TORONTO, Dec. 4, 2019 /CNW/ - Conic Metals Corp. ("Conic" or the "Company") (TSXV: NKL) announced today the appointment of Maurice J. Swan to the board of directors of the Company (the "Board of Directors") and the retirement of Mr. Nicholas French from the Board of Directors, effective immediately.
"We are excited to welcome Maurie Swan to the Board of Directors" commented Justin Cochrane, Conic's President & Chief Executive Officer. "His extensive background in legal and corporate governance matters, coupled with his years of experience in the global mining and metals sector, will be of tremendous benefit to the Board of Directors as we work to advance Conic's strategic objectives."
"On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to express our sincerest thanks to Nick French for his dedication and leadership," remarked Anthony Milewski, Chairman of the Board of Directors. "We sincerely wish Nick all the best as he begins his well-deserved retirement."
Mr. Swan is a lawyer and recently retired as a partner at Stikeman Elliott LLP. Mr. Swan practiced corporate law at Stikeman Elliott LLP for over 24 years with wide ranging experience, including extensive work in debt capital markets, securitization, corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions, and with a particular focus on transactions in the global mining and metals sector. During his years of practice, Mr. Swan earned leading lawyer accolades from publications including Lexpert, International Finance & Law Review, Who's Who Legal and Best Lawyers.
Conic Metals Corp. is a base metals company offering direct exposure to nickel and cobalt, both being critical elements of electric vehicles and energy storage systems. Conic holds an 8.56% joint-venture interest in the producing, long-life and world-class Ramu Nickel-Cobalt Operation located in Papua New Guinea which provides Conic with significant attributable nickel and cobalt production. In addition, Conic manages a portfolio of 11 nickel and cobalt royalties on development and exploration projects in Canada and Australia. Conic will continue to invest in a battery metals-focused portfolio of streams, royalties and direct interest in mineral properties containing battery metals. For more information, see Conic's website at www.conicmetals.com
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