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Uranium Energy Corp Extends Option Agreement Deadline for $11-Million Sale of Interest in New Mexico Project

January 5, 2010

AUSTIN, TX – Further to its news release dated November 12, 2009, Uranium Energy Corp. (NYSE-AMEX: UEC, “the Company”) has granted a three-month extension to Neutron Energy Inc. (“Neutron”), until March 31, 2010, to provide written notice of its intention to purchase the Company’s 49% joint venture interest in Cibola Resources LLC (“Cibola”) for a cash payment of US$11,000,000. If Neutron elects to exercise the option to purchase the Company’s interest in Cibola, the date by which funds must be paid and the transaction closed has been extended to April 12, 2010. If Neutron does not provide written notice of its intention to exercise the option by March 31, 2010, the option will terminate, and the option agreement will be of no further force or effect.

Additionally, the option agreement provides that Neutron will fund Cibola’s obligations for the months of August 2009, through March 2010. Regardless of whether Neutron exercises its option, Neutron has agreed to release the Company from all liabilities with respect to these obligations, and the Company’s interest in Cibola will not be diluted due to Neutron’s funding of the project during this period.

Cibola is the owner of the Cebolleta uranium project, a mining lease covering approximately 6,700 acres in the Cebolleta Land Grant, located 45 miles west of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Cibola is owned 49% by the Company and 51% by Neutron, a private corporation based in Englewood, Colorado.

About Uranium Energy Corp
Uranium Energy Corp (NYSE-AMEX: UEC) is a U.S.-based exploration and development company with the objective of near-term uranium production in the U.S. The Company’s fully licensed and permitted Hobson processing facility is central to all of its projects in South Texas, including the Goliad and Palangana in-situ recovery uranium projects which are in the final stages of mine permitting for production. The Company’s operations are managed by professionals with a recognized profile for excellence in their industry, a profile based on many decades of hands-on experience in the key facets of uranium exploration, development and mining. The Company is well financed to execute on its key programs. 

Contact North America: Investor Relations, Uranium Energy Corp:

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Stock Exchange Information:

Frankfurt Stock Exchange Symbol: U6Z
ISN: US916896103


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