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Lithium Americas Appoints President, South American Operations and Provides Update on Strategic Financing with Ganfeng Lithium

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwired – May 10, 2017) – Lithium Americas Corp. (“Lithium Americas” or the “Company”) (TSX:LAC)(OTCQX:LACDF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Gabriel Rubacha as the Company’s President, South American Operations.

Mr. Rubacha was previously the Commercial Director of Techint Engineering and Construction S.A. (“Techint”). Prior to this position, Mr. Rubacha served as the Managing Director of the Southern Cone Region (Argentina, Chile and Uruguay), General Manager at Techint Chile, Techint’s Project Director for the Pascua Lama Project, Business and Contract Manager at Veladero Project and Business Development, and Commercial Manager for Techint. Mr. Rubacha has an MBA from the Universidad de Belgrano/Ecole des Ponts et Chaussees, Paris, France, graduated from the Executive Program at the Darden School of Business of the University of Virginia, and has an Aeronautical Engineering degree from the Universidad Tecnologica Nacional, Argentina.