Champion Iron Completes Sale of $10 Million Convertible Debenture

MONTREAL, QC—(Marketwired – June 01, 2017) – Champion Iron Limited (ASX: CIA) (TSX: CIA) (“Champion” or the “Company”), is pleased to announce that it has completed the previously announced non–brokered sale of a $10 million unsecured subordinated convertible debenture (the “Debenture”) to Altius Minerals Corporation (“Altius”). The sale of the Debenture is a component of a CDN$40 million debt and equity bridge financing which Champion arranged for its subsidiary Quebec Iron Ore Inc. (“QIO”), in connection with the restart of operations at QIO's Bloom Lake Iron Mine (“Bloom Lake”), located near Fermont, Quebec. Details of the bridge financing were previously disclosed by Champion on May 18, 2017.

The Debenture is convertible at the option of Altius at any time into Champion Ordinary Shares (“Shares”) at a conversion price of $1.00 per Share. Should Champion and QIO not complete a master financing (“Master Financing”) of a minimum of $212 million to finance certain Bloom Lake capital expenditures by November 30, 2017, then the conversion price will be adjusted to the lesser of $1.00 or to the five–day weighted average trading price of the Shares on the TSX determined as of the date of conversion. The maximum number of Shares that may be issued upon conversion of the Debenture is 50,000,000 with the balance of the unconverted principal amount of the Debenture, if any, to be repaid in cash or converted into a proportion of the Royalty (as defined hereinafter) at the option of the Company. If the principal amount is not repaid in full on or before the second anniversary of the Debenture, Altius will have the right to convert the entire outstanding principal amount into a 0.21% gross overriding royalty on the Bloom Lake project (the “Royalty”).

The Debenture has a term to maturity of 12 months and will bear interest at a rate of 8% payable quarterly. Following completion of the Master Financing, the principal amount of the Debenture may be prepaid in whole or in part by the Company subject to a minimum payment representing 6 months of interest.

The Debenture and the Shares that may be issued upon its conversion are subject to a statutory resale restriction until October 2, 2017.

About Bloom Lake

On April 11, 2016, the Company, through its subsidiary QIO, acquired the Bloom Lake assets from affiliates of Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. that were subject to restructuring proceedings under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act (Canada). Québec Iron Ore Inc. is 63.2% owned by the Company, with the remaining 36.8% equity interest owned by Ressources Québec, acting as a mandatory of the Government of Quebec.

The Bloom Lake property is located on the south end of the Labrador Trough, approximately 13 km north of Fermont, Quebec, and 10 km north of the Mount–Wright iron ore mining operation of ArcelorMittal Mines Canada. The Bloom Lake Mine is an open pit truck and shovel operation, with a concentrator. From the site, iron concentrate can be transported by rail, initially on the Bloom Lake Railway, to a ship loading port in Sept–Iles, Québec.

The Bloom Lake Mine has already been authorized for operation under the federal and provincial environmental authorities. The project was subject to an environmental impact assessment process under Section 31.1 of the Québec Environment Quality Act, which led to the first decree issued by the Quebec government in 2008 authorizing mining activities at the Bloom Lake site. An updated positive Feasibility Study on Bloom Lake has been completed and is available under the Company's profile on SEDAR (www.sedar.com).

About Champion

Champion is an iron development and exploration company, focused on developing its significant iron resources in the south end of the Labrador Trough in the province of Québec. Following the acquisition of its flagship asset, the Bloom Lake iron ore property, the Company's main focus is to implement upgrades to the mine and processing infrastructure it now owns while also advancing projects associated with improving access to global iron markets, including rail and port infrastructure initiatives with government and other key industry and community stakeholders.

Champion's management team includes professionals with mine development and operations expertise who also have vast experience from geotechnical work to green field development, brown field management including logistics development and financing of all stages in the mining industry.

For additional information on Champion Iron Limited, please visit our website at www.championiron.com

This news release includes certain information that may constitute “forward–looking information” under applicable Canadian securities legislation. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included in this news release that address future activities, events, developments or financial performance constitute forward–looking information. The use of any of the words “will”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “believe”, “plan”, “potential”, “outlook”, “forecast”, “estimate” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward–looking information. Forward–looking information is necessarily based upon a number of estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable, are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors which may cause the actual results and future events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward–looking information, including the risks identified in Champion's annual information form, management's discussion and analysis and other securities regulatory filings made by Champion on SEDAR (including under the heading “Risk Factors” therein). There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward–looking information. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward–looking information. All of Champion's forward–looking information contained in this press release is given as of the date hereof and is based upon the opinions and estimates of Champion's management and information available to management as at the date hereof. Champion disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any of its forward–looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

Pieris Pharmaceuticals to Present at The Jefferies 2017 Global Healthcare Conference on Friday, June 9th at 9:00 am EDT

BOSTON, MA—(Marketwired – June 01, 2017) – Pieris Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PIRS), a clinical–stage biotechnology company advancing novel biotherapeutics through its proprietary Anticalin® technology platform for cancer, respiratory and other diseases, announced today that President and CEO Stephen Yoder will present a corporate overview of the company and meet with investors at The Jefferies 2017 Global Healthcare Conference. The conference will take place June 6–9 at The Grand Hyatt, New York, NY.

Mr. Yoder is scheduled to present on Friday, June 9th at 9:00 am EDT. The presentation will be webcast live and can be accessed on the day of his presentation via this link. A replay of the webcast will be made available on the company's website.

About Pieris Pharmaceuticals:
Pieris is a clinical–stage biotechnology company that discovers and develops Anticalin® protein–based drugs to target validated disease pathways in a unique and transformative way. Our pipeline includes immuno–oncology multi–specifics tailored for the tumor microenvironment, an inhaled Anticalin protein to treat uncontrolled asthma and a half–life–optimized Anticalin protein to treat anemia. Proprietary to Pieris, Anticalin proteins are a novel class of therapeutics validated in the clinic and by partnerships with leading pharmaceutical companies. Anticalin is a registered trademark of Pieris. For more information, visit www.pieris.com.

Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward–looking statements as that term is defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Statements in this press release that are not purely historical are forward–looking statements. Such forward–looking statements include, among other things, references to novel technologies and methods; our business and product development plans; the timing and progress of our studies, our liquidity and ability to fund our future operations; our ability to achieve certain milestones and receive future milestone or royalty payments; or market information. Actual results could differ from those projected in any forward–looking statements due to numerous factors. Such factors include, among others, our ability to raise the additional funding we will need to continue to pursue our business and product development plans; the inherent uncertainties associated with developing new products or technologies and operating as a development stage company; our ability to develop, complete clinical trials for, obtain approvals for and commercialize any of our product candidates; competition in the industry in which we operate and market conditions. These forward–looking statements are made as of the date of this press release, and we assume no obligation to update the forward–looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward–looking statements, except as required by law. Investors should consult all of the information set forth herein and should also refer to the risk factor disclosure set forth in the reports and other documents we file with the SEC available at www.sec.gov, including without limitation the Company's Annual Report on Form 10–K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016 and the Company's Quarterly Reports on Form 10–Q.

Tintri Files Registration Statement for Proposed Initial Public Offering

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA—(Marketwired – June 01, 2017) – Tintri, Inc. today announced that it has publicly filed a registration statement on Form S–1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to a proposed initial public offering of its common stock. The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the proposed offering have not yet been determined.

The book–running managers for the proposed offering will be Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, BofA Merrill Lynch and Pacific Crest Securities, a division of KeyBanc Capital Markets Inc. Needham & Company LLC, Piper Jaffray & Co., Raymond James & Associates, Inc. and William Blair & Company L.L.C. will act as co–managers for the proposed offering. This offering will be made only by means of a prospectus. A copy of the preliminary prospectus, when available, may be obtained from Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, New York 10014, or by email at prospectus@morganstanley.com; or BofA Merrill Lynch, NC1–004–03–43, 200 North College Street, 3rd Floor, Charlotte, NC 28255–0001, Attn: Prospectus Department, or email dg.prospectus_requests@baml.com.

A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

BRG patrocina el Instituto Global contra el Delito Administrativo de la Sección de Justicia Penal (CJS) de la American Bar Association (ABA el 7 y 8 de junio en San Pablo, Brasil

EMERYVILLE, CA—(Marketwired – 1 de junio de 2017) – Berkeley Research Group, la firma global de asesoría estratégica y consultoría experta, patrocinará el Segundo Instituto global contra el delito administrativo de la Sección de Justicia Penal (CJS) de la American Bar Association (ABA), que tendrá lugar el 7 y 8 de junio de 2017, en San Pablo, Brasil. El instituto explorará las complejidades legales del delito administrativo en el mercado legal en crecimiento en América Latina.

El director de BRG para América Latina, Frank Holder, participará como orador el 7 de junio en la Sesión plenaria II, “Tendencias con respecto al cumplimiento de la ley anticorrupción global”. Abordará los temas que incluirán las tendencias recientes que surgen del cumplimiento de las leyes anticorrupción por parte de los gobiernos de todo el mundo, las monitorizaciones conjuntas, los programas de cumplimiento y la función de los informantes, las divulgaciones de datos confidenciales y la diligencia debida.

“BRG está calificado exclusivamente en América Latina, con oficinas en Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Ciudad de México, Ciudad de Panamá y San Pablo, además de una red robusta de recursos en Estados Unidos y otros mercados”, dijo Holder. “Nuestro patrocinio refleja nuestra energía y compromiso en la región”.

Peggy Daley, directora administrativa de BRG, será un miembro del comité de planificación para el próximo Instituto Global de CJS de ABA que se realizará en 2019 En la actualidad, actúa en carácter de co–presidente de Instituciones financieras, de la sección contra el lavado de dinero y del subcomité de la Ley Patriota del Comité contra delitos administrativos de ABA.

El instituto tendrá lugar en el Estudio jurídico de Trench Rossi Watanabe. Puede acceder a la inscripción para el evento en: http://www.americanbar.org/groups/criminal_justice/events_cle/saopaolo2016.html

Acerca de Berkeley Research Group, LLC

Berkeley Research Group, LLC (www.thinkbrg.com) es una firma global líder de asesoría estratégica y consultoría experta, que proporciona asesoramiento independiente, análisis de datos, estudios acreditados, actuaciones de expertos, investigaciones, asesoría sobre transacciones, servicios de reestructuración y consultoría sobre normas y conflictos a empresas de Fortune 500, instituciones financieras, estudios jurídicos importantes y organismos normativos en todo el mundo. Los expertos y los consultores de BRG combinan el rigor intelectual con la experiencia práctica real y la comprensión detallada de las industrias y los mercados. Su conocimiento abarca las áreas de economía y finanzas, el análisis y la estadística de datos y el orden público en muchos de los sectores principales de nuestra economía, que incluyen los sectores de salud, bancario, de tecnología de la información, energía, construcción e inmobiliario. BRG tiene su sede social en Emeryville, California, y cuenta con oficinas en todo Estados Unidos y en Asia, Australia, Canadá, América Latina, Medio Oriente y el Reino Unido.

BRG patrocina conferência do Instituto de Crime de Colarinho Branco da ABA CJS Global entre 7-8 de junho em São Paulo, Brasil

EMERYVILLE, CA—(Marketwired – 1 de junho de 2017) – A empresa global líder em consultoria especializada e assessoria estratégica Berkeley Research Group patrocina a segunda conferência do Instituto de Crime de Colarinho Branco da Seção de Justiça Criminal (Criminal Justice Section – CJS) da ABA em 7–8 de junho de 2017 em São Paulo, Brasil. O instituto irá explorar as complexidades jurídicas do crime de colarinho branco no crescente mercado jurídico da América Latina.

Frank Holder, dirigente da BRG para a América Latina, fará uma palestra no dia 7 de junho na Sessão do Plenário II: Tendências Globais da Aplicação de Leis Anticorrupção (Plenary Session II, “Trends Regarding Global Anti–Corruption Enforcement”) Ele falará sobre tópicos como a tendência recente da aplicação das leis de anticorrupção de governos de todo o mundo; monitoramentos conjuntos; programas de compliance; e o papel dos denunciantes, vazamentos confidenciais e due diligence.

“A BRG está extremamente bem posicionada na América Latina com escritórios em Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Cidade do México, Cidade do Panamá e São Paulo, além de uma rede robusta de recursos robustos nos EUA e em outros mercados”, disse Holder. “Nossos patrocinadores são exemplo da nossa energia e dedicação na região”.

Peggy Daley, Diretora Executiva da BRG, será o membro do comitê de planejamento da próxima conferência do ABA CJS Global Institute em 2019. Ela é co–dirigente dos subcomitês de Instituições Financeiras, Contra Lavagem de Dinheiro e do Patriot Act do Comitê de Colarinho Branco da ABA.

O Instituto será apresentado pelo escritório de advocacia de Trench Rossi Watanabe. Para se inscrever no evento, visite: http://www.americanbar.org/groups/criminal_justice/events_cle/saopaolo2016.html

Berkeley Research Group, LLC

A Berkeley Research Group, LLC (www.thinkbrg.com) é uma empresa global líder em consultoria especializada e assessoria estratégica que fornece aconselhamento, investigações, consultoria de transações, serviços de estruturação, análise de dados, estudos autoritários, provas periciais, além de consultoria regulamentar e de conflitos, de forma independente a empresas Fortune 500, instituições financeiras, grandes escritórios de advocacia e entidades reguladoras em todo o mundo. Os consultores e especialistas da BRG combinam rigor intelectual com experiência prática no mundo real e um conhecimento profundo das indústrias e dos mercados. A sua experiência abrange economia e finanças, análise de dados e estatísticas, e políticas públicas em muitos dos principais setores da nossa economia, inclusive nos setores de saúde, atividade bancária, tecnologia da informação, energia, construção e mercado imobiliário. A sede da BRG está localizada em Emeryville, Califórnia, e a empresa conta com escritórios nos Estados Unidos, Ásia, Austrália, Canadá, América Latina, Oriente Médio e Reino Unido.

BRG patrocina conferência do Instituto de Crime de Colarinho Branco da ABA CJS Global entre 7-8 de junho em São Paulo, Brasil

EMERYVILLE, CA—(Marketwired – 1 de junho de 2017) – A empresa global líder em consultoria especializada e assessoria estratégica Berkeley Research Group patrocina a segunda conferência do Instituto de Crime de Colarinho Branco da Seção de Justiça Criminal (Criminal Justice Section – CJS) da ABA em 7–8 de junho de 2017 em São Paulo, Brasil. O instituto irá explorar as complexidades jurídicas do crime de colarinho branco no crescente mercado jurídico da América Latina.

Frank Holder, dirigente da BRG para a América Latina, fará uma palestra no dia 7 de junho na Sessão do Plenário II: Tendências Globais da Aplicação de Leis Anticorrupção (Plenary Session II, “Trends Regarding Global Anti–Corruption Enforcement”) Ele falará sobre tópicos como a tendência recente da aplicação das leis de anticorrupção de governos de todo o mundo; monitoramentos conjuntos; programas de compliance; e o papel dos denunciantes, vazamentos confidenciais e due diligence.

“A BRG está extremamente bem posicionada na América Latina com escritórios em Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Cidade do México, Cidade do Panamá e São Paulo, além de uma rede robusta de recursos robustos nos EUA e em outros mercados”, disse Holder. “Nossos patrocinadores são exemplo da nossa energia e dedicação na região”.

Peggy Daley, Diretora Executiva da BRG, será o membro do comitê de planejamento da próxima conferência do ABA CJS Global Institute em 2019. Ela é co–dirigente dos subcomitês de Instituições Financeiras, Contra Lavagem de Dinheiro e do Patriot Act do Comitê de Colarinho Branco da ABA.

O Instituto será apresentado pelo escritório de advocacia de Trench Rossi Watanabe. Para se inscrever no evento, visite: http://www.americanbar.org/groups/criminal_justice/events_cle/saopaolo2016.html

Berkeley Research Group, LLC

A Berkeley Research Group, LLC (www.thinkbrg.com) é uma empresa global líder em consultoria especializada e assessoria estratégica que fornece aconselhamento, investigações, consultoria de transações, serviços de estruturação, análise de dados, estudos autoritários, provas periciais, além de consultoria regulamentar e de conflitos, de forma independente a empresas Fortune 500, instituições financeiras, grandes escritórios de advocacia e entidades reguladoras em todo o mundo. Os consultores e especialistas da BRG combinam rigor intelectual com experiência prática no mundo real e um conhecimento profundo das indústrias e dos mercados. A sua experiência abrange economia e finanças, análise de dados e estatísticas, e políticas públicas em muitos dos principais setores da nossa economia, inclusive nos setores de saúde, atividade bancária, tecnologia da informação, energia, construção e mercado imobiliário. A sede da BRG está localizada em Emeryville, Califórnia, e a empresa conta com escritórios nos Estados Unidos, Ásia, Austrália, Canadá, América Latina, Oriente Médio e Reino Unido.