Vancouver, British Columbia – Bearing Lithium Corp. (“Bearing” or the “Company”) (TSX Venture:BRZ) (OTCQB:BLILF) (FRANKFURT:B6K2) is pleased to announce that, effective today, Ryan Smith has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer and Ray Baterina has been appointed as Corporate Secretary of the Company.
Ryan Smith brings more than 12 years of financial experience from the banking and telecommunications sectors. Most recently, Mr. Smith served as a senior account manager for First Calgary Financial, where he managed a commercial real estate portfolio in excess of $250 million. Mr. Smith also has experience serving as a business manager for KMM, a leading provider of integrated services to the U.S. communications industry, and as a senior financial analyst for Axia FibreNet, the operator of Alberta’s fibre-based SuperNet. Mr. Smith is a former NCAA collegiate athlete and graduated from Keiser University with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in finance with summa cum laude distinction.
Ray Baterina has over 20 years of experience in administrative and corporate services ranging from provincial government to publicly traded companies and private companies. Starting a career in Financial Services with the Ministry of Transportation of BC, Mr. Baterina was responsible for external agreements in accounts receivable, financial analysis and management of budgets. He was then instrumental in coordinating and establishing the head office of GBS Gold International Inc., a publicly traded junior mining and exploration company. As the Assistant Controller with Pacific Group of Companies (NorLand Limited), Mr. Baterina was able to take his experience in managing treasury and financial resources into his current position as the managing partner and financial controller of P&N Vero LLP, a privately owned wealth management company.
The Company also announces that it has granted 2,320,000 incentive stock options (“Stock Options”) to certain directors and officers. Each Stock Option is exercisable to acquire one common share of the Company at a price of $0.11 for a five year period. In addition, further to its new release dated February 6, 2020, the Company confirms it has now issued at aggregate of 1,000,000 common shares to Leede Jones Gable Inc. (“Leede”) as payment of the advisory fee due to Leede under the Advisory Agreement entered into between the Company and Leede.
Gil Playford, Chairman and CEO, commented: “As a result of the over-subscribed private placement financing announced on Feb 4, 2020 for total gross proceeds of $1,024,440, the Company paid the US$613,887 December 2019 cash call by the Maricunga Joint Venture and will pay US$158,454 on April 1, 2020 to maintain its 18 % interest in the Maricunga Lithium Brine Project in Chile. The Company has put into place stringent spending controls to provide time flexibility during the Covid-19 outbreak.”
About Bearing Lithium Corp.
Bearing Lithium Corp. is a lithium-focused mineral exploration and development company. Its primary asset is an 18% interest in the Maricunga Lithium Brine Project in Chile. The Maricunga Project represents one of the highest-grade lithium brine salars globally and the only pre-production project in Chile. Over US$50 million has been invested in the Maricunga Project to date and all expenditures through to the delivery of a Definitive Feasibility Study have been fully-funded by the earn-in joint-venture partner
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