Azarga Uranium CORP. (TSX:AZZ)(OTCQB:AZZUF)(FRA:P8AA) ("Azarga Uranium" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that AK Jensen Investment Management Ltd through its Tees River Uranium Fund and Tees River Critical Resources Fund has increased its ownership of the Company to 10.94% of the issued and outstanding common shares on a non-diluted basis and 12.58% on a fully diluted basis
Blake Steele, Azarga Uranium President and CEO stated: "we are very pleased that a strategic, institutional investor continues to see solid value in our shares and has increased their ownership interest in Azarga Uranium as we advance our portfolio of high quality uranium assets in the United States. Our flagship asset, the low-cost Dewey Burdock Project, is one of the preeminent undeveloped in-situ recovery uranium projects in the USA, boasting robust project economics, and we are aggressively moving towards construction."
Sean Benson, Chief Investment Officer of the Tees River Uranium and Critical Resources Funds, stated: "as the sentiments towards nuclear power improve among policy makers and investors, we continue to see substantial upside in the uranium sector. Companies such as Azarga Uranium, with low-cost, advanced stage projects are well positioned to significantly benefit from the structural uranium deficit and we are happy to be a long-term supportive shareholder."
About Azarga Uranium Corp.
Azarga Uranium is an integrated uranium exploration and development company that controls ten uranium projects and prospects in the United States of America ("USA") (South Dakota, Wyoming, Utah and Colorado), with a primary focus of developing in-situ recovery uranium projects. The Dewey Burdock in-situ recovery uranium project in South Dakota, USA (the "Dewey Burdock Project"), which is the Company's initial development priority, has been issued its Nuclear Regulatory Commission License and final Class III and Class V Underground Injection Control ("UIC") permits from the Environmental Protection Agency (the "EPA") and the Company is in the process of completing regulatory permit approvals necessary for the construction of the Dewey Burdock Project.
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