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PyroGenesis $ Announces the Appointment of Mr. Andrew Abdalla to the Board of Directors and Chair of the Audit Committee

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 10:13 AM on Thursday, May 10th, 2018

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  • Announced today the appointment of Mr. Andrew Abdalla as an independent director and Chair of the Audit Committee
  • Mr. Abdalla, CPA, CA, is a partner at MNP, a leading national accounting, tax and business consulting firm in Canada

MONTREAL, May 10, 2018 – PyroGenesis Canada Inc. ( (TSX-V:PYR), a TSX Venture 50® high-tech company, (the “Company”, the “Corporation” or “PyroGenesis”) a Company that designs, develops and manufactures plasma waste-to-energy systems and plasma torch systems, is pleased to announce today the appointment of Mr. Andrew Abdalla as an independent director and Chair of the Audit Committee.

Mr. Abdalla, CPA, CA, is a partner at MNP, a leading national accounting, tax and business consulting firm in Canada. Mr. Abdalla brings to the Board of Directors of the Company (the “Board”) more than 20 years of strategic planning, and tax advice, with a specific focus on sales and income tax, acquisitions and divestitures, business valuations, corporate reorganizations and spinoffs. Mr. Abdalla received his Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) designation in 1987. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a graduate diploma in public accounting from Concordia University in Montreal.

Mr. Abdalla was the Company’s auditor for the 15 years prior to KPMG taking on that role, and as such, has extensive valuable knowledge and background of the Company’s operations.

“On behalf of the Board, it gives me great pleasure to welcome Andrew as its newest independent member and Audit Committee Chair,” said Mr. P. Peter Pascali, CEO and President of PyroGenesis. “Not only does Andrew bring to the Board an impressive set of financial and accounting skills, but he also brings a unique familiarity, not only of the Company, but of the specific requirements demanded of a Chair of an Audit Committee.  Andrew’s extensive history of having to deal with Audit Chairs, as Audit partner, lends itself well to this position.  We are looking forward to having him add his expertise, to that of the Board’s, during this exciting time in the Company’s evolution.

Mr. Abdalla has been granted an option to acquire 250,000 common shares of the Corporation (the “Common Shares”). The stock options have an exercise price of $0.52 per Common Share and are exercisable over a period of five (5) years. The options are granted in accordance with the Corporation’s stock option plan. The appointment of Mr. Abdalla, and the grant of options, remain subject to regulatory and Exchange approval.

About PyroGenesis Canada Inc.

PyroGenesis Canada Inc., a TSX Venture 50® high-tech company, is the world leader in the design, development, manufacture and commercialization of advanced plasma processes. We provide engineering and manufacturing expertise, cutting-edge contract research, as well as turnkey process equipment packages to the defense, metallurgical, mining, advanced materials (including 3D printing), oil & gas, and environmental industries. With a team of experienced engineers, scientists and technicians working out of our Montreal office and our 3,800 m2 manufacturing facility, PyroGenesis maintains its competitive advantage by remaining at the forefront of technology development and commercialization. Our core competencies allow PyroGenesis to lead the way in providing innovative plasma torches, plasma waste processes, high-temperature metallurgical processes, and engineering services to the global marketplace. Our operations are ISO 9001:2008 certified, and have been since 1997. PyroGenesis is a publicly-traded Canadian Corporation on the TSX Venture Exchange (Ticker Symbol: PYR) and on the OTCQB Marketplace. For more information, please visit

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 Corporation’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 Corporation with respect to future events and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties and other risks detailed from time-to-time in the Corporation’s ongoing filings with the securities regulatory authorities, which filings can be found at, or at Actual results, events, and performance may differ materially. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. The Corporation 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, its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) nor the OTCQB accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this press release.

SOURCE PyroGenesis Canada Inc.

For further information please contact: Rodayna Kafal, VP, Investor Relations and Strategic Business Development, Phone: (514) 937-0002, E-mail: [email protected]


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