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Uranium Resources Announces Director Changes

<p class='bwalignc'> <i><b>John H. Pfahl of Resource Capital Funds joins URI Board of Directors; Long-time director Leland O. Erdahl retires</b></i> </p>

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Uranium Resources Announces Director Changes11:42 EDT Wednesday, June 13, 2012 LEWISVILLE, Texas (Business Wire) -- Uranium Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ: URRE) (“URI” or the “Company”), announced that John H. Pfahl was elected as a director of URI at its annual meeting held on June 4, 2012, succeeding Leland O. (Lee) Erdahl, who did not seek reelection after 18 years of outstanding service to the Company. Paul K. Willmott, Executive Chairman of the Board of URI, commented, “John's extensive experience in all facets of the mining industry will prove an invaluable asset to URI. Part of our strategy has been and will continue to be evaluating opportunities to grow our asset base in New Mexico and Texas. We believe his experience in commercial due diligence, finance negotiations and mergers and acquisitions will make John an integral member of the URI team.” Mr. Pfahl has technical and commercial experience in the mining sector across a diversified range of mineral commodities and geographic regions. He is an Associate with Resource Capital Funds, an investment adviser with approximately $1.9 billion in assets under management and whose clients are mining-focused private equity funds. Mr. Pfahl has managed and participated in active investments in companies with projects ranging from late stage exploration through production. Previously, he was a consultant in the environmental sector with Newfields Boulder LLC. Mr. Pfahl holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and a Master of Engineering (Master of Mines) degree from the Colorado School of Mines. Commenting on Lee Erdahl's service, Mr. Willmott added, “Lee has provided invaluable leadership over the years and will be sorely missed. Drawing on decades of experience in several different capacities including CEO of a number of mining companies, Lee helped guide URI through several market cycles. We wish Lee the very best and thank him for his years of committed service to URI and our shareholders.” About Uranium Resources, Inc. Uranium Resources Inc. explores for, develops and mines uranium. Since its incorporation in 1977, URI has produced over 8 million pounds of uranium by in-situ recovery (ISR) methods in the state of Texas. URI also has 183,000 acres of uranium mineral holdings and 101.4 million pounds of in-place mineralized uranium material in New Mexico and an NRC license to produce up to 1 million pounds of uranium per year. The Company acquired these properties over the past 20 years along with an extensive information database of historic drill hole logs, assay certificates, maps and technical reports. None of URI's properties is currently in production. URI's strategy is to fully develop its resource base in New Mexico and Texas, expand its asset base both within and outside of New Mexico and Texas, partner with larger mining companies that have undeveloped uranium assets or with junior mining companies that do not have the mining experience of URI, as well as provide restoration expertise to those that require the capability or lack the proficiency. Uranium Resources routinely posts news and other information about the Company on its website at www.uraniumresources.com. Safe Harbor Statement This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions and are identified by words such as “expects,” “estimates,” “projects,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “could,” and other similar words. All statements addressing operating performance, events, or developments that the Company expects or anticipates will occur in the future, including but not limited to statements relating to the Company's mineralized uranium materials, timing of receipt of mining permits, production capacity of mining operations planned for properties in South Texas and New Mexico, planned dates for commencement of production at such properties, revenue, cash generation and profits are forward-looking statements. Because they are forward-looking, they should be evaluated in light of important risk factors and uncertainties. These risk factors and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the spot price and long-term contract price of uranium, weather conditions, operating conditions at the Company's mining projects, government regulation of the mining industry and the nuclear power industry, world-wide uranium supply and demand, availability of capital, timely receipt of mining and other permits from regulatory agents and other factors which are more fully described in the Company's documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should any of the Company's underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those currently anticipated. In addition, undue reliance should not be placed on the Company's forward-looking statements. Except as required by law, the Company disclaims any obligation to update or publicly announce any revisions to any of the forward-looking statements contained in this news release. Investor:Kei Advisors LLCDeborah K. Pawlowski, 716-843-3908dpawlowski@keiadvisors.comorUranium Resources Inc.Media:Mat Lueras, 505-269-8317Vice President, Corporate Developmentmlueras@uraniumresources.comorCompany:Thomas H. Ehrlich, 972-219-3330Vice President & Chief Financial Officer