Protection Metals Corp. Publicizes Appointment of recent Director to the Board

VANCOUVER, BC, Jan. 11, 2023 /CNW/ – Protection Metals Corp. (“Protection Metals” or the “Firm“) (TSXV: DEFN) (OTCQB: DFMTF) (FSE: 35D) is happy to announce the appointment of Len Clough to the board of administrators.

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Craig Taylor, CEO of Protection Metals commented:

Len Clough brings a wealth of capital markets expertise to Protection Metals and we look ahead to working with him as we proceed to advance the Wicheeda Uncommon Earth Components mission.”

Mr. Clough started his profession at RBC Dominion Securities in 1998 and spent 13 years in funding administration. In 2013, he based Toro Pacific Administration, a capital markets advisory agency specializing in excessive progress, early stage corporations trying to entry the Canadian capital markets. Mr. Clough has intensive public firm administration expertise and has labored in senior administration roles together with CEO and as a director of a number of issuers. Toro Pacific Administration has an in depth monetary community and has been immediately concerned within the capital formation exceeding $100m in mixture throughout numerous sectors.

Mr. Clough commented:

“It’s with nice pleasure that I be part of Protection Metals Corp. at such a major level of inflection. With uncommon earth parts being so integral to the brand new period of electrification, I see an incredible alternative with the Wicheeda Uncommon Earth Components Venture, particularly because the Western world seems to diversify its REE sources away from China.”

Concurrent along with his appointment, the Firm has granted incentive inventory choices to Mr. Clough to buy as much as 400,000 frequent shares of the Firm at a value of $0.24 per frequent share for a interval of three (3) years. The Firm additionally granted incentive inventory choices to sure of its consultants to buy an mixture of as much as 400,000 frequent shares of the Firm having the identical phrases. The choices absolutely vested on the date of grant.

The Firm additionally needs to thank Max Sali, who didn’t search re-election on the lately held annual basic and particular assembly of shareholders, for his providers and contribution to Protection Metals since inception. We want Max continued success in his present and future endeavors.

Concerning the Wicheeda REE Property

The 100% owned 4,244-hectare Wicheeda REE Venture, situated roughly 80 km northeast of town of Prince George, British Columbia, is quickly accessible by all-weather gravel roads and is close to infrastructure, together with energy transmission traces, the CN railway, and main highways.

The Wicheeda REE Venture yielded a sturdy 2021 preliminary financial evaluation technical report (PEA) that demonstrated an after-tax web current worth ([email protected]%) of $517 million, and 18% IRR1. A novel benefit of the Wicheeda REE Venture is the manufacturing of a saleable high-grade flotation-concentrate. The PEA contemplates a 1.8 Mtpa (million tonnes per 12 months) mill throughput open pit mining operation with 1.75:1 (waste:mill feed) strip ratio over a 19 12 months mine (mission) life producing and common of 25,423 tonnes REO yearly. A Part 1 preliminary pit strip ratio of 0.63:1 (waste:mill feed) would yield fast entry to greater grade floor mineralization in 12 months 1 and payback of $440 million preliminary capital inside 5 years.

Certified Individuals

The scientific and technical info contained on this information launch because it pertains to the Wicheeda REE Venture has been reviewed and accepted by Kristopher J. Raffle, P.Geo. (BC) Principal and Marketing consultant of APEX Geoscience Ltd. of Edmonton, AB, a director of Protection Metals and a “Certified Particular person” as outlined in NI 43-101. Mr. Raffle verified the info disclosed which features a evaluate of the sampling, analytical and check knowledge underlying the knowledge and opinions contained therein.

About Protection Metals Corp.

Protection Metals Corp. is a mineral exploration and improvement firm centered on the acquisition, exploration and improvement of mineral deposits containing metals and parts generally used within the electrical energy markets, protection business, nationwide safety sector and within the manufacturing of inexperienced vitality applied sciences, comparable to, uncommon earths magnets utilized in wind generators and in everlasting magnet motors for electrical automobiles. Protection Metals owns 100% of the Wicheeda Uncommon Earth Factor Deposit situated close to Prince George, British Columbia, Canada. Protection Metals Corp. trades in Canada beneath the image “DEFN” on the TSX Enterprise Trade, in the USA, beneath “DFMTF” on the OTCQB and in Germany on the Frankfurt Trade beneath “35D”.

For additional info, please contact:

Todd Hanas, Bluesky Company Communications Ltd. 
Vice President, Investor Relations 
Tel: (778) 994 8072
Electronic mail: [email protected]

Neither the TSX Enterprise Trade nor its Regulation Companies Supplier (as that time period is outlined within the insurance policies of the TSX Enterprise Trade) accepts accountability for the adequacy or accuracy of this information launch.

Unbiased Preliminary Financial Evaluation for the Wicheeda Uncommon Earth Factor Venture, British Columbia, Canada, dated January 6, 2022, with an efficient date of November 7, 2021, and ready by SRK Consulting (Canada) Inc. is filed beneath Protection Metals Corp.’s Issuer Profile on SEDAR (

Cautionary Assertion Relating to “Ahead-Wanting” Data

This information launch comprises “ahead–trying info or statements” inside the that means of relevant securities legal guidelines, which can embody, with out limitation, statements regarding the anticipated outcomes and advantages of the appointment of Mr. Clough as a director, the Wicheeda mission, the technical, monetary and enterprise prospects of the Firm, its mission and different issues. All statements on this information launch, aside from statements of historic information, that handle occasions or developments that the Firm expects to happen, are forward-looking statements. Though the Firm believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based mostly on affordable assumptions, such statements are usually not ensures of future efficiency and precise outcomes could differ materially from these within the forward-looking statements. Such statements and knowledge are based mostly on quite a few assumptions relating to current and future enterprise methods and the setting during which the Firm will function sooner or later, together with the value of uncommon earth parts, the anticipated prices and expenditures, the flexibility to realize its targets, that basic enterprise and financial situations won’t change in a cloth hostile method, that financing might be obtainable if and when wanted and on affordable phrases. Such forward-looking info displays the Firm’s views with respect to future occasions and is topic to dangers, uncertainties and assumptions, together with the dangers and uncertainties regarding the interpretation of exploration outcomes, dangers associated to the inherent uncertainty of exploration and value estimates, the potential for sudden prices and bills and people different dangers filed beneath the Firm’s profile on SEDAR at Whereas such estimates and assumptions are thought-about affordable by the administration of the Firm, they’re inherently topic to vital enterprise, financial, aggressive and regulatory uncertainties and dangers. Elements that would trigger precise outcomes to vary materially from these in ahead trying statements embody, however are usually not restricted to, continued availability of capital and financing and basic financial, market or enterprise situations, hostile climate and local weather situations, failure to keep up or receive all needed authorities permits, approvals and authorizations, failure to keep up neighborhood acceptance (together with First Nations),  dangers regarding unanticipated operational difficulties (together with failure of apparatus or processes to function in accordance with specs or expectations, value escalation, unavailability of personnel, supplies and tools, authorities motion or delays within the receipt of presidency approvals, industrial disturbances or different job motion, and unanticipated occasions associated to well being, security and environmental issues), dangers regarding inaccurate geological and engineering assumptions, lower within the value of uncommon earth parts, the affect of Covid-19 or different viruses and illnesses on the Firm’s capability to function, an lack of ability to foretell and counteract the results of COVID-19 on the enterprise of the Firm, together with however not restricted to, the results of COVID-19 on the value of commodities, capital market situations, restriction on labour and worldwide journey and provide chains, lack of key staff, consultants, or administrators, improve in prices, delayed drilling outcomes, litigation, and failure of counterparties to carry out their contractual obligations. The Firm doesn’t undertake to replace ahead–trying statements or ahead–trying info, besides as required by regulation.



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