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IN THE MATTER OF THE SECURITIES ACT
R.S.O. 1990, c. S.5 AS AMENDED

- AND -

IN THE MATTER OF PETER ROBINSON AND PLATINUM INTERNATIONAL
INVESTMENTS INC.

ORDER
(Sections 37 and 127(1))



    WHEREAS on November 3, 2010, the Ontario Securities Commission (the “Commission”) issued a Notice of Hearing pursuant to sections 37 and 127 of the Securities Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.S.5, as amended (the “Act”) in respect of Platinum International Investments Inc. (“Platinum”) and Peter Robinson (“Robinson”);

    AND WHEREAS Platinum and Robinson entered into a Settlement Agreement with Staff of the Commission dated October 22 and 25, 2010 (the "Settlement Agreement") in which Platinum and Robinson agreed to a proposed settlement of the proceeding commenced by the Notice of Hearing, dated December 18, 2009, in the matter of Peter Robinson and Platinum International Investments Inc., subject to the approval of the Commission;

    AND UPON reviewing the Settlement Agreement, the Notice of Hearing, and the Statement of Allegations of Staff of the Commission, and upon hearing submissions from counsel for Platinum and Robinson and from Staff of the Commission;

    AND WHEREAS the Commission is of the opinion that it is in the public interest to make this Order;

    IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT:

  1. the Settlement Agreement is approved;
  2. pursuant to clause 2 of subsection 127(1) of the Act, trading in any securities by Platinum and Robinson cease permanently, with the exception that Robinson is permitted to trade in securities in mutual funds through a registered dealer for the account of his registered retirement savings plan (as defined in the Income Tax Act (Canada));
  3. pursuant to clause 2.1 of section 127(1) of the Act, Platinum and Robinson are prohibited permanently from the acquisition of any securities, with the exception that Robinson is permitted to acquire securities in mutual funds through a registered dealer for the account of his registered retirement savings plan (as defined in the Income Tax Act (Canada));
  4. pursuant to clause 3 of section 127(1) of the Act, any exemptions contained in Ontario securities law do not apply to Platinum and Robinson permanently;
  5. pursuant to clause 6 of subsection 127(1) of the Act, Platinum and Robinson are reprimanded;
  6. pursuant to clauses 8, 8.2, and 8.4 of subsection 127(1) of the Act, Robinson is prohibited permanently from the date of this Order from becoming or acting as a director or officer of any issuer, registrant, or investment fund manager;
  7. pursuant to clause 8.5 of subsection 127(1) of the Act, Platinum and Robinson are prohibited permanently from the date of this Order from becoming or acting as a registrant, as an investment fund manager or as a promoter;
  8. pursuant to clause 9 of subsection 127(1) of the Act, Platinum and Robinson shall each pay an administrative penalty of $40,000 for their failure to comply with Ontario securities law. The $40,000 administrative penalty shall be for allocation to or for the benefit of third parties, including investors who lost money as a result of the investment schemes operated by Platinum and Robinson, in accordance with s. 3.4(2) of the Act;
  9. pursuant to clause 10 of subsection 127(1) of the Act, Platinum and Robinson shall jointly and severally disgorge to the Commission $113,893.90 obtained as a result of their non-compliance with Ontario securities law. The $113,893.90 disgorged shall be for allocation to or for the benefit of third parties, including investors who lost money as a result of the investment schemes operated by Platinum and Robinson, in accordance with s. 3.4(2) of the Act;
  10. pursuant to section 127.1 of the Act, Platinum and Robinson shall each pay $5,000 to the Commission to pay the costs of the investigation of this matter; and
  11. pursuant to section 37(1) of the Act of the Act, Robinson shall be prohibited permanently from telephoning from within Ontario to any residence within or outside Ontario for the purpose of trading in any security or in any class of security.

 

    DATED AT TORONTO this 5th day of November, 2010.

 

" James D. Carnwath "
James D. Carnwath