Nouveau Monde Retains Hybrid Financial and CM-Equity AG to Provide Marketing, Investor Relations and Investment-Banking Services
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MONTREAL, Sept. 30, 2020 — Nouveau Monde Graphite Inc. (the “Corporation” or “Nouveau Monde”) (“Nouveau Monde” or “the Company”) (TSXV: NOU; OTCQX: NMGRF; Frankfurt: NM9) is pleased to announce that it has, subject to all required regulatory approvals, including the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange (the “Exchange”), retained Hybrid Financial Ltd. (“Hybrid”) and CM-Equity AG (“CM”) to provide marketing, market awareness and corporate broker services, pursuant to agreements entered into between the Corporation and Hybrid dated as of September 8, 2020 (the “Hybrid Agreement”) and CM dated as of September 15, 2020 (the “CM Agreement”).
Hybrid Financial is a sale and distribution company working on behalf of clients in the financial services industry. Hybrid’s unique approach helps effectively and efficiently build brands and launch products on behalf of small, medium, and large clients. Offices in Toronto and Montréal allow Hybrid to comprehensively cover both United States and Canadian markets. CM-Equity AG is a European-regulated investment boutique and financial service provider based in Munich, Germany. CM is active in cross-border activities all over Europe and licenced for corporate brokerage services from market making to fundraising and M&A activities. CM offers its corporate clients access to its regulatory compliant digital asset platform which offers attractive and modern forms of public financings. Further on, CM acts as a platform for institutional as well as retail investors to get direct access to its corporate clients through meetings, conferences, webinars and social media channels.
Pursuant to the Hybrid Agreement, Hybrid has been retained by the Company for an initial period of six months. Upon expiration of the initial term, the Agreement shall be automatically renewed on a three-month basis (subject to termination by the Company by written notice). Hybrid will be responsible for assisting Nouveau Monde in all aspects of marketing campaigns for the Company in Canada. Hybrid will be paid a fee in the amount of $15,000 per month. Steve Marshall will be the
Pursuant to the CM Agreement, CM has been retained by the Company for an initial period of twelve months. Upon expiration of the initial term, the Agreement shall be automatically renewed on a twelve-month basis (subject to termination by the Company by written notice three months prior to the end of the full year). CM will be responsible for assisting Nouveau Monde in all aspects of corporate profiling, awareness campaigns and corporate broking for the Corporation in Germany and beyond. CM will be paid a fee in the amount of 50 000 Euros per year. Michael Kott will be the responsible person.
Except the Hybrid Agreement and the CM Agreement, there is no relationship between Hybrid, CM and the Company, nor is
there any direct or indirect interest in the Corporation or its securities or any right or intent to acquire such an interest on the
part of Hybrid and CM.
About Nouveau Monde
Nouveau Monde Graphite is set to become a key operator in the sustainable energy revolution. The Company is developing the only fully integrated source of green battery anode material in North America. Targeting full scale commercial operations by early 2023, the Company will provide advanced carbon-neutral graphite-based material solutions to the growing lithium-ion and fuel cell markets. With low-cost operations and the highest of ESG standards, Nouveau Monde Graphite will become a strategic supplier to the world’s leading battery and auto manufacturers, ensuring robust and reliable advanced material, while guaranteeing supply chain traceability.
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