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Next Graphite Announces Further Updates To Aukam Plant Construction & Mining Progress

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LOS ANGELES, CA, April 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Next Graphite, Inc. (OTC PINK: GPNE) ("Next Graphite," "GPNE" or the "Company"), a graphite development company out of the Republic of Namibia and co-license joint interest holder in the Aukam vein graphite project, is pleased to announce that major progress is continuing regarding completion of the pilot processing facility at its mining site at Aukam.

Next Graphite, Inc.
Next Graphite, Inc.

The main work being carried out by our joint venture at the Aukam site since our last press release is construction. The construction includes assembling of the pilot processing facility that will be used to process initial market product for end users to test its viability in certain end uses at scale.

In preparation for the commissioning of the plant, graphite lumps have been transported and stockpiled and further readied for processing.

Almost all of the plant components have been acquired from South Africa and Namibia, which simplifies the procurement significantly from the other options in China and Sri Lanka.

“I continue to be very pleased with the progress Next Graphite has accomplished with our joint venture partner at Aukam,” said Cliff Bream, CEO of Next Graphite.

Next Graphite’s joint venture partner is Gratomic Inc. (“GRAT” or the “Company”) (GRAT.V) (CB81.F) (WKN:A2JAP3).

About Next Graphite, Inc.:

Next Graphite, Inc. is a development stage company targeting the growing specialty graphite production industry. The Company’s Africa-based 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 approximately 69,000 acres (27,870 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. The Company is working to transition from its current exploratory license to a full mining license and complete construction of a new graphite processing facility in 2018. Next Graphite’s joint venture in Namibia maintains high safety and environmental standards and has a comprehensive strategy of social engagement.

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Bill King 
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