Uranium Participation Corporation
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Uranium Participation Corporation

March 20, 2007 15:35 ET

Uranium Participation Corporation Announces Bought Deal Financing for $85 Million

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 20, 2007) -

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Uranium Participation Corporation (the "Company or Uranium Participation Corp.")(TSX:U) has today entered into an agreement with Sprott Securities Inc. on behalf of a syndicate of underwriters which consists of Sprott Securities Inc., Dundee Securities Corporation, CIBC World Markets Inc., National Bank Financial Inc., Scotia Capital Inc., TD Securities Inc. and Raymond James Ltd. (the "Underwriters") pursuant to which the Underwriters have agreed to buy and sell to the public 5,825,000 common shares of the Company at a price of $14.60 per common share, representing an aggregate amount of issue of approximately $85 million (the "Offering"). Closing is expected on or about April 10, 2007 and is subject to regulatory approval including that of the Toronto Stock Exchange.

The Underwriters also have an option to purchase up to an additional $10 million of common shares to cover over-allotment for a period of 30 days after the date of Closing.

The proceeds of the Offering will be used to fund a conditional commitment to acquire 250,000 KgU as uranium hexafluoride (UF6), to fund future purchases of uranium and to fund the ongoing obligations of Uranium Participation Corp. Uranium Participation Corp. will invest at least 85% of the gross proceeds of the Offering in uranium.

Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Information

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements and forward-looking information that are based on Uranium Participation Corp.'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.

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 Uranium Participation Corp., 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. For a description of the principal risks of Uranium Participation Corp., see "Risk Factors" in Uranium Participation Corp.'s Annual Information Form dated April 19, 2006, 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, Uranium Participation Corp. does not undertake to update any forward-looking information statement.

About Uranium Participation Corporation

Uranium Participation Corp. is an investment holding company created to invest at least 85% of its assets in uranium oxide in concentrates (U3O8) and uranium hexafluoride (UF6) with the primary investment objective of achieving an appreciation in the value of its uranium holdings. The uranium holdings are physically stored in duly licensed facilities located in Canada, France and the United States. The strategy of Uranium Participation Corp. is to invest primarily in long-term holdings of U3O8 and UF6 and not to actively speculate with regard to short-term changes in uranium prices.

Additional information about Uranium Participation Corp. is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on Uranium Participation Corp.'s website at www.uraniumparticipation.com

Contact Information

  • Uranium Participation Corporation
    E. Peter Farmer
    President
    (416) 979-1991 Ext. 231
    or
    Uranium Participation Corporation
    James Anderson
    Chief Financial Officer
    (416) 979-1991 Ext. 372
    Website: www.uraniumparticipation.com