Coeur Reports Strong Operating Cash Flow and Record Gold Production in 2012; Expected Production Growth in 2013 Driven by Rochester Expansion

Coeur d'Alene Mines Corporation (NYSE: CDE) (TSX: CDM) reported strong operating cash flow1 of $338.7 million from metal sales of $895.5 million for the full year 2012. Production totaled 18.0 million silver ounces and a record 226,486 gold ounces. Coeur expects to generate robust operating cash flow from anticipated 2013 production of 18.0 - 19.5 million ounces of silver and a record 250,000 - 265,000 ounces of gold.

Coeur repurchased nearly $20.0 million, or 0.9 million common shares, during the second half of 2012. Coeur also acquired the remaining interest of the Joaquin silver-gold project in Argentina in December 2012 for $60 million of cash and stock.

2012 Highlights

  • Silver production was 18.0 million ounces, a 6% decrease from 2011.
  • Gold production was a record 226,486 ounces, up 3% from 2011.
  • Average realized prices were $30.92 per silver ounce and $1,665 per gold ounce, down 12% for silver and up 7% for gold from 2011.
  • Net metal sales totaled $895.5 million, down 12% from 2011.
  • Operating cash flow1 totaled $338.7 million, down 25% from 2011. Including changes in working capital, net cash from operating activities was $271.6 million compared with $416.2 million in 2011.
  • Consolidated cash operating costs1 were $7.57 per silver ounce compared with $6.31 per silver ounce in 2011.
  • Kensington's cash operating costs1 per gold ounce were $1,358 compared with $1,088 in 2011 and ended 2012 at $950 per ounce during December.
  • Adjusted earnings1 were $121.5 million or $1.36 per share, compared with $232.5 million, or $2.60 per share, in 2011. Net income for 2012, which included a non-cash fair market value adjustment of negative $23.5 million, was $48.7 million, or $0.54 per share, compared with net income of $93.5 million, or $1.05 per share, in 2011.
  • Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments were $126.4 million at December 31, 2012, compared with $195.3 million a year ago.

2013 Outlook

  • Coeur expects to produce 18.0 - 19.5 million ounces of silver and 250,000 - 265,000 ounces of gold in 2013.
  • Cash operating costs1 per ounce are estimated at $8.00 - $9.00 per silver ounce, assuming a gold by-product price of $1,650 per ounce. Kensington's cash operating costs1 are estimated at $900 - $950 per gold ounce.
  • Coeur expects to invest $40.0 million in exploration with the goal of increasing estimated mineral reserves and resources at year-end 2013.

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EBITDA, operating cash flow, adjusted earnings and cash operating costs are non-GAAP measures. Please see tables in the Appendix for reconciliation to U.S. GAAP. Total debt includes short and long-term indebtedness and excludes capital leases and royalty obligations.

Mitchell J. Krebs, Coeur's President and Chief Executive Officer, said, “Coeur has grown considerably over the past five years and is now one of the world's largest silver producers. Today, we have a new management team, a stronger balance sheet and a disciplined but aggressive approach to moving the Company forward which we believe will lead to operational consistency, substantial growth and long-term value creation for our shareholders.

“We expect 2013 to be a strong year for Coeur, supported by significant expected growth at Rochester, a full year of steady state operations at Kensington, and stable production at Palmarejo and San Bartolomé. We worked through operational challenges at Palmarejo and San Bartolomé in the fourth quarter and expect these operations to achieve sustainable production rates in 2013 and beyond.

“Production at Rochester is expected to increase 35% - 50% this year versus 2012 levels, which we anticipate will drive cash operating costs down and significantly increase the mine's cash flow. This expansion will require an investment of approximately $30 - $35 million in 2013 and we expect it will allow annual production of 4.5 - 5.0 million silver ounces and approximately 45,000 gold ounces to continue for at least seven years. We are enthusiastic about future opportunities to expand production at Rochester even further that could make this asset the second largest producer in our portfolio.

“We are pleased to see positive results at Kensington after taking six months to re-tool the operation to generate consistent performance. We will also invest approximately $20 million of capital at San Bartolomé in 2013 in order to boost annual production by 10% - 15% in 2014 and beyond. This investment is expected to generate a near triple digit rate of return."

Commenting on further 2013 goals, Mr. Krebs said, “For good reason, investors are demanding that mining companies demonstrate capital discipline, focus on true value creation, return capital to shareholders, and control costs in order to provide operating leverage to higher metals prices. Our organization is focusing on these priorities and on reducing the risks to our business in order to provide investors a compelling rationale to own our shares. Our key objectives in 2013 are:

  • Achieve excellence in employee health and safety, environmental stewardship and community relations.
  • Double our efforts to achieve operational consistency and reliability by improving planning, maintenance and execution of our key capital projects.
  • Invest in accretive, high-return internal and external growth opportunities - including our own shares - in order to build net asset value and resources on a per share basis.
  • Maximize free cash flow by containing operating costs, identifying revenue enhancement opportunities, proactively managing working capital.
  • Continue strengthening our organizational structure and management.
  • Maintain an aggressive approach toward investing in exploration, which served the Company well in 2012.”

Table 1: Financial Highlights (Unaudited)

(All amounts in millions, except per share amounts, average realized prices and gold ounces sold)

4Q
2012

4Q
2011

Quarter
Variance

YTD
2012

YTD
2011

YTD
Variance

Sales of Metal$205.9 $ 246.9 (17 %) $895.5 $ 1,021.2 (12 %)
Production Costs$107.4 $ 109.1 (2 %) $456.8 $ 420.0 9 %
EBITDA (1)$86.2 $ 119.7 (28 %) $372.4 $ 531.3 (30 %)
Adjusted Earnings (1)$26.2 $ 43.2 (39 %) $121.5 $ 232.5 (48 %)
Adjusted Earnings Per Share(1)$0.29 $ 0.48 (40 %) $1.36 $ 2.60 (48 %)
Net Income$37.6 $ 11.4 230 % $48.7 $ 93.5 (48 %)
Earnings Per Share$0.42 $ 0.13 223 % $0.54 $ 1.05 (49 %)
Operating Cash Flow (1)$79.2 $ 97.5 (19 %) $338.7 $ 454.4 (25 %)
Cash From Operating Activities$61.7 $ 87.4 (29 %) $271.6 $ 416.2 (35 %)
Capital Expenditures$21.8 $ 40.2 (46 %) $115.6 $ 120.0 (4 %)
Cash, Cash Equivalents & Short-Term Investments$126.4 $ 195.3 (35 %) $126.4 $ 195.3 (35 %)
Total Debt(1) (net of debt discount)$48.1 $ 121.5 (60 %) $48.1 $ 121.5 (60 %)
Weighted Average Shares Issued & Outstanding89.1 89.5 89.4 89.4
Average Realized Price Per Ounce - Silver$32.52 $ 30.87 5 % $30.92 $ 35.15 (12 %)
Average Realized Price Per Ounce - Gold$1,709 $ 1,674 2 % $1,665 $ 1,558 7 %
Silver Ounces Sold3.6 5.1 (29 %) 18.0 19.1 (6 %)
Gold Ounces Sold55,565 55,308 213,185 238,551 (11 %)

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EBITDA, operating cash flow, adjusted earnings and cash operating costs are non-GAAP measures. Please see tables in the Appendix for reconciliation to U.S. GAAP. Total debt includes short and long-term indebtedness and excludes capital leases and royalty obligations.

Net metal sales for 2012 decreased from 2011 to $895.5 million due to lower second half production at Palmarejo and San Bartolomé, closure of the Martha underground mine in Argentina and a lower average realized silver price. This decrease in metal sales was partially offset by increased production at Rochester and a higher average realized gold price compared with 2011. Silver contributed 61% of the Company's total metal sales in 2012 compared with 65% in 2011.

Consolidated production costs were $456.8 million in 2012, a 9% increase from 2011. During the fourth quarter of 2012, total production costs of $107.4 million were flat compared with the fourth quarter 2011.

Higher cash operating costs1 per silver ounce were due to lower production compared with 2011, including low production from Martha, which ceased active mining operations in September 2012. Unit costs were also impacted by remediation work in the underground operations and increased stripping of waste tons in the open pit operations at Palmarejo and overall increased maintenance costs.

Prior to changes in working capital, Coeur generated $338.7 million in operating cash flow1 in 2012 compared with $454.4 million in 2011. Including changes in working capital, net cash from operating activities was $271.6 million compared with $416.2 million in 2011. Fourth quarter operating cash flow1 of $79.2 million improved from $77.3 million in the third quarter 2012 but decreased from $97.5 million in the fourth quarter 2011.

Coeur reports a non-U.S. GAAP metric of adjusted earnings1 as a measure of operating income, which excludes non-cash fair value adjustments, other non-cash adjustments, deferred taxes and discontinued operations. Adjusted earnings were $121.5 million ($1.36 per share) in 2012, compared with $232.5 million ($2.60 per share) in 2011. Fourth quarter adjusted earnings were $26.2 million ($0.29 per share) compared with $25.8 million ($0.29 per share) in the third quarter 2012 and $43.2 million ($0.48 per share) in the fourth quarter 2011.

On a U.S. GAAP basis, the Company realized net income of $48.7 million ($0.54 per share) in 2012 compared with net income of $93.5 million ($1.05 per share) in 2011. Reduced metal sales and fair value adjustments of negative $23.5 million reduced net income for 2012, while 2011 net income was reduced by fair value adjustments of negative $52.1 million. Fourth quarter net income, after fair value adjustments of $21.2 million, was $37.6 million ($0.42 per share) compared with net loss of $15.8 million, or $0.18 per share, after fair value adjustments of negative $37.6 million, in the third quarter 2012 and a net income of $11.4 million, or $0.13 per share, after fair value adjustments of $19.0 million, in the fourth quarter 2011.

Fair value adjustments are driven primarily by lower or higher gold prices, which decrease or increase, respectively, the estimated future liabilities related to a gold royalty obligation at Palmarejo.

Capital expenditures were $115.6 million in 2012, a 4% decrease from 2011. Capital expenditures were primarily related to capitalized exploration drilling and development of the Guadalupe satellite operation located six kilometers from the main Palmarejo operation, underground development at Palmarejo, and tailings expansion, underground development and infrastructure improvements at Kensington.

Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments were $126.4 million at December 31, 2012. In August 2012, the Company entered into a four year senior secured revolving credit facility of up to $100 million, which remains undrawn.

In January 2013, Coeur raised net proceeds of $291.1 million in 7.875% Senior Notes due 2021, resulting in current cash, cash equivalents and short term investments of approximately $400 million. Including the undrawn revolving credit facility, the Company has available liquidity of approximately $500 million.

Shares outstanding at the end of 2012 totaled 90.3 million.

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EBITDA, operating cash flow, adjusted earnings and cash operating costs are non-GAAP measures. Please see tables in the Appendix for reconciliation to U.S. GAAP. Total debt includes short and long-term indebtedness and excludes capital leases and royalty obligations.

Table 2: Operational Highlights: Production

(silver ounces in thousands)

4Q 2012 4Q 2011

Quarter
Variance

2012 2011

YTD
Variance

SilverGold Silver Gold Silver Gold SilverGold Silver Gold Silver Gold
Palmarejo1,55419,998 2,690 34,108 (42 %) (41 %) 8,236106,038 9,042 125,071 (9 %) (15 %)
San Bartolomé1,343 1,997 (33 %) n.a. 5,930 7,501 (21 %) n.a.
Rochester82812,055 373 1,993 122 % 505 % 2,80138,066 1,392 6,276 101 % 507 %
Martha 130 144 n.a. n.a. 323257 530 615 (39 %) (58 %)
Kensington28,717 13,299 n.a. 116 % 82,125 88,420 n.a. (7 %)
Endeavor106 112 (5 %) n.a. 734 613 20 % n.a.
Total3,83160,770 5,302 49,544 (28 %) 23 % 18,025226,486 19,078 220,382 (6 %) 3 %

*Additional operating statistics can be found in the tables in the appendix.

Table 3: Operational Highlights: Cash Operating Costs Per Ounce 1

4Q 2012 4Q 2011

Quarter
Variance

2012 2011

YTD
Variance

Palmarejo$7.55 $ (2.13 ) 454 % $1.33 $ (0.97 ) 237 %
San Bartolomé13.97 9.18 52 % 11.76 9.10 29 %
Rochester2.17 37.99 (94 %) 9.62 22.97 (58 %)
Martha 33.75 n.a. 49.77 32.79 52 %
Endeavor19.92 14.74 35 % 17.27 18.87 (8 %)
Total$8.97 $ 6.19 45 % $7.57 $ 6.31 20 %
Kensington$1,065 $ 1,807 (41 %) $1,358 $ 1,088 25 %

*Additional operating statistics can be found in the tables in the appendix.

Palmarejo, Mexico - Lower Grades Offset Higher Tons Mined

  • Palmarejo produced 8.2 million ounces of silver and 106,038 ounces of gold in 2012, down 9% and 15%, respectively, compared with 2011.
  • Cash operating costs1 per silver ounce of $1.33 in 2012 compared with negative cash operating costs1 of $0.97 in 2011 were a result of lower production, remediation work in the underground operations, accelerated open pit mining and higher maintenance costs.
  • Normal mining rates resumed in the underground operation late in the fourth quarter in the upper 76 zone and production from zone 108 commenced as planned. A lower overall mining rate in zone 76 was partially offset by planned mining rates in zone 108, which contains lower grade ore.
  • A record 465,498 tons were mined in the open pit in the fourth quarter, a 10% increase from the third quarter 2012 and 45% higher than open pit tons mined in the fourth quarter 2011. Silver grades in the new phase of the pit are expected to increase gradually over 2013.
  • A record 563,123 tons of ore processed partially offset lower mill feed grades in 2012. The Palmarejo mill recorded solid recovery rates of 84.2% in silver and 91.4% in gold for the fourth quarter.
  • Sales and operating cash flow1 totaled $442.1 million and $233.1 million, respectively, in 2012, including $79.4 million and $33.2 million in the fourth quarter. Capital expenditures were $38.5 million in 2012.
  • The Company is optimizing the mine plan for Guadalupe and will provide operational details during the second half of the year. Guadalupe is expected to commence initial production in the second half of 2013.

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EBITDA, operating cash flow, adjusted earnings and cash operating costs are non-GAAP measures. Please see tables in the Appendix for reconciliation to U.S. GAAP. Total debt includes short and long-term indebtedness and excludes capital leases and royalty obligations.

San Bartolomé, Bolivia - High Return Capital Investment Expected to Increase Production in 2014

  • Silver production was 5.9 million ounces in 2012, compared with 7.5 million ounces in 2011. Fourth quarter production of 1.3 million ounces of silver decreased from the third quarter due to lower silver grade and downtime resulting from grinding mill maintenance.
  • Cash operating costs1 per silver ounce were $11.76 in 2012 compared to $9.10 in 2011, primarily due to lower production despite flat operational spending.
  • Sales and operating cash flow1 totaled $178.0 million and $72.4 million, respectively, in 2012, including $37.0 million and $17.4 million, respectively, in the fourth quarter 2012. Capital expenditures were $25.7 million.
  • The Company plans to increase mill capacity approximately 15% through an estimated capital expenditure of $17.0 - $20.0 million. This expansion is expected to increase the mine's annual production to 6.0 million ounces of silver over the next seven years at reduced cash operating costs per ounce1.
  • Duilio Rivero has joined the Company as General Manager of San Bartolomé. Mr. Rivero was most recently the General Manager at Nyrstar's Campo Morado Mine in Mexico. Previously, he was General Manager for Nyrstar's El Toqui mine in Chile and for Yamana's Gualcamayo mine in Argentina. He is a mining engineer with over 20 years of experience in diverse roles in open pit and underground mines in South America. Mr. Rivero graduated from the University of San Juan, Argentina.

Rochester, Nevada - High Return Investment Drives Expanded Production in 2013 and Beyond

  • Rochester achieved its highest production quarter of the year in the fourth quarter, reaching full year production of 2.8 million silver ounces and 38,066 gold ounces, significantly higher than 2011. Increased production was the result of the first full year of production from a new heap leach pad, which was commissioned in late 2011.
  • Cash operating costs1 of $9.62 per silver ounce in 2012 were 58% lower than $22.97 in 2011. Fourth quarter cash operating costs1 were $2.17 per silver ounce compared to $37.99 per silver ounce in the fourth quarter of 2011.
  • Sales and operating cash flow1 totaled $132.4 million and $53.5 million, respectively, in 2012, including $43.2 million and $21.5 million, respectively, in the fourth quarter 2012. Capital expenditures were $11.8 million.
  • In 2013, the Company plans a major crusher and heap leach capacity expansion at Rochester to boost production to 4.5 - 4.9 million ounces of silver and 44,000 - 46,000 ounces of gold.
  • Total capital expenditures are expected to be $30.0 - $35.0 million in 2013, including $23.0 - $26.0 million of growth capital and the remainder for sustaining capital. The Company is investing $4.0 million during 2013 to expand the capacity of the primary crusher from 9.0 million tons to the currently permitted annual rate of 14.0 million tons. In addition (subject to final permits) the Company expects to expand the mine's heap leach capacity on existing pads to approximately 67.0 million tons at an estimated capital cost of approximately $15.0 million to accommodate higher production rates of ore coming from historic stockpiles.
  • Further expansion potential is being planned. Engineering and permitting are underway for 40.0 million tons of additional pad capacity with expected initial production in 2016 to further extend the mine life and increase production rates from historic stockpiles. This capital project is estimated to cost $10.0 million scheduled for 2015-2016.

Kensington, Alaska - First Full Year of Steady Operations to Drive Higher Production and Cash Flow

  • Kensington produced 28,717 ounces of gold in the fourth quarter, its highest quarterly production for the year, and 18% higher than third quarter. Full year 2012 gold production was 82,125 ounces.
  • Cash operating costs1 per gold ounce were $1,358 in 2012, compared to $1,088 per ounce in 2011, due to a short-term production scale back to complete several underground and surface infrastructure projects and to establish increased underground development footage.
  • As production ramped up in April 2012, cash operating costs1 per gold ounce declined 40% through year-end to $1,065 per ounce in the fourth quarter and to $950 per ounce in December 2012.
  • Sales totaled $111.0 million in 2012 and $43.0 million in the fourth quarter 2012. Kensington generated $14.5 million in operating cash flow1 in the fourth quarter and $14.5 million for the full year 2012 after roughly breaking even on a cash flow basis after the first nine months of 2012. Capital expenditures were $37.0 million in 2012.

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EBITDA, operating cash flow, adjusted earnings and cash operating costs are non-GAAP measures. Please see tables in the Appendix for reconciliation to U.S. GAAP. Total debt includes short and long-term indebtedness and excludes capital leases and royalty obligations.

Organizational Update

Frank L. Hanagarne, Jr. was appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer effective February 4, 2013, as reported in the Company's Form 8-K filed on February 7, 2013. The Company is conducting a search for a new Chief Financial Officer while Mr. Hanagarne continues in that role in the interim. Mr. Hanagarne joined Coeur as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in October 2011 and assumed the duties of principal operating officer in January 2013. Mr. Hanagarne has over 30 years of industry experience in operations, finance and business development. He was previously the Chief Operating Officer of Valcambi, a precious metal refiner in Switzerland in which Newmont has an equity interest. Prior to that, he was Director of Corporate Development for Newmont. In his 17 years at Newmont, Frank also served as Mill Project Superintendent, Advisor in Corporate Health and Safety and Loss Prevention and held various positions of increasing responsibility in operations, business functions and environmental, health and safety. Mr. Hanagarne has a Master's in Business Administration degree from the University of Nevada, Reno, and a Bachelor of Metallurgical Engineering degree from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.

In addition, Antonio Adames has been promoted to Vice President of Mexican and South American Operations. In his new role, Mr. Adames is responsible for overseeing the Palmarejo and San Bartolomé mines, the Joaquin project, new projects and business development, directing operational procedures and site management teams. Mr. Adames joined Coeur in 2008 as the Operations Manager for San Bartolomé and was promoted to General Manager of the mine in 2010. He was previously the Commissioning Manager for Pan American's San Vicente project in Bolivia. He has broad mining and processing experience in Bolivia, Honduras, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. Mr. Adames graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Acquisition of Full Interest in Joaquin Project

In December 2012, Coeur consolidated its ownership of the Joaquin project in the prolific mining province of Santa Cruz, Argentina, in a stock and cash transaction. As noted in the Company's news release of December 11, 2012, the Company believes that Joaquin has substantial exploration upside and potential to become a significant silver producer. Joaquin has measured and indicated resources of 65.2 million ounces of silver and 61,000 ounces of gold, and inferred resources of 3.1 million ounces of silver and 4,000 ounces of gold at year-end 2012.2 Coeur intends to continue the drilling program at Joaquin and advance feasibility work during 2013. The subsequent development decision will be based on the economics of the project and our assessment of the political and business environment in Argentina at that time.

Mineral Reserves and Resources2

As reported in its news release dated February 15, 2013, Coeur increased its total combined proven and probable reserves and measured and indicated resources of silver and gold by 19% and 12%, respectively, resulting in the addition of 85.2 million silver ounces and 462,000 gold ounces at year-end 2012 over 2011. These gains exclude the 18.0 million ounces of silver and 226,486 ounces of gold produced during 2012.

Companywide proven and probable silver reserves increased 2% from 2011 to 220.4 million ounces. Measured and indicated silver resources increased 36% in 2012 compared to 305.0 million ounces in 2011. Proven and probable gold reserves declined 13% to 2.0 million ounces in 2012 while measured and indicated gold resources increased 45% to 2.4 million ounces compared to year-end 2011.

At Rochester, the Company increased silver and gold reserves by 52% and 25%, respectively, over 2011 after producing 2.8 million silver ounces and 38,071 gold ounces in 2012. As described in the Company's January 17, 2013 news release, Rochester expects to increase production by 35 - 50% based on continued processing of historic stockpiles. These historic stockpiles contributed to the increases in silver and gold reserves.

At Palmarejo, year-end 2012 consolidated silver and gold measured and indicated resources increased 169% from 17.0 million to 45.7 million ounces of silver and 370% from 205,000 to 964,000 ounces of gold compared to year-end 2011.

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EBITDA, operating cash flow, adjusted earnings and cash operating costs are non-GAAP measures. Please see tables in the Appendix for reconciliation to U.S. GAAP. Total debt includes short and long-term indebtedness and excludes capital leases and royalty obligations.

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Please refer to the tables in the Appendix for tons and average grades associated with references of contained ounces in each category in this news release. All reserves and resources reported herein comply with Canadian National Instrument 43-101.

Exploration

The Company invested $40.0 million in exploration in 2012, a 51% increase from 2011. A total of 625,152 feet (190,546 meters) were completed at the operations, with approximately 88% devoted to the operations. A similar portion of the $40.0 million exploration program for 2013 is focused on resource-to-reserve conversion at the operations.

During 2013, the Company plans to invest another $40.0 million in exploration with a goal to increase mineral resources and to further define its measured, indicated and inferred resources, which should drive increases in its mineral reserves. The Company will focus in 2013 on 1) continuing to drill the historic stockpiles at Rochester to add low-cost reserves and resources; 2) expanding the existing reserves and resources at Palmarejo, including the nearby Guadalupe and La Patria deposits; 3) adding high-grade mineral resources at Kensington; 4) expanding the size of the mineral resources at the Joaquin project in Argentina; and 5) exploring for new silver and gold deposits at all of our properties.

Palmarejo, Mexico2

In 2012, the $19.9 million exploration program at the Palmarejo district completed 341,975 feet (104,234 meters) of drilling. This included 149,635 feet (45,609 meters) of surface and underground drilling around the current Palmarejo mine. The remainder was devoted to the Guadalupe and La Patria deposits and other new targets such as La Independencia in the district. In 2013, over 95% of a $15.8 million exploration program in Mexico is earmarked for the Palmarejo district.

  • Year-end silver and gold measured and indicated resources grew 169% from 17.0 million to 45.7 million ounces of silver and 370% from 205,000 to 964,000 ounces of gold compared to year-end 2011. Gains were realized in the immediate Palmarejo mine area followed by La Patria and Guadalupe.
  • Guadalupe grew by 42% in silver and 31% in gold measured and indicated resources to 11.9 million ounces of silver and 134,000 ounces of gold, respectively.
  • First time indicated resources from La Patria, located approximately nine kilometers from the main Palmarejo mine processing facility, totaled 9.8 million ounces of silver and 0.5 million ounces of gold. La Patria is being evaluated for standalone mining and processing and as feed for Palmarejo.
  • During 2012, drilling to expand the main known Palmarejo deposits focused on the Tucson-Chapotillo zones with surface drilling and on the Rosario, 76 and 108 zones with underground drilling.
  • At year-end 2012, Palmarejo's proven and probable reserves totaled 53.1 million ounces of silver and 665,000 ounces of gold.

Rochester, Nevada, USA2

The Company spent $3.9 million in exploration at Rochester in 2012, resulting in significant increases in reserves and measured and indicated resources at year-end 2012. The Company completed 138,121 feet (42,099 meters) of reverse circulation, Sonic® (rotary vibratory drilling) and core drilling at the Rochester North and West historic stockpiles, and Northwest Rochester, Nevada Packard and South Mystic areas in 2012. The Company has allocated $3.5 million for exploration at the Rochester property in 2013.

  • Drilling on just two of six historic stockpiles was successful in defining new mineral resources and mineral reserves at Rochester. Drilling will continue on these and the other stockpiles in 2013.
  • Rochester's year-end silver proven and probable reserves were 44.9 million ounces of silver and 308,000 of gold, up 52% and 25%, respectively, over 2011. Silver measured and indicated resources increased 7% from 112.3 million ounces at year-end 2011 to 120.7 million ounces at year-end 2012.

Kensington, Alaska, USA2

During 2012, the Company spent $7.1 million on exploration at Kensington, completing 143,796 feet (43,829 meters) of core drilling mostly devoted to in-fill drilling of Block K and the Raven veins. Additional drilling focused on other targets such as Kensington South, the Ann Trend, Elmira and the historic Jualin mine. The Company plans for an additional underground drilling program in 2013 on Zone 10, Zone 50, Zone 30, Kensington South, Elmira vein, and Ann. Continued surface drilling is planned at Jualin and several other targets on the property. The total 2013 Kensington exploration program is expected to be $8.6 million.

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EBITDA, operating cash flow, adjusted earnings and cash operating costs are non-GAAP measures. Please see tables in the Appendix for reconciliation to U.S. GAAP. Total debt includes short and long-term indebtedness and excludes capital leases and royalty obligations.

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Please refer to the tables in the Appendix for tons and average grades associated with references of contained ounces in each category in this news release. All reserves and resources reported herein comply with Canadian National Instrument 43-101.

  • Increased definition drilling to $3.9 million improved model reconciliation to production in 2012 has improved the Company's overall understanding of the Kensington deposit. This has enabled the Company to develop a more reliable and accurate mine plan, and improve exploration targeting, which is expected to subsequently add to the reserve and resource base.
  • Drilling results at the Raven vein, located approximately 2,000 feet (600 meters) from the main underground workings at Kensington, identified initial proven and probable reserves of 50,400 ounces contained within 151,000 tons, at an average gold grade of 0.33 opt, 51% higher than the overall average reserve grade at Kensington.
  • Kensington's proven and probable reserves totaled 1.0 million ounces of gold compared with 1.3 million ounces of gold in 2011.

San Bartolomé, Bolivia2

In 2012, the Company invested $0.4 million in exploration trenching and sampling at several silver-bearing gravel deposits at San Bartolomé. The Company has planned a $0.7 million exploration program in 2013.

  • Exploration in the second half of 2012 confirmed a new silver discovery called Pucka Loma, which occurs approximately 2.4 miles (4 kilometers) northwest of the San Bartolomé mill facility. Exploration trenching and sampling has defined silver mineralization in two separate zones. The largest of which, Pucka Loma Main, measures approximately 1,300 feet (400 meters) east to west by 2,800 feet (850 meters) north to south. Infill trenching and sampling are underway now, the results of which will be used to prepare an estimate of the in-situ silver tons and grade.
  • San Bartolomé has long lived proven and probable reserves of 109.1 million ounces of silver, after production of 5.9 million ounces of silver in 2012, compared with 118.0 million ounces of silver at year-end 2011.

Joaquin Project, Argentina2

The Company spent $5.8 million at the Joaquin project in the prolific mining province of Santa Cruz, Argentina, completing 54,809 feet of drilling (16,706 meters) at the two known deposits, La Negra and La Morocha, and conducting preliminary metallurgical work. Joaquin is located about 70 kilometers north of the Company's former Martha mine, which closed in September 2012. In December 2012, the Company acquired the remaining interest in Joaquin to consolidate its ownership. The Company has earmarked $3.3 million for exploration drilling in 2013, which is expected to expand the two deposits, allow the Company to test new targets on the property and to conduct further engineering and metallurgical work to advance the feasibility work.

  • Joaquin's silver and gold ounces of measured and indicated resources increased by over 234% and 74%, respectively, from the pro forma 100% interest year-end 2011 mineral estimates, to 65.2 million ounces of silver and 61,000 ounces of gold.
  • The average silver grade of the measured and indicated mineral resources increased 52% from 2.48 to 3.78 ounces per ton.

Lejano Project, Argentina2

The Lejano project in Argentina, located approximately 80 kilometers north of Joaquin, reported first time indicated resources of 3.0 million ounces of silver and 10,000 ounces of gold and inferred resources of 5.7 million ounces of silver and 19,000 ounces of gold. In 2012, the Company invested $1.4 million at at Lejano completing 4,888 feet of drilling (1,490 meters). Coeur expects to invest $1.8 million in exploration activities at Lejano in 2013.

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EBITDA, operating cash flow, adjusted earnings and cash operating costs are non-GAAP measures. Please see tables in the Appendix for reconciliation to U.S. GAAP. Total debt includes short and long-term indebtedness and excludes capital leases and royalty obligations.

2.

Please refer to the tables in the Appendix for tons and average grades associated with references of contained ounces in each category in this news release. All reserves and resources reported herein comply with Canadian National Instrument 43-101.

2013 Outlook

Estimated production for 2013 is provided in the table below and was reported in the Company's January 17, 2013 news release. 2013 cash operating costs1 after by-product credit (assuming the current gold price of approximately $1,650 per ounce), are expected to be $8.00 - $9.00 per silver ounce. Kensington's 2013 cash operating costs1 are expected to decline significantly to $900 - $950 per gold ounce. Higher silver and gold production and corresponding lower cash operating costs1 per ounce of silver and gold are expected in the second half of 2013 compared to the first half of the year. Capital expenditures for 2013 are estimated at $125 - $140 million, including $64 - $69 million in sustaining capital and $60 - $71 million in growth capital.

Table 4: 2013 Production Outlook

(silver ounces in thousands)CountrySilverGold
Palmarejo Mexico 7,700-8,300 98,000-105,000
San Bartolomé Bolivia 5,300-5,700
Rochester Nevada, USA 4,500-4,900 44,000-46,000
Endeavor Australia 500-600
Kensington Alaska, USA 108,000-114,000
Total 18,000-19,500 250,000-265,000

Conference Call Information

Coeur will hold a conference call to discuss the Company's 2012 and fourth quarter 2012 results at 1 p.m. Eastern time on February 21, 2013.

Dial-In Numbers: (877) 768-0708 (US and Canada)
(660) 422-4718 (International)
Conference ID: 9061 3404

The conference call and presentation will also be webcast on the Company's website at www.coeur.com. A replay of the call will be available through March 14, 2013.

Replay number: (855) 859-2056 (U.S. and Canada)
International replay: (404) 537-3406 (International)
Conference ID: 9061 3404

Cautionary Statement

This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of securities legislation in the United States and Canada, including statements regarding anticipated operating results, production levels, exploration results and operating costs. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause Coeur's actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others, the risk that permits necessary for the planned Rochester expansion may not be obtained, the risks and hazards inherent in the mining business (including environmental hazards, industrial accidents, weather or geologically related conditions), changes in the market prices of gold and silver, the uncertainties inherent in Coeur's production, exploratory and developmental activities, including risks relating to permitting and regulatory delays and disputed mining claims, any future labor disputes or work stoppages, the uncertainties inherent in the estimation of gold and silver ore reserves, changes that could result from Coeur's future acquisition of new mining properties or businesses, reliance on third parties to operate certain mines where Coeur owns silver production and reserves, the loss of any third-party smelter to which Coeur markets silver and gold, the effects of environmental and other governmental regulations, the risks inherent in the ownership or operation of or investment in mining properties or businesses in foreign countries, Coeur's ability to raise additional financing necessary to conduct its business, make payments or refinance its debt, as well as other uncertainties and risk factors set out in filings made from time to time with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Canadian securities regulators, including, without limitation, Coeur's most recent reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q. Actual results, developments and timetables could vary significantly from the estimates presented. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Coeur disclaims any intent or obligation to update publicly such forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Current mineralized material estimates include disputed and undisputed claims at Rochester. While the Company believes it holds a superior position in the ongoing claim dispute, the Company believes an adverse legal outcome would cause it to modify mineralized material estimates. Additionally, Coeur undertakes no obligation to comment on analyses, expectations or statements made by third parties in respect of Coeur, its financial or operating results or its securities.

1.

EBITDA, operating cash flow, adjusted earnings and cash operating costs are non-GAAP measures. Please see tables in the Appendix for reconciliation to U.S. GAAP. Total debt includes short and long-term indebtedness and excludes capital leases and royalty obligations.

Donald J. Birak, Coeur's Senior Vice President of Exploration and a qualified person under Canadian National Instrument 43-101, supervised the preparation of the scientific and technical information concerning Coeur's mineral projects in this news release. For a description of the key assumptions, parameters and methods used to estimate mineral reserves and resources, as well as data verification procedures and a general discussion of the extent to which the estimates may be affected by any known environmental, permitting, legal, title, taxation, socio-political, marketing or other relevant factors, please see the Technical Reports for each of Coeur's properties as filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

Cautionary Note to U.S. Investors-The United States Securities and Exchange Commission permits U.S. 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 may use certain terms in public disclosures, such as "measured," "indicated," "inferred” and “resources," that are recognized by Canadian regulations, but that SEC guidelines generally prohibit U.S. registered companies from including in their filings with the SEC. U.S. investors are urged to consider closely the disclosure in our Form 10-K which may be secured from us, or from the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov.

Non-U.S. GAAP Measures

We supplement the reporting of our financial information determined under United States generally accepted accounting principles (U.S. GAAP) with certain non-U.S. GAAP financial measures, including cash operating costs, operating cash flow, adjusted earnings, and EBITDA. We believe that these adjusted measures provide meaningful information to assist management, investors and analysts in understanding our financial results and assessing our prospects for future performance. We believe these adjusted financial measures are important indicators of our recurring operations because they exclude items that may not be indicative of, or are unrelated to our core operating results, and provide a better baseline for analyzing trends in our underlying businesses. We believe cash operating costs, operating cash flow, adjusted earnings and EBITDA are important measures in assessing the Company's overall financial performance.

About Coeur

Coeur d'Alene Mines Corporation is the largest U.S.-based primary silver producer and a growing gold producer. The Company has four precious metals mines in the Americas generating strong production, sales and cash flow in continued robust metals markets. Coeur produces from its wholly owned operations: the Palmarejo silver-gold mine in Mexico, the San Bartolomé silver mine in Bolivia, the Rochester silver-gold mine in Nevada and the Kensington gold mine in Alaska. The Company also owns a non-operating interest in a low-cost mine in Australia, and conducts ongoing exploration activities in Mexico, Argentina, Nevada, Alaska and Bolivia.

Table 5: Operating Statistics from Continuing Operations - (Unaudited):

201220112010
PRIMARY SILVER OPERATIONS:
Palmarejo(1)
Tons milled 2,114,366 1,723,056 1,835,408
Ore grade/Ag oz 4.70 6.87 4.60
Ore grade/Au oz 0.05 0.08 0.06
Recovery/Ag oz (%)(1) 83.0 76.4 69.8
Recovery/Au oz (%)(1) 94.4 92.2 91.1
Silver production ounces(3) 8,236,013 9,041,488 5,887,576
Gold production ounces(3) 106,038 125,071 102,440
Cash operating costs/oz(4) $ 1.33 $ (0.97 ) $ 4.10
Cash cost/oz(4) $ 1.33 $ (0.97 ) $ 4.10
Total production cost/oz $ 19.26 $ 16.80 $ 19.66
San Bartolomé
Tons milled 1,477,271 1,567,269 1,504,779
Ore grade/Ag oz 4.49 5.38 5.03
Recovery/Ag oz (%) 89.5 88.9 88.6
Silver production ounces(3) 5,930,394 7,501,367 6,708,775
Cash operating costs/oz(4) $ 11.76 $ 9.10 $ 7.87
Cash cost/oz(4) $ 12.95 $ 10.64 $ 8.67
Total production cost/oz $ 15.81 $ 13.75 $ 11.72
Rochester(2)
Tons Mined 11,710,795 2,028,889
Ore grade/Ag oz 0.55 0.47
Ore grade/Au oz 0.0047 0.0047
Recovery/Ag oz (%)(2) 57.0 165.1
Recovery/Au oz (%)(2) 89.9 75.6
Silver production ounces(3) 2,801,405 1,392,433 2,023,423
Gold production ounces(3) 38,066 6,276 9,641
Cash operating costs/oz(4) 9.62 22.97 2.93
Cash cost/oz(4) 11.65 24.82 3.78
Total production cost/oz 14.05 27.21 4.82

1.

Recoveries are affected by timing inherent in the leaching process.

2.

Recoveries at Rochester are affected by residual leaching on Stage IV pad and timing differences inherent in the heap leaching process.

201220112010
Martha(5)
Tons milled 100,548 101,167 56,401
Ore grade/Ag oz 4.01 6.29 31.63
Ore grade/Au oz 0.0035 0.0082 0.04
Recovery/Ag oz (%) 80.3 83.2 88.3
Recovery/Au oz (%) 72.2 74.0 84.1
Silver production ounces 323,386 529,602 1,575,827
Gold production ounces 257 615 1,838
Cash operating costs/oz(4) $ 49.77 $ 32.79 $ 13.16
Cash cost/oz(4) $ 50.71 $ 34.08 $ 14.14
Total production cost/oz $ 55.03 $ 36.19 $ 20.02
Endeavor
Tons milled 791,209 743,936 653,550
Ore grade/Ag oz 2.26 1.83 1.96
Recovery/Ag oz (%) 41.0 45.0 44.3
Silver production ounces 734,008 613,361 566,134
Cash operating costs/oz(4) $ 17.27 $ 18.87 $ 10.15
Cash cost/oz(4) $ 17.27 $ 18.87 $ 10.15
Total production cost/oz $ 23.52 $ 24.00 $ 13.66
GOLD OPERATIONS:
Kensington
Tons milled 394,780 415,340 174,028
Ore grade/Au oz 0.22 0.23 0.28
Recovery/Au oz (%) 95.6 92.7 89.9
Gold production ounces(3) 82,125 88,420 43,143
Cash operating costs/oz(4) $ 1,358 $ 1,088 $ 989
Cash cost/oz(4) $ 1,358 $ 1,088 $ 989
Total production cost/oz $ 1,865 $ 1,494 $ 1,394
CONSOLIDATED PRODUCTION TOTALS
Silver ounces(3) 18,025,206 19,078,251 16,761,735
Gold ounces(3) 226,486 220,382 157,062
Cash operating costs/oz(4) $ 7.57 $ 6.31 $ 6.53
Cash cost per oz/silver(4) $ 8.30 $ 7.09 $ 7.05
Total production cost/oz $ 18.14 $ 17.14 $ 14.52
CONSOLIDATED SALES TOTALS
Silver ounces sold(3) 17,965,383 19,057,503 17,221,335
Gold ounces sold(3) 213,185 238,551 130,142
Realized price per silver ounce $ 30.92 $ 35.15 $ 20.99
Realized price per gold ounce $ 1,665 $ 1,558 $ 1,237

(1)

Palmarejo commenced commercial production on April 20, 2009. Mine statistics do not represent normal operating results

(2)

The leach cycle at Rochester requires 5 to 10 years to recover gold and silver contained in the ore. The Company estimates the metallurgical recovery to be approximately 61% for silver and 92% for gold. Current recovery may vary significantly from ultimate recovery. See Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates — Ore on Leach Pad.

(3)

Current production ounces and recoveries reflect final metal settlements of previously reported production ounces.

(4)

See "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Cash Costs to GAAP Production Costs."

(5)

The Martha mine ceased active mining operations in September of 2012.

Table 6:

COEUR D’ALENE MINES CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS - (Unaudited)

December 31,
2012

December 31,
2011

ASSETS

(In thousands, except share data)

CURRENT ASSETS
Cash and cash equivalents $ 125,440 $ 175,012
Short term investments 999 20,254
Receivables 62,438 83,497
Ore on leach pad 22,991 27,252
Metal and other inventory 170,670 132,781
Deferred tax assets 2,458 1,869
Restricted assets 396 60
Prepaid expenses and other 20,790 24,218
406,182 464,943
NON-CURRENT ASSETS
Property, plant and equipment, net 683,860 687,676
Mining properties, net 1,991,951 2,001,027
Ore on leach pad, non-current portion 21,356 6,679
Restricted assets 24,970 28,911
Marketable securities 27,065 19,844
Receivables, non-current portion 48,767 40,314
Debt issuance costs, net 3,713 1,889
Deferred tax assets 955 263
Other 12,582 12,895
TOTAL ASSETS $ 3,221,401 $ 3,264,441
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY
CURRENT LIABILITIES
Accounts payable $ 57,482 $ 78,590
Accrued liabilities and other 10,002 13,126
Accrued income taxes 27,108 47,803
Accrued payroll and related benefits 21,306 16,240
Accrued interest payable 478 559
Current portion of debt and capital leases 55,983 32,602
Current portion of royalty obligation 65,104 61,721
Current portion of reclamation and mine closure 668 1,387
Deferred tax liabilities 121 53
238,252 252,081
NON-CURRENT LIABILITIES
Long-term debt and capital leases 3,460 115,861
Non-current portion of royalty obligation 141,879 169,788
Reclamation and mine closure 34,670 32,371
Deferred tax liabilities 577,488 527,573
Other long-term liabilities 27,372 30,046
784,869 875,639
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Common stock, par value $0.01 per share; authorized 150,000,000 shares, issued and outstanding 90,342,338 at December 31, 2012 and 89,655,124 at December 31, 2011 903 897
Additional paid-in capital 2,601,254 2,585,632
Accumulated deficit (396,156 ) (444,833 )
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (7,721 ) (4,975 )
2,198,280 2,136,721
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY $ 3,221,401 $ 3,264,441

Table 7:

COEUR D’ALENE MINES CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS - (Unaudited)
Years Ended December 31,
201220112010
(In thousands, except share data)
Sales of metal $ 895,492 $ 1,021,200 $ 515,457
Production costs applicable to sales (456,757 ) (419,956 ) (257,636 )
Depreciation, depletion and amortization (218,857 ) (224,500 ) (141,619 )
Gross profit 219,878 376,744 116,202
COSTS AND EXPENSES
Administrative and general 32,977 31,379 24,176
Exploration 26,270 19,128 14,249
Loss on impairment 5,825
Pre-development, care, maintenance and other 1,261 19,441 2,877
Total cost and expenses 66,333 69,948 41,302
OPERATING INCOME 153,545 306,796 74,900
OTHER INCOME AND EXPENSE, NET
Loss on debt extinguishments (1,036 ) (5,526 ) (20,300 )
Fair value adjustments, net (23,487 ) (52,050 ) (117,094 )
Interest income and other, net 14,436 (6,610 ) 771
Interest expense, net of capitalized interest (26,169 ) (34,774 ) (30,942 )
Total other income and expense, net (36,256 ) (98,960 ) (167,565 )
Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes 117,289 207,836 (92,665 )
Income tax (provision) benefit (68,612 ) (114,337 ) 9,481
Income (loss) from continuing operations $ 48,677 $ 93,499 $ (83,184 )
Loss from discontinued operations (6,029 )
Loss on sale of net assets of discontinued operations (2,095 )
NET INCOME (LOSS) $ 48,677 $ 93,499 $ (91,308 )
BASIC AND DILUTED INCOME (LOSS) PER SHARE
Basic income (loss) per share:
Net income (loss) from continuing operations $ 0.54 $ 1.05 $ (0.95 )
Net income (loss) from discontinued operations (0.10 )
Net income (loss) 0.54 1.05 (1.05 )
Diluted income (loss) per share:
Net income (loss) from continuing operations $ 0.54 $ 1.04 $ (0.95 )
Net income (loss) from discontinued operations $ $ $ (0.10 )
Net income (loss) $ 0.54 $ 1.04 $ (1.05 )
Weighted average number of shares of common stock
Basic 89,437 89,383 87,185
Diluted 89,603 89,725 87,185

Table 8:

COEUR D’ALENE MINES CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS - (Unaudited)
Years ended December 31,
201220112010
(In thousands)
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
Net income (loss) $ 48,677 $ 93,499 $ (91,308 )
Add (deduct) non-cash items
Depreciation, depletion and amortization 218,857 224,500 143,813
Accretion of discount on debt and other assets, net 3,431 4,041 3,374
Accretion of royalty obligation 18,294 21,550 19,018
Deferred income taxes 16,163 51,792 (37,628 )
Loss on debt extinguishment 1,036 5,526 20,300
Fair value adjustments, net 18,421 46,450 115,458
Loss (gain) on foreign currency transactions (1,381 ) 380 3,867
Share-based compensation 8,010 8,122 7,217
Loss (gain) on sale of assets 1,101 (1,145 ) (25 )
Loss on impairment 5,825
Loss (gain) on asset retirement 279 (335 ) (167 )
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Receivables and other current assets 9,756 (21,950 ) (6,228 )
Prepaid expenses and other 2,489 (8,839 ) 5,871
Inventories (48,305 ) (30,408 ) (47,887 )
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities (31,019 ) 22,990 29,888
CASH PROVIDED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES 271,634 416,173 165,563
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES
Capital expenditures (115,641 ) (119,988 ) (155,994 )
Acquisition of Joaquin mineral interests (29,297 )
Purchase of short term investments and marketable securities (12,959 ) (49,501 ) (5,872 )
Proceeds from sales and maturities of short term investments, marketable securities 21,695 6,246 24,244
Other 3,087 2,282 5,927
CASH USED IN INVESTING ACTIVITIES (133,115 ) (160,961 ) (131,695 )
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
Proceeds from issuance of notes and bank borrowings 27,500 176,166
Payments on long-term debt, capital leases, and associated costs (97,170 ) (85,519 ) (106,827 )
Payments on gold production royalty (74,734 ) (73,191 ) (43,125 )
Proceeds from gold lease facility 18,445
Payments on gold lease facility (13,800 ) (37,977 )
Proceeds from sale-leaseback transactions 4,853
Reductions of (additions to) restricted assets associated with the Kensington Term Facility 4,645 (1,326 ) (2,353 )
Share repurchases (19,971 )
Other (861 ) 18 286
CASH (USED IN) PROVIDED BY FINANCING ACTIVITIES (188,091 ) (146,318 ) 9,468
(DECREASE) INCREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS (49,572 ) 108,894 43,336
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 175,012 66,118 22,782
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 125,440 $ 175,012 $ 66,118

Table 9:

Operating Cash Flow Reconciliation - (Unaudited)
(in thousands)4Q 20123Q 20122Q 20121Q 20124Q 2011
Cash provided by operating activities $ 61,694 $ 79,735 $ 113,203 $ 17,002 $ 87,412
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Receivables and other current assets (8,040 ) 5,648 (10,319 ) 2,956 (8,904 )
Prepaid expenses and other (3,054 ) 2,481 2,857 (4,774 ) 8,839
Inventories 12,919 13,762 (3,097 ) 24,722 17,574
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 15,706 (24,341 ) (14,276 ) 53,929 (7,452 )
Operating Cash Flow$79,225$77,285$88,368$93,835$97,469
(in thousands)20122011
Cash provided by operating activities $ 271,634 $ 416,173
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Receivables and other current assets (9,756 ) 21,950
Prepaid expenses and other (2,489 ) 8,839
Inventories 48,305 30,408
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 31,019 (22,990 )
Operating Cash Flow$338,713$454,380

Table 10:

EBITDA Reconciliation - (Unaudited)
(in thousands)4Q 20123Q 20122Q 20121Q 20124Q 2011
Net income (loss) $ 37,550 $ (15,821 ) $ 22,973 $ 3,975 $ 11,364
Income tax provision 11,839 17,475 23,862 15,436 52,390
Interest expense, net of capitalized interest 4,591 7,351 7,557 6,670 8,222
Interest and other income 14 (12,664 ) 3,221 (5,007 ) 4,697
Fair value adjustments, net (21,235 ) 37,648 (16,039 ) 23,113 (19,035 )
Loss on debt extinguishments 1,036 3,886
Depreciation and depletion 52,397 52,844 61,024 52,592 58,166
EBITDA$86,192$86,833$102,598$96,779$119,690
(in thousands)20122011
Net income (loss) $ 48,677 $ 93,499
Income tax provision 68,612 114,337
Interest expense, net of capitalized interest 26,169 34,774
Interest and other income (loss), net (14,436 ) 6,610
Fair value adjustments, net 23,487 52,050
Loss on debt extinguishments 1,036 5,526
Depreciation, depletion, and amortization 218,857 224,500
EBITDA$372,402$531,296

Table 11:

Adjusted Earnings Reconciliation - (Unaudited)
(in thousands)4Q 20123Q 20122Q 20121Q 20124Q 2011
Net income (loss) $ 37,550 $ (15,821 ) $ 22,973 $ 3,975 $ 11,364
Share based compensation 1,476 3,364 1,033 2,137 2,861
Deferred income tax provision 3,738 (4,942 ) 9,690 7,677 38,614
Interest expense, accretion of royalty obligation 3,946 4,276 5,492 4,580 5,523
Fair value adjustments, net (21,235 ) 37,648 (16,039 ) 23,113 (19,035 )
Loss on impairment (281 ) 1,293 4,813
Gain on debt extinguishments 1,036 3,886
Adjusted Earnings$26,230$25,818$27,962$41,482$43,213
(in thousands)20122011
Net income (loss) $ 48,677 $ 93,499
Share based compensation 8,010 8,122
Deferred income tax provision 16,163 51,792
Interest expense, accretion of royalty obligation 18,294 21,550
Fair value adjustments, net 23,487 52,050
Loss on impairment 5,825
Loss on debt extinguishments 1,036 5,526
Adjusted Earnings$121,492$232,539

Table 12:

Results of Operations by Mine - Palmarejo - (Unaudited)
in millions of US$20124Q 20123Q 20122Q 20121Q 20124Q 2011
Sales of metal $442.1 $79.4 $102.6 $136.4 $123.7 $134.3
Production costs $197.5 $40.4 $48.7 $62.5 $45.9 $47.0
EBITDA $237.0 $36.6 $51.6 $72.3 $76.5 $83.7
Operating income $90.4 $4.5 $17.7 $29.5 $38.8 $38.7
Operating cash flow $233.1 $33.2 $54.9 $63.6 $81.4 $77.4
Capital expenditures $38.5 $8.8 $11.3 $11.2 $7.2 $12.1
Gross profit $98.0 $6.8 $20.0 $31.1 $40.1 $44.7
Gross margin 22.2% 8.7% 19.5% 22.8% 32.4% 33.3%
20124Q 20123Q 20122Q 20121Q 20124Q 2011
Underground Operations:
Tons mined 604,522 139,925 143,747 162,820 158,030 191,966
Average silver grade (oz/t) 6.99 4.70 6.13 8.91 7.82 8.04
Average gold grade (oz/t) 0.11 0.08 0.09 0.14 0.11 0.11
Surface Operations:
Tons mined 1,559,245 465,498 424,380 321,758 347,609 321,881
Average silver grade (oz/t) 3.58 2.62 2.79 4.14 5.32 5.88
Average gold grade (oz/t) 0.03 0.02 0.03 0.04 0.04 0.05
Processing:
Total tons milled 2,114,366 563,123 532,775 489,924 528,543 505,619
Average recovery rate – Ag 83.0% 84.2% 90.0% 84.2% 76.8% 77.9%
Average recovery rate – Au 94.4% 91.4% 102.5% 92.0% 93.3% 92.4%
Silver production - oz (000's) 8,236 1,555 1,833 2,365 2,483 2,690
Gold production - oz 106,038 19,998 23,702 31,258 31,081 34,108
Cash operating costs/Ag Oz $1.33 $7.55 $3.75 $(0.85) $(2.27) $(2.13)

Table 13:

Co-Product Cash Cost Per Ounce for Palmarejo - (Unaudited)
201220112010
Cash operating cost per ounce:
Silver $ 13.45 $ 12.82 $ 19.90
Gold $ 742 $ 581 $ 328
Total cash cost per ounce:
Silver $ 13.45 $ 12.82 $ 19.90
Gold $ 742 $ 581 $ 328

Table 14:

Reconciliation of EBITDA for Palmarejo - (Unaudited)
in millions of US$20124Q 20123Q 20122Q 20121Q 20124Q 2011
Sales of metal $ 442.1 $ 79.4 $ 102.6 $ 136.4 $ 123.7 $ 134.3
Production costs applicable to sales $ (197.5 ) $ (40.4 ) $ (48.7 ) $ (62.5 ) (45.9 ) (47.0 )
Administrative and general $ $ $ $
Exploration $ (7.6 ) $ (2.4 ) $ (2.3 ) $ (1.6 ) (1.3 ) (2.8 )
Pre-development care and maintenance and other $ $ $ $ (0.8 )
EBITDA$237.0$36.6$51.6$72.3$76.5$83.7

Table 15:

Operating Cash Flow for Palmarejo - (Unaudited)
in millions of US$20124Q 20123Q 20122Q 2012

1Q 2012

4Q 2011

Cash provided by operating activities $ 237.0 $ 22.9 $ 58.2 $ 90.5 $ 65.3 $ 70.9
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

Receivables and other current assets $ (12.5 ) $ (1.3 ) $ (4.1 ) $ (12.5 )

$

5.4

$

5.7

Prepaid expenses and other $ (3.2 ) $ (1.0 ) $ (0.8 ) $ 0.5

$

(1.9

)

$

(3.2

)
Inventories $ (0.8 ) $ 3.6 $ 2.5 $ (11.5 )

$

4.6

$

9.9

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities $ 12.6 $ 9.0 $ (0.9 ) $ (3.4 )

$

8.0

$

(5.9

)
Operating Cash Flow$233.1$33.2$54.9$63.6$81.4$77.4

Table 16:

Results of Operations by Mine - San Bartolomé - (Unaudited)
in millions of US$20124Q 20123Q 20122Q 20121Q 20124Q 2011
Sales of metal $178.0 $37.0 $46.2 $53.4 $41.4 $62.8
Production costs $71.4 $15.1 $19.9 $22.8 $13.6 $21.4
EBITDA $106.3 $21.9 $26.2 $30.5 $27.7 $41.2
Operating income $89.6 $17.5 $22.0 $26.6 $23.5 $34.9
Operating cash flow $72.4 $17.4 $11.2 $23.0 $20.8 $28.7
Capital expenditures $25.7 $3.3 $4.4 $7.8 $10.2 $6.5
Gross profit $89.7 $17.6 $22.1 $26.5 $23.5 $35.3
Gross margin 50.5% 47.7% 47.8% 49.6% 56.8% 56.2%
20124Q 20123Q 20121Q 20121Q 20124Q 2011
Tons milled 1,477,271 363,813 344,349 391,005 378,104 371,983
Average silver grade (oz/t) 4.5 4.2 4.9 4.3 4.6 5.4
Average recovery rate 89.5% 88% 90.3% 88.3% 91.2% 90.5%
Silver production (000's) 5,930 1,343 1,526 1,470 1,591 1,997
Cash operating costs/Ag Oz $11.76 $13.97 $12.13 $11.05 $10.21 $9.18

Table 17:

Reconciliation of EBITDA for San Bartolomé - (Unaudited)
in millions of US$20124Q 20123Q 20122Q 20121Q 20124Q 2011
Sales of metal $ 178.0 $ 37.1 $ 46.2 $ 53.4 $ 41.4 $ 62.8
Production costs applicable to sales (71.4 ) (15.1 ) (19.9 ) (22.8 ) (13.6 ) (21.4 )
Administrative and general
Exploration (0.3 ) (0.1 ) (0.1 ) (0.1 ) (0.1 )
Pre-development care and maintenance and other (0.2 )
EBITDA$106.3$21.9$26.2$30.5$27.7$41.2

Table 18:

Operating Cash Flow for San Bartolomé - (Unaudited)
in millions of US$20124Q 20123Q 20122Q 20121Q 20124Q 2011
Cash provided by (used in) operating activities $ 33.0 $ 9.5 $ 19.8 $ 31.0 $ (27.4 ) $ 22.3
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Receivables and other current assets $ 5.6 $ (3.0 ) $ 7.1 $ (0.6 )

$

2.2

$

0.2

Prepaid expenses and other $ 0.9 $ (1.4 ) $ 0.8 $ 4.4

$

(2.8

)

$

4.6

Inventories $ 16.0 $ 9.6 $ 5.0 $ (3.4 )

$

4.7

$

2.9

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities $ 16.9 $ 2.7 $ (21.5 ) $ (8.4 )

$

44.1

$

(1.3

)
Operating Cash Flow$72.4$17.4$11.2$23.0$20.8$28.7

Table 19:

Results of Operations by Mine - Kensington - (Unaudited)
in millions of US$20124Q 20123Q 20122Q 20121Q 20124Q 2011
Sales of metal $111.0 $43.0 $36.5 $21.1 $10.4 $32.9
Production costs $87.1 $27.0 $26.9 $16.1 $17.1 $31.7
EBITDA $20.6 $14.7 $8.1 $4.7 $(6.9) $0.5
Operating income/(loss) $(21.1) $0.9 $(3.5) $(5.0) $(13.6) $(6.6)
Operating cash flow $14.6 $14.5 $7.3 $0.6 $(7.8) $(4.1)
Capital expenditures $37.0 $7.8 $9.0 $9.3 $10.9 $12.0
Gross profit/(loss) $(17.7) $2.2 $(1.9) $(4.7) $(13.3) $(5.7)
Gross margin (15.9)% 5.1% (5.2)% (22.3)% (127.9)% (17.3)%
20124Q 20123Q 20122Q 20121Q 20124Q 2011
Tons mined 395,843 140,626 113,770 84,632 56,815 68,831
Tons milled 394,780 129,622 123,428 97,794 43,936 71,700
Average gold grade (oz/t) 0.20 0.23 0.21 0.23 0.18 0.19
Average recovery rate 95.6% 96.9% 95.9% 94.2% 93.4% 96.5%
Gold production 82,125 28,718 24,391 21,572 7,444 13,299
Cash operating costs/Ag Oz $1,358 $1,065 $1,298 $1,348 $2,709 $1,807

Table 20:

Reconciliation of EBITDA for Kensington - (Unaudited)
in millions of US$20124Q 20123Q 20122Q 20121Q 20124Q 2011
Sales of metal $ 111.0 $ 43.0 $ 36.5 $ 21.1 $ 10.4 $ 32.9
Production costs applicable to sales (87.1 ) (27.0 ) (26.9 ) (16.1 ) (17.1 ) (31.7 )
Administrative and general
Exploration (3.2 ) (1.3 ) (1.5 ) (0.3 ) (0.2 ) (0.5 )
Pre-development care and maintenance and other (0.1 ) (0.2 )
EBITDA$20.6$14.7$8.1$4.7$(6.9)$0.5

Table 21:

Operating Cash Flow for Kensington - (Unaudited)
20124Q 20123Q 20122Q 20121Q 20124Q 2011
Cash provided by operating activities $ 10.1 $ 16.5 $ 5.0 $ (12.5 ) $ 1.1 $ 9.3
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Receivables and other current assets $ (6.0 ) $ (2.6 ) $ 2.3 $ 4.6

$

(10.3

)

$

(5.1

)
Prepaid expenses and other $ (1.3 ) $ (0.4 ) $ 0.5 $ (0.5 )

$

(1.0

)

$

0.5

Inventories $ 14.6 $ (0.3 ) $ 1.8 $ 9.9

$

3.3

$

(10.1

)
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities $ (2.8 ) $ 1.3 $ (2.3 ) $ (0.9 )

$

(0.9

)

$

1.3

Operating Cash Flow$14.6$14.5$7.3$0.6$(7.8)$(4.1)

Table 22:

Results of Operations by Mine - Rochester - (Unaudited)
in millions of US$20124Q 20123Q 20122Q 20121Q 20124Q 2011
Sales of metal $132.4 $43.2 $36.2 $34.2 $18.8 $11.1
Production costs $74.3 $22.9 $21.0 $20.8 $9.6 $4.2
EBITDA $53.1 $21.4 $12.9 $11.6 $7.2 $3.2
Operating income $45.1 $19.2 $10.9 $9.5 $5.5 $4.6
Operating cash flow $53.5 $21.5 $13.0 $11.8 $7.2 $3.4
Capital expenditures $11.8 $1.5 $4.8 $2.9 $2.6 $7.7
Gross profit $50.1 $18.0 $13.2 $11.3 $7.6 $5.9
Gross margin 37.8% 41.7% 36.5% 33.0% 40.4% 53.2%
20124Q 20123Q 20122Q 20121Q 20124Q 2011
Tons mined 11,710,795 3,031,428 3,170,129 2,585,914 2,923,324 1,170,397
Average silver grade (oz/t) 0.55 0.51 0.52 0.63 0.55 0.54
Average gold grade (oz/t) 0.005 0.005 0.004 0.005 0.004 0.004
Silver production (000's) 2,801 828 819 713 441 373
Gold production 38,066 12,055 10,599 10,120 5,292 1,993
Cash operating costs/Ag Oz $9.62 $2.17 $9.58 $9.83 $23.35 $37.99

Table 23:

Co-Product Cash Cost Per Ounce for Rochester - (Unaudited)
201220112010
Cash operating cost per ounce:
Silver $ 19.20 $ 25.34 $ 4.20
Gold $ 962 $ 1,050 $ 952
Total cash cost per ounce:
Silver $ 20.40 $ 26.91 $ 4.61
Gold $ 1,023 $ 1,115 $ 1,045

Table 24:

Reconciliation of EBITDA for Rochester - (Unaudited)
in millions of US$20124Q 20123Q 20122Q 20121Q 20124Q 2011
Sales of metal $ 132.4 $ 43.2 $ 36.2 $ 34.2 $ 18.8 $ 11.1
Production costs applicable to sales (74.3 ) (22.9 ) (21.0 ) (20.8 ) (9.6 ) (4.2 )
Administrative and general
Exploration (3.6 ) (0.6 ) (1.2 ) (1.1 ) (0.7 ) (1.5 )
Pre-development care and maintenance and other (1.4 ) 1.7 (1.1 ) (0.7 ) (1.3 ) (2.2 )
EBITDA$53.1$21.4$12.9$11.6$7.2$3.2

Table 25:

Operating Cash Flow for Rochester - (Unaudited)
in millions of US$20124Q 20123Q 20122Q 20121Q 20124Q 2011
Cash provided by (used in) operating activities $ 28.4 $ 18.2 $ 7.3 $ 10.1 $ (7.1 ) $ (11.4 )
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Receivables and other current assets $ 0.3 $ (0.6 ) $ 0.6 $ (0.1 )

$

0.3

$

(0.2

)
Prepaid expenses and other $ 0.9 $ 0.3 $ 0.2 $ (1.0 )

$

1.4

$

0.7

Inventories $ 22.5 $ 0.9 $ 6.5 $ 3.9

$

11.2

$

14.2

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities $ 1.4 $ 2.7 $ (1.6 ) $ (1.1 )

$

1.4

$

0.1

Operating Cash Flow$53.5$21.5$13.0$11.8$7.2$3.4

Table 26:

Results of Operations by Mine - Martha(1) - (Unaudited)

in millions of US$20124Q 20123Q 20122Q 20121Q 20124Q 2011
Sales of metal $13.2 $0.5 $4.9 $4.1 $3.6 $2.8
Production costs $17.7 $0.4 $6.5 $7.1 $3.7 $3.9
EBITDA $(21.1) $(2.7) $(4.2) $(10.6) $(3.7) $(3.3)
Operating loss $(21.8) $(2.0) $(4.2) $(11.3) $(4.3) $(3.0)
Operating cash flow $(16.8) $(2.8) $(3.4) $(5.5) $(5.1) $(5.0)
Capital expenditures $1.2 $— $— $0.5 $0.7 $1.4
Gross profit (loss) $(5.2) $0.7 $(1.5) $(3.7) $(0.7) $(1.7)
Gross margin (39.4)% 140.0% (32.7)% (90.2)% (19.4)% (60.7)%
20124Q 20123Q 20122Q 20121Q 20124Q 2011
Total tons milled 100,548 27,281 39,199 34,068 37,141
Average silver grade (oz/t) 4.00 4.17 3.52 4.43 4.65
Average gold grade (oz/t) 0.01
Average recovery rate – Ag 80.3% —% 81.5% 78.2% 81.4% 75.2%
Average recovery rate – Au 72.2% —% 82.6% 72.4% 64.6% 74.2%
Silver production (000's) 323 93 108 123 130
Cash operating costs/Ag Oz $49.77 $— $48.12 $55.07 $46.48 $33.75

1.

The Martha mine ceased active operations in September of 2012.

Table 27:

Reconciliation of EBITDA for Martha - (Unaudited)
in millions of US$20124Q 20123Q 20122Q 20121Q 20124Q 2011
Sales of metal $ 13.2 $ 0.5 $ 4.9 $ 4.1 $ 3.6 $ 2.8
Production costs applicable to sales (17.7 ) (0.4 ) (6.5 ) (7.1 ) (3.7 ) (3.9 )
Administrative and general
Exploration (8.7 ) (1.3 ) (1.2 ) (2.8 ) (3.4 ) (2.1 )
Pre-development care and maintenance and other (7.9 ) (1.5 ) (1.4 ) (4.8 ) (0.2 ) (0.1 )
EBITDA$(21.1)$(2.7)$(4.2)$(10.6)$(3.7)$(3.3)

Table 28:

Operating Cash Flow for Martha - (Unaudited)
in millions of US$20124Q 20123Q 20122Q 20121Q 20124Q 2011
Cash provided by (used in) operating activities $ (16.6 ) $ (2.2 ) $ (3.9 ) $ (3.3 ) $ (7.1 ) $ (3.2 )
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Receivables and other current assets 1.3 (0.8 ) (0.9 ) (0.6 ) 3.5 (0.9 )
Prepaid expenses and other (0.1 ) (0.1 ) 0.1 (0.1 ) (0.3 )
Inventories (4.1 ) (0.5 ) (1.7 ) (2.3 ) 0.4 0.4
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 2.7 0.7 3.2 0.6 (1.8 ) (1.0 )
Operating Cash Flow$(16.8)$(2.8)$(3.4)$(5.5)$(5.1)$(5.0)

Table 29:

Results of Operations by Mine - Endeavor - (Unaudited)
in millions of US$20124Q 20123Q 20122Q 20121Q 20124Q 2011
Sales of metal $18.8 $2.8 $4.1 $5.2 $6.7 $2.8
Production costs $8.8 $1.6 $2.0 $2.6 $2.7 $1.0
EBITDA $10.0 $1.3 $2.1 $2.6 $4.0 $1.8
Operating income $5.4 $0.8 $1.3 $1.1 $2.3 $1.1
Operating cash flow $10.0 $1.3 $1.7 $2.8 $4.2 $2.1
Capital expenditures $— $— $— $— $— $—
Gross profit $5.4 $0.8 $1.3 $1.1 $2.3 $1.1
Gross margin 28.7% 28.6% 31.7% 21.2% 34.3% 39.3%
20124Q 20123Q 20122Q 20121Q 20124Q 2011
Silver Production (000's) 734 105 140 240 248 111
Cash operating costs/Ag Oz $17.27 $19.92 $15.97 $17.50 $16.64 $14.74

Table 30:

Reconciliation of EBITDA for Endeavor - (Unaudited)
in millions of US$20124Q 20123Q 20122Q 20121Q 20124Q 2011
Sales of metal $ 18.8 $ 2.8 $ 4.1 $ 5.2 $ 6.7 $ 2.8
Production costs applicable to sales (8.8 ) (1.5 ) (2.0 ) (2.6 ) (2.7 ) (1.0 )
Administrative and general
Exploration
Pre-development care and maintenance and other
EBITDA$10.0$1.3$2.1$2.6$4.0$1.8

Table 31:

Operating Cash Flow for Endeavor - (Unaudited)
in millions of US$20124Q 20123Q 20122Q 20121Q 20124Q 2011
Cash provided by operating activities $ 10.0 $ 1.6 $ 1.5 $ 3.6 $ 3.2 $ 2.1
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Receivables and other current assets 0.2 (0.3 ) 0.5 (1.7 ) 1.7 (1.2 )
Prepaid expenses and other
Inventories 0.2 (0.3 ) (0.3 ) 0.2 0.6 0.1
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities (0.4 ) 0.3 0.7 (1.3 ) 1.1
Operating Cash Flow$10.0$1.3$1.7$2.8$4.2$2.1

Table 32:

Reconciliation of Non-U.S. GAAP Cash Costs to U.S. GAAP Production Costs
Three months ended December 31, 2012 - (Unaudited)
(In thousands except ounces and per ounce costs)Palmarejo

San
Bartolomé

KensingtonRochesterMartha(1)EndeavorTotal
Total Cash Operating Cost (Non-U.S. GAAP) $ 11,732 $ 18,765 $ 30,588 $ 1,795 $ (16 ) $ 2,104 $ 64,968
Royalties 1,712 1,528 3,240
Production taxes 940 940
Total Cash Costs (Non-U.S. GAAP) $ 11,732 $ 20,477 $ 30,588 $ 4,263 $ (16 ) $ 2,104 $ 69,148
Add/Subtract:
Third party smelting costs (3,865 ) 16 (805 ) (4,654 )
By-product credit 34,314 20,682 54,996
Other adjustments 317 (387 ) (1,755 ) (1,825 )
Change in inventory (5,955 ) (4,980 ) 288 (265 ) 407 253 (10,252 )
Depreciation, depletion and amortization 32,058 4,258 13,809 2,302 (702 ) 457 52,182
Production costs applicable to sales, including depreciation, depletion and amortization (U.S. GAAP) $ 72,466 $ 19,368 $ 40,820 $ 25,227 $ (295 ) $ 2,009 $ 159,595
Production of silver (ounces) 1,554,606 1,343,035 828,013 105,615 3,831,269
Cash operating cost per silver ounce $ 7.55 $ 13.97 $ $ 2.17 $ $ 19.92 $ 8.97
Cash costs per silver ounce $ 7.55 $ 15.25 $ $ 5.15 $ $ 19.92 $ 10.06
Production of gold (ounces) 28,718 28,718
Cash operating cost per gold ounce $ $ $ 1,065 $ $ $ $ 1,065
Cash cost per gold ounce $ $ $ 1,065 $ $ $ $ 1,065

Table 33:

Reconciliation of Non-U.S. GAAP Cash Costs to U.S. GAAP Production Costs
Twelve months ended December 31, 2012 - (Unaudited)
(In thousands except ounces and per ounce costs)Palmarejo

San
Bartolomé

KensingtonRochesterMartha(1)EndeavorTotal
Total Cash Operating Cost (Non-U.S. GAAP) $ 10,958 $ 69,771 $ 111,499 $ 26,959 $ 16,094 $ 12,675 $ 247,956
Royalties 7,084 3,487 306 10,877
Production taxes 2,195 2,195
Total Cash Costs (Non-U.S. GAAP) $ 10,958 $ 76,855 $ 111,499 $ 32,641 $ 16,400 $ 12,675 $ 261,028
Add/Subtract:
Third party smelting costs (10,910 ) (3,943 ) (3,648 ) (18,501 )
By-product credit 176,237 63,440 422 240,099
Other adjustments 1,108 256 17 (1,355 ) 882 908
Change in inventory 9,175 (5,683 ) (13,517 ) (20,470 ) 3,922 (204 ) (26,777 )
Depreciation, depletion and amortization 146,557 16,707 41,645 8,065 515 4,591 218,080
Production costs applicable to sales, including depreciation, depletion and amortization (U.S. GAAP) $ 344,035 $ 88,135 $ 128,734 $ 82,321 $ 18,198 $ 13,414 $ 674,837
Production of silver (ounces) 8,236,013 5,930,394 2,801,405 323,386 734,008 18,025,206
Cash operating cost per silver ounce $ 1.33 $ 11.76 $ $ 9.62 $ 49.77 $ 17.27 $ 7.57
Cash costs per silver ounce $ 1.33 $ 12.95 $ $ 11.65 $ 50.71 $ 17.27 $ 8.30
Production of gold (ounces) 82,125 82,125
Cash operating cost per gold ounce $ $ $ 1,358 $ $ $ $ 1,358
Cash cost per gold ounce $ $ $ 1,358 $ $ $ $ 1,358

Table 34:

Reconciliation of Non-U.S. GAAP Cash Costs to U.S. GAAP Production Costs
Three months ended December 31, 2011 - (Unaudited)
(In thousands except ounces and per ounce costs)Palmarejo

San
Bartolomé

KensingtonRochesterMartha(1)EndeavorTotal
Total Cash Operating Cost (Non-U.S. GAAP) $ (5,730 ) $ 18,332 $ 24,035 $ 14,191 $ 4,386 $ 1,647 $ 56,861
Royalties 3,279 98 3,377
Production taxes 124 124
Total Cash Costs (Non-U.S. GAAP) $ (5,730 ) $ 21,611 $ 24,035 $ 14,315 $ 4,484 $ 1,647 $ 60,362
Add/Subtract:
Third party smelting costs (1,881 ) (516 ) (483 ) (2,880 )
By-product credit 57,501 3,344 242 61,087
Other adjustments 233 608 266 97 1,204
Change in inventory (5,054 ) (869 ) 9,407 (13,722 ) (296 ) (112 ) (10,646 )
Depreciation, depletion and amortization 42,646 6,021 7,016 1,152 475 750 58,060
Production costs applicable to sales, including depreciation, depletion and amortization (U.S. GAAP) $ 89,596 $ 27,371 $ 38,577 $ 5,355 $ 4,486 $ 1,802 $ 167,187
Production of silver (ounces) 2,690,368 1,997,416 373,589 129,972 111,723 5,303,068
Cash operating cost per silver ounce $ (2.13 ) $ 9.18 $ $ 37.99 $ 33.75 $ 14.74 $ 6.19
Cash costs per silver ounce $ (2.13 ) $ 10.82 $ $ 38.32 $ 34.50 $ 14.74 $ 6.85
Production of gold (ounces) 13,299 13,299
Cash operating cost per gold ounce $ $ $ 1,807 $ $ $ $ 1,807
Cash cost per gold ounce $ $ $ 1,807 $ $ $ $ 1,807

Table 35:

Reconciliation of Non-U.S. GAAP Cash Costs to U.S. GAAP Production Costs
Twelve months ended December 31, 2011 - (Unaudited)
(In thousands except ounces and per ounce costs) Palmarejo

San
Bartolomé

Kensington Rochester Martha Endeavor Total
Total Cash Operating Cost (Non-U.S. GAAP) $ (8,743 ) $ 68,277 $ 96,234 $ 31,978 $ 17,367 $ 11,573 $ 216,686
Royalties 11,561 2,177 685 14,423
Production taxes 409 409
Total Cash Costs (Non-U.S. GAAP) $ (8,743 ) $ 79,838 $ 96,234 $ 34,564 $ 18,052 $ 11,573 $ 231,518
Add/Subtract:
Third party smelting costs (11,003 ) (2,882 ) (2,872 ) (16,757 )
By-product credit 197,342 9,898 949 208,189
Other adjustments 1,441 906 19 522 559 3,447
Change in inventory (3,839 ) (1,065 ) 16,422 (16,727 ) (1,165 ) (67 ) (6,441 )
Depreciation, depletion and amortization 159,231 22,408 35,839 2,807 554 3,148 223,987
Production costs applicable to sales, including depreciation, depletion and amortization (U.S. GAAP) $ 345,432 $ 102,087 $ 137,511 $ 31,064 $ 16,067 $ 11,782 $ 643,943
Production of silver (ounces) 9,041,488 7,501,367 1,392,433 529,602 613,361 19,078,251
Cash operating cost per silver ounce $ (0.97 ) $ 9.10 $ $ 22.97 $ 32.79 $ 18.87 $ 6.31
Cash costs per silver ounce $ (0.97 ) $ 10.64 $ $ 24.82 $ 34.08 $ 18.87 $ 7.09
Production of gold (ounces) 82,125 82,125
Cash operating cost per gold ounce $ $ $

1,088

$ $ $ $

1,088

Cash cost per gold ounce $ $ $

1,088

$ $ $ $

1,088

Table 36:

Co-Product Cash Cost Per Ounce for 2012 - (Unaudited)
PalmarejoRochester
Total cash operating costs $ 187,195 $ 90,400
Total cash costs $ 187,195 $ 96,081
Revenue
Silver 59% 59%
Gold 41% 41%
Ounces produced
Silver 8,236,013 2,801,405
Gold 103,068 38,066
Total cash operating costs per ounce
Silver $ 13.45 $ 19.20
Gold $ 742 $ 962
Total cash costs per ounce
Silver $ 13.45 $ 20.40
Gold $ 742 $ 1,023

Table 37:

Co-Product Cash Cost Per Ounce for 2011 - (Unaudited)
PalmarejoRochester
Total cash operating costs $ 188,599 $ 41,876
Total cash costs $ 188,599 $ 44,463
Revenue
Silver 61% 84%
Gold 39% 16%
Ounces produced
Silver 9,041,488 1,392,433
Gold 125,071 6,276
Total cash operating costs per ounce
Silver $ 12.82 $ 25.34
Gold $ 581 $ 1,050
Total cash costs per ounce
Silver $ 12.82 $ 26.91
Gold $ 581 $ 1,115

Table 38:

2012 Proven and Probable Reserves - (Unaudited)
SHORT TONSGRADE (Oz/Ton)OUNCES
YEAR END 2012LOCATIONSILVERGOLDSILVERGOLD
PROVEN RESERVES
Rochester Nevada, USA 56,304,000 0.54 0.004 30,501,000 230,000
Martha Argentina
San Bartolomé Bolivia 1,187,000 2.92 3,460,000
Kensington Alaska, USA 647,000 0.277 179,000
Endeavor Australia 2,258,000 4.32 9,757,000
Palmarejo Mexico 5,747,000 4.67 0.061 26,858,000 348,000
Joaquin Argentina
Total66,143,00070,577,000757,000
PROBABLE RESERVES
Rochester Nevada, USA 23,619,000 0.61 0.003 14,396,000 78,000
Mina Martha Argentina
San Bartolomé Bolivia 41,699,000 2.53 105,628,000
Kensington Alaska, USA 4,020,000 0.208 837,000
Endeavor Australia 2,508,000 1.43 3,588,000
Palmarejo Mexico 7,105,000 3.69 0.045 26,251,000 317,000
Joaquin Argentina
Total78,951,0000149,863,0001,231,000
PROVEN AND PROBABLE RESERVES
Rochester Nevada, USA 79,923,000 0.56 0.004 44,896,000 308,000
Martha Argentina
San Bartolomé Bolivia 42,886,000 2.54 109,088,000
Kensington Alaska, USA 4,667,000 0.218 1,016,000
Endeavor Australia 4,766,000 2.80 13,345,000
Palmarejo Mexico 12,852,000 4.13 0.052 53,110,000 665,000
Joaquin Argentina
Total Proven and Probable145,094,000220,439,0001,988,000

Table 39:

2012 Measured and Indicated Resources (Excluding Proven and Probable Reserves) - (Unaudited)
SHORT TONSGRADE (Oz/Ton)OUNCES
YEAR END 2012LOCATIONSILVERGOLDSILVERGOLD
MEASURED RESOURCES
Rochester Nevada, USA 135,558,000 0.47 0.004 63,921,000 498,000
Martha Argentina
San Bartolomé Bolivia
Kensington Alaska, USA 382,000 0.239 91,000
Endeavor Australia 10,639,000 1.98 21,088,000
Palmarejo Mexico 3,186,000 7.13 0.099 22,720,000 315,000
Joaquin Argentina 5,942,000 4.58 0.003 27,191,000 19,000
Total155,707,000134,920,000924,000
INDICATED RESOURCES
Rochester Nevada, USA 128,724,000 0.44 0.003 56,795,000 367,000
Mina Martha Argentina 57,000 13.57 0.017 775,000 1,000
San Bartolomé Bolivia 20,040,000 2.27 45,463,000
Kensington Alaska, USA 2,224,000 0.196 435,000
Endeavor Australia 302,000 10.23 3,090,000
Palmarejo Mexico 20,526,000 1.12 0.032 23,021,000 649,000
Joaquin Argentina 11,398,000 3.33 0.004 37,980,000 42,000
Lejano Argentina 1,233,000 2.42 0.008 2,983,000 10,000
Total184,504,000170,108,0001,504,000
MEASURED AND INDICATED RESOURCES
Rochester Nevada, USA 264,283,000 0.46 0.003 120,717,000 865,000
Martha Argentina 57,000 13.57 0.017 775,000 1,000
San Bartolomé Bolivia 20,040,000 2.27 45,463,000
Kensington Alaska, USA 2,606,000 0.202 526,000
Endeavor Australia 10,941,000 2.21 24,179,000
Palmarejo Mexico 23,712,000 1.93 0.041 45,741,000 964,000
Joaquin Argentina 17,340,000 3.76 0.004 65,171,000 61,000
Lejano Argentina 1,233,000 2.42 0.008 2,983,000 10,000
Total Measured and Indicated340,210,000305,028,0002,427,000

Table 40:

2012 Inferred Resources - (Unaudited)
SHORT TONSGRADE (Oz/Ton)OUNCES
YEAR END 2012LOCATIONSILVERGOLDSILVERGOLD
INFERRED RESOURCES
Rochester Nevada, USA 45,643,000 0.60 0.003 27,201,000 123,000
Martha Argentina 204,000 4.75 0.005 969,000 1,000
San Bartolomé Bolivia 2,826,000 1.17 3,319,000
Kensington Alaska, USA 704,000 0.244 172,000
Endeavor Australia 3,527,000 1.09 3,836,000
Palmarejo Mexico 11,903,000 1.86 0.038 22,104,000 457,000
Joaquin Argentina 1,060,000 2.94 0.003 3,113,000 4,000
Lejano Argentina 3,307,000 1.73 0.006 5,713,000 19,000
Total Inferred69,174,00066,254,000775,000

Notes to the above Mineral Reserves and Resources:

  1. Effective December 31, 2012.
  2. Metal prices used for mineral reserves were $27.50 per ounce of silver and $1,450 per ounce of gold, except Endeavor, at $2,200 per metric ton of lead, $2,200 per metric ton of zinc and $34.00 per ounce of silver. Metal prices used for mineral resources were $33.00 per ounce of silver and $1,700 per ounce of gold, except Endeavor, at $2,200 per metric ton of lead, $2,200 per metric ton of zinc and $34.00 per ounce of silver.
  3. Palmarejo mineral resources are the addition of Palmarejo, Guadalupe and La Patria (Measured, Indicated and Inferred).
  4. Mineral Resources are in addition to mineral reserves and have not demonstrated economic viability.
  5. Current mineral resources were inclusive of disputed and undisputed claims at Rochester. While the Company believes it holds a superior position in the ongoing claims dispute, the Company believes an adverse legal outcome would cause it to modify mineral resources.
  6. Rounding of tons and ounces, as required by reporting guidelines may result in apparent differences between tons, grade and contained metal content.
  7. For details on the estimation of mineral resources and reserves for each property, please refer to the relevant Technical Report on file at www.sedar.com.

Table 41:

2011 Proven and Probable Reserves - (Unaudited)
SHORT TONSGRADE (Oz/Ton)OUNCES
YEAR END 2011LOCATIONSILVERGOLDSILVERGOLD
PROVEN RESERVES
Rochester Nevada, USA 31,532,000 0.59 0.006 18,681,000 179,000
Martha Argentina
San Bartolomé Bolivia 959,000 3.01 2,888,000
Kensington Alaska, USA 1,164,000 0.280 326,000
Endeavor Australia 2,635,000 1.39 3,674,000
Palmarejo Mexico

4,916,000

5.31 0.067 26,091,000 330,000
Joaquin (51%) Argentina
Total41,206,00051,334,000835,000
PROBABLE RESERVES
Rochester Nevada, USA 15,747,000 0.69 0.004 10,892,000 68,000
Martha Argentina 53,000 12.79 0.011 671,000 1,000
San Bartolomé Bolivia 43,556,000 2.64 115,192,000
Kensington Alaska, USA 4,842,000 0.209 1,104,000
Endeavor Australia 2,998,000 2.50 7,501,000
Palmarejo Mexico 7,581,000 4.05 0.047 30,727,000 358,000
Joaquin (51%) Argentina
Total74,777,0000164,983,0001,441,000
PROVEN AND PROBABLE RESERVES
Rochester Nevada, USA 47,280,000 0.63 0.005 29,573,000 247,000
Martha Argentina 53,000 12.79 0.011 671,000 1,000
San Bartolomé Bolivia 44,515,000 2.65 118,080,000
Kensington Alaska, USA 6,006,000 0.223 1,340,000
Endeavor Australia 5,633,000 1.98 11,175,000
Palmarejo Mexico 12,497,000 4.55 0.055 56,818,000 688,000
Joaquin (51%) Argentina
Total Proven and Probable115,983,000216,317,0002,276,000

Table 42:

2011 Measured and Indicated Resources (Excluding Proven and Probable Reserves) - (Unaudited)
SHORT TONSGRADE (Oz/Ton)OUNCES
YEAR END 2011LOCATIONSILVERGOLDSILVERGOLD
MEASURED RESOURCES
Rochester Nevada, USA 131,085,000 0.46 0.004 60,586,000 501,000
Martha Argentina
San Bartolomé Bolivia
Kensington Alaska, USA 495,000 0.234 116,000
Endeavor Australia 10,924,000 2.67 29,149,000
Palmarejo Mexico 1,793,000 4.24 0.052 7,594,000 93,000
Joaquin (51%) Argentina
Total144,297,00097,329,000710,000
INDICATED RESOURCES
Rochester Nevada, USA 120,387,000 0.43 0.003 51,762,000 366,000
Martha Argentina 35,000 12.15 0.011 427,000
San Bartolomé Bolivia 21,264,000 2.59 54,968,000
Kensington Alaska, USA 2,544,000 0.185 471,000
Endeavor Australia 124,000 0.01

2,000

Palmarejo Mexico 3,269,000 2.88 0.034 9,399,000 111,000
Joaquin (51%) Argentina 4,050,000 2.48 0.005 10,043,000 18,000
Lejano Argentina
Total151,672,000126,601,000968,000
MEASURED AND INDICATED RESOURCES
Rochester Nevada, USA 251,472,000 0.45 0.003 112,349,000 867,000
Martha Argentina 35,000 12.15 0.011 427,000
San Bartolomé Bolivia 21,264,000 2.59 54,968,000
Kensington Alaska, USA 3,039,000 0.193 587,000
Endeavor Australia 11,047,000 2.64 29,151,000
Palmarejo Mexico 5,062,000 3.36 0.040 16,993,000 205,000
Joaquin (51%) Argentina 4,050,000 2.48 0.005 10,043,000 18,000
Lejano Argentina
Total Measured and Indicated295,969,000223,930,0001,677,000

Table 43:

2011 Inferred Resources - (Unaudited)
SHORT TONSGRADE (Oz/Ton)OUNCES
YEAR END 2011LOCATIONSILVERGOLDSILVERGOLD
INFERRED RESOURCES
Rochester Nevada, USA 40,543,000 0.58 0.003 23,619,000 122,000
Martha Argentina 259,000 4.32 0.005 1,121,000 1,000
San Bartolomé Bolivia 3,385,000 1.07 3,617,000
Kensington Alaska, USA 731,000 0.232 170,000
Endeavor Australia 3,527,000 1.09 3,836,000
Palmarejo Mexico 11,653,000 2.40 0.052 27,928,000 612,000
Joaquin (51%) Argentina 7,755,000 3.15 0.003 24,456,000 21,000
Lejano Argentina
Total67,853,00084,576,000926,000

In reference to the above 2011 reserves and resources tables, effective December 31, 2011, for details on the estimation of mineral resources and reserves for each property, please refer to the relevant Technical Report on file at www.sedar.com.

Contacts:

Coeur d'Alene Mines Corporation
Wendy Yang, Vice President of Investor Relations
208-665-0345
or
Stefany Bales, Director of Corporate Communications
208-667-8263
www.coeur.com
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