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.

 

 

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.

 

June 1st, 2021 – Graphene Manufacturing Group Ltd. (TSX-V: GMG) (“GMG” or the “Company”) is pleased to provide the latest update on its graphene aluminium-ion battery technology (“G+AI Battery”) being developed by the Company and the University of Queensland.

Since GMG’s market update on May 11, 2021 (“GMG Graphene Aluminium-Ion Battery Performance Data”), the Company has appointed Director Robbert de Weijer as G+AI Battery Project Director and has instructed the Company’s Head of Technology and Head of Graphene Projects to prioritise the G+AI Battery’s technical progression. In addition, the Company’s new Chief Operating Officer together with the operating team are prioritising the production of the particular graphene needed for G+AI Battery production.

These moves reflect GMG’s determination to positively respond to the many encouraging, and varied inquiries the Company has received regarding the technical and commercial application of G+AI Batteries.

GMG’s Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Craig Nicol, stated: “More than 80 incoming requests from across the globe have been received by the Company from organizations seeking to explore potential applications in electric consumer vehicles, high-performance cars, heavy duty vehicles, motor bikes, air transport, personal appliances such as laptop computers and phones, grid-connected storage, and others. Several parties noted, among other things, the potential high power density of graphene aluminium-ion batteries which enables faster-charging; that graphene aluminium-ion batteries are expected to be greener and be able to be produced without lithium and rare earths; that the performance of such batteries are expected to be safer, with much lower fire risk; and finally that graphene aluminium-ion batteries are expected not to require the complexity and weight of cooling systems required by lithium-ion battery technology. The Company is encouraged by this initial interest and will continue to provide regular updates regarding the performance and development of its graphene aluminium-ion batteries as the research and development and commercial programmes progress.”

GMG is in the process of signing non-disclosure agreements with certain parties to provide for a confidential exchange of information in connection with the evaluation of a potential business relationship between the parties. In particular, the Company intends to determine whether it should engage such parties to assist in, among other things, defining the battery specifications for GMG’s pouch pack for certain applications.

As previously announced, GMG is seeking to bring coin cell commercial prototypes into production for customer testing in approximately 6 months and a pouch pack commercial prototype – used in mobile phones, laptops etc. – for customer testing in approximately 18 months.

The Company is also pleased to announce that it has engaged B. Riley Securities as its exclusive capital markets advisor and sponsor in connection with seeking quotation of the Company’s shares on the OTCQB market in the United States. The OTCQB is a leading market for entrepreneurial and developing U.S. and international companies that are committed to providing a high-quality trading and information experience for their U.S. investors. The OTCQB quality standards provide a strong baseline of transparency, as well as the technology and regulation to improve the information and trading experience for investors. To be eligible, companies must be current in their reporting and undergo an annual verification and management certification process.

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 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

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, the development and viability of GMG’s production facilities, the location of GMG’s production facilities, and the results arising from and application of GMG’s graphene aluminium-ion batteries. 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.commany 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  May 11, 2021 – Graphene Manufacturing Group Ltd. (TSX-V: GMG) (“GMG” or the “Company”) is pleased to share the initial performance data when tested in coin cells for the patent-pending surface perforation of graphene in aluminium-ion batteries developed by the Company and the University of Queensland (“UQ”). The experiments were performed at the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (“AIBN”) at UQ. Initial performance data is presented below. Currently, GMG Graphene is being used to produce coin cell prototypes for customer testing in Q4 2021. 

Battery Technology Electrode Materials  Energy Density (Wh/kg)  Power Density (W/kg) Calculated Time to Fully Charge Average Phone Battery (minutes)
Taiwan/Stanford US1  Natural graphite/Aluminium  ~68.7  ~41.1 ~60-110 
Stanford US2  CVD graphitic foam/Aluminium 40 ~3000  1 – 5 
GMG+UQ GMG+UQ Graphene/Aluminium 150-160  ~7000  1 – 5 


Source: 1. Hongjie Dai, Nat. Commun., 2017, 8:14283 2. Hongjie Dai, Nature, 2015, 520, 325, and 3. University of Queensland testing data. 

GMG announced recently the execution of a research agreement with UQ’s AIBN to develop graphene aluminium-ion batteries (please refer to the Company’s News Release dated April 22, 2021, for further details). Under the agreement, GMG will manufacture commercial battery prototypes for watches, phones, laptops, electric vehicles and grid storage with technology developed at UQ. GMG has also signed a license agreement with Uniquest, the University of Queensland commercialisation company, which provides GMG an exclusive license of the technology for battery cathodes.      

GMG CEO and Managing Director Craig Nicol said, “We are currently looking to bring coin cell commercial prototypes for customer testing in 6 months and a pouch pack commercial prototype – used in mobile phones, laptops etc. – for customer testing in 18 monthsWe are really excited about bringing this to market. We aim to have a viable graphene and coin cell battery production facility project after customer validation that we would likely build here in Australia, said Craig Nicol.  

Dr Ashok Nanjundan, GMG’s Chief Scientific Officer, said, “This is a real game-changing technology which can offer a real alternative with an interchangeable battery technology for the existing lithium-ion batteries in almost every application with GMG’s Graphene and UQ’s patent-pending aluminium ion battery technology. The current nominal voltage of our batteries is 1.7 volts, and work is being carried out to increase the voltage to directly replace existing batteries and which lead to higher energy densities.”  

The real differentiator about these batteries is their very high power density of up to 7000 watts/kg, which endows them with a very high charge rate. Furthermore, graphene aluminium-ion batteries provide major benefits in terms of longer battery life (over 2000 charge / discharge cycles testing so far with no deterioration in performance)battery safety (very low fire potential) and lower environmental impact (more recyclable),” said Dr Ashok Nanjundan. 

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 in the early stages of 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, the development and viability of GMG’s production facilities, the location of GMG’s production facilities, and the results arising from and application of GMG’s graphene aluminium-ion batteries. 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.commany 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