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Pinetree Capital Ltd. Acquires Securities of Creso Exploration Inc.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Pinetree Capital Ltd. Acquires Securities of Creso Exploration Inc.16:53 EST Friday, December 28, 2012TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwire - Dec. 28, 2012) -Pinetree Capital Ltd. (TSX:PNP), announces that on December 28, 2012, it acquired ownership of 2,000,000 common shares ("Common Shares") and 2,000,000 common share purchase warrants (the "Warrants") of Creso Exploration Inc. ("Creso"). Each Warrant entitles the holder thereof to acquire one additional common share at a price of $0.10 until December 28, 2014. In the event that the Warrants are fully exercised, these holdings represent approximately 2.8% of the total issued and outstanding common shares of Creso as of December 28, 2012, calculated on a partially diluted basis assuming the exercise of the Warrants only. As a result of this transaction, Pinetree and its joint actors collectively held, as at December 28, 2012, an aggregate of 15,172,000 common shares of Creso, including the Common Shares, and rights to acquire an additional 6,500,000 common shares of Creso upon exercise of certain convertible securities (the "Convertible Securities"), including the Warrants. Of these totals, Pinetree owns 8,400,000 common shares, including the Common Shares, and 2,750,000 of the Convertible Securities, including the Warrants (the "Pinetree Convertible Securities"), directly. In the event that the Convertible Securities are fully exercised, the holdings of Pinetree and its joint actors represents a total of 21,672,000 common shares of Creso, or approximately 14.9% of all issued and outstanding common shares as at December 28, 2012, calculated on a partially diluted basis assuming the exercise of the Convertible Securities only. In the event that the Pinetree Convertible Securities are fully exercised, the direct holdings of Pinetree represents a total of 11,150,000 common shares of Creso, or approximately 7.9% of all issued and outstanding common shares as at December 28, 2012, calculated on a partially diluted basis assuming the exercise of the Pinetree Convertible Securities only.These transactions were made for investment purposes and Pinetree or its joint actors could increase or decrease their investment in Creso depending on market conditions or any other relevant factor.About PinetreePinetree 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Contact Information: Pinetree Capital Ltd.Sheldon Inwentash, CA.Chairman & CEO416-941-9600Pinetree Capital Ltd.Gerry Feldman, CA.CFO & Vice President, Corporate Development416-941-9600Pinetree Capital Ltd.130 King Street West, Suite 250Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5X 1A9416-941-9600ir@pinetreecapital.comwww.pinetreecapital.comInvestor Relations:Pinetree Capital Ltd.Richard Patricio, LL.B.Vice President, Legal and Corporate Affairs416-941-9600