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Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This website contains "forward-looking statements" or "forward-looking information" (hereinafter referred to together as "forward-looking statements") under applicable securities laws, which include all statements other than statements of historical fact.
Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the future price of copper, gold and other metals; the estimation of mineral resources; the realization of mineral resource estimates; plans for establishing or expanding mineral resource estimates on the Company's projects; the timing and amount of estimated future production; the construction and delivery of the production support vessel (PSV); the fulfillment of the obligations under the Tongling sales agreement and the timing and sustainability of such arrangements; costs of production; capital expenditures; costs and timing of the development of the Seafloor Production Tools (SPTs) and related equipment; the Company’s SMS prospects (including Solwara 1) and new deposits; success of exploration and development activities; permitting time lines; requirements for additional capital; government regulation of seafloor exploration and development operations; the Company's financial position and business strategy; plans and objectives of management for future operations; the design and performance of the PSV and SPTs; and expected environmental impacts from the Company's planned seafloor mining operations. In certain cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as "plans", "expects" or "does not expect", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "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", "would", "might" or "will be taken", "occur" or "be achieved".
Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others, the risk of failure to obtain required equity or debt funding; the risk that material assumptions listed in the paragraph below will not be borne out; changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined; any additional permitting or licensing requirements associated with any modifications to the scope of the Solwara 1 Project; future prices of copper, gold and other metals being lower than expected; the over-arching risk that the Company will not commence production of mineralized material; possible variations in resources, grade or recovery rates; the risk of failure to conclude the investigation into the cyber-attack, the inability to reach agreement with Marine Assets Corporation (MAC) as to the deposit under the vessel charter agreement, the insolvency of MAC or the applicable shipyard and other events which may cause a delay to the delivery of the PSV; the risk that the obligations under the Tongling sales agreement are not fulfilled; late delivery of the PSV and SPTs or other equipment; variations in the cost of the PSV and SPTs or other equipment; variations in exchange rates; the failure to obtain regulatory approval for financings; changes in the cost of fuel and other inflationary factors; failure of plant, equipment or processes, including in relation to the PSV and SPTs, to operate as anticipated; accidents, labour disputes and other risks of the mining industry; delays in obtaining governmental approvals or financing or in the completion of development or construction activities; and the risk that the environmental impacts of the Company's planned seafloor operations will be different than the Company's expectations. These and other risks are discussed under "Risk Factors" in the Company's most recent Annual Information Form available at www.sedar.com (the "AIF").
Such forward-looking statements are current only as at the date when made and are based on numerous material assumptions (that management believes were reasonable at the time they are made) regarding the Company's present and future business strategies and the environment in which the Company will operate in the future, including the Company's continued compliance with regulatory requirements, the proposed mine plan and the estimated costs and availability of funding for the development of the Solwara 1 Project and the continued exploration of the Company's tenements. The Company has also assumed that market fundamentals will result in sustained copper and gold demand and prices; that the proposed development of its mineral projects will be viable operationally and economically and proceed as expected; and that the additional financing needed will be available on reasonable terms. With respect to the arrangement with MAC, the Company is assuming that the parties will observe their obligations, that the investigation into the cyber-attack will reach a timely conclusion and that MAC and the Company can agree how to proceed in relation to the payment of the deposit under the vessel charter agreement. Other assumptions are discussed throughout this website and in the AIF (in particular, under "Risk Factors").
As discussed in the AIF, the production decision for the Solwara 1 Project was not based on a feasibility study of mineral reserves demonstrating economic and technical viability. Accordingly, there is increased uncertainty and economic and technical risks of failure associated with this production decision. Production and economic variables may vary considerably due to the absence of a completed and detailed analysis as would be included in a feasibility study. There is significant risk with this approach and there can be no assurance that the Company's production plans will, if fully funded and implemented, successfully demonstrate that seafloor resource production is commercially viable.
Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, the assumptions made may not prove to be correct or there may be unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors beyond the Company's control that could cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Except as may be required by applicable laws, the Company expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to disseminate any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in the Company's expectations with regard thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statements are based.
The reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.
Scientific and Technical Information – National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects ("NI 43-101")
All scientific and technical information contained on this website has been reviewed and approved by Mr Mike Johnston, the President and CEO of the Company, who is a "qualified person" within the meaning of NI 43-101.
All mineral resource estimates referred to on this website have been prepared under NI 43-101 and the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy ("CIM") Classification system, incorporating economics and confidence level in reporting information. The terms "inferred mineral resource", "indicated mineral resource" and "measured mineral resource", which may be used within this website, are Canadian mining terms, as defined under NI 43-101 in accordance with the guidelines set out in the CIM standards. These terms are not defined in accordance with United States standards and may not generally be used in documents filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") by U.S. companies. The CIM standards differ significantly from the requirements of the SEC, and descriptions of mineralization and resource information reported on this website may not be comparable to similar information reported by U.S. companies.
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