Brings 22 years of financial experience in senior investment and advisory roles to the TeraWulf team
EASTON, MD., May 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — TeraWulf Inc. (Nasdaq: WULF) (“TeraWulf” or the “Company”), which owns and operates a fully integrated nationwide bitcoin mining facility powered by over 90% carbon-free energy, today announced that Patrick Fleury has been appointed Chief Financial Officer, effective today. He brings 22 years of finance experience to TeraWulf, including 16 years in senior investment roles and 6 years in advisory roles. Most recently, Mr. Fleury was a founding member of the credit team at Platinum Equity, where he was responsible for public and private credit investments. Prior to that, he was managing director of Blackstone’s global credit platform, GSO Capital Partners.
“With his significant capital markets expertise and portfolio management experience, Patrick is the perfect fit to serve as TeraWulf’s CFO for our next phase of growth,” said Paul Prager, Co-Founder, CEO and Chairman of the Board of TeraWulf. “TeraWulf continues to build its upstate facilities New York and Pennsylvania, making considerable progress towards its zero-carbon bitcoin mining plans. We believe we have laid a solid foundation and I look forward to working with Patrick to create lasting value for our shareholders.”
Mr. Fleury succeeds Kenneth Deanwho will assume the roles of Chief Accounting Officer and Treasurer, also effective immediately, which will help ensure a smooth transition.
“I’m thrilled to join TeraWulf while the company’s growth is still so strong,” said Mr. Fleury. “I look forward to working closely with Ken, Paul and the entire TeraWulf team to strengthen the balance sheet and leverage our efficient capital structure to execute on our infrastructure-focused strategy and enhance value for customers. shareholders.”
In connection with Mr. Fleury’s appointment, the Company’s Board of Directors has approved, pursuant to Rule 5635(c)(4) of the Nasdaq Stock Market Listing Rules, an equity award of 1 000,000 restricted stock units, 25% of which will vest on each of the first two anniversary dates of the grant date and the remaining 50% will vest on the third anniversary of the grant date, subject to the maintenance of Mr. Fleury’s employment or services with the Company up to each date.
TeraWulf (Nasdaq: WULF) owns and operates fully integrated, environmentally friendly bitcoin mining facilities in United States. Led by an experienced group of energy entrepreneurs, the Company is developing two mining facilities, Lake Mariner Data in New Yorkand Nautilus Cryptomine in Pennsylvania, with the goal of 800 megawatts of mining capacity deployed by 2025, enabling over 23 exahash per second of expected hashrate. TeraWulf will generate locally produced bitcoins powered by nuclear, hydro, and solar power with the goal of using 100% carbon-free energy. With a central focus of ESG that is directly tied to its business success, TeraWulf expects to deliver an attractive mining economy on an industrial scale.
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