Millennial Potash Corp. (TSXV: MLP) (“MLP” or the “Company”) (formerly Black Mountain Gold USA Corp.) is pleased to announce that it has engaged Jason Wilkinson, M.Sc., as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead the Company’s efforts at its newly acquired Banio Potash Project in Gabon effective Feb. 1, 2023. Current CEO Graham Harris will remain with MLP as Director and Senior Vice President-Capital Markets.
Farhad Abasov, Director, commented, “We are very pleased to have Jason Wilkinson join MLP as we focus on the exploration and development of our new potash project in Gabon. Jason has been in the potash business for almost 15 years, most recently with South Harz Potash in their potash projects in Germany. From 2009-2015 Jason was the Project Manager and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Allana Potash’s subsidiary in Ethiopia, guiding their project in the Danakhil Depression from exploration to completion of a Feasibility Study, pilot solution mining testwork and then acquisition by Israel Chemicals Ltd. Jason has done a superb job in all the positions he has held, and we are very happy to have Jason lead our potash operations at Millennial. With his track record of success in multiple jurisdictions and under difficult conditions, Jason will be instrumental in expediting Millennial’s development program in the next few months.”
Mr. Wilkinson has a M.Sc. in Mineral Exploration from the Royal School of Mines and over 25 years in mining and exploration, including extensive international experience in the gold, copper and potash sectors. Mr. Wilkinson recently held the position of Chief Operating Officer for South Harz Potash and led all exploration programs, including the completion of a Scoping Study across four mining licenses located in Thuringia, Germany. Prior to his time at South Harz, Mr. Wilkinson served as the COO/Managing Director for Allana Potash Corp.’s Ethiopian subsidiary. Jason oversaw and guided the Danakhil Potash Project from the exploration stage, through a Feasibility Study and pilot testwork in one of the most demanding locations in the world, with temperatures consistently above 40°C.
The engagement of Mr. Wilkinson marks the initiation of MLP’s pivot to the potash space and the establishment of a seasoned potash development team. Initially, Mr. Wilkinson will spend significant time at the project building our local team to expedite the upcoming drilling program. Additional appointments to augment the corporate team with experienced potash professionals will be undertaken over the coming months.
The Company has granted a total of 375,000 incentive stock options to certain directors, consultants and officers of the Company. The incentive stock options are exercisable for a period of 5 years at an exercise price of $0.45 per share. The options are granted pursuant to the Company’s stock option plan and are subject to its approval by the TSX Venture Exchange.
COMPANY ENTERS INTO INVESTOR RELATIONS AGREEMENT
The Company has entered into a communications agreement (the “Agreement”) with SRC Swiss Resource Capital AG (“SRC”). The services to be provided under the Agreement include investor relations services. The Agreement has a one-year term (automatically renewable on a quarterly basis unless terminated by either party) commencing on February 1, 2023. The Agreement can be terminated by either party at any time on seven (7) days’ notice. The services to be provided to the Company under the Agreement include communications services, generally viewed as investor relations, including dissemination of information to existing and potential shareholders, creating media through interview and videos as well as supporting the Company (or representing it) at trade and investment shows. SRC will not be providing market making services.
Under the terms of the Agreement, SRC is to receive a fee of CHF 3,300 (Swiss Francs) per month.
SRC is a private company based in Herisau, Switzerland. SRC is led by Jochen Staiger, CEO. SRC has extensive experience in providing services to companies listed on various stock exchanges that are seeking to raise their profile in public markets. SRC owns 100,000 shares of the Company for investment purposes and has no intention to sell them at this time.
The Agreement is subject to its approval by the TSX Venture Exchange.
To find out more about Millennial Potash Corp. please contact Investor Relations at (604) 662-8184 or email at email@example.com.
MILLENNIAL POTASH CORP.
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