December 18, 2019, TORONTO, ON – Gratomic Inc. (“GRAT” or the “Company”) (TSX-V: GRAT) (FRANKFURT:CB81, WKN:A143MR) is pleasedto announce that it has closed the first tranche of its non-brokered private placement, announced on December 2, 2019 (the “Offering”), and raised $334,062.45 through the issuance of 5,938,888 Working Capital Units (“WC Units”).

Each WC Unit is priced at $0.05625 and consists of one (1) post-consolidated common share and one (1) common share purchase warrant (“WC Warrant”).  Each WC Warrant entitles the holder to purchase one (1) common share (a “WC Warrant Share”) at a price of $0.10 per WC Warrant Share until the earlier of: (i) December 18, 2022; and (ii) in the event that the closing price of the Common Shares on the TSX Venture Exchange is at least $0.30 for twenty (20) consecutive trading days, and the 20th trading day (the “Final Trading Day”) is at least four (4) months from the Closing Date, the date which is thirty (30) days from the Final Trading Day. 

The Company paid $9084.38 in cash compensation and issued 161,500 broker warrants (“Broker Warrants”) to a finder. Each Broker Warrant issued in respect of the sale of WC Units entitles the holder to acquire one (1) common share of the Company at $0.05625 until December 18, 2022. 

All securities issued pursuant to the first closing are subject to a hold period expiring on April 19, 2020.

The Offering will remain open until the earlier of January 17, 2020 and the sale of the remaining WC Units. The proceeds from the Offering will be used for working capital, payment of existing debts of the Company, further mine development at Aukam as well as for product development, product marketing, customer development, pilot production and further research and development. 

About Gratomic Inc.

Gratomic is an advanced materials company focused on mine to market commercialization of graphite products most notably high value graphene based components for a range of mass market products. We have a JV collaborating with Perpetuus Carbon Technology, a leading European manufacturer of graphenes, to use Aukam graphite to manufacture graphene products for commercialization on an industrial scale. The Company is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol GRAT. 

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Arno Brand, Co-CEO, +1 416-561-4095      E-mail inquiries: 

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FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS: This news release contains forward-looking statements, which relate to future events or future performance and reflect management’s current expectations and assumptions.  Such forward-looking statements reflect management’s current beliefs and are based on assumptions made by and information currently available to the Company. Investors are cautioned that these forward-looking statements are neither promises nor guarantees and are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause future results to differ materially from those expected. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and, except as required under applicable securities legislation, the Company does not assume any obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances. All of the forward-looking statements made in this press release are qualified by these cautionary statements and by those made in our filings with SEDAR in Canada (available at