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Uranium Participation Corporation Reports Uranium Purchases and Estimated Net Asset Value at July 31, 2018

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Uranium Participation Corporation Reports Uranium Purchases and Estimated Net Asset Value at July 31, 2018

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TSX Trading symbol: U

TORONTO, Aug. 2, 2018 /CNW/ - Uranium Participation Corporation ("UPC") (TSX:U) reports its estimated net asset value at July 31, 2018 was CAD$592.6 million or CAD$4.29 per share.  As at July 31, 2018, UPC's uranium investment portfolio consisted of the following:





(in thousands of Canadian dollars, except quantity amounts)


Quantity

Fair Value





Investments in Uranium:





Uranium oxide in concentrates ("U3O8") 


  14,159,354  lbs

$

473,683


Uranium hexafluoride ("UF6") 


    1,117,230  KgU

$

111,254





$

584,937


U3O8 fair value1 per pound:








- In Canadian dollars1




$

33.45



- In United States dollars




$

25.70


UF6 fair value1 per KgU:








- In Canadian dollars1




$

99.58



- In United States dollars




$

76.50









1

Fair values are month-end spot prices published by Ux Consulting Company, LLC, translated at the Bank of Canada's month-end daily exchange rate of $1.3017.

 

On the last trading day of July 2018, the common shares of UPC closed on the TSX at a value of CAD$4.42, which represents a 3.03% premium to the net asset value of CAD$4.29 per share.

On May 22, 2018, UPC announced a bought-deal equity offering of 4,880,000 common shares, at a price of CAD$4.10 per share, for gross proceeds of CAD$20,008,000, with an overallotment option of an additional 732,000 common shares at CAD$4.10 per share. The offering was completed on May 31, 2018 and the overallotment option was fully exercised. Accordingly, UPC issued 5,612,000 common shares for total gross proceeds of CAD$23,009,200. The proceeds of the offering are being used by UPC to fund purchases of U3O8 and/or UF6 and for general corporate purposes.

With the proceeds of the May 2018 equity financing, UPC entered into commitments to purchase a total of 675,000 pounds of U3O8 at an average price of US$22.76 (CAD$29.84). As at July 31, 2018, UPC has taken delivery of all 675,000 pounds U3O8.

About Uranium Participation Corporation

Uranium Participation Corporation is a company that invests substantially all of its assets in uranium oxide in concentrates ("U3O8") and uranium hexafluoride ("UF6") (collectively "uranium"), with the primary investment objective of achieving appreciation in the value of its uranium holdings through increases in the uranium price. UPC provides investors with a unique opportunity to gain exposure to the price of uranium without the resource or project risk associated with investing in a traditional mining company. Additional information about Uranium Participation Corporation is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on UPC's website at www.uraniumparticipation.com.

Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Information

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements and forward-looking information that are based on UPC's current internal expectations, estimates, projections, assumptions and beliefs. Forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "may", "will", "expect", "intent", "estimate", "anticipate", "plan", "should", "believe" or "continue" or the negative thereof or variations thereon or similar terminology and include statements with respect to the use of proceeds of the equity offering and UPC's investment objectives.

By their very nature, forward-looking statements involve numerous factors, assumptions and estimates. A variety of factors, many of which are beyond the control of UPC, may cause actual results to differ materially from the expectations expressed in the forward-looking statement. These factors include, but are not limited to, changes in commodity prices and foreign exchange as well as the risk that UPC will not obtain the anticipated benefits of its agreements with third parties. For a description of the principal risks of UPC, see "Risk Factors" in UPC's Annual Information Form dated May 14, 2018 for the year ended February 28, 2018, a copy of which is available at www.sedar.com.

These and other factors should be considered carefully, and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Although management reviews the reasonableness of its assumptions and estimates, unusual and unanticipated events may occur which render them inaccurate. Under such circumstances, future performance may differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Except where required under applicable securities legislation, UPC does not undertake to update any forward-looking information statement.

SOURCE Uranium Participation Corporation

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