Toronto – January 13, 2021 – Almonty Industries Inc. (“Almonty”) (TSX: AII / OTCQX: ALMTF / Frankfurt: 1MR) is pleased to announce the first two new additions to our team as the Company begins its transition toward a much greater focus on Korea and the greater Asian and Australian financial markets. These appointments will become effective February 1st, 2021.
Mr. James Kim
Firstly, we would like to welcome to our Board of Directors Mr. James Kim. Mr. Kim is the current Chairman and CEO of the American Chamber of Commerce Korea (AMCHAM) and was previously the Head of Operations for General Motors Korea, managing some 17,000 employees. This followed his role as CEO of Microsoft Korea.
Mr. John Yi
Additionally, we would like to also welcome Mr. John Yi as our President at Almonty Korea Tungsten. Mr. Yi joins us directly from being the current President of US defense contractor, Raytheon Korea, and was formely VP at Rolls-Royce in Korea.
Almonty’s Chairman, President and CEO Lewis Black commented:
“The appointments of Jim and John represent only the first of many steps of the corporate and Board restructuring of the Company as we transition to center around two of the world’s most significant deposits in both Tungsten and Molybdenum.
Given Korea is the world’s largest consumer of Tungsten per capita, and the third largest consumer of Molybdenum,, Korea will ultimately become the primary base of the Company and increasing our market presence in Asia and Australia will now become a central strategy for the incoming team.
As stated in the last release, the Company will return to its growth strategy now that the KfW-IPEX loan has been executed. We will reposition our corporate team into Korea and raise our Australasian market profile.
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The principal business of Toronto, Canada-based Almonty Industries Inc. is the mining, processing and shipping of tungsten concentrate from its Los Santos Mine in western Spain and its Panasqueira mine in Portugal as well as the development of its Sangdong tungsten mine in Gangwon Province, South Korea and the development of the Valtreixal tin/tungsten project in north western Spain.
The Los Santos Mine was acquired by Almonty in September 2011 and is located approximately 50 kilometres from Salamanca in western Spain and produces tungsten concentrate. The Panasqueira mine, which has been in production since 1896, is located approximately 260 kilometres northeast of Lisbon, Portugal, was acquired in January 2016 and produces tungsten concentrate.
The Sangdong mine, which was historically one of the largest tungsten mines in the world and one of the few long-life, high-grade tungsten deposits outside of China, was acquired in September 2015 through the acquisition of a 100% interest in Woulfe Mining Corp.
Almonty owns 100% of the Valtreixal tin-tungsten project in north-western Spain.
Further information about Almonty’s activities may be found at www.almonty.com and under Almonty’s profile at www.sedar.com.
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Forward-looking statements are based on assumptions management believes to be reasonable, including but not limited to, the receipt of all required final approvals, no unanticipated delays in the project financing, no material unanticipated costs and expenses, no material adverse change in general market and industry conditions and no unanticipated material operational risks, including large project risk and contractual factors, no material adverse change in the market price of APT, the continuing ability to fund or obtain funding for outstanding commitments, expectations regarding the resolution of legal and tax matters, no negative change to applicable laws, the ability to secure local contractors, employees and assistance as and when required and on reasonable terms, and such other assumptions and factors as are set out herein. Although Almonty has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause results, level of activity, performance or achievements not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate and even if events or results described in the forward-looking statements are realized or substantially realized, there can be no assurance that they will have the expected consequences to, or effects on, Almonty. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements and are cautioned that actual outcomes may vary.
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