Highlights:
• Construction of the Pilot Battery Plant has commenced with commissioning expected in November, 2021.
• The company has purchased additional equipment to manufacture G+AI Battery prototypes in pouch pack cell format in addition to coin cell format.
• Commercial prototypes for coin cell and pouch pack batteries remain on target (see July 14, 2021 press release titled “GMG Announces In-House Battery Pilot Plant Investment”).
• GMG has secured a site for a new headquarters and Pilot Battery Plant facility.

 

BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA – Graphene Manufacturing Group Ltd. (TSX-V:GMG; FRA:0GF) (“GMG” or the “Company”) is pleased to provide an update on the pilot production and testing plant (the “Pilot Battery Plant”) for GMG’s graphene aluminium-ion batteries (“G+IA Batteries”) announced in the Company’s news release dated July 14, 2021.

Construction of the Pilot Battery Plant has commenced with commissioning of the facility expected to begin in November, 2021. The Pilot Battery Plant will be located in a recently secured new headquarters and production facility in Brisbane.

Further, the Company has committed additional expenditures to allow the Pilot Battery Plant to produce pouch pack cell format batteries in addition to the previously announced coin cell format. This addition to the facility is intended to potentially accelerate the development of G+AI Battery pouch packs and allow early collaboration with some of GMG’s major customer prospects and their specific requirements. Pouch pack cells are typically used in personal electronics such as cell phones, laptops, as well as in electric vehicles and grid storage batteries. Revenue from the Pilot Battery Plant is not expected to be significant.

Pilot production of a prototype coin cell battery is targeted before the end of 2021 and a pouch pack commercial prototype battery is targeted before the end of 2022. Subject to successful commercial prototypes and a final investment decision, GMG expects to construct an initial commercial coin cell G+AI Battery manufacturing facility, followed by first production and sales of G+AI Batteries. The location of this manufacturing facility is not yet decided but will likely be in Australia where GMG’s headquarters and existing operations are located.

GMG’s Managing Director and CEO, Craig Nicol, commented: “We are excited to shortly be able to develop, manufacture and test our own G+AI Battery coin cell and pouch packs in-house, in continued collaboration with the University of Queensland. This will allow us to potentially accelerate the development of our G+AI Batteries, work with our future customers and further build on our internal expertise. Our new headquarters in Brisbane, Australia, will enable GMG to have graphene manufacturing, graphene fluid blending, the G+AI Battery pilot plant as well as our global headquarters all under one roof which will greatly enhance our overall efficiency.”

About GMG

GMG is an Australian based clean-tech company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (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 also 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 and energy efficiency of engine oils, biodiesel and diesel fuels.

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: commissioning of the Pilot Battery Plant; the timing of development of a commercial prototype coin cell battery and a pouch pack commercial prototype battery; and the construction of an initial commercial coin cell G+AI Battery manufacturing 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 the deployment of the Company’s resources, including its personnel, and the intention of the Company to research, develop and produce certain 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 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.

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.

 

Oct 25, 2021 – Graphene Manufacturing Group Ltd. (TSX-V:GMG ; FRA:0GF) (“GMG” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that GMG and Robert Bosch Australia Pty Ltd (“BOSCH”) have signed a non-binding Letter of Intent, with the aim to agree on the terms of binding agreements for BOSCH to design and deliver a Graphene Aluminium Ion Battery (“G+AI Battery”) manufacturing plant.

Robert Bosch Australia Pty Ltd is a subsidiary of the BOSCH Group, a global provider of integrated production line solutions, automation, robotics and testing equipment. BOSCH will support GMG in learning and developing the automation of the battery assembly process and use the results from the GMG G+AI Battery pilot plant to support the scaling of these into fully automated plants. The parties’ intent is for BOSCH to become GMG’s engineering, design and construction contractor for GMG’s near and long-term battery cell manufacturing facility needs (both coin cell and pouch pack).

GMG’s Managing Director and CEO, Craig Nicol, commented: “We are proud and excited to be partnering with BOSCH. They are a major, world leading company in this space with outstanding capability to help provide highly automated, efficient and reliable battery manufacturing plants. It has been great working with the BOSCH Australia team so far and we look forward to building a strong long-term partnership with them.”

Gavin Smith, President of BOSCH Australia said: “We are delighted to have been chosen by GMG as its long term factory automation partner. We are excited to bring Bosch’s world class technology and expertise to support GMG commercialise its innovative battery technology, with an automated coin cell manufacturing plant the first cab off the ranks.”

GMG’s commitment to an initial commercial G+AI Battery manufacturing plant, which is planned to produce batteries in coin cell format, is expected to follow successful commercial G+AI Battery prototype development and a final investment decision. The location is not yet decided but is expected to be in Australia where GMG’s headquarters and existing operations are located.

Further to the Company’s news release dated July 14, 2021, the G+AI Battery pilot plant equipment has been received and the Company intends to commence construction and commissioning shortly.

Following previously announced performance results of GMG’s G+AI Battery and highly encouraging customer feedback, the Company believes that it remains on track to develop a commercial prototype coin cell battery before the end of 2021, and thus continues to progress preparations for a commercial scale battery manufacturing facility in parallel. For further information, see the Company’s news release dated May 5th 2021 and June 22nd, 2021.

About GMG

GMG is an Australian based clean-tech company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange (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 also 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 and energy efficiency of engine oils, biodiesel and diesel fuels.

About Bosch

Bosch is a preferred supplier of advanced manufacturing solutions and integrations to Australian businesses. Bosch Australia Manufacturing Solutions (BAMS) is committed to strengthening the competitiveness of the Australian manufacturing sector. BAMS has become one of the country’s leading factory automation companies, working with a diverse array of blue-chip, mid-tier and start-up manufacturers to automate their manufacturing. With over 50 years of manufacturing experience and factory automation know-how, BAMS aims to help Australian manufacturers become fit for the future.

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 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 Letter of Intent and entering into binding agreements with BOSCH, construction of the G+AI Battery manufacturing plant, the Company’s partnership with BOSCH, the G+AI Battery pilot plant equipment, the Company’s pursuit of additional opportunities for GMG graphene, and the development of a commercial prototype coin cell battery.

Such forward-looking statements are based on a number of assumptions of management, including, without limitation, the Company will be successful in negotiating binding agreements with BOSCH as anticipated, the Company will be successful in obtaining all necessary approvals under the Letter of Intent and any binding agreement, the construction of the G+AI Battery manufacturing plant will be completed as anticipated, the Company will secure a partnership with BOSCH as anticipated, the Company the Company will be able to commence construction and commissioning of the G+AI Battery pilot plant equipment on the anticipated timelines, the Company will be successful in collaborating with universities in Australia to develop its products, the Company will be able to enhance the performance and energy efficiency of engine oils, biodiesel and diesel fuels, and that the Company will be able to develop a commercial prototype coin cell battery before the end of 2021.

Forward-looking information involve a variety of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual plans, intentions, activities, results, performance or achievements of GMG to be materially different from any future plans, intentions, activities, results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such risks include, without limitation: the Company will not be successful in negotiating binding agreements with BOSCH, the Company will not be successful in obtaining all necessary approvals under the Letter of Intent and any binding agreement, the construction of the G+AI Battery manufacturing plant will not be completed as anticipated, the Company will not be able to secure a partnership with BOSCH as anticipated, the Company will not be able to commence construction and commissioning of the G+AI Battery pilot plant equipment on the anticipated timelines, the Company will not be successful in collaborating with universities in Australia to develop its products, the Company will not be able to enhance the performance and energy efficiency of engine oils, biodiesel and diesel fuels, and that the Company will not be able to develop a commercial prototype coin cell battery before the end of 2021. Such forward-looking information represents management’s best judgment based on information currently available. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The Company does not intend, and expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to, update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA – September 20, 2021 – Graphene Manufacturing Group Ltd. (“GMG” or the “Company”), at the request of the TSX Venture Exchange, is pleased to provide an update on finder’s compensation payable in connection with the Company’s non-brokered private placement of units which closed on September 2, 2021 (the “Private Placement”). The Company has agreed to pay an aggregate cash commission of $24,652.80 and an aggregate of 5,760 finder’s warrants to certain arms’ length finders in connection with the Private Placement. The finder’s warrants are exercisable into units at a price of C$2.14 per unit until September 2, 2024, with each such unit comprised of one ordinary share in the capital of the Company and one-half of one ordinary share purchase warrant. Upon issuance, each underlying warrant is exercisable by the holder to acquire one ordinary share in the capital of the Company at a price of C$2.60 per share at any time until September 2, 2024. Please see the Company’s news release dated September 2, 2021 for additional information regarding the Private Placement.

About GMG
GMG is a clean-tech, disruptive company that produces graphene and hydrogen by cracking methane (natural gas) instead of mining graphite. By use of 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 also pursuing additional opportunities for GMG graphene including the development of next generation batteries, collaborating with world leading universities in Australia, and investigating the opportunity to enhance the performance of lubricating oils, biodiesel and diesel fuels.

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) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: Certain disclosure in this release may constitute “forward-looking information” within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation. In making the forward-looking statements in this release, the Company has applied certain factors and assumptions that the Company believes are reasonable. However, the forward-looking statements 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 statements. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The Company does not intend, and expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to, update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

 

BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA – September 2, 2021 – Graphene Manufacturing Group Ltd. (“GMG” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that the Company has closed its previously announced overnight marketed public offering of units (the “Units”) of the Company, including exercise in full of the over-allotment option (the “Offering”). A total of 5,635,000 Units were sold at a price of C$2.05 per Unit (the “Offering Price”) for gross proceeds of approximately C$11.55 million. Each Unit is comprised of one ordinary share in the capital of the Company (each, an “Ordinary Share”) and one-half of one Ordinary Share purchase warrant (each, a “Warrant”). Each Warrant shall entitle the holder to purchase one Ordinary Share at C$2.60 at any time until September 2, 2024. The Offering was completed pursuant to an underwriting agreement dated August 13, 2021 among the Company and Cantor Fitzgerald Canada Corporation, as lead underwriter and sole bookrunner, and a syndicate of underwriters including PI Financial Corp., Echelon Wealth Partners Inc. and Haywood Securities Inc. (collectively, the “Underwriters”).

In connection with the Offering, the Company has paid to the Underwriters a cash commission of $693,105 and issued to the Underwriters 169,050 (“Compensation Warrants”). Each Compensation Warrant is exercisable into a Unit at the Offering Price until September 2, 2024.

The Company anticipates using the proceeds of the Offering to, among other things, develop a commercial coin cell graphene aluminum-ion battery prototype, perform front end design and commence building of a battery manufacturing facility (subject to a successful prototype and a final investment decision) and for working capital and general corporate purposes.

The Offering was completed pursuant to a short form prospectus in Canada (the “Prospectus”) in the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities, nor will there be any sale of the securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.

The Company is also pleased to announce that the TSX Venture Exchange has conditionally accepted for listing the 2,817,500 Warrants underlying the Units issued pursuant to the Offering. The Warrants are expected to be listed for trading on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol “GMG.WT” effective on, or about September 7, 2021.

The Warrants are governed by the terms of a Warrant Indenture (the “Warrant Indenture”) dated September 2, 2021 between the Company and Computershare Trust Company of Canada as warrant agent, a copy of which will be available under the Company’s profile at www.sedar.com. For further details regarding the Warrants, please refer to the Warrant Indenture.

Private Placement

The Company is also pleased to announce that it has closed its non-brokered private placement for gross proceeds of $909,500 through the sale of 425,000 units (“PP Units“) at a price of $2.14 per PP Unit (the “Private Placement“). Further to the Company’s news release dated August 26, 2021, the Company received approval from the TSX Venture Exchange to increase the size of the Private Placement by $9,500 for total gross proceeds of up to $909,500. Each PP Unit is comprised of one Ordinary Share and one-half of one Warrant. Each Warrant shall entitle the holder to purchase one Ordinary Share at $2.60 at any time on or before the date which is 36 months from the date of issuance.

The Company anticipates using the proceeds of the Private Placement in the same manner as the proceeds of the Offering which includes, among other things, to develop a commercial coin cell graphene aluminum-ion battery prototype, front end design and commence building of a battery manufacturing facility (subject to a successful prototype and a final investment decision) and for working capital and general corporate purposes. In connection with the Private Placement, the Company will pay to certain arm’s length finders a cash commission of up to 6% of the gross proceeds from the Private Placement and issue to such finders a number of Compensation Warrants equal to up to 3% of the PP Units sold under the Private Placement.

The Private Placement is subject to acceptance by the TSX Venture Exchange. All securities issued pursuant to the Private Placement will be subject to a four month hold period from the date of issue.

About GMG

GMG is a clean-tech, disruptive company that produces graphene and hydrogen by cracking methane (natural gas) instead of mining graphite. By use of 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 also pursuing additional opportunities for GMG graphene including the development of next generation batteries, collaborating with world leading universities in Australia, and investigating the opportunity to enhance the performance of lubricating oils, biodiesel and diesel fuels.

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) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: Certain disclosure in this release, including statements regarding the Offering, the use of proceeds from the Offering, the Private Placement and the use of proceeds from the Private Placement constitute “forward-looking information” within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation. In making the forward-looking statements in this release, the Company has applied certain factors and assumptions that the Company believes are reasonable, including that the Company will be able to use the proceeds of the Offering and the Private Placement as anticipated. However, the forward-looking statements 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 statements. Such uncertainties and risks include, among others, inability to use the proceeds from the Offering or the Private Placement as anticipated. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The Company does not intend, and expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to, update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA – August 26, 2021 – Graphene Manufacturing Group Ltd. (“GMG” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that in connection with its previously announced overnight marketed public offering (the “Offering”) of units of the Company, the Company will be conducting a concurrent private placement financing (the “Private Placement”) of units (“Units”) for gross proceeds of up to C$900,000.

The Company notes that while in the process of finalising the subscription book in connection with the Offering, it became apparent that a number of significant orders had been received before the Company’s trading halt was lifted but that such orders were not reflected in the Offering allocation.  The Company has therefore determined to proceed with the Private Placement in order to recognise these good faith orders separately.

The Company intends to sell up to 420,560 Units at a price of $2.14 per Unit (the “Offering Price”) for gross proceeds of up to approximately C$900,000. Each Unit is comprised of one ordinary share in the capital of the Company (each, an “Ordinary Share”) and one-half of one Ordinary Share purchase warrant (each whole warrant, a “Warrant”). Each Warrant shall entitle the holder to purchase one Ordinary Share at $2.60 at any time on or before the date which is 36 months after the Closing Date (as defined below).

The Private Placement is expected to close concurrently with closing of the Offering on or about August 31, 2021 (the “Closing Date”) and will be subject to certain conditions including, but not limited to, closing of the Offering and the receipt of all necessary approvals including the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange of the listing of the Ordinary Shares and Warrants (including the Ordinary Shares and Warrants comprising the Units and the Ordinary Shares issuable upon the exercise of the Warrants).

The Units will be sold on a prospectus exempt basis in Canada and may also be offered in jurisdictions outside of Canada and the United States provided that no prospectus filing or comparable obligation arises and the Company does not thereafter become subject to continuous disclosure obligations in such jurisdictions. The Units will not be offered or sold in the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of “U.S. person” (as defined in Regulation S under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”)). The Units may also be offered.

All securities issued pursuant to the Private Placement will be subject to a hold period of four months and one day from the date of issuance in accordance with applicable securities legislation.

In connection with the Private Placement, the Company may pay finders’ fees as permitted by the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange.

The Company anticipates using the proceeds of the Private Placement in the same manner as the proceeds of the Offering which includes, among other things, to develop a commercial coin cell graphene aluminum-ion battery prototype, front end design and commence building of a battery manufacturing facility (subject to a successful prototype and a final investment decision) and for working capital and general corporate purposes.

About GMG

GMG is a clean-tech, disruptive company that produces graphene and hydrogen by cracking methane (natural gas) instead of mining graphite. By use of 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 also pursuing additional opportunities for GMG graphene including the development of next generation batteries, collaborating with world leading universities in Australia, and investigating the opportunity to enhance the performance of lubricating oils, biodiesel and diesel fuels.

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) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

 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 with respect to the anticipated size of the Private Placement, the anticipated Offering Price, the completion of the Private Placement and the Offering, the anticipated use of the net proceeds from the Private Placement and the Offering, the receipt of all necessary approvals, including the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange and GMG’s objectives, goals or future plans and statements. Forward-looking statements and information are subject to various known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the ability of the Company to control or predict, that 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, but not limited to, the risk factors set out in the Company’s public documents filed on SEDAR. 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 – August 13, 2021 – Graphene Manufacturing Group (“GMG” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that, further to its previous news release dated August 12, 2021 announcing the overnight marketed public offering (the “Offering”) of units of the Company (the “Offered Units”), it has entered into an underwriting agreement with a syndicate of underwriters led by Cantor Fitzgerald Canada Corporation (“CFCC”), as lead agent and sole bookrunner, and including PI Financial Corp., Echelon Wealth Partners Inc. and Haywood Securities Inc. (collectively with CFCC, the “Underwriters”) to sell 4,900,000 Offered Units at a price to the public of $2.05 per Offered Unit (the “Offering Price”) for gross proceeds of C$10,045,000. Each Offered Unit is comprised of one ordinary share in the capital of the Company (each, an “Ordinary Share”) and one-half of one Ordinary Share purchase warrant (each whole warrant, a “Warrant”). Each Warrant shall entitle the holder to purchase one Ordinary Share at $2.60 at any time on or before the date which is 36 months after the Closing Date (as defined below).

The Company has granted to the Underwriters an option (the “Over-Allotment Option”), exercisable in whole or in part, in the sole discretion of the Underwriters, for a period of 30 days from and including the closing of the Offering, to purchase up to an additional 735,000 Offered Units at the Offering Price. If the Over-Allotment Option is exercised in full, the total gross proceeds to the Company will be approximately $1,506,750.

The Company will pay the Underwriters a cash commission equal to 6.0% of the gross proceeds of the Offering, including proceeds received from the exercise of the Over-Allotment Option, in addition to broker warrants to purchase up to 3.0% of the number of Offered Units, including the Offered Units from the exercise of the Over-Allotment Option sold in the Offering (the “Broker Warrants”), at the closing of the Offering. Each Broker Warrant shall entitle the Underwriters to purchase one Offered Unit at the Offering Price at any time on or before the date which is 36 months after the Closing Date.

The Offered Units will be offered by way of a short form prospectus in Canada in the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario. The Offered Units will not be offered or sold in the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of “U.S. person” (as defined in Regulation S under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”)). The Offered Units may also be offered in those jurisdictions outside of Canada and the United States as agreed to by the Company and the Underwriters provided that no prospectus filing or comparable obligation arises and the Company does not thereafter become subject to continuous disclosure obligations in such jurisdictions.

The Offering is expected to close on or about August 31, 2021 (the “Closing Date”) and will be subject to certain conditions including, but not limited to, the receipt of all necessary approvals including the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange of the listing of the Ordinary Shares and Warrants (including the Ordinary Shares and Warrants comprising the Offered Units, the Ordinary Shares issuable upon the exercise of the Warrants, and the Warrants and Ordinary Shares issuable pursuant to the exercise of the Broker Warrants).

The Company anticipates using the proceeds of the Offering to, among others, develop a commercial coin cell graphene aluminum-ion battery prototype, front end design and commence building of a battery manufacturing facility (subject to a successful prototype and a final investment decision) and for working capital and general corporate purposes.

The preliminary short form prospectus is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Alternatively, a written prospectus relating to the Offering may be obtained upon request by contacting the Company or Cantor Fitzgerald Canada Corporation in Canada, attention: Equity Capital Markets, 181 University Avenue, Suite 1500, Toronto, ON, M5H 3M7, email: ecmcanada@cantor.com.

About GMG

GMG is a clean-tech, disruptive company that produces graphene and hydrogen by cracking methane (natural gas) instead of mining graphite. By use of 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 also pursuing additional opportunities for GMG graphene including the development of next generation batteries, collaborating with world leading universities in Australia, and investigating the opportunity to enhance the performance of lubricating oils, biodiesel and diesel fuels.

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) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.  

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 with respect to the anticipated size of the Offering, the anticipated Offering Price, the completion of the Offering, the anticipated use of the net proceeds from the Offering, the receipt of all necessary approvals, including the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange and GMG’s objectives, goals or future plans and statements. Forward-looking statements and information are subject to various known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the ability of the Company to control or predict, that 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, but not limited to, the risk factors set out in the Company’s public documents filed on SEDAR. 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 – August 12, 2021 – Graphene Manufacturing Group (“GMG” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it is undertaking an overnight marketed public offering of units (the “Offered Units”) of the Company for gross proceeds of up to CDN$10.0 million (the “Offering”). The Offering is expected to be completed pursuant to an underwriting agreement to be entered into between the Company and Cantor Fitzgerald Canada Corporation, as lead underwriter and sole bookrunner, on behalf of a syndicate of underwriters to be determined (collectively, the “Underwriters”).

Each Offered Unit will consist of one ordinary share in the capital of the Company (an “Offered Share“) and one-half of one ordinary share purchase warrant (each whole ordinary share purchase warrant, a “Warrant“). Each Warrant will be exercisable to purchase one ordinary share in the capital of the Company (a “Warrant Share“). The number of Offered Units to be sold, the offering price (the “Offering Price”) and the terms of the Offered Units, including the terms to exercise the Warrants, will be determined in the course of marketing and there can be no assurance as to completion of the Offering. In addition, the Company will grant the Underwriters an over-allotment option (the “Over-Allotment Option”) exercisable, in whole or in part, in the sole discretion of the Underwriters, to purchase up to an additional 15% of the number of Offered Units sold in the Offering for up to 30 days after the closing, on the same terms and conditions as the Offering.

The Company will pay the Underwriters a cash commission equal to 6.0% of the gross proceeds of the Offering, including proceeds received from the exercise of the Over-Allotment Option, in addition to broker warrants to purchase up to 3.0% of the number of Offered Units, including the Offered Units from the exercise of the Over-Allotment Option sold in the Offering (the “Broker Warrants”). Each Broker Warrant shall entitle the Underwriters to purchase one Unit at the Offering Price at any time on or before the date on which the Warrants issued under the Offering are set to expire.

The Offered Units will be offered by way of a short form prospectus in Canada in the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario. The Offered Units will not be offered or sold in the United States. The Offered Units may also be offered in those jurisdictions outside of Canada and the United States as agreed to by the Company and the Underwriters provided that no prospectus filing or comparable obligation arises and the Company does not thereafter become subject to continuous disclosure obligations in such jurisdictions.

The Offering will be subject to certain conditions including, but not limited to, the receipt of all necessary approvals including the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange for the listing of the Offered Shares and Warrants comprising the Offered Units.

The Company anticipates using the proceeds of the Offering to, among others, develop a commercial coin cell graphene aluminum-ion battery prototype, front end design and commence building of a battery manufacturing facility (subject to a successful prototype and a final investment decision) and for working capital and general corporate purposes.

The preliminary short form prospectus is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Alternatively, a written prospectus relating to the Offering may be obtained upon request by contacting the Company or Cantor Fitzgerald Canada Corporation in Canada, attention: Equity Capital Markets, 181 University Avenue, Suite 1500, Toronto, ON, M5H 3M7, email: ecmcanada@cantor.com.

 

About GMG

GMG is a clean-tech, disruptive company that produces graphene and hydrogen by cracking methane (natural gas) instead of mining graphite. By use of 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 also pursuing additional opportunities for GMG graphene including the development of next generation batteries, collaborating with world leading universities in Australia, and investigating the opportunity to enhance the performance of lubricating oils, biodiesel and diesel fuels.

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) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

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 with respect to the anticipated size of the Offering, the anticipated Offering Price, the entering into of the underwriting agreement and the completion of the Offering, the anticipated use of the net proceeds from the Offering, the receipt of all necessary approvals, including the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange, the Company’s objectives, goals or future plans and statements. Forward-looking statements and information are subject to various known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the ability of the Company to control or predict, that 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, but not limited to, the risk factors set out in the Company’s public documents filed on SEDAR. 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.

July 14th, 2021 – Graphene Manufacturing Group Ltd. (TSX-V:GMG) (“GMG” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it is procuring equipment for a pilot production and testing plant for the manufacture of its Graphene Aluminum-Ion Batteries.

Following recently published exciting performance results and very encouraging customer feedback, production of a commercial prototype coin cell battery is targeted before the end of 2021. This pilot production and testing plant is an important next step in the Company’s battery technology development plan.

The Company is also evaluating the purchase of additional equipment to enable the manufacturing of Graphene Aluminum-Ion Batteries in a pouch cell format.

GMG’s Managing Director and CEO, Craig Nicol, commented: “GMG believes that its ability to manufacture Graphene Aluminum-Ion Batteries in-house allows us to directly control the production of coin and potentially pouch cell batteries for early customer testing and likely speed up the development and commercialisation of this exciting battery technology. The necessary equipment for our pilot production and testing plant is also readily available and the Company believes that it is cost effective as it’s the same standard equipment used for the manufacture of existing coin cell format batteries.”

“We have received a large number of inquiries about our promising battery technology from across the world and we look forward to working with potential customers to meet demand for next generation rechargeable battery technology. We continue to work closely with the University of Queensland to develop a commercial coin cell prototype by the end of 2021 and a pouch cell commercial prototype by the end of 2022. Having our own battery manufacturing capability provides the Company with an opportunity to accelerate the development timeline of the commercial production plant.” Craig Nicol said.

The Company believes that its performance testing results of early prototypes have shown very encouraging power and energy density results and that batteries are retaining full performance after more than 3000 charge and discharge cycles. Furthermore, the Company believes that such results show that the Graphene Aluminum-Ion Batteries are almost fully recyclable, have an extremely low fire risk and do not use lithium nor any rare earth metals.

About GMG
GMG is an Australian based clean-tech disruptive 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 also 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 lube oil, biodiesel and diesel fuels.

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, leo@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 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 development of its pilot production and testing plant and procuring equipment for the same, manufacturing of prototypes by GMG and the University of Queensland, anticipated timelines for commercial prototypes and customer testing, management’s expectations from its testing results, the results arising from and application of GMG’s graphene aluminium-ion batteries, and the Company’s pursuit of opportunities for GMG in Australia and internationally.

Such forward-looking statements are based on a number of assumptions of management, including, without limitation, assumptions regarding the accuracy of the Company’s cost and timing expectations, that the Company will be successful in the development of its pilot production and testing plant as expected, the Company will be able to procure equipment for the pilot production and testing plant, the Company and the University of Queensland will be able to manufacture prototypes and complete customer testing as anticipated and on the expected timelines, the Company’s testing results will be aligned with management’s expectations, the results and application of GMG’s graphene aluminium-ion batteries will be aligned with management’s expectations, the Company will be successful in pursuing additional opportunities both in Australia and internationally, that the Company’s operations and ability to develop its products will not be adversely impacted by COVID-19, 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.

Forward-looking statements and information are subject to various known and unknown risks and uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual plans, intentions, activities, results, performance or achievements of GMG to be materially different from any future plans, intentions, activities, results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such risks include, without limitation: that the Company will not be successful in the development of its pilot production and testing plant as expected, the Company will not be able to procure equipment for the pilot production and testing plant, the Company and the University of Queensland will not be able to manufacture prototypes and complete customer testing as anticipated and on the expected timelines, the Company’s testing results will not be aligned with management’s expectations, the results and application of GMG’s graphene aluminium-ion batteries will not be aligned with management’s expectations, the Company will not be successful in pursuing additional opportunities both in Australia and internationally, that the Company’s operations and ability to develop its products will be adversely impacted by COVID-19, the Company will not be able to research, develop and test its products within anticipated timelines, that results of testing and development data will not be consistent with anticipated results and estimates, and the risk factors set out under the heading “Risk Factors” in the Company’s final long form non-offering prospectus dated March 31, 2021 available for review on the Company’s profile at www.sedar.com, many of which are beyond the ability of the Company to control or predict. 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. 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 – June 24th, 2021 – Graphene Manufacturing Group Ltd. (TSX-V:GMG) (“GMG” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it will join the Future Battery Industries Cooperative Research Centre (“CRC”) for Battery Electrolytes along with various organizations and universities. The CRC’s objective is to develop advanced electrolyte systems that improve battery performance. The project will run over a period of 4 years with GMG providing a source of graphene and personnel time to the project.

GMG’s Chief Scientific Officer Dr Ashok Nanjundan said, “This is another exciting energy storage development project showcasing the potential uses of GMG’s graphene for the further development of various existing battery technologies”.

The CRC brings together almost 60 industry participants, including eight universities, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, and Federal and State Governments. A six-year research and development program will target all segments of the battery value chain to deliver commercially proprietary outcomes to accelerate industry expansion and grow a vibrant, emerging battery sector. With approximately A$130 million cash and in-kind contributions, the CRC is focused on Australia as a leader in battery industries that seeks to create a new generation of highly skilled workers equipped to deliver energy materials of the future.

About Future Battery Industries Cooperative Research Centre
The Future Battery Industries Cooperative Research Centre is enabling the growth of battery industries to power Australia’s future. It brings together industry, researchers, governments, and the community to ensure Australia plays a leading role in the global battery revolution.

The CRC is critical in making Australia’s industries more competitive by harnessing the research skills and industry expertise required to create new economic opportunities.

For further information: https://fbicrc.com.au/

 

About GMG
GMG is an Australian based clean-tech disruptive 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 also 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 lube oil, biodiesel and diesel fuels.

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 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 deployment of the Company’s resources, including its personnel; goals, outcomes and results of the activities of the CRC; and the intention of the Company to research, develop and produce certain products. Such forward-looking statements are based on a number of assumptions of management, including, without limitation, assumptions regarding the accuracy of the Company’s cost and timing expectations, and the Company’s continued participation with the CRC. Forward-looking statements and information are subject to various known and unknown risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the risk factors set out under the heading “Risk Factors” in the Company’s final long form non-offering prospectus dated March 31, 2021 available for review on the Company’s profile at www.sedar.com, many of which are beyond the ability of the Company to control or predict. 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. 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.

 

June 22nd, 2021 – Graphene Manufacturing Group Ltd. (TSX-V: GMG) (“GMG” or the “Company”) is pleased to share further performance data of the graphene aluminium-ion coin cell batteries using the patent-pending surface perforation of graphene synthesised by the Company and the University of Queensland (“UQ”).

The experiments were performed at the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (“AIBN”) at UQ. Testing confirmed a very high cycle rate for graphene aluminium-ion coin cell batteries together with minimal reduction in performance over a 3,000 cycle experiment period (which includes charging up to full charge and discharge down to near full discharge) at very high charging rates – including at 2 Ampere per gram (“A/g”) of cathode material for 1000 cycles, 5 A/g of cathode material for 1000 cycles and then 10 A/g of cathode material for a further 1000 cycles.

GMG graphene is currently being used to produce coin cell prototypes for customer testing. A commercial prototype for the coin cell is targeted before the end of 2021.

Source: University of Queensland. All testing was carried out on coin cells with perforated GMG graphene in aluminium ion battery at ambient temperature cycling from 2.4V to 0.5V, 1000 cycles at 10 Coulomb or 10 C (2 A/g) providing ~ 200 milli-Ampere-hour/gram (“mAh/g”) of capacity, 1000 cycles at 30 C (5 A/g) providing >150 mAh/g of capacity and 1000 cycles at 66 C (10 A/g) providing > 150 mAh/g.

GMG’s Chief Scientific Officer Dr Ashok Nanjundan said “These results show a very high cycling rate for over 3000 cycles with negligible reduction in performance and at a very high charging rate up to 66 Coulomb or 66 C which is in comparison to what is typically seen with lithium-ion batteries between 600 and 1000 cycles at much lower charging rates of 1/5 C where performance typically reduces to 60% of original capacity”.

GMG will make further disclosures regarding the performance and development of these graphene aluminium ion batteries as the research and development program progresses.

About GMG
GMG is an Australian based clean-tech disruptive 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 also 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 lube oil, biodiesel and diesel fuels.

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, leo@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 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 manufacturing of prototypes by GMG and UQ, anticipated timelines for commercial prototypes and customer testing, and the results arising from and application of GMG’s graphene aluminium-ion batteries. Such forward-looking statements are based on a number of assumptions of management, including, without limitation, assumptions regarding the accuracy of the Company’s cost and timing expectations, that the Company will be successful in the deployment of its resources and personnel, that the Company’s operations and ability to develop its products will not be adversely impacted by COVID-19, 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. Forward-looking statements and information are subject to various known and unknown risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the risk factors set out under the heading “Risk Factors” in the Company’s final long form non-offering prospectus dated March 31, 2021 available for review on the Company’s profile at www.sedar.com, many of which are beyond the ability of the Company to control or predict. 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. 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.