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Certain statements, other than statements of historical fact, contained on this website, including in the documents posted on this website, constitute “forward-looking information” and/or “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of certain securities laws, including the Securities Act (Ontario) and the provisions for “safe harbor” under the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and are based on expectations, estimates and projections as of the date such information is presented on this website or as of the date of the document posted on this website, as applicable. Forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements with respect to: our future financial or operating performance, expected savings pursuant to our cost review and reduction initiatives including, without limitation, optimization of projects and operations, the future price of zinc and lead, the estimation of mineral reserves and mineral resources, the realization of mineral reserve and mineral resource estimates, the timing and costs of the Scotia Mine re-start or estimated future production, costs of production, all-in sustaining cost and capital expenditures, costs and timing of the development of projects and new deposits, success of exploration, development and mining activities, permitting timelines, currency fluctuations, requirements for additional capital, government regulation of mining operations, environmental risks, unanticipated reclamation expenses, title disputes or claims, and limitations on insurance coverage, our guidance for production, production costs of sales, all-in sustaining cost and capital expenditures, expected savings pursuant to our cost review and reduction initiatives including, without limitation, the modifications to our projects and operations and our exploration budget, including but not limited to our Scotia Mine and our expectations regarding timelines for continued development, including, but not limited to the re-start of the Scotia Mine; as well as references to other possible events, the future price of zinc and lead, the estimation of mineral reserves and mineral resources, the realization of mineral reserve and mineral resource estimates, the timing and amount of estimated future production, costs of production, capital expenditures, costs and timing of the development of projects and new deposits, success of exploration, development and mining activities, permitting timelines, currency fluctuations, requirements for additional capital, government regulation of mining operations, environmental risks, unanticipated reclamation expenses, title disputes or claims and limitations on insurance coverage. The words “anticipates”, “plans”, “expects”, “view”, “indicates”, “indicative”, “intends”, “scheduled”, “budgeted”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “focus”, “guidance”, “initiative”, “model”, “timeline”, “methodology”, “outlook”, “potential”, “possible”, “suggests”, “projected”, “prospects”, “seek”, “pursue”, “explore”, “strategy”, “study”, “on track”, “targets”, “options”, or “believes”, or variations of, or words similar to, such words and phrases, or statements that certain future conditions, actions, events or results “will”, “may”, “could”, “would”, “should”, “might” or “can”, or negative versions thereof, “be taken”, “occur”, “continue” or “be achieved”, and other similar expressions, can identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon management’s perceptions of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as a number of specific factors and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by us as of the date of such statements, are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies which could result in the forward-looking statements ultimately being incorrect.
In addition to the various factors and assumptions set forth on this website, the material factors and assumptions used to develop the forward-looking information include, but are not limited to: (1) there being no significant disruptions affecting the operations of the Company or any entity in which it now or hereafter directly or indirectly holds an investment, whether due to labour disruptions, supply disruptions, power disruptions, damage to equipment or otherwise; (2) permitting, development, operations and expansion at the Scotia Mine (including, without limitation, land acquisitions and permitting for the construction and operation of the tailings facility) being consistent with our current expectations; (3) political and legal developments in any jurisdiction in which the Company, or any entity in which it now or hereafter directly or indirectly holds an investment, operates being consistent with its current expectations including any related sanctions and any other similar restrictions or penalties imposed, or actions taken, by any government, and any potential amendments to water use restrictions in Canada (including, but not limited to, the interpretation, implementation and application of any such amendments), being consistent with ScoZinc's current expectations; (5) the exchange rate between the Canadian dollar the U.S. dollar being approximately consistent with current levels; (6) certain price assumptions for Zinc and Lead; (7) prices for diesel, natural gas, fuel oil, electricity and other key supplies being approximately consistent with current levels; (8) production and cost of sales forecasts for the Company, and entities in which it now or hereafter directly or indirectly holds an investment, meeting expectations; (9) the accuracy of the current mineral reserve and mineral resource estimates of the Company (including but not limited to ore tonnage and ore grade estimates); (10) labour and materials costs increasing on a basis consistent with ScoZinc's current expectations; (11) the development of, operations at and production from the Company's operations, including but not limited to the permitting and production the Scotia Mine (including but not limited to, expansion optimization initiatives which may lead to changes in processing approach and maintenance, the timing of completion and results of the Scotia Mine feasibility studies, and conversion of adjacent exploration licences to mining licences) being consistent with ScoZinc's current expectations; (12) goodwill and/or asset impairment potential; and (13) access to capital markets, including but not limited to maintaining an investment grade debt rating and, as required, securing and maintaining project financing for the Scotia Mine, being consistent with our current expectations] and that the risk factors noted below, collectively, do not have a material impact on us. By its nature, forward-looking information is subject to inherent risks and uncertainties that may be general or specific and which give rise to the possibility that expectations, forecasts, predictions, projections or conclusions will not prove to be accurate, that assumptions may not be correct and that objectives, strategic goals and priorities will not be achieved. Known and unknown risk factors, many of which are beyond our control, could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking information on this website. Such factors include, but are not limited to the factors noted in our filings with the securities regulators of Canada including, but not limited to, the cautionary statements made in the "Risk Factors" section of our most recently filed annual Management’s Discussion & Analysis (“MD&A”) or any subsequently filed interim MD&A; fluctuations in the currency markets; fluctuations in the spot and forward price of Zinc or certain other commodities (such as fuel and electricity); changes in the discount rates applied to calculate the present value of net future cash flows based on country-specific real weighted average cost of capital; changes in the market valuations of peer group base metal producers and the Company, and the resulting impact on market price to net asset value multiples; changes in various market variables, such as interest rates, foreign exchange rates, zinc or lead prices and lease rates, or global fuel prices, that could impact the mark-to-market value of outstanding derivative instruments and ongoing payments/receipts under any financial obligations; risks arising from holding derivative instruments (such as credit risk, market liquidity risk and mark-to-market risk); changes in national and local government legislation, taxation (including but not limited to income tax, advance income tax, stamp tax, withholding tax, capital tax, tariffs, value-added or sales tax, capital outflow tax, capital gains tax, windfall or windfall profits tax, royalty, excise tax, customs/import or export taxes/duties, asset taxes, asset transfer tax, property use or other real estate tax, together with any related fine, penalty, surcharge, or interest imposed in connection with such taxes), controls, policies and regulations; the security of personnel and assets; political or economic developments in Canada or other countries in which ScoZinc, or entities in which it now or hereafter directly or indirectly holds an interest, do business or may carry on business; business opportunities that may be presented to, or pursued by, us; our ability to successfully integrate acquisitions and complete divestitures; operating or technical difficulties in connection with mining or development activities; employee relations; litigation or other claims against, or regulatory investigations and/or any enforcement actions or sanctions in respect of us (and/or our directors, officers, or employees) including, but not limited to, securities class action litigation in Canada, or any investigations, enforcement actions and/or sanctions under any applicable anti-bribery, international sanctions and/or anti-money laundering laws and regulations in Canada, or any other applicable jurisdiction; the speculative nature of base metals exploration and development including, but not limited to, the risks of obtaining necessary licenses and permits; diminishing quantities or grades of reserves; adverse changes in our credit rating; and contests over title to properties, particularly title to undeveloped properties. In addition, there are risks and hazards associated with the business of base metal exploration, development and mining, including environmental hazards, industrial accidents, unusual or unexpected formations, pressures, cave-ins, flooding and zinc or lead concentrate losses (and the risk of inadequate insurance, or the inability to obtain insurance, to cover these risks). These risk factors are not intended to represent a complete list of the factors that could affect us and the reader is cautioned to consider these and other factors, uncertainties and potential events carefully and not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Forward-looking statements are provided for the purpose of providing information about management’s expectations and plans relating to the future. We disclaim any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, or to explain any material difference between subsequent actual events and such forward-looking statements, except to the extent required by applicable law. All of the forward-looking statements contained on this website are qualified by these cautionary statements. Additional information about the risks and uncertainties concerning forward-looking statements and material factors or assumptions on which information contained in forward-looking statements is based is provided in our filings with the securities regulators of Canada including, but not limited to, our most recently filed annual MD&A or any subsequently filed interim MD&A, available under our profile at www.sedar.com.
Cautionary Note to United States Investors Concerning Estimates of Measured, Indicated and Inferred Resources
This website uses the terms “Measured”, “Indicated” and “Inferred” Resources. United States investors are advised that while such terms are recognized and required by Canadian regulations, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission does not recognize them. “Inferred Mineral Resources” have a great amount of uncertainty as to their existence, and as to their economic and legal feasibility. It cannot be assumed that all or any part of an Inferred Mineral Resource will ever be upgraded to a higher category. Under Canadian rules, estimates of Inferred Mineral Resources may not form the basis of feasibility or other economic studies. United States investors are cautioned not to assume that all or any part of Measured or Indicated Mineral Resources will ever be converted into Mineral Reserves. United States investors are also cautioned not to assume that all or any part of an Inferred Mineral Resource exists, or is economically or legally mineable.
Disclaimer to United States Investors
This website does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy securities in the United States. The securities of the Company have not been registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”), or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to U.S. Persons unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or an exemption from such registration is available.
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No information included herein shall be deemed to be incorporated by reference into any of ScoZinc’s regulatory filings, unless expressly indicated in any such filings. In addition, no information shall be incorporated by reference into this website, unless otherwise specified.
Data is provided on this website is for information purposes only, and is not intended for trading purposes. ScoZinc shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon. If you are contemplating trading in the securities of ScoZinc, we strongly advise you to seek independent professional advice before making any investment decision. ScoZinc makes no representation or warranty regarding the accuracy or completeness of any such stock price quotes or historical stock price data and has not taken any steps to verify the adequacy, accuracy or completeness of the information provided herein. Under no circumstances will ScoZinc be liable for any inaccuracies or omissions in any such stock information or data, any delays or errors in the transmission thereof, or any loss or direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages caused by reliance on this information or the risks arising from the stock market.
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Currency of Website
ScoZinc updates the information on this website regularly. However, such information is not intended to be a comprehensive review of all matters and developments concerning ScoZinc and ScoZinc cannot guarantee the accuracy, currency or completeness of the information at all times and assumes no responsibility in this regard.
Disclosure of Mineral Reserves and Mineral Resources
Readers are advised that National Instrument 43-101 - Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI 43-101”) of the Canadian Securities Administrators requires that each category of mineral reserves and mineral resources be reported separately. Readers should refer to our most recently filed Annual Information Form and other continuous disclosure documents filed by us available at www.sedar.com for this detailed information, which is subject to the qualifications and notes set forth therein. The technical information about our mineral properties (other than exploration activities) provided by this website has been prepared under the supervision of and approved for disclosure by Mr. Mark Haywood, an officer of the Company, who is a "Qualified Person" within the meaning of NI43-101, who reviewed all technical information presented on this website.
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