CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS--(Marketwire - April 10, 2012) - Uranium Energy Corp. (NYSE Amex:UEC)(FRANKFURT:U6Z) (the "Company") is pleased to announce the closing of its previously announced public offering (the "Offering") of shares of its common stock, $0.001 par value per share (each a "Share" and, collectively, the "Shares"). The Company sold 6,246,078 Shares at a price of $3.60 per Share, for gross proceeds of $22,485,880, which includes 686,078 Shares sold pursuant to an over-allotment option exercised by the placement agents.
The Company offered and sold the Shares pursuant to an agency agreement dated April 2, 2012 between the Company and a syndicate of placement agents with Dundee Securities Ltd. acting as the lead placement agent and sole bookrunner in connection with the Offering. The syndicate of placement agents included Global Hunter Securities LLC, CIBC World Markets Inc. and Haywood Securities Inc. The Company granted the placement agents an option, exercisable in whole or in part, at the sole option of Dundee Securities Ltd., on behalf of the placement agents, to place up to an additional 15% of the Offering (that is, an additional 834,000 Shares), at $3.60 per Share. Dundee Securities Ltd. exercised this option with respect to 686,078 Shares.
The Company anticipates that the net proceeds from the Offering will be used to fund exploration and development expenditures at the Company's projects and for general corporate and working capital purposes.
The Shares were offered by the Company pursuant to a prospectus supplement to the Company's effective shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-176406) previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") and pursuant to a prospectus supplement to the Company's shelf prospectus filed with certain Canadian regulators in each of the provinces of Canada, except Quebec, pursuant to the multi-jurisdictional disclosure system.
Copies of the prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus relating to the Offering may be obtained from the SEC website at http://www.sec.gov, from the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval website at http://www.sedar.com or from the lead placement agent at:
|Dundee Securities Ltd.|
|Suite 2000, Dundee Place|
|1 Adelaide Street East, Toronto, Ontario, M5C 2V9|
|Tel: (416) 849-7887|
This press release does not and 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 of qualification under the securities laws of any state or jurisdiction.
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. UEC'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 has been granted its Mine Permit and is in the initial stages of mine construction. UEC'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. For further information review the Company's filings with the SEC at www.sec.gov or visit the Company's profile on the SEDAR website at www.sedar.com.
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|Frankfurt Stock Exchange Symbol: U6Z|
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