CASPER, WYOMING--(Marketwired - Sept. 6, 2013) - Uranerz Energy Corporation ("Uranerz" or the "Company") (TSX:URZ) (NYSE MKT:URZ) (FRANKFURT:U9E) is pleased to announce the closing of its previously announced bought deal offering (the "Offering"). The Company issued and sold, through a syndicate of underwriters, 8,550,000 units of the Company (the "Units") at a price of US$1.17 per Unit for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $10,000,000. Each Unit consisted of one share of the Company's common stock and one-half of one common share purchase warrant, with each whole warrant exercisable to purchase one additional share of the Company's common stock for a period of 30 months following the closing of the offering at an exercise price of US$1.60, subject to adjustment and acceleration provisions. The warrants will not be listed on any exchange.
Haywood Securities Inc. acted as lead underwriter in relation to the Offering of the Units. The syndicate of underwriters included Cantor Fitzgerald Canada Corporation, Dundee Securities Ltd., Laurentian Bank Securities Inc. and Global Hunter Securities LLC (collectively, the "Underwriters"). In addition, H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC participated in the Offering as a selling group member.
The Company anticipates that the net proceeds from the Offering will be utilized to fund ongoing construction of the Company's Nichols Ranch ISR Uranium Project and for general corporate purposes.
The Units are being offered and sold by the Underwriters pursuant to a prospectus supplement to the Company's effective shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-176505) previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and pursuant to a prospectus supplement to the Company's shelf prospectus filed with certain Canadian regulators in each of the provinces of Canada, except Quebec, pursuant to the multi-jurisdictional disclosure system. Copies of the prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained from the Securities and Exchange Commission website at http://www.sec.gov, from the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval (SEDAR) website at http://www.sedar.com or from Haywood Securities Inc. at:
|Haywood Securities Inc.
|Suite 700 - 200 Burrard Street
|Attention: Michelle Jankovich
This press release does not and shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities, nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any state or jurisdiction.
Uranerz Energy Corporation is an exploration stage company engaged in the acquisition and exploration of uranium properties. The Company is principally focused on the exploration of its properties in the Powder River Basin area of Wyoming. The Company is listed on the NYSE MKT and the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "URZ", and is also listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the symbol "U9E".
Please review the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov, or visit the Company's profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
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