Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. is a Canadian precious metals mining company with five operating mines in Argentina, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Mexico, and Peru. Sustainability is integral to all our operations and relationships. We produce gold and silver and generate shared value over the long-term for our stakeholders through efficient production, environmental protection, and social responsibility.
Fortuna is financially stable and does not hedge its precious metals production. Shares of the company trade mainly on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: FSM) and on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: FVI).
The Company profile and/or corporate presentation prepared for the Gold Forum Americas 2023 contains forward looking statements which constitute “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation and “forward looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (collectively, “Forward-looking Statements”). All statements included in the Company profile and/or corporate presentation prepared for the Gold Forum Americas 2023, other than statements of historical fact, are Forward-looking Statements and are subject to a variety of known and unknown risks and uncertainties which could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those reflected in the Forward-looking Statements.
The Forward-looking Statements in the Company profile and/or corporate presentation prepared for the Gold Forum Americas 2023 include, without limitation, statements about the Company’s business strategy, outlook and plans; its plans for its mines and mineral properties; Fortuna's 2023 annual guidance, including expectations regarding the Company's production, cash costs and all-in sustaining costs (on a consolidated and on a segmented basis), proposed capital investments and Brownfields and Greenfields exploration programs; forecast metal production, mineral reserves, mineral resources, metal grades, recoveries, forecast total cash costs and all-in sustaining costs; the Company’s ability to achieve the exploration, production, cost and development expectations for its respective operations and projects; the achievement of design recovery parameters in the processing plant and the projected ramp up in production at the Séguéla Mine in Q3 2023, the proposed acquisition (the “Transaction”) of Chesser Resources Limited (“Chesser”), the ability to prove and expand a NI 43-101 mineral resource at the Diamba Sud project; estimated Mineral Reserves and Mineral Resources; the Company's liquidity and debt levels, future plans and objectives based on forecasts of future operational or financial results; the estimates of expected or anticipated economic returns from the Company’s mining operations including future sales of metals, gold doré, concentrate or other products produced by the Company; uncertainties related to development projects and new mining operations such as the Séguéla Mine, including the possibility that actual capital and operating costs and economic returns will differ significantly from those estimated prior to production; anticipated approvals and other matters.
Often, but not always, these Forward-looking Statements can be identified by the use of words such as “estimated”, “potential”, “open”, “future”, “assumed”, “scheduled”, “anticipated”, “projected”, “used”, “detailed”, “has been”, “gain”, “planned”, “reflecting”, “will”, “containing”, “remaining”, “expected”, “to be”, or statements that events, “could” or “should” occur or be achieved and similar expressions, including negative variations.
The forward-looking statements in the Company profile and/or corporate presentation prepared for the Gold Forum Americas 2023 also include financial outlooks and other forward-looking metrics relating to Fortuna and its business, including references to financial and business prospects and future results of operations, including production, and cost guidance, anticipated future financial performance and anticipated production, costs and other metrics provided in respect of the Séguéla Mine; the proposed acquisition of Chesser. Such information, which may be considered future oriented financial information or financial outlooks within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation (collectively, “FOFI”), has been approved by management of the Company and is based on assumptions which management believes were reasonable on the date such FOFI was prepared, having regard to the industry, business, financial conditions, plans and prospects of Fortuna and its business and properties. These projections are provided to describe the prospective performance of the Company's business and operations. Nevertheless, readers are cautioned that such information is highly subjective and should not be relied on as necessarily indicative of future results and that actual results may differ significantly from such projections. FOFI constitutes forward-looking statements and is subject to the same assumptions, uncertainties, risk factors and qualifications as set forth below.
Forward-looking Statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the Forward-looking Statements. Such uncertainties and factors include, among others, changes in general economic conditions and financial markets; uncertainties related to the transition of development projects to new mining operations such as the Séguéla Mine, including the possibility that actual capital and operating costs and economic returns will differ significantly from those estimated for such projects prior to production; risks associated with war and other geo-political hostilities such as the Ukrainian – Russian conflict, any of which could continue to cause a disruption in global economic activity and impact the Company’s business, operations, financial condition and share price; escalating costs may affect production, development plans and cost estimates for the Company’s mines; the ability of Compañia Minera Cuzcatlan S.A. de C.V. ("Minera Cuzcatlan") to successfully contest and revoke the resolution issued by SEMARNAT and reconfirm the 12-year extension period for the San Jose EIA granted by SEMARNAT; adverse changes in prices for gold, silver and other metals; rising input and labor costs; and higher rates of inflation; technological and operational hazards in Fortuna’s mining and mine development activities; market risks related to the sale of the Company’s doré, concentrates and metals; future development risks, risks inherent in mineral exploration and project development and infrastructure; uncertainties inherent in the estimation of mineral reserves, mineral resources, and metal recoveries; the Company’s ability to replace Mineral Reserves; changes to current estimates of Mineral Reserves and Mineral Resources; changes to production estimates; the Company’s ability to obtain adequate financing on acceptable terms for further exploration and development programs, acquisitions and opportunities; the ability of the Company to complete the proposed acquisition of Chesser; the completion and timing of the Transaction, the ability of the Company and Chesser to receive, in a timely manner, the necessary approvals to satisfy the conditions to closing of the Transaction; the ability to complete the Transaction on terms contemplated by the Company and Chesser, or at all; uncertainties related to exploration projects such as the Diamba Sud project; fluctuations in currencies and exchange rates; the imposition of capital controls in countries in which the Company operates; governmental and other approvals; recoverability of value added tax and significant delays in the Company’s collection process; claims and legal proceedings, including adverse rulings in litigation against the Company; political or social unrest or instability in countries where Fortuna is active; labor relations issues; governmental and regulatory requirements and actions by governmental authorities, including changes in government policy, government ownership requirements, expropriation of property and assets, adverse changes in environmental, tax and other laws or regulations and the interpretation thereof; environmental matters including obtaining or renewing environmental permits and potential liability claims; the risk of global pandemics, including new variants of the COVID19 virus which may have an adverse effect on the Company’s production, workforce, business, operations and financial condition as well as those factors discussed under “Risk Factors” in the Company's Annual Information Form dated March 28, 2023 and filed on SEDAR+ at www.sedarplus.ca. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in Forward-looking Statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results to differ from those anticipated, estimated or intended.
Forward-looking Statements contained in the Company profile and/or corporate presentation prepared for the Gold Forum Americas 2023 are based on the assumptions, beliefs, expectations and opinions of management, including but not limited to all required third party contractual, regulatory and governmental approvals will be obtained and maintained for the exploration, development, construction and production of its properties; there being no significant disruptions affecting operations, whether relating to labor, supply, power, damage to equipment or other matter; there being no material and negative impact to the various contractors, suppliers and subcontractors at the Company’s mine sites as a result of the Ukrainian – Russian conflict, or otherwise that would impair their ability to provide goods and services; permitting, construction, development, expansion, and production continuing on a basis consistent with the Company’s current expectations; that the Transaction will complete as currently contemplated; Minera Cuzcatlan will be successful in the Mexican Legal Proceedings; expected trends and specific assumptions regarding metal prices and currency exchange rates; prices for and availability of fuel, electricity, parts and equipment and other key supplies remaining consistent with current levels; production forecasts meeting expectations; any investigations, claims, and legal, labor and tax proceedings arising in the ordinary course of business will not have a material effect on the results of operations or financial condition of the Company; and the accuracy of the Company’s current Mineral Resource and Mineral Reserve estimates and such other assumptions as set out herein. Forward-looking Statements are made as of the date hereof and the Company disclaims any obligation to update any Forward-looking Statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or results or otherwise, except as required by law. There can be no assurance that Forward-looking Statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, investors should not place undue reliance on Forward-looking Statements.
All dollar amounts in this presentation are expressed in US dollars, unless otherwise indicated.
CAUTIONARY NOTE TO UNITED STATES INVESTORS CONCERNING ESTIMATES OF RESERVES AND RESOURCES
Reserve and resource estimates included in the Company profile and/or corporate presentation prepared for the Gold Forum Americas 2023 have been prepared in accordance with National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects ("NI 43-101") and the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum Definition Standards on Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves. NI 43-101 is a rule developed by the Canadian Securities Administrators that establishes standards for public disclosure by a Canadian company of scientific and technical information concerning mineral projects. Unless otherwise indicated, all mineral reserve and mineral resource estimates contained in the technical disclosure have been prepared in accordance with NI 43-101 and the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum Definition Standards on Mineral Resources and Reserves.
Canadian standards, including NI 43-101, differ significantly from the requirements of the Securities and Exchange Commission, and mineral reserve and resource information included on this website may not be comparable to similar information disclosed by U.S. companies.
Eric N. Chapman, P.Geo, M.Sc., Senior Vice-President of Technical Services for the Company, a Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI 43-101”), has reviewed and approved the scientific and technical information contained in the Company profile and/or corporate presentation prepared for the Gold Forum Americas 2023 pertaining to the Caylloma, San Jose, Lindero, Yaramoko and Séguéla mines. The Qualified Persons responsible for current Mineral Reserve and Mineral Resource estimates are detailed as footnotes under the applicable tables in the appendices of the Company profile and/or corporate presentation prepared for the Gold Forum Americas 2023. See the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 28, 2023, available at www.sedarplus.ca for further information on the Company’s material mineral properties as at December 31, 2022, including information concerning associated QA/QC and data verification matters, the key assumptions, parameters and methods used by the Company to estimate Mineral Reserves and Mineral Resources, and for a detailed description of known legal, political, environmental, and other risks that could materially affect the Company’s business and the potential development of the Company’s mineral reserves and resources. Paul Weedon, Senior Vice President of Exploration for the Company, is a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101, being a member of the Australian Institute for Geoscientists (Membership #6001) and has reviewed and approved the exploration and scientific information contained in the Company profile and/or corporate presentation prepared for the Gold Forum Americas 2023 for Séguéla Mine and the Boussoura Project. Mr. Eric Chapman has also reviewed the scientific and technical information from the Scoping Study Report (the “Study”) entitled Diamba Sud Project, Senegal, prepared by Chesser and published on March 15, 2022, and amended on October 27, 2022, and December 12, 2022, which is referred to on the Company profile and/or corporate presentation prepared for the Gold Forum Americas 2023 and has confirmed that it is representative of the information from the Study.
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