VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwired – Dec 15, 2014) – NioCorp Developments Ltd. (“NioCorp” or the “Company“) (TSX VENTURE:NB)(OTCQX:NIOBF)(FRANKFURT:BR3) is pleased to announce results of the 2014 Annual General Meeting.
The Company announces that all resolutions tabled at its Annual General and Special Meeting held on December 15, 2014, were passed. The resolutions included:
- Election of Mark Smith, Peter Dickie, Michael Morris, David Beling, Joe D. Cecil, and Tony Fulton as directors;
- Appointment of auditor and authorization of the directors to fix the auditor’s remuneration;
- Adoption of a 2014 Stock Option Plan;
- Adoption of an amendment to the Company’s Articles.
The Articles have been amended to incorporate advance notice provisions with respect to election of directors (the “Advance Notice Provisions“). The Advance Notice Provisions will ensure an orderly nomination process of directors, ensure that shareholders are well-informed about the identity, intentions and credentials of director nominees and ensure that shareholders vote in an informed manner after having been afforded reasonable time for appropriate deliberation.
The amendment to the Articles is available on SEDAR under the Company’s profile.
At the meeting, all matters proposed under the notice were passed with overwhelming support from shareholders. At a subsequent directors meeting, the following positions and committee memberships were determined:
Mark Smith was re-appointed Chief Executive Officer, and Executive Chairman, Peter Dickie was re-appointed President and Corporate Secretary. It was determined that the growth of the Company warranted a re-structuring and increase in committees going forward, with the following appointments made:
Joe Cecil and Michael Morris were appointed co-chairs of the Audit committee. Joe Carrabba was appointed chair of the Compensation committee. Tony Fulton was named chair of the Corporate Responsibility committee.
About the Company: NioCorp are developing the only primary niobium deposit known to be under development in the U.S., and the highest grade undeveloped niobium deposit in North America, located near Elk Creek, Nebraska. The Company has filed an NI43-101 compliant resource report, available on SEDAR, reporting an Indicated resource of 28.2 Million Tonnes grading 0.63% Nb2O5, containing 177 Million Kg’s of Nb2O5, and an Inferred resource of 132.8 Million Tonnes grading 0.55% Nb2O5, containing 733.7 Million Kg’s of Nb2O5, (at a 0.3% Nb2O5 cutoff grade). Niobium is mainly used in the form of Ferro-Niobium to produce HSLA (High Strength, Low Alloy) steel, to produce lighter, stronger steel for use in automotive, structural and pipeline industries. The U.S. imports 100% of its niobium needs.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
Peter Dickie, Director, President and Corporate Secretary
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Certain statements contained in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are based upon NioCorp’s reasonable expectations and business plan at the date hereof, which are subject to change depending on economic, political and competitive circumstances and contingencies. Readers are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause a change in such assumptions and the actual outcomes and estimates to be materially different from those estimated or anticipated future results, achievements or position expressed or implied by those forward-looking statements. Risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause NioCorp’s plans or prospects to change include changes in demand for and price of commodities (such as fuel and electricity) and currencies; changes or disruptions in the securities markets; legislative, political or economic developments; the need to obtain permits and comply with laws and regulations and other regulatory requirements; the possibility that actual results of work may differ from projections/expectations or may not realize the perceived potential of NioCorp’s projects; risks of accidents, equipment breakdowns and labour disputes or other unanticipated difficulties or interruptions; the possibility of cost overruns or unanticipated expenses in development programs; operating or technical difficulties in connection with exploration, mining or development activities; the speculative nature of mineral exploration and development, including the risks of diminishing quantities of grades of reserves and resources; and the risks involved in the exploration, development and mining business. NioCorp disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.