Cautionary Statements Regarding Forward-Looking Information and Non-IFRS Financial Measures
Certain information contained or incorporated by reference in this presentation of Harte Gold Corp. (“Harte Gold” or the “Company”), including any information relating to the Company’s strategy, the Sugar Zone Mine Property, plans or future financial or operating performance, constitutes “forward-looking statements”, within the meaning of applicable securities legislation. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements. The words "seek", "anticipate", "budget", "plan", "continue", “envisage”, "estimate", "expect", "forecast", "may", "will", "project", "predict", "potential", "targeting", "intend", "could", "might", "should", "believe" and similar words suggesting future outcomes or statements regarding an outlook identify forward-looking statements. In particular, this presentation contains forward-looking statements including, without limitation, with respect to the Company’s forward-looking production guidance and plans; estimates of total cash costs per ounce, AISC per ounce, projected capital, operating and exploration expenditures; mine life and production rates; estimated timing for the continued development of and construction at, and production from, the Sugar Zone Mine Property; anticipated gold production from the Sugar Zone Mine Property; the relationship between the Company and BNP Paribas and Appian; and further exploration activities. Forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon a number of estimates and assumptions including material estimates and assumptions related to the factors set forth below that, while considered reasonable by the Company as at the date of this presentation in light of management’s experience and perception of current conditions and expected developments, are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties, and contingencies. Known and unknown factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements and undue reliance should not be placed on such statements and information. Such factors include, but are not limited to: fluctuations in the spot and forward price of gold; the speculative nature of mineral exploration and development; changes in mineral production performance and contractor underperformance; exploitation and exploration successes; Company’s ability to attract and retain qualified candidates to join the Company’s management team and board of directors; diminishing quantities or grades of reserves and resources; increased costs, delays, suspensions and technical challenges associated with the development and construction of capital projects; operating or technical difficulties in connection with mining or development activities, including geotechnical challenges and disruptions in the maintenance or provision of required infrastructure and information technology systems; failure to comply with environmental and health and safety laws and regulations; timing of receipt of, or failure to comply with, necessary permits and approvals; uncertainty whether the Sugar Zone Mine Property targeted investments will meet the Company’s capital allocation objectives and internal hurdle rate; the impact of global liquidity and credit availability on the timing of cash flows and the values of assets and liabilities based on projected future cash flows; the impact of inflation; fluctuations in the currency markets; damage to the Company’s reputation due to the actual or perceived occurrence of any number of events, including negative publicity with respect to the Company’s handling of environmental matters or dealings with community groups, whether true or not the possibility that future exploration results will not be consistent with the Company’s expectations; risks that exploration data may be incomplete and considerable additional work may be required to complete further evaluation, including but not limited to drilling, engineering and socioeconomic studies and investment; risk of loss due to acts of war, terrorism, sabotage and civil disturbances; litigation and legal and administrative proceedings; business opportunities that may be presented to, or pursued by, the Company; risks associated with employee relations including loss of key employees; increased costs and physical risks, including extreme weather events and resource shortages, related to climate change; and availability and increased costs associated with mining inputs and labor. In addition, there are risks and hazards associated with the business of mineral exploration, development, and mining, including environmental hazards, industrial accidents, unusual or unexpected formations, pressures, cave-ins, flooding and gold concentrate losses (and the risk of inadequate insurance, or inability to obtain insurance, to cover these risks). Many of these uncertainties and contingencies can affect our actual results and could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in any forward-looking statements made by, or on behalf of, us. Readers are cautioned that forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance. All of the forward-looking statements made in this presentation are qualified by these cautionary statements. Specific reference is made to the most recent Annual Information Form and in other filings of the Company with securities and regulatory authorities which are available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com for a more detailed discussion of some of the factors and risks underlying forward-looking statements that may affect the Company’s ability to achieve the expectations set forth in the forward-looking statements contained in this presentation. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law
In this presentation, we use the terms “EBITDA”, “cash operating cost” and “All-In Sustaining Cost” or “AISC”. These should be considered non-IFRS financial measures as defined in applicable Canadian securities laws and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with IFRS. For additional information regarding non-IFRS financial measures used by the Company, please refer to the heading “Non-IFRS Measures” in the Company’s Management Discussion and Analysis for the three months ended March 31, 2020, and 2019, available at www.sedar.com.
All dollar amounts stated are denominated in Canadian dollars ($) unless specified otherwise. All tonnages in metric, unless otherwise noted.