Lithium Americas Corp.
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Lithium Americas Corp.

August 05, 2015 07:30 ET

Lithium Americas Provides Update on Proposed Merger With Western Lithium

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 5, 2015) - Lithium Americas Corp. (TSX:LAC) ("Lithium Americas") is pleased to announce that on July 30, 2015, it obtained an interim order from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice approving the mailing of meeting materials and the holding of a special meeting of Lithium Americas' shareholders to consider and approve the proposed plan of arrangement under which, among other things, Western Lithium USA Corporation ("Western Lithium") would acquire all of the outstanding common shares of Lithium Americas on the basis of 0.789 of a common share of Western Lithium for each outstanding common share of Lithium Americas. The meeting will be held on August 31, 2015 at Suite 6300, 1 First Canadian Place, Toronto, Ontario. The record date for the determination of shareholders entitled to receive notice of, and to vote at, the meeting is the close of business on July 30, 2015. The meeting materials, including the proxy circular and form of proxy have now been mailed and are available under Lithium Americas' SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com.

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