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March 11, 2014 09:15 ET

Focus Graphite Inc.'s CEO Interviewed by The Mining Report

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 11, 2014) - Advances in automotive battery technology are making graphite the next big thing for commodity investors. Graphite is the critical material for the new generation of batteries, even more than lithium or rare earths. In this special interview with The Mining Report, Focus Graphite (TSX VENTURE: FMS) (OTCQX: FCSMF) President and Chief Operating Officer Don Baxter explains the eyebrow-raising supply/demand picture of the graphite industry, the attractive financials of the Lac Knife project and the significance of the graphite industry's first offtake agreement, including what it means to investors looking to understand an unfamiliar but well-positioned market.

The Mining Report: The recent news from Tesla Motors about its plans to build the largest battery factory in the world has generated a lot of investor excitement. Can you give us your perspective on the role of automotive battery technology as the driver of global graphite demand?

Don Baxter: As a starting point, the graphite industry today is about a half million tons per year of natural flake graphite. It is used in everyday products across many industries including steel, automotive and technology. Graphite touches our lives every day. Graphite is in the brake pads in our cars and has many other common applications. But that is not where the excitement in the graphite industry comes from...

Continue reading this interview with Don Baxter: Focus Graphite Inc.: Well Positioned for 'The Next Big Thing' in Graphite.

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Focus Graphite Inc. paid The Mining Report to conduct, produce and distribute the interview. Focus Graphite Inc. had final approval of the content and is wholly responsible for the validity of the statements. Opinions expressed are the opinions of Focus Graphite Inc. and not Streetwise Reports or The Mining Report or its officers.

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