Tim Bradburn Vice President, Legal and Corporate Secretary
Indi Gopinathan Vice President, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications
All information included in this presentation whether in narrative or chart form, including any information as to the Company's future financial or operating performance, and other statements that express management's expectations or estimates of future performance, other than statements of historical fact, constitute forward-looking information or forward-looking statements and are based on expectations, estimates and projections as of the date of this presentation. Forward-looking statements contained in this presentation include, without limitation, statements with respect to: the Company's guidance for production, cash costs, total cash costs, all-in sustaining costs or AISC, depreciation expense, effective tax rate, and operating margin, capital expenditures, operations outlook, cost management initiatives, development and expansion projects, exploration, the future price of gold, the prospects in respect of the Company's projects, the estimation of mineral reserves and mineral resources, the grade of the mineral reserves and mineral resources, the realization of mineral reserve and mineral resource estimates, the timing and amount of estimated future production, costs of production, estimated amount of throughput, grade, estimated average life of mine strip ratio, recovery rates, recovered gold, gold production, production schedule, timeline, project timeline, labour ramp-up, various other economic analysis in respect of production, estimated net present value of the project, estimated internal rate of return on production, life of the mine or mine life, reserves, permitting timelines, currency fluctuations, initial capital, sustaining capital, gold price assumption, requirements for additional capital, estimated labour requirements, fluctuations in cash reserves, estimated wage forecast and job creation, generation of economic activity, estimates with respect to key project metrics, government regulation of mining operations, environmental risks, unanticipated reclamation expenses, title disputes or claims and limitations on insurance coverage, as well as Project metrics and estimations of value including "net present value", "NPV", "internal rate of return", "IRR" and "payback". Forward-looking statements are provided for the purpose of providing information about management's current expectations and plans relating to the future. Forward-looking statements are generally identifiable by, but are not limited to, the use of the words "may", "will", "should", "continue", "expect", "budget", "forecast", "planned", "anticipate", "estimate", "believe", "prospective", "significant", "significant potential", "substantial", transformative", "transformational", "rare", "valuable", "world class", "top-tier", "contributes to lower all-in sustaining costs, "increases production profile", "delivers robust economics supported by an attractive 2nd quartile aisc profile", "strong free cash flow forecast from existing operations", "intend", "plan", "schedule", "spend", "guidance", "outlook", "catalyst", "potential", "seek", "targets", "strategy", "superior", or "project" or the negative of these words or other variations on these words or comparable terminology, with such forward-looking statements found throughout this presentation including, without limitation slides entitled "Key Project Notes". Forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon a number of estimates and assumptions, including material assumptions considered reasonable by the Company as at the date of this presentation in light of Management's experience and perception of current conditions and expected developments, that, while considered reasonable by management, are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies. Many of these uncertainties and contingencies can affect the Company's actual results and could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in any forward-looking statements made by, or on behalf of, the Company. Readers are cautioned that forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and undue reliance must not be placed upon forward-looking statements. The Company cautions the reader that reliance on such forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual financial results, performance or achievements of IAMGOLD to be materially different from the Company's estimated future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by those forward-looking statements, and the forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance. These risks, uncertainties and other factors include, but are not limited to, changes in the global prices for gold, copper, silver or certain other commodities (such as diesel and electricity); changes in the U.S. dollar and other currency exchange rates, interest rates or gold lease rates; risks arising from holding derivative instruments; the level of liquidity and capital resources; access to capital markets, and financing; mining tax regimes; ability to successfully integrate acquired assets; legislative, political or economic developments in the jurisdictions in which the Company carries on business; operating or technical difficulties in connection with mining or development activities including geotechnical difficulties and seismicity; laws and regulations governing the protection of the environment; employee relations; availability and increasing costs associated with mining inputs and labour; negotiations with respect to new, reasonable collective labour agreements may not be successful which could lead to a strike or work stoppage in the future, and any such strike or work stoppage could have a material adverse effect on the Company's earnings and financial condition; risks and uncertainties in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, the speculative nature of exploration and development, including the risks of diminishing quantities or grades of reserves; adverse changes in the Company's credit rating; contests over title to properties, particularly title to undeveloped properties; the ability to deliver gold as required under forward gold sale arrangements; the rights of counterparties to terminate forward gold sale arrangements in certain circumstances, the inability to participate in any gold price increase above the cap in any collar transaction entered into in conjunction with a forward gold sale arrangement, such as the collar entered into in conjunction with the gold sold forward in January of 2019; and the risks involved in the exploration, development and mining business, including among other things, without limitation, failure to meet expected, estimated or planned gold production, unexpected increases in all-in sustaining costs, unexpected increases in capital expenditures and exploration expenditures, failures of pit walls, failures of tailings dams, variation in the mineral content within the material identified as Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves from that predicted, changes in development, construction schedule or mining plans due to changes in logistical, technical or other factors including, but not limited to, throughput, recovery rates, grade reconciliation, strip ratio, the possibility that future exploration results will not be consistent with the Company's expectations and other risks disclosed in IAMGOLD's most recent Form 40-F/Annual Information Form ("AIF") on file with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and Canadian securities regulatory authorities. The Company is also subject to litigation and legal and political risks. With respect to development projects, IAMGOLD's ability to sustain or increase its present levels of gold production is dependent in part on the success of its projects. Risks and unknowns inherent in all projects include the inaccuracy of estimated reserves and resources, metallurgical recoveries, capital and operating costs of such projects, and the future prices for the relevant minerals. Development projects have no operating history upon which to base estimates of future cash flows. The capital expenditures and time required to develop new mines or other projects are considerable, and changes in costs or construction schedules can affect project economics. Actual costs and economic returns may differ materially from IAMGOLD's estimates or IAMGOLD could fail to obtain the governmental approvals necessary for the operation of a project; in either case, the project may not proceed, either on its original timing or at all.
This presentation includes certain non-International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS") measures such as life of mine total cash costs and life of mine average AISC. These measures are not defined under IFRS and should not be considered in isolation. The Company believes that these measures, together with other measures determined in accordance with IFRS, provide investors with an improved ability to evaluate the project. The inclusion of these measures is meant to provide additional information and should not be used as a substitute for performance measures prepared in accordance with IFRS. These measures are not necessarily standard and therefore may not be comparable to other issuers. For a reconciliation of these measures to the most directly comparable financial information reported in the consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with IFRS and for an explanation of how management uses these measures, see "Non-GAAP Performance Measures" in the MD&A filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
For a more comprehensive discussion of the risks faced by the Company, and which may cause the actual financial results, performance or achievements of IAMGOLD to be materially different from the company's estimated future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by forward-looking information or forward-looking statements, please refer to the Company's latest AIF, filed with Canadian securities regulatory authorities at www.sedar.com, and filed under Form 40-F with the United States Securities Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml. The risks described in the AIF (filed and viewable on www.sedar.com and www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml, and available upon request from the Company) are hereby incorporated by reference into this presentation.
Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it is made and, except as may be required by applicable securities laws, the Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
All amounts in this presentation are expressed in U.S. dollars except as otherwise noted.
Technical Information and Qualified Persons
The Mineral Resource and Reserve Estimates contained in this presentation have been prepared in accordance with National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects ("NI 43-101"). The Qualified Person ("QP") responsible for the review and approval of all year-end Mineral Resource and Reserve Estimates for IAMGOLD contained herein is Lise Chenard, Eng., Director, Mining Geology. Lise has worked in the mining industry for more than 35 years, mainly in operations, project development and consulting. She joined IAMGOLD in April 2013 and acquired her knowledge of the Company's operations and projects through site visits, information reviews and ongoing communication and oversight of mine site technical service teams or consultants responsible for resource and reserve modeling and estimation. She is considered a QP for the purposes of NI 43-101 with respect to the mineralization being reported on. The technical information has been included herein with the consent and prior review of the above noted QP. The QP has verified the data disclosed, and data underlying the information or opinions contained herein.
Côté: The 2018 Côté Gold FS was prepared by both Wood and IAMGOLD QPs (as defined under NI 43-101). Wood QPs are independent of IAMGOLD. The affiliation and areas of responsibility for each QP involved in preparing the 2018 Côté Gold FS, upon which the technical report will be based, can be found in our November 1, 2018 News Release.
Boto: The initial FS and subsequent optimization studies were completed by IAMGOLD and Lycopodium and incorporates the work of IAMGOLD, Lycopodium and Specialist Consultants QPs (as defined under NI 43-101). QPs are independent of IAMGOLD and have reviewed and approved this presentation. IAMGOLD QPs are not independent of IAMGOLD and have reviewed and approved this presentation. The areas of responsibility for each QP involved in preparing the FS, upon which the technical report will be based, can be found in our January 13, 2020 News Release.
Westwood: The Mineral Resource and Reserve Estimates contained in this presentation have been prepared in accordance with NI 43-101. The QP responsible for the resource estimate contained herein is Mr. Donald Trudel, P.Geo., senior geologist, Westwood Mine. The QP responsible for the underground reserve estimate contained herein is Mr. Mauril Gauthier, P.Eng., senior mine engineer. The QP responsible for the open pit reserve estimate contained herein is Mr. Philippe Chabot, P.Eng., Director mining, Technical services at Longueuil. The QP responsible for the information concerning exploration sites is Marie-France Bugnon, P. Geo., General Manager Exploration. The information in this presentation was approved by Daniel Vallieres, Vice President, Operations Services for IAMGOLD.
Drilling results in this presentation have been prepared in accordance with NI 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects. The sampling of, and assay data from, drill core is monitored through the implementation of a quality assurance - quality control ("QA-QC") program designed to follow industry best practice. The QP responsible for the supervision of the preparation, verification, and review of these results is Craig MacDougall, P.Geo., Senior Vice President, Exploration for IAMGOLD. Mr. MacDougall is a QP as defined by NI 43-101.
For readers to fully understand the information in this presentation, they should read the relevant Technical Report in their entirety, including all qualifications, assumptions and exclusions that relate to the information set out in the Technical Report which qualifies the technical information contained in the Technical Report. The Technical Report is intended to be read as a whole, and sections should not be read or relied upon out of context. The Technical Report describes the Mineral Resource and Reserve estimation methodologies and the assumptions used, and to which those estimates are subject. INV Metals' AIF includes details of certain risk factors that could materially affect the potential development of the Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves and should be considered carefully. A discussion of these and other factors is contained in "Risk Factors" and elsewhere in the Company's AIF, which was filed on SEDAR on February 19, 2020.
Exploration Target Potential: The potential quantity and grade of the exploration targets referred to are conceptual in nature and insufficient exploration work has been completed to define a Mineral Resource. The property will require significant future exploration to advance to a resource stage and there can be no certainty that the exploration target will result in a Mineral Resource being delineated. The exploration targets are consistent with similar deposits in the area, deposit models or derived from initial drilling results.
Cautionary Note to Investors Concerning Estimates of Measured and Indicated Resources
This presentation uses the term "indicated resources". We advise investors that while that term is recognized and required by Canadian regulations, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") does not recognize them. Investors are cautioned not to assume that any part or all of mineral deposits in these categories will ever be converted into reserves.
Cautionary Note to Investors Concerning Estimates of Inferred Resources
This presentation also uses the term "inferred resources". We advise investors that while this term is recognized and required by Canadian regulations, the SEC does not recognize it. "Inferred resources" have a great amount of uncertainty as to their existence and great uncertainty as to their economic and legal feasibility. It cannot be assumed that all or any part of an inferred Mineral Resource will ever be upgraded to a higher category. Under Canadian rules, estimates of Inferred Mineral Resources may not form the basis of feasibility or pre-feasibility studies, except in rare cases. Investors are cautioned not to assume that part or all of an inferred resource exists, or is economically or legally mineable.
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