25-Year Senior Management with Extensive EV Industry Experience to Lead Financial Initiatives
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Sept. 07, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Foremost Lithium Resource & Technology Ltd. (NASDAQ: FMST) (CSE: FAT) (“Foremost Lithium”, “Foremost” or the “Company”), a North American hard-rock lithium exploration company, today announced that it has appointed Ms. Bal Bhullar as its Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary effective September 07, 2023. Ms. Bhullar succeeds Cyrus Driver who is leaving the Company to pursue other interests.
Ms. Bhullar has more than 25 years’ experience in senior financial positions, risk management experience as an executive and/or board director, in both public and private companies. Most recently, she served as CFO and executive board member at ElectraMeccanica (Nasdaq: SOLO), where she was responsible for managing the financial initiatives essential to the company’s growth.
“We are delighted to welcome Bal to our executive leadership team as CFO and look forward to her contributions to accelerating our growth,” said Jason Barnard, President and Chief Executive Officer of Foremost Lithium. “Her entrepreneurial spirit, outstanding work ethic, and vast networks are assets that will undoubtedly have an immediate and substantial impact on our Company. We anticipate her accomplished background in finance and capital markets will help generate long-term shareholder value as we execute to become a key contributor to the North American EV revolution.”
Ms. Bhullar’s involvement at ElectraMeccanica was instrumental through its evolution in scaling an EV manufacturer from its early stages through its NASDAQ listing, which will complement Foremost in its recent up-listing onto the NASDAQ. She is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified General Accountant, and holds a CRM designation from Simon Fraser University and a diploma in Financial Management from British Columbia Institute of Technology. Ms. Bhullar brings strong banking relationships and is experienced with increasing market capitalization, raising capital, corporate governance, ESG, diversity, financial & strategic planning, initial public offerings, reverse takeovers, operational & risk management, and regulatory compliance reporting.
“I am excited to join Foremost Lithium at this important juncture in the Company’s evolution,” said Ms. Bhullar. “Drawing on my depth of experience with Nasdaq-listed companies, I will focus on integrating robust financial management systems and enhancing the Company’s corporate governance. I look forward to joining this talented team and contributing to the Company’s immense growth opportunity.”
Foremost Lithium’s Board of Directors and management team wishes to thank Cyrus Driver for his service and notable contributions. Mr. Driver has played a significant role in the Company’s transition and the Company is appreciative of all his efforts and wishes him continued success.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Company’s stock option plan, the Company wishes to grant a total of 155,000 incentive stock options exercisable at $6.60 per share, of which 85,000 will be exercisable for a period of five (5) years from the date of grant and 70,000 will be exercisable for a period of three (3) years from the date of grant, to certain directors, officers and consultants as incentive for the services provided to the Company in accordance with the Company's Stock Option Plan and the policies of the Canadian Securities Exchange.
About Foremost Lithium
Foremost Lithium (NASDAQ: FMST) (CSE: FAT) (FSE: F0R0) (WKN: A3DCC8) is a hard-rock lithium exploration company focused on empowering the North American clean energy economy. Foremost’s strategically located lithium properties extend over 43,000 acres in Snow Lake, Manitoba, and hosts a property in a known active lithium camp situated on over 11,400 acres in Quebec called Lac Simard South.
Foremost’s four flagship Lithium Lane Projects as well as its Lac Simard South project are located at the tip of the NAFTA superhighway to capitalize on the world's growing EV appetite, strongly positioning the Company to become a premier supplier of North America's lithium feedstock. As the world transitions towards decarbonization, the Company's objective is the extraction of lithium oxide (Li₂O), and to subsequently play a role in the production of high-quality lithium hydroxide (LiOH), to help power lithium-based batteries, critical in developing a clean-energy economy. Foremost Lithium also has the Winston Gold/Silver Property in New Mexico USA. Learn More at www.foremostlithium.com.
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