Reno, Nev., April 25, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — American Battery Technology Company (ABTC) ABML, a US-based critical minerals and lithium-ion battery recycling company, today announced the appointment of Kimberly Eckert as Chief Financial Officer. Eckert has over two decades of experience in corporate finance and strategic mineral resource development, working specifically in the critical minerals and precious metals industry, in the areas of investment banking, management corporate finance, investment management and strategic consulting.
Eckert served as Deutsche Bank’s Vice President in Global Corporate Investment Banking of its Natural Resources Metals & Mining group. There she led a team of analysts and associates to provide strategic and transactional services to metals and mining companies, including the development of comprehensive strategic growth models, oversight of financial strategies and valuation models. , as well as the development and execution of mergers and acquisitions transactions.
“In response to the nearly insatiable demand for low-impact, low-cost, US-sourced critical battery materials, we have rapidly accelerated the commercialization of our lithium-ion battery recycling technologies and our primary batteries in lithium and metal fabrication technologies,” said Ryan Melsert, CEO and President of American Battery Technology Company. “We conducted a rigorous search for a CFO with the specific skills to support this strategic acceleration, and we are more than thrilled to announce that Kim has joined our team to lead these strategic funding efforts. development of strategic mineral resources, financial modeling, development and execution of mergers and acquisitions and raising capital is the exact combination of expertise needed to drive the evolution of the next stage of our growth.”
Eckert previously served as director of strategic development at Coeur Mining, a company focused on the development of critical and precious metals in Nevada, South Dakota, Alaska, British Columbia and Mexico. She has also served as CFO of a geothermal energy start-up, management consultant at Filsinger Energy Partners, and executive consultant for start-ups and private companies in industrial manufacturing, engineering and construction and e-commerce. .
She is an expert in corporate strategy, valuation, capital raising and investor relations, with specific financial expertise in early-stage start-ups within the natural resources industry. Over the course of her career, she has advised on and executed debt and equity related financings as lead arranger or joint bookrunner, and has advised on numerous mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.
Eckert holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance and International Business from the University of Montana, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) .
In her role as Chief Financial Officer at ABTC, Eckert will oversee all corporate financial responsibilities, including the execution of strategic financial roadmaps for the development and commercialization of the Nevada-based company’s sedimentary lithium resource. , the expansion of the company’s lithium-ion battery recycling facilities. , and the company’s roadmap for manufacturing battery-grade nickel and cobalt products from US domestic resources. She will also be responsible for corporate functions including financial planning and analysis, accounting and controls, procurement, risk management, financial performance and revenue growth. , reporting and compliance, and investor relations.
David Corsaut, who has served as CFO since October 2020 during the company’s initial growth phase, will support Eckert through a transition period over the coming weeks.
About the American Battery Technology Company
American Battery Technology Company, which recently changed its name from American Battery Metals Corporation, is uniquely positioned to provide low cost, low environmental impact, domestically sourced battery metals through its three divisions: Recycling ion battery technology, primary battery metal mining technologies and the development of primary resources.
American Battery Technology Company has built a proprietary technology platform that is used to provide a key source of critical and strategic domestically manufactured battery metals to meet the near insatiable demand from the electric vehicle, grid storage, and consumer electronics. This platform based on ESG principles aims to create a circular, closed-loop economy for battery metals that champions the ethical and environmentally sustainable sourcing of critical and strategic materials.
This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, are “forward-looking statements”. Although the management of American Battery Technology Company (the “Company”) believes these forward-looking statements to be reasonable, it cannot guarantee that such expectations are or will be correct. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties, which could cause the Company’s future results to differ materially from those anticipated. Potential risks and uncertainties include, among others, interpretations or reinterpretations of geological information, adverse exploration results, failure to obtain permits required for future exploration, development or production, economic conditions general and conditions affecting the industries in which the Company operates; uncertainty of regulatory requirements and approvals; fluctuations in mineral and commodity prices, final investment approval and the ability to obtain necessary financing on acceptable terms or not at all. Additional information regarding factors that could cause actual results to differ Significant portions of these forward-looking statements are available in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2021. The Company assumes no obligation to update the information contained or referenced in this press release.
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