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HPQ Announces AGM Results, Up Date On Purity Testing And Launches “CEO Verified” Discussion Forum On AGORACOM $HPQ.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 3:48 PM on Friday, June 23rd, 2017

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  • As a result of review, HPQ and PyroGenesis have now approved a new testing protocol to be used going forward for the Silicon Metal produce by the PUREVAP™ QRR
  • New testing protocol will first assess the homogeneity of the silicon phase by Scanning Electron Microscope – Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (SEM-EDS) in back scattering mode before any destructives test are completed

HPQ Silicon Resources Inc (“HPQ”) (TSX Venture: HPQ) is pleased to report that all matters submitted to the shareholders for approval as set out in the Company’s Notice of Meeting and Information Circular, were approved during the Annual General and Special Meeting of the shareholders held on Wednesday June 21, 2017 in Montreal (the “AGM”).

Over 72,619,168 shares representing 42.97% of the 168,987,616 shares issued and outstanding as at the record date were voted.

RESULTS OF THE AGM VOTES

The following persons were re-elected as directors of the Corporation, to hold office until the next Annual Meeting or until their successors are elected or appointed:

With 99.85% of the vote in favor, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, LLP, chartered accountants, were appointed auditors of the Corporation for the ensuing year.

Bernard Tourillon, Chairman and CEO of HPQ stated, “We extremely pleased with obtaining 42.97% shareholder participation, up from 42.31% last year. Such a strong vote of confidence for the board and management team, during this transition year bodes very well for the future.

UPDATE ON ONGOING SILICON METAL PURITY TESTING

On June 2, 2017, PyroGenesis Canada Inc (“PyroGenesis”) submitted to HPQ a Technical Memo entitled “Analysis options for characterization of silicon products for PUREVAPtm”, as mention in our May 16, 2017 PR.

As a result of this review, HPQ and PyroGenesis have now approved a new testing protocol to be used going forward for the Silicon Metal produce by the PUREVAP™ QRR.  The new testing protocol will first assess the homogeneity of the silicon phase by Scanning Electron Microscope – Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (SEM-EDS) in back scattering mode before any destructives test are completed.  While the addition of this step increases the time before we get any results above 3N+ purity, this step was deemed critical in assessing sample purity level.

Once these results have been analyzed, the material will be sent to a third-party laboratory for either Glow Discharge Mass Spectrometry (GDMS) testing or Inductively-Coupled-Plasma Mass-Spectrometry (ICP – MS) testing and in some case even both.

Testing for the purity of some of the material produced using lower quality feedstock (test #54 to #74) and some material produced using high Purity Quartz (99.5% SiO2) (Test #75 and above), but still using the old set-up of the PUREVAP™ QRR,have begun this week.

Bernard J. Tourillon, Chairman and CEO of HPQ Silicon stated, “Building on our success to date, the coming months should allow us to continue to make improvements to our scaling up program, while simultaneously testing for the best and greenest pathway to produce Solar Grade Silicon Metal at lab scale, prior to start-up of the Pilot plant scheduled for 2018.”

LAUNCH OF HPQ SILICON “CEO VERIFIED” DISCUSSION FORUM

AGORACOM has launched “CEO Verified” Discussion Forums, the first ever verification of small cap executive posts on a finance platform, as a superior alternative to general social media sites.  For the first time ever, small cap CEO’s and other company officials can use AGORACOM discussion forums as their main social media platform to post comments and interact with both shareholders and the broader investment community in a fully moderated and verified forum. Posts to AGORACOM are shareable on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn so that companies can continue to maintain a presence on key social media sites.

“CEO Verified” Discussion Forums represents an industry first, as small cap CEO’s and officials simply could not communicate with shareholders in any finance community due to lack of verification and the risk of impersonation leading to catastrophic consequences.  AGORACOM “CEO Verified” Discussion Forums will create incredible levels of engagement between companies and investors that have long desired civilized, constructive and factual conversation, with no limitations to character limits and use of multi-media.

The HPQ Silicon CEO Verified Discussion Forum can be found at https://agoracom.com/ir/HPQ-SiliconResources/forums/discussion.  There are no log-in requirements for investors to read posts.  Those wishing to post questions, comments and interact with HPQ Silicon management can quickly log-in using their Facebook or LinkedIn accounts, or create a new user account in under 1-minute.

Verified HPQ Silicon officials will be:

  • Bernard Tourillon – Chairman and CEO
  • Patrick Levasseur – President and COO

Bernard Tourillon stated, “I encourage all of our investors to join our CEO Verified Discussion Forum and create great, vibrant, factual and constructive discussion for the long term benefit of everyone. This is a great concept that will replace our individual conversations with retail investors. This new format creates 100% transparency because all shareholders will see the questions and answers, as well as, making us more efficient by eliminating repetition. As such, it is a far superior format that we will fully embrace.”

About HPQ Silicon

HPQ Silicon Resources Inc is a TSX-V listed junior exploration company planning to become a vertically integrated and diversified High Value Silicon Metal (99.9+% Si), and Solar Grade Silicon Metal (99.999+% Si) producer.

Our business model is focused on developing a disruptive High Purity and Solar Grade Silicon Metal manufacturing process (patent pending) and becoming a vertically – integrated High Value Silicon Metal and Solar Grade Silicon producer that can generate high yield returns and significant free cash flow within a relatively short time line.

Disclaimers:

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements containing the words “may”, “plan”, “will”, “estimate”, “continue”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “expect”, “in the process” and other similar expressions which constitute “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements reflect the Company’s current expectation and assumptions, and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, our expectations regarding the acceptance of our products by the market, our strategy to develop new products and enhance the capabilities of existing products, our strategy with respect to research and development, the impact of competitive products and pricing, new product development, and uncertainties related to the regulatory approval process. Such statements reflect the current views of the Company with respect to future events and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties and other risks detailed from time-to-time in the Company’s on-going filings with the securities regulatory authorities, which filings can be found at www.sedar.com. Actual results, events, and performance may differ materially. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements either as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities laws.

 

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.

 

For further information contact

 

Bernard J. Tourillon, Chairman and CEOTel (514) 907-1011 Patrick Levasseur, President and COOTel: (514) 262-9239 www.HPQSilicon.com

INTERVIEW: Missed the AGM? You’re In luck – HPQ Goes Beyond The AGM – June 23, 2017 $HPQ.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 10:46 AM on Friday, June 23rd, 2017

INTERVIEW: HPQ Discusses New Scaling Up Milestones; 62% Increase in Impurity Removal Using Low Purity Feedstock; 531% Conversion Yield Increase $HPQ.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:53 AM on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

HPQ Silicon Signs Option Agreement with Golden Hope Mines on the Bellechasse-Timmins Gold Deposit

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:00 AM on Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

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  • Signed an option agreement with Golden Hope Mines (“GNH”) in relation to the advancement of the Bellechasse-Timmins gold deposit located in St-Magloire in the Beauce region of southeastern Quebec

MONTREAL, QUEBEC–(May 23, 2017) – HPQ Silicon Resources Inc (“HPQ”) (TSX VENTURE:HPQ) (FRANKFURT:UGE) (OTC PINK:URAGF) is pleased to announce that it has signed an option agreement with Golden Hope Mines (“GNH”) in relation to the advancement of the Bellechasse-Timmins gold deposit located in St-Magloire in the Beauce region of southeastern Quebec.

On March 24, 2017 HPQ announced the signing of a MOU with Golden Hope Mines leading to a new option agreement between the two companies. This new option agreement ends the legal dispute between the two companies and establishes a new agreement for the advancement of the Bellechasse-Timmins gold deposit into a producing mine.

Patrick Levasseur, President and COO of HPQ Silicon stated, “I look forward to working with Golden Hope Mines to advance the B-T gold deposit. It’s exciting to have this opportunity to develop the potential of the B-T property while also advancing HPQ’s Beauce Gold property both of which are located in the Bellechase Gold Belt.”

Frank Candido, President, Director of Golden Hope Mines Limited “We are extremely pleased to be moving forward with HPQ and their team on the terms of this new option agreement. We believe that this new option agreement will benefit both companies and especially our shareholders. We expect to update our shareholders of all advancements and progress as it unfolds.”

KEY POINTS OF THE NEW OPTION AGREEMENT

1. The New Agreement provides HPQ with an option to earn a 30% undivided interest in the B-T Deposit by completing, at its cost, a list of actions specified milestones and time deadlines in the New Option Agreement.

2. The New Option Agreement provides HPQ with a further option to earn an additional 20% undivided interest in the Deposit (total 50%), following the completion of all specified actions, by securing the required financing to fully fund the commercial production of the Deposit in accordance with an Economic Assessment.

3. HPQ will subscribe to a private placement financing of GNH in the amount of $150,000 at a minimum price of $0.20 cents per share within 45 days of this announcement subject to all regulatory approvals.

4. An assignment of HPQ’s rights and obligations under the New Agreement to HPQ’s wholly-owned subsidiary Beauce Goldfields (BGF) may take place upon completion of certain conditions stipulated in the New Agreement.

5. In the event that HPQ does assign its rights and obligations under the New Agreement to BGF, GNH shall receive $50,000 in shares of BGF, subject to required approvals.

A Preliminary Economic Assessment and a Feasibility Study has not been completed and there is no certainty the proposed operation will be economically viable or mineable.

About HPQ Silicon

HPQ Silicon Resources Inc is a TSX-V listed junior exploration company planning to become a vertically integrated and diversified High Value Silicon Metal (99.9+% Si), and Solar Grade Silicon Metal (99.999+% Si) producer.

Our business model is focused on developing a disruptive High Purity and Solar Grade Silicon Metal manufacturing process (patent pending) and becoming a vertically – integrated High Value Silicon Metal and Solar Grade Silicon producer that can generate high yield returns and significant free cash flow within a relatively short time line.

About Beauce Gold Property 

The Beauce Gold project is a unique, historically prolific gold field located in the municipality of Saint-Simon-les-Mines in the Beauce region of Southern Quebec. Comprising of a block of 145 claims 100 per cent owned by HPQ, the project area hosts a six-kilometre-long unconsolidated gold-bearing sedimentary unit (a lower saprolite and an upper brown diamictite). The gold in saprolite indicates a close proximity to a bedrock source of gold, providing possible further exploration discoveries.

Beauce Gold Property highlights (Beauce Technical 43-101 Report January 2015)

  • Certificate of authorizations (CA) allowing the start of first phase mining activities on the Rang Chaussegros sector of the Beauce gold project;
  • Polygonally calculated gold exploration target for the entire historical placer channel ranging between 61,000 ounces (2.2 million cubic metres at 0.87 gram of gold per cubic metre) and 366,000 ounces (2.2 million cubic metres at 5.22 grams of gold per cubic metre); Potential quantity and grade is conceptual in nature, that there has been insufficient exploration to define a mineral resource and that it is uncertain if further exploration will result in the target being delineated as a mineral resource
  • Significant potential for further exploration discoveries; geology suggest a proximate bedrock source of gold;
  • 176 acres of real estate 100 per cent owned by HPQ;
  • The property once held four historical gold mining operations;
  • The property produced the largest gold nuggets in Canadian mining history (St-Onge nugget, 43 ounces; McDonald nugget, 45 ounces; Kilgour nugget, 51 ounces). Source: W. Chapamn 1881 Gold Mines of Beauce, F. Drouin 2003 Les Mines D’Or En Beauce

Disclaimers:

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements containing the words “may”, “plan”, “will”, “estimate”, “continue”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “expect”, “in the process” and other similar expressions which constitute “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements reflect the Company’s current expectation and assumptions, and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, our expectations regarding the acceptance of our products by the market, our strategy to develop new products and enhance the capabilities of existing products, our strategy with respect to research and development, the impact of competitive products and pricing, new product development, and uncertainties related to the regulatory approval process. Such statements reflect the current views of the Company with respect to future events and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties and other risks detailed from time-to-time in the Company’s on-going filings with the securities regulatory authorities, which filings can be found at www.sedar.com. Actual results, events, and performance may differ materially. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements either as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities laws.

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.

Shares outstanding: 168,987,616

Bernard J. Tourillon
Chairman and CEO
(514) 907-1011

Patrick Levasseur
President and COO
(514) 262-9239
www.HPQSilicon.com

New Scaling Up Milestones; 62% Increase in Impurity Removal Using Low Purity Feedstock; 531% Conversion Yield Increase $HPQ.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:07 AM on Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

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  • New Scaling Up Milestones
  • 62% Increase in Impurity Removal Using Low Purity Feedstock
  • 531% Conversion Yield Increase

HPQ Silicon Resources Inc (“HPQ”) (TSX VENTURE:HPQ)(FRANKFURT:UGE)(OTC PINK:URAGF) is pleased to inform its shareholders that PyroGenesis Canada Inc (“PyroGenesis”) has submitted a new stage report entitled “Update on The PUREVAPtm Process Characterization Testing #2” pertaining to tests completed since our last technical PR (26/01/17). The objectives of test #37 to #74 was increasing Si yield at lab scale by continuously improving process parameter and implementing alternative purification routes while still using low purity feed stock. The salient points of the report are significant in that they validate our systematic and methodical approach to our bench scale test purification work and scaling up our process of converting quartz into high purity silicon metal.

PROCESS IMPROVEMENT SHOWING SIGNIFICANT POTENTIAL TOWARD REACHING HIGHER PURITY

The report confirms that ongoing modifications to the PUREVAP™ QRR process have resulted in a 62% improvement in the impurity removal capacity of the system. This outcome is based on third party laboratory results1, comparing the total average impurities count of 856.6 ppm (99.91%) for the Si produced by test #24 completed prior the modification with the total impurity count result of 328.98 ppm (99.97%) for the Si produced by test #51 completed after, using the same low purity quartz feedstock with total impurity count of 18,900 ppm (98.14 SiO2).

Bernard Tourillon, Chairman and CEO of HPQ-Silicon stated, “These results demonstrate that the PUREVAPtm QRR quartz purification process can continue to be successfully improved while using low purity feedstock at the bench scale. This represents yet more important technical milestones being reached in our path toward production of Solar Grade Silicon Metal. At this stage of our development, we continue to pass critical milestones consistently and must continue our ‘iterative’ approach of incrementally increasing size, and purity step by step”.

Table 1: Removal efficiency of main impurities from Si Sample

Removal efficiency
Element Test#24 Test#51
Al 72.0% 93.9%
Ca 95.5% 98.8%
Fe 98.1% 99.3%
Mg 97.0% 99.9%
Mn 98.5% 99.5%
Na 99.6% 100.0%
K 96.4% 100.0%
Ti -15.0% 79.8%
P 44.7% 53.1%
S 99.9% 100.0%
W 55.6% 100.0%
B 34.0% 44.3%
Average 73.0% 89.1%
1 Analyses completed by Evans Analytical Group, (“EAG” of Liverpool, NY, USA) – using Glow Discharge Mass Spectrometry (“GDMS”)

Results for key impurities from test 51 indicate that the process modification implement are now allowing removal efficiencies of 100% for Na, K, S and W, > 99% for Fe, Mg and Mn, 98.8% for Ca, 93.9% for Al, 79.8 % for Ti (one of the most difficult impurity to remove), 53.1% for P and 44.3% for B.

Final results regarding process improvement using lower quality feedstock in test #54 to #74 will be reported once analysed by third party laboratory. PyroGenesis will submit a technical proposal to HPQ shortly, highlighting the best way to proceed with the final batch, based upon process and test results to date.

TESTING USING FEEDSTOCK WITH 99.5% SiO(500 PPM OF IMPURITIES) BECOMES KEY FOCUS

Once the results from samples #54 to #74 are completed, the effort will focus on applying purification techniques to higher purity quartz feedstock. Presently the industry produces standard grade Si (MG-Si 98-99% Si) using as feedstock a quartz with no more then 500 ppm of impurities (99.5% SiO2) and a maximum iron oxide (Fe) content of 0.1-0.15 wt%.

With the exception of the proof of concept phase, all of the tests to date that produced 99.9+% Si were completed using quartz feed stock with a total impurity count of 18,900 ppm (98.14 SiO2) and iron oxide (Fe) content of 0.9 wt%, or 9 times greater than the industry standard for Fe.

Having successfully secured access to high purity Quartz (99.5% SiO2) from both HPQ – owned quartz deposits and from outside suppliers, the next phase will apply the high efficiency impurities removal techniques to the higher purity feedstock. The objective of using the higher purity feedstock is to test the ability to reach the 5N threshold at the bench scale, and provide more data necessary for the final design of the pilot plant. These tests will commence as soon as the latest process improvements announced in our May 4, 2017 PR, are completed on the lab scale PUREVAP™ QRR.

“We are pleased with the progress to date,” said Pierre Carabin, Chief Technology Officer of PyroGenesis. “We have now reached a stage where we can start testing using high purity feedstock which will allow us to validate the impurity removal capacity of the lab scale reactor and ultimately, to further improve the product purity.”

TESTING CONTINUES TO CONFIRMS BENCH TEST SCALABILITY OF PUREVAP™ QRR PROCESS

The report confirms that process modifications done to the PUREVAP™ QRR are responsible for a 531% increase in yield of the Si produced. This is based on the fact that the process modifications has made it possible to produce the same quantity of material as produced by test #32 (PR January 26, 2017) using smaller batch size (55 wt% less) without sacrificing the purity of the final product.

Bernard J. Tourillon, Chairman and CEO of HPQ Silicon stated, “Building on our scaling up success to date, the coming months should allow us to continue to make improvements to our scaling up program, while simultaneously testing for the best and greenest pathway to produce 5N (99.999% Si) Solar Grade Silicon Metal at lab scale, prior to start-up of the Pilot plant scheduled for 2018.”

Pierre Carabin, Eng., M. Eng., has reviewed and approved the technical content of this press release.

About HPQ Silicon

HPQ Silicon Resources Inc is a TSX-V listed junior exploration company planning to become a vertically integrated and diversified High Value Silicon Metal (99.9+% Si), and Solar Grade Silicon Metal (99.999+% Si) producer.

Our business model is focused on developing a disruptive High Purity and Solar Grade Silicon Metal manufacturing process (patent pending) and becoming a vertically – integrated High Value Silicon Metal and Solar Grade Silicon producer that can generate high yield returns and significant free cash flow within a relatively short time line.

Disclaimers:

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements containing the words “may”, “plan”, “will”, “estimate”, “continue”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “expect”, “in the process” and other similar expressions which constitute “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements reflect the Company’s current expectation and assumptions, and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, our expectations regarding the acceptance of our products by the market, our strategy to develop new products and enhance the capabilities of existing products, our strategy with respect to research and development, the impact of competitive products and pricing, new product development, and uncertainties related to the regulatory approval process. Such statements reflect the current views of the Company with respect to future events and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties and other risks detailed from time-to-time in the Company’s on-going filings with the securities regulatory authorities, which filings can be found at www.sedar.com. Actual results, events, and performance may differ materially. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements either as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities laws.

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.

To view the image accompanying this press release, please visit the following link: http://www.marketwire.com/library/20170515-test32and51_800.jpg

To view the results from Test # 24, please visit this link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/Test_24.pdf

To view the results from Test # 51, please visit this link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/Test_51.pdf

Shares outstanding: 168,987,616

Bernard J. Tourillon
Chairman and CEO
(514) 907-1011

Patrick Levasseur
President and COO
(514) 262-9239
www.HPQSilicon.com

HPQ Identifies Major Fault Line Beneath The Old Gold Placer Mine on Beauce Gold Property $HPQ.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 12:56 PM on Thursday, May 11th, 2017

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  • Identified a major fault beneath the former placer gold mining operation of the 1960s Beauce Placer Company
  • Patrick Levasseur, President and COO of HPQ Silicon stated, “This is an important discovery that narrows our search to find the hard rock source of the St-Simon-Les-Mines gold placers.” 
  • Also stated “We’re also very excited by the potential for discovery of another massive sulphide deposit within the Bellechasse Gold Belt. This is the same gold belt that hosts Golden Hope Mines Bellechasse – Timmins gold deposit as well as the Champagne massive sulphide deposit.

MONTREAL, QUEBEC–(May 11, 2017) –  HPQ Silicon Resources Inc (“HPQ”) (TSX VENTURE:HPQ)(FRANKFURT:UGE)(OTC PINK:URAGF) is pleased to announce that the geophysical study along St-Gustave road on the company’s Beauce Gold property located in St-Simon-Les-Mines announced last year (HPQ Press release March 22, 2016) was completed and has identified a major fault beneath the former placer gold mining operation of the 1960s Beauce Placer Company.

Patrick Levasseur, President and COO of HPQ Silicon stated, “This is an important discovery that narrows our search to find the hard rock source of the St-Simon-Les-Mines gold placers.” Mr. Levasseur also stated “We’re also very excited by the potential for discovery of another massive sulphide deposit within the Bellechasse Gold Belt. This is the same gold belt that hosts Golden Hope Mines Bellechasse – Timmins gold deposit as well as the Champagne massive sulphide deposit.

SIGNIFICANT GOVERNMENT AND RESEARCH ENTITIES CONDUCTED GEOPHYSICAL STUDY

As part of a research grant from the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies (FRQNT) in partnership with the Quebec Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources and HPQ Silicon Resources, the INRS-Center Eau Terre et Environnement of Québec conducted a multidisciplinary geophysical study to document the deep geological context of the Magog Group and, more specifically, the Beauceville Formation (Bellechasse gold belt) under the St-Simon-les-Mines gold placer.

PRESENCE OF A MAJOR FAULT LINE IN THIS SECTOR IS UNPRECEDENTED

The work, carried out under the supervision of Professor Marc Richer-LaFlèche, Ph.D., geo, consists of audio-magnetotelluric, gravimetric, magnetometric and electromagnetic surveys. The latter were carried out along a 5.6 km section along the St-Gustave road. The results of the study suggest the presence of a large fault (Figure 1) rising on the edge of the former placer gold mining operation of the 1960s Beauce Placer Company. Gravity data also shows a contrast between the southern and northern blocks of the fault. This new information is relevant to explain the possible source of gold contained in the St-Simon-les-Mines site and along the Gilbert River. The presence of a major fault in this sector was previously not identified, as government maps indicate simple folded structures in the area. In addition, the projection of the fault at the surface corresponds to a high electrical chargeability domain (Richer-LaFlèche, 2014) suggesting the presence of disseminated sulphides in the volcaniclastic rocks of the Beauceville Formation. This area borders the northern limit of the St-Simon-les-Mines gold placer.

POTENTIAL FOR POLYMETALLIC MASSIVE SULPHIDE MINERALISATION

In addition to specifying the structural context of the St-Simon-les-Mines gold sector, the geophysical work of 2016 was extended north to document the deep geology of the northern part of the Beauceville Formation. This area is characterized by a greater proportion of volcanoclastic and volcanic rocks and a geological context similar to that of the Champagne deposit in the St-Magloire area (Bellechasse gold belt). The audio-magnetotelluric data of the St-Gustave road section suggest the presence of a large conductor (conductor IV) with an estimated thickness of about 50 m and vertical extension in the order of 400 m (Fig. 1). This structure could correspond to a massive polymetallic sulphides mineralization. Additional work is planned to specify the geometry of this conductor.

IMPLICATIONS FOR MINERAL EXPLORATION IN THE BELLECHASSE GOLD BELT

The use of multiple geophysical methods including deep penetration AMT makes it possible to improve the geological understanding of the St-Simon-les-Mines sector by highlighting the presence of a fault in the vicinity of the gold placer. The rocks in the area affected by the presumed structure show local high electrical chargeability values suggesting the presence of disseminated sulphides in the volcanoclastic rocks of the Beauceville Formation. Additional geophysical and geological work will be carried out to clarify the geometry of the fault and to document the presence of bedrock mineralization under the placer and in the northern part of the Beauce Gold property.

Marc Richer-LaFlèche PhD, P. Geo, is a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 and has reviewed and approved the technical contents of this press release.

HPQ INCREASES BEAUCE GOLD PROPERTY FOOTPRINT OVER NEWLY DISCOVERED ZONES

In addition to the original 5 Uragold claims and the 32 claims acquired from Fancamp, the Company has acquired through map staking an additional 108 claims for a total of 145 claims covering a total area of 4,472 hectares over the newly discovered zones.

About HPQ Silicon

HPQ Silicon Resources Inc is a TSX-V listed junior exploration company planning to become a vertically integrated and diversified High Value Silicon Metal (99.9+% Si), and Solar Grade Silicon Metal (99.999+% Si) producer.

About Beauce Gold Fields

Beauce Gold Fields (BGF) is a wholly own subsidiary of HPQ Silicon. HPQ is in the process of “Spinning Out” Beauce Gold Fields into a new publicly trading junior gold company. Shareholders of record of HPQ will receive shares in the new company. The Beauce Gold property will become the property of merit of BGF.

The Beauce Gold project is a unique, historically prolific gold field located in the municipality of Saint-Simon-les-Mines in the Beauce region of Southern Quebec. Comprising of a block of 145 claims 100 per cent owned by HPQ, the project area hosts a six-kilometre-long unconsolidated gold-bearing sedimentary unit (a lower saprolite and an upper brown diamictite). The gold in saprolite indicates a close proximity to a bedrock source of gold, providing possible further exploration discoveries.

Beauce Gold Property highlights (Beauce Technical 43-101 Report January 2015)

  • Certificate of authorizations (CA) allowing the start of first phase mining activities on the Rang Chaussegros sector of the Beauce gold project;
  •  Polygonally calculated gold exploration target for the entire historical placer channel ranging between 61,000 ounces (2.2 million cubic metres at 0.87 gram of gold per cubic metre) and 366,000 ounces (2.2 million cubic metres at 5.22 grams of gold per cubic metre); Potential quantity and grade is conceptual in nature, that there has been insufficient exploration to define a mineral resource and that it is uncertain if further exploration will result in the target being delineated as a mineral resource
  • Significant potential for further exploration discoveries; geology suggest a proximate bedrock source of gold;
  • 176 acres of real estate 100 per cent owned by HPQ;
  • The property once held four historical gold mining operations;
  • The property produced the largest gold nuggets in Canadian mining history (St-Onge nugget, 43 ounces; McDonald nugget, 45 ounces; Kilgour nugget, 51 ounces). Source: W. Chapamn 1881 Gold Mines of Beauce, F. Drouin 2003 Les Mines D’Or En Beauce

Disclaimers:

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements containing the words “may”, “plan”, “will”, “estimate”, “continue”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “expect”, “in the process” and other similar expressions which constitute “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements reflect the Company’s current expectation and assumptions, and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, our expectations regarding the acceptance of our products by the market, our strategy to develop new products and enhance the capabilities of existing products, our strategy with respect to research and development, the impact of competitive products and pricing, new product development, and uncertainties related to the regulatory approval process. Such statements reflect the current views of the Company with respect to future events and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties and other risks detailed from time-to-time in the Company’s on-going filings with the securities regulatory authorities, which filings can be found at www.sedar.com. Actual results, events, and performance may differ materially. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements either as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities laws.

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.

To view the image accompanying this press release, please visit the following link: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/1094454_HPQ_Beauce_Fault.jpg

Shares outstanding: 168,987,616

Bernard J. Tourillon
Chairman and CEO
(514) 907-1011

Patrick Levasseur
President and COO
(514) 262-9239
www.HPQSilicon.com

HPQ Orders Second Phase Lab Scale Testing Program From PyroGenesis as Part of Transition to Pilot Plant 5N Testing $HPQ.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:09 AM on Thursday, May 4th, 2017

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  • Ordered a second phase of Process Characterization Testing from PyroGenesis Canada Inc.
  • Purpose of this latest series of tests is to build upon the bench scale success to date and push the design envelope of the lab scale system to a point that will allow it to be operated in a semi-batch mode to produce Si samples
  • PyroGenesis will run the program over the next months, leading up to the delivery of the Pilot Plant furnace, scheduled for October 2017

MONTREAL, QUEBEC–(May 4, 2017) – HPQ Silicon Resources Inc (“HPQ”) (TSX VENTURE:HPQ)(FRANKFURT:UGE)(OTC PINK:URAGF) is pleased to announce it has ordered a second phase of Process Characterization Testing from PyroGenesis Canada Inc. (“PyroGenesis”) using a newly upgraded version of the lab scale Purevaptm Quartz Reduction Reactor (“QRR”). The purpose of this latest series of tests is to build upon the bench scale success to date and push the design envelope of the lab scale system to a point that will allow it to be operated in a semi-batch mode to produce Si samples. PyroGenesis will run the program over the next months, leading up to the delivery of the Pilot Plant furnace, scheduled for October 2017. The objectives of these new metallurgical tests are multiple, and include generating and collecting data that can be used for the commercial scale-up of the Purevaptm QRR process, continue testing alternative purification routes and using higher purity feed stock (99.5% SiO2). The goal of this phase is producing 5N (99.999% Si) Solar Grade Silicon Metal at lab scale and perfecting the process techniques for the Pilot Plant. Bernard J. Tourillon, Chairman and CEO of HPQ Silicon stated, “Building on the success to date, this new series of tests will allow us continue making improvements to the scaling up program, while simultaneously testing for the best and greenest pathway to produce 5N (99.999% Si) Solar Grade Silicon Metal at lab scale, prior to start-up of the Pilot plant scheduled for 2018.” The total cost of this series of R&D metallurgical tests is CDN$ 170,000. In addition to testing the material produced at the “Centre de Caractérisation Microscopique des Matériaux” (CM2), located at “École Polytechnique”, PyroGenesis will also provide HPQ Silicon with samples for third party independent validation of the purity, as well as, preparing progress reports and a final report summarizing the results and analysis. To this end, Pierre Carabin, Chief technology officer of PyroGenesis stated, “We are eager to start this additional testing phase. This new testing will allow us to validate the pilot scale reactor design and to further improve the product purity.” P. Peter Pascali, President and CEO of PyroGenesis stated: “The further we proceed in this project the more confident we are that we have found a plasma based application that can be applied to Quartz in a commercial setting.” About HPQ Silicon HPQ Silicon Resources Inc is a TSX-V listed junior exploration company planning to become a vertically integrated and diversified High Value Silicon Metal (99.9+% Si), and Solar Grade Silicon Metal (99.999+% Si) producer. Our business model is focused on developing a disruptive High Purity and Solar Grade Silicon Metal manufacturing process (patent pending) and becoming a vertically – integrated High Value Silicon Metal and Solar Grade Silicon producer that can generate high yield returns and significant free cash flow within a relatively short time line. Disclaimers: This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements containing the words “may”, “plan”, “will”, “estimate”, “continue”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “expect”, “in the process” and other similar expressions which constitute “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements reflect the Company’s current expectation and assumptions, and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, our expectations regarding the acceptance of our products by the market, our strategy to develop new products and enhance the capabilities of existing products, our strategy with respect to research and development, the impact of competitive products and pricing, new product development, and uncertainties related to the regulatory approval process. Such statements reflect the current views of the Company with respect to future events and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties and other risks detailed from time-to-time in the Company’s on-going filings with the securities regulatory authorities, which filings can be found at www.sedar.com. Actual results, events, and performance may differ materially. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements either as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities laws. 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. Shares outstanding: 168,987,616

Bernard J. Tourillon Chairman and CEO (514) 907-1011 Patrick Levasseur President and COO (514) 262-9239 www.HPQSilicon.com

HPQ Silicon Resources Provides Update on Spin out of Beauce Gold Project, Listing and Distribution to Shareholders $HPQ.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:33 AM on Friday, March 31st, 2017

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  • Patrick Levasseur, President and COO of HPQ Silicon stated, “The spin out of our gold assets into Beauce Gold Fields is nearing completion and will prove to be worth the wait for our shareholders and everyone who will benefit from it. The recent signing of our MOU with Golden Hope Mines regarding the Bellechasse-Timmins Gold Deposit allows us to now focus our efforts to spin out Beauce Gold Fields. The TSX-V has received documentation therefore we are now waiting for a positive response of this documentation. We are eager for Beauce Gold Fields to be an independently trading entity that unlocks the true value of our gold assets.”

MONTREAL, QUEBEC–(March 31, 2017) – HPQ-Silicon Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:HPQ) (FRANKFURT:UGE) (OTC PINK:URAGF) wishes to provide to its shareholders an update regarding the spin out of its Beauce Gold Project into Beauce Gold Fields Inc. (“BGF”) and its application for listing on the Canadian Securities Exchange (“CSE”).

Patrick Levasseur, President and COO of HPQ Silicon stated, “The spin out of our gold assets into Beauce Gold Fields is nearing completion and will prove to be worth the wait for our shareholders and everyone who will benefit from it. The recent signing of our MOU with Golden Hope Mines regarding the Bellechasse-Timmins Gold Deposit allows us to now focus our efforts to spin out Beauce Gold Fields. The TSX-V has received documentation therefore we are now waiting for a positive response of this documentation. We are eager for Beauce Gold Fields to be an independently trading entity that unlocks the true value of our gold assets.”

PROPOSED DISTRIBUTION OF BEAUCE GOLD FIELDS SHARES TO HPQ SILICON SHAREHOLDERS

Once HPQ receives notice of the acceptance of its documents by the TSX-V, we will complete the final documentation for our CSE listing. At that point, we will announce the proposed distribution of BGFI shares, the record date on which HPQ shareholders will qualify to receive such shares and the proposed listing date of BGFI. BGFI would issue 25.1 million shares of its share capital to HPQ in consideration of the sale of the Beauce-Placer-Fancamp claims, the Beauce Placer claims and the exploration and extraction rights for precious and base metals on the Roncevaux property. The per share value currently being considered for BGFI is $0.10. The proposed distribution of the shares will be done under a three year escrow. 10% of the shares should be releaseded upon listing, and 15% should then be released every 6 months afterwards, effectively shareholders should receive 40% of their BGFI shares during the first year.

ADDITIONAL SPIN OUT MATTERS

The following actions have been completed in relation to the spin out:

  1. HPQ has entered into an agreement to grant to BGF the Gold, Precious metals and base metals exploration and extraction rights on the Roncevaux property in exchange for a 5% NSR on such production and the issuance of 100,000 shares.
  2. HPQ has entered into an agreement selling the Beauce-Placer-Fancamp claims and the Beauce Placer claims, the Beauce Gold Project, and the Real Estate lots relating thereto, in exchange for 25 million shares
  3. The Corporation has received and filed on SEDAR both the updated National Instrument 43-101-compliant report on the Beauce Placer Project, as well as, a NI 43-101-compliant report on the Roncevaux property.
  4. The Board of Directors of Beauce Gold Fields Inc has been nominated and is composed of:
  • Dr.Vivian Stuart-Williams, M. Sc. Geo. SACNASPS
  • Mr. Michael Flanagan, P. Geo (Québec)
  • Mr. Marc-André Drapeau, ing.
  • Mr. Bernard Tourillon
  • Mr. Patrick Levasseur
  1. The Officers of BGFI have nominated and will be composed of:
  • Mr. Bernard Tourillon, Chairman and CEO
  • Mr. Patrick Levasseur, President and COO
  • Mr. François Rivard, Chief Financial Officer
  1. The Corporation has filed with the TSX-Venture Exchange the necessary documents regarding the various claims sales, the real estate lots and exploration and extraction rights Agreements..

CAPITAL RAISE

Concurrently with the listing process on CSE Exchange, BGF is in the process of raising in excess of $400,000 to qualify for listing. This will enable the Corporation to meet its working capital obligations as well as most of its first year exploration needs.

About HPQ Silicon

HPQ Silicon Resources Inc is a TSX-V listed junior exploration company planning to become a vertically integrated and diversified High Value Silicon Metal (99.9+% Si), and Solar Grade Silicon Metal (99.999+% Si) producer.

Our business model is focused on developing a one step High Purity and Solar Grade Silicon Metal manufacturing process (patent pending) and becoming a vertically – integrated Solar Grade Silicon producer that can generate high yield returns and significant free cash flow within a relatively short time line.

About Beauce Gold Fields

Beauce Gold Fields (BGF) is a wholly own subsidiary of HPQ Silicon. HPQ is in the process of “Spinning Out” Beauce Gold Fields into a new publicly trading junior gold company. The Beauce Gold property will become the property of merit of BGF.

The Beauce Gold project is a unique, historically prolific gold field located in the municipality of Saint-Simon-les-Mines in the Beauce region of Southern Quebec. Comprising of a block of claims 100 per cent owned by HPQ, the project area hosts a six-kilometre-long unconsolidated gold-bearing sedimentary unit (a lower saprolite and an upper brown diamictite) holding the largest historical placer gold deposit in eastern North America. The gold in saprolite indicates a close proximity to a bedrock source of gold, providing significant potential for further exploration discoveries.

Property highlights

  • Certificate of authorizations (CA) allowing the start of first phase mining activities on the Rang Chaussegros sector of the Beauce gold project;
  • Polygonally calculated gold exploration target for the entire historical placer channel ranging between 61,000 ounces (2.2 million cubic metres at 0.87 gram of gold per cubic metre) and 366,000 ounces (2.2 million cubic metres at 5.22 grams of gold per cubic metre);
  • Significant potential for further exploration discoveries; geology suggest a proximate bedrock source of gold;
  • 176 acres of real estate 100 per cent owned by HPQ;
  • The property once held four historical gold mining operations;
  • The property produced the largest gold nuggets in Canadian mining history (St-Onge nugget, 43 ounces; McDonald nugget, 45 ounces; Kilgour nugget, 51 ounces).

Disclaimers:

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements containing the words “may”, “plan”, “will”, “estimate”, “continue”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “expect”, “in the process” and other similar expressions which constitute “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements reflect the Company’s current expectation and assumptions, and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, our expectations regarding the acceptance of our products by the market, our strategy to develop new products and enhance the capabilities of existing products, our strategy with respect to research and development, the impact of competitive products and pricing, new product development, and uncertainties related to the regulatory approval process. Such statements reflect the current views of the Company with respect to future events and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties and other risks detailed from time-to-time in the Company’s on-going filings with the securities regulatory authorities, which filings can be found at www.sedar.com. Actual results, events, and performance may differ materially. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements either as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities laws.

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.

Shares outstanding: 168 387 616

Patrick Levasseur
President and COO
(514) 262-9239
www.HPQSilicon.com

HPQ Silicon Resources and Golden Hope Mines Sign MOU on Bellechasse-Timmins Gold Property to Move Forward $HPQ.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:15 AM on Friday, March 24th, 2017

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  • Announced that Golden Hope Mines (“GNH”) (TSX VENTURE:GNH) and HPQ have signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
  • New Agreement in relation to the commercial mining of the of the Bellechasse-Timmins (“B-T”) gold deposit located in St-Magloire in the Beauce region of Quebec

MONTREAL, QUEBEC–(March 24, 2017) – HPQ Silicon Resources Inc (“HPQ”) (TSX VENTURE:HPQ)(FRANKFURT:UGE)(OTC PINK:URAGF) is pleased to announce that Golden Hope Mines (“GNH”) (TSX VENTURE:GNH) and HPQ have signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for a New Agreement in relation to the commercial mining of the of the Bellechasse-Timmins (“B-T”) gold deposit located in St-Magloire in the Beauce region of Quebec.

ADVANCING THE BELLECHASSE-TIMMINS GOLD PROPERTY

HPQ strongly believes that, similar to its Beauce Gold project, the B-T property can potentially be advanced to the feasibility level for a small-scale surface gold mining operation. The B-T property and the Beauce Gold property have many points in common, key among them is the fact that the deposits are located in the Magog Group geological formation and are both “nuggety” type deposits.

Patrick Levasseur, President and COO of HPQ Silicon stated “I look forward to working with the Golden Hope Mines team to advance the B-T deposit into the first operating gold mine in southern Quebec in many years. I sincerely thank the Board of Golden Hope and especially its President, Frank Candido, for his leadership in bringing us together to find common ground to move forward with this fantastic project for the benefit of all shareholders.”

The MOU sets the framework to end the legal dispute (see HPQ press release of September 18 2015 and GNH press releases of September 4 and 21 and November 12 and 23 2015) and establish a New Agreement that replaces the Definitive Option and Joint Venture Agreement (DOJV) for the advancement of the B-T Deposit into a producing mine. (see press releases February 24 and April 4 of 2014)

A Preliminary Economic Assessment and a Feasibility Study has not been completed and there is no certainty the proposed operation will be economically viable or mineable.

Mr. Mike Flanagan, PGeo. is the qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 who has prepared and approved of the technical information in this news release. 

NEW AGREEMENT EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED APRIL 15 – KEY POINTS BELOW

  1. Upon conclusion of the New Agreement, the DOJV shall be terminated, HPQ shall withdraw the UBR Legal Action and each party shall release the other from any claim, right or obligation relating to the DOJV.
  2. The New Agreement shall provide HPQ the option to earn a 30% undivided interest in the B-T Deposit by completing, at its cost, a list of actions specified and detailed in the New Agreement
  3. The New Agreement shall provide HPQ with a further option to earn an additional 20% undivided interest in the Deposit (total 50%), following the completion of all Actions, by securing the required financing to fully fund the commercial production of the Deposit in accordance with the Economic Assessment referred to above.
  4. HPQ will subscribe to a private placement financing of GNH.
  5. An assignment of HPQ’s rights and obligations under the New Agreement to HPQ’s wholly-owned subsidiary Beauce Goldfields (BGF) may take place upon completion of certain conditions stipulated in the New Agreement.
  6. In the event that HPQ does assign its rights and obligations under the New Agreement to BGF, GNH shall receive $50,000 in shares of BGF, subject to required approvals.

The New Agreement is expected to be completed and executed by the parties by April 15, 2017.

About HPQ Silicon

HPQ Silicon Resources Inc is a TSX-V listed junior exploration company planning to become a vertically integrated and diversified High Value Silicon Metal (99.9+% Si), and Solar Grade Silicon Metal (99.999+% Si) producer.

Our business model is focused on developing a one step High Purity and Solar Grade Silicon Metal manufacturing process (patent pending) and becoming a vertically – integrated Solar Grade Silicon producer that can generate high yield returns and significant free cash flow within a relatively short time line.

About Beauce Gold Fields

Beauce Gold Fields (BGF) is a wholly own subsidiary of HPQ Silicon. HPQ is in the process of “Spinning Out” Beauce Gold Fields into a new publicly trading junior gold company. The Beauce Gold property will become the property of merit of BGF.

The Beauce Gold project is a unique, historically prolific gold field located in the municipality of Saint-Simon-les-Mines in the Beauce region of Southern Quebec. Comprising of a block of claims 100 per cent owned by HPQ, the project area hosts a six-kilometre-long unconsolidated gold-bearing sedimentary unit (a lower saprolite and an upper brown diamictite) holding the largest historical placer gold deposit in eastern North America. The gold in saprolite indicates a close proximity to a bedrock source of gold, providing significant potential for further exploration discoveries.

Property highlights

  • Certificate of authorizations (CA) allowing the start of first phase mining activities on the Rang Chaussegros sector of the Beauce gold project;
  • Polygonally calculated gold exploration target for the entire historical placer channel ranging between 61,000 ounces (2.2 million cubic metres at 0.87 gram of gold per cubic metre) and 366,000 ounces (2.2 million cubic metres at 5.22 grams of gold per cubic metre);
  • Significant potential for further exploration discoveries; geology suggest a proximate bedrock source of gold;
  • 176 acres of real estate 100 per cent owned by HPQ;
  • The property once held four historical gold mining operations;
  • The property produced the largest gold nuggets in Canadian mining history (St-Onge nugget, 43 ounces; McDonald nugget, 45 ounces; Kilgour nugget, 51 ounces).

Disclaimers:

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements containing the words “may”, “plan”, “will”, “estimate”, “continue”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “expect”, “in the process” and other similar expressions which constitute “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements reflect the Company’s current expectation and assumptions, and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, our expectations regarding the acceptance of our products by the market, our strategy to develop new products and enhance the capabilities of existing products, our strategy with respect to research and development, the impact of competitive products and pricing, new product development, and uncertainties related to the regulatory approval process. Such statements reflect the current views of the Company with respect to future events and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties and other risks detailed from time-to-time in the Company’s on-going filings with the securities regulatory authorities, which filings can be found at www.sedar.com. Actual results, events, and performance may differ materially. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements either as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities laws.

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.

Shares outstanding: 164 704 382

Patrick Levasseur
President and COO
(514) 262-9239
www.HPQSilicon.com

HPQ Silicon Mourns the Death of CEO’s Son, Sebastien Tourillon

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:38 AM on Monday, March 13th, 2017

Montreal, Quebec / March 13 2017 – HPQ Silicon Resources Inc (“HPQ”) (TSX Venture: HPQ) HPQ Silicon regrets to report that Sebastien C. Tourillon, the son of our CEO and Chairman, Bernard Tourillon, has passed away at the young age of 19 after a long battle with cystic fibrosis. Mr. Tourillon will be taking a temporary leave of absence.

“We are deeply saddened by the passing of Sebastien and our heartfelt condolences go out to Bernard, his wife and entire family” said Patrick Levasseur, President of the company. “So few people knew about Sebastien’s illness, which further puts into perspective the incredible leadership shown by Bernard during this very challenging past couple of years. He has been an inspiration to the entire HPQ family – but the truth of the matter is that Sebastien was and will remain our true inspiration. In honour of his love for aviation, we dedicate the completion of our mission to him.”

About HPQ Silicon

HPQ Silicon Resources Inc is a TSX-V listed junior exploration company planning to become a vertically integrated and diversified High Value Silicon Metal (99.9+% Si), and Solar Grade Silicon Metal (99.999+% Si) producer.

Our business model is focused on developing a one-step High Purity and Solar Grade Silicon Metal manufacturing process (patent pending) and becoming a vertically – integrated Solar Grade Silicon producer that can generate high yield returns and significant free cash flow within a relatively short time line.

Disclaimers:

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of any of the securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful

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.