetree Capital Ltd.|
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