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Operations resume at Carosue Dam

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Saracen Mineral Holdings Ltd has provided the following update on the recent fatality at its Carosue Dam Operations (CDO) in Western Australia (WA).

After immediately suspending all operations at CDO following the incident, ore processing will resume 15 July 2020, with underground development and opencast mining to follow imminently.

Saracen is currently reviewing principal hazards and controls, conducting workplace inspections and audits and developing a return to work plan to ensure stoping activities at CDO can safely resume in the coming days. In parallel, the company continues to work closely with the WA Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety on the investigation into the incident.

The safety and wellbeing of its people is always the company’s first priority. The company again expresses its deepest sympathy to the late person’s family, friends and colleagues. Saracen is working with its contract partners to ensure full support is provided to the family and to all of the company’s employees and contractors.

The company’s other operations are continuing as normal. Saracen’s FY21 production guidance remains unchanged. It will update the production and cost outlook for each of its operations later in the current September quarter.

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