Eastern Platinum (TSE:ELR) Third Quarter 2022 Results

Key Financial Results

  • Revenue: US$17.2m (up 8.1% from 3Q 2021).

  • Net loss: US$4.06m (loss widened by 62% from 3Q 2021).

  • US$0.029 loss per share (further deteriorated from US$0.018 loss in 3Q 2021).

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All figures shown in the chart above are for the trailing 12 month (TTM) period

Eastern Platinum shares are down 11% from a week ago.

Risk Analysis

Before you take the next step you should know about the 2 warning signs for Eastern Platinum (1 is a bit concerning!) that we have uncovered.

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Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – October 20, 2022) – Eastern Platinum Limited (TSX: ELR) (JSE: EPS) (“Eastplats” or the “Company”) announces that Ms. Hannelie Hanson, Chief Operating Officer (“COO”), has resigned from the Company to pursue new career opportunities.

Wanjin Yang, Chief Executive Officer and President of the Company stated, “Hannelie has been a valued member of the South African management team for several years and provided significant contributions to the retreatment project, restart of Zandfontein underground operations, and the development of our eastern limb projects. On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank her for her hard work, commitment, and dedication to the Company and wish her every success in her future endeavours.”

Mr. Yang will assume the general management role in South Africa, and its tasks and responsibilities, on an interim basis.

The Company is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Haiying Wang as Vice President. Mr. Wang recently joined Eastplats to focus on the South Africa mining business. He has over 20 years of experience in international trading and logistics including 10 years of mineral investment and trading in North America. He has over 5 years of experience in operations, supply chain, and human resource management. Mr. Wang is responsible for new project development, planning, marketing and promotion, investment, and socio-economic strategy at Eastplats. He graduated from Guangdong University of Foreign Studies with a Bachelor’s Degree of Economics.

About Eastern Platinum Limited

Eastplats owns directly and indirectly a number of platinum group metal (“PGM”) and chrome assets in the Republic of South Africa. All of the Company’s properties are situated on the western and eastern limbs of the Bushveld Complex, the geological environment that hosts approximately 80% of the world’s PGM-bearing ore.

Operations at the Crocodile River Mine currently include re-mining and processing its tailings resource to produce PGM and chrome concentrates from the Barplats Zandfontein tailings dam.

For further information, please contact:

EASTERN PLATINUM LIMITEDWylie Hui, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretarywhui@eastplats.com (email)(604) 800-8200 (phone)

No stock exchange, securities commission or other regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information contained herein.

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Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – September 23, 2022) – Eastern Platinum Limited (TSX: ELR) (JSE: EPS) (“Eastplats” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce it has signed a finance facility agreement with Investec Bank Limited (“Investec”), which will be used for working capital purposes and funding the restart of the Zandfontein underground section of its flagship Crocodile River Mine, located near Brits, South Africa. Investec is a leading South African international banking and wealth management group.

Highlights of the key terms of the finance facility include:

  • Renewable 12-month revolving commodity finance facility secured by platinum group metal (“PGM”) production from the tailings storage facility at the Crocodile River Mine.

  • Indicative rate on financing – 3 month Johannesburg Interbank Average Rate (“JIBAR”) + 150 basis points. The interest rate is subject to the credit quality of the PGM off-taker on an annual basis.

  • Immediate pay-out to the Company on the PGM concentrate delivery date.

  • The maximum size of the credit facility is R150 million (C$11.3 million).

  • Guaranteed prices through a fixed-price swap hedge overlay on platinum, palladium, rhodium, and gold (4E) minerals.

Wanjin Yang, Chief Executive Officer and President of the Company stated, “We thank Investec for its support and commitment to Eastplats. We look forward to working with Investec as we restart the Zandfontein underground section and develop our eastern limb projects. This facility is a result of the hard work of our respective teams over the past several months.”

The finance facility agreement has been filed under the Company’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

About Investec

Investec partners with private, institutional, and corporate clients, offering international banking, investment, and wealth management services in two principal markets, South Africa and the United Kingdom, as well as certain other countries. The group was established in 1974 and currently has approximately 8,200+ employees. Investec has a dual listed company structure with listings on the London and Johannesburg Stock Exchanges. Investec’s current market capitalization is approximately £3 billion.

About Eastern Platinum Limited

Eastplats owns directly and indirectly a number of platinum group metal (“PGM”) and chrome assets in the Republic of South Africa. All of the Company’s properties are situated on the western and eastern limbs of the Bushveld Complex, the geological environment that hosts approximately 80% of the world’s PGM-bearing ore.

Operations at the Crocodile River Mine currently include re-mining and processing its tailings resource to produce PGM and chrome concentrates from the Barplats Zandfontein tailings dam.

For further information, please contact:

EASTERN PLATINUM LIMITEDWylie Hui, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretarywhui@eastplats.com (email)(604) 800-8200 (phone)

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” or “forward-looking information” (collectively referred to herein as “forward-looking statements”) within the meaning of applicable securities legislation. Such forward-looking statements include, without limitation, forecasts, estimates, expectations and objectives for future operations that are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of the Company. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and are generally, but not always, identified by the words “will”, “plan”, “intends”, “may”, “could”, “expects”, “anticipates” and similar expressions. Further disclosure of the risks and uncertainties facing the Company and other forward-looking statements are discussed in the Company’s most recent Annual Information Form available under the Company’s profile on www.sedar.com.

In particular, this press release contains, without limitation, forward-looking statements pertaining to: the use of proceeds from the finance facility, and successful restart of the Zandfontein underground and development of eastern limb projects. These forward-looking statements are based on assumptions made by and information currently available to the Company. Although management considers these assumptions to be reasonable based on information currently available to it, they may prove to be incorrect. By their very nature, forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these statements as a number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the beliefs, plans, objectives, expectations, estimates and intentions expressed in such forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, unanticipated problems that may arise in our production processes, commodity prices, lower than expected grades and quantities of resources, need for additional funding and availability of such additional funding on acceptable terms, economic conditions, currency fluctuations, competition and regulations, legal proceedings and risks related to operations in foreign countries.

All forward-looking statements in this press release are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement, the “Cautionary Statement on Forward-Looking Information” section contained in the Company’s most recent Management’s Discussion and Analysis available under the Company’s profile on www.sedar.com. The forward-looking statements in this press release are made as of the date they are given and, except as required by applicable securities laws, the Company disclaims any intention or obligation, and does not undertake, to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

No stock exchange, securities commission or other regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information contained herein.

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There’s no doubt that money can be made by owning shares of unprofitable businesses. For example, biotech and mining exploration companies often lose money for years before finding success with a new treatment or mineral discovery. But while the successes are well known, investors should not ignore the very many unprofitable companies that simply burn through all their cash and collapse.

So should Eastern Platinum (TSE:ELR) shareholders be worried about its cash burn? In this article, we define cash burn as its annual (negative) free cash flow, which is the amount of money a company spends each year to fund its growth. Let’s start with an examination of the business’ cash, relative to its cash burn.

See our latest analysis for Eastern Platinum

When Might Eastern Platinum Run Out Of Money?

A cash runway is defined as the length of time it would take a company to run out of money if it kept spending at its current rate of cash burn. As at June 2022, Eastern Platinum had cash of US$6.4m and no debt. In the last year, its cash burn was US$5.3m. That means it had a cash runway of around 15 months as of June 2022. That’s not too bad, but it’s fair to say the end of the cash runway is in sight, unless cash burn reduces drastically. You can see how its cash balance has changed over time in the image below.

debt-equity-history-analysisHow Well Is Eastern Platinum Growing?

Eastern Platinum reduced its cash burn by 4.9% during the last year, which points to some degree of discipline. However, operating revenue was basically flat over that time period. In light of the data above, we’re fairly sanguine about the business growth trajectory. In reality, this article only makes a short study of the company’s growth data. This graph of historic earnings and revenue shows how Eastern Platinum is building its business over time.

How Easily Can Eastern Platinum Raise Cash?

Even though it seems like Eastern Platinum is developing its business nicely, we still like to consider how easily it could raise more money to accelerate growth. Companies can raise capital through either debt or equity. Many companies end up issuing new shares to fund future growth. By comparing a company’s annual cash burn to its total market capitalisation, we can estimate roughly how many shares it would have to issue in order to run the company for another year (at the same burn rate).

Since it has a market capitalisation of US$27m, Eastern Platinum’s US$5.3m in cash burn equates to about 19% of its market value. As a result, we’d venture that the company could raise more cash for growth without much trouble, albeit at the cost of some dilution.

So, Should We Worry About Eastern Platinum’s Cash Burn?

The good news is that in our view Eastern Platinum’s cash burn situation gives shareholders real reason for optimism. One the one hand we have its solid cash burn reduction, while on the other it can also boast very strong cash runway. Even though we don’t think it has a problem with its cash burn, the analysis we’ve done in this article does suggest that shareholders should give some careful thought to the potential cost of raising more money in the future. Its important for readers to be cognizant of the risks that can affect the company’s operations, and we’ve picked out 1 warning sign for Eastern Platinum that investors should know when investing in the stock.

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Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – June 30, 2022) – Eastern Platinum Limited (TSX: ELR) (JSE: EPS) (“Eastplats” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has uploaded “An Independent Competent Person’s Report on the Crocodile River Mine (“CRM”), North West Province, South Africa” (the “Report”) dated January 1, 2022 on its website. The CRM is a platinum group metal (“PGM”) mine located 70 km north-northwest of Johannesburg in the North West Province and 7 km south of the town of Brits and situated on the western limb of the Bushveld Igneous Complex in an area of known structural complexity, the Brits Graben. The current mine lease area includes one operating mining section (the “Zandfontein Section”) and two development sections (the “Crocette Section” and the “Kareespruit Section”, respectively).

The Report has been updated, in preparation of the re-start of underground mining at the Zandfontein Section of CRM which was placed under care and maintenance in 2013. The resources and reserves updates of the Report apply to each of the Zandfontein Section, the Crocette Section and the Kareespruit Section. There are no material changes reflected in the Report as compared to the “NI 43-101 Technical Report on the CRM, North West Province, South Africa” dated January 1, 2022, which was filed on May 20, 2022 on SEDAR.

The Report has been filed on Eastplats’ website today. The Report was commissioned in order to comply with regulations of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (“JSE”) for listed companies. The purpose of the valuation is to comply with the JSE Section 12 disclosure requirements for Mineral Companies. The Report has been prepared under the supervision of the following individuals, each of whom is independent of the Company and is a Competent Person as defined within the meaning of the South African Code for the Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves (2016 Edition) (“SAMREC”) and in terms of the specifications embodied in the Standards of the South African Code for the Reporting on Mineral Asset Valuation (2016 Edition) (“SAMVAL”):

  • Daniel (Daan) van Heerden, BEng (Min.), MCom (Bus. Admin.), MMC Pr. Eng., FSAIMM, AMMSA, Director of Minxcon (Pty) Ltd.

  • Uwe Engelmann, BSc (Zoo. & Bot.), BSc Hons (Geol.), Pr.Sci.Nat., MGSSA, Director of Minxcon (Pty) Ltd.

  • Johan Odendaal, BSc (Geol.), BSc Hons (Min. Econ.), MSc (Min. Eng.), Pr.Sci.Nat., FSAIMM, MGSSA, Director of Minxcon (Pty) Ltd.

All requirements of the JSE Section 12.10 Listing Requirements and the SAMREC Code and SAMVAL Code have been complied with. The technical information in this news release was reviewed and approved by Daan van Heerden, Uwe Engelmann and Johan Odendaal who are Competent Persons as defined by SAMREC.

About Eastern Platinum Limited

Eastplats owns directly and indirectly a number of PGM and chrome assets in the Republic of South Africa. All of the Company’s properties are situated on the western and eastern limbs of the Bushveld Complex, the geological environment that hosts approximately 80% of the world’s PGM-bearing ore.

Operations at the Crocodile River Mine currently include re-mining and processing of its tailings resource to produce PGM and chrome concentrates from the Zandfontein tailings dam.

For further information, please contact:

EASTERN PLATINUM LIMITEDWylie Hui, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretarywhui@eastplats.com (email)(604) 800-8200 (phone)

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” or “forward-looking information” (collectively referred to herein as “forward-looking statements”) within the meaning of applicable securities legislation. Such forward-looking statements include, without limitation, forecasts, estimates, expectations and objectives for future operations that are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of the Company. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and are generally, but not always, identified by the words “will”, “plan”, “intends”, “may”, “could”, “expects”, “anticipates” and similar expressions. Further disclosure of the risks and uncertainties facing the Company and other forward-looking statements are discussed in the Company’s most recent Annual Information Form available under the Company’s profile on www.sedar.com.

In particular, this press release contains, without limitation, forward-looking statements pertaining to highlights of the Report. These forward-looking statements are based on assumptions made by and information currently available to the Company. Although management considers these assumptions to be reasonable based on information currently available to it, they may prove to be incorrect. By their very nature, forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these statements as a number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the beliefs, plans, objectives, expectations, estimates and intentions expressed in such forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, unanticipated problems that may arise in the Company’s production processes, commodity prices, lower than expected grades and quantities of resources, need for additional funding and availability of such additional funding on acceptable terms, economic conditions, currency fluctuations, competition and regulations, legal proceedings and risks related to operations in foreign countries.

All forward-looking statements in this press release are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement, the “Cautionary Statement on Forward-Looking Information” section contained in the Company’s most recent Management’s Discussion and Analysis available under the Company’s profile on www.sedar.com. The forward-looking statements in this press release are made as of the date they are given and, except as required by applicable securities laws, the Company disclaims any intention or obligation, and does not undertake, to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

This press release may include certain terms or performance measures commonly used in the mining industry that are not defined under International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”) as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board, which is incorporated in the CPA Canada Handbook. The Company believes that, in addition to conventional measures prepared in accordance with IFRS, certain investors use this information to evaluate the Company’s performance. Any such data presented is intended to provide additional information and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with IFRS.

No stock exchange, securities commission or other regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information contained herein.

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Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – June 29, 2022) – Eastern Platinum Limited’s (TSX: ELR) (JSE: EPS)  (“Eastplats” or the “Company”) Board of Directors of the Company (the “Board”) is pleased to announce that it has appointed Mr. Wanjin Yang as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Yang is a senior exploration geologist with over 30 years’ of experience in major mineral exploration projects, corporate management, and corporate development. He previously was the Project Geologist at Whitehorse Gold Corp. working on its mineral exploration projects, new project acquisitions, and other corporate development work. Mr. Yang replaces Ms. Diana Hu, who has left the Company to pursue other endeavours.

Mr. George Dorin, Eastplats’ Chairman stated, “We are pleased to appoint Mr. Yang to lead the team as management executes the plan to re-start underground operations at the Zandfontein section of the Crocodile River Mine in South Africa. We look forward to working with Mr. Yang and hearing about his vision for the Company.”

Mr. Dorin further commented, “We thank Diana for her significant contributions as Chief Executive Officer over the past 6 years and wish her the very best in her new ventures.”

The Company also announces that Mr. Andrea Zhang has transitioned to a Vice-President role after serving as Chief Operating Officer.

For further information, please contact:

EASTERN PLATINUM LIMITEDWylie Hui, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretarywhui@eastplats.com (email)(604) 800-8200 (phone)

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” or “forward-looking information” (collectively referred to herein as “forward-looking statements”) within the meaning of applicable securities legislation. Such forward-looking statements include, without limitation, forecasts, estimates, expectations and objectives for future operations that are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of the Company. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and are generally, but not always, identified by the words “will”, “plan”, “intends”, “may”, “could”, “expects”, “anticipates” and similar expressions. Further disclosure of the risks and uncertainties facing the Company and other forward-looking statements are discussed in the Company’s most recent Annual Information Form available under the Company’s profile on www.sedar.com.

In particular, this press release contains, without limitation, forward-looking statements pertaining to: the ability of the Company to restart Zandfontein underground mining, to do so in 2022 and the potential contributions of Mr. Yang as Chief Executive Officer. These forward-looking statements are based on assumptions made by and information currently available to the Company. Although management considers these assumptions to be reasonable based on information currently available to it, they may prove to be incorrect. By their very nature, forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these statements as a number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the beliefs, plans, objectives, expectations, estimates and intentions expressed in such forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, unanticipated problems that may arise in the Company’s production processes, commodity prices, lower than expected grades and quantities of resources, need for additional funding and availability of such additional funding on acceptable terms, economic conditions, currency fluctuations, competition and regulations, legal proceedings and risks related to operations in foreign countries.

All forward-looking statements in this press release are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement, the “Cautionary Statement on Forward-Looking Information” section contained in the Company’s most recent Management’s Discussion and Analysis available under the Company’s profile on www.sedar.com. The forward-looking statements in this press release are made as of the date they are given and, except as required by applicable securities laws, the Company disclaims any intention or obligation, and does not undertake, to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

No stock exchange, securities commission or other regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information contained herein.

To view the source version of this press release, please visit https://www.newsfilecorp.com/release/129566

Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – June 23, 2022) – Eastern Platinum Limited (TSX: ELR) (JSE: EPS) (“Eastplats” or the “Company”) announces the Board of Directors of the Company (the “Board”) has accepted the respective resignations submitted by Diana Hu and Michael Cosic, effective June 22, 2022, in accordance with the Company’s Majority Voting Policy (the “Policy”).

George Dorin, Chairman of the Company, stated, “On behalf of Eastplats, I would like to thank Ms. Hu and Mr. Cosic for their many insights and contributions to the Board over the last six years and we wish them the very best. Ms. Hu will remain the CEO & President of Eastplats and we will continue to focus on guiding the Company to restart Zandfontein underground mining in 2022.”

The Company is pleased to announce the appointments of Mr. Changyu (Charlie) Liu and Ms. Lisa Ng to the Board, to fill the vacancies left by Ms. Hu and Mr. Cosic.

Mr. Liu is the Chairman of Ka An Development Co. Limited (“Ka An”), a long-term shareholder of Eastplats. Mr. Liu’s career has been focused on business investments and international trade in China, Hong Kong, and North America. After completing his studies in accounting at Tianjin University of Finance and Economics in 1994, Mr. Liu started his career in the automobile sales and distribution sector. He was an early partner and investor in renowned technology companies. A decade ago, Mr. Liu began following the global mining industry. His current investments span across mining, automobile sales, banking, and shipping industries. Mr. Liu brings over two decades of expertise in business investment and financing enterprises. Ka An continues to be fully committed to ensuring the successful management and operation of the Company.

Ms. Ng is an accomplished CPA (Chartered Professional Accountant) with an extensive financial management background, including with several publicly traded mining companies. She has over 25 years of experience in mining, information technology, biotech, insurance, in a wide range of business sectors including the financial operations of multi-million dollar companies.

“On behalf of management, we are excited and welcome Mr. Liu and Ms. Ng to the Board,” commented Ms. Hu. “This will result in the Board being completely independent from management and will provide the Board with the insights, experiences and perspectives of a significant, long-term shareholder of the Company. We are confident that we can work together to increase the value of Eastplats.”

For further information, please contact:

EASTERN PLATINUM LIMITEDWylie Hui, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretarywhui@eastplats.com (email)(604) 800-8200 (phone)

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” or “forward-looking information” (collectively referred to herein as “forward-looking statements”) within the meaning of applicable securities legislation. Such forward-looking statements include, without limitation, forecasts, estimates, expectations and objectives for future operations that are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of the Company. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and are generally, but not always, identified by the words “will”, “plan”, “intends”, “may”, “could”, “expects”, “anticipates” and similar expressions. Further disclosure of the risks and uncertainties facing the Company and other forward-looking statements are discussed in the Company’s most recent Annual Information Form available under the Company’s profile on www.sedar.com.

In particular, this press release contains, without limitation, forward-looking statements pertaining to: the ability of the Company to restart Zandfontein underground mining, to do so in 2022, potential contributions of Mr. Liu and Ms. Ng to the Board and any potential value of Eastplats. These forward-looking statements are based on assumptions made by and information currently available to the Company. Although management considers these assumptions to be reasonable based on information currently available to it, they may prove to be incorrect. By their very nature, forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these statements as a number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the beliefs, plans, objectives, expectations, estimates and intentions expressed in such forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, unanticipated problems that may arise in the Company’s production processes, commodity prices, lower than expected grades and quantities of resources, need for additional funding and availability of such additional funding on acceptable terms, economic conditions, currency fluctuations, competition and regulations, legal proceedings and risks related to operations in foreign countries.

All forward-looking statements in this press release are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement, the “Cautionary Statement on Forward-Looking Information” section contained in the Company’s most recent Management’s Discussion and Analysis available under the Company’s profile on www.sedar.com. The forward-looking statements in this press release are made as of the date they are given and, except as required by applicable securities laws, the Company disclaims any intention or obligation, and does not undertake, to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

No stock exchange, securities commission or other regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information contained herein.

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Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – June 22, 2022) – Eastern Platinum Limited (TSX: ELR) (JSE: EPS) (“Eastplats” or the “Company”) announces the voting results of the Company’s 2022 Annual General and Special Meeting of Shareholders held on June 21, 2022 (the “Meeting”). A total of 81,269,162 common shares were voted at the Meeting, representing 58.97% of the votes attached to all the outstanding common shares of the Company.

Detailed results of the vote held at the Meeting are set out below:

Business

Outcome of Vote

Votes For

Votes Against

Votes Withheld

1. To set the number of Directors

Approved

79,626,484(99.90%)

83,688(0.10%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Resolution electing:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(a) Diana Hu;

Approved

25,443,954(31.92%)

54,266,218(68.08%)

(b) Michael Cosic;

Approved

25,439,554(31.92%)

54,270,618(68.08%)

(c) George Dorin;

Approved

70,441,773(88.37%)

9,268,399(11.63%)

(d) Bielin Shi; and

Approved

79,652,568(99.93%)

57,604(0.07%)

(e) Xin (Alex) Guan

Approved

70,437,873(88.37%)

9,272,299(11.63%)

as directors of the Company.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Resolution appointing PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, as auditors of the Company for the ensuing year and authorizing the directors of the Company to fix their remuneration.

Approved

81,109,491(99.80%)

159,671(0.20%)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Resolution approving the continuation of the Company’s Stock Option Plan for a further three years.

Approved

73,098,311(91.71%)

6,611,861(8.29%)

 

Based on the voting results, all of the nominees proposed as directors and listed in the management information circular dated May 6, 2022 (the “Circular”) were elected as directors of Eastplats at the Meeting in accordance with applicable corporate law.

However, two directors (Diana Hu and Michael Cosic) had more votes withheld than were voted in their favour of their appointments to the Board. As a result, in accordance with the Company’s Majority Voting Policy (the “Policy”), these two directors have tendered their resignations from the Board of Directors of the Company (the “Board”), effective upon acceptance by the Board. The Board will refer such resignations to the Corporate Governance and Compensation Committee (the “Committee”) for consideration on whether or not to accept the resignations submitted by these directors. In accordance with the Policy, the Board shall accept such resignations unless the Committee determines that there are exceptional circumstances relating to the composition of the Board or the voting results that should delay the acceptance of such resignations or justify rejecting such resignations. The Board will issue a news release with its decision.

At the Meeting, Eastplats’ Stock Option Plan has been authorized for three further years, and the PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP were also re-appointed as auditors of Eastplats.

For further information, please contact:

EASTERN PLATINUM LIMITEDWylie Hui, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretarywhui@eastplats.com (email)(604) 800-8200 (phone)

No stock exchange, securities commission or other regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information contained herein.

To view the source version of this press release, please visit https://www.newsfilecorp.com/release/128541

Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – May 19, 2022) – Eastern Platinum Limited (TSX: ELR) (JSE: EPS) (“Eastplats” or the “Company”) announces that it has received conditional acceptance from the Toronto Stock Exchange to extend the expiry date of 5,960,000 of its outstanding unlisted common share purchase warrants (the “Warrants”) originally issued on June 26, 2020, in conjunction with the previously disclosed settlement agreement with AlphaGlobal Capital Inc. For further information concerning the original issuance of the Warrants, please refer to the press release of the Company dated June 26, 2020.

Each Warrant currently entitles the holder to purchase one common share at a price of CDN$0.24 per common share at any time up to 5:00 p.m. local time in Vancouver, British Columbia on June 26, 2022 (the “Expiry Date”). Effective on June 3, 2022, the Company will extend Expiry Date to June 26, 2023. All of the other warrant terms remain unchanged.

About Eastern Platinum Limited

Eastplats owns directly and indirectly a number of platinum group metal (“PGM”) and chrome assets in the Republic of South Africa. All of the Company’s properties are situated on the western and eastern limbs of the Bushveld Complex, the geological environment that hosts approximately 80% of the world’s PGM-bearing ore.

Operations at the Crocodile River Mine currently include re-mining and processing its tailings resource to produce PGM and chrome concentrates from the Barplats Zandfontein tailings dam.

For further information, please contact:

EASTERN PLATINUM LIMITEDWylie Hui, Chief Financial Officer & Corporate Secretarywhui@eastplats.com (email)(604) 800-8200 (phone)

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” or “forward-looking information” (collectively referred to herein as “forward-looking statements”) within the meaning of applicable securities legislation. Such forward-looking statements include, without limitation, forecasts, estimates, expectations and objectives for future operations that are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of the Company. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and are generally, but not always, identified by the words “will,” “plan,” “intends,” “may,” “could,” “expects,” “anticipates” and similar expressions. Further disclosure of the risks and uncertainties facing the Company and other forward-looking statements are discussed in the Company’s Annual Information Form and Management’s Discussion and Analysis which are available under the Company’s profile on www.sedar.com.

In particular, this press release contains forward-looking statements pertaining to: the extension of the expiry date of the Warrants. These forward-looking statements are based on assumptions made by and information currently available to the Company. Although management considers these assumptions to be reasonable based on information currently available to it, they may prove to be incorrect. By their very nature, forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these statements as a number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the beliefs, plans, objectives, expectations, estimates and intentions expressed in such forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, commodity prices, lower than expected grades and quantities of resources, need for additional funding, availability of such additional funding and that funding will be on acceptable terms, economic conditions, currency fluctuations, competition and regulations, legal proceedings and risks related to operations in foreign countries.

The forward-looking statements in this press release are made as of the date they are given and, except as required by applicable securities laws, the Company disclaims any intention or obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

No stock exchange, securities commission or other regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information contained herein.

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Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – May 13, 2022) – Eastern Platinum Limited (TSX: ELR) (JSE: EPS) ("Eastplats" or the "Company") is pleased to report that it has filed its condensed interim consolidated financial statements for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and the corresponding management's discussion and analysis. Below is a summary of the Company's financial results for the first quarter of 2022 ("Q1 2022") (all amounts in USD unless specified) in comparison to the same respective period in 2021 ("Q1 2021"):

  • Revenue for Q1 2022 increased to $17.4 million (Q1 2021 – $16.7 million), representing a 4.3% increase. The increase in revenue for Q1 2022 was primarily due to an increase in platinum group metal ("PGM") sales in the period.

  • Mine operating income increased by $2.0 million (or 137.5%) to $3.4 million in Q1 2022 (Q1 2021 – $1.4 million), resulting in an improved gross margin of 19.6% in Q1 2022 from 8.6% in Q1 2021.

  • Operating income was $0.1 million in Q1 2022 compared to an operating loss of $1.7 million in Q1 2021.

  • Net income attributable to shareholders was $3.0 million ($0.02 earnings per share) in Q1 2022 versus loss attributable to shareholders of $0.9 million ($0.01 loss per share) in Q1 2021. The Q1 2022 net income was largely attributable to the foreign exchange gain due to the appreciation of the South African Rand relative to the U.S. Dollar in Q1 2022, while in Q1 2021, the U.S. Dollar strengthened.

  • The Company had positive working capital (current assets less current liabilities) of $17.2 million as at March 31, 2022 (December 31, 2021 – $14.6 million) and short-term cash resources of $6.6 million (consisting of cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments) (December 31, 2021 – $6.1 million).

Operations

The Company continues its Retreatment Project at Barplats Mines (Pty) Limited's tailings facility (the "Retreatment Project") located at the Company's Crocodile River Mine ("CRM") in South Africa.

Summary of chrome production for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and March 31, 2021:

Q1 2022

Q1 2021

Total Tailings Feed (Tons)

574,242

607,606

Average grade Cr concentrate

38.97%

38.47%

Tons of Cr concentrate

121,122

203,901

The majority of the Company's revenue (approximately 84% for Q1 2022) is generated from the offtake agreement with Union Goal Offshore Solution Limited ("Union Goal") in relation to chrome concentrate production from the Retreatment Project. The remaining amount of the Company's revenue was from PGM concentrate sales to Impala Platinum Limited ("Impala").

The completion of the reconfiguration and optimization of the small-scale PGM circuit ("PGM Circuit D") in Q1 2021 continued to successfully utilize the feed, following the recovery of chrome concentrate, to produce PGM concentrate under the respective offtake agreements in Q1 2022. Refurbishment work commenced on the PGM main plant circuit ("PGM Main Circuit B") during April 2021 and the circuit was commissioned in October 2021 (see press release of October 29, 2021 for further information). PGM Circuit D and PGM Main Circuit B (collectively, the "PGM Circuits") are both operating and continue to drive revenue growth and gross margin improvement for the Company.

Summary of PGM production for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021:

Q1 2022

Q1 2021

Tons of PGM concentrate

879

44

During the period, the Company continued work to close the Maroelabult resource project sale with Eland Platinum (Pty) Limited. Eastplats announced the completion of the sale (see press release of March 22, 2022 for further information). Total cash consideration of R20 million (approximately $1.3 million) was received on March 9, 2022 after the transfer of legal title and various regulatory obligations required in South Africa were completed.

Diana Hu, President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director of Eastplats, commented, "The Q1 financial results have shown the Company is on the right path to continue its revenue growth and profitability improvements from the Retreatment Project and capacity increases from the PGM circuits. We are confident with the progress made by the team and expect to disclose the updated NI 43-101 compliant independent technical report on the Crocodile River Mine shortly."

Outlook

The Company's targets for 2022 are as follows:

  • Optimize the operations of the Retreatment Project and maximize returns (ongoing)

    • Completion of the Optimization Program for the Retreatment Project (ongoing)

    • Assess the value of the chrome recovery plant after optimization (ongoing)

  • Operate and optimize the PGM Circuits (ongoing);

  • Capital raise to restart Zandfontein underground operations at the Crocodile River Mine (initiated);

  • Completion of the second phase of the tailings storage facility ("TSF") capital works program (ongoing);

  • Mareesburg project environmental work to complete the legal analysis on the Environmental Impact Assessment ("EIA") and other environmental studies and amendments (ongoing);

  • Prospecting and assessment work in relation to Zandfontein, Crocette and Spitzkop ore bodies (ongoing);

  • EIA and other assessment work regarding a vertical furnace and pelletizer of chrome concentrate (ongoing); and

  • Update other capital assessments upon completion of capital fundraising.

Care and maintenance with respect to the underground portion of the CRM will continue while the Company assesses the Zandfontein underground operations for restart.

The Company has a primary listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange and a secondary listing on the JSE Limited.

The Company has filed the following documents, under the Company's profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com:

  • Condensed interim consolidated financial statements for the three months ended March 31, 2022; and

  • Management's discussion and analysis for the three months ended March 31, 2022.

The condensed interim consolidated financial statements for the three months ended March 31, 2022 are available for download at https://eastplats.com/investors-2/reports/ and are also available on the JSE's website at: https://senspdf.jse.co.za/documents/2022/JSE/ISSE/EPS/Q122.pdf.

Covid-19

The Government of South Africa lifted the National State of Disaster in response to the COVID-19 pandemic on April 5, 2022. The Company continues to follow the health guidelines of the Government of South Africa. The chrome and PGM production and delivery remains in full operation. The effects of COVID-19 are uncertain and the consequences of a further temporary shutdown of any operations or other related issues cannot be reasonably estimated at this time, but could potentially have material adverse effects on the Company's business, operations, liquidity and cashflows.

About Eastern Platinum Limited

Eastplats owns directly and indirectly a number of PGM and chrome assets in the Republic of South Africa. All of the Company's properties are situated on the western and eastern limbs of the Bushveld Complex, the geological environment that hosts approximately 80% of the world's PGM-bearing ore.

Operations at the Crocodile River Mine currently include re-mining and processing its tailings resource to produce PGM and chrome concentrates from the Barplats Zandfontein tailings dam.

For further information, please contact:

EASTERN PLATINUM LIMITED Wylie Hui, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary whui@eastplats.com (email) (604) 800-8200 (phone)

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" or "forward-looking information" (collectively referred to herein as "forward-looking statements") within the meaning of applicable securities legislation. Such forward-looking statements include, without limitation, forecasts, estimates, expectations and objectives for future operations that are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of the Company. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and are generally, but not always, identified by the words "will", "plan", "intends", "may", "could", "expects", "anticipates" and similar expressions. Further disclosure of the risks and uncertainties facing the Company and other forward-looking statements are discussed in the Company's most recent Annual Information Form available under the Company's profile on www.sedar.com.

In particular, this press release contains, without limitation, forward-looking statements pertaining to: profitability; revenue growth and gross margin improvements derived from the PGM Circuits; completion of the updated NI 43-101 compliant independent technical report on the CRM; the Company's targets for 2022 including optimization of the Retreatment Project operations; completion of the Optimization Program for the Retreatment Project, assessment of the value of the chrome recovery plant; operations and optimization of the PGM Circuits; capital raise to restart Zandfontein underground operations at the Crocodile River mine; completion of the second phase of the TSF capital works program; Mareesburg project environmental work to complete the legal analysis on the EIA and other environmental studies and amendments; prospecting and assessment work in relation to Zandfontein, Crocette and Spitzkop ore bodies; EIA and assessment work regarding a vertical furnace and pelletizer of chrome concentrate; the update of other capital assessments upon completion of capital fundraising; care and maintenance with respect to the underground portion of the CRM; and the potential effects of COVID-19 and any future measures taken by the Government of South Africa and their impact on the Company and its business, operations, liquidity and cashflows. These forward-looking statements are based on assumptions made by and information currently available to the Company. Although management considers these assumptions to be reasonable based on information currently available to it, they may prove to be incorrect. By their very nature, forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these statements as a number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the beliefs, plans, objectives, expectations, estimates and intentions expressed in such forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, unanticipated problems that may arise in the Company's production processes, commodity prices, lower than expected grades and quantities of resources, need for additional funding and availability of such additional funding on acceptable terms, economic conditions, currency fluctuations, competition and regulations, legal proceedings and risks related to operations in foreign countries.

All forward-looking statements in this press release are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement, the "Cautionary Statement on Forward-Looking Information" section contained in the Company's most recent Management's Discussion and Analysis available under the Company's profile on www.sedar.com. The forward-looking statements in this press release are made as of the date they are given and, except as required by applicable securities laws, the Company disclaims any intention or obligation, and does not undertake, to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

No stock exchange, securities commission or other regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information contained herein.

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Noront Resources Ltd.

TORONTO, March 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Noront Resources Ltd. ("Noront" or the "Company") (TSXV:NOT) announces that, as of 5:00 p.m. (Toronto time) on March 25, 2022, being the deadline for shareholders of the Company to make an election to retain all or a portion of their common shares of Noront ("Common Shares") following the Arrangement (as defined below) (a "Retention Election"), an aggregate of 81,620,596 Common Shares (representing approximately 14.4% of the issued and outstanding Common Shares) are the subject of a Retention Election.

Accordingly, pursuant to the plan of arrangement (the "Arrangement") involving Wyloo Metals Pty Ltd. (the "Parent") and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Wyloo Canada AcquisitionCo Pty Ltd. (the "Purchaser", and together with the Parent and any of their affiliates, the "Wyloo Parties"), the Purchaser will acquire all of the Common Shares not already owned or controlled by the Wyloo Parties (the "Automatic Squeeze-Out"), including those Common Shares that are the subject of a Retention Election (the "Retained Shares"), as less than 20% of the issued and outstanding Common Shares are the subject of a Retention Election. In the absence of the Automatic Squeeze-Out, the public shareholders of Noront (other than the Wyloo Parties) would not have held a sufficient percentage of the outstanding Common Shares for Noront to meet the continued listing requirements of the TSX Venture Exchange.

As a result, all shareholders of Noront (other than the Wyloo Parties) will be entitled to receive the cash consideration of $1.10 per Common Share (the "Cash Consideration"), including in respect of any Retained Shares.

In order to receive the Cash Consideration in exchange for their Common Shares, registered shareholders are reminded that they must complete, sign and return the letter of transmittal to Computershare Investor Services Inc., the depositary appointed in connection with the Arrangement, together with their certificate(s) or DRS advice(s) representing their Common Shares (including any Retained Shares), in accordance with the tender procedures described in the Circular (as defined below). Any Common Shares held in the CDSX system will automatically be deposited under the Arrangement and the beneficial shareholders thereof will receive the Cash Consideration in respect of such Common Shares. If you have any questions or require more information with regard to the procedures for receiving the Cash Consideration, please contact Shorecrest Group, by (i) telephone at 1-888-637-5789 (North American Toll-Free) or 1-647-931-7454 (Collect Calls Outside North America), or (ii) email at contact@shorecrestgroup.com.

Completion of the Arrangement remains subject to, among other things, satisfaction of all conditions precedent to closing the Arrangement, including the final approval of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Commercial List) (the "Court") and TSX Venture Exchange. The hearing for the final order of the Court to approve the Arrangement is scheduled to occur on April 1, 2022. Assuming that all approvals are obtained and all conditions precedent to the completion of the Arrangement are satisfied or waived (as applicable), the closing of the Arrangement is scheduled to occur on April 7, 2022. If the Arrangement is completed, the Wyloo Parties intend to cause the Common Shares to be delisted from the TSX Venture Exchange, and Noront intends to submit an application to the applicable securities regulators to cease to be a reporting issuer.

For more details on the Arrangement and the Cash Consideration, please see the Company's management information circular dated February 11, 2022 (the "Circular"), which is available on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) under Noront's issuer profile.

About Noront Resources

Noront Resources Ltd. is focused on the development of its high-grade Eagle's Nest nickel, copper, platinum and palladium deposit and the world class chromite deposits including Blackbird, Black Thor, and Big Daddy, all of which are located in the James Bay Lowlands of Ontario in an emerging metals camp known as the Ring of Fire. See more at: www.norontresources.com.

For More Information About Noront Resources, Please Contact:

Media Relations Ian Hamilton Tel: +1 (905) 399-6591 ihamilton@longviewcomms.ca

Investor Relations Greg Rieveley Tel: +1 (416) 367-1444 greg.rieveley@norontresources.com

Janice Mandel Tel: +1 (647) 300-3853 janice.mandel@stringcom.com

For More Information About Wyloo Metals, Please Contact:

Media Relations Andrew Bennett Tel (M): +61 427 782 503 Tel (P): +61 8 6460 4949 abennett@tattarang.com

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information

Certain statements contained in this news release contain "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Any statements that express or involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, assumptions or future events or performance (often, but not always, using words or phrases such as "expects" or "does not expect", "is expected", "anticipates" or "does not anticipate", "plans", "estimates" or "intends", or stating that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might", "have potential" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved) are not statements of historical fact and may be "forward-looking statements." Forward-looking information and statements are not based on historical facts, but rather on current expectations and projections about future events, and are therefore subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the future results expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking information and statements include, but are not limited to, information and statements regarding the Arrangement, regulatory and Court approval of the Arrangement, the timing and ability of Noront to complete the Arrangement (if at all), the timing and ability of Noront to satisfy the conditions precedent to completing the Arrangement, including obtaining the final Court approval (if at all) as set forth in the arrangement agreement (as amended), the potential of the Ring of Fire, and projections about the world's transition to a lower carbon future.

Although Noront believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking information and statements are reasonable, such information and statements involve risks and uncertainties, and undue reliance should not be placed on such information and statements. Material factors or assumptions that were applied in formulating the forward-looking information contained herein include, without limitation, the expectations and beliefs of Noront's management and boards of directors, as of the date hereof. Noront cautions that the foregoing list of material factors and assumptions is not exhaustive. Many of these assumptions are based on factors and events that are not within the Company's control, and there is no assurance that they will prove correct. Consequently, there can be no assurance that the actual results or developments anticipated by Noront will be realized or, even if substantially realized, that they will have the expected consequences for, or effects on, Noront, the current shareholders, or the future results and performance of Noront. For additional information with respect to these and other factors and assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements made in this news release concerning the Arrangement, see the Circular available on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) under Noront's issuer profile.

Forward-looking information and statements in this news release are based on beliefs and opinions of Noront at the time the statements are made, and there should be no expectation that these forward-looking statements will be updated or supplemented as a result of new information, estimates or opinions, future events or results or otherwise, and Noront disavows and disclaims any obligation to do so except as required by applicable law. Nothing contained herein shall be deemed to be a forecast, projection or estimate of the future financial performance of Noront.

Neither the 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. No stock exchange, securities commission or other regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information contained herein.

Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – March 25, 2022) – Eastern Platinum Limited (TSX: ELR) (JSE: EPS) ("Eastplats" or the "Company") is pleased to report that it has filed its Audited Consolidated Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021 and the corresponding Management's Discussion and Analysis and Annual Information Form. Below is a summary of the Company's financial results for the fourth quarter of 2021 ("Q4 2021") and for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021 ("FY2021") (all amounts in USD unless specified) in comparison to the same respective periods in 2020 ("Q4 2020" and "FY2020", respectively):

  • Revenue for Q4 2021 decreased to $15.6 million (Q4 2020 – $15.8 million), representing a 1.3% decrease. Revenue for FY2021 increased to $68.2 million (FY2020 – $56.1 million), representing a 21.5% increase.

  • Mine operating income increased by $1.4 million (or 93.8%) to $3.0 million in Q4 2021 (Q4 2020 – $1.5 million), resulting in an improved gross margin of 19.1% in Q4 2021 from 9.7% in Q4 2020. Mine operating income in FY2021 increased by $4.1 million (or 73.1%) to $9.6 million (FY2020 – $5.6 million), resulting in an improved gross margin of 14.1% in FY2021 from 9.9% in FY2020.

  • Operating income was $0.2 million in Q4 2021 compared to an operating loss of $0.7 million in Q4 2020. Operating loss improved by $2.5 million to $1.2 million in FY2021 from $3.7 million in FY2020, a 67.2% decrease in operating loss.

  • Net loss attributable to shareholders was $1.9 million ($0.01 loss per share) in Q4 2021 versus earnings attributable to shareholders of $3.0 million ($0.03 earnings per share) in Q4 2020. The Q4 2021 net loss was largely attributable to the foreign exchange loss due to the depreciation of the South African Rand relative to the U.S. Dollar in Q4 2021 while in Q4 2020, the Rand had strengthened.

  • Net loss attributable to shareholders decreased to $1.2 million ($0.01 loss per share) in FY2021 compared to a loss of $8.0 million ($0.08 loss per share) in FY2020. The improvement during FY2021 is mainly attributable to the increased revenue and positive gross margins generated by remining and processing the Company's tailings resources at the Crocodile River Mine ("CRM") to produce chrome concentrate and platinum group metals ("PGM") concentrate, respectively; and a gain of $3.3 million to settle and dismiss certain outstanding lawsuits (see press release of June 21, 2021 for further information). The improvement was offset by increased care and maintenance costs due to a rise in labour and electricity costs in South Africa and work on the Zandfontein underground at the CRM.

  • The Company had positive working capital (current assets less current liabilities) of $14.6 million as at December 31, 2021 (December 31, 2020 – $4.1 million).

Operations

The Company continues its Retreatment Project at Barplats Mines (Pty) Limited's tailings facility located at the Company's CRM in South Africa.

Summary of chrome production for the three months and year ended December 31, 2021 and 2020:

Q4 2021

Q4 2020

FY2021

FY2020

Total Tailings Feed (Tons)

597,814

671,162

2,504,777

2,328,732

Average grade Cr concentrate

39.38%

38.46%

38.71%

38.56%

Tons of Cr concentrate

149,943

202,225

773,274

987,003

The majority of the Company's revenue (approximately 89% and 92% for Q4 2021 and FY2021, respectively) is generated from the offtake agreement with Union Goal Offshore Solution Limited ("Union Goal") in relation to chrome concentrate production from the Retreatment Project. The remaining amount of the Company's revenue was from PGM concentrate sales to Impala Platinum Limited ("Impala"). There were no PGM revenues generated during the comparable periods in 2020.

The completion of the reconfiguration and optimization of the small-scale PGM circuit ("PGM Circuit D") in Q1 2021 continued to successfully utilize the feed, following the recovery of chrome concentrate, to produce PGM concentrate under the respective offtake agreements in Q4 2021. Refurbishment work commenced on the PGM main plant circuit ("PGM Main Circuit B") during April 2021 and the circuit was commissioned in October 2021 (see press release of October 29, 2021 for further information). PGM Circuit D and PGM Main Circuit B (collectively, the "PGM Circuits") are both operating, which continue to drive revenue growth and gross margin improvement for the Company.

Summary of PGM production for the three months and year ended December 31, 2021:

Q4 2021

Q4 2020

FY2021

FY2020

Tons of PGM concentrate

905

32

1,853

32

During the year, the Company continued work to close the Maroelabult resource project sale with Eland Platinum (Pty) Limited. Eastplats announced the completion of the sale (see press release of March 22, 2022 for further information). Total cash consideration of R20 million (approximately $1.3 million) was received on March 9, 2022 after the transfer of legal title and various regulatory obligations required in South Africa were completed.

Diana Hu, President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director of Eastplats commented, "We continue to be encouraged by the positive results as the Company's revenue growth and profitability improves from the Retreatment Project and PGM capacity increases from the PGM circuits. We have initiated efforts to raise funds to restart the Zandfontein underground operations at the Crocodile River Mine and if successful, look forward to the opportunity to generate additional revenue streams for the Company."

Outlook

The Company's targets for 2022 are as follows:

  • Optimize the operations of the Retreatment Project and maximize returns (ongoing)

    • Completion of the Optimization Program for the Retreatment Project (ongoing)

    • Assess the value of the chrome recovery plant after optimization (initiated)

  • Operate and optimize the PGM Circuits (ongoing);

  • Capital raise to restart Zandfontein underground operations at the Crocodile River Mine (initiated);

  • Completion of the second phase of the tailings storage facility ("TSF") capital works program (ongoing);

  • Mareesburg project environmental work to complete the legal analysis on the Environmental Impact Assessment ("EIA") and other environmental studies and amendments (ongoing);

  • Prospecting and assessment work in relation to Zandfontein, Crocette and Spitzkop ore bodies (ongoing);

  • EIA and assessment work regarding a vertical furnace and pelletizer of chrome concentrate (ongoing); and

  • Update other capital assessments upon completion of capital fundraising.

Care and maintenance with respect to the underground portion of the CRM will continue while the Company assesses the Zandfontein underground operations for restart.

The Company has a primary listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange and a secondary listing on the JSE Limited.

The Company has filed the following documents, under the Company's profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com:

  • Audited Consolidated Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021;

  • Management's Discussion and Analysis for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021; and

  • Annual Information Form at December 31, 2021.

The audited consolidated financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021 is available for download at https://eastplats.com/investors-2/reports/ and is also available on the JSE's website at: https://senspdf.jse.co.za/documents/2022/JSE/ISSE/EPS/FY21.pdf.

Covid-19

There were no changes to the alert levels in South Africa, and they remain at alert level 1 regarding COVID-19. The Company continues to follow the health guidelines of the Government of South Africa. The chrome and PGM production and delivery remains in full operation. The effects of COVID-19 are uncertain and the consequences of a further increase in the alert level in South Africa, temporary shutdown of any operations or other related issues cannot be reasonably estimated at this time, but could potentially have material adverse effects on the Company's business, operations, liquidity and cashflows.

About Eastern Platinum Limited

Eastplats owns directly and indirectly a number of PGM and chrome assets in the Republic of South Africa. All of the Company's properties are situated on the western and eastern limbs of the Bushveld Complex, the geological environment that hosts approximately 80% of the world's PGM-bearing ore.

Operations at the Crocodile River Mine currently include re-mining and processing its tailings resource to produce PGM and chrome concentrates from the Barplats Zandfontein tailings dam.

For further information, please contact:

EASTERN PLATINUM LIMITEDWylie Hui, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretarywhui@eastplats.com (email)(604) 800-8200 (phone)

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" or "forward-looking information" (collectively referred to herein as "forward-looking statements") within the meaning of applicable securities legislation. Such forward-looking statements include, without limitation, forecasts, estimates, expectations and objectives for future operations that are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of the Company. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and are generally, but not always, identified by the words "will", "plan", "intends", "may", "could", "expects", "anticipates" and similar expressions. Further disclosure of the risks and uncertainties facing the Company and other forward-looking statements are discussed in the Company's most recent Annual Information Form available under the Company's profile on www.sedar.com.

In particular, this press release contains, without limitation, forward-looking statements pertaining to: profitability; revenue growth and gross margin improvements derived from the PGM Circuits; the Company's targets for 2022 including optimization of the Retreatment Project operations; completion of the Optimization Program for the Retreatment Project, assessment of the value of the chrome recovery plant; operations and optimization of the PGM Circuits; capital raise to restart Zandfontein underground operations at the Crocodile River mine; completion of the second phase of the TSF capital works program; Mareesburg project environmental work to complete the legal analysis on the EIA and other environmental studies and amendments; prospecting and assessment work in relation to Zandfontein, Crocette and Spitzkop ore bodies; EIA and assessment work regarding a vertical furnace and pelletizer of chrome concentrate; the update of other capital assessments upon completion of capital fundraising; care and maintenance with respect to the underground portion of the CRM; and the potential effects of COVID-19 and any future measures taken by the Government of South Africa and their impact on the Company and its business, operations, liquidity and cashflows. These forward-looking statements are based on assumptions made by and information currently available to the Company. Although management considers these assumptions to be reasonable based on information currently available to it, they may prove to be incorrect. By their very nature, forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these statements as a number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the beliefs, plans, objectives, expectations, estimates and intentions expressed in such forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, unanticipated problems that may arise in the Company's production processes, commodity prices, lower than expected grades and quantities of resources, need for additional funding and availability of such additional funding on acceptable terms, economic conditions, currency fluctuations, competition and regulations, legal proceedings and risks related to operations in foreign countries.

All forward-looking statements in this press release are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement, the "Cautionary Statement on Forward-Looking Information" section contained in the Company's most recent Management's Discussion and Analysis available under the Company's profile on www.sedar.com. The forward-looking statements in this press release are made as of the date they are given and, except as required by applicable securities laws, the Company disclaims any intention or obligation, and does not undertake, to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

No stock exchange, securities commission or other regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information contained herein.

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Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – March 22, 2022) – Eastern Platinum Limited (TSX: ELR) (JSE: EPS) ("Eastplats" or the "Company") and its subsidiary Barplats Mines (Pty) Limited ("Barplats") are pleased to announce the completion of the previously announced sale of the Maroelabult resource property with Eland Platinum (Pty) Limited ("Eland") (See news release of October 29, 2019). The sales agreement provided for the sale of the mining rights, immovable property, infrastructure and equipment of the Maroelabult resource property (collectively referred as the "Maroelabult Assets") located near Brits in South Africa, with Eland assuming all rehabilitation obligations related to the property. Total cash consideration of R20 million (approximately US$1.3 million) was received on March 9, 2022 after the transfer of legal title and various legal and regulatory obligations required in South Africa were completed.

Since October 25, 2019, Eland assumed the care and maintenance costs and services of the Maroelabult Assets.

Diana Hu, CEO of the Company, commented, "Eastplats is pleased to close this transaction with Eland and to monetize Maroelabult. The Company remains focused to advance its core assets, including restarting the Zandfontein underground at the Crocodile River Mine and continue to bring value to its stakeholders."

About Eastern Platinum Limited

Eastplats owns directly and indirectly a number of platinum group metal ("PGM") and chrome assets in the Republic of South Africa. All of the Company's properties are situated on the western and eastern limbs of the Bushveld Complex, the geological environment that hosts approximately 80% of the world's PGM-bearing ore.

Operations at the Crocodile River Mine currently include re-mining and processing its tailings resource to produce PGM and chrome concentrates from the Barplats Zandfontein tailings dam.

For further information, please contact:

EASTERN PLATINUM LIMITEDWylie Hui, Chief Financial Officer & Corporate Secretarywhui@eastplats.com (email)(604) 800-8200 (phone)

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" or "forward-looking information" (collectively referred to herein as "forward-looking statements") within the meaning of applicable securities legislation. Such forward-looking statements include, without limitation, forecasts, estimates, expectations and objectives for future operations that are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of the Company. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and are generally, but not always, identified by the words "will," "plan," "intends," "may," "could," "expects," "anticipates" and similar expressions. Further disclosure of the risks and uncertainties facing the Company and other forward-looking statements are discussed in the Company's Annual Information Form and Management's Discussion and Analysis which are available under the Company's profile on www.sedar.com.

In particular, this press release contains forward-looking statements pertaining to: the Company remaining focused to advance its core assets, including restarting the Zandfontein underground at the Crocodile River Mine and continue to bring value to its stakeholders. These forward-looking statements are based on assumptions made by and information currently available to the Company. Although management considers these assumptions to be reasonable based on information currently available to it, they may prove to be incorrect. By their very nature, forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these statements as a number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the beliefs, plans, objectives, expectations, estimates and intentions expressed in such forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, commodity prices, lower than expected grades and quantities of resources, need for additional funding, availability of such additional funding and that funding will be on acceptable terms, economic conditions, currency fluctuations, competition and regulations, legal proceedings and risks related to operations in foreign countries.

The forward-looking statements in this press release are made as of the date they are given and, except as required by applicable securities laws, the Company disclaims any intention or obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

No stock exchange, securities commission or other regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information contained herein.

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Canada Carbon Inc.

TORONTO, March 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Canada Carbon Inc. (the "Company" or "Canada Carbon" or "CCB") (TSX-V:CCB), (OTC: BRUZF), (FF:U7N1) is pleased to announce its first assay results from the rock samples taken as part the 2021 geochemical survey on its Asbury Property (the “Property”) (see news release dated July 21st, 2021). Canada Carbon’s objective was to investigate identified conductors located on the Property to see if they could be explained by graphitic mineralization.

This survey confirmed that all of the tested conductors bear graphite mineralization (Figure 1), while multiple conductors are still to be tested. The confirmed conductors are between 350 and 1,075 metres in length. The 1,075-metre-long conductor contained a grab sample that graded 21.5% Cg and is located in the Northeast section of the Property. This sample is near a potential folding of the graphitic mineralization, which could increase its thickness and provide considerable size. The interpreted fold is also located near the MC-8805 showing, which returned 8.14% Cg over 18.9 metres (St-Pierre, 1988). Historic grab samples in the vicinity of the showing returned 2.67%Cg and 2.31%Cg (Mathieu & Lafrance, 2013). Approximately 250 metres Northeast of the mentioned fold are located two grab samples containing 5.85% Cg and 18.8% Cg.

Only 30% of the conductors have been tested. Those located along the VTEM anomalies are a prime target for the next exploration survey which will consist of trenching and channel sampling along multiple conductors to better define their thickness and volume. Additionally, a ground TDEM survey is already planned for Spring 2022 to cover the conductors. This will better define their location while also defining the areas where the conductors are closest to surface. This, in turn, will allow the Company to optimize a program to efficiently trench the targets.

Chief Executive Officer, Ellerton Castor, said: “The Asbury results are very encouraging. Limited surface exploration work allowed us to better define the potential of the Property with the discovery of high-grade graphite mineralization. We are excited to plan a trenching program that will reveal additional bedrock to our technical team, which will allow us to better investigate the multiple conductors on the Property. We are comforted by the fact that all conductors tested so far, were caused by graphitic mineralization. The Company will also plan bulk samples for the purpose of metallurgical testing to verify that the graphite quality is suitable for commercial usage. It is important to note that the graphite output from the historical Asbury Mine was located in the same geological unit, on the Property. A meeting with the Notre-Dame-du-Laus municipality has already been scheduled to discuss the results and outline our next steps.

Advancing our development plan for the Asbury property is critical to the Company’s core strategic objectives: 1) continue our focus on the nuclear graphite product in order to leverage the innate purity of the Miller Deposit; 2) demonstrate our ability to supply multiple verticals through a robust program of product qualification and metallurgical testing; and 3) provide security of supply to our potential clients through development of multiple deposits."

A Media Snippet accompanying this announcement is available by clicking on the image or link below:

Figure 1:: Conductors and Mineralization on the Property

MethodologyAt the SGS Laboratories, rocks samples are prepared by drying, crushing (>3 kg) up to 75% passing 2mm, riffle splitting (250 g) and pulverizing (mild steel) to 85% passing 75µm. Graphite was assayed using the GC_CSA05V package from SGS laboratory, which consists of roasting, HCL leach, combustion and infrared measurement (Leco) with reporting limits of 0.05% Cg to 50% Cg.

Qualified Person This press release was prepared by Steven Lauzier, P.Geo, OGQ; and by Pierre-Alexandre Pelletier, P.Geo OGQ, who are qualified persons as defined under National Instrument 43-101, and who reviewed and approved the geological information provided in this news release.

ReferencesMathieu, G., Lafrance, B., 2013. Rapport des Travaux de Prospection, Projet Asbury. Focus Graphite Inc., GM 67860.

Rive, M., Latulippe, M., Gobeil, A., Duquette, G., Marcoux, D., Vallières, A., 1984. Rapport des Géologues Résidents – 1983. Ministère des Ressources Naturelles., DV 84-06.

St-Pierre, S., 1988. Journeaux de Sondage, Campagne d'Automne 1988, Projet McGill. Stratmin Inc. GM 48577.

CANADA CARBON INC.Ellerton J. CastorChief Executive Officer and Director

Contact InformationE-mail inquiries: info@canadacarbon.comP: (905) 407-1212

“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.”

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS: This news release contains forward-looking statements, which relate to future events or future performance and reflect management’s current expectations and assumptions. Such forward-looking statements reflect management’s current beliefs and are based on assumptions made by and information currently available to the Company. Investors are cautioned that these forward-looking statements are neither promises nor guarantees and are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause future results to differ materially from those expected. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and, except as required under applicable securities legislation, the Company does not assume any obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances. All of the forward-looking statements made in this press release are qualified by these cautionary statements and by those made in our filings with SEDAR in Canada (available at www.sedar.com).

Noront Resources Ltd.

TORONTO, Feb. 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Noront Resources Ltd. ("Noront" or the "Company") (TSXV:NOT) is pleased to announce the mailing of its management information circular (the "Circular") and related form of proxy, letter of transmittal and retention election form (collectively, the "Meeting Materials") to the shareholders of Noront (the "Shareholders") in connection with the Special Meeting (as defined below).

The Meeting Materials are being mailed to Shareholders of record as of January 31, 2022 in connection with the special meeting of Shareholders scheduled to be held on March 15, 2022 (the "Special Meeting") to consider and, if deemed advisable, approve, among other things, the proposed plan of arrangement (the "Arrangement") involving Wyloo Metals Pty Ltd. ("Wyloo Metals") and its wholly-owned subsidiary Wyloo Canada Holdings Pty Ltd ("Wyloo Canada" and, together with Wyloo Metals and their affiliates, the "Wyloo Parties"). If the Arrangement becomes effective, Wyloo Canada would acquire up to all of the issued and outstanding common shares of the Company (the "Common Shares") that the Wyloo Parties do not already own. Shareholders of record as of January 31, 2022 will receive notice of and be entitled to vote at the Special Meeting. The Meeting Materials are also available on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) under Noront's issuer profile.

The Special Meeting will be held virtually and commencing at 10:00 a.m. (Toronto time) on March 15, 2022. Shareholders can access the Special Meeting using the following link: http://meetnow.global/M5WUKFK.

Following the Special Meeting, in conjunction with the announcement of the voting results of the Special Meeting, Noront will announce the number of Retention Elections (as defined below) received, on an interim basis, as of 5:00 p.m. (Toronto time) on March 14, 2022 (the "Interim Announcement"). Following the Interim Announcement, Shareholders will then have a further ten days to make a Retention Election (as defined below).

The Arrangement Consideration and Retention Elections

Under the Arrangement, Shareholders (other than the Wyloo Parties) are being given the opportunity, in respect of all or a portion of their Common Shares, to:

  • Receive Cash Consideration of $1.10 per Common Share – Shareholders who wish to receive the cash consideration of $1.10 per Common Share will not be required to make any election in respect of the Arrangement; OR

  • Retain their Common Shares – Shareholders who wish to retain all or a portion of their Common Shares, and remain as a Shareholder of Noront following the completion of the Arrangement, are required to make an election to retain their Common Shares (the "Retention Election") by the 10th day following the Interim Announcement (the "Retention Election Deadline"). Based on current timelines, the Retention Election Deadline is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. (Toronto time) on March 25, 2022.

Regardless of any Retention Elections made, if less than 20% of the outstanding Common Shares are subject to a Retention Election at the Retention Election Deadline, Wyloo Canada will acquire all of the Common Shares that the Wyloo Parties do not already own, including those Common Shares that are the subject of a Retention Election. This provision is intended to protect Shareholders by ensuring that all Common Shares will be purchased by Wyloo Canada under the Arrangement if, after the completion of the Arrangement, Shareholders (other than the Wyloo Parties) would not hold a sufficient percentage of the outstanding Common Shares for Noront to meet the continued listing requirements of the TSX Venture Exchange. The Wyloo Parties and any person acting jointly or in concert with the Wyloo Parties are not entitled to make a Retention Election.

REGARDLESS OF THEIR ELECTION, SHAREHOLDERS ARE URGED TO VOTE THEIR COMMON SHARES PRIOR TO THE PROXY CUT-OFF DEADLINE OF MARCH 11, 2022, AT 10:00 A.M. (TORONTO TIME). APPROVING THE ARRANGEMENT GIVES SHAREHOLDERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO SELL THEIR COMMON SHARES FOR CASH CONSIDERATION OF $1.10 PER COMMON SHARE OR OTHERWISE ELECT TO RETAIN THEIR COMMON SHARES.

For more details on the Arrangement, the Special Meeting, the cash consideration and the Retention Election, please see the Circular which is available on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) under Noront's issuer profile.

Receipt of Interim Order and Conditional Approval of the TSX Venture Exchange

Noront is also pleased to announce that (i) the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Commercial List) has granted an Interim Order dated February 11, 2022 providing for the calling and holding of the Special Meeting and other procedural matters for the Arrangement, and (ii) the TSX Venture Exchange has granted its conditional acceptance of the Arrangement, subject to the fulfillment of the conditions therein.

Completion of the Arrangement remains subject to, among other things, (i) approval of a special resolution by the Shareholders at the Special Meeting authorizing the Arrangement, and (ii) receipt of the Final Order of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Commercial List) for the Arrangement.

YOUR VOTE IS IMPORTANT – PLEASE VOTE TODAY

Noront's Board of Directors, other than Mr. Luca Giacovazzi who abstained from voting due to his conflict of interest in the Arrangement, on the basis of a unanimous recommendation of Noront's Special Committee, and after receiving advice from its financial and legal advisors, approved the Arrangement and recommend that Shareholders vote FOR the Arrangement.

If you have any questions or require more information with regard to the procedures for attending the Special Meeting, voting, receiving the cash consideration or making the Retention Election, as applicable, please contact Shorecrest Group, by (i) telephone at 1-888-637-5789 (North American Toll-Free) or 1-647-931-7454 (Collect Calls Outside North America), or (ii) email at contact@shorecrestgroup.com.

About Noront Resources

Noront Resources Ltd. is focused on the development of its high-grade Eagle's Nest nickel, copper, platinum and palladium deposit and the world class chromite deposits including Blackbird, Black Thor, and Big Daddy, all of which are located in the James Bay Lowlands of Ontario in an emerging metals camp known as the Ring of Fire. See more at: www.norontresources.com.

About Wyloo Metals

Wyloo Metals is the metals and mining subsidiary of Tattarang, one of Australia's largest private investment groups. Led by a multidisciplinary team of geologists, engineers and financial professionals, Wyloo Metals manages a diverse portfolio of exploration and development projects and cornerstone interests in a number of public and private companies. Wyloo Metals seeks to work closely with all stakeholders to accelerate projects through the development cycle while meeting the highest international environmental, social and governance standards. See more at: www.wyloometals.com.

Wyloo Canada, a wholly owned subsidiary of Wyloo Metals, currently holds an aggregate of 208,434,427 Common Shares, representing approximately 37.2% of the outstanding Common Shares. Wyloo Canada also holds warrants ("Noront Warrants") to acquire 1,774,664 Common Shares at an exercise price of C$0.35 per Common Share. If the Noront Warrants are also fully exercised, Wyloo Canada would hold 210,209,091 Common Shares, representing approximately 37.4% of the outstanding Common Shares on a partially-diluted basis.

For More Information About Noront Resources, Please Contact:

Media Relations Ian Hamilton Tel: +1 (905) 399-6591 ihamilton@longviewcomms.ca

Investor Relations Greg Rieveley Tel: +1 (416) 367-1444 greg.rieveley@norontresources.com

Janice Mandel Tel: +1 (647) 300-3853 janice.mandel@stringcom.com

For More Information About Wyloo Metals, Please Contact:

Media Relations Andrew Bennett Tel (M): +61 427 782 503 Tel (P): +61 8 6460 4949 abennett@tattarang.com

Cautionary Note – Forward Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this news release contain "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Any statements that express or involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, assumptions or future events or performance (often, but not always, using words or phrases such as "expects" or "does not expect", "is expected", "anticipates" or "does not anticipate", "plans", "estimates" or "intends", or stating that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might", "have potential" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved) are not statements of historical fact and may be "forward-looking statements." Forward-looking information and statements are not based on historical facts, but rather on current expectations and projections about future events, and are therefore subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the future results expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking information and statements include, but are not limited to, information and statements regarding the Arrangement, shareholder, regulatory and court approval of the Arrangement, the timing and ability of Noront to complete the Arrangement (if at all), the timing and ability of Noront to satisfy the conditions precedent to completing the Arrangement (if at all) as set forth in the arrangement agreement (as amended), the ability of Shareholders to continue to have an interest in the Company following the closing of the Arrangement, the potential of the Ring of Fire, and projections about the world's transition to a lower carbon future.

Although Noront and Wyloo Metals believe that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking information and statements are reasonable, such information and statements involve risks and uncertainties, and undue reliance should not be placed on such information and statements. Material factors or assumptions that were applied in formulating the forward-looking information contained herein include, without limitation, the expectations and beliefs of Noront and Wyloo Metals, and their respective management and boards of directors, as of the date hereof. Noront and Wyloo Metals caution that the foregoing list of material factors and assumptions is not exhaustive. Many of these assumptions are based on factors and events that are not within their control, and there is no assurance that they will prove correct. Consequently, there can be no assurance that the actual results or developments anticipated by Noront or Wyloo Metals will be realized or, even if substantially realized, that they will have the expected consequences for, or effects on, Noront, the current Shareholders, or its future results and performance of Noront and Wyloo Metals. For additional information with respect to these and other factors and assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements made in this news release concerning the Arrangement, see the Circular available on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) under Noront's issuer profile.

Forward-looking information and statements in this news release are based on beliefs and opinions of Noront and Wyloo Metals, as the case may be, at the time the statements are made, and there should be no expectation that these forward-looking statements will be updated or supplemented as a result of new information, estimates or opinions, future events or results or otherwise, and Noront and Wyloo Metals disavow and disclaim any obligation to do so except as required by applicable law. Nothing contained herein shall be deemed to be a forecast, projection or estimate of the future financial performance of Noront.

Neither the 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. No stock exchange, securities commission or other regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information contained herein.

Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – January 26, 2022) – Eastern Platinum Limited (TSX: ELR) (JSE: EPS) ("Eastplats" or the "Company") announces that as at January 25, 2022, the project framework agreement (the "Agreement") between its subsidiary, Barplats Mines (Pty) Ltd. ("Barplats") and Advanced Beneficiation Technologies Proprietary Limited of South Africa ("ABT") has been terminated.

As previously announced on July 22, 2020, the Agreement was entered into for the development and construction of a new modular plant with a capacity to process the platinum group metals ("PGMs") from the tailings re-deposited from the retreatment project at a designated area of the Zandfontein tailings dam situated at the Crocodile River Mine in South Africa at an expected rate of 50,000 tons per month (the "Circuit H Project"). There were several milestones required under the Agreement to complete and establish the Circuit H Project, including a joint venture agreement between Barplats and ABT, financing agreements and off-take agreements for the project. None of these agreements were concluded prior to the termination of the Agreement.

The Company continues to focus its efforts on restarting the Zandfontein underground operations at the Crocodile River Mine and will assess its ability to recover PGMs from the tailings redeposited onto the Zandfontein tailings dam in due course.

About Eastern Platinum Limited

Eastplats owns directly and indirectly a number of PGM and chrome assets in the Republic of South Africa. All of the Company's properties are situated on the western and eastern limbs of the Bushveld Complex, the geological environment that hosts approximately 80% of the world's PGM-bearing ore.

Operations at the Crocodile River Mine currently include re-mining and processing its tailings resource to produce PGM and chrome concentrates from the Barplats Zandfontein tailings dam.

For further information, please contact:

EASTERN PLATINUM LIMITEDWylie Hui, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretarywhui@eastplats.com (email)(604) 800-8200 (phone)

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" or "forward-looking information" (collectively referred to herein as "forward-looking statements") within the meaning of applicable securities legislation. Such forward-looking statements include, without limitation, forecasts, estimates, expectations and objectives for future operations that are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of the Company. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and are generally, but not always, identified by the words "will", "plan", "intends", "may", "could", "expects", "anticipates" and similar expressions. Further disclosure of the risks and uncertainties facing the Company and other forward-looking statements are discussed in the Company's most recent Annual Information Form available under the Company's profile on www.sedar.com.

In particular, this press release contains, without limitation, forward-looking statements pertaining to: efforts on restarting the Zandfontein underground operations and ability to recover PGMs from tailing redeposited on the Zandfontein tailings dam. These forward-looking statements are based on assumptions made by and information currently available to the Company. Although management considers these assumptions to be reasonable based on information currently available to it, they may prove to be incorrect. By their very nature, forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these statements as a number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the beliefs, plans, objectives, expectations, estimates and intentions expressed in such forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, unanticipated problems that may arise in the Company's production processes, commodity prices, lower than expected grades and quantities of resources, need for additional funding and availability of such additional funding on acceptable terms, economic conditions, currency fluctuations, competition and regulations, legal proceedings and risks related to operations in foreign countries.

All forward-looking statements in this press release are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement, the "Cautionary Statement on Forward-Looking Information" section contained in the Company's most recent Management's Discussion and Analysis available under the Company's profile on www.sedar.com. The forward-looking statements in this press release are made as of the date they are given and, except as required by applicable securities laws, the Company disclaims any intention or obligation, and does not undertake, to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

No stock exchange, securities commission or other regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information contained herein.

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Mississauga, ON, Canada, Jan. 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Canada Carbon Inc. (the “Company”) (TSX-V: CCB) is pleased to announce that it has completed an extensive drilling program on its Miller Graphite Property (“the Miller Project”), located in Grenville Sur la Rouge, Quebec (“GSLR”). Drilling was conducted from November 28th, 2021 (see news release dated December 9, 2021) to December 21st, 2021.

The Company completed 3,005m of drilling in 32 holes (see figure 1) varying in depth between 30 and 178 metres. The meterage makes this program the largest drill campaign completed to-date on the Miller Property. The drilling was conducted by Downing Drilling from Calumet in GSLR. SL Exploration Inc, of Acton Vale provided the geologists and technicians to complete the program. Core logging and sampling is expected to be completed in January 2022. Generally, samples are taken at 1.5-meter intervals throughout the core and will be analyzed for graphitic carbon (Cg) content by an independent laboratory.

Figure 1: 2021 Drill collars

Following assaying, the results will be used to update the resource statement on the Miller Property and to supply additional information to the CPTAQ regarding the future placement of the pits, and their specific impact on the environment. The information will also be used throughout the permitting stage of the Miller Project, including the permitting process for the Ministry of Environment and Fight against Climate Change (MELCC), the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources (MERN) and during the consultation process with the citizens of Grenville-sur-la-Rouge (GSLR) and the Argenteuil MRC.

Chief Executive Officer, Ellerton Castor, said: “This is a significant milestone for the Company and we eagerly await results of the ongoing analysis. We expect that an expanded resource will enhance the economics of the Miller Deposit, facilitate our current efforts with certain regulatory bodies and continue to inform and shape the Company’s commercialization strategy."

QA/QC

The drilling program was focused on better defining and connecting the area located between the two high grade zones of the Project (VN3 area to the west and the VN6 area to the east). Approximately 10% of samples were inserted in the sampled assays by the Company. The QC/QC samples includes 2% of blank samples, 3% of standard samples and 5% of quarter-split duplicate samples, for a total of 10% QA/QC. Core samples were prepared by splitting core in half in 1.5m intervals while higher grade mineralization was sampled separately to better identify its grade.

Qualified Person

This press release was prepared by Steven Lauzier, P.Geo OGQ, a qualified person as defined under Nation Instrument 43-101 and he reviewed and approved the geological information provided in this news release.

CANADA CARBON INC.Ellerton J. CastorChief Executive Officer and Director

Contact InformationE-mail inquiries: info@canadacarbon.comP: (905) 813-8408

“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.”

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS: This news release contains forward-looking statements, which relate to future events or future performance and reflect management’s current expectations and assumptions. Such forward-looking statements reflect management’s current beliefs and are based on assumptions made by and information currently available to the Company. Investors are cautioned that these forward looking statements are neither promises nor guarantees, and are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause future results to differ materially from those expected. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and, except as required under applicable securities legislation, the Company does not assume any obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances. All of the forward-looking statements made in this press release are qualified by these cautionary statements and by those made in our filings with SEDAR in Canada (available at www.sedar.com).

Toronto, ON, Canada, Dec. 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Canada Carbon Inc. (the "Company") (TSX-V: CCB) announces that its board of directors have approved the granting of 2,759,000 options under its Stock Option Plan. Of these, 2,259,000 options were issued to a senior officer and 500,000 options to a consultant to the firm. Each share under option carries a 5-year term and an exercise price of $0.085. All options vest immediately.

CANADA CARBON INC.“Ellerton Castor”

Chief Executive Officer and Director

Contact InformationE-mail inquiries: info@canadacarbon.comP: (917) 446-4213

Valerie PomerleauDirector Public Affairs and CommunicationsCanada Carbon Inc.valerie@ryanap.com (819) 856-5678

“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.”

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS: This news release contains forward-looking statements, which relate to future events or future performance and reflect management’s current expectations and assumptions. Such forward-looking statements reflect management’s current beliefs and are based on assumptions made by and information currently available to the Company. Investors are cautioned that these forward looking statements are neither promises nor guarantees, and are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause future results to differ materially from those expected. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and, except as required under applicable securities legislation, the Company does not assume any obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances. All of the forward-looking statements made in this press release are qualified by these cautionary statements and by those made in our filings with SEDAR in Canada (available at www.sedar.com).

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PERTH, Australia, Dec. 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Wyloo Metals Pty Ltd (“Wyloo Metals”) has reached an agreement with the Board of Directors of Noront Resources Ltd. (TSXV: NOT, “Noront”), which has unanimously determined that the Wyloo Metals offer (the “Revised Wyloo Offer”) is superior to the offer previously made by BHP Western Mining Resources International Pty Ltd (“BHP”).

Pursuant to a statutory Plan of Arrangement under the Business Corporation Act (Ontario), each Noront shareholder will be given the option of (i) continuing to participate in Noront’s unrealized potential by remaining as a shareholder, and (ii) accepting cash consideration of Cdn$1.10 per share for some or all of their shares.

Commenting on the Revised Wyloo Offer, Head of Wyloo Metals Luca Giacovazzi said he’s excited to invite shareholders to join Wyloo Metals in revitalising Noront under the leadership of a world-class Board of Directors led by Dr. Andrew Forrest AO, who led Fortescue Metals Group from a junior mining exploration company to one of the world’s largest mining companies with a market capitalisation of approximately A$60 billion.

“This is an exciting time to be an investor in future facing metal projects. Battery and hydrogen technologies are unleashing the full potential of renewable energy and the supply of critical metals simply isn’t keeping up. This is the greatest shift in the global economy since the industrial revolution.

The Ring of Fire is home to expansive deposits of these metals, making this a once-in-a-generation opportunity to be part of the green revolution. Working hand-in-hand with First Nation and regional partners, we’ll develop the Ring of Fire into one of Ontario’s great mineral districts that will be pivotal in the world’s transition to a lower carbon future.”

Luca Giacovazzi, Head of Wyloo Metals

KEY BENEFITS OF WYLOO METALS’ OFFER

True optionality for Noront shareholders

Rather than forcing an all-or-nothing outcome upon Noront shareholders, the Revised Wyloo Offer is a flexible proposal that allows shareholders to elect their preferred level of retained exposure to the immense future value of the Ring of Fire, while also providing an option to crystallize immediate cash value.

A superior offer price

Consideration of Cdn$1.10 in cash per share represents a 47% premium to the BHP offer of Cdn$0.75 in cash per share.

Greater deal certainty

Noront shareholders holding an aggregate of 10.3% of Noront’s common shares on a fully diluted basis, including certain Noront directors and senior management, will enter into lock-up agreements under which they agree to vote in support of the Plan of Arrangement. Together with Wyloo Metals, holders of 45.7% of Noront’s common shares on a fully diluted basis are supportive of the Revised Wyloo Offer.

Wyloo Metals does not intend to support any alternate offers for Noront. Without the support of Wyloo Metals’ 37.2% direct interest in Noront, a competing plan of arrangement cannot be successful, and a competing take-over bid will be unlikely to meet any minimum tender condition.

A world-class Board of Directors and re-energised strategy

Noront will be revitalized under the leadership of a new Board of Directors, featuring some of the world’s most experienced mining leaders. Under the stewardship of the new Board of Directors, Noront will be developed in respectful consultation with First Nation communities and regional stakeholders, with an unrelenting focus on sustainable development and generating local economic opportunity.

NEXT STEPS AND EXPECTED TIMING

Noront shareholders do not need to take any action.

The Wyloo Offer is subject to BHP’s right to match period of five business days. If BHP does not exercise its right to match, Wyloo Metals and Noront will immediately enter into an Arrangement Agreement.

Following this, Noront shareholders will be provided with information in advance of a Special Meeting of Shareholders to vote on the Plan of Arrangement and subsequently make their elections regarding the transaction consideration.

Completion of the Wyloo Offer, which will be subject to the terms and conditions of the Arrangement Agreement, is expected to occur in March/April 2022.

ADVISORS

Wyloo Metals has engaged Maxit Capital LP to act as its financial advisor and McCarthy Tétrault LLP to act as its legal advisor. Shorecrest Group has also been engaged to act as Wyloo Metals’ strategic communications advisor and proxy solicitation and information agent.

MEDIA CONTACT:

AURORA STRATEGY SPOKESPERSON:

Andrew Bennett

David Ellis

M +61 427 782 503

M 416 704 0937

P +61 8 6460 4949

P 416 704 0937

E abennett@tattarang.com

E davide@aurorastrategy.com

ABOUT WYLOO METALS

Wyloo Metals is the metals and mining subsidiary of Tattarang, one of Australia’s largest private investment groups. Led by a multidisciplinary team of geologists, engineers and financial professionals, Wyloo Metals manages a diverse portfolio of exploration and development projects and cornerstone interests in a number of public and private companies. Wyloo Metals seeks to work closely with all stakeholders to accelerate projects through the development cycle while meeting the highest international environmental, social and governance standards. See more at: www.wyloometals.com.

Wyloo Canada Holdings Pty Ltd (“Wyloo Canada”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Wyloo Metals, currently holds an aggregate of 208,434,427 common shares of Noront, representing approximately 37.2% of the outstanding common shares of Noront. Wyloo Canada also holds warrants (“Noront Warrants”) to acquire 1,774,664 common shares of Noront at an exercise price of Cdn$0.35 per share. If the Noront Warrants are also fully exercised, Wyloo Canada would hold 210,209,091 common shares of Noront, representing approximately 37.4% of the outstanding common shares of Noront on a partially diluted basis.

DISCLAIMER

Some of the statements in this press release may be forward looking statements or statements of future expectations based on currently available information. Such statements are naturally subject to risks and uncertainties. Factors such as the development of general economic conditions, future market conditions, unusual catastrophic loss events, changes in the capital markets and other circumstances may cause the actual events or results to be materially different from those anticipated by such statements. Wyloo Metals does not make any representation or warranty, express or implied, as to the accuracy, completeness or updated status of such statements. Therefore, in no case whatsoever will Wyloo Metals and its affiliate companies be liable to anyone for any decision made or action taken in connection with the information and/or statements in this press release or for any related damages.

  • Noront Board of Directors unanimously determines improved Wyloo Metals Offer of C$1.10 per share to be a Superior Proposal

  • Improved Wyloo Offer of C$1.10 in cash per share represents a 358% premium to Noront's unaffected closing price on May 21, 2021 and a 47% premium to BHP's C$0.75 per share offer

  • BHP has five business days to match Wyloo Metals' offer

TORONTO, Dec. 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Noront Resources Ltd. ("Noront" or the "Company") (TSXV: NOT) today announced it has settled an arrangement agreement (the "Arrangement Agreement") with Wyloo Metals Pty Ltd and Wyloo Canada Holdings Pty Ltd (together, "Wyloo Metals") under which Wyloo Metals has agreed to acquire up to all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Noront ("Common Shares") that it does not already own, directly or indirectly, for C$1.10 per Common Share by way of a statutory plan of arrangement under the Business Corporation Act (Ontario) (the "Wyloo Offer").

Under the Arrangement Agreement, shareholders must make an election to sell (a "Sale Election") all or a portion of their Common Shares to Wyloo Metals in order to receive cash consideration of C$1.10 per Common Share. Shareholders who do not make a Sale Election will retain their Common Shares following the closing of the Transaction. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Wyloo Metals will have an option to acquire all of the Common Shares that it does not already own, directly or indirectly, for C$1.10 per Common Share – including those Common Shares not subject to a Sale Election – if less than 10% of the outstanding Common Shares are not subject to a Sale Election.

The consideration of C$1.10 in cash per share under the Wyloo Offer represents an approximate 358% premium to the unaffected closing price of the Common Shares on May 21, 2021 and an approximate 47% premium to the cash offer of C$0.75 per Common Share (the "BHP Offer") made by BHP Western Mining Resources International Pty Ltd ("BHP").

BHP Right to Match

Pursuant to the terms of the support agreement among Noront, BHP and BHP Lonsdale Investments Pty Ltd (the "Support Agreement"), upon the Company making a determination that a superior proposal has been received, BHP has the right, but not the obligation, to offer to amend the terms of the BHP Offer. BHP has five business days from receiving notice of the superior proposal in accordance with the terms of the Support Agreement to negotiate with Noront, should BHP decide to do so, to amend the terms of the existing Support Agreement such that the Wyloo Offer is no longer considered by the Noront Board of Directors to be superior to the amended BHP offer.

If BHP does not exercise its right to match within the period provided for in the Support Agreement and Noront terminates the Support Agreement, or the Support Agreement is otherwise terminated in accordance with its terms for any reason, then the Arrangement Agreement will be immediately entered into by the Company and Wyloo Metals.

If the Arrangement Agreement is going to be entered into, Wyloo Metals has also agreed to provide a loan to Noront of up to C$29.38 million (the "Wyloo Loan") to finance, among other things, the termination payment of C$17.78 million payable to BHP upon the termination of the Support Agreement, as well as other transaction related costs. The term of the Wyloo Loan will be 12 months from completion of the Wyloo Metals transaction, with interest of 5% per annum payable quarterly in either cash or common shares of Noront, at the option of Noront and subject to receiving shareholder approval for the payment of interest in common shares of Noront, and subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.

It is expected that, if the Support Agreement is terminated, certain Noront shareholders, including Noront directors and senior management, will enter into lock-up agreements under which they will agree to vote in support of the Wyloo Offer. Wyloo Metals currently holds approximately 37.2% of the outstanding Common Shares (on a basic basis).

The terms of the Arrangement Agreement, if executed, will provide that Wyloo Metals will be entitled to a termination payment of C$26 million (equal to approximately 4% of the total equity value of the transaction based on 100% of Noront's fully diluted shares outstanding) if the Arrangement Agreement is terminated in certain circumstances. This termination payment will not be payable if BHP elects to match the Wyloo Offer and Noront and Wyloo Metals therefore do not enter into the Arrangement Agreement.

There is no action for Noront shareholders to take today. If Noront enters into an Arrangement Agreement with Wyloo Metals, additional information will be provided to Noront shareholders in advance of a Special Meeting of Shareholders to vote on the plan of arrangement. The applicable materials will also be available on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) under Noront's issuer profile and on Noront's corporate website (www.norontresources.com).

The entering into of the Wyloo Loan between Wyloo Metals and Noront, is considered to be a "related party transaction" for purposes of Multilateral Instrument 61-101 – Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions ("MI 61-101") as Wyloo Metals has beneficial ownership of, and control or direction over, directly or indirectly, securities of the Company carrying more than 20% of the voting rights attached to all of Noront's outstanding voting securities. The Company did not file the material change report more than 21 days before the expected completion of the Wyloo Loan as the details of the Wyloo Loan were not settled until shortly prior to the announcement of the Wyloo Loan. The Company is relying on exemptions from the formal valuation and minority shareholder approval requirements available under MI 61-101. The Company is exempt from the formal valuation requirement in section 5.4 of MI 61-101 in reliance on section 5.5(b) of MI 61-101 as the Company is not listed on a specified market under MI 61-101. Additionally, the Company is exempt from minority shareholder approval requirement in section 5.6 of MI 61-101 in reliance on section 5.7(f) of MI 61-101.

Advisors

TD Securities Inc. is acting as financial advisor, Bennett Jones LLP is acting as legal counsel and Longview Communications & Public Affairs is acting as communications advisor to Noront.

About Noront Resources Noront Resources Ltd. is focused on the development of its high-grade Eagle's Nest nickel, copper, platinum and palladium deposit and the world class chromite deposits including Blackbird, Black Thor, and Big Daddy, all of which are located in the James Bay Lowlands of Ontario in an emerging metals camp known as the Ring of Fire. www.norontresources.com

Contact Information

Media Relations

Investor Relations

Ian Hamilton

Greg Rieveley

Tel: +1 (905) 399-6591

Tel: +1 (416) 367-1444

ihamilton@longviewcomms.ca

greg.rieveley@norontresources.com

Janice Mandel

Tel: +1 (647) 300-3853

janice.mandel@stringcom.com

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

Certain statements contained in this news release contain "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking information and statements are not based on historical facts, but rather on current expectations and projections about future events, and are therefore subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the future results expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding: the Wyloo Offer; the BHP Offer; and the BHP right to match.

Although Noront believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking information and statements are reasonable, such information and statements involve risks and uncertainties, and undue reliance should not be placed on such information and statements. Material factors or assumptions that were applied in formulating the forward-looking information contained herein include, without limitation, the expectations and beliefs of the Special Committee of Noront as of the date hereof. Noront cautions that the foregoing list of material factors and assumptions is not exhaustive. Many of these assumptions are based on factors and events that are not within the control of Noront, , and there is no assurance that they will prove correct. Consequently, there can be no assurance that the actual results or developments anticipated by Noront will be realized or, even if substantially realized, that they will have the expected consequences for, or effects on, Noront or its future results and performance.

Forward-looking information and statements in this news release are based on Noront's beliefs and opinions at the time the statements are made, and there should be no expectation that these forward-looking statements will be updated or supplemented as a result of new information, estimates or opinions, future events or results or otherwise, and Noront disavows and disclaims any obligation to do so except as required by applicable law. Nothing contained herein shall be deemed to be a forecast, projection or estimate of the future financial performance of Noront.

Neither the 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.

TORONTO, Dec. 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Noront Resources Ltd. ("Noront" or the "Company") (TSXV: NOT) announces that it has received a non-binding letter dated December 12, 2021, and related draft arrangement agreement and other ancillary transaction documents (collectively, the "Transaction Documents"), from Wyloo Metals Pty Ltd and Wyloo Canada Holdings Pty Ltd (together, "Wyloo Metals") in respect of the Updated Wyloo Proposal (as defined below).

The Transaction Documents outline, among other things, the terms and conditions upon which Wyloo Metals would be prepared to acquire all of the common shares of Noront not already owned by Wyloo Metals for cash consideration of C1.10 per common share of the Company (the "Updated Wyloo Proposal"). The Updated Wyloo Proposal is subject to, among other things, negotiating and executing definitive Transaction Documents with Wyloo Metals.

Noront and its advisors are reviewing the Transaction Documents, and the Noront Board and the Special Committee remain focused on fulfilling their fiduciary duties and surfacing maximum value for the shareholders of Noront. The Company intends to negotiate the Transaction Documents with Wyloo Metals directly and constructively, and will provide any further updates to the shareholders of Noront at the appropriate time.

Advisors

TD Securities Inc. is acting as financial advisor, Bennett Jones LLP is acting as legal counsel and Longview Communications & Public Affairs is acting as communications advisor to Noront.

About Noront Resources Noront Resources Ltd. is focused on the development of its high-grade Eagle's Nest nickel, copper, platinum and palladium deposit and the world class chromite deposits including Blackbird, Black Thor, and Big Daddy, all of which are located in the James Bay Lowlands of Ontario in an emerging metals camp known as the Ring of Fire. www.norontresources.com

Contact Information

Media Relations Ian Hamilton Tel: +1 (905) 399-6591 ihamilton@longviewcomms.ca

Investor RelationsGreg RieveleyTel: +1 (416) 367-1444greg.rieveley@norontresources.com

Janice Mandel Tel: +1 (647) 300-3853janice.mandel@stringcom.com

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

Certain statements contained in this news release contain "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable securities laws and are prospective in nature. Forward-looking information and statements are not based on historical facts, but rather on current expectations and projections about future events, and are therefore subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the future results expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding: the Wyloo Proposal; and the timing and ability (if at all) of Noront and Wyloo Metals to consummate the Wyloo Proposal.

Although Noront believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking information and statements are reasonable, such information and statements involve risks and uncertainties, and undue reliance should not be placed on such information and statements. Material factors or assumptions that were applied in formulating the forward-looking information contained herein include, without limitation, the expectations and beliefs in respect of the Wyloo Proposal; the intentions of Wyloo Metals in respect of their holdings in the Company and a potential acquisition transaction involving Noront; the receipt of all required corporate, stock exchange and regulatory approvals to consummate a transaction; the ability of the Company to satisfy or waiver (or obtain a waiver) of all other conditions to completion of the transaction; and the ability to achieve its stated goals. Noront cautions that the foregoing list of material factors and assumptions is not exhaustive. Many of these assumptions are based on factors and events that are not within the control of Noront, and there is no assurance that they will prove correct. Consequently, there can be no assurance that the actual results or developments anticipated by Noront will be realized or, even if substantially realized, that they will have the expected consequences for, or effects on, Noront or its future results and performance.

Forward-looking information and statements in this news release are based on Noront's beliefs and opinions at the time the statements are made, and there should be no expectation that these forward-looking statements will be updated or supplemented as a result of new information, estimates or opinions, future events or results or otherwise, and Noront disavows and disclaims any obligation to do so except as required by applicable law. Nothing contained herein shall be deemed to be a forecast, projection or estimate of the future financial performance of Noront.

Neither the 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.

PERTH, Australia, Dec. 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Wyloo Metals Pty Ltd (“Wyloo Metals”) has today provided the board of Noront Resources Ltd. (TSXV: NOT) (“Noront”) with a letter outlining a further improved offer to acquire up to 100% of the shares in Noront that it does not already own for Cdn$1.10 per share (the “Revised Wyloo Offer”). This is 47% above the Cdn$0.75 per share offered under the take-over bid for Noront proposed by BHP Western Mining Resources International Pty Ltd (“BHP”).

The Revised Wyloo Offer is the only proposal to Noront shareholders that provides the following distinguishing features:

  • True optionality for Noront shareholders: Shareholders will be provided with an attractive option of (i) accepting cash consideration of Cdn$1.10 per share for some or all of their shares, and (ii) continuing to participate in Noront’s unrealized potential by remaining as a shareholder.

  • A superior offer price: The Revised Wyloo Offer represents a significantly superior price to that offered by BHP.

  • Greater deal certainty: Wyloo Metals does not intend to support any alternate offers for Noront. Without the support of Wyloo Metals’ 37.2% direct interest in Noront, a competing plan of arrangement cannot be successful, and a competing take-over bid will be unlikely to meet any minimum tender condition.

  • A world-class Board of Directors: Noront will be revitalized under the leadership of a new Board of Directors, led by Dr. Andrew Forrest AO.

The transaction will be effected via a statutory Plan of Arrangement under the Business Corporation Act (Ontario).

Importantly, the Revised Wyloo Offer continues to provide those shareholders who believe in the long-term potential of Noront with the opportunity to participate in Noront’s continued growth by remaining as shareholders.

Update on discussions with BHP

Following an extensive period of discussion, Wyloo Metals and BHP have been unable to agree terms upon which Wyloo Metals would support a BHP offer for Noront. As outlined above, the Revised Wyloo Offer will deliver a superior outcome for Noront shareholders in terms of optionality, price and deal certainty.

Next steps

Wyloo Metals is confident that, after considering the Revised Wyloo Offer, the Noront Board will agree that:

  • the terms of the Revised Wyloo Offer are clearly financially superior and also provide greater optionality to Noront’s shareholders than the take-over bid proposed by BHP;

  • the Revised Wyloo Offer has a greater certainty of success than the take-over bid proposed by BHP; and

  • the Revised Wyloo Offer would reasonably be expected to constitute a “Superior Proposal” under the terms of the support agreement between Noront and BHP.

Wyloo Metals notes that its ability to formalize the Revised Wyloo Offer is subject to the Noront Board’s timely and good faith negotiation of an Arrangement Agreement in line with its fiduciary duties. Given Wyloo Metals and Noront recently agreed the form of such an Arrangement Agreement, Wyloo Metals believes that the Revised Wyloo Offer can be formalized on an expedited basis.

ADVISORS

Wyloo Metals has engaged Maxit Capital LP to act as its financial advisor and McCarthy Tétrault LLP to act as its legal advisor. Shorecrest Group has also been engaged to act as Wyloo Metals’ strategic communications advisor and proxy solicitation and information agent.

MEDIA CONTACT:

AURORA STRATEGY SPOKESPERSON:

Andrew Bennett

David Ellis

M +61 427 782 503

M 416 704 0937

P +61 8 6460 4949

P 416 704 0937

E abennett@tattarang.com

E davide@aurorastrategy.com

ABOUT WYLOO METALS

Wyloo Metals is the metals and mining subsidiary of Tattarang, one of Australia’s largest private investment groups. Led by a multidisciplinary team of geologists, engineers and financial professionals, Wyloo Metals manages a diverse portfolio of exploration and development projects and cornerstone interests in a number of public and private companies. Wyloo Metals seeks to work closely with all stakeholders to accelerate projects through the development cycle while meeting the highest international environmental, social and governance standards. See more at: www.wyloometals.com.

Wyloo Canada Holdings Pty Ltd (“Wyloo Canada”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Wyloo Metals, currently holds an aggregate of 208,434,427 common shares of Noront, representing approximately 37.2% of the outstanding common shares of Noront. Wyloo Canada also holds warrants (“Noront Warrants”) to acquire 1,774,664 common shares of Noront at an exercise price of Cdn$0.35 per share. If the Noront Warrants are also fully exercised, Wyloo Canada would hold 210,209,091 common shares of Noront, representing approximately 37.4% of the outstanding common shares of Noront on a partially diluted basis.

DISCLAIMER

Some of the statements in this press release may be forward looking statements or statements of future expectations based on currently available information. Such statements are naturally subject to risks and uncertainties. Factors such as the development of general economic conditions, future market conditions, unusual catastrophic loss events, changes in the capital markets and other circumstances may cause the actual events or results to be materially different from those anticipated by such statements. Wyloo Metals does not make any representation or warranty, express or implied, as to the accuracy, completeness or updated status of such statements. Therefore, in no case whatsoever will Wyloo Metals and its affiliate companies be liable to anyone for any decision made or action taken in connection with the information and/or statements in this press release or for any related damages.

This press release is issued pursuant to National Instrument 62-103 – The Early Warning System and Related Take-Over Bid and Insider Reporting Issues, which requires a report to be filed under Noront’s profile on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) containing additional information with respect to the foregoing matters. A copy of such report may be obtained by contacting Wyloo Metals at info@wyloometals.com. The address of Wyloo Metals is PO Box 3155, Broadway Nedlands, WA 6009 Western Australia.

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, Nov. 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Canada Carbon Inc. (“the Company” or “Canada Carbon” or “CCB”) (TSX-V:CCB), (FF:U7N1), is pleased to announce the appointment of Ellerton J. Castor as Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) effective December 1, 2021. Also on that date, Mr. Castor will be added to the Board of Directors of Canada Carbon.

Mr. Castor recently served as Chief Executive Officer of Ontario Graphite Limited (“Ontario Graphite”), a graphite mining company based in Toronto, Canada. Prior to assuming the role of CEO, Mr. Castor was CFO for the company. In his various roles at Ontario Graphite, he supervised all finance and administrative functions, led the licensing and permitting process, oversaw the development of the company’s Definitive Feasibility Study, and negotiated all engineering, procurement and construction management agreements.

Mr. Castor has over 30 years of experience in principal investing, investment banking and M&A advisory services to companies in the US, Canada, Europe, Australasia, and Latin America. Prior positions include: Managing Director of SphereInvest Special Situations Fund; Founder and Managing Partner of Panterra Partners, LLC, a restructuring advisory and capital raising firm; Managing Director, Latin America M&A and Merchant Banking – Banc of America Securities (where he advised companies such as CVRD – now Vale, and CSN); Executive Director, Global M&A and Financial Institutions Groups – CIBC Oppenheimer; and Senior Associate Corporate Finance & M&A – Morgan Stanley. Ellerton holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Economics and History, Summa Cum Laude, from Franklin Pierce University.

The Board is extremely pleased to welcome Ellerton to the Company. His extensive natural graphite industry experience, proven leadership, and broad financial background will add great value as the Company continues development of its exceptional graphite properties with an enhanced focus on expediting a path to revenue generation. The Board would also like to thank Olga Nikitovic, who for the past year has served as both CEO and CFO, for her leadership and accomplishments guiding the Company.

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Mr. Castor replaces Olga Nikitovic who announced in October 2021 her intentions to resign from the Company by no later than December 15, 2021. Mr. Castor and Ms. Nikitovic will work together over the coming weeks to ensure a smooth transition.

Respectfully,

The Board of Directors

Canada Carbon Inc.

For further information:

Olga NikitovicCEOCanada Carbon Inc.info@canadacarbon.com

Valerie PomerleauDirector Public Affairs and CommunicationsCanada Carbon Inc.valerie@ryanap.com(819) 856-5678

“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.” FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS: This news release contains forward-looking statements, which relate to future events or future performance and reflect management’s current expectations and assumptions. Such forward-looking statements reflect management’s current beliefs and are based on assumptions made by and information currently available to the Company. Investors are cautioned that these forward looking statements are neither promises nor guarantees, and are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause future results to differ materially from those expected. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and, except as required under applicable securities legislation, the Company does not assume any obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances. All of the forward-looking statements made in this press release are qualified by these cautionary statements and by those made in our filings with SEDAR in Canada (available at www.sedar.com).

MELBOURNE, Australia, Nov. 24, 2021 /CNW/ – BHP Lonsdale Investments Pty Ltd ("BHP Lonsdale"), a wholly owned subsidiary of BHP, announced today that it continues to progress discussions with Wyloo Metals Pty Ltd ("Wyloo Metals") regarding its potential support of BHP's C$0.75 per share offer to acquire Noront Resources Ltd. (TSXV: NOT) ("Noront"). To allow more time for those discussions to progress, BHP is extending the expiry of its offer from 7:00 p.m. (Toronto Time) on November 30, 2021 to 7:00 p.m. (Toronto Time) on December 14, 2021. The earliest time BHP will be taking up Noront shares under its offer will be at the new expiry time.

BHP and Wyloo Metals have continued their conversations and are considering a mutually beneficial arrangement regarding the acquisition of Noront by BHP. There is no assurance that any agreement will be reached between BHP and Wyloo Metals.

For Noront shareholdersA notice of variation (the "Notice of Variation") in respect of the change to the expiry will be mailed shortly to Noront shareholders and will be available under Noront's profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on Noront's website at www.norontresources.com.

About BHPBHP is a world-leading global resources company. We extract and process minerals, oil and gas, with 80,000 employees and contractors, primarily in Australia and the Americas. Our products are sold worldwide, with sales and marketing led through Singapore and Houston, United States. Our global headquarters are in Melbourne, Australia. Our Potash head office is in Saskatoon and our head office for metals exploration is in Toronto.Our corporate purpose is to bring people and resources together to build a better world. Our strategy is to create value by growing our exposure to a portfolio of world-class, expandable assets in future-facing commodities. We create value for our stakeholders and the communities where we operate by focusing on safety, sustainability, innovation and exceptional performance.

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BHP has a strong track record in CanadaBHP has a strong track record of mining development and investment in Canada over several decades. We have invested in diamonds, potash, exploration, Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) research, and in environmental preservation through the BHP Foundation in Canada's boreal forest. We have built strong relationships with communities and stakeholders throughout our history in Canada. Earlier this year, BHP approved US$5.7 billion in investment for its Jansen project, for what stands to be one of the world's largest, most modern potash mines and a significant economic driver for Saskatchewan.www.bhp.com

The Depositary and Information Agent for the Offer is Kingsdale Advisors. If you have any questions, please contact Kingsdale Advisors, by telephone toll-free in North America at 1-866-581-0512 and at 1-416-867-2272 outside North America or by e-mail at contactus@kingsdaleadvisors.com.

Forward looking statements

Certain statements contained in this press release contain "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable securities laws and are prospective in nature. Forward-looking information and statements are not based on historical facts, but rather on current expectations and projections about future events, and are therefore subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the future results expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements.

Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding: the Offer, including the anticipated timing, mechanics, funding, completion, settlement, results and effects of the Offer; reasons to accept the Offer; and the value inherent in Noront's portfolio of projects, including the Eagle's Nest project.

Although BHP Western Mining Resources International Pty Ltd (the "Offeror") and BHP Lonsdale believe that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking information and statements are reasonable, such information and statements involve risks and uncertainties, and undue reliance should not be placed on such information and statements. Material factors or assumptions that were applied in formulating the forward-looking information contained herein include, without limitation, the expectations and beliefs of the Offeror and BHP Lonsdale that the Offer will be successful, that all required regulatory consents and approvals will be obtained and all other conditions to completion of the transaction will be satisfied or waived, and the ability to achieve goals. The Offeror and BHP Lonsdale caution that the foregoing list of material factors and assumptions is not exhaustive. Many of these assumptions are based on factors and events that are not within the control of the Offeror or BHP Lonsdale, and there is no assurance that they will prove correct. Consequently, there can be no assurance that the actual results or developments anticipated by the Offeror and BHP Lonsdale will be realized or, even if substantially realized, that they will have the expected consequences for, or effects on, Noront, the Offeror or BHP Lonsdale, or their respective future results and performance.

Forward-looking information and statements in this press release are based on the Offeror's and BHP Lonsdale's beliefs and opinions at the time the statements are made, and there should be no expectation that these forward-looking statements will be updated or supplemented as a result of new information, estimates or opinions, future events or results or otherwise, and the Offeror and BHP Lonsdale disavow and disclaim any obligation to do so except as required by applicable law. Nothing contained herein shall be deemed to be a forecast, projection or estimate of the future financial performance of the Offeror or any of its affiliates or Noront.

SOURCE BHP Group

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TORONTO, Nov. 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — At the request of the TSX Venture Exchange, Noront Resources Ltd. (TSXV: NOT) (“Noront” or the “Company“) today reminded shareholders that BHP Lonsdale Investments Pty Ltd ("BHP Lonsdale"), a wholly owned subsidiary of BHP, has extended the expiry of its offer from 7:00 p.m. (Toronto Time) on November 16, 2021 to 7:00 p.m. (Toronto Time) on November 30, 2021.

BHP announced the tender expiry extension on November 10, 2021. BHP’s announcement can be read in full at: https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/bhp-extends-tender-expiry-while-progressing-discussions-with-wyloo-metals-833798545.html

About Noront ResourcesNoront Resources Ltd. is focused on the development of its high-grade Eagle’s Nest nickel, copper, platinum and palladium deposit and the world class chromite deposits including Blackbird, Black Thor, and Big Daddy, all of which are located in the James Bay Lowlands of Ontario in an emerging metals camp known as the Ring of Fire. www.norontresources.com

Contact Information

Media Relations

Investor Relations

Ian Hamilton

Greg Rieveley

Tel: +1 (905) 399-6591

Tel: +1 (416) 367-1444

ihamilton@longviewcomms.ca

greg.rieveley@norontresources.com

Janice Mandel

Tel: +1 (647) 300-3853

janice.mandel@stringcom.com

Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – November 9, 2021) – Sego Resources Inc. (TSXV: SGZ) ("Sego" or "the Company") has increased the proposed flow-through financing for proceeds from $405,000 by way of a non-brokered private placement of up to 4,500,000 flow-through shares at $0.09 per share (See News Release October 26, 2021) to $465,080 by way of a non-brokered private placement of up to 5,167,555 flow-through shares at $0.09 per share. Subject to regulatory approval.

The proceeds will be expended on diamond drilling of the Company's Southern Gold Zone at the Miner Mountain Copper-Gold Alkalic Porphyry project, near Princeton, BC, subject to regulatory approval.

Finder's fees may be payable on all or a portion of the offering, and will consist of a cash fee of 7% and a 7% Broker's Warrant where applicable, entitling the broker to purchase for one common share for each warrant held for two years from the closing date of the offering at $0.09 per share.

This offering will be subject to the completion of formal documentation, receipt of all necessary regulatory approvals, including the TSX Venture Exchange and other customary conditions. All of the shares sold pursuant to the offering will be subject to a four-month plus one day hold period from the date of closing.

Insiders are participating in the offering, as a result, the private placement is a related-party transaction (as defined under Multilateral Instrument 61-101 [Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions]). The company relied upon Section 5.5(a) (Fair Market Value Not More Than $2.5 million), Section 5.5(c) (Distribution of Securities for Cash), and exemptions from the formal valuation and minority shareholder approval requirements, respectively, under MI 61-101.

There is no material change about the issuer that has not been generally disclosed.

For further information please contact:

J. Paul Stevenson, CEOSego Resources Inc.ceo@segoresources.com

For investor & shareholder information, please contact:

MarketSmart Communications Inc.Ph: +1 +1 877 261-4466Email: info@marketsmart.ca

Neither the 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. No regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information contained in this news release.

This news release includes certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements". All statements in this release, other than statement of historical facts that address future production, reserve potential, exploration drilling, exploitation activities and events or developments that the Company expects re forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in forward-looking statements include market prices, exploitation and exploration successes, continued availability of capital and financing, general economic, market or business conditions. Investors are cautioned that any such statements are not guarantees of future performance and those actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements.

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DALLAS, TX / ACCESSWIRE / October 28, 2021 / Eastern Platinum Limited (TSX:ELR): The full report can be accessed by clicking on the following link: http://stonegateinc.com/reports/ELR Initiation.pdf

COMPANY DESCRIPTION

Eastern Platinum Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the mining, exploration, and development of platinum group metal (PGM) and chrome properties in South Africa. The Company's PGM deposits include platinum, palladium, rhodium, iridium, and ruthenium. The Company has four properties that include its principal asset the Crocodile River Mine ("CRM"), the Kennedy's Vale project, the Mareesburg project, and the Spitzkop project. Currently, the Crocodile River Mine is generating revenue via its chrome and PGM productions by processing the CRM tailings resources. All projects are in South Africa, with the Company headquartered in Vancouver, BC Canada.

SUMMARY

  • Recent transition from care & maintenance to revenue generation – The Company started to generate revenue from its Retreatment Project in December 2018. This comes after the Company's operations were placed in care and maintenance: CRM in 2013 and Mareesburg, Kennedy's Vale, and Spitzkop in 2012. The Retreatment Project is at the Crocodile River Mine and includes a combined hydro and mechanical re-mining method of prior tailings to produce chrome concentrates. During 2019, the Company ramped up its production and produced 588,006 tons of chrome concentrate followed by 987,003 in F20 and 427,389 for the YTD Q2 2021 period. The Retreatment Project is expected to continue until 2024.

  • PGM revenue stream online in early F21 – During 2020, the Company completed the refurbishment of a small-scale PGM circuit, referred to as "PGM Circuit D." Operations began in Q4 2020 by processing parts of feed from chrome tails. Following further optimization in Q1 2021, Circuit D produces approximately 200 tons of PGMs per month from April onwards. PGM Main Circuit B is expected to commission in October 2021. The Company estimates Circuit B can add around 600 tons of PGM concentrate per month to production for a total of 800 tons of PGM concentrate per month by Q1 2022.

  • Potential restart of underground mining – While the Crocodile River underground mine has remained in care and maintenance since 2013, the Company is looking to re-open the mine. Long-term planning and mine design studies are underway and are expected to be completed in Q4 2021. Results are expected to help the Company determine the timing of the mine re-opening. Importantly, the mine is fully permitted and has a mine life of 27 years.

  • Additional opportunities in the pipeline – The Company believes the Mareesburg deposit could support a mine that could be placed into production relatively quickly and with a relatively low capital cost. Lastly, the Company has Kennedy's Vale and the Spitzkop project, which are early stage, exploration opportunities.

  • Liquidity to help fund expansion plans – Eastern Platinum raised CDN$11.8M in January 2021 via a rights offering. Importantly, the funding helped support current and future capital projects that include the optimization of the PGM Circuit, mine design and long-term mining plan for underground mining at the Crocodile River Mine, along with other development opportunities. Additionally, the Company is expecting its Maroelabult property sales to close in Q4 2021 and raise ~ US$1.4M.

  • Valuation – On an enterprise value to resources basis, Eastern Platinum trades at a significant discount to other platinum mining and exploration companies. With current revenue generation from its retreatment project expected to continue to ~2024, an expected ramp-up in PGM revenue in 2021, along with the potential to restart the Crocodile River underground mine in the near future, we would expect some of the discount to diminish.

About Stonegate Capital Partners

Stonegate Capital Partners is a Dallas-based corporate advisory firm dedicated to serving the specialized needs of small-cap public companies. Since our inception, our mission has been to find innovative, undervalued public companies for our network of leading institutional investors who seek high-quality investment opportunities.

CONTACT:

Stonegate Capital Partnersinfo@stonegateinc.com(214) 987-4121

SOURCE: Stonegate Capital Partners

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Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – October 25, 2021) – The board of International Lithium Corp. (TSXV: ILC) (the "Company" or "ILC"), is pleased to announce the further expansion of its Raleigh Lake lithium and rubidium project in Ontario, Canada where it now has claims totalling 27,000 hectares (270 square kilometres), an increase of 10,000 hectares from the previously announced 17,000 hectares and from 3,000 hectares when ILC's drilling began in April 2021. At the same time the Company and its partner Essential Metals Limited (ASX:ESS, "ESS") have announced their divestment of 100% of the Mavis Lake Project in Ontario through the granting of an option to Critical Resources Limited (ASX:CRR).

Further detailed announcements will be made in respect of Raleigh Lake and the neighbouring new claims, but we can disclose now that multiple new pegmatites were discovered in October 2021 including on some of the new claims. We will make further announcements when laboratory analysis has been carried out. The board remains excited about the potential of this project.

The Mavis Lake sale will, if the option is exercised, realise AUD$ 3.2m in cash & shares (approx. CAD$ 2.952m at an exchange rate of CAD$=AUD$ 1.0840) with a possible further AUD$ 3.0m (CAD$ 2.768m) of cash linked to resource discovery milestones. ILC will, on option exercise, receive exactly 50% of these proceeds, i.e. approximately CAD$ 1.476m with a possible further CAD $1.384m linked to resource discovery milestones.

Key transaction details of the sale of Mavis Lake (including Fairservice) are as follows:

a) Critical Resources will pay AUD$ 175,000 to purchase the option to acquire the Project with the option exercisable by 4 January 2022 upon completion of due diligence and the fulfilment of certain conditions precedent. Upon exercising the option, Critical Resources will pay/issue the following:

  • AUD$1,500,000 cash; and

  • 68 million shares in Critical Resources at a price of AUD$ 0.022 per share (with a deemed value of AUD$ 1.5 million).

b) ESS and ILC will share the proceeds equally. ESS will, if the option is exercised, give up its rights to acquire a further 29% of the project, while ILC will also give up its 1.5% NSR.

c) In addition, milestone payments totalling AUD$3.0 million will be payable on the definition of a lithium resource as follows

  • AUD$1.5m on definition of a mineral resource estimate exceeding 5m tonnes of which at least 50,000 tonnes of Li2O using a cut-off grade of 0.4%.

  • A further AUD$ 1.5m on definition of a resource exceeding 10m tonnes of which at least 100,000 tonnes of Li2O using a cut-off grade of 0.4% or, in case both milestones are defined at the same time, AUD$3.0m in total.

ESS and ILC will share the proceeds equally.

d) If CRR were to complete its purchase but then sell or joint venture the Mavis Lake claims in future, then any further milestone payment obligations would pass to any future owner of the claims.

e) ILC and ESS will have a right of first refusal to buy the claims back if CRR had not achieved and made additional payment for the first additional payment milestone.

Mavis Lake is a joint venture with Essential Metals Limited (ASX:ESS, "ESS")) in which ILC has for the last three years owned 49% and ESS 51%, with ILC having an additional 1.5% Net Smelter Royalty. The Mavis Lake claims and mining leases are around 2,600 hectares. By spending CAD$ 8.5m, ESS would have acquired the right to increase its stake in Mavis Lake to 80%. It seemed unlikely that ESS were going to prioritise this spending in the near future, preferring to focus on their Australian projects, and therefore the two parties looked at other strategic options, including ILC buying ESS out as it had the right to do. Critical Resources Ltd. (ASX:CRR) emerged as the preferred buyer.

John Wisbey, Chairman and CEO of International Lithium Corp. commented:

We have a strong commitment to growing our position in the lithium and rare metals market, so it is ironic that we are announcing our second disposal in a week – Mavis Lake optioned out, and our stake in Mariana sold. We are however at the same time increasing our claims in Ontario appreciably at Raleigh Lake and the wider Ignace area where we have now increased the size of our claims to 27,000 hectares. Many new pegmatites have recently been revealed at these claims and we will be doing a lot of further exploration and drilling to validate the scale of our discovery there over the next few months. Focus is important, and we decided that it was better for ILC to concentrate its efforts in Ontario on our key and wholly owned project there Raleigh Lake rather than also paying to regain 100% of Mavis Lake.

About International Lithium Corp.

International Lithium Corp. believes that the '20s will be the decade of battery metals, at a time that the world faces a significant turning point in the energy market's dependence on oil and gas and in the governmental and public view of climate change. Our key mission in this decade is to make money for our shareholders from lithium and rare metals while at the same time helping to create a greener, cleaner planet. This includes optimizing the value of our existing projects in Canada and Ireland as well as finding, exploring and developing projects that have the potential to become world class lithium and rare metal deposits. In addition, we have seen the clear and growing wish by the USA and Canada to safeguard their supplies of critical battery metals, and our Canadian Raleigh Lake property is strategic in that respect.

A key goal has been to become a well funded company to turn our aspirations into reality, and following the disposal of the Mariana project in Argentina in 2021, the Board of the Company believe that ILC is already well placed in that respect. The disposal of Mavis Lake, assuming the option is exercised as planned, will add useful further liquidity.

International Lithium Corp. has a significant portfolio of projects, strong management, and strong partners. Partners include Ganfeng Lithium Co. Ltd., ("Ganfeng Lithium") a leading China-based lithium product manufacturer quoted on the Shenzhen and Hong Kong stock exchanges (A share code: 002460, H share code: 1772) and Essential Metals Limited, quoted on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX:ESS).

The Company's primary strategic focus is now on the Raleigh Lake lithium and rubidium project in Canada and on identifying additional properties.

The Raleigh Lake project now consists of 27,000 hectares (270 square kilometres) of adjoining mineral claims in Ontario, and is regarded by ILC management as ILC's most significant project in Canada. The exploration results there so far, which are on only about 5% of ILC's current claims, has shown significant quantities of rubidium and caesium in the pegmatite as well as lithium. Raleigh Lake is 100% owned by ILC, is not subject to any encumbrances, and is royalty free.

Complementing the Company's rare metal pegmatite property at Raleigh Lake, are interests in two other rare metal pegmatite properties in Ontario, Canada known as the Mavis Lake and Forgan Lake projects, and the Avalonia project in Ireland, which encompasses an extensive 50-km-long pegmatite belt.

The ownership of the Mavis Lake project is currently 51% Essential Metals Limited (ASX: ESS, "ESS") and 49% ILC. In addition, ILC owns a 1.5% NSR on Mavis Lake. ESS has an option to earn an additional 29% by sole-funding a further CAD $8.5 million expenditures of exploration activities, at which time the ownership will be 80% ESS and 20% ILC. Mavis Lake is now under option until January 2022 to Critical Resources Ltd. (ASX:CRR) to buy 100% at which point ILC's NSR would also be surrendered. If exercised, that option will bring the Company approximately CAD$1.4m of cash and shares in CRR, with upto a further CAD$1.4m if certain resource targets are achieved by CRR. If CRR were to complete its purchase but then sell or joint venture the Mavis Lake claims in future, this further payment obligation would pass to any future owner of the claims. ILC and ESS would have a right of first refusal to buy the claims back if CRR had not achieved and made additional payment for the first additional payment milestone.

The Forgan Lake project will, upon Ultra Resources Inc. meeting its contractual requirements pursuant to its agreement with ILC, become 100% owned by Ultra Resources (TSXV: ULT), and ILC will retain a 1.5% NSR on Forgan Lake.

The ownership of the Avalonia project is currently 55% Ganfeng Lithium and 45% ILC. Ganfeng Lithium has an option to earn an additional 24% by either incurring CAD $ 10 million expenditures on exploration activities by September 2024 or delivering a positive feasibility study on the project, at which time the ownership will be 79% Ganfeng Lithium and 21% ILC. In the event that ILC does not contribute to the project after that, and its share consequently falls below 10% of the project, its share will be substituted by a 1% NSR.

With the increasing demand for high tech rechargeable batteries used in electric vehicles and electrical storage as well as portable electronics, lithium has been designated "the new oil", and is a key part of a "green tech" sustainable economy. By positioning itself with projects with significant resource potential and with solid strategic partners, ILC aims to be one of the lithium and rare metals resource developers of choice for investors and to continue to build value for its shareholders in the '20s, the decade of battery metals.

Patrick McLaughlin, P. Geo., a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101, has verified the disclosed technical information and has reviewed and approved the contents of this news release.

On behalf of the Company,

John Wisbey
Chairman and CEO

www.internationallithium.com

For further information concerning this news release please contact +1 604-449-6520

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.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information

Except for statements of historical fact, this news release or other releases contain certain "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable securities law. Forward-looking information or forward-looking statements in this or other news releases may include: the effect of results of anticipated production rates, the timing and/or anticipated results of drilling on the Raleigh Lake or Avalonia projects, the expectation of resource estimates, preliminary economic assessments, feasibility studies, lithium or rubidium or caesium recoveries, modeling of capital and operating costs, results of studies utilizing various technologies at the company's projects, budgeted expenditures and planned exploration work on the Avalonia Joint Venture, satisfactory completion of the sale of mineral rights at Forgan Lake, increased value of shareholder investments, and assumptions about ethical behaviour by our joint venture partners where we have them. Such forward-looking information is based on a number of assumptions and subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to those discussed in the sections entitled "Risks" and "Forward-Looking Statements" in the interim and annual Management's Discussion and Analysis which are available at www.sedar.com. While management believes that the assumptions made are reasonable, there can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate. Should one or more of the risks, uncertainties or other factors materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in forward-looking information. Forward-looking information herein, and all subsequent written and oral forward-looking information are based on expectations, estimates and opinions of management on the dates they are made that, while considered reasonable by the Company as of the time of such statements, are subject to significant business, economic, legislative, and competitive uncertainties and contingencies. These estimates and assumptions may prove to be incorrect and are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. Except as required by law, the Company assumes no obligation to update forward-looking information should circumstances or management's estimates or opinions change.

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Oct 25 (Reuters) – Mineral Resources Ltd will restart operations at the Wodgina lithium mine it owns with Albemarle Corp next year, the Australian miner said on Monday, on improving demand for the metal used in making electric vehicle (EV) batteries.

Lithium prices have soared to more than three-year highs https://www.reuters.com/business/autos-transportation/surge-electric-vehicle-sales-power-lithium-prices-shortages-loom-2021-09-13, as the green transition is set to see a surge in demand for electric vehicles.

The mine in Western Australia's Pilbara region has a capacity to process 750,000 tonnes per year of spodumene concentrate, a mineral from which lithium is extracted, but has been idle since November 2019 when the lithium market was weak.

The production would restart in the third quarter of 2022 initially, with one of the three 250,000 tonnes per year processing lines, and the other two coming online as demand rises, Mineral Resources said.

Shares of Mineral Resources, which also mines iron ore, surged as much as 7.2% in early trade, their sharpest rise since April this year.

Albemarle owns 60% of the Wodgina mine with Mineral Resources holding the rest.

(Reporting by Riya Sharma in Bengaluru, additional reporting by Nikhil Kurian Nainan; Editing by Rashmi Aich)

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