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Fission Appoints Sustainable Mining Expert to the Board

Press Release

KELOWNA, BC , Feb. 9, 2023 – FISSION URANIUM CORP. (” Fission ” or ” the Company “) is pleased to announce the appointment of Beatriz Orrantia to the Fission Board of Directors. Ms. Orrantia has over 17 years of mining industry experience in both legal and operational capacities. She is a sustainability and ESG expert, previously VP Special Projects at Barrick Gold. Prior to joining Barrick Gold, Ms. Orrantia was an M&A, securities and mining lawyer at leading law firms in Toronto . She holds a law degree (full scholarship for academic excellence) from Universidad del Rosario in Colombia , a law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School ( York University ) in Canada and is pursuing her Master’s degree in Sustainability at Harvard University . Ms. Orrantia holds a certificate in Sustainability and Innovation from Harvard University and is a corporate director certified by the National Association of Corporate Directors, the leading certification in the United States for board members.

Ross McElroy , President and CEO for Fission, commented, ” I’m delighted to welcome Beatriz Orrantia to the Fission Board of Directors, who joins at a very exciting time for the company. As an expert in sustainability, with a particular focus on environmental, social and governance, Ms. Orrantia adds a great deal of depth to Fission’s Board and further empowers our commitment to responsible development. Our newly published feasibility study shows the potential for our PLS uranium mine and mill project to have among the lowest operational costs in the world. Our management team and Board look forward to working with Ms. Orrantia as we move confidently through the Environmental Assessment phase, advancing the project and building strong relationships with our northern community rightsholders and stakeholders.”

Beatriz Orrantia , director for Fission, said, ” I look forward to joining such a seasoned Board of Directors and helping guide a company with a commitment to robust ESG practices, in an industry that is critical for the global clean energy transition .”

About Fission Uranium Corp.

Fission Uranium Corp. is a Canadian uranium project developer and 100% owner of the Patterson Lake South uranium property – a proposed high-grade uranium mine and mill in Canada’s Athabasca Basin region. Fission’s common shares are listed on the TSX Exchange under the symbol “FCU” and trade on the OTCQX marketplace in the U.S. under the symbol “FCUUF” and on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the symbol 2FU.


“Ross McElroy”
Ross McElroy , President and CEO


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