Ottawa, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - April 28, 2021) - Northern Graphite Corporation (TSXV: NGC) (OTCQB: NGPHF) (the "Company" or "Northern") is pleased to announce that it has retained Frank Wheatley to act as a Special Advisor to the Board and Management on various corporate, strategic and financial initiatives that are underway to move the Bissett Creek Project forward.
Mr. Wheatley is a senior executive with more than 35 years of international business, financial and legal experience with Canadian public mining companies operating globally in precious, base and industrial metals. He has been a CEO, Senior Executive and/or Board Member of a number of development and operating companies including Talison Lithium, Eldorado Gold and Gabriel Resources. He is currently on the Board of Endeavor Mining Corporation. Mr. Wheatley holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce, both from the University of British Columbia.
On behalf of the Board of Directors, Gregory Bowes, CEO commented that: "Frank will add a tremendous amount of depth and experience to our team. His experience in strategic mergers and acquisitions, project development, permitting, debt and equity financing, regulatory compliance and environmental, social and corporate governance will be invaluable as Northern moves to the next stage in the Company's development."
Mr. Wheatley has been granted options to purchase 250,000 common shares at a price of $0.50 per share for a period of three years.
About Northern Graphite
Northern Graphite is a mineral development and technology company focussed on developing its Bissett Creek graphite deposit and upgrading mine concentrates into high value components used in lithium-ion batteries, electric vehicles, fuel cells, graphene and other advanced technologies. An independent study estimates that Bissett Creek will have the highest margin of any existing or proposed graphite deposit due to its very favorable location, simple metallurgy and the high quality of its concentrates which the Company believes will provide a competitive advantage in manufacturing products for the green economy.
Bissett Creek is an advanced stage project with a full Feasibility Study and its major mining permit which puts the Company in position to make a construction decision, subject to financing. The Project is located in the southern part of Canada between the cities of North Bay and Ottawa and close to the Trans-Canada highway providing ready access to labour, supplies, equipment, natural gas and markets.
Gregory Bowes, B.Sc. MBA, P. Geo., a Qualified Person as defined under National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed and is responsible for the technical information in this news release.
For additional information
Please visit the Company's website at http://www.northerngraphite.com/investors/presentation/, the Company's profile on www.sedar.com, contact Gregory Bowes, CEO (613) 241-9959 or visit our Social Channels.
This news release contains certain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. Forward-looking statements and information are frequently characterized by words such as "plan", "expect", "project", "intend", "believe", "anticipate", "estimate", "potential", "possible" and other similar words, or statements that certain events or conditions "may", "will", "could", or "should" occur. Forward-looking statements in this release include statements regarding, among others; economic and technical studies, graphite prices, project economics, permitting, the development timeline and the graphite market. All such forward-looking statements are based on assumptions and analyses made by management based on their experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors they believe are appropriate in the circumstances. However, these statements are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those projected including, but not limited to, unexpected changes in laws, rules or regulations, or their enforcement by applicable authorities; the failure of other parties to perform as agreed; social or labour unrest; changes in commodity prices; unexpected failure or inadequacy of infrastructure and the failure of ongoing and contemplated studies to deliver anticipated results or results that would justify and support continued studies, development or operations. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information or statements.
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