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VANCOUVER, Nov. 12, 2019 /CNW/ - Pinnacle Renewable Energy ("Pinnacle" or the "Company") (TSX: PL) is pleased to announce the appointment of Rex McLennan to serve on the Company's Board of Directors, effective November 12, 2019.
Mr. McLennan is a seasoned independent corporate director and former C-level executive whose career includes over 30 years of leadership experience as a financial executive in large, complex, multinational resource-based companies. Mr. McLennan has held numerous senior level positions with both public and private companies during his career, including Imperial Oil Limited, Placer Dome Inc., Vancouver 2010 Olympic Organizing Committee, and Viterra Inc.
"We are fortunate to be welcoming Rex McLennan to Pinnacle's Board of Directors and having the opportunity to leverage the business expertise he has gained over his impressive career," said Gregory Baylin, Chair of Pinnacle's Board of Directors. "Mr. McLennan further strengthens the Board and Pinnacle will benefit from his extensive financial expertise and business acumen."
Mr. McLennan has wide-ranging public company experience serving on the boards of several mining exploration and development companies, as well as Canadian private company board experience. He is a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors (Canada) and received his ICD.D designation in June 2013.
Pinnacle is a rapidly growing industrial wood pellet manufacturer and distributor and the third largest producer in the world. The Company produces sustainable fuel for renewable electricity generation in the form of industrial wood pellets. This fuel is used by large-scale thermal power generators as a greener alternative to coal that allows them to produce reliable baseload renewable power. Pinnacle is a trusted supplier to its customers, who require reliable, high-quality fuel supply to maximize utilization of their facilities. Pinnacle takes pride in its industry leading safety practices. The Company operates eight industrial wood pellet production facilities in western Canada and one in Alabama, with a further plant under construction in Alberta. The Company also owns a port terminal in Prince Rupert, B.C. Pinnacle has entered into long-term take-or-pay contracts with utilities in the U.K., Europe and Asia that represent 100% of its announced production capacity through 2021 and 108% of its announced production capacity through 2026.
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We caution that the list of risk factors and uncertainties is not exhaustive and other factors could also adversely affect our results. Readers are urged to consider the risks, uncertainties and assumptions carefully in evaluating the forward-looking information and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such information. See "Forward-looking Information" and "Risk Factors" in the Company's most recent AIF and its Management's Discussion & Analysis for Q2 2019 available on SEDAR for a discussion of the uncertainties, risks and assumptions associated with these statements.
SOURCE Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc.