International Battery Metals Ltd. Retains IMPACT Technology Development to Design Engineer and Build Its First Mobile Petro-Lithium Extraction Unit

Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - August 20, 2018) - International Battery Metals Ltd. (CSE: IBAT) ("IBAT" or the "Company"), has retained IMPACT Technology Development ("IMPACT") to help facilitate the engineering, design, and construction of its first proprietary mobile lithium extraction unit.

IMPACT has a qualified team of chemical engineers and chemists who specialize in developing, scaling-up, and commercializing chemical process technologies. Their services range from research and lab pilot testing in their R&D facility in Devens, MA through to a full commercial scale engineering design package ready for engineering procurement and construction implementation.  Their unique "one-stop-shop" of process development & engineering services has helped over 250 clients in the last 20 years launch their new process technologies worldwide.

"We are very excited to be partnering with International Battery Metals in the development and commercialization of their Lithium recovery process from oil field brines," commented Mark Wilkinson, President of IMPACT. "This innovative technology will provide a new, untapped source of high grade Lithium for the rapidly growing world market. We are looking forward to being a part of the IBAT team."

John Burba stated, "After evaluating numerous engineering firms, we have selected Impact Technology Development to partner with us in the development and deployment of our Mobile Extraction Unit technology. Impact has a very impressive group of chemists and chemical engineers that have many years of individual and collective experience. We look forward to a long and fruitful relationship."

At the AGM held on August 14, 2018 in Denver Colorado USA, the shareholders approved all the items on the agenda. The board of directors now consists of Dr. John Burba CEO, President, COB, Logan Anderson CFO, David Scott, David Ryan and Scott Young.

About IBAT
IBAT is an advanced technology company focused on lithium brine extraction. The company is in the process of creating and applying intellectual property related to lithium extraction from oilfield brines for petro-lithium extraction projects. IBAT's unique extraction process is environmentally friendly, low cost, and has the potential to produce high-quality, commercial grade lithium at a much faster rate than the current industry standards.

"Dr. John Burba"
President, CEO, and Director
Phone: (778) 939-4228

Forward-looking statements
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