NYSE MKT Equities Exchange Symbol – UEC
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX, Sept. 9, 2015 /CNW/ - Uranium Energy Corp (NYSE MKT: UEC, the "Company" or "UEC") is pleased to announce that the International Atomic Energy Agency ("IAEA") recently completed technical programs in Paraguay for the Paraguayan Vice Ministry of Mines and Energy in Asuncion designed to support the future exploration and development of uranium resources in the country. The Company's Asuncion-based technical staff participated and contributed to the technical courses provided by the IAEA experts and led site visits to the Company's Oviedo and Yuty ISR uranium projects.
Gustavo Da Silva, the Director of Mineral Resources for Paraguay, stated, "I take this opportunity to emphasize our satisfaction with the companies Transandes Paraguay S.A and Piedra Rica Mining S.A. [both wholly owned subsidiaries of UEC] that are carrying out activities in our country in a respectful way according to the environmental guidance, and most of all they are strengthening the country's geoscientific knowledge."
Victor Fernandez, UEC's Country Manager, added, "We are very pleased to have served with the IAEA to provide this valuable training. The course was well attended and clearly appreciated. Paraguay has exceptional geological potential for uranium deposits. Getting this potential understood by the right governmental officials is a significant step."
The IAEA program covered key areas of geology, geophysics and geochemistry for the discovery and evaluation of uranium deposits. The program was presented over a five-day period in August to 20 Ministry officials. UEC opened both its development-stage Yuty and exploration-stage Oviedo uranium ISR projects to the course, including reviews of uraniferous outcrops, cores, monitoring wells and reclaimed drill sites.
In Paraguay, UEC controls one of the largest in-situ recoverable property positions in the world with approximately 750,000 acres of prospective area. The Company's Yuty Project has a National Instrument 43-101 ("NI 43-101") Measured and Indicated Resource of 8.914 million pounds grading 0.052% U3O8 with an Inferred Resource of 2.226 million pounds grading 0.047% U3O8(1). The Company's Oviedo Project has an Exploration Target of 23 to 56 million pounds grading 0.040% to 0.052% U3O8(2). Historic exploration by the Anschutz/Taiwan Power/Korea Electric Power joint venture and by Cameco/Cue Resources, plus recent exploration by UEC totals approximately US$50M in advancing these projects.
The technical information in this news release has been prepared in accordance with the Canadian regulatory requirements set out in NI 43-101 and was reviewed by Clyde L. Yancey, P.G., Vice President-Exploration for the Company, a Qualified Person under NI 43-101.
About Uranium Energy Corp
Uranium Energy Corp is a U.S.-based uranium mining and exploration company. The Company's fully-licensed Hobson processing plant is central to all of its projects in South Texas, including the Palangana in-situ recovery (ISR) mine, the permitted Goliad ISR project and the development-stage Burke Hollow ISR project. Additionally, the Company controls a pipeline of advanced-stage projects in Arizona, Colorado and Paraguay. The Company's operations are managed by professionals with a recognized profile for excellence in their industry, a profile based on many decades of hands-on experience in the key facets of uranium exploration, development and mining.
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NYSE MKT: UEC
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(1) Notice to U.S. Investors
The mineral resources referred to herein have been estimated in accordance with the definition standards on mineral resources of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum referred to in NI 43-101 and are not compliant with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") Industry Guide 7 guidelines. In addition, measured mineral resources, indicated mineral resources and inferred mineral resources, while recognized and required by Canadian regulations, are not defined terms under SEC Industry Guide 7 and are normally not permitted to be used in reports and registration statements filed with the SEC. Accordingly, we have not reported them in the United States. Investors are cautioned not to assume that any part or all of the mineral resources in these categories will ever be converted into mineral reserves. These terms have a great amount of uncertainty as to their existence, and great uncertainty as to their economic and legal feasibility. In particular, it should be noted that mineral resources which are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability. It cannot be assumed that all or any part of measured mineral resources, indicated mineral resources or inferred mineral resources will ever be upgraded to a higher category. In accordance with Canadian rules, estimates of inferred mineral resources cannot form the basis of feasibility or other economic studies. Investors are cautioned not to assume that any part of the reported measured mineral resources, indicated mineral resources or inferred mineral resources referred to herein are economically or legally mineable.
(2) Exploration Targets
In the Company's related technical reports produced under NI 43-101 all tonnages, grade and contained pounds for exploration targets should not be construed to reflect a calculated mineral resource (inferred, indicated, or measured). The potential quantities and grades, as stated in such technical reports, are conceptual in nature and there has been insufficient work to date to define a NI 43-101 compliant resource. Furthermore, it is uncertain if additional exploration will result in the discovery of an economic mineral resource on the project.
Safe Harbor Statement
Except for the statements of historical fact contained herein, the information presented in this news release constitutes "forward-looking statements" as such term is used in applicable United States and Canadian laws. These statements relate to analyses and other information that are based on forecasts of future results, estimates of amounts not yet determinable and assumptions of management. Any other statements that express or involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, assumptions or future events or performance (often, but not always, using words or phrases such as "expects" or "does not expect", "is expected", "anticipates" or "does not anticipate", "plans, "estimates" or "intends", or stating that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved) are not statements of historical fact and should be viewed as "forward-looking statements". Such forward looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such risks and other factors include, among others, the actual results of exploration activities, variations in the underlying assumptions associated with the estimation or realization of mineral resources, the availability of capital to fund programs and the resulting dilution caused by the raising of capital through the sale of shares, accidents, labor disputes and other risks of the mining industry including, without limitation, those associated with the environment, delays in obtaining governmental approvals, permits or financing or in the completion of development or construction activities, title disputes or claims limitations on insurance coverage. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements contained in this news release and in any document referred to in this news release.
Certain matters discussed in this news release and oral statements made from time to time by representatives of the Company may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and the Federal securities laws. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that its expectations will be achieved. Forward-looking information is subject to certain risks, trends and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. Many of these factors are beyond the Company's ability to control or predict. Important factors that may cause actual results to differ materially and that could impact the Company and the statements contained in this news release can be found in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. For forward-looking statements in this news release, the Company claims the protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The Company assumes no obligation to update or supplement any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities.
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