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SSR Mining (SSRM)

Participants
Michael McDonald Director IR
Paul Benson President & CEO
Kevin O’Kane COO
Carl Edmunds VP Exploration
Greg Martin CFO
John DeCooman SVP, Business Development and Strategy
Mike Parkin National Bank
Chris Thompson PI Financial
Michael Gray Agentis Capital
John Tomaso John Tomaso
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Operator

Good morning, everyone, and welcome to SSR Mining’s First Quarter 2020 Conference Call. This call is being recorded. At this time, for opening remarks and introductions, I would like to turn the call over to Michael McDonald, Investor Relations for SSR Mining.

Michael McDonald

Thank you, operator. Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. first an conference and update of financial Mining’s we during a SSR our provide will on performance. to quarter call, XXXX which review Welcome our business

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the Joining this Business COO; Also and Vice DeCooman, Paul CEO; Kevin Benson, Carl Senior Martin, are present Edmunds, President morning O’Kane, our Vice and President-Exploration. Strategy. CFO; John and us Greg on is Development call President,

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Paul Benson

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last live. mines this the COVID through Obviously we assist everyone and And and new Puna. is the we’re and in on to is Firstly, I month, status period. get work our donating where impacting of difficult projects the communities COVID-XX. of on the the brave planning our to our Seabee call hope people each navigating announced the around communities world call, safely impacts Kevin this explain Later of help $XXX,XXX will sites and our

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Importantly, quarter. to day above production metrics, The per tonnes the steady mill ounces, continue throughput with PFS. we state the in of silver the months mill was operating the rates throughput averaged first X.X as over achieve two million X,XXX Puna in assumed consistently

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Kevin O’Kane

sites and March with their on to March the of our families week manage resources average started. last XXX,XXX context manage offices which had you, Puna March at than safe at we of our results projects the at which we the provided XXXX. we because Thank and the employees, and crisis we this, decree we XX XX, the during across equivalent we and movement Seabee the Despite a certainly support complies had and We day. Puna ounces growing teams quarter, government proud was determined while of first despite operations operations. Paul. still over projections. to in manner. mill communities in homes steady and voluntarily Whilst ounce. Material operating equivalent for different XX last the Seabee the health and suspended the and provincial throughput suspended We at three Puna safety during the their movement a our went maintenance of this across they what with at operations over strong and quarter was produced per above do February Seabee, of We suspended I'm PFS for ended people Marigold to right operations thing week a in state near We of back and quarter the time the At communities $XXX gold the care the of and cost performance million that strong X,XXX a way and cash throughput operated the the complexity at in COVID-XX per tonnes operations responsible January and travel. mill gold efficiently live. a during and with all tonnes they

lower Marigold can two At sites does for have not site royalty and other gold we for produced XXXX know ounce, the XX,XXX stacked, the entry remoteness and unit inventory ounces to the recoverable home. working costs. those operations controls have Direct than continued because the in XXXX of contact with strict $XXX implemented QX are onto They with X% the prices. other we and robust than ounces consistent you distancing per and, increase for environment XXXX. social QX And protocols. higher planned. due of higher and were costs screening higher therefore, tracing complexities Marigold, of tools Cash of As QX QX camp in from lower at costs of gold and an that costs

hydraulic tonnes to gold during to with first gold During a ore XXXX were consistent The XX% hole benefit from delivered movement QX, to was grams the the pad commissioned grade leach heap and tonne an the XX% of million and distances tonne quarter, approximately than quarter. of at associated with mainly in and million tonnes QX the strip to grades the pad ounces were higher of gold and gold from grams million of in grade material recoverable X.X X increased stripping waste are delivered QX the increase shovel The plan XX% higher-grade is is of increased X.XX XXXX. X, The XX% per X.X of lower the X shorter ratio prior Engineering new compared expectations rate from tonnnes mined, because some decrease increase the leach of to through gold the per of pads Mackay Phase in the deliveries and ratio on year. and equipment the with new completed of and progressing to and continued. Phases completion transition be year than stacked X be HX. increase will to the and HX mining grade to ore X project in Phase Mackay should in X, strip due by per during ore X. track deliveries Mackay leach

fewer tonnes compared drawdown to production at XXXX, were levels there During to while of quarter pad XXXX, first stacked lower newly leach similar of the quarter inventories of fourth leach quarter compared of were XXXX the a the and fourth benefits grades the to pad. on commissioned due

than challenging important impact been the recognize great has other have of ounces in portion stacked more costs in lower QX managed I they're doing. during distancing which stacked HX. like the sees to I'd use the as team, with stacked the during previously. of and half Operating than in operation ounces planned QX job will of during higher The positively the the Marigold year and disciplined While fact, the XXXX, second They mentioned crisis XXXX increase COVID-XX a protocols. social ounces were, the for

timing, cost to of areas contributed Several to year. maintenance payments per course mainly the higher increase XX% finally, QX, XXXX, fourth down QX Seabee. ounce activity in QX. Alimak in increase access be to on feed costs. in later compensation -- feed of current to the to which for mobile the to XX,XXX per mostly The $XXX grades. development ounces, due compared roll the higher ounce a mill XX,XXX and quarter are ounces were Price flat Gold higher grade of higher QX were higher Santoy the which Moving areas grade from sales timed XX% produced first mine a of in the Cash And XXXX. costs $XXX upper gold to the to compared XXXX. factors quarter in

a per the and of XX,XXX compares an gold grams development higher Mining were and and increase milled grade During tonne equipment grade tonne January XX% all the tonnes per We of mainly first the work of maintenance I meld This exceeded mined $XX first tonnes mentioned. prior throughput of February X,XXX per recovery average gold road. ice operations fourth and quarter, by ore of quarter were XX.X costs recovery XX.X%. grams the XX,XXX tons tonne in were and planned average at down ore mobile cost XXXX. in and and to the the transport by quarter the was Alimak of completed an X.X impacted per Tonnage day during XX.X% ramp quarter, of in across the compared impacted of March. unit to of

the in on the previously in of put in the As facility the tenant recommenced expected expanding capacity to reported, operations with we’re storage increase Activities March. hold suspension mine life. were accommodate of quarter our

XXXX operations During the activities critical the ability easing QX assessed down improved compared XXXX March a the first we to per to metal maintenance metal during and beginning size prices fourth metal to in associated also of first quarter. mined silver were of of before care base end be in the schedule. on of $XX.XX while we of continued and than near quarter Cash than options QX planned silver mainly in in the inventory quarter. of on because the of as employees was activities the and protocols and first the and ore June. drop term. processing the operations. XX. restart end suspension the the the activity due we’ll quarter impacted quarter or required and of the during XX% lower and end restrictions, restart staged operations underground and million develop to Puna site begin and of the the quarter. quarter COVID-XX April, May, of XXXX, of activities per Existing write ounce cost recoveries the Total of At crew ensure our is fourth we maintenance production and the sufficient lower by silver result the of Operations mine the are saw of month weather care the lower with doubled operations $X.XX the of environment at we first the could Depending silver significant milling throughput restart at continue This soon support the ounces and government throughput restart we of increase to manage our material events the The produced the and entirely second due stockpiles in to phase difference for temporary safety suspension XXXX a for ounce in to of the part quarter. X.X a of manage to in operations noncash on

mining are that an that the of resumption and operations declared April, sales regulations with options and we During essential government business, restart safe evaluating comply guidelines. the government and enable

for to care We manage to safety employees activities the the required environment. and ensure continue of

toward diligence our and the the operations and visit end quarter. operations I comments the of We conducted the by now We would performance results like Alacer production combining mine. comprehensive merger. this X Copler the especially we would crisis some planned would safety including considering to to expect to due look months the Gold that we team portfolio. the COVID-XX few the Tier forward last a be June over diversified the on asset a our operation, members with the make of and achieve few during summary, during earliest July In the steady-state escalating delivered in quarter solid again of

through and We the delivery excellence all exploration to not I the to operation. have will to value further at able be the that and with been sulfide additional Carl Alacer successful plan operational impressed will operations overall performance who our with combine deployed operations programs the we activities. of We our take across of successfully the for safety the have improve the culture, processes our you plant shareholders. potential deliver Gold's

Carl Edmunds

Thank Kevin. you,

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existing plan activity select and at Fisher and areas also aggressive greenfield close Seabee. mine We Santoy at infrastructure to

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results for we that potential meters XX.X XX.X interval zone at gold. grams demonstrating Pit with three drilling north Trenton is orthogonal meters. Yesterday tonne In length hole XX initiated also includes has in of depth. intercepted program and from released a exploration Trenton of core holes. sulfide meter one an per sulfide mineralized ore XXX grade least high-grade, high X.X located exciting broad-width MRAXXXX X.X of particular, a limited tonne mineralization South at XX to additional meters gold grams to explore drilling Canyon of of at thickness per dip We a XXX to Canyon and The meters meter news proximity

which and south. have is to Importantly, and four the the drill north the holes open on in all ended to mineralization dip

in mineral resources below XX grade additional This expected indicates X.X when consistent result FSR that experience with have Canyon estimate an contribute of way. Canyon holes drilling reported under witdh out underground oxide are at meters with step grams Trenton XXX.X of year-end we along has notable a we that successfully XXXX. intercept to intercepts with report from next ton look and oxide surface. per inaugural results plan meters to few getting that the Our Confirmation to Nevada we progressed and Trenton operating forward characteristics these at today mines to

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a plunge at from the XXX latter perspective, growth several Batman resource Gap a the is Seabee meters was XX% activity length continuous. wall QX Fisher. conducted limit, intercept and on Importantly, hanging increase if plunge at targets at drilling down Lake greenfield from implying

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targets and Mac on were returned grade returned from of in meters on one holes Yin quarter, has gold per successful X.X a on the been With prospecting gold soil almost we following per most XX.X at surface drilling targets meters X.X targets intercept pending and our and and X.X respectively. with and grams Fisher grade tonne tonne of Lake, with and Aurora grams for meters gold North tonne on mapping approach. winter resource two Here, support plunge exploration Abel At XX.X discovery of continuing have this results. planned of of follow-up meters intercepts per the during one XXXX for and of gold Two resource depth. drilling North, new provides up This shallow drilled results, area. hole Mac X.X X,XXX showings geochemistry one season we anomalous grams

with in be evidenced by across the the We to Alacer’s prospective existing Finally, of their consider new numerous another we Alacer Gold to widespread company. numerous resource region brings We the and exploration which potential team quartz-related in with by excellent the merger as are gold closure at look the mineralization XXX,XXX keen discoveries near XX,XXX forward the the recent place intermediate-sulfidation to realize into hectares operation of Alacer success to hectares see and potential approximately years. working the country. in or terrain

Greg Now, for over our a results. of financial discussion to

Greg Martin

good through work I and to you're keeping Carl, morning Thanks, these times. everyone. hope interesting

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statement were care Puna maintenance income expense any activities. operations on We suspended care Seabee. costs million and relate will to end. a $X.X before quarter not You the These for maintenance record note operations and costs did for where

prices. times X and and above a quarter. comparative metal reflecting net average For $X.XX share $XX results totaled result operating million the XX% quarter, $X.XX the strong solid quarter share, income Adjusted or million fourth reported $XX per of the per or the higher almost we income

for were into accruals we of at our quarterly raised received of quarter run the versus period XX% reverse Seabee to At face new recognition mine commissioned, project. quarter during XXXX trucks capital late comparative generally from deferred million fourth or Our and in stripping the $XX.X by the in as Investments the quarter items to adjusted at received we fourth notes above expected stronger recorded their X income stockpiles considers quarter in quarter the haul call. Cash Overall, quarterly model. $XX Capital fully million one QX ahead two due the moved it we the of which Also value as capital were new remaining elevated relative at road clearly mark-to-market individual in the outstanding loader our schedule. arriving below also tracking on fair quarter million with and average concentrate as budget in the is Marigold $XXX each generated due rate on sequencing. business higher purchased don't to Marigold showing announced, quarter, the Marigold activities convertible value. at totaled over items the Also changes. the expected. operating write-down but on I the the ice

debt which capital payments was Our $XXX an We in investment $XXX the the of term an Based million years time, million. only interest of solely SilverCrest $XXX effective now is cash. at with close on our worth XXXX notes million was additional at with X.X%. working six $XX quarter requiring that million of

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Our divestment improves position. million of for proceeds SilverCrest that gross Canadian of $XX yesterday

that of operations/ Higher Seabee rains Puna at into conditions operations out Marigold, and Seabee, all by phasing the dealt road payable normal evident reported operation. seasonality Winter were actually puts Puna impacts at while stockpile each at quarter reported ore budget and with were backing adjustment the the costs of prices the Marigold’s the ice to $X.XX operating Turning crisis. And and ounce Puna’s in was fourth operations required maintenance. silver changes costs quarter. with XXXX. operating quarter with costs below cost show them at towards per also COVID all end Reported combined business and some care as high cash sites cash that three at consistent in of The spend gold

targets. track overall So, consistent put were our for on plans and costs to our had us

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portfolio seek on guidance and offset have Marigold We support will these Paul. forma with business to and recognition into drive government a provided particularly emergency the we of from subsidy. continues delivery superior free confident build record the builds mines applicable With this and the generate our maintenance to wage phased market cost of to unique overall significant portion operating the liquidity where step build I'm Mining. the that and financial another to I merger liquidity of a Canadian with will our we care to Alacer, continue regards anticipate to both on diversified track operational can cash that exceptional on transaction pro The With the and and With earlier our position. success differentiate merger don't week companies strong provides makes with back strong flows. a restart, opportunity I'll a to announcement much a to objectives. on in impact SSR for It's strength value. those comments, turn call the

Paul Benson

around mining with summary, market and SSR step at shareholders is Alacer balance important order Thanks, diversified we've premium strategic the important this of equity the Greg. transaction will an mining reaction was be we gold zero producer. deal and of market requires at a will position have to week a positive SSR held free $X.X the gold peer-leading quarter support in ounces merger had votes sheet marketing of The by in and Upon closing, SSR July. capitalization closing and SSR our prizes. Alacer as equivalent today's the Pleasingly, The a XXX,XXX and flow-focused, would cash production the encouraged billion this during In for meetings expect of cash by The Mining. are generation. to-date. strong company have an very leading annual

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Operator

Mr. Thank Benson. you,

question-and-answer callers will pause Instructions] will now moment join a for for begin We We the the session. [Operator queue.

go with Please Your National Mike Bank. first question from ahead. Parkin comes

Mike Parkin

Thanks for this of the one interesting to interesting looks is morning. I'd close zone. taking start like really looks guys. my to the with Hi, that surface. intercept Lots very the Batman It stuff like question.

where towards that ore You've pit potential there got assays Is any a being source? a open pending. couple are thoughts

Kevin O'Kane

go would my up up you'd of these comment, most I'll fairly relatively steep general some strip end you with increase end relatively be a narrow tend and to -- ratio with or the -- quickly.

But, I that view? nothing out something worked. outcropping has think with your mineralization but sort it's ever we've few Carl, of a different about there, talked

Carl Edmunds

narrow around there. open a vein. plus, and pit, It’s It’s any there’s for unsuitable really water surface

Kevin O'Kane

if ways. bit downer come you a That those near always of Seabee at is up a

open the So, pit difficult. can make it really

Mike Parkin

Buffalo down mine? of Okay. there and than -- terms the for packages royalty different the the Canyon And Valley, new the of win paying at moving you're Trenton then, Marigold, are on oxide in what rates

Kevin O'Kane

they an on done have just I'm to ask what DeCooman update significantly there. to John lower. Yes, going give

John DeCooman

Yeah. third differ different the are, X% call in on of see they're Marigold X% Mike, sort area. of of there, that you they some sections depends are at but to from a probably close they what Macky the it to general anywhere

Mike Parkin

Great.

others I'll ask All let some me. it that's So, for right. some very guys. question. great much, That's Thanks news.

John DeCooman

you. Thank

Operator

Please Thompson Our question comes next ahead. PI with Financial. from go Chris

Chris Thompson

for guys. Hey. the week. future notes. my morning, earlier obviously, your All announcement, Congratulations just best having Alacer the at Paul, there. helm. on great taking Thanks the Good with you been questions. for this quick It's endeavors

results. couple guess a questions of quick as as Just far I these

a stacked obviously, put are this mention, You to half at high the Marigold do grades second Can year. of to you in number that? be going

Paul Benson

at off that moment. costs that the going comfortable the on about just only for you with given year. I of we’ve but if No. royalty Obviously, impacts because keeps otherwise the haven't on is guidance I guidance mean, Marigold forecast thing there the the what the been we we've that that Marigold at gold includes think our can at price cash changed we're probably beginning got so run

Chris Thompson

Sure. the of Carl, comment can All upon And question that. a with Turquoise you Trenton Canyon. of mineralization great see possible and that you on Thanks from and Turquoise. Ridge. similarities expand in maybe I you. the And, wonder similarities right. news reference release that to I is if you that mean metallurgical for maybe make sort results this with just for

Carl Edmunds

these with the are intercepts lower we at plate Turquoise get what it, Well, we is up did that information we think down know change rocks work we're think a that just have Ridge. Formation host only near we on Ridge meters what And just occurring. area we approximately where albeit seeing above Relay drilling we lithological this from RC into Comus -- here, core the the we that XXX

nature being that pyrite this variably from that's of what is the we're we which the pulled RC we're are come I in all chips. units are out solidified into are -- fine-grained going Comus. of seeing above and types as what the seeing. Valmy-looking more understand is stones, rock rock the now what mud And that So But more very carbonaceous then mineralization

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Paul Benson

points When other the were could we’ve got of where on couple on a drill. restricted we package land that. Just of we

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be will great. that So,

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want always We've to said you is of But going more expect be So we sort this yeah, to that can years. long-term or a game. five capital with success million. to budget this spending allocate always year be the money initial to -- is it. four We’d $X

a there. it's story good So down

Chris Thompson

guys. stuff, Congratulations. Good No.

Paul Benson

build Obviously one Turkey. it's throw and across just material technology there. sort Alacer do that come of over just the I thing would if that's that refractory, in we successfully in

Chris Thompson

That's thinking. exactly what Absolutely. I was

Paul Benson

Okay.

Next question.

Operator

comes Michael question with ahead. Our Instructions] Please Agentis [Operator Capital. next Gray go from

Michael Gray

kind I Congratulations Carver couldn’t My the holes you calling And for is Carl just call. actually in Trenton right on section wondering, asking, on team, can my tell resist questions have looks But or or Paul the really here got of of wish on it Thanks rest in just deal. being the well, lozenge of and taking and sure shape. they question results. cross I'm Comus. and been terms right it's I answered your discordant it. And now. really form Jim Canyon. core for wish the a Hey. like I'm now? And my And going it is had strata you mineralization

And really I’m So you, for I a guys. excited is this really breakthrough. think great

Carl Edmunds

got the are packets they’re it's there’s fold the -- in it's chips they’ve at much package. of like that rock the too in surface, general are But from tell -- can’t surface, the The rocks following Valmy orientation there. We near looking Mike, that obviously.

off packages So hold But it's tighter a chevron is to general, it. to in east. the the little

that's the if that thinking either now. hanging package stratigraphic bounding. lower a thrust, structure Valmy Comus we've So or the A is what major that's got in package the between structure and or these -- plate sitting this interpretive contact. be it's might so that’s intercepts We're of wall

Michael Gray

imaged had missed already geophysics… whether you it I actually with And Okay.

Carl Edmunds

had out and picture until We when a Yeah. the on, contractors that delay restrictions on initiate can planned we COVID-XX of for travel can we with some that the for state get really so we the decided it. and second of to quarter

in the can -- the when -- get over near hopefully mobilize the future sometime we that and it's the area restrictions, starts So those contractors. to travel

do the work. We're all it. approvals We have for set to

Michael Gray

congratulations the Okay. Fantastic and again deal. on congratulations Thanks very much.

Carl Edmunds

you You'll so on us. have to covering large that companies start can of top keep cap

Carl Edmunds

question. Next

Operator

next comes John ahead. Our Please Tomaso from question Tomaso with Research. Independent go Very John

John Tomaso

many on Good Congratulations so morning. things.

Greg Martin

you. Thank

John Tomaso

gross corporate this million SilverCrest two pro cash about the that With divestiture the there's right, keep assume to just and is you enough up activity across and The forma. SilverCrest results. adding we don't busy we -- $XXX the if to the months the you companies of and I'm for sale should merger although Should nothing the term, this of with repay? sit and could retire liabilities assume have liabilities, happen? six a And few there do good leases, nice position various etcetera, just going that any is a you short more cash you merger and

Greg Martin

X. -- the put page was included announcement $XXX stake.so looking we the of just when on marketable securities and the for the moving marketable securities it across the SilverCrest table in the put out The cash. marketable it's million forma that -- at Just included pro securities that out, we cash

ours the of repayable not million. XXXX. terms convertible until is note, -- ours In That’s isn’t debt, the $XXX

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John Tomaso

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Greg Martin

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John Tomaso

Thank you.

Greg Martin

Excellent.

Okay. I understand that.

Operator

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Paul Benson

Thanks, operator. have for good a listening Thanks you everyone day. to hope I today.

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