American Manganese Inc. (“AMY” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that Dan McGroarty, American Manganese Advisory Board member, has been appointed as one of three privatesector members of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Critical Materials Institute (CMI) Advisory Board. McGroarty will serve a two-year term on the Advisory Board, which reports to CMI Director, Dr. Tom Lograsso.

“Dan is a tremendous asset to the American Manganese team, helping us navigate the Company to becoming an industry team member of the CMI, and demonstrating for the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency AMY’s ability to solve a strategic critical mineral challenge, in our Wenden Stockpile reclamation and advanced material processing bench-scale project,” said Larry Reaugh, President and CEO of American Manganese. “I believe Dan’s appointment to the CMI Advisory Board will bring CMI valuable insight in how the private-sector’s powers of innovation can help meet the challenges of developing a strong U.S. critical materials supply chain.”

Led by the Ames Laboratory, in Iowa, CMI consists of more than 300 scientists, engineers and support staff at four National Laboratories of the U.S. Department of Energy, 16 universities, and 27 industrial partners. CMI was launched in 2013 as a DOE Energy Innovation Hub, charged with seeking ways to develop technologies that strengthen U.S. supply chains through source diversification, material substitution, and improved recycling and recovery.

AMY was accepted as a CMI industry team member in March 2019, and participates in CMI’s “Lithium-Ion Battery Disassembly, Remanufacturing, and Lithium & Cobalt Recovery Project,” focused on research, development and demonstration of novel methods that maximize value recovery from lithium-ion battery stacks, modules and cells by reuse, remanufacturing, and materials recovery. American Manganese’s CMI project partners are Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Idaho National Lab (INL), Purdue University and Case Western Reserve University.

About American Manganese Inc.
American Manganese Inc. is a critical metal company with a patented process for the recovery of metals from lithium-ion batteries such as cobalt, lithium, nickel, manganese, and aluminum. Using a novel combination of reagents and unit operations, AMY can provide 100% extraction of cathode metals at battery grade purity. American Manganese Inc. aims to capitalize on its patented technology and proprietary know-how to become the industry leader in recycling spent electric vehicle lithium-ion batteries (Please see the Company’s Dec 14, 2018 Business Plan (“CBP”) for further details).

On behalf of Management

AMERICAN MANGANESE INC.

Larry W. Reaugh
President and Chief Executive Officer

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