Loop Industries and SK Global Chemical close strategic equity deal for $ 56.5 million and provide additional information on Asian joint venture to manufacture 100% recycled PET plastic

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02.08.2021 / 15:00
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Loop Industries and SK Global Chemical close strategic equity deal for $ 56.5 million and provide additional information on Asian joint venture to manufacture 100% recycled PET plastic

– $ 56.5 million to purchase Loop Industries new treasury common stock at $ 12 per share under the agreement announced by the two companies on June 23, 2021

– Joint venture begins planning phase for first Infinite Loop (TM) facility in Ulsan, South Korea, with at least four production facilities planned by 2030

– Mr. Jonghyuk Lee appointed to Loop’s board of directors

MONTREAL, QC / ACCESSWIRE / Aug 2, 2021 / Loop Industries (NASDAQ: LOOP) (“Loop” or “The Company”), a leading clean technology innovator whose mission is to accelerate a circular economy made of plastic and SK Global Chemical Co. Ltd. (“SKGC”), a subsidiary of South Korean SK Group, announces the completion of a $ 56.5 million purchase by the two companies on June 23, 2021 of new treasury common stock in Loop Industries. SKGC now owns 10 percent of Loop’s common stock .

The strategic partnership between the companies aims to accelerate the commercialization of loop technology across Asia to provide global CPG branded companies with virgin PET resin and polyester fiber made from 100% recycled material. Based on the first plant in Ulsan, South Korea, which is expected to begin with preparations in 2022, the joint venture plans to build at least four plants by 2030. Together, these plants will process around 400,000 tons of PET plastic and polyester fiber waste annually.

Appointment of Jonghyuk Lee to Loop’s board of directors
In connection with the investment, Mr. Jonghyuk Lee, Vice President of SKGC’s Green Business Division, has been appointed to Loop’s board of directors with immediate effect. This appointment reflects SKGC’s strategic view of the importance of its investment in Loop as part of its global strategic vision of “Green for Better Life”.

About Loop Industries
Loop Industries is a technology company whose mission is to accelerate the global shift towards sustainable PET plastic and polyester fibers and to free ourselves from our dependence on fossil fuels. Loop has a patented and proprietary technology that depolymerizes zero and low quality PET plastic and polyester fiber, including plastic bottles and packaging, carpets and textiles of any color, transparency or texture, and even marine plastics that have been degraded by the sun and salt. to its basic building blocks (monomers). The monomers are filtered, purified and polymerized to create new quality Loop (TM) PET resin and polyester fibers that are suitable for use in food packaging and enable our customers to meet their sustainability goals. Loop Industries is contributing to the global movement towards a circular economy by preventing plastic waste and reclaiming plastic waste for a more sustainable future for all.

Loop Industries common stock is listed on the Nasdaq Global Market under the symbol “LOOP”.

More information is available at www.loopindustries.com. Follow us on Twitter: @loopindustries Instagram: loopindustries, Facebook: Loop Industries and LinkedIn: Loop Industries

About SK Global Chemical
In 1972, SK Global Chemical laid the foundation for the development of the petrochemical industry with the operation of the first naphtha cracking plant in Korea. SK Global Chemical offers a variety of automotive and packaging products and solutions that customers and markets require. In addition, through continuous R&D efforts and global expansion, SK global Chemical is growing into a technology-based global chemical company.

SK Global Chemical will realize its vision “Green for Better Life” by establishing a plastic-based circular economy through cooperation with various partners and interest groups. SK Global Chemical will expand its portfolio of environmentally friendly products and continuously recycle beyond the amount of plastics produced in order to realize and leverage the sustainability efforts that benefit our planet.

More information is available at www.skglobalchemical.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
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Media contacts:

Loop industries
Stephanie Corrente, Director Marketing & Communication
+1 (450) 951-8555 ext. 226
[email protected]

SK global chemistry
Joon young jeong, professional manager
SK innovation | Value creation center
Media PR – battery business
010-7659-5699
[email protected]

Loop Industries Investor Relations
MZ Group-MZ North America
+1 (949) 259-4987
[email protected]
www.mzgroup.us

SOURCE: Loop Industries, Inc.

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