OTTAWA (May 5, 2014) — Stria Capital Inc. (TSX VENTURE:SRA) (“Stria” or the “Corporation”) is pleased to announce that following the approval of a special resolution by the Corporation’s shareholders at the annual and special meeting of shareholders of the Corporation held on April 24, 2014 in Ottawa, Ontario, the Corporation has changed its name and will now trade on the TSX Venture Exchange (the “Exchange”) under the name “Stria Lithium Inc.”. The name change will be effective on the Exchange in the coming days. The Corporation will continue trading on the Exchange under the stock symbol “SRA.”
Stria President and COO Julien Davy said the change in corporate identity represents a truer description of the Corporation’s core business activities.
“Stria Lithium is a lithium exploration and development company positioning itself to reap the competitive benefits from upstream process technologies we are currently developing,” Mr. Davy said. “Our aim is to dramatically reduce future production costs for both our spodumene and brine projects,” he said.
On January 14, 2014, Stria announced its plans to introduce proprietary, on-site processing technologies that produce high purity lithium chloride directly from spodumene ore and from brine, on an environmentally sustainable basis.
The potential benefits of the technologies is that they require less controls; less chemistry via the recycling of chemicals; require less energy due to energy recycling; reduce capital costs from the construction of smaller, compact processing facilities, and; the combination of a simple process and compact design enable easy automation.
Stria owns the Pontax Lithium spodumene and Willcox Lithium brine properties in Northern Quebec and Southeastern Arizona, respectively.
“With the anticipated robust growth in demand for lithium metals from both the lithium ion battery manufacturing sector and from utilities looking to increase energy storage capacities, our technologies hold the potential to meet two core business goals, namely, reducing costs to end-users while maximizing profits for Stria Lithium and its stakeholders,” Mr. Davy said.
About Stria Lithium Inc.
Stria Lithium (TSX VENTURE:SRA) owns the Pontax spodumene lithium property in Northern Quebec and the Willcox brine lithium property in Southeastern Arizona. As announced in January, 2014, Stria is developing proprietary, in-house processing technologies for both projects with the purpose of reducing costs on an environmentally sustainable basis. Stria’s technologies, based on recovering lithium metal directly from ore and from brine liquids, will be more efficient, will require fewer controls, less chemistry and require less energy from compact facilities designed to enable easy automation.
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Stria Lithium Inc.
Mr. Julien Davy
President and Chief Operating Officer