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Denison Mines Corp. Announces Appointment of Steve Blower as Vice President, Exploration

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Denison Mines Corp. Announces Appointment of Steve Blower as Vice President, Exploration14:05 EDT Wednesday, August 15, 2012TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 15, 2012) -Denison Mines Corp. ("Denison" or the "Company") (TSX:DML)(NYSE MKT:DNN)(NYSE Amex:DNN)is pleased to announce that Mr. Steve Blower, P. Geo., has been appointed Vice President, Exploration effective September 1, 2012.Prior to joining Denison, Steve was the President and C.E.O. and a director of Pitchstone Exploration Ltd., until that company was sold last month. Pitchstone was a well-regarded uranium exploration company with numerous projects in Canada, including the Athabasca Basin in northern Saskatchewan and Nunavut, as well as projects in Namibia. Steve is a geologist with 24 years of experience in the minerals industry. Steve's background includes mine geology at two open pit copper porphyry deposits in British Columbia, resource estimation for Snowden Group and AMEC plc, and exploration for precious and base metals and uranium. He obtained a B.Sc. degree in Geological Sciences from the University of British Columbia in 1988, and followed that with a M.Sc. degree in Geological Sciences from Queen's University in 1993.Ron Hochstein, President and C.E.O. of Denison commented that, "I'm excited about Steve joining Denison's team. With the Company's transition from production to exploration, Steve will play a key role in the expansion of our Canadian exploration activity in the Athabasca Basin region, as well as our exploration programs in Zambia and Mongolia."About DenisonDenison Mines Corp. is a uranium exploration and development company with interests in exploration and development projects in Saskatchewan, Zambia and Mongolia. As well, Denison has a 22.5% ownership interest in the McClean Lake uranium mill, located in northern Saskatchewan, which is one of the world's largest uranium processing facilities. Denison's exploration project portfolio includes the world-class Phoenix deposit located on its 60% owned Wheeler River project also in the Athabasca Basin region of Saskatchewan.Denison is engaged in mine decommissioning and environmental services through its Denison Environmental Services (DES) division. Denison is also the manager of Uranium Participation Corporation (TSX:U), a publicly traded company which invests in uranium oxide in concentrates and uranium hexafluoride.Cautionary StatementsCertain information contained in this press release constitutes "forward-looking information", within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and similar Canadian legislation concerning the business, operations and financial performance and condition of Denison.Generally, these forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "plans", "expects" or "does not expect", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates" or "does not anticipate", or "believes", or variations of such words and phrases or state that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will be taken", "occur", "be achieved" or "has the potential to".Forward looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of management as of the date such statements are made, and they are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of Denison to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Denison believes that the expectations reflected in this forward-looking information are reasonable but no assurance can be given that these expectations will prove to be correct and such forward-looking information included in this press release should not be unduly relied upon. This information speaks only as of the date of this press release. In particular, this press release may contain forward-looking information pertaining to the following: the estimates of Denison's mineral resources; capital expenditure programs; estimated production costs, exploration and development expenditures and reclamation costs; expectations of market prices and costs; supply and demand for uranium; possible impacts of litigation and regulatory actions on Denison; exploration, development and expansion plans and objectives; Denison's expectations regarding raising capital and adding to its mineral resources through acquisitions and development; and receipt of regulatory approvals, permits and licences and treatment under governmental regulatory regimes.There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, as Denison's actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in this forward-looking information as a result of those factors discussed in or referred to under the heading "Risk Factors" in Denison's Annual Information Form dated March 28, 2012, available at http://www.sedar.com,and in its Form 40-F available at http://www.sec.gov, as well as the following: global financial conditions, the market price of Denison's securities, volatility in market prices for uranium; ability to access capital, changes in foreign currency exchange rates and interest rates; liabilities inherent in mining operations; uncertainties associated with estimating mineral reserves and resources and production; uncertainty as to reclamation and decommissioning liabilities; failure to obtain industry partner and other third party consents and approvals, when required; delays in obtaining permits and licenses for development properties; competition for, among other things, capital, acquisitions of mineral reserves, undeveloped lands and skilled personnel; public resistance to the expansion of nuclear energy and uranium mining; uranium industry competition and international trade restrictions; incorrect assessments of the value of acquisitions; property title risk; geological, technical and processing problems; the ability of Denison to meet its obligations to its creditors; actions taken by regulatory authorities with respect to mining activities; the potential influence of or reliance upon its business partners, and the adequacy of insurance coverage.Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. These factors are not, and should not be construed as being, exhaustive. Statements relating to "mineral reserves" or "mineral resources" are deemed to be forward-looking information, as they involve the implied assessment, based on certain estimates and assumptions that the mineral reserves and mineral resources described can be profitably produced in the future. The forward-looking information contained in this press release is expressly qualified by this cautionary statement. Denison does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking information after the date of this press release to conform such information to actual results or to changes in Denison's expectations except as otherwise required by applicable legislation.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Ron HochsteinDenison Mines Corp.President and Chief Executive Officer(416) 979-1991 Extension 232ORJames R. AndersonDenison Mines Corp.Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer(416) 979-1991 Extension 372www.denisonmines.com