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Pinetree Capital Ltd. Acquires Securities of AM Gold Inc.

February 1, 2012

TORONTO, Canada (February 1, 2012) Pinetree Capital Ltd. (TSX: PNP), announces that on January 31, 2012, it acquired ownership of 201,500 common shares ("Common Shares";) of AM Gold Inc. ("AM Gold";) through the facilities of the TSX Venture Exchange, representing approximately 0.3% of the total issued and outstanding common shares of AM Gold as of January 31, 2012.  As a result of this transaction, Pinetree held, as at January 31, 2012, an aggregate of 6,500,000 common shares of AM Gold, including the Common Shares, and rights to acquire an additional 500,000 common shares of AM Gold upon exercise of certain convertible securities (the "Convertible Securities";).    In the event that the Convertible Securities are fully exercised, the holdings of Pinetree represents a total of 7,000,000 common shares of AM Gold, or approximately 10.1% of all issued and outstanding common shares as at January 31, 2012, calculated on a partially diluted basis assuming the exercise of the Convertible Securities only.

This transaction was made for investment purposes and Pinetree could increase or decrease its investment in AM Gold depending on market conditions or any other relevant factor.

About Pinetree
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. 

  Investor Relations:
Sheldon Inwentash Richard Patricio
Chairman & CEO Vice President, Legal and Corporate Affairs
Pinetree Capital Ltd. Pinetree Capital Ltd.
  130 King Street West, Suite 2500
Gerry Feldman Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5X 1A9
CFO & Vice President, Corporate Development Phone: 416-941-9600
Pinetree Capital Ltd. Email: ir@pinetreecapital.com
  Website: www.pinetreecapital.com


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