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Antioquia Gold Reports First Quarter of 2021 and Fourth Quarter of 2020 Financial Results

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Calgary, Alberta--(Newsfile Corp. - May 31, 2021) -  Antioquia Gold Inc.(TSXV: AGD) (OTC Pink: AGDXF) ("Antioquia Gold" or the "Corporation") is pleased to announce a summary of its financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2020 and the first quarter ended March 31, 2021. All amounts are in Canadian dollars, unless otherwise indicated.

For the first quarter of 2021, the company has again shown a significant improvement in its financial performance in comparison to the previous year. The improvement is attributable to constant improvements in mine planning and mining operations, process plant optimizations and an increase in processing third-party mineralized material. The high price of gold and silver during Q1 of 2021 and Q4 of 2020 also played an important role.

The main operational and financial results for the first quarter 2021 are as follows (1):

  • Total mineral treated for the first quarter of 2021 was 87,166 with an average grade of Au 2.54 g/t compared to 75,488 with an average grade of Au 2.74 g/t of the fourth quarter of 2020, (a 15% tonnage increase and a 7% grade decrease), and 43,066 tonnes in the fourth quarter of 2019 with an average grade of 2.23 g Au/t.

  • Gold production for the first quarter of 2021 was 6,923 ounces compared to 6,477 ounces for the fourth quarter of (a 7% increase), and 2,914 ounces in the fourth quarter of 2019.

  • Total revenues for the first quarter of 2021 were $15.4M compared to $13.3M for the fourth quarter of 2020 (a 16% increase), and $ 5.9M in the fourth quarter of 2019.

  • Adjusted EBITDA (2) for the first quarter of 2021 was $3.0M compared to $2.3M for the fourth quarter of 2020 (a 30% increase), and a loss of $ 2.3M in the fourth quarter of 2019.

  • Net loss for the first quarter of 2021 was $2.5M compared to $3.7M for the fourth quarter of 2020 and a loss of $ 3.8M in the fourth quarter of 2019.

  • The average realized gold price (2) for the first quarter of 2021 was US$1,685/ounce compared to US$1,769/ounce for the fourth quarter of 2020 (a 5% decrease), and US$1,411 / ounce in the fourth quarter of 2019.

  • Cash cost per ounce sold (2) for the first quarter of 2021 was US$1,261 compared to $1,426 for the fourth quarter 2020 (a 11.6% decrease), and US$ 1,571 in the fourth quarter of 2019.

  • AISC per ounce sold (2) for the first quarter of 2021 was US$1,396 compared to $1,733 for the fourth quarter of 2020 (a 20% decrease), and US$ 1,770 in the third quarter of 2019.

Summary of operating and financial results Q1 2021



For the three months ended
Mar 31,



2021



2020


Plant Process data







Mineral Processed (Dry Tonnes)


87,166



35,366


Feed Grade (g/t Au)


2.54



2.66


Gold produced (ounces)


6,923



2,913


Total Recovery (%)


97.3%



96.3%


Days Worked


90



91


Average Processed (Dry Tonnes/Day)


969



387


Gold sold (ounces)


6,992



2,596




 



 


Operating data (2) (Currency: CAD)


 



 


Average realized gold price ($/oz sold)


2,133



1,943


Total cash costs ($/oz sold)


1,596



1,738


AISC ($/oz sold)


1,768



1,920


All-in costs ($/oz sold)


1,804



2,261




 



 


Operating data (2) (Currency: USD)


 



 


Average realized gold price ($/oz sold)


1,685



1,445


Total cash costs ($/oz sold)


1,261



1,292


AISC ($/oz sold)


1,396



1,428


All-in costs ($/oz sold)


1,425



1,681




 



 


Financial data (Currency: CAD 000's)


 



 


Revenue


15,432



5,104


Cost of sales


14,581



6,462


Gain (Loss) from mine operations


851



(1,358

)

Exploration and evaluation expenditures


253



886


General and administrative expenses


710



400


Foreign exchange (gain) loss


73



112


EBITDA (2)


2,689



(1,459

)

Adjusted EBITDA (2)


3,015



156


Gain (Loss) from operations


(184

)


(2,757

)

Interest expense and other (income) expenses


2,276



2,021


Net Gain (Loss)


(2,460

)


(4,778

)

Net Gain (Loss) per share, basic and fully diluted


(0.00

)


(0.01

)



 



 


Balance sheet (Currency: CAD 000's)


 



 


Total Assets


115,957



110,008


Working capital deficit


(117,323

)


(126,639

)

 

(1) This news release should be read in conjunction with the Company's financial statements and management's discussion and analysis for the year ended December 31, 2020 and for the period ended March 31, 2021 filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on the Company's website at www.antioquiagoldinc.com.

(2) Non-IFRS performance measures. For more information, refer to the definitions of EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Average realized gold price, Cash Cost, AISC and All-in Cost in the "Non-IFRS Measures" section of the year ended December 31, 2020 MD&A.

Summary of operating and financial results Q4 and YE 2020



For the three months ended
Dec 31,



For the years ended
Dec 31,



2020



2019



2020



2019


Plant Process data


 



 



 



 


Mineral Processed (Dry Tonnes)


75,488



43,066



213,940



163,789


Feed Grade (g/t Au)


2.74



2.23



3.05



2.47


Gold produced (ounces)


6,477



2,914



20,301



12,265


Total Recovery (%)


97.45%



94.40%



96.88%



93.80%


Days Worked


92



92



366



345


Average Processed (Dry Tonnes/Day)


821



468



585



475


Gold sold (ounces)


5,466



3,172



18,413



11,332




 



 



 



 


Operating data (2) (Currency: CAD)


 



 



 



 


Average realized gold price ($/oz sold)


2,305



1,876



2,295



1,782


Total cash costs ($/oz sold)


1,858



2,089



1,517



1,859


AISC ($/oz sold)


2,258



2,354



1,731



2,034


All-in costs ($/oz sold)


2,280



2,493



1,800



2,189




 



 



 



 


Operating data (2) (Currency: USD)


 



 



 



 


Average realized gold price ($/oz sold)


1,769



1,411



1,711



1,340


Total cash costs ($/oz sold)


1,426



1,571



1,131



1,399


AISC ($/oz sold)


1,733



1,770



1,290



1,530


All-in costs ($/oz sold)


1,750



1,875



1,342



1,647




 



 



 



 


Financial data (Currency: CAD 000's)


 



 



 



 


Revenue


13,272



5,967



43,905



20,250


Cost of sales


12,384



6,688



37,488



27,241


Gain (Loss) from mine operations


888



(721

)


6,417



(6,991

)

Exploration and evaluation expenditures


119



(82

)


1,259



1,763


General and administrative expenses


823



776



2,338



1,825


Foreign exchange (gain) loss


(161

)


143



(19

)


251


EBITDA (2)


2,281



(2,274

)


12,533



(5,339

)

Adjusted EBITDA (2)


1,651



(1,337

)


13,279



(2,445

)

Gain (Loss) from operations


107



(1,558

)


2,839



(10,830

)

Interest expense and other (income) expenses


2,285



1,703



7,359



5,940


Current income tax expense


1,530



518



1,530



518


Net Gain (Loss)


(3,708

)


(3,779

)


(6,050

)


(17,288

)

Net Gain (Loss) per share, basic and fully diluted


(0.00

)


(0.00

)


(0.01

)


(0.02

)



 



 



 



 


Balance sheet (Currency: CAD 000's)


 



 



 



 


Total Assets


 



 



124,893



118,212


Working capital deficit


 



 



(115,429

)


(111,488

)

 

(1) This news release should be read in conjunction with the Company's financial statements and management's discussion and analysis for the year ended December 31, 2020 and for the period ended March 31, 2021 filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on the Company's website at www.antioquiagoldinc.com.

(2) Non-IFRS performance measures. For more information, refer to the definitions of EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, Average realized gold price, Cash Cost, AISC and All-in Cost in the "Non-IFRS Measures" section of the year ended December 31, 2020 MD&A.

Cisneros Project

The Company owns and operates the Cisneros Project, located in the Municipality of Santo Domingo (Antioquia, Colombia) and approximately 70-km from the city of Medellin. The Cisneros Project consists of two operating, underground mines, Guaico and Guayabito and a processing plant with a newly expanded capacity of 1,200-tonnes/day. Flotation and gravity concentrates are produced and sold through internationally recognized trading houses. A new underground project, La Palma, is currently being permitted. La Palma is expected to begin initial underground development early in 2021.

The Company controls the mineral rights to a large, consolidated land package of approximately 17,000 hectares and maintains an active exploration program. This program has produced new projects (La Palma, El Papi) and generated a number of highly-prospective targets that are being investigated.

Readers should be cautioned that the Corporation's decision to move forward with the construction and production of the Cisneros Mine is not based on the results of any pre-feasibility study or feasibility study of mineral resources demonstrating economic or technical viability. Readers are referred to the Cisneros Report for details on independently verified mineral resources on the Cisneros Project. Since 2013, the Corporation has undertaken exploration and development activities; and after taking into consideration various factors, including but not limited to: the exploration and development results to date, technical information developed internally, the availability of funding, the low starting costs as estimated internally by the Corporation's management, the Corporation is of the view that the establishment of mineral reserves, the commissioning of a pre-feasibility study or feasibility study at this stage is not necessary, and that the most responsible utilization of the Corporation's resources is to proceed with the development and construction of the mine. Readers are cautioned that due to the lack of pre-feasibility study or feasibility study, there is increased uncertainty and higher risk of economic and technical failure associated with the Corporation's decision. In particular, there is additional risk that mineral grades will be lower than expected, the risk that construction or ongoing mining operations will be more difficult or more expensive than management expected. Production and economic variables may vary considerably, due to the absence of a detailed economic and technical analysis in accordance with NI 43-101. Project failure may materially adversely impact the Corporation's future profitability, its ability to repay existing loans, and its overall ability to continue as a going concern.

Qualified Persons

Roger Moss, Ph.D., P.Geo., Consultant to Antioquia Gold, is the qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 and has reviewed and approved the technical information provided in this news release.

For further information on Antioquia Gold Inc. contact:
Gonzalo de Losada CEO
+ 574.321.7073
Email: info@antioquiagold.com
www.antioquiagoldinc.com

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this press release.

Reader Advisory Forward-Looking Statements:

This press release contains "forward-looking information" within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation. This information and these statements, referred to herein as "forward-looking statements", are made as of the date of this press release and the Corporation does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update these forward-looking statements, except as required by law.

Forward-looking statements relate to future events or future performance and reflect current expectations or beliefs regarding future events and include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to: the completion of the Rights Offering and the use of proceeds of the offering. Any statements that express or involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, assumptions or future events or performance (often, but not always, using words or phrases such as "expects", "anticipates", "plans", "projects", "estimates", "assumes", "intends", "strategy", "goals", "objectives", "schedule" or variations thereof or stating that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved, or the negative of any of these terms and similar expressions) are not statements of historical fact and may be forward-looking statements.

Forward-looking statements are made based upon certain assumptions by the Corporation and other important factors that, if untrue, could cause the actual results, performances or achievements of Antioquia to be materially different from future results, performances or achievements expressed or implied by such statements. Such statements and information are based on numerous assumptions regarding present and future business prospects and strategies and the environment in which Antioquia will operate in the future, including the accuracy of any resource estimations, the price of gold, anticipated costs and Antioquia's ability to achieve its goals, anticipated financial performance, regulatory developments, development plans, exploration, development and mining activities and commitments. Although management considers its assumptions on such matters to be reasonable based on information currently available to it, they may prove to be incorrect. Additional risks are described in Antioquia's most recently filed Annual Information Form, annual and interim MD&A and other disclosure documents available under the Corporation's profile at: www.sedar.com.

By their very nature, forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties, both general and specific, and risks exist that estimates, forecasts, projections and other forward-looking statements will not be achieved or that assumptions do not reflect future experience. We caution readers not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements as a number of important risk factors could cause the actual outcomes to differ materially from the beliefs, plans, objectives, expectations, anticipations, estimates, assumptions and intentions expressed in such forward-looking statements.

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