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UEX Corporation

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan TheNewswire - August 5, 2022 UEX Corporation (TSX:UEX ) ( OTC:UEXCF) (" UEX " or the " Company ") is pleased to announce that it has entered into an amendment (the " Amended UEC Agreement ") to the arrangement agreement dated June 13, 2022, as amended June 23, 2022 among Uranium Energy Corp. (" UEC "), UEC 2022 Acquisition Corp. (the " Purchaser ") and UEX (the " UEC Agreement "). Pursuant to the Amended UEC Agreement, the Purchaser, a wholly-owned subsidiary of UEC, will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of UEX (the " UEX Shares ") pursuant to a statutory plan of arrangement under the Canada Business Corporations Act and in return UEX shareholders (" UEX Shareholders ") will receive, for each UEX Share held, 0.0890 of one share of UEC (" UEC Shares ") as consideration (the " UEC Arrangement ").

The following represents a summary of the key amendments set forth in the Amended UEC Agreement:

  • UEX Shareholders will now receive 0.0890 UEC Shares for each UEX Share, implying consideration of approximately C$0.49 per UEX Share based on the closing price of UEX Shares and UEC Shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the NYSE American Exchange, respectively, and the spot exchange rate as of the date hereof, replacing the original exchange ratio of 0.0831 UEC Share for each UEX Share as agreed to in the UEC Agreement; and

  • an increase in the termination fee payable to UEC if the UEC Agreement is terminated in certain circumstances, including if UEX enters into an agreement with respect to a superior proposal or if the Board of Directors of UEX withdraws its recommendation with respect to the UEC Arrangement, from US$8,250,000 to US$8,800,000.

The Company confirms that the UEX special meeting of securityholders (the " Meeting ") currently slated for 10:00 a.m. (Vancouver time) on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 will continue as scheduled. No further action is required by UEX Shareholders who have already voted if there is no change to your vote.

All terms and conditions of the UEC Agreement not modified by the Amended UEC Agreement remain unchanged. For further details with respect to the material terms of the UEC Agreement, please refer to the joint press release of UEX and UEC dated June 13, 2022 and the UEC Agreement which, together with the Amended UEC Agreement will be available on the Company's SEDAR profile on www.sedar.com .

About UEX

UEX is a Canadian uranium and cobalt exploration and development company involved in an exceptional portfolio of uranium projects.

UEX's directly-owned portfolio of projects is located in the eastern, western and northern perimeters of the Athabasca Basin, the world's richest uranium region which in 2020 accounted for approximately 8.1% of the global primary uranium production. In addition to advancing its uranium development projects through its ownership interest in JCU, UEX is currently advancing several other uranium deposits in the Athabasca Basin which include the Paul Bay, Ken Pen and Ōrora deposits at the Christie Lake Project , the Kianna, Anne, Colette and 58B deposits at its currently 49.1%-owned Shea Creek Project, the Horseshoe and Raven deposits located on its 100%-owned Horseshoe-Raven Project and the West Bear Uranium Deposit located at its 100%-owned West Bear Project.

UEX is also 50:50 co-owner of JCU (Canada) Exploration Company, Limited ("JCU"). JCU's portfolio of projects includes interests in some of Canada's key future uranium development projects, notably a 30.099% interest in Cameco's Millennium Project, a 10% interest in Denison's Wheeler River Project, and a 33.8123% interest in Orano Canada's Kiggavik Project, located in the Thelon Basin in Nunavut, as well as minority interests in nine other grassroots uranium projects in the Athabasca Basin.

UEX is also leading the discovery of cobalt in Canada, with three cobalt-nickel exploration projects located in the Athabasca Basin of northern Saskatchewan, including the only primary cobalt deposit in Canada. The 100% owned West Bear Project hosts the West Bear Cobalt-Nickel Deposit, the newly discovered Michael Lake Co-Ni Zone, and the West Bear Uranium Deposit. UEX also owns 100% of two early-stage cobalt exploration projects, the Axis Lake and Key West Projects.

Forward-Looking Statement Cautions:

This news release contains statements that constitute "forward-looking information" for the purposes of Canadian securities laws. These forward‐looking statements or information relate to, among other things: the ability of UEC and UEX to satisfy the other conditions to, and to complete the UEC Arrangement; and the anticipated timing of closing of the UEC Arrangement.

These statements reflect the Company's current views with respect to future events and are inherently subject to significant business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties and contingencies. Such factors include, the synergies expected from the UEC Arrangement not being realized; business integration risks; fluctuations in general macro‐economic conditions; fluctuations in securities markets and the market price of UEC Shares; fluctuations in the spot and forward price of uranium or certain other commodities (such as natural gas, fuel oil and electricity); fluctuations in the currency markets (such as the Canadian dollar and the U.S. dollar); changes in national and local government, legislation, taxation, controls, regulations and political or economic developments in Canada and the United States; operating or technical difficulties in connection with mining or development activities; risks and hazards associated with the business of mineral exploration, development and mining (including environmental hazards and industrial accidents); risks relating to the credit worthiness or financial condition of suppliers, refiners and other parties with whom the parties do business; inability to obtain adequate insurance to cover risks and hazards; and the presence of laws and regulations that may impose restrictions on mining, availability and increasing costs associated with mining inputs and labour; the speculative nature of mineral exploration and development, including the risks of obtaining necessary licenses, permits and approvals from government authorities; title to properties; and the factors identified under the caption "Risk Factors" in UEX's Annual Information Form.

In addition, the failure of UEX to comply with the terms of the UEC Agreement may result in UEX being required to pay a termination fee to UEC, the result of which could have a material adverse effect on UEX's financial position and results of operations and its ability to fund growth prospects and current operations. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, there may be other factors that cause results not to be anticipated, estimated or intended. The Company does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update this forward‐looking information to reflect changes in assumptions or changes in circumstances or any other events affecting such information, other than as required by applicable law.

For further information, please contact:

Roger Lemaitre

President & CEO

(306) 979-3849

www.uexcorp.com

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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.

SOURCE Global Atomic Corporation

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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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UEX Corporation

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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UEX Corporation

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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