MGX Minerals Core Technology Recognized as Finalist for Katerva Award - The Nobel Prize of Sustainability

VANCOUVER, Feb. 21, 2017 /CNW/ - MGX Minerals Inc. ("MGX" or the "Company") (CSE: XMG / FKT: 1MG / OTC: MGXMF) ) is pleased to report that the Nanoflotation technology developed by David Bromley Engineering (DBE) and licensed exclusively to MGX engineering and technology development partner PurLucid Treatment Solutions Inc. ("PurLucid") has been nominated for the prestigious international Katerva Award.

The Katerva Award recognizes disruptive sustainable innovations from around the world. The patented nanoflotation technology, which removes metals and physical particulate from oil and gas waste water, has been nominated as one of ten finalists for the Energy and Power category. Purlucid has developed a lithium recovery method that relies on Nanoflotation as a core component of the water treatment and mineral recovery process. Purlucid holds exclusive rights to the technology for use in oil and gas water and brine treatment with the rights to expand licensing across sectors and geographies globally.

MGX and PurLucid entered into an Acquisition Agreement (the "Agreement") in September 2016 (see press release dated September 15, 2016).

About MGX Minerals

MGX Minerals (CSE: XMG) is a diversified Canadian mining company engaged in the development of large-scale industrial mineral portfolios in western Canada and the United States. The Company operates lithium, magnesium and silicon projects throughout British Columbia and Alberta as well as petro lithium exploration in Utah.

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SOURCE MGX Minerals Inc.

For further information: Contact Information: Jared Lazerson, Chief Executive Officer, Telephone: 1.604.681.7735, Email: jared@mgxminerals.com

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