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September 2011 Ur-Energy Corporate Presentation

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  2. 2. Disclaimer<br />This presentation contains “forward-looking statements,” within the meaning of applicable securities laws, regarding events or conditions that may occur in the future. Such statements include without limitation the long term effects on the uranium market of recent events in Japan; the Company’s timeframe for events leading to and culminating in the commencement of production at Lost Creek; the technical and economic viability of the Lost Creek Project (including the projections contained in the preliminary analysis of economics of the Lost Creek Project); receipt of (and related timing of) Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality Permit and License to Mine, Record of Decision from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, and all other necessary permits related to the Lost Creek Project; the Lost Creek Project will advance to production and the production timeline; production rates, timetables and methods of recovery at the Lost Creek Project; the Company’s procurement and construction plans at the Lost Creek Project; the ability to complete additional favorable uranium sales agreements; the potential of exploration targets on the LC North and LC South and on the Lost Creek Project area outside the current Lost Creek resource area; and the further exploration, development and permitting of exploration projects including Lost Soldier, the exploration properties in Nebraska, and Screech Lake. With regard to discussion of the potential of exploration targets, at LC North, LC South and on the Lost Creek Project outside the current resource area, it should be noted that there has been insufficient exploration yet to define a mineral resource at these exploration targets.  Further, it is uncertain if additional exploration will result in the exploration targets being delineated as a mineral resource. These statements are based on current expectations that, while considered reasonable by management at this time, inherently involve a number of significant business, economic and competitive risks, uncertainties and contingencies. Numerous factors could cause actual events to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause such differences, without limiting the generality of the following, include: risks inherent in exploration activities; volatility and sensitivity to market prices for uranium; volatility and sensitivity to capital market fluctuations; the impact of exploration competition; the ability to raise funds through private or public equity financings; imprecision in resource and reserve estimates; environmental and safety risks including increased regulatory burdens; unexpected geological or hydrological conditions; a possible deterioration in political support for nuclear energy; changes in government regulations and policies, including trade laws and policies; demand for nuclear power; weather and other natural phenomena; delays in obtaining or failures to obtain required governmental, environmental or other project approvals; and other exploration, development, operating, financial market and regulatory risks. Although Ur-Energy Inc. believes that the assumptions inherent in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on these statements, which only apply as of the date of this presentation. Ur-Energy Inc. disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. <br />Cautionary Note Regarding Projections: Similarly, this presentation also may contain projections relating to an extended future period and, accordingly, the estimates and assumptions underlying the projections are inherently highly uncertain, based on events that have not taken place, and are subject to significant economic, financial, regulatory, competitive and other uncertainties and contingencies beyond the control of Ur-Energy Inc. Further, given the nature of the Company's business and industry that is subject to a number of significant risk factors, there can be no assurance that the projections can be or will be realized. It is probable that the actual results and outcomes will differ, possibly materially, from those projected. <br />The attention of investors is drawn to the Risk Factors set out in the Company's Annual Information Form and Annual Report on Form 40-F, dated March 17, 2011, which are filed, respectively, with the regulatory authorities in Canada on SEDAR and with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on EDGAR. ( and<br />Cautionary Note to U.S. Investors Concerning Estimates of Measured, Indicated or Inferred Resources: the information presented uses the terms "measured", "indicated" and "inferred" mineral resources. United States investors are advised that while such terms are recognized and required by Canadian regulations, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission does not recognize these terms. United States investors are cautioned not to assume that all or any part of measured or indicated mineral resources will ever be converted into mineral reserves. United States investors are also cautioned not to assume that all or any part of an inferred mineral resource exists, or is economically or legally minable.<br />John Cooper, SME Registered Member, a Professional Geologist, and Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101, reviewed the technical information contained in this presentation.<br />2<br />
  3. 3. Ur-Energy At A Glance<br />Share Capital & Cash Position<br />As of 07/27/11<br />Shares Outstanding 103.6M<br />Stock Options & RSUs 5.8M<br />Fully Diluted 109.4M<br />Market Cap (09/02/11) $123.3M<br />Cash (06/30/11) C$31.4M<br />Debt $0<br />Cash per share as of 06/30/11 ~C$0.30 <br />Share price as of 09/02/11 C$1.19<br />52 Week Range C$.76 - C$3.35<br />Avg. Daily Volume ~975,000<br />(3-mo URE & URG as of 09/02/11)<br />Geographical Distribution as of 6/30/11<br />United States ~48% <br />Canada ~38%<br />Other ~14%<br />3<br />NYSE Amex: URG<br />TSX: URE<br />
  4. 4. Analyst Coverage<br />United States<br />GVC Capital Mike Shonstrom (Denver, CO) 1 303-321-2392<br /> Rodman & Renshaw Wayne Atwell (New York, NY) 1 212-356-0513<br />Canada<br /> Dundee Securities David A. Talbot (Toronto, ON) 1 416-350-3082<br /> Haywood Securities Geordie Mark (Vancouver, BC) 1 604-697-6112<br /> Jennings Capital Alka Singh (Toronto, ON) 1 416-304-3964 <br /> Macquarie Capital Duncan McKeen (Montreal, QC) 1 514-925-2856 <br /> Raymond James Bart Jaworski (Vancouver, BC) 1 604-659-8282<br /> RBC Capital Adam Schatzker (Toronto, ON) 1 416-842-7850<br /> Australia<br />Resource Capital Research Trent Allen (Sydney, NSW) 61 2-9252-9405<br />Ur-Energy Inc is followed by the analysts listed above. This list, including the firms and individual analysts at these firms, is subject to change at any time without notice. Please note that any opinions, estimates, forecasts, conclusions or recommendations regarding Ur-Energy Inc's performance made by these analysts are theirs alone and do not represent opinions, estimates, forecasts, conclusions, recommendations or predictions of Ur-Energy Inc or its management. Ur-Energy Inc does not by its reference above or in any other manner imply its endorsement of or concurrence with such information, conclusions or recommendations. <br />4<br />
  5. 5. Experienced Management Team<br />Board of Directors<br />Executive Directors<br />Wayne W. Heili,President & Chief Executive Officer (Metallurgical Engineer)<br />Jeffrey T. Klenda*,Board Chairman, Executive Director(Mining Finance)<br />Non-Executive Directors<br />W. William Boberg*,Former President & CEO (Professional Geologist)<br />James M. Franklin*,Chair-Technical Committee (Professional Geologist)<br />Paul Macdonell*,Chair-Compensation and Corp. Governance & Nominating Committees<br /> (Senior Federal Mediator)<br />Thomas H. Parker,Chair-Audit Committee (Professional Engineer)<br />Officers<br />Roger L. Smith,Chief Financial Officer & Chief Administrative Officer(CPA & MBA)<br />Steven M. Hatten, VP Operations (Mining Engineer)<br />John W. Cash, VP Regulatory Affairs, Geology & Exploration (Geologist &Geophysicist)<br />Penne A. Goplerud,Corporate Secretary & General Counsel (JD)<br />*Founding Directors<br />5<br />
  6. 6. Talent-Centric Team<br />266 Years total resource industry experience<br />189 Years of uranium industry experience<br />Highly experienced technical professionals<br />(4 Engineers, 10 Geologists and 2 EHS)<br />93 Years of direct uranium production experience<br />ISR operating experience – Nebraska, Texas & Wyoming<br />23 Management, Professionals and Support Staff<br />Contractors and consultants have extensive uranium exploration, development and production experience<br />As of: 08/12/11<br />6<br />
  7. 7. US Infrastructure Isolated from Resources<br />Willow Creek (650,000 pounds)<br />Uranium One / ISR (Producing)<br />Sweetwater Mill (1 million pounds)<br />Rio Tinto / Conventional (Standby)<br />Smith Ranch / Highland (5.5 million pounds)<br />CAMECO / ISR (Producing)<br />Crow Butte (1 million pounds)<br />CAMECO / ISR (Producing)<br />Shootaring Canyon Mill (1 million pounds)<br />Uranium One / Conventional (Standby)<br />Cañon City Mill (1 million pounds)<br />Cotter Corp. / Conventional (Standby)<br />White Mesa Mill (8 million pounds) <br />Denison / Conventional (Producing)<br />Palangana/Hobson (1 million pounds)<br />Uranium Energy / ISR (Producing)<br />Rosita(1 million pounds)<br />URI / ISR (Standby)<br />Alta Mesa (1 million pounds)<br />Mesteña / ISR (Producing)<br />Kingsville Dome (1 million pounds)<br />URI / ISR (Standby)<br />7<br />
  8. 8. US Produces Only 7% of Uranium Consumed<br />US demand not likely to be influenced beyond Fukushima <br />The US produces approx 4mm lbs of uranium/yr1<br />The US consumes 55mm lbs of uranium/yr1contributing 20% of US electricity<br />In 2010, the 10-year forward cumulative unfilled uranium requirement of US utilities was 274mm lbs2<br />8<br />Chart from U.S . Energy Information Administration <br />1 – Northwest Mining Association<br />2 – U.S. Energy Information Administration<br />See Disclaimer re Forward-looking Statements and Projections (slide 2)<br />
  9. 9. Supply/Demand Imbalance Continues<br />Beyond Fukushima <br />Global fundamentals unlikely to change – 62 reactors remain under construction worldwide<br />More damage done to the production sector vs. the demand sector of the market<br />China expected to install at least 75 GWe of nuclear capacity by 2020 (McKinsey & Company 2010) <br />HEU Program expires in 2013 with no extension being considered<br />Costs of new global uranium supply expected to rise sharply with positive impact on prices<br />9<br />Pounds U3O8<br />Production Gap<br />Projection<br />See Disclaimer re Forward-looking Statements and Projections (slide 2)<br />Source: World Nuclear Association, Tradetech, UxC, and Raymond James<br />
  10. 10. Post-Fukushima Nuclear Remains Positive*<br />HEU Agreement to expire 2013<br />Provides 13% of World and 45% of US Annual Supply<br />63 reactors remain under construction<br />Six planned to start operation in 2011<br />Fourteen planned to start operation in 2012<br />Russia, China and India represent 50% of new build and have reaffirmed support for nuclear power<br />Saudi Arabia announced plans to build 16 reactors<br />United Kingdom announced plans to build 8 reactors<br />France announced a $1.43B investment in nuclear power<br />United States maintains support of $36B federal loan guarantees for up to 8 new reactors<br />10<br />*According to World Nuclear Association<br />
  11. 11. Growth of Nuclear Will Continue<br />11<br />Historically, growth of nuclear power continued despite major accidents<br />Growth expected to continue beyond Fukushima at 10 reactors per year<br />10 years, 10.2 reactors per year<br />22 years, 4 reactors per year<br />Number of Reactors<br />8 years, 21.9 reactors per year<br />Fukushima<br />13 years, 11.3reactors per year<br />Chernobyl<br />Three Mile Island<br />Source: World Nuclear Association<br />See Disclaimer re Forward-looking Statements and Projections (slide 2)<br />
  12. 12. In-Situ Recovery (ISR) Uranium Mining<br />Environmentally sound production method<br /> Well understood by Wyoming state regulators<br /> Cost effective, low capital costs<br />12<br />See Disclaimer re Forward-looking Statements and Projections (slide 2)<br />
  13. 13. ISR – Low Impact Mining<br />CAMECO Smith Ranch ISR Mine<br />Powder River Basin, Wyoming<br />13<br />
  14. 14. Wyoming Projects<br />14<br />
  15. 15. Lost Creek Project – Moving Towards Production<br />1970s drilling<br />563 drill holes defined original discovery<br />2005-2010 Ur-Energy drilling<br />1,096 drill holes<br />728,757 ft (222,125 meters)<br /> 2011 drilling program<br />July through November<br />First Stage: drill 19 monitor wells for pump test within KM horizon<br />Results of pump test will be used for planned amendment to KM horizon mining permit<br />Second Stage: Exploration drilling up to 50 holes<br />Leach Efficiency - 80%<br />Industry Avg. - ~70%<br />(Recovery Rate)<br />Pump Test Results - >30-50gpm<br />Industry Avg. - 15gpm<br />(Good Porosity = Cost Savings)<br />NI 43-101 Compliant Resource (GT Contour)<br />Measured – 2.54 Mt @ 0.052% (2.7 Mlbs eU3O8) <br />Indicated – 2.2 Mt @ 0.060% (2.6 Mlbs eU3O8)<br />Inferred – 0.77 Mt @0.051% (0.8 Mlbs eU3O8)<br />Based on grade cutoff of 0.02 percent eU3O8 and a grade x thickness cutoff of 0.3 GT.<br />GT Contour method used to guide detailed mine planning and estimate of resources for Lost Creek’s roll front type mineralization within a well defined portion of the Lost Creek Project. <br />15<br />NI 43-101 Preliminary Assessment Lost Creek Property, Sweetwater County, Wyoming – TREC & Behre Dolbear (March 16, 2011)<br />(posted on SEDAR)<br />See Disclaimers (slide 2)<br />
  16. 16. Lost Creek Preliminary Assessment<br />2011 PA Confirms Favorable Economics<br />Estimates Operating Costs less than US$20 per pound<br />Includes groundwater restoration & site reclamation<br />Includes 10% contingency<br />Total Production Cost estimated at US$42.65/lb (includes capital recovery)<br />Project pre-tax net earnings US$179 million<br />Project Net Present Value is US$118 million at 8% discount rate<br />Project Internal Rate of Return is 91%<br />Pre-Production Capital Costs of US$35M Remaining <br />Includes 1 Mlb/yr plant, two disposal wells and initial wellfield<br />Includes 10% contingency<br />Cautionary Statement: This PA is preliminary in nature, and includes inferred mineral resources that are considered too speculative geologically to have the economic considerations applied to them that would enable them to be categorized as mineral reserves. The estimated mineral recovery used in this PA is based on both site-specific laboratory recovery data as well as URE personnel and industry experience at similar facilities. There can be no assurance that recovery at this level will be achieved. <br />NI 43-101 Preliminary Assessment ,Lost Creek Property, Sweetwater County, Wyoming – TREC & Behre Dolbear (March 16, 2011)<br />(posted on SEDAR)<br />16<br />See Disclaimer re Forward-looking Statements and Projections (slide 2)<br />
  17. 17. US$24M in CapEx Completed<br />Mine Units 1 & 2 Delineated<br />MU #1 Monitor Well Ring Completed<br />Plant Engineering Completed<br />Drilled and Tested Class I UIC Well<br />Ordered Key Plant Equipment<br />10 Ion Exchange Columns<br />2 Ion Exchange polishing columns<br />2 Restoration columns<br />2 Elution columns<br />2 Filter presses<br />Acquired Operational Support Equipment for Current Work & Mine Unit Operations<br />Major Rolling Equipment<br />Required Operational Equipment<br />Training & Developing Operational Staff<br />Acquired Initial Mine Unit Header House<br />Prototype Completed for Operations<br />Selected General Contractor – Fagen, Inc.<br />17<br /> Ur-Energy’s Ion Exchange Columns <br />Interior of Ur-Energy’s prototype Header House<br />
  18. 18. Lost Creek<br />Rio Tinto Sweetwater Mill – 3 miles south<br />(NRC Licensed Conventional Uranium Mill on Standby)<br /><ul><li> Lost Creek Property - 33,794 acres, includes
  19. 19. Lost Creek Project - 4,254 acres
  20. 20. Adjoining Properties - 29,540 acres
  21. 21. Community Support</li></ul>NYSE Amex: URG TSX: URE<br />
  22. 22. Lost Creek On-Site Processing Plant <br />Corp. Decision: Hub & Spoke Model Not Preferred Option<br />Processing Plant located adjacent to Lost Creek deposit<br />Production Life: Five years<br />Remaining Capital Cost: US$35M<br />Operating Cost: US$19.66/lb of U3O8<br />Cost Savings<br />No satellite facilities<br />No additional transportation costs<br />Lost Creek Processing Plant<br />Portion of Lost Creek Wellfield<br />19<br />Satellite Facility Requirements<br />Permitting, engineering, bonding, deep disposal well, etc.<br />Nearly full requirements as an On-Site plant (~75%-80% of full plant)<br />Imagine repeating this process for each facility for few additional pounds<br />See Disclaimer (slide 2)<br />
  23. 23. Lost Creek Property<br />Exploration targets provide potential of additional resources U3O8 to be added to Lost Creek Project Area and adjoining properties<br />Multiple roll fronts in four stratigraphic horizons defined by ~500+ drill holes<br />Historic Drilling<br />~50-60 historic holes on mineralized property with grades similar to Lost Creek resource<br />2010 exploration drill program <br />(159 holes 101,270 ft (30,867 m)) defined numerous individual uranium roll front systems<br />2011 LC North exploration drill program<br />Up to 150 holes planned<br />Additional drilling of 2000-3000 holes recommended at a cost of US$15M - 20M (~US$7,500/hole)<br />These exploration targets are conceptual in nature. There has been insufficient exploration to define a mineral resource outside the current Lost Creek resource.  It is uncertain if further exploration will result in the new target areas outside the Lost Creek resource being delineated as a mineral resource.<br />20<br />See Disclaimer re Forward-looking Statements and Projections (slide 2)<br />
  24. 24. Recent Achievements<br />Wyoming DEQ – Aquifer Reclassification<br /> Environmental Protection Agency – Aquifer Exemption<br />Final NRC License Issued<br />WDEQ Final Class I UIC Permit (water disposal well) Received – Only WY Company to have secured permit<br />Long Term Uranium Sales Agreement<br />Issued new NI 43-101 Preliminary Assessment Validating Lost Creek Project<br />Acquisition of Exploration Properties in Nebraska Announced<br />Inclusion in Russell 3000 and 2000 Indexes <br />21<br />
  25. 25. Lost Creek Regulatory Accomplishments<br /><ul><li>Sweetwater County: Development Plan</li></ul>Approved by County Commissioners, December 2009<br /><ul><li>Wyoming DEQ – Air Quality Division: Operational Permit</li></ul>Final Permit Issued, January 2010<br /><ul><li>Wyoming DEQ – Water Quality Division: Class I UIC Permit (water disposal well) </li></ul>Final Permit Issued, May 2010<br /><ul><li>Wyoming State Engineer: Holding Ponds Permit</li></ul>Final Permit Issued, June 2010<br /><ul><li>Wyoming DEQ – Aquifer Reclassification</li></ul>Environmental Protection Agency – Aquifer Exemption<br />Issued, August 2011<br /><ul><li>Nuclear Regulatory Commission </li></ul>Materials License Issued, August 2011<br />22<br />See Disclaimer re Forward-looking Statements and Projections (slide 2)<br />
  26. 26. Path to Production<br />Wyoming DEQ – Land Quality Division: Permit to Mine<br />Includes Application for First Mine Unit Permit<br />Addresses Sage Grouse Impacts<br />Process Nearing Completion<br />US Bureau of Land Management<br />Plan of Operations: Environmental Review Process Underway<br />Record of Decision anticipated to be complete early summer 2012<br />Construction: 6 – 9 Month Build-Out<br />Re-Rating likely as Ur-Energy nears production<br />23<br />
  27. 27. Lost Soldier – 12.2M M&I lbs U3O8<br />M & I resource average<br /> 17.2 ft @ 0.065% U3O8<br />Average 240 feet deep<br />Leach efficiency 49% - 84%<br />Can be licensed with NRC as amendment to Lost Creek license<br />Over 3700 drill holes define deposit<br />17 monitor/pump test wells installed<br />(From Figure 16-2, Technical Report on the Lost Soldier Project, Wyoming, C. Stewart Wallis, RPA, July 10, 2006 - posted on SEDAR)<br />NI 43-101 Compliant Resource<br />Measured & Indicated (M & I) – 9.4 Mt @ 0.065% (12.2 Mlbs U3O8)<br />Inferred – 1.6 Mt @0.055% (1.8 Mlbs U3O8)<br />(Technical Report on the Lost Soldier Project, Wyoming, C. Stewart Wallis, Roscoe Postle Associates Inc., July 10, 2006 - Posted on SEDAR)<br />24<br />See Disclaimer re Forward-looking Statements and Projections (slide 2)<br />
  28. 28. Screech Lake, Thelon Basin, NWT<br />Completed Audio-Magnetotelluric Geophysical Survey, and Soil Gas Hydrocarbon and Enzyme Leach Soil Geochemistry Analyses to Better Define Drill Target<br />MegaTEM Survey<br />Screech Lake<br />0<br />4<br />Kilometers<br />25<br />See Disclaimer re Forward-looking Statements and Projections (slide 2)<br />
  29. 29. Ur-Energy’s Strong Position<br />Technical Team – Best Among North American Juniors<br />Near-Term, Low-Cost Production (~US$20.00/lb)<br />Mining Jurisdiction - Uranium Friendly<br />Economical On-Site Processing Plant<br />Cash Resources, C$31.4 Million (06/30/11)<br />Permitting Process Nearing Completion<br />26<br />See Disclaimer re Forward-looking Statements and Projections (slide 2)<br />
  30. 30. Building Shareholder Value<br />Ongoing Exploration – Increase Minable Resources that will be Accessible to the Lost Creek On-Site Processing Plant<br />Seeking Acquisitions and Strategic Alliances that will Positively Impact Production Profile Bottom Line<br />Acquisition of Additional Exploration Properties<br />Monetizing Historic Databases<br />27<br />See Disclaimer re Forward-looking Statements and Projections (slide 2)<br />
  31. 31. Ur-Energy - The Right People. The Right Projects. Right Now.<br /><ul><li>For more information, please contact:</li></ul> Wayne Heili, President, Chief Executive Officer & Director<br /> Jeff Klenda, Board Chairman & Director<br /> Rich Boberg, Director of Public Relations<br /><ul><li>By Mail: Ur-Energy Corporate Office</li></ul> 10758 W. Centennial Rd., Ste. 200<br /> Littleton, CO 80127 USA<br /><ul><li>By Phone: Office (720) 981-4588</li></ul> Toll-Free (866) 981-4588<br /> Fax (720) 981-5643<br /><ul><li>By E-mail:</li></ul><br /><br />NYSE Amex: URG TSX: URE<br />28<br />