Oceanagold provides and update on its Philippine operations
OceanaGold Corporation (TSX: OGC) (ASX: OGC) (the “Company”) wishes to provide an update on the status of the Financial or Technical Assistance Agreement (“FTAA”) covering the Didipio operation.
The Company lodged a notice to renew the FTAA in 2018 and has been working collaboratively with the Government of the Philippines (“Government”) on the renewal process. OceanaGold is encouraged by the responsive engagement from the Government to date and expects that the Didipio operation will continue to operate during the renewal process.
OceanaGold Corporation is a mid-tier, high-margin, multinational gold producer with assets located in the Philippines, New Zealand and the United States. The Company’s assets encompass the Didipio Gold-Copper Mine located on the island of Luzon in the Philippines.
On the North Island of New Zealand, the Company operates the high-grade Waihi Gold Mine while on the South Island of New Zealand, the Company operates the largest gold mine in the country at the Macraes Goldfield which is made up of a series of open pit mines and the Frasers underground mine. In the United States, the Company operates the Haile Gold Mine, a top- 2 tier, long-life, high-margin asset located in South Carolina.
OceanaGold also has a significant pipeline of organic growth and exploration opportunities in the Americas and Asia-Pacific regions. OceanaGold has operated sustainably since 1990 with a proven track-record for environmental management and community and social engagement.
The Company has a strong social license to operate and works collaboratively with its valued stakeholders to identify and invest in social programs that are designed to build capacity and not dependency. In 2019, the Company expects to produce between 500,000 to 550,000 ounces of gold and 14,000 to 15,000 tonnes of copper at All-In Sustaining Costs ranging between $850 and $900 per ounce sold.