MONTREAL, Feb. 13, 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 as a result of the Company's annual compensation review, its Board of Directors has approved the grant of up to 2,680,000 incentive stock options (each an "Option") to its directors, officers, and certain employees of the Company.
PyroGenesis has granted an aggregate of 1,610,000 Options to its directors and officers entitling them to purchase an aggregate of 1,610,000 Common Shares of the Corporation, at a price of $0.30 per common share. Of these Options, 1,210,000 will vest as follows: 25 percent at the date of the grant, 25 percent at the first anniversary of the date of grant, 25 percent at the second anniversary of the date of grant, and 25 percent at the third anniversary of the date of grant. The remaining 400,000 will vest as follows: 10 percent as of the date of grant, 20 percent at the first anniversary of the date of grant, 30 percent at the second anniversary of the date of grant and 40 percent at the third anniversary of the date of grant.
PyroGenesis has also granted an aggregate of 1,020,000 Options to certain employees entitling them to purchase an aggregate of 1,020,000 Common Shares of the Corporation, at a price of $0.30 per common share. Of these Options, 1,000,000 will vest as follows: 25 percent as of the date of grant, 25 percent at the first anniversary of the date of grant, 25 percent at the second anniversary of the date of grant and 25 percent at the third anniversary of the date of the grant. The remaining 60,000 will vest as follows: 10 percent as of the date of grant, 20 percent at the first anniversary of the date of grant, 30 percent at the second anniversary of the date of grant and 40 percent at the third anniversary of the date of grant.
All Option grants disclosed above are exercisable for a period of five years and have been granted in accordance with the Company's Stock Option Plan. The grant remains subject to regulatory and Exchange approval.
About PyroGenesis Canada Inc.
PyroGenesis Canada, a TSX Venture 50® clean-tech company, is the world leader in the design, development, manufacturing 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 PyroClassTM engineers, scientists and technicians working out of our Montreal office and our 3,800 m2 production 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.V). For more information, please visit www.pyrogenesis.com
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SOURCE PyroGenesis Canada Inc.
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