MDN Inc.

MDN Inc.

November 13, 2008 09:08 ET

MDN/Results for the Third Quarter Ended September 30, 2008: Net Earnings of $5.1 Million or $0.056 Per Share

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Nov. 13, 2008) - MDN Inc. ("MDN") (TSX:MDN) released today its financial statements for the three month period ended September 30, 2008. Management Discussions and Analysis and the interim financial statements are available on the Company Website ( and on SEDAR (

Highlights - Third Quarter ended September 30, 2008

- Revenue was $6,115,879 compared to $377,326 for the same period in 2007.

- Net income was $5,132,751 or $0.056 per share compared to a net loss of $1,975,929 or $0.023 per share for the same period in 2007.

- The Tulawaka Gold Mine in Tanzania produced 53,694 ounces of gold with an average grade of 17.8 g/t at a recovery rate of 96.2%. MDN's 30% participation in the Tulawaka project results in its share being equal to 16,108 ounces of gold.

- Total cash costs to produce an ounce of gold were US$231.

- The Tulawaka Gold Mine sold 60,945 ounces of gold on the "spot" market at an average price of US$865 per ounce, generating gross income of US$52.7M. The MDN share (30%) is equal to 18,284 ounces of gold sold for a gross income of US$15.8M.

- MDN exercised its rights to dilute the total interest of each of Lakota (15%) and Jope (15%) to nil, in the Isambara project, in Tanzania. Lakota and Jope's interests are converted into a 1% (NSR). The Isambara project is part of the Simba property and is now 100% owned by MDN.

- Under the terms of the July 31, 2008 Warrant Exchange Offer completed on September 18, 2008 MDN cancelled 19 million warrants representing a shareholder potential dilution of more than 20%. These warrants were tendered against the issue of 5,069,174 common shares.

- On September 11, 2008, Marc Boisvert, P.Eng, was appointed as Vice-President Exploration of MDN.


For the three months ended September 30 2008 2007
(In thousands of dollars, except
per-share amounts)

Revenue $6,116 $377
Administrative expenses $1,016 $905
Royalties on the price of gold $- $1,695
Foreign exchange loss $(33) $248
Net income (loss) $5,133 $(1,976)
Basic and diluted net earnings (loss) per share $0.056 $(0.023)

Weighted-average number of shares outstanding
(in thousands) 91,580 86,850


For the three months ended September 30, 2008 100% 30% (MDN)

Gold Production (ounces) 53,694 16,108
Gold Sales (ounces) 60,945 18,284
Average Selling Price / ounce (in US $) 865 865
Total Revenues (in millions US $) 52.7 15.8
Production Cost / ounce (in US $) 231 231

Subsequent events

On October 4, 2008, a total of 8.4 million warrants issued on April 2007 in connection with a private placement, with an exercise price of $1.60 expired unexercised. There are currently 95.3 million common shares of MDN issued and outstanding or 102 million common shares on a fully diluted basis.

On October 6, 2008 MDN accepted and announced the resignation of Mr. Gilbert Playford as a MDN director and board member. The current MDN board of directors is composed of Serge Savard, Jacques Bonneau, Raymond Legault, Louis-Marie Riopel and Paul-A. Girard. The board decided to not immediately fill the vacant position, but to review the various qualifications of the nominees in due course.

Contact Information

  • MDN
    Paul-A. Girard, President and CEO
    Yves Therrien, CMA - Vice-president, Finance
    Richard Corbo - Advisor, Corporate development
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    Sylvain Archambault
    President and CEO