OTTAWA, ON – December 8, 2021. Stria Lithium Inc. (TSX-V:SRA) (« Stria » or the « Company« ) and Grafoid Inc. (« Grafoid« ) announced today that they have agreed to terminate the letter of intent dated July 6, 2021 which contemplated the licensing of Grafoid’s water purification assets and intellectual property by Stria in a Change of Business transaction (the « Transaction« ) pursuant to the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange (the « Exchange« ). Due to matters beyond the reasonable control of Stria and Grafoid, due diligence was unable to be completed and therefore the parties have agreed to terminate the letter of intent. Grafoid has not yet completed the necessary audits of its financial statements required for the Transaction. Furthermore, Stria’s management believes, given the drill results from the Pontax Project previously announced on December 2, 2021, that terminating the Transaction is in the best interest of the Company and its shareholders.
Stria expects to resume trading on the Exchange under its trading symbol SRA, following the voluntary halt the Company implemented on July 6, 2021 when the Transaction with Grafoid was announced.
Stria is also pleased to announce that they have retained Refined Substance Inc. (“Refined Substance”) to provide investor relations consulting services to the Company. Refined Substance is a Montreal-based communications and marketing firm providing investor relations services for the mining industry. Under the terms of the agreement, Refined Substance will provide investor relations services, including press release drafting and dissemination, responding to investor inquiries, and communications. Compensation payable in cash to Refined Substances will be based on an hourly rate invoiced monthly. There are no performance factors contained in the agreement. The agreement is effective as of September 30, 2021 and may be terminated upon 30 days’ notice. Refined Substance and the Company are arm’s length parties. Refined Substance is principally owned by Kimberly Darlington.
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About Stria Lithium Inc.
Stria Lithium is a Canadian junior mineral exploration company with an expanding technology focus and has a 100% interest in the Pontax spodumene lithium project in Northern Québec.
Lithium is a critical metal in the universal fight against global warming. It is a core component of Lithium-Ion batteries used for powering electric vehicles and for industrial scale energy storage.
For more information about Stria Lithium, please visit www.strialithium.com.
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