QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - July 12, 2016) - Nemaska Lithium Inc. ("Nemaska Lithium" or the "Corporation") (TSX:NMX)(OTCQX:NMKEF) announces the hiring of Mr. François Godin as Vice President Operations. Mr. Godin will be responsible for all operations, both at the Whabouchi mine and at the Shawinigan plant. He will report directly to Mr. Guy Bourassa, President and CEO of Nemaska Lithium. Mr. Godin will officially join Nemaska Lithium and assume his role and responsibilities on August 9, 2016. His office will be located at the Corporation's Shawinigan Hydromet plant.
Prior to joining Nemaska Lithium, Mr. Godin worked 28 years in progressively senior operations and process optimization roles for the Iron & Titanium division of the multinational mining company Rio Tinto. During the final years of his tenure there, he built a mining organization, started and operated a billion dollar mining project from scratch in Madagascar, employing 640 people with an annual operating budget of $150M. His expertise spans the life of a mining project from start up, to operations, to chemical and mining process optimization. In addition, he brings experience in chemical processing from minerals using innovative new technologies. Mr. Godin holds a bachelor's degree in metallurgical engineering from Ecole Polytechnique of Montreal.
"I am delighted to add François to our senior management team," commented Guy Bourassa President and CEO of Nemaska Lithium. "He is an experienced and well-rounded professional that brings best practices expertise as well as start-up experience. This is a unique combination of skill sets that perfectly suits our current stage of development. He has built projects from the ground up and run them efficiently to consistently deliver results. I am excited to work with him as we move into the next phase of our Company's development. We have built a strong technical team that has led the technology development and now with the addition of François we are significantly de-risking our project execution and operation."
About Nemaska Lithium
Nemaska Lithium intends to become a lithium hydroxide and lithium carbonate supplier to the emerging lithium battery market that is largely driven by electric vehicles, cell phones, tablets and other consumer products. The Corporation is developing in Quebec one of the most important spodumene lithium hard rock deposit in the world, both in volume and grade. The spodumene concentrate produced at Nemaska Lithium's Whabouchi mine will be shipped to the Corporation's lithium compounds processing plant to be built in Shawinigan, Quebec. This plant will transform spodumene concentrate into high purity lithium hydroxide and carbonate using the proprietary methods developed by the Corporation, and for which patent applications have been filed.
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