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Lepidico Announces Desert Lion Merger and Entitlements Issue

PERTH, Australia and TORONTO, Canada) - Lepidico Limited (ASX:LPD) (“Lepidico”) and Desert Lion Energy Inc. (TSXV:DLI) (“Desert Lion”) today announced they have entered into a definitive arrangement agreement (the “Arrangement Agreement”) whereby Lepidico will acquire all of the outstanding common shares of Desert Lion for 5.4 Lepidico ordinary shares for every 1 Desert Lion share (The “Transaction”). The Transaction will create a vertically integrated lithium development company from mine to chemical conversion plant by combining Lepidico’s leading proprietary lithium processing technologies with Desert Lion’s lepidolite Mineral Resources and extensive exploration package.

The agreed exchange ratio represents a premium of either 38% based on the closing price of Lepidico and Desert Lion shares on 3 May 2019 or 39% based on the 10 trading day volume weighted average price of the shares. Directors and officers of Desert Lion representing 17% of Desert Lion’s shares on issue have entered into voting and support agreements to vote in favour of the Transaction.

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