Serbia mining: Nevsun ambitious plans for Timok copper-gold project by end of 2017

16. August 2016. / Mining

We have hit the ground running in Serbia with drilling already underway and ambitious plans to move the Timok Copper-Gold Project to pre-feasibility no later than the end of 2017,” commented Cliff Davis, CEO of Nevsun.

Nevsun Resources Ltd. is pleased to report its financial and operating results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2016. Unless otherwise noted, with the exception of earnings per share and realized price and cost per pound figures, all financial results are in millions of US dollars.

Second quarter 2016 highlights

Continued first quartile safety performance at Bisha

Completed the acquisition of Reservoir Minerals Inc. at a purchase price of $512.5 million.

Completed the acquisition of significant additional exploration licenses in the Bisha District
Delivered the Bisha Zinc Expansion Project on time and under budget.

Produced 21.6 million pounds of copper at C1 cash costs of $0.92 per payable pound sold
Total 2016 supergene copper production of 55.8 million pounds at a C1 cash cost(1) of $1.04 per payable pound sold significantly better than guidance.

Sold 30,000 gold equivalent ounces from stockpiles for a YTD sales total of 50,000 gold equivalent ounces.

Generated earnings per share attributable to Nevsun shareholders of $0.04, and $34.9 million in operating income.

Ended period with working capital of $237.9 million, including $240.3 million of cash
Paid quarterly dividend of $0.04 per share.

β€œThe Reservoir transaction is truly transformational and creates immediate diversification to our valuation. We now have two tremendous assets and a strong debt-free balance sheet. Nevsun is positioned as a leading mid-tier base metal company with production and growth. We have hit the ground running in Serbia with drilling already underway and ambitious plans to move the Timok Copper-Gold Project to pre-feasibility no later than the end of 2017,” commented Cliff Davis, CEO of Nevsun.

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