Washington, D.C. 20549





Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 1, 2020


NioCorp Developments Ltd.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)



British Columbia, Canada
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)

(Commission File Number)

(IRS Employer
Identification No.)

7000 South Yosemite Street, Suite 115
Centennial, Colorado 80112
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (720) 639-4647

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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Item 5.02     Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers


On July 1, 2020, NioCorp Developments Ltd. (“NioCorp” or the “Company”) appointed Scott Honan, age 49, as its Chief Operating Officer (“COO”) effective immediately. Mr. Honan will be entitled to an annual gross salary of $260,000. All other terms of Mr. Honan’s compensation remain the same.

Mr. Honan joined the Company in 2014 as NioCorp’s Vice President of Business Development. In addition to his role as NioCorp’s new COO, Mr. Honan will remain President of Elk Creek Resources Corporation, NioCorp’s operating subsidiary, a role he has held since January 1, 2016.

Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Honan served as General Manager and Environmental Manager at the Mountain Pass, CA rare earth facility and as Vice President of Health, Environment, Safety and Sustainability at Molycorp.

Mr. Honan is a graduate of Queen’s University in Mining Engineering in both Mineral Processing (B.Sc. Honors) and Environmental Management (M.Sc.) disciplines. He is a Registered Member (No. 04231597) of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME).





Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.







DATE: July 2, 2020


/s/ Neal S. Shah



Neal S. Shah

Chief Financial Officer



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