Vanadium

All amounts expressed are in U.S. dollars, denominated by "$".

Q3 2022 Highlights

  • Revenues of $54.3 million vs. revenues of $53.9 million in Q3 2021; Revenues per lb sold 1 of $8.80 vs. $9.10 in Q3 2021
  • Net loss of $2.6 million vs. net income of $9.2 million in Q3 2021; Basic loss per share of $0.04 in Q3 2022; Inclusive of approximately $3.0 million in non-recurring expenditures such as legal and listing costs for Largo Physical Vanadium Corp. ("LPV") and an increase in legal provisions
  • Cash provided before working capital items of $4.3 million vs. $20.3 million in Q3 2021; Net cash provided by operating activities of $10.0 million vs. $15.5 million in Q3 2021
  • Operating costs of $45.6 million vs. $32.1 million in Q3 2021 and cash operating costs excluding royalties per pound 1 of V 2 O 5 equivalent sold of $4.86 in Q3 2022 vs. $3.53 in Q3 2021
  • Cash balance of $62.7 million and a net working capital 2 surplus of $114.1 million exiting Q3 2022
  • V 2 O 5 equivalent sales of 2,796 tonnes (inclusive of 351 tonnes of purchased material) vs. 2,685 tonnes (inclusive of 136 tonnes of purchased material) sold in Q3 2021
  • Production of 2,906 tonnes (6.4 million lbs 3 ) of V 2 O 5 vs. 3,260 tonnes in Q3 2021
  • Progress continued on the implementation of the Company's ilmenite concentration plant at the Maracás Menchen Mine, including receiving all required metallic flotation structures and building of desliming, flotation, filtration, warehouse and pipe rack structures; Expects commissioning to be completed in Q2 2023
  • Largo Clean Energy ("LCE") signed a non-binding MOU with Ansaldo Green Tech in August 2022 to negotiate the formation of a joint venture for the manufacturing and commercial deployment of vanadium redox flow batteries ("VRFB") in the European, African and Middle East power generation markets
  • Published 2021 Sustainability Report and 2021 Taskforce on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) Climate report, outlining the Company's commitment and approach to both sustainability and climate change
  • Q3 2022 results conference call: Thursday, November 10th at 1:00 p.m. ET

Vanadium Market Update 4

  • The Company maintained a strong focus on developing new markets for its high purity products and concluded its first sale of vanadium trioxide ("V 2 0 3 ") in Europe in Q3 2022
  • High purity vanadium demand has increased following ongoing recovery from 2020 COVID-19 impacts, which was partially offset by a softening of steel demand in Q3 2022
  • The average benchmark price per lb of V 2 O 5 in Europe was $8.23 in Q3 2022, a 12% decrease from the average of $9.40 seen in Q3 2021 and a 26% decrease from the average of $11.08 seen in Q2 2022; The average benchmark price per kg of ferrovanadium ("FeV") in Europe was $33.85 in Q3 2022, a 12% decrease from the average of $38.32 seen in Q3 2021 and a 24% decrease from the average of $44.22 seen in Q2 2022

Largo Inc. (" Largo " or the " Company ") ( TSX: LGO ) ( NASDAQ: LGO ) today announces its third quarter 2022 financial results with revenues of $54.3 million from V 2 O 5 equivalent sales of 2,796 tonnes.

Paulo Misk, President and CEO of Largo, stated: "Global market uncertainties, including continued inflationary pressures and a challenging supply chain environment, continued to affect the Company in Q3 2022. Impacts to our financial performance in the third quarter 2022 were largely attributable to lower sales of our produced material, the effects of lower production and increased consumable costs. However, our team is confident in reaching its revised 2022 guidance and continues its focus on the Company's growth strategy." He continued: "Despite near-term uncertainties, long-term market fundamentals for vanadium and outlined growth opportunities for the Company remain highly attractive. I am optimistic that the expected upside derived from our two-pillar strategy as a leading vanadium company will be positive for all stakeholders as global conditions improve."

Financial Results

(thousands of U.S. dollars, except for basic earnings
(loss) per share and diluted earnings (loss) per share)

Three months ended

Nine months ended

Sept. 30, 2022

Sept. 30, 2021

Sept. 30, 2022

Sept. 30, 2021

Revenues

54,258

53,861

181,750

147,954

Operating costs

(45,602)

(32,126)

(125,264)

(95,264)

Direct mine and production costs

(24,655)

(18,613)

(66,120)

(53,756)

Net income (loss) before tax

(1,960)

13,469

21,263

32,096

Income tax (expense)

(1,307)

(2,569)

(9,024)

(5,028)

Deferred income tax recovery (expense)

666

(1,707)

1,171

(5,286)

Net income (loss)

(2,601)

9,193

13,410

21,782

Basic earnings (loss) per share

(0.04)

0.14

0.21

0.34

Diluted earnings (loss) per share

(0.04)

0.14

0.21

0.34

Cash provided before non-cash working capital items

4,328

20,314

35,479

49,260

Net cash provided by operating activities

10,037

15,512

8,889

36,350

Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities

17,651

78

2,357

(6,900)

Net cash (used in) investing activities

(17,677)

(6,145)

(33,328)

(20,414)

Net change in cash

9,835

6,898

(21,077)

8,422

As at

September 30, 2022

December 31, 2021

Cash

62,713

83,790

Working capital

114,097

118,310

Maracás Menchen Mine Operational and Sales Results

Q3 2022

Q3 2021

Total Ore Mined (tonnes)

351,450

366,484

Ore Grade Mined - Effective Grade 5 (%)

1.02

1.10

Concentrate Produced (tonnes)

99,513

113,879

Grade of Concentrate (%)

3.26

3.32

Global Recovery 6 (%)

80.7

83.7

V 2 O 5 Equivalent Produced (Flake + Powder) (tonnes)

2,906

3,260

V 2 O 5 produced (equivalent pounds 3 )

6,406,626

7,187,061

V 2 O 5 Equivalent Sold (tonnes)

2,796

2,685

Produced V 2 O 5 equivalent sold (tonnes)

2,445

2,549

Purchased V 2 O 5 equivalent sold (tonnes)

351

135

Cash Operating Costs Excluding Royalties per pound sold ($/lb) 1

4.86

3.53

Revenues per pound sold ($/lb) 1

8.80

9.10

Q3 2022 and Other Financial Highlights

  • The Company recognized revenues of $54.3 million from sales of 2,796 tonnes of V 2 O 5 equivalent (Q3 2021 – 2,685 tonnes) in Q3 2022, in line with revenues of $53.9 million in Q3 2021. Revenues per pound sold 1 were $8.80 in Q3 2022 compared to $9.10 per pound sold in Q3 2021, representing a 3% decrease.
  • Operating costs of $45.6 million in Q3 2022 (Q3 2021 – $32.1 million) include direct mine and production costs of $24.7 million (Q3 2021 – $18.6 million), conversion costs of $1.7 million (Q3 2021 – $2.0 million), product acquisition costs of $7.2 million (Q3 2021 – $2.5 million), royalties of $2.5 million (Q3 2021 – $2.7 million), distribution costs of $2.6 million (Q3 2021 – $1.3 million), inventory write-down of $1.7 million (Q3 2021 – $nil), depreciation and amortization of $5.1 million (Q3 2021 – $4.8 million) and iron ore costs of $0.2 million (Q3 2021 – $0.1 million).
  • The increase in direct mine and production costs is primarily attributable to a decrease in the global recovery 6 , cost increases in critical consumables, including heavy fuel oil ("HFO") and ammonium sulfate, as well as increased consumption of these critical consumables and sodium carbonate. Higher costs of production in the current and previous periods related to shutdowns for the refractory refurbishment in the kiln and cooler, repairs to the cooler support bearing, maintenance of the cooler engine system and power substation, while reduced de-ammoniator and kiln availability continued to impact operating costs as a result of the time between production and sales. The increase in product acquisition costs is related to the increased amount of purchased products that have been sold in the period. At September 30, 2022, the Company recognized an inventory write-down for its purchased products, which was primarily due to the decreases in the average benchmark prices at the end of Q3 2022 as noted above.
  • Cash operating costs excluding royalties 1 were $4.86 per lb sold in Q3 2022, compared with $3.53 for Q3 2021. The increase seen in Q3 2022 compared with Q3 2021 is largely due to the reasons noted above for operating costs. Further, produced V 2 O 5 equivalent sold decreased as compared with Q3 2021.
  • The Company recorded a net loss of $2.6 million in Q3 2022, compared with a net income of $9.1 million in Q3 2021. This movement was primarily due to lower sales and an increase in operating costs, professional, consulting and management fees and other general and administrative expenses.
  • Professional, consulting and management fees were $7.2 million in Q3 2022, compared with $4.9 million in Q3 2021. The increase is primarily attributable to costs incurred in Q3 2022 in connection with LCE which was not fully operational in Q3 2021 and transaction and listing related costs incurred by LPV in Q3 2022 in connection with the completion of its qualifying transaction.
  • Other general and administrative expenses were $4.1 million in Q3 2022, compared with $1.0 million in Q3 2021, which is primarily attributable to a further increase in legal provisions in the Mine properties segment of $2.0 million, as well as costs incurred in Q3 2022 by LCE.
  • Technology start-up costs were $0.3 million in Q3 2022 (Q3 2021 - $nil) and include a recovery of $0.8 million during the quarter. The expense recovery for LCE in Q3 2022 is due to the reclassification of some costs incurred in prior periods to inventory. Technology start-up costs relate to activities at LCE focussed on the ramp up of operations for the deployment of its VCHARGE VRFB system (nine months ended September 30, 2022 - $3.8 million) and initial activities for the titanium project in Brazil (Q3 2022 and the nine months ended September 30, 2022 - $0.8 million).
  • Cash provided by financing activities in Q3 2022 increased by $17.6 million over Q3 2021. The movement is primarily due to the classification of $15.5 million out of restricted cash following the completion of LPV qualifying transaction and the sale of non-controlling interest of $7.5 million (Q3 2021 - $nil), partially offset by share repurchases of $5.8 million (Q3 2021 - $nil).
  • Cash used in investing activities of $17.7 million in Q3 2022 is an increase of $11.5 million from the $6.1 million seen in Q3 2021. Expenditures in 2022 primarily relate to the ilmenite project, costs associated with a software implementation and cash outflows for purchased product vanadium assets.
  • In October 2022, the Company secured an additional debt facility of $20.0 million with a bank in Brazil. The facility is for three years, with equal principal repayments due after 18, 24, 30 and 36 months. In addition to a fee of 0.7%, accrued interest at a rate of 8.33% p.a. is to be paid every six months.

Additional Highlights

  • Production: V 2 O 5 equivalent production in July 2022 was 811 tonnes, with 1,140 tonnes produced in August and 955 tonnes produced in September, for a total of 2,906 tonnes produced in Q3 2022. Production in July was impacted by the refractory refurbishment in the kiln and cooler, with September impacted by lower quantities of ore mined as the Company transitioned to a new mining contractor. The global recovery 6 achieved in Q3 2022 was 80.7%, a 3.6% decrease from the 83.7% achieved in Q3 2021 and 1.3% lower than the 81.8% achieved in Q2 2022. The global recovery 6 in July 2022 was 80.1%, with 81.3% achieved in August and 80.8% achieved in September. Subsequent to Q3 2022, production in October 2022 was 804 tonnes of V 2 O 5 . Production in October was primarily impacted by effects of the mining contractor transition and corrective maintenance at the leaching and deammoniator areas.
  • Sales: In Q3 2022, the Company sold 2,796 tonnes of V 2 O 5 equivalent (Q3 2021 – 2,685 tonnes), including 351 tonnes of purchased products (Q3 2021 – 135 tonnes). Produced V 2 O 5 equivalent sold decreased, with 5.4 million lbs sold in Q3 2022, as compared with 5.6 million lbs sold in Q3 2021. The Company delivered both standard grade and high purity V 2 O 5 , as well as V 2 O 3 and FeV to customers globally. Lower Q3 2022 sales is largely attributable to weaker spot demand during the period as well as ongoing shipment delays. Subsequent to Q3 2022, sales in October 2022 were 1,056 tonnes of V 2 O 5 equivalent, including 74 tonnes of purchased material.
  • Largo Clean Energy: During Q3 2022, LCE made progress on the delivery of the Enel Green Power España ("EGPE") contract, which remains a key focus. All high-power battery stacks have been manufactured and the Company has proceeded with factory acceptance testing. The required battery stack containers are fully assembled, and final validation and factory acceptance testing remains ongoing. Additionally, the required electrolyte storage containers are progressing through the final painting, lining and integration process. A majority of the required alternating current ("AC") components have been manufactured and factory-accepted, and shipment to the deployment site has begun. The battery deployment site is under construction and LCE expects to begin equipment installation in November 2022. LCE continues to experience a number of shipping and logistical delays related to certain components for its EGPE VRFB deployment. However, management of LCE are monitoring the situation closely and now expect the completion of the commissioning of the EGPE VRFB to be pushed into Q2 2023.
  • Largo Physical Vanadium: In Q3 2022, the Company announced the completion of the qualifying transaction for LPV with Column Capital Corp. ("CPC"). As part of the transaction, the Company contributed approximately 200 tonnes of V 2 O 5 equivalent and C$20.0 million of the C$30.2 million that LPV raised in a financing that closed in April 2022. LPV will acquire and store vanadium units in commercial forms as well as in electrolyte solutions for VRFB applications. On September 27, 2022, the Company announced that LPV shares had commenced trading on the TSX Venture Exchange under the ticker symbol "VAND". For more information on LPV, please visit www.lpvanadium.com .

Q3 2022 Webcast and Conference Call Information

The Company will host a webcast and conference call on Thursday, November 10th at 1:00 p.m. ET, to discuss its third quarter 2022 results and progress.

Webcast and Conference Call Details:

Date:

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Time:

1:00 p.m. ET

Webcast Registration Link:

https://app.webinar.net/DGd5pl8pBk6

Dial-in Number:

Local: +1 (647) 794-4605

North American Toll Free: +1 (888) 204-4368

Conference ID:

3815502

Replay Number:

Local / International: + 1 (416) 764-8677

North American Toll Free: +1 (888) 390-0541

Replay Passcode: 214434 #

Website:

To view press releases or any additional financial information, please visit the Investor Resources section of the Company's website at: www.largoinc.com/investors/overview

A playback recording will be available on the Company's website for a period of 60-days following the conference call.

The information provided within this release should be read in conjunction with Largo's unaudited condensed interim consolidated financial statements for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021 and its management's discussion and analysis ("MD&A") for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022 which are available on our website at www.largoinc.com or on the Company's respective profiles at www.sedar.com and www.sec.gov .

About Largo

Largo has a long and successful history as one of the world's preferred vanadium companies through the supply of its VPURE TM and VPURE+ TM products, which are sourced from one of the world's highest-grade vanadium deposits at the Company's Maracás Menchen Mine in Brazil. Aiming to enhance value creation at Largo, the Company is in the process of implementing a titanium dioxide pigment plant using feedstock sourced from its existing operations in addition to advancing its U.S.-based clean energy division with its VCHARGE vanadium batteries. Largo's VCHARGE vanadium batteries contain a variety of innovations, enabling an efficient, safe and ESG-aligned long duration solution that is fully recyclable at the end of its 25+ year lifespan. Producing some of the world's highest quality vanadium, Largo's strategic business plan is based on two pillars: 1.) vanadium production from its operations in Brazil and 2.) energy storage business in the U.S. to support a low carbon future through its clean energy division.

Largo's common shares trade on the Nasdaq Stock Market and on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "LGO". For more information on the Company, please visit www.largoinc.com .

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-looking Information:

This press release contains "forward-looking information" and "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of applicable Canadian and United States securities legislation. Forward‐looking information in this press release includes, but is not limited to, statements with respect to the timing and amount of estimated future production and sales; the future price of commodities; costs of future activities and operations, including, without limitation, the effect of inflation and exchange rates; the effect of unforeseen equipment maintenance or repairs on production; timing and cost related to the build-out of the ilmenite plant and the titanium project; the extent of capital and operating expenditures; the impact of global delays and related price increases on the Company's global supply chain and future sales of vanadium products. Forward‐looking information in this press release also includes, but is not limited to, statements with respect to our ability to build, finance and successfully operate a VRFB business, our ability to protect and develop our technology, our ability to maintain our IP, the competitiveness of our product in an evolving market, our ability to market, sell and deliver our VCHARGE batteries on specification and at a competitive price, our ability to successfully deploy our VCHARGE batteries in foreign jurisdictions; our ability to negotiate and enter into a joint venture with Ansaldo Green Tech and the success of such joint venture; the receipt of necessary governmental permits and approvals on a timely basis, our ability to secure the required production resources to build and deploy our VCHARGE batteries, and the adoption of VRFB technology generally in the market. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "plans", "expects" or "does not expect", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates" or "does not anticipate", or "believes", or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will be taken", "occur" or "be achieved". All information contained in this news release, other than statements of current and historical fact, is forward looking information. Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of Largo or Largo Clean Energy to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including but not limited to those risks described in the annual information form of Largo and in its public documents filed on www.sedar.com and available on www.sec.gov from time to time. Forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of management as of the date such statements are made. Although management of Largo has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Largo does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements, except in accordance with applicable securities laws. Readers should also review the risks and uncertainties sections of Largo's annual and interim MD&As which also apply.

Trademarks are owned by Largo Inc.

Q3 2022 Net Income Reconciliation

Q3 2022

Total V 2 O 5 equivalent sold

000s lbs

6,164

A

Tonnes i

2,796

Produced V 2 O 5 equivalent sold

000s lbs

5,390

B

Tonnes i

2,445

Revenues per pound sold

$/lb

$

8.80

C

Cash operating costs per pound

$/lb

$

5.33

D

i.

Conversion of tonnes to pounds, 1 tonne = 2,204.62 pounds or lbs.

Q3 2022

Revenues

$

54,258

A x C

2,796 tonnes of V 2 O 5 equivalent sold (Q3
2021 - 2,685 tonnes), with revenues per
pound sold of $8.80 (Q3 2021 - $9.10)

Cash operating costs

(28,716

)

B x D
Global recovery of 80.7% (Q3 2021 - 83.7%),
impact of shutdowns and cost and
consumption increases for critical
consumables, including HFO, ammonium
sulfate and sodium carbonate

Other operating costs

Conversion costs
(costs incurred in converting V 2 O 5
to FeV that are recognized on the
sale of FeV)

(1,655

)

Note 19
394 tonnes of produced FeV sold

Product acquisition costs
(costs incurred in purchasing
products from 3rd parties that are
recognized on the sale of those
products)

(7,248

)

Note 19
351 tonnes of V 2 O 5 equivalent of purchased
products sold, compared with 135 tonnes in
Q3 2021 with a cost of $2,479

Distribution costs

(2,581

)

Note 19


Depreciation

(5,111

)

Note 19

Inventory write-down

(1,655

)

Note 19

Attributable to purchased FeV and V 2 O 5
inventory

Increase in legal provisions

(2,050

)

See "other general and administrative
expenses" section on page 6

Iron ore costs

(200

)

Note 19

(20,500

)

Commercial & Corporate costs

Professional, consulting and management fees

(2,056

)

Note 15 (Sales & trading plus Corporate)
In line with Q3 2021

Other general and administrative expenses

(494

)

Share-based payments

(131

)

(2,681

)

Largo Clean Energy

(3,254

)

Note 15 (excluding finance costs and
foreign exchange)
2022 guidance between $15,000 and
$18,000. $14,667 in the nine months ended
September 30, 2022

Largo Physical Vanadium

(1,146

)

Note 15 (excluding finance costs and
foreign exchange)

Titanium project

(487

)

Note 15 - "other"

Foreign exchange gain

967

Finance costs

(296

)

Interest income

401

Exploration and evaluation costs

(506

)

Net income (loss) before tax

(1,960

)

Income tax expense

(1,307

)

Deferred income tax recovery

666

Net income (loss)

$

(2,601

)

Note references in the table above refer to the note disclosures contained in the Q3 2022 unaudited condensed interim consolidated financial statements.

Non-GAAP 7 Measures

The Company uses certain non-GAAP financial performance measures in its press release and Management Discussion and Analysis, which are described in the following section.

Revenues Per Pound

The Company's press release refers to revenues per pound sold, a non-GAAP performance measure that is used to provide investors with information about a key measure used by management to monitor performance of the Company.

This measure, along with cash operating costs and total cash costs, is considered to be one of the key indicators of the Company's ability to generate operating earnings and cash flow from its Maracás Menchen Mine and sales activities. This revenues per pound measure does not have any standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS and differs from measures determined in accordance with IFRS. This measure is intended to provide additional information and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with IFRS. This measure is not necessarily indicative of net earnings or cash flow from operating activities as determined under IFRS.

The following table provides a reconciliation of this measure per pound sold to revenues as per the Q3 2022 unaudited condensed interim consolidated financial statements.

Three months ended

Nine months ended

September 30,
2022

September 30,
2021

September 30,
2022

September 30,
2021

Revenues - V 2 O 5 produced 1

$

30,831

$

28,627

$

98,621

$

76,381

V 2 O 5 sold - produced (000s lb)

3,745

3,308

10,824

10,265

V 2 O 5 revenues per pound of V 2 O 5 sold - produced ($/lb)

$

8.23

$

8.65

$

9.11

$

7.44

Revenues - V 2 O 5 purchased 1

$

1,655

$

$

3,184

$

455

V 2 O 5 sold - purchased (000s lb)

207

339

55

V 2 O 5 revenues per pound of V 2 O 5 sold - purchased ($/lb)

$

8.00

$

$

9.39

$

8.27

Revenues - V 2 O 5 1

$

32,486

$

28,627

$

101,805

$

76,836

V 2 O 5 sold (000s lb)

3,952

3,308

11,163

10,320

V 2 O 5 revenues per pound of V 2 O 5 sold

($/lb)

$

8.22

$

8.65

$

9.12

$

7.45

Revenues - V 2 O 3 produced 1

$

3,798

$

$

3,798

$

V 2 O 3 sold - produced (000s lb)

308

308

V 2 O 3 revenues per pound of V 2 O 3 sold - produced ($/lb)

$

12.33

$

$

12.33

$

Revenues - V 2 O 3 purchased 1

$

482

$

$

482

$

V 2 O 3 sold - purchased (000s lb)

43

43

V 2 O 3 revenues per pound of V 2 O 3 sold - purchased ($/lb)

$

11.21

$

$

11.21

$

Revenues - V 2 O 3 1

$

4,280

$

$

4,280

$

V 2 O 3 sold (000s lb)

350

350

V 2 O 3 revenues per pound of V 2 O 3 sold

($/lb)

$

12.23

$

$

12.23

$

Revenues - FeV produced 1

$

12,756

$

22,621

$

54,667

$

63,908

FeV sold - produced (000s kg)

394

716

1,576

2,321

FeV revenues per kg of FeV sold - produced ($/kg)

$

32.38

$

31.59

$

34.69

$

27.53

Revenues - FeV purchased 1

$

4,736

$

2,613

$

20,998

$

7,210

FeV sold - purchased (000s kg)

159

88

516

265

FeV revenues per kg of FeV sold - purchased ($/kg)

$

29.79

$

29.69

$

40.69

$

27.21

Revenues - FeV 1

$

17,492

$

25,234

$

75,665

$

71,118

FeV sold (000s kg)

553

804

2,092

2,586

FeV revenues per kg of FeV sold ($/kg)

$

31.63

$

31.39

$

36.17

$

27.50

Revenues 1

$

54,258

$

53,861

$

181,750

$

147,954

V 2 O 5 equivalent sold (000s lb)

6,164

5,919

18,340

18,727

Revenues per pound sold ($/lb)

$

8.80

$

9.10

$

9.91

$

7.90

1.

As per note 18 of the Company's Q3 2022 unaudited condensed interim consolidated financial statements.

Cash Operating Costs Per Pound

The Company's press release refers to cash operating costs per pound, a non-GAAP performance measure, in order to provide investors with information about a key measure used by management to monitor performance. This information is used to assess how well the Maracás Menchen Mine is performing compared to plan and prior periods, and also to assess its overall effectiveness and efficiency.

Cash operating costs includes mine site operating costs such as mining costs, plant and maintenance costs, sustainability costs, mine and plant administration costs, royalties and sales, general and administrative costs (all for the Mine properties segment), but excludes depreciation and amortization, share-based payments, foreign exchange gains or losses, commissions, reclamation, capital expenditures and exploration and evaluation costs. Operating costs not attributable to the Mine properties segment are also excluded, including conversion costs, product acquisition costs, distribution costs and inventory write-downs. These costs are then divided by the pounds of vanadium sold that were produced by the Maracás Menchen Mine to arrive at the cash operating costs per pound. This measure differs to the new total cash costs non-GAAP measure the Company uses to measure its overall performance (see later in this section).

These measures, along with revenues, are considered to be one of the key indicators of the Company's ability to generate operating earnings and cash flow from its Maracás Menchen Mine. These cash operating costs measures do not have any standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS and differ from measures determined in accordance with IFRS. These measures are intended to provide additional information and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with IFRS. These measures are not necessarily indicative of net earnings or cash flow from operating activities as determined under IFRS.

In addition, the Company's MD&A refers to cash operating costs excluding royalties. This is a non-GAAP performance measure and is calculated as cash operating costs less royalties, as disclosed in the following table.

The following table provides a reconciliation of cash operating costs per pound for the Maracás Menchen Mine to operating costs as per the Q3 2022 unaudited condensed interim consolidated financial statements.

Three months ended

Nine months ended

September 30,
2022

September 30,
2021

September 30,
2022

September 30,
2021

Operating costs i

$

45,602

$

32,126

$

125,264

$

95,264

Professional, consulting and management fees ii

1,181

1,007

3,784

2,986

Other general and administrative expenses iii

383

236

859

1,003

Less: iron ore costs i

(200

)

(134

)

(637

)

(50

)

Less: conversion costs i

(1,655

)

(2,037

)

(5,839

)

(6,660

)

Less: product acquisition costs i

(7,248

)

(2,479

)

(20,651

)

(8,656

)

Less: distribution costs i

(2,581

)

(1,331

)

(6,887

)

(3,839

)

Less: inventory write-down iv

(1,655

)

(1,655

)

(2

)

Less: depreciation and amortization expense i

(5,111

)

(4,825

)

(14,923

)

(15,713

)

Cash operating costs

28,716

22,563

79,315

64,333

Less: royalties 1

(2,497

)

(2,707

)

(8,265

)

(6,588

)

Cash operating costs excluding royalties

26,219

19,856

71,050

57,745

Produced V 2 O 5 sold (000s lb)

5,390

5,621

16,272

17,686

Cash operating costs per pound ($/lb)

$

5.33

$

4.01

$

4.87

$

3.64

Cash operating costs excluding royalties per pound ($/lb)

$

4.86

$

3.53

$

4.37

$

3.27

i.

As per note 19 of the Company's Q3 2022 unaudited condensed interim consolidated financial statements.

ii.

As per the Mine properties segment in note 15 of the Company's Q3 2022 unaudited condensed interim consolidated financial statements.

iii.

As per the Mine properties segment in note 15 of the Company's Q3 2022 unaudited condensed interim consolidated financial statements less the increase in legal provisions of $2.0 million (Q3 2022) and $4.9 million (nine months ended September 30, 2022) as noted in the "other general and administrative expenses" section on page 7 of the Company's Q3 2022 management discussion and analysis.

iv.

As per notes 5 and 19 of the Company's Q3 2022 unaudited condensed interim consolidated financial statements for purchased finished products.

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1 The cash operating costs excluding royalties and revenues per pound per pound sold are reported on a non-GAAP basis. Refer to the "Non-GAAP Measures" section of this press release. Revenues per pound sold are calculated based on the quantity of V2O5 sold during the stated period.
2 Defined as current assets less current liabilities per the consolidated statements of financial position.
3 Conversion of tonnes to pounds, 1 tonne = 2,204.62 pounds or lbs.
4 Pricing derived from Fastmarkets Metal Bulletin.
5 Effective grade represents the percentage of magnetic material mined multiplied by the percentage of V 2 O 5 in the magnetic concentrate.
6 Global recovery is the product of crushing recovery, milling recovery, kiln recovery, leaching recovery and chemical plant recovery.
7 GAAP – Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

Investor Relations
Alex Guthrie
Senior Manager, External Relations
+1.416.861.9778
aguthrie@largoinc.com

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Largo Inc. (" Largo " or the " Company ") ( TSX: LGO ) ( NASDAQ: LGO ) will release its third quarter 2022 financial results on Wednesday, November 9 after the close of market trading. Additionally, the Company will host a webcast and conference call to discuss its third quarter 2022 operating and financial results on Thursday, November 10 at 1:00 p.m. ET.

Details of the webcast and conference call are listed below :

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  • V 2 O 5 equivalent sales of 2,796 tonnes (inclusive of 351 tonnes of purchased material) vs. 2,685 tonnes sold in Q3 2021; Completed first high purity V 2 O 3 sale in Europe in Q3 2022
  • Average benchmark price per lb of V 2 O 5 in Europe of $8.23, a 12% decrease from the average of $9.40 in Q3 2021; High purity vanadium demand has increased following ongoing recovery from 2020 COVID-19 impacts, which was partially offset by a softening of steel demand in Q3 2022
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  • Largo Physical Vanadium Corp. ("LPV") commenced trading on the TSX Venture Exchange on September 27, 2022 under the symbol "VAND" and launched a new website www.lpvanadium.com
  • Published inaugural Climate Report aligned with the Taskforce on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), providing additional transparency on the Company's approach to climate change

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On September 15, 2022, LPV completed its qualifying transaction pursuant to the policies of the TSXV (the "Transaction"). LPV met all the post-closing conditions required in respect of the Transaction and on September 23, 2022, the TSXV granted final approval of the Transaction, allowing for the listing of LPV's common shares.

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Largo Inc. ("Largo" or the "Company") (TSX: LGO) (NASDAQ: LGO) is pleased to announce that Column Capital Corp. (" CPC ") has received conditional approval from the TSX Venture Exchange (the " TSXV ") in respect of its qualifying transaction (the " Transaction ") with Largo Physical Vanadium (" LPV ") pursuant to Policy 2.4 - Capital Pool Companies of the TSXV. In connection with the Transaction and pursuant to TSXV requirements, CPC has filed a filing statement dated September 13, 2022 (the " Filing Statement ") on SEDAR ( www.sedar.com ).

Once TSXV provides receipt of customary post-closing documentation, the LPV common shares (the " Common Shares ") will commence trading on the TSXV under the symbol "VAND". The Company expects that the post-closing documentation will be completed by the end of September 2022.

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