Newmont’s outlook for 2020 through 2024 reflects steady gold production and an ongoing investment in our operating assets and most promising growth prospects. As the world’s leading gold company, our stable production profile allows us to fulfill our purpose: to create value and improve lives through sustainable and responsible mining.
“As Newmont enters our centenary year in 2020, our people, mines, projects and balance sheet are all very well positioned to deliver stable and sustainable industry leading performance,” said Tom Palmer, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Our five-year outlook reflects steady gold production of 6.5 to 7 million attributable gold ounces as well as an additional 1.2 to 1.4 million gold equivalent ounces of copper, silver, lead and zinc.
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Estimates or expectations of future events or results are based upon certain assumptions, which may prove to be incorrect. Such assumptions, include, but are not limited to: (i) there being no significant change to geotechnical, metallurgical, hydrological and other physical conditions; (ii) permitting, development, operations and expansion of operations and projects being consistent with current expectations and mine plans, including, without limitation, receipt of export approvals; (iii) political developments in any jurisdiction in which the Company operates being consistent with expectations; (iv) certain exchange rate assumptions; (v) certain price assumptions for gold, copper, silver, zinc, lead and oil; (vi) prices for key supplies being approximately consistent with assumed levels; (vii) the accuracy of current mineral reserve and mineralized material estimates; and (viii) other planning assumptions. In addition, material risks that could cause actual results to differ from forward-looking statements include the inherent uncertainty associated with financial or other projections, and possible unanticipated difficulties or expenditures relating to the Goldcorp integration and NGM joint venture. For a more detailed discussion of risks and other factors that might impact future looking statements, see the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2019 under the heading “Risk Factors,” filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) and available on the SEC website or newmont.com, as well as the Company’s other SEC filings, including the most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2019. 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