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Uranium Energy Corp Announces Appointment of Paul Pierce as Manager of Mine Development
Experienced Mine Engineer and Government Mine Inspector is Added to Uranium Technical Team
AUSTIN, TX – April 5, 2007 – Uranium Energy Corp announces the further expansion of its technical team with the appointment of Paul Pierce as the Manager of Mine Development. Mr. Pierce has 35 years experience in the mining industry in the southwest United States, chiefly in the states of New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and Nevada, either as a mine engineer or as a government mine inspector.
Paul Pierce has held senior mine engineering positions for senior mining and engineering companies including Bechtel, Standard Oil Company of Ohio (now BP plc), Phillips Petroleum (now ConocoPhillips), Kerr McGee Nuclear (now Anadarko Petroleum) and others. His work for these companies consisted of reserve development, mine planning, mine modeling, mine design, mine safety, mine management, and reclamation. It is notable that Mr. Pierce was responsible for the planning of mine development and then decommissioning at the L-Bar Uranium Operations, only a few miles from Uranium Energy Corp’s West Ranch Project in New Mexico.
In addition to his work in the private sector, Mr. Pierce has also had an active career in government. He has held senior positions for the Bureau of Mine Inspection at the New Mexico Institute of Mining, and the US Bureau of Mines. Mr. Pierce’s practical experience includes his appointment as the State Inspector of Mines for the state of New Mexico; he participated on national safety boards regarding mine safety; he conducted a nationwide review of uranium mines and mills for his report to the US Congress; he was an expert witness at federal public hearings concerning the passage of national environmental standards; he conducted field investigations of mine accidents and fatalities.
Uranium Energy Corp’s CEO, Amir Adnani made the following comment regarding this appointment, “The Company distinguishes itself by attracting the most eminent uranium experts in a market that is suffering from a severe shortage of technical expertise. Mr. Pierce has designed and managed several mines, including uranium mines, all in the southwestern states where Uranium Energy is actively pursuing near-term uranium production. He also has a deep understanding of the regulatory aspects of building and operating a mine due to his work as the State Inspector of Mines. We are very proud to announce this appointment. We will continue to aggressively add depth to our technical roster.”
Paul Pierce has a Masters of Mining Engineering from the New Mexico Institute of Mining. He will be based out of the Albuquerque office, and will report to Vice President of Production, Curtis O. Sealy, PEng.
About Uranium Energy Corp
Uranium Energy Corp (URME: OTCBB) is a US-based junior resource company with the objective of becoming a near-term ISR uranium producer in the United States. The Company is developing its advanced-stage Goliad Project in South Texas, with ISR uranium production projected to begin in 2009. Uranium Energy Corp controls one of the largest historical uranium exploration and development databases in the US. Through the use of these databases, the Company has acquired advanced uranium properties throughout the southwestern US. The operational management is comprised of pre-eminent uranium mining and exploration professionals, whose collective experience in the uranium mining industry gives the Company ongoing uranium mine-finding and uranium mine development expertise. Uranium Energy Corp is well positioned to capitalize on the current alternative energy boom. For more information, please visit www.uraniumenergy.com.
Stock Exchange Information:
OTCBB Symbol: URME
Frankfurt Stock Exchange Symbol: U6Z
Berlin Stock Exchange Symbol: U6Z
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