June 27th, 2017 Vancouver, Canada – New Age Metals Inc. (TSXV: NAM; OTCQB: PAWEF; FSE: P7J.F). The Company is pleased to appoint Mr. Ron Hieber from the Advisory Board to the Board of Directors.
The Chairman and CEO Harry Barr stated; “The Board of Directors and management are very privileged to have Ron Hieber join the Board of Directors from the Advisory Board. His reputation in the PGM and worldwide mining industry is surpassed by few. As you can see from his bio below, Ron is an excellent fit to the Board of Directors of NAM and we look forward to our ongoing relationship with Ron that has extended for over 17 years”.
Mr. Hieber is an Internationally Recognized Expert, in Platinum Group Metals, and was Head of Worldwide Exploration, for Anglo Platinum, the world’s largest Platinum producer. He is a geology graduate of Rhodes University, South Africa, with high school education having been completed in Zimbabwe, in 1968. He began his career with Anglo American Platinum, on the company’s Platinum mines in Rustenburg, followed by service on the mines in other Bushveld Complex areas, becoming Chief Geologist at Rustenburg in 1981.
In 1986, he was appointed to the corporate office as head of all Anglo Platinum’s mining geology and exploration functions, which remained part of his responsibilities until he retired from Anglo Platinum at 58, in 2009. During his service with Anglo, Ron was made a Divisional Director and the Group’s Survey, Ventilation, Rock Engineering and Strategic Planning functions were added to his Geological responsibilities. From the time of his appointment at Corporate, he contributed significantly to the accumulation, retention and management of Anglo Platinum’s mineral rights portfolio, on the Bushveld Complex and Great Dyke, whilst also directing worldwide PGM Exploration Programs for Anglo Platinum, in Australia, China, Canada, Russia and Brazil. This included heading-up the River Valley Option/Joint Venture for Anglo Platinum, from Discovery, in 2000, with Pacific North West Capital, now New Age Metals. At the time he retired, he was a Director of several Anglo Platinum subsidiaries, including Unki Platinum Ltd. (Zimbabwe) and Rustenburg Platinum Mines Ltd. From 2009, Ron worked as Executive Director: Business Development for Kameni Ltd., which had PGM interests, in the Eastern Bushveld and Zimbabwe. After selling its projects, Kameni closed and Mr. Hieber now runs his own company, with interests in South African and Zimbabwean Gold projects.
ABOUT NAM’S PGM DIVISION
NAM’s flagship project is its 100% owned River Valley PGM Project (NAM Website – River Valley Project) in the Sudbury Mining District of Northern Ontario (100 km east of Sudbury, Ontario). Presently the River Valley Project is Canada’s largest primary undeveloped PGM deposit with Measured + Indicated resources of 91 million tonnes @ 0.58 g/t* Palladium, 0.22 g/t Platinum, 0.04 g/t Gold, at a cut-off grade of 0.8 g/t for a PdEq of 2,463,000 ounces PGM plus Gold. The River Valley PGM-Copper-Nickel Sulphide mineralized zones remain open to expansion, and geophysics currently completed and drilling to commence mid July 2017 as part of our ongoing continued exploration.
In 2016, the company acquired the River Valley extension property from Mustang Minerals which added approximately 4kms to the project’s mineralized strike length.
ABOUT NAM’S LITHIUM DIVISION
The Company has several Hard Rock Lithium Projects in the Winnipeg River Pegmatite Field, located in SE Manitoba. This Pegmatite Field hosts the world class Tanco Pegmatite that has been mined for Tantalum, Cesium and Spodumene (one of the primary Lithium ore minerals) in varying capacities, since 1969. Today, the Tanco Mine is focused on the mining of Pollucite (primary Cesium ore) and the production of Cesium Formate, a completion drilling fluid for the petroleum industry. NAM’s Lithium Projects are strategically situated in this prolific Pegmatite Field. Presently, NAM is the largest mineral claim holder in the Winnipeg River Pegmatite Field and is seeking JV partners to further develop the company’s Li division.
On behalf of the Board of Directors
Harry G. Barr
Chairman and CEO
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