5N Plus Opens New Recycling Facility in Malaysia and Acquires 100% of Shenzhen Gallium Refining Facility

MONTREAL, Nov. 15, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - 5N Plus Inc. (TSX: VNP) (the "Company"), the leading producer of specialty metal and chemical products, is pleased to announce that its new recycling Malaysian facility is now operational.

The facility which is located within the Kulim High Technology Park, one of Malaysia's highest profile industrial areas for technological firms, was completed under budget. Providing recycling services for solar cell manufacturers, the facility is expected to gradually increase its range of products and services to address broader requirements and capture opportunities in the South-Asian market.

The Company is also pleased to announce that it has acquired the remaining 50 percent ownership interest in the joint venture company MCP Metals (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd, a gallium refining facility located in Shenzhen, China.

"Expansion of our activities in Asia is part of our growth strategy as we expect to see increasing demand for our products in this part of the world. Our Shenzhen and new Malaysian facilities will be instrumental in allowing us to leverage this demand and the corresponding business opportunities," said Jacques L'Ecuyer, 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.

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Investor Relations:

Jean Mayer
Director, Legal Affairs & Corporate secretary
5N Plus Inc.
(514) 856-0644 x6178

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