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Uranium Energy Corp Expands Physical Uranium Initiative to Purchase 2.1 Million Pounds U3O8 and Announces Financing
Including the previously announced contracts to acquire 1,400,000 pounds of uranium concentrates, UEC has now entered into additional purchase contracts for a total of 2,105,000 pounds of U3O8 at a volume weighted average price of ~$30 per pound.
The Company is also pleased to announce that it has entered into definitive agreements with institutional investors to purchase an aggregate of 3,636,364 common shares of the Company (each, a "Share") at a purchase price of $3.30 per Share and for gross proceeds of approximately $12,000,000 in a registered direct offering (the "Offering"). The closing of the Offering is expected to occur on or about April 8, 2021, subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
Following the closing of the Offering and delivery of contracted drummed uranium, UEC will have more than $110 million of cash, equity and inventory holdings.
As previously disclosed, UEC’s physical uranium initiative will support three objectives: 1) strengthens the Company’s balance sheet as uranium prices appreciate; 2) provides strategic inventory to support future marketing efforts with utilities that could complement production and accelerate cashflows; and 3) increases the availability of UEC’s Texas and Wyoming production capacity to pursue specific opportunities for uranium of U.S. origin; which may command premium pricing due to the scarcity of domestic uranium production.
The Company anticipates that the net proceeds from the Offering will be used for additional uranium purchases and for general corporate and working capital purposes.
H.C. Wainwright & Co. is acting as the exclusive placement agent for the Offering.
The Shares are being offered by the Company pursuant to the Company's effective shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-236571) previously filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") and became effective March 3, 2020. The Offering is being made only by means of a prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus that form a part of the effective shelf registration statement. A prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to the Offering will be filed by the Company with the SEC. Electronic copies of the prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to the Offering may be obtained, when available, from the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov, or from H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC, 430 Park Avenue, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10022 by e-mail at:email@example.com or by telephone at: (212) 856-5711.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities, nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any state or jurisdiction. The securities being offered have not been approved or disapproved by any regulatory authority, nor has any such authority passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of the prospectus supplement, the prospectus or the Company's shelf registration statement.
About Uranium Energy Corp
Uranium Energy Corp is a U.S.-based uranium mining and exploration company. As a leading pure-play American uranium company, UEC is advancing the next generation of low-cost and environmentally friendly In-Situ Recovery (ISR) mining uranium projects. In South Texas, the Company’s hub-and-spoke operations are anchored by our fully-licensed Hobson Processing Facility which is central to our Palangana, Burke Hollow, Goliad and other ISR pipeline projects. In Wyoming, UEC controls the Reno Creek project, which is the largest permitted, pre-construction ISR uranium project in the U.S. Additionally, the Company’s diversified holdings provide exposure to a unique portfolio of uranium related assets, including: 1) major equity stake in the only royalty company in the sector, Uranium Royalty Corp; 2) physical uranium warehoused in the U.S.; and 3) a pipeline of resource-stage uranium projects in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Paraguay. In Paraguay, the Company owns one of the largest and highest-grade ferro-titanium deposits in the world. 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.
Contact Uranium Energy Corp Investor Relations at:
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Stock Exchange Information:
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