Montreal, April 21, 2015 - Quest Rare Minerals Ltd. (TSX: QRM) (“Quest”) announces that at the annual and special meeting of shareholders held yesterday in Montreal, Quest’s shareholders elected Pierre Lortie, Ronny Kay, Michael Pesner, Prashant Pathak, Yves Beauchamp and Neil Wiener to Quest’s Board of Directors.
At the meeting, Quest’s shareholders also approved a previously-announced proposed private placement to 2455440 Ontario Inc., an affiliate of Ekagrata Inc., consisting of the issuance of a balance of $250,000 of 7% secured convertible debentures and 250,000 common share purchase warrants, and approved a previously-announced proposed private placement to Ressources Québec Inc. of units in an amount of approximately $600,000 at a price of $0.13 per unit, with each unit to be comprised of one common share and one common share purchase warrant, as required by the Toronto Stock Exchange and as described in Quest’s management proxy circular dated March 11, 2015. Quest expects that the closings of the two private placements will take place no later than April 30, 2015.
At the annual meeting, shareholders also ratified, confirmed and approved all unallocated stock options under Quest’s 2012 Stock Option Plan, as required by the Toronto Stock Exchange, and re-appointed Ernst & Young LLP, Chartered Professional Accountants, as Quest’s auditors.
Following the annual meeting, the Board of Directors appointed Pierre Lortie as Executive Chairman of the Board, Dr. Dirk Naumann as Executive Vice-President, Christen Audet as Vice-President, Project Development and Environment and Mark Schneiderman as Comptroller.
Quest Rare Minerals Ltd. (“Quest”) is a Canadian-based corporation with the objective of becoming an integrated rare earths mining and processing company. Quest is focused on the development of its Strange Lake rare earths element (REE) deposit located in northeastern Québec. Quest has announced plans for a major rare earths hydrometallurgical processing facility in Bécancour, Québec.
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