Gratomic Provides update on Covid-19 Exposure at Aukam

News
21 May 2021

May 21, 2021

TORONTO, ON/May 21, 2021/ Gratomic Inc. (“GRAT” or the “Company”) (TSXV:GRAT) (OTCQX:CBULF) (FRANKFURT:CB82) wishes to report that, further to its press release of May 14, 2021 press release, the employee who tested positive for Covid-19 continues to recover at home in isolation, without further complications of her health condition.  She will be allowed to return to her duties after testing negative in the near future.

Following the guidelines of local health authorities, further PCR tests have identified three additional employees with positive results, none of whom are showing symptoms of the disease.  They will remain in self-isolation and local health services will continue to follow up and report on their condition. 

The site has been thoroughly disinfected by a specialized service company.  All remaining employees, who tested negative and/or did not develop any symptoms during the observation period, have been allowed to return to site. Normal operations will be resumed on Monday May 24th, with the functions of the four isolated employees being temporarily fulfilled by other co-workers.

Arno Brand President & CEO commented, “The health and safety of our employees is our top priority and we will continue to make every effort to ensure that we are following COVID best practices in order to prevent any additional exposure to, or spread of the disease.” 

About Gratomic Inc.   

Gratomic is focused on introducing an exceptional anode material to the global electric vehicle and energy storage supply chains. The Company aims to achieve full operational capabilities in 2021, with further plans to take its Aukam Graphite Project fully solar by 2022.  Large quantities of its naturally high-quality graphite have been shipped for testing to confirm its viability as an anode material.  Gratomic is confident that the results will provide a unique competitive advantage in its desired target markets.    

The Company’s recent collaboration agreement with Forge Nano has advanced the developments on its graphite finalization phase for the micronization, spheronization, and the patented ALD coating of its Aukam vein graphite for use in lithium-ion batteries.  Forge Nano is a global leader in surface engineering and precision nano-coating technology, using Atomic Layer Deposition.   

GRAT has two outstanding off-take purchase agreements with TODAQ and Phu Sumika with contract fulfillment slated to begin in 2021.  Gratomic plans to deliver mine-to-market traceability through its partnership with deeptech company TODAQ by providing documented tracking on all graphite generated at its flagship Aukam Graphite Project.   

For more information: visit the website at www.gratomic.ca or contact:    

Arno Brand at abrand@gratomic.ca or 416 561-4095    

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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 www.sedar.com )