Dynasty Metals & Mining Inc.
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Dynasty Metals & Mining Inc.

August 30, 2016 21:00 ET

Dynasty Reports Financial Results for the Six and Three Months Ended June 30, 2016

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Aug. 30, 2016) - Dynasty Metals & Mining Inc. ("Dynasty" or the "Company") (TSX:DMM)(OTCQX:DMMIF) announces that it has released its unaudited consolidated financial statements for the six and three months ended June 30, 2016 (the "Financial Statements"). The selected financial information presented herein is qualified in its entirety by, and should be read in conjunction with, the Financial Statements and the related notes thereto and the Company's management's discussion and analysis ("MD&A"), which are available on the Company's website (www.dynastymining.com) and on SEDAR (www.sedar.com).

All dollar amounts in United States dollars unless otherwise stated.

Overview

The ongoing labour situation at the Zaruma mine impacted production for the second quarter of 2016. As a result, tonnage mined during the second quarter of 2016 was only 3,860 tonnes, a decrease of 15,723 tonnes compared to the previous quarter. Grade of material mined also continued to be low at 2.74 g/t Au.

As previously announced, the majority of the workers have returned to the mine and mining activity has restarted. Dynasty is also considering supplementing its existing underground labour force with contract miners to increase tonnage from the mine.

With very low tonnage mined in the second quarter of 2016, the Zaruma mill was mostly paralyzed over this period. Due to high fixed costs at the Zaruma mill, running lower tonnage causes a significant increase in the all-in cash cost per ounce. Dynasty looks forward to implementing the new investors' plan upon closing of the transaction contemplated by the letter of intent announced on August 16, 2016 (the "LOI"), in order to ramp up production at the Zaruma mine while also progressing the Green Oil contract. The additional tonnage would result in a decrease in the overall cash cost to process each ounce.

Zaruma Gold Project Operating Results


Six months
ended
June 30, 2016

Six months
ended
June 30, 2015

Three months
ended
June 30, 2016

Three months
ended
June 30, 2015
(unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited)
Gold Revenue $ 3,736,549 $ 7,649,186 $ 475,314 $ 4,220,239
Gold sales (ounces) 3,183 6,284 398 3,507
Average realized price per ounce $ 1,174 $ 1,217 $ 1,193 $ 1,203
Mined material milled (tonnes) 23,832 41,917 4,433 17,574
Average grade (grams/tonne) 3.54 6.15 1.66 6.13
Average recovery (%) 88.82 93.2 78.7 93.8
Gold production (ounces) 2,408 7,727 187 3,245
Cash costs (US$/oz Au)(a,b) $ 2,535 $ 1,564 $ 10,705 $ 1,680
Cash costs (US$/tonne Au)(a,b) $ 256 $ 288 $ 452 $ 310
All-in sustaining cash cost (US$/oz Au)(a,b) $ 3,411 $ 2,041 $ 14,926 $ 2,269
  1. Net of by-product credits
  2. Non-GAAP measure. For the disclosure of the manner in which these measures are calculated and a reconciliation to operating expenditures refer to the "Non-GAAP Measures" section of the Company's MD&A for the six and three months ended June 30, 2016 available on SEDAR (www.sedar.com).

The following tables show selected consolidated financial information as at June 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015 and for the six and three months ending June 30, 2016 and 2015:


For the Six
Months Ended
June 30, 2016

For the Six
Months Ended
June 30, 2015

For the Three
Months Ended
June 30, 2016

For the Three
Months Ended
June 30, 2015
OPERATING REVENUES $ 4,190,309 $ 8,177,533 $ 657,017 $ 4,451,297
OPERATING COSTS
Mining and processing 7,466,392 11,513,925 2,540,635 5,914,799
Royalties 185,396 503,098 25,400 348,452
Depreciation and depletion 1,526,721 1,753,493 640,397 863,722
9,178,509 13,770,516 3,206,432 7,126,973
LOSS FROM MINE OPERATIONS
(4,988,200
)
(5,592,983
)
(2,549,415
)
(2,675,676
)
EXPENSES
Corporate administration 1,452,584 1,948,644 685,999 925,907
Stock-based compensation 24,105 51,089 13,812 33,538
1,480,208 1,999,733 669,811 959,445
LOSS FROM OPERATIONS (6,468,889 ) (7,592,716 ) (3,249,226 ) (3,635,121 )
OTHER EXPENSES
Finance expense 527,505 73,030 278,800 46,885
Write-down of abandoned properties 1,321,556 - 1,321,556 -
Foreign exchange loss (gain) (105,062 ) 168,982 (87,086 ) 68,503
1,743,999 241,922 1,513,270 115,388
NET LOSS AND COMPREHENSIVE LOSS FOR THE PERIOD (8,208,888 ) (7,834,638 ) (4,762,496 ) (3,750,509 )
BASIC AND DILUTED LOSS PER SHARE $
(0.19
) $
(0.18
) $
(0.11
) $
(0.09
)
WEIGHTED AVERAGE NUMBER OF SHARES OUTSTANDING
46,706,968

42,461,083

46,706,968

42,461,083

Consolidated Statements of Financial Position, as at:


June 30,
2016

December 31,
2015
ASSETS
Current assets
Cash $ 27,469 $ 448,278
Receivables 169,796 67,125
Prepaid expenses 1,116,582 984,008
Inventory 2,171,642 3,259,553
3,485,489 4,758,964
Advances, deposits and warranties 158,514 158,514
Mine properties, plant and equipment 40,895,392 42,419,009
Exploration and evaluation properties 14,225,336 14,421,229
$ 58,764,731 $ 61,757,716
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities $ 14,361,751 $ 9,338,276
Taxes payable 459,676 528,512
Short term loans 4,767,752 3,627,435
19,589,179 13,494,223
Derivative Liability 10,198 24,177
Long term loans 316,666 1,233,333
Provision for closure and restoration 371,082 343,594
20,287,125 15,095,327
Shareholders' equity
Capital stock 90,476,735 90,476,735
Contributed surplus 14,937,930 14,913,825
Deficit (66,937,059 ) (58,728,171 )
38,477,606 46,662,389
$ 58,764,731 $ 61,757,716

Financial Condition, Liquidity and Capital Resources

As at June 30, 2016 the Company had cash resources of $27,000 and a working capital deficit (current assets less current liabilities) of $16.1 million compared to cash resources of $0.45 million and a working capital deficit of $8.7 million as at December 31, 2015.

As at June 30, 2016 and the date of this report the Company's accounts payable includes some balances which are significantly overdue, including but not limited to approximately $3.8 million in aggregate of income taxes, royalties, sales taxes and other withholding taxes owed to the Ecuador Government with which the Company is currently negotiating to defer these amounts. These negotiations are ongoing and there is no assurance they will be successful.

Continuing operations are dependent upon the Company being able to successfully negotiate the deferral of taxation amounts owed to the Ecuador government and the Company's ability in the future to mitigate the risks and overcome the challenges generally associated with comparable development and early stage production enterprises. Most significantly, it must either generate sufficient cash flow from the sale of precious metals in the future or secure additional working capital as required, none of which can be assured.

More specifically, the operational improvement of the Zaruma Project, the ability to mine the Dynasty Goldfield Project to feed the Zaruma mill, the availability of financing through debt, equity or the profitable sale of assets and the level of funding by potential business partners will determine the Company's working capital requirements over the next 12 months. The Company's ability to continue as a going concern is dependent on its ability to obtain additional funding, the success of which cannot be assured. These conditions and events cast significant doubt on the assumption that the company may continue to be a going concern.

About Dynasty Metals & Mining

Dynasty Metals & Mining Inc. is a Canadian based mining company involved in the exploration and development of mineral properties in Ecuador.

The Company is currently focused on developing its Zaruma Gold Project, at which the Company is engaged in intermittent production. The Company also has the following non-producing assets: the Jerusalem Project and Dynasty Goldfield Project.

Brian Speechly, a Fellow of AusIMM (Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy), a director of the Company and a "qualified person" within the definition of that term in the National Instrument 43-101, has supervised the preparation of and has verified the technical information contained in this news release.

Forward-Looking Information

This News Release contains statements which are, or may be deemed to be, "forward-looking information" which are prospective in nature. Often, but not always, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of forward-looking words such as "plans", "expects" or "does not expect", "is expected", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "projects", "intends", "anticipates" or "does not anticipate", or "believes", or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "should", "would", "might" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved. Such information in this News Release includes, without limitation, statements regarding Dynasty's future plans and expectations relating to the Zaruma mine development and mineral extraction and the impact of the labour stoppage at the Zaruna mine. Forward-looking information is not based on historical facts, but rather on then current expectations, beliefs, assumptions, estimates and forecasts about the business and the industry and markets in which the Company operates, including assumptions relating to the Company's ability to continue production at the Zaruma mine, that the Company will be able to continue its progress as currently planned and will not have to make additional changes to the mine plan, that the agreement with Green Oil will result in the extraction of sufficient tonnage from the Dynasty Goldfield Project, that the Company will continue to sell processed gold and silver at levels that allow it to fund the continued development of its mining projects and sustain its operations, that the Company will have access to capital if required, whether through the completion of the transaction contemplated by the LOI or otherwise, that all necessary approvals and arrangements will be obtained, renewed and/or finalized in a satisfactory manner in order to continue developing the Company's projects, and that the Company's equipment will operate at expected levels. Such statements are qualified in their entirety by the inherent risks and uncertainties surrounding future expectations. Forward-looking information involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause Dynasty's actual results, revenues, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking information. Important risks that could cause Dynasty's actual results, revenues, performance or achievements to differ materially from Dynasty's expectations include, among other things: (i) risks related to the ability of the Company to obtain contract miners, if required, (ii) risks related to the uncertainty of the Company's ability to successfully negotiate the deferral of taxation amounts owned the Ecuadorean government,(iii) that the Company will be able to generate sufficient cash flow to continue as a going concern, (iv) risks related to prior mining activity at its mines and declines, (v) uncertainties relating to mineral resource estimates (vi) risks related to availability of capital on satisfactory terms, including but not limited to risks relating to the ability to complete the transactions contemplated by the LOI in a timely manner or at all, (vii) risks related to Dynasty's lack of history in producing metals from Dynasty's mineral exploration properties and its ability to successfully establish mining operations or profitably produce precious metals; (viii) changes in the market prices of gold, silver, and other minerals, which, in the past, have fluctuated widely and which could affect the profitability of Dynasty's operations and financial condition; (ix) risks related to governmental regulations, including taxation statutes; (x) risks related to Dynasty's primary properties being located in Ecuador, including political, economic, and regulatory instability and other risks found in Dynasty's Annual Information Form for the year ended December 31, 2015 which is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com Other than in accordance with its legal or regulatory obligations, Dynasty is not under any obligation and Dynasty expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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