Aura Minerals


Primary ticker: TSX:ORA, B3:AURA33
Stage of development: Exploration, Development, Production
Primary minerals: Gold, Copper
Project location: Americas

Aura is focused on mining in complete terms – thinking holistically about how its business impacts and benefits every one of our stakeholders: our company, our shareholders, our employees, and the countries and communities we serve. We call this 360° Mining.

Aura is a mid-tier gold and copper production company focused on the development and operation of gold and base metal projects in the Americas. The Company’s producing assets include the San Andres gold mine in Honduras, the Ernesto/Paua -Pique gold mine in Brazil and the Aranzazu copper-gold-silver mine in Mexico. In addition, the Company has four additional gold projects in Brazil: Almas, under construction; Borborema and Matupá, in development, and São Francisco, in care & maintenance, and one gold project in Colombia, Tolda Fria.

Cash:  USD$218M
Debt: USD$216M

Major shareholders:
Northwestern Enterprises – 50.9%
Kapitalo – 6.6%
Conway – 4.8%
Vanguard – 4.8%
Ruffer – 3.4%

Management Profile

Kleber Cardoso – CFO

Mr. Cardoso joined Aura in March 2019 in the position of Chief Financial Officer. Mr, Cardoso is an Economist from Unicamp in Brazil and has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, with majors in Finance, Strategy and International Business. Prior to joining Aura, Mr. Cardoso was the CFO of Santista, a large denim manufacturer with operations in Brazil and Argentina. Prior to Santista, Mr. Cardoso worked for Mover Participações, one of the largest conglomerates in Brazil, and was involved in M&A projects. Mr. Cardoso has also worked in the management consulting industry for A.T. Kearney and Accenture in a variety of industries and projects.

What is your rationale for taking part in 121 Mining Investment?

Our rationale for taking part in 121 is to raise awareness. Despite being number 1 on the TSX for two years in a row, Aura is relatively unknown in North America.

What recent news would you like to highlight to investors attending?

Sep 15 – Inclusion in the 2022 TSX 30 Ranking #1for the second year in a row, and the only company to do so.

Sep 21 – Closed the Acquistion of Big River, adding a fourth growth project to the company