Sayona Mining Appoints Lucas Dow as Managing Director and CEO, Strengthens Leadership Team

Sayona Mining Limited, a North American lithium producer, has announced the appointment of Mr. Lucas Dow as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (MD & CEO), effective from July 3, 2024. Lucas Dow, who previously served as a Non-Executive Director on the Board, brings extensive experience as a mining executive and a proven track record of outstanding performance across various businesses, commodities, and geographies.

Lucas Dow’s appointment is expected to facilitate Sayona’s next stage of growth as a leading North American lithium producer. With his background as a mining engineer and hands-on operational experience in both the mining resources and renewable energy sectors, Dow is well-versed in global resource trends and growth markets.

Expressing his enthusiasm, Lucas Dow stated, “I am thrilled to lead a company with such outstanding potential. Sayona is fortunate to have multiple emerging tier one assets, including North American Lithium (NAL) and Moblan, which will underpin the success of the business into the future.”

The Interim CEO, James Brown, who oversaw the successful ramp-up of NAL during his tenure, will continue as an Executive Director until January 31, 2025, ensuring a smooth transition and business continuity. Brown will then return to a Non-Executive Director role.

James Brown commented, “The Board is pleased to appoint Lucas as the MD & CEO to lead Sayona through the next stages of the Company’s development. We are fortunate to have secured someone with such extensive technical and corporate experience. I am confident that under Lucas’ leadership, Sayona will further enhance its market position with a dynamic future and a steadfast commitment to excellence in the lithium sector.”

In addition to the appointment of Lucas Dow, Sayona Mining has also announced the appointment of Sylvain Collard as the President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Canada operations. Collard, who joined Sayona in October 2022, will be responsible for overseeing the Company’s projects in the Abitibi-Temiscamingue hub and the Eeyou Istchee James Bay hub in northern Quebec.

Sylvain Collard brings extensive experience in mine project management and operations, having worked on several mining projects, including major capital projects at the Essakane mine in Burkina Faso. His appointment underscores his strong leadership and deep operational insight, positioning him ideally to lead Sayona’s strategic initiatives in Quebec and drive continued growth and excellence.

Sayona Mining Limited is a North American lithium producer with projects in Quebec, Canada, and Western Australia. The company’s assets include North American Lithium, the Authier Lithium Project, and the Tansim Lithium Project in Quebec, along with a 60% stake in the Moblan Lithium Project. In Western Australia, Sayona holds a large tenement portfolio prospective for gold and lithium.

For more information, please contact:
– Andrew Barber, Director of Investor Relations, Phone: +617 3369 7058, Email: ir@sayonamining.com.au
– Bianca Galimi, Director of Communication and Community Relations, Phone: 819 856-3288, Email: bianca.galimi@sayona.ca

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