Kopy Goldfields reports updated Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves estimates
Inside information: Kopy Goldfields AB (publ) ("Kopy Goldfields" or the "Company") provides a Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves update for the newly acquired business Amur Zoloto ("AZ"). A total of 1,859 koz of gold in the Measured, Indicated and Inferred categories for hard rock and placer assets are estimated, corresponding to a 32% increase compared to the previous resource estimate made in 2019. This amount includes 1,187 koz of gold contained in Probable Ore Reserves, which is 22% higher than previously reported. Adding the attributable reserves and resources of the Krasny project, Kopy Goldfields' new total estimated M, I&I Mineral Resources amount to 2,756 koz of gold, including total new Probable Ore Reserves of 1,313 koz of gold.
The updated resource statement is effective as of July 1, 2020 and was issued by SRK Consulting (Russia) Limited ("SRK"). The new Competent Persons Report ("CPR") comprises SRK's independent technical review of the mineral assets attributable to AZ.
- For hard rock assets, the new Mineral Resources include 1,470 koz of gold at 2.9 g/t average grade in the Measured and Indicated categories and 308 koz of gold at 5.6 g/t average grade in the Inferred category for open pit and underground mining operations. In addition, 3,353 koz of silver in the Measured, Indicated and Inferred categories are reported for hard rock assets.
- For placer assets, the CPR estimates 80.5 koz of gold in the Indicated and Inferred categories.
- Hard rock Ore Reserves are estimated at 1,162 koz of gold in the Probable category and Placer Ore Reserves are estimated at 25 koz of gold also in the Probable category. Ore reserves are reported as part of the Mineral Resources. Please refer to Tables 1, 2, 3 and 4 in the Appendix for more details.
- In accordance with the CPR, production of the reported Ore Reserves, both hard rock and alluvial may generate 1,456 MUSD revenue during 2020-2029 at 54% EBITDA margin and 675 USD/oz unit cash costs, based on provided pricing assumptions.
"We are very pleased with the recent exploration results in Amur Zoloto. The 22% increase of the total gold reserves has already off-set gold production in 2019-2020 and will support our production growth plans. Simultaneously, the increase of mineral resources confirms excellent exploration potential of our existing projects as well as organic growth opportunities and will lead to a organic extension of life-of-mine for existing operations. The updated production model reports stronger revenues and lower unit production costs compared with the previous estimate as result of both higher gold prices and increased future gold production", says Mikhail Damrin, CEO of Kopy Goldfields AB.
The Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves have increased primarily due to successful exploration campaign during 2019 and 2020 at Krasivoe underground gold deposit which is part of Yubileyniy project. Importantly, this reserve increase at Krasivoe deposit supports the Company's target to increase capacity of the Yubileyniy processing plant from the current 130,000 tons per annum (tpa) to 400,000 tpa by 2025.
The Competent Persons Report on the Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves of the Amur Zoloto business will be published on the Company's website.
"We have been reviewing the development of Amur Zoloto's projects over a number of years. Although there are a number of risks generally inherent to the mining industry, including the stability of the markets, uncertainties related to Mineral Resource and Ore Reserve estimation, equipment and production performance, SRK considers that AZ has several strengths:
- AZ has good experience of finding and developing deposits in the Far East region.
- There are opportunities of further increasing the Ore Reserve at Krasivoe, where reserves are currently constrained to the Indicated Resources above the 750 m horizon;
- The increase in Ore Reserves at Krasivoe will support expansion to at least 250 kta;
- There is good upside potential from the optimization of heap leach recoveries at Malyutka",
said David Pearce, Managing Director of SRK Consulting (Russia) Ltd
Alexander Polonyankin, a Competent person under JORC and member of Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, MAusIMM (CP), has reviewed and approved the technical information relating to operations covered in this press release.
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About Kopy Goldfields
Kopy Goldfields is a leading Swedish gold exploration and production company operating in the most renown gold mining regions of Russia. Kopy Goldfields' strategy is to combine Russian geologic knowledge and science with international management, "best industry practices" and modern and efficient technology to identify and develop mineral deposits in a cost-efficient, safe and transparent way. The Company is listed on NASDAQ First North Growth Market in Stockholm.
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Outstanding shares: 886,005,575
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Kopy Goldfields AB (publ) ("Kopy Goldfields" eller "Bolaget") publicerar härmed en operationell uppdatering för andra kvartalet 2021. Produktionen av guldekvivalenter ("GE"*) ökade med 69% jämfört med första kvartalet 2021. Produktionsguidningen för 2021 är oförändrad. Covid-19 fortsatte att påverka guldproduktionen huvudsakligen till följd av brist på kvalificerad gruvpersonal.
Årsstämman i Kopy Goldfields AB (publ), ("Kopy" eller "Bolaget") hölls idag den 27 maj 2021 varvid aktieägarna fattade följande beslut.
The annual general meeting of Kopy Goldfields AB (publ), ("Kopy" or the "Company") was held today on 27 May 2021 and the following resolutions were passed by the meeting.
Januari-mars 2021 (januari-mars 2020)
- Intäkter 19 362 TUSD (23 125), -16 %
- EBITDA 7 181 TUSD (9 277), -23 %
- Resultat före skatt 10 014 TUSD (5 012), +100 %
- Periodens resultat 7 870 TUSD (3 926), +100 %
- Resultat per aktie före utspädning 0,01 USD (0,01)
- Produktionen påverkades av konsekvenserna av covid-19-utbrottet vid Yubileyniy-gruvan i december 2020.
- 2021 års estimat för guldproduktionen på 56-59 koz oförändrat
January - March 2021 (January - March 2020)
- Revenue TUSD 19,362 (23,125), -16%
- EBITDA TUSD 7,181 (9,277), -23%
- Profit before tax TUSD 10,014 (5,012), +100%
- Profit for the period TUSD 7,870 (3,926), +100%
- Earnings per share before dilution USD 0.01 (0.01)
- Production affected by consequences of the outbreak of Covid-19 at the Yubileyniy mine in December 2020.
- 2021 gold production guidance of 56-59 koz unchanged
Kopy Goldfields AB (publ) publicerar kvartalsrapporten för första kvartalet 2021 torsdagen den 27 maj 2021 kl. 08:00. Kopy Goldfields inbjuder till en webbsänd telefonkonferens samma dag kl 10.00 där VD Mikhail Damrin och CFO Tim Carlsson presenterar och kommenterar rapporten.
Kopy Goldfields AB (publ) will publish the interim report for the first quarter 2021 on Thursday 27 May 2021 at 8:00 am (CEST). Kopy Goldfields has scheduled a webcasted conference call the same day at 10.00 CEST. CEO Mikhail Damrin and CFO Tim Carlsson will present and comment on the report.
Aktieägarna i Kopy Goldfields AB (publ), org.nr 556723-6335, ("Bolaget") kallas härmed till årsstämma torsdag den 27 maj 2021.
The shareholders of Kopy Goldfields AB (publ), reg. no. 556723-6335, (the "Company") are hereby invited to the annual general meeting on Thursday 27 May 2021.
Kopy Goldfields AB (publ) ("Kopy Goldfields" eller "Bolaget") publicerar härmed en operationell uppdatering för första kvartalet 2021. Covid-19-utbrottet i december 2020 påverkade guldproduktionen i början av 2021, vilket tidigare redovisats. Bolaget har emellertid tryggat säkerheten för sin personal mot pandemin och guldproduktionen har återhämtat sig under kvartalet. Produktionsestimatet för 2021 är oförändrat.
Kopy Goldfields AB (publ) ("Kopy Goldfields" or "the Company") hereby announces an operational update for the first quarter 2021. As previously disclosed, the outbreak of COVID-19 in December 2020 affected the gold production in early 2021. However, the Company has secured the safety of its personnel against the pandemic and gold production has been recovering during the quarter. The 2021 production guidance is unchanged.
De konsoliderade finansiella räkenskaperna för Kopy Goldfields Koncernen ("Kopy Goldfields", "Bolaget"), för vilken Kopy Goldfields AB (publ) med organisationsnummer 556723-6335 är moderbolaget ("Moderbolaget"), redovisas här för det helår som avslutades den 31 december 2020. Efter transaktionen med Amur Zoloto har Kopy Goldfileds valt att byta rapporteringsvaluta från svenska kronor (SEK) till amerikanska dollar (USD). I enlighet med den svenska bokföringslagen redovisas moderbolagets finansiella information i SEK och inte koncernens rapporteringsvaluta som är USD.
The consolidated financial statements of the Kopy Goldfields Group ("Kopy Goldfields", "the Company"), of which Kopy Goldfields AB (publ) with corporate identity number 556723-6335 is the parent company ("the Parent Company"), are hereby presented for the full-year period ended on 31 December 2020. Following the transaction with Amur Zoloto, Kopy Goldfields has chosen to change the presentation currency from Swedish krona (SEK) to US dollars (USD). In accordance with the Swedish Accounting Act, the Parent Company's financial information is reported in SEK and not the Group's presentation currency of USD.
Kopy Goldfields AB (publ) kommer att publicera sin bokslutskommuniké för 2020 den 25 mars 2021 kl. 08:00 (CET). Bokslutskommunikén är den första konsoliderade finansiella rapporten sedan samgåendet av Kopy Goldfields och Amur Zoloto förra året. Investerare, kapitalförvaltare, aktieanalytiker, media och andra intresserade välkomnas att delta i konferensen där VD Mikhail Damrin och CFO Tim Carlsson presenterar och kommenterar på rapporten.
On 25 March 2021 at 8:00 am (CET), Kopy Goldfields AB (publ) will publish the 2020 Year End Report. The report is the first consolidated financial report after the merger between Kopy Goldfields and Amur Zoloto conducted last year. Accordingly, investors, asset managers, financial analysts and the press are invited to a presentation where CEO Mikhail Damrin and CFO Tim Carlsson will present and comment on the report.
INSIDERINFORMATION: Kopy Goldfields AB (publ) ("Kopy Goldfields" eller "Bolaget") har som mål att producera 56 koz till 59 koz guldekvivalenter (GE) under 2021, en ökning med 5-11 % jämfört med 53,1 koz GE som producerades 2020. Bolaget planerar investeringar på cirka 56 miljoner USD under 2021 i projekt för produktionstillväxt och prospektering. Utgifterna kommer att finansieras genom befintliga lånefaciliteter och förväntat kassaflöde från produktionen.
INSIDE INFORMATION: Kopy Goldfields AB's (publ) ("Kopy Goldfields" or "the Company") target is to produce 56 koz to 59 koz of gold equivalent (GE) in 2021, an increase of 5-11% compared to 53.1 koz of GE produced in 2020. The Company plans capital expenditures of around USD 56 million in 2021 on production growth and exploration projects. The expenditures will be funded through existing available debt facilities and expected cash flow from production.
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