NextSource Announces Appointment of Martina Buchhauser to the Board and Results of 2023 Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders
NEWS RELEASE – TORONTO, December 6, 2023
NextSource Materials Inc. (TSX:NEXT) (OTCQB:NSRCF) (“NextSource” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Martina Buchhauser to the Board of Directors and results of the Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders (the “Meeting”) held virtually at 9:00 AM Toronto, Ontario, Canada on December 5, 2023.
Ms. Buchhauser is a global leader with a profound knowledge of the automotive industry and its shift towards new and sustainable technologies and the imperative for a responsible and low carbon business. Her leadership journey has encompassed executive roles in Global Procurement and Supply Chain Networks at General Motors, MAN, BMW, and Volvo Cars, where she until recently served as the Chief Procurement Officer and on the management board. She is a senior advisor of H&Z Management Consulting and is a non-executive director on several company boards.
The final voting results of the Meeting are set out below:
- Election of Directors. Each of the nominees were elected as directors to serve until the next annual meeting of shareholders, or until their respective successors are elected or appointed. The following table sets forth the voting results with respect to the election of directors:
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- Re-appointment of Auditor. The Company’s shareholders approved the re-appointment of MNP LLP, Chartered Professional Accountants, as the Company’s auditors for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2024 and that the Board of Directors is authorized to fix their remuneration. The following table sets forth the voting results with respect to the re-appointment of MNP LLP:
- Re-approval of LTIP Plan. The Company’s shareholders re-approved the Company’s long-term incentive plan (“LTIP”), all unallocated awards under the LTIP plan, and authorization to grant awards to acquire up to 10% of the issued and outstanding common shares in the capital of the Company from time to time in accordance with the terms of the LTIP Plan until December 5, 2026. The following table sets forth the voting results with respect to the re-approval of the LTIP Plan:
The Board of Directors fixed October 24, 2023 as the record date for the Meeting. A total of 155,574,507 common shares were entitled to vote at the Meeting. A total of 93,499,181 common shares equivalent to 60.1% of the common shares entitled to vote were represented in person or by proxy. A total of 2,977,659 of the common shares represented by proxy were not voted.
About NextSource Materials Inc.
NextSource Materials Inc. is a battery materials development company based in Toronto, Canada that is intent on becoming a vertically integrated global supplier of battery materials through the mining and value-added processing of graphite and other minerals.
The Company’s Molo Graphite Mine in Madagascar is one of the largest known and highest-quality graphite resources globally, and the only one with SuperFlake® graphite. The Molo Graphite Mine has begun production, with Phase 1 mine operations currently undergoing ramp-up to reach its nameplate production capacity of 17,000 tpa of graphite concentrate.
The Company is also developing a significant downstream graphite value-add business through the staged rollout of Battery Anode Facilities capable of large-scale production of coated, spheronized and purified graphite for direct delivery to battery and automotive customers, outside of existing Asian supply chains, in a fully transparent and traceable manner.
NextSource Materials is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “NEXT” and on the OTCQB under the symbol “NSRCF”.
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