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Salt Lake Potash Ltd - Operational and Potash Experience Added to Board

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Salt Lake Potash Limited
19 October 2020

19 October 2020







SO4 Adds Operational and Potash Experience to Board

Salt Lake Potash Limited (SO4 or the Company) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Phil Montgomery and Mr Peter Thomas to the board as Independent Non-Executive Directors effective immediately. Following these appointments Mr Mark Pearce will step down as a Non-Executive Director with effect from today.

TONY SWIERICZUK, Chief Executive Officer:

"The appointment of Phil and Peter to the board reflects the next evolution in SO4's development as we finalise construction at Lake Way and look ahead to steady state operations and future development of other lakes. I believe their significant combined experience in project development, operations, strategy and finance within Tier 1 organisations will serve SO4 shareholders well.

I would also like to thank Mark for his contribution to the Company in its formative stages, including acquisition of SO4's initial potash projects in Western Australia."


Phil Montgomery

Phil Montgomery is a highly experienced mining industry executive who was most recently Vice President - Projects at BHP, responsible for the development of BHP's Potash business through its Jansen project in Saskatchewan, Canada. Mr. Montgomery brings significant experience in project development and operations having held senior project development positions at BHP and Billiton for over 20 years working across a number of commodities and geographies, including leadership of BHP's Iron Ore growth program (2002-12). He holds a BSc (Mechanical Engineering) from Oxford Brookes University in the UK and completed the Executive Leadership Programme at INSEAD.

Peter Thomas

Peter Thomas is a senior executive with significant experience in project operations, construction, finance and strategy. Mr Thomas held senior executive positions at Fortescue between 2004-2014 including Project Director in charge of the A$4.7bn T155 port and rail infrastructure investment and Director of Corporate Services. He has previously worked for McKinsey and Lehman Brothers in the USA and more recently held the position of CEO of the Balla Balla Infrastructure Group (Todd Corporation). He is currently CFO of Decmil, the ASX listed construction and engineering group with c.A$500m in revenues. Mr Thomas holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, a BEc and BSc from Macquarie University and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Incentive Options

Subject to Shareholder approval, the Company will issue the following securities to each of Mr Montgomery and Mr Thomas to attract and retain their services:

·   200,000 Options exercisable at A$0.60 each on or before 1 November 2023, vesting immediately; and

·   300,000 Options exercisable at A$1.00 each on or before 1 November 2023, vesting 12 months from commencement.


AIM Rule 17

Further information as required by Rule 17 and Schedule 2 paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies, is set out below:


Philip Montgomery, aged 56, is or has been a director of the following companies in the last five years:

Current Directorships/Partnerships

Former Directorships/Partnerships


BHP Billiton Canada Inc

P and G Montgomery Holdings Pty Ltd

P and G Montgomery Superannuation Pty Ltd

There is no further information required to be disclosed pursuant to Schedule Two, paragraph (g) of the AIM rules.

Mr Montgomery has no current direct or indirect interest in any shares or securities of the Company. Subject to shareholder approval Mr Montogomery will be issued 500,000 options as detailed above.


Peter James Thomas, aged 49, is or has been a director of the following companies in the last five years:

Current Directorships/Partnerships

Former Directorships/Partnerships

Decmil Group Limited


Decmil Australia Pty Ltd

Decmil Engineering Pty Ltd

Decmil Infrastructure Pty Ltd

Decmil Southern Pty Ltd

Eastcoast Development Engineering Pty Ltd

Homeground Villages Pty Ltd

Homeground Gladstone Pty Ltd

8x Resources Pty Ltd

C1 Energy Pty Ltd


There is no further information required to be disclosed pursuant to Schedule Two, paragraph (g) of the AIM rules.

Mr Thomas has an interest in 120,000 fully paid ordinary shares representing 0.02% of its issued share capital. Subject to shareholder approval Mr Thomas will be issued 500,000 options as detailed above.


For further information or to view a full version of this announcement, please visit www.so4.com.au or contact:

Tony Swiericzuk / Richard Knights

Salt Lake Potash Limited

Tel: +61 8 6559 5800

Colin Aaronson / Seamus Fricker

Grant Thornton UK LLP (Nominated Adviser)

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7383 5100

Derrick Lee / Peter Lynch

Cenkos Securities plc (Joint Broker)

Tel: +44 (0) 131 220 6939

Rupert Fane / Ernest Bell

Hannam & Partners (Joint Broker)

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7907 8500


This announcement has been authorised for release by the Board of Directors.

The information contained within this announcement is deemed to constitute inside information as stipulated under the Market Abuse Regulations (EU) No. 596/2014. Upon the publication of this announcement, this inside information is now considered to be in the public domain.

Forward Looking Statements

This announcement may include forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on Salt Lake Potash Limited's expectations and beliefs concerning future events. Forward looking statements are necessarily subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside the control of Salt Lake Potash Limited, which could cause actual results to differ materially from such statements. Salt Lake Potash Limited makes no undertaking to subsequently update or revise the forward-looking statements made in this announcement, save where required by law or regulation, to reflect the circumstances or events after the date of that announcement.

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