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Timmins Gold Reports Cash Flow from Operations of $11.5 million for Q2 2016

Vancouver, BC - Timmins Gold Corp. (TSX: TMM, NYSE MKT: TGD) (“Timmins Gold” or the “Company”) is pleased to report its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2016 (“Q2 2016”). The comparative period is the second quarter ended June 30, 2015 (“Q2 2015”).  All results are presented in United States dollars (“US Dollars”) unless otherwise stated. Readers should refer to the Q2 2016 management discussion and analysis and condensed interim consolidated financial statements for complete information.

“Q2 2016 was a strong quarter operationally as we continue to see the benefits of the mine plan adopted late last year” stated Interim CEO Mark Backens. “Our cash costs for the quarter of $681 per ounce and all-in sustaining cash costs of $761 per ounce were particularly strong and were respectively 30% and 33% lower than the comparable period.  We were able to eliminate all of our secured debt to Sprott Resource Lending Partnership (“Sprott”), Goldcorp Inc. (“Goldcorp”) and the Lundin Group.”

“We are raising production guidance for 2016 from 75,000 - 85,000 ounces to 90,000 - 100,000 ounces, and lowering our cash cost guidance to $750 to $800 per ounce. Due to the higher sustained gold price, we will be continuing operations at San Francisco past 2016. We are in the final stages of the engineering work to determine the optimum mine plan for continued operations. We expect to release full details before the end of this month.”


Financial performance

Operating performance

Key developments

As at June 30, 2016, the Company received $7.0 million from Candelaria in up-front execution payments. Subsequent to June 30, 2016, the Company received an additional $2.25 million.

Remaining cash payments are to be received as follows:

The cash proceeds received prior to the period end were used to settle secured debt.

On June 29, 2016, the Company settled the C$2.0 million ($1.5 million) debenture with the Lundin Group and all remaining common share interest payments were settled.


US dollars (thousands) except where noted Second Quarter
Ended June 30, 2016
Second Quarter
Ended June 30, 2015
Gold ounces sold 26,474 22,869
Silver ounces sold 14,884 13,041
Metal revenues $33,075 $27,805
Production costs, excluding depreciation and
$18,296 $22,352
Earnings (loss) from operations $8,704 $(1,860)
Earnings and total comprehensive income $6,395 $629
Earnings per share, basic and diluted $0.02 $0.00
Cash flows from operating activities $11,485 $4,608
Total cash and cash equivalents, end of
period (including restricted cash)
$12,350 $21,563
Total assets, end of period $137,983 $379,614
Total cash costs per gold ounce on a by-product basis $681 $968
All-in sustaining cash cost per ounce gold $761 $1,134
Average realized gold price per gold ounce $1,232 $1,216

Reminder of Q2 2016 results conference call:

The Company’s senior management will host a conference call Friday August 12, 2016 at 11am (ET) to discuss fiscal 2016.  Participants may join the call by dialing 416-340-2220 or 866-225-2055 (Canada and U.S. toll-free number) or via webcast on link: http://www.gowebcasting.com/7748.

A replay of the call will be available until August 17, 2016, by dialing 905-694-9451 or 800-408-3053 (Canada and U.S.). The passcode is 2825149.  A live and archived audio webcast will also be available at www.timminsgold.com.

About Timmins Gold

Timmins Gold is a Canadian gold mining company engaged in exploration, development and production exclusively in Mexico.  Its principal assets include the producing San Francisco mine in Sonora, Mexico and the development stage Ana Paula project in Guerrero, Mexico. The Company also has a portfolio of other exploration properties, all of which are located in Mexico.

Timmins Gold Corp.
Mark Backens
Interim CEO and Director

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