NYSE MKT Equities Exchange Symbol - UEC
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX, July 31, 2013 /CNW/ - Uranium Energy Corp (NYSE MKT:
UEC, the "Company" or "UEC") is pleased to announce that the Company
and certain of its U.S. subsidiaries have entered into a US$20,000,000
senior secured Credit Facility with Sprott Resource Lending Partnership
and CEF (Capital Markets) Limited.
Under the Credit Facility the Company has received initial funding in
the amount of US$10,000,000 (the "Initial Advance"), with an additional
US$5,000,000 available for draw-down by the Company pursuant to a
second advance, and a further additional US$5,000,000 available for
draw-down by the Company pursuant to a third advance, in each case in
accordance with the terms of the Credit Agreement.
Amir Adnani, President and CEO stated: "Closing of this facility injects
non-dilutive growth capital into the Company while aligning our
interest with two North American and Asian resource investors in Sprott
and CEF Holdings Limited. As we look to develop strategic ties in
Asia, the fastest growing market for nuclear power, it is important to
establish relations with one of the region's largest conglomerates."
The Company will use the proceeds of the Credit Facility for the
development, operation and maintenance of its Hobson, Goliad and
Palangana projects and for working capital purposes.
The Credit Facility has a two-year term and bears interest at a rate of
8% per annum. The undrawn standby Credit Facility will be subject to a
standby fee of 4.00% per year.
Additionally, the Company will: (a) pay to the Lenders a one-time 4.5%
fee payable in the Company's common shares due 12-months from closing,
and (b) issue to the Lenders, on a pro rata basis, an aggregate of
2,600,000 common stock purchase warrants (the "Bonus Warrants"), each
exercisable for the purchase of one common share in the capital of the
Company at a price of US$2.50 for a period of three years following the
Initial Advance closing date.
The Bonus Warrants are subject to accelerated expiry if, at any time
prior to the date of expiry of the Bonus Warrants, the 30-trading-day
volume-weighted average closing price of the Company's common shares on
the NYSE MKT equals or exceeds US$5.00 per share. In such case, the
Bonus Warrants will expire on the date that is 30 days following the
Lender's receipt of notice of the accelerated expiry date. On the
earlier of the date of repayment of the outstanding principal amount
under the Credit Facility and the first anniversary of the Initial
Advance closing date, the Lenders will also receive, on a pro rata
basis, an aggregate fee of US$150,000, payable at the election of the
Lenders in cash or in the number of common shares determined on the
basis of a 10% discount to the five-trading-day volume-weighted average
closing price of the Company's common shares on the NYSE MKT
immediately prior to that date.
The Credit Facility is secured by the Company's Hobson plant and the
Goliad mineral leases and in the event of the advance of the final
US$5,000,000, would be required to be secured by the Palangana mineral
The securities referred to in this news release have not been registered
under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be
offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an
applicable exemption from registration requirements.
About Sprott Resource Lending Corp.
Sprott Resource Lending Corp. is a natural resource lender focused on providing financing to mining
and oil and gas companies. In July 2013, Sprott Inc. completed the
acquisition of Sprott Resource Lending Corp. which now operates as a
subsidiary of Sprott Inc.
About CEF (Capital Markets) Limited
CEF (Capital Markets) Limited is owned by CEF Holdings Limited which is
owned 50% by Cheung Kong (Holdings) Limited and 50% by the Canadian
Imperial Bank of Commerce ("CIBC"). Cheung Kong (Holdings) Limited is
the publicly-listed flagship company of the Cheung Kong Group of
companies, the Hong Kong based multi-national conglomerate with a
combined market cap of the Group in excess of $100 billion as of
February 28, 2013. CIBC is a leading North American financial
institution with operations around the world. CEF is an investor in
significant resource assets on a global basis.
About Uranium Energy Corp
Uranium Energy Corp is a U.S.-based uranium production, development and
exploration company operating North America's newest emerging uranium
mine. The Company's fully licensed and permitted Hobson processing
facility is central to all of its projects in South Texas, including
the Palangana in-situ recovery project, which is ramping up initial
production, and the Goliad in-situ recovery project which is now fully
permitted and under construction. 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.
Safe Harbor Statement
Certain information contained in this news release constitutes
"forward-looking statements" as such term is used in applicable United
States and Canadian laws. Generally, these forward-looking statements
can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as
"expects" or "does not expect", "is expected", "anticipates" or "does
not anticipate", "plans", "estimates", "intends" or "believes", or that
certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or
"will be taken", "occur", or "be achieved".
Forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of
management as of the date such statements are made, and are subject to
known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause
the actual results, performance or achievements of UEC to be materially
different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking
statements. Many of these factors are beyond UEC's ability to control
or predict. Important factors that may cause actual results to differ
materially and that could impact UEC and the statements contained in
this news release can be found in UEC's filings with the SEC. Such
risks and other factors include, among others, variations in the
underlying assumptions associated with the estimation or realization of
mineralization, the availability of financing on acceptable terms,
accidents, labor disputes, acts of God and other risks of the mining
industry including, without limitation, risk of liability under
environmental protection legislation, delays in obtaining governmental
approvals or permits, title disputes or claims limitations on insurance
coverage. UEC believes that the expectations reflected in the
forward-looking statements included in this news release are
reasonable; however, no assurance can be given that these expectations
will prove to be correct, and such forward-looking statements should
not be unduly relied upon.
For forward-looking statements in this news release, UEC claims the
protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements contained
in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. UEC assumes no
obligation to update or supplement any forward-looking statements
whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
SOURCE: Uranium Energy Corp
For further information:
Contact Uranium Energy Corp Investor Relations at:
Toll Free: (866) 748-1030
Fax: (361) 888-5041
Stock Exchange Information:
NYSE MKT: UEC
Frankfurt Stock Exchange Symbol: U6Z