First Phosphate Appoints Jérôme Cliche as Vice-President, Business Development
Saguenay, Quebec – October 10, 2023 – First Phosphate Corp. (“First Phosphate” or the “Company”) (CSE: PHOS) (OTC Pink: FRSPF) (FSE: KD0) is pleased to announce that it has appointed Jérôme Cliche its Vice-President, Business Development.
Mr. Cliche is experienced in the areas of corporate finance, strategic investment and corporate development. Mr. Cliche is the co-founder of Renmark Financial Communication, a Montreal based company offering a range of integrated services to small, medium, and large cap public companies trading on all major North American stock exchanges.
“Jérôme’s many years of business experience will be essential to the Company as we build out our business development function,” said John Passalacqua, CEO of First Phosphate.
“I am very happy to join the team of this excellent electrification project and to have a significant impact of the development of its business,” said Mr. Cliche.
The Company has issued 338,462 restricted share units (“RSUs”) of the Company to Mr. Cliche. The Company RSUs are issued at a deemed price of $0.39 per common share. Such RSUs are to vest in 4 tranches (25% immediately, 25% after each of 3, 6 and 9 months of issuance and are to be subject to a statutory four month and one day hold period). Each vested RSU entitles the holder to receive one common share of the Company. The Company has also issued 150,000 stock options to Mr. Cliche over the course of the next 12 months, at an exercise price of $0.70 per common share, subject to minimum exercise price as set out in the CSE’s Policy. The stock options are to vest 50,000 after 4 months, 50,000 after 8 months and 50,000 after 12 months.
About First Phosphate Corp.
First Phosphate is a mineral development company fully dedicated to extracting and purifying phosphate for the production of cathode active material for the Lithium Iron Phosphate (“LFP”) battery industry. First Phosphate is committed to producing at high purity level, in responsible manner and with low anticipated carbon footprint. First Phosphate plans to vertically integrate from mine source directly into the supply chains of major North American LFP battery producers that require battery grade LFP cathode active material emanating from a consistent and secure supply source. First Phosphate holds over 1,500 sq. km of royalty-free district-scale land claims in the Saguenay–Lac-St-Jean Region of Quebec, Canada that it is actively developing. First Phosphate properties consist of rare anorthosite igneous phosphate rock that generally yields high purity phosphate material devoid of high concentrations of harmful elements.
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