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Orosur Mining Inc. - Q2 2019 Update and Results

MEDELLIN, Colombia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Orosur Mining Inc. (“Orosur” or “the Company”) (TSX/AIM: OMI), a South American-focused gold developer and explorer announces the results for the second quarter ended November 30, 2018 (“Q2 19” or the “Quarter”). All dollar figures are stated in thousands of US dollars unless otherwise stated.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • On September 10, 2018, the Company completed several agreements with Newmont for the Anzá exploration property in Colombia:
    • The non-brokered private placement of $2 million; and,
    • An exploration agreement with venture option. The Exploration and Option Agreement includes a three-phase earn-in structure allowing Newmont to earn up to a 75% ownership interest in the Anzá Project by making cash payments to Orosur equaling a total of $4 million over Phases 1 and 2, spending a minimum of $30 million in qualifying expenditures over twelve years, and in addition completing NI 43-101 compliant pre-feasibility and feasibility studies.
  • The re-organisation process has been ongoing in Uruguay since June 2018. In August 2018, the Company placed its San Gregorio mining operations under care and maintenance. On December 18, 2018, the Company announced Loryser had reached a payment plan with its creditors (currently signed by approximately 70% of creditors, by value). This agreement contemplates that net proceeds from the sale of Loryser’s assets in Uruguay together with the issuance of 10 million common shares of Orosur shall fully satisfy all amounts owing to Loryser’s creditors as well as provide funds for Loryser to conduct this process and close operation responsibly. Loryser would manage the process, to be completed within two years. The issuance of common shares of Orosur is subject to approval of the Toronto Stock Exchange. The Agreement is now subject to consideration by the Court and the Intervenor, and normal procedures for approval, like public notice, which the Company expects to conclude in the first half of 2019. Once approved by the Court, the Agreement will be legally binding for all the creditors and Loryser’s creditor protection status will cease together with Intervenor’s control over Loryser.
  • During the three months ended November 30, 2018, the Company incurred a net loss of $1,874 ($252 for the three months ended November 30, 2017), which included care and maintenance costs of $613 at the San Gregorio mine, restructuring costs of $645 relating to the termination of employees at San Gregorio, and corporate expenses of $639 ($749 for the three months ended November 30, 2017). Gold production and revenues ceased in August 2018.

Ignacio Salazar, CEO of Orosur, said:

“After many months of hard and patient work, the Company has managed to crystalize two deals which provide a platform to transform Orosur: an agreement in Colombia with Newmont which provides the structure, financing and technical support to build a significant project in Anzá, and a significant vote of confidence from an impressive majority of 70% of the Loryser creditors to our proposed plan to reach a fair and balanced solution to the re-organisation proceedings in Uruguay. We are delighted with these two milestones and very aware of the work in front of us and our commitment to deliver on both agreements.”

Forward Looking Statements

All statements, other than statements of historical fact, contained in this news release constitute "forward looking statements" within the meaning of applicable securities laws, including but not limited to the "safe harbour" provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and are based on expectations estimates and projections as of the date of this news release. Forward-looking statements include, without limitation, the exploration plans in Colombia, the ability to continue operations in Uruguay, and the approval by the Court of the Agreement in Uruguay, expectations that the Agreement will become legally binding on all creditors of Loryser and successful emergence from creditor protection proceedings and Intervenor control. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate. Actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward looking statements. Such statements are subject to significant risks and uncertainties including the outcome of current discussions and negotiations with respect to the Company’s assets in Uruguay, the results of future exploration in Colombia, and other risks and uncertainties which are described in Section 8 of the Management’s Discussion and Analysis for the three months ended November 30, 2018 and for the year ended May 31, 2018. The Company’s continuance as a going concern is dependent upon its ability to obtain adequate financing and to reach profitable levels of operations. These material uncertainties may cast significant doubt upon the Company’s ability to realize its assets and discharge its liabilities in the normal course of business and accordingly the appropriateness of the use of accounting principles applicable to a going concern. Although the Company has been successful in the past in obtaining financing there is no assurance that it will be able to obtain adequate financing in future or that such financing will be on terms advantageous to the Company. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events and such forward-looking statements, except to the extent required by applicable law.

About Orosur Mining Inc.

Orosur Mining Inc. (TSX: OMI; AIM: OMI) is a precious metals developer and explorer focused on identifying and advancing gold projects in South America. The Company operates in Colombia and Uruguay.

The information contained within this announcement is deemed by the Company to constitute inside information as stipulated under the Market Abuse Regulation ("MAR"). Upon the publication of this announcement via Regulatory Information Service, this inside information is now considered to be in the public domain. If you have any queries on this, then please contact Ryan Cohen, VP Corporate Development and Interim CFO of the Company (responsible for arranging release of this announcement on behalf of the Company) on: +1 (778) 373-0100.

       

Orosur Mining Inc.

Condensed Interim Consolidated Statements of Financial Position

Thousands of United States Dollars, except where indicated
 
     

 

As at

November 30,

2018 ($)

  As at

May 31,

2018 ($)

 
Assets
 
Cash

 

1,047 1,390
Accounts receivable and other assets

 

718 1,550
Accounts held for sale

 

- 120
Inventories

 

5,357     6,100  
Total current assets 7,122 9,160
 
Accounts receivable and other assets

 

73 73
Property plant and equipment and development costs

 

3,490 6,578
Exploration and evaluation costs

 

9,354 9,755
Restricted cash 194     201  
Total non-current assets 13,111 16,607
     
Total assets 20,233     25,767  
             
 
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity
 
Trade payables and accrued liabilities

 

19,331 17,845
Current portion of long-term debt

 

1,711 1,730
Warrants

 

89 68
Environmental rehabilitation provision

 

139     139  
Total current liabilities 21,270 19,782
 
Long-term debt

 

211 211
Environmental rehabilitation provision

 

5,236     5,283  
Total non-current liabilities 5,447 5,494
     
Total liabilities 26,717     25,276  
 
Capital stock

 

65,290 63,290
Contributed surplus 5,929 5,893
Deficit (76,042 ) (67,780 )
Currency translation reserve (1,661 )   (912 )
Total shareholders' equity (deficit) (6,484 ) 491
     
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity 20,233     25,767  
 
       

Orosur Mining Inc.

Condensed Interim Consolidated Statements of Loss and Comprehensive Income/(Loss)

Thousands of United States Dollars, except for loss per share amounts
 

 

Three months ended

November 30,

Six months ended

November 30,

        2018 ($)   2017 ($)   2018 ($)   2017 ($)
   
Sales - 9,028 4,202 20,979
Cost of sales

 

-     (7,708 )   (7,119 )   (19,480 )
Gross profit - 1,320 (2,917 ) 1,499
 
Corporate and administrative expenses (639 ) (749 ) (1,041 ) (1,249 )
Exploration expenses (18 ) - (162 ) (145 )
Exploration expenses and written off (27 ) (17 ) (93 ) (26 )
Care and maintenance expenses

 

(613 ) - (613 ) -
Restructuring costs

 

(645 ) (750 ) (3,967 ) (810 )
Obsolescence provision (5 ) (9 ) (5 ) (45 )
Other income

 

218 1 299 130
Net finance cost

 

(28 ) (59 ) (70 ) (146 )
Loss on fair value of financial instruments, net

 

(42 ) - (21 ) (10 )
Foreign exchange gain (loss) (75 )   11     329     263  
(1,874 ) (1,572 ) (5,344 ) (2,038 )
 
Loss before income tax (1,874 ) (252 ) (8,261 ) (539 )
 
Provision for income taxes

 

-     1     -     (2 )
Total loss for the period (1,874 )   (251 )   (8,261 )   (541 )
 
Other comprehensive (loss) income
Cumulative translation adjustment (559 ) 142 (749 ) (136 )
             
 
Total comprehensive loss for the period (2,433 )   (109 )   (9,010 )   (677 )
 
 
Basic and diluted net loss per share

 

(0.02 ) (0.00 ) (0.07 ) (0.01 )
 
     

Orosur Mining Inc.

Condensed Interim Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

Thousands of United States Dollars, except where indicated
 

 

Six months ended

November 30,

        2018 ($)   2017 ($)
Net inflow (outflow) of cash related to the following activities  
 
Cash flow from operating activities
Net Loss for the period (8,261 ) (542 )
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided from operating activities:
Depreciation 3,345 4,064
Exploration and evaluation expense written off

 

93 26
Obsolescence provision 5 45
Fair value of derivatives 13 (20 )
Stock based compensation 36 44
Accretion of asset retirement obligation

 

19 38

Loss (gain) on sale of property, plant and equipment

14 (61 )
Other 53     20  
Subtotal (4,683 ) 3,614
Changes in working capital:
Accounts receivable and other assets 758 29
Inventories 737 656
Trade payables and other accrued liabilities 1,541     (360 )
Net cash generated (used in) from operating activities (1,647 )   3,939  
 
Cash flow from financing activities
Loan payments

 

(19 ) (129 )
Investment in Anillo - 69
Proceeds from sale of Talca

 

60 -
Loans received - 1,500
Proceeds from private placement

 

2,000     2,894  
Net cash generated from financing activities 2,041     4,334  
 
Cash flow from investing activities
 
Purchase of property, pland and equipment and development costs

 

(269 ) (6,164 )
Environmental tasks (66 ) (95 )
Proceeds from the sale of fixed assets - 10
Exploration and evaluation expenditure assets

 

(402 )   (3,317 )
Net cash used in investing activities (737 )   (9,566 )
 
Decrease in cash (343 ) (1,293 )
 
Cash at the beginning of period 1,390     3,357  
 
Cash at the end of period 1,047     2,064  

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