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Richmont Mines Announces Second Quarter 2012 Results

Friday, August 03, 2012

Richmont Mines Announces Second Quarter 2012 Results08:15 EDT Friday, August 03, 2012MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Aug. 3, 2012) - Richmont Mines Inc. (TSX:RIC)(NYSE Amex:RIC)(NYSE MKT:RIC), ("Richmont" or the "Corporation") announces financial and operational results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2012. Financial results are based on International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS") and dollars are reported in Canadian currency, unless otherwise noted.Highlights:Q2 2012 net loss of $30.9 million, or $0.92 per share, including the previously announced $33.2 million ($27.9 million after-tax) write-down on the Francoeur Mine assets, versus Q2 2011 net earnings of $5.0 million, or $0.16 per share; Q2 2012 operating cash flow of ($4.5) million, or ($0.13) per share, versus Q2 2011 operating cash flow of $7.7 million, or $0.25 per share; Gold sales of 14,611 ounces at an average selling price of US$1,608 (CAN$1,617) in Q2 2012, versus gold sales of 20,085 ounces at an average selling price of US$1,476 (CAN$1,460) in the prior year; 55,000 metre drill program on Wasamac in 2012 continues to yield positive results; 35,000 metres of drilling completed on Wasamac and optioned Globex land package as of the end of June; Commercial production at Francoeur Mine achieved; 5,000 Au ounces expected in 2012; $55.5 million in cash and cash equivalents as of June 30, 2012, or $1.66 per share.Commenting on Richmont's recent share price, Mr. Paul Carmel, President and CEO of Richmont Mines noted: "The second quarter has been a challenging one for Richmont, and our share price performance has reflected this. The overall downward trend in the stock market, particularly for gold producers, has also been an important contributing factor to our weak share price. That being said, we firmly believe that Richmont's solid fundamentals, which include our operating mines, the strength of our management team and skilled workforce, the untapped potential of several of our exploration properties and our sound financial structure, provide an excellent foundation for future growth and the creation of shareholder value."Regarding second quarter operational performance, Mr. Carmel noted: "Richmont has a well-earned reputation for being a good operator of challenging, underground, narrow-vein gold mines. By their nature, however, these mines can see grades vary quarter-by-quarter, as higher grade and lower grade portions of the veins are mined. In 2011, Richmont was mining high grade sections of several veins at the Beaufor Mine, which resulted in above-reserve grade results. In the first six months of 2012, however, lower-grade sections were mined, which translated into higher cash costs per ounce, most notably in the second quarter. Going forward, we expect recovered grades to improve to reserve-grade levels at Beaufor, as higher grade working areas are accessed. As a result cash costs at this mine, which were uncommonly high this quarter, should normalize. While results at the Island Gold Mine met our expectations in the quarter, year-to-date production is trending lower than anticipated and, as such, we are slightly reducing our production expectations for this mine in 2012 to 40,000 to 45,000 ounces of gold, from 45,000 to 50,000 ounces previously. Our 2013 production objectives for Island Gold, however, remain unchanged at 45,000 to 50,000 ounces of gold." He continued: "With regards to our Francoeur Mine, we announced in early July that reserve and resource estimates at this asset were lower than previously thought following information obtained from definition drilling completed over 2011 and early 2012. We are disappointed with this outcome and the resulting write-down on assets that it necessitated. This project has been a major development effort for Richmont and, in spite of the lower life-of-mine production estimate, we are pleased to announce that commercial production at the mine has begun on August 1st. We are also optimistic about our planned exploration drilling on the West Zone, which remains open at depth."Lastly, commenting on the Corporation's exploration efforts, Mr. Carmel added: "Our planned 55,000 metre exploration program in 2012 at Wasamac continues to yield favourable results. Approximately 35,000 metres have been completed on Wasamac and the optioned adjacent Globex land package in the first six months of the year. We will continue to update the market with drill results from these efforts throughout 2012. Exploration drill results at our Island Gold Mine at depth have also revealed very good possibilities, and we will continue to explore the untapped area below this mine's existing infrastructure. We remain committed to these exploration projects, and look forward to further evaluating their potential long-term benefit for the Corporation's shareholders as 2012 progresses."Second Quarter Results Precious metals revenue for the second quarter of 2012 was $23.6 million, down 19% from revenues of $29.3 million in the second quarter of 2011. A total of 14,611 ounces of gold were sold at an average price of US$1,608 (CAN$1,617) per ounce in the current quarter, versus gold sales of 20,085 ounces and an average realized sales price of US$1,476 (CAN$1,460) per ounce in the same period last year. The decline in revenue in the current quarter primarily reflects the lower number of ounces sold, these effects of which were only partially offset by an 11% increase in the average realized sales price per ounce of gold in Canadian dollars.Cost of sales, which includes operating costs, royalties and some related depreciation and depletion expenses, totalled $18.5 million in the second quarter of 2012, up 4% from $17.8 million in the comparable period last year. The average cash cost per ounce of gold sold increased notably in both US dollar and Canadian dollar terms, to US$1,091 (CAN$1,097) in the second quarter, from US$776 (CAN$768) in the comparable period of 2011. This substantial increase was mostly driven by lower recovered grades at both operating mines.Exploration and project evaluation costs, excluding exploration tax credits, totaled $6.7 million in the current quarter, versus $5.0 million in the comparable period of 2011. The higher costs reflect the Corporation's extensive exploration drilling programs in 2012, most notably at Wasamac and Island Gold Mine. On a segmented basis, exploration costs before tax credits were approximately $3.0 million at the Island Gold Mine, $2.8 million on Wasamac and the adjacent optioned Globex land package, and $0.6 million at the Beaufor Mine, while exploration and project evaluation costs at other properties amounted to $0.3 million during the current quarter.The Corporation recorded several one-time items that negatively impacted financial results in the second quarter. Included in these was a $1.1 million severance payment to the Corporation's recently departed CEO, and a previously announced $33.2 million ($27.9 million after-tax) write-down on assets for the Francoeur Mine. Consequently, the Corporation generated a net loss for the second quarter of 2012 of $30.9 million, or $0.92 per share, compared with net earnings of $5.0 million, or $0.16 per share, in the second quarter of 2011.Second Quarter NewsWasamac Exploration Property The 55,000 metre exploration drilling program on Wasamac in 2012 is progressing well. In early May the Corporation released new drill results that included 6.40 g/t Au over 52.80 metres, 2.83 g/t Au over 71.76 metres and 4.61 g/t Au over 34.94 metres in the Main Zone (all cut grades and true widths). Please see the May 8, 2012 press release entitled "Richmont intercepts 6.40 g/t Au over 52.8 metres in Wasamac Main Zone, and announces five focus areas to improve project economics" for additional details.As previously announced, Richmont will concentrate on optimizing the Wasamac project mine design throughout 2012. In particular, an emphasis will be placed on the Main Zone, where the geometry, grade, widths and metallurgy look the most promising. Three exploration drills are currently operating on this area in an effort to better define and expand the resource base. Engineering efforts are also underway to assess the economic impact of a smaller scale operation than that outlined in the preliminary economic assessment, focused on the Main Zone only, and scalable over time to respond to economic conditions.Francoeur Mine In early July 2012, the Corporation announced revised Reserve and Resource estimates for the Francoeur Mine using a US$1,400 (CAN$1,400) gold price and a 3.75 g/t Au cut-off grade, versus US$800 (CAN $800) and 5.15 g/t Au cut-off grade previously. Updated Proven and Probable Reserves for this mine are now estimated to be 504,687 tonnes grading 4.78 g/t Au, for 77,580 ounces of gold, versus 615,664 tonnes grading 6.91 g/t Au, for 136,749 ounces of gold previously. Measured and Indicated Resources are now estimated to be 33,301 tonnes at 4.20 g/t Au, for 4,499 ounces of gold, versus 76,449 tonnes grading 7.54 g/t Au for 18,541 ounces of gold previously, and Inferred Resources are now estimates to be 41,240 tonnes at 4.35 g/t Au, for 5,771 ounces of gold, versus 202,250 tonnes grading 5.95 g/t Au for 38,706 ounces of gold previously. Consequently, Richmont now expects the Francoeur Mine to produce 132,000 tonnes per year, or approximately 20,000 Au ounces, versus previous guidance of 30,000 to 35,000 Au ounces per year. As a result, Richmont recorded a non-cash write down in the second quarter of 2012 of $33.2 million pre-tax ($27.9 million after-tax), related to the lower anticipated production from the Francoeur Mine.Richmont has invested a total of $10.2 million at the Francoeur Mine in the first six months of the year. Development efforts in the current quarter included 1,236 metres of underground development and 6,860 metres of definition drilling, which brought year-to-date figures to 2,652 metres and 14,403 metres, respectively. In the second quarter of 2012, a total of 20,477 tonnes of ore from Francoeur were processed at the Camflo Mill at an average grade of 4.30 g/t Au, generating 2,832 ounces of gold. An additional 9,229 tonnes of Francoeur ore were stockpiled at the mill, and will be processed during the third quarter.The Corporation is pleased to announce that commercial production at the Francoeur Mine has recently commenced. Richmont expects commercial production of approximately 5,000 ounces of gold from the Francoeur Mine in 2012, with annual production levels to attain approximately 20,000 ounces of gold in 2013.Six-Month Review Precious metals revenue totalled $51.3 million for the six-month period ended June 30, 2012, down 8% from the $55.7 million in revenue for the same period in 2011. The decrease reflects a 21% decrease in the number of ounces of gold sold, the effects of which only partially mitigated by a 17% increase in the average selling price per ounce of gold in Canadian dollars.Cost of sales, which includes operating costs, royalties, custom milling and amortization expenses were $36.9 million for the first six months of 2012, up 8% over operating costs of $34.2 million during the same period last year, primarily due to a 20% increase in tonnage from the Beaufor Mine and higher mining costs at Island Gold Mine. The average cash cost per ounce of gold sold increased to US$1,021 (CAN$1,027) in the first six-month period, from US$758 (CAN$750) in the comparable period of 2011, with the increase driven by lower recovered grades at both the Island Gold and Beaufor mines.Exploration and project evaluation costs, excluding exploration tax credits, were $12.0 million in the first half of 2012, compared with $7.5 million during the same period in 2011, reflecting the Corporation's extensive exploration drilling program in 2012, most notably at the Island Gold Mine and the Wasamac gold property.The Corporation generated a net loss of $28.8 million, or $0.86 per share, in the first half of 2012, which included a one-time severance cost of $2.0 million that was paid to the Corporation's recently departed CEO, and a $33.2 million ($27.9 million after-tax) write-down on the Francoeur Mine. This compared to net earnings of $13.7 million, or $0.44 per share, for the first half of 2011, which included $3.0 million of proceeds stemming from the sale of the Valentine Lake property in the first quarter of 2011. Solid Cash Position and Capital Structure Cash and cash equivalents totalled $55.5 million at June 30, 2012, down 13% or $8.0 million from the December 31, 2011 year-end level of $63.5 million. As of June 30, 2012, Richmont Mines had 579 employees, working capital of $56.5 million, 33.6 million shares outstanding, no gold or currency hedging contracts and long-term liabilities of $10.2 million.Island Gold MineThree months endedSix months endedJune 30,June 30,June 30,June 30,2012201120122011Tonnes63,48858,860121,411131,240Head grade (g/t)5.456.215.526.29Gold recovery (%)96.2196.0396.0996.08Recovered grade (g/t)5.255.965.306.05Ounces sold10,71111,28320,68925,516Cash cost per ounce (US$)895780897711During the second quarter of 2012 a total of 63,488 tonnes of ore were processed from the Island Gold Mine at a recovered grade of 5.25 g/t Au. This represented an 8% increase from the 58,860 tonnes of ore processed in the second quarter of 2011, during which inclement weather conditions caused electrical and mechanical failures that led to an unplanned mill shut down. The cash cost per ounce increased 15% in US dollar terms and 17% in Canadian dollar terms to US$895 (CAN$900) in the current quarter, from US$780 (CAN$772) last year, primarily due to a lower average recovered grade of 5.25 g/t in the quarter, versus 5.96 g/t in the prior year and a slightly higher year-over-year cost per tonne. The Island Gold Mine sold a total of 10,711 ounces of gold at an average price of US$1,612 (CAN$1,621) in the second quarter of 2012, versus gold sales of 11,283 ounces of gold at an average price of US$1,484 (CAN$1,468) per ounce in the comparable period last year.For the first six months of 2012, 121,411 tonnes of ore were processed at a recovered grade of 5.30 g/t, and 20,689 ounces of gold were sold at an average price of US$1,643 (CAN$1,652) per ounce. This compared to tonnage of 131,240 at a recovered grade of 6.05 g/t, and gold sales of 25,516 ounces at an average price of US$1,426 (CAN$1,410) in the comparable six month period of 2011. Both tonnage and recovered grade were down year-over-year, which translated in cash cost per ounce increasing to US$897 (CAN$902) in the first half of the year, from US$711 (CAN$704) in the year-ago period.At this time, the Corporation is slightly modifying its 2012 production guidance for Island Gold to 40,000 to 45,000 ounces of gold, from 45,000 to 50,000 ounces previously, to reflect the production trend realized year-to-date. The Corporation expects production at this mine to return to 45,000 to 50,000 ounces of gold in 2013.Beaufor MineThree months endedSix months endedJune 30,June 30,June 30,June 30,2012201120122011Tonnes27,73929,31757,72648,143Head grade (g/t)4.489.475.699.04Gold recovery (%)97.6098.5998.0998.61Recovered grade (g/t)4.379.345.588.92Ounces sold3,9008,80210,35213,803Cash cost per ounce (US$)1,6297721,269844A total of 27,739 tonnes were processed from the Beaufor Mine in the second quarter of 2012, slightly below the 29,317 tonnes of ore that processed in the comparable period of 2011, which included a 7,932 tonne stockpile from the first quarter of 2011 that was processed at the Camflo Mill in early April 2011. Recovered grades decreased to 4.37 g/t in the current quarter from 9.34 g/t in the year-ago period, primarily reflecting mine sequencing and the uncommon occurrence that all three of the stopes being mined were at or near the end of their production lives and, therefore, had lower grades. This usually occurs in a staggered manner, thus mitigating the impact of lower grades. As a result of the lower grades, total cash cost per ounce increased to US$1,629 (CAN$1,638) in the current quarter, from US$772 (CAN$764) in the prior year. A total of 3,900 ounces of gold were sold in the second quarter of 2012 at an average price of US$1,598 (CAN$1,607), compared to 8,802 ounces of gold sold at an average price of US$1,466 (CAN$1,450) in the comparable period of 2011.During the first half of 2012, 57,726 tonnes of ore were processed at a recovered grade of 5.58 g/t, and 10,352 ounces of gold were sold at an average price of US$1,648 (CAN$1,657) per ounce. In the first six months of 2011, 48,143 tonnes of ore were processed at a recovered grade of 8.92 g/t, and 13,803 ounces of gold were sold at an average price of US$1,442 (CAN$1,426) per ounce. As a result of the lower grades, total cash cost per ounce increased to US$1,269 (CAN$1,276) in the first half of the year, from US$844 (CAN$835) in the prior year.While the Corporation continues to anticipate that extensive development will continue to be needed to access mining zones at Beaufor, recovered grades are expected to return to reserve-grade levels during the remainder of the year. Consequently, the Corporation is reiterating production guidance for this mine of 20,000 to 25,000 ounces of gold for 2012.Camflo Mill The Camflo Mill processed 48,256 tonnes in the second quarter of 2012, and 84,719 tonnes in the first six months of 2012, up 50% and 76%, respectively, over the prior year's levels. These figures included a total of 20,477 tonnes from the Francoeur Mine in the second quarter of 2012, versus none in the prior year, and approximately 7,300 tonnes of custom milling in the first quarter of 2012, versus none in the comparable period of 2011. The Corporation anticipates that capacity utilization rates will continue to increase as production at the Francoeur Mine is ramped up in the third quarter of 2012.Outlook Mr. Paul Carmel, President and CEO of Richmont Mines commented: "We expect to produce 65,000 to 75,000 ounces of gold for 2012. While our estimated production range at Island Gold has been slightly lowered to reflect year-to-date results, the onset of commercial production at the Francoeur Mine in the third quarter will add approximately 5,000 ounces to our 2012 gold production. We are dedicated to ensuring that our operations deliver on these objectives, and achieving these levels is a top priority for our management team who continue to focus on our mining plans in order to enhance efficiency and productivity at our operations. In addition, we are continuing to advance our Wasamac property, an asset that we believe has the potential to generate value for our shareholders in the future once it has been fully optimized. Lastly, we continue to evaluate potential acquisition and partnership opportunities that will enable us to grow our reserve base and increase our production profile for the future."Paul Carmel, President and Chief Executive OfficerAbout Richmont Mines Inc. Richmont Mines has produced over 1,200,000 ounces of gold from its operations in Quebec, Ontario and Newfoundland since beginning production in 1991. The Corporation currently produces gold from its Island Gold and Beaufor mines, and has recently brought the Francoeur Mine to commercial production. With extensive experience in gold exploration, development and mining, the Corporation is well positioned to cost-effectively build its Canadian reserve base through a combination of organic growth, strategic acquisitions and partnerships. Richmont routinely posts news and other important information on its website (www.richmont-mines.com).Forward-Looking Statements This news release contains forward-looking statements that include risks and uncertainties. When used in this news release, the words "estimate", "project", "anticipate", "expect", "intend", "believe", "hope", "may" and similar expressions, as well as "will", "shall" and other indications of future tense, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and apply only as of the date on which they were made.The factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in such forward-looking statements include changes in the prevailing price of gold, the Canadian-United States exchange rate, grade of ore mined and unforeseen difficulties in mining operations that could affect revenue and production costs. Other factors such as uncertainties regarding government regulations could also affect the results. Other risks may be set out in Richmont Mines' Annual Information Form, Annual Reports and periodic reports.Regulation 43-101 ("R 43-101") The geological data in this news release have been reviewed by Mr. Daniel Adam, Geo., Ph.D, General Manager, Exploration and Sustainable Development, an employee of Richmont Mines Inc., and a qualified person as defined by R 43-101. Cautionary Note to U.S. Investors Concerning Resource Estimates Information in this press release is intended to comply with the requirements of the Toronto Stock Exchange and applicable Canadian securities legislation, which differ in certain respects with the rules and regulations promulgated under the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended ("Exchange Act"), as promulgated by the SEC. The reserve and resource estimates in this press release were prepared in accordance with R 43-101 adopted by the Canadian Securities Administrators. The requirements of R 43-101 differ significantly from the requirements of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). U.S. Investors are urged to consider the disclosure in our annual report on Form 20-F, File No. 001-14598, as filed with the SEC under the Exchange Act, which may be obtained from us (without cost) or from the SEC's web site: http://sec.gov/edgar.shtml.FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOLLOW.EXPLORATION AND PROJECT EVALUATION(in thousands of Canadian dollars)Three months endedSix months endedJune 30,June 30,June 30,June 30,2012201120122011$$$$Exploration costs - MinesBeaufor589319929550Island Gold2,9841,6494,9992,085Francoeur7340203783,6462,0086,1312,713Exploration costs - Other propertiesWasamac2,8271,9834,9312,723Monique868555761,771Other374611378Project evaluation120752431723,0702,9595,8634,744Exploration and project evaluation before depreciation and exploration tax credits6,7164,96711,9947,457Depreciation23375673Exploration tax credits(1,362)(1,659)(2,451)(3,291)5,3773,3459,5994,239FINANCIAL DATAThree-month periodSix-month periodended June 30,ended June 30,CAN$2012201120122011Results (in thousands of $)Precious metals revenue23,63029,33251,33755,670Net earnings (loss)(30,866)5,013(28,836)13,725Cash flow from (used in) operating activities(4,460)7,7402,36917,242Results per share ($)Net earnings (loss) basic(0.92)0.16(0.86)0.44Net earnings (loss) diluted(0.92)0.15(0.86)0.43Cash flow from (used in) operating activities(0.13)0.250.070.55Basic weighted average number of common shares outstanding (thousands)33,53231,54333,35331,408Diluted weighted average number of common shares outstanding (thousands)33,68232,35333,69432,058Average selling price of gold per ounce1,6171,4601,6541,416Average selling price of gold per ounce (US$)1,6081,4761,6451,432June 30,December 31,20122011Financial position (in thousands of $)Total assets149,981167,990Working capital56,47768,711Long-term debt10,201-SALES AND PRODUCTION DATAThree-month period ended June 30,Ounces of goldCash cost(per ounce sold)YearSalesProductionUS$CAN$Island Gold Mine201210,71110,814895900201111,28311,267780772Beaufor Mine20123,9003,8961,6291,63820118,8029,488772764Total201214,61114,7101,0911,097201120,08520,755776768Six-month period ended June 30,Ounces of goldCash cost(per ounce sold)YearSalesProductionUS$CAN$Island Gold Mine201220,68920,778897902201125,51625,697711704Beaufor Mine201210,35210,1671,2691,276201113,80313,955844835Total201231,04130,9451,0211,027201139,31939,652758750Average exchange rate used for 2011: US$1 = CAN$0.9891 2012 estimated exchange rate: US$1 = CAN$1.0057 CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENTS(Unaudited)(in thousands of Canadian dollars)Three months endedSix months endedJune 30,June 30,June 30,June 30,2012201120122011$$$$CONTINUING OPERATIONSRevenues from precious metals23,63029,33251,33755,670Cost of sales18,46817,76636,94334,221GROSS PROFIT5,16211,56614,39421,449OTHER EXPENSES (REVENUES)Exploration and project evaluation5,3773,3459,5994,239Administration3,5441,3246,2732,625Loss (gain) on disposal of long-term assets59-59(3,000)Impairment loss on Francoeur Mine33,189-33,189-Other revenues(69)(80)(468)(171)42,1004,58948,6523,693OPERATING EARNINGS (LOSS)(36,938)6,977(34,258)17,756Financial expenses2403140263Financial revenues(249)(172)(502)(223)EARNINGS (LOSS) BEFORE MINING AND INCOME TAXES(36,929)7,118(34,158)17,916MINING AND INCOME TAXES(6,063)2,105(5,322)4,191NET EARNINGS (LOSS) FOR THE PERIOD(30,866)5,013(28,836)13,725EARNINGS (LOSS) PER SHAREBasic(0.92)0.16(0.86)0.44Diluted(0.92)0.15(0.86)0.43BASIC WEIGHTED AVERAGE NUMBER OF COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING (in thousands)33,53231,54333,35331,408DILUTED WEIGHTED AVERAGE NUMBER OF COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING (in thousands)33,68232,35333,69432,058See accompanying notes to interim consolidated financial statements available on SEDAR (http://www.sedar.com/).CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION(in thousands of Canadian dollars)June 30,December 31,20122011$$(Unaudited)(Audited)ASSETSCURRENT ASSETSCash and cash equivalents55,48863,532Shares of publicly-traded companies450893Receivables and other current assets2,9733,063Income and mining tax assets916916Exploration tax credits receivable9,43413,176Inventories9,4257,59778,68689,177RESTRICTED DEPOSITS684290PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT65,50177,456DEFERRED INCOME AND MINING TAX ASSETS5,1101,067TOTAL ASSETS149,981167,990LIABILITIESCURRENT LIABILITIESPayables, accruals and provisions12,60412,005Income and mining tax liabilities9,2238,461Current portion of borrowings382-22,20920,466BORROWINGS10,201-ASSET RETIREMENT OBLIGATIONS6,7186,685DEFERRED INCOME AND MINING TAX LIABILITIES2,4096,705TOTAL LIABILITIES41,53733,856EQUITYShare capital107,036104,872Contributed surplus8,0116,688Retained earnings(6,663)22,173Accumulated other comprehensive income60401TOTAL EQUITY108,444134,134TOTAL EQUITY AND LIABILITIES149,981167,990See accompanying notes to interim consolidated financial statements available on SEDAR (www.sedar.com).CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOW(Unaudited)(in thousands of Canadian dollars)Three months endedSix months endedJune 30,June 30,June 30,June 30,2012201120122011$$$$OPERATING ACTIVITIESNet earnings (loss) for the period(30,866)5,013(28,836)13,725Adjustments for:Depreciation and depletion2,4872,3784,9094,818Impairment loss on Francoeur Mine33,189-33,189-Taxes received (paid)(1,457)1,527(2,485)1,635Interest revenues(198)(111)(389)(224)Interest and accretion expenses223-369-Share-based compensation8172041,303420Accretion expense - asset retirement obligations17313363Loss (gain) on disposal of long-term assets59-59(3,000)Gain on disposal of shares of publicly-traded companies(3)-(92)(43)Mining and income taxes(6,063)2,105(5,322)4,191(1,795)11,1472,73821,585Net change in non-cash working capital items(2,665)(3,407)(369)(4,343)Cash flow from (used in) from operating activities(4,460)7,7402,36917,242INVESTING ACTIVITIESDisposition of shares of publicly-traded companies3-19469Restricted deposits--(394)-Interest received207107417215Property, plant and equipment - Francoeur Mine(3,875)(5,134)(10,241)(8,953)Property, plant and equipment - Island Gold Mine(2,240)(1,254)(4,555)(2,588)Property, plant and equipment - Beaufor Mine(152)(1,014)(621)(1,921)Property, plant and equipment - W Zone(2,560)-(5,245)-Property, plant and equipment - Other(953)(156)(1,043)(249)Disposition of property, plant and equipment65-653,000Cash used in investing activities(9,505)(7,451)(21,423)(10,427)FINANCING ACTIVITIESIssue of convertible debentures--10,000-Issue of common shares4219751,5141,467Interest paid(190)-(317)-Payment of finance lease obligations(92)-(187)-Cash flow from financing activities13997511,0101,467Net change in cash and cash equivalents(13,826)1,264(8,044)8,282Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period69,31447,04863,53240,030Cash and cash equivalents, end of period55,48848,31255,48848,312See accompanying notes to interim consolidated financial statements available on SEDAR (www.sedar.com).Visit our Facebook pageFOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Jennifer AitkenInvestor Relations:Richmont Mines Inc.514 397-1410jaitken@richmont-mines.comwww.richmont-mines.com