Pinetree Capital Ltd.

Pinetree Capital Ltd.

July 10, 2007 15:36 ET

Pinetree Capital Ltd. Acquires Common Shares of Niogold Mining Corp.

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 10, 2007) - Pinetree Capital Ltd. (TSX:PNP), a Canadian investment company, announces that through a series of transactions ending on July 9, 2007, it acquired ownership of 324,000 common shares ("Common Shares") of Niogold Mining Corp. ("Niogold") through the facilities of the TSX Venture Exchange representing approximately 0.5% of the total issued and outstanding common shares of Niogold as of July 9, 2007. As a result of this transaction, Pinetree holds an aggregate of 5,220,000 common shares and rights to acquire an additional 985,000 common shares upon exercise of certain convertible securities (the "Convertible Securities"), which represents approximately 10.0% of the total issued and outstanding common shares of Niogold as of July 9, 2007, 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 Niogold depending on market conditions or any other relevant factor.

About Pinetree

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" and is included in the Standard & Poor's/Toronto Stock Exchange composite index. 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.

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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.

Contact Information

  • Pinetree Capital Ltd.
    Larry Goldberg, C.A.
    Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
    (416) 941-9600
    Pinetree Capital Ltd.
    Wanda Cutler
    Director of Corporate Communications
    (416) 860-1717