Endeavour Beats 2021 Full Year Guidance; Announces H2-2021 Dividend of $70m

January 24, 2022 2:00 AM EST

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ENDEAVOUR BEATS 2021 FULL YEAR GUIDANCE; ANNOUNCES H2-2021 DIVIDEND OF $70M

Record FY-2021 production of 1.54Moz at AISC of ~$880/oz l FY-2021 dividend of $140m l FY-2021 share buyback of $138m

HIGHLIGHTS
  • Strong Q4-2021 production of 398koz, up 4% over Q3-2021, while AISC remained stable at ~$900/oz
  • Record FY-2021 production of 1,536koz, beating the annual guidance of 1,365-1,495koz, at an AISC of ~$880/oz, achieving the annual guidance of $850-900/oz; marks ninth consecutive year of achieving or beating annual guidance
  • FY-2022 production guidance of 1,400-1,500koz at AISC of $890-940/oz, in line with outlook provided during June 2021 investor day
  • Net Cash position of $76m achieved at year-end, despite absorbing circa $330m of Teranga net debt and paying $268m in shareholder returns during the year
  • H2-2021 dividend of $70m declared, totalling $140m for FY-2021 which is above the minimum committed dividend of $125m for the full year
  • Share buybacks continue to supplement shareholder returns with a total of $138m of shares repurchased since April 2021, $44m of which were repurchased in Q4-2021

London, 24 January 2022 – Endeavour Mining plc (LSE:EDV, TSX:EDV, OTCQX: EDVMF) ("Endeavour" or the "Group" or the "Company") is pleased to announce its preliminary financial and operating results for the fourth quarter and full year 2021, with highlights provided in the table below.

Table 1: Preliminary Consolidated Highlights1

In US$ million unless otherwise specified THREE MONTHS ENDED TWELVE MONTHS ENDED    
31 December 2021 30 September 2021 31 December 2020 31 December 2021 31 December 2020 Δ FY-2021 vs. FY-2020  
 
PRODUCTION AND AISC HIGHLIGHTS              
Gold Production, koz 398 382 344 1,536 908 +69%  
Gold Sold, koz 390 392 328 1,581 914 +73%  
All-in Sustaining Cost2, $/oz 900 904 803 880 873 +1%  
FINANCIAL POSITION HIGHLIGHT1              
Net Cash / (Net Debt) 76 (70) 75 76 75 +1%  
SHAREHOLDER RETURNS              
Shareholder dividends paid 70 130 n.a.  
Share buyback (commenced in Q2-2021) 44 35 138 n.a.  

1All Q4-2021 and FY-2021 numbers are preliminary and reflect Endeavour's expected results as at the date of this press release. These highlights include the production and AISC of the Agbaou mine up to the date of its disposal on 1 March 2021, and includes Teranga assets from their acquisition on 10 February 2021.2This is a non-GAAP measure. All Q4-2021 and FY-2021 numbers are preliminary and reflect Endeavour's expected results as of the date of this press release.

Sebastien de Montessus, President and CEO, commented: “2021 was another successful year for Endeavour in which we delivered against all our objectives. Our focus was on executing our capital allocation priorities to fully implement our shareholder returns programme, while supporting our operations, continuing to strengthen our balance sheet and investing in exploration.

Operationally, after the rapid and successful integration of the Teranga and SEMAFO assets, we were able to achieve a record year with production in excess of 1.5 million ounces, ensuring we have now met or exceeded guidance for the ninth consecutive year.

This strong operational performance has generated significant cash flow which has allowed us to deliver robust shareholder returns while improving our balance sheet position. Since commencing our shareholder returns programme, marked by the first dividend payment in early 2021, we have already returned $338 million by way of dividends and buybacks. On the balance sheet front, we have re-established a strong net cash position after absorbing circa $330 million of net debt following the Teranga acquisition.

As a result, we enter 2022 with considerable momentum and we expect to deliver another strong year. We will continue to drive value for shareholders through prudent balance sheet management, cash flow generation and shareholder returns while we remain focussed on building long-term value through our key growth projects and exploration."

2021 SCORECARD

The key targets set for 2021, along with the results achieved, are summarised in the table below.

Table 2: 2021 Scorecard

  2021 TARGET 2021 ACHIEVEMENT
Production, koz 1,365 - 1,495 1,536
AISC, $/oz 850 - 900 880
Leverage Net cash
Shareholder returns $125m minimum dividend $278m shareholder returns1
Indicated resource discoveries 2.5Moz >3Moz
     

1FY-2021 dividend of $140m + share buyback of $138m for FY-2021.

UPCOMING CATALYSTS

The key upcoming expected catalysts are summarised in the table below.

Table 3: Key Upcoming Catalysts

TIMING CATALYST  
16 March Shareholder Returns Payment of H2-2021 dividend
Q1-2022 Sabodala-Massawa Completion of Definitive Feasibility Study for Phase 2
Q1-2022  Lafigue deposit - Fetekro property  Completion of Definitive Feasibility Study

Q4-2021 AND FY-2021 SUMMARY

  • Continued strong safety record for the Group, with a low Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate (“LTIFR”) of 0.20 for FY-2021.
  • FY-2021 production amounted to 1,536koz, beating the top end of the guided 1,365-1,495koz range, due to out-performance at the Houndé, Ity, Sabodala-Massawa and Mana mines. FY-2021 All-in sustaining costs ("AISC") amounted to $880/oz, achieving the guided $850-900/oz range in spite of inflationary pressures.

Table 4: Preliminary Pro Forma Group Production and AISC1

  FY-2021 FULL YEAR GUIDANCE
Gold Production, koz 1,536 1,365 1,495
All-in Sustaining Cost2, $/oz 880 850 900

1These highlights include the production and AISC of the Agbaou mine up to the date of its disposal on 1 March 2021, and includes Teranga assets from their acquisition on 10 February 2021. All Q4-2021 and FY-2021 numbers are preliminary and reflect Endeavour's expected results as at the date of this press release.2This is a non-GAAP measure. Refer to the non-GAAP measure section of the latest available MD&A.

  • FY-2021 consolidated production from continuing operations amounted to a record 1,524koz, an increase of 721koz, or 90% over FY-2020 due to the addition of Sabodala-Massawa and Wahgnion in the first quarter of the year, full year production from Boungou and Mana (which were acquired in 2020), and stronger performances at Houndé and Ity. Over the same period, consolidated AISC from continuing operations amounted to approximately $880/oz, an increase of $27/oz or 3% over FY-2020 primarily due to increases at Boungou, Karma and Mana, which were partially offset by the addition of the low cost Sabodala-Massawa mine and stronger production from the lower cost Houndé and Ity mines.
  • Q4-2021 consolidated production from continuing operations amounted to 398koz, an increase of 16koz or 4% over Q3-2021, as a result of stronger performance across Houndé, Mana and Wahgnion. AISC from continuing operations remained stable at $900/oz as higher costs at Boungou, Karma and Mana were partially offset by lower costs at the flagship Sabodala-Massawa, Ity and Houndé assets.
  • The Group’s realised gold price from continuing operations was $1,787/oz and $1,773/oz for Q4-2021 and FY-2021 respectively, inclusive of the Sabodala-Massawa and Karma gold streams.

Table 5: Consolidated Group Production1

  THREE MONTHS ENDED TWELVE MONTHS ENDED
  31 December 2021   30 September 2021   31 December 2020   31 December 2021   31 December 2020  
(All amounts in koz, on a 100% basis)
Boungou 35 41 64 174 94
Hounde 77 70 101 293 277
Ity 60 61 61 272 213
Karma 20 21 28 88 98
Mana 54 49 61 205 121
Sabodala-Massawa 105 106 345
Wahgnion 47 34 147
PRODUCTION FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS 398 382 315 1,524 803
Agbaou 28 13 105
GROUP PRODUCTION 398 382 344 1,536 908

Table 6: Consolidated All-In Sustaining Costs1

(All amounts in US$/oz) THREE MONTHS ENDED TWELVE MONTHS ENDED  
31 December 2021 30 September 2021 31 December 2020 31 December 2021 31 December 2020  
 
Boungou 825 800 532 800 609  
Hounde 875 921 612 845 836  
Ity 855 915 1,054 835 808  
Karma 1,300 1,259 1,132 1,195 1,007  
Mana 1,120 1,029 802 1,025 854  
Sabodala-Massawa 590 655 645  
Wahgnion 1,065 1,097 995  
Corporate G&A 30 23 28 25 29  
AISC FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS 900 904 779 880 853  
Agbaou 1,066 1,130 1,027  
GROUP AISC 900 904 803 880 873  

1This is a non-GAAP measure. All Q4-2021 and FY-2021 numbers are preliminary and reflect our expected results as of the date of this press release.

SHAREHOLDER RETURNS PROGRAMME

  • Endeavour has implemented a shareholder returns programme that is composed of a minimum progressive dividend of $125 million, $150 million and $175 million for FY-2021, FY-2022, and FY-2023 respectively, that may be supplemented with additional dividends and buybacks, providing the prevailing gold price remains above $1,500/oz and that Endeavour’s leverage remains below 0.5x Net Debt / adjusted EBITDA.
  • Endeavour is pleased to announce its H2-2021 interim dividend of $70 million or $0.28 per share based on its current issued share capital, totaling $140 million or $0.57 per share for FY-2021, which represents $15 million more than the minimum dividend commitment, reiterating Endeavour's strong focus on paying supplemental shareholder returns.
  • The ex-dividend date for the interim dividend will be 10 February 2022 and the record date will be 11 February 2022. The dividend will be paid on or about 16 March 2022 (the “Payment Date”). Shareholders of shares traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange will receive dividends in Canadian Dollars (“CAD”), but can elect to receive United States Dollars (“USD”). Shareholders of shares traded on the London Stock Exchange will receive dividends in USD, but can elect to receive Pounds Sterling (“GBP”). Certificated shareholders will receive dividends in USD but can elect to receive dividends in GBP or CAD. Currency elections must be made by shareholders prior to 17:00 GMT on 25 February 2022. Dividends will be paid in the default or elected currency on the Payment Date, at the prevailing USD:CAD and USD:GBP exchange rates on 1 March 2022. This dividend does not qualify as an “eligible dividend” for Canadian income tax purposes. The tax consequences of the dividend will be dependent on the particular circumstances of a shareholder.
  • Shareholder returns are being supplemented through the Company’s share buyback programme. A total of $138 million, or 6.0 million shares have been repurchased from the start of the buyback programme on 9 April 2021 until year-end 2021, of which $44 million or 1.9 million shares were repurchased in Q4-2021.
  • As shown in the table below, since the launch of the Company’s shareholder returns programme in early 2021, a cumulative $338 million (including the upcoming H2-2021 dividend) has been delivered to shareholders in the form of dividends and share buybacks.

Table 7: Cumulative Shareholder Returns Delivered

  TOTAL SHAREHOLDER RETURNS, $m
FY-2020 dividend (paid in Q1-2021) 60
H1-2021 dividend (paid in Q3-2021) 70
H2-2021 dividend (payable in Q1-2022) 70
TOTAL DIVIDENDS 200
Share Buyback (bought in FY-2021) 138
TOTAL SHAREHOLDER RETURNS 338

FINANCIAL POSITION & LIQUIDITY

  • A net cash position of $76 million was achieved at year end, despite absorbing approximately $332 million of net debt from Teranga in Q1-2021 and paying $130 million in dividends and $138 million in share buybacks during the year. During Q4-2021, net debt improved by $146 million compared to the prior quarter, despite completing $44 million of share buybacks during the quarter.

Table 8: Net Debt Position1

In US$ million unless otherwise specified. 31 December 2021 30 September 2021 31 December 2020
Cash and cash equivalents 906 760 645
Cash included in assets held for sale 70
Corporate bond (500)
Convertible senior bond (330) (330) (330)
Drawn portion of revolving credit facility (500) (310)
NET CASH / (NET DEBT) POSITION 76 (70) 75

1 All Q4-2021 and FY-2021 numbers are preliminary and reflect our expected results as of the date of this press release.

  • During Q4-2021, the Company completed an offering of $500 million in fixed rate senior notes with an interest rate of 5% due in 2026. The proceeds were used to repay its existing loan facilities. The Company also entered into a new $500 million revolving credit facility which remained undrawn on 31 December 2021.
  • At 31 December 2021, Endeavour’s available sources of financing and liquidity remained strong at approximately $1.4 billion, which included approximately $906 million from its current cash position and $500 million in undrawn funds from its revolving credit facility.
  • The Company's significant cash position and other sources of liquidity provide the financial flexibility should it consider to settle the outstanding convertible bond in cash.
  • Given the Company's significant cash flow generation capacity and liquidity available, it has headroom to continue its attractive shareholder return programme while being able to fund its growth. In order to protect Endeavour against gold price volatility during its upcoming construction phase, the Company entered into a revenue protection programme for a portion of its production for 2022 and 2023. This is structured as a low premium collar with a put price of $1,750 per ounce and a call price of $2,100 per ounce for a total of approximately 600,000 ounces, or 75,000 ounces of production per quarter, from Q1-2022 until Q4-2023. The premium for the collar of $10 million was paid in Q4-2021. In addition, the Company entered into a forward sales contract for approximately 520,000 ounces of production in 2022 and 120,000 ounces of production in 2023 at average gold price of $1,831 per ounce and $1,828 per ounce respectively. 2022 forward sales are weighted towards Q1-2022 with 44% of forward sales, and the remainder equally weighted through the rest of the year.

2022 OUTLOOK

  • Following the strong 2021 performance which resulted in beating the guidance of 1,365-1,495koz at an AISC of $850-900/oz, 2022 production is expected to amount to 1,400-1,500koz at an AISC of $890-940/oz. Guidance is in line with the outlook provided during the June 2021 investor day despite global inflationary pressures which were partially offset by cost, procurement, and operational optimisation programmes, as well as realised benefits from larger production at the lower cost flagship mines. More details on individual mine guidance have been provided in the below sections.

Table 9: Production 2022 Guidance1

(All amounts in koz, on a 100% basis) 2021 ACTUALS 2022 FULL-YEAR GUIDANCE
Boungou 174 130 140
Houndé 293 260 275
Ity 272 255 270
Karma 88 85 100
Mana 205 170 190
Sabodala-Massawa 345 360 375
Wahgnion 147 140 150
GROUP PRODUCTION2 1,524 1,400 1,500

1All FY-2021 numbers are preliminary and reflect Endeavour's expected results as at the date of this press release. 22021 actuals exclude production from the Agbaou mine, which was divested on 1 March 2021.

Table 10: AISC 2022 Guidance1

(All amounts in US$/oz) 2021 ACTUALS 2022 FULL-YEAR GUIDANCE
Boungou 800 900 1,000
Houndé 845 875 925
Ity 835 850 900
Karma 1,195 1,200 1,250
Mana 1,025 1,000 1,100
Sabodala-Massawa 645 675 725
Wahgnion 995 1,050 1,150
Corporate G&A 25   30  
GROUP AISC2 880 890 940

1This is a non-GAAP measure. Refer to the non-GAAP measure section of the most recent MD&A for Endeavour. All FY-2021 numbers are preliminary and reflect Endeavour's expected results as at the date of this press release. 2 2021 actuals exclude production from the Agbaou mine, which was divested on 1 March 2021.

  • Sustaining and non-sustaining capital spend is expected to decrease by approximately $40 million in 2022 compared to 2021. As detailed in the table below, sustaining capital for 2022 is expected to amount to $170 million, compared to a spend of $167 million in 2021. Non-sustaining capital for 2022 is expected to amount to $179 million compared to a spend of $214 million in 2021. More details on individual mine capital expenditures have been provided in the mine sections below.

Table 11: Sustaining Mine Capital Expenditure 2022 Guidance1

(All amounts in US$m) 2021 ACTUALS 2022 FULL-YEAR GUIDANCE
Boungou 18 15
Houndé 49 44
Ity 24 20
Karma 1 1
Mana 13 7
Sabodala-Massawa 50 63
Wahgnion 12 20
TOTAL SUSTAINING MINE CAPITAL EXPENDITURES 167 170

1All FY-2021 numbers are preliminary and reflect Endeavour's expected results as at the date of this press release.

Table 12: Non-sustaining Mine Capital Expenditure 2022 Guidance1

(All amounts in US$m) 2021 ACTUALS 2022 FULL-YEAR GUIDANCE
Boungou 23 19
Houndé 17 18
Ity 35 29
Karma 5 6
Mana 63 40
Sabodala-Massawa 34 34
Wahgnion 28 23
Non-mining 10 10
TOTAL NON-SUSTAINING MINE CAPITAL EXPENDITURES 214 179

1All FY-2021 numbers are preliminary and reflect Endeavour's expected results as at the date of this press release

  • An initial growth capital spend of $6 million has been approved for 2022, relating to the addition of a leach tank at Sabodala-Massawa and various study work across other assets. The Company expects to provide an update for its growth capital spend in the coming months, following the completion of the upcoming Definitive Feasibility Studies.
  • As detailed in the table below, exploration will continue to be a strong focus in 2022 with a company-wide exploration budget of $80 million.

Table 13: Exploration 2022 Guidance1

  2022 GUIDANCE 2022 ALLOCATION
Sabodala-Massawa mine 15 19%
Hounde mine 14 18%
Other greenfield projects 15 19%
Ity mine 10 13%
Wahgnion mine 9 11%
Lafigue project 7 9%
Mana mine 6 8%
Boungou mine 4 4%
Karma mine 0 —%
Total $80 million 100%

1Approximately 50% is expected to be classified as expensed and 50% as non-sustaining capital

OPERATIONAL DETAILS BY MINE

Boungou Mine, Burkina Faso

Table 14: Boungou Performance Indicators1

For The Period Ended Q4-2021 Q3-2021 Q4-2020   FY-2021 FY-2020
Tonnes ore mined, kt         301                 539                 335                   1,437                 459        
Total tonnes mined, kt         4,294                 7,126                 2,240                   26,439                 2,534        
Strip ratio (incl. waste cap)         13.27                 12.22                 5.69                   17.40                 4.53        
Tonnes milled, kt         352                 349                 333                   1,352                 641        
Grade, g/t         3.36                 3.76                 6.92                   4.07                 5.10        
Recovery rate, %         95                 95                 96                   95                 95        
PRODUCTION, KOZ         35                 41                 64                   174                 94        
Total cash cost/oz         777                 717                 513                   695                 592        
AISC/OZ         825                 800                 532                   800                 609        

1All Q4-2021 and FY-2021 numbers are preliminary and reflect Endeavour's expected results as at the date of this press release.

Q4-2021 vs Q3-2021 Insights

  • Production decreased due to a lower mined and processed grade while throughput and recovery rate remained fairly flat.
    • Total ore tonnes mined decreased due to a focus on the planned pre-stripping activities at the East Pit in order to open up access to ore in 2022.
    • Tonnes milled remained at high level due to enhancements made to the SAG mill, pebble crusher and the vertical tower mill earlier in the year.
    • Processed grade decreased in line with the mining sequence as a result of mining in low grade areas of the West Pit.
  • AISC increased due to lower ounces sold which was offset by lower sustaining capital and lower operating costs.

FY-2021 Performance

  • FY-2021 production of 174koz was slightly below the guided 180-200koz range as a result of lower processed grades. AISC of $800/oz was in line with the outlook provided in Q3-2021, which stated that AISC are expected to continue to trend above the guided $690 - 740/oz range as a result of higher fuel prices and increased security costs.
  • FY-2021 production was significantly above FY-2020 due to the benefit of consolidating a full year of operations and the restart of mining at Boungou in Q4-2020. AISC of $800/oz was higher than FY-2020, as the prior year period benefitted from the processing of higher grade stockpiled ore after the re-start of mining operations.

2022 Outlook

  • Boungou is expected to produce between 130-140koz in 2022 at an AISC of between $900-1,000/oz.
  • Mining activities in H1-2022 will focus on waste stripping and ore extraction from the East pit in addition to waste stripping in the West pit. In H2-2022, stripping activities will continue in both pits, while ore will be sourced mainly from the West pit.
  • Mill throughput is expected to remain broadly consistent with the 2021 performance while grades are expected to decline in line with the life of mine schedule.
  • Sustaining capital expenditure is expected to decrease from approximately $18 million in 2021 to $15 million in 2022 mainly due to reduced stripping at the West pit in 2022.
  • Non-sustaining capital expenditure is expected to decrease to approximately $19 million in 2022 compared to $23 million in 2021, with 2022 relating primarily to a significant cut back at the East pit.

Houndé Mine, Burkina Faso

Table 15: Houndé Performance Indicators1

For The Period Ended Q4-2021 Q3-2021 Q4-2020   FY-2021 FY-2020
Tonnes ore mined, kt         777                 596                 2,120                   4,397                 5,324        
Total tonnes mined, kt         12,297                 11,966                 10,741                   49,917                 43,495        
Strip ratio (incl. waste cap)         14.83                 19.07                 4.07                   10.35                 7.17        
Tonnes milled, kt         1,226                 1,142                 1,117                   4,622                 4,228        
Grade, g/t         2.05                 2.11                 3.06                   2.13                 2.21        
Recovery rate, %         94                 92                 94                   92                 93        
PRODUCTION, KOZ         77                 70                 101                   293                 277        
Total cash cost/oz         684                 631                 541                   675                 703        
AISC/OZ         875                 921                 612                   845                 836        

1All Q4-2021 and FY-2021 numbers are preliminary and reflect Endeavour's expected results as at the date of this press release.

Q4-2021 vs Q3-2021 Insights

  • Production increased due to the higher recovery rates as well as the increased mill tonnage despite the lower grade milled.
    • Tonnes of ore mined significantly increased due to increased oxide ore mined in the Kari area, as ore mining commenced in the Kari West pit, which allowed for greater machine efficiency. In H2-2021, ore tonnes mined were significantly lower than tonnes milled as a greater focus was placed on waste extraction activities at Kari Pump, Vindaloo Main and Kari West, taking advantage of the flexibility provided by the available ore stockpiles.
    • Tonnes milled increased as the plant feed was made up of predominantly oxide ore from the Kari Pump and Kari West pits, supplemented by fresh materials from the Vindaloo deposit and stockpiles.
    • Average processed grades slightly decreased despite higher grades mined at Kari Pump mainly due to supplemental feed being sourced from lower grade stockpiles.
    • Recovery rates increased due to the higher proportion of oxide ore processed from Kari Pump and Kari West.
  • AISC decreased primarily due to lower sustaining capital expenditure as well as lower unit processing cost on account of increased oxide material milled, which lowered grinding media costs and reagent consumption. This overall decrease was partially offset by higher mining costs associated with longer hauling cycle times from the Kari Pump and Kari West pits.

FY-2021 Performance

  • Production for 2021 totalled 293koz, beating the guided 230-250koz range driven by mining efficiencies at the Kari area pits enabling access to greater volumes of high grade oxide ore. AISC amounted to approximately $845/oz, well below the guided $865-895/oz range due to the benefit of higher production.
  • Production increased compared to the prior year due to higher throughput as a greater proportion of oxide ore from Kari Pump was milled. This was partially offset by slightly lower grades and recoveries. AISC of $845/oz remained broadly in line with the prior year.

2022 Outlook

  • Following a record 2021 performance, Houndé is expected to produce between 260-275koz in 2022 at AISC of $875-925/oz.
  • Mining activities in 2022 will focus on Vindaloo Main, Kari Pump and Kari West. In H1-2022, ore will primarily be mined from Kari Pump, supplemented by Vindaloo Main, while stripping is underway at Kari West. In H2-2022, ore will be mined from Kari Pump and Kari West, once stripping has been completed. Mill throughput and recoveries are expected to decline slightly in 2022 due to changes in the ore blend.
  • Sustaining capital expenditure is expected to decrease from $49 million in 2021 to approximately $44 million in 2022, with 2022 expenditure relating mainly to waste extraction and fleet re-builds.
  • Non-sustaining capital expenditure is expected to remain broadly consistent with the $17 million in 2021 at approximately $18 million in 2022. The 2022 expenditures are mainly related to stripping, compensation, resettlement and associated mine infrastructure in the Kari area.

Ity Mine, Côte d’Ivoire

Table 16: Ity Performance Indicators1

For The Period Ended Q4-2021 Q3-2021 Q4-2020   FY-2021 FY-2020
Tonnes ore mined, kt         2,234                 1,690                 2,660                   7,906                 8,571        
Total tonnes mined, kt         6,624                 5,576                 6,546                   24,950                 23,469        
Strip ratio (incl. waste cap)         1.97                 2.30                 1.46                   2.16                 1.74        
Tonnes milled, kt         1,624                 1,530                 1,456                   6,248                 5,353        
Grade, g/t         1.50                 1.50                 1.72                   1.67                 1.57        
Recovery rate, %         77                 83                 76                   80                 79        
PRODUCTION, KOZ         60                 61                 61                   272                 213        
Total cash cost/oz         749                 828                 989                   749                 765        
AISC/OZ         855                 915                 1,054                   835                 808        

1All Q4-2021 and FY-2021 numbers are preliminary and reflect Endeavour's expected results as at the date of this press release.

Q4-2021 vs Q3-2021 Insights

  • Production remained consistent with the prior quarter as higher mill throughput was offset by lower recovery rates, while grades processed remained flat.
    • Tonnes of ore mined increased due to lower strip ratios at the Daapleu, Walter and Colline Sud pits as well as increased mining at the Ity, Le Plaque pits and the Heap Dump.
    • Tonnes milled increased due to the processing of supplemental oxide ore through the surge bin, despite the milling of a higher proportion of the high grade fresh ore from the Daapleu pit.
    • Recovery rates decreased due to the lower recovery rates associated with the higher grade fresh ore from the Daapleu pit.
  • AISC per ounce decreased due to a lower strip ratio, lower unit mining cost as a result of decreased drill and blast cost, and lower unit processing cost on account of increased power supply from the national grid.

FY-2021 Performance

  • FY-2021 production totalled 272koz which was above the guided 230-250koz range driven by a combination of higher throughput and grade. AISC of $835/oz was in line with the guided of $800-850/oz range.
  • Production increased significantly compared to 2020 as a result of an increase in throughput due to improvements in plant operating and maintenance strategies and continued use of the surge bin providing supplemental oxide ore. AISC increased compared to the prior year due to less ore stockpiling and increased sustaining capital that mainly related to waste stripping at the Ity, Bakatouo, Walter and Colline Sud pits.

2022 Outlook

  • Ity is expected to produce between 255-270koz in 2022 at an AISC of between $850-900/oz.
  • Ore will be mined from Le Plaque, Daapleu, Ity, Bakatouo, Walter, Colline Sud and supplemented by historical heap dumps Verse Ouest and Heap 2 during the year. In H1-2022 mining at the current phase of Daapleu will be completed, in H2-2022 increased contributions will come from Le Plaque with higher grade ore coming from the Walter pit.
  • Ore tonnes processed are expected to remain fairly constant throughout the year, however grades are expected to decline in H2-2022 as feed material moves away from Daapleu. The decline will be partially offset by increased recoveries associated with increased ore sourced from Le Plaque. Average processed grade for the year is expected to be consistent with FY-2021.
  • Sustaining capital is expected to amount to $20 million in 2022 compared to $24 million in 2021. The 2022 sustaining capital mainly relates to capitalised waste.
  • Non-sustaining capital is expected to decrease from $35 million in 2021 to approximately $29 million in 2022. Non-sustaining capital in 2022 mainly relates to processing plant enhancements, land compensation and the stage 4 TSF raise.

Karma Mine, Burkina Faso

Table 17: Karma Performance Indicators1

For The Period Ended Q4-2021 Q3-2021 Q4-2020   FY-2021 FY-2020
Tonnes ore mined, kt         1,182                 1,393                 1,253                   5,071                 4,781        
Total tonnes mined, kt         4,553                 4,972                 5,012                   20,883                 19,158        
Strip ratio (incl. waste cap)         2.85                 2.57                 3.00                   3.12                 3.01        
Tonnes stacked, kt         1,246                 1,264                 1,327                   5,157                 4,871        
Grade, g/t         0.79                 0.70                 0.78                   0.78                 0.84        
Recovery rate, %         69                 64                 72                   67                 77        
PRODUCTION, KOZ         20                 21                 28                   88                 98        
Total cash cost/oz         1,295                 1,258                 1,103                   1,186                 956        
AISC/OZ         1,300                 1,259                 1,132                   1,195                 1,007        

1All Q4-2021 and FY-2021 numbers are preliminary and reflect Endeavour's expected results as at the date of this press release.

Q4-2021 vs Q3-2021 Insights

  • Production remained flat despite the improved average grade and recovery rates as the stacking rate slightly decreased and gold in circuit increased due to higher grade ore being stacked late in the quarter.
    • Total tonnes mined decreased slightly. Ore tonnes were mainly sourced from GG1 and the newly commissioned higher grade Rambo West pit.
    • The stacked grade increased slightly with the introduction of the newly commissioned higher grade ore from Rambo West Pit late in the quarter.
    • Gold recovery rate increased due to the benefit of ore from Rambo West Pit, which offset the GG1 ore and its associated lower recovery.
  • AISC increased, mainly due to the drawdown of ore form stockpiles in Q4-2021, longer haul distances from the Rambo pit and higher sustaining capital related to capital spares purchases for the stacker system.

FY-2021 Performance

  • FY-2021 production of 88koz was at the top end of the guided 80-90koz range, AISC of $1,195/oz was below the lower end of the guided $1,220-1,300/oz range due to lower than guided sustaining capital on account of lower waste cost capitalised and higher production.
  • Production decreased in FY-2021 due to lower grades and recoveries from the higher proportion of transitional GG1 material stacked compared to the higher grade and associated recovery of the Kao North ore mined and stacked in FY-2020. AISC increased compared to FY-2020 due to the lower recoveries associated with GG1 ore and slightly higher unit mining and processing costs associated with the transitional ore from the GG1 pits.

2022 Outlook

  • Karma is expected to produce between 85-100koz in 2022 at AISC of $1,200-1,250/oz.
  • Mining activity is expected to focus on the GG1 and Rambo West pits in H1-2022 enabling a higher grade feed to be stacked and improved recoveries, before transitioning back to the Kao North pit in H2-2022.
  • Sustaining capital expenditure is expected to be consistent with the $1 million spend in 2021 at approximately $1 million in 2022, comprised entirely of plant maintenance.
  • Non-sustaining capital expenditure is expected to increase slightly, compared to the $5 million spend in 2021, to approximately $6 million in 2022, which mainly relates to the ongoing construction of new cells on the heap leach pad.

Mana Mine, Burkina Faso

Table 18: Mana Performance Indicators1

For The Period Ended Q4-2021 Q3-2021 Q4-2020   FY-2021 FY-2020
OP tonnes ore mined, kt         530                 592                 435                   2,025                 900        
OP total tonnes mined, kt         2,695                 5,114                 9,227                   23,529                 15,642        
OP strip ratio (incl. waste cap)         4.09                 7.64                 20.21                   10.62                 16.38        
UG tonnes ore mined, kt         181                 199                 215                   838                 412        
Tonnes milled, kt         651                 667                 629                   2,593                 1,222        
Grade, g/t         2.75                 2.50                 3.33                   2.65                 3.38        
Recovery rate, %         93                 91                 90                   91                 92        
PRODUCTION, KOZ         54                 49                 61                   205                 121        
Total cash cost/oz         1,074                 986                 740                   967                 787        
AISC/OZ         1,120                 1,029                 802                   1,025                 854        

1All Q4-2021 and FY-2021 numbers are preliminary and reflect Endeavour's expected results as at the date of this press release.

Q4-2021 vs Q3-2021 Insights

  • Production increased due to higher processed grade and plant recovery rate, which was partially offset by a slight decrease in plant throughput.
    • Total open pit tonnes mined decreased due to reduced mining activity at the bottom section of Wona South Stage 2 pit which is nearing completion. This was partly offset by mining higher grade ore from the Wona South Stage 3.
    • Total underground tonnes mined decreased due to increased waste and development mining activities at the Siou underground in order to increase the mining in stopes which delivered better grades. Total underground development metres slightly increased due to the commencement of development at the Wona underground mine, where two new portals were established.
    • Tonnes milled decreased due to a planned plant shutdown for mill relining.
    • The average processed grade increased due to better grades mined at Wona South Stage 3 as well as Siou underground.
    • Recovery rates increased slightly due to oxide materials from the Wona South Stage 3 pit.
  • AISC increased due to higher unit mining costs as a result of mining in deeper elevation of the Wona South stage 2 open pit, no more classification of open pit waste extraction as non-sustaining capital given the pit is nearing completion, and higher processing costs due to planned mill maintenance. This was partially offset by decreased sustaining capital expenditure due to less development at Siou underground.

FY-2021 Performance

  • FY-2021 production totalled 205koz, significantly beating the guided 170-190koz range due to out-performance in mining of the Wona South open pit providing high grade feed to the processing plant and higher plant availability and capacity. This was partially offset by the lower grade. The AISC amounted to circa $1,025/oz achieving the guided $975-$1,050/oz range.
  • FY-2021 production increased by 83koz over the prior year due to the benefit of consolidating a full year of operations, strong plant performance and increased underground tonnes mined while the AISC increased by $171/oz primarily due to higher underground mining costs due to the mining of ore at increased depth, which was partially offset by lower open pit mining costs.

2022 Outlook

  • Following a strong out-performance in 2021, Mana is expected to produce between 170-190koz in 2022 at an AISC of $1,000-1,100/oz.
  • Mining at Wona open pit is expected to conclude at the end of H1-2022, while in H2-2022 mill feed is expected to be sourced primarily from Siou underground whilst development progresses at Wona underground, where stope production will commence. Early mining activities at the Maoula satellite pit are expected to commence in late H2-2022.
  • Mill throughout is expected to be lower in H2-2022 following the transition away from the Wona open pit. This is expected to be partially offset by supplemental feed from stockpiles and from Wona underground development in H2-2020 as well as slightly higher grades from Siou underground, while recovery rates are expected to remain strong.
  • Sustaining capital expenditure is expected to decrease from $13 million in 2021 to approximately $7 million in 2022, with expenditure relating mainly to plant maintenance and equipment re-builds.
  • Non-sustaining capital expenditure is expected to be consistent with 2021 at approximately $40 million in 2022, with expenditure relating mainly to the Wona underground development and associated infrastructure as well as a TSF wall raise.

Sabodala-Massawa Mine, Senegal

Table 19: Sabodala-Massawa Performance Indicators (for the post acquisition period)1

For The Period Ended Q4-2021 Q3-2021 Q4-2020   FY-2021 FY-2020
Tonnes ore mined, kt         1,719                 1,717         n/a           6,603         n/a
Total tonnes mined, kt         12,789                 11,515         n/a           40,933         n/a
Strip ratio (incl. waste cap)         6.44                 5.71         n/a           5.20         n/a
Tonnes milled, kt         1,081                 1,079         n/a           3,777         n/a
Grade, g/t         3.41                 3.32         n/a           3.19         n/a
Recovery rate, %         90                 90         n/a           90         n/a
PRODUCTION, KOZ         105                 106         n/a           345         n/a
Total cash cost/oz         459                 492         n/a           508         n/a
AISC/OZ         590                 655         n/a           645         n/a

1All Q4-2021 and FY-2021 numbers are preliminary and reflect Endeavour's expected results as at the date of this press release.

Q4-2021 vs Q3-2021 Insights

  • Production remained flat despite the increase in processed grade as gold in circuit increased while plant throughput and plant recovery remained consistent.
    • Total tonnes mined increased slightly due to the commissioning of additional mining fleet, while total tonnes of ore mined remained stable. Ore tonnes were mainly sourced from the Sofia North and Sofia Main pits, supplemented by ore from the Sabodala pit.
    • The average processed grade increased slightly due to the contribution of higher grade ore from the Sofia Main pit.
  • AISC decreased due to a decrease in sustaining capital expenditures as additional heavy mobile fleet was purchased in the prior quarter.

FY-2021 Performance

  • FY-2021 consolidated production, which comprises the period commencing on 10 February 2021, after the acquisition of Teranga, amounted to 345koz, beating the guided 310-330koz range, while AISC amounted to circa $645/oz, also beating the guided $690-740/oz range, due to the strong performance driven by higher throughput at higher grades.

Plant Expansion

  • The Massawa deposit is being integrated into the Sabodala mine through a two-phased approach, as outlined in the 2020 pre-feasibility study (“PFS”). Phase 1 of the plant expansion, which was completed in Q4-2021, will facilitate processing of an increased proportion of high grade, free-milling Massawa ore through the existing Sabodala processing plant.
  • Phase 1 of the plant expansion included the installation of a number of work packages, which include an additional electrowinning cell, a carbon regeneration kiln, an acid wash and elution circuit, a new leach tank, and a gravity circuit, were completed in Q4-2021.
  • A total of $14 million was incurred for the Phase 1 plant expansion, which was completed below the budget of $20 million, the majority of which was incurred following the acquisition of Sabodala-Massawa on 10 February 2021.
  • Phase 2 of the expansion will add an additional processing circuit designed to process the high grade refractory ore from the Massawa deposit. The resource update published on 17 January 2022 will be incorporated into the DFS, which is scheduled to be published in late Q1-2022.

2022 Outlook

  • Sabodala-Massawa is expected to produce between 360-375koz in 2022 at an AISC of $675-725/oz.
  • Ore will be primarily sourced from the Sofia North pit, with supplemental feed coming from the Sabodala pit in H1-2022 and from Massawa Central and Massawa North in H2-2022. Processed grades are expected to decline, particularly in H1-2022 due to lower grade supplemental feed, while mill throughput rates and recovery rates are expected to remain similar to 2021.
  • As expected, sustaining capital expenditure is expected to increase from approximately $50 million in 2021 (only the consolidated portion) to $63 million in 2022, with costs in 2022 related mainly to capitalised waste, fleet re-builds and continued investment in new mining equipment, in addition to accounting for an increased production profile.
  • Non-sustaining capital expenditure in 2022 is expected to remain flat at approximately $34 million, with 2022 capital expenditures related mainly to the ongoing Sabodala relocation construction cost plus infrastructure and establishment works for the Massawa pits.
  • Growth capital expenditure is expected to be $3 million for the completion of the new leach tank at the Sabodala-Massawa plant and the overhead powerline to Massawa. Following the completion of the DFS for the Sabodala-Massawa Phase 2 expansion in Q1-2022, further detail on the growth capital spend for the project will be provided.

Wahgnion Mine, Burkina Faso

Table 20: Wahgnion Performance Indicators (for the post acquisition period)1

For The Period Ended Q4-2021 Q3-2021 Q4-2020   FY-2021 FY-2020
Tonnes ore mined, kt         1,054                 917         n/a           3,807         n/a
Total tonnes mined, kt         8,965                 6,154         n/a           27,185         n/a
Strip ratio (incl. waste cap)         7.51                 5.71         n/a           6.14         n/a
Tonnes milled, kt         959                 809         n/a           3,322         n/a
Grade, g/t         1.64                 1.40         n/a           1.43         n/a
Recovery rate, %         92                 93         n/a           94         n/a
PRODUCTION, KOZ         47                 34         n/a           147         n/a
Total cash cost/oz         961                 983         n/a           916         n/a
AISC/OZ         1,065                 1,097         n/a           995         n/a

1All Q4-2021 and FY-2021 numbers are preliminary and reflect Endeavour's expected results as at the date of this press release.

Q4-2021 vs Q3-2021 Insights

  • Production increased due to increased plant throughput and higher processed grade while the plant recovery rate remained stable.
    • Total tonnes mined increased due to increased production rates following the end of the wet season and the upgraded contractor mining fleet allowing operations to run more efficiently. Ore tonnes were mainly sourced from Nogbele North and South pits, which were primarily oxide materials that were supplemented by mostly fresh materials from the Fourkoura pits.
    • Tonnes milled increased due to increased mill throughput attributable to the ore feed being dryer following the end of the wet season and a higher proportion of oxide ore being processed.
    • The average processed grade increased due to higher grades sourced from Nogbele and Fourkoura pits.
  • AISC decreased due to lower sustaining capital as well as lower unit mining and processing costs due to higher tonnes mined and milled, and higher ounces sold.

FY-2021 Performance

  • FY-2021 consolidated production, which comprises the period commencing on 10 February 2021 after the acquisition of Teranga, amounted to 147koz and achieved the mid-point of the guided 140-155koz range, while the AISC amount to circa $995/oz achieving near the top end of the guided $940-990/oz range.

2022 Outlook

  • Wahgnion is expected to produce between 140-150koz in 2022 at an AISC of $1,050-1,150/oz.
  • Ore will be primarily sourced from the Nogbele North and Fourkoura pits, with supplemental feed coming from the Nogbele South pits in H1-2022. In H2-2022, greater volumes of ore are expected to be sourced from the Nogbele North pits while ore sourced from Fourkoura pits is expected to remain steady throughout the year. Mill throughput rates are expected to decrease marginally in 2022 while process grades are expected to decline in line with the life of mine schedule.
  • Sustaining capital expenditure is expected to increase from circa $12 million in 2021 (only the consolidated portion) to approximately $20 million in 2022, with costs in 2022 mainly related to waste extraction and equipment re-builds.
  • Non-sustaining capital expenditure is expected to decrease from circa $28 million in 2021 (only the consolidated portion) to approximately $23 million in 2022, with 2022 costs related mainly to infrastructure required to expand site operations, including the Samavogo haul road, and community projects.

CONFERENCE CALL AND LIVE WEBCAST

The full year 2021 financial results will be published on 17 March 2022. Management will host a conference call and webcast on Thursday 17 March, at 8:30 am ET / 1:30 pm GMT to discuss the Company's financial results.

The conference call and webcast are scheduled at:5:30am in Vancouver8:30am in Toronto and New York1:30pm in London9:30pm in Hong Kong and Perth

The webcast can be accessed through the following link:https://edge.media-server.com/mmc/p/qiyvu222 

Analysts and investors are also invited to participate and ask questions using the dial-in numbers below:International: +44 (0) 207 192 8338North American toll-free: +1 877 870 9135UK toll-free: +44 (0) 800 279 6619

Confirmation Code: 8775588

The conference call and webcast will be available for playback on Endeavour's website.QUALIFIED PERSONS

Clinton Bennett, Endeavour's VP Metallurgy and Process Improvement - a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, is a "Qualified Person" as defined by National Instrument 43-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects ("NI 43-101") and has reviewed and approved the technical information in this news release.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Martino De Ciccio VP – Strategy & Investor Relations+44 203 640 8665[email protected]  Brunswick Group LLP in London Carole Cable, Partner+44 7974 982 458[email protected] 
Vincic Advisors in Toronto   John Vincic, Principal+1 (647) 402 6375[email protected]   

ABOUT ENDEAVOUR MINING PLC

Endeavour is one of the world’s senior gold producers and the largest in West Africa, with operating assets across Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire and Burkina Faso and a strong portfolio of advanced development projects and exploration assets in the highly prospective Birimian Greenstone Belt across West Africa.

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Although Endeavour has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Please refer to Endeavour's most recent Annual Information Form filed under its profile at www.sedar.com for further information respecting the risks affecting Endeavour and its business. The declaration and payment of future dividends and the amount of any such dividends will be subject to the determination of the Board of Directors, in its sole and absolute discretion, taking into account, among other things, economic conditions, business performance, financial condition, growth plans, expected capital requirements, compliance with the Company's constating documents, all applicable laws, including the rules and policies of any applicable stock exchange, as well as any contractual restrictions on such dividends, including any agreements entered into with lenders to the Company, and any other factors that the Board of Directors deems appropriate at the relevant time. There can be no assurance that any dividends will be paid at the intended rate or at all in the future.

CAUTIONARY STATEMENTS REGARDING 2021 PRODUCTION AND AISC

Whether or not expressly stated, all figures contained in this press release including production and AISC levels are preliminary and reflect our expected 2021 results as of the date of this press release. Actual reported fourth quarter and 2021 results are subject to management’s final review, as well as audit by the company’s independent accounting firm, and may vary significantly from those expectations because of a number of factors, including, without limitation, additional or revised information, and changes in accounting standards or policies, or in how those standards are applied. The fourth quarter and 2021 AISC include expected amounts for year-end accrual and working capital adjustments. Endeavour will provide additional discussion and analysis and other important information about its 2021 production and AISC levels when it reports actual results.

NON-GAAP MEASURES

Some of the indicators used by Endeavour in this press release represent non-GAAP financial measures, including “all-in sustaining cost”, “net debt”, “EBITDA”, “adjusted EBITDA”, “net debt/adjusted EBITDA”, “total cash cost per ounce”, and “sustaining and non-sustaining capital expenditures”. These measures are presented as they can provide useful information to assist investors with their evaluation of the pro forma performance. Since the non-GAAP performance measures listed herein do not have any standardized definition and they may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. Accordingly, they are intended to provide additional information and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. Please refer to the non-GAAP measures section of the Company’s most recently filed Management Report for a reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures used in this press release.

Corporate Office: 5 Young St, Kensington, London W8 5EH, UKAPPENDIX 1: PRODUCTION AND AISC BY MINE2

ON A QUARTERLY BASIS

(on a 100% basis)     AGBAOU ITY KARMA HOUNDÉ MANA BOUNGOU
  Q4-2020 Q4-2021 Q3-2021 Q4-2020 Q4-2021 Q3-2021 Q4-2020 Q4-2021 Q3-2021 Q4-2020 Q4-2021 Q3-2021 Q4-2020 Q4-2021 Q3-2021 Q4-2020
Physicals                                  
Total tonnes mined – OP1 000t 4,383 6,624 5,576 6,546 4,553 4,972 5,012 12,297 11,966 10,741 2,695 5,114 9,227 4,294 7,126 2,240
Total ore tonnes – OP 000t 433 2,234 1,690 2,660 1,182 1,393 1,253 777 596 2,120 530 592 435 301 539 335
OP strip ratio1 (total) W:t ore 9.13 1.97 2.30 1.46 2.85 2.57 3.00 14.83 19.07 4.07 4.09 7.64 20.21 13.27 12.22 5.69
Total ore tonnes – UG 000t 181 199 215
Total tonnes milled 000t 691 1,624 1,530 1,456 1,246 1,264 1,327 1,226 1,142 1,117 651 667 629 352 349 333
Average gold grade milled g/t 1.37 1.50 1.50 1.72 0.79 0.70 0.78 2.05 2.11 3.06 2.75 2.50 3.33 3.36 3.76 6.92
Recovery rate % 93 % 77% 83% 76% 69% 64% 72% 94% 92% 94% 93% 91% 90% 95% 95% 96%
Gold ounces produced oz 28,379 59,969 61,494 60,547 20,465 20,567 27,901 77,260 70,209 101,367 53,840 49,101 61,422 34,920 40,844 63,939
Gold sold oz 27,152 57,963 63,403 50,983 19,763 20,693 26,859 73,340 75,381 101,512 52,339 48,762 55,897 33,836 41,286 65,371
Cash Cost Details                                  
Total cash cost $/oz 1,001 749 828 989 1,295 1,258 1,103 684 631 541 1,074 986 740 777 717 513
Mine-level AISC $/oz 1,066 855 915 1,054 1,300 1,259 1,132 875 921 612 1,120 1,029 802 825 800 532

(on a 100% basis)     SABODALA-MASSAWA WAHGNION
  Q4-2021 Q3-2021 Q4-2021 Q3-2021
Physicals          
Total tonnes mined – OP1 000t 12,789 11,515 8,965 6,154
Total ore tonnes – OP 000t 1,719 1,717 1,054 917
OP strip ratio1 (total) W:t ore 6.44 5.71 7.51 5.71
Total ore tonnes – UG 000t
Total tonnes milled 000t 1,081 1,079 959 809
Average gold grade milled g/t 3.41 3.32 1.64 1.40
Recovery rate % 90% 90% 92% 93%
Gold ounces produced oz 104,563 105,913 47,237 34,145
Gold sold oz 106,768 107,547 46,057 35,360
Cash Cost Details          
Total cash cost $/oz 459 492 961 983
Mine-level AISC $/oz 590 655 1,065 1,097

1 Includes waste capitalized. 2 This is a non-GAAP measure. Refer to the non-GAAP measure section of the most recent Management Report. All Q4-2021 and FY-2021 numbers are preliminary and reflect our expected results as of the date of this press release.

ON A FULL YEAR BASIS2

(on a 100% basis)     AGBAOU ITY KARMA HOUNDÉ MANA BOUNGOU
  FY-21 FY-20 FY-21 FY-20 FY-21 FY-20 FY-21 FY-20 FY-21 FY-20 FY-21 FY-20
Physicals                          
Total tonnes mined – OP1 000t 2,455 22,159 24,950 23,469 20,883 19,158 49,917 43,495 23,529 15,642 26,439 2,534
Total ore tonnes – OP 000t 353 2,376 7,906 8,571 5,071 4,781 4,397 5,324 2,025 900 1,437 459
Open pit strip ratio1 (total) W:t ore 6.95 8.33 2.16 1.74 3.12 3.01 10.35 7.17 10.62 16.38 17.40 4.53
Total ore tonnes – UG 000t 838 412
Total tonnes milled 000t 348 2,739 6,248 5,353 5,157 4,871 4,622 4,228 2,593 1,222 1,352 641
Average gold grade milled g/t 1.09 1.28 1.67 1.57 0.78 0.84 2.13 2.21 2.65 3.38 4.07 5.10
Recovery rate % 95% 94 % 80% 79% 67% 77% 92% 93% 91% 92% 95% 95%
Gold ounces produced oz 12,575 105,092 271,832 212,812 87,662 98,185 293,155 276,709 204,507 121,100 174,320 94,165
Gold sold oz 14,045 104,921 279,226 208,121 88,467 98,313 292,579 277,887 211,424 123,703 170,936 100,782
Cash Cost Details                          
Total cash cost $/oz 1,116 908 749 765 1,186 956 675 703 967 787 695 592
Mine-level AISC $/oz 1,130 1,027 835 808 1,195 1,007 845 836 1,025 854 800 609

(on a 100% basis)     SABODALA-MASSAWA WAHGNION
  FY-21 FY-20 FY-21 FY-20
Physicals          
Total tonnes mined – OP1 000t 40,933 27,185
Total ore tonnes – OP 000t 6,603 3,807
Open pit strip ratio1 (total) W:t ore 5.20 6.14
Total ore tonnes – UG 000t
Total tonnes milled 000t 3,777 3,322
Average gold grade milled g/t 3.19 1.43
Recovery rate % 90% —% 94% —%
Gold ounces produced oz 345,280 147,032
Gold sold oz 365,331 158,795
Cash Cost Details          
Total cash cost $/oz 508 916
Mine-level AISC $/oz 645 995

1 Includes waste capitalized. 2 This is a non-GAAP measure. Refer to the non-GAAP measure section of the most recent Management Report. All Q4-2021 and FY-2021 numbers are preliminary and reflect our expected results as of the date of this press release.

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