NEO Battery Materials Receives First Purchase Order for Silicon Anode Materials

Toronto, Ontario – September 5, 2023 – (TSXV: NBM) (OTCQB: NBMFF)

          • Received First Purchase Order for 0.4 Metric Tonnes of Proprietary Silicon Anodes, NBMSiDE®, by an Asian Chemical Material Company under NDA
            • Order Received through South Korean Subsidiary, NBM Korea Co.
            • Plans to Supply Over One (1) Year with Optimized Samples
          • Large Volume Test for Purpose of Integrating NBMSiDE® into Customer’s Battery Materials to Develop Composite Anode Materials
            • Customer will Present Developed Products to Global Battery & EV Manufacturers for Use in Commercial Lithium-Ion Batteries

NEO Battery Materials Ltd. (“NEO” or the “Company”), a low-cost silicon anode materials developer that enables longer-running, rapid-charging lithium-ion batteries, is pleased to receive the first purchase order (“P.O.”) for 0.4 metric tonnes (400 kilograms) of NEO’s proprietary silicon anode materials, NBMSiDE®, by an Asian chemical material company (the “Customer”) under NDA.

Through NEO’s South Korean subsidiary, NBM Korea Co., an initial volume P.O. was placed for the Customer’s purpose of combining NBMSiDE® products with the Customer’s battery materials to develop composite anodes for commercial-level lithium-ion battery use. Due to the large volume order that exceeds the gratuitous sample limit, the transaction was recognized as a purchase order, and NEO plans to supply over a one (1) year timeline, delivering gradually optimized samples.

Mr. Spencer Huh, President & CEO of NEO, commented, “We are excited to extend our relationship with the chemical material company to take another step towards collaborative commercialization. The unnamed Customer will test NBMSiDE® within their materials and system to present their products to multiple global battery cell manufacturers & EV automakers they have been cooperating on a long-term basis. Positive performance developments are opening and driving new opportunities for advanced agreements continuously, and we expect to secure additional bulk sample P.O.s for large volume testing.”

About NEO Battery Materials Ltd.

NEO Battery Materials is a Canadian battery materials technology company focused on developing silicon anode materials for lithium-ion batteries in electric vehicles, electronics, and energy storage systems. With a patent-protected, low-cost manufacturing process, NEO Battery enables longer-running and ultra-fasting charging batteries compared to existing state-of-the-art technologies. Building the first commercial plant in South Korea, the Company aims to be a globally-leading producer of silicon anode materials for the electric vehicle and energy storage industries. For more information, please visit the Company’s website at:

On behalf of the Board of Directors
Spencer Huh
President and CEO

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