Corporate Presentation - Bolsa de Valores de Lima

Report
“Leading by Example”
Corporate Presentation
March 2012
Cautionary Statement
Certain statements contained in this presentation may constitute forward-looking statements. These statements relate to future events or the future performance of Rio Alto Mining Limited (“Rio
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expressions. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated in such forwardlooking statements. Rio Alto believes that the expectations reflected in those forward-looking statements are reasonable but no assurance can be given that these expectations will prove to be
correct and such forward-looking statements included in this presentation should not be unduly relied upon by investors as actual results may vary. Unless required to be updated pursuant to
securities laws, these statements speak only as of the date of this presentation and are expressly qualified, in their entirety, by this cautionary statement. This Presentation also discloses mineral
resources. Mineral resources that are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability.
In particular, this presentation contains forward-looking statements, pertaining to the following:
• capital expenditure programs and cash flow estimates;
• development of deposits, resources and reserves;
• treatment under regulatory regimes;
• treatment under taxation regimes or other government financial regimes;
• expectations regarding Rio Alto’s ability to raise capital; complete the feasibility study for the La Arena sulphide project;
• work plans to be conducted by Rio Alto, and
• the production of gold and copper from Rio Alto´s La Arena Project.
With respect to forward-looking statements listed above and contained in this presentation, Rio Alto has made assumptions regarding, among other things:
• the legislative and regulatory environment;
• the impact of increasing competition;
• current technological trends;
• unpredictable changes to the market prices for gold and copper;
• that costs related to development of the gold and copper properties and the development of gold and copper production projects will remain consistent with historical experiences;
• anticipated results of exploration and development activities; and
•Rio Alto’s ability to obtain additional financing on satisfactory terms.
Rio Alto’s actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of the risk factors set forth below and elsewhere in this presentation:
• uncertainties regarding the regulatory regime and the application approval process;
• volatility in the market prices for gold and copper;
• uncertainties associated with estimating and developing resources;
• geological, technical, construction and processing problems;
• liabilities and risks, including environmental liabilities and risks, inherent in developing gold and copper production projects;
• fluctuations in currency and interest rates;
• competition for, among other things, capital, acquisitions of reserves, undeveloped lands and skilled personnel; and
• unpredictable weather conditions.
Rio Alto’s plans and results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of these risk factors set forth above. Rio Alto recommends that you also
review its most recent Annual Information Form and Annual MD&A for a discussion of other material risks that could cause actual results to differ significantly from current expectations. Rio Alto
also cautions that mineral resources that are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability.
Certain technical and scientific information contained in this presentation has been taken from the La Arena Project, Peru - Technical Report (the “July 2010 Report”) with effective date of July 31,
2010, prepared by Coffey Mining Pty Ltd. (“Coffey Mining”) on behalf of Rio Alto Mining Limited or is based upon supporting documentation provided by Coffey Mining. A copy of the Technical
Report is available on Rio Alto’s SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com. This presentation also includes updated resource estimates dated effective September 30, 2011 in respect of the oxide and
sulphide projects that comprise La Arena Project. A technical report which provides for these updated resource estimates has been filed on Rio Alto’s SEDAR profile. The technical and scientific
information contained in this presentation has been reviewed and verified by Mr. Enrique Garay, M Sc., P. Geo (AIG Member), Vice President Geology of Rio Alto, the Qualified Person (as defined by
NI 43-101) responsible for managing Rio Alto’s exploration programs and disclosure of drilling results, and by Mr. Ian Dreyer, B.App. Sc. (AUSIMM 305241,CP), a Qualified Person (as defined by NI 43101), formerly of Coffey Mining, who designed and reviewed Rio Altos’ Quality Control and Assurance Program and prepared the updated resource estimates.
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Capital Structure
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OTCQX:
Frankfurt FSE:
RIO
RIO
RIOAF
MS2
Shares Issued (Feb 2012):
171.2 million
Warrants Outstanding
1,500,000 @ C$ 0.30 (IAMGOLD exp. June 25, 2012)
462,990 @ C$ 2.05 (Broker warrants exp. Jan 2013)
Options Outstanding: (Av. Exercise Price – C$ 2.03)
35% - Peru
28% - Canada / Europe
15% - Sentry Capital
9% - Management
7% - JP Morgan
6% - IAMGOLD
Fully Diluted:
1.9 million
10.1 million
183.2 million
as at 02/02/2012
Share Price:
C$ 4.50
Market Cap (issued capital):
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approx C$ 770 million
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Gold Prepayment Facility
First Tranche
Second tranche
Amount
US$25 million
US$25 million
Term
40 months
Started July 2011
31 months
Commencing April 2012
Repayment
36,800 ozs at 575 ozs per
month; then
24 months at 1,150 ozs per
month
24,512 ozs at 791 ozs per
month
Status (as at 31/01/12)
10,350 ozs repaid
26,450 ozs balance
6,326 ozs repaid
18,186 ozs balance
Payments for both First and Second Tranches have been made through to December 2012
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Board of Directors
Dr. Klaus Zeitler | Chairman, Director
Alex Black | President & CEO, Director
Tony Hawkshaw | CFO, Director
Victor Gobitz Colchado | COO, Director
Drago Kisic Wagner | Director
Sidney Robinson | Director
Dr. Roger Norwich | Director
Ram Ramachandran | Director
Daniel E. Kenney | Corp. Sec.
Biographies are included in the appendix to this presentation
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Share Price Performance & History
30 day moving average
90 day moving average
ANALYST COVERAGE
GMP Securities
CIBC World Markets Inc.
Scotia Capital
Clarus Securities Inc
Stonecap Securities Inc
Kallpa Securities SAB
Loeb Aron & Company Limited
George Albino
Ian Parkinson
Mark Turner
Mike Bandrowski
Christos Doulis
Maria Belen Vega
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Resource Update
C$57.5M @ C$2.05/ share
C$20.3M @ C$1.68 / share
C$7.7M @ C$0.76 / share
C$8.5M @ C$0.75 / share
First Gold Production
C$6.1M @ C$0.36 / share
EIA approved
RIO lists on TSXV
RIO lists on BVL
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Negotiated
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Asset Portfolio
Rio Alto Mining – 27,000 hectares
La Arena Project – 1000 hectares
Exploration Targets
Measured & Indicated: 3.9 M oz Au & 2.0 Bn lbs Cu
Inferred: 2.2 M oz Au & 2.1 Bn lbs Cu
numbers rounded – updated Jan 2012
Oxides (720 ha)
Sulphides
•Au Only
•57M mt Reserve
•Au Grade: 0.44 g/t
•Au Prod: 634k oz - 7 yrs
50K -60Koz in 2011
100K oz/yr
2012-2017
•Capex: $ 51M (incl. IGV)
•Cu & Au
•187M mt Reserve
•Cu Grade:
0.4%
•Au Grade:
0.3 g/t
•Cu Prod:
60M lbs/yr
•Au prod:
31K oz/yr
•Mine Life:
21 yrs
•Capex:
$ 300M (incl. IGV)
July 2010 Report
July 2010 Report
26,000 hectare package
Targets:
• Astrid
•Agua Blanca
•La Florida
•Maria Angola
•Cerro Colorado
•San Andres
Oxides: 51K Au oz 2011, 100+K Au 0z from 2012-2017
Sulphides : 31K Au Oz & 60M lbs Cu/Yr from 2015 to 2035 at 24,000 tpd throughput
2011
2016
2017
…. 2035
Production Timeline – July 2010 Report
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Why Invest in Rio Alto?
• First gold oxide production achieved May 6, 2011
• 634K oz gold projected over 7 years (July 2010 Report projection)
• Mine production at 24,000 tpd – expansion to 36,000tpd by H2, 2012
• Potential value lift from sulphide feasibility study – timing: H1, 2013
• La Arena Cu/Au sulphide feasibility study drilling continues
• Cu & Au production from sulphides projected for 2016
• Multiple gold oxide targets, some with reconnaissance drilling
• Refer to Coffey Mining Technical Report conclusions section 1.13
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La Arena – Social & Community
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La Arena - Location
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Located in a gold mining district in north
central Peru
3.5 hour drive from Trujillo, on mostly
paved road
Land package – approx 27,000 ha
Altitude 3,400m above sea level
18 km east of Barrick´s Lagunas Norte Gold
Mine
10km north of La Virgen Gold Mine owned
by Cia Minera San Simon
Strong community support
No agriculture
Excellent infrastructure
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La Arena - A Mining District
Source: Public Domain Information
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La Arena - Project Description
Advanced mid-sized gold & copper / gold development project
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IAMGOLD/Cambior spent $34 M exploring for gold, completing 60,000m in diamond drilling
Rio Alto paid IAMGOLD $49.0 M to acquire 100% of La Arena
Conventional oxide dump leach (ROM) , sulphide flotation / concentration and low cost mining
Known mining district with excellent infrastructure
Low cost gold production, low capital
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Cash flow from gold oxides – first production achieved May 6, 2011
Low start-up capital ($ 51 M incl. IGV) for ROM oxide gold oxide project
Expansion from 10,000 tpd to 24,000 tpd ore to pad completed
Expansion to 36,000 tpd ore to pad scheduled for H2, 2012
Expansion capex, 2012 - $ 25 million
Upside potential from exploration
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Potential for expansion of resources & reserves
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La Arena - Resources
Resource in accordance with NI 43-101 – updated January 2012:
Oxide Mineral Resource – Low Copper (Cu<300ppm ; Au>=0.1 g/t)
Resource Classification
Measured
Indicated
Measured+Indicated
Inferred
Mt
9.8
76.9
86.7
9.0
Au (g/t)
0.67
0.46
0.48
0.28
Cu (%)
0.01
0.01
0.01
0.01
Ag (ppm)
0.6
0.5
0.5
0.5
Mo (ppm)
6.9
6.5
6.6
6.7
Au ('000 Oz)
210
1,136
1,346
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The January 2012 resource estimate
was prepared in conformity with
National Instrument 43-101 Standards
of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI
43-101”).
This
estimate
is
incorporated in a National Instrument
43-101 Technical Report with an
effective date of September 30, 2011
filed on SEDAR.
Oxide Mineral Resource – High Copper (Cu 300ppm – 1000ppm ; Au>=0.1 g/t)
Resource Classification
Measured
Indicated
Meas+Indicated
Inferred
Mt
0.5
13.5
14.0
1.4
Au (g/t)
0.66
0.29
0.31
0.18
Cu (%)
0.06
0.06
0.06
0.06
Ag (ppm)
0.7
0.6
0.6
0.6
Mo (ppm)
36.0
41.4
41.2
55.7
Au ('000 Oz)
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127
138
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Au (g/t)
0.67
0.43
0.46
0.27
Cu (%)
0.01
0.02
0.02
0.01
Ag (ppm)
0.6
0.5
0.5
0.5
Mo (ppm)
8.3
11.7
11.4
13.1
Au ('000 Oz)
221
1,263
1,484
90
Au (g/t)
0.24
0.20
Cu (%)
0.29
0.30
Ag (ppm)
0.7
0.6
Mo (ppm)
42.9
46.1
Au ('000 Oz)
2,422
2,075
Mr. Ian Dreyer, B.App. Sc. (AUSIMM
305241,CP), a Qualified Person (as
defined by NI 43-101) of Andes Mining
Services S.A.C., prepared this updated
resource estimate.
Oxide Mineral Resource – Total
Resource Classification
Measured
Indicated
Meas+Indicated
Inferred
Mt
10.3
90.4
100.7
10.4
Sulphide Mineral Resource
Resource Classification
Indicated
Inferred
Mt
312.7
319.7
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CuEq(%)
0.48
0.46
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Cu (000's lbs)
2,007,000
2,134,000
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La Arena - Project Description (cont.)
Stage 1 (Oxide Au) – July 2010 Report
Stage 2 (Cu/Au/Mo Sulphides) – July 2010 Report
Un-optimized
Pre-tax NPV(8) US$ 354 M, IRR of 256% @ US$ 1,500 / oz Au
Pre-tax NPV(8) US$ 482 M, IRR of 332% @ US$ 1,800 / oz Au
Process rate:
Start-up capex
LOM capex:
LOM cash cost
LOM strip ratio
Pre-tax NPV(8) US$ 835 M, IRR of 45% @ US$ 1,500 / oz Au, US$ 3.00 / lb Cu
Pre-tax NPV(8) US$ 1,175 M, IRR of 60% @ US$ 1,800 / oz Au, US$ 3.50 / lb Cu
10,000 t/day - year 1
24,000 t/day - year 2 to 7
US$ 51 M incl. refundable IGV tax, incl.
working capital and contingency
US$ 90 M incl. IGV (projected)
US$ 508 per oz Au
1.37 : 1
Process rate:
Start-up capex
LOM cash cost
LOM strip ratio
Oxide gold production:
24,000 t/day – years 4 to 25
US$ 300 M incl. refundable IGV tax, incl.
working capital and contingency
US$ 1.10 per lb Cu incl. Au credit
1.1 : 1
Sulphide gold &
copper production projected for 2015:
first gold pour May 6, 2011 (1,115 oz)
2011 – achieved production of 51,398 oz Au
2012 – 2017 projected production approx 96,000 oz to 120,000 oz / yr
2018 projected production approx 35,000 oz Au
approx 60 M lbs Cu / yr and 31,200 oz Au / yr
molybdenum production possible - subject to feas. study
Stage 1 & 2 After Tax (July 2010 Report)
NPV(8) US$ 688 M @ US$ 1,500 / oz Au, US$ 3.00 / lb Cu
NPV(8) US$ 944 M @ US$ 1,800 / oz Au, US$ 3.50 / lb Cu
oxide
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La Arena - Project Description (cont.)
Oxide Core
July 2010 Report
Pit Outline
Sulphide Core
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La Arena - Oxide Deposit
Layout from July 2010 Report
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La Arena - Oxide Deposit (cont.)
Gold Oxide – Metallurgical Testwork (feasibility level)
PILOT SCALE COLUMN LEACH TEST RESULTS
Recovery (Au)
Leaching (Days )
Granulometry
Grade Au (g/TM):
Cyanide (Kg/TM):
Lime (Kg/TM):
Density of mineral:
CALAORCO PIT
84%
30
ROM
1,29
0,1
1,5
1,69
ETHEL PIT
93%
30
ROM
0,64
0,1
0,8
1,69
Photo - Feb 2012
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La Arena - Oxide Deposit (cont.)
Expansion to 36,000 tonnes per day underway
Calaorco Pit
Ethel Pit
Leach Pad
Process Plant
PLS Pond
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La Arena - Oxide Deposit (cont.)
24,000 tpd expansion completed – 36,000 tpd by H2, 2012
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La Arena - Oxide Deposit (cont.)
Calaorco Pit Taking Shape – Feb 2012
Leach Pad – Feb 2012
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La Arena - Sulphide Deposit (un-optimized)
• Sulphide Feasibility Study underway ; Hatch lead engineer
• Current timing for FS completion – H1 2013
• 187M tonne reserve grading 0.38% Cu, 0.29 g/t Au (July 2010 Report)
• Projected 21 year life of mine at 24,000 tpd throughput (July 2010 Report)
• Clean copper concentrates with a gold credit
• Projected Production - 60M lbs of copper and 31,200 oz of gold annually
(July 2010 Report)
• Upside potential from exploration as a number of drill holes ended in
mineralization (ore body open in all directions)
• Opportunities to increase both Cu & Au recoveries and possible
molybdenum recovery
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La Arena - Sulphide Deposit (cont.)
Sulphides – Metallurgical Testwork (unoptimized)
July 2010 Report
Copper Recovery *
Copper Concentrate Grade
88%
28%
Gold Recovery **
40%
Moly. Recovery (av.) ***
35% to 60%
Bond Work Index
7.8kWh/t ( Low)
Abrasion Index
0.0926 (Low)
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Opportunity to increase copper recovery
Opportunity to increase gold recovery
Opportunity to produce moly conc.
Clean Concentrate Production
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La Arena - Sulphide Deposit (cont.)
2012
6650 N
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La Arena - Sulphide Deposit (cont.)
2012
6800 N
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La Arena – Geology (Au)
July 2010 Report – Reserve Pit Shell
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La Arena – Alteration (Au)
July 2010 Report– Reserve Pit Shell
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La Arena – Geology (Cu)
July 2010 Report – Reserve Pit Shell
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La Arena – Alteration (Cu)
July 2010 Report – Reserve Pit Shell
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La Arena – Cu/Au Sulphide Exploration
3 Cu Porphyry Targets
Agua Blanca copper anomaly
(approx 3km x 2km) – not drilled
El Alizar – 12 drillholes
by Cambior
La Arena – Inferred resource
conversion, edge definition &
depth potential
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La Arena - Au Oxide Exploration
27,000 ha with multiple gold oxide exploration targets
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Appendix - Directors
Dr. Klaus Zeitler, Chairman of the Board, Director
Dr. Zeitler received his professional education at Karlsruhe University from 1959 to 1966 and obtained a PHD in economic planning. Dr.
Zeitler is a member of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and the Prospectors and Developers Association. Dr. Zeitler financed,
built and managed base metal and gold mines throughout the world (Europe, Africa, North America, South America, and Pacific Region) with
a total investment value of $4 billion. Dr. Zeitler was a managing director of Metallgeschaft AG, a German metals conglomerate and in 1986
founded and was a director and CEO of Metall Mining, later Inmet, a Toronto Stock Exchange listed company with assets of over $1 billion
and base metal and gold mines in different parts of the world. After having been a director of Teck and Cominco for many years, Dr. Zeitler
joined Teck in 1997 as Senior Vice President and had responsibilities for the exploration and development of mines in Peru, Mexico and the
USA. Since his retirement from Teck Cominco in 2002, and in addition to being President and a director of Amerigo Resources Limited, Dr.
Zeitler has been actively involved as a director in various junior base and precious metal companies.
Alex Black, President & CEO, Director
Alex Black lives in Lima, Peru and has over 30 years experience in the mining industry. Mr. Black holds a BSc in Mining Engineering from the
University of South Australia and is a member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Prior to moving to Peru in 2000, Mr.
Black was the founder and Managing Director of international mining consulting services group Global Mining Services from 1994 to 2000. In
1996, Mr. Black also founded and was Chairman of OFEX listed AGR Limited with exploration projects in Ghana and Mongolia. In 2002, Mr.
Black took control of Chariot Resources Limited as a listed TSXV shell and played a key role in the acquisition of the Marcona Copper Project
and formation of the Korean joint venture with Chariot Resources. Upon his resignation as Chairman & Executive VP of Chariot Resources in
2006, Mr. Black returned to Peru and founded the Peruvian registered Rio Alto S.A.C. Mr. Black was the Chief Executive Officer, President
and a director of Rio Alto prior to the acquisition of the company by Mexican Silver Mines (since renamed Rio Alto Mining Limited).
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Appendix - Directors (cont.)
Anthony Hawkshaw, CFO & Director
For 29 years Anthony Hawkshaw was a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Management from the Ryerson
University in Toronto. From 2005 to 2007, Mr. Hawkshaw was the CFO of Grove Energy Limited, a London and Toronto listed oil and gas
development company. In 2004, Mr. Hawkshaw was the CFO of Chariot Resources Limited for a period of 12 months. Prior to Chariot, Mr.
Hawkshaw was CFO of Pan American Silver Corp. from 1995 to 2003. With more than 25 years experience in the mining industry in countries
including Canada, the United States, Mexico, Russia and Peru, Mr. Hawkshaw has extensive experience in the marketing of metals in refined
and concentrate form throughout the world and in metals trading. He has arranged numerous debt, equity and convertible debt financings
with institutional investors, commercial banks and multilateral lending agencies. Mr. Hawkshaw is also a director of TSXV listed Caza Gold.
Victor Gobitz Colchado , COO & Director
Mr. Gobitz is a Mining Engineer who received his professional education at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú from 1981 to 1986
and obtained a Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Escuela de Administración de Negocios – ESAN in 1998. Mr. Gobitz
sits on the Boards of Directors of two public mining companies listed on Bolsa de Valores de Lima, Volcan Compañía Minera and
Castrovirreyna Compañía Minera. Mr.Gobitz has extensive experience in the start up and expansion of mining projects and currently a board
member of Corporación Minera Castrovirreyna, Director of the Peruvian Mining Safety Institute – ISEM and Member of the Board of the
Peruvian Corps of Engineers, Chapter of Mining Engineers - CIP.
Sidney Robinson, Director
Mr. Robinson is a retired Senior Partner of Torys LLP, Toronto and New York, who practised corporate/commercial law, with emphasis on
financings, mergers and acquisitions and international projects. He represented business clients based in Canada, France, Germany, Italy,
Japan, Sweden and the United States. In his practice, Sidney acted as strategic and legal advisor to senior management and Boards of
Directors. Mr. Robinson currently sits on the Boards of Directors of two public companies listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, Amerigo
Resources Inc. and Chartwell Seniors Housing Real Estate Investment Trust and one private company, Butterfield & Robinson Inc. He has
served on the Boards of Directors of a number of public and private Canadian and U.S. companies including the Boards of Directors of AGIP
Canada Ltd., BMW Canada Inc., C.I. Fund Management Inc., Loring Ward International Inc., Inmet Mining Corporation, Purolator Courier Ltd.
and Pelmorex Media Inc. (The Weather Network).
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Appendix – Directors (cont.)
Drago Kisic Wagner, Director
Drago Kisic Wagner holds a B.S. from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and a Masters degree (B-Phil) from Oxford University. As a
founding partner and current Director of MACROCONSULT and MACROINVEST, Mr. Kisic advised the Government of Peru during the
privatization of Centromin, Minero-Peru, Hierro-Peru and Peru’s telephone and telecommunications companies CPT and ENTEL-Peru. Mr.
Kisic is a member of the board of SIA (a cement company); Mapfre and Mapfre Peru Vida (insurance companies); Haug (a steel contractor);
Corporación Rey and Teditex (textile related companies); and Banco Financiero (a commercial bank). Currently, he is President of the
Peruvian Institute of Economics and Politics and Bodega San Nicolás and is a member and former President of the Peruvian Center for
International Studies (CEPEI) and the Peruvian Institute of Business Management (IPAE). Drago was advisor to the Executive Director of the
World Bank, and was President of CONASEV (the Peruvian securities and companies’ regulatory authority) and Vice-president of the Lima
Stock Exchange (BVL). Mr. Kisic was the former head of the Economic Office and Manager of the Balance of Payments & External Sector
Bureau of Peru’s Central Reserve Bank and a former member of the Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He was also the
Head of the Border Integration Team during the peace negotiations between Peru and Ecuador, ten years ago.
Dr. Roger Norwich, Director
Dr. Roger Norwich a dual graduate of Manchester University worked as an oil exploration Geologist for Texaco after graduation and gained
experience in the North Sea, the Gulf of Mexico and the Permian Basin. Having served as Chairman of a London AIM listed oil and gas
exploration company he was a founding Director of TSX-V listed Mexican Silver Mines and subsequent to the take over and merger with Rio
Alto Mining has remained on the Board as an Independent Director. Dr. Norwich is non-Executive Chairman of Grupo Minero Panuco based
in Mexico with extensive Copper, Gold and Molybdenum production assets.
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Appendix – Directors (cont.)
Ram Ramachandran, Director
Mr. Ramachandran has over 25 years of financial reporting experience in a multitude of capacities. During the past 10 years Ram has
consulted extensively on financial reporting and regulatory matters for public companies, accounting and law firms. Mr. Ramachandran's
contributions to the capital markets include authoring and launching the "Canadian Securities Reporter", a proprietary public company
subscription service currently available through the CICA's Knotia website. Mr. Ramachandran has previously served as Associate Chief
Accountant and Deputy Director, Corporate Finance at the Ontario Securities Commission and served as a senior member in the national
office of an international accounting firm. Mr. Ramachandran was also a member of the OSC's Continuous Disclosure Advisory Committee
(2004-2007) and has completed the IFRS Certification program offered by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales. Mr.
Ramachandran originally qualified as a Chartered Accountant in England & Wales and subsequently became a C.A. in Ontario in 1984. Mr.
Ramachandran currently serves as a director of White Tiger Gold Ltd. (TSX) and Viper Gold Ltd. (TSXV) and as Chief Financial Officer of
CanAlaska Uranium Ltd. (TSXV) and Purepoint Uranium Inc. (TSXV).
Daniel E. Kenney, Corporate Secretary
Daniel Kenney is a partner in the Calgary office of the law firm of Davis LLP. Mr. Kenney's practice is focused on securities and corporate
finance transactions, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance matters. He has extensive experience with public and private
offerings of securities, including initial public offerings, business combinations and restructurings through asset and share acquisitions, plans
of arrangements and take-over bids. He also has considerable experience in all dealings with securities regulators including stock exchanges
and securities commissions. Mr. Kenney acts for a broad range of issuers listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture
Exchange as well as for investment dealers in connection with financings and corporate restructuring transactions.
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Appendix - Peru Information
• Peru is the third largest country in South America after Brazil and
Argentina at 1.29 million km2
• Population of approx 29 million people, 9 million in Lima, Peru’s political
and financial capital
• Constitutional republic with power balanced between executive,
legislative and judicial branches
• Investment grade of
– BBB+ (S&P, www.standardandpoors.com)
– Baaa3 (Moody’s as of May 1, 2011)
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Appendix – Significant Land Holding
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