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Richmont Mines Reports Solid Growth for Third Quarter of 2010

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Richmont Mines Reports Solid Growth for Third Quarter of 201008:02 EDT Thursday, November 04, 2010MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA--(Marketwire - Nov. 4, 2010) - Richmont Mines Inc. (TSX:RIC)(NYSE Amex:RIC)Q3 2010 revenue growth of 25% compared to Q3 2009Gold sales of 18,084 ounces at US$1,244 (CAN$1,288) per ounceQ3 2010 net earnings of $2.5 million, or $0.08 per share, versus $0.01 per share in Q3 2009Year-to-date net earnings of $4.5 million, or $0.16 per share, versus $0.01 per share in 2009Preliminary drill results at Wasamac favourable; Drilling program expanded to 15,000 metres$40.6 million in working capital as at September 30, 2010 and no hedging contracts or long-term debtRichmont Mines Inc. (TSX:RIC)(NYSE Amex:RIC) ("Richmont" or the "Company"), today announced financial and operational results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2010. Financial results are based on Canadian GAAP and dollars are reported in Canadian currency, unless otherwise noted.Commenting on the quarter, Mr. Martin Rivard, President and CEO, noted: "Both of our operating mines delivered improved results in the third quarter. At Island Gold, tonnage and recovered grades both increased, which translated into a 12% year-over-year increase in gold sales, highlighting that improvements put into place over the last year are paying off. Progress was similarly evident quarter-over-quarter, with recovered grades from this mine increasing 11% to 5.97 g/t Au in the third quarter, versus 5.38 g/t Au in the second quarter. While tonnage at the Beaufor Mine declined from last year's levels, production year-to-date is in line with our forecasts, and recovered grades improved significantly year-over-year. We are particularly pleased about this mine's progress versus the second quarter, as tonnage, recovered grades and ounces produced all showed a notable improvement. As of the end of the third quarter, 75% of Richmont's 2010 sales goal of 65,000 gold ounces had been realized, and we are confident that our operations in the fourth quarter will enable us to meet our annual production target. Work at the Francoeur Mine is progressing well, and we started underground development in the quarter with the objective of beginning commercial production in mid-2011." Commenting on the Company's exploration efforts, Mr. Rivard added: "We are really enthusiastic about the exploration programs currently underway at Richmont. On our Wasamac property, preliminary drill results from 7 out of the 8 completed holes intercepted mineralized zones of more than 8 metres true width. This supports our plan to reassess existing resources on this property with a lower cut-off grade approach, and as a result we extended the program to 15,000 metres from an original 10,000 metres. We also announced a 5,500 metre drill campaign on our Monique property. The goal of this program is to complete infill drilling on two previously identified gold zones on the property - the G and J Zones - with the objective of evaluating the potential for a small open pit operation. We expect to complete this exploration program by early in 2011." Lastly, Mr. Rivard added: "We also saw some very promising results from our initial 8,551 metre surface drilling program on the Beaufor Mine property. Drilling in the W Zone confirmed the potential of this area by revealing several interesting intercepts, and 9 out of the 10 holes completed successfully intersected the structure. As a result, we decided to carry out an additional 7,000 metres of drilling to upgrade our confidence level of this area with the objective of confirming reserves in order to extend the life of the Beaufor Mine."Revenue for the third quarter of 2010 was $23.9 million, a 25% improvement over the $19.1 million of revenue generated in the comparable quarter of 2009. Driving this growth was a higher selling price of US$1,244 (CAN$1,288), versus US$921 (CAN$1,052) in the comparable period of 2009, as well as a 7% increase in the number of gold ounces sold to 18,084, from 16,840 gold ounces in the prior year. The combination of these factors resulted in total precious metal revenues increasing by 31% to $23.3 million in the third quarter of 2010 from $17.7 million in the comparable period of 2009.Higher production resulted in a 10% increase in operating costs, including royalties, to $14.4 million in the third quarter of 2010, from $13.1 million in the same period last year. In the Company's reporting currency, Canadian dollars, the average cash cost per ounce of gold sold increased 2%, reflecting temporary higher milling rates at Island Gold mill due to the replacement of a ball mill at the end of the third quarter, and increased mining costs at the Beaufor Mine due to the greater amount of development necessary to access the ore zones. In the third quarter of 2010, the average cash cost per ounce of gold sold was US$769 (CAN$796), versus US$683 (CAN$780) in the third quarter of 2009.Exploration and project evaluation costs totalled $2.7 million in the third quarter of 2010, up slightly from $2.5 million in third quarter of 2009. This reflects expanded exploration spending as a result of programs currently underway on the Wasamac, Beaufor and Cripple Creek properties, the effects of which were offset by an increase in exploration tax credits to $0.9 million in the current quarter versus $0.2 million in the comparable period of 2009. Richmont generated earnings of $2.5 million, or $0.08 per share, in the third quarter of 2010, a notable improvement over the $0.2 million, or $0.01 per share, in the third quarter of 2009.Third Quarter News Wasamac Exploration Program The Company released preliminary drilling results from its ongoing exploration program on its 7.58 km2 (757.65 hectares) Wasamac property, located 15 km west of Richmont's headquarters in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, and less than 10 km east of the Company's Francoeur Mine. The drilling program began in May 2010, with the goal of reassessing existing resources with a lower cut-off grade approach and verifying mineralisation continuity. To date, results have been obtained from 8 holes over 4,311 metres, of which 7 intercepted mineralized zones of more than 8 metres true width. The preliminary results supported the Company's planned reassessment of existing resources with a lower cut-off grade approach, and included several promising intercepts, namely 6.46 g/t Au over 9.33 metres in hole WS-10-30, 4.62 g/t Au over 10.56 metres in hole WS-10-33, and 3.44 g/t Au over 8.38 metres in hole WS-10-34. Consequently, Richmont expanded the drilling campaign by 5,000 metres, bringing the total planned campaign to 15,000 metres, and added a 3rd drill to expedite the broadened program. Complete assay results from the drilling program are expected in the fourth quarter of 2010. Additional details can be found in the press release entitled "Richmont Mines obtains favourable preliminary drilling results on its Wasamac Property; Drilling program expanded to 15,000 metres" released on August 31, 2010. Monique Exploration Program At the end of September, Richmont announced a 5,500 metre drilling program on its Monique property, located near Val-d'Or, Quebec. Exploration drilling has been slightly delayed and will begin once surface drilling conditions are more amenable. The goal of the program, which will include approximately 35 holes between 80 and 215 metres in length, is to complete infill drilling on two previously identified gold zones on the property, the G Zone and J Zone, with the objective of evaluating the potential for a small open pit operation. Past drilling on this property has revealed gold mineralized zones at a depth of less than 100 metres, including the following notable gold intersections (historic values) in the G Zone: 5.13 g/t Au over 12.39 metres in hole 20-2 and 3.62 g/t Au over 18.05 metres in hole 23-1 (true thickness). This historical data is not considered to be compliant with Regulation 43-101. Drilling results are anticipated in the first quarter of 2011. Additional details can be found in the press release entitled "Richmont Mines begins a 5,500 metre surface drilling program on its Monique property" released on September 28, 2010. Beaufor Mine Exploration Program An 8,551 metre surface drilling program was completed at the Beaufor Mine during the third quarter, in which 9 out of the 10 completed holes successfully intersected the targeted structure. The objectives of the program were to verify the lateral and depth extensions of the 350 Zone, and to test the W Zone, both of which are at depths of less than 200 metres. Following the encouraging preliminary results, Richmont expanded the campaign by an additional 7,000 metres to further evaluate the resources of this sector. The objective of this program is to upgrade the confidence level of this area and eventually confirm reserves in order to extend the life of the Beaufor Mine. Results are expected during the fourth quarter of 2010, and a subsequent resource calculation will be completed by the beginning of 2011. For full details, please see the press release entitled "Richmont Mines announces updated surface drilling results at the Beaufor Mine", dated September 21, 2010. Cripple Creek Exploration Program The Company's second phase of exploration drilling on the Cripple Creek property, located west of Timmins, Ontario, has been completed. Started in mid-June 2010, this 3,500 metre campaign targeted the depth and lateral extension of Zone 16, and brought total drilling on this property in 2010 to approximately 8,000 metres. The first phase of drilling identified two East-West trending, sub-vertical mineralized areas in Zone 16, namely the 16 North Zone and the 16 South Zone, and confirmed a true width of 5 metres for the previously published intersection of 73.54 g/t Au in Hole CC-10-45. Complete results from the second phase of drilling are expected in the fourth quarter of 2010. Development Progress at the Francoeur Mine Development work at the Company's Francoeur Mine is progressing well, and the mine objective is to advance to commercial production in mid-2011. The dewatering phase was completed at the end of June, and underground development work to reach the targeted West Zone began shortly thereafter. As of the end of the third quarter, 436 metres of development had been completed. Surface infrastructure has been re-commissioned, the installation of additional underground electrical infrastructure required for commercial production is being done in conjunction with the development work, and definition drilling will begin in the fourth quarter of 2010. Recruitment efforts for the mine are progressing well, with crews needed for the development phase already in place. Based on the property's current probable reserves of 615,664 tonnes grading 6.91 g/t Au for 136,749 ounces, the Francoeur Mine is expected to produce approximately 35,000 ounces of gold on an annual basis over an initial 4-year mine life. Please see the press release entitled "Francoeur Mine: Dewatering phase completed, development work set to begin", published July 7, 2010, for additional details.Nine-Month Review Revenue for the first three quarters of 2010 totalled $64.6 million, up 18% over the $54.8 million in revenue for the same period in 2009. This reflects a 6% increase in the number of ounces of gold sold, and a 14% increase in the average selling price per ounce of gold in Canadian dollars.Operating costs, including royalties, amounted to $42.7 million for the first nine months of 2010, up 11% over operating costs of $38.6 million during the same period in 2009. This was primarily a reflection of a greater number of tonnes produced at the Island Gold Mine, and higher mining costs at the Beaufor Mine.Exploration and project evaluation costs were $5.2 million during the first nine months of 2010, down from $6.7 million during the same period in 2009. This year-over-year decline is primarily due to an increase in exploration tax credits to $2.0 million in the first nine months of 2010 versus $0.5 million in the comparable period last year.Net earnings were $4.5 million, or $0.16 per share, for the first nine months of 2010, up notably from net earnings of $0.2 million, or $0.01 per share, during the comparable period in 2009. Financial Position and Capital Structure At September 30, 2010, Richmont cash and cash equivalents were $38.0 million, compared with $21.1 million at December 31, 2009. This increase is primarily attributable to the completion of an equity offering in June 2010, which generated gross proceeds of $16.5 million, and the $13.1 million of cash flow generated from operating activities year-to-date, partially offset by capital expenditures of $12.2 million in the first nine months of 2010, primarily at the Francoeur and the Island Gold mines. Richmont Mines has no long-term debt obligations, no hedging contracts and has $40.6 million in working capital with only 31.0 million shares outstanding.Island Gold MineThree months endedNine months endedSeptember 30,September 30,September 30,September 30,2010200920102009Tonnes64,28362,302195,684159,989Head grade (g/t)6.225.805.746.18Gold recovery (%)95.9494.5094.9894.88Recovered grade (g/t)5.975.495.455.86Ounces sold12,33210,98834,27630,150Cash cost per ounce (US$)752689810735During the third quarter of 2010, the Island Gold Mine processed 64,283 tonnes of ore at a recovered grade of 5.97 g/t, and 12,332 ounces of gold were sold at an average price of US$1,240 (CAN$1,284) per ounce. For the same period last year, 62,302 tonnes of ore were processed at a recovered grade of 5.49 g/t, and 10,988 ounces of gold were sold at an average price of US$920 (CAN$1,051) per ounce. The Island Gold Mine's tonnage, recovered grades and ounces produced not only improved over last year's results, but also quarter-over-quarter, as evidenced by the 1%, 11% and 12% increases, respectively. Third quarter production cash costs at Island Gold totalled US$752 (CAN$778) in 2010, compared with US$689 (CAN$787) for the same period last year. Improvements in tonnage and the recovered grade both contributed to the 1% decrease in cash cost per ounce in Canadian dollars, a reflection of improved productivity at the mine. The planned mill capacity expansion was completed at the end of the third quarter, when the existing 6 foot x 8 foot ball mill was replaced with a larger 9 foot x 11 foot ball mill. As a result, the Company expects the daily mill throughput rate to gradually increase to approximately 850 tonnes per day, from 700 tonnes per day previously.For the first nine months of 2010, 195,684 tonnes of ore were processed at a recovered grade of 5.45 g/t, and 34,276 ounces of gold were sold at an average price of US$1,192 (CAN$1,234) per ounce. This compared to tonnage of 159,989 at a recovered grade of 5.86 g/t, and gold sales of 30,150 ounces at an average price of US$951 (CAN$1,086) in the comparable nine month period of 2009. While the recovered grade declined slightly year-over-year, due primarily to lower than expected grades in long-hole stopes in the first half of the year, improved productivity translated into a 22% increase in tonnage over the comparable period last year, which in turn resulted in cash costs per ounce produced remaining essentially unchanged in Canadian dollars at $839 versus $840 in the first nine months of 2009.Mr. Rivard commented: "We are pleased with the progress this quarter at Island Gold, as both tonnage and recovered grades improved year-over-year and versus our second quarter. Nonetheless, we continue to focus on improving grades through adjustments to our mine plan. In addition, we have increased capacity at our mill by replacing one of our ball mills, which should translate into improvements in both tonnage and recovery rates in the last quarter of 2010." Beaufor MineThree months endedNine months endedSeptember 30,September 30,September 30,September 30,2010200920102009Tonnes25,12726,91274,45979,181Head grade (g/t)7.256.866.506.64Gold recovery (%)98.1998.6698.0597.92Recovered grade (g/t)7.126.766.376.50Ounces sold5,7525,85215,25616,554Cash cost per ounce (US$)805671883699During the third quarter of 2010, the Beaufor Mine produced 25,127 tonnes of ore at a recovered grade of 7.12 g/t, and 5,752 ounces of gold were sold at an average price of US$1,251 (CAN$1,296) per ounce. In the comparable quarter of 2009, 26,912 tonnes of ore were produced at a recovered grade of 6.76 g/t, and 5,852 ounces of gold were sold at an average price of US$924 (CAN$1,055) per ounce. While tonnage and ounces produced were below last year's levels, quarter-over-quarter they were a notable 4% and 25% higher, respectively. Of particular interest was the improvement seen in recovered grades, which were up 5% year-over-year and a notable 20% over second quarter results. Cash costs at the Beaufor Mine increased to US$805 (CAN$834) per ounce sold in the third quarter of 2010, compared with US$671 (CAN$766) in the comparable quarter of 2009. The increase in cash costs was primarily attributable to a lower tonnage, the greater amount of development necessary to access the ore zones and a higher milling cost, the effects of which were partially mitigated by a 5% year-over-year improvement in the recovered grade. While the Company continues to anticipate that extensive development will be needed to access mining zones at this mine on a go-forward basis, recovered grades are expected to remain at the 7 g/t level as room and pillar stopes with better grades continue to be accessed during the remainder of the year.During the first nine months of 2010, 74,459 tonnes of ore were processed from the Beaufor Mine at a recovered grade of 6.37 g/t, and 15,256 ounces of gold were sold at an average price of US$1,194 (CAN$1,237) per ounce. In the comparable period of 2009, 79,181 tonnes of ore at a recovered grade of 6.50 g/t were processed, and 16,554 ounces of gold were sold at an average price of US$953 (CAN$1,088) per ounce. Higher cash costs at this mine reflect a combination of lower year-over-year tonnage and lower recovered grades. Potential near-surface targets continue to be evaluated through exploration drilling, in an effort to increase this property's reserve base. Mr. Rivard commented: "We are very pleased with the improved grades at Beaufor this quarter, and while tonnage at this mine continues to be below last year's levels due to the need for increased development to access the ore zones, we are nonetheless on target to meet our sales objective of 20,000 ounces of gold from this mine in 2010. On the exploration side, preliminary results from our surface drilling campaign on this property have been favourable, and we look forward to further evaluating the production potential from identified areas when we have complete drilling results in the fourth quarter."Camflo Mill During the third quarter of 2010, the Camflo Mill processed a total of 36,955 tonnes, down 46% from the 68,770 tonnes processed during the third quarter of 2009. This decrease is primarily as a result of a 72% year-over-year decrease in the number of tonnes custom-milled. The Company continues to explore the potential for additional custom milling contracts of nearby gold projects. OutlookMr. Rivard concluded: "We will continue to focus on lowering production costs at our two operating mines for the remainder of the year, in addition to concentrating on our mining plans in an effort to improve our recovered grades. On the exploration and development fronts, our priorities include completing our ongoing drilling programs on Wasamac, Monique, Cripple Creek, and our surface drill campaign on the Beaufor Mine property, and advancing the Francoeur Mine to production by mid-2011. Last but certainly not least, we remain intensely focused on potential acquisition and partnership opportunities, as this front is a key part of our objective to expand our growth profile and increase our reserve and resource base."Martin RivardPresident and Chief Executive OfficerCambridge House Montreal Investment ConferencePlease visit Richmont at booth # 205 at this year's Montreal Investment Conference, taking place November 5 – 6, 2010 at the Palais des Congrès 220E in Montreal. Details about the conference can be found at www.cambridgehouse.com. About Richmont Mines Inc.Richmont Mines has produced over 1,000,000 ounces of gold from its operations in Quebec, Ontario and Newfoundland since beginning production in 1991. With extensive experience in gold exploration, development and mining, the Company is well positioned to cost-effectively build its North American reserve base through a combination of organic growth, strategic acquisitions and partnerships. Richmont routinely posts news and other important information on its website (www.richmont-mines.com).Forward-Looking StatementsThis news release contains forward-looking statements that include risks and uncertainties. When used in this news release, the words "estimate", "project", "anticipate", "expect", "intend", "believe", "hope", "may" and similar expressions, as well as "will", "shall" and other indications of future tense, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and apply only as of the date on which they were made. The factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in such forward-looking statements include changes in the prevailing price of gold, the Canadian-United States exchange rate, grade of ore mined and unforeseen difficulties in mining operations that could affect revenue and production costs. Other factors such as uncertainties regarding government regulations could also affect the results. Other risks may be set out in Richmont Mines' Annual Information Form, Annual Reports and periodic reports.Regulation 43-101 This news release has been reviewed by Mr. Daniel Adam, Geo., Ph.D, Exploration Manager, an employee of Richmont Mines Inc., and a qualified person as defined by Regulation 43-101. Cautionary Note to U.S. Investors Concerning Resource EstimatesThe resource estimate in this news release is prepared in accordance with Regulation 43-101 adopted by the Canadian Securities Administrators. The requirements of Regulation 43-101 differ significantly from the requirements of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). In this news release, we use the terms "measured", "indicated" and "inferred" resources. Although these terms are recognized and required in Canada, the SEC does not recognize them. The SEC permits U.S. mining companies, in their filings with the SEC, to disclose only those mineral deposits that constitute "reserves". Under United States standards, mineralization may not be classified as a reserve unless the determination has been made that the mineralization could be economically and legally extracted at the time the determination is made. United States investors should not assume that all or any portion of a measured or indicated resource will ever be converted into "reserves". Further, "inferred resources" have a great amount of uncertainty as to their existence and whether they can be mined economically or legally, and United States investors should not assume that "inferred resources" exist or can be legally or economically mined, or that they will ever be upgraded to a higher category. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOLLOW.EXPLORATION PROPERTIESThree months endedNine months endedSeptember 30,September 30,September 30,September 30,2010200920102009$$$$Exploration costs – MinesBeaufor Mine8775721,7432,370Island Gold Mine1,7381,1293,4372,7242,6151,7015,1805,094Exploration costs – Other propertiesFrancoeur / Wasamac properties5479598331,919Cripple Creek property334482716Other properties39-736Project evaluation76413241883,6112,7057,2377,223Exploration tax credits(938)(195)(2,017)(482)2,6732,5105,2206,741FINANCIAL DATAThree months endedNine months endedSeptember 30,September 30,September 30,September 30,CAN$ thousands, except net earnings per share data2010200920102009Results (in thousands of $)Revenue23,86819,14564,56854,784Net earnings2,4541834,456226Cash flow from operations6,2531,51113,0832,218Results per share ($)Net earnings basic and diluted0.080.010.160.01Basic weighted average number of common shares outstanding (thousands)30,87226,11227,89426,109Average selling price of gold per ounce (CAN$)1,2881,0521,2351,087Average selling price of gold per ounce (US$)1,2449211,193952September 30,December 31,20102009Financial position (in thousands of $)Total assets110,25285,230Working capital40,64224,936Long-term debt--SALES AND PRODUCTION DATAThree month period ended September 30,Ounces of goldCash costYearSalesProduction(per ounce sold)US$CAN$Island Gold Mine201012,33212,617752778200910,9889,492689787Beaufor Mine20105,7525,92380583420095,8525,685671766Total201018,08418,540769796200916,84015,177683780Nine month period ended September 30,Ounces of goldCash costYearSalesProduction(per ounce sold)US$CAN$Island Gold Mine201034,27632,525810839200930,15028,923735840Beaufor Mine201015,25615,689883915200916,55414,934699798Total201049,53248,214832862200946,70443,857722825Average exchange rate used for 2009: US$1 = CAN$1.14202010 estimated exchange rate: US$1 = CAN$1.0356CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS(in thousands of Canadian dollars)(Unaudited)Three months endedNine months endedSeptember 30,September 30,September 30,September 30,2010200920102009$$$$REVENUEPrecious metals23,29217,72161,15150,748Other5761,4243,4174,03623,86819,14564,56854,784EXPENSESOperating costs13,82812,75341,22237,367Royalties5613861,4871,193Custom milling3008761,8632,587Administration1,0036523,2492,570Exploration and project evaluation2,6732,5105,2206,741Accretion expense – asset retirement obligations7258213171Depreciation and depletion2,3951,7945,6294,398Gain on disposal of assets--(489)(580)20,83219,02958,39454,447EARNINGS BEFORE OTHER ITEMS3,0361166,174337MINING AND INCOME TAXES582(85)1,846102NET EARNINGS2,4542014,328235EARNINGS (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO MINORITY INTEREST-18(128)9NET EARNINGS ATTRIBUTABLE TO RICHMONT MINES SHAREHOLDERS2,4541834,456226NET EARNINGS PER SHAREbasic and diluted0.080.010.160.01WEIGHTED AVERAGE NUMBER OF COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING (thousands)30,87226,11227,89426,109DILUTED WEIGHTED AVERAGE NUMBER OF COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING (thousands)31,21426,16528,27526,224See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements available on SEDAR (www.sedar.com).CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS(in thousands of Canadian dollars)September 30,December 31,20102009$$(Unaudited)(Audited)ASSETSCURRENT ASSETSCash and cash equivalents38,02421,139Shares of publicly-traded companies1,911741Accounts receivable1,7211,213Mining and income taxes receivable1,7641,500Exploration tax credits receivable2,0261,348Inventories6,0027,36051,44833,301DEPOSITS RESTRICTED290106PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT58,51451,823110,25285,230LIABILITIESCURRENT LIABILITIESAccounts payable and accrued charges9,0617,130Mining and income taxes payable1,7451,23510,8068,365ASSET RETIREMENT OBLIGATIONS6,1415,928FUTURE MINING AND INCOME TAXES1,68197618,62815,269SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITYCapital stock87,21664,675Contributed surplus6,5016,133Deficit(3,458)(2,789)Accumulated other comprehensive income1,365(44)Minority interest-1 98691,62469,961110,25285,230See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements available on SEDAR (www.sedar.com). CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOW(in thousands of Canadian dollars)(Unaudited)Three months endedNine months endedSeptember 30,September 30,September 30,September 30,2010200920102009$$$$CASH FLOW FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIESNet earnings2,4542014,328235Adjustments for:Depreciation and depletion2,3951,7945,6294,398Stock-based compensation18595563295Accretion expense – asset retirement obligations7258213171Gain on disposal of assets--(489)(580)Loss (gain) on disposal of shares of publicly-traded companies(21)10(80)10Future mining and income taxes1(357)705(425)5,0861,80110,8694,104Net change in non-cash working capital items1,167(290)2,214(1,886)6,2531,51113,0832,218CASH FLOW USED IN INVESTING ACTIVITIESDisposal of shares of publicly-traded companies2081431914Restricted cash and deposits-(23)(184)10Property, plant and equipment – Island Gold Mine(1,292)(834)(3,663)(3,503)Property, plant and equipment – Beaufor Mine(451)(266)(2,103)(654)Property, plant and equipment – Francoeur Mine(2,292)(394)(6,268)(788)Other property, plant and equipment(28)(94)(168)(398)Disposal of assets--5339Redemption of shares held by minority interests(244)-(325)-(4,099)(1,597)(11,859)(5,310)CASH FLOW FROM (USED IN) FINANCING ACTIVITIESIssue of common shares386-17,00182Common share issue costs(315)-(1,340)-Redemption of common shares-(26)-(132)71(26)15,661(50)Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents2,225(112)16,885(3,142)Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period35,79922,99121,13926,021Cash and cash equivalents, end of period38,02422,87938,02422,879See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements available on SEDAR (www.sedar.com).FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Richmont Mines Inc.Investor Relations:Jennifer Aitken514-397-1410jaitken@richmont-mines.comwww.richmont-mines.comOREDELMAN Public RelationsMedia Contact:Ian Bolduc514-844-6665 ext. 224ian.bolduc@edelman.com