TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwired - July 8, 2014) - Pinetree Capital Ltd. (TSX:PNP) is pleased to announce the appointment of Roger Rai to its board of directors.
Roger Rai is currently the Vice President, Business Development, Keek Inc. (TSX VENTURE:KEK) and also works with the owner/controlling shareholder of Rogers Communications Inc. (NYSE:RCI). In his role at Keek he oversees and advises on many corporate issues which range from operational to BOD/corporate governance affairs. In addition, Mr. Rai assists in the sports ownership affairs of Rogers Communications and was responsible for the acquisition of the Toronto Blue Jays and is part of the ownership group attempting to acquire and move the Buffalo Bills to Toronto. He is currently an advisor to Chobani, Inc., a retail food services company, and is the founder and on the board of the ONEXONE foundation, a charitable organization focused on global child welfare. Mr. Rai was also the Director of Development at C.O.R.E. Feature Animation who produced the children's animation movie "The Wild." Previously he was the founder and VP, Business Development of Fastvibe Inc., a web casting company that provides rapid transmission of client content worldwide via the internet. Mr. Rai also held various managerial positions at Rogers Cablesystems and Rogers Wireless, Canada's largest Communications company. Mr. Rai holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Ontario.
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.