TORONTO, September 17, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Denison Mines Corp. (“Denison” or the “Company”) (TSX: DML) (NYSE American: DNN) is pleased to announce that UEX Corporation (“UEX”) has repaid the 90-day interest-free term loan made to UEX by Denison in connection with the purchase of JCU by UEX (Canada) Exploration Company, Limited (“JCU”) (the “Term Loan”, see Denison’s press release from August 3, 2021). On the transfer of 50% of the shares of JCU from UEX to Denison, carried out on August 3, 2021, $ 20.5 million of the amount withdrawn from the term loan was deemed to be reimbursed by UEX. The balance of the term loan, $ 20.45 million, was reimbursed in cash by UEX today. See the PDF version.
David Cates, President and CEO of Denison, said: “Denison congratulates UEX on its recent financing and the repayment of the term loan. We look forward to working with UEX on the Denison Wheeler River flagship project and the various other projects that make up JCU’s unique and valuable portfolio of strategic interests in Canadian uranium.
As part of the repayment, Denison agreed to release his collateral for the term loan, including the pledge of all of the JCU shares held by UEX.
Denison is a uranium exploration and development company with interests concentrated in the Athabasca northern basin region Saskatchewan, Canada. The Company has an effective 95% interest in its flagship Wheeler River uranium project, which is the largest undeveloped uranium project in the infrastructure-rich eastern part of the Athabasca northern basin region Saskatchewan. Denison’s interests in Saskatchewan also include a 22.5% interest in the McClean Lake Joint Venture (“MLJV”), which includes several uranium deposits and the McClean Lake Uranium Mill which processes ore from the Cigar Lake mine under a milling agreement A 25.17% interest in the Midwest Main and Midwest A deposits and a 66.90% interest in the Tthe Heldeth Túé (“THT”, formerly J Zone) and Huskie deposits on the Waterbury Lake property. Midwest Main, Midwest A, THT and Huskie are located within 12 miles of the McClean Lake plant.
Through its 50% stake in JCU, Denison also owns stakes in various uranium project joint ventures in Canada, including the Millennium Project (JCU 30.099%), the Kiggavik Project (JCU 33.8123%) and Christie Lake (JCU 34.4508%).
Denison is also engaged in mine decommissioning and environmental services through its Closed Mines group (formerly Denison Environmental Services), which manages Denison’s business. Elliot Lake reclamation projects and provides post-closure mine maintenance and servicing services to a variety of industrial and government clients.
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