Pinetree Capital Ltd. Acquires Common Shares Of
January 8, 2007
TORONTO, Ontario (January 8, 2007) –
Ltd. (TSX: PNP), a Canadian investment company, announces that today it acquired ownership of 5,000,000 common shares (“Common Shares”) of Haemacure Corporation (“Haemacure”), 2,500,000 Series A common share purchase warrants and 2,500,000 Series B common share purchase warrants (collectively, the “Warrants”). Each Series A warrant entitles the holder thereof to acquire one additional common share until January 5, 2012 at a price of $0.30. Each Series B warrant entitles the holder thereof to acquire one additional common share until January 5, 2012 at a price of $0.20. In the event that the Warrants are fully exercised, these holdings represent approximately 7.2% of the total issued and outstanding common shares of Haemacure as of January 8, 2007, calculated on a partially diluted basis assuming the exercise of the Warrants only. As a result of this transaction, Pinetree and its joint actors held, as at January 8, 2007, an aggregate of 12,131,000 common shares of Haemacure and rights to acquire an aggregate of 21,520,000 common shares of Haemacure upon exercise of convertible securities, including the Warrants (collectively, the “Convertible Securities”). Of these totals, Pinetree holds 9,231,000 common shares and 6,000,000 warrants, including the Warrants directly. If Pinetree and its joint actors were to exercise all of these Convertible Securities, their combined ownership would represent a total of 33,651,000 common shares of Haemacure, or approximately 21.7% of such shares outstanding as of January 8, 2007, calculated on a partially diluted basis assuming the exercise of the Convertible Securities only. If only the 6,000,000 warrants are fully exercised, including the Warrants, the direct holdings of Pinetree represent approximately 10.9% of all issued and outstanding common shares of Haemacure as of January 8, 2007, calculated on a partially diluted basis assuming the exercise of the 6,000,000 warrants only.
These transactions were made for investment purposes and Pinetree and each of its joint actors could increase or decrease their respective investments in Haemacure depending on market conditions or any other relevant factor.
Ltd. ("Pinetree" or the "Company") was incorporated under the laws of the
and is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (“TSX”) under the symbol “PNP”. Pinetree develops and manages a portfolio of equity securities of private and public issuers engaged in growth businesses in the following three sectors: (i) Uranium, Mining and Oil & Gas; (ii) Biotechnology; and (iii) Technology and Other. Pinetree’s investment focus among these three sectors changes over time, depending on changing investment opportunities. As well, Pinetree takes advantage of special situations and merchant banking opportunities.
For more details about Pinetree and its investments, please visit our website at www.pinetreecapital.com.
This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the “safe harbour” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties and other factors that may cause Pinetree’s results to differ materially from expectations. These include risks relating to market fluctuations, investee performance and other risks. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof. Pinetree disclaims any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements.
Investor Relations Contact for Pinetree Capital Ltd.:
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Pinetree Capital Ltd.
130 King Street West, Suite 2500
, M5X 1A9
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