Yellow Cake Plc completes $9.9 million share buyback programme

LONDON: Yellow Cake Plc, a specialist company operating in the uranium sector, announced that following the purchase of ordinary shares on 30 October 2020, the Company’s enlarged share buyback programme has been completed.

Under the share buyback programme, between 8 July and 30 October 2020, Yellow Cake Plc repurchased in aggregate 3.534 million ordinary shares of £0.01 pence each for a total consideration of US$9.9 million, at a volume weighted average price of 215.5 pence per share and a volume weighted average discount to net asset value of 21%.

The Programme was financed by the disposal of 300,000 lb (U3O8) at a price of US$33.20/lb, raising net proceeds of US$9.9 million.

To date and since the beginning of the year, Yellow Cake has bought back 4.156 million shares for a total value of US$11.4 million at a volume weighted average price of 212.6 pence per share and a volume weighted average discount to net asset value of 21%.

The Company currently owns 9.32 million lbs of physical uranium (U3O8) valued at US$278.6 million.

The Company has 88,215,716 ordinary shares of £0.01 each in issue, of which 4,156,385 ordinary shares are held in treasury. Therefore, the total number of ordinary shares carrying voting rights is 84,059,331.

Andre Liebenberg, CEO of Yellow Cake, said: “We have successfully acquired additional exposure to uranium at well under the current spot price, putting us in a stronger position to benefit from future price rises and to generate further value for all shareholders. We continue to believe the outlook for the uranium price remains compelling. Demand already materially outstrips supply even before the continued development of the current new nuclear build programme, while the low uranium price has severely stifled investment into new production capacity. We remain confident in the long prospects for uranium.”

Yellow Cake is a London-listed company, headquartered in Jersey, which offers exposure to the uranium spot price. This is achieved through its strategy of buying and holding physical triuranium octoxide (“U3O8”).

It may also seek to add value through the acquisition of uranium royalties and streams or other uranium related activities. Yellow Cake seeks to generate returns for shareholders through the appreciation of the value of its holding of U3O8 and its other uranium related activities in a rising uranium price environment.

The business is differentiated from its peers by its ten-year Framework Agreement for the supply of U3O8 with Kazatomprom, the world’s largest uranium producer. Yellow Cake currently holds 9.32 million lb of U3O8, all of which is held in storage in Canada and France.

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