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Mark Comerford Elected Chairman of Global Advanced Metals

June 19, 2018

WALTHAM, Mass. & PERTH, Western Australia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 19, 2018--Global Advanced Metals Pty Ltd (“GAM”), a leading producer of tantalum and niobium products, announced that Mark Comerford was recently elected by the Board of Directors to serve as its Chairman, succeeding James McClements, co-founder and Managing Partner of Resource Capital Funds (“RCF”). RCF is the principal shareholder in GAM, and Mr. McClements will remain on the board as a director.

Andrew O’Donovan, Managing Director and CEO of GAM, commented: “We would like to express our sincerest thanks to James for his and RCF’s ongoing commitment and support. Mark has added great value since joining our Board in 2014 and I am delighted that he has accepted the role of Chairman. Mark, along with all of the Board and the management team, will continue to steer GAM along its path of technological leadership in products for electronic and other critical applications at our manufacturing plants in the U.S. and Japan, the development of additive manufacturing capability for tantalum and other metals, and the development of large-scale, long-term, stable tantalum raw material supply from GAM’s mine assets in Western Australia.” Mr. Comerford is a 34-year veteran of the specialty metals industry, having most recently served as President & CEO and Director of Haynes International Inc. (Nasdaq: HAYN), a manufacturer of nickel-based and cobalt-based alloys for the aerospace, chemical, and energy industries.

About Global Advanced Metals (GAM)

A leading conflict-free tantalum producer, GAM has exclusive rights to the world’s largest industrial resources of tantalum ore located in Western Australia.

GAM produces conflict-free tantalum powders and metallurgical products at its downstream processing plants in Pennsylvania, USA and Aizu, Japan for a range of critical applications in industries including electronics, aerospace, automotive, medical and chemical processing.

GAM’s processing facilities are certified Conflict-Free through the Responsible Minerals Assurance Process (RMAP) of the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA). GAM was the first supplier of any metal type to be certified Conflict-Free in 2010.

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CONTACT: Global Advanced Metals

Kurt Habecker, +1 610-369-8220

Sr. Marketing Manager

KHabecker@globaladvancedmetals.com

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