GrowMax Resources Announces Appointment of CEO and Grant of Options

Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

CALGARY, Alberta, Aug. 31, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GrowMax Resources Corp. (the “Company” or “GrowMax Resources”) (TSX-V:GRO) announces that, after two years of successfully implementing a new strategy and building out a new team, Interim Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) Abdel (Abby) Badwi is stepping down as CEO and Stephen Keith, currently President of GrowMax Resources, has been appointed CEO, effective immediately.

Keeping with the Company’s objective of continuing to control costs, the annual employment compensation amount for Mr. Keith remains unchanged, although the Company and the Board of Directors has agreed to incentivise two of the senior executives by granting 1,000,000 options to Mr. Keith in conjunction with his appointment as CEO and 500,000 options to Mr. Lloyd Wiggins, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, for his ongoing commitment to the Company. Each stock option represents the right to purchase one common share of the Company at an exercise price of $0.20 per common share. The stock options vest over a two-year period and expire on August 31, 2022. By resigning the Interim CEO position, Mr. Badwi’s compensation will be reduced to reflect the level of his executive involvement.

Mr. Keith joined GrowMax Resources in January 2017 as President of the Company and has been responsible for the implementation of the corporate strategy as well as operations in Peru. Mr. Keith is a registered professional engineer and an accomplished senior executive with 20 years of experience in the natural resources sector, with a specific focus on mining and finance.

The Board of Directors would like to thank Mr. Badwi for his dedication and leadership over the past two years. Mr. Badwi was instrumental in developing the Company’s focus on fertilizers in Peru and has been a strategic asset during the reorganization of the Company. GrowMax Resources will continue to benefit from Mr. Badwi’s expertise as the Executive Chairman of the Company.

Stephen Keith stated, “I would like to thank Abby for his numerous contributions to the Company and I look forward to continue working with him in his role as Executive Chairman. I am honoured to have been chosen as GrowMax Resources’ new CEO and firmly believe that we are well positioned to execute our strategy of becoming a leading producer of potash and phosphate fertilizer products in Peru and generate growth for our investors.”

About GrowMax Resources Corp.

GrowMax Resources Corp. is a publicly listed Canadian company (Ticker GRO on TSX-V) focused on exploration and development of phosphate and potassium-rich brine resources on its Bayovar Property, located in the Sechura Desert in northwestern Peru. The Company’s vision is to become a leading producer of phosphate and potash fertilizer products in Peru. 

GrowMax Resources owns approximately 92% of GrowMax Agri Corp., a private company that owns 100% of the Bayovar Property, which currently covers approximately 227,000 gross acres. The Indian Farmers Fertiliser Co-operative Limited (IFFCO) and its affiliates own approximately 8% of GrowMax Agri Corp.

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In particular, statements (express or implied) contained herein regarding the following should be considered as forward-looking information: the execution of the Company’s strategy, production of potash and phosphate fertilizer, and the ability to generate growth for investors.   

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