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Next Graphite Announces Assay Results for Screened Aukam Samples, Average Grade of 59.40% Cg

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First Shipment, Minimum 2,000 Tonnes, Scheduled for July-August 2016

NEW YORK, NY and WINDHOEK, REPUBLIC OF NAMIBIA / ACCESSWIRE / June 14, 2016 / Next Graphite, Inc. (OTC PINK: GPNE) ("Next Graphite," "GPNE" or the "Company"), a graphite exploration/development stage company in the African Republic of Namibia, is pleased to announce favorable results of assays overseen by our joint venture partner on approximately 160 kilograms of samples sent to TEA-Lab (previously Lilof Enterprises) of Swakopmund, Namibia. The average grade of 59.40% Cg (Carbon as graphite) for initial samples resulted from screening material taken from the Aukam dumps. Average grades of flake graphite deposits typically range from 1.5% to 25% Cg.

Assay Results

Total assay results of seven samples weighing between 20 and 30 kg were in a range of 55.64% to 63.87% Cg (carbon as graphite), averaging 59.40% Cg (results below). While these samples were selected from a larger 1.6 tonne sample, they are not considered representative of the mineralization on the Aukam dumps property as a whole.

Sample Carbon as Graphite
Number Cg %
1975 57.50
1980 63.87
2015 55.64
2075 58.66
2080 58.75
2225 60.86
2345 60.49
Average 59.40

The above seven samples were taken from the 1.6 tonnes shipped as part of our commitment under a Letter of Intent with a vertically integrated graphite producer (previous news release dated March 24, 2016) and are believed to be representative of that larger sample.

"The grade of these samples exceeds expectations based on previous assays of screened bulk samples from the Aukam dumps which averaged 42% Cg," said Cliff Bream, CEO of Next Graphite. "We expect the balance of our 1.6 tonne sample will respond well to processing and look forward to the results of those tests. These initial tests were made in preparing for initial Purchase Order shipments scheduled to begin in July or August of 2016."

Assays were performed at TEA-Lab of Swakopmund. Samples were crushed by hammer and jaw crusher to < 5 mm and split before milling sub-samples to < 200 microns followed by thermo-gravimetric analysis.

About Next Graphite, Inc.:

Next Graphite, Inc. is an exploration / development stage company targeting the growing global graphite production industry with the Company's Africa-based Aukam Graphite Project. The Aukam Graphite Mine was established in 1940 in the current Republic of Namibia and produced USD $30 million of graphite at today's prices. The site is located on 34,082 hectares in southern Namibia close to the port city of Luderitz and is estimated to contain a significant amount of high grade, vein type graphitic material.

The property hosts three underground adits that were mined periodically between 1940 and 1974. Five dumps from the historical mining occur on the property and 73 samples from the lower three dumps were assayed and averaged 42% Cg. Next Graphite's joint venture is planning a bulk-sampling program at Aukam, and has a letter of intent to sell the graphitic material produced during the program. Next also intends to put the historical mine back into production and is working on an application for a mining license. The Company maintains high safety and environmental standards and has a comprehensive strategy of social engagement.

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SOURCE: Next Graphite, Inc.