Forum Announces Senior Management Position in Baker Lake, Nunavut for the Aberdeen Uranium Project

9 July 2024

Vancouver, B.C., July 09, 2024 – Forum Energy Metals Corp. (TSX.V: FMC; OTCQB: FDCFF) (“Forum” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that long-time Baker Lake community leader, Richard Aksawnee has accepted the new role as Manager of Nunavut Affairs.

“We are excited to welcome Richard Aksawnee to the Forum team,” affirmed Allison Rippin Armstrong, Vice President, Nunavut Affairs. “Richard’s extensive experience and demonstrated leadership will help guide our engagement strategy, workforce development and community investment. This senior position will bring a focus to community priorities and perspectives during our exploration activities on our Aberdeen Uranium project near Baker Lake.”

“This role is my way of aligning my commitments, championing the environment and wildlife while pursuing opportunities for the community,” stated Richard Aksawnee. “I believe that you need to plant the seed during exploration to fully maximize education, training, employment and community investment benefits for future development.”

Richard Aksawnee is deeply integrated in the community. Born and raised in Baker Lake, he was inspired by his late father, David, who also served as mayor, to pursue leadership roles. Richard served as mayor from 2019 to 2023 and has chaired the Hunter and Trappers’ Organization for 20 years. His commitment to community service is further demonstrated by his active involvement in search and rescue operations and youth sporting activities.

As Manager of Nunavut Affairs, Richard’s priorities include championing local involvement and ensuring that the community benefits from industry opportunities. He sees this as an ideal time to get involved and help people access the industry, reinforcing his commitment to the well-being and development of Baker Lake.