VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 03, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ceylon Graphite Corp. (“Ceylon Graphite” or the “Company”) (CYL.V) (CYLYF) (CCY.F) at the request of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada, hereby retracts and corrects certain statements made in its news release dated July 2, 2019. The Company has only received exploration rights for its mineral properties (121) in Sri Lanka, has not yet received any mining permits for such properties, and has not, to date, performed a NI 43-101 compliant preliminary economic assessment, pre-feasibility study, or feasibility study, to support the technical feasibility or economic viability of the project. As such the Company specifically retracts the following disclosure:
- “… demonstrated large commercially-mineable graphite.”
- “… samples can easily be upgraded and meet the specifications of marketable battery grade graphite”;
- “… confirm Ceylon Graphite’s near-term goal of producing a premium grade marketable battery grade product for prospective lithium-ion battery manufacturers and other energy storage end-users.”;
- “… and already we can be confident we may be the quickest-to-market new producer, with the highest quality graphite at the lowest costs seen in today’s market. We expect to be in commercial production imminently,” he added. “I am very confident Ceylon Graphite will have a significant impact on the graphite and lithium ion battery sectors in 2019 and beyond.”
The Company would also like to clarify disclosure relating to statements regarding the purification of its graphite samples:
Ceylon commissioned American Energy Technologies Company (“AETC”) to test samples of graphite from the K1 and M1 sites. AETC has certified that through simple Thermal Purification procedures, the graphite samples could be upgraded and meet the specifications of marketable battery grade graphite for lithium-ion battery manufacturers and other energy storage end-users, which is currently set at 99.99wt%. K1 graphite was upgraded from 87.19wt% Cg to 99.9997wt% Cg, and M1 graphite was upgraded from 91.22 wt% Cg to 99.996 wt% Cg. Thermal Purification techniques are among the most cost effective techniques used in the graphite industry to purify graphite mineralized material.
Robert Marvin, P. Geo (ONT) is a Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101 and has reviewed and approved the geological information provided in this news release.
About Ceylon Graphite Corp.
Ceylon Graphite Corp. is a public company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (CYL:TSX-V) that is in the business of exploration and development of graphite mines in Sri Lanka. The Government of Sri Lanka has granted the company exploration rights in a land package of over 120km². These exploration grids (each one square kilometer in area) cover areas of historic graphite production from the early twentieth century and represent a majority of the known graphite occurrences in Sri Lanka. Graphite mined in Sri Lanka is known to be some of the purest in the world, and currently accounts for less than 1% of the world graphite production.
FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS: This news release contains forward-looking information as such term is defined in applicable securities laws, which relate to future events or future performance and reflect management's current expectations and assumptions. The forward-looking information includes statements about Ceylon Graphite’s grids, Ceylon Graphite’s plans to undertake additional drilling and to develop a mine plan, Ceylon Graphite’s Mining License application and to commence establishing mining operations. Such forward-looking statements reflect management's current beliefs and are based on assumptions made by and information currently available to Ceylon Graphite, including the assumption that, the drilling exercises will confirm the presence of high quality graphite, sufficient financial resources will be available, the records from the drilling exercises prove to be accurate, there will be no unanticipated delays or costs materially affecting Ceylon Graphite’s exploration, development and production, there will be no material adverse change in metal prices, all necessary consents, licenses, permits and approvals will be obtained, including various Local Government Licenses and the market. Investors are cautioned that these forward-looking statements are neither promises nor guarantees and are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause future results to differ materially from those expected. Risk factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results expressed or implied by the forward-looking information include, among other things, an inability to reach a final acquisition agreement, inaccurate results from the drilling exercises, a failure to obtain or delays in obtaining the required regulatory licenses, permits, approvals and consents, an inability to access financing as needed, a general economic downturn, a volatile stock price, labour strikes, political unrest, changes in the mining regulatory regime governing Ceylon Graphite, a failure to comply with environmental regulations and a weakening of market and industry reliance on high quality graphite. Ceylon Graphite cautions the reader that the above list of risk factors is not exhaustive.
These forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and, except as required under applicable securities legislation, Ceylon Graphite does not assume any obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances. All of the forward-looking statements made in this press release are qualified by these cautionary statements and by those made in our filings with SEDAR in Canada (available at www.sedar.com)
Further information regarding the Company is available at www.ceylongraphite.com
Bharat Parashar, Chairman and & Chief Executive Officer