Acquisition Includes Everest's 1% Interest in the Fully Licensed Hobson
ISR Processing Facility, the Advanced Palangana ISR Project and a
Portfolio of Exploration Properties in South Texas
NYSE Amex Equities Exchange Symbol - UEC
AUSTIN, TX, Nov. 30 /CNW/ - Uranium Energy Corp (NYSE-AMEX: UEC, the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has now entered into a formal asset purchase agreement (the "APA") with Everest Exploration, Inc. ("Everest") to acquire substantially all of the assets of Everest including its 1%-interest in the South Texas Mining Venture, L.L.P. ("STMV"), a Texas limited liability partnership.
This announcement follows the Company's news release on October 14, 2009 of an agreement to purchase 99% of STMV from a subsidiary of Uranium One Inc., and an agreement in principle with Everest to purchase its 1% interest.
To purchase Everest's assets the Company has agreed to issue 200,000 shares of its common stock and to make an aggregate cash payment of $1,000,000 to Everest to be used, in part, for final reclamation of two properties previously mined and restored by Everest. The closing of the APA is subject to a number of conditions including the receipt by both parties of certain consents and releases.
The assets of STMV include the fully licensed and permitted Hobson In-Situ Recovery ("ISR") Processing Plant ("Hobson"), the Palangana Uranium Project ("Palangana"), which is at an advanced stage of permitting, and a portfolio of exploration-stage properties located in South Texas.
The Company plans to use the Hobson facility to shorten the runway to initial low-cost production and to make it the center of a new regional operating strategy for its projects in South Texas. Its Goliad and Nichols, and, after closing, Palangana projects are anticipated to become satellite ISR operations, with loaded resins being transported to Hobson for further processing into dried U3O8, which is known commonly as yellowcake.
Amir Adnani, President and CEO of the Company stated, "The agreement with Everest brings the Company one step closer to completing the acquisition of the STMV assets from Uranium One and Everest. Upon closing the transaction, the Company will also gain control of five additional exploration properties in South Texas, each with recognized uranium mineralization, and each within 100 miles of the licensed Hobson facility. Significant exploration and mining data files are included as well. The objective here is to expand production for many years in South Texas, operating from a strong base of advanced, development and exploration-stage ISR projects that surround a centralized processing facility."
For additional information about the fully licensed Hobson facility and the advanced Palangana ISR project, please read the Company's news release dated October 14, 2009.
About Uranium Energy Corp
Uranium Energy Corp. (NYSE-AMEX: UEC) is a U.S.-based exploration and development company with the objective of near-term uranium production in the U.S. The Company's Goliad ISR Uranium Project in South Texas is in the final stages of mine permitting for production, and was recently issued a Final Draft Mine Permit and a Final Draft Production Authorization for Production Area 1. 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. The company is well financed to execute on its key programs.
Stock Exchange Information:
NYSE AMEX: UEC
Frankfurt Stock Exchange Symbol: U6Z
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