NioCorp To Host "Investor Day" at its Elk Creek Nebraska Superalloy Materials Project
CENTENNIAL, Colo., Sept. 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- NioCorp Developments Ltd. ("NioCorp" or the "Company") (TSX: NB; OTCQX: NIOBF) is pleased to announce that it will host an "Investor Day" at its Elk Creek Superalloy Materials Project near Elk Creek, Nebraska, on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, to provide shareholders with a walking tour of the proposed Project site and a briefing on construction plans for the underground mine and surface processing facility the Company intends to pursue once project financing is secured.
The event is open to NioCorp shareholders but attendance is limited because of space and tour logistics limitations. Future tours are expected to be organized for those unable to participate in this event.
NioCorp executives on hand for the event include CEO and Executive Chairman Mark A. Smith, COO Scott Honan, CFO Neal Shah, VP of External Affairs Jim Sims, and Corporate Controller Jeff Mason.
NioCorp shareholders wishing to register for the event can do so here: https://www.niocorp.com/home/2021-investor-day-rsvp/
Investor Day will begin at 9:30 a.m. CT on October 6 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church near Elk Creek, Nebraska, where participants will sign in. Starting at 10 a.m. CT, buses will transport investors from St. Peter's to the Elk Creek Resources Corp. property, located three-quarters of a mile to the north of the Church. At the site, participants will join NioCorp executives on a walking tour of the site and will be given a hands-on briefing on Project geology, construction plans, and other elements of the Project's planned operations.
Shareholders will then be transported back to St. Peter's for lunch and a question-and-answer session with NioCorp executives. The event is expected to conclude at 2 PM CT.
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NioCorp is developing a superalloy materials project in Southeast Nebraska that will produce Niobium, Scandium, and Titanium. The Company also is evaluating the potential to produce several rare earth byproducts from the Project. Niobium is used to produce superalloys as well as High Strength, Low Alloy ("HSLA") steel, which is a lighter, stronger steel used in automotive, structural, and pipeline applications. Scandium is a superalloy material that can be combined with Aluminum to make alloys with increased strength and improved corrosion resistance. Scandium is also a critical component of advanced solid oxide fuel cells. Titanium is used in various superalloys and is a key component of pigments used in paper, paint and plastics and is also used for aerospace applications, armor, and medical implants. Magnetic rare earths, such as Neodymium, Praseodymium, Terbium, and Dysprosium are critical to the making of Neodymium-Iron-Boron ("NdFeB") magnets, which are used across a wide variety of defense and civilian applications.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements contained in this news release may constitute forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the Company's expectation that it will be able to host its October 2021 Investor Day, secure project financing, launch construction of the Project, produce its planned product line, produce several rare earth byproducts, and achieve commercial success. Readers are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause a change in such assumptions and the actual outcomes and estimates to be materially different from those estimated or anticipated future results, achievements or position expressed or implied by those forward-looking statements. Risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause NioCorp's plans or prospects to change include risks related to the Company's ability to operate as a going concern; risks related to the Company's requirement of significant additional capital; changes in demand for and price of commodities (such as fuel and electricity) and currencies; changes in economic valuations of the Project, such as Net Present Value calculations, changes or disruptions in the securities markets; legislative, political or economic developments; the need to obtain permits and comply with laws and regulations and other regulatory requirements; the possibility that actual results of work may differ from projections/expectations or may not realize the perceived potential of NioCorp's projects; risks of accidents, equipment breakdowns and labor disputes or other unanticipated difficulties or interruptions; the possibility of cost overruns or unanticipated expenses in development programs; operating or technical difficulties in connection with exploration, mining or development activities; the speculative nature of mineral exploration and development, including the risks of diminishing quantities of grades of reserves and resources; and the risks involved in the exploration, development and mining business and the risks set forth in the Company's filings with Canadian securities regulators at www.sedar.com and the SEC at www.sec.gov. NioCorp disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.
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Company Codes: OTC-QX:NIOBF, Toronto:NB, OTC-PINK:NIOBF
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