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Uranium Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ: URRE) (URI) announced today that it has set 5:00 p.m. eastern time on January 28, 2013 as the record date for its previously-announced shareholder rights offering (“Rights Offering”).
Under the terms of the Rights Offering, the Company will distribute at no charge to the holders of its common stock and warrants as of 5:00 p.m. eastern time on January 28, 2013 (the “Record Date”) non-transferable subscription rights to purchase shares of the Company’s common stock (the “Rights”). The final terms of the Rights Offering, including the subscription price and the expiration date for the Rights, will be set forth in a prospectus supplement that will be distributed to holders of the Company’s common stock and warrants as of the Record Date.
The Company seeks to raise up to $13.0 million in the Rights Offering. By giving URI shareholders and warrant holders the right to purchase additional shares of common stock on a pro-rata basis, the rights offering permits such holders to maintain their percentage ownership in the Company.
As previously announced, in December 2012, URI and Resource Capital Fund V L.P. (“RCF”) entered into a standby purchase agreement pursuant to which RCF agreed, subject to certain conditions, to participate in the proposed Rights Offering and to exercise rights so that total proceeds to the Company will equal at least $8.0 million, inclusive of the conversion of the $5.0 million bridge loan facility.
This news release does not constitute an offer of any securities for sale or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities.About Uranium Resources, Inc.
Uranium Resources Inc. explores for, develops and mines uranium. Since its incorporation in 1977, URI has produced over 8 million pounds of uranium by in-situ recovery (ISR) methods in the state of Texas. URI has over 206,600 acres of uranium mineral holdings and 152.9 million pounds of in-place mineralized uranium material in New Mexico and an NRC license to produce up to 1 million pounds of uranium per year. URI has an additional 1.3 million pounds of in-place mineralized uranium material in Texas and South Dakota. The Company acquired these properties over the past 20 years along with an extensive information database of historic drill hole logs, assay certificates, maps and technical reports.