Mr. Cliff Hale-Sanders reports
VANADIUM ONE IRON APPOINTS HUBERT VALLEE AS VICE PRESIDENT OF PROJECT DEVELOPMENT
Vanadium One Iron Corp. has appointed Hubert Vallee as vice-president of project development. Mr. Vallee is a senior, well-established, Quebec-based iron ore mining industry professional and will be an integral part of the company's development team as it moves the Mont Sorcier iron and vanadium project toward completing a bankable feasibility study.
Mr. Vallee graduated from Laval University in engineering. He joined Quebec Cartier Mining as project engineer and was promoted to director of operations for its pellet plant in 2001. He managed the Iron Ore Company of Canada's pellet plant in Sept-Iles before joining Domtar Inc. as manager of its pulp mill in Lebel-sur-Quevillon. He joined Consolidated Thompson (Bloom Lake) in 2006 and was one of the key people who made this project happen from early-stage development into production, acting as vice-president of development and as senior vice-president of operations and logistics. After the sale of Consolidated Thompson to Cliffs Natural Resources, Mr. Vallee acted as vice-president of project development for phase II of Bloom Lake's operations. He has also been involved as senior vice-president, project development, at Century Iron Mines. From February, 2014, to September, 2016, Mr. Vallee acted as president and chief executive officer of Lamelee Iron Ore Ltd. He is currently self-employed and working with Tacora Resources Ltd. In addition, Mr. Vallee sits on the board of Genius Metal Inc. as an independent director and is involved with various other junior company's at the development stage.
Cliff Hale-Sanders, CEO, commented: "We are extremely pleased to have Hubert join our team as we continue to move the Mont Sorcier iron and vanadium project forward. His extensive experience in the development and operations of iron ore mines in Quebec will significantly enhance Vanadium One Iron's capabilities as it moves the Mont Sorcier project towards feasibility and thereby unlock the tremendous value we see in this asset as demonstrated by the robust PEA completed in 2020 that outlined an after tax NPV of $1.7-billion based upon a 65 per cent iron ore price of $92 (U.S.) per ton, as compared to the current spot price in excess of $180 (U.S.) per ton."
In addition, the board of directors has approved the granting of stock options to Mr. Vallee to acquire an aggregate of 200,000 common shares of the company, exercisable at 19 cents per common share, for a period of two years from Jan. 13, 2021.
About Vanadium One Iron Corp.
Vanadium One Iron is a mineral exploration company headquartered in Toronto, Canada. The company is focused on advancing its Mont Sorcier, 630-million-tonne, vanadium-rich, magnetite iron ore project, in Chibougamau, Que. The goal is to continue defining the extent of this resource and demonstrate its economic viability.
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