DATE: August 13, 2008
TORONTO AND OSLO - CRU
FRANKFURT - KNC
OTC, BB, OTHER - CRUGF
N E W S R E L E A S E
Financial Results for the Quarter and Six Months Ended June 30, 2008
LONDON, United Kingdom, August 13, 2008 - Crew Gold Corporation ("Crew" or "the Company") (TSE & OSE: CRU; Frankfurt: KNC; OTC-BB-OTHER: CRUGF.PK)
� Quarterly gold production of 69,912 ounces ("oz") (up 52% from 45,935 oz in Q2 2007)
� 64,942 oz poured and 65,737 oz sold at an average realised gold price of $913/oz
� Raised net proceeds of $59.5 million from the private placement of 49.9 million shares
� EBITDA for the quarter of negative $8.1 million (quarter ended June 30, 2007 - positive $42.1 million primarily due to gains of $46.0 million from sale of Intex Resources ASA ("Intex") shares)
� Net loss of $20.3 million (quarter ended June 30, 2007 - net profit of $26.8 million primarily due to the sales of Intex shares) due to LEFA and Maco not being accounted for as in commercial productioorn during the quarter, corporate costs of $6.4 million, interest and finance charges of $5.8 million and non cash foreign exchange losses of $3.8 million on translation of NOK denominated debt
For full report, please see the attached file.
Jan A Vestrum
President and CEO
Safe Harbour Statement
Certain statements contained herein that are not statements of historical fact, may constitute forward-looking statements and are made pursuant to applicable and relevant national legislation (including the Safe-Harbour provisions of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) in countries where Crew is conducting business and/or investor relations. Forward-looking statements, include, but are not limited to those with respect to (1) the price of gold, (2) the estimation of mineral reserves and resources, (3) the realization of mineral reserves estimates, (4) the timing and amount of estimated future success of exploration activities, (5) the timing and amount of production estimates, (6) targeted production cash costs and forecasted cash reserves, (7) Crews hedging practices, (8) currency fluctuations, (9) requirements for additional capital, (10) government regulation of mining operations, (11) environmental risk, (12) title disputes or claims limitations on insurance coverage and (13) the timing and possible outcome of pending litigation. Often, but not always, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as plans, expects, does not expect, is expected, targets, budget, estimates, forecasts, intends, anticipates or does not anticipate, or believes, or equivalents or variation, including negative variation, of such words and phrases, or state that certain actions, events or results, may, could, would, might or will be taken, occur or be achieved.
Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause the actual results of the Company to be materially different from the historical results or from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, among others, (1) the actual results of current exploration activities, conclusions of economic evaluations, (2) changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined, (3) possible variations in grade and ore densities or recovery rates, (4) failure of plant, equipment or processes to operate as anticipated, (5) accidents, labour disputes and other risks of the mining industry, (6) delays in obtaining government approvals or financing or in completion of development or construction activities. Although Crew has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or cause actions events or results not to be anticipated, estimated or intended, 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.
The material factors and assumptions used to develop forward-looking statements which may be incorrect, include, but are not limited to, (1) there being no significant disruptions affecting operations, whether due to labour disruptions, supply disruptions, damage to equipment or otherwise, (2) continued development, operation and production at LEFA, Nalunaq and Maco consistent with our current expectations, (3) foreign exchange rates among the currencies the Crew does business in being approximately consistent with current levels, (4) certain price assumptions for gold, (5) prices for electricity, fuel oil and other key supplies remaining consistent with current levels, (6) production forecasts meeting expectations, (7) the accuracy of our current mineral reserve and mineral resource estimates, and (8) materials and labour costs increasing on a basis consistent with Crews expectations.
Except as may be required by applicable law or stock exchange regulation, the Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly or release any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this document or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.
Cautionary Note to US investors The United States Securities and Exchange Commission permits US mining companies, in their filings with the SEC, to disclose only those mineral deposits that a company can economically and legally extract or produce. We use certain terms in this document, such as measured, indicated, and inferred resources, which the SEC guidelines strictly prohibit US registered companies from including in their filings with the SEC. US Investors are urged to consider closely the disclosure from the SECs website at http://www.sec.gov/edgar..shtml.