NexGen and Garrett Ainsworth file response to Civil Claim initiated by Alpha Exploration Ltd
July 17, 2014
Vancouver, BC, July 17, 2014 - NexGen Energy Ltd. (TSX-V: NXE) ("NexGen" or the "Company") and Garrett Ainsworth have filed their response to Alpha Exploration Ltd.'s ("Alpha's") civil action which was initiated against them following Garrett's departure from Alpha to become NexGen's Vice-President of Exploration and Development ("VPEx"), including Alpha's claim that NexGen breached a mutual confidentiality agreement. The defense to the claim confirms that Garrett did not have a written employment contract with Alpha and that he was offered the VPEx position with NexGen, notified Alpha of that offer before accepting it, and then provided a period of notice to Alpha which Alpha confirmed was adequate. The defense confirms that this was all done, and that the employment agreement between NexGen and Garrett was signed, prior to Alpha and NexGen entering into the "mutual confidentiality agreement" which was initiated by Alpha and cited by Alpha in its statement of claim and in past news releases. Counsel for NexGen and Garrett have put Alpha on notice that it considers statements which were made by Alpha in press releases regarding this matter to be defamatory, and reserves the right to take action in that regard.
NexGen is a British Columbia corporation with a focus on the acquisition, exploration and development of Canadian uranium projects. NexGen has a highly experienced team of exploration professionals with a track record in the discovery of unconformity-style uranium deposits in Canada.
NexGen owns a portfolio of highly prospective uranium exploration assets in the Athabasca Basin, Saskatchewan, Canada, including a 100% interest in Rook 1, location of the Arrow Discovery, immediately adjacent to the northeast of the Fission/Alpha Patterson Lake South Discovery, and an option to earn a 70% interest in the Radio Project, immediately adjacent to Rio Tinto's Roughrider Deposit.
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