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Timmins Gold Continues Strong Performance Cash Flow from Operations of $9.8 million in Q3 2016

November 2, 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 third quarter ended September 30, 2016 (“Q3 2016”). The comparative period is the third quarter ended September 30, 2015 (“Q3 2015”).  All results are presented in United States dollars (“US Dollars”) unless otherwise stated. Readers should refer to the Q3 2016 management discussion and analysis and condensed interim consolidated financial statements for complete information.

“We are very pleased with our financial performance during the quarter and fiscal year to date,” stated Interim CEO Mark Backens. “Our cash costs for the quarter of $785 per ounce and all-in sustaining cash costs of $846 per ounce were particularly strong and were both 23% lower than the comparable period of the previous year. Of significant note is the great improvement in our balance sheet with over $33 million of positive contribution over the first three quarters of this year during which our cash balance increased to $18.5 million from $9.2 million, our trade payables reduced by over $12.3 million to $14.5 million and we have repaid over $11.8 million in secured debt.

The recently announced work program for the Ana Paula project is well underway with good advance in all top priority pre-construction activities.  The pre-construction budget for Ana Paula will be comfortably funded from our treasury.”


Financial performance

Operating performance

Key developments

As at September 30, 2016, the Company had received $9.25 million from Candelaria in cash payments.

Remaining cash payments are to be received as follows:


US dollars (thousands) except where noted Q3 2016 Q3 2015
Gold ounces sold 23,327 23,387
Silver ounces sold 13,868 10,539
Metal revenues $31,212 $26,585
Production costs, excluding depreciation and depletion $18,588 $24,132
Earnings (loss) from operations $29,923 $(230,243)
Earnings and total comprehensive income $29,719 $(180,713)
Earnings per share, basic and diluted $0.09 $(0.63)
Cash flows from operating activities $9,844 $(909)
Total cash and cash equivalents, end of period $18,454 $10,431
Total assets, end of period $153,125 $147,697
Total cash costs per gold ounce on a by-product basis $785 $1,026
All-in sustaining cash cost per ounce gold $846 $1,105
Average realized gold price per gold ounce $1,338 $1,137

Reminder of Q3 2016 results conference call:

The Company’s senior management will host a conference call Thursday November 3, 2016 at 11am (ET) to discuss the results of Q3 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/8123

A replay of the call will be available until November 8, 2016, by dialing 905-694-9451 or 800-408-3053 (Canada and U.S.). The passcode is 1171723.  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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