U.S. Forest Service Remark Interval Closes for Proposed Stibnite Gold Mission with Robust Public Help

Greater than 15,000 constructive feedback obtained on Supplemental Draft Environmental Affect Assertion over 75-day remark interval.

Conclusion of the remark interval marks a serious milestone within the allowing course of.

BOISE, Idaho, Jan. 11, 2023 /CNW/ – Perpetua Assets Corp. (Nasdaq: PPTA) (TSX: PPTA) (“Perpetua Assets” or “Perpetua” or the “Firm”) introduced right this moment the 75-day remark interval on the Supplemental Draft Environmental Affect Assertion (“SDEIS”) for the Stibnite Gold Mission (“Mission”) concluded with greater than 15,000 letters submitted in help of the Mission. This marks a serious milestone within the allowing course of and strikes the Firm one step nearer to a Closing Environmental Affect Assertion (“FEIS”) and Report of Choice on the Mission.

“The Stibnite Gold Mission can safe the one home antimony reserve to guard our nationwide safety and help America’s clear vitality transition, restore an deserted mine website and supply tons of of well-paying jobs to Idahoans. At this time, we’re proud to say we’re one step nearer to creating all these advantages a actuality,” stated Laurel Sayer, President and CEO of Perpetua Assets. “The momentum and help behind our venture grows stronger each day. We’re grateful to the 1000’s of people that took the time to take part on this remark interval. Letters got here in from the Idahoans who stay closest to the positioning, our distributors, leisure teams, lawmakers, veterans and extra. Whereas the explanations you help our venture are distinctive, collectively you delivered one clear message. It’s time to transfer the Stibnite Gold Mission ahead.”

When the remark interval closed on January 10, 2023, there have been over 18,000 feedback in the USA Forest Service (“USFS”) public letter portal, the vast majority of these had been in help of the venture. The excessive degree of participation within the remark interval exhibits the curiosity in Perpetua Assets’ improved Modified Mine Plan, which the USFS recognized because the Most well-liked Various due to its improved water high quality, discount in water temperature and skill to mitigate transportation impacts by using the Burntlog entry path to website.

The entire feedback submitted may be learn within the USFS public studying room, discovered right here: https://cara.fs2c.usda.gov/Public//ReadingRoom?Mission=50516. Under are a handful of letters, showcasing the Mission’s widespread help:

Willie Sullivan, Yellow Pine resident: “I’ve been carefully following Perpetua Assets’ plans since they first got here into our state, largely as a result of a few of the proposed venture will happen on public land and I’m a resident of Yellow Pine, Idaho which is the closest neighborhood to the Stibnite Mine… It was our group that got here up with the proposed Burntlog route that we really feel would serve the mine, Village, and the surroundings greatest. Our course of led to a bigger advisory group which continues to operate. I discover Perpetua to be an organization that honors its commitments and really hopes to do the appropriate factor for these effected by their venture.”

Terry Williams, President T & J Enterprises: “Perpetua’s plan to revive the Stibnite website whereas creating tons of of jobs for native communities must be accepted instantly. As a small enterprise in a small rural neighborhood, very like these in Valley County, Idaho, we perceive the challenges dealing with working households lately…The Stibnite Gold Mission would carry tons of of those high-paying jobs to the world and assist arduous working women and men help their households, purchase homes, and save for the longer term.”

Robert Workman, Cougar Mountain Snowmobile Membership: “It’s our sense that the Modified Mine Plan – is the perfect path ahead for Idaho. The world surrounding the historic Stibnite mining district is a serious draw for snowmobilers from throughout Idaho. As such, one in every of our high priorities-along with restoration of the site-is to make sure that entry for all leisure teams and people continues all through this venture. Because of Perpetua’s dedication to transparency and willingness to work with the neighborhood, we’re assured that these priorities will likely be met.”

Cecilia Tyler, Retired U.S. Military Colonel: “I may write volumes about why it’s best to approve their software however I need to concentrate on one side – antimony.  The Federal Authorities has recognized antimony as a strategic mineral.  Antimony isn’t mined wherever in the USA however will likely be if Perpetua’s software is accepted.  Antimony is required for Info Expertise merchandise, weapons techniques, medical makes use of, a part of cellphones, and numerous different makes use of.  Antimony is essential to our nationwide safety.”

The USFS will now evaluate the feedback and finalize a schedule for the rest of the NEPA course of. The Firm continues to anticipate a FEIS and draft Report of Choice in mid-2023 primarily based on the final schedule revealed by the USFS.

Web site: www.perpetuaresources.com

About Perpetua Assets and the Stibnite Gold Mission

Perpetua Assets Corp., via its wholly owned subsidiaries, is concentrated on the exploration, website restoration and redevelopment of gold-antimony-silver deposits within the Stibnite-Yellow Pine district of central Idaho which are encompassed by the Stibnite Gold Mission.  The Mission is likely one of the highest-grade, open pit gold deposits in the USA and is designed to use a contemporary, accountable mining method to revive an deserted mine website and produce each gold and the one mined supply of antimony in the USA. Additional advancing Perpetua Assets’ ESG and sustainable mining targets, the Mission will likely be powered by the bottom carbon emissions grid within the nation and a portion of the antimony produced from the Mission will likely be equipped to Ambri, a US-based firm commercializing a low-cost liquid steel battery important for the low-carbon vitality transition.  Along with the corporate’s commitments to transparency, accountability, environmental stewardship, security and neighborhood engagement, Perpetua Assets adopted formal ESG commitments which may be discovered right here.

Ahead-Wanting Info and Cautionary Notice

Buyers must be conscious that the publication of the SDEIS and the identification by the USFS of the Modified Mine Plan because the Most well-liked Various doesn’t point out any commitments on the a part of the USFS with regard to a remaining choice. In growing the Closing Environmental Affect Assertion (“FEIS”), the following part of the NEPA planning course of, the USFS could choose varied actions primarily based on the Modified Mine Plan or every of the alternate options analyzed within the SDEIS.   Statements contained on this information launch that aren’t historic information are “forward-looking info” or “forward-looking statements” (collectively, “Ahead-Wanting Info”) inside the that means of relevant Canadian securities laws and the USA Personal Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Ahead-Wanting Info consists of, however isn’t restricted to, disclosure concerning doable occasions, subsequent steps and programs of motion together with actions to be taken by the USFS, the State of Idaho and different authorities businesses and regulatory our bodies; plans with respect to the issuance of an FEIS; the consideration of distinction entry routes; the anticipated timing for launch of the FEIS, draft ROD and remaining ROD; predictions concerning enhancements to water high quality and different environmental circumstances on the website; discount of the Mission footprint and the anticipated advantages and different results thereof; our and Ambri, Inc.’s means to carry out below the availability settlement, which settlement is topic to sure circumstances, together with identification of a number of refiners to rework our antimony focus into antimony steel, and mutual settlement on sure materials phrases, together with quantity and pricing. In sure circumstances, Ahead-Wanting Info may be recognized by means of phrases and phrases or variations of such phrases and phrases or statements comparable to “anticipate”,  “anticipate” “plan”, “possible”, “consider”, “intend”, “forecast”, “venture”, “estimate”, “potential”, “may”, “could”, “will”, “would” or “ought to”. In making ready the Ahead-Wanting Info on this information launch, Perpetua Assets has utilized a number of materials assumptions, together with, however not restricted to, assumptions that the present exploration, growth, environmental and different goals regarding the Stibnite Gold Mission may be achieved and that its different company actions will proceed as anticipated; that basic enterprise and financial circumstances won’t change in a materially adversarial method and that allowing and operations prices won’t materially enhance; that the evaluate course of below the NEPA (together with any joint evaluate course of involving the USFS,  the State of Idaho and different businesses and regulatory our bodies) in addition to the FEIS will proceed in a well timed method and as anticipated; and that every one requisite info will likely be accessible in a well timed method. Ahead-Wanting Info includes identified and unknown dangers, uncertainties and different elements which can trigger the precise outcomes, efficiency or achievements of Perpetua Assets to be materially completely different from any future outcomes, efficiency or achievements expressed or implied by the Ahead-Wanting Info. Such dangers and different elements embody, amongst others, adjustments in legal guidelines and laws and adjustments within the software of requirements pursuant to current legal guidelines and laws which can end in unexpected leads to the allowing course of; uncertainty surrounding enter to be obtained from regulators and neighborhood stakeholders; dangers associated to dependence on key personnel; dangers associated to unexpected delays within the evaluate course of together with availability of personnel from the USFS, State of Idaho and different acknowledged, federal and native businesses and regulatory our bodies (together with, however not restricted to, future US authorities shutdowns); dangers associated to opposition to the Mission; dangers associated to elevated or sudden prices in operations or the allowing course of; dangers that estimates utilized in budgeting and monetary statements could show to be incorrect; dangers associated to the end result of litigation and potential for delay of the Mission, in addition to these elements mentioned in Perpetua Assets’ public disclosure report. Though Perpetua Assets has tried to establish essential elements that might have an effect on Perpetua Assets and will trigger precise actions, occasions or outcomes to vary materially from these described in Ahead-Wanting Info, there could also be different elements that trigger actions, occasions or outcomes to not be as anticipated, estimated or meant. There may be no assurance that Ahead-Wanting Info will show to be correct, as precise outcomes and future occasions may differ materially from these anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers shouldn’t place undue reliance on Ahead-Wanting Info. For additional info on these and different dangers and uncertainties that will have an effect on the Firm’s enterprise, see the “Danger Components” and “Administration’s Dialogue and Evaluation of Monetary Situation and Outcomes of Operations” sections of the Firm’s filings with the SEC, can be found at www.sec.gov and with the Canadian securities regulators, which can be found at www.sedar.com. Besides as required by legislation, Perpetua Assets doesn’t assume any obligation to launch publicly any revisions to Ahead-Wanting Info contained on this information launch to replicate occasions or circumstances after the date hereof or to replicate the incidence of unanticipated occasions.



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