News2007April 17, 2007Chicago Board Options Exchange To Trade Options On Uranerz Energy CorporationCHICAGO, April 17, 2007 - Uranerz Energy Corporation (AMEX:URZ) is pleased to announce that the Chicago Board Options Exchange(r) ("CBOE") has launched trading in options (derivatives: puts and calls) on the equity securities of Uranerz Energy Corporation.
The Chicago Board Options Exchange is the world's largest options marketplace and the pioneer of listed options. Since CBOE founded the listed options business in 1973, it has been the leader in options volume every year. In 2006, CBOE options contract volume was an all-time record of 674.7 million contracts, an increase of 44% over the previous year. It is estimated that CBOE traded more than $15 trillion in notional value of listed options in 2006.
CBOE will trade in all existing months and strike prices including LEAPS(r), as also traded on the American Stock Exchange.
Expiration Cycle: March
Option Symbol & Cusip: 91688T104
Primary Exchange: AMEX
Below are the current active months, active strike prices, and their codes:
URZ7APR5.0C/P URZ APR 5.0 DA / PA URZ7MAY5.0C/P URZ MAY 5.0 EA / QA URZ7APR7.5C/P URZ APR 7.5 DU / PU URZ7MAY7.5C/P URZ MAY 7.5 EU / QU URZ7APR10.0C/P URZ APR 10.0 DB / PB URZ7MAY10.0C/P URZ MAY 10.0EB / QB URZ7JUN2.5C/P URZ JUN 2.5 FZ / RZ URZ7SEP2.5C/P URZ SEP 2.5 IZ / UZ URZ7JUN5.0C/P URZ JUN 5.0 FA / RA URZ7SEP5.0C/P URZ SEP 5.0 IA / UA URZ7JUN7.5C/P URZ JUN 7.5 FU / RU URZ7SEP7.5C/P URZ SEP 7.5 IU / UUUranerz Energy Corporation is a pure-play uranium company listed on the American Stock Exchange. The Company is engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of properties in the uranium sector. The Company's goal is to become a producer of uranium which will be utilized as fuel in the world's nuclear electrical generating facilities. The Company has an experienced team of mining personnel, many of whom are former officers, senior management and employees of the original Uranerz Exploration and Mining Limited and related companies (the "Uranerz Group"). This team has direct experience in licensing, designing, constructing and operating underground, open-pit and in-situ recovery uranium production facilities. The Company also has an advisory board that consists entirely of ex-Uranerz Group professionals. The Uranerz Group was acquired in 1998 by Cameco, the world's largest primary uranium producer.
Uranerz Energy Corporation has expertise in in-situ recovery mining and holds projects in Wyoming with uranium-mineralized sandstone. These Powder River Basin uranium properties are advanced, and the Company has initiated environmental licensing and mine planning for the development of two of these projects.
Uranerz also has uranium properties in Saskatchewan (Canada), Mongolia and the Great Divide Basin of Wyoming. The Canadian, Mongolian and Great Divide Basin uranium properties are in the exploration stage and Uranerz has joint ventured these projects to other companies as a means of reducing its exploration risk. These projects are operated and funded by our joint venture partners.
To obtain more information, contact investor relations at Uranerz, telephone 1-800-689-1659, or visit our web site at www.uranerz.com .
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
Dennis L. Higgs, B.Comm.
This Press Release may contain, in addition, to historical information, forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements are based on management's expectations and beliefs, and involve risks and uncertainties. These statements may involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results to be materially different from the results implied herein. Key factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements are:
(i) the inability of the Company to complete the acquisition of any interest in any new mineral exploration properties;
(ii) the inability of the Company to achieve the financing required to pursue the acquisition or exploration of any new mineral properties;
(iii) the inability of the Company to raise the financing necessary to conduct exploration or development of its properties;
(iv) the lack of presence of commercial mineralization on its properties; and
(v) the inability of the Company to establish commercial deposits or reserves of uranium on its properties.
Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements made in this Press Release.
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