BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA – Graphene Manufacturing Group Ltd. (TSX-V: GMG) (“GMG” or the “Company”), is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement pursuant to which Eight Capital as lead underwriter and sole bookrunner, together with a syndicate of underwriters (collectively, the “Underwriters”), will purchase 1,819,000 units of the Company (the “Units”), on a “bought deal” basis pursuant to the filing of a short form prospectus, subject to all required regulatory approvals, at a price per Unit of $2.75 (the “Issue Price”) for gross proceeds of $5,002,250 (the “Offering”).

Each Unit shall be comprised of one ordinary share in the capital of the Company (a “Share”) and one ordinary share purchase warrant (a “Warrant”). Each Warrant shall entitle the holder thereof to purchase one Share at an exercise price of $3.35 for a period of 48 months following the closing date of the Offering.

The Company has agreed to grant the Underwriters an over-allotment option to purchase up to an additional 15% of the Units at the Issue Price, and/or the components thereof, exercisable in whole or in part, at any time on or prior to the date that is 30 days following the closing of the Offering.

The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the Offering for growth initiatives, working capital and general corporate purposes.

The closing date of the Offering is scheduled to be on or about November 29, 2022 and 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 “TSXV”) and the applicable securities regulatory authorities.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. The securities being offered have not been, nor will they be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and applicable state securities laws.

GRAPHENE MANUFACTURING GROUP LTD.
Per: “Craig Nicol”
Craig Nicol
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

About GMG
GMG is a disruptive Australian-based clean-tech company listed on the TSXV (TSXV: GMG) that produces graphene and hydrogen by cracking methane (natural gas) instead of mining graphite. By using the company’s proprietary process, GMG can produce high quality, low cost, scalable, ‘tuneable’ and no/low contaminant graphene – enabling demonstrated cost and environmental improvements in a number of world-scale planet-friendly/clean-tech applications. Using this low input cost source of graphene, the Company is developing value-added products that target the massive energy efficiency and energy storage markets. The Company is pursuing additional opportunities for GMG Graphene, including developing next-generation batteries, collaborating with world-leading universities in Australia, and investigating the opportunity to enhance the performance of lubricant oil and performance enhanced HVAC-R coating system.

For further information, please contact:

– Craig Nicol, Chief Executive Officer, and Managing Director of GMG
craig.nicol@graphenemg.com
+61 415 445 223

– Leo Karabelas at Focus Communications Investor Relations (FCIR)
leo@fcir.ca
+1 647 689 6041

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.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward Looking Information

This news release contains “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. Generally, but not always, forward-looking information and statements can be identified by the use of words such as “plans”, “expects”, “is expected”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates”, or “believes” or the negative connotation thereof or variations of such words and phrases or state that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will be taken”, “occur” or “be achieved” or the negative connotation thereof. In particular, this news release contains forward-looking information pertaining to the following: the likelihood of completion of the Offering, the use of proceeds from the Offering, the anticipated closing date of the Offering and the ability to obtain the necessary regulatory authority and approvals in connection with the Offering.

In making the forward-looking information in this release, GMG has applied certain factors and assumptions that are based on GMG’s current beliefs as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to GMG. Although GMG considers these assumptions to be reasonable based on information currently available to it, they may prove to be incorrect, and the forward-looking information in this release are subject to numerous risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause future results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking information. Such factors include, among others: the inability to obtain the necessary regulatory approvals from the applicable securities regulators or obtain the approval of the TSXV in connection with the Offering, the occurrence of a material adverse change, disaster, change of law or other failure to satisfy the conditions to closing of the Offering; the inability of the Company to apply the use of proceeds from the Offering as anticipated; the ability of the Company to achieve its corporate objectives or otherwise advance the progress of GMG; an inability to predict and counteract the effects of COVID-19 on the business of the Company; general market and industry conditions; and those risks set out in the Company’s public documents filed on SEDAR.

Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information. GMG does not intend, and expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to, update or revise any forward-looking information whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

 

BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA – Graphene Manufacturing Group Ltd. (TSX-V: GMG) (“GMG” or the “Company”), is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement pursuant to which Eight Capital as lead underwriter and sole bookrunner, together with a syndicate of underwriters (collectively, the “Underwriters”), will purchase 1,819,000 units of the Company (the “Units”), on a “bought deal” basis pursuant to the filing of a short form prospectus, subject to all required regulatory approvals, at a price per Unit of $2.75 (the “Issue Price”) for gross proceeds of $5,002,250 (the “Offering”).

Each Unit shall be comprised of one ordinary share in the capital of the Company (a “Share”) and one ordinary share purchase warrant (a “Warrant”). Each Warrant shall entitle the holder thereof to purchase one Share at an exercise price of $3.35 for a period of 48 months following the closing date of the Offering.

The Company has agreed to grant the Underwriters an over-allotment option to purchase up to an additional 15% of the Units at the Issue Price, and/or the components thereof, exercisable in whole or in part, at any time on or prior to the date that is 30 days following the closing of the Offering.

The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the Offering for growth initiatives, working capital and general corporate purposes.

The closing date of the Offering is scheduled to be on or about November 29, 2022 and 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 “TSXV”) and the applicable securities regulatory authorities.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. The securities being offered have not been, nor will they be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and applicable state securities laws.

GRAPHENE MANUFACTURING GROUP LTD.
Per: “Craig Nicol”
Craig Nicol
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

About GMG
GMG is a disruptive Australian-based clean-tech company listed on the TSXV (TSXV: GMG) that produces graphene and hydrogen by cracking methane (natural gas) instead of mining graphite. By using the company’s proprietary process, GMG can produce high quality, low cost, scalable, ‘tuneable’ and no/low contaminant graphene – enabling demonstrated cost and environmental improvements in a number of world-scale planet-friendly/clean-tech applications. Using this low input cost source of graphene, the Company is developing value-added products that target the massive energy efficiency and energy storage markets. The Company is pursuing additional opportunities for GMG Graphene, including developing next-generation batteries, collaborating with world-leading universities in Australia, and investigating the opportunity to enhance the performance of lubricant oil and performance enhanced HVAC-R coating system.

For further information, please contact:

– Craig Nicol, Chief Executive Officer, and Managing Director of GMG
craig.nicol@graphenemg.com
+61 415 445 223

– Leo Karabelas at Focus Communications Investor Relations (FCIR)
leo@fcir.ca
+1 647 689 6041

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.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward Looking Information

This news release contains “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. Generally, but not always, forward-looking information and statements can be identified by the use of words such as “plans”, “expects”, “is expected”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates”, or “believes” or the negative connotation thereof or variations of such words and phrases or state that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will be taken”, “occur” or “be achieved” or the negative connotation thereof. In particular, this news release contains forward-looking information pertaining to the following: the likelihood of completion of the Offering, the use of proceeds from the Offering, the anticipated closing date of the Offering and the ability to obtain the necessary regulatory authority and approvals in connection with the Offering.

In making the forward-looking information in this release, GMG has applied certain factors and assumptions that are based on GMG’s current beliefs as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to GMG. Although GMG considers these assumptions to be reasonable based on information currently available to it, they may prove to be incorrect, and the forward-looking information in this release are subject to numerous risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause future results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking information. Such factors include, among others: the inability to obtain the necessary regulatory approvals from the applicable securities regulators or obtain the approval of the TSXV in connection with the Offering, the occurrence of a material adverse change, disaster, change of law or other failure to satisfy the conditions to closing of the Offering; the inability of the Company to apply the use of proceeds from the Offering as anticipated; the ability of the Company to achieve its corporate objectives or otherwise advance the progress of GMG; an inability to predict and counteract the effects of COVID-19 on the business of the Company; general market and industry conditions; and those risks set out in the Company’s public documents filed on SEDAR.

Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information. GMG does not intend, and expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to, update or revise any forward-looking information whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

 

BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA – Graphene Manufacturing Group Ltd. (TSX-V: GMG) (“GMG” or the “Company”) is pleased to provide the latest progress and performance update on its Graphene Aluminium-Ion Battery technology (“G+AI Battery”) being developed by GMG and the University of Queensland (“UQ”) and the GMG battery grade graphene production quality program. Notably, this update includes information about GMG’s G+AI Battery regarding:

GMG’s Graphene Aluminium-Ion Battery calculated energy density has increased to 290-310 Wh/kg, an increase of 93% since the last battery update on 22nd June 2021
• Power density has also increased to around 9,350 W/kg, a 33% increase since previous update
• Battery cell enhancements and repeatability
• Growing confidence in repeatability of battery grade quality graphene production at scale
• Next steps toward commercialisation

Improved Battery Technology Performance

Ongoing development from GMG’s Battery Team has resulted in a significant increase in battery performance of GMG’s Graphene Aluminium-Ion Battery. Latest testing data has demonstrated a calculated energy density that has increased by 93% from 150-160 Wh/kg to 290-310 Wh/Kg since the last battery update on the 22nd of June 2021 (“Previous Announcement”).

Performance data presented in this release was calculated off GMG’s specific coin cell design and testing data, which has been separately verified by the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology at the UQ as against other aluminium ion batteries and two commonly used lithium-ion batteries produced and used worldwide (see table and graph below).

Source: (1) Hongjie Dai, Nat. Commun., 2017, 8:14283, (2) Hongjie Dai, Nature, 2015, 520, 325, (3) and (4). University of Queensland validated GMG testing data.* (5). CATL 3.2V 150Ah LiFePO4 Battery Cell – LiFePO4 Battery (lifepo4-battery.com) on 29/09/22 (6). CATL 3.7V 65Ah NCM Lithium Battery Cell – LiFePO4 Battery (lifepo4-battery.com) on 29/09/22 7 *GMG testing data is based on industry standard estimate methodology – using a reducing factor of 2.3.

 

Source: (1) Hongjie Dai, Nat. Commun., 2017, 8:14283, (2) Hongjie Dai, Nature, 2015, 520, 325, (3) and (4). University of Queensland validated GMG testing data.* (5). CATL 3.2V 150Ah LiFePO4 Battery Cell – LiFePO4 Battery (lifepo4-battery.com) on 29/09/22 (6). CATL 3.7V 65Ah NCM Lithium Battery Cell – LiFePO4 Battery (lifepo4-battery.com) on 29/09/22 7 *GMG testing data is based on industry standard estimate methodology – using a reducing factor of 2.3.

GMG’s CEO Craig Nicol stated, “These results show the promise of GMG’s Graphene Aluminium Ion Battery in terms of performance on top of previously announced longevity and sustainability advantages. The outcome was the result of a large piece of work done by GMG’s Battery Team to repeatably make successful batteries, improve almost all of the various components of the battery and the successful transfer of intellectual property from the UQ team.”

Guy Outen, GMG’s Chair added, “I’m delighted with this battery performance update which reflects both the tremendous creativity and hard work of all involved as well as the possibilities of our G+Al Batteries, even at this early stage in their development.  This is a significant step in the development of our G+AI batteries and we look forward to the next steps towards commercialisation.”

This performance improvement is a result of increasing the two main parameters since the Previous Announcement of:

The following chart shows this latest performance achieved:

 

Source: GMG Testing. All testing was carried out on coin cells with GMG Graphene in Aluminium-Ion Battery ambient temperature cycling from 2.7V to 0.5V, 4.5 Coulomb (2.2 A/g) charge rate

This improvement in performance was associated with GMG successfully transferring the intellectual property from UQ’s laboratories to GMG’s Battery Development Centre and Battery Team. GMG now achieves a higher success and pass rate for the cells it makes for development and testing purposes which is a step towards commercial production.

 

Figure 1: Typical G+AI Battery Coin Cell Design

GMG’s Battery Team has conducted work across the entire cell design (as per Figure 1) to improve performance, longevity, and ease of manufacture assembly including:

 

Repeatable Battery Grade Graphene Quality

GMG’s CEO Craig Nicol stated, “The Company’s confidence is growing in the GMG developed scalable process to make graphene from natural gas to a definable and tuneable graphene type for the GMG G+AI Battery in a repeatable fashion. Further testing is planned in the near term to further validate this confidence.”

GMG has also assessed battery performance with several different grades of GMG produced graphene using industry standard tests and have demonstrated repeatable and reproducible performance.  GMG has increasing confidence that it has found an economically sustainable path to scale the graphene process.  On this basis the Company will continue to work towards a final investment decision for first battery production.

GMG also compared the performance of the GMG made graphene, to graphene made by other processes by several other companies and identified GMG’s graphene as having more favourable specific discharge capacity, ie. a higher energy density performance. The Company expects ongoing iteration and improvement over time of both the graphene quality from the GMG graphene production process, as well as the G+AI Battery performance as GMG further develops, deploys and scales both of these technologies.

G+AI Coin Cell Development

The next steps for the coin cells (as seen in Figure 2) are to undertake further engineering and development activities to achieve a coin cell capacity for the desired product application(s) being targeted for initial customer sales.

Figure 2: G+AI Coin cell prototypes.

If this is achieved, subject to government approvals the Company’s Board will consider a Final Investment Decision (“FID”) for an automated coin cell factory and any (further) graphene production capacity expansion required. As part of the FID, GMG’s Board considerations will include, but not be limited to, binding customer sales contracts, the economic costs to build an automated coin cell factory and other operational-level production considerations. GMG is targeting a FID decision in 2023 and the latest production to commence in 2024.

As a precursor, GMG has already committed to invest AU$1.5 million into expanding and relocating its graphene production operations into an adjacent warehouse to its existing headquarters and Battery Development Centre (totalling 3,500 square meters) in Richlands, Queensland, Australia, as announced by GMG on 17 August 2022.

G+AI Pouch Cell Development

The next development steps for the pouch cell (as seen in Figure 3) will follow a similar sequence to the initial development of the coin cell.

When completed GMG will look to update the Technology and Product Road Map for the pouch cell and finalise the end application(s) for the initial market/customer for the pouch cells and therefore finalise the targeted pouch cell capacity. The Company continues to work under confidentiality agreements with a range of potential customers as input to this decision.

Figure 3: GMG Pouch Cell Prototype.

Upon finalising the target market, size and location of the plant and after various conditions are met, the Company may take FID on an integrated gas to graphene and automated pouch cell factory at likely a new location to account for its potential scale. The Company hopes to make significant progress on the pouch cell in 2023.

About GMG

GMG is a disruptive Australian-based clean-tech company listed on the TSXV (TSXV:GMG) that produces graphene and hydrogen by cracking methane (natural gas) instead of mining graphite. By using the company’s proprietary process, GMG can produce high quality, low cost, scalable, ‘tuneable’ and no/low contaminant graphene – enabling demonstrated cost and environmental improvements in a number of world-scale planet-friendly/clean-tech applications. Using this low input cost source of graphene, the Company is developing value-added products that target the massive energy efficiency and energy storage markets.

The Company is pursuing additional opportunities for GMG Graphene, including developing next-generation batteries, collaborating with world-leading universities in Australia, and investigating the opportunity to enhance the performance of lubricant oil and performance enhanced HVAC-R coating system.

For further information, please contact:

– Craig Nicol, Chief Executive Officer, and Managing Director of GMG

craig.nicol@graphenemg.com

+61 415 445 223

 

– Leo Karabelas at Focus Communications Investor Relations (FCIR)

leo@fcir.ca

+1 647 689 6041

 

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of applicable securities legislation. The forward-looking statements herein are made as of the date of this press release only, and the Company does not assume any obligation to update or revise them to reflect new information, estimates or opinions, future events or results or otherwise, except as required by applicable law. Often, but not always, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as “plans”, “expects”, “is expected”, “budgets”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “predicts”, “projects”, “intends”, “targets”, “aims”, “anticipates” or “believes” or variations (including negative variations) of such words and phrases or may be identified by statements to the effect that certain actions “may”, “could”, “should”, “would”, “might” or “will” be taken, occur or be achieved. Forward-looking information in this press release includes, but is not limited to, statements relating to the testing and validation of the graphene quality produced in the Company’s production process, the economical sustainability of scaling the graphene and battery production processes, the ongoing improvement of graphene quality from the GMG graphene production process and the G+AI Battery performance, the engineering and development of the coin cell and pouch cell with respect to the current battery performance estimates and calculations, the timing and considerations of potential FIDs, anticipated timelines for commercial production, anticipated next steps for the further development of the Company’s products, the development and viability of GMG’s production facilities, and the location of GMG’s production facilities. Forward-looking statements and information are subject to various known and unknown risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the deployment of the Company’s resources, that the Company will not be able to test or validate the battery grade quality of graphene needed for its products, that it will not be economically sustainable to scale the graphene or battery manufacturing processes, that the quality of the graphene manufactured by GMG and the performance of the G+AI Battery will not set out to be as estimated, calculated or improve, that the Company will not be able to further develop the coin cell and pouch cell technologies, and the timing or results of any FID. Such risk factors may cause the Company’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied thereby, and are developed based on assumptions about such risks, uncertainties and other factors set out herein, including, assumptions regarding the Company’s ability to research, develop and test its products within anticipated timelines, and that results of testing and development data will be consistent with anticipated results and estimates, and the market demand for the Company’s products. Such forward-looking information represents management’s best judgment based on information currently available. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed and actual future results may vary materially. Accordingly, readers are advised not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements or information.

BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA – Graphene Manufacturing Group Ltd. (TSX-V: GMG) (“GMG”) is pleased to announce that, further to its news release dated August 15, 2022, GMG has completed the acquisition of the manufacturing intellectual property and brand rights of OzKem Pty Ltd.’s (“OzKem”) THERMAL-XR® coating products. OzKem developed the THERMAL-XR® coating system products using GMG graphene together with OzKem’s base HVAC (Heating Venting and Air Conditioning) coating. GMG is an international distributor of THERMAL-XR® products with a number of global commercial demonstrations underway or initial sales completed. GMG now owns the THERMAL-XR® brand, will buy the base coatings product from OzKem, and will manufacture the THERMAL-XR® products containing GMG graphene.

As described in GMG’s August 15, 2022, news release, GMG paid OzKem an initial AU$1 million cash and issued 125,207 ordinary shares of GMG (“Shares”) to OzKem upon the receipt of certain deliverables and equipment from OzKem on September 8, 2022 and 22 September respectively GMG will issue an additional 125,206 Shares (the “Additional Shares”) to OzKem, conditional on a successful commercial batch blend of the THERMAL XR® product being completed by GMG.

RSU Grants

The Company is also pleased to announce that following a number of recent key recruitments and completion of an external remuneration review, its Board of Directors has approved the grant of an aggregate of 179,694 restricted share units (“RSUs”) to certain officers and directors of the Company pursuant to its restricted share unit and performance share unit plan. The RSUs will vest in accordance with the following schedules. This decision is in line with last year’s Annual General Meeting resolution supporting the introduction of a restricted share units (“RSUs”) scheme.

Number of RSUs Vesting Terms 
73,957 RSUs 36,979 on July 25, 2023

36,978 on July 25, 2024

179,694 RSUs  

59,898 on September 20, 2023

59,898 on September 20, 2024

59,898 on September 20, 2025

 

When vested, each RSU entitles the holder thereof to receive one Share or the equivalent cash value thereof.

About OzKem Pty Ltd

OzKem is a world leading coating technology company focused on the protection of heat exchange coils. OzKem formulates, develops and supplies world leading coating technology for the protection and maintenance of heat exchange coils. OzKem’s main goal is to provide long term corrosion and biofouling protection which will deliver long term energy efficiency. The corner stone of the OzKem business philosophy is technical support. Helping customers not only with their specific issues related to corrosion protection but also more broadly with heat exchange manufacturing processes and system efficiency.

About GMG

GMG is a clean-technology company which seeks to offer energy saving and energy storage solutions, enabled by graphene, including that manufactured in-house via a proprietary production process.

GMG has developed a proprietary production process to decompose natural gas (i.e., methane) into its elements, carbon (as graphene), hydrogen and some residual hydrocarbon gases. This process produces high quality, low cost, scalable, ‘tuneable’ and low/no contaminant graphene suitable for use in clean-technology and other applications. The Company’s present focus is to de-risk and develop commercial scale-up capabilities, and secure market applications.

In the energy savings segment, GMG has focused on graphene enhanced heating, ventilation and air conditioning (“HVAC-R”) coating (or energy-saving paint), lubricants and fluids. In the energy storage segment, GMG and the University of Queensland are working collaboratively with financial support from the Australian Government to progress R&D and commercialization of graphene aluminium-ion batteries (“G+AI Batteries”).

For further information, please contact:

• Craig Nicol, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the Company at craig.nicol@graphenemg.com, +61 415 445 223
• Leo Karabelas at Focus Communications, info@fcir.ca , +1 647 689 6041

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

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This news release includes certain statements and information that may constitute forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. Forward-looking statements relate to future events or future performance and reflect the expectations or beliefs of management of the Company regarding future events. Generally, forward-looking statements and information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “intends”, “expects” or “anticipates”, or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “should”, “would” or will “potentially” or “likely” occur. This information and these statements, referred to herein as “forward‐looking statements”, are not historical facts, are made as of the date of this news release and include without limitation, statements regarding the impact, effects and capabilities of GMG and its products; the issuance of the Additional Shares; GMG’s plans and business strategies; and the successful completion of a commercial batch blend of the THERMAL XR® product by GMG.

These forward looking statements involve numerous risks and uncertainties and actual results might differ materially from results suggested in any forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, among other things, risks: relating to changes to regional and global market trends; that the Company will be unable to develop and produce certain products and technologies; that commercial progress, technical characteristics and benefits of the Company’s products will not be consistent with management’s expectations; and that GMG will not be able to successfully complete a batch blend of the THERMAL XR® products In making the forward looking statements in this news release, the Company has applied several material assumptions, including without limitation, assumptions relating to the Company’s ability to complete a successful commercial batch of THERMAL XR®; the Company’s ability to research, develop and test its products, including THERMAL XR®, within anticipated timelines; and market demand for the Company’s products.

Although management of the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements or forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements and forward-looking information. Readers are cautioned that reliance on such information may not be appropriate for other purposes. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statement, forward-looking information or financial out-look that are incorporated by reference herein, except in accordance with applicable securities laws. We seek safe harbor.

BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA – Graphene Manufacturing Group Ltd. (TSX-V:GMG) (“GMG” or the “Company”) is pleased to provide an update to the composition of the Company’s board of directors and company secretary roles which will support the Company as it proceeds into its next phase of development.

• Mr. Frederick Kotzee recently joined the Company as Chief Financial Officer and will now join the board of directors. Frederick is a chartered accountant with more than 20 years of public company experience leading financial operations and strategic planning for multinational companies. Through his career, Frederick has held various positions in the Anglo American Group where his roles included General Manager of Corporate Finance, Head of Business Development at Anglo Platinum and then Chief Financial Officer of Kumba Iron Ore Limited, listed on the Johannesburg stock exchange. Frederick was the CFO of the Australian listed Kidman Resources Limited, a lithium project developer, where he successfully secured financing and offtake agreements with large battery purchasing companies as well as supporting the company’s ultimate acquisition by Wesfarmers Limited for more than $750m.

• Anjana Reddy is the current General Manager Business Services of the Company, she oversees legal, commercial and HR functions, and has been appointed as a Company Secretary. Anj has broad experience across a number of industries, previously holding senior Commercial roles for Coca-Cola Amatil, Queensland Government owned Electricity Generator Stanwell and Middle East construction JV Habtoor Leighton Group. Most recently Anj was the Manager Commercial and Contracts for IOR Petroleum. Anj has a Bachelor of Science and Law with First Class Honours from James Cook University, a Masters in Commercial and Contracts Law from University of Melbourne, a Masters of Business Administration from University of Queensland, Principles of International Law from Harvard Extension School.

GMG’s CEO Craig Nicol stated, “I’m looking forward to Frederick’s and Anj’s additional contributions following their displays of high quality leadership and professionalism in their roles.”

Guy Outen, GMG’s Chair added, “I’m delighted to welcome Frederick to the board and Anj as a Company Secretary. Their past successes in various companies in these respective roles and recent contributions to GMG give me confidence that they will be great assets to the board and in supporting GMG’s significant aspirations.”

About GMG

GMG is a clean-technology company which seeks to offer energy saving and energy storage solutions, enabled by graphene, including that manufactured in-house via a proprietary production process.

GMG has developed a proprietary production process to decompose natural gas (i.e. methane) into its elements, carbon (as graphene), hydrogen and some residual hydrocarbon gases. This process produces high quality, low cost, scalable, ‘tuneable’ and low/no contaminant graphene suitable for use in clean-technology and other applications. The Company’s present focus is to de-risk and develop commercial scale-up capabilities, and secure market applications.

In the energy savings segment, GMG has focused on graphene enhanced heating, ventilation and air conditioning (“HVAC-R”) coating (or energy-saving paint), lubricants and fluids. In the energy storage segment, GMG and the University of Queensland are working collaboratively with financial support from the Australian Government to progress R&D and commercialization of graphene aluminium-ion batteries (“G+AI Batteries”).

For further information, please contact:
– Craig Nicol, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the Company at craig.nicol@graphenemg.com, +61 415 445 223
– Leo Karabelas at Focus Communications, info@fcir.ca , +1 647 689 6041

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

Graphene Manufacturing Group Ltd. (TSX-V:GMG; FRA:0GF) (“GMG” or the “Company”) is pleased to advise that the Company has taken a Final Investment Decision (“FID”) on Phase 1 of its graphene manufacturing expansion project. The expansion project includes an executed 5 year lease to expand total office and warehouse space to 3,500 square metres, the next generation of the Company’s proprietary graphene production technology with enhanced automation, a micro-grid with energy storage component to improve commercial and environmental electricity supply for the production process, and an infrastructure corridor to allow rapid scaling of further graphene manufacturing capacity during future phases of the graphene manufacturing expansion project. The project will be managed and executed by the Company’s engineers with Wood engineering (the Company’s graphene manufacturing scaling engineering service supplier) providing safety, assurance and design review services.

Following positive potential customer feedback from G+AI battery coin cell prototype testing, and ongoing enhancements to the Company’s unique graphene production process, the Company believes enhanced and expanded production facilities are now appropriate.

The lease commitment of the additional new office and warehouse space of 1,500 square metres, which is adjacent to the existing Company leased 2,000 square metre office and warehouse, is intended to accommodate new staff and expand graphene manufacturing capacity.

The Phase 1 expansion project is expected to provide ample graphene supply for the production of the Company’s graphene aluminium-ion battery (“G+AI Battery”) coin cells, as well as the Company’s energy saving liquid graphene products. The total investment of approximately AU$1.5 million is expected to be fully commissioned by first half of 2023. This project was envisaged in the September 2021 market raise but now also includes costs to relocate all of GMG’s existing graphene manufacturing capacity adjacent to its new headquarters and Battery Development Centre (“BDC”) in Brisbane, Australia.

GMG’s Managing Director and CEO, Craig Nicol, commented: “Taking FID on this project is not only a reflection on the level of confidence we have in manufacturing high quality graphene for our applications at scale, it’s also a reflection of our confidence to commercialise energy savings and energy storage applications in the near term. It is very pleasing to see that we are now scaling up our graphene manufacturing capacity using the propriety process that we developed ourselves since 2017.”

A potential subsequent FID for further expanded graphene production which is expected to be located in the new warehouse space, will be considered upon the maturing of targeted commercialisation opportunities for either the Company’s G+AI Battery and energy saving liquid graphene products. The newly leased site is expected to have enough space to enable multiple such increases of production.

By increasing the use of solar power, co-generation and energy storage systems, electricity supply will be largely self-sufficient and achieve a lower carbon emissions footprint for the production facility.

About GMG

GMG is a clean-technology company which seeks to offer energy saving and energy storage solutions, enabled by graphene, including that manufactured in-house via a proprietary production process.

GMG has developed a proprietary production process to decompose natural gas (i.e. methane) into its elements, carbon (as graphene), hydrogen and some residual hydrocarbon gases. This process produces high quality, low cost, scalable, ‘tuneable’ and low/no contaminant graphene suitable for use in clean-technology and other applications. The Company’s present focus is to de-risk and develop commercial scale-up capabilities, and secure market applications.

In the energy savings segment, GMG has focused on graphene enhanced heating, ventilation and air conditioning (“HVAC-R”) coating (or energy-saving paint), lubricants and fluids. In the energy storage segment, GMG and the University of Queensland are working collaboratively with financial support from the Australian Government to progress R&D and commercialization of graphene aluminium-ion batteries (“G+AI Batteries”).

For further information, please contact:
– Craig Nicol, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the Company at craig.nicol@graphenemg.com, +61 415 445 223
– Leo Karabelas at Focus Communications, info@fcir.ca , +1 647 689 6041

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

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This news release includes certain statements and information that may constitute forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. Forward-looking statements relate to future events or future performance and reflect the expectations or beliefs of management of the Company regarding future events. Generally, forward-looking statements and information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “intends”, “expects” or “anticipates”, or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “should”, “would” or will “potentially” or “likely” occur. This information and these statements, referred to herein as “forward‐looking statements”, are not historical facts, are made as of the date of this news release and include without limitation, statements regarding discussions of future plans, estimates and forecasts and statements as to management’s expectations and intentions with respect to, among other things: the FID on Phase 1 and a subsequent second phase of the manufacturing plant expansion project; Wood’s participation in the expansion project; the timing and cost of completion of Phase 1; the enhancements to the production facility stemming from the completion of Phase 1 and subsequent phases; the ability of the expansion project to provide adequate graphene to produce G+AI battery coin cells and liquid graphene products; the production, commercialisation, scaling, quality and application of G+AI battery coin cell and the Company’s energy saving liquid graphene products; and the impact, use and capability of the expanded facility.

These forward looking statements involve numerous risks and uncertainties and actual results might differ materially from results suggested in any forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, among other things, risks related to uncertain demand for the Company’s products, the effectiveness of Company’s deployment of resources, including its personnel, the intention of the Company to develop and produce certain products, that the Company will not be successful in expanding the production facility as expected, uncertainty regarding costs of expanding the facility, that the results of the expanded facility will not be aligned with management’s expectations, and that the production, commercialisation, scaling, quality and application of the G+AI battery coin cell and the Company’s energy saving liquid graphene products will differ from expectations.

In making the forward looking statements in this news release, the Company has applied several material assumptions, including without limitation, assumptions regarding the deployment of the Company’s resources and personnel, that the Company will be able to expand the production facility as expected, the accuracy of the Company’s expectations in relation to the effect of the Phase 1 and further expansion, and its impact on the production, commercialisation, scaling, quality and application of the Company’s products.

Although management of the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements or forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements and forward-looking information. Readers are cautioned that reliance on such information may not be appropriate for other purposes. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statement, forward-looking information or financial out-look that are incorporated by reference herein, except in accordance with applicable securities laws. We seek safe harbor.

 

BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA – Graphene Manufacturing Group Ltd. (TSX-V:GMG) (“GMG”) is pleased to announce that GMG and OzKem Pty Ltd (“OzKem”) have signed a binding agreement for GMG to acquire the manufacturing intellectual property and brand rights of OzKem’s THERMAL-XR® coating products. OzKem developed the THERMAL-XR® coating system products using GMG graphene together with OzKem’s base HVAC (Heating Venting and Air Conditioning) coating. GMG is an international distributor of THERMAL-XR® products with a number of global commercial demonstrations underway or initial sales completed. Following the completion of the agreement GMG will own the THERMAL-XR® brand, will buy the base coatings product from OzKem, and GMG will manufacture the THERMAL-XR® products containing GMG graphene.

Under a binding detailed agreement, GMG and OzKem have agreed to the following terms:

• Transfer THERMAL-XR® manufacturing intellectual property from OzKem to GMG to enable GMG to manufacture the products with GMG graphene going forward;

• Transfer the THERMAL-XR® branding ownership from OzKem to GMG;

• GMG to buy exclusively from OzKem the base coating at agreed prices for a fixed period of five years. OzKem agrees not to develop graphene-based coatings for the same fixed period; and

• GMG to pay to OzKem an initial AU$1 million cash and a subsequent AU$1 million in ordinary shares in the Company, conditional on a successful commercial batch blend of the THERMAL XR® product completed by GMG.

OzKem’s Managing Director, Terry Kobler, commented “OzKem has been working with GMG since 2018. It was obvious to OzKem that the quality of graphene supplied by GMG could make a positive impact in our development of a conductive coating to restore lost efficiency in air conditioning units. Since those early days, our partnership has grown significantly. It is a natural development in the business for GMG to take over the THERMAL XR® business and work to develop the potential of this technology.”

GMG’s Managing Director and CEO, Craig Nicol, commented: “We are excited with this next stage of the commercial maturation of THERMAL-XR® products. Together, with the partnerships already established, this is another important step towards GMG’s goal to become a major global supplier of energy saving products as well as G+AI Batteries as we continue to de-risk the commercial scale up of these technologies.”

About OzKem Pty Ltd

OzKem is a world leading coating technology company focused on the protection of heat exchange coils. OzKem formulates, develops and supplies world leading coating technology for the protection and maintenance of heat exchange coils. OzKem’s main goal is to provide long term corrosion and biofouling protection which will deliver long term energy efficiency. The corner stone of the OzKem business philosophy is technical support. Helping customers not only with their specific issues related to corrosion protection but also more broadly with heat exchange manufacturing processes and system efficiency.

About GMG

GMG is a clean-technology company which seeks to offer energy saving and energy storage solutions, enabled by graphene, including that manufactured in-house via a proprietary production process.

GMG has developed a proprietary production process to decompose natural gas (i.e. methane) into its elements, carbon (as graphene), hydrogen and some residual hydrocarbon gases. This process produces high quality, low cost, scalable, ‘tuneable’ and low/no contaminant graphene suitable for use in clean-technology and other applications. The Company’s present focus is to de-risk and develop commercial scale-up capabilities, and secure market applications.

In the energy savings segment, GMG has focused on graphene enhanced heating, ventilation and air conditioning (“HVAC-R”) coating (or energy-saving paint), lubricants and fluids. In the energy storage segment, GMG and the University of Queensland are working collaboratively with financial support from the Australian Government to progress R&D and commercialization of graphene aluminium-ion batteries (“G+AI Batteries”).

For further information, please contact:

• Craig Nicol, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the Company at craig.nicol@graphenemg.com, +61 415 445 223
• Leo Karabelas at Focus Communications, info@fcir.ca , +1 647 689 6041

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

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This news release includes certain statements and information that may constitute forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. Forward-looking statements relate to future events or future performance and reflect the expectations or beliefs of management of the Company regarding future events. Generally, forward-looking statements and information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “intends”, “expects” or “anticipates”, or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “should”, “would” or will “potentially” or “likely” occur. This information and these statements, referred to herein as “forward‐looking statements”, are not historical facts, are made as of the date of this news release and include without limitation, statements regarding timing, completion and the final terms and conditions of binding agreements entered into between OzKem and the Company; the impact, effects and capabilities of GMG and its products; GMG’s ability to produce its products and the benefits arising from such products; GMG’s plans and business strategies; the successful completion of a commercial batch blend of the THERMAL XR® product completed by GMG; the production process and raw inputs used therein; the commercial progress and technical characteristics of certain products; performance regarding to certain residential and industrial applications; and the commercial maturation of THERMAL-XR® products.

These forward looking statements involve numerous risks and uncertainties and actual results might differ materially from results suggested in any forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, among other things, risks related to the deployment of the Company’s resources; that the results and impacts arising from the binding agreement between GMG and OzKem will differ from the Company’s expectations or be realized at all; changes to regional and global market trends; that the Company will be unable to develop and produce certain products and technologies; that commercial progress, technical characteristics and benefits will not be consistent with management’s expectations; and that GMG will not be able to successfully complete a batch blend of the THERMAL XR® products In making the forward looking statements in this news release, the Company has applied several material assumptions, including without limitation, assumptions regarding the Company’s ability to complete the binding agreement with OzKem and that benefits and impacts arising from binding agreements between the Company and OzKem will be consistent with the Company’s expectations; the Company’s ability to research, develop and test its products, including THERMAL XR®, within anticipated timelines; and market demand for the Company’s products.

Although management of the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements or forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements and forward-looking information. Readers are cautioned that reliance on such information may not be appropriate for other purposes. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statement, forward-looking information or financial out-look that are incorporated by reference herein, except in accordance with applicable securities laws. We seek safe harbor.

BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA – Graphene Manufacturing Group Ltd. (TSX-V:GMG; FRA:0GF) (“GMG” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Frederick Kotzee as chief financial officer (CFO), effective July 25th, 2022. Mr. Kotzee joins GMG as an experienced CFO having worked with a number of resource and industrial related companies in Australia and South Africa. Mr. Kotzee will be a member of GMG’s leadership team reporting to and working closely with CEO, Craig Nicol.

Mr. Kotzee is a chartered accountant with more than 20 years of public markets company experience leading financial operations and strategic planning for multinational companies. Through his career, Mr. Kotzee has held various positions in the Anglo American Group where his roles included General Manager of Corporate Finance, Head of Business Development at Anglo Platinum and then Chief Financial Officer of Kumba Iron Ore Limited, listed on the Johannesburg stock exchange. Mr. Kotzee was the CFO of the Australian listed Kidman Resources Limited, a lithium project developer, where he successfully secured financing and offtake agreements with large battery purchasing companies as well as supporting the company’s ultimate acquisition by Wesfarmers Limited for more than $750m.

GMG’s CEO Craig Nicol stated, “I’m looking forward to Frederick’s contributions to a wide range of finance and business areas to support GMG’s ongoing development. Frederick’s running of the multi-faceted elements of the finance function, and helping to lead the organisation’s growth, will be key in the next steps for the Company.”

Guy Outen, GMG’s Chair added, “I’m delighted to welcome Frederick to GMG. He’s a leader with a broad range of finance and general business capabilities and experiences. His past CFO successes in listed company reporting, debt and equity financings, along with the wide range of finance responsibilities will be great assets as will his broader experiences in operations and commercial agreements in supporting GMG’s significant aspirations.”

About GMG

GMG is a clean-technology company which seeks to offer energy saving and energy storage solutions, enabled by graphene, including that manufactured in-house via a proprietary production process.

GMG has developed a proprietary production process to decompose natural gas (i.e. methane) into its elements, carbon (as graphene), hydrogen and some residual hydrocarbon gases. This process produces high quality, low cost, scalable, ‘tuneable’ and low/no contaminant graphene suitable for use in clean-technology and other applications. The Company’s present focus is to de-risk and develop commercial scale-up capabilities, and secure market applications.

In the energy savings segment, GMG has focused on graphene enhanced heating, ventilation and air conditioning (“HVAC-R”) coating (or energy-saving paint), lubricants and fluids. In the energy storage segment, GMG and the University of Queensland are working collaboratively with financial support from the Australian Government to progress R&D and commercialization of graphene aluminium-ion batteries (“G+AI Batteries”).

For further information, please contact:
– Craig Nicol, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the Company at craig.nicol@graphenemg.com, +61 415 445 223
– Leo Karabelas at Focus Communications, info@fcir.ca , +1 647 689 6041

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

BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA – Graphene Manufacturing Group Ltd. (TSX-V:GMG) (“GMG” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that Dr Emma FitzGerald will join the Company’s board of directors (the “Board”), effective July 1, 2022. GMG also announces that current Director Robbert de Weijer will leave the Board and the Company effective July 15, 2022.

Emma FitzGerald has 25+ years of leadership experience with global businesses in the Water and Energy Sectors. Most recently she was CEO of Puma Energy focused on delivering affordable and sustainable energy solutions to emerging markets in Africa, Central America and Asia. Prior to this she ran gas, water and waste networks for National Grid and Severn Trent in the UK. She also spent many years running Downstream Retail, Lubricants and LPG businesses for Shell plc. around the world. Over the last ten years she has served on the boards of publicly listed, privately owned and not for profit organizations in both Executive and Non Executive Director capacities.

Emma is currently a Non-Executive director of UPM Kymmene, Seplat Energy and Newmont Corporation. She is also a Mentor on the climate workstream for the Creative Destruction Lab, a not for profit organisation focused on the scaling of innovative solutions to accelerate energy transition. Emma has a PHD in surface chemistry/materials science from Oxford University and an MBA from Manchester Business School.

Robbert de Weijer was a co-founder of GMG, joining the Company and Board in 2017. He has played a key role in the development of GMG’s unique graphene production technology and its translation into operating processes. Robbert’s passion for Health, Safety and Environment saw him drive and support key processes and initiatives as GMG experimented and grew. Robbert also developed and fostered a number of key technical and commercial partner relationships critical to GMG’s success. Over the past year he has overseen the battery production programme before recently handing over responsibilities.

Guy Outen, Board Chair, said “The Board understands and supports Robbert’s desire to spend more time with his family and friends in Australia and overseas and thus his resignation as executive and Director. The Board and the Company thank him and wish him and his family every success in the future. We also very much welcome Emma to the Board and look forward to her contribution to GMG’s further development.”

About GMG

GMG is a clean-technology company which seeks to offer energy saving and energy storage solutions, enabled by graphene, including that manufactured in-house via a proprietary production process.

GMG has developed a proprietary production process to decompose natural gas (i.e. methane) into its elements, carbon (as graphene), hydrogen and some residual hydrocarbon gases. This process produces high quality, low cost, scalable, ‘tuneable’ and low/no contaminant graphene suitable for use in clean-technology and other applications. The Company’s present focus is to de-risk and develop commercial scale-up capabilities, and secure market applications.

In the energy savings segment, GMG has focused on graphene enhanced heating, ventilation and air conditioning (“HVAC-R”) coating (or energy-saving paint), lubricants and fluids. In the energy storage segment, GMG and the University of Queensland are working collaboratively with financial support from the Australian Government to progress R&D and commercialization of graphene aluminium-ion batteries (“G+AI Batteries”).

For further information, please contact:
– Craig Nicol, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the Company at craig.nicol@graphenemg.com, +61 415 445 223
– Leo Karabelas at Focus Communications, info@fcir.ca , +1 647 689 6041

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

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This news release includes certain statements and information that may constitute forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. Forward-looking statements relate to future events or future performance and reflect the expectations or beliefs of management of the Company regarding future events. Generally, forward-looking statements and information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “intends”, “expects” or “anticipates”, or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “should”, “would” or will “potentially” or “likely” occur. This information and these statements, referred to herein as “forward looking statements”, are not historical facts, are made as of the date of this news release and include without limitation, statements relating to the impact of the new Board member on the Company’s development.

These forward looking statements involve numerous risks and uncertainties and actual results might differ materially from results suggested in any forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, among other things, the effectiveness of Company’s personnel, and their ability to impact the development of the Company.

In making the forward looking statements in this news release, the Company has applied several material assumptions, including without limitation, assumptions regarding the deployment of the Company’s resources and personnel and the accuracy of the Company’s expectations regarding the impact of personnel on the Company’s development.

Although management of the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements or forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements and forward-looking information. Readers are cautioned that reliance on such information may not be appropriate for other purposes. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statement, forward-looking information or financial out-look that are incorporated by reference herein, except in accordance with applicable securities laws. We seek safe harbor.

BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA – Graphene Manufacturing Group Ltd. (TSX-V:GMG; FRA:0GF) (“GMG ” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that the Company has commissioned its graphene aluminium-ion batteries (“G+AI Batteries”) in pouch cell format and that the first G+Al battery pouch cells have been manufactured. With the addition of the pouch cell equipment to the existing pilot production and testing plant (“Battery Pilot Plant”), GMG now has operationalised the Battery Development Centre (“BDC”) to enable the productization of this technology for a wide variety of applications.

GMG’s Managing Director and CEO, Craig Nicol, commented: “The commissioning of our pouch cell manufacturing equipment is another important milestone for GMG. It allows us to capitalise on the experience already gained with coin cell development and testing to open the avenues for our technology to a much broader application base. Much of the interest from prospective customers lies in our ability to productize the pouch cell, which can be found in a large range of end products ranging from personal and industrial appliances to grid batteries and EVs.”

“Having our own fully equipped and staffed Battery Development Centre will further enhance our ability to co-innovate with partners that continue to express strong interest in the initial performance results and future potential of G+AI Batteries” Nicol said.

As previously announced, subject to successful commercial prototypes and a final investment decision, GMG aims to construct an initial commercial coin cell G+AI Battery manufacturing facility, followed by first production and sales of G+AI Batteries with the development of G+AI Batteries in pouch cell format occurring in parallel in the Battery Development Centre. The location of this initial commercial manufacturing facility is not yet decided but will likely be in Australia where GMG’s headquarters and existing operations are located.

About GMG

GMG is a clean-technology company which seeks to offer energy saving and energy storage solutions, enabled by graphene, including that manufactured in-house via a proprietary production process.

GMG has developed a proprietary production process to decompose natural gas (i.e. methane) into its elements, carbon (as graphene), hydrogen and some residual hydrocarbon gases. This process produces high quality, low cost, scalable, ‘tuneable’ and low/no contaminant graphene suitable for use in clean-technology and other applications. The Company’s present focus is to de-risk and develop commercial scale-up capabilities, and secure market applications.

In the energy savings segment, GMG has focused on graphene enhanced heating, ventilation and air conditioning (“HVAC-R”) coating (or energy-saving paint), lubricants and fluids. In the energy storage segment, GMG and the University of Queensland are working collaboratively with financial support from the Australian Government to progress R&D and commercialization of graphene aluminium-ion batteries (“G+AI Batteries”).

For further information, please contact:
– Craig Nicol, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the Company at craig.nicol@graphenemg.com, +61 415 445 223
– Leo Karabelas at Focus Communications, info@fcir.ca , +1 647 689 6041

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

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This news release includes certain statements and information that may constitute forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. Forward-looking statements relate to future events or future performance and reflect the expectations or beliefs of management of the Company regarding future events. Generally, forward-looking statements and information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “intends”, “expects” or “anticipates”, or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “should”, “would” or will “potentially” or “likely” occur. This information and these statements, referred to herein as “forward looking statements”, are not historical facts, are made as of the date of this news release and include without limitation, statements regarding discussions of future plans, estimates and forecasts and statements as to management’s expectations and intentions with respect to, among other things: the productization of the pouch pack technology and its potential applications; and the effect of the BDC on innovation and partnerships.

These forward looking statements involve numerous risks and uncertainties and actual results might differ materially from results suggested in any forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, among other things, risks related to the deployment of the Company’s resources, including its personnel; the successful commercialization and industrial application of the battery pouch pack format; the market demand for the Company’s products; and the results and impacts of the BDC will differ from the Company’s expectations.

In making the forward looking statements in this news release, the Company has applied several material assumptions, including without limitation, assumptions regarding the benefits and impacts of the BDC; the Company’s ability to research, develop and test its products within anticipated timelines; and market demand for the Company’s products.

Although management of the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements or forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements and forward-looking information. Readers are cautioned that reliance on such information may not be appropriate for other purposes. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statement, forward-looking information or financial out-look that are incorporated by reference herein, except in accordance with applicable securities laws. We seek safe harbor.