GREENWOOD VILLAGE, COLORADO--(Marketwired - Aug. 12, 2016) - AZARGA URANIUM CORP. (TSX:AZZ)(FRANKFURT:P8AA)(OTC PINK:PWURF) ("Azarga Uranium" or the "Company") has issued 2,139,715 common shares, as described below, to settle outstanding obligations. The issuance of the common shares to settle outstanding obligations is consistent with the Company's strategy of preserving cash.
Further to the Company's news releases on 19 May 2016 and 8 July 2016, the Company has issued:
- 56,995 common shares at a deemed price of C$0.60 per common share and 66,015 common shares at a deemed price of C$0.30 per common share to settle deferred compensation owing to three non-insider employees and one consultant in the amount of US$44,400;
- 1,140,626 common shares at a deemed price of C$0.60 per common share to settle US$532,800 of interest owing on the Company's US$1.8 million convertible loan with certain shareholders. Two of the three shareholders are insiders of the Company, while the other shareholder has an arm's length relationship with the Company; and
- 812,500 common shares at a deemed price of C$0.29 per common share as a bonus payment to certain insiders, employees and a former employee, who was an employee when the bonus payment was earned, of the Company.
In addition, the Company has issued 63,579 common shares at a deemed price of C$0.60 per common share to settle insider debts of US$29,699.
The issuance of the common shares is subject to final approval from the Toronto Stock Exchange. Of the common shares issued, 1,229,205 common shares are subject to a hold period expiring on December 13, 2016.
About Azarga Uranium Corp.
Azarga Uranium is a mineral development company that controls six uranium projects, deposits and prospects in the United States of America (South Dakota, Wyoming and Colorado) and the Kyrgyz Republic. The Dewey Burdock Project in South Dakota (the "Project"), which is the Company's initial development priority, has received its Nuclear Regulatory Commission License and the Company is in the process of completing all other major regulatory permit approvals necessary for operation of the Project, including those from the Environmental Protection Agency and the South Dakota Department of Natural Resources.
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Disclaimer for Forward-Looking Information
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