TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 31, 2013) - Energy Fuels Inc. (TSX:EFR)(OTCQX:EFRFF) ("Energy Fuels" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that at a special meeting held on October 30, 2013, shareholders of Energy Fuels authorized an amendment to the Company's articles to consolidate the issued and outstanding shares of the Company on the basis of one (1) post-consolidated common share for up to fifty (50) issued and outstanding common shares (the "Consolidation"). Of the votes cast at the Energy Fuels shareholders' meeting, 93.4% were in favour of the Consolidation.
At a meeting of the Board of Directors of Energy Fuels following the special meeting of shareholders, the Board of Directors determined the share consolidation ratio to be fifty (50) pre-consolidation common shares for one (1) post-consolidated common share. The Board of Directors also authorized the filing of the articles of amendment with respect to the Consolidation with an effective date of November 5, 2013. It is anticipated that the common shares of Energy Fuels will begin trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange on a post-consolidated basis on November 5, 2013.
The Consolidation is an important step in facilitating a listing of Energy Fuels' common shares on a recognized United States stock exchange. The Company expects to pursue such a listing in order to gain better access to US institutional and retail investors, increase trading liquidity, decrease shareholder transaction costs, decrease share price volatility, and highlight the Company's strategic position within the United States. The Company also believes that the Consolidation will enlarge Energy Fuels' potential investor base by positioning its common shares in the best possible manner to attract interest from a broader investor audience in the United States, Canada and other jurisdictions.
Further details of the Consolidation are set out in Energy Fuels' management information circular dated September 24, 2013, which is available under Energy Fuels' profile on www.sedar.com.
About Energy Fuels
Energy Fuels is currently America's largest conventional uranium producer, supplying approximately 25% of the uranium produced in the U.S. Energy Fuels operates the White Mesa Mill, which is the only conventional uranium mill currently operating in the U.S. The mill is capable of processing 2,000 tons per day of uranium ore. Energy Fuels has projects located throughout the Western U.S., including producing mines and mineral properties in various stages of permitting and development. The Company's common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the trading symbol "EFR".
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