CENTENNIAL, Colo. (June 7, 2022) – NioCorp Developments Ltd. (“NioCorp” or the “Company“) (TSX: NB; OTCQX: NIOBF) is pleased to announce that Jim Sims has been promoted to Chief Communications Officer, a new position.
Mr. Sims has served as Vice President of External Affairs since joining the Company in November 2015. In this new position, he will continue to manage investor relations, government relations, and public relations, and will provide support to capital markets initiatives.
“The Board and I are pleased to announce this well-deserved promotion for Jim,” said Mark A. Smith, CEO and Executive Chairman of NioCorp. “Jim works tirelessly at NioCorp on multiple fronts to help advance our Elk Creek Project, and he is a key member of the management team. His energy and dedication to success are critical attributes that help keep our shareholders very well informed.”
Prior to joining NioCorp, Mr. Sims was VP of Corporate Communications for Molycorp, Inc. A former news reporter for the Des Moines Register and Tribune, he is the former President of the U.S. Geothermal Energy Association and Western Business Roundtable and was Chairman of the Rare Earth Technology Alliance. The former White House Director of Communications for the Energy Policy Development Group, Mr. Sims served for 11 years in the U.S. Senate, including as a Chief of Staff, and he held a top-secret security clearance. He is an honors graduate of Georgetown University.
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Contact Jim Sims, Chief Communications Officer, NioCorp Developments Ltd., +1 (303) 503-6203, [email protected]
NioCorp is developing a critical minerals project in Southeast Nebraska that will produce Niobium, Scandium, and Titanium. The Company also is evaluating the potential to produce several rare earth byproducts from the Project. Among other things, niobium is used to produce High Strength, Low Alloy (“HSLA”) steel, a lighter, stronger steel used in automotive, structural, and pipeline applications. Scandium is often combined with aluminum to make alloys with increased strength and improved corrosion resistance. Scandium is also a critical component of advanced solid oxide fuel cells. Titanium is used in various alloys and is a key component of pigments used in paper, paint and plastics and is also used for aerospace applications, armor, and medical implants. Magnetic rare earths, such as Neodymium, Praseodymium, Terbium, and Dysprosium are critical to the making of Neodymium-Iron-Boron (“NdFeB”) magnets, which are used across a wide variety of defense and civilian applications.
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