Roxgold is a gold mining company with its key asset, the high grade Yaramoko Gold Mine, located on the Houndé greenstone belt in Burkina Faso, West Africa. The Company operates the 55 Zone underground mine and has a second high-grade underground mine, Bagassi South, which is currently in development with commercial production expected to be achieved in the second quarter of 2019. Roxgold generates strong cash flow, delivers industry leading return on equity to investors and is actively pursuing growth opportunities through its exploration program.
John Dorward – President, CEO and Director
Mr. Dorward has over 20 years of experience in the mining and finance industries and most recently served as Vice-President, Business Development at Fronteer Gold Inc. He was an integral part of the team that sold the large Michelin uranium deposit, acquired AuEX Ventures Inc., and successfully advanced Fronteer Gold’s properties prior to the Company’s sale to Newmont Mining Corp. for $2.3 billion in 2011. Prior, Mr. Dorward was the Chief Financial Officer of Mineral Deposits Ltd. from 2006 to 2009, where he was responsible for financing the construction of the Sabodala Gold Project in Senegal, West Africa.
What is your rationale for attending 121 Mining Investment?
Roxgold is attending the conference to meet with its existing and potential shareholders to provide an update on the Company’s activities including bringing into production Bagassi South, its second-high grade underground mine in the near term, which is expected to bring Yaramoko’s annual gold production to approximately 150,000 ounces of gold in 2019, as well as updates on pursing growth opportunities through its exploration program.
What recent news would you like to highlight to investors attending?
December 13, 2018 – Roxgold Announces Under Budget Completion of Bagassi South Project
November 13, 2018 – Roxgold Reports Strong Cash Flow Generation in Third Quarter 2018
November 13, 2018 – Roxgold Reports 2018 Exploration Results at Yaramoko
September 20, 2018 – Roxgold Announces Appointment of Vice-President, Exploration and Provides Bagassi South and Regional Exploration Update
August 14, 2018 – Roxgold Reports Strong Production and Cash Flow in Second Quarter 2018
What are your key goals for the next 3, 6 and 12 months?
• Continuing ramp-up of Bagassi South during the first quarter of 2019 with commercial production expected to be achieved in the second quarter of 2019 • Continuation of extensive drilling program underway at Yaramoko, with deeper drilling at the 55 Zone
• Continued focus on ramping up Bagassi South to achieve commercial production. • Continuation of regional drilling programs on existing land package.
• Continue to meet and exceed operational goals including outperforming relative to production and cash cost guidance. • Continue to deliver value to shareholders through maintaining a strong balance sheet, actively seeking organic growth opportunities th
What do you see as the key risks and challenges facing your company at the moment and how are you overcoming these?
With operations at Yaramoko performing at a strong and consistent rate, the Company is now focused on the next phase of growth. Roxgold is committed to executing on its strategy of achieving accretive, non-dilutive growth as demonstrated by the recent Bagassi South expansion, and work is currently underway to extend the mine life at both the 55 Zone and Bagassi South through infill and extensional drilling programs, as well as continuing the regional drilling programs on the existing license. Additionally, underground drilling is planned at 55 Zone with the aim of extending mine life of the current production profile by converting inferred resources to indicated.
In a sentence, what do you think makes your company such a compelling investment?
Roxgold delivers value to shareholders through industry leading return on equity, strong cash flow generation, actively pursuing growth opportunities through exploration, and non-dilutive, near-term organic growth from its high-grade, low cost flagship Yaramoko gold mine on the Houndé greenstone belt in Burkina Faso, West Africa.