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THM International Tower Hill Mines

Filed: 7 May 21, 8:01am

 

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 10-Q

 

x QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2021
OR
¨ TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the transition period from to

 

 

Commission file number: 001-33638

 

 

INTERNATIONAL TOWER HILL MINES LTD.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)

 

British Columbia, CanadaN/A
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or
organization)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
  

 2710 - 200 Granville Street
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6C 1S4

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) 

V6C 1S4

(Zip code)

  

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (604) 683-6332

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class: Trading Symbol: Name of each exchange on which registered:
Common Shares, no par value THM NYSE American

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. 

Yes  x No  ¨

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files). 

Yes   x No  ¨

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer¨Accelerated filer ¨
Non-accelerated filer  xSmaller reporting company       x
  Emerging growth company¨

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes ¨ No x

 

As of April 29, 2021, the registrant had 194,908,184 common shares outstanding.

 

 

 

 
 

 

Table of Contents

 

  Page
Part IFINANCIAL INFORMATION 
Item 1Financial Statements4
Item 2Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations15
Item 3Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk18
Item 4Controls and Procedures18
   
Part IIOTHER INFORMATION 
Item 1Legal Proceedings19
Item 1ARisk Factors19
Item 2Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds19
Item 3Defaults Upon Senior Securities19
Item 4Mine Safety Disclosures19
Item 5Other Information19
Item 6Exhibits20
   
SIGNATURES 21

 

 

 

 

CAUTIONARY NOTE TO U.S. INVESTORS REGARDING ESTIMATES OF MEASURED, INDICATED AND INFERRED RESOURCES AND PROVEN AND PROBABLE RESERVES

 

International Tower Hill Mines Ltd. (“we”, “us”, “our,” “ITH” or the “Company”) is a mineral exploration company engaged in the acquisition and exploration of mineral properties. As used in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, the terms “mineral reserve”, “proven mineral reserve” and “probable mineral reserve” are Canadian mining terms as defined in accordance with Canadian National Instrument 43-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI 43-101”) and the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (the “CIM”) - CIM Definition Standards on Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves, adopted by the CIM Council, as amended. These definitions differ from the definitions in the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) Industry Guide 7 (“SEC Industry Guide 7”). Under SEC Industry Guide 7 standards, a “final” or “bankable” feasibility study is required to report reserves, the three-year historical average price is used in any reserve or cash flow analysis to designate reserves, and the primary environmental analysis or report must be filed with the appropriate governmental authority. In addition, the terms “mineral resource”, “measured mineral resource”, “indicated mineral resource” and “inferred mineral resource” are defined in and required to be disclosed by NI 43-101; however, these terms are not defined terms under SEC Industry Guide 7 and are normally not permitted to be used in reports and registration statements filed with the SEC. Investors are cautioned not to assume that all or any part of a mineral deposit in these categories will ever be converted into reserves.

 

“Inferred mineral resources” have a great amount of uncertainty as to their existence, and great uncertainty 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 Canadian disclosure rules, estimates of inferred mineral resources may not form the basis of feasibility or pre-feasibility studies, except in rare cases. Investors are cautioned not to assume that all or any part of an inferred mineral resource exists or is economically or legally mineable.

 

Disclosure of “contained ounces” in a resource is permitted disclosure under Canadian regulations if such disclosure includes the grade or quality and the quantity for each category of mineral resource and mineral reserve; however, the SEC normally only permits issuers to report mineralization that does not constitute “reserves” by SEC standards as in place tonnage and grade without reference to unit measures. Accordingly, information contained in this report and the documents incorporated by reference herein contain descriptions of our mineral deposits that may not be comparable to similar information made public by U.S. companies subject to the reporting and disclosure requirements under the United States federal securities laws and the rules and regulations thereunder.

 

The term “mineralized material” as used in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, although permissible under SEC Industry Guide 7, does not indicate “reserves” by SEC Industry Guide 7 standards. We cannot be certain that any part of the mineralized material will ever be confirmed or converted into SEC Industry Guide 7 compliant “reserves”. Investors are cautioned not to assume that all or any part of the mineralized material will ever be confirmed or converted into reserves or that mineralized material can be economically or legally extracted.

 

CAUTIONARY NOTE TO ALL INVESTORS CONCERNING ECONOMIC ASSESSMENTS THAT INCLUDE INFERRED RESOURCES

 

The Company currently holds or has the right to acquire interests in an advanced stage exploration project in Alaska referred to as the Livengood Gold Project (the “Livengood Gold Project” or the “Project”). Mineral resources that are not mineral reserves have no demonstrated economic viability. The preliminary assessments on the Project are preliminary in nature and include “inferred mineral resources” that have a great amount of uncertainty as to their existence, and are considered too speculative geologically to have economic considerations applied to them that would enable them to be categorized as mineral reserves. It cannot be assumed that all or any part of an inferred mineral resource will ever be upgraded to a higher category. Under Canadian disclosure rules, estimates of inferred mineral resources may not form the basis of feasibility or pre-feasibility studies. There is no certainty that such inferred mineral resources at the Project will ever be realized. Investors are cautioned not to assume that all or any part of an inferred mineral resource exists or is economically or legally mineable.

 

 

 

 

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

 

This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q contains forward-looking statements or information within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 concerning anticipated results and developments in the operations of the Company in future periods, planned exploration activities, the adequacy of the Company’s financial resources and other events or conditions that may occur in the future. Forward-looking statements are frequently, but not always, identified by words such as “expects,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “intends,” “estimates,” “potential,” “possible,” “plans” and similar expressions, or statements that events, conditions or results “will,” “may,” “could” or “should” (or the negative and grammatical variations of any of these terms) occur or be achieved. These forward-looking statements may include, but are not limited to, statements concerning:

 

·the Company’s future cash requirements, the Company’s ability to meet its financial obligations as they come due, and the Company’s ability to be able to raise the necessary funds to continue operations on acceptable terms, if at all;
·the preparation, timing, costs, and any anticipated contents of an updated pre-feasibility study (“PFS”) for the Livengood Gold Project, including the ability to incorporate work done since the Company’s April 2017 NI 43-101 report and further de-risk and identify the optimal project configuration for the Livengood Gold Project;
·the potential to improve the block model or production schedule at the Livengood Gold Project;
·the potential for opportunities to improve recovery or further reduce costs at the Livengood Gold Project;
·the Company’s ability to potentially include the results of its optimization process in the PFS or any future financial analysis of the Project and the estimated cost of such optimization process;
·the Company’s ability to carry forward and incorporate into future engineering studies of the Livengood Gold Project updated mine design, production schedule and recovery concepts identified during the optimization process;
·the Company’s potential to carry out an engineering phase that will evaluate and optimize the Livengood Gold Project configuration and capital and operating expenses, including determining the optimum scale for the Livengood Gold Project;
·the Company’s strategies and objectives, both generally and specifically in respect of the Livengood Gold Project;
·the Company’s belief that there are no known environmental issues that are anticipated to materially impact the Company’s ability to conduct mining operations at the Livengood Gold Project;
·the potential for the expansion of the estimated resources at the Livengood Gold Project;
·the potential for a production decision concerning, and any production at, the Livengood Gold Project;
·the sequence of decisions regarding the timing and costs of development programs with respect to, and the issuance of the necessary permits and authorizations required for, the Livengood Gold Project;
·the Company’s estimates of the quality and quantity of the resources at the Livengood Gold Project;
·the timing and cost of any future exploration programs at the Livengood Gold Project, and the timing of the receipt of results therefrom;
·the expected levels of overhead expenses; and
·future general business and economic conditions, including changes in the price of gold and the overall sentiment of the markets for public equity.

 

Such forward-looking statements reflect the Company’s current views with respect to future events and are subject to certain known and unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Many factors could cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements that may be expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including, among others:

 

 ·the demand for, and level and volatility of the price of gold;
 ·conditions in the financial markets generally, the overall sentiment of the markets for public equity, interest rates and currency rates;
 ·general business and economic conditions, including the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on such conditions;
 ·government regulation and proposed legislation (and changes thereto or interpretations thereof);
 ·defects in title to claims, or the ability to obtain surface rights, either of which could affect the Company’s property rights and claims;
 ·the Company’s ability to secure the necessary services and supplies on favorable terms in connection with its programs at the Livengood Gold Project and other activities;
 ·the Company’s ability to attract and retain key staff, particularly in connection with the permitting and development of any mine at the Livengood Gold Project;
 ·the accuracy of the Company’s resource estimates (including with respect to size and grade) and the geological, operational and price assumptions on which these are based;

 

 

 

 

 ·the timing of the ability to commence and complete planned work programs at the Livengood Gold Project;
 ·delays or unanticipated issues in updating the PFS for the Livengood Gold Project;
 ·the timing of the receipt of and the terms of the consents, permits and authorizations necessary to carry out exploration and development programs at the Livengood Gold Project and the Company’s ability to comply with such terms on a safe and cost-effective basis;
 ·the ongoing relations of the Company with the lessors of its property interests and applicable regulatory agencies;
 ·the metallurgy and recovery characteristics of samples from certain of the Company’s mineral properties and whether such characteristics are reflective of the deposit as a whole; and
 ·the continued development of and potential construction of any mine at the Livengood Gold Project property not requiring consents, approvals, authorizations or permits that are materially different from those identified by the Company.

 

Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein. This list is not exhaustive of the factors that may affect any of the Company’s forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements about the future and are inherently uncertain, and actual achievements of the Company or other future events or conditions may differ materially from those reflected in the forward-looking statements due to a variety of risks, uncertainties and other factors, including without limitation those discussed in Part I, Item 1A, Risk Factors, of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020, which are incorporated herein by reference, as well as other factors described elsewhere in the Company’s other reports filed with the SEC.

 

The Company’s forward-looking statements contained in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q are based on the beliefs, expectations and opinions of management as of the date of this report. The Company does not assume any obligation to update forward-looking statements if circumstances or management’s beliefs, expectations or opinions should change, except as required by law. For the reasons set forth above, investors should not attribute undue certainty to or place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

 

 

 

 

PART 1

 

ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

INTERNATIONAL TOWER HILL MINES LTD.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM BALANCE SHEETS

As at March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020

(Expressed in US Dollars - Unaudited)

 

  Note 

March 31,

2021

  

December 31,

2020

 
ASSETS          
           
Current          
Cash and cash equivalents 1 $11,998,038  $13,049,293 
Prepaid expenses and other    167,199   162,079 
Total current assets    12,165,237   13,211,372 
           
Property and equipment    7,805   7,832 
Capitalized acquisition costs 4  55,375,124   55,375,124 
Total assets   $67,548,166  $68,594,328 
           
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY          
           
Current liabilities          
Accounts payable   $229,277  $199,026 
Accrued liabilities 5  193,061   293,965 
           
Total liabilities    422,338   492,991 
           
Shareholders’ equity          
Share capital, no par value; authorized 500,000,000 shares; 194,908,184 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020 6  288,032,132   288,032,132 
Contributed surplus    35,473,776   35,454,805 
Accumulated other comprehensive income    1,902,620   1,759,228 
Deficit    (258,282,700)  (257,144,828)
           
Total shareholders’ equity    67,125,828   68,101,337 
           
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity   $67,548,166  $68,594,328 

 

General Information and Nature of Operations (Note 1)

Commitments (Note 8)

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated interim financial statements.

 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL TOWER HILL MINES LTD.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE LOSS

For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2021 and 2020

(Expressed in US Dollars - Unaudited)

 

    Three Months Ended 
  Note March 31,
2021
  March 31,
2020
 
Operating expenses          
Consulting fees 6 $60,001  $40,419 
Depreciation    27   443 
Insurance    40,910   31,224 
Investor relations 6  12,193   10,490 
Mineral property exploration 4  539,754   115,420 
Office    4,585   7,620 
Other    3,258   3,892 
Professional fees    46,641   52,120 
Regulatory    100,023   61,173 
Rent    33,956   33,933 
Travel    2,508   2,162 
Wages and benefits 6  163,250   154,530 
Total operating expenses    (1,007,106)  (513,426)
           
Other income (expenses)          
Gain/(loss) on foreign exchange    (140,687)  541,186 
Interest income    9,921   37,325 
Total other income (expenses)    (130,766)  578,511 
           
Net income (loss) for the period    (1,137,872)  65,085 
           
Other comprehensive income (loss)          
Exchange difference on translating foreign operations    143,392   (553,334)
Total other comprehensive income (loss) for the period    143,392   (553,334)
Comprehensive loss for the period   $(994,480) $(488,249)
Basic and diluted loss per share   $(0.01) $(0.00)
Weighted average number of shares outstanding – basic and diluted    194,908,184   187,573,671 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated interim financial statements.

 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL TOWER HILL MINES LTD.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2021 and 2020

(Expressed in US Dollars - Unaudited)

 

  Three-Month Period Ended March 31, 2021 
  Number of
shares
  Share capital  

Contributed
surplus

  Accumulated
other
comprehensive
income
  Deficit  Total 
Balance, December 31, 2020  194,908,184  $288,032,132  $35,454,805  $1,759,228  $(257,144,828) $68,101,337 
Stock-based compensation-options  -   -   18,971   -   -   18,971 
Exchange difference on translating foreign operations  -   -   -   143,392   -   143,392 
Net loss  -   -   -   -   (1,137,872)  (1,137,872)
Balance, March 31, 2021  194,908,184  $288,032,132  $35,473,776  $1,902,620  $(258,282,700) $67,125,828 

 

  Three-Month Period Ended March 31, 2020 
  Number of
shares
  Share capital  Contributed
surplus
  Accumulated
other
comprehensive
income
  Deficit  Total 
Balance, December 31, 2019  187,573,671  $278,213,801  $35,069,274  $1,574,011  $(252,626,110) $62,230,976 
Exchange difference on translating foreign operations  -   -   -   (553,334)  -   (553,334)
Net income  -   -   -   -   65,085   65,085 
Balance, March 31, 2020  187,573,671  $278,213,801  $35,069,274  $1,020,677  $(252,561,025) $61,742,727 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated interim financial statements.

 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL TOWER HILL MINES LTD.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2021 and 2020

(Expressed in US Dollars - Unaudited)

 

 

  Three Months Ended 
  

March 31,

2021

  

March 31,

2020

 
Operating Activities        
Income (Loss) for the period $(1,137,872) $65,085 
Add items not affecting cash:        
Depreciation  27   443 
Stock-based compensation-options  18,971   - 
Changes in non-cash items:        
Accounts receivable  24,155   108,287 
Prepaid expenses and other  (27,846)  (12,049)
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities  (72,012)  (92,726)
Cash (used in) provided by operating activities  (1,194,577)  69,040 
         
Effect of foreign exchange on cash  143,322   (540,996)
Change in cash and cash equivalents  (1,051,255)  (471,956)
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of the period  13,049,293   6,937,621 
         
Cash and cash equivalents, end of the period $11,998,038  $6,465,665 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated interim financial statements.

 

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INTERNATIONAL TOWER HILL MINES LTD.

NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

Three Months Ended March 31, 2021 and 2020

(Expressed in US Dollars - Unaudited)

 

 

1.GENERAL INFORMATION AND NATURE OF OPERATIONS

 

International Tower Hill Mines Ltd. (“ITH” or the “Company”) is incorporated under the laws of British Columbia, Canada. The Company’s head office address is 2710 – 200 Granville Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

 

International Tower Hill Mines Ltd. consists of ITH and its wholly-owned subsidiaries Tower Hill Mines, Inc. (“TH Alaska”) (an Alaska corporation), Tower Hill Mines (US) LLC (“TH US”) (a Colorado limited liability company), and Livengood Placers, Inc. (“LPI”) (a Nevada corporation). The Company is in the business of acquiring, exploring and evaluating mineral properties, and either joint venturing or developing these properties further or disposing of them when the evaluation is completed. At March 31, 2021, the Company has a 100% interest in its Livengood Gold Project, an exploration-stage project in Alaska, U.S.A.

 

These unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial statements have been prepared on a going-concern basis, which presumes the realization of assets and discharge of liabilities in the normal course of business for the foreseeable future.

 

As at March 31, 2021, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $11,998,038 compared to $13,049,293 at December 31, 2020. The Company has no revenue generating operations from which it can internally generate funds.

 

The Company will require significant additional financing to continue its operations (including general and administrative expenses) in connection with advancing activities at the Livengood Gold Project and the development of any mine that may be determined to be built at the Livengood Gold Project. There is no assurance that the Company will make a decision to build a mine at the Livengood Gold Project and, if so, that it will be able to obtain the additional financing required on acceptable terms, if at all. In addition, any significant delays in the issuance of required permits for the ongoing work at the Livengood Gold Project, or unexpected results in connection with the ongoing work, could result in the Company being required to raise additional funds to advance permitting efforts. The Company’s review of its financing options includes pursuing a future strategic alliance to assist in further development, permitting and future construction costs, although there can be no assurance that any such strategic alliance will, in fact, be realized.

 

Despite the Company’s success to date in raising significant equity financing to fund its operations, there is significant uncertainty that the Company will be able to secure any additional financing in the current or future equity markets. The amount of funds to be raised and the terms of any proposed equity financing that may be undertaken will be negotiated by management as opportunities to raise funds arise. Specific plans related to the use of proceeds will be devised once financing has been completed and management knows what funds will be available for these purposes.

 

COVID-19 Pandemic

 

In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus 2019 (“COVID-19”) a global pandemic. This contagious disease outbreak, which has continued to spread, and any related adverse public health developments, has adversely affected workforces, economies, and financial markets globally, potentially leading to an economic downturn. While it is not possible for the Company to predict the duration or magnitude of the adverse results of the outbreak and its ultimate effects on the Company’s business, results of operations or ability to raise funds at this time, as of the date of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, the COVID-19 pandemic has not had any material adverse effects on the Company.

 

 2.BASIS OF PRESENTATION


These unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“U.S. GAAP”) for interim financial information and with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 8 of Regulation S-X under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Accordingly, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by U.S. GAAP for annual financial statements. These unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2020 as filed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K. In the opinion of the Company’s management, these financial statements reflect all adjustments, consisting of normal recurring adjustments, necessary to present fairly the Company’s financial position at March 31, 2021 and the results of its operations for the three months then ended. Operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2021 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the year ending December 31, 2021.

 

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INTERNATIONAL TOWER HILL MINES LTD.

NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

Three Months Ended March 31, 2021 and 2020

(Expressed in US Dollars - Unaudited)

 

 

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires management to make judgments, estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements, and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the period. These judgments, estimates and assumptions are continuously evaluated and are based on management’s experience and knowledge of the relevant facts and circumstances. While management believes the estimates to be reasonable, actual results could differ from those estimates and could impact future results of operations and cash flows.

 

On May 6, 2021, the Board of Directors of the Company (the “Board”) approved these condensed consolidated interim financial statements.

 

Basis of consolidation

 

These condensed consolidated interim financial statements include the accounts of ITH and its wholly-owned subsidiaries TH Alaska, TH US, and LPI. All intercompany transactions and balances have been eliminated.

 

 3.FAIR VALUE OF FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS

 

The carrying values of cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable and accounts payable and accrued liabilities approximate their fair values due to the short-term nature of these financial instruments.

 

Financial instruments measured at fair value are classified into one of three levels in the fair value hierarchy according to the significance of the inputs used in making the measurement. The three levels of the fair value hierarchy are as follows:

 

·Level 1 – Unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities;
·Level 2 – Inputs other than quoted prices that are observable for the asset or liability either directly or indirectly; and
·Level 3 – Inputs that are not based on observable market data.

 

There were no financial instruments measured at fair value.

 

 4.MINERAL PROPERTY

 

The Company had the following activity related to the mineral property:

 

Capitalized acquisition costs Amount 
Balance, December 31, 2020 $55,375,124 
Acquisition costs  - 
Balance, March 31, 2021 $55,375,124 

 

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INTERNATIONAL TOWER HILL MINES LTD.

NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

Three Months Ended March 31, 2021 and 2020

(Expressed in US Dollars - Unaudited)

 

 

The following table presents costs incurred for exploration and evaluation activities for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020:

 

  March 31,2021  March 31,2020 
Exploration costs:        
Environmental $55,690  $36,584 
Equipment rental  15,372   11,639 
Field costs  43,413   39,272 
Geological/geophysical  372,724   6,286 
Land maintenance and tenure  30,130   30,210 
Legal  22,425   (8,571)
Total expenditures for the period
 $539,754  $115,420 

 

Livengood Gold Project Property

 

The Livengood property is located in the Tintina gold belt approximately 70 miles (113 kilometers) northwest of Fairbanks, Alaska. The property consists of land leased from the Alaska Mental Health Trust, a number of smaller private mineral leases, Alaska state mining claims purchased or located by the Company and patented ground held by the Company.

 

Details of the leases are as follows:

 

a)A lease of the Alaska Mental Health Trust mineral rights having a term beginning July 1, 2004 and extending 19 years until June 30, 2023, subject to further extensions beyond June 30, 2023 by either commercial production or payment of an advance minimum royalty equal to 125% of the amount paid in year 19 and diligent pursuit of development. The lease requires minimum work expenditures and advance minimum royalties (all of which minimum royalties are recoverable from production royalties) which escalate annually with inflation. A net smelter return (“NSR”) production royalty of between 2.5% and 5.0% (depending upon the price of gold) is payable to the lessor with respect to the lands subject to this lease. In addition, an NSR production royalty of l% is payable to the lessor with respect to the unpatented federal mining claims subject to the lease described in b) below and an NSR production royalty of between 0.5% and 1.0% (depending upon the price of gold) is payable to the lessor with respect to the lands acquired by the Company as a result of the purchase of Livengood Placers, Inc. in December 2011. During the three months ended March 31, 2021 and from the inception of this lease, the Company has paid $Nil and $3,651,168, respectively.

 

b)A lease of federal unpatented lode mining claims having an initial term of ten years commencing on April 21, 2003 and continuing for so long thereafter as advance minimum royalties are paid and mining related activities, including exploration, continue on the property or on adjacent properties controlled by the Company. The lease requires an advance minimum royalty of $50,000 on or before each anniversary date for the duration of the lease (all of which minimum royalties are recoverable from production royalties). An NSR production royalty of between 2% and 3% (depending on the price of gold) is payable to the lessors. The Company may purchase 1% of the royalty for $1,000,000. During the three months ended March 31, 2021 and from the inception of this lease, the Company has paid $Nil and $830,000, respectively.

 

c)A lease of patented lode mining claims having an initial term of ten years commencing January 18, 2007, and continuing for so long thereafter as advance minimum royalties are paid. The lease requires an advance minimum royalty of $20,000 on or before each anniversary date through January 18, 2017 and $25,000 on or before each subsequent anniversary (all of which minimum royalties are recoverable from production royalties). An NSR production royalty of 3% is payable to the lessors. The Company may purchase all interests of the lessors in the leased property (including the production royalty) for $1,000,000 (less all minimum and production royalties paid to the date of purchase), of which $500,000 is payable in cash over four years following the closing of the purchase and the balance is payable by way of the 3% NSR production royalty. The Company paid $15,000 of royalties during the three months ended March 31, 2021, for a total of $265,000 from the inception of this lease. The Company has acquired a 40% interest in the mining claims subject to the lease, providing the Company with a 40% interest in the lease.

 

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NTERNATIONAL TOWER HILL MINES LTD.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

Three Months Ended March 31, 2021 and 2020

(Expressed in US Dollars - Unaudited)

 

 

d)A lease of unpatented federal lode mining and federal unpatented placer claims having an initial term of ten years commencing on March 28, 2007, and continuing for so long thereafter as advance minimum royalties are paid and mining related activities, including exploration, continue on the property or on adjacent properties controlled by the Company. The lease requires an advance minimum royalty of $15,000 on or before each anniversary date for the duration of the lease (all of which minimum royalties are recoverable from production royalties). The Company is required to pay the lessor the additional sum of $250,000 upon making a positive production decision, of which $125,000 is payable within 120 days of the decision and $125,000 is payable within a year of the decision (all of which are recoverable from production royalties). An NSR production royalty of 2% is payable to the lessor. The Company may purchase all of the interest of the lessor in the leased property (including the production royalty) for $1,000,000. The Company paid $15,000 of royalties during the three months ended March 31, 2021, for a total of $188,000 from the inception of this lease.

 

Title to mineral properties

 

The acquisition of title to mineral properties is a detailed and time-consuming process. The Company has taken steps to verify title to mineral properties in which it has an interest. Although the Company has taken every reasonable precaution to ensure that legal title to its properties is properly recorded in the name of the Company, there can be no assurance that such title will ultimately be secured.

 

5.ACCRUED LIABILITIES

 

The following table presents the accrued liabilities balances at March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020.

 

  

March 31,2021

  December 31,2020 
Accrued liabilities $171,783  $227,459 
Accrued salaries and benefits  21,278   66,506 
Total accrued liabilities $193,061  $293,965 

 

Accrued liabilities at March 31, 2021 include accruals for general corporate costs and project costs of $52,837 and $118,946, respectively. Accrued liabilities at December 31, 2020 include accruals for general corporate costs and project costs of $51,151 and $176,308, respectively.

 

6.SHARE CAPITAL

 

Authorized

 

The Company’s authorized share capital consists of 500,000,000 common shares without par value. At December 31, 2020 and March 31, 2021, there were 194,908,184 shares issued and outstanding.

 

Share issuances

 

There were no share issuances during the three months ended March 31, 2021.

 

Stock options

 

The Company adopted an incentive stock option plan in 2006, as amended September 19, 2012 and reapproved by the Company’s shareholders on May 28, 2015 and May 30, 2018 (the “Stock Option Plan”). The essential elements of the Stock Option Plan provide that the aggregate number of common shares of the Company that may be issued pursuant to options granted under the Stock Option Plan and any other share-based compensation arrangements may not exceed 10% of the number of issued shares of the Company at the time of the granting of the options. Options granted under the Stock Option Plan will have a maximum term of ten years. The exercise price of options granted under the Stock Option Plan shall be fixed in compliance with the applicable provisions of the Toronto Stock Exchange (“TSX”) Company Manual in force at the time of grant and, in any event, shall not be less than the closing price of the Company’s common shares on the TSX on the trading day immediately preceding the day on which the option is granted, or such other price as may be agreed to by the Company and accepted by the TSX. Options granted under the Stock Option Plan vest immediately, unless otherwise determined by the directors at the date of grant.

 

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INTERNATIONAL TOWER HILL MINES LTD.

NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

Three Months Ended March 31, 2021 and 2020

(Expressed in US dollars – Unaudited)

 

A summary of the options granted under the Stock Option Plan as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020 is presented below:

 

  Three Months EndedYear Ended 
  March 31, 2021December 31, 2020 
  Number of
Options
  Weighted Average Exercise Price (C$)  Aggregate Intrinsic Value (C$)Number of
Options
  Weighted Average Exercise Price (C$)  Aggregate Intrinsic Value (C$) 
Balance, beginning of the period  2,707,049  $0.94     2,452,049  $0.94     
Granted  -   -     255,000   0.92     
Balance, end of the period  2,707,049  $0.94  $1,123,231 2,707,049  $0.94  $2,287,262 

 

The weighted average remaining life of options outstanding at March 31, 2021 was 2.4 years.

 

Stock options outstanding are as follows:

 

  March 31, 2021 December 31, 2020 
Expiry Date Exercise
Price (C$)
  Number of Options  Exercisable Exercise
Price (C$)
  Number of Options  Exercisable 
February 25, 2022 $1.11   510,000   510,000 $1.11   510,000   510,000 
February 25, 2022 $0.73   270,000   270,000 $0.73   270,000   270,000 
March 10, 2022 $1.11   120,000   120,000 $1.11   120,000   120,000 
March 16, 2023 $1.00   580,000   580,000 $1.00   580,000   580,000 
March 16, 2023 $0.50   130,000   130,000 $0.50   130,000   130,000 
June 9, 2023 $1.00   30,000   30,000 $1.00   30,000   30,000 
March 21, 2024 $0.61   374,817   374,817 $0.61   374,817   374,817 
February 1, 2025 $1.35   250,000   250,000 $1.35   250,000   250,000 
August 8, 2025 $0.85   187,232   187,232 $0.85   187,232   187,232 
May 27, 2026 $0.92   255,000   85,000 $0.92   255,000   85,000 
       2,707,049   2,537,049      2,707,049   2,537,049 

 

A summary of the non-vested options as of March 31, 2021 and changes during the three months ended March 31, 2021 is as follows:

 

Non-vested options: Number of
options
  Weighted average
grant-date fair value
(C$)
 
Outstanding at December 31, 2020  170,000  $0.76 
Outstanding at March 31, 2021  170,000  $0.76 

 

At March 31, 2021, there was unrecognized compensation expense of C$47,412 related to non-vested options outstanding. The cost is expected to be recognized over a weighted-average remaining period of approximately 0.9 years.

 

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INTERNATIONAL TOWER HILL MINES LTD.

NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

Three Months Ended March 31, 2021 and 2020

(Expressed in US dollars – Unaudited)

 

Deferred Share Unit Incentive Plan

 

On April 4, 2017, the Company adopted a Deferred Share Unit Plan (the “DSU Plan”). The DSU Plan was approved by the Company’s shareholders on May 24, 2017 and reapproved by the Company’s shareholders on May 27, 2020. The maximum aggregate number of common shares that may be issued under the DSU Plan and the Stock Option Plan is 10% of the number of issued and outstanding common shares (on a non-diluted basis).

 

During the year ended December 31, 2020, the Company granted each of the members of the Board (other than those directors nominated for election by Paulson & Co. Inc., the Company’s largest shareholder) 90,217 deferred share units (“DSUs”) with a grant date fair value (defined as the weighted average of the prices at which the common shares traded on the exchange with the most volume for the five days immediately preceding the grant) of C$0.92 per DSU, representing C$83,000 per director or C$415,000 in the aggregate. The DSUs entitle the holders to receive common shares of the Company without the payment of any consideration. The DSUs vested immediately upon being granted but the common shares underlying the DSUs are not deliverable to the holder until the holder is no longer serving on the Board.

 

DSUs outstanding are as follows:

 

  Three Months Ended  Year Ended 
  March 31, 2021  December 31, 2020 
  Number of
Units
  Weighted Average
Exercise Price
(C$)
  Number of
Units
  Weighted Average
Exercise Price
(C$)
 
Balance, beginning of the period  1,834,481  $0.81   1,383,396  $0.77 
Issued  -   -   451,085  $0.92 
Balance, end of the period  1,834,481  $0.81   1,834,481  $0.81 

 

Share-based payments

 

During the three-month period ended March 31, 2021, there were no stock options granted under the Stock Option Plan and no DSUs granted for common shares of the Company under the DSU Plan. Share-based payment compensation for the three months ended March 31, 2021 totaled $18,971 ($18,971 related to stock options and $Nil related to DSUs). Of the total expense for the period ended March 31, 2021, $2,232 was included in consulting fees, $1,116 was included in investor relations, and $15,623 was included in wages and benefits in the statement of operations and comprehensive loss.

 

During the three-month period ended March 31, 2020, there were no stock options granted under the Stock Option Plan and no DSUs granted for common shares of the Company under the DSU Plan. Share-based payment compensation for the three months ended March 31, 2020 totaled $Nil.

 

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INTERNATIONAL TOWER HILL MINES LTD.

NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

Three Months Ended March 31, 2021 and 2020

(Expressed in US dollars – Unaudited)

 

7.SEGMENT AND GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

 

The Company operates in a single reportable segment, being the exploration and development of mineral properties. The following tables present selected financial information by geographic location:

 

  Canada  United States  Total 
March 31, 2021            
Capitalized acquisition costs $-  $55,375,124  $55,375,124 
Property and equipment  7,805   -   7,805 
Current assets  11,673,206   492,031   12,165,237 
Total assets $11,681,011  $55,867,155  $67,548,166 
December 31, 2020            
Capitalized acquisition costs $-  $55,375,124  $55,375,124 
Property and equipment  7,832   -   7,832 
Current assets  12,862,068   349,304   13,211,372 
Total assets $12,869,900  $55,724,428  $68,594,328 

 

Three months ended March 31, 2021  March 31, 2020 
Net income (loss) for the period – Canada $(366,948) $413,537 
Net loss for the period – United States  (770,924)  (348,452)
Net income (loss) for the period $(1,137,872) $65,085 

 

8.COMMITMENTS

 

The following table discloses the Company’s contractual obligations as of March 31, 2021, including anticipated mineral property payments. Under the terms of the Company’s mineral property purchase agreements, mineral leases and unpatented mineral claims, the Company is required to make certain scheduled acquisition payments, incur certain levels of expenditures, make lease or advance royalty payments, make payments to government authorities and incur assessment work expenditures (as summarized in the table below) in order to maintain and preserve the Company’s interests in the related mineral properties. If the Company is unable or unwilling to make any such payments or incur any such expenditure, it is likely that the Company would lose or forfeit its rights to acquire or hold the related mineral properties. The following table assumes that the Company retains the rights to all of its current mineral properties, but does not exercise any lease purchase or royalty buyout options:

 

  Payments Due by Year 
  2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 and beyond Total 
Mineral Property Leases(1) $392,688 $426,972 $513,715 $519,136 $524,625 $530,183 $2,907,319 

Mining Claim Government Fees

  132,460  132,460  132,460  132,460  132,460  132,460  794,760 
Total $525,148 $559,432 $646,175 $651,596 $657,085 $662,643 $3,702,079 

  

 
 1.Does not include required work expenditures, as it is assumed that the required expenditure level is significantly below the level of work that will actually be carried out by the Company. Does not include potential royalties that may be payable (other than annual minimum royalty payments). See Note 4.

 

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ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

 

The following Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations (“MD&A”) should be read in conjunction with our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020. All currency amounts are stated in U.S. dollars unless noted otherwise.

 

Current Business Activities

 

General

 

In response to improved gold prices and changing worldwide macroeconomic conditions that are now supportive of accelerating work on the Livengood Gold Project, on May 7, 2020, the Board directed management to prepare an updated pre-feasibility study (“PFS”) for the Project.

 

Recent Developments

 

On January 12, 2021, the Company announced that the Board had approved a 2021 budget of $5.6 million and endorsed the associated 2021 work program to advance the Livengood Gold Project. The key element of the 2021 work program is the completion of the updated PFS for the Livengood Gold Project that is planned for release in October 2021. The work program will also advance the baseline environmental data collection in critical areas of hydrology and waste rock geochemical characterization needed to support future permitting, as well as advance community engagement.

 

In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus 2019 (“COVID-19”) a global pandemic. This contagious disease outbreak, which has continued to spread, and any related adverse public health developments, has adversely affected workforces, economies, and financial markets globally, potentially leading to an economic downturn. While it is not possible for the Company to predict the duration or magnitude of the adverse results of the outbreak and its ultimate effects on the Company’s business, results of operations or ability to raise funds at this time, as of the date of this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, the COVID-19 pandemic has not had any material adverse effects on the Company.

 

Results of Operations

 

Summary of Quarterly Results

 

Description March 31, 2021  December 31, 2020  September 30, 2020  June 30, 2020 
Net income (loss) $(1,137,872) $(1,995,576) $(1,101,763) $(1,486,464)
Basic and diluted net gain (loss) per common share $(0.01) $(0.01) $(0.01) $(0.01)
                 
   March 31, 2020   December 31, 2019   September 30, 2019   June 30, 2019 
Net income (loss) $65,085  $(760,035) $(858,406) $(1,387,054)
Basic and diluted net gain (loss) per common share $0.00  $(0.00) $(0.01) $(0.01)

 

Three Months Ended March 31, 2021 compared to Three Months Ended March 31, 2020

 

The Company had a net loss of $1,137,872 for the three months ended March 31, 2021, compared to a net income of $65,085 for the three months ended March 31, 2020.

 

Mineral property expenditures were $539,754 for the three months ended March 31, 2021 compared to $115,420 for the three months ended March 31, 2020. The increase of $424,334 is primarily due to efforts toward an updated PFS during the three months ended March 31, 2021.

 

Regulatory costs were $100,023 for the three months ended March 31, 2021 compared to $61,173 for the three months ended March 31, 2020. The increase of $38,850 is primarily due to increased TSX, New York Stock Exchange, and annual SEDAR fees related to the Company’s increased market valuation.

 

Excluding share-based costs of $2,232 and $Nil for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and March 31, 2020, respectively, consulting costs were $57,769 for the three months ended March 31, 2021, compared to $40,419 for the three months ended March 31, 2020. The increase of $17,350 is primarily due to increased investor relations support services.

 

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Insurance costs were $40,910 for the three months ended March 31, 2021, compared to $31,224 for the three months ended March 31, 2020. The increase of $9,686 is primarily due to premium increases.

 

Excluding share-based costs of $15,623 and $Nil for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and March 31, 2020, respectively, wages and benefits were $147,627, for the three months ended March 31, 2021 compared to $154,530 for the three months ended March 31, 2020. The decrease of $6,903 is primarily due to a variation in timing of employee benefits.

 

Share-based payment charges

 

Share-based payment charges for the three-month periods ended March 31, 2021 and 2020 were allocated as follows:

 

Expense category: March 31, 2021  March 31, 2020 
Consulting $2,232  $- 
Investor relations  1,116   - 
Wages and benefits  15,623   - 
Total $18,971  $- 

 

Share-based payment charges were $18,971 during the three months ended March 31, 2021 compared to $Nil during the three months ended March 31, 2020. The increase of $18,971 is mainly the result of the stock options for common shares of the Company issued to its employees and consultants on August 8, 2019 being fully vested upon issuance and the stock options for common shares of the Company issued to its employees and consultants on May 27, 2020 vesting over a period of two years, with only one-third being exercisable upon grant.

 

Other items amounted to total other expense of $130,766 during the three-month period ended March 31, 2021, compared to total other income of $578,511 during the three-month period ended March 31, 2020. As a result of the impact of exchange rates on certain of the Company’s U.S. dollar cash balances, the Company had a foreign exchange loss of $140,687 during the three-month period ended March 31, 2021, compared to a gain of $541,186 during the three-month period ended March 31, 2020. The average exchange rate during the three-month period ended March 31, 2021 was C$1 to US$0.7899 compared to C$1 to US$0.7443 during the three-month period ended March 31, 2020. Interest income was $9,921 for the three-month period ended March 31, 2021, compared to $37,325 for the three-month period ended March 31, 2020. The decrease of $27,404 is primarily due to short-term investment certificates being re-invested upon maturity at a lower interest rate.

 

Liquidity Risk and Capital Resources

 

The Company has no revenue generating operations from which it can internally generate funds. To date, the Company has predominantly financed its ongoing operations through the sale of its equity securities by way of public offerings and private placements and the subsequent exercise of share purchase and broker warrants and options issued in connection with such private placements.

 

As at March 31, 2021, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of $11,998,038 compared to $13,049,293 at December 31, 2020. The decrease of approximately $1.1 million resulted mainly from the expenditures on operating activity of $1.2 million and a positive foreign currency transaction impact of $0.1 million.

 

The Company had no cash flows from financing activities during the three-month periods ended March 31, 2021 and 2020.

 

The Company had no cash flows from investing activities during the three-month periods ended March 31, 2021 and 2020.

 

As at March 31, 2021, the Company had working capital of $11,742,899 compared to working capital of $12,718,381 at December 31, 2020. The Company expects that it will operate at a loss for the foreseeable future, but believes the current cash and cash equivalents will be sufficient for it to complete its anticipated 2021 work plan at the Livengood Gold Project and satisfy its currently anticipated general and administrative costs through at least the next 12 months.

 

The Company will require significant additional financing to continue its operations (including general and administrative expenses) in connection with advancing activities at the Livengood Gold Project and the development of any mine that may be determined to be built at the Livengood Gold Project, and there is no assurance that the Company will be able to obtain the additional financing required on acceptable terms, if at all. In addition, any significant delays in the issuance of required permits for the ongoing work at the Livengood Gold Project, or unexpected results in connection with the ongoing work, could result in the Company being required to raise additional funds to advance permitting efforts. The Company’s review of its financing options includes pursuing a future strategic alliance to assist in further development, permitting and future construction costs, although there can be no assurance that any such strategic alliance will, in fact, be realized.

 

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Despite the Company’s success to date in raising significant equity financing to fund its operations, there is significant uncertainty that the Company will be able to secure any additional financing in the current or future equity markets. See “Risk Factors – We will require additional financing to fund exploration and, if warranted, development and production. Failure to obtain additional financing could have a material adverse effect on our financial condition and results of operation and could cast uncertainty on our ability to continue as a going concern” included in Part I, Item 1A of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020.

 

Other than cash held by its subsidiaries for their immediate operating needs in the United States, all of the Company’s cash reserves are on deposit with a major Canadian chartered bank. The Company does not believe that the credit, liquidity or market risks with respect thereto have increased as a result of the current market conditions.

 

Contractual Obligations and Commitments

 

The following table discloses the Company’s contractual obligations as of March 31, 2021, including anticipated mineral property payments and work commitments. Under the terms of the Company’s mineral property purchase agreements, mineral leases and unpatented mineral claims, the Company is required to make certain scheduled acquisition payments, incur certain levels of expenditures, make lease or advance royalty payments, make payments to government authorities and incur assessment work expenditures (as summarized in the table below) in order to maintain and preserve the Company’s interests in the related mineral properties. If the Company is unable or unwilling to make any such payments or incur any such expenditure, it is likely that the Company would lose or forfeit its rights to acquire or hold the related mineral properties. The following table assumes that the Company retains the rights to all of its current mineral properties, but does not exercise any lease purchase or royalty buyout options:

 

   Payments Due by Year 
  2021   2022   2023   2024   2025   2026 and beyond        Total 
Mineral Property
Leases(1)
 $392,688  $426,972  $513,715  $519,136  $524,625  $530,183  $2,907,319 
Mining Claim
Government Fees
  132,460   132,460   132,460   132,460   132,460   132,460   794,760 
Total $525,148  $559,432  $646,175  $651,596  $657,085  $662,643  $3,702,079 

 

1.Does not include required work expenditures, as it is assumed that the required expenditure level is significantly below the level of work that will actually be carried out by the Company. Does not include potential royalties that may be payable (other than annual minimum royalty payments).

 

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

The Company does not have any off-balance sheet arrangements.

 

Environmental Regulations

 

The operations of the Company may in the future be affected from time to time in varying degrees by changes in environmental regulations, including those for future removal and site restoration costs. Both the likelihood of new regulations and their overall effect upon the Company vary greatly and are not predictable. The Company’s policy is to meet or, if possible, surpass standards set by relevant legislation by application of technically proven and economically feasible measures.

 

Certain U.S. Federal Income Tax Considerations for U.S. Holders

The Company has been a “passive foreign investment company” (“PFIC”) for U.S. federal income tax purposes in recent years and expects to continue to be a PFIC in the future. Current and prospective U.S. shareholders should consult their tax advisors as to the tax consequences of PFIC classification and the U.S. federal tax treatment of PFICs. Additional information on this matter is included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020, under “Part II. Item 5. Market for Registrant’s Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities - Certain U.S. Federal Income Tax Considerations for U.S. Holders.”

 

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ITEM 3. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

 

Not applicable.

 

ITEM 4. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

 

Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

As of March 31, 2021, an evaluation was carried out under the supervision of and with the participation of the Company’s management, including the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, of the effectiveness of the design and operation of the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) of the Exchange Act). Based on the evaluation, the Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Financial Officer have concluded that, as of March 31, 2021, the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures were effective in ensuring that information required to be disclosed in reports filed or submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission under the Exchange Act: (i) is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in applicable rules and forms and (ii) is accumulated and communicated to management, including the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, in a manner that allows for timely decisions regarding required disclosures.

 

The effectiveness of our or any system of disclosure controls and procedures, however well designed and operated, can provide only reasonable assurance that the objectives of the system will be met and is subject to certain limitations, including the exercise of judgement in designing, implementing and evaluating controls and procedures and the assumptions used in identifying the likelihood of future events.

 

Changes in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

 

There were no changes in internal control over financial reporting during the quarter ended March 31, 2021 that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, the Company’s internal control over financial reporting.

 

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PART II – OTHER INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

 

Not applicable.

 

ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS

 

There have been no material changes to the risk factors previously disclosed in Part I, Item 1A of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020 under the heading “Risk Factors.”

 

ITEM 2. UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS

 

Not applicable.

 

ITEM 3. DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES

 

Not applicable.

 

ITEM 4. MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES

 

Pursuant to Section 1503(a) of the Dodd-Frank Act, issuers that are operators, or that have a subsidiary that is an operator, of a coal or other mine in the United States are required to disclose specified information about mine health and safety in their periodic reports. These reporting requirements are based on the safety and health requirements applicable to mines under the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977 (the “Mine Act”) which is administered by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (“MSHA”). During the three-month period ended March 31, 2021, the Company and its subsidiaries were not subject to regulation by MSHA under the Mine Act and thus no disclosure is required under Section 1503(a) of the Dodd-Frank Act.

 

ITEM 5. OTHER INFORMATION

 

Not applicable.

 

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ITEM 6. EXHIBITS

 

Exhibit NumberDescription
31.1Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Exchange Act Rules 13a-14(a) and 15d-14(a), as adopted pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
  
31.2Certification of Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Exchange Act Rules 13a-14(a) and 15d-14(a), as adopted pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
  
32.1Certification of the Chief Executive Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
  
32.2Certification of the Chief Financial Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
  
101Interactive data files pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T: (i) the Condensed Consolidated Interim Balance Sheets at March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, (ii) the Condensed Consolidated Interim Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss for the Three Months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, (iii) the Condensed Consolidated Interim Statements of Changes in Shareholders’ Equity for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, (iv) the Condensed Consolidated Interim Statements of Cash Flows for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2021 and 2020, and (v) the Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Statements.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

 

International Tower Hill Mines Ltd.

 

By:/s/ Karl L. Hanneman 
 Karl L. Hanneman 
 Chief Executive Officer 
 (Principal Executive Officer) 
 
Date: May 7, 2021

 

 

By:/s/ David Cross 
 David Cross 
 Chief Financial Officer 
 (Principal Financial and Accounting Officer) 
 
Date: May 7, 2021

 

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