VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 05, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rock Tech Lithium Inc. (the "Company" or “Rock Tech”) (TSX-V: RCK; Frankfurt: RJIB) announces that, further to its news release dated October 11, 2019, it has, by mutual consent, extended its Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) with Ardiden Limited (ASX: ADV), a nearby lithium explorer, through June 30, 2020.

Under the terms of the MOU, Rock Tech and Ardiden will endeavor to work together towards a joint strategy for the development of their two flagship lithium projects: Georgia Lake (owned by RCK) and Seymour Lake (owned by ADV). Apart from a centralized processing plant, the teams of both companies are assessing possible synergies arising from a jointly developed regional downstream chemical processing.

“Due to travel restrictions and the general slowdown of activities as part of the COVID-19 lockdowns, our partners at Ardiden and the management of Rock Tech agreed to extend the MOU period in order to complete the due diligence process and technical work at the desired quality. We continue to believe that the processing of spodumene ores of both projects in one milling facility can provide substantial cost synergies due to economies of scale and downstream chemical processing can improve margins for both projects.”

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

"Simon Bodensteiner"
Simon Bodensteiner
Director, Chief Executive Officer

For further information, please contact:
Brad Barnett
Chief Financial Officer
Rock Tech Lithium Inc.
777 Hornby Street, Suite 600
Vancouver, B.C., V6Z 1S4
Telephone: (778) 358-5200
Facsimile: (604) 670-0033

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