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Inmet Announces Second Quarter Earnings from Continuing Operations of $1.36 per Share Compared to $0.83 per Share in the Second Quarter of 2011

Monday, July 30, 2012

Inmet Announces Second Quarter Earnings from Continuing Operations of $1.36 per Share Compared to $0.83 per Share in the Second Quarter of 201121:07 EDT Monday, July 30, 2012TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwire - July 30, 2012) -All amounts in US dollars unless indicated otherwiseInmet (TSX:IMN) announces second quarter earnings from continuing operations of $1.36 per share compared to $0.83 per share in the second quarter of 2011.Second quarter highlightsStrong earnings from operations Earnings from operations were $109 million compared to $85 million in the second quarter of 2011. Significantly higher copper sales volumes increased operating earnings by $83 million - a result of higher production at Las Cruces and Çayeli. Lower realized copper and zinc prices and lower zinc sales volumes compared to the second quarter of 2011 reduced earnings by $43 million.Las Cruces achieved design capacity for each month of the quarterLas Cruces produced 18,300 tonnes of copper cathode in the quarter compared to 8,500 tonnes produced during the same period of 2011. Plant production exceeded 6,000 tonnes of copper cathode (design capacity) each month this quarter and unit costs decreased to $1.04 per pound of copper cathode produced.Inmet begins reporting financial results in US dollarsEffective June 1, 2012, the US dollar was adopted as Inmet's functional and presentation currencies. We have restated all comparative financial statements from previously reported Canadian dollar amounts to US dollars using the May 31, 2012 transition rate of US$0.97 per Canadian dollar (see page 3 for more details). Foreign exchange gains increased net income from continuing operationsWe recognized $40 million in foreign exchange gains this quarter, mainly on the revaluation of our US dollar denominated cash and long-term bonds held in Inmet Mining prior to the change in its functional currency from the Canadian dollar to the US dollar, and US dollar cash held in our euro-based entities.We began full scale construction for Cobre PanamaDuring May 2012, we announced the completion of basic engineering for Cobre Panama, the launch of a financing plan to fully fund our 80 percent share of the related development costs and issued Full Notice to Proceed (FNTP) to start construction of the project. Issuance of $1.5 billion in senior unsecured notesOn May 18, 2012, we issued $1.5 billion in senior unsecured notes the proceeds of which will be used to fund development of Cobre Panama. The notes bear a coupon rate of interest of 8.75 percent and mature on June 1, 2020. Key financial datathree months ended June 30six months ended June 30(US$ thousands, except per share amounts)20122011change20122011changeFINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTSSalesGross sales$251,395$214,894+17%$536,922$461,085+16%Net incomeNet income from continuing operations$94,179$54,268+74%$187,260$111,783+68%Net income from continuing operations per share$1.36$0.83+64%$2.70$1.76+53%Net income from discontinued operations----80,786-100%Net income from discontinued operations per share----$1.27-100%Net income attributable to Inmet shareholders$94,458$54,268+74%$187,539$192,569-3%Net income per share$1.36$0.83+64%$2.70$3.03-11%Cash flowCash flow provided by operating activities$176,333$89,977+96%$290,845$204,395+42%Cash flow provided by operating activities per share (1)$2.54$1.38+84%$4.19$3.22+30%Capital spending (2)$192,050$50,154+283%$274,658$89,589+207%OPERATING HIGHLIGHTSProductionCopper (tonnes)29,60019,200+54%54,40036,900+47%Zinc (tonnes)14,70018,300-20%29,80039,500-25%Pyrite (tonnes)214,700198,200+8%425,900384,200+11%Copper cash cost (US $ per pound)(3)$0.86$1.04-17%$0.91$0.99-8%as at June 30as at December 31FINANCIAL CONDITION20122011Current ratio12.1 to 19.3 to 1Gross debt to total equity40%1%Net working capital balance (millions)$2,783$1,263Cash balance and long-term bonds (millions)$3,276$1,652Gross debt (millions)$1,463$17Shareholders' equity (millions)$3,690$3,306(1)Cash flow provided by operating activities divided by average shares outstanding for the period. (2)The six months ended June 30, 2012 includes capital spending of $250 million at Cobre Panama. The six months ended June 30, 2011 includes capital spending of $46 million at Cobre Panama. (3)Copper cash cost per pound is a non-GAAP financial measure - see Supplementary financial information on pages 28 to 30. Second quarter press releaseWhere to find itOur financial results5Key changes in 20125Understanding our performance6Earnings from operations8Corporate costs13Results of our operations15Çayeli16Las Cruces18Pyhäsalmi20Status of our development project22Cobre Panama22Managing Our Liquidity24Financial condition27Supplementary financial information28In this press release, Inmet means Inmet Mining Corporation and we, us and our mean Inmet and/or its subsidiaries and joint ventures. This quarter refers to the three months ended June 30, 2012. Revised objective is as of July 30, 2012.Change in Inmet's functional and presentation currencies to the US dollarThe decision to proceed with full scale development of Cobre Panama has significantly increased Inmet's exposure to the US dollar. Effective June 1, 2012, the US dollar was adopted as Inmet's functional currency on a prospective basis. We translated Inmet's May 31, 2012 financial statement items from Canadian dollars to US dollars using the May 31, 2012 exchange rate US $0.97 per Canadian dollar (Transition Rate). Our operating entities continue to measure the items in their financial statements using their functional currencies; Çayeli and Cobre Panama use the US dollar, and Pyhäsalmi and Las Cruces use the euro.At the same time we changed our presentation currency from Canadian dollars to US dollars and have reported our results in US dollars for the first time this quarter. We have restated all comparative financial statements from previously reported Canadian dollar amounts to US dollars using the Transition Rate.Caution with respect to forward-looking statements and informationSecurities regulators encourage companies to disclose forward-looking information to help investors understand a company's future prospects. This interim report contains statements about our business, results of operation and future financial condition.These statements are "forward-looking" because we have used what we know and expect today to make a statement about the future. Forward-looking statements usually include words like may, expect, anticipate, believe or other similar words. Our objectives and outlook have been prepared based on our existing operations, expectations and circumstances. Actual events and results could be substantially different, however, because of the risks and uncertainties associated with our business or events that happen after the date of this interim report.You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. As a general policy, we do not update forward-looking statements except if there is an offering document or where securities legislation requires us to do so.Although we have attempted to identify factors that would cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those disclosed in the forward-looking statements or information, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. Also, many of the factors are beyond the control of Inmet. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements or information. Inmet undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements or information as a result of new information after the date of this interim report except as required by law. All forward-looking statements and information herein are qualified by this cautionary statement.Our financial results three months ended June 30six months ended June 30(US$ thousands, except per share amounts)20122011change20122011changeEARNINGS FROM OPERATIONS (1)Çayeli$24,202$34,148-29%$90,204$83,985+7%Las Cruces65,10320,793+213%116,72250,395+132%Pyhäsalmi26,67830,056-11%52,80863,414-17%Other(6,895)--(4,148)--109,08884,997+28%255,586197,794+29%DEVELOPMENT AND EXPLORATIONCorporate development and exploration(10,290)(4,417)+133%(19,091)(17,401)+10%CORPORATE COSTSGeneral and administration(15,899)(7,995)+99%(25,644)(16,150)+59%Investment and other income45,1034,581+885%38,840(1,009)-3,949%Finance costs(2,379)(2,310)+3%(4,975)(4,567)+9%Income and capital taxes(31,444)(20,588)+53%(57,456)(46,884)+23%(4,619)(26,312)-82%(49,235)(68,610)-28%Net income from continuing operations94,17954,268+74%187,260111,783+68%Income from discontinued operation (net of taxes)----80,786-100%Non-controlling interest279-+100%279-+100%Net income attributable to Inmet shareholders$94,458$54,268+74%$187,539$192,569-3%Income from continuing operations per common share$1.36$0.83+64%$2.70$1.76+53%Diluted income from continuing operations per common share$1.35$0.83+63%$2.69$1.75+54%Basic net income per common share$1.36$0.83+64%$2.70$3.03-11%Diluted net income per common share$1.35$0.83+63%$2.69$3.02-11%Weighted average shares outstanding69,36665,393+6%69,35863,483+9%(1)Gross sales less smelter processing charges and freight, cost of sales including depreciation and provisions for mine reclamation at closed properties. Key changes in 2012 (US$ millions)three months ended June 30six months ended June 30see pageEARNINGS FROM OPERATIONSSalesLower copper prices$(32)$(54)8Lower zinc prices(3)(7)8Higher copper sales volumes831538Lower zinc sales volumes(8)(15)8CostsLower processing charges and freight1210Higher operating costs(5)(12)11Charge for mine rehabilitation at closed properties(7)(4)11Higher depreciation(3)(7)12Other(2)2Higher earnings from operations compared to 20112458CORPORATE COSTSHigher exploration and administrative costs(14)(11)13Higher taxes from higher income(11)(11)14Foreign exchange changes413913Higher net income from continuing operations compared to 20114075Lower income from discontinued operation - Ok Tedi-(81)14Higher (lower) net income attributable to Inmet shareholders compared to 2011$40$(6)Understanding our performanceMetal prices The table below shows the average metal prices we realized this quarter and year to date. The prices we realize include finalization adjustments - see Gross sales on page 8.(US$)three months ended June 30six months ended June 3020122011change20122011changeCopper (per pound)$3.42$4.16-18%$3.65$4.24-14%Zinc (per pound)$0.86$1.01-15%$0.89$1.03-14%Copper Copper prices on the London Metals Exchange (LME) averaged $3.57 per pound this quarter, a decrease of 9 percent from the first quarter of 2012 and a 14 percent decrease from the second quarter of 2011. Zinc Zinc prices on the LME averaged $0.87 per pound this quarter, a 5 percent decrease from last quarter's average price of $0.92 per pound and a 15 percent decrease from the second quarter of 2011. Exchange ratesExchange rates affect our revenue and earnings. The table below shows the average exchange rates we realized this quarter and year to date compared to 2011.three months ended June 30six months ended June 3020122011change20122011changeExchange rates1 C$ to US$$0.99$1.03-4%$0.99$1.02-3%1 euro to US$$1.28$1.44-11%$1.30$1.44-10%1 US$ to Turkish liraTL 1.80TL 1.56+15%TL 1.79TL 1.56+15%Compared to the same quarter last year, the value of the US dollar appreciated 4 percent relative to the Canadian dollar, and appreciated 11 percent relative to the euro. Our earnings are affected by changes in foreign currency exchange rates when we:translate the results of our euro-based operations from their functional currency to US dollars revalue US dollars that we hold in cash at our operations whose functional currency is the euro revalue Canadian dollars and euros that we hold in cash and long-term bonds corporately at Inmet translate Çayeli's Turkish lira denominated costs into its functional currency (US dollars). Prior to the adoption of the US dollar as Inmet's functional currency effective June 1, 2012, our earnings were affected by changes in foreign currency exchange rates when we revalued our US dollar denominated cash, investments in long-term bonds and senior unsecured notes held corporately at Inmet. Treatment charges for copper increased Treatment charges are one component of smelter processing charges. We also pay smelters for content losses and price participation. The table below shows the average charges we realized this quarter and year to date. We finalized our terms with zinc smelters this quarter, agreeing on treatment charges for zinc concentrates that are lower than last year, reflecting a tightening zinc concentrate market. Results this quarter include adjustments we've made to first quarter charges, which were at 2011 rates. three months ended June 30six months ended June 30(US$)20122011change20122011changeTreatment chargesCopper (per dry metric tonne of concentrate)$64$57+12%$59$52+13%Zinc (per dry metric tonne of concentrate)$160$197-19%$179$225-20%Price participationCopper (per pound)$0.00$0.02-100%$0.00$0.02-100%Zinc (per pound)$0.01$(0.01)+200%$0.00$(0.01)+100%Freight chargesCopper (per dry metric tonne of concentrate)$51$52-2%$56$51+10%Zinc (per dry metric tonne of concentrate)$23$23-$26$24+8%Statutory tax rates The table below shows the statutory tax rates for each of our taxable operating mines.20122011changeStatutory tax ratesÇayeli24%24%-Las Cruces30%30%-Pyhäsalmi24.5%26%-1.5%Earnings from operations three months ended June 30six months ended June 30(US$ thousands)20122011change20122011changeGross sales$251,395$214,894+17%$536,922$461,085+16%Smelter processing charges and freight(28,480)(32,793)-13%(57,818)(63,374)-9%Cost of sales:Direct production costs(79,282)(74,767)+6%(157,455)(143,924)+9%Inventory changes4,2975,473-21%(957)(1,453)-34%Other non-cash expenses(9,649)(2,008)+381%(5,846)(2,558)+129%Depreciation(29,193)(25,802)+13%(59,260)(51,982)+14%Earnings from operations$109,088$84,997+28%$255,586$197,794+29%Gross sales were higher three months ended June 30six months ended June 30(US$ thousands)20122011change20122011changeGross sales by operationÇayeli$66,162$79,226-16%$189,533$175,130+8%Las Cruces127,86376,282+68%238,245164,219+45%Pyhäsalmi57,37059,386-3%109,144121,736-10%$251,395$214,894+17%$536,922$461,085+16%Gross sales by metalCopper$196,094$140,164+40%$432,324$325,776+33%Zinc30,22248,689-38%58,86292,131-36%Other25,07926,041-4%45,73643,178+6%$251,395$214,894+17%$536,922$461,085+16%Key components of the change in gross sales: increasing sales volumes at Las Cruces, lower realized copper prices (US$ millions)three months ended June 30six months ended June 30Lower copper prices$(32)$(54)Lower zinc prices(3)(7)Higher copper sales volumes at Las Cruces72108Higher copper sales volumes at our other mines1652Lower zinc sales volumes(15)(27)Changes in other metal sales(1)4Higher gross sales, compared to 2011$37$76We record sales that settle during the reporting period using the metal price on the day they settle. For sales that have not settled, we use an estimate based on the month we expect the sale to settle and the forward price of the metal at the end of the reporting period. We recognize the difference between our estimate and the final price by adjusting our gross sales in the period when we settle the sale (finalization adjustment).This quarter, we recorded $4 million in negative finalization adjustments from first quarter 2012 sales. At the end of this quarter, the following sales had not been settled:25 million pounds of copper provisionally priced at $3.49 per pound 17 million pounds of zinc provisionally priced at $0.85 per pound. The finalization adjustment we record for these sales will depend on the actual price we receive when they settle which can be up to five months from the time we initially record the sales. We expect these sales to settle in the following months:(millions of pounds)copperzincJuly 20121417August 20127-September 20124-Unsettled sales at June 30, 20122517Higher copper sales volumes, lower zinc sales volumes Our sales volumes are directly affected by the amount of production from our mines and our ability to ship to our customers. Copper production and sales volumes were higher this quarter and year to date mainly because of production at Las Cruces and the mining of higher-grade areas at Çayeli. The timing of shipments resulted in copper sales volumes lagging production volumes by a combined 3,000 tonnes for this quarter and a combined 2,900 tonnes in the second quarter of 2011. Zinc production and sales volumes were lower than in 2011 due to lower zinc grades at Çayeli and Pyhäsalmi, which production was consistent with our objectives. Sales volumesthree months ended June 30six months ended June 3020122011change20122011changeCopper contained in concentrate (tonnes)9,6007,600+26%24,60018,600+32%Copper cathode (tonnes)16,9008,700+94%30,50018,400+66%Total copper (tonnes)26,60016,300+63%55,10037,000+49%Zinc (tonnes)16,10023,300-31%30,60043,100-29%Pyrite (tonnes)227,000222,800+2%339,300364,100-7%Productionthree months ended June 30six months ended June 30objective20122011change20122011change2012Copper (tonnes)Çayeli8,5007,000+21%16,60013,000+28%27,000 - 30,000Las Cruces18,3008,500+115%31,60016,600+90%61,700 - 68,600Pyhäsalmi2,8003,700-24%6,2007,300-15%11,300 - 12,60029,60019,200+54%54,40036,900+47%100,000 - 111,200Zinc (tonnes)Çayeli8,40010,500-20%18,90023,000-18%36,000 - 39,800Pyhäsalmi6,3007,800-19%10,90016,500-34%22,800 - 25,20014,70018,300-20%29,80039,500-25%58,800 - 65,000Pyrite (tonnes)Pyhäsalmi214,700198,200+8%425,900384,200+11%800,0002012 outlook for sales We use our production objectives to estimate our sales target. Our production guidance for copper and zinc remains as previously disclosed.Our revenues are also affected by the US dollar denominated metal prices we receive. Zinc smelter processing charges down, copper charges up three months ended June 30six months ended June 30(US$ thousands)20122011change20122011changeSmelter processing charges and freight by operationÇayeli$14,075$17,767-21%$35,544$35,092+1%Las Cruces550201+174%845461+83%Pyhäsalmi13,85514,825-7%21,42927,821-23%$28,480$32,793-13%$57,818$63,374-9%Smelter processing charges and freight by metalCopper$9,947$8,159+22%$26,38819,007+39%Zinc10,86517,134-37%21,83034,247-36%Other7,6687,500+2%9,60010,120-5%$28,480$32,793-13%$57,818$63,374-9%Smelter processing charges by type and freightCopper treatment and refining charges$3,979$2,733+46%$9,675$6,002+61%Zinc treatment charges5,0328,569-41%10,78918,064-40%Copper price participation-316-100%-692-100%Zinc price participation273(346)-179%21(541)-104%Content losses7,93110,725-26%18,48722,060-16%Freight11,11310,494+6%18,28816,524+11%Other152302-50%558573-3%$28,480$32,793-13%$57,818$63,374-9%Our copper treatment and refining charges were higher than they were in 2011 because our terms with smelters were higher, as we expected, and because we sold more copper. This was offset by lower zinc treatment charges than last year due to lower zinc sales volumes at Çayeli and Pyhäsalmi, and because our terms with smelters were lower.2012 outlook for smelter processing charges and freight We expect our costs for copper treatment and refining to be slightly higher in 2012 than in 2011 based on agreements we have signed with our customers. A tight concentrate supply is expected to keep the copper market in a deficit position in 2012. We do not expect to pay copper price participation.We expect total zinc smelter processing charges, including price participation, to be lower than in 2011 and a continued deficit to exist in the zinc concentrate market in 2012.Las Cruces sells its copper cathode production directly to buyers in the Spanish and Mediterranean markets and therefore does not incur smelting processing charges and has relatively low freight costs. We expect our ocean freight costs to be similar to rates realized in 2011.Higher direct production costs and cost of sales three months ended June 30six months ended June 30(US$ thousands)20122011change20122011changeDirect production costs by operationÇayeli$22,981$22,161+4%$46,269$44,796+3%Las Cruces41,93737,992+10%81,84470,415+16%Pyhäsalmi14,36414,614-2%29,34128,713+2%Total direct production costs79,28274,767+6%157,454143,924+9%Inventory changes(4,298)(5,474)-21%9571,453-34%Charges for mine rehabilitation and other non-cash charges9,6502,009+380%5,8472,558+129%Total cost of sales (excluding depreciation)$84,634$71,302+19%$164,258$147,935+11%Direct production costs Direct production costs were higher this year because higher production at Las Cruces increased variable electricity, consumables and royalty costs, somewhat offset by the impact of the weaker euro relative to the US dollar. Inventory changes Copper inventories at Çayeli and Las Cruces increased at the end of this quarter, and at Çayeli and Pyhäsalmi in the second quarter of 2011, because of the timing of shipments. Charges for mine rehabilitation and other non-cash charges These charges include accruals for asset retirement obligations, provisions for severance and retirement and other non-cash expenses. We recorded an increase of $7 million this quarter in post-closure liabilities at our closed properties, and $4 million year to date. This increase was a result of a decrease in the discount rates we applied in determining the liabilities. Under International Financial Reporting Standards, we are required to revalue our asset retirement obligations for changes in market risk-free interest rates. 2012 outlook for cost of sales (excluding depreciation) We expect consolidated direct production costs to be higher in 2012 because we expect higher production at Las Cruces to increase total variable costs, primarily electricity and royalties. Our budget for 2012 continues to assume our costs at Çayeli and Pyhäsalmi will be similar to those of 2011.Certain variable costs may continue to affect our earnings, depending on metal prices:royalties at Çayeli are affected by its net income royalties at Las Cruces are affected by its net sales. The total amount we report in US dollars will also be affected by the value of the euro relative to the US dollar.Additionally, changes in market risk-free interest rates could significantly increase or decrease our costs related to mine rehabilitation at our closed properties. At June 30, 2012, the interest rates we used to value our asset retirement obligations at our closed properties ranged from 1.3 percent to 2.3 percent. Higher depreciationthree months ended June 30six months ended June 30(US$ thousands)20122011change20122011changeDepreciation by operationÇayeli$5,366$4,868+10%$12,628$9,928+27%Las Cruces21,55718,670+15%42,02537,604+12%Pyhäsalmi2,2702,264-4,6074,450+4%$29,193$25,802+13%$59,260$51,982+14%Depreciation was higher this quarter and for the year to date mainly because of higher copper sales volumes at Las Cruces and Çayeli. 2012 outlook for depreciation We expect depreciation to be higher in 2012 because of higher sales volumes at Las Cruces. Corporate costsCorporate costs include corporate development and exploration, general and administration costs, taxes, interest and other income. General and administration General and administration costs were $8 million higher this quarter, and $9 million higher year to date compared to 2011. As a result of the decision to proceed with full construction of Cobre Panama, we recognized a non-cash stock based compensation expense of $7 million this quarter on Long-term Incentive Plan (LTIP) units issued in previous years that relate to the project. This expense represents the cumulative impact from the units' grant dates to June 30, 2012, on a 100 percent award basis, as no value was attributed to these units prior to a positive construction decision for Cobre Panama. See note 22c to the 2011 annual financial statements for more details on these units.2012 outlook for general and administration We expect general and administration costs to be higher in 2012 due to increased human resource costs supporting construction activities for Cobre Panama. We expect to recognize an additional expense of $1 million for the LTIP units for the balance of this year.Investment and other income three months ended June 30six months ended June 30(US$ thousands)2012201120122011Interest income$3,931$4,071$8,183$6,755Foreign exchange gains (losses)40,315(259)28,244(10,740)Dividend and royalty income9764521,460$1,033Other(119)317953$1,943$45,103$4,581$38,840$(1,009)Foreign exchange gains and losses We have foreign exchange gains or losses when we revalue certain foreign denominated assets and liabilities.Our foreign exchange gains and losses were from:three months ended June 30six months ended June 30(US$ thousands)2012201120122011Translation of US dollar cash held in euro-based entities$14,791$-$10,399$-Translation of US dollar cash held by Corporate prior to June 2012 inclusive of proceeds of notes offering27,4574827,338(7,927)Translation of US dollar senior unsecured notes prior to June 2012(16,884)-(16,884)-Translation of US dollar held-to-maturity investments prior to June 20129,262(1,354)4,330(2,760)Translation of Cdn dollar cash held by Corporate subsequent to May 2012977-977-Translation of Cdn dollar held-to-maturity investments subsequent to May 20123,042-3,042-Translation of other monetary assets and liabilities1,6701,047(958)(53)$40,315$(259)$28,244$(10,740)We recognized net foreign exchange gains of $20 million this quarter, and $15 million year to date, from the revaluation of US dollar denominated cash, held to maturity bonds and the senior unsecured notes held in Inmet prior to the change in its functional currency from the Canadian dollar to the US dollar effective June 1, 2012. As of this date, Inmet's US dollar-denominated monetary assets and liabilities were no longer revalued. Instead we began recognizing foreign exchange impacts on the revaluation of Inmet's Canadian dollar denominated monetary assets and liabilities with a gain of $4 million in June 2012 on Canadian dollar denominated cash and held to maturity bonds. Additionally, in 2012 we began holding our euro-based operations' excess cash in US dollars. We recognized $15 million in foreign exchange gains this quarter and $10 million year to date on the revaluation of US-denominated cash balances to euros resulting from a weakening in the euro relative to the US dollar. 2012 outlook for investment and other income Investment and other income is affected by our cash and held to maturity investment balances, and by interest rates and exchange rates. At June 30, 2012, we held Cdn $264 million in cash and held to maturity investments subject to translation in our US dollar-denominated accounts and US $404 million in cash subject to translation in our euro accounts.Income tax expensethree months ended June 30six months ended June 30(US$ thousands)20122011change20122011changeÇayeli$7,888$11,556$17,368$22,842Las Cruces17,2382,36028,4519,618Pyhäsalmi5,7326,38510,91513,940Corporate and other586287722484$31,444$20,588$57,456$46,884Consolidated effective tax rate25%28%-3%23%30%-7%Our tax expense changes as our earnings change. The consolidated effective tax rate is lower this quarter compared to the same quarter of last year mainly because Çayeli's taxes were lower as it recognized a foreign exchange loss from its US dollar denominated cash (Çayeli's income taxes are denominated in Turkish lira). Additionally, there was a decrease in the statutory tax rate at Pyhäsalmi from 26 percent to 24.5 percent this year. 2012 outlook for income tax expense Other than the decrease in the statutory tax rate at Pyhäsalmi from 26 percent to 24.5 percent, we expect the statutory tax rates at our operations to remain the same in 2012 as they were in 2011.Discontinued operation - 2011 We sold our 18 percent equity interest in Ok Tedi in January 2011, and have reported our results relating to Ok Tedi in that year as discontinued operations. After-tax income of $81 million in 2011 includes net earnings of $17 million in January 2011, before the sale, and a gain on sale of $64 million net of withholding taxes. We paid Papua New Guinea withholding taxes of $27 million on the sale.Results of our operations2012 estimatesOur financial review by operation includes estimates for our 2012 operating earnings and operating cash flows. We have based these estimates on our 2012 objectives for production (using the midpoints in our production volume ranges) and cost per tonne of ore milled (cost per pound of copper produced at Las Cruces), as well as the following assumptions for the remaining six months of the year: Copper priceUS $3.65 per poundZinc priceUS $0.90 per poundeuro to US$ exchange rate$1.30Working capitalAssume no changes for the yearÇayelithree months ended June 30six months ended June 3020122011change20122011changeTonnes of ore milled (000's)295275+7%594568+5%Tonnes of ore milled per day3,2003,000+7%3,3003,100+5%Grades (percent)copper3.63.3+9%3.53.1+13%zinc4.55.7-21%5.06.0-17%Mill recoveries (percent)copper8177+5%8075+7%zinc6367-6%6468-6%Production (tonnes)copper8,5007,000+21%16,60013,000+28%zinc8,40010,500-20%18,90023,000-18%Cost per tonne of ore milled (US$)$78$81-4%$78$79-1%Higher grades and recoveries increased copper production Copper grades this quarter and year to date were higher than 2011, while zinc grades were lower, because we produced from different areas of the mine. This higher copper grade ore and lower zinc grade ore compared to last year led to higher copper recoveries and lower zinc recoveries, respectively. The result was higher copper production and lower zinc production compared to 2011. Due to the timing of shipments, Çayeli's copper sales volumes lagged production volumes by approximately 1,900 tonnes this quarter and 2,000 tonnes in the second quarter of 2011.Cost per tonne of ore milled so far this year was slightly lower than last year and our target. The three-year labour agreement at Çayeli expired in May of this year and the governmental authorities have not yet granted permission to begin the bargaining process as part of a general suspension of bargaining activities. We anticipate this process to begin later this year although we have no certainty on this timing. Once initiated, we will make a strong effort to manage labour cost escalations to maintain our competitiveness.2012 outlook for production In 2012, mill throughput should remain at approximately 1.2 million tonnes. We expect lower copper grades for the remainder of 2012 as we produce from lower grade areas of the mine. Zinc grades are expected to increase slightly for the remainder of 2012, however we continue to expect zinc grades to be lower than 2011. We continue to expect to produce between 27,000 tonnes and 30,000 tonnes of copper and between 36,000 and 39,800 tonnes of zinc. In 2012, lower zinc grades, as expected, account for the anticipated decline in zinc production compared to those in recent years. Both copper and zinc recoveries should remain near 2011 levels in 2012. Financial review Higher copper sales volumes due to higher copper production volumes and timing of shipments (millions of US dollars unless otherwise stated)three months ended June 30six months ended June 30revised objective20122011201220112012Sales analysisCopper sales (tonnes)6,6005,00017,80012,50028,500Zinc sales (tonnes)9,80015,50020,10025,50037,900Gross copper sales$45$41$139$108$226Gross zinc sales1832395574Other metal sales36121223Gross sales$66$79$190$175$323Smelter processing charges and freight(14)(18)(36)(35)(70)Net sales$52$61$154$140$253Cost analysisTonnes of ore milled (thousands)2952755945681,200Direct production costs ($ per tonne)$78$80$78$79$80Direct production costs$23$22$46$45$96Change in inventory(2)(1)2--Depreciation and other non-cash costs76161133Operating costs$28$27$64$56$129Operating earnings$24$34$90$84$124Operating cash flow$32$36$62$89$123The objective for 2012 uses the assumptions listed on page 15.The table below shows what contributed to the change in operating earnings and operating cash flow between 2012 and 2011.(US$ millions)three months ended June 30six months ended June 30Lower copper prices$(9)$(14)Lower zinc prices(2)(5)Higher copper sales volumes1136Lower zinc sales volumes(6)(6)Higher depreciation(1)(3)Other(3)(2)Higher (lower) operating earnings, compared to 2011(10)6Change in cash taxes13Changes in working capital (see note 14 on page 50)4(39)Change in depreciation13Lower operating cash flow, compared to 2011$(4)$(27)Lower capital spending due to timingthree months ended June 30six months ended June 30objective(US$ thousands)20122011change20122011change2012Capital spending$3,000$5,100-41%$5,200$7,400-30%$20,0002012 outlook for capital spending We expect to spend $20 million on capital in 2012, including $7 million to upgrade our ore pass system to address deterioration that has accumulated over time from normal abrasion, and to extend the shotcrete slickline and replace certain mobile equipment.Las Cruces three months ended June 30six months ended June 3020122011change20122011changeTonnes of ore processed (000's)269164+64%516336+54%Copper grades (percent)7.76.3+22%7.26.2+16%Plant recoveries (percent)8683+4%8680+8%Cathode copper production (tonnes)18,3008,500+115%31,60016,600+90%Cost per pound of cathode produced (US$)$1.04$2.00-48%$1.17$1.93-39%Plant production exceeded design capacity Las Cruces production this quarter was significantly higher than the second quarter of 2011, more than doubling from 8,500 tonnes of copper cathode to 18,300 tonnes. Plant production exceeded the design capacity of 6,000 tonnes of copper cathode each month this quarter, including a record 6,191 tonnes in May. The ability to operate above design capacity allows us to offset any downtime that occurs from time to time. Overall recoveries increased to 86 percent this quarter with leach recoveries nearing design levels. The difference from design level recoveries is mostly in copper already leached but retained in the filtration residue. Our focus has shifted to improving recoveries in washing and filtration. Plant feed grades were significantly higher year to date compared to 2011 and we expect grades to gradually decline to approximately 6.5 percent during the remainder of 2012.Las Cruces' copper sales volumes lagged production volumes by approximately 1,400 tonnes this quarter as a result of the timing of shipments.Cost per pound of copper produced was significantly lower than in 2011 due to higher production volumes.2012 outlook for production For 2012, we continue to expect to produce between 61,700 and 68,600 tonnes of copper cathode, or approximately 90 percent of design capacity. No major construction projects or major shutdowns are planned for the remainder of the year. In total, we expect a minimum of 90 percent operating time throughout 2012. Financial review Higher sales volumes due to higher production(millions of US dollars unless otherwise stated)three months ended June 30six months ended June 30revised objective20122011201220112012Sales analysisCopper sales (tonnes)16,9008,70030,50018,40065,200Gross copper sales$128$76$238$164$523Freight(1)-(1)-(3)Net sales$127$76$237$164$520Cost analysisPounds of copper produced (millions)40197037144Direct production costs ($ per pound)$1.04$2.00$1.17$1.93$1.14Direct production costs$42$38$82$70$164Change in inventory(2)(2)(2)5-Depreciation and other non-cash costs2219403995Operating costs$62$55$120$114$259Operating earnings$65$21$117$50$261Operating cash flow$88$40$165$96$359The objective for 2012 uses the assumptions listed on page 15.The table below shows what contributed to the change in operating earnings and operating cash flow between 2012 and 2011.(US$ millions)three months ended June 30six months ended June 30Lower copper prices$(20)$(34)Higher copper sales volume72115Higher production costs denominated in local currencies(7)(16)Foreign exchange - decreased costs34Higher depreciation(2)(4)Other(2)2Higher operating earnings, compared to 20114467Changes in working capital (see note 14 on page 50)-1Change in depreciation24Other2(3)Higher operating cash flow, compared to 2011$48$69Capital spending three months ended June 30six months ended June 30objective(US$ thousands)20122011change20122011change2012Capital spending$7,200$18,600-61%$13,200$33,000-60%$48,000Capital expenditures for the quarter were mainly for mine development and the tailings facility expansion.2012 outlook for capital spending We expect to spend $48 million on capital projects in 2012. The largest expenditures will come in the areas of mine development, tailings facility expansion and land purchase. Pyhäsalmithree months ended June 30six months ended June 3020122011change20122011changeTonnes of ore milled (000's)344352-2%686687-Tonnes of ore milled per day3,8003,900-2%3,8003,800-Grades (percent)copper0.91.1-18%0.91.1-18%zinc2.02.4-17%1.72.6-35%sulphur4341+5%4341+5%Mill recoveries (percent)copper9696-9696-zinc9391+2%9291+1%Production (tonnes)copper2,8003,700-24%6,2007,300-15%zinc6,3007,800-19%10,90016,500-34%pyrite214,700198,200+8%425,900384,200+11%Cost per tonne of ore milled (US$)$42$42-$43$42+2%Lower grades in line with annual objectivesPyhäsalmi maintained its strong performance, processing at an annualized rate in-line with its annual objective and achieving copper recoveries of 96 percent and zinc recoveries of 93 percent. Copper and zinc grades this quarter and year to date were lower than the comparative periods of 2011 and consistent with our plan. Copper and zinc production so far this year were therefore lower than in 2011.Operating costs were in line with 2011 and our target as the impact of higher labour and materials costs was offset by a depreciation in the value of the euro relative to the US dollar.2012 outlook for production Pyhäsalmi expects to mine 1.4 million tonnes of approximately 1 percent copper and 2 percent zinc in 2012, and produce between 11,300 tonnes and 12,600 tonnes of copper and 22,800 tonnes and 25,200 tonnes of zinc. Copper and zinc production should be lower than it was in 2011 as fewer higher grade stopes are available in the short-term mining sequence. Both copper and zinc grades should recover after 2012.Pyhäsalmi expects to produce 800,000 tonnes of pyrite in 2012 and expects to sell 915,000 tonnes of pyrite due to stronger demand from Asian customers. We are working to recover and filter an additional 60,000 tonnes of pyrite from our tailings pond to meet expected demand. Financial reviewLower earnings mainly because of lower zinc sales volumesthree months ended June 30six months ended June 30revised objective(millions of US dollars unless otherwise stated)20122011201220112012Sales analysisCopper sales (tonnes)3,0002,6006,9006,10011,900Zinc sales (tonnes)6,3007,90010,50017,50024,000Pyrite sales (tonnes)227,000222,800339,300364,100915,000Gross copper sales$23$23$55$53$97Gross zinc sales1216203747Other metal sales2220343273Gross sales$5759$109122$217Smelter processing charges and freight(14)(15)(21)(28)(45)Net sales$43$44$88$94$172Cost analysisTonnes of ore milled (thousands)3443526866871,370Direct production costs ($ per tonne)$42$42$43$42$43Direct production costs$14$15$29$29$59Change in inventory-(3)1(3)-Depreciation and other non-cash costs225510Operating costs$16$14$35$31$69Operating earnings$27$30$53$63$103Operating cash flow$28$29$53$68$89The objective for 2012 uses the assumptions listed on page 15.The table below shows what contributed to the change in operating earnings and operating cash flow between 2012 and 2011. (US$ millions)three months ended June 30six months ended June 30Lower copper prices$(3)$(5)Lower zinc prices(1)(2)Higher other metal sales prices24Lower zinc sales volumes(2)(9)Other12Lower operating earnings, compared to 2011(3)(10)Change in cash taxes13Changes in working capital (see note 14 on page 50)-(7)Other1(1)Lower operating cash flow, compared to 2011$(1)$(15)Capital spending three months ended June 30six months ended June 30objective(US$ thousands)20122011change20122011change2012Capital spending$2,200$2,400-8%$4,600$2,700+70%$10,0002012 outlook for capital spending Capital spending of $10 million in 2012 will primarily be to replace underground mobile equipment, improve the tailings impoundment area, and upgrade the satellite ore grinding circuit and zinc cleaner cells. Status of our development projectCobre PanamaDuring May 2012, we announced the completion of basic engineering for Cobre Panama and issued FNTP to start construction of the project. Basic engineering The results of basic engineering indicate a capital cost estimate of $6.2 billion. The table below provides a breakdown of the capital costs estimate by major area:Areatotal (US$ millions)% of projectMining76012Process plant1,18419Site and services5509Port site facilities5439Power plant64610Total direct costs3,68259Construction indirects84414Total field costs4,52673EPCM services3556Owner costs88514Contingency4157Project total costs6,181100(1)figure does not sum due to roundingTo reduce exposure to capital cost escalation, our objective is to commit as much of the capital as early as possible. We expect to commit in excess of $4 billion of the estimated capital by the end of 2012.The power plant has been contracted under a lump sum, turn-key contract to SK Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd. (SKEC), a Korean engineering and construction firm that has already secured suppliers for long-lead items such as boilers, steam turbine generators, and flue gas desulphurization systems.The detailed engineering and construction for the process plant should be contracted in the third quarter this year and the bidding process is currently underway. The SAG mills, ball mills and wrap-around drives have been ordered, and are currently being fabricated with delivery expected next year.The balance of project infrastructure is under contract with Joint Venture Panama (JVP), a joint venture led by SNC Lavalin Group Inc. (70 percent), with partners Techint International Construction Corp. (15 percent) and GyM.S.A., a member of Graña y Montero Group (15 percent) under an Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management agreement. JVP's procurement activities are well underway and should result in the award of all major earthworks, site infrastructure, permanent camps and site services packages during the third quarter this year.Procurement of the initial mine fleet is well underway and we expect to make a commitment by the third quarter this year.We expect project completion to take approximately 44 months from the point we issued FNTP. The schedule below provides the expected timing of capital spending by year: (US$ millions)Total expenditures (100% basis)Inmet's 80% share2012$810$64820132,1361,70920142,0801,66420151,155924Total direct costs$6,181$4,945Other progress Detailed engineering and the construction of the power plant are proceeding, and a deposit payment of $99 million was made this quarter representing 15 percent of the power plant's total contract cost. Additionally, permitting has progressed allowing us to begin site capture at the port and mine sites. We also continued with progress on roadwork and bypasses that will advance access to the project site. Survey and property acquisition for the transmission line continued as planned and we expect to start construction of the transmission line in late 2012. As we began full-scale construction, we implemented our intensive flora and fauna rescue program to ensure the protection of the biodiversity of the area. Additionally, we continued to progress in resettling the people who will be physically and economically displaced by the project. We began clearing land for the two new indigenous communities and finalized housing designs jointly with the affected families. Capital spending three months ended June 30six months ended June 30objective(US$ millions)20122011change20122011change2012Capital spending$179$24+646%$250$46+443%$9752012 outlook for development We plan to:continue to build our privilege to operate through intensive dialogue with stakeholders at the community, regional and national levels, to increase their understanding of the project and its benefits to Panama, and our understanding of their potential concerns continue with mobilization of major contractors for site capture and bulk earthworks progress with detailed engineering and procurement for the power plant award the EPC contract for the process plant and begin detailed engineering and procurement complete additional work on resource definition, metallurgical recoveries, pit design and other engineering to allow us to include the Balboa and Brazo mineralization in our mine plan for Cobre Panama complete procurement of mobile mining equipment develop and implement, with the assistance of our EP+CM contractors, project specific health & safety and environmental and social mitigation plans that are consistent with the ESIA and Inmet's corporate responsibility standards continue to grow the strength of our management team and human resources dedicated to the project. Total capital expenditures for 2012 on a 100 percent basis are expected to be $975 million, including spending prior to FNTP of $94 million, changes in net working capital and interest on the senior unsecured notes.Managing Our LiquidityWe develop our financing strategy by looking at our long-term capital requirements and deciding on the optimal mix of cash, future operating cash flow, credit facilities and project financing. Our capital structure includes a liquidity cushion that gives us the flexibility to deal with operational disruptions or general market downturns.three months ended June 30six months ended June 30(US$ millions)2012201120122011CASH FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIESÇayeli$32$36$62$89Las Cruces884016596Pyhäsalmi27295368Corporate development and exploration not incurred by operations(5)(3)(11)(13)General and administration(9)(8)(26)(16)Realized foreign exchange gains (losses) on cash43-38(8)Other-(4)10(12)17690291204CASH FROM INVESTING AND FINANCINGPurchase of property, plant and equipment(192)(50)(275)(90)Purchase and maturity of long-term investments, net251372(246)Issuance of common shares-486-486Sale of 20 percent interest in Cobre Panama161-161-Long-term debt borrowing1,429-1,429-Other12-721,4354491,394152CASH FROM DISCONTINUED OPERATION (OK TEDI)---297Increase in cash1,6115391,685653Cash and short-term investmentsBeginning of period1,1224301,048316End of period$2,733$969$2,733$969Our available liquidity also includes $543 million of held to maturity investments ($604 million at December 31, 2011), providing a total of $3.3 billion in capital available to finance our growth strategy as at June 30, 2012.OPERATING ACTIVITIESKey components of the change in operating cash flows (US$ millions)three months ended June 30six months ended June 30Higher earnings from operations (see page 5)$24$58Add back higher depreciation and other non-cash charges included in earnings from operations10 11Lower cash taxes26Changes in working capital (see note 14 on page 50)9(38)Realized foreign exchange changes - cash4347Higher exploration and administration costs(7)(4)Other57Change in operating cash flow, compared to 2011$86$87Operating cash flows this quarter were higher than the second quarter of 2011 primarily due to higher earnings from operations before non-cash charges and realized foreign exchange gains on our cash. Year to date, this impact was somewhat offset by an increase in net working capital, mainly reflecting higher accounts receivable at Çayeli and Pyhäsalmi due to the timing of shipments and collections from customers.2012 outlook for cash from operating activities The table below shows expected operating cash flow from our operations, based on our outlook for metal prices and production (see page 15), and the assumptions in Results of our operations (starting on page 15). 2012 estimated operating cash flow by operation (US$ millions)Çayeli$123Las Cruces359Pyhäsalmi89$571INVESTING AND FINANCINGCapital spending three months ended June 30six months ended June 30revised objective(US$ millions)20122011201220112012Çayeli$3$5$5$8$20Las Cruces719133348Pyhäsalmi225310Cobre Panama1782425046975$190$50$273$90$1,053Please see Results of our operations and Status of our development project for a discussion of actual results and our 2012 objectives. Capital spending this quarter was mainly for Cobre Panama. Issuance of $1.5 billion in senior unsecured notes On May 18, 2012, we issued $1.5 billion in senior unsecured notes, bearing a coupon rate of interest of 8.75 percent and maturing on June 1, 2020. The notes were priced at 98.584 percent of their face value, yielding proceeds of $1.43 billion net of the discount and transaction fees. Interest is payable on the notes semi-annually on December 1 and June 1 of each year. As the proceeds will be used to fund the development of Cobre Panama, interest costs will be capitalized to project assets during the construction period.These notes are unconditionally guaranteed on a senior unsecured basis by certain Inmet subsidiaries. The notes contain certain customary covenants and restrictions for a financing instrument of this type. Purchase and maturing of long-term investments This quarter, $78 million of our bond portfolio matured and $53 million was reinvested in new held-to-maturity bonds. The remaining $25 million of matured bonds was converted into cash. Sale of 20 percent interest in Cobre Panama On April 25, 2012, Korea Panama Mining Corporation (KPMC) completed its acquisition of a 20 percent interest in Minera Panama, owner and developer of Cobre Panama. KPMC acquired its interest for $161 million in cash, representing, together with US $30 million it already paid, its 20 percent share of development costs to closing. Together with the 20 percent of funding of the development costs of Cobre Panama it will provide, this amounts to funding of $1.4 billion.Issuance of common shares - 2011 In May 2011, a subsidiary of Temasek Holdings (Private) Ltd. exchanged its subscriptions receipts for 7.78 million Inmet common shares and we received cash of $486 million.Cash from discontinued operation - 2011 In January 2011, we sold our 18 percent equity interest in Ok Tedi for net proceeds of $297 million (after Papua New Guinea withholding taxes).2012 outlook for investing and financingCapital spending At our operating mines, we expect capital spending to be $78 million in 2012, most significantly $48 million at Las Cruces, including $22 million for mine development, as well as several smaller expenditures including a tailings facility expansion, land purchase and certain plant improvements. We expect to spend $975 million on the construction and development of Cobre Panama this year.Financing Cobre Panama construction costs The senior unsecured notes issuance and the sale of a 20 percent interest in Cobre Panama to KPMC, together with pre-existing cash, represent a significant portion of the development costs for this project. We also continue to engage in discussions with interested parties to sell a portion of future gold and silver production attributable to our 80 percent interest in Cobre Panama. Our estimated timeframe to conclude this transaction is within the third quarter of this year. We are working to create additional financial flexibility and to further mitigate financial risk. Financial conditionOur strategy is to make sure we have sufficient liquidity (including cash and committed credit facilities) to finance our operating requirements as well as our growth projects. At June 30, 2012, we had $3,276 million in total funds, including $2,733 million of cash and short-term investments and $543 million invested in long-term bonds.Cash At June 30, 2012 our cash and short-term investments of $2,733 million included cash and money market instruments that mature in 90 days or less. Our policy is to invest excess cash in highly liquid investments of the highest credit quality, and to limit our exposure to individual counterparties to minimize the risk associated with these investments. We base our decisions about the length of maturities on our cash flow requirements, rates of return and other factors.At June 30, 2012, we held cash and short-term investments in the following:A to AAA rated treasury funds and money market funds managed by leading international fund managers, who are investing in money market and short-term debt securities and fixed income securities issued by leading international financial institutions and their sponsored securitization vehicles. Cash, term and overnight deposits with leading Canadian and international financial institutions. See note 4 on page 44 in the consolidated financial statements for more details about where our cash is invested.Long-term bonds We hold a bond portfolio to provide better yields while minimizing our investment risk. As at June 30, 2012, the portfolio was $543 million and included: 59 percent US Treasury bonds 4 percent Government of Canada bonds 28 percent Canadian Provincial Government bonds 9 percent corporate bonds. The bonds mature between June 2012 and May 2016. Although our intention is to hold these investments to maturity, there is a liquid market for them and they are available to us at any time.Restricted cash Our restricted cash balance of $75 million as at June 30, 2012 included:$19 million in cash collateralized letters of credit for Inmet $54 million at Las Cruces related to a reclamation bond, issuing letters of credit to suppliers and the local water authority and for its labour bond to the government $2 million for future reclamation at Pyhäsalmi. COMMON SHARESCommon shares outstanding as of June 30, 201269,365,748Deferred share units outstanding as of June 30, 2012 (redeemable on a one-for-one basis for common shares)98,109Additional risk factorWe have significantly increased our cash balance following the issuance of our senior unsecured notes for the construction of Cobre Panama. Based on our analysis, we do not believe that we are a "passive foreign investment company" (PFIC) for the current tax year. For U.S. federal income tax purposes a non-U.S. corporation may be classified as a PFIC for U.S. federal income tax purposes in any taxable year in which either (1) at least 75 percent of its gross income is passive income, or (2) on average at least 50 percent of the gross value of its assets is attributable to assets that produce passive income or are held for the production of passive income. If we were classified as a PFIC, U.S. taxpayers that hold our common shares could be subject to adverse U.S. federal income tax consequences, including increased tax liabilities and possible additional reporting requirements. As the determination of PFIC status is made annually at the close of each tax year and is dependent in part on factors beyond our control (such as changes in the relative values of our assets), there can be no assurance that Inmet will not become a PFIC in the current or any future tax year. U.S. taxpayers that hold our common shares are urged to consult their tax advisors concerning the potential U.S. federal income tax consequences of holding common shares if Inmet were considered a PFIC in any year.Supplementary financial informationPages 29 and 30 include supplementary financial information about cash costs. These measures do not fall into the category of International Financial Reporting Standards. We use unit cash cost information as a key performance indicator, both on a segmented and consolidated basis. We have included cash costs as supplementary information because we believe our key stakeholders use these measures as a financial indicator of our profitability and cash flows before the effects of capital investment and financing costs, such as interest. Since cash costs are not recognized financial measures under International Financial Reporting Standards, they should not be considered in isolation of earnings or cash flows. There is also no standard way to calculate cash costs, so they are not a reliable way to compare us to other companies.About Inmet Inmet is a Canadian-based global mining company that produces copper and zinc. We have three wholly-owned mining operations: Çayeli (Turkey), Las Cruces (Spain) and Pyhäsalmi (Finland), and have an 80 percent interest in the Cobre Panama development project, currently in construction. This press release is also available at www.inmetmining.com.Second quarter conference callWill be held onTuesday, July 31, 2012 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time webcast available at http://events.digitalmedia.telus.com/inmet/073112/index.php or www.inmetmining.comYou can also dial in by callingLocal or international: +1.416.695.6616Toll-free within North America: +1.800.952.6845Starting at approximately 10:30 a.m. (ET) Tuesday, July 31, 2012, a conference call replay will be availableLocal or international: +1.905.694.9451 passcode 2397202 Toll-free within North America: +1.800.408.3053 passcode 2397202 INMET MINING CORPORATIONSupplementary financial informationCash costs2012 For the six months ended June 30 per pound of copperÇAYELILAS CRUCESPYHÄSALMITOTAL(US dollars)Direct production costs$1.18$1.14$2.19$1.27Royalties and variable compensation0.120.06-0.07Smelter processing charges and freight0.910.010.880.38Metal credits(1.33)-(3.57)(0.81)Cash cost$0.88$1.21$(0.50)$0.912011 For the six months ended June 30 per pound of copperÇAYELILAS CRUCESPYHÄSALMITOTAL(US dollars)Direct production costs$1.49$1.95$1.90$1.78Royalties and variable compensation$0.170.08-0.10Smelter processing charges and freight$1.600.011.190.80Metal credits(2.65)-(3.81)(1.69)Cash cost$0.61$2.04$(0.72)$0.99Reconciliation of cash costs to statements of earnings2012 For the six months ended June 30 per pound of copper(millions of US dollars, except where otherwise noted)ÇAYELILAS CRUCESPYHÄSALMITOTALGAAP referencepage 17page 19page 21Direct production costs$46$82$29$157Smelter processing charges and freight3612158By product sales(51)-(54)(105)Adjust smelter processing and freight, and sales to production basis1-(3)(2)Operating costs net of metal credits$32$83$(7)$108Inmet's share of production (000's)36,60069,70013,700120,000Cash cost (US dollars)$0.88$1.21$(0.50)$0.912011 For the six months ended June 30 per pound of copper(millions of US dollars, except where otherwise noted)ÇAYELILAS CRUCESPYHÄSALMITOTALGAAP referencepage 17page 19page 21Direct production costs$45$70$29$144Smelter processing charges and freight35-2863By product sales(67)-(69)(136)Adjust smelter processing and freight, and sales to production basis4--4Operating costs net of metal credits$17$70$(12)$75Inmet's share of production (000's)28,60036,60016,10081,300Cash cost (US dollars)$0.61$2.04$(0.72)$0.99INMET MINING CORPORATIONSupplementary financial informationCash costs2012 For the three months ended June 30 per pound of copperÇAYELILAS CRUCESPYHÄSALMITOTAL(US dollars)Direct production costs$1.10$0.98$2.28$1.14Royalties and variable compensation0.130.05-0.07Smelter processing charges and freight0.820.010.990.34Metal credits(1.05)-(4.12)(0.69)Cash cost$1.00$1.04$(0.85)$0.862011 For the three months ended June 30 per pound of copperÇAYELILAS CRUCESPYHÄSALMITOTAL(US dollars)Direct production costs$1.38$2.07$1.94$1.79Royalties and variable compensation0.150.08-0.09Smelter processing charges and freight1.440.011.080.74Metal credits(2.38)-(3.75)(1.58)Cash cost$0.59$2.16$(0.73)$1.04Reconciliation of cash costs to statements of earnings2012 For the three months ended June 30 per pound of copper(millions of US dollars, except where otherwise noted)ÇAYELILAS CRUCESPYHÄSALMITOTALGAAP referencepage 17page 19page 21Direct production costs$23$42$14$79Smelter processing charges and freight1411429By product sales(21)-(34)(55)Adjust smelter processing and freight, and sales to production basis2-13Operating costs net of metal credits$18$43$(5)$56Inmet's share of production (000's)$18,800$40,300$6,20065,300Cash cost (US dollars)$1.00$1.04$(0.85)$0.862011 For the three months ended June 30per pound of copper(millions of US dollars, except where otherwise noted)ÇAYELILAS CRUCESPYHÄSALMITOTALGAAP referencepage 17page 19page 21Direct production costs$23$38$15$76Smelter processing charges and freight18-1533By product sales(38)-(36)(74)Adjust smelter processing and freight, and sales to production basis6--6Operating costs net of metal credits$9$38$(6)$41Inmet's share of production (000's)15,40018,8008,10042,300Cash cost (US dollars)$0.59$2.16$(0.73)$1.04INMET MINING CORPORATIONQuarterly review(unaudited)Latest Four Quarters(thousands of US dollars, except per share amounts)2012 Second quarter2012(1) First quarter2011(1) Fourth quarter2011(1) Third quarterSTATEMENTS OF EARNINGSGross sales$251,395$285,527$233,392$253,432Smelter processing charges and freight(28,480)(29,338)(27,330)(35,865)Cost of sales (excluding depreciation)(84,634)(79,624)(90,176)(78,563)Depreciation(29,193)(30,067)(26,834)(26,452)109,088146,49889,052112,552Corporate development and exploration(10,290)(8,801)(6,333)(4,539)General and administration(15,899)(9,745)(7,488)(9,669)Investment and other income45,103(6,263)(3,883)34,640Finance costs(2,379)(2,596)(2,314)(2,301)Income tax expense(31,444)(26,012)(22,490)(32,696)Net income$94,179$93,081$46,544$97,987Net income attributable to:Inmet equity holders$94,458$93,081$46,544$97,987Non-controlling interest(279)---$94,179$93,081$46,544$97,987Net Income per shareBasic$1.36$1.35$0.67$1.41Diluted$1.35$1.34$0.67$1.41(1)Information restated from previously reported Canadian dollar amounts to US dollar amounts at May 31, 2012 exchange rate of US $0.97 per Canadian dollar.INMET MINING CORPORATIONQuarterly review (continued)(unaudited)Previous Four Quarters(thousands of US dollars, except per share amounts)2011 Second quarter2011(1) First quarter2010(1) Fourth quarter2010(1)(2) Third quarterSTATEMENTS OF EARNINGSGross sales$214,894$246,191$222,945$218,773Smelter processing charges and freight(32,793)(30,581)(34,597)(33,265)Cost of sales (excluding depreciation)(71,302)(76,633)(80,328)(68,261)Depreciation(25,802)(26,180)(18,281)(18,456)84,997112,79789,73998,791Corporate development and exploration(4,417)(12,984)(5,261)(2,670)General and administration(7,995)(8,155)(4,607)(3,858)Investment and other income4,581(5,590)49,0123,095Finance costs(2,310)(2,257)(4,157)(5,072)Income tax expense(20,588)(26,296)(30,944)(24,462)Income from continuing operations54,26857,51593,78265,824Income from discontinued operation (net of taxes)-80,78646,46732,501$54,268$138,301$140,249$98,325Net income attributable to:Inmet equity holders$54,268$138,301$142,259$88,762Non-controlling interest--(2,010)9,563$54,268$138,301$140,249$98,325Income from continuing operations per shareBasic$0.83$0.94$1.67$1.01Diluted$0.83$0.93$1.67$1.01Income from discontinuing operations per shareBasic$-$1.32$0.81$0.58Diluted$-$1.31$0.81$0.58Net Income per shareBasic$0.83$2.26$2.49$1.59Diluted$0.83$2.24$2.49$1.59(1)Information restated from previously reported Canadian dollar amounts to US dollar amounts at May 31, 2012 exchange rate of US $0.97 per Canadian dollar.(2)Information from 2010 restated in accordance with IFRS, including presentation of our share of Ok Tedi as discontinued operations.Consolidated financial statementsINMET MINING CORPORATIONConsolidated statements of financial position(Unaudited)(thousands of US dollars)Note referenceJune 30, 2012December 31, 2011(1)December 31, 2010(1)AssetsCurrent assets:Cash and short term investments4$2,733,063$1,048,457$316,045Restricted cash5920784597Accounts receivable114,071101,867115,628Inventories91,56287,65469,860Current portion of held to maturity investments94,919175,92152,201Assets held for sale--308,9353,034,5351,414,683863,266Restricted cash574,20569,53867,831Property, plant and equipment2,095,0751,772,7661,680,858Investments in equity securities2,7063,0602,608Held to maturity investments448,025427,727308,483Deferred income tax assets1,5743178,444Other assets1,5111,3802,261Total assets$5,657,631$3,689,471$2,933,751LiabilitiesCurrent liabilities:Accounts payable and accrued liabilities$237,618$138,596$132,009Provisions13,89413,08717,106Liabilities associated with assets held for sale--108,338251,512151,683257,453Long-term debt61,463,26816,58116,091Provisions178,803170,025157,235Other liabilities17,24217,15617,541Deferred income tax liabilities56,48728,35112,127Total liabilities1,967,312383,796460,447Commitments and contingencies15EquityShare capital1,541,7731,541,3241,054,927Contributed surplus64,72564,62964,028Share based compensation717,9648,2566,334Retained earnings2,039,3821,851,0101,527,342Accumulated other comprehensive loss8(146,899)(159,544)(179,327)Total equity attributable to Inmet equity holders3,516,9453,305,6752,473,304Non-controlling interest9173,374--Total equity3,690,3193,305,6752,473,304Total liabilities and equity$5,657,6313,689,471$2,933,751(1)refer to note 3 for effect of change in presentation currency to the US dollar.(See accompanying notes)INMET MINING CORPORATIONSegmented statements of financial position(Unaudited)2012 As at June 30CORPORATE & OTHERÇAYELILAS CRUCESPYHÄSALMICOBRE PANAMADISCONTINUED OPERATIONS - OK TEDITOTAL(thousands of US dollars)(Turkey)(Spain)(Finland)(Panama)(Papua New Guinea)AssetsCash and short-term investments$2,390,279$51,822$165,880$43,358$81,724$-$2,733,063Other current assets102,86060,49689,84746,1152,154-301,472Restricted cash19,312-53,3431,550--74,205Property, plant and equipment2,284132,631833,60165,4681,061,091-2,095,075Investments in equity securities2,706-----2,706Held to maturity investments347,583100,442----448,025Other non-current assets1,3871,698----3,085$2,866,411$347,089$1,142,671$156,491$1,144,969$-$5,657,631LiabilitiesCurrent liabilities$37,506$36,257$60,693$18,593$98,463$-$251,512Long-term debt1,463,268-----1,463,268Provisions70,18118,87859,76029,984--178,803Other liabilities664-16,578---17,242Deferred income tax liabilities--45,49110,996--56,487$1,571,619$55,135$182,522$59,573$98,463$-$1,967,3122011 As at December 31CORPORATE & OTHERÇAYELILAS CRUCESPYHÄSALMICOBRE PANAMADISCONTINUED OPERATIONS - OK TEDITOTAL(thousands of US dollars)(Turkey)(Spain)(Finland)(Panama)(Papua New Guinea)AssetsCash and short-term investments$711,427$133,215$131,799$46,109$25,907$-$1,048,457Other current assets183,71544,72883,92651,8931,964-366,226Restricted cash16,306-51,6671,565--69,538Property, plant and equipment1,196137,736869,30866,103698,423-1,772,766Investments in equity securities3,060-----3,060Held to maturity investments348,02279,705----427,727Other non-current assets1,262435----1,697$1,264,988$395,819$1,136,700$165,670$726,294$-$3,689,471LiabilitiesCurrent liabilities$21,305$41,460$53,152$16,418$19,348$-$151,683Long-term debt16,581-----16,581Provisions68,82317,45053,85729,895--170,025Other liabilities655-16,501---17,156Deferred income tax liabilities--17,09511,256--28,351$107,364$58,910$140,605$57,569$19,348$-$383,7962010 As at December 31CORPORATE & OTHERÇAYELILAS CRUCESPYHÄSALMICOBRE PANAMADISCONTINUED OPERATIONS - OK TEDITOTAL(thousands of US dollars)(Turkey)(Spain)(Finland)(Panama)(Papua New Guinea)AssetsCash and short-term investments$51,493$104,324$57,961$93,970$8,297$-$316,045Other current assets58,85157,08457,70864,088664308,826547,221Restricted cash16,368-49,8831,580--67,831Property, plant and equipment754147,799911,49664,854555,955-1,680,858Investments in equity securities2,608-----2,608Held to maturity investments245,68062,803----308,483Other non-current assets9225,5714,212---10,705$376,676$377,581$1,081,260$224,492$564,916$308,826$2,933,751LiabilitiesCurrent liabilities$29,322$38,393$45,718$27,994$7,688$108,338$257,453Long-term debt16,091-----16,091Provisions55,70720,92054,64425,964--157,235Other liabilities655-16,886---17,541Deferred income tax liabilities171--11,956--12,127$101,946$59,313$117,248$65,914$7,688$108,338$460,447INMET MINING CORPORATIONConsolidated statements of changes in equity(unaudited)Attributable to Inmet equity holders(thousands of US dollars)Note ReferenceShare CapitalRetained earningsContributed surplusShare based compensationAccumulated other comprehensive income (loss) (note 7)TotalNon- controlling interestTotal equityBalance as at December 31, 2010(1)$1,054,927$1,527,342$64,028$6,334$(179,327)$2,473,304-$2,473,304Comprehensive income-192,569--41,793234,362-234,362Equity settled share-based compensation plans--292(1,087)-(795)-(795)Dividends-(6,713)---(6,713)-(6,713)Issuance of share capital486,199----486,199-486,199Balance as at June 30, 2011(1)$1,541,126$1,713,198$64,320$5,247$(137,534)$3,186,357$-$3,186,357Comprehensive income-144,531--(22,010)122,521-122,521Equity settled share-based compensation plans198-3093,009-3,516-3,516Dividends-(6,719)---(6,719)-(6,719)Balance as at December 31, 2011(1)$1,541,324$1,851,010$64,629$8,256$(159,544)$3,305,675$-$3,305,675Comprehensive income (loss)-187,539--6,872194,4115,715200,126Equity settled share-based compensation plans449-969,708-10,253-10,253Dividends on common shares-(6,759)---(6,759)-(6,759)Equity funding from non-controlling shareholder------20,00020,000Sale of 20 percent interest in Cobre Panama9-7,592--5,77313,365147,659161,024Balance as at June 30, 2012$1,541,773$2,039,382$64,725$17,964$(146,899)$3,516,945$173,374$3,690,319(1)refer to note 3 for effect of change in presentation currency to the US dollar.(See accompanying notes)INMET MINING CORPORATIONConsolidated statements of earnings (unaudited)Three Months Ended June 30Six Months Ended June 30(thousands of US dollars except per share amounts)Note reference20122011(1)20122011(1)Gross sales$251,395$214,894$536,922$461,085Smelter processing charges and freight(28,480)(32,793)(57,818)(63,374)Cost of sales (excluding depreciation)(84,634)(71,302)(164,258)(147,935)Depreciation(29,193)(25,802)(59,260)(51,982)Earnings from operations109,08884,997255,586197,794Corporate development and exploration(10,290)(4,417)(19,091)(17,401)General and administration(15,899)(7,995)(25,644)(16,150)Investment and other income1045,1034,58138,840(1,009)Finance costs11(2,379)(2,310)(4,975)(4,567)Income before taxation125,62374,856244,716158,667Income tax expense12(31,444)(20,588)(57,456)(46,884)Income from continuing operations$94,179$54,268$187,260$111,783Income from discontinued operation (net of taxes)---80,786Net income$94,179$54,268$187,260$192,569Net income attributable to:Inmet equity holders$94,458$54,268$187,539$192,569Non-controlling interest(279)-(279)-$94,179$54,268$187,260$192,569Earnings per common share13Income from continuing operationsBasic$1.36$0.83$2.70$1.76Diluted$1.35$0.83$2.69$1.75Income from discontinued operationBasic---$1.27Diluted---$1.27Net incomeBasic$1.36$0.83$2.70$3.03Diluted$1.35$0.83$2.69$3.02(1)refer to note 3 for effect of change in presentation currency to the US dollar.(See accompanying notes)INMET MINING CORPORATIONSegmented statements of earnings(unaudited)2012 For the six months ended June 30CORPORATE & OTHERÇAYELILAS CRUCESPYHÄSALMICOBRE PANAMADISCONTINUED OPERATIONS - OK TEDITOTAL(thousands of US dollars)(Turkey)(Spain)(Finland)(Panama)(Papua New Guinea)Gross sales$-$189,533$238,245$109,144$-$-$536,922Smelter processing charges and freight-(35,544)(845)(21,429)--(57,818)Cost of sales (excluding depreciation)(4,148)(51,157)(78,653)(30,300)--(164,258)Depreciation-(12,628)(42,025)(4,607)--(59,260)Earnings from operations(4,148)90,204116,72252,808--255,586Corporate development and exploration(10,889)(769)(1,560)(2,282)(3,591)-(19,091)General and administration(25,644)-----(25,644)Investment and other income36,927(1,033)2,083756107-38,840Finance costs(1,634)(570)(2,410)(361)--(4,975)Income tax expense(722)(17,368)(28,451)(10,915)--(57,456)Net income (loss)$(6,110)$70,464$86,384$40,006$(3,484)$-$187,2602011 For the six months ended June 30CORPORATE & OTHERÇAYELILAS CRUCESPYHÄSALMICOBRE PANAMADISCONTINUED OPERATIONS - OK TEDITOTAL(thousands of US dollars)(Turkey)(Spain)(Finland)(Panama)(Papua New Guinea)Gross sales$-$175,130$164,219$121,736$-$-$461,085Smelter processing charges and freight-(35,092)(461)(27,821)--(63,374)Cost of sales (excluding depreciation)-(46,125)(75,759)(26,051)--(147,935)Depreciation-(9,928)(37,604)(4,450)--(51,982)Earnings from operations-83,98550,39563,414--197,794Corporate development and exploration(12,725)(901)(5)(1,612)(2,158)-(17,401)General and administration(16,150)-----(16,150)Investment and other income(3,443)2,26387194(110)-(1,009)Finance costs(1,843)(281)(2,011)(432)--(4,567)Income tax expense(484)(22,842)(9,618)(13,940)--(46,884)Net income (loss) from continuing operations$(34,645)$62,224$38,848$47,624$(2,268)$-$111,783Income from discontinued operation (net of taxes)-----80,78680,786Net income (loss)$(34,645)$62,224$38,848$47,624$(2,268)$80,786$192,569INMET MINING CORPORATIONSegmented statements of earnings(unaudited)2012 For the three months ended June 30CORPORATE & OTHERÇAYELILAS CRUCESPYHÄSALMICOBRE PANAMATOTAL(thousands of US dollars)(Turkey)(Spain)(Finland)(Panama)Gross sales$-$66,162$127,863$57,370$-$251,395Smelter processing charges and freight-(14,075)(550)(13,855)-(28,480)Cost of sales (excluding depreciation)(6,895)(22,519)(40,653)(14,567)-(84,634)Depreciation-(5,366)(21,557)(2,270)-(29,193)Earnings from operations(6,895)24,20265,10326,678-109,088Corporate development and exploration(5,368)(388)(642)(1,507)(2,385)(10,290)General and administration(15,899)----(15,899)Investment and other income41,0668202,19191910745,103Finance costs(820)(233)(1,147)(179)-(2,379)Income tax expense(586)(7,888)(17,238)(5,732)-(31,444)Net income (loss)$11,498$16,513$48,267$20,179$(2,278)$94,1792011 For the three months ended June 30CORPORATE & OTHERÇAYELILAS CRUCESPYHÄSALMICOBRE PANAMATOTAL(thousands of US dollars)(Turkey)(Spain)(Finland)(Panama)Gross sales$-$79,226$76,282$59,386$-$214,894Smelter processing charges and freight-(17,767)(201)(14,825)-(32,793)Cost of sales (excluding depreciation)-(22,443)(36,618)(12,241)-(71,302)Depreciation-(4,868)(18,670)(2,264)-(25,802)Earnings from operations-34,14820,79330,056-84,997Corporate development and exploration(3,073)(439)-(905)-(4,417)General and administration(7,995)----(7,995)Investment and other income3,3311,439(153)74(110)4,581Finance costs(932)(138)(1,020)(220)-(2,310)Income tax expense(287)(11,556)(2,360)(6,385)-(20,588)Net income (loss)$(8,956)$23,454$17,260$22,620$(110)$54,268INMET MINING CORPORATIONConsolidated statements of comprehensive income (unaudited)Three Months Ended June 30Six Months Ended June 30(thousands of US dollars)Note reference20122011(1)20122011(1)Net income$94,179$54,268$187,260$192,569Other comprehensive income for the period:Continuing operationsChanges in fair value of investments(509)(2,029)(409)(2,552)Currency translation adjustments19,97811,10313,27128,488Income tax recovery related to investments - other comprehensive income2(72)4319,4719,00212,86625,939Other comprehensive income from discontinued operation (net of taxes)---15,854Comprehensive income$113,650$63,270$200,126$234,362Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to:Inmet equity holders$107,935$63,270$194,411$234,362Non-controlling interests5,715-5,715-$113,650$63,270$200,126$234,362(1)refer to note 3 for effect of change in presentation currency to the US dollar.(See accompanying notes)INMET MINING CORPORATIONConsolidated statements of cash flows(unaudited)Three Months Ended June 30Six Months Ended June 30(thousands of US dollars)Note reference20122011(1)20122011(1)Cash provided by (used in) operating activities(1)Net income from continuing operations$94,179$54,268$187,260$111,783Add (deduct) items not affecting cash:Depreciation29,19325,80259,26051,982Deferred income taxes15,1052,30527,05810,428Accretion expense on provisions and capital leases1,9421,8604,1053,691Change in asset retirement obligations at closed sites6,895-4,148-Foreign exchange loss2,2605249,6604,614Other9,125(2,513)11,036(2,917)Settlement of asset retirement obligations(1,255)(1,728)(2,137)(3,341)Net change in non-cash working capital1418,8899,459(9,545)28,155176,33389,977290,845204,395Cash provided by (used in) investing activitiesPurchase of property, plant and equipment(192,050)(50,154)(274,658)(89,589)Acquisition of held to maturity investments(52,970)(21,936)(54,094)(288,632)Maturing of held to maturity investments78,27635,114125,65242,859Funding received under Cobre Panama option agreement-4,694-8,512Sale of 20 percent interest in Cobre Panama9160,952-160,952-Purchase of equity securities-(624)-(4,006)Sale (purchase) of short-term investments, net-(24,126)258,459(17,079)Other-2,615-2,737(5,792)(54,417)216,311(345,198)Cash provided by (used in) financing activitiesIssuance of common shares-486,199-486,199Long-term debt borrowing, net of transaction costs61,429,031-1,429,031-Dividends on common shares(6,759)(6,713)(6,759)(6,713)Financial assurance payments(150)-(5,059)-Funding by non-controlling shareholder20,000-20,000-Other(853)(846)(1,330)(3,592)1,441,269478,6401,435,883475,894Foreign exchange on cash held in foreign currencies(1,263)730263,770Cash provided by discontinued operation---297,220Increase in cash:1,610,547514,9301,943,065636,081Cash:Beginning of period1,122,516430,132789,998308,981End of period$2,733,063$945,062$2,733,063$945,062Short term investments-24,126-24,126Cash and short-term investments$2,733,063$969,188$2,733,063$969,188(See accompanying notes)(1)Supplementary cash flow information:Cash interest paid$-$-$532$544Cash taxes paid$24,432$24,218$37,759$41,170(1)refer to note 3 for effect of change in presentation currency to the US dollar.(See accompanying notes)INMET MINING CORPORATIONSegmented statements of cash flows(unaudited)2012 For the six months ended June 30CORPORATE & OTHERÇAYELILAS CRUCESPYHÄSALMICOBRE PANAMATOTAL(thousands of US dollars)(Turkey)(Spain)(Finland)(Panama)Cash provided by (used in) operating activitiesBefore net change in non-cash working capital$12,598$85,663$159,295$45,160$(2,326)$300,390Net change in non-cash working capital593(23,546)5,7557,653-(9,545)13,19162,117165,05052,813(2,326)290,845Cash provided by (used in) investing activitiesPurchase of property, plant and equipment(1,491)(5,239)(13,200)(4,575)(250,153)(274,658)Acquisition of held to maturity investments(35,142)(18,952)---(54,094)Maturing of held to maturity investments125,652----125,652Funding received under Cobre Panama option agreement----160,952160,952Sale of short-term investments258,459----258,459347,478(24,191)(13,200)(4,575)(89,201)216,311Cash provided by (used in) financing activities1,419,339-(3,527)-20,0711,435,883Foreign exchange on cash held in foreign currencies(1,067)(1,096)(458)(1,925)4,57226Intergroup funding (distributions)158,370(118,223)(113,784)(49,064)122,701-Increase (decrease) in cash1,937,311(81,393)34,081(2,751)55,8171,943,065Cash:Beginning of year452,968133,215131,79946,10925,907789,998End of period2,390,27951,822165,88043,35881,7242,733,063Short term investments------Cash and short-term investments$2,390,279$51,822$165,880$43,358$81,724$2,733,0632011 For the six months ended June 30CORPORATE & OTHERÇAYELILAS CRUCESPYHÄSALMICOBRE PANAMATOTAL(thousands of US dollars)(Turkey)(Spain)(Finland)(Panama)Cash provided by (used in) operating activitiesBefore net change in non-cash working capital$(38,454)$73,541$90,801$52,620$(2,268)$176,240Net change in non-cash working capital(6,582)15,0024,82814,907-28,155(45,036)88,54395,62967,527(2,268)204,395Cash provided by (used in) investing activitiesPurchase of property, plant and equipment(364)(7,418)(32,974)(2,698)(46,135)(89,589)Acquisition of held to maturity investments(274,237)(14,395)---(288,632)Maturing of held to maturity investments42,859----42,859Funding received under Cobre Panama option agreement----8,5128,512Purchase of equity investments(4,006)----(4,006)Sale (purchase) of short-term investments, net(24,126)-7,047--(17,079)Other2,258479---2,737(257,616)(21,334)(25,927)(2,698)(37,623)(345,198)Cash provided by (used in) financing activities479,492-(3,598)--475,894Foreign exchange on cash held in foreign currencies-(3,832)3,8374,063(298)3,770Cash provided by discontinued operation297,220----297,220Intergroup funding (distributions)147,992(95,550)(28,156)(70,970)46,684-Increase (decrease) in cash622,052(32,173)41,785(2,078)6,495636,081Cash:Beginning of year51,493104,32450,89793,9708,297308,981End of period673,54572,15192,68291,89214,792945,062Short term investments24,126----24,126Cash and short-term investments$697,671$72,151$92,682$91,892$14,792$969,188INMET MINING CORPORATIONSegmented statements of cash flows(unaudited)2012 For the three months ended June 30CORPORATE & OTHERÇAYELILAS CRUCESPYHÄSALMICOBRE PANAMATOTAL(thousands of US dollars)(Turkey)(Spain)(Finland)(Panama)Cash provided by (used in) operating activitiesBefore net change in non-cash working capital$25,990$20,603$87,989$22,732$130$157,444Net change in non-cash working capital3,65111,670(428)3,996-18,88929,64132,27387,56126,728130176,333Cash provided by (used in) investing activitiesPurchase of property, plant and equipment(922)(2,989)(7,215)(2,191)(178,733)(192,050)Acquisition of held to maturity investments(34,462)(18,508)---(52,970)Maturing of held to maturity investments78,276----78,276Sale of 20 percent interest in Cobre Panama----160,952160,95242,892(21,497)(7,215)(2,191)(17,781)(5,792)Cash provided by (used in) financing activities1,422,003-(805)-20,0711,441,269Foreign exchange on cash held in foreign currencies(3,236)1,283(1,128)(2,627)4,445(1,263)Intergroup funding (distributions)161,662(118,336)(11,864)(45,102)13,640-Increase (decrease) in cash1,652,962(106,277)66,549(23,192)20,5051,610,547Cash:Beginning of period737,317158,09999,33166,55061,2191,122,516End of period2,390,27951,822165,88043,35881,7242,733,063Short term investments------Cash and short-term investments$2,390,279$51,822$165,880$43,358$81,724$2,733,0632011 For the three months ended June 30CORPORATE & OTHERÇAYELILAS CRUCESPYHÄSALMICOBRE PANAMATOTAL(thousands of US dollars)(Turkey)(Spain)(Finland)(Panama)Cash provided by (used in) operating activitiesBefore net change in non-cash working capital$(12,913)$28,150$40,199$25,192$(110)$80,518Net change in non-cash working capital(1,895)8,112(425)3,667-9,459(14,808)36,26239,77428,859(110)89,977Cash provided by (used in) investing activitiesPurchase of property, plant and equipment(188)(5,078)(18,612)(2,383)(23,893)(50,154)Acquisition of held to maturity investments(8,002)(13,934)---(21,936)Maturing of held to maturity investments35,114----35,114Funding received under Cobre Panama option agreement----4,6944,694Purchase of equity investments(624)----(624)Purchase of short-term investments(24,126)----(24,126)Other2,136479---2,6154,310(18,533)(18,612)(2,383)(19,199)(54,417)Cash provided by (used in) financing activities479,358-(718)--478,640Foreign exchange on cash held in foreign currencies-(423)1,481(120)(208)730Intergroup funding (distributions)152,237(95,474)(14,030)(72,819)30,086-Increase (decrease) in cash621,097(78,168)7,895(46,463)10,569514,930Cash:Beginning of period52,449150,31884,787138,3554,223430,132End of period673,54672,15092,68291,89214,792945,062Short term investments24,126----24,126Cash and short-term investments$697,672$72,150$92,682$91,892$14,792$969,188Notes to the consolidated financial statements1.Corporate informationInmet Mining Corporation is a publicly traded corporation listed on the Toronto stock exchange. Our registered and head office is 330 Bay Street, Suite 1000, Toronto Canada. Our principal activities are the exploration, development and mining of base metals.2.Basis of presentation and statement of complianceWe prepared these interim consolidated financial statements using the same accounting policies and methods as those described in our consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2011, except as described in note 3. These interim financial statements are in compliance with International Accounting Standard 34, Interim Financial Reporting (IAS 34). Accordingly, certain information and disclosure normally included in annual financial statements prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards have been omitted or condensed. The preparation of financial statements in accordance with IAS 34 requires us to use certain critical accounting estimates and requires us to exercise judgement in applying our accounting policies. The areas involving a higher degree of judgement or complexity, or areas where assumptions and estimates are significant to the financial statements, have been set out in note 4 to our consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2011. These interim financial statements should be read in conjunction with our consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2011, which are included in our 2011 annual report.3. Change in functional and presentation currencies to the US dollarPrior to June 1, 2012, Inmet's functional and presentation currencies were the Canadian dollar. The decision to proceed with full scale development of Cobre Panama has significantly increased Inmet's exposure to the US dollar considering:Inmet's share of the development costs for the project, the vast majority of which are denominated in US dollars; and our issuance of US $1.5 billion of senior unsecured notes Consequently, effective June 1, 2012, the US dollar was adopted as Inmet's functional currency. IFRS requires a change in functional currency to be accounted for prospectively. We therefore translated Inmet's May 31, 2012 financial statement items from Canadian dollars to US dollars using the May 31, 2012 exchange rate US $0.97 per Canadian dollar (Transition Rate). The resulting translated amounts for non-monetary items are treated as their historical cost. Our operating entities continue to measure the items in their financial statements using their functional currencies; Çayeli and Cobre Panama use the US dollar, and Pyhäsalmi and Las Cruces use the euro.Following the change in Inmet's functional currency, we elected to change our presentation currency from Canadian dollars to US dollars as we believe that changing the presentation currency to US dollars will provide shareholders with a more accurate reflection of our underlying financial performance and position. We therefore began to report our consolidated financial statements in US dollars with our June 30, 2012 interim financial statements. The change in presentation currency represents a voluntary change in accounting policy. We have restated all comparative financial statements from previously reported Canadian dollar amounts to US dollars using the Transition Rate. 4.Cash and short-term investmentsJune 30, 2012December 31, 2011December 31, 2010Cash and cash equivalents:Liquidity funds$2,505,158$375,523$188,415Term deposits8,6266,54851,306Overnight deposits99,41470,3894,182Bankers acceptances-891-Money market funds33,910126,33638,774Corporate-11,593-Bank deposits85,95531,72226,304Provincial short-term notes-166,996-2,733,063789,998308,981Short-term investments:Corporate-48,588-Term deposits--7,064Provincial short term notes-187,191-Bankers acceptances-22,680--258,4597,064Total cash and short-term instruments$2,733,063$1,048,457$316,0455.Restricted cashJune 30, 2012December 31, 2011December 31, 2010Collateralized cash for letter of credit facility - Inmet Mining$19,312$16,306$16,368Collateralized cash for letters of credit - Las Cruces54,26352,45150,480Collateralized cash for Pyhäsalmi reclamation1,5501,5651,58075,12570,32268,428Less current portion:Collateralized cash for letters of credit - Las Cruces(920)(784)(597)$74,205$69,538$67,8316.Long-term debtJune 30, 2012December 31, 2011December 31, 2010Senior unsecured notes(a):Principal$1,500,000$-$-Transaction costs(54,085)--Cumulative accretion of transaction costs581--1,446,496--Promissory note16,77216,58116,091Total long-term debt$1,463,268$16,581$16,091(a) On May 18, 2012, we issued $1,500 million aggregate principal amount of 8.75 percent senior unsecured notes (Notes) due 2020. The Notes were priced at 98.584 percent of their face value, yielding proceeds of $1,445 million net of the discount and directly attributable transaction costs. The Notes have been designated as Other liabilities and accounted for initially at fair value and subsequently at amortized cost using the effective interest rate method with a yield to maturity of 9.4 percent. Interest is payable on the notes semi-annually on December 1 and June 1 of each year. As the proceeds will be used to fund the development of Cobre Panama, interest costs will be capitalized to project assets during the construction period of this project. These notes are unconditionally guaranteed on a senior unsecured basis by certain Inmet subsidiaries. The notes contain certain customary covenants and restrictions for a financing instrument of this type. We may redeem, prior to June 1, 2015, up to 35 percent of the Notes with the net proceeds of certain equity offerings at a redemption price equal to 108.75 percent of the principal amount plus accrued interest. Prior to June 1, 2016, we may redeem the Notes in whole or in part at 100 percent of their principal amount, plus accrued interest, plus an amount equal to the greater of 1.0 percent of the principal amount of the note to be redeemed and the excess, if any, of the present value of the June 1, 2016 redemption price plus required interest payments through June 1, 2016 over the principal amount of the note. We may redeem the Notes at any time on or after June 1, 2016 at the redemption prices and periods set forth below, plus accrued and unpaid interest:June 1, 2016104.375 percent June 1, 2017102.188 percent June 1, 2018 and thereafter100.000 percent7.Stock-based compensationDuring 2012, the following issuances were made under our equity-based compensation plans: Stock option plan On February 22, 2012, a grant of 83,084 options was made to senior management, with an exercise price of Cdn $64.17, graded vesting and an expiry date of February 21, 2019. We calculated the compensation expense for these options using the Black Scholes valuation model and assuming the following weighted average parameters, resulting in a weighted average fair value per option of Cdn $29.23 per option: 5 year expected life, 50 percent expected volatility, expected dividend rate of 0.3 percent annually and a risk free interest rate of 1.5 percent.Performance share unit (PSU) plan On February 21, 2012, the Board granted 36,580 PSUs to senior executives based on a 5 day Volume Weighted Average Price prior to the grant date of Cdn $64.17 and a 3 year vesting period from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2014. We used a Monte Carlo simulation model to calculate the compensation expense for the PSUs assuming no forfeitures, 3 year historical average volatilities and a 3-year risk free interest rate of 1.0%, resulting in a June 30, 2012 fair value per PSU of Cdn $41.73.We recognized the following share-based compensation expense in general and administration relating to all outstanding equity-based awards:three months ended June 30six months ended June 302012201120122011Stock option plan$1,252$922$2,941$922Performance share unit plan(182)18363183Long-term incentive plan (LTIP) 06,759-6,759735Deferred share unit plan255217471556Share award plan4814795292$8,132$1,46910,329$2,688(a) As a result of the decision to proceed with full construction of Cobre Panama, we recognized a stock based compensation expense of $ 7 million this quarter on the LTIP units issued in previous years that relate to the project. This expense represents the cumulative impact from the units' grant dates to June 30, 2012 on a 100 percent award basis as no value was attributed to these units prior to a positive construction decision for Cobre Panama.8.Accumulated other comprehensive lossAccumulated other comprehensive loss includes:June 30, 2012December 31, 2011December 31, 2010Unrealized losses on gold forward contract sales$-$-$(5,481)Unrealized losses on investments (net of tax of $95) (December 31, 2011 - $94, December 31, 2010 - $76)(939)(534) (438)Currency translation adjustment(145,960)(159,010)(173,408)Accumulated other comprehensive income loss$(146,899)$(159,544)$(179,327)Currency translation adjustments The table below is breakdown of our currency translation adjustments.June 30, 2012December 31, 2011December 31, 2010Pyhäsalmi (euro functional currency)$(29,612)$(27,378)$(23,580)Las Cruces (euro functional currency)(112,711)(103,071)(90,456)Çayeli (US dollar functional currency)(12,344)(15,068)(20,243)Cobre Panama (US dollar functional currency)8,707(13,493)(28,757)Ok Tedi (US dollar functional currency)--(10,372)$(145,960)$(159,010)$(173,408)9.Sale of 20 percent interest in Cobre PanamaOn April 25, 2012, Korea Panama Mining Corporation (KPMC) completed its acquisition of a 20 percent interest in Minera Panama, owner and developer of Cobre Panama. KPMC acquired its interest for $161 million in cash, representing, together with US $30 million it already paid, its 20 percent share of development costs to that date. As we continued to control Minera Panama after the closing of this transaction, it is treated as a capital transaction with the $8 million difference between 20 percent of our book value of Cobre Panama and the consideration received recognized in retained earnings.10.Investment and other income three months ended June 30six months ended June 302012201120122011Interest income$3,931$4,071$8,183$6,755Dividend and royalty income9764521,4601,033Foreign exchange gain (loss)40,315(259)28,244(10,740)Other(119)3179531,943$45,103$4,581$38,840$(1,009)Foreign exchange loss is a result of: three months ended June 30six months ended June 302012201120122011Translation of US dollar cash held in euro based entities$14,791$-$10,399$-Translation of US dollar cash held by Corporate prior to June 201227,4574827,338$(7,927)Translation of US dollar senior unsecured notes prior to June 2012(16,884)-(16,884)-Translation of US dollar held-to-maturity investments prior to June 20129,262-4,330(2,760)Translation of Cdn dollar cash held by Corporate subsequent to May 2012977(1,354)977-Translation of Cdn dollar held-to-maturity investments subsequent to May 20123,042-3,042-Translation of other monetary assets and liabilities1,6701,047(958)(53)$40,315$(259)$28,244$(10,740)11.Finance costs three months ended June 30six months ended June 302012201120122011Interest on note payable$263$284$528$554Accretion on note payable174167342322Accretion on provisions and capital lease obligations1,9421,8594,1053,691$2,379$2,310$4,975$4,56712.Income tax For the three months ended June 30, 2012:Corporate and otherÇayeli (Turkey)Las Cruces (Spain)Pyhäsalmi (Finland)TotalCurrent income taxes$586$9,948$-$5,805$16,339Deferred income taxes-(2,060)17,238(73)15,105Income tax expense$586$7,888$17,238$5,732$31,444For the three months ended June 30, 2011:Corporate and otherÇayeli (Turkey)Las Cruces (Spain)Pyhäsalmi (Finland)TotalCurrent income taxes$316$11,030$462$6,475$18,283Deferred income taxes(29)5261,898(90)2,305Income tax expense$287$11,556$2,360$6,385$20,588For the six months ended June 30, 2012: Corporate and otherÇayeli (Turkey)Las Cruces (Spain)Pyhäsalmi (Finland)TotalCurrent income taxes$728$18,597$-$11,073$30,398Deferred income taxes(6)(1,229)28,451(158)27,058Income tax expense$722$17,368$28,451$10,915$57,456For the six months ended June 30, 2011:Corporate and otherÇayeli (Turkey)Las Cruces (Spain)Pyhäsalmi (Finland)TotalCurrent income taxes$556$21,283$462$14,155$36,456Deferred income taxes(72)1,5599,156(215)10,428Income tax expense$484$22,842$9,618$13,940$46,88413.Net income per share three months ended June 30six months ended June 30(thousands)2012201120122011Income from continuing operations available to common shareholders$94,458$54,268$187,539$111,783Income from discontinued operations available to common shareholders- -- 80,786Net income available to common shareholders$94,458$54,268$187,539$192,569three months ended June 30six months ended June 30(thousands)2012201120122011Weighted average common shares outstanding69,366 65,39369,358 63,483Plus incremental shares from assumed conversions:Deferred share units9811798117Long term incentive plan units3122231237Stock options-1--Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding69,776 65,53369,768 63,637The table below shows our earnings per common share for the three months ended June 30. three months ended June 30(US dollars per share)20122011BasicDilutedBasicDilutedNet income from continuing operations per share$1.36$1.35$0.83$0.83Income from discontinued operations per share----Net income per share$1.36$1.35$0.83$0.83The table below shows our earnings per common share for the six months ended June 30.six months ended June 30(US dollars per share)20122011BasicDilutedBasicDilutedNet income from continuing operations per share$2.70$2.69$1.76$1.75Income from discontinued operations per share--1.271.27Net income per share$2.70$2.69$3.03$3.0214.Statements of cash flowsThe tables below show the components of our net change in non-cash working capital by segment.For the three months ended June 30, 2012:Corporate and otherÇayeli (Turkey)Las Cruces (Spain)Pyhäsalmi (Finland)TotalAccounts receivable$(1,914)$19,563$(4,464)$3,139$16,324Inventories-(2,335)(2,536)21(4,850)Accounts payable and accrued liabilities4,485(2,023)6,6472,68111,790Taxes payable1,078(3,453)(75)(1,843)(4,293)Other2(82)-(2)(82)$3,651$11,670$(428)$3,996$18,889For the three months ended June 30, 2011:Corporate and otherÇayeli (Turkey)Las Cruces (Spain)Pyhäsalmi (Finland)TotalAccounts receivable$(364)$13,127$(1,970)$12,281$23,074Inventories-(1,544)(2,702)(2,813)(7,059)Accounts payable and accrued liabilities(936)(1,485)3,7856712,035Taxes payable(571)(2,067)462(6,472)(8,648)Other(24)81--57$(1,895)$8,112$(425)$3,667$9,459For the six months ended June 30, 2012:Corporate and otherÇayeli (Turkey)Las Cruces (Spain)Pyhäsalmi (Finland)TotalAccounts receivable$(811)$(14,979)$1,296$6,641$(7,853)Inventories-1,987(4,479)1,245(1,247)Accounts payable and accrued liabilities(55)(8,726)9,0132,3272,559Taxes payable1,742(1,744)(75)(2,558)(2,635)Other(283)(84)-(2)(369)$593$(23,546)$5,755$7,653$(9,545)For the six months ended June 30, 2011:Corporate and otherÇayeli (Turkey)Las Cruces (Spain)Pyhäsalmi (Finland)TotalAccounts receivable$(1,099)$20,473$(7,049)$21,069$33,394Inventories-(856)3,079(2,877)(654)Accounts payable and accrued liabilities(3,036)(699)8,336(1,653)2,948Taxes payable(1,929)(3,994)462(1,632)(7,093)Other(518)78--(440)$(6,582)$15,002$4,828$14,907$28,15515.Capital commitmentsAs at June 30, 2012, Cobre Panama had committed $1,226 million on a 100 percent basis for the design and supply of the coal-fired power plant, two SAG mills, four ball mills and the related gearless drives, engineering, and other construction activities.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Jochen TilkInmet Mining CorporationPresident and Chief Executive Officer+1.416.860.3972ORFlora WoodInmet Mining CorporationDirector, Investor Relations+1.416.361.4808www.inmetmining.com