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ALPHAMIN RESOURCES CORPORATION - Alphamin announces q4 and fy2021 results/ achieves record fourth quarter ebitda and production

Release Date: 07/03/2022 17:08
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Alphamin announces q4 and fy2021 results/ achieves record fourth quarter ebitda and production

Alphamin Resources Corp.
Continued in the Republic of Mauritius
Date of incorporation: 12 August 1981
Corporation number: C125884 C1/GBL
TSX-V share code: AFM
JSE share code: APH
ISIN: MU0456S00006
(“Alphamin” or the “Company”)


MAURITIUS – March 7, 2022 – Alphamin Resources Corp. (AFM:TSXV, APH:JSE
AltX)( “Alphamin” or the “Company”), a producer of 4% of the world’s mined tin1 from its high
grade operation in the Democratic Republic of Congo, is pleased to provide the following
update for the quarter ended December 2021:

-   Contained tin production up 10% from the prior quarter to 3,114 tons
-   Contained tin sales up 13% from the prior quarter to 3,056 tons
-   Record Q4 EBITDA3 of US$74m, up 38% from prior quarter actual
-   Net cash3 position increases to US$68m
-   FY2021 dividend of CAD$0.03 per share declared and paid
-   Announcement of Mpama South maiden Resource and positive Preliminary Economic

Operational and Financial Summary for the Quarter and year ended December 20212

Description                       Units                      Actual                           Actual
                                             Quarter         Quarter                  Year       Year
                                               ended           ended                 ended      ended
                                            December       September    Change    December   December    Change
                                                2021            2021                  2021       2020

Tons Processed                   Tonnes      107 981         108 901       -1%     416 173    366 634       14%
Tin Grade Processed                % Sn          3,9             3,5       12%         3,6        3,9      -10%
Overall Plant Recovery                %           75              75       -1%          74         71        4%
Contained Tin Produced           Tonnes        3 114           2 832       10%      10 969     10 319        6%
Contained Tin Sold               Tonnes        3 056           2 710       13%      11 521     11 474        0%
AISC3 per tonne tin sold          US$/t       15 117          14 765        2%      14 173     11 469       24%
EBITDA3                         US$'000       74 347          53 715       38%     198 592     58 302      241%
Net Cash/ (Net Debt)3           US$'000       68 233           1 036     6486%      68 233    (59 909)    -214%
Tin Price Achieved                US$/t       38 432          33 704       14%      30 629     16 336       87%

1Data obtained from International Tin Association Tin Industry Review Update 2021 2Production information is disclosed on a
100% basis. Alphamin indirectly owns 84.14% of its operating subsidiary to which the information relates. 3This is not a
standardized financial measure and may not be comparable to similar financial measures of other issuers. See “Use of Non-IFRS
Financial Measures” below for the composition and calculation of this financial measure.

Operational and Financial Performance
Q4 2021 contained tin production of 3,114 tons is 10% above the previous quarter and
contained tin sales of 3,056 tons increased 13% from the prior quarter. Improved underground
mining practices relating to stope planning, delineation and blasting resulted in better grade
control with an average tin grade of 3,8% processed during the five months ended December

EBITDA of US$74.3m for Q4 2021 is 38% higher than the previous quarter of US$53.7m as a
result of increased tin production and sales volumes, together with a higher average tin price
achieved of US$38,432/t (Current tin price: ~US$48,000/t).

The Group Net Cash position as at 31 December 2021 increased by US$67m from US$1m in
the prior quarter.

Contained tin production and sales guidance for the financial year ending December 2022 is
12,000 tons4. Actual contained tin production for the financial year ended December 2021 was
10,969 tons.

On 7 March 2022, the Company announced a maiden Mineral Resource estimate and a
positive Preliminary Economic Assessment for Mpama South. In anticipation of further Mpama
South resource updates during 2022, including from in-fill drilling, the Company will proceed
with the appointment of an EPCM contractor, detailed development scheduling and design

Alphamin’s audited consolidated financial statements and accompanying Management’s
Discussion and Analysis for the quarter and year ended 31 December 2021 have been filed
and are available under the Company’s profile at

FY2021 Dividend Paid

The Company paid a FY2021 CAD$0.03 per share cash dividend on 11 February, 2022.

Changes to Board

Mr. Boris Kamstra has resigned as a non-executive director of the Company. The Company
would like to thank Mr. Kamstra for his contributions to Alphamin during his tenure on the board
and in his previous service as Chief Executive Officer of the Company.

Qualified Person

Mr. Clive Brown, Pr. Eng., B.Sc. Engineering (Mining), is a qualified person (QP) as defined in
National Instrument 43-101 and has reviewed and approved the scientific and technical
information contained in this news release. He is a Principal Consultant and Director of Bara
Consulting Pty Limited, an independent technical consultant to the Company.

 Production and sales guidance is based on certain estimates and assumptions, including but not limited to: quantity of material mined and
processed, tin grades of processed material and processing recoveries, truck availabilities for tin sales and assumes mining operations will
continue to be conducted in the same manner as the previous quarter and will not be further impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.


Maritz Smith
Alphamin Resources Corp.
Tel: +230 269 4166

The JSE link to the supporting document is

JSE Sponsor
Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking, a division of Nedbank Limited

Information in this news release that is not a statement of historical fact constitutes forward-
looking information. Forward-looking statements contained herein include, without limitation,
statements relating to expected contained tin production and sales for the year ending
December 2022, planned exploration activities and expected outcomes and next steps
following the announcement of the Mpama South maiden mineral resources and Preliminary
Economic Assessment. Forward-looking statements are based on assumptions management
believes to be reasonable at the time such statements are made. There can be no assurance
that such statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ
materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place
undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Although Alphamin has attempted to identify
important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in
forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as
anticipated, estimated or intended. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially
from expected results described in forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to:
uncertainties regarding estimates of the expected mined tin volumes and tin grades,
processing plant performance and recoveries, uncertainties regarding global supply and
demand for tin and market and sales prices, uncertainties with respect to social, community
and environmental impacts, uninterupted access to required infrastructure and third party
service providers, adverse political events, uncertainty of mineral exploration results,
uncertainties regarding the legislative requirements in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
which may result in unexpected fines and penalties, impacts of the global Covid-19 pandemic
on mining operations and commodity prices as well as those risk factors set out in the
Company’s Management Discussion and Analysis and other disclosure documents available
under the Company’s profile at Forward-looking statements contained herein
are made as of the date of this news release and Alphamin disclaims any obligation to update
any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or results
or otherwise, except as required by 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 news release.

This announcement refers to the following non-IFRS financial performance measures:


EBITDA is profit before net finance expense, income taxes and depreciation, depletion, and
amortization. EBITDA provides insight into our overall business performance (a combination
of cost management and growth) and is the corresponding flow driver towards the objective of
achieving industry-leading returns. This measure assists readers in understanding the ongoing
cash generating potential of the business including liquidity to fund working capital, servicing
debt, and funding capital expenditures and investment opportunities.

This measure is not recognized under IFRS as it does not have any standardized meaning
prescribed by IFRS and is therefore unlikely to be comparable to similar measures presented
by other issuers. EBITDA data is intended to provide additional information and should not be
considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance
with IFRS.
Please also see the Company’s MD&A dated March 7, 2022 for a reconciliation of EBITDA for
the quarter and year ended December 31, 2021 and corresponding prior periods to its most
directly comparable financial measure contained in the Company’s financial statements.


This measures the costs to produce and sell a tonne of contained tin plus the capital sustaining
costs to maintain the mine, processing plant and infrastructure. AISC includes mine operating
production expenses such as mining, processing, administration, indirect charges (including
surface maintenance and camp and tailings dam construction costs), smelting costs and
deductions, refining and freight, distribution, royalties and product marketing fees. AISC does
not include depreciation, depletion, and amortization, reclamation expenses, borrowing costs
and exploration expenses.

Sustaining capital expenditures are defined as those expenditures which do not increase
contained tin production at a mine site and excludes all expenditures at the Company’s projects
and certain expenditures at the Company’s operating sites which are deemed expansionary in


Net cash is defined as cash and cash equivalents less total current and non-current portions
of interest-bearing debt and lease liabilities.

Date: 07-03-2022 05:08:00
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