Pinetree Capital Ltd. Acquires Securities Of Southern Silver Exploration Corp.
March 11, 2011
TORONTO, Canada (March 11, 2011) Pinetree Capital Ltd. (TSX: PNP), announces that through a series of transactions ending on March 9, 2011, it acquired ownership of 250,000 common shares (“Common Shares”) of Southern Silver Exploration Corp. (“Southern Silver”) representing approximately 0.2% of the total issued and outstanding common shares of Southern Silver as of March 9, 2011. As a result of this transaction, Pinetree and its joint actors collectively held, as at March 9, 2011, an aggregate of 9,949,500 common shares of Southern Silver, including the Common Shares and rights to acquire an additional 4,000,000 common shares of Southern Silver upon exercise of certain convertible securities (the “Convertible Securities”). Of these totals, Pinetree owns 7,449,500 common shares, including the Common Shares and 1,500,000 of the Convertible Securities (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 13,949,500 common shares of Southern Silver, or approximately 13.3% of all issued and outstanding common shares as at March 9, 2011, 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 8,949,500 common shares of Southern Silver, or approximately 8.8% of all issued and outstanding common shares as at March 9, 2011, calculated on a partially diluted basis assuming the exercise of the Pinetree Convertible Securities only.
This transaction was made for investment purposes and Pinetree or its joint actors could increase or decrease their investment in Southern Silver 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, Uranium and Coal, Base Metals, Oil and Gas, 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 and is recognized as a value added partner in the resource industry.
For more details about Pinetree and its investments, please visit our website at www.pinetreecapital.com
|Sheldon Inwentash||Richard Patricio|
|Chairman & CEO||Vice President, Legal and Corporate Affairs|
|Pinetree Capital Ltd.||Pinetree Capital Ltd.|
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|Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5X 1A9||Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5X 1A9|
|Website: www.pinetreecapital.com||Phone: 416-941-9600|