Monthly Archives: June 2019

Pilot Plant operations update

Lepidico Ltd (ASX:LPD) (“Lepidico” or “Company”) advises that Pilot Plant leach discharge
filter operations commenced as per the schedule on 27 June but operations were
temporarily suspended that evening due to degradation of the filter cloths. Subsequent
engagement with the filter Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) revealed that nylon
rather than the specified polypropylene filter cloth had been supplied. The OEM has
undertaken, “to provide [Strategic Metallurgy] with replacement cloth under a matter of
urgency” and that, “the fastest shipment method will be employed to deliver them to site.”

In the interim, alternative filtration equipment that is on site is being used to allow Pilot
Plant commissioning on concentrate feed to advance to the point where the next filter
downstream is required.

Operating costs for the Pilot Plant will not be materially impacted during shutdowns and this
advanced commissioning phase. Once the replacement parts are received it is estimated
that normal Pilot Plant operations will be able to resume within 24 hours.

Desert Lion Energy Shareholders Approve Merger

Lepidico Ltd (ASX:LPD) (“Lepidico” or “Company”) is pleased to advise that Desert Lion
Energy Inc (“Desert Lion”) shareholders approved the acquisition by Lepidico of all of the
outstanding common shares of Desert Lion at its annual general and special meeting of
shareholders (the “AGM”) held on Thursday, June 27, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. Desert Lion
shareholders will receive 5.4 Lepidico shares for each common share of Desert Lion held (the
“Transaction”).

At the AGM, a special resolution approving the Transaction was approved by 99.22% of the
votes cast at the meeting in person or by proxy. The Transaction, which will be effected by
way of a Plan of Arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (Ontario), is subject to
receipt of court and regulatory approvals. The court hearing for the final order to approve
the Transaction is scheduled to take place on July 4, 2019.

The Transaction is expected to be completed by mid-July 2019