The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) limits disclosure for U.S. reporting purposes to mineral deposits that a company can economically and legally extract or produce. The presentations and content associated with this website use certain terms that comply with reporting standards in Canada and certain estimates are made in accordance with Canadian National Instrument NI 43- 101 (“NI 43-101”) and the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (“CIM”) – CIM Definition Standards on Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves, adopted by the CIM Council, as amended (the “CIM Standards”). NI 43-101 is a rule developed by the Canadian Securities Administrators that establishes standards for all public disclosures an issuer makes of scientific and technical information concerning mineral projects. Additionally,the presentations and content associated with this website use certain terms that comply with reporting standards in Australia and certain estimates are made in accordance with JORC 2012 Any estimates of mineral resources shown in this website or related to Western Rare Earths or its affiliates have been prepared in accordance with definition standards of the Australasian Code for Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves produced by the Australasian Joint Ore Reserves Committee, which may differ from definition standards of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) Industry Guide 7. We may use certain terms which the SEC guidelines strictly prohibit US registered companies from including in their filings with the SEC.
This presentation uses the terms “resource,” “measured and indicated mineral resource,” and “inferred mineral resource.” We advise U.S. investors that while these terms are defined in accordance with NI 43-101 such terms are not recognized under the SEC Industry Guide 7 and are normally not permitted to be used in reports and registration statements filed with the SEC. Mineral resources in these categories have a great amount of uncertainty as to their economic and legal feasibility. “Inferred resources” have a great amount of uncertainty as to their existence and, under Canadian regulations, cannot form the basis of a pre-feasibility or feasibility study, except in limited circumstances. The SEC normally only permits issuers to report mineralization that does not constitute SEC Industry Guide 7 compliant “reserves” as in-place tonnage and grade without reference to unit measures. Under SEC Industry Guide 7 standards, a “final” or “bankable” feasibility study is required to report reserves, the three-year historical average price is used in any reserve or cash flow analysis to designate reserves and all necessary permits and government approvals must be filed with the appropriate governmental authority. Our Western Rare Earths projects currently do not contain any known proven or probable ore reserves under SEC Industry Guide 7 reporting standards. The information disclosed by Western Rare Earths and its affiliates are preliminary in nature and include inferred mineral resources that are considered speculative geologically to have the economic considerations applied to them that would enable them to be categorized as mineral reserves and there is no certainty that the estimated outcomes will be realized. U.S. investors are urged to consider closely the disclosure in our latest reports and registration statements filed with the SEC. You can review and obtain copies of these filings at http://www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml. U.S. Investors are cautioned not to assume that any defined resource will ever be converted into SEC Industry Guide 7 compliant reserves. The information provided contains statements that are not compliant with NI 43-101 and do not represent SEC Industry Guide 7 compliant reserve estimates or economic recoveries. The estimates of management as presented are preliminary in nature and may not occur as anticipated or estimated, if at all. While management believes these statements have a reasonable technical basis, they are based on estimates of management which may not occur as anticipated. The estimated La Paz Rare Earth resource is based on a historical study by AusAmerican and Uranium Co of Arizona and does not represent an Industry Guide 7 compliant reserve. Actual mineralization may not be economically recoverable. Estimates of thorium are based on management’s assessment of limited, historical drill hole data and may not be indicative of mineralization throughout the project area. Such mineralization estimates may not occur in the amounts estimated and does not represent an Industry Guide 7 compliant reserve. Investors are cautioned not to assume that these mineralization estimates will ever be realized as anticipated or sufficiently documented in a definitive feasibility study. U.S. Investors are cautioned not to assume that any mineralization estimate will ever be converted into SEC Guide 7 compliant reserves.