Centrus Energy Corp. (NYSE American: LEU) announced today that it has signed several new sales contracts in the last three months to supply its utility customers with low-enriched uranium fuel. The total value of the contracts is an estimated $70 million, with deliveries through 2025. Centrus’ utility customers will use the fuel to generate clean, affordable, and reliable electricity.
“Despite the challenging conditions in the global nuclear fuel market, we continue to sign new contracts with customers as a long-term supplier of low-enriched uranium for their reactor fleets,” said Centrus President and Chief Executive Officer Daniel B. Poneman. “Centrus is well-positioned as the world’s most diversified supplier of enriched uranium fuel to continue securing new business and extending our existing relationships with customers as open demand for fuel emerges.”
About Centrus Energy Corp.
Centrus Energy Corp. is a trusted supplier of enriched uranium fuel for commercial nuclear power plants in the United States and around the world. Our mission is to provide reliable and competitive fuel goods and services to meet the needs of our customers, consistent with the highest levels of integrity, safety, and security.
This news release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 - that is, statements related to future events. In this context, forward-looking statements may address our expected future business and financial performance, and often contain words such as “expects”, “anticipates”, “intends”, “plans”, “believes”, “will”, “should”, “could”, “would” or “may” and other words of similar meaning. Forward-looking statements by their nature address matters that are, to different degrees, uncertain. For Centrus Energy Corp., particular risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual future results to differ materially from those expressed in our forward-looking statements include, risks and uncertainties related to the continued impact of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan on the nuclear industry and on our business, results of operations and prospects; the impact and potential extended duration of the current supply/demand imbalance in the market for low-enriched uranium (“LEU”); our dependence on others for deliveries of LEU including deliveries from the Russian government entity Joint Stock Company “TENEX” (“TENEX”) under a commercial supply agreement with TENEX (the “Russian Supply Agreement”); risks relating to our sales order book, including risks related to market based pricing and uncertainty concerning customer actions under current contracts and in future contracting due to market conditions and lack of current production capability; risks related to the value of our intangible assets related to the sales order book and customer relationships; risks associated with our reliance on third-party suppliers to provide essential services to us; pricing trends and demand in the uranium and enrichment markets and their impact on our profitability; movement and timing of customer orders; risks related to trade barriers and contract terms that limit our ability to deliver LEU to customers; risks related to actions that may be taken by the U.S. government, the Russian government or other governments that could affect our ability or the ability of our sources of supply to perform under their contract obligations to us, including the imposition of sanctions, restrictions or other requirements; potential strategic transactions, which could be difficult to implement, disrupt our business or change our business profile significantly; the competitive environment for our products and services; changes in the nuclear energy industry; the impact of financial market conditions on our business, liquidity, prospects, pension assets and insurance facilities; revenue and operating results can fluctuate significantly from quarter to quarter, and in some cases, year to year; and other risks and uncertainties discussed in this and our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016.
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