Building North America's Next Primary Cobalt Mine

March 14, 2014

Formation Metals Welcomes Mr. Scott Hean to the Board

Vancouver, B.C., March 14, 2014, Formation Metals Inc. (FCO-TSX) (“Formation” or “the Company”) announced today that it has added Mr. Scott Hean to its current Board of Directors (the “Board”). Mr. Hean, M.B.A., ICD.D., brings to the Board a wealth of financial and business experience. 

Mr. Hean is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Quaterra Resources Inc., a TSX-V and OTCQX listed junior mining exploration company, and is a member of the Audit and Chair of the Compensation Committee of Sabina Gold & Silver Corp, a TSX-V listed company. Mr. Hean has held senior management and executive positions with J.P. Morgan of New York, primarily financing junior oil and gas companies. He also served as Senior Vice President and Managing Director with the Bank of Montreal, responsible for natural resources sector financing in North America. He has served on numerous not-for-profit Boards including Outward Bound Canada, BC Children’s Hospital, and is currently Chair of the Bill Reid Trust. Mr. Hean graduated from Simon Fraser University in 1973 and from the Ivey School of Business in London, Ontario in 1975. He also graduated in 2006 from the Institute of Corporate Directors, Directors Education Program.

“We are very pleased to welcome Mr. Hean to our Board”, commented Robert Quinn, Chairman of the Board of Formation Metals Inc. He continued, “His extensive experience adds significant value to the current Board and we look forward to working with Scott for the benefit of the Company and all of its shareholders.”

The Board of Directors of Formation Metals Inc. now consists of six members, namely, Mr. Robert J. Quinn, Chairman, Mr. David Stone, Mr. Robert Metka, Mr. James Engdahl, Mr. Greg Hahn, and Mr. Scott Hean. Governor Cecil D. Andrus remains Director Emeritus.

Formation Metals Inc. is dedicated to the principles of environmentally sound mining and refining practices, and believes that environmental stewardship and mining can co-exist. Formation trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol FCO.

Formation Metals Inc.
“J. Paul Farquharson”
J. Paul Farquharson
Interim President & CEO

For further information please contact:

E.R. (Rick) Honsinger, P.Geo., V.P. Corporate Communications
Formation Metals Inc., 1810 — 999 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, V6C 2W2
Tel: 604-682-6229 - Email: — Web:


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