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BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA – Graphene Manufacturing Group Ltd. (TSX-V:GMG) (“GMG” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that GMG has signed distribution agreements with four separate distributors (“Distributors”) to buy GMG’s THERMAL-XR® and resell in their respective countries in the Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC-R) markets. The Distributors are focused on the following geographical markets: Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia and South Korea.
GMG and certain of the Distributors have successfully completed several THERMAL-XR® HVAC-R projects in South East Asia to provide case studies that illustrate the product’s local benefits and customer value proposition in these countries.
GMG’s Managing Director and CEO, Craig Nicol, commented: “We are excited to be signing up our initial distributors in Asia to build revenue in Energy Savings – one of our key objectives for 2023. We look forward to continuing to work with the Distributors – each a valuable partner for the sale of THERMAL-XR® going forward.”
Guy Outen, GMG’s Chair, commented: “I am very pleased to see these first distributor agreements in Asia – they display confidence in the potential benefit of TXR to existing and new customers of our new distributor partners. I commend the GMG team led by Mark Lock the General Manager of Energy Savings and Senior Business Development Manager Arthur Yen for their leadership.”
GMG’s 4 critical business objectives are:
1. Produce Graphene and improve/scale production process
2. Build Revenue from Energy Savings Products
3. Develop Next-Generation Battery
4. Develop Supply Chain, Partners & Project Execution Capability
GMG is a clean-technology company which seeks to offer energy saving and energy storage solutions, enabled by graphene, including that manufactured in-house via a proprietary production process.
GMG has developed a proprietary production process to decompose natural gas (i.e. methane) into its elements, carbon (as graphene), hydrogen and some residual hydrocarbon gases. This process produces high quality, low cost, scalable, ‘tuneable’ and low/no contaminant graphene suitable for use in clean-technology and other applications. The Company’s present focus is to de-risk and develop commercial scale-up capabilities, and secure market applications.
In the energy savings segment, GMG has focused on graphene enhanced heating, ventilation and air conditioning (“HVAC-R”) coating (or energy-saving paint), lubricants and fluids. In the energy storage segment, GMG and the University of Queensland are working collaboratively with financial support from the Australian Government to progress R&D and commercialization of graphene aluminium-ion batteries (“G+AI Batteries”).
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Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This news release includes certain statements and information that may constitute forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. Forward-looking statements relate to future events or future performance and reflect the expectations or beliefs of management of the Company regarding future events. Generally, forward-looking statements and information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “intends”, “expects” or “anticipates”, or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “should”, “would” or will “potentially” or “likely” occur. This information and these statements, referred to herein as “forward‐looking statements”, are not historical facts, are made as of the date of this news release and include without limitation, statements regarding the viability of completed THERMAL-XR® HVAC-R projects in South East Asia to serve as case studies which demonstrate the value of GMG’s products, that additional distributors in Asia will enter into Distribution Agreements , the impact of the Distributor Agreements on revenue in Energy Savings, the influence of the partnerships with the Distributors on the sale of THERMAL-XR®, and the business objectives of the Company in 2023 and beyond.
These forward‐looking statements involve numerous risks and uncertainties and actual results might differ materially from results suggested in any forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, among other things, risks related to the deployment of the Company’s resources, that the case studies will not convey the benefits of the Company’s products in South East Asia, that the effect of the Distributor Agreements on revenue in Energy Savings with differ from management’s current expectations, that GMG’s objectives in 2023 and beyond will diverge from its current objective, that no additional Distribution Agreements will be reached, and that the value of the partnerships with the Distributions will not align with management’s expectations.
In making the forward looking statements in this news release, the Company has applied several material assumptions, including without limitation, assumptions regarding the market demand for the Company’s products, that case studies will demonstrate the benefits of the Company’s products, that additional Distributors will enter into Distributor Agreements, that Distributors will have a direct impact on the Company’s revenue in Energy Savings, and that the partnerships with the Distributors will impact the sale of THERMAL-XR® going forward.
Although management of the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements or forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements and forward-looking information. Readers are cautioned that reliance on such information may not be appropriate for other purposes. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statement, forward-looking information or financial out-look that are incorporated by reference herein, except in accordance with applicable securities laws. We seek safe harbor.