Littleton, Colorado (PR Newswire – January 23, 2012) Ur-Energy Inc. (TSX:URE, NYSE Amex:URG) (“Ur-Energy” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a new uranium supply agreement with a North American based utility company. The contract calls for total deliveries of 200,000 pounds of uranium concentrate per year in a multi-year schedule commencing in 2013. The average delivery price under the agreement is consistent with the current Long-Term U3O8 Price Indicator published by Trade Tech.
The successful completion of this supply agreement moves Ur-Energy closer to fulfilling the marketing strategy that the Company developed under an arrangement entered into with Mr. Jim Cornell of NuCore Energy, in October of last year. The strategy calls for Ur-Energy to sell a pre-determined portion of the expected uranium production capacity from its Lost Creek Project in term agreements with North American nuclear utilities at prices that will ensure the project’s financial viability. The contract, together with others that Ur-Energy expects to complete in the near future, constitutes a very important aspect of the Company’s growth strategy. Ur-Energy expects to begin production from Lost Creek in the second quarter of 2013 and ramp up production to near one million pounds per year in 2014.
Ur-Energy CEO Wayne Heili said, “We are very pleased that our newest utility customer expressed its confidence in our team and the Lost Creek Project by agreeing to establish a supply relationship with us. This supply arrangement is a critical component of our overall growth strategy as it contributes to the future financial viability of our U.S. based uranium mining operations.”
Ur-Energy is a junior uranium mining company currently constructing its first in-situ recovery (ISR) uranium mine in south- central Wyoming at its fully licensed and permitted Lost Creek project. The Lost Creek processing facility will have two million pounds per year capacity and is anticipated to be in production in the second half of 2013. Ur-Energy engages in the identification, acquisition, exploration and development of uranium projects in the United States and Canada. Shares of Ur-Energy trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “URE” and on the NYSE MKT under the symbol “URG”. Ur-Energy’s corporate office is located in Littleton, Colorado; its registered office is in Ottawa, Ontario. Ur-Energy’s website iswww.ur-energy.com.