Vancouver, British Columbia – November 23, 2022 – (TSXV: NBM) (OTCQB: NBMFF)
- Received TSXV Conditional Approval for Proposed Change of Business into Industrial, Technology, or Life Sciences Tier 2 Issuer
- Will Require TSXV Review and Approval, Shareholders’ Approval, and Additional Conditions Met for Completion of Change of Business
- Annual General and Special Meeting to Be Announced in Subsequent News Release
NEO Battery Materials Ltd. (“NEO” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that the Company has received conditional approval from the TSX Venture Exchange (the “Exchange”) for the proposed Change of Business (“COB”) into an Industrial, Technology, or Life Sciences Tier 2 Issuer.
NEO Battery Materials is currently on track to commercialize its proprietary silicon anode active materials, NBMSiDE™, with the development of the commercial plant facility in Oseong Industrial Complex, South Korea. The reclassification into an industrial and technology issuer will allow the Company to strategically pursue integration into the lithium-ion battery supply chain, delivering enhanced value to battery manufacturers and EV OEMs.
Mr. Spencer Huh, President and CEO of NEO, commented, “Following the monthslong due diligence with the Exchange regarding our silicon anode commercialization plan, we are glad to announce the Listings Committee’s conditional approval of the COB process. Being positioned as a technology issuer, this strategic alignment will help to tighten the feedback loop for optimization and to proceed further with the Commercial Plant’s detailed design and construction.”
TSXV Conditional Approval Details
The reclassification into an Industrial, Technology, or Life Sciences Tier 2 Issuer will constitute as a Change of Business in accordance with Exchange Policy 5.2 Changes of Business and Reverse Takeovers (“Policy 5.2”). The completion of the COB is subject to the Exchange review and approval, shareholder approval, and other necessary conditions for final approval. The Company has also received a waiver from the requirement to engage with a sponsor, and no changes will be made to current management or the board of directors as a result of the COB.
In a subsequent news release, NEO Battery Materials will provide a date for the shareholders’ meeting. The Company will be providing a comprehensive information circular in regard to the COB for the Annual General and Special Meeting at which NEO will be seeking shareholder approval.
About NEO Battery Materials Ltd.
NEO Battery Materials Ltd. is a Vancouver-based company focused on lithium-ion battery materials for electric vehicle and energy storage applications. NEO has a focus on producing silicon anodes materials through its proprietary single-step nanocoating process, which provides improvements in capacity and efficiency over lithium-ion batteries using graphite in their anode materials. The Company intends to become a silicon anode active materials supplier to the electric vehicle industry. For more information, please visit the Company’s website at: https://neobatterymaterials.com/.
On behalf of the Board of Directors
President and CEO
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