TORONTO, June 17, 2015 /CNW/ - Largo Resources Ltd. (TSX-V:LGO) ("Largo" or the "Company") announces that it has granted an aggregate of 5,811,000 incentive stock options to certain officers, directors and consultants of the Company, which are each exercisable at $0.70 per common share and expire on June 17, 2020.
Largo is a growing strategic mineral company with projects in Brazil and Canada. The immediate goal of the Company is to continue to ramp-up production at its Vanadio de Maracás Menchen Mine.
Largo's Maracás Menchen Mine boasts the highest grade vanadium deposit yet discovered and is expected to be a low cost producer. With an off-take in place with commodities giant Glencore, Largo is well positioned to become a leading producer of vanadium globally and is expected to generate substantial cash-flows.
Vanadium is primarily used as an alloy to strengthen steel and reduce its weight. Vanadium enhanced steels are used in a vast and growing range of products that are used and encountered every day; including, rebar, automobiles, transport infrastructure etc. With a compound annual growth rate of over 6% for the past several years (Roskill, 2013), vanadium is a bourgeoning commodity which lacks opportunities for investment in the wider market place. As trends in the steel industry now demand increasingly stronger and lighter products for advanced applications, the use of vanadium is expected to continue this growth over the medium and long term.
Largo is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "LGO".
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SOURCE Largo Resources Ltd.
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