Buenaventura Announces Resumption of Operations at the Uchucchacua Mine

LIMA, Peru--()--Compañia de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A. (“Buenaventura” or “the Company”) (NYSE:BVN; Lima Stock Exchange: BUE.LM), Peru’s largest publicly-traded precious metals mining company, is pleased to announce that it has resumed operations at its Uchucchacua mine.

As was reported on January 11, 2019, the Contractors’ Union at Buenaventura’s Uchucchacua mine had initiated a strike on January 9, 2019. The strike lasted 21 days, during which time Buenaventura took the opportunity to perform maintenance at the operation.

While Uchucchacua’s 1Q19 production will likely be affected by the resulting production lapse, the Company is focused on offsetting the impact in subsequent quarters. Buenaventura therefore maintains its production guidance for the full year 2019, and will continue to provide relevant updates.

It is important to note that this strike was determined to be illegal by the Peruvian Labor Authority.

Company Description

Compañía de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A. is Peru’s largest, publicly traded precious and base metals Company and a major holder of mining rights in Peru. The Company is engaged in the exploration, mining development, processing and trade of gold, silver and other base metals via wholly-owned mines and through its participation in joint venture projects. Buenaventura currently operates several mines in Peru (Orcopampa*, Uchucchacua*, Mallay*, Julcani*, Tambomayo*, El Brocal, La Zanja and Coimolache).

The Company owns 43.65% of Minera Yanacocha S.R.L (a partnership with Newmont Mining Corporation), an important precious metal producer and 19.58% of Sociedad Minera Cerro Verde, an important Peruvian copper producer.

For a printed version of the Company’s 2017 Form 20-F, please contact the persons indicated above, or download a PDF format file from the Company’s web site.

(*) Operations wholly owned by Buenaventura

Note on Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may contain forward-looking information (as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) that involve risks and uncertainties, including those concerning the Company’s, Yanacocha’s and Cerro Verde’s costs and expenses, results of exploration, the continued improving efficiency of operations, prevailing market prices of gold, silver, copper 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, economic, social and legal developments. These forward-looking statements reflect the Company’s view with respect to the Company’s, Yanacocha’s and Cerro Verde’s future financial performance. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of factors discussed elsewhere in this Press Release.

Contacts

Contacts in Lima:
Leandro Garcia, Chief Financial Officer
(511) 419 2540

Rodrigo Echecopar, Investor Relations Coordinator
(511) 419 2591/ rodrigo.echecopar@buenaventura.pe

Company Website: www.buenaventura.com

Contacts in NY:
Barbara Cano
(646) 452 2334
barbara@inspirgroup.com

Contacts

Contacts in Lima:
Leandro Garcia, Chief Financial Officer
(511) 419 2540

Rodrigo Echecopar, Investor Relations Coordinator
(511) 419 2591/ rodrigo.echecopar@buenaventura.pe

Company Website: www.buenaventura.com

Contacts in NY:
Barbara Cano
(646) 452 2334
barbara@inspirgroup.com