5N Plus Appoints Luc Bertrand Chairman of the Board

MONTREAL, Jan. 11, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - The Board of Directors of 5N Plus Inc. (TSX: VNP), the leading producer of specialty metal and chemical products, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Luc Bertrand as the Company's new Chairman of the Board effective immediately. He succeeds Mr. Jean-Marie Bourassa, who will continue to serve on the board and as Chair of the Audit & Risk Management Committee, a position he already holds.

Mr. Luc Bertrand is Vice-Chairman of National Bank of Canada, a position he has assumed since February 2011, where he is responsible for developing and maintaining relations with corporate, institutional and government clients in Canada. He also acts as strategic advisor to management, particularly on matters pertaining to government relations and capital market regulations. During his illustrious career, Mr. Bertrand has held various management positions in the financial services industry. From 2000 to 2009, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Montreal Exchange Inc. and held the position of Vice-President and Managing Director of Institutional Equity Sales at National Bank Financial from 1998 to 2000.

Aside from his professional duties, Mr. Bertrand is an active member of boards of directors and industry committees. He currently serves on the Board of the International Finance Centre of Montréal, is also Chairman of the Board of the Montreal Canadiens/CH Group Inc. Mr. Bertrand also serves on the Board of TMX Group and previously held the position of Chief Executive Officer of Maple Group Acquisition Corporation. In recent years, he has been a director of the Canadian Derivatives Clearing Corporation, Vice-Chairman of the Board of the Boston Options Exchange, Chairman of the Board of the Montréal Climate Exchange, and a director of the Natural Gas Exchange.

"Luc Bertrand is greatly respected in the business community having, among other things, consolidated Canada's international standing in the derivatives market when he was with Montreal Exchange Inc., and having lead different consortiums which were successful in acquiring the TMX Group in 2012 and the Montreal Canadiens/CH Group in 2009. We are confident that Mr. Bertrand will make a tremendous contribution to 5N Plus' development," said Jacques L'Ecuyer, retiring President and Chief Executive Officer of 5N Plus and Jean-Marie Bourassa, Chairman of the Audit & Risk Management Committee of 5N Plus.

"I am very pleased by the nomination of Luc Bertrand who is very well established in the financial markets. I believe this will facilitate my work and will be most beneficial for 5N Plus. I look forward to working with him as we lead the Company towards its next phase of development," said Arjang Roshan, upcoming President and Chief Executive Officer of 5N Plus.

About 5N Plus Inc.
5N Plus is the leading producer of specialty metal and chemical products.  Fully integrated with closed-loop recycling facilities, the Company is headquartered in Montreal, Québec, Canada and operates manufacturing facilities and sales offices in several locations in Europe, the Americas and Asia.  5N Plus deploys a range of proprietary and proven technologies to produce products which are used in a number of advanced pharmaceutical, electronic and industrial applications.  Typical products include purified metals such as bismuth, gallium, germanium, indium, selenium and tellurium, inorganic chemicals based on such metals and compound semiconductor wafers.  Many of these are critical precursors and key enablers in markets such as solar, light-emitting diodes and eco-friendly materials.

Forward-Looking Statements and Disclaimer
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SOURCE 5N Plus Inc.

For further information: Jean Mayer, Vice President, Legal Affairs and Corporate Secretary, 5N Plus Inc., (514) 856-0644 x6178, invest@5nplus.com


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