Pinetree Capital Ltd. Acquires Securities Of El Nino Ventures Inc.
February 3, 2010
TORONTO, Canada (February 3, 2010) Pinetree Capital Ltd. (TSX: PNP), announces that on January 27, 2010, it acquired ownership of 1,000,000 common shares (“Common Shares”) and 1,000,000 common share purchase warrants (the “Warrants”) of El Nino Ventures Inc. (“El Nino”). Each Warrant entitles the holder thereof to acquire one additional common share at a price of $0.15 until January 22, 2012. In the event that the Warrants are fully exercised, these holdings represent approximately 2.7% of the total issued and outstanding common shares of El Nino as of January 27, 2010, calculated on a partially diluted basis assuming the exercise of the Warrants only. As a result of this transaction, Pinetree held, as at January 27, 2010, an aggregate of 6,000,000 common shares of El Nino, including the Common Shares, and rights to acquire an additional 3,875,000 common shares of El Nino upon exercise of certain convertible securities, including the Warrants (the “Convertible Securities”). In the event that the Convertible Securities are fully exercised, the holdings of Pinetree represents a total of 9,875,000 common shares of El Nino, or approximately 12.6% of all issued and outstanding common shares as at January 27, 2010, 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 investment in El Nino 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, 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
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