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12. Feb 2019 09:45

SOTKAMO SILVER INVESTS IN BAT TECHNOLOGY AND WATER TREATMENT

Press release: Stockholm, February 12th, 2019

It has been decided to introduce a mechanical water treatment plant at the Silver Mine as part of a four-stage water treatment process. This is part of the mine's investment in the BAT technology (BAT = Best Available Technology).

The processes in the mechanical treatment plant, after chemical conditioning, are lamella sedimentation and sand filtration. In addition to these steps, the water treatment process includes the already existing clarification ponds and surface drainage fields. In addition to removing solids, water-soluble impurities are also removed from the water.

Sanitary wastewater is treated in a biochemical treatment plant inside the mining mine area. In addition to water treatment technology, we have invested in automation, a fast telecommunication network in the underground mine, engineering and ore sorting technology planning to be able to utilize the BAT technology, as well as in remote control of the production process and maintenance.

"We have taken into account the concerns of people in the area, considering the quality of the water leaving the mine, and have decided to invest in water treatment by introducing the mechanical water treatment already at this introductory stage of the mine project. With these additional efforts, we prepare for the capacity increase and take environmental aspects into account and also improve the efficient control of production using the BAT-technology", says Timo Lindborg, CEO of Sotkamo Silver AB.

Stockholm, February 12th, 2019
Timo Lindborg, CEO

Contact person
Timo Lindborg, CEO of Sotkamo Silver AB, tel. +358 40 508 3507

The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, on February 12th, 2019, at 8.45 CET.

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About Sotkamo Silver AB
Sotkamo Silver AB´s business concept is to exploit mineral deposits in the Nordic countries with positive social and environmental benefits. Sotkamo Silver owns mineral deposits, which contain silver, gold and tungsten in in Finland and Sweden as well as zinc and gold in Norway. The Company’s main development project is the Silver Mine project in the municipality of Sotkamo.

Sotkamo Silver applies SveMin’s & FinnMin’s respective rules of reporting for public mining & exploration companies. Sotkamo Silver has chosen to report mineral resources and ore reserves according to the internationally accepted JORC or NI 43-101 code. The company applies International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as approved by the European Union.

Legal Entity Identifier (LEI): 213800R2TQW1OZGYDX93
The ticker symbol is SOSI in NGM Equity in Stockholm and SOSI1 in NASDAQ Helsinki.

ISIN-code for Sotkamo Silver shares is SE0001057910.

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