Piedmont Lithium adds Christy Alvord and Mike Bless to its Board of Directors

– USA, NC –  Piedmont Lithium (Nasdaq: PLL | ASX: PLL), a leading global developer of lithium resources, today announced the appointments of Christy Alvord and Mike Bless to its Board of Directors effective January 3, 2023, increasing the board to 7 members. They provide additional executive, operational, and strategic guidance to the board as it advances in its mission to supply the U.S. with lithium hydroxide from a global portfolio of projects.

“We are honored to welcome Christy and Mike to the newly-created directorships. Their extensive knowledge and backgrounds will be key as we and our partners look toward our targeted timeline of bringing lithium production online in 2023, 2024, 2025, and 2026,” said Board Chairman, Jeff Armstrong.

CEO Keith Phillips added, “Christy and Mike both have strong strategic leadership experience and have successfully led substantial integrated mining businesses. We are pleased to have these respected industry leaders join our Board and lend us their invaluable expertise as we work to become a large, low-cost, sustainable producer of lithium hydroxide and a prime contributor to U.S. energy national security.”

About Christina Alvord

Christy Alvord most recently served as the President of the Central Division of Vulcan Materials Company, the nation’s largest producer of construction aggregates. She previously served as Vulcan’s President of the Southern & Gulf Coast Division and VP of Corporate Planning and Performance Improvement. Before joining Vulcan, Ms. Alvord held various executive management positions at GE Aviation, including serving as President of GE Aviation-Unison Industries and GE Aviation-Middle River Aircraft Systems. In addition to serving as a board member for Piedmont, Ms. Alvord also serves on the boards of Apogee Enterprises and Albany International.

She began her career as a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Co. after graduating from Harvard Business School.

About Michael Bless

For nearly a decade, Mike Bless served as President and CEO of Century Aluminum Company, a U.S.-based, publicly-held, global producer of primary aluminum, and was a member of the company’s Board of Directors. Before becoming CEO, Mr. Bless served as EVP and CFO of Century for five years. Previous to Century, he held a range of executive positions with several companies including Maxtor Corporation and Rockwell Automation, Inc. In addition to serving as a board member for Piedmont, Mr. Bless also is a board member of CNA Financial Corporation and Enact Holdings.

Mr. Bless is a graduate of Princeton University.

About Piedmont Lithium

Piedmont Lithium is developing a world-class, multi-asset, integrated lithium business focused on enabling the transition to a net zero world and the creation of a clean energy economy in North America. Our goal is to become one of the largest lithium hydroxide producers in North America by processing spodumene concentrate produced from assets where we hold an economic interest. Our projects include our Carolina Lithium and Tennessee Lithium projects in the United States and partnerships in Quebec with Sayona Mining (ASX: SYA) and Ghana with Atlantic Lithium (AIM: ALL; ASX: A11). These geographically diversified operations will enable us to play a pivotal role in supporting America’s move toward energy independence and the electrification of transportation and energy storage.

For more information, visit www.piedmontlithium.com.

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