Mining operations resume at Ezulwini Mine

TORONTO AND JOHANNESBURG, Nov. 17, 2011 /CNW/ - First Uranium Corporation (Toronto: FIU.TO) (JSE: FUM) (ISIN: CA33744R1029) ("First Uranium" or the "Company") has announced that the notice temporarily suspending operations in the underground workplaces at its Ezulwini Mine has been lifted. The notice was issued pursuant to section 54 of the Mine Health and Safety Act (South Africa) by the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) on November 14, 2011 following a fall of ground. Operations will recommence this evening.

About First Uranium Corporation

First Uranium Corporation (TSX:FIU, JSE:FUM) is focused on its goal of becoming a low-cost producer of gold and uranium through the expansion of the underground development to feed the new gold and uranium plants at the Ezulwini Mine and the ramp-up of production at the Mine Waste Solutions (MWS) tailings recovery facility following the completion of a significant gold capital expansion program in May 2011. Both operations are located in South Africa.

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This document may contain or refer to forward-looking information based on current expectations. Forward-looking statements are subject to significant risks and uncertainties, and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from expected results. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and we assume no responsibility to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances.

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