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TORONTO AND JOHANNESBURG, April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - First Uranium Corporation (TSX:FIU), (JSE:FUM) (ISIN:CA33744R1029) ("First Uranium" or "the Corporation") announced that the Board of Directors today confirmed that it would proceed to seek shareholder approval of the previously announced agreement ("Gold One Agreement") to sell the Ezulwini Mine to Gold One International Limited ("Gold One"). A special meeting of the shareholders of the Corporation will be held on June 13, 2012 to consider the Gold One Agreement and the agreement ("AngloGold Agreement") to sell Mine Waste Solutions to AngloGold Ashanti Limited ("AngloGold").
The Corporation had received an unsolicited non-binding expression of interest from Waterpan Mining Corporation ("WMC") and Transalloys (Pty) Ltd. ("Transalloys"), to acquire the Ezulwini Mine, subject to a number of conditions precedent, including the opportunity to have 90 days from May 1, 2012 to undertake a due diligence review of the business. Following that due diligence exercise, WMC and Transalloys envisaged being in a position to make a definitive offer by August 1, 2012.
After receiving the advice of its financial and legal advisors, the Board of Directors determined that it remains committed to the terms of the Gold One Agreement and will permit the shareholders of the Corporation to determine whether to accept or reject the proposed sale of Ezulwini at the upcoming meeting of shareholders. The Corporation anticipates that an information circular containing details of the Gold One Agreement, the AngloGold Agreement and other matters relating to a capital reorganization, will be sent to shareholders on or before May 15, 2012.
About First Uranium Corporation
First Uranium Corporation (TSX:FIU, JSE:FUM) operates the Ezulwini Mine, an underground mining operation, and Mine Waste Solutions (MWS), a tailings recovery facility. Both operations are situated in South Africa.
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