Pershing Gold Corporation (Pershing Gold) is an emerging Nevada gold producer uniquely positioned
to create shareholder value by fast-track reopening of the Relief Canyon Mine. Pershing Gold’s
strategy to create shareholder value has four elements:
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Au Resource (M&I)
Au Resource (MI&I)
1st Year Production
Cost of Production
According to a recent analysis by BMO Capital Markets, the average North American market cap per
gold ounce of recoverable resources is $541. Applying this metric to PGLC’s measured and indicated
gold ounces of 463,000 would give the Company a market cap of $250.5 million or $0.92 per share,
representing upside of over 260%. PGLC gives investors an opportunity to invest in a company in a
stable mining jurisdiction (Nevada), low costs of production (processing plant on site, estimated
production cost of $700 per ounce), strong potential to add to current resources (excellent drill results
announced on 9/19/13, with mineralization open in all directions), leading to an estimated year 1 net
income of $30 million, which is equivalent to a 3.2x P/E at the current market price.
Balance Sheet Snapshot
Confirm, expand, and upgrade the gold resource at Relief Canyon.
Re-commission existing heap-leach processing facility at Relief Canyon to fast-track the Company to
Explore strategically located 25,000-acre contiguous land package around Relief Canyon.
Create value through strategic acquisitions
Pershing Gold (PGLC) has consolidated a 39 square mile land package in mining-friendly Lovelock,
NV neighboring significant current and past producing mines. Nearby producing mines include Coeur
d’Alene’s (NYSE: CDE) bordering Rochester mine which has been producing for 30 years. Coeur
d’Alene Mines (NYSE: CDE), the largest U.S.-based silver producer with a market cap of ~$1.5 Billion,
has a current strategic investment in PGLC.
Under Alfers’ leadership, PGLC has more than tripled its gold resource to 564,000 ozs. MI&I. More
importantly, this resource has been drilled out on just 3% of the land package and the resource report
shows “open mineralization in all directions.” Excellent 9/19/13 drilling results have the potential to
significantly expand PGLC’s resources.
Estimated first year production of 50,000 ounces with a cost of production of $700 per ounce, which
leads to estimated net income of $30 million. PGLC’s goal is to begin production by early 2015.
PGLC has a fully constructed mine, including a processing plant on-site, with most of the permits in
place to go back into production, hence it is not facing the significant CapEx required for many other
PGLC announced on August 12, 2013 that it raised ~$9 million through the sale of preferred stock
with a conversion price of $0.33 per share, near the current market level. As a result of this financing,
PGLC is now debt free and has ~$9.0 million in cash on the balance sheet.
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