LAKEWOOD, CO, Sept. 30, 2015 /CNW/ - Energy Fuels Inc. (NYSE MKT:UUUU; TSX:EFR) ("Energy Fuels" or the "Company"), one of the leading producers of uranium in the United States, is pleased to announce that the Company has increased the size of its Board of Directors from eight to nine through the addition of Mr. Ames Brown to its Board of Directors. Mr. Brown has been the Chief Investment Officer ("CIO") at Capital Counsel Management LLC since 2014 and previously worked in financial management with Wells Fargo. As CIO of Capital Counsel Management, Mr. Brown holds ultimate responsibility for a large portfolio of global investments in oil, gas, mining, and financial services. In his role with Wells Fargo, Mr. Brown managed similarly constituted portfolios of global investments. Mr. Brown holds a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Strategic Communications from Columbia University, a Bachelor of Arts in History from Yale University, and completed two years of doctoral studies in financial accounting at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Stephen P. Antony, President and CEO of Energy Fuels stated: "On behalf of the entire Board and management team of Energy Fuels, we welcome Mr. Brown to our Board of Directors. I expect his experience in finance, natural resources, econometrics, and investment management to add value as the Company continues to grow during these exciting times in the uranium industry. Energy Fuels is emerging as a dominant uranium producer in the U.S., with both conventional and in situ production. As the U.S. seeks to expand the use of clean energy, including nuclear power which currently produces about two-thirds of the emission-free electricity generated in the U.S., uranium demand is expected to rise. We believe that Mr. Brown's unique skill-set will help prepare Energy Fuels to capitalize on these positive long-term market fundamentals, and that through his funds' significant ownership of Energy Fuels' common shares, Mr. Brown is well-aligned with other Energy Fuels shareholders."
About Energy Fuels: Energy Fuels is a leading integrated US-based uranium mining company, supplying U3O8 to major nuclear utilities. Energy Fuels operates two of America's key uranium production centers, the White Mesa Mill in Utah and the Nichols Ranch Processing Facility in Wyoming. The White Mesa Mill is the only conventional uranium mill operating in the U.S. today and has a licensed capacity of over 8 million pounds of U3O8 per year. The Nichols Ranch Processing Facility, acquired in the Company's acquisition of Uranerz Energy Corporation, is an in situ recovery ("ISR") production center with a licensed capacity of 2 million pounds of U3O8 per year. Energy Fuels also has the largest NI 43-101 compliant uranium resource portfolio in the U.S. among producers, and uranium mining projects located in a number of Western U.S. states, including two producing mines, mines on standby, and mineral properties in various stages of permitting and development. The Company's common shares are listed on the NYSE MKT under the trading symbol "UUUU", and on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the trading symbol "EFR".
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For further information: Investor Inquiries: Energy Fuels Inc., Curtis Moore, VP - Marketing and Corporate Development, (303) 974-2140 or Toll free: (888) 864-2125, [email protected], www.energyfuels.com