KLIMAT X ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS INCLUDING APPOINTMENT OF CELIA FRANCIS
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – March 7, 2023 – Klimat X Developments Inc. (“Klimat X” or the “Corporation”) (TSXV: KLX) is very pleased to announce the appointment of Celia Francis to the Board of Directors. Ms. Francis is a proven pioneer in leading emerging digital and ClimateTech focused companies. She plays a central and active role in the emergence of carbon markets around the world, working on finance, technology solutions and project origination efforts. Ms. Francis was Chief Commercial Officer at Earthshot, brokering voluntary carbon credit based financing into a variety of high quality nature restoration projects around the planet. She is also a board member at NREP, the leading real estate and urban developer in Northern Europe with a science-based commitment to NetZero by 2028. Celia is the founder of The Art of Forests Alliance, a cooperative of the world’s most experienced at-scale forest restoration organizations. After graduating from Harvard and gaining an MBA from MIT, Celia held CEO and GM roles at leading technology companies including AltaVista, T-Mobile, and social networking company WeeWorld. She also served as CEO of Rated People, the UK’s leading online home improvement marketplace which brings together homeowners and tradespeople.
"As we ramp up our efforts across our key jurisdictions, it is important that the company expand the experience base of the board to include members with direct experience in carbon finance and in the range of technologies that can help reduce the cost of carbon project and simplify the carbon credit development process. Celia has been an advisor to Klimat X for almost a year and has made invaluable contributions to our growth. We are very excited to see that role expand as a board member” - Dr. James Tansey, Chief Executive Officer
The Corporation also announces that Ford Nicholson and Mischa Zajtmann will depart from the board of directors of the Corporation (the “Board”), effective as of the date of this press release. Ford Nicholson played a central and critical role in the establishment of the company and has been an active and highly engaged member of the board, supporting fundraising, investor outreach and identification and exploration of new jurisdictions. This transition will allow him to focus on new business opportunities. Mr Zajtmann has brought many years of public and private corporate experience to the company and has played a key role as Chair of the Audit Committee.
“I am extremely grateful for the commitment and experience Ford and Mischa brought to Klimat X during the early stages of our formation and the listing process. They have both provided sage advice and have been champions for the company. We will remain in close contact and I wish them the best of luck with their future endeavours’ said James Tansey, CEO.
About Klimat X
Klimat X carries on the business of developing validated and verified carbon credits from afforestation and reforestation of degraded land areas and marine ecosystems, including mangroves, for sale into international voluntary carbon markets. In contrast to streaming and royalty companies, Klimat X works upstream as a direct owner and operator of projects, addressing a key supply constraint the current market and the rapidly growing demand for carbon credits in global voluntary and regulated markets. The Corporation intends to achieve this by investing in the exploration, restoration and management of terrestrial and marine systems that can either be protected to enhance the sequestration of greenhouse gases or restored from a degraded status to fully productive ecosystems. Klimat X will draw on the experience of a senior executive team and Board that provide access into key target jurisdictions through relationships in the mining and natural resources sectors, combined with decades of experience in carbon markets. Klimat X plans to deploy capital at risk under various arrangements (including cooperation, assignment and production sharing agreements) with large land owners and governments in various suitable jurisdictions around the world.
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