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Update On Heliborne Geophysical Survey

August 24, 2022

Aberdeen Minerals Limited ("AML") CEO, Fraser Gardiner, has provided an update on the heliborne geophysical survey:

I am writing to provide you with an update on our planned heliborne geophysical survey, due to commence in September over parts of Aberdeenshire. You may already be aware of the survey and its goals, and we wanted to take this opportunity to share with you the latest key information about our plans.

You can check the survey areas on the map overleaf to see if it covers your location. This low-level helicopter survey is being run by SkyTEM, a Danish specialist contractor, under permission of the Civil Aviation Authority for flight plans and low-level flying. Key information updates are provided below, and a “Frequently Asked Questions” section is being added to our website to provide more details about what we are doing and why.

We appreciate all of the feedback we have received so far, and we continue to work with SkyTEM to minimize any potential disruption to the communities within and around the survey area. Ensuring minimum disturbance to farming operations and animals in particular is a priority consideration for us in our ongoing preparation for the work, and we are actively engaging with individuals, stakeholder and interest groups about our plans.

We are keen to keep hearing from the community so if you have any questions before, during or after the survey work please do get in touch so that our team can discuss the survey with you in more detail.

Bringing this world class survey technology to North East Scotland for the first time is a very exciting opportunity to explore within our own country for the metals needed by society to meet the growing demand for EV batteries and electrical infrastructure. Our company’s aim is to work positively with communities and stakeholders to create opportunities in the North East for responsible mineral exploration as a vital contribution to a sustainable energy transition in Scotland and the UK.

I therefore wish to thank you in advance for your patience and understanding while we carry out our work.

This update will be going out via post to landowners, residents and businesses within the survey area. It provides an update to project and a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs). These have also been provided via the AML website here.

Fraser Gardiner, CEO