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Objective Capital's Rare Earths, Speciality & Strategic Metals Investment Summit 2011
Ironmongers' Hall, City of London
17 March 2011
Speaker: John McEvoy, Moly Mines

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Where next for molybdenum

  1. 1. RARE EARTHS, SPECIALITY& STRATEGIC METALSINVESTMENT SUMMIT Where next for molybdenum John McEvoy – CFO, Moly Mines IRONMONGERS’ HALL, CITY OF LONDON ● THURSDAY, 17 MAR 2011 www.ObjectiveCapitalConferences.com
  2. 2. MOLY MINES MOLY 2 LIMITED MINES LIMITEDIron Ore ProducerMolybdenum Mine Developer Company Presentation March 2011
  3. 3. MOLYDisclaimer MINES 3 LIMITEDThis presentation includes “forward-looking statements” as that term within the meaning of securities laws of applicablejurisdictions. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that are in somecases beyond Moly Mines’ control. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, all statements other thanstatements of historical facts contained in this presentation, including, without limitation, those regarding Moly Mines’ futureexpectations. Readers can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as “aim,” “anticipate,” “assume,” “believe,”“continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “forecast,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “potential,” “predict,” “project,” “risk,” “should,”“will” or “would” and other similar expressions. Risks, uncertainties and other factors may cause Moly Mines’ actual results,performance, production or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-lookingstatements (and from past results, performance or achievements). These factors include the failure to complete andcommission the mine facilities, processing plant and related infrastructure in the time frame and within estimated costscurrently planned; variations in global demand and price for molybdenum and copper; fluctuations in exchange rates betweenthe U.S. dollar and the Australian dollar; failure to recover the resource and reserve estimates of the Project; the failure of MolyMines’ suppliers and service providers to fulfil their obligations under construction, supply and tolling agreements; unforeseengeological, physical or meteorological conditions, natural disasters or cyclones; changes in the regulatory environment,industrial disputes, labour shortages, political and other factors; the inability to obtain additional financing, if required, oncommercially suitable terms; and global and regional economic conditions. Readers are cautioned not to place undue relianceon forward-looking statements. We assume no obligation to update such information.
  4. 4. MOLY Company Overview – A producer and mine developer MINES 4 LIMITED Spinifex Ridge Iron Ore Operation  Production commenced  5+ year mine life, mine expansion  Direct shipping ore  Long term port access  Strong forecast project cashflows Spinifex Ridge Molybdenum / Copper Project  Unique pathway to financing through major shareholder  US$500M Project Finance Facility being negotiated for construction  Long life project, able to fulfill growing market requirements Strategic partner cornerstone growth plans  Vision to build a major world class mining group  Hanlong Group US$6.5 billion credit lines
  5. 5. MOLYSpinifex Ridge Location MINES 5 LIMITED Broome Major Road Rail Major Port Australia Gas Pipeline 100kms Port Hedland Yarrie (Fe) Dampier Karratha Spinifex Ridge Marble Bar Telfer Woodie Woodie (Au, Cu) (Mn) Nifty (Cu) Tom Price (Fe) Cloudbreak (Fe) Western Australia Paraburdoo (Fe) Mt Newman (Fe)
  6. 6. MOLYTenure MINES 6 LIMITEDEL – Exploration Licence Iron Ore Resource 1.5kms 5.3 Mt @ 58.2% Fe Rockchip Sample Granite GPL – General Purpose Lease 64.7% Fe Iron Ore Mine Camp 55.8% Fe Basalt 59.2% Fe Granite 60.2% Fe Basalt Iron Formation Ultramafic 55.2% Fe 56.1% Fe 61.6% Fe Basalt 61.4% Fe 55.1% Fe Basalt Felsics 61.9% Fe Basalt Iron Ore Plant Site Molybdenum-Copper Resource 652Mt @ 0.05% Mo, 0.08% Cu Ultramafic Basalt Granite ML – Mining Leases
  7. 7. MOLYCorporate Overview MINES 7 LIMITEDCapital Structure ShareholdersASX/TSX Ticker MOL Hanlong Group 56.6%Market Cap (28/2/2011) A$393M Australian Register 31.9%Ordinary Shares 365.7M Canadian Register 11.5%Unlisted Options 73.3M Unlisted OptionsCash (31/12/2010) A$24.1M TCW 23.8MMoly Project equipment A$85.0M Institutions 14.0M Hanlong (to be approved by shareholders April 2011) 35.5M10 Year Shareholder Loan US$60M
  8. 8. MOLYSichuan Hanlong Group MINES 8 LIMITED Privately owned Resource Interests – Zn, Mo, Cu, Coal, Au Electricity production, infrastructure development, pharmaceutical production, food and alcoholic beverages, real estate development, environmental technology, tourism development and high tech industries  With two investments, Hanlong RMB 9.5 billion revenue 2008 (A$2.5 billion) has become a major player in future global molybdenum 12,000 employees industry Credit lines available from Chinese financiers Hanlong Vision Moly Mines Limited  International Mining House  Major world Mo company
  9. 9. MOLY MINES 9 LIMITEDSpinifex Ridge Iron Ore Mine
  10. 10. MOLYSpinifex Ridge Site Layout MINES 10 LIMITED Waste Dump NORTH Auton Port Hedland (170kms) Dalek Gallifrey Spinifex Ridge Molybdenum-Copper Deposit (500m) ROM Pad, Crushing, Ore Stockpile Marble Bar(50kms) 50% Fe cut-off
  11. 11. MOLYOperations – Site MINES 11 LIMITED
  12. 12. MOLYOperations – Port MINES 12 LIMITED
  13. 13. MOLYOperations MINES 13 LIMITEDLife of Mine Reserve Production Operations Ore 4.3-4.6Mt  Estimated FOB operating costs 2011: Unit Cost (A$/t ore Strip ratio 3.3 mined) DSO hematite Fe Grade 59.0% Mining 18 Crushing 8 FOB operating cost $65/T Haulage 20Sales Site administration 10 Sales agreement with Hanlong indexed to published Port 8 spot prices 64 826,000T production estimate 2011 Spot FOB price for shipped ore quality(1): US$142/T  Total site construction cost to first ore production: A$18M Monthly shipments  Capital payback within 4 shipments at current Targeting 80,000 tonnes per month during second prices quarter 2011(1) Platts IODEX 58% and 62% Fe CFR North China 28 February 2011, adjusted for freight and state government royalties US$20/T
  14. 14. MOLY MINES 14 LIMITEDSpinifex Ridge Molybdenum / Copper Project Transportation of mill sections, Perth China Information
  15. 15. MOLYLow-Risk Open Pit Mining MINES 15 LIMITED Highlights  Feasibility studies completed for a 10MT/A and 20MT/A operation Australia  Long life mine – 20-40 years Port Hedland (170kms)  Conventional open pit Iron Ore Mine Mo Camp Airstrip  Conventional comminution and / Village flotation processing Waste 1 ROM Dry Stack Tailings  2 year construction period from full project funding Waste 2 High Grade Plant &  Utilizes large scale crushing equipment Stockpile Administration Mo Cu Pit already purchased and in storage Pit Low Grade Stockpile  12-13 Million lbs Mo per year Waste 3 Creek Diversion  Mine and mill expansion potential Channel Pit Office/ Workshops
  16. 16. MOLY Molybdenum – a metal for our time 16 MINES LIMITED Consumption  Supply  Driven by stainless steel, full alloy and tool  10 producers account for 55% of global mine steels, high strength low alloy, carbon steels output and catalysts  Decades of industry under investment  Anti-corrosive properties, provides resistance  Primary producers now the dominant contributor to abrasion and imparts hardness to steels to global mine output  Different applications can use between 0.5%  2010 mine output has rebounded as existing to 8% Mo mines have restored capacity from 2008/2009  Used in high pressure applications in extreme shut downs temperature conditions  At 5-6% growth the market requires 10,000 tonnes  Consumers are price insensitive and unwilling (22mlb) of new production per annum to maintain to substitute given its importance to structural equilibrium integrity  Limited growth in by-product mines, copper  Forecast demand for molybdenum set to grow production being sourced outside of traditional at 5-6% yoy through 2015 South American countries - the world needs new primary molybdenum mines  Energy applications, pipeline development, nuclear power plants, desalination, high sulphur fuels, motor vehicles
  17. 17. MOLYMolybdenum – a metal for our time 17 MINES LIMITED Prices  Limited western world demand through GFC, however end 2008 and early 2009 price levels prove unsustainable as higher cost marginal producers in China withdraw from market  Found a floor at US$15.00/lb  Prices stable through 2010 as mine output reacted to and matched strong Chinese domestic economy - China currently the dominant player and net importer  Market currently in balance - global inventories less than 1 months production  Under investment in moly projects will create supply tightness as global demand recovers  China export quota’s and potential rationalization of domestic production could contribute to western supply shortfall  As new primary molybdenum mines are brought into production during this decade, the marginal cost of production will reflect their cost structures including capital payback  Supply and demand side factors could both contribute to rising price landscape this decade
  18. 18. MOLYReserves and Mineral Resources MINES 18 LIMITED Reserves Relative Competitiveness JORC / NI43-101 Mt Mo% Cu% Ag g/t MoEq%1  Top 5 primary molybdenum classification resource globally by Proven reserves 199.7 0.06 0.10 1.5 0.09 contained metal  Mo Equiv. reserve grade is Probable reserves 251.1 0.04 0.07 1.1 0.06 comparable to other TOTAL 450.8 0.05 0.08 1.3 0.07 western world primary molybdenum projects First 10 yrs Resources 45 yr mine life 0.10%  Complemented by Iron Ore JORC / NI43-101  Fully permitted ready to Mt Mo% Cu% Ag g/t MoEq% build classification Measured resources 206.8 0.06 0.10 1.5 0.09 Indicated resources 445.4 0.04 0.07 1.1 0.06 TOTAL 652.2 0.04 0.08 1.2 0.07 Note—Reserves are a sub-set of Resources Inferred resources 399.0 0.04 0.07 1.1 0.06 0.02% Mo cut-off assumed for resources 0.03% Mo cut-off assumed for reserves Capacity for life extension & 1 – Mo equivalent calculated on contained metal @ 4QCY10 average metal prices expansion
  19. 19. MOLYMine Ramp Up MINES 19 LIMITED 20-24 month construction period from full project funding 10 MT/A Resource Pit Shell 10MT/A initial throughput rate Long lead equipment in storage reducing construction and implementation risk 20Mtpa Resource Pit design has been optimized to maximize grades early 0.02% Mo Shell Pit Shell and to fit processing requirements Initial head-grade – 0.07% Mo, 0.11% Cu (1st 10 years) Ore-body drives towards plant expansion 0.09% Mo Shell - High Grade Core 0.04% Mo Shell
  20. 20. MOLYUS$500M Project Financing Platform MINES 20 LIMITED 10 MT/A Resource Pit Shell Hanlong US$200M equity and debt injection - completed April 2010 Chinese engineering study completed, China Development Bank credit committee approvals July 2010 Sichuan Provisional Development and Reform Commission financing proposal acceptance August 2010 Term Sheet negotiation initiated September 2010 • Corporate facility, 12 year loan term, US LIBOR plus margin equivalent to <5% interest rate 20Mtpa • Negotiations with preferred Chinese and Australian engineering construction contractors Resource • Parent company guarantees and asset pledges from Hanlong 0.02% Mo Shell Pit Shell National Development Reform Commission approval for funding to be made available December 2010 China Development Bank issues commitment letter for up to US$250M January 2011 China Export Import Bank credit approval and commitment letter for up to US$250M Due now Commencement of full project finance facility documentation February 2011 • Construction contracts the major new contractual conditions required for facility completion • Banking and legal due diligence Target date for financing completion June 2011 0.09% Mo Shell - High Grade Core 0.04% Mo Shell
  21. 21. MOLYLong Lead Equipment Orders Completed MINES 21 LIMITED
  22. 22. MOLYExperienced and Independent Team MINES 22 LIMITEDBoard of Directors Mr. Michael Braham – Chairman Mr. David Nixon – Independent Non-Executive Director Recently appointed new independent director. Investment banking A mechanical engineer with 40 years experience in the mining and background with many years as a public company director. Appointment construction industries in Southern Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Canada as Chairman 1 December 2010. and Indonesia. Mr. Steven Xiao – Executive Director Mr. David Craig – Deputy Chairman Over 15 years experience in finance and investment working for globally An experienced businessman and lawyer, who has held and holds recognized investment banks and financial organizations. Executive and Board positions in the fields of law, financial services and Skilled in capital utilization and industry integration with extensive global the resources industry. M&A experience. Mr. Andy Zhmurovsky – Non-Executive Director Dr. Derek Fisher – CEO/Managing Director Holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with Honors from the University of Texas at Austin. Mr. Zhmurovsky is the Senior Vice President Over 40 years of worldwide experience in the resource industry, more than within the Energy and Infrastructure Group at TCW. 20 years experience as a manager of publicly listed resource companies, in addition to serving as a director of mining companies that developed mines in Australia, Mongolia, Armenia and the DRC. Mr. Bob Prosser – Non-Executive Director Recently appointed new independent director. Experienced corporate advisor with 30 years experience in mergers and acquisitions. MA (Oxf) in Mr. Liu Han – Non-Executive Director Chemistry and is a Fellow of the Institutes of Chartered Accountants of Australia, and England and Wales and is a member of the Australian Over the past 10 years Mr. Liu has built the Sichuan Hanlong Group into a Institute of Company Directors. modern and international company . He is well known fort his philanthropic work and has been awarded national recognition. Mr. Liu was named one of the 10 most influential people on the economy of Sichuan in the past 30 Mr. Nelson Chen – Alternate Non-Executive Director years. Mr. Liu has appointed Mr. Chen as his alternate director. Mr Chen holds postgraduate degrees in finance and accounting and is fully bilingual. He brings with him extensive cross cultural professional experience.
  23. 23. MOLYExperienced Team – Management MINES 23 LIMITEDKey Managers and expanding Mr. Collis Thorp – Chief Operating Officer Mr. David Pass –Manager Metallurgy David holds a Bachelor of Science and a double major: Extractive Metallurgy and 40 years mining experience, having operated and managed open-pit and underground Chemistry from Murdoch University, Western Australia and has over 25 years hard mines in Australia and internationally. Experience covers precious, base and specialty rock mining experience. Prior to joining Moly Mines David spent 12 years with Placer metal operations, including gold, tin, tungsten, titanium and zircon. Dome’s (now Newmont Mining) Granny Smith operation holding senior metallurgist, plant operator and processing manager positions. David has also held senior metallurgical roles at Plutonic Gold Mine and with BP Mineral Australia. Mr. Graeme Kininmonth –Manager Health & Safety and Mr. Mike Gloyne – General Manager Operations Environment Mike holds a Bachelor of Science, Mining Engineering, University of Newcastle Upon Graeme holds a Bachelor of Science from Australian National University and has over Tyne, England, a WA Unrestricted Quarry Managers Certificate and a Northern Territory 30 years experience including management of project approvals processes in senior Mine Managers Certificate. Over 30 years of mine management and operations environmental and site management positions for Straits Resource ,Sons of Gwalia experience in iron ore, manganese and gold for companies including Hamersley Iron and Cable Sands. (now Rio Tinto) and Dominion Mining. Over 10 years in executive management positions with major mining contractors such as Henry Walker, Boral and Brambles. Mrs. Barbara Kwiecien –Manager Land Administration 28 years of international experience within land and tenure administration and land access negotiations. An accredited mediator, she has facilitated her work Mr. John McEvoy – Chief Financial Officer internationally, specifically with indigenous people. John is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Science Honours in Mathematics with Applications from Southampton University. John has held mine accountant, commercial manager roles and financial controller roles since 1989 and Ms. Xu Chuanmei has held CFO or Company Secretary roles for Australian and AIM listed companies since 2004. Previously held positions with Barrack Mines, Wiluna Mines & Cable Sands. MA Degree from China University of Geosciences. Ms Xu has extensive experience working with Chinese and international resource sectors, and is highly skillful in intercultural communications and negotiations. She also specialises in international trade and marketing. Mr. Andrew Worland – Company Secretary , General Mr. Ben Cairns – Exploration Manager Manager Commercial & Marketing Mr Cairns holds a Bachelor of Science from the Australian National University Andrew is a qualified accountant with a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and with Honours in Geology. He has twelve years experience as an exploration Finance) from the University of Western Australia. Over 16 years corporate, finance geologist working on a range of projects from greenfields exploration, through to and company secretarial experience in the resources industry commencing with Arthur resource development, near mine exploration and project evaluation in a range of Andersen Chartered Accountants and spending the last 12 years in senior commodities including gold, copper, base metals, PGE’s, molybdenum and iron management positions within mining houses. ore.
  24. 24. MOLYCompetence and Responsibility MINES 24 LIMITEDMolybdenum CopperThe information in this release that relates to drill data and geological interpretation is based on information compiled by Dr Derek Fisher, Mr BenCairns who are Members of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. The information in this release that relates to Mineral Resources isbased on information compiled by Mr Clay Gordon who is a Member of The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and the Australian Instituteof Geoscientists. Dr Fisher is employed by Trillium Investments Pty Ltd which is contracted to provide management services to Moly Mines, Mr Cairnsis a full-time employee of Moly Mines and Mr Gordon is employed by Mining Assets Pty Ltd.Each of Dr Fisher, Mr Cairns and Mr Gordon have sufficient experience which is relevant to the style of mineralization and type of deposit underconsideration and to the activity which he is undertaking to qualify as a Competent Person as defined in the 2004 Edition of the ‘Australasian Code forReporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves’. They consent to the inclusion in this release of the matters based on theirinformation in the form and context in which it appears.Iron OreThe information in this presentation that relates to drill data and geological interpretation is based on information compiled by Mr Ben Cairns who is aMember of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists. The information in this presentation that relates to Mineral Resources is based on informationcompiled by Mr Clay Gordon who is a Member of The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and the Australian Institute of Geoscientists. MrCairns is a full-time employee of the company and Mr Gordon is employed by Mining Assets Pty Ltd.Both Mr Cairns and Mr Gordon have sufficient experience which is relevant to the style of mineralisation and type of deposit under consideration andto the activity which he is undertaking to qualify as a Competent Person as defined in the 2004 Edition of the ‘Australasian Code for Reporting ofExploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves’. Both Mr Cairns and Mr Gordan are Qualified Persons within the meaning of such term underNational Instrument NI43-101 . Mr Cairns and Mr Gordon consent to the inclusion in this presentation of the matters based on their information in theform and context in which it appears.The information contained in this presentation that relates to Mineral Reserves is based on information compiled and verified under the supervision ofMr Roger Pooley who is a Member of The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Mr Pooley is a Senior Mining Consultant with SRK Consulting(Australasia) Pty Ltd, and has sufficient experience which is relevant to the style of mineralisation and type of deposit under consideration and to theactivity which he is undertaking to qualify as a Qualified Person for purposes of National Instrument 43-101 and as a Competent Person as defined inthe 2004 edition of The Australasian Code for Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves under JORC.Mr Pooley consents to the inclusion in the presentation of the matters based on his information in the form and context in which it appears in thisdocument.
  25. 25. MOLY MINES 25 LIMITED50 Kings Park Rd, West Perth, WA, 6005, AUSTRALIATelephone: +61 8 9429 3300 Fax: +61 8 9429 3399 Telephone: +1 416 371 7541 Email: info@molymines.com Website: http://www.molymines.com Stock market codes: ASX: MOL, TSX: MOL, FWB: HJ1 Moly Mines Contact Details

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