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ATHA Energy and Latitude Uranium Complete Merger to Create Uranium Powerhouse

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In a major development in the uranium mining sector, ATHA Energy Corp. and Latitude Uranium Inc. announced the successful completion of their merger on March 7, 2024. Through this strategic transaction, ATHA has acquired 100% of the outstanding common shares of Latitude Uranium, making the latter a wholly-owned subsidiary.

The merger brings together two promising uranium players, combining their complementary assets and expertise to create a formidable force in the industry. Latitude Uranium shareholders received 0.2769 ATHA common shares for each share held, resulting in ATHA issuing approximately 64.4 million new shares.

This deal marks a significant milestone for ATHA, adding historical resources to its portfolio and expanding its reach across multiple high-grade uranium jurisdictions. The combined company now boasts a diverse range of exploration catalysts, including the Angilak and CMB uranium discoveries, with historical resource estimates of 43.3 million lbs and 14.5 million lbs U3O8, respectively.

Moreover, ATHA now holds the largest cumulative exploration package in both the Athabasca Basin and Thelon Basin, two of the world’s most prominent basins for uranium discoveries, with a total of 6.5 million acres. Additionally, the company has a 10% carried interest in a portfolio of claims in the Athabasca Basin operated by industry leaders NexGen Energy Ltd. and IsoEnergy Ltd.

Troy Boisjoli, CEO of ATHA, expressed enthusiasm about the merger, stating, “This acquisition marks a significant milestone for the Company by adding historical resource to our portfolio and enabling us to expand the reach of our robust balance sheet across a diverse range of exploration catalysts.”

The Resurgence of Uranium Mining

The ATHA-Latitude Uranium merger comes at a time when the uranium mining industry is experiencing a resurgence, driven by the global push towards clean energy and the pivotal role of nuclear power in achieving carbon neutrality goals.

As countries around the world seek to reduce their reliance on fossil fuels and transition to more sustainable energy sources, the demand for uranium is expected to increase significantly. Nuclear power plants, which generate electricity without emitting greenhouse gases, are attracting renewed interest as a viable solution to meet energy needs while addressing climate change concerns.

This resurgence has sparked a flurry of activity in the uranium mining sector, with companies scrambling to secure promising exploration projects and develop new mines to meet the anticipated demand. Established players and emerging companies alike are vying for a share of this lucrative market, fueled by the potential for substantial returns on investment.

However, the uranium mining industry is not without its challenges. Stringent regulations, environmental concerns, and the need for significant capital investment present hurdles that companies must navigate cautiously. Responsible exploration and mining practices, combined with robust risk management strategies, are crucial for long-term success in this sector.

Nonetheless, the ATHA-Latitude Uranium merger positions the combined entity as a formidable player in the uranium mining landscape. With a diverse portfolio of assets, historical resources, and strategic partnerships, the company is well-positioned to capitalize on the growing demand for uranium and contribute to the global transition towards a more sustainable energy future.

As the world grapples with the twin challenges of meeting energy needs and addressing climate change, the uranium mining industry is poised to play a pivotal role. Companies like ATHA, armed with extensive resources and a solid growth strategy, may emerge as key players in this exciting and rapidly evolving sector.

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