SOURCE: USA Graphite Inc.

October 01, 2013 06:05 ET

USA Graphite to Commence Exploration at Nevada Graphite Properties

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - Oct 1, 2013) - USA Graphite Inc. (OTCQB: USGT) ("USA Graphite"), a publicly traded U.S. exploration company focused on the acquisition, exploration, and development of graphite properties in North America, is pleased to announce that it will immediately launch an initial exploration program for its current portfolio of graphite properties in Nevada. The program is expected to include detailed surface mapping, historic data compilation, and planning prior to a comprehensive exploration and drill program on one or more initial targets.

"USA Graphite has assembled an excellent portfolio of graphite exploration properties right here in the United States where, if successfully developed, they could help build a more reliable supply of this essential commodity for our own domestic market," stated Wayne Yamamoto, President and CEO of USA Graphite. "I look forward to building corporate momentum as we ramp up exploration activities at our Nevada properties and also hope to add new critical personnel on the ground and in the office to help lead our strategic planning and exploration teams in the near future."

Global demand for large flake graphite has been rising for use in many new technology applications, such as lithium-ion and vanadium batteries, fuel cells, semiconductors, transistors, graphene, touch screens, photovoltaic (PV) cells, spintronics, superconductivity, sensors, DNA sequencing, nuclear power generation, and wind power. Lithium-ion batteries, widely used in electronics like cell phones, power tools and notebook computers contain almost twenty times (20x) more graphite than lithium. According to a 2012 research report from investment banker Canaccord Genuity, "Annual flake graphite production will have to increase by a factor of six by 2020 to meet incremental lithium carbonate requirements for batteries."

China and India account for the majority of the world's graphite supply with China accounting for 70-80%. Most of China's current graphite production is considered lower grade small flake. China is a net importer of large flake graphite and has imposed strict export restrictions and quotas to retain its own graphite resources. Natural graphite is not currently mined in the United States in commercial quantities.

About USA Graphite:

USA Graphite is a publicly traded U.S. exploration company focused on the acquisition, exploration, and development of graphite properties in North America. USA Graphite intends to establish itself as a strategic domestic graphite supplier in the United States. The Company is currently advancing graphite projects in Nevada, offering what the Company believes to be considerable potential for the discovery of economic reserves of large flake, high-grade graphite; Blue Wing Mountains (1,985 acres - Pershing County), Gordon Creek (200 acres - Elko County), and Ruby Mountains (785 acres - Elko County). For additional information, please visit www.usa-graphite.com.

"Safe Harbor" Statement:

Under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: The statements in the press release that relate to the Company's expectations with regard to the future impact on the Company's results from new products in development are forward-looking statements, within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Notice Regarding Forward Looking Statements: This press release includes forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including the success of the programs it is commercializing and developing. Further, the risks involve the ability of the Company to raise capital to fund its operations and the capital requirements for the development and marketing of its products. Investors are encouraged to review the risk factors listed or described from time to time in the Company's filings (10K, 10Qs, S-1, and others) with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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