Both analyses can be accessed via the Investor Relations page of Lightbridge's website www.ltbridge.com .

The Pace Global non-proliferation and economic analyses follow the recent publication of a peer-reviewed article that highlights how the Company's next generation fuel is capable of increasing the power output and extending the fuel-cycle length of light water reactors. The article also reviews the unique geometry and composition of the metallic fuel and its application to power uprates in light water reactors. The article was published in the December 2012 edition of Nuclear Technology , a publication of the American Nuclear Society. An abstract of the article is available at http://www.new.ans.org/pubs/journals/nt/v_180:3 .

About Lightbridge Corporation

Lightbridge is a US nuclear energy company based in McLean, Virginia with operations in Abu Dhabi, Moscow and London. The Company develops proprietary, proliferation resistant, next generation nuclear fuel technologies for existing and future nuclear reactor systems. The Company also 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 safe and clean nuclear power and leading the way to 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 its services to commercial entities and governments with a need to establish or expand nuclear industry capabilities and infrastructure.

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About Pace Global Energy Services, LLC

Pace Global, a Siemens business, is a leading energy consulting and management company. Pace Global combines deep industry knowledge with commercial, technical, financial, and regulatory expertise to help organizations maximize value and manage risk in today's complex energy and environmental markets. For more than 35 years and in over 60 countries, Pace Global teams have worked closely with clients to define strategies and implement solutions. Now a part of the Sustainability and Energy Management business within Siemens, Pace Global helps to provide full end-to-end integrated energy solutions for enterprise clients and governments worldwide. For more information, please visit www.paceglobal.com.

Forward Looking Statements

This news release contains statements that are forward-looking in nature, including statements regarding Lightbridge's competitive position and product and service offerings. These statements are based on current expectations on the date of this news release and involve a number of risks and uncertainties that 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 Lightbridge's 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.
CONTACT: Gary Sharpe         Investor Relations & Corporate Communications         Lightbridge Corporation         571-730-1213         gsharpe@ltbridge.com         Holt Bradshaw         Executive Director         Pace Global         703-818-9100         www.paceglobal.com

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