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Rock Tech Announces Appointment of Simon Bodensteiner as Chief Executive Officer

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rock Tech Lithium Inc. (the "Company" or “Rock Tech”) (TSX-V: RCK; Frankfurt: RJIB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Simon Bodensteiner to the position of President & Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Bodensteiner will also join the Company’s board of directors.

“We are excited to be bolstering our in-house technical capabilities as we are further ramping up our activities at our Georgia Lake lithium project, entering into the next development phase of Rock Tech,” said Dirk Harbecke, the company’s chairman. 

Mr. Bodensteiner is a Mining Engineer with over 15 years of professional experience in Germany and Australia. He gained extensive knowledge in corporate, operational and technical roles and worked for both world-class firms, including Rio Tinto and The Boston Consulting Group, as well as junior mining companies. Mr. Bodensteiner has a track record of success in project evaluation and deal negotiation.

The Company thanks Martin Stephan for his service as President & Chief Executive Officer. “Rock Tech achieved many milestones under Mr. Stephan’s leadership including resource expansion and the delivery of the first-ever Preliminary Economic Assessment of the Georgia Lake lithium project,” commented Mr. Harbecke.

Mr. Stephan will remain on the board of directors of the Company and continue to serve as an advisor.

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

"Dirk Harbecke"
Dirk Harbecke
Chairman

For further information, please contact:

Brad Barnett
Chief Financial Officer
Rock Tech Lithium Inc.
777 Hornby Street, Suite 600
Vancouver, B.C., V6Z 1S4
Telephone: (778) 358-5200
Facsimile: (604) 670-0033
Email: bbarnett@rocktechlithium.com

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Statements included in this announcement, including statements concerning our plans, intentions and expectations, which are not historical in nature are intended to be, and are hereby identified as, "forward‐looking statements".  Forward‐looking statements may be identified by words including "anticipates", "believes", "intends", "estimates", "expects" and similar expressions.  The Company cautions readers that forward‐looking statements, including without limitation those relating to the Company's future operations and business prospects, are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the forward‐looking statements.