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Denison Mines Corp. ("Denison" or the "Company") (TSX: DML) (NYSE American: DNN) has noted the disclosure made by Uranium Energy Corp. ("UEC") in its news release dated July 28, 2022 . Denison hereby confirms that it has made a confidential proposal (an "Acquisition Proposal") to UEX Corporation ("UEX") to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of UEX.  UEX has reported that its Board of Directors, in consultation with its legal and financial advisors, has determined that the Acquisition Proposal constitutes a "Superior Proposal" as defined in the Arrangement Agreement between UEC and UEX dated June 13, 2022 ("Original Agreement").  Denison understands that notice of such determination was provided to UEC on July 28, 2022 . View PDF version

The non-binding Acquisition Proposal remains subject to the entering into of a definitive arrangement agreement ("Definitive Agreement") and any discussions with respect to a transaction remain subject to the terms of a non-disclosure agreement ("NDA") entered into between Denison and UEX.  At this time, no Definitive Agreement has been consummated between Denison and UEX, and the completion of any such agreement would require the termination of the Original Agreement in accordance with its terms.

David Cates , President & CEO of Denison, commented: " We believe that an acquisition by Denison of UEX, and its assets in northern Saskatchewan , has the potential to benefit Denison shareholders – bolstering Denison's position as a leading uranium development and exploration Company with an unwavering focus on the advancement of high-grade uranium deposits in the Athabasca Basin region.

Importantly, an acquisition of UEX would allow Denison to consolidate 100% ownership in our flagship Wheeler River Project at an ideal time ahead of the anticipated final technical de-risking steps associated with the Feasibility Study in progress for the planned Phoenix In-Situ Recovery ("ISR") operation."

An acquisition of UEX has the potential to yield multiple benefits to Denison shareholders:

  • Consolidation of 100% ownership of Wheeler River – Wheeler River is host to the high-grade Phoenix and Gryphon uranium deposits and represents the largest undeveloped uranium project in the infrastructure-rich eastern portion of the Athabasca Basin region. The Company is actively advancing the Phoenix deposit, which is proposed as a low-cost ISR mining operation, through the environmental assessment and feasibility study processes. The results from the Pre-Feasibility Study completed for Wheeler River suggest that Phoenix has the potential to be one of the lowest cost uranium mining operations in the world. Denison currently has an effective 95% interest in
    Wheeler River.

  • Consolidation of 100% ownership of JCU ( Canada ) Exploration Company, Limited ( " JCU " ) – JCU holds a portfolio of twelve uranium project joint venture interests in Canada , including a 30.099% interest in the Millennium project (Cameco Corporation 69.901%), a 33.8118% interest in the Kiggavik project (Orano Canada Inc. 66.1882%), and a 34.4508% interest in the Christie Lake project (UEX 65.5492%). Denison currently has a 50% ownership interest in JCU.

  • Project Portfolio Suited to Denison's Abundant In-house Expertise – Denison has a Saskatoon -based technical team with abundant in-house expertise in the areas of exploration, project development, engineering, metallurgy, mining, plant operations, permitting and regulatory affairs, that is well suited to extract the maximum value possible, for our shareholders, from uranium exploration or development assets situated in the Athabasca Basin region.

There can be no assurance that a Definitive Agreement or any other agreement relating to the Acquisition Proposal will be entered into between Denison and UEX or that the Acquisition Proposal, and any transactions related thereto or any other similar transaction will be approved or consummated. The Company does not undertake any obligation to provide any updates with respect to this or any other transaction, except as required under applicable law.

About Denison

Denison is a uranium exploration and development company with interests focused in the Athabasca Basin region of northern Saskatchewan, Canada . In addition to its effective 95% interest in the Wheeler River project, Denison's interests in the Athabasca Basin include a 22.5% ownership interest in the McClean Lake joint venture, which includes several uranium deposits and the McClean Lake uranium mill that 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 each located within 20 kilometres of the McClean Lake mill.

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's exploration portfolio includes further interests in properties covering approximately 300,000 hectares in the Athabasca Basin region.

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 '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', 'be achieved' or 'has the potential to'.

In particular, this news release contains forward-looking information pertaining to the following: the existence and terms of the Acquisition Proposal, including the conditions and other rights and obligations of the parties and any potential benefits of such a transaction; expectations regarding the potential to enter into a Definitive Agreement and/or complete a transaction pursuant thereto; and expectations regarding its joint venture ownership interests and the continuity of its agreements with its partners.

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 conditions to the transactions may not be satisfied or the parties may negotiate terms materially different than disclosed herein. Denison believes that the expectations reflected in this forward-looking information are reasonable and 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 the Annual Information Form dated March 25, 2022 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 Announces Q2 2022 Results

Global Atomic Corporation ("Global Atomic" or the "Company"), (TSX: GLO) (OTCQX: GLATF) (FRANKFURT: G12) announced today its operating and financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2022 .

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Global Atomic Concludes Negotiations with the Government of Niger, forms Dasa Project Operating Company and appoints Board of Directors and Senior Management

Global Atomic Corporation ("Global Atomic" or the "Company"), (TSX: GLO) (OTCQX: GLATF) (Frankfurt: G12), is pleased to announce the incorporation of Société Minière DASA S.A. or "SOMIDA", the Company's Niger mining subsidiary under which the Dasa Uranium Project will operate. SOMIDA will be governed by a Board of Directors comprised of six representatives from the Company and three representatives of the Government of Niger .

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HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Share ownership of SOMIDA will be 80% Global Atomic and 20% Government of Niger , including the 10% carried interest provided under the Niger Mining Code
  • The Niger Government will own 20% of the shares of SOMIDA and receive dividend income when paid
  • The Niger Government is obligated to contribute 10% of all capital and operating costs over the life of the mine
  • Moussa Souley, the former Managing Director of Orano's COMINAK Mine, has been appointed Managing Director of SOMIDA
  • Robert Parr , Mining Engineer, MBA, has been appointed Project Manager for Dasa

"Global Atomic Corporation would like to thank His Excellency, President Mohamed Bazoum and Madame Hadizatou Ousseini Yacouba, Minister of Mines of the Republic of Niger , for their support of the Dasa Project. We look forward to a long-term partnership in the development and operation of our outstanding new uranium mine which will benefit all Nigeriens", said Stephen G. Roman , Global Atomic's President & CEO.

"The Niger Government's decision to acquire and fund an additional 10% interest in the Dasa Project reflects their confidence in the quality of the deposit and longevity of the mine.  Uranium mining plays an important social-economic role in Niger , providing steady long-term employment and associated economic benefits including royalty payments, tax revenue at the local, regional and national levels, foreign exchange earnings and funds for regional development and local communities."

"This agreement demonstrates the Niger Government's commitment to support the Dasa Project, which will be viewed positively by our Banking Syndicate, who are currently conducting their Due Diligence review. We are now constructing the Dasa mining camp to house employees during construction and early-stage mine development. The Mine Site infrastructure is currently well advanced, with completion timed to coincide with commencement of mining operations and the collaring of the Portal, scheduled for November, 2022."

About Moussa Souley

Moussa Souley, is a Nigerien mining engineer, who from 2016 to 2021 was the Managing Director of the COMINAK Underground Mine a subsidiary of the French nuclear energy company Orano Group, located 100 kms north of the Dasa Project.  The Cominak Mine employed over 1,000 people and shut down after 50 years of mining in March 2021 .

Starting in December 2002 , Mr. Souley held several management positions with Orano (previously AREVA) in Niger and France.  Prior to that Mr. Souley worked as a mining engineer for Noranda in Canada , where he also studied mining and mineral processing engineering and received his Masters Degree in Mineral Economics from the University of Montreal .  Mr. Souley has also lectured and designed workshops at the Engineering School of Mines, Industry and Geology in Niamey, Niger .  Mr Souley speaks French and English.

About Robert Parr

Robert Parr is a mining engineer with more than 25 years' operational and technical experience across both underground and open pit operating environments.  He brings valuable and extensive experience from the significant time he has spent on Australian and international projects ( Africa , South America , Asia and Scandinavia).  Mr. Parr has recently held the roles of Chief Operating Officer for both a leading African mining contractor (SFTP Mining) and a large Colombian gold miner ( Caldas Gold ).  Prior to that he was the Project Director for constructing Sissingue Gold Mine in Ivory Coast .  He also has mine construction experience with Ranger Uranium (Rio Tinto, Australia ), Hecla Mining (San Isidora, Venezuela ), Barrick Gold (Bulyanhulu, Tanzania ) and Porgera Joint Venture (Barrick, Nui Guini ).  Mr. Parr speaks native English, conversational French and Spanish, and beginner Arabic.  He is a member of AusIMM and qualifies as a Competent Person for evaluating mining reserves.

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 Dasa Feasibility Study filed December 2021 represents approximately 20% of the current resource and estimates 45.4 million pounds U 3 O 8 production over a 12-year period to commence by the end of 2024.  Mine excavation began in Q1 2022.

Global Atomics' 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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Significant Uranium And Copper Mineralisation Identified At Surprise Creek ProjectDuring Field Program

Valor Resources Limited (Valor) or (the Company) (ASX:VAL) is pleased to announce the initial findings of a reconnaissance field program at the Surprise Creek Project (the Project) in northern Saskatchewan. This work has confirmed several historical uranium and copper targets and identified some new, previously unrecorded uranium and copper occurrences. A total of 36 samples were collected from the uranium and copper occurrences which have been submitted for assay. Assay results are expected in around four weeks.

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UEX CORPORATION Announces Further Superior Proposal

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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan TheNewswire - August 9, 2022 UEX Corporation (TSX:UEX) (OTC:UEXCF) (" UEX " or the " Company ") announces that the Board of Directors of the Company (the " Board ") has unanimously determined, after consultation with its financial and legal advisors, that the unsolicited non-binding proposal that was received by the Company from Denison Mines Corp. (" Denison ") on August 8, 2022 (the " Denison Offer ") for the acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding common shares of UEX (" UEX Shares ") in consideration for common shares of Denison (" Denison Shares ") constitutes a "Superior Proposal" under the arrangement agreement dated June 13, 2022, as amended June 23, 2022 and August 5, 2022, among UEX, Uranium Energy Corp. (" UEC ") and UEC 2022 Acquisition Corp. (the " UEC Arrangement Agreement ").

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Denison Delivers Further Acquisition Proposal to UEX

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Denison Mines Corp. ("Denison" or the "Company") (TSX: DML) (NYSE American: DNN) has made a further proposal (an "Acquisition Proposal") to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of UEX Corporation ("UEX"). Under the terms of the Acquisition Proposal, UEX shareholders would receive 0.32 shares of Denison in exchange for each share of UEX held, which represents an implied purchase price of $0.51 per UEX share, on a spot basis, as of the market close on August 8, 2022 . View PDF version.

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UEX Corporation Announces Receipt of Acquisition Proposal and Postponement of Securityholders' Meeting

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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan TheNewswire - August 8, 2022 UEX Corporation (TSX:UEX) (OTC:UEXCF) (" UEX " or the " Company ") announces that it has received an unsolicited non-binding proposal from a company (the " Offeror ") for the acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding common shares of UEX in consideration for common shares of the Offeror by way of plan of arrangement (the " Offer ").

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