AMERICAN MANGANESE ACHIEVES SIGNIFICANT MILESTONE WITH LITHIUM-ION BATTERY RECYCLING PATENT

AMERICAN MANGANESE ACHIEVES SIGNIFICANT MILESTONE WITH LITHIUM-ION BATTERY
RECYCLING PATENT

U.S. PATENT OFFICE ISSUES NOTICE OF PATENT ALLOWANCE

December 14, 2018 - Surrey, BC

Larry W. Reaugh, President and Chief Executive Officer of American
Manganese Inc. (“American Manganese” or “AMY” or the “Company”), (TSX.V:
AMY | OTC US:  AMYZF | FSE:  2AM), is pleased to announce that the Company
has received the “Notice of Allowance” from the United States Patent and
Trade Mark Office for the Company’s lithium-ion battery recycling
technology.

The “Notice of Allowance” is formal notification indicating that the
examination of the invention has been completed by the US Patent and
Trademark Office and allowed for issuance as a patent.  The Company’s
attorney will be completing documentation and submitting fees for formal
issuance of the US Patent.  AMY CEO Larry W. Reaugh said, “Allowance of
this patent is a significant milestone for the Company as the invention is
now secured as a key asset that can be exclusively capitalized.”  The U.S.
Patent examiner deemed AMY’s technology is “novel” and “inventive” as it
enables the recycling of valuable cathode metals (namely cobalt, nickel,
manganese, aluminum and lithium) while converting these materials back to
fresh cathode materials for manufacture of new lithium-ion batteries.

“American Manganese recognized early on that significant growth in the
electric vehicle market will eventually lead to supply strains in materials
used to make lithium-ion batteries,” Mr. Reaugh noted, “and that effective
recycling of end of life lithium-ion batteries is a key aspect of achieving
a sustainable circular economy.”

According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, forecasts show that electric
vehicle sales are “increasing from a record 1.1 million worldwide in 2017,
to 11 million in 2025 and then surging to 30 million in 2030” (see:
[1]Electric Vehicle Outlook).  In a Bloomberg Article dated December 4,
2018, “VW (Volkswagen) plans to launch fully or partly electric versions
across its lineup of more than 300 cars, vans, trucks and motorbikes by
2030”  (see:  [2]VW says the next generation of combustion cars will be its
last ). In a Reuters article dated December 11, 2018, “Daimler will buy
battery cells worth more than 20 billion euros ($23 billion) by 2030 as it
readies mass production of hybrid and electric vehicles” (see:  [3]Daimler
to buy $23 billion of battery cells for electric car drive )

With extensive experience in mining processes and technologies, American
Manganese contracted Kemetco Research to embark on a research program to
develop technology with the goal of capitalizing on the potential supply
strains of the metals used for manufacturing lithium-ion batteries, while
creating an important solution to the circular economy.

The Notice of Allowance of the US Patent is a significant milestone in
achieving this goal.  Key aspects described in the patent application are:
* Treatment of several cathode chemistries such as lithium cobalt oxide
(LCO), lithium nickel manganese cobalt oxide (NMC) and lithium nickel
cobalt aluminum oxide (NCA).

* Methods for achieving 100% recoveries of cobalt, nickel, manganese,
aluminum for all cathode chemistries tested.

* Method for achieving 100% lithium recovery by a novel locked cycle
process.

AMY’s contractor, Kemetco Research, has been strategically focused on
developing AMY’s core technology into a highly efficient recycling process,
with plans to file for Continuing Patent Applications on work recently
completed that complements the current technology.  With the receipt of the
Notice of Allowance, AMY is ahead of known competitors in terms of IP
protection and positioned to lead the industry in electric vehicle battery
recycling.

[4]About Kemetco Research Inc.

Kemetco Research is a private sector integrated science, technology and
innovation company. Their Contract Sciences operation provides laboratory
analysis and testing, field work, bench scale studies, pilot plant
investigations, consulting services, applied research and development for
both industry and government. Their clients range from start-up companies
developing new technologies through to large multinational corporations
with proven processes.

Kemetco provides scientific expertise in the fields of Specialty Analytical
Chemistry, Chemical Process and Extractive Metallurgy. Because Kemetco
carries out research in many different fields, it can offer a broader range
of backgrounds and expertise than most laboratories.

[5]About American Manganese Inc.

American Manganese Inc. is a critical metal company with a patent-pending
process for the recovery of metals from lithium-ion batteries such as
cobalt, lithium, nickel, manganese, and aluminum. Using a novel combination
of reagents and unit operations, AMY can provide 100%

extraction of cathode metals at battery grade purity. American Manganese
Inc. aims to capitalize on its patent-pending technology and proprietary
know-how to become the industry leader in recycling spent electric vehicle
lithium-ion batteries ([6]Please see the Company's July 25, 2018 Business
Plan for further details).

On behalf of Management
AMERICAN MANGANESE INC.

Larry W. Reaugh
President and Chief Executive Officer

Information Contacts:
Larry W. Reaugh
President and Chief Executive Officer
Telephone:  778 574 4444
Email: lreaugh@amymn.com

www.americanmanganeseinc.com

[7]    [8]View the company’s Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=R48CDcZ72qs&feature=youtu.be

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[10]Check out our financing on the Stockhouse DealRoom

[11]https://americanmanganeseinc.com/deal-room

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[13]View Larry’s latest Interview with Steve Darling – ProActive Investors

[14]American Manganese gets[15] [16]patent [17]allowance, [18]signs MOU
with Battery Safety Solutions

[19]https://youtu.be/niRI-k1ChIY

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as
that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts
responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.  This news
release may contain “forward-looking statements”, which are statements
about the future based on current expectations or beliefs.  For this
purpose, statements of historical fact may be deemed to be forward-looking
statements.  Forward-looking statements by their nature involve risks and
uncertainties, and there can be no assurance that such statements will
prove to be accurate or true.  Investors should not place undue reliance on
forward-looking statements.  The Company does not undertake any obligation
to update forward-looking statements except as required by law.

References

1. https://about.bnef.com/electric-vehicle-outlook/
2.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-12-04/vw-says-the-next-generation-of-combustion-cars-will-be-its-last
3. https://ca.reuters.com/article/technologyNews/idCAKBN1OA0OG-OCATC
4. http://www.kemetco.com/
5. https://www.amymn.com/
6.
https://americanmanganeseinc.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/AMY_Presentation_July_25_2018.pdf
7. https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=R48CDcZ72qs&feature=youtu.be
8. https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=R48CDcZ72qs&feature=youtu.be
9. https://americanmanganeseinc.com/deal-room
10. https://americanmanganeseinc.com/deal-room
11. https://americanmanganeseinc.com/deal-room
12. https://youtu.be/niRI-k1ChIY
13. https://youtu.be/niRI-k1ChIY
14. https://youtu.be/niRI-k1ChIY
15. https://youtu.be/niRI-k1ChIY
16. https://youtu.be/niRI-k1ChIY
17. https://youtu.be/niRI-k1ChIY
18. https://youtu.be/niRI-k1ChIY
19. https://youtu.be/niRI-k1ChIY

American Manganese Inc. Announces Publication of Lithium-Ion Battery Cathode Recycling Process Patent Pending

May 29, 2018 AMY Process Patent Still Under Patent Pending Protection in 152 Countries and Jurisdictions. American Manganese Inc. (TSX.V:  AMY; OTC-US:  AMYZF; FSE:  2AM), is pleased to announce that the Company’s U.S. patent application has been published on May 17, 2018 under publication no. WO2018/089595 and titled: PROCESS OF COBALTOUS SULPHATE/DITH-IONATE LIQUORS DERIVED FROM COBALT RESOURCE. The publication is available for viewing and downloading on WIPO’s website.  The pro-duct application discusses the Company’s hydrometallurgical process for the successful recycling and recovery of cathode materials such as: lithium, cobalt, nickel, manganese and aluminum from lithium ion batteries. “Publication of the patent process takes us away from the area of a ‘black box’ technology and now discloses the underlying process, which we believe will assist the Company in moving forward with potential partnerships”, says Larry W. Reaugh, C.E.O. With increasing metal prices, decreasing resource availability and environmental regulations becoming stricter, ownership of this intellectual property creates … Continue reading

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TSXV:AMY – This Story Keeps Getting Better – Recycling Lithium Ion Batteries

      PCT International Patent Application Submitted For Lithium Ion Batteries Recycling Process and Recovery of Cathode Materials November 22, 2017 Larry W. Reaugh, President and Chief Executive Officer of American Manganese Inc., (TSX.V: AMY; Pink Sheets: AMYZF; Frankfurt: 2AM) (“AMI” or the “Company”) is pleased to report the Company has filed its Patent Co-operative Treaty (PCT) Patent Application on November 9, 2017. The PCT Application is a unified international patent application with 152 participating independent states and countries.  With the filing of the PCT Application, the Company’s proprietary technology becomes patent pending in these international jurisdictions. The PCT application is another important milestone as the company continues develop and assemble intellectually property assets to capitalize on its technology for recycling lithium ion batteries. A recent article published by Reuters, “Metal recyclers prepare for electric car revolution”, details the opportunity that exists for developing processes to extract metals from spent batteries … Continue reading