Lithium One Inc.

Lithium One Inc.

December 15, 2011 09:53 ET

Lithium One Announces Appointment of Engineering Manager for Sal de Vida Project

VANCOUVER, CANADA--(Marketwire - Dec. 15, 2011) - Lithium One Inc. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:LI), is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Mario Juarez as Engineering Manager for the Sal de Vida lithium-potash brine project in Argentina.

Mr. Juarez, a graduate of University Nacional de San Juan, is a mining engineer with more than 17 years of experience that includes mine planning and operations, technical and commercial management of various mining projects, including a lithium brine project. During his career he has held senior positions with the engineering and management teams for several major projects including: the Pirquitas Mine (Silver Standard), Veladero Mine (Barrick Gold), Alumbrera Mine & Agua Rica Project (Xstrata / Goldcorp / Yamana) and the Cerro Vanguardia Mine (Anglo Gold).

Patrick Highsmith, President and COO commented: "We are pleased to add Mario to our first-rate technical team at the Sal de Vida project. He has been part of four mine start-ups in Argentina and his past success in feasibility work and mine engineering will be an invaluable addition to our existing team through the feasibility and development stages."

Mr. Juarez will be responsible for coordinating all aspects of the project engineering as the Company moves through the feasibility process at Sal de Vida. Lithium One announced the results of its preliminary economic assessment ("PEA") on October 5th 2011 and is currently in the process of selecting a qualified independent engineering firm for the completion of the feasibility study.

The Company is also pleased to announce that it has made the final payments and is securing title to a further 28 minas (mining licenses), secured from 3 different claim holders and comprising a total of 7,756 hectares. This brings the total area of fully-owned mining rights to 21,727 hectares. Including these properties, the Company controls a total land position of 37,845 hectares as minas and cateos (exploration licenses) with either full ownership or under option agreements.

In other news, the Company also announces that, subject to regulatory approval, it has granted 3,075,000 incentive stock options to officers, directors, employees and consultants of the Company. The options have an exercise price of $1.00 per share and are exercisable for three years, subject to the terms of the Company's stock option plan.

About Lithium One:

Lithium One Inc. is well positioned to be a next-generation low cost producer of lithium and potash. The Company has two major projects advancing to feasibility in 2012: the Sal de Vida lithium and potash brine project in Argentina and the James Bay bulk tonnage spodumene project in Quebec. End-user partners are earning a maximum 30% project equity in Sal de Vida by funding $15M towards feasibility, providing an off-take agreement for up to 50% of the lithium production, and providing a completion guarantee for the debt component of the capital development costs. Galaxy Resources is earning a maximum 70% project equity in the James Bay Project through an earn-in agreement that includes delivery of a feasibility study by early 2013. The Company's strategy is to draw upon its quality team and employ best practice to develop its projects into leading suppliers of low-cost, high quality lithium products to the global market.


Paul Matysek, Chief Executive Officer

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