Presentations from the Development of Extractive Industries in Ukraine event

On April 22, 2021 CUCC in cooperation with US-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC) hosted a webinar “Development of Extractive Industries in Ukraine”. More information about the event, including a recording you may find here.

An event gained a big audience and as a response to numerous requests, we are posting the presentations of the event speakers:

1. Presentation by Sergiy Tsivkach, Executive Director of UkraineInvest

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2. Presentation by Taras Yeleyko, Deputy Chairman of the State Property Fund of Ukraine

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3. Presentation by Roman Opimakh, Head of State Service of Geology and Subsoil of Ukraine

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Should you have more questions please inquire at skavetskyi@cucc.ca

Development of Extractive Industries in Ukraine

April 22, 2021, marked an unprecedented online discussion of 2021 development opportunities for Ukraine’s extractive industries sector between UkraineInvest, State Geologic and Subsoil Survey of Ukraine and State Property Fund of Ukraine and mining business representatives and investors.

The discussion was opened by Zenon Potoczny, President, Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce (CUCC) and Morgan Williams, President/CEO, U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC) and moderated by Morgan Williams and Emma Turos, Managing Director for Ukraine, CUCC.

The event was attended by over 300 participants representing the North American and global investment community.

Sergiy Tsivkach, UkraineInvest’s Executive Director, made a presentation on the role and activities of UkraineInvest as an investment promotion agency and the institution designated to provide support for investment in Ukraine, as well as on investment climate improvements, recent regulatory developments, and work in the regions in various fields.

Roman Opimakh, Director General of the State Geological and Subsoil Survey of Ukraine presented investment opportunities in the subsoil sector of Ukraine and Taras Yeleyko, Deputy Head of the State Property Fund of Ukraine, made the presentation on state property privatization objects in Ukraine’s extractive industries sector.

The presentations were followed by a lively and candid discussion with the participation of three companies who already invested in operations in Ukraine and are at various stages of their projects. The business community noted the progress which Ukraine has made recently in oil & gas upstream, mining and other areas and confirmed interest in further exploring investment opportunities which Ukraine has to offer.

The top management of the state agencies and the business community agreed to continue discussion of and cooperation in resolving various issues which are important for international and domestic businesses alike to further improve Ukraine’s attractiveness for investment.

The recording of the event is available at USUBC’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pv2fd5fvFKg

Kherson region of Ukraine presentation

Dear all,

We would like to share with you the presentation of the Kherson region of Ukraine that was shared with the CUCC during the International Council of Business Associations and Chambers (ICBAC) where our Managing Director-Ukraine Emma Turos is currently serving as a General Secretary.

Should you have any questions regarding the presentation or would like to contact Kherson region investment office, please contact our team at info@cucc.ca

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Black Iron: Suspensions Lifted on the Shymanivske Project

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – March 22, 2017) Black Iron Inc. (“Black Iron” or the “Company”) (TSX:BKI) is pleased to report that the Company has received written notice from the Dnepropetrvosk Ecology Department (the “Ecology Department”) that the suspensions on exploration activities imposed by the Ecology Department on the Company’s Shymanivske project in 2011 and 2012 have been lifted.

Matt Simpson, Chief Executive Officer of Black Iron, commented: “We have always believed that the basis for these suspensions were unfounded and we are glad to see Ukraine’s new government taking action to resolve such suspensions and support international investors. It is refreshing to see support from multiple levels of government to bring the Shymanivske project into production. In addition to the suspensions being lifted, the Kryvyi Rih City Council has held public hearings in support of initiating a process to lease to Black Iron surface rights for the land covering the Shymanivske project (see press release dated January 23, 2017). In the near term, the Company expects to receive a positive decision from the Kryvyi Rih City Council authorizing Black Iron to develop a detailed land allotment plan for the Shymanivske project, as required by Ukrainian law, prior to signing a lease agreement with the city of Kryvyi Rih for the Shymanivske project surface rights.”

With iron ore prices holding strongly at approximately US$90/T coupled with Ukraine’s heavily depreciated currency, Black Iron believes the pieces are coming into place to bring the Shymanivske project into production.

About Black Iron

Black Iron is an iron ore exploration and development company, advancing its 100% owned Shymanivske project located in Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine. The Shymanivske project contains a NI 43-101 compliant resource estimated to be 645.8 Mt Measured and Indicated mineral resources, consisting of 355.1 Mt Measured mineral resources grading 32.0% total iron and 19.5% magnetic iron, and Indicated mineral resources of 290.7 Mt grading 31.1% total iron and 17.9% magnetic iron, using a cut-off grade of 10% magnetic iron. Additionally, the Shymanivske project contains 188.3 Mt of Inferred mineral resources grading 30.1% total iron and 18.4% magnetic iron. Full mineral resource details can be found in the NI 43-101 compliant technical report dated January 24, 2014 titled “Feasibility Study of the Shymanivske Iron Ore Deposit for Black Iron Inc.” under the Company’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. The Shymanivske project is surrounded by five other operating mines, including ArcelorMittal’s iron ore complex. Please visit the Company’s website at www.blackiron.com for more information.

The technical and scientific contents of this press release have been prepared under the supervision of and have been reviewed and approved by Matt Simpson, P.Eng, CEO of Black Iron, who is a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101.

Forward-Looking Information

This press release contains forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is based on what management believes to be reasonable assumptions, opinions and estimates of the date such statements are made based on information available to them at that time, including those factors discussed in the section entitled “Risk Factors” in the Company’s annual information form for the year ended December 31, 2016 or as may be identified in the Company’s public disclosure from time to time, as filed under the Company’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Forward-looking information may include, but is not limited to, statements with respect to the Shymanivske project, the Company’s ability to obtain the requisite land rights for the Shymanivske project, the impact of Ecology Department lifting the suspensions on the Shymanivske project, the ability of the Company to bring the Shymanivske project into production and its impact on the Company and its shareholders, and future plans for the Company’s development. Generally, forward looking information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “plans”, “expects” or “does not expect”, “is expected”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, or “believes”, or variations of such words and phrases or state that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will be taken”, “occur” or “be achieved”. Forward-looking information is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to: general business, economic, competitive, geopolitical and social uncertainties; the actual results of current exploration activities; other risks of the mining industry and the risks described in the annual information form of the Company. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward looking information. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking information, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.

Contact Information:

Black Iron Inc.
Matt Simpson
Chief Executive Officer
+1 (416) 309-2138