MONTREAL, July 27, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - PyroGenesis Canada Inc. (http://pyrogenesis.com) (TSXV: PYR), a TSX Venture 50® clean-tech company (the "Company" or "PyroGenesis") that designs, develops, manufactures and commercializes plasma waste-to-energy systems and plasma torch products, announced today that it commenced the application process for a US listing of its common shares (the "Shares") on the OTCQB.
"The commercial success that we have been enjoying has generated considerable interest from US investors, however it has been difficult at times for these investors to invest in our Company," said P. Peter Pascali, President & CEO of PyroGenesis. "A listing in the USA is key to overcoming this obstacle while at the same time providing PyroGenesis access to a broader investment base, while at the same time strengthening our financing flexibility and providing greater liquidity to our shareholders."
The application is subject to review and approval by the OTC Markets Group Inc., a US trading platform aimed at venture market companies. Management is confident that the application process will go smoothly and expects to be listed in the fall of 2015.
Of note, PyroGenesis' Shares will continue to be listed in Canada on the TSX Venture Exchange (the "TSXV"). The Company will continue to prepare its financial reports in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards, and to file all public regulatory filings on SEDAR.
Separately, PyroGenesis is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Sophy Cesar as Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications.
Ms. Cesar has over 15 years of experience specializing in marketing, branding and operations. Prior to joining PyroGenesis, Ms. Cesar was responsible for the management and execution of the Investor Relations and Communications program for a TSX listed company. She successfully implemented investor awareness campaigns and deployed effective corporate communications strategies, both of which included developing relevant support materials. She also successfully raised tens of millions of dollars and supported the company's graduation from the TSXV to Toronto's senior exchange: the TSX.
"Ms. Cesar's appointment to PyroGenesis is an important step towards increasing the investment community's awareness and understanding of the PyroGenesis story which should ultimately increase shareholder value" stated Mr. Pascali.
In her role as Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications at PyroGenesis, Ms. Cesar will serve as the principal point of contact for the investment community, liaising with analysts while establishing and maintaining relationships with key, new, and existing investors as well as developing the Company's strategic investor relations plan.
Investors are encouraged to contact Ms. Cesar with any questions or for up to date information about the Company.
About PyroGenesis Canada Inc.
PyroGenesis Canada Inc., a TSX Venture 50® clean-tech company, is the world leader in the design, development, manufacture and commercialization of advanced plasma processes. We provide engineering and manufacturing expertise, cutting-edge contract research, as well as turnkey process equipment packages to the defense, metallurgical, mining, advanced materials (including 3D printing), oil & gas, and environmental industries. With a team of experienced engineers, scientists and technicians working out of our Montreal office and our 3,800 m2 manufacturing facility, PyroGenesis maintains its competitive advantage by remaining at the forefront of technology development and commercialization. Our core competencies allow PyroGenesis to lead the way in providing innovative plasma torches, plasma waste processes, high-temperature metallurgical processes, and engineering services to the global marketplace. Our operations are ISO 9001:2008 certified, and have been since 1997. PyroGenesis is a publicly-traded Canadian company on the TSX Venture Exchange (Ticker Symbol: PYR). For more information, please visit www.pyrogenesis.com
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SOURCE PyroGenesis Canada Inc.
For further information: P. Peter Pascali, Chief Executive Officer, Phone: (514) 937-0002, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org