Bacanora Lithium appoints Graeme Purdy to its Board as Independent Director

– UK, London –  Bacanora Lithium plc (LON: BCN), a lithium exploration and development company, today announced the appointment of Graeme Purdy to its Board as an Independent Non-Executive Director with immediate effect.

 “I am delighted that Graeme Purdy has agreed to join the board of Bacanora. He brings with him a wealth of engineering and technical expertise from the battery industry, as well as experience in the UK capital markets via Ilika Plc. This appointment strengthens Bacanora’s board further as the Company embarks on the next phase of its development, as it looks to finance and build its flagship asset, the Sonora Lithium Project, in Mexico.” said Mark Hohnen, Board Chairman.

About Graeme Purdy

Graeme is the CEO of Ilika Plc (LON: IKA), a solid-state lithium battery technology developer. He is a hands-on manager with over 25 years of global experience in the resources and battery industries.

Under Graeme’s leadership, Ilika has grown to be one of the few independent global companies specialising in the design and manufacture of solid-state lithium-ion batteries. As a result, Graeme is a recognised thought leader in the industry speaking regularly at trade and investor events. Of additional relevance to Bacanora’s current activities, is Graeme’s experience from his earlier international career with Shell, where he managed the design, construction and commissioning of large process engineering projects in remote locations, including Latin America. Graeme holds a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Cambridge and an MBA from INSEAD business school in France. He is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institute of Chemical Engineers and a Sainsbury Management Fellow.

Graeme Purdy said: “I am pleased to be joining Bacanora’s board at this exciting time for the Company as it develops into a world-class lithium producer. I have been impressed by Bacanora’s achievements, particularly more recently with the arrival of Ganfeng Lithium, the world’s largest lithium metals producer, as a major shareholder and offtake partner, in conjunction with the Company’s existing offtake partner Hanwa Corporation. I look forward to being part of the board and lending my support and expertise to further the Company’s growth and ambitions.”

About Bacanora Lithium Plc

Bacanora Lithium Plc is a lithium development and exploration company. The Company owns assets in Mexico and Germany. It is focused on building, in collaboration with its major shareholder and offtake partner, Ganfeng Lithium (the world’s largest lithium metals producer), a 35,000 tonne per annum open-pit lithium carbonate operation at its flagship asset, the Sonora Lithium Project in Mexico. The Sonora Lithium Project has 8.8 million tonnes of lithium carbonate (Li2CO3) equivalent resources, with an approximate 250-year resource life, as detailed in its December 2017 Feasibility Study.

Sonora Lithium Ltd is the operational holding company for the Sonora Lithium Project and owns 100% of the La Ventana concession. The La Ventana concession accounts for 88% of the mined ore feed in the Sonora Feasibility Study which covers the initial 19 years of the project mine life. SLL is owned 77.5% by Bacanora and 22.5% by Ganfeng Lithium Ltd. SLL also owns 70% of the El Sauz and Fleur concessions.

In addition, the Company has a 50% interest in the Zinnwald Lithium Project and the Falkenhain and Altenberg Licences in southern Saxony, Germany.

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