USCM enters second phase of Clayton Ridge Lithium Project option agreement

Vancouver, British Columbia – (Newsfile Corp. – October 13, 2022) – US Critical Metals Corp. (“USCM” or the “Company”) (TSXV:USCM; OTCQB:USCMF; FSE:0IU0) is pleased to announce that pursuant to the option agreement (the “Option Agreement”) for the Clayton Ridge Lithium Project in Nevada (the “Clayton Ridge Project”), between the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, US Energy Metals Corp. (“US Energy”) and Nevada Alaska Mining Co, Inc. (“Nevada Alaska”), the Company has fulfilled its first year option obligations by making aggregate cash payments of $75,000 and by issuing an aggregate of 500,000 common shares to Nevada Alaska. Under the terms of the Option Agreement, USCM has the option to acquire a 100% ownership interest in the Clayton Ridge Project. The shares were issued in accordance with applicable securities laws at a deemed price of $0.26 per share and are subject to a four month hold period.

The Company further announces that it has, through US Energy, executed an amending agreement (the “Amendment”) with Nevada Alaska to amend the terms of the Option Agreement. The Amendment extends the time frame by which US Energy is required to complete its drilling work commitment under the Option Agreement by one year, to October 11, 2023. The drilling work commitment requires the completion of 5,000 feet of drilling. The Company is currently in the process of filing a Notice of Intent with the Bureau of Land Management.

About US Critical Metals Corp.

USCM is focused on mining projects that will further secure the US supply of critical metals and rare earth elements, which are essential to fueling the new age economy. Pursuant to option agreements with private Canadian and American companies, USCM’s assets consist of three agreements, each providing USCM with the right to acquire interests in four discovery focused projects in the US. These projects include the Clayton Ridge Lithium Property located in Nevada, the Haynes Cobalt Property located in Idaho, the Sheep Creek located in Montana, and Lemhi Pass located in Idaho. A significant percentage of the world’s critical metal and rare earth supply comes from nations with interests that are contrary to those of the US. USCM intends to explore and develop critical metals and rare earth assets with near- and long-term strategic value to the advancement of US interests.

For further information please contact:

Darren Collins
Chief Executive Officer & Director
Telephone: +1 (786) 633-1756

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