Denison announces $65.4-million private placement

Denison Mines (dml-t, dnn-x) is arranging a $65.4-million financing of prepaid warrants to fund development of the company’s uranium properties and to add to working capital.

A syndicate of investment dealers have agreed to sell on a best efforts basis 25 million special warrants priced at $2.45 each, along with 1.4 million flow-through special warrants at a price of $3 apiece. Each special warrant is exchangeable for one common share.

Under terms of an existing agreement, Denison’s largest shareholder, Korea Electric Power Corp. (KEPCO), is entitled to purchase 4.5 million common shares at a price of $2.45. An offtake agreement provides KEPCO with 20% of Denison’s annual U3O8 production through to 2015.

Denison has three active uranium mines in the United States and an interest in two uranium mills, with its 100%ownership of the White Mesa mill in Utah and a 22.5% ownership of the McClean Lake mill in Saskatchewan.

Production for 2010 production is expected to total 1.6 million lbs. U3O8 and 2.4 million lbs. V2O5.

The company reported revenue of US$39.9 million for the third quarter and US$89.1 million for the nine months. This resulted in a net loss of US$9.5 million, or 3 cents per share, for the three months, and a loss of US$1.9 million, or 1 cent per share, for the year to date.

Denison holds a global portfolio of promising exploration and development projects in Mongolia, Zambia and the Athabasca Basin of Saskatchewan, including the new high-grade Phoenix discovery on the Wheeler River project.

As of Sept. 30, 2010, Denison had a cash balance of US$33.1 million and a working capital of US$78 million. The company currently has 339.7 million shares outstanding, or 352.7 million fully diluted.


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