TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 29, 2015) - Great Lakes Graphite Inc. ("GLK" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:GLK)(OTC PINK:GLKIF)(FRANKFURT:8GL) is pleased to announce that the Company has been selected as a sponsor for the Benchmark Mineral Intelligence Battery Raw Materials / Supply Chain 20/20 World Tour scheduled for this September and October. Great Lakes Graphite is a sponsor for the New York and Toronto stops on the Tour, where CEO Paul Gorman will have the opportunity to present individually as well as to participate in a panel discussion with other sponsors.

As a special event related to the Toronto stop on the Tour, Great Lakes Graphite will be hosting a Graphite Processing Field Trip on September 25th, the day immediately following the Benchmark conference. The Field Trip to the Process Research ORTECH facility in Mississauga will offer on a limited basis: a demonstration of graphite concentrate production; presentations on graphite micronization, purification and spherical graphite; the application of Lean methodologies to the entire graphite value stream from mine to markets. Visit the Benchmark Minerals Intelligence website for complete information about the World Tour:

About Great Lakes Graphite: Great Lakes Graphite Inc. is an industrial minerals company focussed on bringing value-added carbon products to a well-defined market.

The Company's Innovation Division has entered into long-term agreements for use of the Matheson Micronization Facility and for supply of high quality natural graphite concentrate which are positioning Great Lakes Graphite to become an emerging domestic manufacturer and supplier of micronized products to a growing regional customer base where pricing and demand continue to rise.

The Company is currently preparing the Ontario-based Matheson Micronization Facility for commissioning in late 2015, to achieve the following objectives:

  • Establish a position in the upgraded graphite products market with North American customers.

  • Create a competitive and disruptive advantage by leveraging existing assets.

  • Pursue an accelerated timeline to cash flow and revenue by micronizing and upgrading flake graphite, enabled by supply agreements with current graphite producers (the Company is not sourcing graphite feed for its Matheson Micronization Facility from its mineral projects).

Further information regarding Great Lakes can be found on the Company's website at:

Great Lakes Graphite trades with symbol GLK on the TSX Venture Exchange and currently has 97,304,075 shares outstanding (140,887,966 fully diluted).

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Contact Information:

Great Lakes Graphite Inc.
Paul Ferguson
Chief Marketing Officer
1-800-754-4510 x106

Great Lakes Graphite Inc.
Paul Gorman
Chief Executive Officer
1-800-754-4510 x109