Rob Atkinsonnn, ERA - ERA Update


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Rob Atkinson - ERA delivered the presentation at the 2013 Mining the Territory Conference.

Mining the Territory Conference is part of the Northern Territory Resources Week. It provides the perfect platform for stakeholders in the NT mining industry to hear the latest information on this booming region.

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Rob Atkinsonnn, ERA - ERA Update

  1. 1. ERA update Rob Atkinson | Chief Executive 12 September 2013
  2. 2. 2 Acknowledge Traditional Owners • The mining operations of Energy Resources of Australia Ltd (ERA) are located on Aboriginal land and are surrounded by, but separate from, Kakadu National Park • ERA respectfully acknowledges the Mirarr, Traditional Owners of the land on which the Ranger mine is situated • ERA also acknowledges the Larrakia Traditional Owners of the country on which this conference takes place
  3. 3. 3 • This presentation has been prepared by Energy Resources of Australia Ltd (“ERA”) and consists of the slides for a presentation concerning ERA. By reviewing/attending this presentation you agree to be bound by the following conditions. Forward-looking statements • This presentation includes forward-looking statements. All statements other than statements of historical facts included in this presentation, including, without limitation, those regarding ERA’s financial position, business strategy, plans and objectives of management for future operations (including development plans, rehabilitation estimates and subjectives relating to ERA’s products, production forecasts and reserve and resource positions), are forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of ERA, or industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. • Such forward-looking statements are based on numerous assumptions regarding ERA’s present and future business strategies and the environment in which ERA will operate in the future. Among the important factors that could cause ERA’s actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those in the forward looking statements include, among others, adverse weather conditions, levels of actual production during any period, levels of demand and market prices, the ability to produce and transport products profitably, the impact of foreign currency exchange rates on sales revenues, market prices and operating costs, operational problems, political uncertainty and economic conditions in relevant areas of the world, the actions of competitors, activities by governmental authorities such as changes in taxation or regulation and such other risk factors identified in ERA’s most recent Annual Report. Forward-looking statements should, therefore, be construed in light of such risk factors and undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this presentation. • Nothing in this presentation should be interpreted to mean that future earnings per share of ERA will necessarily match or exceed its historical published earnings per share. • All currency mentioned in this presentation is in Australian dollars unless otherwise stated. • The information in this report that relates to Ranger Mineral Resources or Ore Reserves is based on information compiled by Geologist Greg Rogers and Mining Engineers John Murphy and Stephen Pevely (full time employees of Energy Resources of Australia Ltd) who are all members of the Australasian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy. Greg Rogers, John Murphy and Stephen Pevely have sufficient experience which is relevant to the style of mineralisation and the type of deposit under consideration, and to the activity which they are undertaking to qualify as Competent Persons as defined in the 2004 Edition of the “Australasian Code for Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves”. Greg Rogers, John Murphy and Stephen Pevely consent to the inclusion in this report of the matters based on their information in the form and context in which it appears. Forward-looking statement
  4. 4. 4 Overview of presentation • Safety • Ranger 3 Deeps project • Progressive rehabilitation programme • Water management • Importance of stakeholder engagement
  5. 5. 5 Zero harm is possible 0 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 3 3.5 4 4.5 5 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 (Aug) Frequencyrate(per200,000hrsworked) AIFR LTIFR – Two recordable injuries have occurred to date in 2013 – Finger crush injury in the plant and laceration to left thumb requiring stitches – Both employees have recovered and returned to full duties
  6. 6. 6 Pit 3 completed and now being rehabilitated June 2012 Final blast November 2012 November 2012 Backfilling well underway August 2013
  7. 7. 7 Ranger 3 Deeps exploration decline making good progress
  8. 8. 8 Ranger 3 Deeps – small footprint on existing site (3 hectares v 68 hectares for Pit 3) Ranger 3 Deeps exploration decline
  9. 9. 9 Brine Concentrator – a complex international project
  10. 10. 10 Brine Concentrator successfully commissioned First process water introduced to Brine Concentrator First distillate water produced
  11. 11. 11 Progressive rehabilitation progressing well Pit 3 initial backfill material moved since December 2012 to date is approximately 17 million tonnes out of to total of 30 million tonnes Pit 1 dewatering completed and initial capping has commenced ERA’s trial landform providing significant practical experience about the most effective way to revegetate and rehabilitate disturbed areas
  12. 12. 12 Importance of stakeholder engagement Rob Atkinson, Chief Executive ERA, Justin O’Brien, Executive Officer Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation, Professor Mark Taylor, Professor Barry Hart and Dr Greg Sinclair, General Manager, Technical & Major Studies ERA with final Independent Surface Water Working Group Report Rob Atkinson, ERA’s Chief Executive, Justin O’Brien, Executive Officer, Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation and Yvonne Margarula, Mirarr Senior Traditional Owner at the signing of the Ranger Mining Agreement in January 2013
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