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META Appoints Carlos Smits as Vice President, Talent and Culture

Tuesday, 19 October 2021 08:00 AM

Meta Materials Inc.

HALIFAX, NS / ACCESSWIRE / October 19, 2021 / Meta Materials Inc. (the "Company" or "META®") (NASDAQ:MMAT)(FSE:MMAT) a developer of high-performance functional materials and nanocomposites, today announced it has appointed Mr. Carlos Smits as Vice President, Talent and Culture. Mr. Smits brings more than 25 years of experience working with some of the world's most recognized corporations to help strengthen their talent, culture, and scale. He will be responsible for all human resources activities to support META's growth through talent and leadership development, talent acquisition, learning, diversity, and inclusion.

Prior to META, Carlos was a Talent Acquisition Lead at Google, where he led frontline recruitment, developing people plans for Google's AR product area, and was a mentor for the Women Founders cohort of the Google for Startups Accelerator. Before Google, Carlos was Director of Talent Acquisition at North Inc. a smart Augmented Reality glasses company, where he was instrumental in scaling the organization to 450 people, delivering full-cycle global recruiting services, and demonstrating unique sourcing strategies. Prior to North, Carlos was Vice President, Client Services for a Canadian executive search firm with clients and candidates in the U.S., Europe, and Canada, where he recruited for highly competitive disciplines, trained and led high-performing recruitment teams, and developed expertise across a range of sectors, including communications, technology, and healthcare.

"Carlos joins META at an exciting time. His extensive experience in high tech will help us scale our talent across strategic functions in R&D, sales, manufacturing, and operations" said George Palikaras, President & CEO. "Our vision of becoming the recognized global leader in metamaterials will be realized through the strength and depth of our current, emerging and targeted talent and the culture that we develop together."

"The team at META is working on some of the most exciting innovations that will help deliver breakthrough products for a number of industries," said Carlos Smits. "The opportunity to impact people's lives while building a people-first culture is truly unique and exciting. I look forward to building the environment, culture and diversity and inclusion initiatives that will set the employees and company up for long term success across all our locations."

About Meta Materials Inc.

META® delivers previously unachievable performance, across a range of applications, by inventing, designing, developing, and manufacturing sustainable, highly functional materials. Our extensive technology platform enables leading global brands to deliver breakthrough products to their customers in consumer electronics, 5G communications, health and wellness, aerospace, automotive, and clean energy. Our achievements have been widely recognized, including being named a Global Cleantech 100 company. Learn more at

Forward Looking Information

This press release includes forward-looking information or statements within the meaning of Canadian securities laws and within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, regarding the Company and its plans for growth, which may include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the business strategies, product development, expansion plans and operational activities of the Company, production capacity expansion, the benefits to the Company of the acquisition of Nanotech and the benefits of nanotechnology to the Company's partners and within the industries in which they operate. Often but not always, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of words such as "potential," "predicts," "projects," "seeks," "plans," "expect", "intends", "anticipated", "believes", "developing", "focused", "extending", "position" or variations (including negative variations) of such words and phrases, or statements that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "should," "can", "would" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved. Such statements are based on the current expectations and views of future events of the management of the Company and are based on assumptions and subject to risks and uncertainties. Although the management of the Company believes that the assumptions underlying these statements are reasonable, they may prove to be incorrect. The forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this release may not occur and could differ materially as a result of known and unknown risk factors and uncertainties affecting the Company, including risks related to the potential benefits of the transaction with Nanotech, the capabilities of Nanotech's facility and the expansion thereof, research and development projects of the Company, the market potential of the products of the Company and Nanotech, the market position of the Company, the scalability of the Company's production ability, capacity for new customer engagements, material selection programs timeframes, the ability to reduce production costs, enhance metamaterials manufacturing capabilities and extend market reach into new applications and industries, the ability to accelerate commercialization plans, the possibility of new customer contracts, the continued engagement of Nanotech's team, the technology industry, market strategic and operational activities, and management's ability to manage and to operate the business. More details about these and other risks that may impact the Company's businesses are described under the heading "Forward Looking Statement" in the Company's Form 8-K filed with the SEC on August 10, 2021, and under the heading "Risk Factors" in the Company's Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on August 13, 2021, in the Company's Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 18, 2021, and in subsequent filings made by Meta Materials with the SEC, which are available on SEC's website at Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results to differ from those anticipated, estimated or intended. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements or information. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed. Except as required by applicable securities laws, forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and the Company does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise, except to the extent required by law.

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