Pan American Silver Corp.

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April 17, 2018 at 2:40 PM (CEST)|Park Hyatt, Zürich

Michael Steinmann

President & CEO

Mr. Steinmann joined Pan American’s Board of Directors in 2016. Mr. Steinmann joined Pan American in 2004 and held progressively senior roles before being promoted to President in 2015 and President and CEO in 2016. He has also been a director of the Company since 2016 and is a member of the Communities & Sustainable Development and the Health, Safety & Environment Committees.

Mr. Steinmann has over 25 years of experience in the base and precious metals industry. He holds a Ph.D. in Natural Science (Geology) from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETHZ), a M.Sc. in Geology from the University of Zurich, and a Degree in Corporate Finance from Escuela Superior de Administración y Negocios, Lima.

Mr. Steinmann has extensive experience throughout South America in mine operations and project development, having participated in numerous mine construction projects from exploration and feasibility studies, through start-up and into continuous operation. He is also experienced in corporate M&A and has been involved in many capital market transactions, including placements of equity and debt, as well as numerous other exploration and business development initiatives. Mr. Steinmann is past President of the Silver Institute, a non-profit international industry association that aims to increase public understanding of the many uses and values of silver.


Non-GAAP Measures
This presentation of Pan American Silver Corp. and its subsidiaries (collectively, “Pan American”, the “Company”, “we” or “our”) refers to various non-GAAP measures, such as cash costs per payable ounce of silver, net of by-product credits (“Cash Costs”), all-in sustaining cost per silver ounce sold (“AISCSOS”), total debt, adjusted earnings, adjusted earnings per share, total available liquidity, operating cash flow before changes in non-cash operating working capital, operating cash flow before changes in non-cash operating working capital per share, operating free cash flow, and working capital. These measures do not have a standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS as an indicator of performance, and may differ from methods used by other companies. Readers should refer to the “Alternative Performance (non-GAAP) Measures” section of Pan American’s press release dated February, 20, 2018, available at
Reporting Currency and Financial Information
Unless we have specified otherwise, all references to dollar amounts or $ are to United States dollars.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements and Information
Certain of the statements and information in this presentation constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian provincial securities laws. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements or information. Forward-looking statements or information in this presentation relate to, among other things: future financial or operational performance, including our estimated production of silver, gold and other metals in 2018 and with respect to future production, including anticipated production from the Cap-Oeste Sur Este (“COSE”) and Joaquin projects; our expectations with respect to future free cash flow; our estimated Cash Costs and AISCSOS in future years; our estimated capital investments, including with respect to the Joaquin and the COSE projects, and sustaining capital in future years; the ability of the Company to successfully complete any capital investment programs and projects, and the impacts of any such programs and projects on the Company; timing of production and the cash costs of production at the Company’s properties, including the anticipated timing of production and results of developments and operations; the ability of the Company to realize value from transactions, including with respect to its Joaquin and the COSE projects, or its investment in Maverix Metals Inc. or New Pacific Metals Corp.; the Company’s plans and expectations for its properties and operations, our expectations with respect to future prices of silver or other precious metals, world-wide silver production, or global demand on silver, or other similar metrics relating to silver, and exchange rates; and any anticipated level of financial and operational success in 2018.
These forward-looking statements and information reflect the Company’s current views with respect to future events and are necessarily based upon a number of assumptions that, while considered reasonable by the Company, are inherently subject to significant operational, business, economic and regulatory uncertainties and contingencies. These assumptions include: tonnage of ore to be mined and processed; ore grades and recoveries; prices for silver, gold and base metals remaining as estimated; currency exchange rates remaining as estimated; capital, decommissioning and reclamation estimates; our mineral reserve and resource estimates and the assumptions upon which they are based; prices for energy inputs, labour, materials, supplies and services (including transportation); no labour-related disruptions at any of our operations; no unplanned delays or interruptions in scheduled production; all necessary permits, licenses and regulatory approvals for our operations are received in a timely manner; and our ability to comply with environmental, health and safety laws. The foregoing list of assumptions is not exhaustive.
The Company cautions the reader that forward-looking statements and information involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results and developments to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements or information contained in this presentation and the Company has made assumptions and estimates based on or related to many of these factors. Such factors include, without limitation: fluctuations in silver, gold and base metal prices; fluctuations in prices for energy inputs, labour, materials, supplies and services (including transportation); fluctuations in currency markets (such as the Canadian dollar, Peruvian sol, Mexican peso, Argentine peso and Bolivian boliviano versus the U.S. dollar); operational risks of the Company’s business and hazards inherent with the business of mining (including environmental accidents and hazards, industrial accidents, equipment breakdown, unusual or unexpected geological or structural formations, cave-ins, flooding and severe weather); risks relating to the credit worthiness or financial condition of suppliers, refiners and other parties with whom the Company does business; inadequate insurance, or inability to obtain insurance, to cover these risks and hazards; employee relations, including relationships with unions; relationships with, and claims by, local communities and indigenous populations; availability and increasing costs associated with mining inputs and labour; our ability to obtain all necessary permits, licenses and regulatory approvals in a timely manner; changes in laws, regulations and government practices in the jurisdictions where we operate, including environmental, export and import laws and regulations; legal restrictions on mining; risks relating to expropriation; diminishing quantities or grades of mineral reserves as properties are mined; actual results of current exploration activities, conclusions of economic evaluations, and changes in project parameters to deal with unanticipated economic and other factors; increased competition in the mining industry for equipment and qualified personnel; and those factors identified under the caption “Risks Related to Pan American’s Business” in the Company’s most recent form 40-F and Annual Information Form filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) and Canadian provincial securities regulatory authorities, respectively. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated, described or intended. Investors are cautioned against undue reliance on forward-looking statements or information. Forward-looking statements and information are designed to help readers understand management’s current views of our near and longer term prospects and may not be appropriate for other purposes. The Company does not intend, nor does it assume any obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements or information, whether as a result of new information, changes in assumptions, future events or otherwise, except to the extent required by applicable law.
Technical Information
Technical information contained in this presentation with respect to Pan American Silver Corp. has been reviewed and approved by Martin Wafforn, P.Eng., SVP Technical Services and Process Optimization, and Chris Emerson, FAusIMM, VP Business Development and Geology, who are the Company’s qualified persons for the purposes of Canadian National Instrument 43-101 – Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (‘‘NI 43-101’’). Mineral reserves and mineral resources in this presentation were prepared under the supervision of, or were reviewed by, Martin Wafforn and Chris Emerson.
Technical disclosure in this presentation for the Company’s material mineral properties is based on technical reports prepared for those properties, which are filed at For additional information about the Company’s material mineral properties, other than the Joaquin property, please refer to the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 22, 2017, and technical reports with respect to material mineral properties and the Joaquin property, each filed at
Cautionary Note to U.S. Investors Regarding References to Mineral Reserves and Resources
This presentation has been prepared in accordance with the requirements of Canadian securities laws, which differ from the requirements of U.S. securities laws. Unless otherwise indicated, all mineral reserve and mineral resource estimates included in this presentation have been disclosed in accordance with Canadian NI 43-101) and the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum Definition Standards. NI 43-101 is a rule developed by the Canadian Securities Administrators that establishes standards for all public disclosure an issuer makes of scientific and technical information concerning mineral projects.
Canadian public disclosure standards, including NI 43-101, differ significantly from the requirements of the SEC, and information concerning mineralization, deposits, mineral reserve and resource information contained or referred to herein may not be comparable to similar information disclosed by U.S. companies. In particular, and without limiting the generality of the foregoing, this presentation uses the terms ‘‘measured resources’’, ‘‘indicated resources’’ and ‘‘inferred resources’’. U.S. investors are advised that, while such terms are recognized and required by Canadian securities laws, the SEC does not recognize them. The requirements of NI 43-101 for identification of ‘‘reserves’’ are not the same as those of the SEC, and reserves reported by Pan American in compliance with NI 43-101 may not qualify as ‘‘reserves’’ under SEC standards. Under U.S. standards, mineralization may not be classified as a ‘‘reserve’’ unless the determination has been made that the mineralization could be economically and legally produced or extracted at the time the reserve determination is made. U.S. investors are cautioned not to assume that any part of a “measured resource” or “indicated resource” will ever be converted into a “reserve”. U.S. investors should also understand that “inferred resources” have a great amount of uncertainty as to their existence and great uncertainty as to their economic and legal feasibility. It cannot be assumed that all or any part of “inferred resources” exist, are economically or legally mineable or will ever be upgraded to a higher category. Under Canadian securities laws, estimated “inferred resources” may not form the basis of feasibility or pre-feasibility studies except in rare cases. Disclosure of “contained ounces” in a mineral resource is permitted disclosure under Canadian securities laws. However, the SEC normally only permits issuers to report mineralization that does not constitute “reserves” by SEC standards as in place tonnage and grade, without reference to unit measures. Accordingly, information concerning mineral deposits set forth herein may not be comparable with information made public by companies that report in accordance with U.S. standards.


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