Pinetree Capital Ltd. Acquires Securities of Mega Precious Metals Inc.
March 23, 2012
TORONTO, Canada (March 23, 2012) Pinetree Capital Ltd. (TSX: PNP), announces that on March 23, 2012, it acquired ownership of 1,500,000 common shares (“Common Shares”) and 750,000 common share purchase warrants (the “Warrants”) of Mega Precious Metals Inc. (“Mega”). Each Warrant entitles the holder thereof to acquire one additional common share at a price of $0.85 until March 23, 2014. In the event that the Warrants are fully exercised, these holdings represent approximately 0.7% of the total issued and outstanding common shares of Mega as of March 23, 2012, 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 March 23, 2012, an aggregate of 20,390,895 common shares of Mega, including the Common Shares, and rights to acquire an additional 2,500,000 common shares of Mega upon exercise of certain convertible securities (the “Convertible Securities”), including the Warrants. Of these totals, Pinetree owns 14,496,100 common shares, including the Common Shares, and 1,000,000 of the Convertible Securities, including the Warrants (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 22,890,895 common shares of Mega, or approximately 20.1% of all issued and outstanding common shares as at March 23, 2012, 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 15,496,100 common shares of Mega, or approximately 13.8% of all issued and outstanding common shares as at March 23, 2012, calculated on a partially diluted basis assuming the exercise of the Pinetree Convertible Securities only.
These transactions were made for investment purposes and Pinetree or its joint actors could increase or decrease their investment in Mega 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.
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