TORONTO and JOHANNESBURG, June 4 /CNW/ - First Uranium Corporation (TSX:FIU, JSE:FUM) (ISIN:CA33744R1029) ("First Uranium" or the "Company") today announced that Simmer and Jack Mines, Limited, ("Simmer & Jack") has announced that Simmer & Jack is currently investigating alternatives to its proposed rights offer of R360 million secured convertible redeemable bonds in Simmer & Jack, including the listing and sale of a portion of the R463.9 million (C$62.7 million) secured convertible notes issued by Mine Waste Solutions (Proprietary) Limited ("MWS Rand Notes") and purchased by Simmer & Jack as part of the First Uranium's recapitalization financing. The listing and potential sale of a portion of the MWS Rand Notes by Simmer & Jack is being considered solely for the purpose of raising capital required by Simmer & Jack and to minimize dilution of Simmer & Jack shareholders.
Simmer & Jack expects to have reached a decision relating to the manner in which it will raise funds on or around June 22, 2010. Simmer & Jack's requirements to raise capital will have no affect on First Uranium's recently completed recapitalization refinancing.
About First Uranium Corporation
First Uranium Corporation (TSX:FIU, JSE:FUM) is focused on its goal of becoming a significant low-cost producer of uranium and gold through the expansion of the underground development to feed the new uranium and gold plants at the Ezulwini Mine and through the expansion of the plant capacity of the Mine Waste Solutions tailings recovery facility, both operations situated in South Africa.
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