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Saint-Michel-des-Saints, QUEBEC — Nouveau Monde Graphite inc. (NMG), also referred to as (the Company) (TSX-V: NOU), announces the summary voting results of the Company’s Annual General Meeting and Extraordinary Shareholders Meeting, held on Friday, May 18, 2018, at 10 am (the Meeting).
Nine candidates listed in the management proxy circular, published on April 18, 2018, were all elected as Company board directors during the Meeting. They are: Jean-Philippe Aubé, Yannick Beaulieu, Patrice Boulanger, Guy Bourassa, Éric Desaulniers, Nathalie Jodoin, Tristan C. Ménard, Marc Prud’homme and Pierre Renaud. Tristan C. Ménard is the only new addition to the Company’s board of directors.
During the Meeting, shareholders also appointed PricewaterhouseCoopers S.R.L./S.E.N.C.R.L. as the Company’s external auditor.
Pierre Renaud was elected as President of the Company’s board of directors by a unanimous vote held during the board of directors meeting following the Meeting.
Mr. Pierre Renaud, counsel and head of the Environmental Law Group for the Quebec region at McCarthy Tetrault LLP, has 29 years of experience in environmental law. He acts as a strategic advisor to clients and provides guidance from the earliest project stages on matters such as sustainable development, social acceptability, the environmental authorization process, consultation and public participation processes. As former president of the Bureau d’audiences publiques sur l’environnement (BAPE) from 2007–2012, he was in charge of appointing and monitoring over 40 commissions of inquiry (public hearings/mediation), in addition to managing and tabling reports with Quebec’s environment minister on a variety of specific initiatives.
Tristan C. Ménard
Tristan C. Menard is a Portfolio Manager at Allard, Allard & Associés (AA&A). As registered Portfolio Manager, he manages both private and institutional clients’ portfolios. Prior to joining AA&A, Tristan was a Portfolio Manager and Associate at Jarislowsky Fraser’s Montreal office, where he was part of a team managing over 10 billion in assets for private and institutional clients. He also worked as a Financial Analyst for the Standard Life Assurance Company of Canada, focusing primarily on Property & Casualty (P&C), Life Insurance companies and Real Estate Investment Trusts. Tristan holds the Chartered Investment Manager designation, obtained a bachelor’s degree in Finance and is completing an Executive MBA at Sherbrooke University. Trained at the Collège des Administrateurs de Sociétés, he is a Director and a member of the Finance Committee of the Regroupemement des Jeunes Chambres de Commerce du Québec. Tristan is also a Director and the Treasurer of AlterGo, Formation AletrGo and the Défi Sportif AlterGo.
About Nouveau Monde Graphite
In 2015, Nouveau Monde Graphite discovered a major and high-quality graphite deposit on its Matawinie property, located in Saint-Michel-des-Saints, 150 km north of Montreal, Quebec. The discovery led to the announcement of a pre-feasibility study on October 25, 2017. The pre-feasibility study results reveal projected graphite concentrate production levels of 52,000 tonnes per year over a 27-year period. In the summer of 2018, NMG will be launching its first tonnes of concentrated graphite flake manufactured in demonstration plant. NMG’s Demonstration plant as a production capacity of 2000 tonnes of concentrated flake graphite for a two-year period. With over 60 of experience in the world of graphite, NMG’s team develops its projects with the utmost respect of neighbouring communities, while favouring a minimal environmental footprint. NMG’s project is privileged by direct access to the workforce and infrastructure needed to operate, such as an abundant affordable and renewable source of hydroelectricity.
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