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NGD New Gold

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Anne Day Vice President, Investor Relations
Renaud Adams President and Chief Executive Officer
Robert Chausse Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
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Operator

Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by, and welcome to the New Gold Third Quarter 2020 Earnings Conference Call. At this time, all the participant lines are in a listen-only mode. After the speakers presentation there will be a question and answer session. [Operator Instructions]. I would now like to hand the conference over to your speaker today, Anne Day, Vice President of Investor Relations. you. Thank ahead. go Please

Anne Day

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Renaud Adams

Thank you, Anne, and thank you all for joining us today.

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Robert Chausse

good Renaud and Thanks, morning.

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Renaud Adams

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Anne Day

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Operator

you gentlemen, concludes today's this call. and Ladies participating. conference Thank

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