Pinetree Capital Ltd.
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Pinetree Capital Ltd.

June 23, 2014 12:24 ET

Pinetree Capital Announces Proposed Acquisition of 25% Interest in Parallel Computing Virtual Accelerator Sviral, Inc

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Pinetree Capital Ltd. (TSX:PNP) announces that it has entered into an agreement with Sviral, Inc., pursuant to which it is proposed that Pinetree will acquire a 25% interest (40% partially diluted) in Sviral through the purchase of 10 million units of Sviral at a price of US$0.50 per unit. Each unit will be comprised of one share of Series B Preference Stock and one Series B Preferred Stock warrant of Sviral. As consideration for the US$5,000,000 purchase price for the units, Pinetree will pay US$500,000 in cash and will issue to Sviral 10,975,610 common shares, representing approximately 6.2% of the total number of Pinetree's outstanding common shares.

Sviral is a private company headquartered in Sunnyvale, California that is working towards solving one of the primary problems in computer science - the inability of programmers to effectively utilize the full capacity of each central processing unit. Sviral's technology aims to enable the creation of a new category of applications that can utilize all available processing cores and enables simple, efficient, and high performance for processing complex streams of data.

The Sviral investment is in addition to two other proposed investments by Pinetree that are payable in shares and which, if completed, will result in the issuance of an additional 4,661,246 common shares of the company (or approximately 2.6% of Pinetree's common shares currently outstanding). All of the Pinetree common shares issuable for the investments have an effective price of Cdn$0.45 per share and all of the investments are subject to standard closing conditions, including the approval of the Toronto Stock Exchange as to the issuance of Pinetree's shares.

About Pinetree

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 following sectors: Precious Metals, Uranium and Technology. 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.

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