Transcript of "Crocodile Gold Annual General Meeting Presentation 2012"
A New Mid-Tier Gold ProducerTSX: CRK ANNUAL GENERAL AND SPECIAL MEETINGOTCQX: CROCF TORONTO, ONTARIOFRANKFURT: XGC MAY 30, 2012
Forward Looking Information TSX:CRK OTCQX: CROCFThis presentation contains forward-looking information under Canadian securities legislation. Forward-looking information includes, but are not limited to, statements with respect to thedevelopment potential and timetable of the projects; successful completion of the acquisition from AuRico, including receipt of all regulatory approvals and the ability to realize the benefits ofthe acquisition of the assets of AuRico and realization of anticipated synergies and smooth integration of operations; the Company’s ability to raise additional funds as necessary or oncommercially reasonable terms; the future price of gold; the estimation of mineral resources; conclusions of economic evaluation (including scoping studies); the realization of mineralresource estimates; the timing and amount of estimated future production, development and exploration; costs of future activities; capital and operating expenditures; success of explorationactivities; mining or processing issues; currency exchange rates; government regulation of mining operations; and environmental risks. Generally, forward-looking information can beidentified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “plans”, “expects” or “does not expect”, “is expected”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates” or“does not anticipate”, or “believes”, or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will be taken”, “occur” or“be achieved”. Forward-looking information is based on the opinions and estimates of management as of the date such statements are made. Estimates regarding the anticipated timing,amount and cost of mining at the projects are based on assumptions underlying mineral resource estimates and the realization of such estimates; results of previous mining activities at theprojects, and detailed research and analysis completed by independent of the Company; research and estimates regarding the timing of delivery for long-lead items; knowledge regarding thefactors consultants and management involved in building a mine and other factors described in the technical reports and Annual Information Form filed under the profile of the Company onSEDAR. Capital and operating cost estimates are based on results of previous mining activities, research of the Company and independent consultants, recent estimates of construction andmining costs and other factors that are set out in the scoping study. Production estimates are based on mine plans and production schedules, which have been developed by the Company’spersonnel and independent consultants. Forward-looking information is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level ofactivity, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information, including but not limited to risks relatedto: timing and availability of external financing on acceptable terms; unexpected events and delays during construction, expansion and start-up; variations in ore grade and recovery rates;receipt and revocation of government approvals; actual results of exploration and mining activities; changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined; future prices of gold; failureof plant, equipment or processes to operate as anticipated; accidents, labour disputes and other risks of the mining industry. Although management of the Company has attempted to identifyimportant factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be asanticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipatedin such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking information exceptin accordance with applicable securities laws.Investors are advised that National Instrument NI 43-101 of the Canadian Securities Administrators requires that each category of mineral reserves and mineral resources be reportedseparately. Mineral resources that are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability. Due to the uncertainty of measured, indicated or inferred mineral resources, thesemineral resources may never be upgraded to proven and probable mineral reserves.Certain information contained herein may be considered to be future-oriented financial information, which was designed and approved by management of Crocodile Gold for the purposes ofassessing the value of the acquisition. Readers are cautioned that such information may not be appropriate for their use, and readers should consult their financial advisors as appropriate.David Keough F.AusIMM of Crocodile Gold is a “qualified person” as such term is defined in National Instrument 43-101 and has reviewed and approved the technical information and dataincluded in this press release.Non-GAAP MeasuresCrocodile Gold believes that investors use certain indicators to assess gold mining companies. The indicators are intended to provide additional information and should not be considered inisolation or as a substitute for measures of performance in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards.“Cash Cost per Ounce” is a non-GAAP performance measure which could provide an indication of the mining and processing efficiency at the operations. It is determined by dividing theoperating expenses, excluding stock-based compensation allocated to the operating expense and next of silver revenue, by the number of ounces of gold sold. There are variations in themethod of computation of ‘cash cost per ounce” as determined by the Company compared with other mining companies. For more detail on Cash Cost per Ounce determination for Corocidlegold, please visit www.sedar.com or www.crocgold.com and review the latest Annual Financial Statements issued on March 19, 2012.Cautionary Note to U.S. Investors Concerning Estimates of Measured, Indicated or Inferred ResourcesThe information presented uses the terms “measured”, “indicated” and “inferred” mineral resources. United States investors are advised that while such terms are recognized and required byCanadian regulations, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission does not recognize these terms. “Inferred mineral resources” have a great amount of uncertainty as to theirexistence, and 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 Canadianrules, estimates of inferred mineral resources may not form the basis of feasibility or other economic studies. United States investors are cautioned not to assume that all or any part ofmeasured or indicated mineral resources will ever be converted into mineral reserves. United States investors are also cautioned not to assume that all or any part of an inferred mineralresource exists, or is economically or legally mineable. 2
Investment Advantage TSX:CRK OTCQX: CROCFAssets Australian-based production and exploration Mineral Resources: 4.9 million ounces M&I and 2.7 million ounces inferred Over 3,900 sq. km land package with proven historical production Significant infrastructure and accessibilityProduction Two Operating mines and One new mine nearing commercial production One 2.4 million TPA processing facility (NT) & Two 1.0 million TPA facility (Victoria) Expanding production profile with decreasing cash costs New projects being added to the production pipelineExploration Outstanding potential to discover additional resources Extensive exploration project and development pipeline Exploration strength with potential for further joint venture opportunities 3
Our Assets TSX:CRK OTCQX: CROCF Darwin Northern Territory Properties Northern Cosmo Territory International Union Reefs Maud Creek Victoria State Victoria Properties Australia Fosterville Melbourne Stawell 4
Our Assets TSX:CRK OTCQX: CROCFVictoria State Fosterville ProductionOperations Stawell ProductionNorthern Territory West Howley/Rising Tide Production (completion in Q2 2012)Operations Pre-Production Cosmo (Anticipated Commercial Production Q4 2012) International Pre-Production (Permitting)Projects Union Reefs Advanced Exploration Maud Creek Advanced Exploration 5
Our AssetsFosterville & Stawell - Acquisition TSX:CRK OTCQX: CROCF Transaction closed on May 4th Acquisition Terms $55 million cash paid at closing 20 million shares of Crocodile Gold issued to AuRico Gold (subject to Six Month Lockup) Deferred payments based on Net Free Cash Flow (NFC) as defined by purchase agreement: First $60mm of NFC is paid 100% to CRK Next $30mm of NFC is paid 100% to AUQ Next $30mm is shared 50/50 between CRK and AUQ Beyond the initial $120mm, NFC is shared 80/20 between CRK and AUQ Fosterville Mine, Victoria Stawell Mine, Victoria 6
Fosterville & StawellAcquisition - Key Benefits TSX:CRK OTCQX: CROCF 2012Creates a Mid-Tier, Australian-Focused Producer 230 Ability to produce 200,000 – 230,000 oz in 2012(1) Production (000’s oz) 200 Additional mines de-risk “single asset risk”Financially Attractive to Shareholders 1,100 Consummated with minimal shares issued 1,000 Cash Costs (A$/oz) Changes Crocodile Gold’s cash flow profile and strengthened liquidity position allows for flexibilityNumerous Potential Synergies and Cost Saving 130Opportunities EBITDA (A$MM) 100 Financial, Commercial and Technical Benefits(1) Assumes full 2012 production for Fosterville & Stawell . CRK took ownership as of May 4th 2012 7
Fosterville & StawellAcquisition - Key Benefits TSX:CRK OTCQX: CROCFSignificant Management/Operation Team Synergies Combination of 3 seasoned teams with a wealth of experience Creation of a shared services group of experts providing support to the operationsFurthers Crocodile Gold Strategy to Act as a Consolidator in Australia Numerous additional opportunities to add producing assets in Australia accreditively Benefits of increased scale furthers synergies both in operations and in cost of capital (stock re-rating as company grows) Significant free cash flow generation could allow Crocodile Gold to grow without large issuances of stockNext Steps Seek To Close Debt Facility with Credit Suisse by early June Roll-out of Integration Plan which includes: – Combined team to lead review process – Main objective is to create a platform for growth through a disciplined approach – Prioritization of value creation activities and projects – Create an exploration strategy that supports the above 8
Production 2012 Revised Forecast TSX:CRK OTCQX: CROCFNorthern Territories Production from Cosmo – Ramp-up Q1 to Q3 with target to produce 50-55,000 ounces in 2012 – Full production rate: 800,000 TPA Suspension of surface mining to occur in Q2State of Victoria Integration of Fosterville and Stawell mines in Victoria. 2012 Guidance 2012 Production Sources 2012 Major Capital InvestmentsPre- Cosmo Infrastructure 75,000 – 85,000 Cosmo, BurnsideAcquisition Ounces Union Reefs Mill ImprovementsPost- Same as above + 200,000 – 230,000 Cosmo, Fosterville & StawellAcquisition Ounces Fosterville, Stawell Underground Development 9
ProductionInternational Pit Permitting TSX:CRK OTCQX: CROCFHistoric Production 745,000t @ 1.6g/t Au for 31,000 oz Pit backfilled when mining ceased in 1995 South Gandy’s Located close to Union Reefs millProduction Plan 1.4Mt @ 1.3gpt for 47,000 oz Stripping ratio: 3.5 to 1 3 years of operation – Start-up to completionKey Milestones Notice of Intent: re-submission in June 2012 based on feedback from Regulators & Stakeholders are on-going Expected decision in Q4 2012 10
Exploration TSX:CRK OTCQX: CROCFStrategy Growth through greenfields and brownfields explorationExploration Goals Reserves: Increase reserves from 1M oz to 1.5M oz. Resources: Increase mineral resources from 7.6M oz to 10M oz2012 Objectives Assessment of information collected in 2011 for identification of next opportunities Assessment of recently acquired land position in State of Victoria Advance Union Reefs & Maud Creek projects 11
Exploration - Union Reefs Underground Deposits TSX:CRK OTCQX: CROCFHistorical Production 800,000 oz Au Ore successfully treated at the Union Reefs mill Located within 1,000m from existing infrastructure2011 - 2012 Key Exploration Results* Prospect: email@example.com/t Au, 2.5m @240.4 g/t Au Crosscourse: firstname.lastname@example.org/t Au, 12.3m @8.9g/t Au2012 Key Milestones Completed a 11,500m drilling program Update of resources model & desktop study – Q2 2012 Board decision on Phase II – Underground exploration decline – Q3 2012*Refer to previous press releases dated October 13, 2011 and January 20,2012 and May 9thfor detailed results 12
Exploration - Maud Creek Surface/Underground deposit TSX:CRK OTCQX: CROCFHistorical Production Future Development 173,600t @3.32g/t Au for 18,500oz Open pit followed by underground operation Mineral Resource: Partially refractory – metallurgical testing Measured & Indicated - 9,288,000t @ 3.1g/t Au for indicates 90-95% recovery by flotation with 935,000oz. Greater than 4.5g/t Au – 3.1 Mt @ 6.3 g/t concentrates grading 3-6 opt. for 628,000oz Applicability of Fosterville BIOX technology Inferred Mineral Resources - 1,072,000t @2.4g/t Au for 82,000oz (using a 1.0g/t Au cut-off) Near the town of Katherine – 8km haul road to paved highway2012 Key Milestones Update of mineral resources model & scoping study – Q2 & Q3 Board decision on Phase II – 10,000m of drilling with associated metallurgical testing Q3 Board decision on Phase III – Initiate pre- feasibility study – Q4 13
Our Growth Strategy TSX:CRK OTCQX: CROCF Short Term – Focus on higher quality ore – Ramp-up of Cosmo underground mine – Integration of Fosterville and Stawell operations – Permitting of Pine Creek (International Mine) Medium Term – Maximize value of gold assets – Advance projects such as Union Reefs and Maud Creek – Assessment of expanded land position in the State of Victoria – Consolidate assets Long Term – Explore – Continued investment in exploration on an annual basis – Value creating acquisition 14
Management TSX:CRK OTCQX: CROCFChantal Lavoie, P. Eng. President & Chief Executive Officer, ChairmanMr. Lavoie is a Professional Mining Engineer with extensive experience in mining operations and projects. Mr. Lavoie has spent the lasteight years at De Beers Canada Inc. ("De Beers") where he was responsible for the Canadian operations of De Beers including Snap Lakeand Victor mines, the Gahcho Kue project and was acting CEO of De Beers. Mr. Lavoie has also worked for Barrick Gold Corporation atGoldstrike in Nevada and Aur Resources Inc. at the former Louvicourt mine.David Keough, F.AusIMM Chief Operating OfficerMr. Keough has held several senior leadership positions with companies including Goldcorp (South America), Wheaton River (AsiaPacific), Minera Alumbrera Ltd. (Argentina) and Placer Dome Inc. (Asia Pacific). Mr. Keough has been involved in the mining industry formore than 25 years and brings international and Australian experience in mining and exploration, project evaluation, feasibility studies,construction and project and business development. He has extensive operational experience in both large open pit and undergroundprecious metal mines.Steve Woodhead Chief Financial OfficerMr. Woodhead is a Chartered Accountant (South Africa) with 20 years of experience in the natural resources and public sectors. Stephenhas served in senior financial positions with several public companies, including as Chief Financial Officer of Desert Sun Mining Corp.until it was acquired by Yamana Gold Inc. in 2006. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Vaaldiam Mining Inc.Bill Nielsen, P. Geo Vice President ExplorationMr. Nielsen is an accredited geologist with over 35 years of worldwide mineral exploration and development experience. Most recently,he has been working as a senior industry consultant to mining exploration companies working with a variety of commodities in variouscountries and geological environments. From 2003 to 2008, Mr. Nielsen was the V.P. Exploration of Nevsun Resources Ltd., where heplayed a significant role in the discovery of the Bisha gold-VMS deposit in Eritrea. He has worked for companies within the Forbes &Manhattan Group since early 2010. 15
Board Of Directors TSX:CRK OTCQX: CROCF On February 29, 2012 a new Board of Directors was constituted and Chantal Lavoie was appointed as Chairman.George Faught, CA, Lead DirectorMr. Faught is a Chartered Accountant with over 25 years of senior management experience and is currently the Chief Executive Officer of AberdeenInternational Inc. He has served as the Chief Financial Officer of publicly traded companies in the natural resources, financial services andpharmaceutical industries. Mr. Faught has broad financial management, corporate development and operating experience and from 1999 to 2005served as the Chief Financial Officer for North American Palladium Ltd., a mid-tier platinum group metal producer. Prior to that, he served as ChiefFinancial Officer for Hudson Bay Mining & Smelting Co. Ltd., an integrated base metals producer, and William Resources Inc., an international goldproducer. He also serves as a director of several public companies in the resource sector.Robert Getz, MBA, DirectorMr. Getz is a managing director and a co-founder of Cornerstone Equity Investors, LLC. Mr. Getz has strong experience in public and private debt andequity financings and domestic and international mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Getz has served as a director of several public and private metals andmining companies. He completed a B.A., cum laude, International Relations at Boston University in May 1985, and obtained his MBA, Finance inFebruary 1990 from The Stern School of Business at New York University.Kevin Conboy, DirectorMr. Conboy was President and Chief Executive Officer of Acordia, Inc., a subsidiary of Wells Fargo based in Chicago. As well, he served as Chief ExecutiveOfficer for the NIA Group of Paramus, New Jersey. Mr. Conboy possesses a wealth of experience in the financial markets and has considerable exposureto financial instruments and business transactions. He sits on a number of corporate and charitable boards. Mr. Conboy completed a B.A. from ColoradoState University in 1973.Peter Tagliamonte, P. Eng., DirectorMr. Tagliamonte is a professional mining engineer and also holds an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business, at the University of Western Ontario.He is currently the President and CEO of Sulliden Gold, the former President and CEO of Central Sun Mining Inc. and former Chief Operating Officer ofDesert Sun Mining Corp. where he was responsible for the development of the Jacobina Mine in Brazil into a 4,200-tonne-per-day mining operation. Mr.Tagliamonte has over 25 years of progressive managerial experience building and operating mines worldwide, notably in Central and South America. In2005, he received the Mining Journals "Mine Manager of the Year" award in recognition for his work in the mining sector. 16
Investment Advantage TSX:CRK OTCQX: CROCFAssets Australian-based production and exploration Mineral Resources: 4.9 million ounces M&I and 2.7 million ounces inferred Over 3,900 sq. km land package with proven historical production Significant infrastructure and accessibilityProduction Two Operating mines and One new mine nearing commercial production One 2.4 million TPA processing facility (NT) & Two 1.0 million TPA facility (Victoria) Expanding production profile with decreasing cash costs New projects being added to the production pipelineExploration Outstanding potential to discover additional resources Extensive exploration project and development pipeline Exploration strength with potential for further joint venture opportunities 17
Investor Contact Information TSX:CRK OTCQX: CROCF Crocodile Gold Corporation Chantal Lavoie Investor Relations Chairman, President and CEO Rob Hopkins 416-861-2964 416-861-5899 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org TSX: CRK OTCQX: CROCF www.crocgold.com FRANKFURT: XGC Find us on A Member of the Forbes & Manhattan Group of Companies 18
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