Pinetree Capital Ltd. Acquires Common Shares Of Rockgate Capital Corp.
February 12, 2008
TORONTO, Canada (February 12, 2008) Pinetree Capital Ltd. (TSX: PNP), announces that, through a series of transactions ending on February 8, 2008, it acquired ownership of 43,500 common shares (“Common Shares”) of Rockgate Capital Corp. (“Rockgate”) through the facilities of the TSX Venture Exchange representing approximately 0.2% of the total issued and outstanding common shares of Rockgate as of February 8, 2008. As a result of this transaction, Pinetree held, as at February 8, 2008, an aggregate of 1,322,700 common shares of Rockgate and rights to acquire an additional 1,750,000 common shares of Rockgate upon the exercise of convertible securities (collectively, the “Convertible Securities”). In the event that the Convertible Securities are fully exercised, the holdings of Pinetree represent a total of 3,072,700 common shares of Rockgate, or approximately 10.1% of all issued and outstanding common shares as at February 8, 2008, calculated on a partially diluted basis assuming the exercise of the Convertible Securities only.
These transactions were made for investment purposes and Pinetree could increase or decrease its investments in Rockgate depending on market conditions or any other relevant factor.
Pinetree Capital Ltd. ("Pinetree" or the "Company") was incorporated under the laws of the Province of Ontario and is 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, Oil & Gas, Molybdenum, Precious Metals and Base Metals. Pinetree’s investment approach is to build a macro position in a sector, find the micro-cap opportunities in that sector and work with those companies to build them to commercial production and create an exit.
For more details about Pinetree and its investments, please visit our website at www.pinetreecapital.com
Larry Goldberg, C.A.
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Pinetree Capital Ltd.
130 King Street West, Suite 2500
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5X 1A9
Web Site: www.pinetreecapital.com