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Denison Mines Corp. ("Denison" or the "Company") (TSX: DML) (NYSE American: DNN) announces that its confidential offer to acquire UEX Corporation ("UEX") dated July 22, 2022 (the "Acquisition Proposal") has expired. View PDF version

Despite Denison's Acquisition Proposal representing a premium to the 10-day and 20-day volume weighted average price implied by both the original agreement between UEX and Uranium Energy Corp. ("UEC") dated June 13, 2022 (the "Previous UEC Offer") and the amended agreement with UEC dated August 5, 2022 (the "Amended UEC Offer"), the board of directors of UEX has concluded that Denison's Acquisition Proposal was matched by the Amended UEC Offer.

Denison also notes that recent trading prices were affected by UEC's July 28, 2022 public disclosure of the Denison Acquisition Proposal, which was delivered confidentially to UEX under an existing non-disclosure agreement between Denison and UEX.

David Cates , President & CEO of Denison, commented: " In preparing our now expired Acquisition Proposal, Denison assessed the performance of UEX 's share price under the Previous UEC Offer and saw an opportunity to present a n alternat i ve proposal, which was determined by the UEX board to be a Superior Proposal on July 28th . While it is puzzling that the UEX board was not compelled by the premium offer made by Denison , we are nevertheless happy to see exploration assets in the Athabasca Basin so coveted by other industry participants. Just last year , Denison purchased 50% of JCU ( Canada ) Exploration Company, Limited ("JCU") for $20.5 million . Given that we view the other 50% of JCU as UEX's most valuable asset , we are pleased to now see UEX transact at a valuation greater than $ 300 million.

Denison remains wholly focused on the advancement of the Wheeler River Project, the largest undeveloped uranium project in the infrastructure-rich e astern portion of the Athabasca Basin region of n orthern Saskatchewan . Following favorable metallurgical testing results announced last week and a nother major milestone we will be announcing later this morning, we are more confident than ever that Wheeler River is the premier uranium development project in the e astern Athabasca Basin and that Denison is uniquely positioned to offer investors exposure to new sources of high-grade and low-cost Canadian uranium production in the years ahead. "

About Denison

Denison is a uranium exploration and development company with interests focused in the Athabasca Basin region of northern Saskatchewan, Canada . The Company has an effective 95% interest in its flagship Wheeler River Uranium Project, which is the largest undeveloped uranium project in the infrastructure rich eastern portion of the Athabasca Basin region of northern Saskatchewan . A Pre-Feasibility Study was completed for Wheeler River in late 2018, considering the potential economic merit of developing Phoenix as an ISR operation and the Gryphon deposit as a conventional underground mining operation.

Denison's interests in Saskatchewan also include a 22.5% ownership interest in the McClean Lake Joint Venture, which includes several uranium deposits and the McClean Lake uranium mill, which is contracted to process the ore from the Cigar Lake mine under a toll milling agreement, plus a 25.17% interest in the Midwest Main and Midwest A deposits and a 66.90% interest in the Tthe Heldeth Túé ("THT", formerly J Zone) and Huskie deposits on the Waterbury Lake property. The Midwest Main, Midwest A, THT and Huskie deposits are located within 20 kilometres of the McClean Lake mill. Denison's exploration portfolio includes further interests in properties covering approximately 300,000 hectares in the Athabasca Basin region.

Through its 50% ownership of JCU, Denison holds additional interests in various uranium project joint ventures in Canada , including the Millennium project (JCU, 30.099%), the Kiggavik project (JCU, 33.8118%) and Christie Lake (JCU, 34.4508%).

Denison is also engaged in post-closure mine care and maintenance services through its Closed Mines group (formerly Denison Environmental Services), which manages Denison's reclaimed mine sites in the Elliot Lake region and provides related services to certain third-party projects.

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Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Certain information contained in this news release constitutes 'forward-looking information' , within the meaning of the applicable United States and Canadian legislation, concerning the business, operations and financial performance and condition of Denison.  Generally, these forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as 'potential', 'plans', 'expects', 'budget', 'scheduled', 'estimates', 'forecasts', 'intends', 'anticipates', or 'believes', or the negatives and/or variations of such words and phrases, or state that certain actions, events or results 'may', 'could', 'would', 'might' or 'will ' ' be taken', 'occur' or 'be achieved'.

In particular, this news release contains forward-looking information pertaining to the following: expectations with respect to the proposal for a transaction with UEX ; expectations regarding the Company's exploration and evaluation programs and potential for project development , particularly with respect to Wheeler River ; and expectations regarding its joint venture ownership interests and the continuity of its agreements with its partners and third parties.

Forward- looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of management as of the date such statements are made, and they are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of Denison to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. For example, the modelling and assumptions upon which the work plans for exploration and/or the Wheeler River Project are based may not be maintained after further work is completed.  In addition, Denison may decide or otherwise be required to discontinue exploration, testing, evaluation and development work if it is unable to maintain or otherwise secure the necessary resources (such as testing facilities, capital funding, regulatory approvals, etc.).  Denison believes that the expectations reflected in this forward-looking information are reasonable but no assurance can be given that these expectations will prove to be accurate and results may differ materially from those anticipated in this forward-looking information. For a discussion in respect of risks and other factors that could influence forward-looking events, please refer to the factors discussed in Denison's Annual Information Form dated March 25, 2022 , or subsequent quarterly financial reports under the heading 'Risk Factors'. These factors are not, and should not be construed as being exhaustive.

Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The forward-looking information contained in this news release is expressly qualified by this cautionary statement. Any forward-looking information and the assumptions made with respect thereto speaks only as of the date of this news release. Denison does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking information after the date of this news release to conform such information to actual results or to changes in Denison's expectations except as otherwise required by applicable legislation.

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Global Atomic Commences EPCM Phase for the Dasa Project

Global Atomic Corporation ("Global Atomic" or the "Company"), (TSX: GLO) (OTCQX: GLATF) (Frankfurt: G12) is pleased to announce the signing of Development Consultants Private Limited ("DCPL") of Kolkata, India and Lycopodium Minerals Canada Ltd. ("Lycopodium") to commence the basic and detailed engineering, procurement and Project Management of the Dasa Mine processing plant in the Republic of Niger .

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These engineering and project delivery firms were selected to form an Integrated EPCM Project Team synthesizing proven uranium processing plant design experience with West African project management and construction experience. DCPL will focus on the Basic and Detailed Engineering required for the design of the Dasa Process Plant, with the initial phase of Basic Engineering now underway. Lycopodium will prepare the Project Execution Plan, provide input for constructability in West Africa and provide project services during this phase with the intention of continuing on to manage plant construction.

All EPCM activity will be guided and supervised by Global Atomic Owner's Team headed by Dr. Santiago Faucher , Chief Technology Officer at Global Atomic. Global Atomic and Dr. Faucher's company, Insight R&D, have now integrated metallurgical, mechanical, and electrical engineering experts with DCPL's team in Kolkata and Lycopodium's team in Toronto to direct work on the Dasa Project. Together, this Integrated EPCM Project Team will develop the detailed design and complete the project delivery, of the Dasa mine processing plant; building on proven results from the 2020 Insight R&D pilot plant trials and the findings of the 2021 Dasa Phase 1 Feasibility Study.

DCPL and Lycopodium have excellent and extensive work histories throughout Africa including technical studies, project reviews and EPCM contracting for over 77 engineering projects in mining and other industries. Additionally, DCPL has designed and built several uranium recovery and process plants and is currently the foremost engineering company in India developing that country's nuclear and uranium sectors. Lycopodium has been actively engaged in 60 mining projects across West Africa and brings recent hands-on project delivery experience in the region.

Global Atomic President and CEO, Stephen G. Roman stated, "Following Global Atomic's announcements regarding our initial off-take agreement, the formation of a banking syndicate to finance the Dasa Project and the incorporation of our Niger operating company, SOMIDA, the commencement of the EPCM phase is our next important milestone to stay on schedule to become one of the world's newest uranium production companies. Similar to most multinational firms, who source specialized engineering from India today, Global Atomic has identified DCPL as having the World's most compelling experience and track record in the design of uranium processing plants. DCPL's uranium experience will reduce project technical risk, while its ability to deliver highly detailed engineered designs will reduce in-field work and enable good project cost control."

" After an extensive selection process, DCPL and Lycopodium emerged to form the best team to undertake the EPCM phase of the Dasa Project. This Integrated EPCM Project Team is committed to completing the project on time and keeping the Dasa Project on schedule to deliver yellowcake to utilities in Q1 2025."

About DCPL

Development Consultants Private Limited ("DCPL"), is an India -based trans-national consulting engineering firm that provides an entire suite of Project Engineering services to its clients in India and around the world, from concept to commissioning, for diverse core sector and speciality projects. DCPL has led projects in many fields including mining, mineral processing and beneficiation, renewable energy and environment, power generation, transmission and distribution, industrial water supply and treatment and industrial wastewater treatment and reuse.

DCPL ( www.dcpl.net.in ) is closely associated with many of the nuclear power projects in India and has engineered approximately 45,000 MW of installed generation capacity, DCPL is one of the leaders in the nuclear field globally.

About Lycopodium

Lycopodium Minerals Canada Ltd., based in Toronto , is a subsidiary of Lycopodium Limited (ASX: LYL) which is headquartered in Perth, Australia , and is a leader in its field, working with clients to provide integrated engineering, construction and asset management solutions.  Lycopodium has the expertise to deliver complex, multidisciplinary projects, through to the provision of feasibility studies and advisory services. Operating across the Resources, Infrastructure and Industrial Processes sectors, they offer a diverse team of industry experts to deliver bespoke and innovative solutions across all commodity types.

With the capability to deliver projects around the world, Lycopodium has offices in Australia , South Africa , Canada , Ghana and the Philippines . For more, visit www.lycopodium.com .

About Global Atomic

Global Atomic Corporation ( www.globalatomiccorp.com ) is a publicly listed company that provides a unique combination of high-grade uranium mine development and cash-flowing zinc concentrate production.

The Company's Uranium Division includes four deposits with the flagship project being the large, high-grade Dasa Project, discovered in 2010 by Global Atomic geologists through grassroots field exploration. With the issuance of the Dasa Mining Permit and an Environmental Compliance Certificate by the Republic of Niger , the Dasa Project is fully permitted for commercial production. The Phase 1 Feasibility Study for Dasa was filed in December 2021 and estimates Yellowcake production to commence by the end of 2024. Mine excavation began in Q1 2022.

Global Atomic's Base Metals Division holds a 49% interest in the Befesa Silvermet Turkey, S.L. ("BST") Joint Venture, which operates a modern zinc production plant, located in Iskenderun, Turkey . The plant recovers zinc from Electric Arc Furnace Dust ("EAFD") to produce a high-grade zinc oxide concentrate which is sold to zinc smelters around the world. The Company's joint venture partner, Befesa Zinc S.A.U. ("Befesa") listed on the Frankfurt exchange under 'BFSA', holds a 51% interest in and is the operator of the BST Joint Venture. Befesa is a market leader in EAFD recycling, with approximately 50% of the European EAFD market and facilities located throughout Europe , Asia and the United States of America .

The information in this release may contain forward-looking information under applicable securities laws. Forward-looking information includes, but is not limited to, statements with respect to completion of any financings; Global Atomics' development potential and timetable of its operations, development and exploration assets; Global Atomics' ability to raise additional funds necessary; the future price of uranium; the estimation of mineral reserves and resources; conclusions of economic evaluation; the realization of mineral reserve estimates; the timing and amount of estimated future production, development and exploration; cost of future activities; capital and operating expenditures; success of exploration activities; mining or processing issues; currency exchange rates; government regulation of mining operations; and environmental and permitting risks. Generally, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "plans", "is expected", "estimates", variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results "could", "would", "might", "will be taken", "will begin", "will include", "are expected", "occur" or "be achieved". All information contained in this news release, other than statements of current or historical fact, is forward-looking information. Statements of forward-looking information are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of Global Atomic to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including but not limited to those risks described in the annual information form of Global Atomic and in its public documents filed on SEDAR from time to time.

Forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of management at the date such statements are made. Although management of Global Atomic has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to be materially different from those forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance upon forward-looking statements. Global Atomic does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements, except in accordance with applicable securities law. Readers should also review the risks and uncertainties sections of Global Atomics' annual and interim MD&As.

The Toronto Stock Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy and accuracy of this news release.

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