TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 29, 2015) -
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Denison Mines Corp. ("Denison" or the "Company") (TSX:DML)(NYSE MKT:DNN) is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Dundee Securities Ltd. on behalf of a syndicate of underwriters including Raymond James Ltd., Cormark Securities Inc. and Scotiabank (together, the "Underwriters") under which the Underwriters have agreed to purchase, on a "bought deal" private placement basis, 12,000,000 flow-through common shares of the Company (the "Flow-Through Shares") at a price of C$1.25 per Flow-Through Share for total gross proceeds of C$15,000,000 (the "Offering"). The Underwriters will seek to arrange for substituted purchasers for the Flow-Through Shares in one or more provinces of Canada.
The closing of the Offering is expected to occur on or about May 26, 2015 and is subject to the completion of formal documentation and receipt of regulatory approvals, including the approval of the Toronto Stock Exchange and the NYSE MKT LLC. The Flow-Through Shares issued in connection with the Offering will be subject to a statutory hold period in accordance with applicable securities legislation.
The Company intends to use the gross proceeds of the Offering for "Canadian exploration expenses" (within the meaning of the Income Tax Act (Canada)) related to the Company's Canadian uranium mining exploration projects. The Company has also agreed to renounce such Canadian exploration expenses with an effective date of no later than December 31, 2015.
Denison is a uranium exploration and development company with interests in exploration and development projects in Canada, Zambia, Mali, Namibia and Mongolia. Including its 60% owned Wheeler project, which hosts the high grade Phoenix uranium deposit, Denison's exploration project portfolio consists of numerous projects covering over 400,000 hectares in the eastern Athabasca Basin region of Saskatchewan. Denison's interests in Saskatchewan also include a 22.5% ownership interest in the McClean Lake joint venture, which includes several uranium deposits and the McClean Lake uranium mill, which is currently processing ore from the Cigar Lake mine under a toll milling agreement, plus a 25.17% interest in the Midwest deposit and a 60% interest in the J Zone deposit on the Waterbury Lake property. Both the Midwest and J Zone deposits are located within 20 kilometres of the McClean Lake mill. Internationally, Denison owns 100% of the conventional heap leach Mutanga project in Zambia, 100% of the uranium/copper/silver Falea project in Mali, a 90% interest in the Dome project in Namibia, and an 85% interest in the in-situ recovery projects held by the Gurvan Saihan joint venture in Mongolia.
Denison is also engaged in mine decommissioning and environmental services through its Denison Environmental Services division and is the manager of Uranium Participation Corp., a publicly traded company which invests in uranium oxide and uranium hexafluoride.
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-looking Statements
Certain information contained in this press release constitutes "forward-looking statements" and "forward-looking information", within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and similar Canadian legislation concerning the business, operations and financial performance and condition of Denison (collectively referred to as "forward-looking statements"). Generally, these forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "is expected", "will", "intends", or variations of such words and phrases. In particular, this press release contains forward-looking information pertaining to the expected closing date of the Offering, the Company's intended use of proceeds and renunciation of Canadian exploration expenses, and that the Underwriters will seek to arrange for substituted purchasers.
The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are based on certain assumptions and estimates of management as of the date hereof. Such assumptions and estimates include, among other things, those assumptions and estimates inherent in such forward-looking statements as well as assumptions and estimates respecting: the timely receipt of all regulatory and third party approvals for the Offering, including those of the Toronto Stock Exchange and the NYSE MKT LLC; that Denison will continue to conduct its business and operational activities in a manner consistent with its current business and operations plans; and current and future industry and market conditions, including with respect to commodity prices and currency, exchange and interest rate fluctuations. Denison believes that the assumptions and expectations reflected in this forward-looking information are reasonable but no assurance can be given that these assumptions and expectations will prove to be correct.
Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of Denison to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks, uncertainties and factors include, among other things: that the Offering may not close within the timeline anticipated or at all or may not close on the terms and conditions currently anticipated by the Company for a number of reasons including, without limitation, as a result of issues arising which are subject to certain termination provisions agreed to with the Underwriters; the Company may be unable to obtain all necessary third-party and regulatory approvals within the timeline and terms anticipated which may result in a delay or termination of the Offering or in the closing of the Offering on terms not currently anticipated by Denison; and the risks, uncertainties and factors discussed under the heading "Risk Factors" in Denison's Annual Information Form dated March 5, 2015 available at www.sedar.com http://www.sedar.com/, and in its Form 40-F available at www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml http://www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml.
The forward-looking statements contained in this press release speak only as of the date of this press release and readers should not place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement. Denison does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements after the date of this press release to conform such statements to actual results or to changes in Denison's expectations except as otherwise required by applicable legislation.
This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the securities described herein in the United States. The securities described herein have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered, sold or resold in the United States.