5N+ Awarded US$14.4 Million by U.S. Department of Defense

St. George, Utah facility to produce materials for use in solar cells for defense and commercial satellites

April 18, 2024 | Montréal, Québec

5N Plus Inc. (TSX:VNP) (“5N+” or the “Company”), a leading global producer of specialty semiconductors and performance materials, that it has been awarded US$14.4 million by the U.S. Department of Defense for the production of space-qualified materials for solar cells under its Defense Production Act Investment (DPAI) Program.

5N+ manufactures and customizes high-purity, dislocation-free, electrically-uniform and space-qualified germanium wafers, which are vital for solar cells powering commercial and national security satellites. Based on meeting certain conditions, over the next four years, this award will enable 5N+ to upgrade and increase its manufacturing capabilities at its St. George, Utah facility while supporting the U.S. Department of Defense’s domestic sources of supply.

“This is a testament to the quality of our high-purity specialty semiconductors and our standing as a trusted supplier of critical materials for critical applications,” said Gervais Jacques, President and CEO of 5N+. “Our enabling materials are frequently in orbit powering commercial and defense satellites, and we are proud to have been recognized once again as a key supplier to the U.S. Department of Defense.”

About 5N+

5N+ is a leading global producer of specialty semiconductors and performance materials. The Company’s ultra‐pure materials often form the core element of its customers’ products. These customers rely on 5N+’s products to enable performance and sustainability in their own products. 5N+ deploys a range of proprietary and proven technologies to develop and manufacture its products. The Company’s products enable various applications in several key industries, including renewable energy, security, space, pharmaceutical, medical imaging and industrial. Headquartered in Montréal, Quebec, 5N+ operates R&D, manufacturing and commercial centers in strategically located facilities around the world including Europe, North America and Asia.

Forward‐Looking Statements

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Contact :

Richard Perron
Chief Financial Officer
5N Plus Inc.
514 856-0644