Castle Peak Signs Definitive Agreement to Sell Substantially all of Its Assets

Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – March 20, 2018) – Castle Peak Mining Ltd. (TSXV: CAP) (“Castle Peak” or the “Company“), is pleased to announce that, further to its news release of November 2, 2017, the Company has completed the sale of the Company’s exploration interests in the southern Ashanti Belt, Western Region, Ghana to Star Goldfields Ltd. (the “Transaction“) for proceeds of an aggregate of US$4,250,000 in cash, less certain less certain liabilities of the acquired subsidiaries of the Company that held the exploration interests as at the closing date.

Approval of the Transaction by the Company’s shareholders was obtained by special resolution at a meeting of shareholders held on October 19, 2017 (the “Shareholders’ Meeting“).

As previously disclosed, following completion of the Transaction, the Company does not have any active business operations or assets other than cash. At the Shareholders’ meeting, the shareholders approved certain alternatives which may be carried out at the directors’ discretion, including distribution of the Company’s assets and dissolution of the Company. The Board of Directors of Castle Peak intends to explore potential strategic alternatives following the closing of the Transaction and will update shareholders when any decisions are made. There can be no assurance that such exploration of strategic alternatives will result in a transaction being pursued, entered into or consummated. The TSXV may transfer Castle Peak to the NEX, a separate board of the TSXV if Castle Peak fails to meet the ongoing minimum listing requirements of the TSXV.

About Castle Peak
Castle Peak Mining Ltd. is a Canadian-based junior exploration company focused on advancing greenfields and early stage gold projects.

For additional information please visit or contact:

Iyad Jarbou, Director
Tel: 604-362-7685


Certain information provided in this press release constitutes forward-looking statements and information within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Specifically, and without limitation, this press release contains forward-looking statements and information relating to: the listing of the Company on the TSXV and the future prospects of the Company. Forwardlooking information typically contains statements with words such as “anticipate”, “believe”, “forecast”, expect”, “plan”, “intend”, “estimate”, “propose”, “project”, or similar words suggesting future outcomes. The Company cautions readers and prospective investors in the Company’s securities not to place undue reliance on forwardlooking information as, by its nature, it is based on current expectations regarding future events that involve a number of assumptions, inherent risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by the Company. In respect of the forward-looking statements and information set out in this press release, the Company has provided such in reliance on certain assumptions that it believes are reasonable at this time, including assumptions as to the future prospects of the Company. There are many risk factors associated with the Company’s operations and a number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by the Company, including but not limited to risks and uncertainties related to a material adverse change to the Company’s assets or revenue, risks of unknown liabilities that may arise, uncertainties regarding natural disasters, change in government policies, currency fluctuations and controls, risks of high inflation and increased costs, changes in currency exchange rates, and other risks associated with international activities. The forwardlooking information included herein is expressly qualified in its entirety by this cautionary statement. The forwardlooking information included herein is made as of the date hereof and the Company assumes no obligation to update or revise any forwardlooking information to reflect new events or circumstances, except as required by law.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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Hansa Enters into Option Agreement, Announces Financing and Appoints VP Corporate Development

Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – March 20, 2018) – Hansa Resources Ltd. (TSXV: HRL) (“Hansa” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce a Mineral Property Option Agreement (the “Option Agreement”) between Hansa and Poseidon Offshore Minerals Inc. (“Poseidon”) and a private placement.


Poseidon has applied for an offshore mineral reconnaissance license (the “License”), to explore for gold, diamond, heavy minerals and aggregate in an area of 20,000 km2 on the continental shelf of Ghana.

Pursuant to the Option Agreement, Poseidon granted to Hansa an exclusive option, to acquire 60% of Poseidon’s direct and indirect interest in and to the License, which would represent a 54% interest in the License taking into account the interests of the Government of Ghana. To earn the interest Hansa will be required to fund work programs totaling US$4,000,000 over the 36 month period following the effective date of which US$100,000 has been paid. The Option Agreement is subject to standard conditions precedent including finalization of all documentation relating to the License and the grant of the License. The Company will not proceed with any payments in respect of the option until all conditions precedent are satisfied. The transaction remains subject to acceptance of filings with TSX Venture Exchange with respect to the Option Agreement and the grant of the License to Poseidon. While we anticipate the License will be granted shortly there can be no assurance with respect to the grant.

Pursuant to the Option Agreement, Poseidon will be the operator of the project bringing a management team that has been directly involved as an owner and operator of numerous mines around the world and particularly three mines in Ghana: Bogosu, ABOSSO-Damang and Tarkwa. Combined these mines currently produce approximately 800,000 oz. of gold annually and are owned by major mining companies.


Hansa is also pleased to announce that it has engaged Ascenta Finance Corp. (“Ascenta”) to assist the Company in a private placement (the “Private Placement”) of up to 40,000,000 units priced at $0.05 per unit to raise proceeds of up to $2,000,000. Each unit is comprised of one common share and one share purchase warrant. Each warrant is exercisable for an additional common share of Hansa at a price of $0.10 per share for a period of 24 months from the date of issuance. The proceeds from the financing will be used to fund exploration expenditures on the License area in accordance with the option agreement and if the License is not granted the Private Placement will not complete.

Hansa will have the option to accelerate the expiry of the warrants should the closing price of Hansa’s common shares equal or exceed $0.18 for 10 consecutive trading days following the date that is four months and one day after the date of issuance of the warrants, to the date which is 30 days following the date a news release is issued by the Company announcing the reduced term of the warrants.

The Private Placement is subject to certain conditions including, but not limited to, the receipt of all necessary approvals, including the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange. The securities issued pursuant to the Private Placement will be subject to a four month and one day statutory hold period. Agent’s fees and compensation options will be paid by the Company in conjunction with the completion of the Private Placement in accordance with applicable laws and stock exchange policies.


Hansa Resources Limited is pleased to announce the appointment of John Costigan as Vice President, Corporate Development.

In this new role as VP of Corporate Development Mr. Costigan will lead strategic business development efforts and will focus on helping Hansa achieve its organic growth objectives.

The Company’s shares will remain halted pending completion of documentation required by the TSX Venture Exchange.


Hansa is a TSX Venture Exchange, Frankfurt and OTC listed Canadian mineral exploration company with 57 million shares outstanding, one million dollars Canadian cash and a 1.9% net smelter return royalty on the Zhumba gold property in south east Kazakhstan that was sold to Kazzink Ltd. the largest mining company in Kazakhstan and a subsidiary of Glencore plc the largest mining company in the world.

For further information on Hansa Resources Ltd. please visit
Contact or call 604-685-9316

On behalf of the Board of Directors
“John Nugent”

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: This news release includes certain forward-looking statements and forward-looking information (together, “forward-looking statements”). All statements other than statements of historical fact included in this release, including, without limitation, statements regarding the Option Agreement and the Company’s option to acquire an indirect interest in the License, if granted, the Private Placement, the use of proceeds from the Private Placement, other future plans and objectives of the Company and prospects and potential mineralization on the License area are forward-looking statements. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events may vary from those anticipated in such statements. Important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company’s plans or expectations include failure to obtain TSX Venture Exchange acceptance of the Option Agreement and the Offering (together, the “Transaction”), failure to remove conditions to completion of the Transaction, including the failure of the License to be granted to Poseidon, failure to raise sufficient funds on the proposed terms or at all, and risks associated with mineral exploration, including the risk that actual results of exploration will be different from those expected by management and the risk that potential mineralization will not be upgraded or verified, and the other risks disclosed in this news release. The forward-looking statements in this news release were developed based on the assumptions and expectations of management, including that TSX Venture Exchange acceptance for the Transaction will be obtained, conditions will be satisfied, required fundraising will be completed, the other assumptions disclosed in this news release and that the risks described above will not materialize. There can be no assurance that the Transaction will complete. The Company expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as otherwise required by applicable securities legislation.

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities, in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such jurisdiction, including the United States.  The securities referenced in this press release have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”), or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, a “U.S. person,” as such term is defined in Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act, unless an exemption from such registration requirements is available.


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Revelo Trims Portfolio and Sells Three Projects for Royalty Interests

Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – March 20, 2018) – Revelo Resources Corp. (TSXV: RVL) (“Revelo” or the “Company”) is pleased to provide an update on its project portfolio and announces that it has recently sold three non-core assets in exchange for royalty interests.

Revelo continues to evaluate and review its portfolio of exploration projects in northern Chile. This has allowed the Company to trim back and abandon some peripheral, un-prospective concessions at several projects based on geology and exploration results, allowing the Company and its partners to focus on key, prospective target areas. Additionally, the Company has recently sold three, non-core exploration projects to third parties in exchange for net smelter returns royalty interests (the “NSR” royalties), as follows:

  • The Bronce Weste project (approximately 3,890 hectares) has been sold to Masglas America Corporation SpA (“Masglas”), a private Chilean company, for a 1% NSR on future production of precious metals plus a 0.5% NSR on future production of base metals, together with nominal cash. Bronce Weste has prospectivity for polymetallic copper-gold veins and is also host to a large, unexplored hydrothermal alteration zone. Masglas has subsequently renamed the project Colla Kananchiari.
  • The Magallanes project (approximately 1,038 hectares) has been sold to the Chilean subsidiary of Austral Gold Ltd (“Austral”), for a 1% NSR on future production of all metals together with nominal cash. Magallanes has prospectivity for low sulphidation, epithermal gold-silver veins, and the principal Veinticinco Vein structure was previously sampled by Revelo with encouraging results (see news release dated May 30, 2012).
  • The Limbo project (approximately 5,600 hectares) has also been sold to Austral for a 1% NSR on future production of all metals and nominal cash. Limbo is an early stage exploration property but is located close to Austral’s operating gold mine at Guanaco.

As a result of these transactions and the abandonment of peripheral ground, Revelo now has material interests in 26 projects in northern Chile totalling approximately 200,000 hectares, as follows:

  • 7 NSR royalty interests over third-party exploration projects
  • 2 wholly-owned projects subject to option, sale and royalty agreements with third parties
  • 17 wholly-owned projects available for option and joint venture

Tim Beale, President & CEO of Revelo, commented: “Revelo continues to evaluate its property portfolio and look for business opportunities that maximise value for Revelo shareholders in each project. The sale of non-core assets for royalty interests leverages the Company into potential future success. The sales, together with the abandonment of un-prospective ground, has resulted in a significant reduction in Revelo’s land maintenance costs. Recent improvements in general market conditions has resulted in a rejuvenated interest in exploration projects and increasing interest in Revelo’s portfolio. Several other business opportunities are being actively pursued and the Company’s management is confident that further transactions will be realised soon”.

Dr. Demetrius Pohl, Ph.D., Certified Professional Geoscientist (CPG), an independent consultant, is the Company’s Qualified Person for the purposes of National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosures for Mineral Projects of the Canadian Securities Administrators and has approved the written disclosure of the technical information contained in this news release.


Revelo has interests in an outstanding portfolio of projects prospective for copper, gold and silver located along proven mineral belts in one of the world’s top mining jurisdictions – Chile. The Company has a combination of wholly-owned projects (available for option, JV or sale), option agreements, royalty interests (non-producing to date), and equity interests in mining and exploration companies. Revelo’s total exposure to mineral tenements in northern Chile, either wholly-owned or through royalty interests, is around 200,000 hectares.

Revelo is a Canadian company and is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV: RVL). For more information, please visit Revelo’s website at


Michael Winn

Michael Winn, Chairman


Timothy J Beale | President & CEO
T: +1 604 687-5544 | |

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.


This news release contains certain statements that may be deemed “forward-looking statements”. All statements in this release, other than statements of historical fact, that address events or developments that Revelo expects to occur, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and are generally, but not always, identified by the words “expects”, “plans”, “anticipates”, “believes”, “intends”, “estimates”, “projects”, “potential”, “indicate” and similar expressions, or that events or conditions “will”, “would”, “may”, “could” or “should” occur. Although Revelo believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results may differ materially from those in forward-looking statements.

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Maritime Responds to Announcement of Anaconda’s Intention to Make an Unsolicited Offer for Maritime

Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – March 20, 2018) – Maritime Resources Corp. (TSXV: MAE) (“Maritime” or the “Company”) confirms that it is aware of the announcement by Anaconda Mining Inc. (“Anaconda“) that it intends, subject to a number of conditions, to make an unsolicited takeover bid for the outstanding common shares of Maritime (“Common Shares“).

Maritime cautions that no formal offer has been presented to Maritime or its shareholders and there can be no certainty that an offer will be made or that a transaction will take place. Maritime’s board of directors (the “Board“) will consider and evaluate Anaconda’s offer if and when received and will respond in due course. Shareholders should await the results of the review and recommendation of the Board before making any decisions with respect to the offer from Anaconda. After a formal bid document is received from Anaconda, Maritime will issue a directors’ circular that will contain important information for shareholders, including the Board’s recommendation regarding the offer. Since the initial offer was received on January 29, 2018, Anaconda’s share price has retreated from a January high of $0.55, following their 4:1 share consolidation, to a March 19, 2018 close of $0.375. The Company advises shareholders not to deposit any Common Shares to the Anaconda offer and not to take any other action concerning the offer until shareholders have reviewed and considered the directors’ circular.

In its press release dated March 19, 2018 announcing its intention to acquire Maritime, Anaconda asserted that Maritime has been unwilling to engage with Anaconda in connection with its acquisition proposal made on January 29, 2018. Maritime is disappointed with Anaconda’s tactics and has consistently expressed its willingness to consider Anaconda’s unsolicited approach. In this regard, Maritime has taken great pains to make clear to the management of Anaconda that without reviewing in detail Anaconda and its assets and liabilities Maritime cannot consider a transaction with Anaconda. In its response to Anaconda’s initial proposal on February 5, 2018, and in a second written request to Anaconda on March 16, 2018, Maritime requested the opportunity to access the relevant information to enable the Board to responsibly assess the merits of a transaction. Such requests have been ignored by Anaconda.

Maritime has retained McMillan LLP as special legal counsel, and Primary Capital Inc. as financial advisors to assist it in responding to Anaconda’s unsolicited approach.

Update on Code Loan

The Company confirms that it has been advised by Anaconda that Anaconda has acquired an outstanding $500,000 loan originally made to the Company by Code Consulting Limited in April of 2017 (the “Code Loan“).  The Code Loan was previously announced on April 27, 2017, was due April 25, 2018, and bears interest of 8% per annum.  The Code Loan included provision for early repayment in certain circumstances, including where the Company had raised CAD$2 million or more in equity or debt financing.  With the closing of its private placement announced March 1, 2018, the Company has raised more than CAD$2 million.  Subsequent to Anaconda’s acquisition, Anaconda has elected to accelerate the Code Loan, such that the Company will repay the Code Loan approximately 3 weeks before its original expiry. With the repayment of the Code Loan in full, Maritime will be debt free and will continue its aggressive development and exploration season already well underway on both the Hammerdown and Whisker projects. The work will consist of geophysical surveys that are underway followed by a 3000-metre drill program which is expected to begin shortly.  Permitting is also well underway on the dewatering program that is expected to start early summer of 2018. 

About Maritime Resources Corp.

Maritime Resources holds 100% of the Green Bay Property, located near Springdale, Newfoundland. The property hosts its principal asset, the past producing (during its operation by Richmont, between 2000-2004, a total of 291,400 tonnes of ore were mined and milled, at an average grade of 15.83 g/t Au, recovering a total of 143,000 ounces of gold) Hammerdown gold mine, as well as Orion gold deposit separated by a 1.5 km distance that sits within an overall strike length of 4000 metres.

The Company recently announced a PFS (March 2nd, 2017) that successfully demonstrated a viable mining operation with low upfront capital and short time line to the start of gold production. The engineering design optimizes a small foot print within the historical mine area as well as utilizing some of the existing underground infrastructure where possible. The operation is scheduled to run at a capacity of approximately 400 metric tons per day (‘mtpd’) over a five-year mine life and produce on average 35,000 ounces per year at cash costs of $558 CDN per ounce with all in sustaining costs of $955 CDN per ounce of gold.

The results show positive economics, strong internal rate of return, short payback period and significant cash flow under reasonable commodity price assumptions. Based on a gold price of $1,250 USD per ounce; exchange rate of 80 US cents per $1 CDN, a mill recovery of 97% (based on the historical treatment of the ore at the nearby Nugget Pond gold mill from 2000 to 2004), the project pre-tax NPV8% is $71.2M with an IRR of 46.8%, and $44.2M with an IRR of 34.8% on an after- tax basis.

In addition, there remain numerous opportunities to expand the reserve, annual production and mine life and to reduce the development and capital costs as outlined in the PFS. Maritime will continue to evaluate these opportunities with a goal to fully optimize the returns from the mining operation.

Further information on the Green Bay Gold Property can be found on our website at along with the NI 43-101 compliant Technical Report and Prefeasibility Report filed on SEDAR.

Technical information in this news release has been reviewed and approved by Bernard H. Kalhert, P. Geo, a qualified person under National Instrument 43-101.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

Doug Fulcher
President, CEO

For further information, please call:
DOUG FULCHER — PRESIDENT, CEO         Telephone: (604) 336-7322

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Caution Regarding Forward Looking Statements

This release may contain forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance, or achievements of Maritime to be materially different from any future results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Forward looking statements or information relates to, among other things, the receipt of a takeover bid from Anaconda (if at all) and our consideration of such bid, notification to shareholders of the Board’s recommendation in respect of an Anaconda takeover bid, the repayment of the Code Loan and the realization of Maritime’s stated goal to be debt free, and the continued development and exploration of the Hammerdown and Whisker projects. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations and beliefs but given the uncertainties, assumptions and risks, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements or information. The Company disclaims any obligation to update, or to publicly announce, any such statements, events or developments except as required by applicable securities laws.

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Pacific Empire Minerals Corp. Announces Closing of Initial Public Offering and Listing on the TSX Venture Exchange

Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – March 20, 2018) – Pacific Empire Minerals Corp. (TSXV: PEMC) (the “Company” or “PEMC”) is pleased to announce today the closing of an initial public offering (the “Offering” or “IPO”) of 10,000,000 units of the Company (the “Units”) at a purchase price of $0.20 per Unit for gross proceeds of $2,000,000. Each Unit is comprised of one common share of the Company (a “Common Share”) and one Common Share purchase warrant of the Company (a “Warrant”). Each Warrant is exercisable for one Common Share at a price of $0.30, for a period of three years following the closing of the Offering.

The TSX Venture Exchange (the “TSXV”) has accepted the Company’s listing application as of March 20, 2018 (the “Listing Date”) and the Company’s Common Shares are expected to resume trading on the TSXV on or about March 22, 2018 under the trading symbol “PEMC”.

The net proceeds of the Offering (the “Net Proceeds”) will be used to fund exploration work on the Company’s portfolio of copper-gold projects, most notably the Wildcat Project in central British Columbia situated 9 km from Centerra Gold’s Mt. Milligan copper-gold mine, and for general working capital requirements. In addition, PEMC will be taking delivery of a custom-built reverse-circulation drill (the “RC drill”). The RC drill will provide a means to cost-effectively and rapidly advance and add value to the Company’s portfolio of copper-gold projects.

“The successful completion of our IPO represents a pivotal step for the Company,” commented Brad Peters, President and CEO of PEMC. “After five years as a private company focused on the acquisition and exploration of gold-rich copper projects, we are well positioned to rapidly advance our portfolio and take advantage of British Columbia’s position as an important copper jurisdiction.”

Additional information on the Company, the IPO and its projects, can be found in the Company’s Amended and Restated Prospectus, dated January 10, 2018 as filed on SEDAR at (, and on the Company’s website at

Haywood Securities Inc. (the “Agent”) acted as an agent in connection with the Offering. For its services the Agent received corporate finance fee, a cash commission equal to 7% of the gross proceeds of the Offering in addition to compensation options to purchase up to 700,000 Units at an exercise price of $0.20 exercisable within 36 months from the listing of the Company’s Common Shares.

No securities regulatory authority has either approved or disapproved of the contents of this news release. This news release is not for distribution, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States (including its territories and possessions, any state of the United States and the District of Columbia) or any other jurisdiction outside Canada. This news release does not constitute or form part of any offer or solicitation to buy or sell any securities in the United States or any other jurisdiction outside of Canada. The securities offered pursuant to the Offering have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”) or any U.S. state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to U.S. Persons absent registration or an available exemption from the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act and applicable U.S. state securities laws. There will be no public offering of securities in the United States.

About Pacific Empire Minerals Corp.

PEMC is an exploration company based in Vancouver, British Columbia, that employs the “prospect generator” business model and is currently focused on the acquisition, funding and exploration of its Wildcat Project, which consists of 10 mineral claims covering an area of approximately 5,826 hectares in the Omineca Mining Division of British Columbia.


Brad Peters
President and Chief Executive Officer

Pacific Empire Minerals Corp.
Tel: +1-604-356-6246

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains “forward-looking information” or “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities laws, which may include, but are not limited to, statements relating to the date of resumption of trading of the Company’s Shares and its future business plans; anticipated use of proceeds and delivery of the RC drill. Such forward-looking information reflects the Company’s views with respect to future events and is subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including those set out in the Company’s amended and restated final prospectus dated January 10, 2018 and filed under the Company’s profile on SEDAR at Forward-looking statements are subject to a variety of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which could cause actual events or results to differ from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others, risks related to the Company’s ability to raise additional capital; actual results and timing of exploration activities; actual results and timing of mining activities; future prices of silver, gold, lead, zinc and other commodities; accidents, labour disputes and other risks of the mining industry; First Nation rights and title; continued capitalization and commercial viability; global economic conditions and. Forward-looking statements are based on certain assumptions that management believes are reasonable at the time they are made. In making the forward-looking statements included in this news release, the Company has applied several material assumptions, including, but not limited to, the assumption that the Company will be able to raise additional capital on reasonable terms; that the proposed exploration program will proceed as planned, and that market fundamentals will result in sustained silver, gold, lead and zinc demand and prices. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. The Company does not undertake to update forward-looking statements or forward-looking information, except as required by law.


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International Battery Metals Ltd. Announces Patent Protection Filed for Lithium Extraction Process in the United States; Additional Patent Filings for Canada and Europe to Follow

Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – March 20, 2018) – International Battery Metals Ltd. (CSE: IBAT) (IBAT or theCompany), a company that specializes in lithium extraction from oilfield brines, today announces that Selective Adsorption Lithium, Inc. (“SAL”) the technology company being acquired by IBAT (see news release March 5, 2018) has filed for patent protection at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for its lithium extraction process. This patent application, “Extraction process control methods and apparatuses,” will protect directly the extraction process in the United States as SAL prepares to file the application internationally.

“Filing this patent application is a strategic step for IBAT’s extraction technology and system development in the United States and in other countries where the technology may be deployed,” says John Burba, incoming chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of IBAT. “This filing is the first of many that SAL is working on to protect our third-generation technology as we begin building our intellectual property portfolio and our processing techniques. This work will advance IBAT’s competitive leadership in the lithium-extraction arena.”

The patent application covers technology developed by John Burba and other lithium extraction experts and protects advancements in oilfield lithium extraction.

This filing will also allow IBAT to file additional patents to protect this technology in Canada and Europe.

About IBAT          

IBAT is an advanced technology company focused on lithium brine extraction. The company is in the process of creating and applying intellectual property related to lithium extraction from oilfield brines for petro-lithium extraction projects. IBAT’s unique extraction process is environmentally friendly, low cost, and has the potential to produce high-quality, commercial grade lithium at a much faster rate than the current industry standards.              


“Logan Anderson”

Logan Anderson, CEO and Director

Phone:        (778) 939-4228

Forward-looking statements

This news release of International Battery Metals, Ltd., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (the “company”) includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of the company’s management and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties. There can be no guarantees with respect to pipeline products that the products will receive the necessary regulatory approvals or that they will prove to be commercially successful. If underlying assumptions prove inaccurate or risks or uncertainties materialize, actual results may differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statements.

Risks and uncertainties include but are not limited to, general industry conditions and competition; general economic factors, including interest rate and currency exchange rate fluctuations; the impact of regulation and legislation in the United States and internationally; global trends toward cost containment; technological advances, new products and patents attained by competitors; challenges inherent in new product development, including obtaining regulatory approval; the company’s ability to accurately predict future market conditions; manufacturing difficulties or delays; financial instability of international economies and sovereign risk; dependence on the effectiveness of the company’s patents and other protections for innovative products; and the exposure to litigation, including patent litigation, and/or regulatory actions.

The company undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Additional factors that could cause results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements can be found in the company’s Annual Report and the company’s other filings with the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) available at the CSE’s Internet site (

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Ynvisible and Partners Collaborate to Introduce Printed Electrochromics to Designers of Consumer Products

Consortium including Ynvisible awarded $10.7M over four years to empower creative industries to design and build aesthetically pleasing practical human interfaces for smart consumer goods

Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – March 20, 2018) – Ynvisible Interactive Inc. (TSXV: YNV) (“Ynvisible” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that in partnership with a consortium of 14 European partner companies and research institutions it has kicked off a project to enhance the integration of printed electrochromics (“EC”) into consumer products at the level of the product design community.

The project, codenamed DecoChrom (for “Decorative Applications for Self-Organized Molecular Electrochromic Systems”) has been granted up to €6.68M ($10.7M) from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 program over four years under the call topic “Advanced materials and innovative design for improved functionality and aesthetics in high added value consumer goods”.

DecoChrom’s primary objective is to technologically elevate printed graphics products into the age of interactivity. The multidisciplinary consortium brings together state-of-the-art leaders in design, chemistry, printing, coatings and laminates, and electronics integration, to ynvisible’s offering of complete printed electrochromics solutions. DecoChrom’s mission is to bring ultra low-power interactive graphics solutions for smart consumer products to print industry compatibility and generally accepted standards of mass production.

Technologically, the project will advance EC material properties and EC film integration into a widening range of high value-added consumer goods. Manufacturing integration onto paper, high-pressure laminates, and durable 3D plastic parts will also be developed from prototyping through to industrial scale capability. DecoChrom will also deliver toolkits for both designer-developers and the printing industry to facilitate the penetration of ECs in new product creation. The design community will be engaged and inspired with the possibilities of EC displays through inspirational prototypes created by the project team and a series of hands-on workshops. More than 20 creative industry lead end-user prototypes will be designed and produced in the areas of furniture, interior design, lifestyle and sports. To that end, DecoChrom’s Industrial Advisory Board consists of global brand leaders in the furniture, toy, sports equipment, automotive, and kitchen & garden appliances industries, plus companies in the printed and structural electronics sector.

DecoChrom is co-ordinated by the University of Lapland, Finland. Principal investigator, Prof. Jonna Häkkilä sees great cultural, economic and societal impacts for printed electrochromics, “For centuries printing and printed materials have been at the heart of communication and self-expression. Graphics and colour continue to shape our cultural identities. It is a universal means of expression. With printed electrochromics, we are creating a new paradigm of printed graphics products that include interactivity. This is supported by a toolset that empowers creative industries to build and integrate aesthetically engaging human interfaces to smart products and living environments.”

Ynvisible brought together the DecoChrom consortium and has a major role in the collaborative effort through its European subsidiary YD Ynvisible, S.A. “Our company is commercializing printed electrochromics as the face of the Internet of Things,” says Jani-Mikael Kuusisto, CEO of Ynvisible Interactive Inc. “As an EU co-funded initiative, DecoChrom will greatly increase awareness and understanding of printed electrochromics as a source of new product innovations. This collaborative effort advances printed electrochromics integration into consumer products and will help drive the paradigm shift toward printed interactive graphics,” added Kuusisto.

Ynvisible has a $1.60M project budget for DecoChrom with an EU contribution of $1.12M.

About the DecoChrom project

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 760973.

For more information on the DecoChrom project see

About Ynvisible

Ynvisible aims to be a leading company in the emerging printed electronics sector. Printed electronics uses new materials with electronic properties that are processable into inks and can be printed into thin layers (using conventional print house equipment) onto flexible materials, such as plastic and paper. Ynvisible’s proprietary electrochromic displays can be the face of every smart label. Ynvisible’s displays use almost no power. They are ultra-low weight, microscopically thin, flexible, yet robust. When combined with various sensors they bring functionality and life to smart products. Given the cost and power-consumption advantages over conventional electronics, printed electronics are a key enabler of mass adoption of the Internet of Things (“IoT”). Electrochromics-based smart labels offer simple non-obtrusive human interfaces to smart IoT objects. Ynvisible’s mix of services, materials and technology is a unique combination, which is winning favor among brand owners developing their IoT products for a huge market in its infancy. Since Ynvisible’s displays are printed, product designers can easily adapt electrochromics to the desired product design and required user experience.

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