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Harry Winston Diamond Corporation Reports Fiscal 2013 Third Quarter Results

Monday, December 10, 2012

Harry Winston Diamond Corporation Reports Fiscal 2013 Third Quarter Results03:00 EST Monday, December 10, 2012TORONTO, December 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Harry Winston Diamond Corporation (TSX: HW) (NYSE:HWD) (the "Company") today announced its third quarter Fiscal 2013 results for the quarter ending October 31, 2012.Robert Gannicott, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer stated, "This has been a quarter of solid progress on many fronts for us. Our luxury brand business has demonstrated strong growth in its bridal jewelry sales, with the higher margins and broader base that this implies, while the Diavik Project has successfully switched fully to underground ore production. Although the underground mine is still tuning its operating procedures, it has already reached and exceeded its planned underground production rate. The rough diamond market has recovered its poise as optimism returns in America, still the world's largest consumer of diamond jewelry."The Company is pleased to announce the appointment of Chuck Strahl to its Board of Directors.  Mr. Gannicott added, "We welcome Chuck Strahl to our board of directors. Chuck recently retired from almost 18 years in federal politics having served as both Minister of Transport and Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development. His experience and interest in northern development is a welcome addition to the board."Third Quarter Highlights:ConsolidatedConsolidated sales increased 51% to $180.4 million for the third quarter compared to $119.7 million for the comparable quarter of the prior year.  Operating profit was $10.3 million compared to an operating loss of $2.0 million in the comparable quarter of the prior year.  (Included in the prior year's operating loss was a $13.0 million paste plant de-recognition charge for the mining segment.)  EBITDA increased 64% to $34.8 million compared to $21.2 million in the comparable quarter of the prior year.Consolidated net profit attributable to shareholders for the third quarter was $3.4 million or $0.04 per share compared to net loss attributable to shareholders of $4.7 million or $0.06 per share in the comparable quarter of the prior year.  Included in the prior year period net loss was a $8.4 million (or $0.10 per share) after-tax paste plant de-recognition charge.Mining SegmentRough diamond sales increased 134% to $84.8 million, versus $36.2 million in the comparable quarter of the prior year. The increase in sales resulted from a 286% increase in volume of carats sold during the quarter. The Company sold approximately 0.88 million carats at an average price of $96 per carat versus approximately 0.23 million carats at an average price of $159 per carat in the comparable quarter of the prior year.The 39% decrease in the Company's achieved average rough diamond prices during the third quarter resulted primarily from the sale of a higher portion of smaller size diamonds due to an improved market for these goods.  Had the Company sold only the last production shipped in the third quarter, the estimated achieved price would have been approximately $123 per carat based on the prices achieved in the October 2012 sale.Rough diamond production for the calendar quarter ended September 30, 2012 was 0.77 million carats (40% basis), which was consistent with the comparable period of the prior year.Luxury Brand SegmentLuxury brand segment sales increased 14% (17% at constant exchange rates) to $95.6 million compared to $83.5 million in the comparable quarter of the prior year.  The total number of units sold increased by 8% over the comparable quarter of the prior year.Operating profit for the luxury brand segment increased 265% to $5.3 million in the third quarter compared to $1.5 million in the comparable quarter of the prior year.On November 7, 2012, the luxury brand segment amended its senior secured revolving credit facility to add an additional $40 million of capacity, increasing the total facility to $300 million.  The facility has a maturity date of August 30, 2017.Fiscal 2013 Third Quarter Financial Summary(US$ in millions except Earnings per Share amounts) Three months Three months Nine months Nine months ended ended ended ended Oct 31, 2012 Oct 31, 2011 Oct 31, 2012 Oct 31, 2011 Sales $180.4 $119.7 $549.8 $486.0 - Mining Segment 84.8 36.2 235.3 187.9 - Luxury Brand Segment 95.6 83.5 314.5 298.1 Operating profit (loss) 10.3 (2.0) 45.4 25.8 - Mining Segment 9.2 (1.2) 37.3 21.3 - Luxury Brand Segment 5.3 1.5 20.5 12.6 - Corporate Segment (4.2) (2.3) (12.4) (8.1) Net profit (loss) attributable to shareholders 3.4 (4.7) 19.8 8.9 Earnings (loss) per share $0.04 $(0.06) $0.23 $0.10 Complete financial statements, MD&A and a discussion of risk factors are included in the accompanying release.Outlook Mining Segment Diavik Diamond Mine's full-year target production is expected to be approximately 7.1 million carats from the mining of 2.1 million tonnes of ore and the processing of 2.0 million tonnes of ore. The decrease in carats from the original plan is primarily due to deferring the processing and recovery of lower value carats from the re-processed rejects ("RPR") in favour of processing underground ore containing higher valued carats.A new mine plan and budget for calendar 2013 is under final review by Rio Tinto plc and the Company. The plan for calendar 2013 foresees Diavik Diamond Mine production of approximately 6 million carats from the mining and processing of approximately 1.6 million tonnes of ore with a further 0.2 million tonnes processed from stockpiled ore from calendar 2012.  Mining activities will be exclusively underground. Included in the estimated production for calendar 2013 is approximately 0.6 million carats from RPR and 0.1 million carats from the improved recovery process for small diamonds. These RPR and small diamond recoveries are not included in the Company's reserves and resource statement and are therefore incremental to production.On November 13, 2012, the Company entered into share purchase agreements with BHP Billiton Canada Inc. and various affiliates to purchase all of BHP Billiton's diamond assets, including its controlling interest in the Ekati Diamond Mine as well as the associated diamond sorting and sales facilities in Yellowknife, Canada, and Antwerp, Belgium. The Ekati Diamond Mine consists of the Core Zone, which includes the current operating mine and other permitted kimberlite pipes, as well as the Buffer Zone, an adjacent area hosting kimberlite pipes having both development and exploration potential. The agreed purchase price, payable in cash, is $400 million for the Core Zone interest and $100 million for the Buffer Zone interest, subject to adjustments in accordance with the terms of the share purchase agreements. The share purchase agreements include typical closing conditions, including receipt of required regulatory and Competition Act approvals. Each of the Core Zone and the Buffer Zone is subject to a separate joint venture agreement. BHP Billiton holds an 80% interest in the Core Zone and a 58.8% interest in the Buffer Zone, with the remainder held by the Ekati minority joint venture parties. Pursuant to the joint venture agreements, BHP Billiton will first separately offer to the joint venture parties its interest in each of the Core and Buffer Zones on the same terms as those agreed to by the Company. The joint venture parties will then have 60 days to elect to acquire either or both of those interests. Any interests that the joint venture parties do not elect to acquire within that time period can then be transferred to the Company in the following 60 days.  If the Core Zone transaction is not completed because the minority joint venture parties exercise their pre-emptive rights, the Company will be entitled to be paid a termination fee of $30 million by BHP Billiton. Closing of the transactions is currently expected to occur before the end of March, 2013. The purchase price for the acquisitions will be satisfied from cash resources on hand and from new debt financing that has been arranged with two banks. The new facilities will comprise a $400 million term loan, a $100 million revolving credit facility (of which $50 million will be available for purposes of funding the Ekati acquisition) and a $140 million letter of credit facility in support of the Core Zone environmental reclamation bond. The new facilities will be secured and will replace the Company mining segment's current $125 million facility with Standard Chartered Bank, which will be repaid and terminated on closing.Luxury Brand Segment Continued economic uncertainty in Europe coupled with the softening in consumer demand in China and the budget policy issues in the US are likely to translate into slower growth in the near term, impacting the holiday season. The Company believes that the Harry Winston brand is well positioned to continue to increase its market share in the luxury jewelry and timepiece sector. New salons in China have significantly improved the distribution network in the fastest growing luxury market in the world. During August 2012, a new directly operated salon was opened in the Harrods department store in London, England. A new directly operated salon is also expected to be opened early next year in Geneva, Switzerland. In addition, a new licensed salon is expected to be opened in Kuwait City, Kuwait, during the first quarter of next fiscal year. The Company plans to expand by 15 wholesale watch doors to 216 doors by the end of fiscal 2013.Conference Call and Webcast Beginning at 8:30AM (ET) on Friday, December 7th, the Company will host a conference call for analysts, investors and other interested parties. Listeners may access a live broadcast of the conference call on the Company's investor relations web site at http://investor.harrywinston.com or by dialing 877-299-4454 within North America or 617-597-5447 from international locations and entering passcode 95731015.An online archive of the broadcast will be available by accessing the Company's investor relations web site at http://investor.harrywinston.com. A telephone replay of the call will be available one hour after the call through 11:00PM (ET), Friday, December 21st, 2012 by dialing 888-286-8010 within North America or 617-801-6888 from international locations and entering passcode 96824980.About Harry Winston Diamond Corporation  Harry Winston Diamond Corporation is a diamond enterprise with premium assets in the mining and retail segments of the diamond industry. Harry Winston supplies rough diamonds to the global market from its 40 percent ownership interest in the Diavik Diamond Mine.  The Company's luxury brand segment is a premier diamond jeweler and luxury timepiece retailer with salons in key locations, including New York, Paris, London, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo and Beverly Hills.The Company focuses on the two most profitable segments of the diamond industry, mining and retail, in which its expertise creates shareholder value. This unique business model provides key competitive advantages; rough diamond sales and polished diamond purchases provide market intelligence that enhances the Company's overall performance.For more information, please visit http://www.harrywinston.comor for investor information, visit http://investor.harrywinston.com.Highlights(ALL FIGURES ARE IN UNITED STATES DOLLARS UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED)Consolidated sales were $180.4 million for the third quarter compared to $119.7 million for the comparable quarter of the prior year, resulting in an operating profit of $10.3 million compared to an operating loss of $2.0 million in the comparable quarter of the prior year. Gross margin increased 49% to $65.7 million from $44.2 million in the comparable quarter of the prior year. Consolidated EBITDA was $34.8 million compared to $21.2 million in the comparable quarter of the prior year. The Company had 0.8 million carats of rough diamond inventory with an estimated current market value of approximately $110 million at October 31, 2012, of which approximately $60 million represents rough diamond inventory available for sale.The mining segment recorded sales of $84.8 million, a 134% increase from $36.2 million in the comparable quarter of the prior year. The increase in sales resulted from a 286% increase in volume of carats sold during the quarter, offset by a 39% decrease in achieved rough diamond prices. In the comparable quarter of the prior year, the Company chose to hold inventory due to market conditions. Rough diamond production during the third calendar quarter was consistent with the comparable period of the prior year. The mining segment recorded operating profit of $9.2 million compared to an operating loss of $1.1 million in the comparable quarter of the prior year. Included in the operating loss for the prior year was a $13.0 million ($8.4 million after tax) non-cash charge related to the de-recognition of certain assets associated with paste production at the Diavik Diamond Mine, which were no longer expected to be required for underground mining. EBITDA for the mining segment was $29.8 million compared to $18.8 million in the comparable quarter of the prior year.The luxury brand segment recorded sales of $95.6 million, an increase of 14% from sales of $83.5 million in the comparable quarter of the prior year (an increase of 17% at constant exchange rates). Operating profit was $5.3 million for the quarter compared to $1.5 million in the comparable quarter of the prior year. EBITDA for the luxury brand segment was $9.1 million compared to $4.5 million in the comparable quarter of the prior year.The corporate segment recorded selling, general and administrative expenses of $4.3 million compared to $2.3 million in the comparable quarter of the prior year.The Company recorded a consolidated net profit attributable to shareholders of $3.4 million or $0.04 per share for the quarter, compared to a net loss attributable to shareholders of $4.7 million or $0.06 per share in the third quarter of the prior year. Management's Discussion and AnalysisPREPARED AS OF DECEMBER 6, 2012 (ALL FIGURES ARE IN UNITED STATES DOLLARS UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED)The following is management's discussion and analysis ("MD&A") of the results of operations for Harry Winston Diamond Corporation ("Harry Winston Diamond Corporation", or the "Company") for the three and nine months ended October 31, 2012, and its financial position as at October 31, 2012. This MD&A is based on the Company's unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS") and should be read in conjunction with the unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements and notes thereto for the three and nine months ended October 31, 2012 and the audited consolidated financial statements of the Company and notes thereto for the year ended January 31, 2012. Unless otherwise specified, all financial information is presented in United States dollars. Unless otherwise indicated, all references to "third quarter" refer to the three months ended October 31. Unless otherwise indicated, references to "international" for the luxury brand segment refer to Europe and Asia.Certain information included in this MD&A may constitute forward-looking information within the meaning of Canadian and United States securities laws. In some cases, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of terms such as "may", "will", "should", "expect", "plan", "anticipate", "foresee", "appears", "believe", "intend", "estimate", "predict", "potential", "continue", "objective", "modeled", "hope" or other similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts. Forward-looking information may relate to management's future outlook and anticipated events or results, and may include statements or information regarding plans, timelines and targets for construction, mining, development, production and exploration activities at the Diavik Diamond Mine, future mining and processing at the Diavik Diamond Mine, projected capital expenditure requirements and the funding thereof, liquidity and working capital requirements and sources, estimated reserves and resources at, and production from, the Diavik Diamond Mine, the number and timing of expected rough diamond sales, the demand for rough diamonds, expected diamond prices and expectations concerning the diamond industry and the demand for luxury goods, expected cost of sales and gross margin trends in the mining segment, targets for compound annual growth rates of sales and operating income in the luxury brand segment, plans for expansion of the luxury brand retail salon network, expected sales trends and market conditions in the luxury brand segment, and the ability to obtain the necessary regulatory approvals to complete the Ekati transactions and the time frame required to do so and to satisfy the other conditions to closing. Actual results may vary from the forward-looking information. See "Risks and Uncertainties" on page 21 for material risk factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking information.Forward-looking information is based on certain factors and assumptions regarding, among other things, mining, production, construction and exploration activities at the Diavik Diamond Mine, world and US economic conditions, the worldwide demand for luxury goods, and the timeline for the funding of the Ekati transaction. In making statements regarding expected diamond prices and expectations concerning the diamond industry and expected sales trends and market conditions in the luxury brand segment, the Company has made assumptions regarding, among other things, the state of world and US economic conditions, worldwide diamond production levels, and demand for luxury goods. While the Company considers these assumptions to be reasonable based on the information currently available to it, they may prove to be incorrect. See "Risks and Uncertainties" on page 21.Forward-looking information is subject to certain factors, including risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from what we currently expect. These factors include, among other things, the uncertain nature of mining activities, including risks associated with underground construction and mining operations, risks associated with joint venture operations, including risks associated with the inability to control the timing and scope of future capital expenditures, and risks of changes to the mine plan for the Diavik Diamond Mine, risks associated with the remote location of and harsh climate at the Diavik Diamond Mine site, risks resulting from the Eurozone financial crisis, risks associated with regulatory requirements, fluctuations in diamond prices and changes in US and world economic conditions, the risk of fluctuations in the Canadian/US dollar exchange rate, cash flow and liquidity risks, the risks relating to the Company's expansion strategy, the risk of competition in the luxury jewelry business as well as changes in demand for high-end luxury goods, and risks relating to the timing of and ability to obtain necessary regulatory approvals for, and to satisfy the other closing conditions of, the Ekati transactions and the mining segment's related new credit facilities. Please see page 21 of this Interim Report, as well as the Company's current Annual Information Form, available at http://www.sedar.com, for a discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties involved in the Company's operations.Readers are cautioned not to place undue importance on forward-looking information, which speaks only as of the date of this MD&A, and should not rely upon this information as of any other date. Due to assumptions, risks and uncertainties, including the assumptions, risks and uncertainties identified above and elsewhere in this MD&A, actual events may differ materially from current expectations. The Company uses forward-looking statements because it believes such statements provide useful information with respect to the expected future operations and financial performance of the Company, and cautions readers that the information may not be appropriate for other purposes. While the Company may elect to, it is under no obligation and does not undertake to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise at any particular time, except as required by law. Additional information concerning factors that may cause actual results to materially differ from those in such forward-looking statements is contained in the Company's filings with Canadian and United States securities regulatory authorities and can be found at http://www.sedar.com and http://www.sec.gov, respectively.Summary Discussion Harry Winston Diamond Corporation is a diamond enterprise with premium assets in the mining and retailing segments of the diamond industry. The Company supplies rough diamonds to the global market from its 40% ownership interest in the Diavik Diamond Mine, located in Canada's Northwest Territories. The Company's luxury brand segment is a premier diamond jeweler and luxury timepiece retailer with salons in key locations including New York, Paris, London, Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Beverly Hills.The Company's mining asset is an ownership interest in the Diavik group of mineral claims. The Diavik Joint Venture (the "Joint Venture") is an unincorporated joint arrangement between Diavik Diamond Mines Inc. ("DDMI") (60%) and Harry Winston Diamond Limited Partnership ("HWDLP") (40%) where HWDLP holds an undivided 40% ownership interest in the assets, liabilities and expenses of the Diavik Diamond Mine. DDMI is the operator of the Diavik Diamond Mine. DDMI and HWDLP are headquartered in Yellowknife, Canada. DDMI is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rio Tinto plc of London, England.On November 13, 2012, the Company entered into share purchase agreements with BHP Billiton Canada Inc. and various affiliates to purchase all of BHP Billiton's diamond assets, including its controlling interest in the Ekati Diamond Mine as well as the associated diamond sorting and sales facilities in Yellowknife, Canada, and Antwerp, Belgium. The Ekati Diamond Mine consists of the Core Zone, which includes the current operating mine and other permitted kimberlite pipes, as well as the Buffer Zone, an adjacent area hosting kimberlite pipes having both development and exploration potential. The agreed purchase price, payable in cash, is $400 million for the Core Zone interest and $100 million for the Buffer Zone interest, subject to adjustments in accordance with the terms of the share purchase agreements. The share purchase agreements include typical closing conditions, including receipt of required regulatory and Competition Act approvals. Each of the Core Zone and the Buffer Zone is subject to a separate joint venture agreement. BHP Billiton holds an 80% interest in the Core Zone and a 58.8% interest in the Buffer Zone, with the remainder held by the Ekati minority joint venture parties. Pursuant to the joint venture agreements, BHP Billiton will first separately offer to the joint venture parties its interest in each of the Core and Buffer Zones on the same terms as those agreed to by the Company. The joint venture parties will then have 60 days to elect to acquire either or both of those interests. Any interests that the joint venture parties do not elect to acquire within that time period can then be transferred to the Company in the following 60 days.  If the Core Zone transaction is not completed because the minority joint venture parties exercise their pre-emptive rights, the Company will be entitled to be paid a termination fee of $30 million by BHP Billiton. Closing of the transactions is currently expected to occur before the end of March, 2013. The purchase price for the acquisitions will be satisfied from cash resources on hand and from new debt financing that has been arranged with two banks. The new facilities will comprise a $400 million term loan, a $100 million revolving credit facility (of which $50 million will be available for purposes of funding the Ekati acquisition) and a $140 million letter of credit facility in support of the Core Zone environmental reclamation bond. The new facilities will be secured and will replace the Company mining segment's current $125 million facility with Standard Chartered Bank, which will be repaid and terminated on closing.Market Commentary The Diamond Market During the third quarter, improved retail sales, especially in India and the US, have given a boost to the diamond market, resulting in stabilization of both rough and polished diamond prices, despite continued macroeconomic uncertainty. In China, renewed activity in the retail market together with changes in the political landscape are expected to have a positive impact on demand from this region. In light of this improvement, the industry lending banks appear more relaxed about the current level of credit notwithstanding some concerns about profitability among diamond manufacturers. In recent months, the industry has taken a more pragmatic approach to both rough diamond buying and diamond manufacturing and is generally better positioned to benefit from an improved market over the holiday season.The Luxury Jewelry and Timepiece Market The global luxury market for jewelry and timepieces continued to generate healthy growth during the third quarter. Consumer demand for luxury products from strong European and North American brands continues to increase, supported by tourism from emerging markets. Expansion of luxury brand networks in emerging markets combined with targeted marketing campaigns is translating into growing numbers of new luxury consumers. Against these general trends, Hurricane Sandy negatively impacted retail businesses in the northeastern US at the end of the Company's third quarter, with store closures and power outages of up to a week. This, together with continuing economic uncertainty in Europe, softening demand in China and budget policy issues in the US, are likely to result in slower growth in the near term. Longer term, demand for luxury products is expected to continue to grow as a result of the anticipated economic recovery in the US, increasing mobility of consumers and growing demand from emerging markets. The Chinese market is expected to continue to provide the strongest growth in demand for luxury products, both directly in China as well as through tourism abroad.Condensed Consolidated Financial Results The following is a summary of the Company's consolidated quarterly results for the eight quarters ended October 31, 2012 following the basis of presentation utilized in its IFRS financial statements: (expressed in thousands of United States dollars except per share amounts and where otherwise noted) (unaudited) 2013 2013 2013 2012 Q3 Q2 Q1 Q4 Sales $ 180,399 $ 176,897 $ 192,461 $ 216,017 Cost of sales 114,690 104,694 119,134 129,807 Gross margin 65,709 72,203 73,327 86,210 Gross margin (%) 36.4% 40.8% 38.1% 39.9% Selling, general and administrative expenses 55,387 55,819 54,669 55,500 Operating profit (loss) 10,322 16,384 18,658 30,710 Finance expenses (4,811) (4,028) (3,880) (3,481) Exploration costs (673) (568) (254) (177) Finance and other income 96 90 65 81 Foreign exchange gain (loss) 767 153 (364) 458 Profit (loss) before income taxes 5,701 12,031 14,225 27,591 Income tax expense (recovery) 1,687 7,278 2,615 11,001 Net profit (loss) $ 4,014 $ 4,753 $ 11,610 $ 16,590 Attributable to shareholders $ 3,397 $ 4,755 $ 11,610 $ 16,602 Attributable to non-controlling interest 617 (2) - (12) Basic earnings (loss) per share $ 0.04 $ 0.06 $ 0.14 $ 0.20 Diluted earnings (loss) per share $ 0.04 $ 0.06 $ 0.14 $ 0.19 Cash dividends declared per share $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 Total assets [(i)] $ 1,733 $ 1,660 $ 1,716 $ 1,637 Total long-term liabilities [(i)] $ 682 $ 461 $ 472 $ 670 Operating profit (loss) $ 10,322 $ 16,384 $ 18,658 $ 30,710 Depreciation and amortization [(ii)] 24,453 16,980 25,546 27,512 EBITDA [(iii)] $ 34,775 $ 33,364 $ 44,204 $ 58,222 Table continues  2012 2012 2012 2011 Q3 Q2 Q1 Q4 Sales 119,716 $ 222,378 $ 143,932 $ 215,358 Cost of sales 75,524 150,177 96,452 141,391 Gross margin 44,192 72,201 47,480 73,967 Gross margin (%) 36.9% 32.5% 33.0% 34.3% Selling, general and administrative expenses 46,155 49,101 42,795 52,722 Operating profit (loss) (1,963) 23,100 4,685 21,245 Finance expenses (4,040) (5,183) (3,983) (3,727) Exploration costs (600) (781) (212) (351) Finance and other income 164 83 258 278 Foreign exchange gain (loss) 436 288 (177) 1,392 Profit (loss) before income taxes (6,003) 17,507 571 18,837 Income tax expense (recovery) (1,272) 7,519 (3,027) 5,137 Net profit (loss) (4,731) $ 9,988 $ 3,598 $ 13,700 Attributable to shareholders (4,728) $ 9,986 $ 3,596 $ 13,693 Attributable to non-controlling interest (3) 2 2 7 Basic earnings (loss) per share (0.06) $ 0.12 $ 0.04 $ 0.16 Diluted earnings (loss) per share (0.06) $ 0.12 $ 0.04 $ 0.16 Cash dividends declared per share 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 Total assets [(i)] 1,656 $ 1,671 $ 1,671 $ 1,609 Total long-term liabilities [(i)] 661 $ 633 $ 613 $ 603 Operating profit (loss) (1,963) $ 23,100 $ 4,685 $ 21,245 Depreciation and amortization [(ii)] 23,121 20,716 20,291 24,635 EBITDA [(iii)] 21,158 $ 43,816 $ 24,976 $ 45,880 Table continues   Nine Nine months months ended ended October October 31, 31, 2012 2011 Sales 549,757 $ 486,026 Cost of sales 338,518 322,153 Gross margin 211,239 163,873 Gross margin (%) 38.4% 33.7% Selling, general and administrative expenses 165,875 138,051 Operating profit (loss) 45,364 25,822 Finance expenses (12,719) (13,206) Exploration costs (1,495) (1,593) Finance and other income 251 505 Foreign exchange gain (loss) 556 547 Profit (loss) before income taxes 31,957 12,075 Income tax expense (recovery) 11,580 3,220 Net profit (loss) 20,377 $ 8,855 Attributable to shareholders 19,762 $ 8,854 Attributable to non-controlling interest 615 1 Basic earnings (loss) per share 0.23 $ 0.10 Diluted earnings (loss) per share 0.23 $ 0.10 Cash dividends declared per share 0.00 $ 0.00 Total assets [(i)] 1,733 $ 1,656 Total long-term liabilities [(i)] 682 $ 661 Operating profit (loss) 45,364 $ 25,822 Depreciation and amortization [(ii)] 66,980 64,129 EBITDA [(iii)] 112,344 $ 89,951 Total assets and total long-term liabilities are expressed in (i) millions of United States dollars. Depreciation and amortization included in cost of sales and selling, (ii) general and administrative expenses. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (iii) ("EBITDA"). See "Non-IFRS Measure" on page 19. The comparability of quarter-over-quarter results is impacted by seasonality for both the mining and luxury brand segments. Harry Winston Diamond Corporation expects that the quarterly results for its mining segment will continue to fluctuate depending on the seasonality of production at the Diavik Diamond Mine, the number of sales events conducted during the quarter, and the volume, size and quality distribution of rough diamonds delivered from the Diavik Diamond Mine in each quarter. The quarterly results for the luxury brand segment are also seasonal, with generally higher sales during the fourth quarter due to the holiday season. See "Segmented Analysis" on page 10 for additional information. Three Months Ended October 31, 2012 Compared to Three Months Ended October 31, 2011 CONSOLIDATED NET PROFIT ATTRIBUTABLE TO SHAREHOLDERS The Company recorded a third quarter consolidated net profit attributable to shareholders of $3.4 million or $0.04 per share compared to a net loss attributable to shareholders of $4.7 million or $0.06 per share in the third quarter of the prior year. Excluding the $8.4 million after-tax de-recognition in the prior year of certain paste production assets in the mining segment, the Company would have recorded a net profit attributable to shareholders of $3.7 million or $0.04 per share.CONSOLIDATED SALES Sales for the third quarter totalled $180.4 million, consisting of rough diamond sales of $84.8 million and luxury brand segment sales of $95.6 million. This compares to sales of $119.7 million in the comparable quarter of the prior year (rough diamond sales of $36.2 million and luxury brand segment sales of $83.5 million). See "Segmented Analysis" on page 10 for additional information.CONSOLIDATED COST OF SALES AND GROSS MARGIN The Company's third quarter cost of sales was $114.7 million for a gross margin of 36.4% compared to a cost of sales of $75.5 million and a gross margin of 36.9% for the comparable quarter of the prior year. The Company's cost of sales includes costs associated with the Diavik Diamond Mine, rough diamond sorting and luxury brand activities. See "Segmented Analysis" on page 10 for additional information.CONSOLIDATED SELLING, GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES The principal components of selling, general and administrative ("SG&A") expenses include expenses for salaries and benefits, advertising and marketing, rent and related costs. The Company incurred SG&A expenses of $55.4 million for the third quarter, compared to $46.2 million in the comparable quarter of the prior year.Included in SG&A expenses for the third quarter was $3.9 million for the mining segment compared to $3.3 million for the comparable quarter of the prior year, $47.2 million for the luxury brand segment compared to $40.6 million for the comparable quarter of the prior year, and $4.3 million for the corporate segment compared to $2.2 million for the comparable quarter of the prior year. See "Segmented Analysis" on page 10 for additional information.CONSOLIDATED INCOME TAXES The Company recorded a net income tax expense of $1.7 million during the third quarter, compared to a net income tax recovery of $1.3 million in the comparable quarter of the prior year. The Company's combined federal and provincial statutory income tax rate for the quarter is 26.5%.  There are a number of items that can significantly impact the Company's effective tax rate, including foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations, the Northwest Territories mining royalty, earnings subject to tax different than the statutory rate, and the recognition of previously unrecognized benefits. As a result, the Company's recorded tax provision can be significantly different than the expected tax provision calculated based on the statutory tax rate.The recorded tax provision is particularly impacted by foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations. The Company's functional and reporting currency is US dollars; however, the calculation of income tax expense is based on income in the currency of the country of origin. As such, the Company is continually subject to foreign exchange fluctuations, particularly as the Canadian dollar moves against the US dollar. During the third quarter, the Canadian dollar strengthened against the US dollar. As a result, the Company recorded an unrealized foreign exchange loss of $0.7 million on the revaluation of the Company's Canadian dollar denominated deferred income tax liability. This compares to an unrealized foreign exchange gain of $8.1 million in the comparable quarter of the prior year. The unrealized foreign exchange loss is recorded as part of the Company's deferred income tax expense, and is not deductible for Canadian income tax purposes. During the third quarter, the Company also recognized a deferred income tax expense of $1.0 million for temporary differences arising from the difference between the historical exchange rate and the current exchange rate translation of foreign currency non-monetary items. This compares to a deferred income tax expense of $11.4 million recognized in the comparable quarter of the prior year. The recorded tax provision during the third quarter also included a net income tax recovery of $2.1 million relating to foreign exchange differences between income in the currency of the country of origin and the US dollar. This compares to a net income tax recovery of $0.7 million recognized in the comparable quarter of the prior year.The rate of income tax payable by Harry Winston Inc. varies by jurisdiction. Net operating losses are available in certain jurisdictions to offset future income taxes payable in such jurisdictions. The net operating losses are scheduled to expire through 2032.Due to the number of factors that can potentially impact the effective tax rate and the sensitivity of the tax provision to these factors, as discussed above, it is expected that the Company's effective tax rate will fluctuate in future periods.CONSOLIDATED FINANCE EXPENSES Included in finance expenses for the third quarter was $2.3 million for the mining segment compared to $2.6 million for the comparable quarter of the prior year and $2.5 million for the luxury brand segment compared to $1.5 million for the comparable quarter of the prior year. Also included in finance expense for the mining segment is accretion expense of $0.6 million (2012 - $0.7 million) related to the Diavik Diamond Mine's future site restoration liability.CONSOLIDATED EXPLORATION EXPENSE Exploration expense of $0.7 million was incurred during the third quarter compared to $0.6 million in the comparable quarter of the prior year.CONSOLIDATED FINANCE AND OTHER INCOME Finance and other income of $0.1 million was recorded during the third quarter compared to $0.2 million in the comparable quarter of the prior year.CONSOLIDATED FOREIGN EXCHANGE A net foreign exchange gain of $0.8 million was recognized during the third quarter compared to a net foreign exchange gain of $0.4 million in the comparable quarter of the prior year. The Company does not currently have any significant foreign exchange derivative instruments outstanding.Nine Months Ended October 31, 2012 Compared to Nine Months Ended October 31, 2011 CONSOLIDATED NET PROFIT ATTRIBUTABLE TO SHAREHOLDERS The Company recorded a consolidated net profit attributable to shareholders of $19.8 million or $0.23 per share for the nine months ended October 31, 2012, compared to a net profit attributable to shareholders of $8.9 million or $0.10 per share in the comparable period of the prior year. Excluding the $8.4 million after-tax de-recognition in the prior year of certain paste production assets in the mining segment, the Company would have recorded a net profit attributable to shareholders of $17.3 million or $0.20 per share.CONSOLIDATED SALES Sales totalled $549.8 million for the nine months ended October 31, 2012, consisting of rough diamond sales of $235.3 million and luxury brand segment sales of $314.5 million. This compares to sales of $486.0 million in the comparable period of the prior year (rough diamond sales of $187.9 million and luxury brand segment sales of $298.1 million). See "Segmented Analysis" on page 10 for additional information.CONSOLIDATED COST OF SALES AND GROSS MARGIN The Company's cost of sales was $338.5 million for the nine months ended October 31, 2012, for a gross margin of 38.4% compared to a cost of sales of $322.2 million and a gross margin of 33.7% for the comparable period of the prior year. The Company's cost of sales includes costs associated with the Diavik Diamond Mine, rough diamond sorting and luxury brand activities. See "Segmented Analysis" on page 10 for additional information.CONSOLIDATED SELLING, GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES The principal components of SG&A expenses include expenses for salaries and benefits, advertising and marketing, rent and related costs. The Company incurred SG&A expenses of $165.9 million for the nine months ended October 31, 2012, compared to $138.1 million in the comparable period of the prior year.Included in SG&A expenses for the nine months ended October 31, 2012, was $9.4 million for the mining segment compared to $11.4 million for the comparable period of the prior year, $144.0 million for the luxury brand segment compared to $118.7 million for the comparable period of the prior year, and $12.4 million for the corporate segment compared to $8.0 million for the comparable period of the prior year. See "Segmented Analysis" on page 10 for additional information.CONSOLIDATED INCOME TAXES The Company recorded a net income tax expense of $11.6 million during the nine months ended October 31, 2012, compared to a net income tax expense of $3.2 million in the comparable period of the prior year. The Company's combined federal and provincial statutory income tax rate for the nine months ended October 31, 2012 is 26.5%. There are a number of items that can significantly impact the Company's effective tax rate, including foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations, the Northwest Territories mining royalty, earnings subject to tax different than the statutory rate, and the recognition of previously unrecognized benefits. As a result, the Company's recorded tax provision can be significantly different than the expected tax provision calculated based on the statutory tax rate.The recorded tax provision is particularly impacted by foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations. The Company's functional and reporting currency is US dollars; however, the calculation of income tax expense is based on income in the currency of the country of origin. As such, the Company is continually subject to foreign exchange fluctuations, particularly as the Canadian dollar moves against the US dollar. During the nine months ended October 31, 2012, the Canadian dollar strengthened against the US dollar. As a result, the Company recorded an unrealized foreign exchange loss of $0.8 million on the revaluation of the Company's Canadian dollar denominated deferred income tax liability. This compares to an unrealized foreign exchange loss of $1.7 million in the comparable period of the prior year. During the nine months ended October 31, 2012, the Company recognized a deferred income tax expense of $3.5 million for temporary differences arising from the difference between the historical exchange rate and the current exchange rate translation of foreign currency non-monetary items. This compares to a deferred income tax expense of $2.8 million recognized in the comparable period of the prior year. The recorded tax provision during the nine months ended October 31, 2012 also included a net income tax recovery of $4.0 million relating to foreign exchange differences between income in the currency of the country of origin and the US dollar. This compares to a net income tax recovery of $3.8 million recognized in the comparable period of the prior year.The rate of income tax payable by Harry Winston Inc. varies by jurisdiction. Net operating losses are available in certain jurisdictions to offset future income taxes payable in such jurisdictions. The net operating losses are scheduled to expire through 2032.Due to the number of factors that can potentially impact the effective tax rate and the sensitivity of the tax provision to these factors, as discussed above, it is expected that the Company's effective tax rate will fluctuate in future periods.CONSOLIDATED FINANCE EXPENSES Included in finance expenses for the nine months ended October 31, 2012 was $6.7 million for the mining segment compared to $9.1 million for the comparable period of the prior year and $6.0 million for the luxury brand segment compared to $4.2 million for the comparable period of the prior year. Also included in finance expense for the mining segment is accretion expense of $1.9 million (2012 - $2.3 million) related to the Diavik Diamond Mine's future site restoration liability.CONSOLIDATED EXPLORATION EXPENSE Exploration expense of $1.5 million was incurred during the nine months ended October 31, 2012, compared to $1.6 million in the comparable period of the prior year.CONSOLIDATED FINANCE AND OTHER INCOME Finance and other income of $0.3 million was recorded during the nine months ended October 31, 2012, compared to $0.5 million in the comparable period of the prior year.CONSOLIDATED FOREIGN EXCHANGE A net foreign exchange gain of $0.6 million was recognized during the nine months ended October 31, 2012, compared to $0.5 million in the comparable period of the prior year. The Company does not currently have any significant foreign exchange derivative instruments outstanding.Segmented Analysis The operating segments of the Company include mining, luxury brand and corporate segments. The corporate segment captures costs not specifically related to operations of the mining or luxury brand segments.Mining The mining segment includes the production, sorting and sale of rough diamonds. (expressed in thousands of United States dollars) (unaudited) 2013 2013 2013 2012 2012 Q3 Q2 Q1 Q4 Q3 Sales America $ 7,697 $ 2,269 $ 7,432 $ 2,727 $ 8,835 Europe 57,438 50,514 54,370 78,846 21,993 Asia 19,683 8,690 27,207 20,659 5,411 Total sales 84,818 61,473 89,009 102,232 36,239 Cost of sales 71,663 46,784 70,099 72,783 34,112 Gross margin 13,155 14,689 18,910 29,449 2,127 Gross margin (%) 15.5% 23.9% 21.2% 28.8% 5.9% Selling, general and administrative expenses 3,932 2,966 2,525 2,061 3,274 Operating profit (loss) $ 9,223 $ 11,723 $ 16,385 $ 27,388 $ (1,147) Depreciation and amortization [(i)] 20,588 13,160 22,172 24,284 19,932 EBITDA [(ii)] $ 29,811 $ 24,883 $ 38,557 $ 51,672 $ 18,785 Table continues (expressed in thousands of United States dollars) (unaudited) Nine Nine months months ended ended October October 2012 2012 2011 31, 31, Q2 Q1 Q4 2012 2011 Sales America $ 447 $ 3,009 $ 2,689 $ 17,398 $ 12,291 Europe 80,131 50,752 75,715 162,322 152,876 Asia 9,030 8,274 4,293 55,580 22,715 Total sales 89,608 62,035 82,697 235,300 187,882 Cost of sales 67,613 53,443 61,822 188,546 155,168 Gross margin 21,995 8,592 20,875 46,754 32,714 Gross margin (%) 24.5% 13.9% 25.2% 19.9% 17.4% Selling, general and administrative expenses 3,489 4,630 3,017 9,423 11,393 Operating profit (loss) $ 18,506 $ 3,962 $ 17,858 $ 37,331 $ 21,321 Depreciation and amortization [(i)] 17,461 17,083 20,669 55,921 54,476 EBITDA [(ii)] $ 35,967 $ 21,045 $ 38,527 $ 93,252 $ 75,797 Depreciation and amortization included in cost of sales and [(i)] selling, general and administrative expenses. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization [(ii)] ("EBITDA"). See "Non-IFRS Measure" on page 19. Three Months Ended October 31, 2012 Compared to Three Months Ended October 31, 2011 MINING SALES During the third quarter the Company sold approximately 0.88 million carats for a total of $84.8 million for an average price per carat of $96 compared to approximately 0.23 million carats for a total of $36.2 million for an average price per carat of $159 in the comparable quarter of the prior year. The 286% increase in the quantity of carats sold was primarily the result of the Company's decision in the prior year to hold some inventory of lower than average price items until stability returned to the rough diamond market. The 39% decrease in the Company's achieved average rough diamond prices during the third quarter resulted from the sale of a higher portion of smaller size diamonds due to an improved market for these goods.Had the Company sold only the last production shipped in the third quarter, the estimated achieved price would have been approximately $123 per carat based on the prices achieved in the October 2012 sale.The Company expects that results for its mining segment will continue to fluctuate depending on the seasonality of production at the Diavik Diamond Mine, the number of sales events conducted during the quarter, rough diamond prices and the volume, size and quality distribution of rough diamonds delivered from the Diavik Diamond Mine and sold by the Company in each quarter.MINING COST OF SALES AND GROSS MARGIN The Company's third quarter cost of sales was $71.7 million resulting in a gross margin of 15.5% compared to a cost of sales of $34.1 million and a gross margin of 5.9% in the comparable quarter of the prior year. Included in the cost of sales for the prior year was a non-cash $13.0 million charge related to the de-recognition of certain components of the backfill plant associated with paste production at the Diavik Diamond Mine. Cost of sales for the third quarter included $19.8 million of depreciation and amortization compared to $19.3 million in the comparable quarter of the prior year. The mining gross margin for the third quarter was impacted by the sale of a higher portion of smaller size goods, which carry lower-than-average gross margins. The mining gross margin is anticipated to fluctuate between quarters, resulting from variations in the specific mix of product sold during each quarter and rough diamond prices.A substantial portion of cost of sales is mining operating costs, which are incurred at the Diavik Diamond Mine. During the third quarter, the Diavik cash cost of production was $42.0 million compared to $38.5 million in the comparable quarter of the prior year. Cost of sales also includes sorting costs, which consists of the Company's cost of handling and sorting product in preparation for sales to third parties, and depreciation and amortization, the majority of which is recorded using the unit-of-production method over estimated proven and probable reserves.The Company's MD&A refers to cash cost of production, a non-IFRS performance measure, in order to provide investors with information about the measure used by management to monitor performance. This information is used to assess how well the Diavik Diamond Mine is performing compared to the mine plan and prior periods. Cash cost of production includes mine site operating costs such as mining, processing and administration, but is exclusive of amortization, capital, and exploration and development costs. Cash cost of production does not have any standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS and differs from measures determined in accordance with IFRS. This performance measure is intended to provide additional information and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with IFRS. This measure is not necessarily indicative of net profit or cash flow from operations as determined under IFRS. The following table provides a reconciliation of cash cost of production to the mining segment cost of sales disclosed in the interim condensed consolidated financial statements for the three months ended October 31, 2012 and 2011. Three months ended Three months ended (expressed in thousands of United States dollars) October 31, 2012 October 31, 2011 Diavik cash cost of production $ 42,048 $ 38,468 Private royalty 1,632 710 Other cash costs 1,057 988 Total cash cost of production 44,737 40,166 Depreciation and amortization 20,547 32,868 Total cost of production 65,284 73,034 Adjusted for stock movements 6,379 (38,922) Total cost of sales $ 71,663 $ 34,112 MINING SELLING, GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES Included in the SG&A expenses for the mining segment was $1.0 million related to the Ekati Diamond Mine acquisition.Nine Months Ended October 31, 2012 Compared to Nine Months Ended October 31, 2011 MINING SALES During the nine months ended October 31, 2012, the Company sold approximately 2.3 million carats for a total of $235.3 million for an average price per carat of $101 compared to approximately 1.3 million carats for a total of $187.9 million for an average price per carat of $148 in the comparable period of the prior year. The 84% increase in the quantity of carats sold was primarily the result of decision by the Company to hold back some lower priced goods at October 31, 2011 due to an oversupply in the market at that time and the subsequent sale of almost all of these lower priced carryover goods during the nine months ended October 31, 2012. The 32% decrease in the Company's achieved average rough diamond prices in the nine-month period resulted from a combination of two factors: first, the sale of the lower priced goods originally held back in inventory by the Company at October 31, 2011; and second, a decrease in the market price for rough diamonds from the peak achieved in the comparable period of the prior year.MINING COST OF SALES AND GROSS MARGIN The Company's cost of sales was $188.5 million during the nine months ended October 31, 2012, resulting in a gross margin of 19.9% compared to a cost of sales of $155.2 million and a gross margin of 17.4% in the comparable period of the prior year. Included in the cost of sales for the prior year was a non-cash $13.0 million charge related to the de-recognition of certain components of the backfill plant associated with paste production at the Diavik Diamond Mine. Cost of sales for the nine months ended October 31, 2012, included $53.8 million of depreciation and amortization compared to $52.6 million for the comparable period of the prior year. The mining gross margin is anticipated to fluctuate between quarters, resulting from variations in the specific mix of product sold during each quarter and rough diamond prices.A substantial portion of cost of sales is mining operating costs, which are incurred at the Diavik Diamond Mine. During the nine months ended October 31, 2012, the Diavik cash cost of production was $126.7 million compared to $123.6 million in the comparable period of the prior year. Cost of sales also includes sorting costs, which consists of the Company's cost of handling and sorting product in preparation for sales to third parties, and depreciation and amortization, the majority of which is recorded using the unit-of-production method over estimated proven and probable reserves.The following table provides a reconciliation of cash cost of production to the mining segment cost of sales disclosed in the interim condensed consolidated financial statements for the nine months ended October 31, 2012 and 2011. Nine months ended Nine months ended (expressed in thousands of United States dollars) October 31, 2012 October 31, 2011 Diavik cash cost of production $ 126,679 $ 123,600 Private royalty 5,359 4,006 Other cash costs 3,088 2,934 Total cash cost of production 135,126 130,540 Depreciation and amortization 50,334 66,554 Total cost of production 185,460 197,094 Adjusted for stock movements 3,086 (41,926) Total cost of sales $ 188,546 $ 155,168 MINING SELLING, GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES SG&A expenses for the mining segment decreased by $2.0 million from the comparable period of the prior year primarily due to executive severance incurred in the first quarter of the prior year, offset by $1.7 million related to the Ekati Diamond Mine acquisition incurred in the nine months ended October 31, 2012.MINING SEGMENT OPERATIONAL UPDATE Ore production for the third calendar quarter consisted of 0.8 million carats produced from 0.21 million tonnes of ore from the A-418 kimberlite pipe, 0.3 million carats produced from 0.13 million tonnes of ore from the A-154 North kimberlite pipe, and 0.9 million carats produced from 0.19 million tonnes of ore from the A-154 South kimberlite pipe. Also included in ore production for the third calendar quarter was an estimated 0.02 million carats from reprocessed plant rejects ("RPR"). RPR are not included in the Company's reserves and resource statement and are therefore incremental to production. Rough diamond production was consistent with the comparable calendar quarter of the prior year.The Diavik Diamond Mine has made the transition to underground mining more successfully than had been originally anticipated. Expensive cut-and-fill mining has been replaced by a much lower cost combination of sub level retreat and blasthole stoping. Production levels have also ramped up faster than initially planned despite the challenge of mining through the upper level of ground impacted by the open pit activity above. In the upper level of the A-418 underground this involved mining through, and processing, ore that contained large amounts of steel support material. This was a special challenge for the processing plant and led to mine production exceeding processing capacity for a while. As a result of this, 0.35 million tonnes of broken ore is now stockpiled on the processing plant feed pad and about half of this will provide incremental feed during calendar 2013.HARRY WINSTON DIAMOND LIMITED PARTNERSHIP'S 40% SHARE OF DIAVIK DIAMOND MINE PRODUCTION (reported on a one-month lag) Three months Three months Nine months Nine months ended ended ended ended September 30, September 30, September 30, September 30, 2012 2011 2012 2011 Diamonds recovered (000s carats) 773 773 2,132 2,030 Grade (carats/tonne) 3.68 3.00 3.35 3.03 During the fiscal year, the Company expanded its Mumbai, India, office to the Bharat Diamond Bourse in Bandra, India. The new office will continue to support the Company's polished buying and rough sorting and sales expansion in India.Mining Segment Outlook PRODUCTION Diavik Diamond Mine's full-year target production is expected to be approximately 7.1 million carats from the mining of 2.1 million tonnes of ore and the processing of 2.0 million tonnes of ore. The decrease in carats from the original plan is primarily due to deferring the processing and recovery of lower value carats from the RPR in favour of processing underground ore containing higher valued carats. Open pit mining of approximately 1.1 million tonnes of ore was exclusively from the A-418 kimberlite pipe. Open pit mining of the A-418 kimberlite pipe concluded in September, although processing of this ore will continue into calendar 2013. Underground mining of approximately 1.0 million tonnes of ore is expected to be sourced principally from the A-154 South and A-154 North kimberlite pipes, with some production from A-418. Included in the estimated production for calendar 2012 is approximately 0.1 million carats from RPR. These RPR recoveries are not included in the Company's reserves and resource statement and are therefore incremental to production. The decrease in production results from a combination of a reduction in processing plant throughput due to changes in the geological composition of the ore and the deferral of RPR from calendar 2012.A new mine plan and budget for calendar 2013 is under final review by Rio Tinto plc and the Company. The plan for calendar 2013 foresees Diavik Diamond Mine production of approximately 6 million carats from the mining and processing of approximately 1.6 million tonnes of ore with a further 0.2 million tonnes processed from the stockpile ore. Mining activities will be exclusively underground with approximately 0.7 million tonnes expected to be sourced from A-154 North, approximately 0.5 million tonnes from A-154 South and approximately 0.4 million tonnes from A-418 kimberlite pipes.  Included in the estimated production for calendar 2013 is approximately 0.6 million carats from RPR and 0.1 million carats from the improved recovery process for small diamonds. These RPR and small diamond recoveries are not included in the Company's reserves and resource statement and are therefore incremental to production.The development of A-21, the last of the Diavik Diamond Mine's kimberlite pipes in the original mine plan, has been deferred due both to the diamond market conditions and decreased urgency following the identification of extensions to the existing pipes. Although these extension areas cannot be categorized as ore at this time due to insufficient definition work, the Company expects to extend the life of the existing developed pipes thereby deferring the need for A-21 to keep the processing plant full. The A-21 pre-feasibility study currently being undertaken assumes that the A-21 pipe will be mined with the open pit methods used for the other pipes. A dike would be constructed similar to the two other pits but smaller in size. Detailed plans are still being refined and optimized although no underground mining is currently envisaged.PRICING Rough diamond prices have stabilized through the third calendar quarter as demand has improved. Based on prices from the Company's rough diamond sales during the third quarter and the current diamond recovery profile of the Diavik processing plant, the Company has modeled the current approximate rough diamond price per carat for each of the Diavik ore types in the table that follows: October 2012 average price per carat Ore type (in US dollars) A-154 South $ 135 A-154 North 170 A-418 95 RPR 45 COST OF SALES AND CASH COST OF PRODUCTION The Company's share of the cash cost of production at the Diavik Diamond Mine for calendar 2012 is expected to be approximately $167 million at an assumed average Canadian/US dollar exchange rate of $1.00.The Company currently expects cost of sales in fiscal 2014 to be approximately $255 million (including depreciation and amortization of approximately $70 million). The Company's share of the cash cost of production at the Diavik Diamond Mine for calendar 2013 is expected to be approximately $170 million at an assumed average Canadian/US dollar exchange rate of $1.00.CAPITAL EXPENDITURES During fiscal 2013, HWDLP's 40% share of the planned capital expenditures at the Diavik Diamond Mine is expected to be approximately $71 million at an assumed average Canadian/US dollar exchange rate of $1.00. HWDLP's share of capital expenditures was $12.5 million for the three months ended October 31, 2012, and $42.9 million for the nine months ended October 31, 2012. During fiscal 2014, HWDLP's 40% share of the planned capital expenditures is expected to be approximately $28 million at an assumed average Canadian/US dollar exchange rate of $1.00.Luxury Brand The luxury brand segment includes sales from 22 Harry Winston salons, which are located in prime markets around the world, including eight salons in the United States: New York, Beverly Hills, Bal Harbour, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Dallas, Chicago and Costa Mesa; five salons in Japan: Ginza, Roppongi Hills, Osaka, Omotesando and Nagoya; three salons in Europe: Paris and two in London; and six salons in Asia outside of Japan: Beijing, two in Shanghai, Taipei, Hong Kong and Singapore. (expressed in thousands of United States dollars) (unaudited) 2013 2013 2013 2012 2012 Q3 Q2 Q1 Q4 Q3 Sales America $ 30,751 $ 35,759 $ 32,286 $ 41,537 $ 28,817 Europe 27,297 15,636 30,054 31,204 19,561 Asia (excluding Japan)15,493 33,956 20,385 17,272 13,133 Japan 22,040 30,073 20,727 23,772 21,966 Total sales 95,581 115,424 103,452 113,785 83,477 Cost of sales 43,027 57,910 49,035 57,024 41,378 Gross margin 52,554 57,514 54,417 56,761 42,099 Gross margin (%) 55.0% 49.8% 52.6% 49.9% 50.4% Selling, general and administrative expenses 47,205 49,495 47,311 49,929 40,635 Operating profit $ 5,349 $ 8,019 $ 7,106 $ 6,832 $ 1,464 Depreciation and amortization [(i)] 3,726 3,681 3,235 3,089 3,048 EBITDA [(ii)] $ 9,075 $ 11,700 $ 10,341 $ 9,921 $ 4,512 Table continues (expressed in thousands of United States dollars) (unaudited) Nine Nine months months ended ended October October 2012 2012 2011 31, 31, Q2 Q1 Q4 2012 2011 Sales America $ 27,183 $ 35,487 $ 46,489 $ 98,796 $ 91,487 Europe 26,098 17,446 15,701 72,987 63,105 Asia (excluding Japan) 59,056 14,354 50,817 69,834 86,543 Japan 20,433 14,610 19,654 72,840 57,009 Total sales 132,770 81,897 132,661 314,457 298,144 Cost of sales 82,513 42,958 79,518 149,972 166,850 Gross margin 50,257 38,939 53,143 164,485 131,294 Gross margin (%) 37.9% 47.5% 40.1% 52.3% 44.0% Selling, general and administrative expenses 43,331 34,716 47,866 144,011 118,682 Operating profit $ 6,926 $ 4,223 $ 5,277 $ 20,474 $ 12,612 Depreciation and amortization [(i)] 3,115 3,069 3,688 10,642 9,233 EBITDA [(ii)] $ 10,041 $ 7,292 $ 8,965 $ 31,116 $ 21,845 Depreciation and amortization included in cost of sales and [(i)] selling, general and administrative expenses. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization [(ii)] ("EBITDA"). See "Non-IFRS Measure" on page 19. Three Months Ended October 31, 2012 Compared to Three Months Ended October 31, 2011 LUXURY BRAND SALES Sales for the third quarter were $95.6 million compared to $83.5 million for the comparable quarter of the prior year, an increase of 14% (an increase of 17% at constant exchange rates). Sales in America increased 7% to $30.8 million, sales in Europe increased 40% to $27.3 million, sales in Asia (excluding Japan) increased 18% to $15.5 million, and sales in Japan were flat at $22.0 million, each as compared to the comparable quarter of the prior year. The total number of units sold during the third quarter increased by 8% over the comparable quarter of the prior year.LUXURY BRAND COST OF SALES AND GROSS MARGIN Cost of sales for the luxury brand segment for the third quarter was $43.0 million compared to $41.4 million for the comparable quarter of the prior year. Gross margin for the quarter was $52.6 million or 55.0% compared to $42.1 million or 50.4% for the third quarter of the prior year. The improvement in gross margin was primarily due to strong growth in bridal and access product sales combined with continued emphasis on supply chain efficiencies.LUXURY BRAND SELLING, GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES SG&A expenses increased by 16% to $47.2 million from $40.6 million in the comparable quarter of the prior year. The increase was due primarily to higher advertising, marketing and selling expenses. Fixed costs accounted for $5.1 million of the increase, while variable expenses linked to volume of sales accounted for $1.5 million of the increase. Fixed costs include salaries and benefits, advertising and marketing, rent and related costs and depreciation and amortization. SG&A expenses included depreciation and amortization expense of $3.3 million compared to $3.0 million in the comparable quarter of the prior year.Nine Months Ended October 31, 2012 Compared to Nine Months Ended October 31, 2011 LUXURY BRAND SALES Sales for the nine months ended October 31, 2012, were $314.5 million compared to $298.1 million for the comparable period of the prior year, an increase of 5% (7% at constant exchange rates). Sales in America increased 8% to $98.8 million, sales in Europe increased 16% to $73.0 million, sales in Asia (excluding Japan) decreased 19% to $69.8 million, and sales in Japan increased 28% to $72.8 million, each as compared to the comparable period of the prior year. The comparable period of the prior year included high-value transactions in Asia (excluding Japan) that were not repeated in the current period. During the nine months ended October 31, 2012, there were $19.1 million of high-value transactions, which generally carry lower-than-average gross margins, compared with $60.8 million in the comparable period of the prior year. The Japanese market continued to rebound strongly from the impact of the earthquake and tsunami that occurred in early 2011. The total number of units sold during the nine months ended October 31, 2012, increased by 24% over the comparable period of the prior year.LUXURY BRAND COST OF SALES AND GROSS MARGIN Cost of sales for the luxury brand segment for the nine months ended October 31, 2012, was $150.0 million compared to $166.9 million for the comparable period of the prior year. Gross margin for the nine months ended October 31, 2012, was $164.5 million or 52.3% compared to $131.3 million or 44.0% for the comparable period of the prior year. The improvement in gross margin was primarily due to strong growth in bridal and access product sales, the continued emphasis on supply chain efficiencies and a greater portion of high-value transactions in the comparable period of the prior year that generated lower-than-average gross margins.LUXURY BRAND SELLING, GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES SG&A expenses increased by 21% to $144.0 million from $118.7 million in the comparable period of the prior year. The increase was due primarily to higher advertising, marketing and selling expenses. Fixed costs accounted for $19.9 million of the increase, while variable expenses linked to volume of sales accounted for $5.4 million of the increase. Fixed costs include salaries and benefits, advertising and marketing, rent and related costs and depreciation and amortization. SG&A expenses included depreciation and amortization expense of $9.6 million compared to $9.0 million in the comparable period of the prior year.LUXURY BRAND SEGMENT OPERATIONAL UPDATE At October 31, 2012, the luxury brand segment's distribution network consisted of 22 directly operated salons, five licensed salons (in Manila, Philippines; Kiev, Ukraine; Moscow, Russia; and two in Dubai, United Arab Emirates) and 201 wholesale watch doors around the world. The Company opened a new salon in Harrods in London, England, during August, contributing to a strong increase in sales in Europe. During September, Harry Winston participated in the Biennale des Antiquaires at the Grand Palais in Paris, France, the most important fine jewelry exhibition in the world. At the exhibition, the Company unveiled its latest high jewelry collection, "Water by Harry Winston". The Company also announced that it is the lead sponsor of Hollywood Costume, a major new exhibition that is appearing at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England, between October 2012 and January 2013. The exhibition celebrates costume design in motion pictures and showcases the connection between Harry Winston jewels and Hollywood.Luxury Brand Segment Outlook Continued economic uncertainty in Europe coupled with the softening in consumer demand in China and the budget policy issues in the US are likely to translate into slower growth in the near term, impacting the holiday season. The Company believes that the Harry Winston brand is well positioned to continue to increase its market share in the luxury jewelry and timepiece sector. New salons in China have significantly improved the distribution network in the fastest growing luxury market in the world. During August 2012, a new directly operated salon was opened in the Harrods department store in London, England. A new directly operated salon is expected to be opened early next year in Geneva, Switzerland. In addition, a new licensed salon is expected to be opened in Kuwait City, Kuwait, during the first quarter of next fiscal year. The Company plans to expand by 15 wholesale watch doors to 216 doors by the end of fiscal 2013. By the end of the current fiscal year, the Company will have built an internal wholesale infrastructure to distribute its timepieces in Asia, Europe and Latin America. The Company continues to focus on executing its long-term plan of growing sales and profitability by expanding its distribution network in prime locations around the world, introducing new jewelry and timepiece collections supported by a strong advertising program, and leveraging the heritage of the Harry Winston brand.Corporate The corporate segment captures costs not specifically related to operations of the mining or luxury brand segments. (expressed in thousands of United States dollars) (unaudited) 2013 2013 2013 2012 2012 Q3 Q2 Q1 Q4 Q3 Sales $ - $ - $ - $ - $ - Cost of sales - - - - 34 Gross margin - - - - (34) Gross margin (%) -% -% -% -% -% Selling, general and administrative expenses 4,250 3,358 4,833 3,510 2,246 Operating loss $ (4,250) $ (3,358) $ (4,833) $ (3,510) $ (2,280) Depreciation and amortization [(i)] 139 139 139 139 141 EBITDA [(ii)] $ (4,111) $ (3,219) $ (4,694) $ (3,371) $ (2,139) Table continues (expressed in thousands of United States dollars) (unaudited) Nine months Nine months ended ended 2012 2012 2011 October 31, October 31, Q2 Q1 Q4 2012 2011 Sales $ - $ - $ - $ - $ - Cost of sales 51 51 51 - 135 Gross margin (51) (51) (51) - (135) Gross margin (%) -% -% -% -% -% Selling, general and administrative expenses 2,281 3,449 1,839 12,441 7,976 Operating loss $ (2,332) $ (3,500) $ (1,890) $ (12,441) $ (8,111) Depreciation and amortization [(i)] 140 139 278 417 420 EBITDA [(ii)] $ (2,192) $ (3,361) $ (1,612) $ (12,024) $ (7,691) Depreciation and amortization included in cost of sales and [(i)] selling, general and administrative expenses. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization [(ii)] ("EBITDA"). See "Non-IFRS Measure" on page 19. Three Months Ended October 31, 2012 Compared to Three Months Ended October 31, 2011 CORPORATE SELLING, GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES SG&A expenses for the corporate segment increased by $2.0 million from the comparable quarter of the prior year due to travel expenses and salaries and benefits related to additional corporate employees.Nine Months Ended October 31, 2012 Compared to Nine Months Ended October 31, 2011 CORPORATE SELLING, GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES SG&A expenses for the corporate segment increased by $4.5 million from the comparable period of the prior year due to severance costs and to travel expenses and salaries and benefits related to additional corporate employees.Liquidity and Capital Resources Working Capital As at October 31, 2012, the Company had unrestricted cash and cash equivalents of $110.8 million compared to $78.1 million at January 31, 2012. The Company had cash on hand and balances with banks of $105.6 million and short-term investments of $5.2 million at October 31, 2012.During the quarter ended October 31, 2012, the Company reported cash from operations of $18.6 million compared to a use of cash from operations of $23.8 million in the comparable quarter of the prior year. The increase resulted primarily from the Company's decision to hold rough diamond inventory due to market conditions in the prior year. At October 31, 2012, the Company had 0.8 million carats of rough diamond inventory with an estimated current market value of approximately $110 million, of which approximately $60 million represents inventory available for sale.Working capital increased to $461.9 million at October 31, 2012 from $439.0 million at January 31, 2012. During the quarter, the Company increased accounts receivable by $5.7 million, decreased other current assets by $3.5 million, increased inventory and supplies by $27.0 million, increased trade and other payables by $19.2 million and increased employee benefit plans by $0.6 million.The Company's liquidity requirements fluctuate from quarter to quarter depending on, among other factors, the seasonality of production at the Diavik Diamond Mine, seasonality of mine operating expenses, capital expenditure programs, the number of rough diamond sales events conducted during the quarter and the volume, size and quality distribution of rough diamonds delivered from the Diavik Diamond Mine and sold by the Company in each quarter, along with the seasonality of sales and salon expansion in the luxury brand segment. The Company's principal working capital needs include investments in inventory, other current assets, and trade and other payables and income taxes payable.The Company assesses liquidity and capital resources on a consolidated basis. The Company's requirements are for cash operating expenses, working capital, contractual debt requirements and capital expenditures. The Company believes that it will generate sufficient liquidity to meet its anticipated requirements for the next twelve months.Financing Activities The mining segment maintains a senior secured revolving credit facility with Standard Chartered Bank. At October 31, 2012, $50.0 million was outstanding. On November 13, 2012, the Company entered into share purchase agreements with BHP Billiton Canada Inc., and various affiliates to purchase all of BHP Billiton's diamond assets, including its controlling interest in the Ekati Diamond Mine. The purchase price for the acquisitions will be satisfied from cash resources on hand and from new debt financing that has been arranged with The Royal Bank of Canada and Standard Chartered Bank. The new facilities will comprise a $400 million term loan, a $100 million revolving credit facility (of which $50 million will be available for purposes of funding the Ekati acquisition) and a $140 million letter of credit facility in support of the Core Zone environmental reclamation bond.  The new facilities will be secured and will replace the Company mining segment's current $125 million facility with Standard Chartered Bank, which will be repaid and terminated on closing. The new facilities will include customary covenants, including certain reporting and financial covenants, and will bear interest at market rates. The term loan will be an amortizing facility, with principal repayments beginning 30 months following closing and a final bullet payment of 50 percent of the principal amount being due on the date that is five years after closing. The $100 million portion of the revolving facility will be due five years after closing. The letter of credit facility will expire 364 days after closing. The facilities will be subject to customary closing conditions, including closing of the Core Zone acquisition. If the Core Zone acquisition is not completed but the Buffer Zone acquisition is completed, then the Company expects to finance the acquisition of the Buffer Zone using other cash resources available to it.As at October 31, 2012, $15.7 million and $2.1 million was outstanding under the Company's revolving financing facility relating to its Belgian subsidiary, Harry Winston Diamond International N.V., and its Indian subsidiary, Harry Winston Diamond (India) Private Limited, respectively, compared to $nil and $4.3 million at January 31, 2012.The amount outstanding on the secured five-year revolving credit facility for the Company's luxury brand subsidiary, Harry Winston Inc., was $223.0 million at October 31, 2012, compared to $200.5 million at January 31, 2012. On August 30, 2012, Harry Winston Inc. refinanced its senior secured revolving credit facility by entering into a new secured five-year credit agreement with a consortium of banks led by Standard Chartered Bank establishing a $260.0 million facility for revolving credit loans. Harry Winston Inc. amended its senior secured revolving credit facility on November 7, 2012 by adding an additional $40.0 million increasing the total facility to $300.0 million. The facility has a maturity date of August 30, 2017. See Contractual Obligations below.Investing Activities During the quarter, the Company purchased property, plant and equipment of $19.2 million, of which $13.4 million was purchased for the mining segment and $5.8 million for the luxury brand segment.Contractual Obligations The Company has contractual payment obligations with respect to interest-bearing loans and borrowings and, through its participation in the Joint Venture, future site restoration costs at the Diavik Diamond Mine level. Additionally, at the Joint Venture level, contractual obligations exist with respect to operating purchase obligations, as administered by DDMI, the operator of the mine. In order to maintain its 40% ownership interest in the Diavik Diamond Mine, HWDLP is obligated to fund 40% of the Joint Venture's total expenditures on a monthly basis. Not reflected in the table below are capital expenditures for the calendar years 2012 to 2016 of approximately $135 million assuming a Canadian/US average exchange rate of $1.00 for each of the five years relating to HWDLP's current projected share of the planned capital expenditures (excluding the A-21 pipe) at the Diavik Diamond Mine. Also not included is the potential impact of the Ekati transaction. The most significant contractual obligations for the ensuing five-year period can be summarized as follows: Less CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS than Year Year After (expressed in thousands of United States dollars) Total 1 year 2-3 4-5 5 years Interest-bearing loans and borrowings (a)(b) $ 399,880 $ 61,114 $ 70,943 $ 243,429 $ 24,394 Environmental and participation agreements incremental commitments (c) 93,686 82,990 4,864 - 5,832 Operating lease obligations (d) 254,927 25,276 53,977 47,900 127,774 Total contractual obligations $ 748,493 $ 169,380 $ 129,784 $ 291,329 $ 158,000 (a) (i) Interest-bearing loans and borrowings presented in the foregoing table include current and long-term portions. The mining segment maintains a senior secured revolving credit facility with Standard Chartered Bank for $125.0 million. The facility has an initial maturity date of June 24, 2013 with two one-year extensions at the Company's option. There are no scheduled repayments required before maturity. At October 31, 2012, $50.0 million was outstanding. (ii) The Company has available a $45.0 million revolving financing facility (utilization in either US dollars or Euros) with Antwerp Diamond Bank for inventory and receivables funding in connection with marketing activities through its Belgian subsidiary, Harry Winston Diamond International N.V., and its Indian subsidiary, Harry Winston Diamond (India) Private Limited. Borrowings under the Belgian facility bear interest at the bank's base rate plus 1.5%. Borrowings under the Indian facility bear an interest rate of 12.50%. At October 31, 2012, $15.7 million and $2.1 million were outstanding under this facility relating to its Belgian subsidiary, Harry Winston Diamond International N.V., and its Indian subsidiary, Harry Winston Diamond (India) Private Limited, respectively. The facility is guaranteed by Harry Winston Diamond Corporation. (iii) On August 30, 2012, Harry Winston Inc. refinanced its secured revolving credit facility by entering into a new secured five-year credit agreement with a consortium of banks led by Standard Chartered Bank establishing a $260.0 million facility for revolving credit loans. The new facility expires on August 30, 2017. On November 7, 2012, Harry Winston Inc. signed the first amendment to its senior secured revolving credit agreement dated August 30, 2012. The amendment increased the current $260.0 million facility to $300.0 million with Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company agreeing to provide an additional $40.0 million commitment, and being added as a new lender under the current credit agreement. There are no scheduled repayments required before maturity. As with the previous agreement, the new credit facility is supported by a $20.0 million limited guarantee provided by Harry Winston Diamond Corporation. The amount available under this facility is subject to a borrowing base formula based on certain assets of the luxury brand segment. At October 31, 2012, $223.0 million was outstanding. The new Harry Winston Inc. credit agreement contains affirmative and negative non-financial and financial covenants, which apply to the luxury brand segment. These provisions include consolidated minimum tangible net worth, minimum coverage of fixed charges, leverage ratio and limitations on capital expenditures and certain investments. The new credit agreement also includes a change of control provision, which would result in the entire unpaid principal and all accrued interest of the facility becoming due immediately upon change of control, as defined. Any material adverse change, as defined, in the luxury brand segment's assets, liabilities, consolidated financial position or consolidated results of operations constitutes default under the agreement. The luxury brand segment has pledged 100% of Harry Winston Inc.'s common stock and 66 2/3% of the common stock of its foreign subsidiaries to the bank to secure the loan. Inventory and accounts receivable of Harry Winston Inc. are pledged as collateral to secure the borrowings of Harry Winston Inc. In addition, an assignment of proceeds on insurance covering security collateral was made. Loans under this new credit facility can be either fixed rate loans or revolving line of credit loans. The fixed rate loans will bear interest within a range of 2.50% to 3.25% above LIBOR based upon a pricing grid determined by the fixed charge coverage ratio. Interest under this option will be determined for periods of either one, two, three or six months. The revolving line of credit loans will bear interest within a range of 1.50% to 2.25% above the bank's prime rate based upon a pricing grid determined by the fixed charge coverage ratio as well. (iv) Also included in long-term debt of Harry Winston Inc. is a 25-year loan agreement for CHF 17.5 million ($18.5 million) used to finance the construction of the Company's watch factory in Geneva, Switzerland. The loan agreement is comprised of a CHF 3.5 million ($3.7 million) loan and a CHF 14.0 million ($14.8 million) loan. The CHF 3.5 million loan bears interest at a rate of 3.15% and matures on April 22, 2013. The CHF 14.0 million loan bears interest at a rate of 3.55% and matures on January 31, 2033. At October 31, 2012, an aggregate of $15.7 million was outstanding. The bank has a secured interest in the factory building. (v) On August 21, 2012, Harry Winston S.A. entered into a credit facility with UBS AG establishing a CHF 7.0 million credit line. The new credit facility is available to Harry Winston S.A. for general corporate purposes. The new facility contains affirmative and negative non-financial and financial covenants. The Harry Winston S.A. factory building is pledged as collateral to secure the borrowings. Borrowings under the credit facility can be either fixed rate loans or revolving line of credit loans in CHF or any freely available and convertible currency. Interest under the fixed rate option will be based upon Euromarket rates for the relevant term and currency plus a bank margin. Available terms under fixed rate borrowings are one to 12 months in minimum denominations of CHF 250,000. Interest under the revolving/overdraft option will bear interest at 4% per annum for CHF loans, and 5.5% per annum for USD loans. A 0.25% commission will be charged quarterly based upon the average debit balance. At October 31, 2012, $7.4 million was outstanding. (vi) Harry Winston S.A. has a CHF 0.5 million ($0.5 million) finance lease for machinery located at the watch factory in Geneva, Switzerland. The finance lease has an interest rate of 1.97% and matures on April 1, 2017. At October 31, 2012, $0.4 million was outstanding. (vii) Harry Winston Japan, K.K. maintains unsecured credit agreements with three banks, amounting to Yen1,284 million ($16.1 million). Harry Winston Japan, K.K. also maintains a secured credit agreement amounting to Yen575 million ($7.2 million). This facility is secured by inventory owned by Harry Winston Japan, K.K. At October 31, 2012, $23.3 million was outstanding. (viii) The Company's first mortgage on real property has scheduled principal payments of approximately $0.2 million quarterly, may be prepaid at any time, and matures on September 1, 2018. On October 31, 2012, $5.8 million was outstanding on the mortgage payable. (b) Interest on loans and borrowings is calculated at various fixed and floating rates. Projected interest payments on the current debt outstanding were based on interest rates in effect at October 31, 2012, and have been included under interest-bearing loans and borrowings in the table above. Interest payments for the next twelve months are approximated to be $11.0 million. (c) The Joint Venture, under environmental and other agreements, must provide funding for the Environmental Monitoring Advisory Board. These agreements also state that the Joint Venture must provide security deposits for the performance by the Joint Venture of its reclamation and abandonment obligations under all environmental laws and regulations. The operator of the Joint Venture has fulfilled such obligations for the security deposits by posting letters of credit, of which HWDLP's share as at October 31, 2012, was $81.4 million based on its 40% ownership interest in the Diavik Diamond Mine. There can be no assurance that the operator will continue its practice of posting letters of credit in fulfillment of this obligation, in which event HWDLP would be required to post its proportionate share of such security directly, which would result in additional constraints on liquidity. The requirement to post security for the reclamation and abandonment obligations may be reduced to the extent of amounts spent by the Joint Venture on those activities. The Joint Venture has also signed participation agreements with various native groups. These agreements are expected to contribute to the social, economic and cultural well-being of area Aboriginal bands. The actual cash outlay for the Joint Venture's obligations under these agreements is not anticipated to occur until later in the life of the Diavik Diamond Mine. (d) Operating lease obligations represent future minimum annual rentals under non-cancellable operating leases for Harry Winston Inc. salons and office space. Non-IFRS Measure In addition to discussing earnings measures in accordance with IFRS, the MD&A provides the following non-IFRS measure, which is also used by management to monitor and evaluate the performance of the Company and its business segments.The term EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) does not have a standardized meaning according to IFRS and therefore may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers. The Company defines EBITDA as sales minus cost of sales and selling, general and administrative expenses, meaning it represents operating profit before depreciation and amortization.EBITDA is a measure commonly reported and widely used by investors and analysts as an indicator of the Company's operating performance and ability to incur and service debt and as a valuation metric. EBITDA margin is defined as the ratio obtained by dividing EBITDA by sales. CONSOLIDATED (expressed in thousands of United States dollars) (unaudited) 2013 2013 2013 2012 2012 Q3 Q2 Q1 Q4 Q3 Operating profit (loss) $ 10,322 $ 16,384 $ 18,658 $ 30,710 $ (1,963) Depreciation and amortization 24,453 16,980 25,546 27,512 23,121 EBITDA $ 34,775 $ 33,364 $ 44,204 $ 58,222 $ 21,158 MINING SEGMENT (expressed in thousands of United States dollars) (unaudited) 2013 2013 2013 2012 2012 Q3 Q2 Q1 Q4 Q3 Operating profit (loss) $ 9,223 $ 11,723 $ 16,385 $ 27,388 $ (1,147) Depreciation and amortization 20,588 13,160 22,172 24,284 19,932 EBITDA $ 29,811 $ 24,883 $ 38,557 $ 51,672 $ 18,785 LUXURY BRAND SEGMENT (expressed in thousands of United States dollars) (unaudited) 2013 2013 2013 2012 2012 Q3 Q2 Q1 Q4 Q3 Operating profit $ 5,349 $ 8,019 $ 7,106 $ 6,832 $ 1,464 Depreciation and amortization 3,726 3,681 3,235 3,089 3,048 EBITDA $ 9,075 $ 11,700 $ 10,341 $ 9,921 $ 4,512 CORPORATE SEGMENT (expressed in thousands of United States dollars) (unaudited) 2013 2013 2013 2012 2012 Q3 Q2 Q1 Q4 Q3 Operating loss $ (4,250) $ (3,358) $ (4,833) $ (3,510) $ (2,280) Depreciation and amortization 139 139 139 139 141 EBITDA $ (4,111) $ (3,219) $ (4,694) $ (3,371) $ (2,139) Table continued? CONSOLIDATED (expressed in thousands of United States dollars) (unaudited) Nine Nine months months ended ended October October 2012 2012 2011 31, 31, Q2 Q1 Q4 2012 2011 Operating profit (loss) $ 23,100 $ 4,685 $ 21,245 $ 45,364 $ 25,822 Depreciation and amortization 20,716 20,291 24,635 66,980 64,129 EBITDA $ 43,816 $ 24,976 $ 45,880 $ 112,344 $ 89,951 MINING SEGMENT (expressed in thousands of United States dollars) (unaudited) Nine Nine months months ended ended October October 2012 2012 2011 31, 31, Q2 Q1 Q4 2012 2011 Operating profit (loss) $ 18,506 $ 3,962 $ 17,858 $ 37,331 $ 21,321 Depreciation and amortization 17,461 17,083 20,669 55,921 54,476 EBITDA $ 35,967 $ 21,045 $ 38,527 $ 93,252 $ 75,797 LUXURY BRAND SEGMENT (expressed in thousands of United States dollars) (unaudited) Nine Nine months months ended ended October October 2012 2012 2011 31, 31, Q2 Q1 Q4 2012 2011 Operating profit $ 6,926 $ 4,223 $ 5,277 $ 20,474 $ 12,612 Depreciation and amortization 3,115 3,069 3,688 10,642 9,233 EBITDA $ 10,041 $ 7,292 $ 8,965 $ 31,116 $ 21,845 CORPORATE SEGMENT (expressed in thousands of United States dollars) (unaudited) Nine Nine months months ended ended October October 2012 2012 2011 31, 31, Q2 Q1 Q4 2012 2011 Operating loss $ (2,332) $ (3,500) $ (1,890) $ (12,441) $ (8,111) Depreciation and amortization 140 139 278 417 420 EBITDA $ (2,192) $ (3,361) $ (1,612) $ (12,024) $ (7,691) Risks and Uncertainties Harry Winston Diamond Corporation is subject to a number of risks and uncertainties as a result of its operations. In addition to the other information contained in this MD&A and the Company's other publicly filed disclosure documents, readers should give careful consideration to the following risks, each of which could have a material adverse effect on the Company's business prospects or financial condition.Nature of Mining The operation of the Diavik Diamond Mine is subject to risks inherent in the mining industry, including variations in grade and other geological differences, unexpected problems associated with required water retention dikes, water quality, surface and underground conditions, processing problems, equipment performance, accidents, labour disputes, risks relating to the physical security of the diamonds, force majeure risks and natural disasters. Particularly with underground mining operations, inherent risks include variations in rock structure and strength as it impacts on mining method selection and performance, de-watering and water handling requirements, achieving the required crushed rock-fill strengths, and unexpected local ground conditions. Hazards, such as unusual or unexpected rock formations, rock bursts, pressures, collapses, flooding or other conditions, may be encountered during mining. Such risks could result in personal injury or fatality; damage to or destruction of mining properties, processing facilities or equipment; environmental damage; delays, suspensions or permanent reductions in mining production; monetary losses; and possible legal liability.The Diavik Diamond Mine, because of its remote northern location and access only by winter road or by air, is subject to special climate and transportation risks. These risks include the inability to operate or to operate efficiently during periods of extreme cold, the unavailability of materials and equipment, and increased transportation costs due to the late opening and/or early closure of the winter road. Such factors can add to the cost of mine development, production and operation and/or impair production and mining activities, thereby affecting the Company's profitability.Nature of Interest in DDMI HWDLP holds an undivided 40% interest in the assets, liabilities and expenses of the Diavik Diamond Mine and the Diavik group of mineral claims. The Diavik Diamond Mine and the exploration and development of the Diavik group of mineral claims is a joint arrangement between DDMI (60%) and HWDLP (40%), and is subject to the risks normally associated with the conduct of joint ventures and similar joint arrangements. These risks include the inability to exert influence over strategic decisions made in respect of the Diavik Diamond Mine and the Diavik group of mineral claims, including the inability to control the timing and scope of capital expenditures, and risks that DDMI may decide not to proceed with the mining the A-21 pipe or may otherwise change the mine plan. By virtue of DDMI's 60% interest in the Diavik Diamond Mine, it has a controlling vote in virtually all Joint Venture management decisions respecting the development and operation of the Diavik Diamond Mine and the development of the Diavik group of mineral claims. Accordingly, DDMI is able to determine the timing and scope of future project capital expenditures, and therefore is able to impose capital expenditure requirements on HWDLP that the Company may not have sufficient cash to meet. A failure to meet capital expenditure requirements imposed by DDMI could result in HWDLP's interest in the Diavik Diamond Mine and the Diavik group of mineral claims being diluted. Rio Tinto plc, the parent of DDMI, announced a review of its diamond operations in early 2012.Diamond Prices and Demand for Diamonds The profitability of the Company is dependent upon production from the Diavik Diamond Mine and on the results of the operations of its luxury brand operations. Each, in turn, is dependent in significant part upon the worldwide demand for and price of diamonds. Diamond prices fluctuate and are affected by numerous factors beyond the control of the Company, including worldwide economic trends, particularly in the US, Japan, China and India, worldwide levels of diamond discovery and production, and the level of demand for, and discretionary spending on, luxury goods such as diamonds and jewelry. Low or negative growth in the worldwide economy, renewed or additional credit market disruptions, natural disasters or the occurrence of terrorist attacks or similar activities creating disruptions in economic growth could result in decreased demand for luxury goods such as diamonds and jewelry, thereby negatively affecting the price of diamonds and jewelry. Similarly, a substantial increase in the worldwide level of diamond production or the release of stocks held back during recent periods of low demand could also negatively affect the price of diamonds. In each case, such developments could have a material adverse effect on the Company's results of operations.Cash Flow and Liquidity The Company's liquidity requirements fluctuate from quarter to quarter and year to year depending on, among other factors, the seasonality of production at the Diavik Diamond Mine, the seasonality of mine operating expenses, exploration expenses, capital expenditure programs, the number of rough diamond sales events conducted during the quarter and the volume, size and quality distribution of rough diamonds delivered from the Diavik Diamond Mine and sold by the Company in each quarter, along with the seasonality of sales and salon refurbishment and expansion in the luxury brand segment. The Company's principal working capital needs include investments in inventory, prepaid expenses and other current assets, and accounts payable and income taxes payable. There can be no assurance that the Company will be able to meet each or all of its liquidity requirements. A failure by the Company to meet its liquidity requirements could result in the Company failing to meet its planned development objectives, or in the Company being in default of a contractual obligation, each of which could have a material adverse effect on the Company's business prospects or financial condition.Economic Environment The Company's financial results are tied to the global economic conditions and their impact on levels of consumer confidence and consumer spending. The global markets have experienced the impact of a significant US and international economic downturn since the fall of 2008. This has restricted the Company's growth opportunities both domestically and internationally, and a return to a recession or weak recovery, due to recent disruptions in financial markets in the US, the Eurozone or elsewhere, budget policy issues in the US and political upheavals in the Middle East, could cause the Company to experience revenue declines across both of its business segments due to deteriorated consumer confidence and spending, and a decrease in the availability of credit, which could have a material adverse effect on the Company's business prospects or financial condition. The credit facilities essential to the diamond polishing industry are largely underwritten by European banks that are currently under stress with the European sovereign debt issue. The withdrawal or reduction of such facilities could also have a material adverse effect on the Company's business prospects or financial condition. The Company monitors economic developments in the markets in which it operates and uses this information in its continuous strategic and operational planning in an effort to adjust its business in response to changing economic conditions.Currency Risk Currency fluctuations may affect the Company's financial performance. Diamonds are sold throughout the world based principally on the US dollar price, and although the Company reports its financial results in US dollars, a majority of the costs and expenses of the Diavik Diamond Mine are incurred in Canadian dollars. Further, the Company has a significant deferred income tax liability that has been incurred and will be payable in Canadian dollars. The Company's currency exposure relates primarily to expenses and obligations incurred by it in Canadian dollars and, secondarily, to revenues of Harry Winston Inc. in currencies other than the US dollar. The appreciation of the Canadian dollar against the US dollar, and the depreciation of other currencies against the US dollar, therefore, will increase the expenses of the Diavik Diamond Mine and the amount of the Company's Canadian dollar liabilities relative to the revenue the Company will receive from diamond sales, and will decrease the US dollar revenues received by Harry Winston Inc. From time to time, the Company may use a limited number of derivative financial instruments to manage its foreign currency exposure.Licences and Permits The operation of the Diavik Diamond Mine and exploration on the Diavik property requires licences and permits from the Canadian government. The Diavik Diamond Mine Type "A" Water Licence was renewed by the regional Wek'eezhii Land and Water Board to October 31, 2015. While the Company anticipates that DDMI, the operator of the Diavik Diamond Mine, will be able to renew this licence and other necessary permits in the future, there can be no guarantee that DDMI will be able to do so or obtain or maintain all other necessary licences and permits that may be required to maintain the operation of the Diavik Diamond Mine or to further explore and develop the Diavik property.Regulatory and Environmental Risks The operation of the Diavik Diamond Mine, exploration activities at the Diavik property and the manufacturing of jewelry and watches are subject to various laws and regulations governing the protection of the environment, exploration, development, production, taxes, labour standards, occupational health, waste disposal, mine safety, manufacturing safety and other matters. New laws and regulations, amendments to existing laws and regulations, or more stringent implementation or changes in enforcement policies under existing laws and regulations could have a material adverse effect on the Company by increasing costs and/or causing a reduction in levels of production from the Diavik Diamond Mine and in the manufacture of jewelry and watches. As well, as the Company's international operations expand, it or its subsidiaries become subject to laws and regulatory regimes that could differ materially from those under which they operate in Canada and the US.Mining and manufacturing are subject to potential risks and liabilities associated with pollution of the environment and the disposal of waste products occurring as a result of mining and manufacturing operations. To the extent that the Company's operations are subject to uninsured environmental liabilities, the payment of such liabilities could have a material adverse effect on the Company.Climate Change The Canadian government has established a number of policy measures in response to concerns relating to climate change. While the impact of these measures cannot be quantified at this time, the likely effect will be to increase costs for fossil fuels, electricity and transportation; restrict industrial emission levels; impose added costs for emissions in excess of permitted levels; and increase costs for monitoring and reporting. Compliance with these initiatives could have a material adverse effect on the Company's results of operations.Resource and Reserve Estimates The Company's figures for mineral resources and ore reserves on the Diavik group of mineral claims are estimates, and no assurance can be given that the anticipated carats will be recovered. The estimation of reserves is a subjective process. Forecasts are based on engineering data, projected future rates of production and the timing of future expenditures, all of which are subject to numerous uncertainties and various interpretations. The Company expects that its estimates of reserves will change to reflect updated information as well as to reflect depletion due to production. Reserve estimates may be revised upward or downward based on the results of current and future drilling, testing or production levels, and on changes in mine design. In addition, market fluctuations in the price of diamonds or increases in the costs to recover diamonds from the Diavik Diamond Mine may render the mining of ore reserves uneconomical.Mineral resources that are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability. Due to the uncertainty that may attach to inferred mineral resources, there is no assurance that mineral resources at the Diavik property will be upgraded to proven and probable ore reserves.Insurance The Company's business is subject to a number of risks and hazards, including adverse environmental conditions, industrial accidents, labour disputes, unusual or unexpected geological conditions, risks relating to the physical security of diamonds and jewelry held as inventory or in transit, changes in the regulatory environment, and natural phenomena such as inclement weather conditions. Such occurrences could result in damage to the Diavik Diamond Mine, personal injury or death, environmental damage to the Diavik property, delays in mining, the closing of Harry Winston Inc.'s manufacturing facilities or salons, monetary losses and possible legal liability. Although insurance is maintained to protect against certain risks in connection with the Diavik Diamond Mine and the Company's operations, the insurance in place will not cover all potential risks. It may not be possible to maintain insurance to cover insurable risks at economically feasible premiums.Fuel Costs The Diavik Diamond Mine's expected fuel needs are purchased periodically during the year for storage, and transported to the mine site by way of the winter road. These costs will increase if transportation by air freight is required due to a shortened "winter road season" or unexpected high fuel usage.The cost of the fuel purchased is based on the then prevailing price and expensed into operating costs on a usage basis. The Diavik Diamond Mine currently has no hedges for its future anticipated fuel consumption.Reliance on Skilled Employees Production at the Diavik Diamond Mine is dependent upon the efforts of certain skilled employees of DDMI. The loss of these employees or the inability of DDMI to attract and retain additional skilled employees may adversely affect the level of diamond production from the Diavik Diamond Mine.The Company's success in marketing rough diamonds and operating the business of Harry Winston Inc. is dependent on the services of key executives and skilled employees, as well as the continuance of key relationships with certain third parties, such as diamantaires. The loss of these persons or the Company's inability to attract and retain additional skilled employees or to establish and maintain relationships with required third parties may adversely affect its business and future operations in marketing diamonds and operating its luxury brand segment.Expansion and Refurbishment of the Existing Salon Network A key component of the Company's luxury brand strategy in recent years has been the expansion of its salon network. The Company currently expects to expand its retail salon network to a total of 35 salons and 300 wholesale doors worldwide by fiscal 2016. An additional objective of the Company in the luxury brand segment is to achieve a compound annual growth rate in sales in the mid-teens and an operating profit in the low to mid-teens, in each case by fiscal 2016. Although the Company considers these objectives to be reasonable, they are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, and there can be no assurance that these objectives will be realized. This strategy requires the Company to make ongoing capital expenditures to build and open new salons, to refurbish existing salons from time to time, and to incur additional operating expenses in order to operate the new salons. To date, much of this expansion has been financed by Harry Winston Inc. through borrowings. The successful expansion of the Company's global salon network, and achieving an increase in sales and in operating profit, will depend on a variety of factors, including worldwide economic conditions, market demand for luxury goods, the strength of the Harry Winston brand and the availability of sufficient funding. There can be no assurance that the expansion of the salon network will continue or that the current expansion will prove successful in increasing annual sales or earnings from the luxury brand segment, and the increased debt levels resulting from this expansion could negatively impact the Company's liquidity and its results from operations in the absence of increased sales and earnings.The Company has to date licensed five retail salons to operate under the Harry Winston name and currently expects to increase the number of licensed salons to 15 by fiscal 2016. There is no assurance that the Company will be able to find qualified third parties to enter into these licensing arrangements, or that the licensees will honour the terms of the agreements. The conduct of licensees may have a negative impact on the Company's distinctive brand name and reputation.Competition in the Luxury Brand Segment The Company is exposed to competition in the luxury brand market from other luxury goods, diamond, jewelry and watch retailers. The ability of Harry Winston Inc. to successfully compete with such luxury goods, diamond, jewelry and watch retailers is dependent upon a number of factors, including the ability to source high-end polished diamonds and protect and promote its distinctive brand name and reputation. If Harry Winston Inc. is unable to successfully compete in the luxury jewelry segment, the Company's results of operations will be adversely affected.Cybersecurity The Company and certain of its third-party vendors receive and store personal information in connection with human resources operations and other aspects of the business. Despite the Company's implementation of security measures, its IT systems are vulnerable to damage from computer viruses, natural disasters, unauthorized access, cyber attack and other similar disruptions. Any system failure, accident or security breach could result in disruptions to the Company's operations. A material network breach in the security of the IT systems could include the theft of intellectual property or trade secrets. To the extent that any disruption or security breach results in a loss or damage to the Company's data, or in inappropriate disclosure of confidential information, financial data, or credit cardholder data, it could cause significant damage to the Company's reputation, affect relationships with our customers, lead to claims against the Company and ultimately harm its business. In addition, the Company may be required to incur significant costs to protect against damage caused by these disruptions or security breaches in the future. Although the Company believes that it has robust information security procedures and other safeguards in place, as cyber threats continue to evolve, the Company may be required to expend additional resources to continue to enhance its information security measures and/or to investigate and remediate any information security vulnerabilities.Intellectual Property The success of the luxury brand segment depends on the value and reputation of the Harry Winston brand and other proprietary property. The Company relies on various intellectual property rights, including copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets, to establish its proprietary rights. While the Company devotes considerable efforts and resources to protecting its intellectual property, if these efforts are not successful the value of the brand may be harmed, which could have a material adverse effect on the Company's financial position.Risks relating to the Ekati transactions On November 13, 2012, the Company entered into share purchase agreements with BHP Billiton Canada Inc. and various affiliates to purchase all of BHP Billiton's diamond assets, including its controlling interest in the Ekati Diamond Mine as well as the associated diamond sorting and sales facilities in Yellowknife, Canada and Antwerp, Belgium. As set out in the share purchase agreements, the Company's acquisition of BHP Billiton's interest in the Ekati Diamond Mine is subject to the occurrence of certain events and the satisfaction of certain closing conditions.BHP Billiton's interests in the Ekati Diamond Mine are subject to separate joint venture agreements. Pursuant to the joint venture agreements, BHP Billiton will first separately offer to the joint venture parties its separate interests in the Ekati Diamond Mine on the same terms as those agreed to by the Company. The joint venture parties will then have 60 days to elect to acquire either or both of those interests. Any interests that the joint venture parties do not elect to acquire within that time period can then be transferred to the Company in the following 60 days. There can be no assurance that the joint venture parties will not elect to acquire BHP Billiton's interests in the Ekati Diamond Mine. In addition, the Ekati transactions are subject to typical closing conditions including the receipt of Competition Act approvals and other regulatory approvals required in connection with the transfer of operatorship and ownership of the Core Zone and the Buffer Zone interests of the Ekati Diamond Mine. The Company plans to satisfy the total purchase price for the Ekati transactions from cash resources on hand and from new debt financing that has been arranged with The Royal Bank of Canada and Standard Chartered Bank. The new debt financing facilities will be subject to customary closing conditions, including closing of the Core Zone acquisition. There can be no assurance that all of the closing conditions to the Ekati transaction will be satisfied or as to the timing of closing to the Ekati transactions.Completion of the Ekati transactions and the integration of the Ekati Diamond Mine into the Company's operations will require significant management time and resources.Changes in Disclosure Controls and Procedures and Internal Control over Financial Reporting During the third quarter of fiscal 2013, there were no changes in the Company's disclosure controls and procedures or internal control over financial reporting that materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, the Company's disclosure controls and procedures or internal control over financial reporting.Critical Accounting Estimates Management is often required to make judgments, assumptions and estimates in the application of IFRS that have a significant impact on the financial results of the Company. Certain policies are more significant than others and are, therefore, considered critical accounting policies. Accounting policies are considered critical if they rely on a substantial amount of judgment (use of estimates) in their application or if they result from a choice between accounting alternatives and that choice has a material impact on the Company's reported results or financial position.The critical accounting estimates applied in the preparation of the Company's unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements are consistent with those applied and disclosed in the Company's MD&A for the year ended January 31, 2012.Changes in Accounting Policies The International Accounting Standards Board ("IASB") has issued a new standard, IFRS 9, "Financial Instruments" ("IFRS 9"), which will ultimately replace IAS 39, "Financial Instruments: Recognition and Measurement" ("IAS 39"). IFRS 9 provides guidance on the classification and measurement of financial assets and financial liabilities. This standard becomes effective for the Company's fiscal year end beginning February 1, 2015. The Company is currently assessing the impact of the new standard on its financial statements.IFRS 10, "Consolidated Financial Statements" ("IFRS 10"), was issued by the IASB on May 12, 2011, and will replace the consolidation requirements in SIC-12, "Consolidation - Special Purpose Entities" and IAS 27, "Consolidated and Separate Financial Statements". The new standard establishes control as the basis for determining which entities are consolidated in the consolidated financial statements and provides guidance to assist in the determination of control where it is difficult to assess. IFRS 10 is effective for the Company's fiscal year end beginning February 1, 2013, with early adoption permitted. The Company is currently assessing the impact of IFRS 10 on its consolidated financial statements.IFRS 11, "Joint Arrangements" ("IFRS 11"), was issued by the IASB on May 12, 2011 and will replace IAS 31, "Interest in Joint Ventures". The new standard will apply to the accounting for interests in joint arrangements where there is joint control. Under IFRS 11, joint arrangements are classified as either joint ventures or joint operations. The structure of the joint arrangement will no longer be the most significant factor in determining whether a joint arrangement is either a joint venture or a joint operation. Proportionate consolidations will no longer be allowed and will be replaced by equity accounting. IFRS 11 is effective for the Company's fiscal year-end beginning February 1, 2013, with early adoption permitted. The Company is currently assessing the impact of IFRS 11 on its results of operations and financial position.IFRS 13, "Fair Value Measurement" ("IFRS 13"), was also issued by the IASB on May 12, 2011. The new standard makes IFRS consistent with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States ("US GAAP") on measuring fair value and related fair value disclosures. The new standard creates a single source of guidance for fair value measurements. IFRS 13 is effective for the Company's fiscal year end beginning February 1, 2013, with early adoption permitted. The Company is assessing the impact of IFRS 13 on its consolidated financial statements.Amendments to IAS 19, "Employee Benefits" ("IAS 19"), was issued by the IASB on June 11, 2011. The amended standard eliminates the option to defer the recognition of actuarial gains and losses through the "corridor" approach, revises the presentation of changes in assets and liabilities arising from defined benefit plans and enhances the disclosures for defined benefit plans. IAS 19 is effective for the Company's fiscal year end beginning February 1, 2013, with early adoption permitted. The Company is assessing the impact of IAS 19 on its consolidated financial statements.Outstanding Share Information As at November 30, 2012 Authorized Unlimited Issued and outstanding shares 84,874,781 Options outstanding 2,229,727 Fully diluted 87,104,508 Additional Information Additional information relating to the Company, including the Company's most recently filed Annual Information Form, can be found on SEDAR at http://www.sedar.com, and is also available on the Company's website at http://investor.harrywinston.com. Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (EXPRESSED IN THOUSANDS OF UNITED STATES DOLLARS) (UNAUDITED) January January 31, 31, October 2012 2011 31, (Recast - (Recast - 2012 note 10) note 10) ASSETS Current assets Cash and cash equivalents (note 3) $ 110,810 $ 78,116 $ 108,693 Accounts receivable 34,749 26,910 22,788 Inventory and supplies (note 4) 513,558 457,827 403,212 Other current assets 37,808 45,494 41,317 696,925 608,347 576,010 Property, plant and equipment - Mining 724,146 734,146 764,093 Property, plant and equipment - Luxury brand 70,371 69,781 61,019 Intangible assets, net 126,919 127,337 127,894 Other non-current assets 12,907 14,165 14,521 Deferred income tax assets 101,924 82,955 65,833 Total assets $ 1,733,192 $ 1,636,731 $ 1,609,370 LIABILITIES AND EQUITY Current liabilities Trade and other payables $ 136,084 $ 104,681 $ 139,551 Employee benefit plans 7,623 6,026 4,317 Income taxes payable 41,290 29,450 6,660 Promissory note - - 70,000 Current portion of interest-bearing loans and borrowings (note 6) 50,054 29,238 24,215 235,051 169,395 244,743 Interest-bearing loans and borrowings (note 6) 288,098 270,485 235,516 Deferred income tax liabilities 321,175 325,035 309,868 Employee benefit plans 9,273 9,463 7,287 Provisions 63,339 65,245 50,130 Total liabilities 916,936 839,623 847,544 Equity Share capital 507,975 507,975 502,129 Contributed surplus 19,052 17,764 16,233 Retained earnings 280,790 261,028 235,574 Accumulated other comprehensive income 7,569 10,086 7,624 Total shareholders' equity 815,386 796,853 761,560 Non-controlling interest 870 255 266 Total equity 816,256 797,108 761,826 Total liabilities and equity $ 1,733,192 $ 1,636,731 $ 1,609,370 Subsequent events (note 1) The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements. Condensed Consolidated Income Statements (EXPRESSED IN THOUSANDS OF UNITED STATES DOLLARS, EXCEPT PER SHARE AMOUNTS) (UNAUDITED) Three Three Nine Nine months ended months ended months ended months ended October 31, October 31, October 31, October 31, 2012 2011 2012 2011 Sales $ 180,399 $ 119,716 $ 549,757 $ 486,026 Cost of sales 114,690 75,524 338,518 322,153 Gross margin 65,709 44,192 211,239 163,873 Selling, general and administrative expenses 55,387 46,155 165,875 138,051 Operating profit (loss) 10,322 (1,963) 45,364 25,822 Finance expenses (4,811) (4,040) (12,719) (13,206) Exploration costs (673) (600) (1,495) (1,593) Finance and other income 96 164 251 505 Foreign exchange gain 767 436 556 547 Profit before income taxes 5,701 (6,003) 31,957 12,075 Net income tax expense (recovery) 1,687 (1,272) 11,580 3,220 Net profit (loss) $ 4,014 $ (4,731) $ 20,377 $ 8,855 Attributable to shareholders $ 3,397 $ (4,728) $ 19,762 $ 8,854 Attributable to non-controlling interest $ 617 $ (3) $ 615 $ 1 Earnings (loss) per share Basic $ 0.04 $ (0.06) $ 0.23 $ 0.10 Diluted $ 0.04 $ (0.06) $ 0.23 $ 0.10 Weighted average number of shares outstanding 84,874,781 84,809,781 84,874,781 84,597,861 The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements. Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (EXPRESSED IN THOUSANDS OF UNITED STATES DOLLARS) (UNAUDITED) Three Three Nine Nine months ended months ended months ended months ended October 31, October 31, October 31, October 31, 2012 2011 2012 2011 Net profit (loss) $ 4,014 $ (4,731) $ 20,377 $ 8,855 Other comprehensive income Net gain (loss) on translation of net foreign operations (net of tax of nil) 3,452 (7,337) (2,517) 8,440 Other comprehensive income, net of tax 3,452 (7,337) (2,517) 8,440 Total comprehensive income $ 7,466 $ (12,068) $ 17,860 $ 17,295 Attributable to shareholders $ 6,849 $ (12,065) $ 17,245 $ 17,294 Attributable to non-controlling interest $ 617 $ (3) $ 615 $ 1 The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements. Condensed Consolidated Statements of Changes in Equity (EXPRESSED IN THOUSANDS OF UNITED STATES DOLLARS) (UNAUDITED) Nine Nine months ended months ended October 31, October 31, 2012 2011 Common shares: Balance at beginning of period $ 507,975 $ 502,129 Issued during the period - 5,163 Transfer from contributed surplus on exercise of options - 2,300 Balance at end of period 507,975 509,592 Contributed surplus: Balance at beginning of period 17,764 16,233 Stock-based compensation expense 1,288 1,602 Transfer from contributed surplus on exercise of options - (2,300) Balance at end of period 19,052 15,535 Retained earnings: Balance at beginning of period (Recast - note 10) 261,028 235,574 Net profit attributable to common shareholders 19,762 8,854 Balance at end of period 280,790 244,428 Accumulated other comprehensive income: Balance at beginning of period 10,086 7,624 Other comprehensive income Net gain (loss) on translation of net foreign operations (net of tax of nil) (2,517) 8,440 Balance at end of period 7,569 16,064 Non-controlling interest: Balance at beginning of period 255 266 Non-controlling interest 615 1 Balance at end of period 870 267 Total equity $ 816,256 $ 785,886 The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements.  Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (EXPRESSED IN THOUSANDS OF UNITED STATES DOLLARS) (UNAUDITED) Three Three months ended months ended October 31, October 31, 2012 2011 Cash provided by (used in) OPERATING Net profit (loss) $ 4,014 $ (4,731) Depreciation and amortization 24,453 23,121 Deferred income tax recovery (12,721) (4,781) Current income tax expense 14,408 3,509 Finance expenses 4,811 4,040 Stock-based compensation 434 492 Other non-cash items (118) 125 Foreign exchange gain (1,049) (3,240) Gain on disposition of assets (49) - Change in non-cash operating working capital, excluding taxes and finance expenses (9,399) (34,883) Cash provided from (used in) operating activities 24,784 (16,348) Interest paid (4,068) (6,329) Income and mining taxes paid (2,145) (1,077) Net cash from (used in) operating activities 18,571 (23,754) FINANCING Increase in interest-bearing loans and borrowings 16 - Decrease in interest-bearing loans and borrowings (193) (178) Increase in revolving credit 308,966 126,286 Decrease in revolving credit (275,185) (69,457) Repayment of promissory note - (70,000) Issue of common shares, net of issue costs - 182 Cash provided from financing activities 33,604 (13,167) INVESTING Property, plant and equipment - Mining (13,446) (10,796) Property, plant and equipment - Luxury brand (5,778) (4,050) Net proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment - - Other non-current assets 654 (363) Cash used in investing activities (18,570) (15,209) Foreign exchange effect on cash balances 2,616 (4,568) Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 36,221 (56,698) Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 74,589 139,881 Cash and cash equivalents, end of period $ 110,810 $ 83,183 Change in non-cash operating working capital, excluding taxes and finance expenses Accounts receivable (5,701) (890) Inventory and supplies (26,974) (37,522) Other current assets 3,474 (2,806) Trade and other payables 19,230 5,865 Employee benefit plans 572 470 $ (9,399) $ (34,883) Table continues Nine Nine months months ended ended October October 31, 31, 2012 2011 Cash provided by (used in) OPERATING Net profit (loss) 20,377 $ 8,855 66,980 64,129 (18,262) (8,200) 29,842 11,420 12,719 13,206 1,288 1,602 (2,636) 124 (632) (3,432) (357) - Change in non-cash operating working capital, excluding taxes and finance expenses (25,977) (92,399) Cash provided from (used in) operating activities 83,342 (4,695) (10,082) (11,526) (21,183) 9,376 Net cash from (used in) operating activities 52,077 (6,845) FINANCING Increase in interest-bearing loans and borrowings 16 - Decrease in interest-bearing loans and borrowings (563) (532) Increase in revolving credit 415,148 211,890 Decrease in revolving credit (376,370) (127,464) Repayment of promissory note - (70,000) Issue of common shares, net of issue costs - 5,163 Cash provided from financing activities 38,231 19,057 INVESTING Property, plant and equipment - Mining (47,383) (35,880) Property, plant and equipment - Luxury brand (12,201) (7,338) Net proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment 2,619 - Other non-current assets 21 (1,185) Cash used in investing activities (56,944) (44,403) Foreign exchange effect on cash balances (670) 6,681 Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 32,694 (25,510) Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 78,116 108,693 Cash and cash equivalents, end of period 110,810 $ 83,183 Change in non-cash operating working capital, excluding taxes and finance expenses Accounts receivable (7,807) (9,116) Inventory and supplies (59,561) (61,958) Other current assets 6,653 (189) Trade and other payables 33,157 (21,307) Employee benefit plans 1,581 171 (25,977) $ (92,399) The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements. Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial StatementsOCTOBER 31, 2012 WITH COMPARATIVE FIGURES (TABULAR AMOUNTS IN THOUSANDS OF UNITED STATES DOLLARS, EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE NOTED)Note 1: Nature of Operations Harry Winston Diamond Corporation (the "Company") is a diamond enterprise with assets in the mining and luxury brand segments of the diamond industry.The Company's mining asset is an ownership interest in the Diavik group of mineral claims. The Diavik Joint Venture (the "Joint Venture") is an unincorporated joint arrangement between Diavik Diamond Mines Inc. ("DDMI") (60%) and Harry Winston Diamond Limited Partnership ("HWDLP") (40%) where HWDLP holds an undivided 40% ownership interest in the assets, liabilities and expenses of the Diavik Diamond Mine. DDMI is the operator of the Diavik Diamond Mine. DDMI and HWDLP are headquartered in Yellowknife, Canada. DDMI is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rio Tinto plc of London, England, and Harry Winston Diamond Limited Partnership is a wholly owned subsidiary of Harry Winston Diamond Corporation of Toronto, Canada.On November 13, 2012, the Company entered into share purchase agreements with BHP Billiton Canada Inc. and various affiliates to purchase all of BHP Billiton's diamond assets, including its controlling interest in the Ekati Diamond Mine as well as the associated diamond sorting and sales facilities in Yellowknife, Canada, and Antwerp, Belgium. The Ekati Diamond Mine consists of the Core Zone, which includes the current operating mine and other permitted kimberlite pipes, as well as the Buffer Zone, an adjacent area hosting kimberlite pipes having both development and exploration potential. The agreed purchase price, payable in cash, is $400 million for the Core Zone interest and $100 million for the Buffer Zone interest, subject to adjustments in accordance with the terms of the share purchase agreements. The share purchase agreements include typical closing conditions, including receipt of required regulatory and Competition Act approvals. Each of the Core Zone and the Buffer Zone is subject to a separate joint venture agreement. BHP Billiton holds an 80% interest in the Core Zone and a 58.8% interest in the Buffer Zone, with the remainder held by the Ekati minority joint venture parties. Pursuant to the joint venture agreements, BHP Billiton will first separately offer to the joint venture parties its interest in each of the Core and Buffer Zones on the same terms as those agreed to by the Company. The joint venture parties will then have 60 days to elect to acquire either or both of those interests. Any interests that the joint venture parties do not elect to acquire within that time period can then be transferred to the Company in the following 60 days.  If the Core Zone transaction is not completed because the minority joint venture parties exercise their pre-emptive rights, the Company will be entitled to be paid a termination fee of $30 million by BHP Billiton. Closing of the transactions is currently expected to occur before the end of March, 2013. The purchase price for the acquisitions will be satisfied from cash resources on hand and from new debt financing that has been arranged with two banks. The new facilities will comprise a $400 million term loan, a $100 million revolving credit facility (of which $50 million will be available for purposes of funding the Ekati acquisition) and a $140 million letter of credit facility in support of the Core Zone environmental reclamation bond. The new facilities will be secured and will replace the Company mining segment's current $125 million facility with Standard Chartered Bank, which will be repaid and terminated on closing.The Company also owns Harry Winston Inc., the premier fine jewelry and watch retailer with select locations throughout the world. Its head office is located in New York City, United States.The Company's operations fluctuate from quarter to quarter depending on, among other factors, the seasonality of production at the Diavik Diamond Mine, seasonality of mine operating expenses, capital expenditure programs, the number of rough diamond sales events conducted during the quarter and the volume, size and quality distribution of rough diamonds delivered from the Diavik Diamond Mine in each quarter. The quarterly results for the luxury brand segment are also seasonal, with generally higher sales during the fourth quarter due to the holiday season.The Company is incorporated and domiciled in Canada and its shares are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange. The address of its registered office is Toronto, Ontario.Note 2: Basis of Preparation (a) Statement of compliance These unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS") International Accounting Standard ("IAS") 34, "Interim Financial Reporting". These unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements do not include all disclosures required by IFRS for annual consolidated financial statements and accordingly should be read in conjunction with the Company's audited consolidated financial statements and notes thereto for the year ended January 31, 2012. These statements have been prepared following the same accounting policies and methods of computation as the consolidated financial statements for the year ended January 31, 2012. (b) Basis of measurement These unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared on the historical cost basis except for the following: - financial instruments held for trading are measured at fair value through profit and loss - liabilities for Restricted Share Unit and Deferred Share Unit plans are measured at fair value (c) Currency of presentation These unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements are expressed in United States dollars, consistent with the predominant functional currency of the Company's operations. All financial information presented in United States dollars has been rounded to the nearest thousand. Note 3: Cash Resources October 31, January 31, 2012 2012 Cash on hand and balances with banks $ 105,634 $ 76,030 Short-term investments [(a)] 5,176 2,086 Total cash resources $ 110,810 $ 78,116 [(a)] Short-term investments are held in overnight deposits and money market instruments with a maturity of 30 days.Note 4: Inventory and Supplies October 31, January 31, 2012 2012 Luxury brand raw materials $ 67,200 $ 62,188 Mining rough diamond inventory 68,332 62,472 135,532 124,660 Luxury brand work-in-progress 59,159 45,407 Luxury brand merchandise inventory 245,789 218,844 Mining supplies inventory 73,078 68,916 Total inventory and supplies $ 513,558 $ 457,827 Total inventory and supplies is net of a provision for obsolescence of $3.7 million ($3.1 million at January 31, 2012).Note 5: Diavik Joint VentureThe following represents HWDLP's 40% proportionate interest in the Joint Venture as at September 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011: January October 31, 31, 2012 2012 Current assets $ 100,331 $ 101,454 Non-current assets 673,571 685,590 Current liabilities 30,656 31,745 Non-current liabilities and participant's account 743,246 755,298 Three months Three months Nine months Nine months ended ended ended ended October 31, October 31, October 31, October 31, 2012 2011 2012 2011 Expenses net of interest income [(a)] [(b)] $ 61,087 $ 57,918 $ 176,410 $ 181,576 Cash flows resulting from (used in) operating activities (28,936) (26,920) (126,311) (116,815) Cash flows resulting from financing activities 56,264 39,156 168,464 154,239 Cash flows resulting from (used in) investing activities (23,310) (13,460) (42,451) (35,680) [(a)] The Joint Venture only earns interest income. Expenses net of interest income for the three months and nine months ended October 31, 2012 of $nil and $0.1 million, respectively (three and nine months ended October 31, 2011 of $nil and $0.1 million, [(b)] respectively). HWDLP is contingently liable for DDMI's portion of the liabilities of the Joint Venture, and to the extent HWDLP's participating interest has increased because of the failure of DDMI to make a cash contribution when required, HWDLP would have access to an increased portion of the assets of the Joint Venture to settle these liabilities. Additional information on commitments and contingencies related to the Diavik Joint Venture is found in Note 7.Note 6: Interest-Bearing Loans and Borrowings January October 31, 31, 2012 2012 Mining segment credit facilities $ 49,284 $ 48,460 Harry Winston Inc. credit facilities 234,063 217,071 First mortgage on real property 5,804 6,342 Bank advances 48,570 27,850 Finance leases 431 - Total interest-bearing loans and borrowings 338,152 299,723 Less current portion (50,054) (29,238) $ 288,098 $ 270,485 Nominal interest Currency rate Date of maturity Secured bank loan US 4.09% June 24, 2013 Secured bank loan US 3.51% August 30,2017 Secured bank loan CHF 3.15% January 31, 2033 Secured bank loan CHF 3.55% January 31, 2033 First mortgage on real property CDN 7.98% September 1, 2018 Secured bank advance US 4.80% Due on demand US 12.50% Due on demand Secured bank advance CHF 4.00% Due on demand Secured bank advance YEN 2.55% February 22, 2013 Unsecured bank advance YEN 2.98% November 30, 2012 Unsecured bank advance YEN 2.98% November 30, 2012 Unsecured bank advance YEN 2.48% March 29, 2013 Unsecured bank advance YEN 2.00% November 30, 2012 Unsecured bank advance YEN 1.88% November 22, 2012 Finance lease CHF 1.97% April 1, 2017 Table continues Carrying Face amount at value at October 31, October 2012 31, 2012 Borrower Harry Winston Diamond Corporation and $49.3 $50.0 Harry Winston Secured bank loan million million Diamond Mines Ltd. $218.3 $223.0 Secured bank loan million million Harry Winston Inc. $3.7 $3.7 Secured bank loan million million Harry Winston S.A. $12.0 $12.0 Secured bank loan million million Harry Winston S.A. $5.8 $5.8 First mortgage on real property million million 6019838 Canada Inc. Harry Winston $ 15.7 $ 15.7 Diamond Secured bank advance million million International N.V Harry Winston $ 2.1 $ 2.1 Diamond (India) million million Private Limited $ 7.4 $ 7.4 Secured bank advance million million Harry Winston S.A. $7.2 $7.2 Harry Winston Secured bank advance million million Japan, K.K. $6.5 $6.5 Harry Winston Unsecured bank advance million million Japan, K.K. $7.0 $7.0 Harry Winston Unsecured bank advance million million Japan, K.K. $1.0 $1.0 Harry Winston Unsecured bank advance million million Japan, K.K. $1.3 $1.3 Harry Winston Unsecured bank advance million million Japan, K.K. $0.3 $0.3 Harry Winston Unsecured bank advance million million Japan, K.K $0.4 $0.4 Finance lease million million Harry Winston S.A. (a) On August 30, 2012, Harry Winston Inc. refinanced its secured revolving credit facility by entering into a new secured five-year credit agreement with a consortium of banks led by Standard Chartered Bank establishing a $260.0 million facility for revolving credit loans. The new facility expires on August 30, 2017. On November 7, 2012, Harry Winston Inc. signed the first amendment to its senior secured revolving credit agreement dated August 30, 2012. The amendment increased the current $260.0 million facility to $300.0 million with Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company agreeing to provide an additional $40.0 million commitment, and being added as a new lender under the current credit agreement. There are no scheduled repayments required before maturity. As with the previous agreement, the new credit facility is supported by a $20.0 million limited guarantee provided by Harry Winston Diamond Corporation. The amount available under this facility is subject to a borrowing base formula based on certain assets of the luxury brand segment. At October 31, 2012, $223.0 million was outstanding. The new credit agreement contains affirmative and negative non-financial and financial covenants, which apply to the luxury brand segment. These provisions include consolidated minimum tangible net worth, minimum coverage of fixed charges, leverage ratio and limitations on capital expenditures and certain investments. The new credit agreement also includes a change of control provision, which would result in the entire unpaid principal and all accrued interest of the facility becoming due immediately upon change of control, as defined. Any material adverse change, as defined, in the luxury brand segment's assets, liabilities, consolidated financial position or consolidated results of operations constitutes default under the agreement. The luxury brand segment has pledged 100% of Harry Winston Inc.'s common stock and 66 2/3% of the common stock of its foreign subsidiaries to the bank to secure the loan. Inventory and accounts receivable of Harry Winston Inc. are pledged as collateral to secure the borrowings of Harry Winston Inc. In addition, an assignment of proceeds on insurance covering security collateral was made. Loans under the new credit facility can be either fixed rate loans or revolving line of credit loans. The fixed rate loans will bear interest within a range of 2.50% to 3.25% above LIBOR based upon a pricing grid determined by the fixed charge coverage ratio. Interest under this option will be determined for periods of either one, two, three or six months. The revolving line of credit loans will bear interest within a range of 1.50% to 2.25% above the bank's prime rate based upon a pricing grid determined by the fixed charge coverage ratio as well. (b) On August 21, 2012, Harry Winston S.A. entered into a credit facility with UBS AG establishing a CHF 7.0 million credit line. The new credit facility is available to Harry Winston S.A. for general corporate purposes. The new facility contains affirmative and negative non-financial and financial covenants. The Harry Winston S.A. factory building is pledged as collateral to secure the borrowings. Borrowings under the credit facility can be either fixed rate loans or revolving line of credit loans in CHF or any freely available and convertible currency. Interest under the fixed rate option will be based upon Euromarket rates for the relevant term and currency plus a bank margin. Available terms under fixed rate borrowings are one to 12 months in minimum denominations of CHF 250,000. Interest under the revolving / overdraft option will bear interest at 4% per annum for CHF loans, and 5.5% per annum for USD loans. A 0.25% commission will be charged quarterly based upon the average debit balance. At October 31, 2012, $7.4 million was outstanding. Note 7: Commitments and Guarantees (a) Environmental agreements Through negotiations of environmental and other agreements, the Joint Venture must provide funding for the Environmental Monitoring Advisory Board. HWDLP anticipates its share of this funding requirement will be approximately $0.3 million for calendar 2012. Further funding will be required in future years; however, specific amounts have not yet been determined. These agreements also state that the Joint Venture must provide security deposits for the performance by the Joint Venture of its reclamation and abandonment obligations under all environmental laws and regulations. HWDLP's share of the letters of credit outstanding posted by the operator of the Joint Venture with respect to the environmental agreements as at October 31, 2012, was $81.4 million. The agreement specifically provides that these funding requirements will be reduced by amounts incurred by the Joint Venture on reclamation and abandonment activities. (b) Participation agreements The Joint Venture has signed participation agreements with various native groups. These agreements are expected to contribute to the social, economic and cultural well-being of the Aboriginal bands. The agreements are each for an initial term of twelve years and shall be automatically renewed on terms to be agreed upon for successive periods of six years thereafter until termination. The agreements terminate in the event that the mine permanently ceases to operate. Harry Winston Diamond Corporation's share of the Joint Venture's participation agreements as at October 31, 2012 was $1.5 million. (c) Operating lease commitments The Company has entered into non-cancellable operating leases for the rental of luxury brand salons and office premises, which expire at various dates through 2029. The leases have varying terms, escalation clauses and renewal rights. Any renewal terms are at the option of the lessee at lease payments based on market prices at the time of renewal. Certain leases contain either restrictions relating to opening additional salons within a specified radius or contain additional rents related to sales levels. Minimum rent payments under operating leases are recognized on a straight-line basis over the term of the lease, including any periods of free rent. Future minimum lease payments under non-cancellable operating leases as at October 31, 2012 are as follows: Within one year $ 25,276 After one year but not more than five years 101,877 More than five years 127,774 $ 254,927 (d) Capital commitments related to the Joint Venture At October 31, 2012, Harry Winston Diamond Corporation's share of approved capital expenditures at the Joint Venture was $23.5 million. Note 8: Capital Management The Company's capital includes cash and cash equivalents, current and non-current interest-bearing loans and borrowings and equity, which includes issued common shares, contributed surplus and retained earnings.The Company's primary objective with respect to its capital management is to ensure that it has sufficient cash resources to maintain its ongoing operations, to provide returns to shareholders and benefits for other stakeholders, and to pursue growth opportunities. To meet these needs, the Company may from time to time raise additional funds through borrowing and/or the issuance of equity or debt or by securing strategic partners, upon approval by the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors reviews and approves any material transactions out of the ordinary course of business, including proposals on acquisitions or other major investments or divestitures, as well as annual capital and operating budgets.The Company assesses liquidity and capital resources on a consolidated basis. The Company's requirements are for cash operating expenses, working capital, contractual debt requirements and capital expenditures. The Company believes that it will generate sufficient liquidity to meet its anticipated requirements for the next twelve months.On August 30, 2012, the Company's luxury brand subsidiary, Harry Winston Inc., refinanced its secured revolving credit facility by entering into a new secured five-year credit agreement with a consortium of banks led by Standard Chartered Bank establishing a $260.0 million facility for revolving credit loans. Harry Winston Inc. amended its senior secured revolving credit facility on November 7, 2012, by adding an additional $40.0 million increasing the total facility to $300.0 million. The new facility expires on August 30, 2017. As with the previous agreement, the new credit facility is supported by a $20.0 million limited guarantee provided by Harry Winston Diamond Corporation. The amount available under this facility is subject to a borrowing base formula based on certain assets of the luxury brand segment.Note 9: Segmented Information The Company operated in three segments within the diamond industry - mining, luxury brand and corporate - for the three months ended October 31, 2012.The mining segment consists of the Company's rough diamond business. This business includes the 40% ownership interest in the Diavik group of mineral claims and the sale of rough diamonds.The luxury brand segment consists of the Company's ownership in Harry Winston Inc. This segment consists of the marketing of fine jewelry and watches on a worldwide basis.The corporate segment captures costs not specifically related to operations of the mining or luxury brand segments. For the three months ended October 31, 2012 Mining Luxury brand Corporate Total Sales America $ 7,697 $ 30,751 $ - $ 38,448 Europe 57,438 27,297 - 84,735 Asia (excluding Japan) 19,683 15,493 - 35,176 Japan - 22,040 - 22,040 Total sales 84,818 95,581 - 180,399 Cost of sales Depreciation and amortization 19,800 392 - 20,192 All other costs 51,863 42,635 - 94,498 Total cost of sales 71,663 43,027 - 114,690 Gross margin 13,155 52,554 - 65,709 Gross margin (%) 15.5% 55.0% -% 36.4% Selling, general and administrative expenses Selling and related expenses 957 37,396 - 38,353 Administrative expenses 2,975 9,809 4,250 17,034 Total selling, general and administrative expenses 3,932 47,205 4,250 55,387 Operating profit (loss) 9,223 5,349 (4,250) 10,322 Finance expenses (2,308) (2,503) - (4,811) Exploration costs (673) - - (673) Finance and other income 60 36 - 96 Foreign exchange gain (loss) (301) 1,068 - 767 Segmented profit (loss) before income taxes $ 6,001 $ 3,950 $ (4,250) $ 5,701 Segmented assets as at October 31, 2012 Canada $ 953,484 $ - $ - $ 953,484 United States - 394,366 115,657 510,023 Other foreign countries 34,651 235,034 - 269,685 $ 988,135 $ 629,400 $ 115,657 $1,733,192 Capital expenditures $ 13,446 $ 5,778 $ - $ 19,223 Other significant non-cash items: Deferred income tax recovery? $ (11,087) $ (1,577) $ (57) $ (12,721) For the three months ended October 31, 2011 Mining Luxury brand Corporate Total Sales America $ 8,835 $ 28,817 $ - $ 37,652 Europe 21,993 19,561 - 41,554 Asia (excluding Japan) 5,411 13,133 - 18,544 Japan - 21,966 - 21,966 Total sales 36,239 83,477 - 119,716 Cost of sales Depreciation and amortization 19,340 57 - 19,397 All other costs 14,772 41,321 34 56,127 Total cost of sales 34,112 41,378 34 75,524 Gross margin 2,127 42,099 (34) 44,192 Gross margin (%) 5.9% 50.4% -% 36.9% Selling, general and administrative expenses Selling and related expenses 966 30,800 - 31,766 Administrative expenses 2,308 9,835 2,246 14,389 Total selling, general and administrative expenses 3,274 40,635 2,246 46,155 Operating profit (loss) (1,147) 1,464 (2,280) (1,963) Finance expenses (2,691) (1,474) 125 (4,040) Exploration costs (600) - - (600) Finance and other income 256 33 (125) 164 Foreign exchange gain 285 151 - 436 Segmented profit (loss) before income taxes $ (3,897) $ 174 $ (2,280) $ (6,003) Segmented assets as at October 31, 2011 Canada $ 941,028 $ - $ - $ 941,028 United States - 337,501 106,215 443,716 Other foreign countries 57,853 208,012 - 265,865 $ 998,881 $ 545,513 $ 106,215 $1,650,609 Capital expenditures $ 10,796 $ 4,050 $ - $ 14,846 Other significant non-cash items: Deferred income tax recovery $ (4,190) $ (520) $ (71) $ (4,781) For the nine months ended October 31, 2012 Mining Luxury brand Corporate Total Sales America $ 17,398 $ 98,796 $ - $ 116,194 Europe 162,322 72,987 - 235,309 Asia (excluding Japan) 55,580 69,834 - 125,414 Japan - 72,840 - 72,840 Total sales 235,300 314,457 - 549,757 Cost of sales Depreciation and amortization 53,754 1,052 - 54,806 All other costs 134,792 148,920 - 283,712 Total cost of sales 188,546 149,972 - 338,518 Gross margin 46,754 164,485 - 211,239 Gross margin (%) 19.9% 52.3% -% 38.4% Selling, general and administrative expenses Selling and related expenses 2,667 114,329 - 116,996 Administrative expenses 6,756 29,682 12,441 48,879 Total selling, general and administrative expenses 9,423 144,011 12,441 165,875 Operating profit (loss) 37,331 20,474 (12,441) 45,364 Finance expenses (6,701) (6,018) - (12,719) Exploration costs (1,495) - - (1,495) Finance and other income 179 72 - 251 Foreign exchange gain 377 179 - 556 Segmented profit (loss) before income taxes $ 29,691 $ 14,707 $ (12,441) $ 31,957 Segmented assets as at October 31, 2012 Canada $ 953,484 $ - $ - $ 953,484 United States - 394,366 115,657 510,023 Other foreign countries 34,651 235,034 - 269,685 $ 988,135 $ 629,400 $ 115,657 $1,733,192 Capital expenditures $ 47,383 $ 12,201 $ - $ 59,584 Other significant non-cash items: Deferred income tax recovery? $ (15,246) $ (2,845) $ (171) $ (18,262) For the nine months ended October 31, 2011 Mining Luxury brand Corporate Total Sales America $ 12,291 $ 91,487 $ - $ 103,778 Europe 152,876 63,105 - 215,981 Asia (excluding Japan) [(a)] 22,715 86,543 - 109,258 Japan - 57,009 - 57,009 Total sales 187,882 298,144 - 486,026 Cost of sales Depreciation and amortization 52,572 215 - 52,787 All other costs 102,596 166,635 135 269,366 Total cost of sales 155,168 166,850 135 322,153 Gross margin 32,714 131,294 (135) 163,873 Gross margin (%) 17.4% 44.0% -% 33.7% Selling, general and administrative expenses Selling and related expenses 2,392 90,098 - 92,490 Administrative expenses 9,001 28,584 7,976 45,561 Total selling, general and administrative expenses 11,393 118,682 7,976 138,051 Operating profit (loss) 21,321 12,612 (8,111) 25,822 Finance expenses (9,171) (4,160) 125 (13,206) Exploration costs (1,593) - - (1,593) Finance and other income 411 219 (125) 505 Foreign exchange gain 154 393 - 547 Segmented profit (loss) before income taxes $ 11,122 $ 9,064 $ (8,111) $ 12,075 Segmented assets as at October 31, 2011 Canada $ 941,028 $ - $ - $ 941,028 United States - 337,501 106,215 443,716 Other foreign countries 57,853 208,012 - 265,865 $ 998,881 $ 545,513 $ 106,215 $1,650,609 Capital expenditures $ 35,880 $ 7,338 $ - $ 43,218 Other significant non-cash items: Deferred income tax expense (recovery) $ (12,154) $ 4,180 $ (226) $ (8,200) Sales to one significant customer in the luxury brand segment [(a)] totalled $45.0 million for the nine months ended October 31, 2011. Note 10: Recast During the preparation of the income tax provision for the quarter ended April 30, 2012, the Company noted a historical difference related to the accounting for Northwest Territories mining royalty taxes in connection with the Company's rough diamond inventory. For Northwest Territories mining royalty tax purposes, the Company is subject to mining royalty taxes, which includes a requirement to treat the rough diamond inventory when it comes out of the Diavik Diamond Mine as taxable. This results in an accounting timing difference between the mining and extraction of the diamonds and when they are sold. The Company did not previously record the corresponding deferred tax asset on the rough diamond inventory related to royalty taxes payable. The Company has revised the comparative figures to correct the immaterial impact of this item with the offset recorded in retained earnings, amounting to $5.8 million as at January 31, 2011 and 2012. For further information: Mr. Richard Chetwode, Vice President, Corporate Development - +44(0)7720-970-762 or rchetwode@harrywinston.com Ms. Laura Kiernan, Director, Investor Relations - +1(212)315-7934 or lkiernan@harrywinston.com  Ms. Kelley Stamm, Manager, Investor Relations - +1(416)205-4380 or kstamm@harrywinston.comSOURCE Harry Winston Diamond Corporation