Mason Graphite Presents a Corporate Update
MONTREAL, Oct. 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Mason Graphite Inc. (“Mason Graphite” or the “Company”) (TSX.V: LLG; OTCQX: MGPHF) announces the mailing of its circular for the annual meeting of shareholders to be held on Thursday, December 10, 2020, at 10:00 AM (Montreal time). At a meeting of the Board of Directors (“BoD”) held on October 22, 2020, the Board has approved the circular, including the list of directors comprising Gilles Gingras, Guy Chamard (representing Investissement Québec, the largest shareholder of the Company), Gaston Morin, François Laurin, Peter Damouni and Fahad Al-Tamimi.2ndTransformation Project AdvancementThe Company is undertaking a new approach for the 2nd Transformation project (Value-Added Products, or “VAP”).Over the last year, Mason Graphite has achieved its targets in the development of the coated spherical purified graphite for the Li-ion batteries and is in the final stages of optimization. Following the prioritization of the VAP project in April 2020, Mason Graphite has elaborated in the last few months a new strategy for the realization of this 2nd Transformation project.The first step in executing this strategy, which should lead to the construction of the Company’s first production unit, is to conduct a conceptual study, approved at the last BoD meeting, which will serve to confirm the business case and the profitability of the project, based on the market evolution. With an anticipated duration of approximately three months, this study will validate the selected processes and initiate the engineering of the future industrial plant required to establish the capital and production costs necessary to confirm the profitability of the project.To conduct this study, Mason Graphite is teaming up with a strategic partner specialized in advanced graphite-based products and applications. The expertise of this partner, with whom the Company has already been working for a year, complements the expertise of Mason Graphite’s team.In the coming months, Mason Graphite will also conduct a value-engineering study for the Lac Guéret mine and concentrator project and evaluate options for the development of a fully integrated project (1st and 2nd Transformations) with the objectives of maximizing cash generation and shareholder value.Finally, the Company is continuing its discussions with significant potential customers in the electric vehicle market which have shown an interest in Mason Graphite’s 2nd Transformation products.Strategic PartnersWith the aim of increasing shareholders’ value, the Corporation has been pursuing discussions with several potential strategic partners in the graphite industry for a potential agreement that would advance the Company’s development.CEOAt the October 22 BoD meeting, the Board has approved the appointment of an executive search firm to find a permanent CEO.Mr. Gilles Gingras, Chairman of the Board of Mason Graphite, commented: “I am very proud of the progress accomplished by the Company since I was appointed as chairman in September and I am very confident that the recent decisions of the management and the Board will prove profitable for the Company and its shareholders.”About Mason GraphiteMason Graphite is a Canadian corporation dedicated to the production and transformation of natural graphite. Its strategy includes the development of value-added products, notably for green technologies like transport electrification. The Company also owns 100% of the rights to the Lac Guéret graphite deposit, one of the richest in the world. The Company is managed by an experienced team cumulating many decades of experience in graphite, covering production, sales, as well as research and development.For more information: www.masongraphite.comMason Graphite Inc.
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Head Office: 3030, boulevard Le Carrefour, suite 600, Laval, Quebec, Canada, H7T 2P5Cautionary StatementsThis press release contains “forward-looking information” within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation. All information contained herein that is not clearly historical in nature may constitute forward-looking information. Generally, such forward-looking information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “plans”, “expects” or “does not expect”, “is expected”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, or “believes”, or variations of such words and phrases or state that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will be taken”, “occur” or “be achieved”. Forward-looking information is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to: (i) volatile stock price; (ii) the general global markets and economic conditions; (iii) the possibility of write-downs and impairments; (iv) the risk associated with exploration, development and operations of mineral deposits; (v) the risk associated with establishing title to mineral properties and assets; (vi) the risks associated with entering into joint ventures; (vii) fluctuations in commodity prices; (viii) the risks associated with uninsurable risks arising during the course of exploration, development and production; (ix) competition faced by the resulting issuer in securing experienced personnel and financing; (x) access to adequate infrastructure to support mining, processing, development and exploration activities; (xi) the risks associated with changes in the mining regulatory regime governing the resulting issuer; (xii) the risks associated with the various environmental regulations the resulting issuer is subject to; (xiii) risks related to regulatory and permitting delays; (xiv) risks related to potential conflicts of interest; (xv) the reliance on key personnel; (xvi) liquidity risks; (xvii) the risk of potential dilution through the issue of common shares; (xviii) the Company does not anticipate declaring dividends in the near term; (xix) the risk of litigation; and (xx) risk management.Forward-looking information is based on assumptions management believes to be reasonable at the time such statements are made, including but not limited to, continued exploration activities, no material adverse change in metal prices, exploration and development plans proceeding in accordance with plans and such plans achieving their stated expected outcomes, receipt of required regulatory approvals, and such other assumptions and factors as set out herein. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such forward-looking information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking information. Such forward-looking information has been provided for the purpose of assisting investors in understanding the Company’s business, operations and exploration plans and may not be appropriate for other purposes. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is made as of the date of this press release, and the Company does not undertake to update such forward-looking information except in accordance with applicable securities laws.Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.