Zinc One Reports Remaining Drill Results from Mina Grande Sur, Bongará Zinc Mine Project, Peru

Zinc One Resources Inc. (TSX-V: Z; OTC Markets: ZZZOF; Frankfurt: RH33 – “Zinc One” or the “Company”) http://www.commodity-tv.net/c/search_adv/?v=298394  is pleased to announce the results from the last 27 drill holes of the Mina Grande Sur zone, Bongará Zinc Mine project located in north-central Peru.  These drill holes are located in the northern sector of Mina Grande Sur.  Holes identified as MGS18081 through 95 were drilled along the northern perimeter of mineralization delineating the northern extent of mineralization in the zone.  Noteworthy intercepts include 18.0 metres of 36.0% zinc from MGS18077 and 11.5 metres of 32.0% zinc from MGS18080.  Overall, 95 holes for a total of 2,328.4 metres have been drilled at Mina Grande Sur.

Jim Walchuck, President and CEO of Zinc One commented, “The Mina Grande Sur drill program delineated near-surface, zinc-oxide mineralization over a length of 350 metres in a north-south direction and as much as 200 metres in an east-west direction, open to the south and southwest.  Along with the zinc-oxide deposit discovered at Mina Chica, we expect the success of this drill program to be manifested by a contribution to the total project’s resource estimate, which we anticipate will be completed Q4 2018.”

Mina Grande Sur Additional Drill Results Highlights:

  • Results from 68 holes were reported previously (see news releases from March 29, May 7, May 29, and July 26, 2018).
  • Significant new intercepts include:
    • MGS18077 – 18.0 metres of 36.0% zinc, from 21.0 metres drill depth
      • True vertical thickness of 15.6 metres from true vertical depth of 18.2 metres
    • MCH18079 – 12.0 metres of 22.7% zinc, from surface
      • True vertical thickness of 9.2 metres
    • MGS18080 – 11.5 metres of 32.0% zinc, from 43.5 metres drill depth
      • True vertical thickness of 8.8 metres from true vertical depth of 33.3 metres
    • Mineralization at Mina Grande Sur includes zinc oxides, carbonates and silicates hosted by soils, highly-weathered carbonates, and fine- to coarse-grained dolomites, most of which are brecciated.

Mina Grande Sur is one of three known zones of high-grade, near-surface zinc-oxide mineralization along a 1.4 kilometre mineralized trend that was tested by this drill program., which consisted of 264 holes for 7,930.6 metres. All drill results from Bongarita, Mina Chica, and Mina Grande Sur have now been reported with results from Mina Grande Centro and Mina Grande Norte to be released in the coming weeks.

Geology and Discussion of Results

The zinc mineralization at the Bongará Zinc Mine project is classified as a Mississippi Valley-type deposit and is mostly hosted by strongly dolomitized brecciated limestones that are stratabound.  The mineralization can also occur as tabular bodies with irregular boundaries, which is a characteristic of that mineralization encountered along the periphery of breccias, especially at Mina Chica.  Hydrozincite (zinc oxide mineral), smithsonite (zinc carbonate mineral), hemimorphite (zinc silicate mineral), and a zinc-aluminum-iron silicate are the primary zinc minerals that are hosted by soils, dolomitized breccias, heavily-weathered fractured and vuggy dolomitized limestones, and fine- to coarse-grained dolomitized limestones. 

The results from drill holes MGS18069 through MGS18095 at Mina Grande Sur can be found below in Table 1.

Sampling and Analytical Protocols

Zinc One follows a systematic and rigorous Quality Control/Quality Assurance program overseen by Dr. Bill Williams, COO and Director of Zinc One.

The sample from each core run is placed in a 60-centimetre long, plastic core box that has five columns.   Core recovery, rock quality designation (“RQD”), and geologic features are logged and sample intervals, which are generally <2 metres, are chosen. Each core box is photographed and then sampled with a spatula, if soil and heavily-weathered rock, or cut with a core saw, 50% of which is placed in a sample bag and stored on site in a secure location. The Company independently inserts certified control standards, blanks, and duplicates, all of which comprise at least 20% of the sample batch, to monitor sample preparation and analytical quality.  The samples are stored in a secure area until such time they are shipped to the CERTIMIN laboratory in Lima (ISO 9001 Certified) for preparation and assay. At the laboratory, samples are dried, crushed, pulverized and then a four-acid digestion is applied.  This is followed by the ICP-AES analytical technique for 33 elements, including lead.  The same method is used to assay zinc for values up to 20%.  If zinc values exceed 20%, it is then analyzed using a titration method.  The laboratory also inserts blanks and standards as well as including duplicate analyses.

Qualified Person

The technical content of this news release has been reviewed, verified and approved by Dr. Bill Williams, COO and Director of Zinc One, a qualified person as defined by National Instrument 43-101.

About Zinc One Resources Inc.

Zinc One is focused on the exploration and development of prospective and advanced zinc projects in mining-friendly jurisdictions.  Zinc One’s key assets are the Bongará Zinc Mine Project and the Charlotte Bongará Zinc Project in north-central Peru.  The Bongará Zinc Mine Project was in production from 2007 to 2008 but was closed due to the global financial crisis and concurrent decrease in the zinc price. Past production included >20% zinc grades and recoveries over 90% from surface and near-surface zinc-oxide mineralization. High-grade, zinc-oxide mineralization is known to outcrop between the mined area and the Charlotte Bongará Project, which is nearly six kilometres to the NNW and where past drilling intercepted various near-surface zones with high-grade zinc.  Zinc One is managed by a proven team of geologists and engineers who have previously constructed and operated successful mining operations.

Forward-Looking Statements

Information set forth in this news release contains forward-looking statements that are based on assumptions as of the date of this news release. These statements reflect management’s current estimates, beliefs, intentions and expectations. They are not guarantees of future performance. Zinc One cautions that all forward looking statements are inherently uncertain and that actual performance may be affected by many material factors, many of which are beyond their respective control. Such factors include, among other things: risks and uncertainties relating to Zinc One’s limited operating history, its proposed exploration and development activities on the Bongará Zinc Oxide Project and the need to comply with environmental and governmental regulations.  Accordingly, actual and future events, conditions and results may differ materially from the estimates, beliefs, intentions and expectations expressed or implied in the forward-looking information. Except as required under applicable securities legislation, Zinc One does not undertake to publicly update or revise forward-looking information.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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Panoro Announces the Approval of the Environmental Impact Assessment Expansion at Cotabambas Project, Peru

Panoro Minerals Ltd. (TSXV: PML, Lima: PML, Frankfurt: PZM) (“Panoro”, the “Company”- http://www.commodity-tv.net/c/search_adv/?v=298438) Panoro is pleased to report the approval of the expansion of the Semi-detailed Environmental Impact Assessment (EIAsd) for the Cotabambas Project in Peru.  This is the second expansion approved to the original EIAsd and includes the area of the Chaupec Skarn target zone.

“The approval of the expansion of the EIAsd allows Panoro to extend its exploration drilling program into the highly prospective areas of Cluster 2.  Cluster 2 has been the subject of extensive recent mapping, sampling and geophysical survey studies by Panoro.  These studies have identified the occurrence of skarn Cu-Au-Ag mineralization over extensive areas.  Panoro’s exploration plans for Cluster 2 will target the addition of high grade near surface skarn mineralization to the current mine plan to further enhance the economics of the project.  The scale of the resource potential in Cluster 2 may be significant with the potential to increase the scale of the project identified in the current PEA”, stated Luquman Shaheen, President & CEO.

The Ministry of Energy and Mines of Peru approved the second modification of the EIAsd of the Cotabambas project expanding the approved area for exploration from 1,401 hectares to 2,923 hectares.  The original approved area permitted 311 drilling platforms in the area of the Ccalla, Azulccaca, Guaclle, Petra-David and María José targets in Cluster 1.  The expanded area, of 1,522 hectares located to the west of the original area, as shown on the linked plan, permits an additional 295 drilling platforms to explore the geologic targets of the Zones I, II and III of the Chaupec Skarn target zone in Cluster 2.

The first phase of the 2018 drilling campaign was completed in Cluster 1 in April with a total of 2,172 meters of drilling. The second phase is planned to start soon in the Cluster 2, into the Chaupec Skarn Target.

Distribution of the exploration areas in the Cotabambas Project– EIAsd Polygons can be found here: https://panoro.com/site/assets/files/3990/12_-_map_for_panoro_press_release_august_20_cotabambas.pdf

About Panoro

Panoro Minerals is a uniquely positioned Peru focused copper exploration and development company. The Company is advancing its flagship project, Cotabambas Copper-Gold-Silver Project and its Antilla Copper-Molybdenum Project, both located in the strategically important area of southern Peru. The Company is well financed to expand, enhance and advance its projects in the region where infrastructure such as railway, roads, ports, water supply, power generation and transmission are readily available and expanding quickly.  The region boasts the recent investment of over US$15 billion into the construction or expansion of four large open pit copper mines.

Since 2007, the Company has completed over 80,000 meters of exploration drilling at these two key projects leading to substantial increases in the mineral resource base for each, as summarized in the table below.

Preliminary Economic Assessments (PEA) have been completed for both the Cotabambas and Antilla Projects, the key results are summarized below.

The PEAs are considered preliminary in nature and include Inferred Mineral Resources that are considered too speculative to have the economic considerations applied that would enable classification as Mineral Reserves. There is no certainty that the conclusions within the updated PEA will be realized. Mineral Resources are not Mineral Reserves and do not have demonstrated economic viability.

Luis Vela, a Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101, has reviewed and approved the scientific and technical information in this press release.

CAUTION REGARDING FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS:   Information and statements contained in this news release that are not historical facts are “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation and involve risks and uncertainties.

Forward-looking statements are subject to a variety of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including, without limitation:

  • risks relating to metal price fluctuations;
  • risks relating to estimates of mineral resources, production, capital and operating costs, decommissioning or reclamation expenses, proving to be inaccurate;
  • the inherent operational risks associated with mining and mineral exploration, development, mine construction and operating activities, many of which are beyond Panoro’s control;
  • risks relating to Panoro’s ability to enforce Panoro’s legal rights under permits or licenses or risk that Panoro’s will become subject to litigation or arbitration that has an adverse outcome;
  • risks relating to Panoro’s projects being in Peru, including political, economic and regulatory instability;
  • risks relating to the uncertainty of applications to obtain, extend or renew licenses and permits;
  • risks relating to potential challenges to Panoro’s right to explore and/or develop its projects;
  • risks relating to mineral resource estimates being based on interpretations and assumptions which may result in less mineral production under actual circumstances;
  • risks relating to Panoro’s operations being subject to environmental and remediation requirements, which may increase the cost of doing business and restrict Panoro’s operations;
  • risks relating to being adversely affected by environmental, safety and regulatory risks, including increased regulatory burdens or delays and changes of law;
  • risks relating to inadequate insurance or inability to obtain insurance;
  • risks relating to the fact that Panoro’s properties are not yet in commercial production;
  • risks relating to fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates, interest rates and tax rates; and
  • risks relating to Panoro’s ability to raise funding to continue its exploration, development and mining activities.

This list is not exhaustive of the factors that may affect the forward-looking information and statements contained in this news release.  Should one or more of these risks and uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in the forward‑looking information.  The forward‑looking information contained in this news release is based on beliefs, expectations and opinions as of the date of this news release.  For the reasons set forth above, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information.  Panoro does not undertake to update any forward-looking information and statements included herein, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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Vonage übernimmt führenden Anbieter programmierbarer Videofunktionen TokBox

Vonage Holdings Corp. (NYSE: VG) gibt die Übernahme von TokBox Inc. bekannt. Die Tochtergesellschaft der Telefónica S.A. wurde im Rahmen einer Bartransaktion im Wert von 35 Millionen Dollar inklusive Verbindlichkeiten aufgekauft. Das in San Francisco ansässige Unternehmen ist Marktführer im Bereich programmierbarer WebRTC-Videofunktionen.

Aufwind für Plattformstrategie von Vonage

Durch die Akquisition von TokBox sichert sich Vonage eine führende Position auf dem Markt für programmierbare Videofunktionen, denn TokBox ist die weltweit am häufigsten eingesetzte Video-API. TokBox ermöglicht Entwicklern und Unternehmen, mit nur wenigen Codezeilen Live-Videofunktionen in Websites, mobile Apps und IoT-Geräte (IoT = Internet of Things) zu integrieren.

Mit seinen Videofunktionen stellt TokBox eine sinnvolle Ergänzung der Vonage API-Plattform und ihrer leistungsfähigen Voice-, SMS- und Messaging-APIs dar.

„Wir sind hocherfreut, die Übernahme von TokBox bekanntgeben zu können, dem weltweit führenden Anbieter programmierbarer Video-APIs. Mit TokBox können wir unser API-Portfolio aus Voice-, SMS- und IP-Messaging-Lösungen um programmierbare Videofunktionen erweitern. Die Akquisition von TokBox vergrößert unseren adressierbaren Gesamtmarkt. Und sie ist ein wichtiger Schritt in Richtung der internationalen Marktführerschaft im Bereich Cloud-Kommunikation“, so Vonage CEO Alan Masarek.

„Außerdem stoßen mit dem TokBox-Team technisch hochkompetente Mitarbeiter zu uns, die unser Innovationstempo beschleunigen werden“, fährt Masarek fort. „Wir freuen uns sehr, dieses Team in unserer Vonage-Familie begrüßen zu dürfen.“

Signifikante Vergrößerung des adressierbaren Gesamtmarkts

Laut Marktforscher IDC wird der US-Markt für programmierbare Videofunktionen bis 2022 auf ein Volumen von 7,4 Milliarden Dollar anwachsen. Das entspricht in diesen vier Jahren einem jährlichen Marktwachstum (CAGR) von mehr als 140 %. Das Wachstum dieses Markts ist im Wesentlichen auf drei Faktoren zurückzuführen:

– die Einführung von WebRTC, dem internationalen Standard für hochqualitative Videokommunikation
– die reduzierten Kosten und die geringere Komplexität, mit der Live-Videofunktionen dank programmierbarer Video-APIS integriert werden können
– die nahezu flächendeckende Verbreitung videofähiger Geräte in Verbindung mit einer verbesserten Netzwerkstruktur, die die Videolatenzzeiten auf ein Mindestmaß reduziert

Mark Winther, VP Telecom Consulting bei IDC, fügt hinzu: „Im Bereich programmierbarer SMS-, Voice- und IP-Messaging-Funktionen befindet sich Vonage bereits in einer starken Position. Mit diesem neuen strategischen Schritt kann Vonage nun sein Portfolio an Cloud-Kommunikationsfunktionen ausbauen. TokBox bietet verschiedene APIs für interaktive Videofunktionen und bringt einen Kundenstamm mit, der den Nutzen programmierbarer Videokommunikation unter Beweis gestellt hat. Damit hat Vonage noch bessere Chancen, weitere Anteile des rasch wachsenden CPaaS-Markt zu gewinnen.“

Hochwertige Video-Kommunikationsfunktion für den Enterprise-Sektor

TokBox wurde 2007 gegründet und weist unter den Anbietern WebRTC-gestützter, programmierbarer Videofunktionen die weltweit größte Verbreitung auf. Das Unternehmen hat mehr als 2.300 internationale Kunden aus den unterschiedlichsten Bereichen, wie Online-Schulungen, Finanzen, Helpdesks, Telemedizin, Kundendienst, interaktive Videos und soziale Medien. Derzeit nutzen über 1.700 Android- und iOS-Apps das Software Development Kit von TokBox.

Mit der Einbindung von TokBox in die Vonage-Plattform steht nun eine programmierbare Videolösung zur Verfügung, die einfach, flexibel und skalierbar ist. Sie ermöglicht die Entwicklung einer attraktiven Customer Experience mit integrierter Videokommunikation.

Scott Lomond, CEO von TokBox, bemerkt: „Wir waren der Überzeugung, dass der WebRTC-Standard ein erhebliches Innovations- und Wertschöpfungspotenzial birgt. Deshalb konnte TokBox sich schon frühzeitig als Branchenführer etablieren. Die zunehmende Verbreitung von WebRTC und die Tatsache, dass unsere Plattform die Einbindung von Live-Video in Websites und mobile Apps erheblich vereinfacht, haben unser Wachstum unterstützt.“

Überblick über die Transaktion

Vonage finanziert seine Akquisition durch vorhandene revolvierende Kreditmittel. Pro-forma for the transaction, net debt to OIBDA was approximately 1.1 times.

Dazu David Pearson, CFO von Vonage: „Akquisitionen sind auch weiterhin ein wesentlicher Bestandteil unserer Strategie, mit der wir unseren adressierbaren Gesamtmarkt erweitern und unsere Produktinnovationen beschleunigen möchten. Sie sorgen außerdem dafür, dass wir unseren Kunden neue Lösungen anbieten können, die ihnen bessere Geschäftsergebnisse bescheren.“

Perella Weinberg Partners L.P. fungierte als alleiniger Finanzberater für Vonage, während Morrison & Foerster LLP das Unternehmen in juristischen Dingen beriet. Die exklusive Finanzberatung für Telefónica übernahm LionTree Advisors LLC. Goodwin Procter LLP wurde zum Rechtsberater berufen.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements about the benefits of the acquisition of TokBox; acquisition integration; the combined company’s plans, objectives, expectations and intentions with respect to future operations, products and services; the competitive position and opportunities of the combined company; the impact of the acquisition on the market for the combined company’s products and services; the timing of the completion of the acquisition; and capital expenditures, and other statements that are not historical facts or information constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

In addition, other statements in this press release that are not historical facts or information may be forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements in this release are based on information available at the time the statements are made and/or management’s belief as of that time with respect to future events and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and outcomes to be materially different. Important factors that could cause such differences include, but are not limited to: the competition we face; the expansion of competition in the cloud communications market; our ability to adapt to rapid changes in the cloud communications market; the nascent state of the cloud communications for business market; our ability to retain customers and attract new customers cost effectively; the risk associated with developing and maintaining effective internal sales teams and effective distribution channels; risks related to the acquisition or integration of businesses we have acquired; security breaches and other compromises of information security; risks associated with sales of our services to medium-sized and enterprise customers; our reliance on third party hardware and software; our dependence on third party facilities, equipment, systems and services; system disruptions or flaws in our technology and systems; our ability to scale our business and grow efficiently; our dependence on third party vendors; the impact of fluctuations in economic conditions, particularly on our small and medium business customers; our ability to comply with data privacy and related regulatory matters; our ability to obtain or maintain relevant intellectual property licenses; failure to protect our trademarks and internally developed software; fraudulent use of our name or services; intellectual property and other litigation that have been and may be brought against us; reliance on third parties for our 911 services; uncertainties relating to regulation of business services; risks associated with legislative, regulatory or judicial actions regarding our business products; risks associated with operating abroad; risks associated with the taxation of our business; risks associated with a material weakness in our internal controls; governmental regulation and taxes in our international operations; liability under anti-corruption laws or from governmental export controls or economic sanctions; our dependence on our customers‘ broadband connections; restrictions in our debt agreements that may limit our operating flexibility; foreign currency exchange risk; our ability to obtain additional financing if required; any reinstatement of holdbacks by our credit card processors; our history of net losses and ability to achieve consistent profitability in the future; our ability to fully realize the benefits of our net operating loss carry-forwards if an ownership change occurs; certain provisions of our charter documents/and other factors that are set forth in the "Risk Factors" in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017 and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC. While the Company may elect to update forward-looking statements at some point in the future, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so except as required by law, and therefore, you should not rely on these forward-looking statements as representing the Company’s views as of any date subsequent to today.

Über TokBox

TokBox entwickelt und betreibt die OpenTok Platform, mit der Live-Videokommunikationsfunktionen in Online-Websites, mobile Websites, Apps und Services integriert werden können. Die skalierbare, individuell anpassbare Plattform bietet kreative Möglichkeiten zur Entwicklung beliebiger Video-Interaktionen von Chats bis hin zu Videoinhalten für ein breites Publikum.

Als erste Plattform mit integrierter WebRTC-Unterstützung bietet OpenTok leistungsstarke APIs und eine globale Cloud-Infrastruktur für Unternehmen, Unternehmer und Entwickler. Seit 2013 ist OpenTok in mehr als 36.000 Anwendungen zum Streamen von WebRTC-Live-Videos im Einsatz. Unternehmen wie InTouch Health, Kickstarter, Royal Bank of Scotland und Chegg setzen auf OpenTok.

Weitere Informationen: www.tokbox.com

Über Vonage
Vonage (NYSE:VG) definiert die Business-Kommunikation neu. Das Unternehmen hat seine Wurzeln in der Entwicklung disruptiver Technologien. Es möchte die Unternehmenskommunikation mithilfe von Technologien von Grund auf verändern, um bessere Geschäftsergebnisse zu erzielen. Seine einzigartige Cloud-Kommunikationsplattform verbindet eine robuste Unified-Communications-Lösung mit agilen, integrierten APIs, die eine kontextbasierte Kommunikation gestatten. Diese leistungsstarke Kombination sorgt für mehr Produktivität in der internen Zusammenarbeit und eine effektivere Kundenansprache – via Messaging, Chat, Social Media, Video und Sprachkommunikation.
Für Privatkunden bietet Vonage darüber hinaus eine vielseitige Suite von Kommunikationslösungen mit vielfältigem Funktionsspektrum.

Der Hauptsitz der Vonage Holdings Corporation befindet sich in Holmdel, USA. Weitere Niederlassungen betreibt das Unternehmen in den USA, Europa, Asien und Israel. Vonage® ist ein eingetragenes Warenzeichen von Vonage Marketing LLC, einem Unternehmen der Vonage America Inc. www.vonage.com

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Auryn Commences Drilling at Homestake Ridge Gold Project and Provides Update on Drilling Progress at Committee Bay

Auryn Resources Inc. (TSX: AUG, NYSE AMERICAN: AUG, “Auryn” or the “Company” – http://www.commodity-tv.net/c/search_adv/?v=298204) is pleased to announce that drilling has commenced at its 100% owned Homestake Ridge project located in northwestern British Columbia. The program, which began on August 7th, 2018, consists of approximately 3,000 meters of core drilling to target gold mineralization along the high-grade South Reef deposit.

In the 2017 drill program, Auryn intercepted zones of high-grade gold mineralization at South Reef’s down plunge. These intercepts included 30 meters of 2.00 g/t Au (including 4m @ 6.03g/t Au & 2m @ 11.80 g/t Au) and 10 meters of 4.12 g/t Au (including 2m @ 18.01 g/t Au) (see Auryn’s press release dated December 12, 2017 for full results).

This year’s program aims to expand the known resource at South Reef by targeting the down plunge extension along the bottom of a graben, which defines the mineralized corridor (Figure 1).  The drill program will test 500 meters of strike extension along a one-kilometer gold-in-soils anomaly targeting multiple mineralized structures within the graben (Figure 2).

A Message from Michael Henrichsen, COO & Chief Geologist:

“The high-grade resource at the Homestake Ridge project has an exceptional opportunity for expansion along the South Reef mineralized corridor.  Geological modeling based on the 2017 drill campaign has identified a well-defined graben system that is open to the northwest and will be targeted with 6 – 8 drill holes.”

Committee Bay Update:
 

  • Auryn has drilled a total of 7200 meters in the 10,000 meter program
  • 3700 meters of diamond drilling to follow-up on the Aiviq discovery along a 1.2 kilometer strike length
  • 3500 meters of RAB drilling on high-resolution gold-in-till targets at Kalulik, Aarluk, Ridge, and Castle
  • Expected completion of the program is August 25th
  • Results anticipated between mid-September and the end of October

A Message from Ivan Bebek, Executive Chairman & Director:

“The fourth quarter of 2018 will be exciting for Auryn shareholders as we are drilling two fully-funded opportunities for significant gold discoveries in Canada. We have also made great progress in Peru over the summer at our Sombrero project, where we recently identified several drill targets.  Updates can be expected in the coming weeks.

With respect to our recently announced funding, we appreciate the support from existing shareholders and welcome new shareholders. We plan to remain judicious with our treasury in these less-than-optimal market conditions.”

Michael Henrichsen, P.Geo, COO of Auryn, is the Qualified Person who assumes responsibility for the technical disclosures in this press release.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF AURYN RESOURCES INC.

Ivan Bebek

Executive Chairman

For further information on Auryn Resources Inc., please contact Natasha Frakes, Manager of Corporate Communications at (778) 729-0600 or info@aurynresources.com.

In Europe:
Swiss Resource Capital AG
Jochen Staiger
info@resource-capital.ch  
www.resource-capital.ch  

About Auryn

Auryn Resources is a technically driven junior mining exploration company focused on delivering shareholder value through project acquisition and development. The Company’s management team is highly experienced with an impressive track record of success and has assembled an extensive technical team as well as a premier gold exploration portfolio. Auryn is focused on scalable high-grade gold deposits in established mining jurisdictions, which include the Committee Bay and Gibson MacQuoid gold projects located in Nunavut, the Homestake Ridge gold project in British Columbia and a portfolio of gold projects in southern Peru, through Corisur Peru SAC.

Forward Looking Information and additional cautionary language

This release includes certain statements that may be deemed “forward-looking statements”. Forward-looking information is information that includes implied future performance and/or forecast information including information relating to or associated with the acquisition and title to mineral concessions. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different (either positively or negatively) from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Readers should refer to the risks discussed in the Company’s Annual Information Form and MD&A for the year ended December 31, 2017 and subsequent continuous disclosure filings with the Canadian Securities Administrators available at www.sedar.com and the Company’s registration statement on Form 40-F filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and available at www.sec.gov.

The Toronto Stock Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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Elanix Biotechnologies AG getting confirmation of Outperform Recommendation by goetzpartners securities

  • Outperform statement following webcast presentations to investors on 7 August, 2018
  • Statement is based on commercial roll-out plans presented by Elanix Management
  • Share price target indicated by goetzpartners remains at EUR 6.40

Elanix Biotechnologies AG ("Elanix") has announced today that goetzpartners securities has confirmed their outperform recommendation for Elanix with a target share price of EUR 6.40. The outperform statement is following the webcast presentations for investors hosted by the Elanix management.

Quotes taken from the Flash Note by goetzpartners securities published on 8 August: «We remain enthusiastic about the commercial outlook of Elanix’s Advanced Skin Care ("ASC") and Advanced Wound Care ("AWC") assets, based on their differentiated profiles, large target markets and unmet medical needs. Hence, we maintain and reiterate both our OUTPERFORM recommendation and target price of EUR 6.40 per share».

The outperform recommendation is based on the commercial roll-out of GYNrepair® and the market launch of SKINrepair® in October 2018 with increased sales activities, with the targeted approach to 50 large pharmacies and drugstores key accounts in Germany, France, Switzerland, UK, Italy and Spain, with signed distribution agreements in Benelux, Switzerland and Russia and with approaching distribution partners in the US and Japan.

In addition, Elanix Management has announced plans to launch two additional ASC products in each 2019 and 2020, bringing the total of six ASC products by 2020. Revenues from additional ASC assets, which include gels, masks and creams, will be used to co-finance the further investments into the industrialization and market authorization of AWC portfolio. Financial outlook is anticipating break-even in 2020 and revenues of 33.5 MEUR in 2022.

New COO & CFO Egon Minar is bringing a wealth of commercial expertise to Elanix. With the successful completion of the ongoing capital increase Elanix intends to appoint a finance director who would take over the CFO role in due course to allow Egon Minar to fully focus on operational and commercial activities as well as investor relations.

Press contact:

Elanix Biotechnologies

Tomas Svoboda, CEO

Tel: +41 (0)22 363 66 40

investor.relations@elanix-bt.com

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This publication does not constitute an offer of securities for sale or a solicitation of an offer to purchase securities of Elanix Biotechnologies AG in the United States of America, Germany or any other juris-diction. In connection with this transaction there will be no publication of a securities prospectus.

Neither this announcement nor anything contained herein shall form the basis of, or be relied upon in connection with, any offer or commitment whatsoever in any jurisdiction. The securities referred to herein may not be offered or sold in the United States of America in the absence of registration or an exemption from registration under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"). The securities of Elanix Biotechnologies AG have not been, and will not be, registered under the Securities Act.

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Forward-looking statements

This publication may contain certain forward-looking statements concerning the Company and its business. Such statements involve certain risks, uncertainties and other factors which could cause the actual results, financial condition, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such statements. Readers should therefore not place undue reliance on these statements, particularly not in connection with any contract or investment decision. The Company disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

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Acquisition of new clients

Ecovis Costa Rica has many successful clients. The fact that Ecovis is an international firm has helped us with the acquisition of one of our clients, PTI.

Background

PTI was founded in 2013. Its mission was to own and operate high quality wireless infrastructure sites in stable markets experiencing strong wireless usage growth around the world. PTI is currently focused on expansion of infrastructure throughout Latin America, the Caribbean and the United States.

Issue

PTI initially contracted us to convert the financial statements of their company in Colombia from IFRS to US GAAP. They appreciated Ecovis’ work ethic and consequently appointed us to handle their tax services in Costa Rica. In the meantime the company’s CEO and tax officer has confirmed that he intends to sign a contract with us for services in all their other locations.

Ecovis Costa Rica offers them a dedicated service supervised by its accounting and tax partner. Our client was impressed with Ecovis’ prompt responses to their requests. The PTI account was formerly handled by a renowned multinational professional services firm. Having compared our services with theirs, our client decided to award Ecovis with their account.

Currently

Ecovis is handling PTI’s tax matters in Costa Rica, and will be expanding its range of services to PTI both in Costa Rica and to all their other locations.

Author

Alberto Porras Rojas, Partner, ECOVIS GCF Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica

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Endeavour Silver Reports Second Quarter, 2018 Financial Results

Endeavour Silver Corp. (NYSE: EXK; TSX: EDR – http://www.commodity-tv.net/c/search_adv/?v=298293) released today its financial results for the Second Quarter ended June 30, 2018. The Company operates three silver-gold mines in Mexico, the Guanaceví mine in Durango state, and the Bolañitos and El Cubo mines in Guanajuato state. Endeavour is currently commissioning its fourth mine, El Compas, in Zacatecas state and advancing the Terronera mine project in Jalisco state to a development decision. 

The Company reports a net loss of $5.7 million in the Second Quarter, 2018 compared to $16 thousand loss in the Second Quarter, 2017, primarily due to higher depreciation and depletion charges and foreign exchange loss. Revenue increased 19% to $38.8 million and mine operating cash flow before taxes(1) increased 69% to $14.9 million due to higher production, but cash flow from operations before working capital changes decreased 17% to $3.6 million and EBITDA fell 26% to $2.7 million as compared to the same period last year.

Cash costs fell 9% to $7.61 per oz silver payable (net of gold credits) and all-in sustaining costs fell 16% to $17.28 per oz silver payable (net of gold credits).

Highlights of Second Quarter 2018 (Compared to Second Quarter 2017)

Financial
 

  • Net loss increased to 5.7 million (loss of $0.04 per share) compared to break even in 2017
  • EBITDA(1) decreased 26% to $2.7 million
  • Cash flow from operations before working capital changes decreased 17% to $3.6 million
  • Mine operating cash flow before taxes(1) increased 69% to $14.9 million
  • Revenue increased 19% to $38.8 million
  • Realized silver price decreased 2% to $16.76 per ounce (oz) sold
  • Realized gold price increased 1% to $1,281 per oz sold
  • Cash costs(1) fell 9% to $7.61 per oz silver payable (net of gold credits)
  • All-in sustaining costs(1) fell 16% to $17.28 per oz silver payable (net of gold credits)
  • Working capital has fallen 11% at $58.9 million compared to $66.2 million at year end
  • Secured ATM of up to $35.7 million primarily to advance the Terronera Project

Operations
 

  • Silver production increased 19% to 1,355,895 oz
  • Gold production increased 5% to 13,674 oz
  • Silver equivalent production was 2.4 million oz (at a 75:1 silver: gold ratio)
  • Silver oz sold increased 27% to 1,258,617 oz
  • Gold oz sold increased 12% to 13,800 oz
  • Bullion inventory at quarter-end included 176,452 oz silver and 265 oz gold
  • Concentrate inventory at quarter-end included 53,810 oz silver and 827 oz gold
  • Completed construction of the El Compas project, commenced plant commissioning
  • Completed engineering trade-off studies for Terronera, preparing updated PFS
  • Reported positive drill results from both an in-fill drill program at Terronera
  • Reported positive metallurgy and positive drill results from a step-out drill program at the Parral exploration property
  • Appointed VP, New Projects, Manuel Echevarria to oversee technical services and development projects
  • EBITDA, mine operating cash flow, cash costs and all-in sustaining costs are non-IFRS measures. Please refer to the definitions in the Company’s Management Discussion & Analysis.

Bradford Cooke, Endeavour CEO, commented, “Our financial performance in Q2, 2018 was tempered by higher depreciation and depletion charges primarily at Guanacevi, higher foreign exchange losses related to depreciation of the Mexican peso, higher current taxes primarily at Bolanitos and El Cubo and increased expenditures advancing Terronera and exploring Parral. 

“El Cubo continues to out-perform plan, delivering record grades and providing strong cash flow for the Company. Bolanitos is running a bit behind plan but continues to generate strong cash flow and should improve in Q3.  Guanacevi continues to be challenging, but the focus on higher development in Q2 is returning higher throughput in July. El Compas is expected to achieve commercial production in Q3 and start generating positive cash flow for the Company in the second half of this year.”

Financial Results

Revenue in the Second Quarter, 2018 totaled $38.8 million (2017 – $32.7 million) on sales of 1,258,617 silver ounces and 13,800 gold ounces at realized prices of $16.76 and $1,281 per ounce respectively, compared to sales of 988,821 silver ounces and 12,294 gold ounces at realized prices of $17.16 and $1,270 per ounce respectively in Q2, 2017.

After cost of sales of $34.2 million (2017 – $27.2 million), mine operating earnings amounted to $4.6 million (2017 – $5.4 million) from mining and milling operations in Mexico. The 26% increase in cost of sales was primarily due to increased depreciation and depletion. Excluding depreciation and depletion of $7.9 million (2017 – $3.3 million), share-based payments recovery of $0.1 million and an inventory write down of $2.5 million, mine operating cash flow before taxes was $14.9 million (2017 – $8.8 million) in Q2, 2018.

Net losses amount to $5.7 million (2017 –$16 thousand) after depreciation and depletion, exploration, general and administrative expenses and foreign exchange.  

Direct production costs per tonne in Q2, 2018 increased 3% compared with Q2, 2017.  The higher production costs per tonne were driven mainly by lower Guanaceví mine output due to increased mine development and the costs related to implementing a productivity optimization program.  The higher costs at Guanaceví were offset by increased production due to higher throughput and grades at El Cubo.

The out-performance of El Cubo resulted in 9% lower consolidated cash costs per oz, net of by-product credits (a non-IFRS measure and a standard of the Silver Institute).  Similarly, all-in sustaining costs (also a non-IFRS measure) decreased 16% to $17.28 per oz in Q2, 2018 due to lower operating costs per ounce and lower capital expenditures in Q2, 2018 compared to Q2, 2017, offset by higher general and administration charges at the corporate level.

The Condensed Consolidated Interim Financial Statements and Management’s Discussion & Analysis can be viewed on the Company’s website at www.edrsilver.com, on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and EDGAR at www.sec.gov. All amounts are reported in US$.

Conference Call

A conference call to discuss the results will be held today, Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 10:00am PT (1:00pm ET). To participate in the conference call, please dial the numbers below. No pass-code is necessary.

Toll-free in Canada and the US: 1-800-319-4610

Local Vancouver: 604-638-5340

Outside of Canada and the US: + 604-638-5340

A replay of the conference call will be available by dialing 1-800-319-6413 in Canada and the US (toll-free) or +604-638-9010 outside of Canada and the US. The required pass-code is 2443#. The audio replay and a written transcript will be available on the Company’s website at www.edrsilver.com under the Investor Relations, Events section.

About Endeavour Silver – Endeavour Silver Corp. is a mid-tier precious metals mining company that operates three high-grade, underground, silver-gold mines in Mexico. The Company is forecasting 20% production growth to 10.2-11.2 million oz silver equivalent in 2018. Endeavour is currently commissioning its fourth mine at El Compas, advancing towards development of the Terronera project and exploring its portfolio of exploration and development projects in Mexico and Chile to facilitate its goal to become a premier senior silver producer.  Our philosophy of corporate social integrity creates value for all stakeholders.

SOURCE Endeavour Silver Corp. 

Contact Information For more information, please contact:

Website: www.edrsilver.com

In Europe:

Swiss Resource Capital AG
info@resource-capital.ch  
www.resource-capital.ch

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the United States private securities litigation reform act of 1995 and “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. Such forward‑looking statements and information herein include but are not limited to statements regarding Endeavour’s anticipated performance in 2018 including changes in mining and operations and the timing and results of various activities. The Company does not intend to, and does not assume any obligation to update such forward-looking statements or information, other than as required by applicable law.

Forward-looking statements or information involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of Endeavour and its operations to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such statements. Such factors include, among others, changes in national and local governments, legislation, taxation, controls, regulations and political or economic developments in Canada and Mexico; financial risks due to precious metals prices, operating or technical difficulties in mineral exploration, development and mining activities; risks and hazards of mineral exploration, development and mining; the speculative nature of mineral exploration and development, risks in obtaining necessary licenses and permits, and challenges to the Company’s title to properties; as well as those factors described in the section “risk factors” contained in the Company’s most recent form 40F/Annual Information Form filed with the S.E.C. and Canadian securities regulatory authorities.

Forward-looking statements are based on assumptions management believes to be reasonable, including but not limited to: the continued operation of the Company’s mining operations, no material adverse change in the market price of commodities, mining operations will operate and the mining products will be completed in accordance with management’s expectations and achieve their stated production outcomes, and such other assumptions and factors as set out herein. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements or information, there may be other factors that cause results to be materially different from those anticipated, described, estimated, assessed or intended. There can be no assurance that any forward-looking statements or information will prove to be accurate as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements or information. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements or information.

1) Silver equivalents are calculated using a 75:1 ratio.
2) Cost metrics, EBITDA, mine operating cash flow, operating cash flow before working capital changes are non-IFRS measures. Please refer to the definitions in the Company’s Management Discussion & Analysis.

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Treasury Metals Announces CEO Departure and Appointment of Interim CEO

Treasury Metals Inc. (TSX: TML) (“Treasury” or the “Company” – http://www.commodity-tv.net/c/search_adv/?v=298263) today announces the departure of the President and Chief Executive Officer Chris Stewart. Chris has accepted an executive role with a global intermediate gold producer, and will leave Treasury to assume his new role in August. Chris presided over an active phase of permitting, exploration, and development at Treasury and built a team in Dryden which will continue progressing the Goliath gold project towards production.

Bob MacDonald, Vice President, Operations and Mark Wheeler, Project Director will continue in their roles with increased responsibilities and the Company will continue to focus on Federal mine permitting with the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, engineering and on the completion of the on-going resource expansion drilling program.

The Board has appointed Greg Ferron as Interim CEO. Mr. Ferron, currently VP of Corporate Development, has played a key role in the evolution of the Company.

Marc Henderson, Chairman commented, “On behalf of the entire team, we would like to extend our gratitude to Chris and wish him well in his future endeavors. The Board has full confidence in Greg, Bob, and Mark to continue to build on the successes of the Company and to execute the Goliath development plans on schedule. Greg has led our corporate development team for 6 years, and will provide leadership continuity to our staff, partners and key stakeholders. We are also thankful for the value that Bob brings as a 30-year engineer who led operations for Canadian success stories including Goldcorp’s Musselwhite and Cameco’s Saskatchewan operations.”

To view further details about the Goliath Gold Project, please visit the Company’s website at www.treasurymetals.com.

About Treasury Metals Inc.

Treasury Metals Inc. is a gold focused exploration and development company with assets in Canada and is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (“TSX”) under the symbol “TML” and on the OTCQX® Best Market under the symbol TSRMF. Treasury Metals Inc.’s 100% owned Goliath Gold Project in northwestern Ontario is slated to become one of Canada’s next producing gold mines. With first-rate infrastructure currently in place and gold mineralization extending to surface, Treasury Metals plans on the initial development of an open pit gold mine to feed a 2,500 tonne per day processing plant with subsequent underground operations in the latter years of the mine life.

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Forward-looking Statements

This release includes certain statements that may be deemed to be “forward-looking statements”. All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts, that address events or developments that management of the Company expect, are forward-looking statements. Actual results or developments may differ materially from those in forward-looking statements. Treasury Metals disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, save and except as may be required by applicable securities laws.

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QIAGEN careHPV™-Test erhält WHO-Präqualifizierung für das Gebärmutterhals-Screening

QIAGEN N.V. (NYSE: QGEN; Frankfurt Prime Standard: QIA) gab heute die Aufnahme des careHPV™-Tests, eines der wenigen molekularen Diagnostikverfahren für das Screening von Frauen auf Hochrisikotypen des humanen Papillomavirus (HPV) in ressourcenarmen Regionen, in die Liste der präqualifizierten In-Vitro-Diagnostika (IVD) der Weltgesundheitsorganisation (WHO) bekannt. HPV ist die Hauptursache für Gebärmutterhalskrebs bei Frauen. Das Screening auf die Virusinfektion ist deshalb für die Prävention und frühzeitige Behandlung dieser tödlichen Krebserkrankung unerlässlich. Der careHPV-Test wurde 2010 weltweit eingeführt und hat sich in zahlreichen Pilotstudien zur Erkennung von präkanzerösen Zellveränderungen als empfindlichere Alternative zu zytologischen und visuellen Untersuchungsmethoden erwiesen. Es wird erwartet, dass sich die Verfügbarkeit dieses wichtigen Diagnosewerkzeugs in Ländern, die sich bei Kaufentscheidungen auf die Liste der WHO verlassen, durch die evidenzbasierte Aufnahme seitens der globalen Organisation erhöht. Die WHO-Präqualifizierung wird in Regionen mit vielen Fällen von Gebärmutterhalskrebs einen weitaus umfassenderen Zugang zur HPV-DNA-Diagnostik ermöglichen.

 

„Mit der IVD-Präqualifizierung verleiht die WHO unserem innovativen careHPV-Test ein ‚Gütesiegel‘, das Behörden zur Einführung von effizienten, hochpräzisen HPV-Screenings zur Prävention von Gebärmutterhalskrebs in Regionen mit eingeschränkter Gesundheitsinfrastruktur ermutigen wird“, erklärt Thierry Bernard, Senior Vice President und Leiter des Geschäftsbereichs Molekulare Diagnostik bei QIAGEN. „In China wird careHPV regelmäßig in ländlichen oder ressourcenarmen Regionen eingesetzt. In Entwicklungsländern arbeitet QIAGEN mit NGOs und Gesundheitsministerien zusammen. Wir versprechen uns von der WHO-Präqualifizierung eine zunehmende Verbreitung dieses wichtigen Instruments für die Gesundheit der Frau.“

 

Der schnelle, portable und benutzerfreundliche careHPV-Test von QIAGEN vereint die Leistungsfähigkeit fortschrittlicher molekularer Technologien mit innovativem Design für Regionen, in denen Elektrizität, fließendes Wasser und kontrollierte Laborumgebungen keine Selbstverständlichkeit sind. Das System verfügt zum Beispiel über farbcodierte, leicht verständliche Benutzeroberflächen und versiegelte Reagenzien. Zudem ist der Test in Bezug auf Temperaturschwankungen beständig, die in ländlichen Krankenhäusern mit einer eingeschränkten Strom- oder Wasserversorgung und unzureichenden Kühlmöglichkeiten auftreten, und liefert schnellere Ergebnisse als traditionelle, laborgestützte Methoden. Der careHPV-Test wurde in Zusammenarbeit mit der international tätigen, gemeinnützigen Organisation PATH entwickelt und wird von QIAGEN in Shenzhen, China, hergestellt.

 

„Qualitativ hochwertige molekulare HPV-Tests mit einfacher Applikation sind essentiell für die Expansion von Präventionsstrategien bei Gebärmutterhalskrebs in ressourcenarmen Ländern. Die Aufnahme in die Liste der Weltgesundheitsorganisation ist eine wichtige Bestätigung für den molekularen careHPV-Test, und macht es Ländern möglich die beste und passendste Lösung für ihre Programme zu wählen. Um bessere Abdeckung für Frauen zu schaffen und einen Unterschied in der Gebärmutterhalskrebs-Prävention zu machen, muss es bezahlbare und kosteneffiziente Strategien geben, vielleicht sogar bis hin zum Selbsttest,“ so Dr. Silvia de Sanjosé, Leiterin des Scale-Up Projekts bei PATH, einer US-amerikanischen Organisation, die auf die Entwicklung und Verbreitung innovativer Lösungen für die öffentliche Gesundheit in Entwicklungsländern spezialisiert ist.

 

Der careHPV-Test für ressourcenarme Regionen ist eine hervorragende Ergänzung des digenen HC2-HPV-Tests von QIAGEN, bei dem es sich um den weltweit am häufigsten validierten diagnostischen Test mit der höchsten Sensitivität für den Nachweis von Hochrisikotypen des HPV handelt. Der digene HC2-HPV-Test gilt als der „Goldstandard“ für das HPV-Screening und ist in entwickelten Ländern und großen Städten in Schwellenländern weit verbreitet.

 

Gebärmutterhalskrebs ist laut der jüngsten verfügbaren globalen Jahresstatistik der WHO mit 528.000 neuen Fällen und 266.000 Todesfällen im Jahr 2012 weltweit die vierthäufigste Krebsart bei Frauen. Schätzungsweise 80 % der neuen Fälle und Todesfälle entfallen auf Entwicklungsländer, in denen das Bewusstsein für die Erkrankung gering und der Zugang zu präventiven Tests und medizinischer Behandlung stark eingeschränkt ist. In vielen ressourcenarmen Regionen hat Gebärmutterhalskrebs Brustkrebs als die häufigste tödliche Krebserkrankung bei Frauen bereits abgelöst.

Forward-Looking Statement

Einige der Angaben in dieser Pressemitteilung können im Sinne von Section 27A des U.S. Securities Act (US-Wertpapiergesetz) von 1933 in ergänzter Fassung und Section 21E des U.S. Securities Exchange Act (US-Börsengesetz) von 1934 in ergänzter Fassung als zukunftsgerichtete Aussagen („forward-looking statements") gelten. Soweit in dieser Meldung zukunftsgerichtete Aussagen über QIAGENs Produkte, Markteinführungen, regulatorische Einreichungen, Kollaborationen, Märkte, Strategie, Steuern und operative Ergebnisse gemacht werden, einschließlich aber nicht begrenzt auf die zu erwartenden Ergebnisse für den bereinigten Nettoumsatz und den bereinigten verwässerten Gewinn je Aktie,  geschieht  dies  auf  der  Basis  derzeitiger  Erwartungen  und  Annahmen, die mit vielfältigen Unsicherheiten und Risiken verbunden sind. Dazu zählen unter anderem: Risiken im Zusammenhang mit Wachstumsmanagement und internationalen Geschäftsaktivitäten (einschließlich Auswirkungen von Währungsschwankungen und der Abhängigkeit von regulatorischen sowie Logistikprozessen); Schwankungen der Betriebsergebnisse und ihre Verteilung auf unsere Kundengruppen; die Entwicklung der Märkte für unsere Produkte an Kunden in der Akademischen Forschung, Pharma, Angewandte Testverfahren und Molekulare Diagnostik; Veränderung unserer Beziehungen zu Kunden, Lieferanten und strategischen Partnern, das Wettbewerbsumfeld, schneller oder unerwarteter technologischer Wandel, Schwankungen in der Nachfrage nach QIAGEN-Produkten (einschließlich allgemeiner wirtschaftlicher Entwicklungen, Höhe und Verfügbarkeit der Budgets unserer Kunden und sonstiger Faktoren), die Möglichkeit, die regulatorische Zulassung für unsere Produkte zu erhalten, Schwierigkeiten bei der Anpassung von QIAGENs Produkten an integrierte Lösungen und die Herstellung solcher Produkte, die Fähigkeit des Unternehmens, neue Produktideen zu entwickeln, umzusetzen und sich von den Produkten der Wettbewerber abzuheben sowie vor dem Wettbewerb zu schützen, Marktakzeptanz neuer Produkte und die Integration akquirierter Geschäfte und Technologien; und andere Faktoren, angesprochen unter „Risikofaktoren“ in Absatz 3 des aktuellen Annual Report Form 20-F. Weitere Informationen finden Sie in Berichten, die QIAGEN bei der U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (US-Börsenaufsichtsbehörde) eingereicht hat.

 

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Sibanye-Stillwater implements transaction with DRDGOLD Limited

Sibanye-Stillwater (Tickers JSE: SGL and NYSE: SBGL – http://www.commodity-tv.net/c/search_adv/?v=298294) is pleased to announce that all the conditions precedent to the DRDGOLD Limited (DRDGOLD) transaction have been fulfilled and that the transaction was implemented yesterday, 31 July 2018. Shareholders are referred to the announcement released on Wednesday, 22 November 2017 (Transaction Announcement), in terms of which, shareholders were advised that, inter alia, Sibanye-Stillwater would exchange selected surface gold processing assets and tailings storage facilities (TSFs), for newly issued DRDGOLD shares (the “Transaction”). Unless otherwise indicated, capitalised words and terms contained in this announcement shall bear the same meanings ascribed thereto in the Transaction Announcement.

Sibanye-Stillwater now owns 38.05% (265 000 000 DRDGOLD ordinary shares) of the issued share capital of DRDGOLD, currently worth R895.7 million*. In addition, pursuant to the Transaction, Sibanye-Stillwater has an option to subscribe for the Option Shares within 24 months from the date of implementation of the Transaction to further attain up to a 50.1% shareholding in DRDGOLD at a 10% discount to the 30 day volume weighted average traded price of a DRDGOLD share on the day prior to the date of exercise of the option.

Commenting on the Transaction, Neal Froneman, CEO of Sibanye-Stillwater, said: “We are excited about the partnership with DRDGOLD which unlocks value for our under-utilised surface infrastructure and TSFs, while retaining upside to the West Rand Tailings Retreatment Project and future growth in DRDGOLD. Further value will be derived from the future development of this long life surface reclamation project, which will benefit all of our stakeholders, particularly those in the region.”

For more information about this transaction, refer to https://www.sibanyestillwater.com/….

*DRDGOLD’s closing share price of R3.38 as at 31 July 2018 multiplied by the 265 million shares issued to Sibanye-Stillwater.

Contacts:

Email: ir@sibanyestillwater.com

James Wellsted

Head of Investor Relations

+27 (0) 83 453 4014

In Europe:

Swiss Resource Capital AG

Jochen Staiger

info@resource-capital.ch

www.resource-capital.ch

Sponsor: J.P. Morgan Equities South Africa (Proprietary) Limited

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

This announcement includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbour” provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of words such as “target”, “will”, “forecast”, “expect”, “potential”, “intend”, “estimate”, “anticipate”, “can” and other similar expressions that predict or indicate future events or trends or that are not statements of historical matters. The forward-looking statements set out in this announcement involve a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are difficult to predict and generally beyond the control of Sibanye-Stillwater, that could cause Sibanye-Stillwater’s actual results and outcomes to be materially different from historical results or from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this announcement. Sibanye-Stillwater undertakes no obligation to update publicly or release any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this announcement or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, save as required by applicable law.

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