Building North America's Next Primary Cobalt Mine

June 13, 2013

Leading Independent Proxy Advisory Firms Recommend Formation Metals Shareholders Re-Elect Directors

Vancouver, B.C. June 13, 2013 - Institutional Shareholder Services Inc.(ISS) and Glass Lewis & Co. (GL), two leading proxy advisory firms, have recommended that shareholders of Formation Metals Inc. (FCO-TSX) (“Formation” or “the Company) vote FOR the director nominees up for re-election at the upcoming annual and general meeting on June 21, 2013.

ISS is the world’s leading provider of corporate governance solutions to the global financial community. More than 1,700 institutional clients rely on ISS’ expertise to help them make more informed investment decisions on behalf of their shareholders.

GL is a leading, independent, governance analysis and proxy voting firm, serving more than 900 institutional investors globally. GL’s research focuses on the long-term financial impact of investment and proxy vote decisions and assist institutional investors to make sound decisions by uncovering and assessing governance, business, legal, political and accounting risks.

In both reports, ISS and GL recommend shareholders vote FOR all the resolutions and nominees, stating that there are no significant governance concerns or issues.

Welcoming ISS’s and GL’s findings, Mari-Ann Green, Formation’s Chairman and C.E.O. said: “We are pleased to receive support from both firms and are continuing to strengthen the Company by eliminating debt and strengthening the Company’s treasury. With a strong balance sheet we can look to increase shareholder value as strategic opportunities are sure to arise in these tumultuous markets.”

Attention Formation Shareholders:
Shareholders are urged to vote before the deadline of Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 10:00am (Pacific Time). If you have any questions or need assistance in voting your proxy, please call Kingsdale Shareholder Services Inc. at 1-866-229-8214 (toll free) or 1-416-867-2271 (collect calls accepted), or by email at

About Formation
Formation is a well-established mineral exploration, development and refining company who owns 100% of a fully permitted primary cobalt deposit located in Idaho which has been prepared for the commencement of underground development, pending additional mine financing. Formation has additional interests in base, precious metal and uranium projects in Canada, the United States and Mexico. Formation is dedicated to the principles of environmentally sound mining and refining practices, and believes that environmental stewardship and mining can co-exist. The Company trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol FCO.

Formation Metals Inc.
“Mari-Ann Green”
Mari-Ann Green

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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