All statements, other than statements of historical fact, contained in this website including, but not limited to, those relating to (i) the Company’s corporate
objectives and business strategy including, without limitation, the “Nouveau Monde at a Glance” paragraph, (ii) the Company’s business and investor prospects, (iii) the Company’s aspirations including, without limitation, the “Our Sustainability Blueprint” paragraph, (iv) the Company’s updated pit-constrained mineral resource estimate, (v) the Company’s electrification strategy and its intended results, (vi) the Company’s planned environmental initiatives, (vii) the Company’s intended carbon-neutrality and its GHG estimate of commercial operations, (viii) the development plans and timeline of the Matawinie graphite mineral project and the Bécancour value-added plant, (ix) graphite demand growth and trends, (x) the direct and indirect economic impact of the Matawinie graphite mineral project and the Bécancour value-added plant, (xi) the results and operational highlights of the feasibility study covering the Matawinie graphite mineral project, (xii) the capacity and output of the Bécancour value-added plant, (xiii) the expected unfolding of construction and commissioning as well as the anticipated start of production at the Company’s Matawinie and Bécancour projects (xiv) the nature of relationships with stakeholders such as local communities, governments and regulatory authorities and (xv) any information as to the future plans and outlook for the Company, constitute ”forward-looking information” or ”forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation, and are based on expectations, estimates and projections as of the time of this website. Forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon a number of estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by the Company as of the time of such statements, are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies. These estimates and assumptions may prove to be incorrect. Moreover, these forward-looking statements are based upon various underlying factors and assumptions, including the timely delivery and installation of the equipment supporting the production, the Company’s business prospects and opportunities and estimates of the operational performance of the equipment, and such statements are not guarantees of future performance.
The words “anticipates”, ”plans”, ”expects”, “indicate”, “intend”, ”scheduled”, ”estimates”, ”forecasts”, “guidance”, “initiative”, “outlook”, “potential”, “projected”, “pursue”, “strategy”, “study”, “targets”, or ”believes”, or variations of or similar such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results ”may”, ”could”, ”would”, or ”should”, ”might”, or “way forward”, ”will be taken”, ”will occur” or ”will be achieved” and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements.
Forward-looking information and statements are subject to known or unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated or implied in the forward-looking information and statements. Risk factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations include, among others, delays in the scheduled delivery times of the equipment, the ability of the Company to successfully implement its strategic initiatives and whether such strategic initiatives will yield the expected benefits, the availability of financing or financing on favorable terms for the Company, the dependence on commodity prices, the impact of inflation on costs, the risks of obtaining the necessary permits, the operating performance of the Company’s assets and businesses, competitive factors in the graphite mining and production industry, changes in laws and regulations affecting the Company’s businesses, political and social acceptability risk, environmental regulation risk, currency and exchange rate risk, technological developments, the impacts of the global COVID-19 pandemic and the governments’ responses thereto, and general economic conditions, as well as earnings, capital expenditure, cash flow and capital structure risks and general business risks. Unpredictable or unknown factors not discussed in this cautionary statement could also have material adverse effects on forward-looking statements.
The above list is non-exhaustive and non-exclusive. Many of these uncertainties and contingencies can directly or indirectly affect, and could cause, actual
results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in any forward-looking statements. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Forward-looking statements are provided for the purpose of providing information about management’s expectations and plans relating to the future. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements as a number of important risk factors and future events could cause the actual outcomes to differ materially from the beliefs, plans, objectives, expectations, anticipations, estimates, assumptions and intentions expressed in such forward-looking statements. Readers are further cautioned to review the full description of risks, uncertainties and management’s assumptions in Nouveau Monde’s most recent Annual Information Form available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements or to explain any material difference between subsequent actual events and such forward-looking statements, except to the extent required by applicable law.
Scientific and technical information in this website has been reviewed and approved by Eric Desaulniers, MSc, Géo., President & CEO for Nouveau Monde and Antoine Cloutier, Géo, Chief Geologist for Nouveau Monde, each a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43_101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI 43-101”). Further information about the Matawinie graphite mineral project, including a description of key assumptions, parameters, methods and risks, is available in the NI 43-101 technical report, “NI 43-101 Technical Feasibility Study Report for the Matawinie Graphite Project”, dated effective July 10, 2018, that was filed with the securities regulatory authorities in each of the provinces of Canada on December 10, 2018, and available on SEDAR. The mineral resource and mineral reserve estimates contained in this presentation have been prepared in accordance with the requirements of securities laws in effect in Canada, including NI 43-101, which governs Canadian securities law disclosure requirements for mineral properties.