Rare Element Resources | Jan 05, 2024
January 5, 2024 – Littleton, Colorado – Rare Element Resources Ltd. (the “Company” or “RER”) (OTCQB: REEMF) announces that its President and Chief Executive Officer Brent Berg, has notified the Company that he will resign his position effective April 2, 2024, or earlier at the discretion of the RER Board of Directors (the “Board”). Mr. Berg, who has held that position since November 1, 2022, advised the Company that he will be moving to a new opportunity outside of the rare earth industry. Mr. Berg will also resign from the Board effective on the same date.
Gerald Grandey, Chairman of the Board stated, “We are very appreciative of the fine work by Brent and the team in progressing our rare earth demonstration plant over the past year. Key accomplishments in 2023 included the issuance of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Source Material License in July, followed by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (the “DOE”) National Environmental Policy Act review completion in November – both with a Finding of No Significant Impact. These milestones cleared the way for the DOE’s budget approval to commence onsite construction of the plant in December. Together with our General-Atomics-led project team, we are expecting operation for our rare earth extraction and separation plant to commence in the third quarter of this year.” Mr. Grandey continued, “Brent will remain fully engaged on behalf of the Company until his departure, and we certainly wish him success in his new endeavors.”
The Board has initiated a process to retain Mr. Berg’s successor in the role of President and Chief Executive Officer.
Rare Element Resources Ltd. is a publicly traded, strategic materials company focused on delivering rare earth products for technology, energy, and defense applications by advancing the Bear Lodge Rare Earth Project in northeast Wyoming. Bear Lodge is a significant mineralized district containing many of the less common, more valuable, critical rare earths that are essential for high-strength permanent magnets, electronics, fiber optics, laser systems for medical technology and defense, as well as technologies like electric vehicles, solar panels, and wind turbines.
General Atomics is a privately held company engaged in the development and production of advanced technology products and systems for the energy and defense sectors. Rare Element Resources’ majority shareholder, Synchron, is an affiliate of General Atomics.
Rare Element Resources: Please contact Wayne Rich, Chief Financial Officer at +1 720-278-2460 or email@example.com, for additional information.
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