Eldorado Gold (EGO)

Jeff Wilhoit Interim Head-Investor Relations
George Burns President and Chief Executive Officer
Phil Yee Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Brock Gill Senior Vice President, Projects & Transformation
Jason Cho Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer
Cosmos Chiu CIBC
Kerry Smith Haywood Securities
Mike Parkin National Bank Financial
Tanya Jakusconek Scotia Bank
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Thank you for standing by. This is the conference operator. Welcome to the Eldorado Gold Corporation Q1 2021 Financial and Operational Results Conference Call. [Operator Instructions] And the conference is being recorded. [Operator Instructions] I would now like to turn the conference over to Jeff Wilhoit, Interim Head of Investor Relations. Mr. ahead, go Please Wilhoit.

Jeff Wilhoit

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George Burns

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Phil Yee

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the Lira. $X.XX adjusted $X,XXX to a quarter of per share $XX numbers, $XX gold compared the quarter. net exchange of million million price pricing $X.XX earnings Adjusted compared increase related of XXXX. the a earnings to Turkish brief operating a non-cash provisional million for share increased to on in million primarily per of EBITDA net $X.X ounce same of $X.X $XXX a adjusting million translation adjusted of in $XX.X adjusted million per previous a to to or million tax to in the the the sales one-time to shareholders concentrate After quarter results, The quarter net loss XXXX QX $X.XX led non-recurring deferred per loss ago. realized compared $XX strong adjustments foreign to one and items, of first or The in the share, year loss XXXX to Turning for balances price share, realized including from earnings or net per of in first adjusted related XX% to reported gold XXXX. quarter earnings $X.XX reflects QX first or negative in review company

went the weakening at increased per related the to in value of Lira million QX from current As $X.XX to the to stated U.S. denominated to of to the XXXX, due earnings U.S. than current These taxes gains. local cash X.XX during primarily exchange share the due of the per the expense in foreign year lower QX Lira tax $XX.X $XX.X terms, which significant Turkish our the quarter higher of of the Lira foreign was $X gains This higher depreciation expense totaled earlier, QX. dollar a of quarter, result a to in exchange weakening leading gain. in end dollar Lira unrealized compared weakening of share currency million the start quarter. Tax taxable XXXX, to approximately expectations at adjusted as taxable million the and were in X.XX

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We and continued position revolving our lowered reduction also had $XX.X zero million XX, net March to available is the of ratio effectively of credit facility. times in and our Eldorado first at as X.XX a end leverage to quarter at net of compared reflecting XXXX cash undrawn debt. the under XXXX,

XXXX free generated million cash higher million than $XX.X, QX XXXX. the flow QX in Our significantly $X.X totaled

operational to Looking those With Brock essential future quarters be the that, increasingly flow our go in turn year, through free growth. balance to I'll towards to continued our deployed now generation of over the cash this investments it to highlights. capital will

Brock Gill

Phil, and with everyone. XX. Thanks, Slide day, good Starting

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George Burns

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Thank you.

begin comes now CIBC. question-and-answer Cosmos The question go will first Instructions] from We [Operator the session. from ahead. Chiu Please

Cosmos Chiu

Brock. George, Phil and Thanks, Great.

for questions few a here. maybe Just me

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Phil Yee

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part of quarter-to-quarter – tied taxes The is reflects it's and exchange the in tax a foreign to adjustment. a Turkey other

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remain policies being. with the Turkish and think So, with the actions forecast higher Turkish was higher around for the resulted a Central In the for weakening QX, eight Lira And QX, the time I than in the – the for with now Lira there's there concerns unique is Turkish still some to being And that Bank. was taken to in of still that forecast the is of the economic are QX. – tax. significant eight, Lira

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Cosmos Chiu

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George Burns

George. kick It's take it. at I'll a maybe

Cosmos Chiu

George. Hi

George Burns

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you On just is give major the the general I'll characterization. And us. next technical report milestone for a that

for Skouries in plant main that built. recognize infrastructure So, The at you got is to is the place. half

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steel facilities, procure to terms for got So, in in that. of the stack we've the dry building the in equipment

years. need there But over will in the ground. costs associated of on the with plant the the last on predominantly So, couple the some things rest are we of escalation the be that

be the kind of top else dam ready. lateral everything underground So, there's stack the development, a we're that section will a test stopping production. is to But lot deliver underground there's filtered ensure decline We Right any to or to got lot perpetuity ready rock of ore of work the underground. to a that pre-stripped, the to the a the vertical ready do things order of erosion. done. starter dry the the control of development there's dam for in plant so of have basically, open will We've it's in the now, body, the once tailings but got in commercial at lot have pit for and is

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Cosmos Chiu

like right. infrastructure a Right. And on or four yes, question was site, years Skouries. yes, my But of I place now. And on already the quick maybe last being A ago now. ages remember just lot it ago here. you're at in three seems And follow-up

QX, and goalposts you in construction As in you on prepared technical XXXX. or during report construction potentially us some gave said then, starting talked earlier the or coming remarks, study financing, about continuing feasibility updated QX in out you

at? partner, Is we in you've sort need looking starting the partnership you in past. construction? you bring that that Do before between, we expect talked a a timeline in So joint potentially should about in should the kind of that be venture of financing place

George Burns

in just some comments. then additional I'll provide level and a jump let answer Jason it Well, to high

focused get technical to of So, to joint for best the to year mean, primary and one QX kind in our financing us and One high-quality provide yes, of the I investment is to reasons. many completed be the to things important and of governments the is is another capital, strategy these that is that as a on finalize continue positions multi-decade over assets study time, venture two are to the we'll multitude to be we able bring for go. voice have come

lot a be there's used our in decision-making, a that will with of here I'll maybe So, factors few let Jason in jump comments.

Jason Cho

Yes, thanks, George.

George to So, kind already land place, with optimal Cosmos, are said. consistent respect and study pieces the with capital early from suggest seen continue funding not And probably with in EIA that's that likely as to funding to feasibility on without critical the works. it terms would And you've to stage relates that I allocated that. the there it properly Timing happen. to has probably a do respect updated as updated without is would more funding. budgets, ensure of we to making being But partner, material is we to commitments

George the the And or this balance is on to mentioned is this land progress year early year. So, something to idea of as later through try has next.

Cosmos Chiu

the weekend. all have Those lot. questions a I a Thanks and have Great. good

George Burns

Thanks, Cosmos.


ahead. from Haywood Kerry comes Securities. Smith question next go The Please from

Kerry Smith

off that need Skouries in the EIA before updated the Kassandra or could stack operation? be is does for approved for to the construction – the Thanks, tails? covered does EIA Skouries dry that under whole the guess, the I And Kassandra, for operator. start need to amendment for timing existing with EIA what you be George,

George Burns

Hi, Kerry, for questions. thanks those

primarily the mean, amended I and working on Olympias government for that EIA actively So, for we're is Stratoni. with

a able as Olympias to higher you in Olympias infrastructure need continue So, drop able solid that's Skouries to But – from we for costs And provide dramatically, ramp is be our for costs the our production underground to and perspective. will a support underground proceed to asset and really to is variable mine be remain know, plan significant have to what and fixed to that we going ramping will with permitting development production, us. our By some the fixed rates. margins. that up make up

so are approved productivity us in value. throughput key, submitted will is but permit that So, improvements enable this a and efficiency to getting increase

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ramp guidance sometime this a of on this have our up later There's to steady to urgency really in no approval see kind contemplates, expansion that year. file expect of Olympias, an expect So, Olympias, year, you next five-year because over it's time. as

sooner, the the very we've got to two but we've overall We the government on do supportive jobs we ramp for we're protect permit existing got better our better, to for working are, so, I from obviously see can we five-year as And And stage to the and quicker wealth regulatory what through up. environment, handling plan simply a process. then can in deliver think be need margins the And this Stratoni, the years, the lower the on last accomplished early able shipment right capacity concentrate way looking the create the you that our things that's we've and everybody.

And you so, optimistic updated. feeling this, and we'll pretty about we're keep

Kerry Smith

the And great. that you one-on-one EIA EIA if just Okay, before out? secondly, few for that. be in the is first required for submitted on or get report Perama, that QX, Thanks can comes submission the, then

George Burns

keeping all opportunity. of I is the and ourselves our Well, the appraised updating of XX-XXX that technical information mean, just simply in market

a there's progressing lot a lot and completed. terms communities strategic EIA still pulled that's with parameters, engagements We've be to got together, there'll of stakeholder be In the of the be government. When with then to done.

proceed. be we'll able position, year be to be And acceptance the Perama to benefits, And government embedded updated protection being in a opportunity. to there's to done to to unfolds. updated to then keep to over work a be communities everybody ensure the next study, and all, the so, this in and permitting that's of environmental you mean, construction lot in there's get our the as through lot a get I of all and this done next understands that the

Kerry Smith

that? file So, the to for be what to would you sense approved, get then then secondly, have And timing strategic a the it do rough George, EIA?

George Burns

I mean next just expect expect it’s I would see to early year. submit enough to tell year. I an approval we stage, And you, this

Kerry Smith


going this XX% case? But Obviously, repertoire, your very from on be tax would to And helpful. you that to to back seen, likely never XX% raise XXXX, their it happen. Phil intention confident ratchet see are by I've that XX% and the a it then increase, And a you for government that is taxes lower how fairly Turkish debt happen? and them. that's question rarely maybe to Okay just can on

Phil Yee

Yes, Good Yes, April tax Kerry. XX. announced was the morning. hi increase in

like the weeks really, recent that some sector. unique as response that's government's tax to So A challenges current country. two the fairly it's ago. being are of I is development. in everybody. It's increase not affecting viewed mining the It's think to a faced And economic

then current and it plan terms it put raise see in official, out I and on years. suspect I reduce point their they in XX is how going of they this really slowly since the that successful And So, to think it's the mitigating general at couple that challenges. it's economic of it next depend over to been to that

same, whether communicated the been not that's and everybody it but to remains or to So, what's to enacted Kerry market. will change be

I comfortable suspect that's this point, at that what they're So, with.

Kerry Smith

Right, okay. last… one And then just

Phil Yee

I just there a might jump in second. for

to So, predict and us I what obviously for government know mean, will impossible do. the it's

taxes of But think intentions increased assuming you XX then had giving now reduced to example, I and to and XX. just Greece, that's we we an the to back their XX us we're in that they're had case. give for

happen. does we in mean, I that. think, go taxes it I So, not have seen up, overall but down, trend government long-term typically

Kerry Smith

one operations And lower. And it to higher-grade comments, last a on that okay. access was right, just Brock's which from question the sounded wall to grade portion. like Kışladağ, All for QX mounted the due a was failure,

grade grams QX? still less QX. in for guidance the probably you of Is in grams this or were average year, the issue or is X.XX, do because X.XX for Your you'll year, X.XX to the going you that than think, think be overall and I X.XX

Brock Gill

Yes, we're safety the access be high was expected was once in the a I QX stronger. bottom into had it's a and mean back ramp we And bottom. stabilized failure minor expected a sequencing now. the be expecting from to just on I to said and up, for we're year going wall perspective, perspective that grade from the cleaned as limited just

The the my life grade lower grade on. in quarterly ounces of up shifting Kerry, the and more the I'd significantly, in from that expectations. And opportunity throughput But an point more we shorten that terms counteracted the perspective, a you of at that's QX, create but thing was to look create focus an to maintain that's we'll in to continue slightly, helped If so, and going throughput, our and with well, if that's going positive internal pretty can perspective, value. increase it's from mine just one to, is a year.

on we're pointing changing guidance The to really So, the that in not there that everywhere. was throughput. successful at And some And continuous quarter. we're be our this. solid on And that the great looking if at team on on to at I'm having we're year for going future. it's was we're the that a out upside result could successful repeat. improvement quarter something a Kışladağ try just

Kerry Smith

All right, okay.

great. very Okay, Thank that's you That's much. helpful.


next Bank The from ahead. National Parkin Mike question go from comes Please Financial.

Mike Parkin

congrats Kassandra development under same, is included the or is, same that's at got guys wanted just Skouries, EIA to separate? Perama, Mines the on that Hi, it that I encouraging. See what the that Perama confirm it's is

George Burns

we're EIA separate that support a a it's separate project. asset. No, working on to And

Mike Parkin

fees costs, feed would do the proposing is does what transportation for XXXX port economic include an this we upside terms that in does in benefits with to seeing be Stratoni March, the QX? coming of And you're the Skouries, at updated that that scenario of Okay. or

George Burns

Joe can jump or in there. Brock you

Brock Gill

As XXXX, slightly less the we're now. changes than of port anticipating were

should be technical some or this So, – in there upside is potentially report.

Mike Parkin

my questions answered. Okay. other All for

So, very thanks again. much

George Burns

Mike. Thanks


from Tanya ahead. Scotia from go Bank. Please comes question next The Jakusconek

Tanya Jakusconek

that just of Good too Maybe Skouries. we depreciation Phil, Great. our I quarter. what a getting my some us for for year? on provide could were am Congrats morning, to forecast this been If already, on have for Can guidance the That's but outstanding. everyone. questions just ask tailings again mean, permit I lot on I asked for good you expect off news.

Phil Yee

Sure. Hi Tanya.

depreciation, assets. on higher basis at the Lamaque, our some other than So, tracking per was a ounce of our particularly

it's is we've mine given and So, Lamaque relatively a estimate in growing. new a change introduced that

portion a added we've inferred. So, the of

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Tanya Jakusconek

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Phil Yee

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consistent tracking are we based on with those adjustments. think I

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Phil Yee

you Or I numbers. can get the with to back

Tanya Jakusconek

technical structure, through are thank you just and various freight, you labor? we you cost What side, okay anything seeing Yes, just in seeing fuel, you in you seeing? world. to Are jurisdictions are what the understand, work tires, besides And sort steel, if because in which you. any, anything on trying of maybe the just inflationary your cyanide, pressures seeing, in are appreciate

George Burns

seeing is But the seeing inflation washes to not that's I well the then we've counteracts FX and the all issues. that, we're U.S. think the obviously surprise inflationary exchange XX Yes, years that But a abnormal. hand, anything and all come the we've inflationary have Turkey been And the the Lira COVID other is rate impacts that, country, in in out. ratio. of with we're on a – it periods in Turkey. up kind seen the over with Other

moves haven't far. planet, year tough unusual the seen So, horrible on although in of we ours been so any it's a inflationary

Tanya Jakusconek

labor your And George?

George Burns

get that we Well, washed have, costs in of that. up in with ratcheted generally the as then Turkey FX, because like labor gets out. our up inflation goes labor, But I said, our

up inflation terms in but labor each go of So happening inflation with again, year, nothing wages either. there's abnormal

Tanya Jakusconek

you fashion you. Okay. Thank I for so much the look right. All Thank number. color. that forward to

George Burns

you. Thank


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