American Resources Corporation Establishes Special Committee to Evaluate Strategic Valuation Creation Events

Jul 27th, 2022 8:30 EST

Committee Comprised of Members of the Board and Management To Conduct Strategic Review To Evaluate and Explore Further Methods That Can Unlock Value of the Company

FISHERS, IN / ACCESSWIRE / July 27, 2022 / American Resources Corporation (NASDAQ:AREC) (“American Resources” or the “Company”), a next generation and socially responsible supplier of rare earth and critical elements, carbon and advanced carbon materials to the new infrastructure and electrification marketplace, today announced that, at the request of an independent board member and shareholder, has created a special committee to evaluate strategic opportunities that can unlock the value of the Company for its shareholders.

Mark Jensen, CEO of American Resources Corporation commented, “We are extremely excited about our progress as a business on a fundamental basis and the opportunities we have in front of us, but also concur that the enterprise value of the business is currently at a substantial discount to our peers. We had an independent board member and shareholder of the Company request that we begin to evaluate opportunities to unlock the value for our shareholders. Such strategies, which have been presented, may include spin offs of certain divisions, stock repurchase programs, going private or sale of certain divisions. The demand for our products remains exceptionally strong and both American Carbon and reELEMENT Technologies find themselves at important inflection points. The team and special committee are dedicated to evaluating and pursuing options to see what will create the most value for all of our shareholders and which are in the best interest of the Company.”

American Resources continues to focus on running efficient streamlined operations in being a new-aged supplier of raw materials to the infrastructure and electrification marketplace in the most sustainable of ways, while also helping the world achieve its goals of carbon neutrality. By operating with low or no legacy costs and having one of the largest and most innovative growth pipelines in the industry, American Resources Corporation works to maximize value for its investors by positioning its large asset base to best fit a new-aged economy, while being able to scale its operations to meet the growth of the markets it serves.

About American Resources Corporation

American Resources Corporation is a next-generation, environmentally and socially responsible supplier of high-quality raw materials to the new infrastructure market. The Company is focused on the extraction and processing of metallurgical carbon, an essential ingredient used in steelmaking, critical and rare earth minerals for the electrification market, and reprocessed metal to be recycled. American Resources has a growing portfolio of operations located in the Central Appalachian basin of eastern Kentucky and southern West Virginia where premium quality metallurgical carbon and rare earth mineral deposits are concentrated.

American Resources has established a nimble, low-cost business model centered on growth, which provides a significant opportunity to scale its portfolio of assets to meet the growing global infrastructure and electrification markets while also continuing to acquire operations and significantly reduce their legacy industry risks. Its streamlined and efficient operations are able to maximize margins while reducing costs. For more information visit americanresourcescorp.com or connect with the Company on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

About reElement Technologies LLC

ReELEMENT Technologies LLC is redefining how critical and rare earth elements are both sourced and processed while focusing on the recycling of end-of-life products such as rare earth permanent magnets and lithium-ion batteries, as well as coal-based waste streams and byproducts to create a low-cost and environmentally-safe, circular supply chain. American Rare Earth has developed its innovative and scalable “Capture-Process-Purify” process chain in conjunction with its licensed intellectual property including 16 patents and technologies and sponsored research partnerships with three leading universities to support the domestic supply chain’s growing demand for magnet and battery metals. For more information visit reelementtech.com or connect with the Company on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other important factors that could cause the Company’s actual results, performance, or achievements or industry results to differ materially from any future results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. These statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond American Resources Corporation’s control. The words “believes”, “may”, “will”, “should”, “would”, “could”, “continue”, “seeks”, “anticipates”, “plans”, “expects”, “intends”, “estimates”, or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain such identifying words. Any forward-looking statements included in this press release are made only as of the date of this release. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update or supplement any forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances. The Company cannot assure you that the projected results or events will be achieved.

PR Contact:Precision Public RelationsMatt Sheldon917-280-7329[email protected]

Investor Contact:JTC Team, LLCJenene Thomas 833-475-8247[email protected]

RedChip Companies Inc. Todd McKnight1-800-RED-CHIP (733-2447)[email protected]

Company Contact:Mark LaVerghettaVice President of Corporate Finance and Communications317-855-9926 ext. 0[email protected]

SOURCE: American Resources Corporation

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