Legal Notice and Cautionary Statements
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FORWARD LOOKING INFORMATION
Certain statements, beliefs and opinions in this Site are “forward looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation (“forward-looking statements”), including, but not limited to, any information relating to the Company’s future financial or operating performance contained in graphs, tables and charts; the realization of the preliminary economic assessment for the Kainantu Gold Mine; the generation of further drilling results; expectations of future cash flows; expectations of future production results; expected success of the proposed plant expansion; and potential expansion of mineral resources. All statements in this Site that address events or developments that we expect to occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and are generally, although not always, identified by words such as “expect”, “plan”, “anticipate”, “project”, “target”, “potential”, “schedule”, “forecast”, “budget”, “estimate”, “intend” or “believe” and similar expressions or their negative connotations, or that events or conditions “will”, “would”, “may”, “could”, “should” or “might” occur.
Forward-looking statements are based on estimates and assumptions as of the date of this Site regarding K92’s future financial or operating performance that, while considered reasonable, are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors which may cause the actual results and future events to differ materially from those expressed or implied and which are beyond the Company’s ability to control or predict. Forward-looking statements contained in this Site regarding past trends or activities should not be taken as a representation that such trends or activities will continue in the future and are not guarantees of future performance.
Information contained herein is based on certain factors and assumptions regarding: there being no significant disruptions affecting the Company’s operations; political and legal developments in Papua New Guinea being consistent with the Company’s current expectations; the accuracy of K92’s mineral reserve and mineral resource estimates; exchange rates between the Canadian dollar and U.S. dollar, and the Papua New Guinea Kina, being consistent with current levels; prices for key supplies being consistent with current levels; equipment, labour and materials costs increasing on a basis consistent with K92’s expectations; all required permits, licenses and authorizations being obtained from the relevant governments and other relevant stakeholders within the expected timelines and the absence of material negative comments during the applicable regulatory processes; the market price of the Company’s securities; metal price; taxation; the estimation, timing and amount of future exploration and development; capital and operating costs; the availability of financing; the receipt of regulatory approvals; environmental risks; title disputes; failure of plant, equipment or processes to operate as anticipated; accidents; labour disputes; claims and limitations on insurance coverage; the impact of COVID-19 on the Company and other risks of the mining industry. In addition, there are risks and hazards associated with the business of mineral exploration, development and mining, including environmental events and hazards, industrial accidents, unusual or unexpected formations, pressures, cave-ins, and flooding and gold bullion losses, and the risk of inadequate insurance or inability to obtain insurance to cover these risks. Risks and certain other material assumptions regarding such forward-looking statements are discussed herein, in K92’s annual management’s discussion and analysis (“MD&A”) and Technical Reports filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and available on this Site. The list is not exhaustive and although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended that should be considered carefully.
Accordingly, all the forward-looking statements contained herein are qualified by these cautionary statements. K92 expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, events or otherwise, except in accordance with applicable laws. No person should place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this Site.
NATIONAL INSTRUMENT 43-101
The material property of the Company is the Kainantu Gold Mine, Papua New Guinea (the “Kainantu Gold Mine” or the “Project”). Unless otherwise stated, scientific and technical information concerning the Project is summarized, derived or extracted from the following technical report (the “Technical Report”) prepared in accordance with National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI 43-101”):
- “Independent Technical Report Mineral Resource Update and Preliminary Economic Assessment for Expansion of the Kainantu Mine to treat 1 MTPA from the Kora Gold Deposit, Kainantu, Papua New Guinea” by Australian Mine and Development, Nolidan Mineral Consultants, H&S Consultants and Mincor Pty. Ltd., with an effective date of April 2, 2020.
The Technical Report has been filed with Canadian securities regulatory authorities in the provinces of British Columbia and Alberta and is available for review on this Site and on the Company’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
Readers are reminded that results outlined in the Technical Report for the Project is preliminary in nature, include inferred mineral resources that are considered too speculative geologically to have the economic considerations applied to them that would enable them to be categorized as mineral reserves and there is no certainty that the preliminary economic assessment outlined in the Technical Report will be realized.
Readers are further cautioned that mineral resources that are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability.
All scientific and technical information contained on this Site has been reviewed and approved by Mr. Andrew Kohler, PGeo, K92’s Mine Geology Manager and Mine Exploration Manager, and a Qualified Person as defined by NI 43-101.
Readers are also advised to refer to the latest annual information form of the Company as well as other continuous disclosure documents filed by the Company on SEDAR at www.sedar.com, for detailed information (including qualifications, assumptions and notes) regarding the mineral reserve and mineral resource information contained on this Site.
This website includes certain terms or performance measures commonly used in the mining industry that are not defined under International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”), including “cash operating costs”, “earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization” (“EBITDA”), and “all-in sustaining costs” (“AISC”). Non-IFRS measures do not have any standardized meaning prescribed under IFRS, and therefore they may not be comparable to similar measures employed by other companies. The data presented is intended to provide additional information and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with IFRS and should be read in conjunction with K92’s consolidated financial statements. Readers should refer to K92’s MD&A under the heading “Non-IFRS Performance Measures”, available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and this Site, for a more detailed discussion of how the Company calculates such measures and a reconciliation of certain measures to IFRS terms.
CAUTIONARY NOTE TO US INVESTORS
Information regarding mineral resource estimates has been prepared in accordance with the requirements of Canadian securities laws, which differ from the requirements of United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) Industry Guide 7. In October 2018, the SEC approved final rules requiring comprehensive and detailed disclosure requirements for issuers with material mining operations. The provisions in Industry Guide 7 and Item 102 of Regulation S-K, have been replaced with a new subpart 1300 of Regulation S-K under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and will become mandatory for SEC registrants after January 1, 2021. The changes adopted are intended to align the SEC's disclosure requirements more closely with global standards as embodied by the Committee for Mineral Reserves International Reporting Standards (CRIRSCO), including Canada's NI 43-101 and CIM Definition Standards. Under the new SEC rules, SEC registrants will be permitted to disclose "mineral resources" even though they reflect a lower level of certainty than mineral reserves. Additionally, under the new SEC rules, mineral resources must be classified as “measured”, “indicated”, or “inferred”, terms which are defined in and required to be disclosed by NI 43-101 for Canadian issuers and are not recognized under SEC Industry Guide 7. An “Inferred Mineral Resource” has a lower level of confidence than that applying to an “Indicated Mineral Resource” and must not be converted to a Mineral Reserve. It is reasonably expected that the majority of “Inferred Mineral Resources” could be upgraded to “Indicated Mineral Resources” with continued exploration. Accordingly, the mineral resource estimates and related information may not be comparable to similar information made public by United States companies subject to the reporting and disclosure requirements under the United States federal laws and the rules and regulations thereunder.
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