MCLEAN, Va., July 28, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lightbridge Corporation (Nasdaq:LTBR), a leading developer of non-proliferative nuclear fuel technology and provider of comprehensive advisory services for civil nuclear energy programs, announced today that it has completed a $13.7 million sale of its common stock and warrants to institutional investors, including Special Situations Funds, in a registered direct offering. The offering was previously announced on July 23, 2010.

Under the terms of the offering, Lightbridge sold a total of 2,069,992 newly issued shares of its common stock at $6.60 per share. In addition, the Company issued warrants to purchase a total of 1,034,996 shares of its common stock at an exercise price of $9.00 per share to the investors. William Blair & Company, LLC acted as the exclusive placement agent for the offering.   

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains statements that are forward-looking in nature, including statements regarding the Company's competitive position and product and service offerings. These statements are based on current expectations on the date of this press release and involve a number of risks and uncertainties, which may cause actual results to differ significantly from such estimates. The risks include, but are not limited to, the degree of market adoption of the Company's product and service offerings; market competition; dependence on strategic partners; and the Company's ability to manage its business effectively in a rapidly evolving market. Certain of these and other risks are set forth in more detail in "Item 1A. Risk Factors" in Lightbridge's Quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2010 and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Lightbridge does not assume any obligation to update or revise any such forward-looking statements, whether as the result of new developments or otherwise.

About Lightbridge Corporation

Lightbridge is a U.S. nuclear energy company based in McLean, VA with operations in Abu Dhabi, Moscow and London. The Company develops non-proliferative nuclear fuel technology and provides comprehensive advisory services for established and emerging nuclear programs based on a philosophy of transparency, non-proliferation, safety and operational excellence. Lightbridge's breakthrough fuel technology is establishing new global standards for peaceful nuclear power and leading the way towards a sustainable energy future. Lightbridge consultants provide integrated strategic advice and expertise across a range of disciplines including regulatory affairs, nuclear reactor procurement and deployment, reactor and fuel technology and international relations. The Company leverages those broad and integrated capabilities by offering services to commercial entities and governments with a need to establish or expand nuclear industry capabilities and infrastructure.