TORONTO, ON and JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, June 7, 2011 /CNW/ - Uranium
One Inc. ("Uranium One") announced that its 51% shareholder, JSC
Atomredmetzoloto, has today completed the acquisition of Mantra
Resources Ltd. ("Mantra"). Uranium One also announced that it has now
become operator of Mantra's Mkuju River Project in Tanzania pursuant to
agreements entered into with ARMZ in connection with today's closing.
Uranium One will manage the development of the Mkuju River Project and
other Mantra exploration activities pursuant to an operating agreement
entered into on June 6, 2011 between Uranium One, ARMZ and Mantra.
Development of the Mkuju River Project is to be completed in accordance
with a revised feasibility study scheduled for completion in Q1 2012
and work programs approved by Uranium One and ARMZ.
In accordance with a loan agreement between Uranium One and Mantra dated
June 6, 2011, Uranium One has also agreed to provide a credit facility
to fund the development of the Mkuju River Project and other Mantra
exploration activities. The credit facility will be guaranteed by ARMZ.
Prior to completion of the revised feasibility study, work at Mkuju
River will be funded from Mantra's existing cash balance and from cash
flow from Uranium One's Kazakhstan operations.
Mkuju River Project
The Mkuju River Project is a large scale, uranium development project
located in southern Tanzania.
As previously announced, Uranium One has a call option to acquire Mantra
from ARMZ for consideration equal to ARMZ's cost plus certain
additional expenditures, exercisable for a period of 12 months from
today's closing. ARMZ also has a put option to sell Mantra to Uranium
One for the same consideration at the end of such 12 month period. The
call option and the put option may be extended to 24 months if Uranium
One partially exercises that option and acquires approximately 15% of
Mantra for US $150 million before January 31, 2012. The option to
acquire the remaining 85% interest in Mantra (or 100% if the option is
not partially exercised) is subject to Uranium One minority shareholder
About Uranium One
Uranium One is one of the world's largest publicly traded uranium
producers with a globally diversified portfolio of assets located in
Kazakhstan, the United States and Australia.
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of the development of new deposits, success of exploration activities,
permitting time lines, currency fluctuations, requirements for
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of Uranium One, the actual results of current exploration activities,
conclusions of economic evaluations, changes in project parameters as
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densities or recovery rates, failure of plant, equipment or processes
to operate as anticipated, accidents, labour disputes or other risks of
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financing or in completion of development or construction activities,
risks relating to the integration of acquisitions and the realization
of synergies relating thereto, to international operations, to prices
of uranium as well as those factors referred to in the section entitled
"Risk Factors" in Uranium One's Annual Information Form for the year
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of new information, future events or otherwise, except in accordance
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