Pinetree Capital Ltd. Announces Unaudited August 15, 2012 Net Asset Value Per Share of $1.65

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TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwire - Aug. 15, 2012) - Pinetree Capital Ltd. (PNP.TO), announces that as at August 15, 2012, Pinetree's unaudited net asset value per share ("NAV") was $1.65.

NAV is calculated as at a particular date and is, by its nature, historical, and may not be reflective of Pinetree's future performance.

Pinetree discloses an unaudited monthly NAV within 15 days after the month-end. The latest month-end NAV and more details about Pinetree and its investments can be found on Pinetree's website at www.pinetreecapital.com.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

NAV is a non-GAAP (general accepted accounting principles) measure calculated as the value of total assets less the value of total liabilities divided by the total number of common shares outstanding as at a specific date. The term NAV does not have any standardized meaning according to GAAP and therefore may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. There is no comparable GAAP measure presented in Pinetree's consolidated financial statements and thus no applicable quantitative reconciliation for such non-GAAP financial measure. The Company has calculated NAV consistently for many years and believes that NAV can provide information useful to its shareholders in understanding its performance, and may assist in the evaluation of its business relative to that of its peers.

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 venture capital firm focused on the small cap market. Pinetree's investments are primarily in the resources sector: Precious Metals, Base Metals, Oil and Gas, Potash, Lithium and Rare Earths, Uranium and Coal. 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 in the resource industry.

Contact:
Sheldon Inwentash, CA.
Pinetree Capital Ltd.
Chairman & CEO
416-941-9600

Gerry Feldman, CA.
Pinetree Capital Ltd.
CFO & Vice President, Corporate Development
416-941-9600

Richard Patricio, LL.B.
Investor Relations: Pinetree Capital Ltd.
Vice President, Legal and Corporate Affairs
416-941-9600
ir@pinetreecapital.com
www.pinetreecapital.com

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