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AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V. Announces a Collaboration Agreement with Haydale Graphene Industries plc

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, May 18, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (Regulated Information) --- AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V. ("AMG", EURONEXT AMSTERDAM: "AMG") is pleased to announce a collaboration agreement between Haydale Graphene Industries plc ("Haydale") and Graphit Kropfmuhl GmbH ("AMG Graphite").

Using graphitic feedstock material primarily from AMG's mine in Sri Lanka, the parties will collaborate in the research and development of new nano-material products using Haydale's patented HDPlas® process on an industrial scale. In addition, the Parties have agreed to work together on commercializing certain products that Haydale has developed.

"The collaboration with Haydale will contribute to AMG Graphite's development of strategic Graphene and functionalized Graphite based products for high end applications. We look forward to working with Haydale to develop processes and work towards producing Graphene products and master batches on an industrial scale," stated Mr. Frank Berger, President of AMG Graphite.

AMG produces high purity natural graphite at AMG Graphite. Natural graphite is known for its conductivity, lubrication, heat resistance, and bonding properties. AMG Graphite produces the highest quality graphite through its own source mines and vertically integrated production facilities.

About AMG

AMG is a global critical materials company at the forefront of CO2 reduction trends. AMG produces highly engineered specialty metals and mineral products and provides related vacuum furnace systems and services to the transportation, infrastructure, energy, and specialty metals & chemicals end markets.

AMG Critical Materials produces aluminum master alloys and powders, titanium alloys and coatings, ferrovanadium, natural graphite, chromium metal, antimony, tantalum, niobium and silicon metal. AMG Engineering designs and produces vacuum furnace equipment and systems used to produce and upgrade specialty metals and alloys for the transportation, automotive, infrastructure, and energy markets.

With approximately 3,000 employees, AMG operates globally with production facilities in Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Czech Republic, United States, China, Mexico, Brazil, India and Sri Lanka, and has sales and customer service offices in Russia, Singapore and Japan (www.amg-nv.com).

About Haydale ( www.haydale.com )

Haydale has developed a patented scalable plasma process to functionalise graphene and other nanomaterials. This enabling technology can provide Haydale with a rapid and highly cost-efficient method of supplying tailored solutions to enhance applications for both raw material suppliers and product manufacturers.

Haydale, based in South Wales and housed in a purpose-built facility for processing and handling nanomaterials, is facilitating the application of graphenes and other nanomaterials in fields such as inks, sensors, energy storage, composites, paints and coatings.

For further information, please contact:
AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V. +1 610 293 5804
Steve Daniels
Senior Vice President
sdaniels@amg-nv.com

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May 18 2016 http://hugin.info/138060/R/2013428/746163.pdf

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Source: AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V.