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Athabasca Uranium appoints Kim Goheen to Advisory Committee

May 2, 2012

TSXV: UAX
OTCQX:  ATURF

VANCOUVER, May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Athabasca Uranium Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Kim
Goheen, MBA, CMA, ICD.D, to its Professional and Technical Advisory
Committee.

Mr. Goheen’s business career spans over 30 years, with extensive
experience in major publicly listed companies in both the mining and
oil and gas sectors, including the uranium industry.  Prior to retiring
in 2011, he was the Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer
of Cameco Corporation, one of the world’s largest uranium producers. At
Cameco, he led in establishing the financial platform that supported
its growth plans and in building its formidable position of financial
strength.

As Senior Vice-President at Cameco, Mr. Goheen played a key role in
overseeing Cameco’s investment in Bruce Power and in determining and
implementing Cameco’s plans for its future with the partnership. Bruce
Power is a private partnership that operates four nuclear power
reactors in Ontario. Mr. Goheen also served as a Director of Centerra
Gold, a company controlled by Cameco.  He directed the creation and
listing of Centerra in 2004, with a market capitalization in excess of
$1 billion and oversaw its evolution as a public company.    Its market
capitalization at the time of Cameco’s exit in December 2009 was
approximately $2.4 billion.

On his appointment Mr. Goheen commented: “I remain quite bullish on the
longer term prospects for nuclear energy and look forward to helping
UAX continue its growth in the highly prolific Athabasca Basin.”

Gil Schneider, Athabasca CEO commented: “We are very excited at Kim’s
decision to join our Advisory Committee.  He brings a wealth of direct
uranium experience to the Company, and we feel his joining us is a
strong endorsement to the Company’s vision.  We look forward to
capitalizing on his considerable experience in the uranium field.”

Mr. Goheen joins Thomas Drolet and Dr. Zoltan Hajnal on the Advisory
Committee, which consults with the UAX Board of Directors and
management on the development of the Company’s exploration projects and
its global profile.  With the addition of Mr. Goheen, the Committee is
comprised of leading experts in the technical, commercial and financial
fields who can make significant contributions to the advancement of
Athabasca Uranium’s projects.

About Athabasca Uranium

Athabasca Uranium Inc. is a uranium exploration and development company
exploring an aggregate of over 60,000 hectares strategically located in
the uranium-rich Athabasca Basin region of northeast Saskatchewan.  The
Company’s stated vision is to explore the region using leading-edge
technology to become a world-class uranium mining company.  Additional
information on Athabasca Uranium and its vision is available on the
Company’s website at www.athabascauranium.com.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

   “Gil Schneider”

Gil Schneider, President & CEO

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SOURCE Athabasca Uranium Inc.


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