Amex Reports on AGM and Provides Corporate Update
Montreal, Quebec--(Newsfile Corp. - May 12, 2022) - Amex Exploration Inc. (TSXV: AMX) (FSE: MX0) (OTCQX: AMXEF) ("Amex or the Company") announces that shareholders have approved of all resolutions brought before them at the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders ("AGM") held on May 10, 2022. A total of 24,177,225 shares were represented in person or by proxy at the meeting, representing approximately 23.72% of the Corporation's outstanding shares.
The following Board members stood for re-election and were duly re-elected: Victor Cantore, Pierre Carrier, Bryan Coates, Yvon Gélinas, Anik Gendron, Luisa Moreno, André Shareck, and Jacques Trottier. These directors will hold office until the next annual meeting or until their successors are elected or appointed or a director vacates office in accordance with the by-laws of the Corporation.
Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton (RCGT) was reappointed as the external auditor of TGSC and will hold office until the next annual meeting at such remuneration as may be determined by the directors with 99% of the votes cast supporting the appointment of the auditor. Shareholders also voted 98% in favor, to approve Amex's rolling up to 10% stock option plan, through which the total number of common shares reserved for issuance as incentive stock options shall not exceed 10% of the total issued and outstanding common shares. The plan remains subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.
Also during the AGM, the Company provided a review of operations during the year 2021 and to date. Depending on the season, Amex has up to 10 drills turning and is drilling approximately 10,000 metres a month, making this campaign one of the largest and most aggressive exploration programs in Canada.
The carefully planned 2021 exploration program led to important new discoveries:
- the Alizee Gold Zone
- the 210 Gold Zone
- the Upper HGZ
- the E2 Gold Zone and,
- a new copper rich VMS discovery, the QF Zone.
In addition, Amex further defined and expanded the Denise Zone and identified exceptional high-grade gold continuity in the High-Grade Gold Zone (HGZ). To date, Amex has hit very high-grade and often visible gold in multiple zones across the project over a 3.5 km corridor of gold mineralization.
Much of the winter drilling campaign focused on the Denise zone and the newly discovered E2 zone, taking advantage of better access due to the cold weather. The Denise target is a very important zone that is kilometric in scale. Numerous additional holes are pending and planned, to better define this area along strike and to depth.
The E2 zone is also a very important target for Amex, as it is an underground-type ore shoot that lies only ~250 metres from the HGZ zone and is proving to be sub-parallel. Of course, the HGZ continues to be an important zone and is a very rich underground target.
In terms of financing, over 60M$ was raised since 2021 and since the discovery of the HGZ at the end of 2018, Amex has drilled approximately 280,000 meters, in 788 drill holes, and another 60-70,000 meters of drilling is expected to be completed before the end of the year.
With all of this activity, the Company wishes to highlight its commitment to moving forward using environmental, social and economic best practices. Earlier this year, Amex began the process to obtain the ECOLOGO® Certification for Mineral Exploration Companies. Amex expects to complete certification before the end of the year. ECOLOGO® features third-party certification of environmental, social and economic practices.
Finally, the Company adopted a Code of Conduct and Business Ethics and is addressing diversity, women now make up to 25% of our Board and visible minorities, make up 12.5%. To support our efforts, the Board has created an ESG Committee to ensure strong, value creating, governance practices in place.
Following the AGM, the Corporation is announcing that as of today, Mr. Bryan Coates, an independent director, has resigned from the Board of Directors for personal reasons. Amex Exploration thanks Mr. Coates for his contribution to the Board over the past 2 years.
Maxime Bouchard P.Geo. M.Sc.A., (OGQ 1752) and Jérôme Augustin P.Geo. Ph.D., (OGQ 2134), Independent Qualified Persons as defined by Canadian NI 43-101 standards, have reviewed and approved the geological information reported in this news release. The drilling campaign and the quality control program have been planned and supervised by Maxime Bouchard and Jérôme Augustin. The quality assurance and quality control protocol include insertion of blank or standard every 10 samples on average, in addition to the regular insertion of blank, duplicate, and standard samples accredited by Laboratoire Expert during the analytical process. Gold values are estimated by fire assay with finish by atomic absorption and values over 3 ppm Au are reanalyzed by fire assay with finish by gravimetry by Laboratoire Expert Inc, Rouyn-Noranda. Samples containing visible gold mineralization are analyzed by metallic sieve. For additional quality assurance and quality control, all samples were crushed to 90% less than 2 mm prior to pulverization, in order to homogenize samples which may contain coarse gold. Core logging and sampling were completed by Laurentia Exploration.
Amex Exploration Inc. is a junior mining exploration company, the primary objective of which is to acquire, explore, and develop viable gold projects in the mining-friendly jurisdiction of Quebec. Amex is focused on its 100% owned Perron gold project located 110 kilometres north of Rouyn Noranda, Quebec, consisting of 117 contiguous claims covering 4,518 hectares. A number of significant gold discoveries have been made at Perron, including the Eastern Gold Zone, the Gratien Gold Zone, the Grey Cat Zone, and the Central Polymetallic Zone. High-grade gold has been identified in each of the zones. A significant portion of the project remains underexplored. In addition to the Perron project, the company holds a portfolio of three other properties focused on gold and base metals in the Abitibi region of Quebec and elsewhere in the province.
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President and Chief Executive Officer
Amex Exploration: +1-514-866-8209
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This news release contains forward-looking statements. All statements, other than of historical facts, that address activities, events or developments that the Company believes, expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future including, without limitation, the planned exploration program on the HGZ and Denise Zone, the expected positive exploration results, the extension of the mineralized zones, the timing of the exploration results, the ability of the Company to continue with the exploration program, the availability of the required funds to continue with the exploration and the potential mineralization or potential mineral resources are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are generally identifiable by use of the words "will", "should", "continue", "expect", "anticipate", "estimate", "believe", "intend", "to earn", "to have', "plan" or "project" or the negative of these words or other variations on these words or comparable terminology. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Company's ability to control or predict, that may cause the actual results of the Company to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations include, among other things, failure to meet expected, estimated or planned exploration expenditures, failure to establish estimated mineral resources, the possibility that future exploration results will not be consistent with the Company's expectations, general business and economic conditions, changes in world gold markets, sufficient labour and equipment being available, changes in laws and permitting requirements, unanticipated weather changes, title disputes and claims, environmental risks as well as those risks identified in the Company's annual Management's Discussion and Analysis. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described and accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Although the Company has attempted to identify important risks, uncertainties and factors which could cause actual results to differ materially, there may be others that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. The Company does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update these forward-looking statements except as otherwise required by applicable law.
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