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Uranium Energy Corp Acquires the Workman Creek Project in Arizona

November 8, 2011

NYSE Amex Equities Exchange Symbol – UEC

        --  Over 400 exploration and development holes drilled by Wyoming
            Minerals Corp in the 1970's
        --  Positive historic feasibility study prepared by Dravo Engineers
            in 1980
        --  All historic and recent data obtained and being evaluated by
            Company geologists

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX, Nov. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ – Uranium Energy Corp (NYSE-AMEX:
UEC, the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a
definitive property acquisition agreement (the “Agreement”) with Cooper
Minerals, Inc. (“Cooper”) to acquire the Workman Creek uranium project
in Gila County, Arizona (the “Project”).

In accordance with the terms of the Agreement, which is subject to
satisfactory due diligence and the receipt by the Company of prior
regulatory approval to closing, in order to acquire the Project the
Company is required to make cash payments totaling $84,640 and to issue
300,000 restricted common shares of the Company to Cooper at closing.

President and CEO Amir Adnani stated, “The Workman Creek project
represents the Company’s fourth project in Arizona, a state that’s
pro-business and mining-friendly. This acquisition fits into the
Company’s strategy of targeting properties for acquisition that have
already been the subject of significant exploration and development by
majors in the past.  Management continues to demonstrate our commitment
to expanding and diversifying our project portfolio at a viable cost
for long-term growth.”

The Workman Creek Project

The Workman Creek Project consists of 176 unpatented lode mining claims
covering 3,520 acres.  The Project is located in a remote area of the
Dripping Springs Mining District of Gila County, Arizona, about 30
miles north of Miami, Arizona and 85 miles northeast of Phoenix,
Arizona.  The current claim configuration being acquired by the Company
represents the Workman Creek North and South project areas originally
held and developed by Wyoming Minerals Corp (“WMC”), a subsidiary of
Westinghouse, in the 1970s and 1980s.

The uranium mineralization of the Dripping Springs Mining District were
first noted in 1950, but not thoroughly explored until 1955 following
an airborne radiometric survey conducted by the US Atomic Energy
Commission.  The survey identified approximately 20 target areas and
initiated a staking rush into the Sierra Ancha Mountains of Gila
County.

It was not until the 1970s when WMC established a significant acreage
position in the area and began a systematic development program.  Major
work conducted by WMC including the drilling of over 400 exploration
and development holes, geological mapping, regional and detailed
geochemical studies, petrographic studies, mineralogical paragenetic
studies, geophysical surveys and metallurgical studies, all of which
culminated in a positive feasibility study prepared by Dravo Engineers
in 1980.

Based on favorable economics indicated in the Dravo Engineers
feasibility study, detailed designs for open pit and underground mining
were developed, coupled with a conventional acid leach, solvent
extraction and ammonia precipitation process.  Metallurgical leaching
studies indicated that uranium recovery was in the neighborhood of
94%.  The work by Dravo Engineers was further supported and
complimented by work performed by Mountain States Research and
Development of Tucson, Arizona, and the Colorado School of Mines
Research Institute of Golden, Colorado.  However, these historical
studies pre-date NI 43-101 and should not be treated as current.  The
Company has not performed the necessary work to verify these historical
studies and the results should not be relied upon.  By the early 1980s,
global and market events led WMC to abandon their mineral claims in the
Project.

The Project was staked by Cooper and optioned to Rodinia Minerals
(“Rodinia”) in 2004-05.  Rodinia maintained the property until 2010 at
which time they let their option expire.  Recent work performed on the
Project by both Cooper and Rodinia include radiometric surveys,
geochemical surveys and detailed geologic mapping.  All historic and
recent data has been obtained by the Company and is currently being
evaluated by Company geologists.

The uranium mineralization of the Dripping Springs Mining District is
associated with the Upper Member of the Dripping Springs Quartzite of
Precambrian age.  The mineralized zones can be best described as
stratabound which have undergone thermal metamorphism, resulting in the
redistribution and concentration the uranium.

The technical information in this news release has been prepared in
accordance with the Canadian regulatory requirements set out in NI
43-101 and reviewed by Clyde L. Yancey, P.G., Vice
President-Exploration for the Company, a QP under NI 43-101 standards.

Stock Exchange Information:
NYSE-AMEX: UEC
Frankfurt Stock Exchange Symbol: U6Z
WKN: AØJDRR
ISN: US916896103

Safe Harbor Statement

Except for the statements of historical fact contained herein, the
information presented in this news release constitutes “forward-looking
statements” as such term is used in applicable United States and
Canadian laws. These statements relate to analyses and other
information that are based on forecasts of future results, estimates of
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cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to
be materially different from any future results, performance or
achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.
Such risks and other factors include, among others, the actual results
of exploration activities, variations in the underlying assumptions
associated with the estimation or realization of mineral resources, the
availability of capital to fund programs and the resulting dilution
caused by the raising of capital through the sale of shares, accidents,
labor disputes and other risks of the mining industry including,
without limitation, those associated with the environment, delays in
obtaining governmental approvals, permits or financing or in the
completion of development or construction activities, title disputes or
claims limitations on insurance coverage. Although the Company has
attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual
actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in
forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause
actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or
intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to
be accurate as actual results and future events could differ materially
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not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements contained in
this news release and in any document referred to in this news release.

Certain matters discussed in this news release and oral statements made
from time to time by representatives of the Company may constitute
forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and the Federal securities laws. Although
the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such
forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, it
can give no assurance that its expectations will be achieved. 
Forward-looking information is subject to certain risks, trends and
uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from
those projected. Many of these factors are beyond the Company’s ability
to control or predict. Important factors that may cause actual results
to differ materially and that could impact the Company and the
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filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. For
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protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements contained
in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The Company
assumes no obligation to update or supplement any forward-looking
statements whether as a result of new information, future events or
otherwise.  This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or
the solicitation of an offer to buy securities.  

SOURCE Uranium Energy Corp


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