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SSR Mining (SSRM)

Participants
Brian Martin Investor Relations
Rod Antal President and CEO
Greg Martin CFO
Stew Beckman Chief Operating Officer
Ovais Habib Scotiabank
Cosmos Chiu CIBC
Tyler Langton JP Morgan
Ryan Thompson BMO
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Operator

Good day, everyone and welcome to SSR Mining’s Fourth Quarter and Year End 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 Brian Martin, Investor Relations for SSR Mining. Please go ahead.

Brian Martin

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Rod Antal

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Greg Martin

you. Thank

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Stew Beckman

Greg. Thanks,

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Rod Antal

thanks, and Greg. Stew, Well, thanks,

dividend approach integration, fourth inaugural financial So business We our despite performance. our year capital all while at finishing our declared tremendous with done challenges to a merger, COVID, by the and this quarter a morning, of exceptionally operations, team allocation. strong the at responsible have the new our strength job us which the highlights thrown completing managing

will we remain options financial with returns allocation We value that ‘XX, many during safety capital on our shareholders for organic while focus capital we high execution, assess our presentation. Quarter line to have in highlighted shareholders, X In XXXX our been potential the this with the growth policy for value our progressing results. creating and further

I’ll So to with to questions the have. pass the any that, you may operator take line

Operator

Thank you.

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Ovais Habib

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Rod Antal

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Ovais Habib

getting Thanks, Rod antsy here I Okay. guess. just

on moving to exploration. Just

or as organic through just three the portfolio? be well are in mean, assets know, of plans little as bit next – organic focus at assets and the definitely go near San Copler, kind your you’re Pitarrilla once a becoming non-core Seabee. looking you then, Marigold the do main seems as will part those are and And of then those know, remain What in mine You your I pipeline? you’ll Luis, you what start on opportunities looking at to assets,

Rod Antal

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prices else there. to and little see Puna cash great continuing. of this the where as today, going with investing some see money well are potential You what year, flow might they And you we particularly know some to it’s exploration silver exist that a are we generator, know, at around into put looking and

and as know, understand at us. of important of we holding stage, front the of those value will full this it’s more the questions bit really time for that you So, And Ovais pattern, a obviously, become goes on, portfolio. mine a

Ovais Habib

again, Rod. taking for my it, That’s yeah, and, so questions. Thanks thanks much

Operator

CIBC. Cosmos from Please go of comes question next ahead. Our Chiu

Cosmos Chiu

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Stew Beckman

Stewart here. Yeah, Cosmos, it’s

Cosmos Chiu

Stew. Hi,

Stew Beckman

used differentially to it And do use the going and Alacer annually. this know, we’re we’d aim, that’s to you So with what do do going to forward.

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them time in finalizing at taking just and the moment. We’re

you’ll year year, at or So the see filings filings, of the I with the the say. to should those end end get

Cosmos Chiu

soon it Okay, be should the month. out so within coming fairly like

Stew Beckman

March. in regularly that do we’ll And

Cosmos Chiu

Okay.

Okay.

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infrastructure. it in so going have sounds to me, you’re like And to to put some

based However, know, place. you in could potentially me help you together on infrastructure in Could of today? of try you know, and how this kind in some you fits you it said, know, already terms piece kind as to in what Stew, fit of, there’s

Rod Antal

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So of discovered beginning the the CX obviously, it the really the story as then, was for that on backside And well. Copler. just of we new

it’s agnostic view definitely of gold value But, you for it’s the discoveries because exciting. the the discovery Stew? shareholders. know, a to terms porphyry buck my you whether know, of, in I’m you for and best or and best a So, bang that’s it’s grind, know, gold-copper whether our only, is time

Stew Beckman

Yep.

I maybe So could it. just how help to about think you

the standalone So would about that as porphyry carry potentially its know, porphyry, deposit, we own which should, thinking you infrastructure. a we’re

That and to do at each as said, of cutbacks, on up concentrator, test the epithermal contact we’re of the currently undertaking. typical a contacts, the the we work more pick that’s we if, would expect know, gold. the that the you So,

there into know plant is, might opportunity the have the have And to typical the and things copper, may you or for a been concentrate, looking that the, like whether also going at gold more make the is the in of after you areas us lower one sulfide we laboratory we copper that which be be any for and forward. the We not of look whether that concentrate. very gold high know, recover suitable para they

know, typical But volume those fashion, the cheerful if you into got opportunities. out, the enough length, you we length if you holes know, know, strike that where get that the know, bottom we’ve the look the pulled porphyry. first So, grade you we sit of at they of lots the of can of and the, and you in in

the porphyry stand it’ll know, well in discoveries world. against other You

Cosmos Chiu

really copper a it really, is split you’ve gold? And basis. here mentioned, on you between know, you that drill as it copper equivalent behind here? Is then, you grade, remind the And the you and know, what’s out, they on Great. put me, copper-driven? economics know, Stew, are intercepts the the Could you

Stew Beckman

this we gold the four gold-driven It’s two-thirds that value, about stage sold. holes in for first at

Cosmos Chiu

Okay.

I guess equivalent so Okay, a I grade? because you wondering, just was copper out why you, it put know, do as

Stew Beckman

typically how at that’s look people porphyries. Because

Cosmos Chiu

Okay.

Stew Beckman

it trying So help to to do against to to able our something porphyries. were understand people be it we write to

Cosmos Chiu

you. – Got the then And

Stew Beckman

copper with you lower that with porphyry grades. thing, know, – other a a the As tend volume, to larger be

see So, a you throughput of facility. rather Copler current lower larger, you of generally the that would development mean a fitting higher the know, a know, concentrator larger the the sort tonnes grade, porphyry you

Cosmos Chiu

question you. is Got Maybe on my a is – that the XXXX last last Thanks, catalysts. Stew.

reduction, continuous enhancements? at improvement as I expand talked initiatives. about, sense that’s something get You just you’re something know, know, Mining you a on terms You how to, Marigold, trying you that of know, I’m that’s controlled guess, you maybe, to that? continuous looking drilling? at know, going Could know, know, getting better mentioned you you in Marigold? replacement ongoing get had been know, that being and you’re in at you Is cost equipment, to SSR the improvement past, great about considered, considered, Is you Marigold? that,

Stew Beckman

got know moment. replacement program quite on Marigold a Yeah, the a obviously so going at fleet at we’ve you of

see So the some plant, opportunity throughput And AI within we there’s we’ve hit the of on we’re some technology the apply year, over in straps. pass the in might the operating congestion. to work, higher advances of within when and actually as based the PC PID we did pit. the think some got control start plan plan, level know, similar there’s top rate caution to the done we you thought of some we the we have some dispatch, their showing, we’ve kept doing was, ever fact was control. that work, real XXXXs and a Copler, we part for And movements biggest have This really original to started the the seen that would their

starting look So continuous as as we’re those the the that to type of at on. – types well that improvement guys working other work, type always of are of

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looking AI help you to we’re and plan not to how us So, automate use to fleet, and know, we can but better. better resources immediately allocate manage

Rod Antal

really meaningful. you increments America are because remember, know you When

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Stew Beckman

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Cosmos Chiu

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Stew Beckman

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get were required Some just to they also the looking of that was continued at. plan, go-forward

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Cosmos Chiu

for Thanks questions a the are the have. very thorough those answer lot. Thanks I And Thanks. here.

Operator

from comes go question Morgan. Please ahead. Tyler JP next with Langton Our

Tyler Langton

general, know, taking my good I a know, of and over for it’s and for guess up, just up could flotation are any inflation, or you seeing outside uncertain you in there with risks any CapEx the for year those, diesel know, question. through you one guess, we not that? I so, whether thanks you just, the the afternoon, CapEx more PEA equipment Copler specifically prices spend, with cost and next, that the year. you guess, I it’s know, sort the inflationary labor, but And something materials, know Yeah, then then kind case know, oil maybe prices or, of you huge pressure circuit, targets think of you

Rod Antal

not Hi, Rod. if Tyler the let of most all. tackle Greg questions actually, the it’s I’ll

Greg Martin

Yeah, Thanks, sure. Thanks. Tyler.

you know, think You fairly seeing, obviously still fully we’re where to economic you the side, from know moderated labor not be generally pressures seeing operating, cost generally conditions we’re rebounded. know, I we’re still

significant are you trending noted, as up. obviously, not we’re So commodity seeing pressures, prices

area an monitoring. is that So that we’re

diesel We’re well XXXX. the fairly on for side protected

both hedged we’re that Marigold at well know, Seabee on and pace. You

it protection against at know, in so on provide So assets, Puna But protection a those have does those do and we bit do let’s have, you some of Copler. at we pieces.

know, pressures through. translate it’s So seeing would not But we’ll area currently, we’re you monitoring. significant an certainly be say I

Tyler Langton

of allocation. the want Thanks. helpful. ended that on that’s million cash sheet, mean of, mean with, close year as kind to enough, is minimum to Fair of of various you of, the support in there I sort as expiration in you then level know, capital looking of sort cash. mentioned, projects balance the kind a a just the know, And there, you’re terms to I you provide follow-up you you at? $XXX you just go-forward of is for keep on

Rod Antal

the take think in I us of sort ensure we’re that cyclical sheet know, – definitely more of objective of have we to business. the a it’s a look, of holistic to a we view all means what it. to you part all Yeah, that’s recognizing, balance Yes,

up, go pipeline. seen and have ensuring we we’ve ability as know, in you then to, have the you quickly signals fund self As prices the more we recently, know, the off that come growth that

part of with it, NCIB forward. like as available share move promising the definitely piece into it And, buyback the, using know, strategy the our tools considerations So I’m of program tools, that’s at closely us. not we these moving price know, current for a quarters, for you key obviously, but more overall we’ll an you definitely look becomes share weakness, definitely

recognize it’s the potential So strength through cash do just all, recognize cycles. trying the flow you it of recognize growth really the the business, know, and to the generation

a company, can who thoughts still to our you So it’s will well obviously as and and move new teach It’s be this mature new, that – evolving. we along.

Tyler Langton

Great, thanks so much.

Operator

Our Daniel next with from ahead. Please comes UBS. question Morgan go

Daniel Morgan

I Two Hi, Rod if may. team. questions, and

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comes just grade to above you at get So off that know, when get, stripping or sweet we where know, reserve grade? spot you and you wondering, are going

Stew Beckman

in year, north. in ratio. at do end this few year, in we year. next stripping not higher another we’ve grade years. This But it’s the year We five get got move some highest the the Yeah, the of strip to when it’s it’s a to

Daniel Morgan

year on elaborate if And, other you changes budgeted of trying this quarterly worthy this year. shutdowns I’m or for Okay. to Copler, you to numbers, perhaps right. could could there’s if you you that call And note? seasonal out know, know, quarterly production if also just you know, my, get just trajectory, at wondering know, you are when any major,

Stew Beckman

the flotation which only this the the that, mine plant for big year, will big big will the of autoclaves autoclave varies then one next year, happen weeks. of the quarter. the and just on beginning beginning other major at quarter got overprint bit about plan. starting And the of be Copler commissioning the And and It drivers shutdown really happens of at to third X, grade so is the right in than starting that’ll three end Yeah, a quarter. this then based on the be we’ve which – the this at

Rod Antal

the it of rated for I’ll did me year how outline, Greg into other guidance, reasons you and operations Dan, Brian did think that put will the reasons just in note numbers. good be of back production for Greg other I give also our gave And as We the exact Stew end actually let some well. translates ‘XX let to for or a but really overview cash generation XXXX. the

documents, at look if anything and it if can do we back you need So else, offline. you those always

Daniel Morgan

answers. your for Thanks perfect. that’s No,

Operator

Our question from next ahead. Thompson BMO. comes of Please go Ryan

Ryan Thompson

the for guys. update. Hey, Thanks

of my model. I couple things but questions been the asked, just of for a think most housekeeping maybe have

gold like just silver to that Is the sold the timing? is then income going statement? it legacy and of like sales wasn’t is dividend QX in forward dividend SSR we that the terms in to of the how the mentioned just paid the think assume hit the to production. And secondly, should in bulk in JV that QX that was Greg biggest analysts, of partner I for going on model January, benefit just both what safe

Greg Martin

I’ll address Ryan. sure those, Yeah,

we’ll to just extreme I as mean, think production QX. moderate returned it variations, relative you quarter-on-quarter, all much know, know, first sales. talking four was the really assets of you to fourth the levels I about quarter, just higher normal in see

know, something you on which nor, we stay where we’d obviously that Puna, we won’t at that we’re kind typically, you variation at So a know, portfolio of is assuming moderate. see state, effect, steady expecting, see

track. end on to know, variations, the, be With from on you as lot that of the we’ll you the to question Stew that’s that issues know, part again, know, some QX, really you of, you talked operation regards that’s at you a that’s think that the repayments in but of out know, of right depend that would standpoint, distributions there’s dictate, operation of it’s and look that we there. to out answer So, specifically, piece, operation a you you’ll dividend move investment And of see of really, that things going I know, that normal as towards forward. other of know, about an how in come needs terms also, we debt challenging debt going the structure

you but that guidance in it’s really determine appropriate, formula we to So, it’s provide you we’ll a any manner. can’t as something give any in know,

Ryan Thompson

lot. Okay, a appreciate the update, guys. Thanks

Operator

This Rod to the for the conference over like I Antal to session. question-and-answer closing concludes any would turn back remarks.

Rod Antal

this you we informed thanks, know is, participating we And highlight look recapturing get and start Well, obviously, of thanks, year to keeping XXXX. of progress the in our the today. for in lost I potential have excellent operator here and everyone some portfolio. growth to forward some momentum you

that, with afternoon, morning. good and good So good evening

Operator

today’s concludes This conference call.

You you participating and for have day. may lines. a your Thank pleasant disconnect