BNYMC has obtained a further 9,926,900 shares in the lithium development company, increasing its total number of securities to more than 79.81 million.
Second acquisition in three months
This move comes after an acquisition of shares in March by BNYMC, when the it purchased 8,382,900 shares.
The Bank of New York Mellon Corp is the ultimate parent company of a corporate group comprised of a large number of operating and holding companies.
New sales and marketing VP
Piedmont recently strengthened its team through the appointment of lithium industry veteran Austin Devaney as vice president - sales and marketing.
Devaney, who has spent most of the past decade in senior marketing roles with major lithium producer Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB), will play a broad strategic role with Piedmont.
In this regard, he will drive relationships with the global automotive, battery and cathode companies that are the prospective customers for the battery-grade lithium hydroxide the company plans to produce in the United States.
Devaney will join Piedmont on July 1, 2020, and will be based in the company’s Belmont, North Carolina headquarters.