PNG Gold Corporation

PNG Gold Corporation

November 28, 2013 17:38 ET

PNG Gold Corporation-Third Quarter 2013 Results

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Nov. 28, 2013) - PNG Gold Corporation (TSX VENTURE:PGK) ("PNG Gold" or the "Company") announces that the Company has filed its third quarter interim Financial Statements and Management Discussion and Analysis for the three and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2013 on SEDAR.

The Company reported a net loss of $31,503,751 and $32,877,579 for the three and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2013, respectively. During the third quarter of 2013, the Company tested its assets for indicators of impairment in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards 6 and International Accounting Standards 36 ("IAS 36"). As at September 30, 2013, the Company determined that there were indicators of impairment for its exploration and evaluation assets and property, plant and equipment. The indicators of impairment result from the current economic uncertainty in general and the downturn in the mining industry in particular, decline in the Company's market capitalization and the Company's decision to significantly reduce future exploration expenditures until the economy improves. As a result, the Company recorded impairment losses for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2013 as noted in the table below. All of the impairment loss relate to assets held in Papua New Guinea.

Exploration and evaluation assets $29,155,318
Computers, equipment and furniture 6,289
Camp buildings 518,755
Drilling equipment 993,541
Other operations equipment 290,030
Total impairment loss $30,963,933

To ensure that the Company's assets are carried at no more than their recoverable amount, which is the higher of the amount to be recovered through use of the asset (Value In Use - "VIU") and the amount to be recovered through sale of the asset (Fair Value Less Cost Of Disposal - "FVLCD"), the Company performed an impairment analysis. If an asset is carried at more than its recoverable amount, the asset is impaired and IAS 36 requires an entity to recognize an impairment loss. The recoverable amount of each asset was determined based on the FVLCD approach. Estimates of fair value were based on recent observable market transactions or replacement costs for items similar in nature and condition to those impaired. The Company's exploration and evaluation assets are currently at the exploration stage and there have been no resources established to reliably estimate the economic viability or future cash flows of the properties. As a result, an estimate of fair value under the VIU approach using a discounted cash flow would be very difficult and unreliable. The Company has therefore adopted the FVLCD approach to estimate the recoverable amount for its exploration and evaluation assets.

About PNG Gold Corporation

PNG Gold Corporation is an exploration company with an advanced stage drilling program in Papua New Guinea. PNG Gold holds a 100% interest in the Normanby and Sehulea properties on Normanby Island, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, and trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol PGK.


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Examples of such statements include: statements pertaining to PNG's proposed exploration and development activities and method for funding thereof, timing of development of undeveloped gold resources, gold extraction, processing, recovery and production levels, expectations regarding the ability to raise capital and to continually add to resources through acquisitions/development, treatment under governmental regulatory regimes and tax laws, capital expenditure programs and the timing and method of financing thereof, the development plans and status of assets, future growth and performance.

Actual results and developments are likely to differ, and may differ materially, from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking information contained in this document. Such forward-looking information is based on a number of assumptions which may prove to be incorrect, including, but not limited to: the ability of PNG to obtain necessary financing and adequate insurance; the economy generally; and, current and future stock prices, results of operations and exploitation, exploration and development activities, fluctuations in gold prices and market conditions, the extent of gold resources and future growth and performance, the regulatory and foreign environment, future capital and other expenditures (including the amount, nature and sources of funding thereof), uncertainty of resource estimates, the availability of necessary exploration and development equipment, competitive advantages, fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates, property title and investments, business prospects and opportunities, transportation and construction delays, possible variations of ore grade or recovery rates, failure of plant, equipment or processes to operate as anticipated, accidents, labor disputes and other risks of the mining industry, political instability, arbitrary changes in law, delays in obtaining governmental approvals and anticipated and unanticipated costs. The factors identified above are not intended to represent a complete list of the factors that could affect PNG. Additional risk factors are noted under the heading "Risk and Uncertainties" in the Company's MD&A for the year ended December 31, 2012 that was filed on SEDAR.

Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward looking information prove incorrect, actual results, performance or achievement may vary materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking information contained in this document. These risk factors should be carefully considered and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information, which speaks only as of the date of this document. All subsequent forward-looking information attributable to PNG herein is expressly qualified in its entirety by the cautionary statements contained in or referred to herein. PNG does not undertake any obligation to release publicly any revisions to this forward-looking information to reflect events or circumstances that occur after the date of this document or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, except as may be required under applicable securities laws.


Greg Clarkes, CEO and Director

PNG Gold Corporation

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