Buenaventura Provides Update on National Mining Federation Strike
Buenaventura S.A.A. (“the Company” or “Buenaventura”) (NYSE: BVN; Lima Stock
company, announced today that the National Mining Federation has organized a
48-hour strike affecting the Orcopampa and Uchucchacua mining units.
The Orcopampa mine has stopped mining activities. However, metallurgical
operations, such as the treatment of previously prepared ore stockpiles, will
continue. In the case of Uchucchacua, both mining and plant activities have
This strike is scheduled for 48 hours, and operations are expected to
resume immediately after the conclusion of the national strike.
Compania de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A. is
precious metals company and a major holder of mining rights in
Company is engaged in the mining, processing, development and exploration of
gold and silver and other metals via wholly owned mines, as well as through
its participation in joint exploration projects.
Buenaventura currently operates several mines in
controlling interests in four mining companies as well as a minority interest
in several other mining companies in
Yanacocha S.R.L. (a partnership with Newmont Mining Corporation), an important
precious metal producer, and 19.22% in Sociedad Minera Cerro Verde, an
important Peruvian copper producer.
To request a printed version of the Company’s 2008 annual report on 20-F
form contact the persons indicated above.
This news release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning
of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, that are intended to be
covered by the safe harbor created by such sections. Such forward-looking
statements include, without limitation, statements regarding future mining or
permitting activities. Where Buenaventura expresses or implies an expectation
or belief as to future events or results, such expectation or belief is
expressed in good faith and believed to have a reasonable basis. However,
forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other
factors, which could cause actual results to differ materially from future
results expressed, projected or implied by such forward-looking statements.
Such risks include those concerning the Company’s, Yanacocha’s and
efficiency of operations, prevailing market prices of gold, silver and other
metals mined, the success of joint ventures, estimates of future explorations,
development and production, subsidiaries’ plans for capital expenditures,
estimates of reserves and Peruvian political, economical, legal and social
developments. For a more detailed discussion of such risks and other factors,
see the company’s 2006 Annual Report on Form 20-F, which is on file with the
Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as the company’s other SEC
filings. Buenaventura does not undertake any obligation to release publicly
revisions to any “forward-looking statement,” to reflect events or
circumstances after the date of this news release, or to reflect the
occurrence of unanticipated events, except as may be required under applicable
Contacts in Lima: Roque Benavides/Carlos Galvez Compania de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A. Tel: (511) 419-2538/419-2540 Investor Relations: Daniel Dominguez Tel: (511) 419-2536 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Contacts in New York: Maria Barona/Peter Majeski i-advize Corporate Communications, Inc. Tel: (212) 406-3690 Email: email@example.com
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