TSX-V: REE
   FSE: K2i

About

E-TECH Resources

E-TECH RESOURCES INC. (TSX-V:REE | FSE: K2i) is a rare earth element development company which owns 100% of the Eureka project. The Eureka project is located in Namibia, one of Africa’s top mining jurisdictions, and is located strategically close to development infrastructure. Early metallurgical testing done to date indicates the project has the potential to be one of the simplest REE projects to process globally.

Our company values are centered around sustainability and responsibility. We believe in a future of sustainably sourced and generated electric power. We are dedicated to helping to supply the key ingredients for the manufacturing of electric motors that will make a sustainable energy future possible.

Why Neodymium

Neodymium (Nd) plays a vital role in the decarbonisation of transportation, and in renewable power generation . The most important use for neodymium (Nd) is in an alloy with iron (Fe) and boron (B) to make the strongest mass-produced permanent magnets (PMs).

The Timeline

The discovery of NdPr in NdFeB permanent magnets in 1983, made it possible to miniaturise many electronic devices, including mobile phones, microphones, and loudspeakers. Since the 1980s NdFeB magnets have seen exponential growth with their ability to facilitate large wind turbine generators, and electric vehicle (EV) motors through the 2010s, into the 2020s and beyond.

How Much Nd does the world need?

Nd represents approximately 30% content in an NdFeB permanent magnet. For instance:

Leadership

Jim Megann - About - E-Tech Resources Inc

Jim Megann

Chairman & CEO

In addition to holding the position of Managing Director, Jim Megann is also an accomplished executive and business leader. He is a Director of Torrent Capital, a publicly traded investment issuer; Director of Antler Gold; Director of OARO; and a Director of Sona Nanotech, a nano technology developer currently listed on the Canadian Stock Exchange.

Jim also brings more than 25 years of experience in the communications and marketing industry. Jim was awarded the Queens Diamond Jubilee medal in 2012 for his extensive community work.

Rob Randall

Designated CFO

Mr. Randall has served as a contract CFO for a number of TSX.V-listed companies and has extensive public company financial experience. Rob currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Torrent Capital (TSX.V: TORR), Sona Nanotech (TSX.V: SONA) and Antler Gold Inc. (TSX.V: ANTL). Rob was the Corporate Controller of Etruscan Resources Inc. from 1997 to 2011 overseeing the financial operations for all aspects of its gold exploration and production activities throughout West Africa, as well as its diamond operations in South Africa. He also served as Controller of Nova Gold Resources Inc. from 1997 to 2001.

Rob graduated with a Commerce Degree from St. Mary’s University in Halifax and obtained his CA designation in 1987 with Coopers and Lybrand Chartered Accountants where he was appointed as a Principal in 1995. He is a member of the Institutes of Chartered Accountants of Canada and Nova Scotia.

Designated Board of Directors

Chris Drysdale

Mr. Drysdale is an experienced professional with international experience in the mineral and exploration industry. He currently serves as Vice President, Operations and Corporate Development for Antler Gold Inc. (TSX.V: ANTL)—a gold exploration company, focused on the acquisition and exploration of gold projects in Namibia. He has previously served as the Kenyan Country Manager for Stockport Exploration overseeing the operations for all aspects of its gold exploration and production activities throughout East Africa.

Prior to that Mr. Drysdale worked as a Field Exploration Geologist for Remote Exploration Services (Pty) Ltd., a geological consulting firm based out of South Africa servicing all aspects of the mineral industry. Mr. Drysdale has a progressive and diverse background with extensive work experience in Namibia and has been involved in various mineral projects throughout Africa.

Professor Francis Wall - About - E-Tech Resources Inc

Prof Francis Wall

Frances Wall is Professor of Applied Mineralogy at Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter, has a BSc in geochemistry from Queen Mary University of London and a PhD in rare earth-rich carbonatites from the University of London. Frances has over 30 years experience researching the geology and process mineralogy of global rare earth deposits and practically linking exploration stage studies to responsible sourcing outcomes. Frances has also led large consortium research projects such as HiTech AlkCarb and SoS RARE and is currently Principal Investigator for the UK Research and Innovation Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Centre for Technology Metals (Met4Tech).

Frances is Chair of the British Geological Survey Science Advisory Committee, a member of the UK Critical Minerals Expert Committee, was named in the WIM UK ‘100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining’ 2016 edition and awarded the William Smith Medal of the Geological Society of London for applied geoscience in 2019.

Chris Drysdale

Mr. Drysdale is an experienced professional with international experience in the mineral and exploration industry. He currently serves as Vice President, Operations and Corporate Development for Antler Gold Inc. (TSX.V: ANTL)—a gold exploration company, focused on the acquisition and exploration of gold projects in Namibia. He has previously served as the Kenyan Country Manager for Stockport Exploration overseeing the operations for all aspects of its gold exploration and production activities throughout East Africa.

Prior to that Mr. Drysdale worked as a Field Exploration Geologist for Remote Exploration Services (Pty) Ltd., a geological consulting firm based out of South Africa servicing all aspects of the mineral industry. Mr. Drysdale has a progressive and diverse background with extensive work experience in Namibia and has been involved in various mineral projects throughout Africa.

Edward Loye

Ed has worked on the characterisation of REE deposits for 8 years, notably in Namibia and as a member of staff at Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter, UK. Ed has developed an extensive network across the REE supply chain and played a key role in securing £2.7 million in 2014 from the UK Government for REE research within the SoS RARE Programme.

Ed managed the academic and industrial collaborators across this international consortium of REE experts. In 2015, he co-founded E-Tech Metals to pursue and strategize the geological delineation and perspectivity of the Eureka Project in Namibia. Ed has since instigated metallurgical test work and managed the drilling and trenching campaigns on site.

Ken Marshall

Ken Marshall has extensive experience in the Information Technology and Telecommunications Sectors, having served in various positions at Rogers Communications throughout his career.  Mr. Marshall was the Senior VP, National Residential Marketing (Toronto) where he led the Wireline Marketing Group in the launch of the Ignite platform, and also served as the Regional President (Atlantic Region) and the Vice President – Enterprise Business Unit.

Mr. Marshall has spent his post telecom time working with emerging start-up organizations, and serves on the Boards of Genesis, Newfoundland and Labrador’s primary innovation hub and incubator; Celtx, an online platform for film, video and game production; eXeBlock Technology Corporation focusing on opportunities in digital identity and authentication; and Metricsflow, a B2B platform to significantly enhance website attribution.

John Philpott

John Philpott is the Founder and CEO of CanAm Physician Recruiting Inc. CanAm has been the leading physician recruitment and placement company in the Canadian and international markets for more than two decades. Mr. Philpott led the executing team through a successful public listing for Canabo (TSX.V: CMC). In 2018 John managed the merger of Canabo with Aleafia Health Inc., (TSX.V: ALEF) in a transaction valued at $40 million resulting in a combined operation with a market cap over $200 million at the close of the merger. A skilled negotiator, in less than two years John scaled the company from 1 Toronto clinic with 2 part time physicians to 24 clinics across Canada.  As CEO of CanAm Physician Recruiting Inc. John consults with physicians, hospital administrators, government officials, and private clinic owners.

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