Comstock Mining Announces New Director; Sets Annual Meeting and Record Dates

VIRGINIA CITY, Nev., Sept. 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Comstock Mining Inc. (the “Company” or “Comstock”) (NYSE American: LODE) announced today the election of Mr. Judd B. Merrill, 49, to its Board of Directors. Mr. Merrill is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Aqua Metals, Inc. a clean AquaRefining™ metal recycling technology, since 2018.Mr. Merrill brings extensive public company mining and clean mineral technology industry experience to Comstock. Prior to joining Aqua Metals (NASDAQ: AQMS), Mr. Merrill was the Chief Financial Officer of Comstock, and the Director of Finance & Accounting at Klondex Mines Ltd., a North American based gold and silver mining company that, prior to its acquisition by Hecla Mining Company was a $500 million, publicly traded company listed on the both New York and the Toronto Stock Exchanges. Mr. Merrill previously held financial management positions at Fronteer Gold Inc. and Newmont Mining Corporation. Mr. Merrill started his career as an auditor, working for the independent accounting firm of Deloitte and Touche.Mr. Corrado De Gasperis, Executive Chairman and CEO, said, “We are very pleased to welcome Judd Merrill to Comstock’s Board of Directors. His mining, clean technology, financial and public company experience makes him a productive and valuable independent director for our shareholders, especially as we implement our precious-metal focused strategic plans and commercialize our environment-enhancing, clean mercury technologies.”
Mr. Merrill was previously employed by Comstock Mining Inc. for over six years, with financials positions of increasing responsibility, including Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary. Mr. Merrill has been away from Comstock for over three years and qualifies as an independent director and we look forward to introducing him to our shareholders at the 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders. 
The 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders is scheduled for Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at the historic Brewery Arts Center, 449 W. King Street, Carson City, Nevada. The meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m., and will include an update on the Company’s corporate alignment, geological developments and the gold industry.
The 2020 Annual Meeting schedule for November 18, 2020, is as follows:
8 a.m. – 9 a.m. – Continental Breakfast
9 a.m. – Noon – 2020 Annual Shareholders Meeting, Company Presentations, Q & A
Lunch will be served at the Brewery Arts Center following the presentations.
For the convenience of Shareholders, they may attend the Annual Meeting through a webcast at: Due to COVID-19 guidelines put forth by the State of Nevada, seating is limited for Shareholders and is based on a first-come, first-served basis by registering at the Company website: record date for the Annual Meeting is September 24, 2020.  Only shareholders of record at the close of business on September 24, 2020, may vote at the meeting.  The Company’s proxy statement will be sent to shareholders of record and will describe the matters to be voted upon.About Comstock Mining Inc.Comstock Mining Inc. is a Nevada-based, gold and silver mining company with extensive, contiguous property in the Comstock District and is an emerging leader in sustainable, responsible mining that is currently commercializing environment-enhancing, precious-metal-based technologies, products and processes for precious metal recovery. The Company began acquiring properties in the Comstock District in 2003. Since then, the Company has consolidated a significant portion of the Comstock District, amassed the single largest known repository of historical and current geological data on the Comstock region, secured permits, built an infrastructure and completed its first phase of production. The Company continues evaluating and acquiring properties inside and outside the district expanding its footprint and exploring all of our existing and prospective opportunities for further exploration, development and mining. The Company’s goal is to grow per-share value by commercializing environment-enhancing, precious-metal-based products and processes that generate predictable cash flow (throughput) and increase the long-term enterprise value of our northern Nevada based platform.
Forward-Looking StatementsThis press release and any related calls or discussions may include forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, are forward-looking statements. The words “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “project,” “plan,” “should,” “intend,” “may,” “will,” “would,” “potential” and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements, but are not the exclusive means of doing so. Forward-looking statements include statements about matters such as: consummation of all pending transactions; project, asset or Company valuations; future industry market conditions; future explorations, acquisitions, investments and asset sales; future performance of and closings under various agreements; future changes in our exploration activities; future estimated mineral resources; future prices and sales of, and demand for, our products; future impacts of land entitlements and uses; future permitting activities and needs therefor; future production capacity and operations; future operating and overhead costs; future capital expenditures and their impact on us; future impacts of operational and management changes (including changes in the board of directors); future changes in business strategies, planning and tactics and impacts of recent or future changes; future employment and contributions of personnel, including consultants; future land sales, investments, acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, business combinations, operational, tax, financial and restructuring initiatives; the nature and timing of and accounting for restructuring charges and derivative liabilities and the impact thereof; contingencies; future environmental compliance and changes in the regulatory environment; future offerings of equity or debt securities; the possible redemption of debentures and associated costs; future working capital, costs, revenues, business opportunities, debt levels, cash flows, margins, earnings and growth.Neither this press release nor any related calls or discussions constitutes an offer to sell, the solicitation of an offer to buy or a recommendation with respect to any securities of the Company, the fund or any other issuer.Contact information:
Comstock Mining, Inc.
P.O. Box 1118
Virginia City, NV 89440  
Corrado De Gasperis
Executive Chairman & CEO
Tel (775) 847-4755
[email protected]
Zach Spencer
Director of External Relations
Tel (775) 847-5272 ext.151
[email protected] 

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