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Timmins Gold / Alio Gold Announces Q1 2017 Results

May 11, 2017, Vancouver, BC - Timmins Gold Corp. (TSX: TMM, NYSE MKT: TGD) ("Timmins Gold" or the "Company") is proposing to change its name to Alio Gold Inc. at its upcoming Annual General Meeting of Shareholders. If approved, the Company expects to begin trading on both the TSX and the NYSE MKT under the ticker ALO on May 16, 2017. 

The Company announces the results for the first quarter 2017 ("Q1"). Production results were previously released on April 4, 2017. All results are presented in United States dollars ("US Dollars") unless otherwise stated. Readers should refer to the Q1 management discussion and analysis and condensed interim consolidated financial statements available on the Company’s website or www.sedar.com for complete information.

The Company will host a conference call at 11:00am EST today, Thursday, May 11th. Please see details at the bottom of this news release.


Commenting on the Company’s performance, Chief Executive Officer, Greg McCunn, said, "The first quarter of 2017 was a strong quarter in which the San Francisco mine exceeded production guidance by a significant margin. The continued focus on maintaining our cost structure has resulted in another strong quarter of cash flow generation which more than funded the Company’s development expenditures at our high-grade, high-margin Ana Paula project and continued to allow us to build cash on the balance sheet. With our revitalization plan now complete, we expect to start executing the plan in the second half of this year which will allow the mine to continue to perform at these levels out until at least 2023."

Financial performance

Operating performance

Q1 results conference call and webcast:

Date: Thursday May 11, 2017
Time:  11:00 a.m. ET
Live: 1-855-427-9509 (Canada and U.S. toll free)
1-201-229-8822 (Outside North America)
Conf ID: 7736649
Webcast: http://edge.media-server.com/m/p/x79rj9k2
Replay: To be available on the Timmins Gold website at www.timminsgold.com


US dollars (thousands) except where noted
Q1 2017
Q1 2016
Gold ounces sold (ounces)
Silver ounces sold (ounces)
Metal revenues
Production costs, excluding depreciation and depletion
Earnings (loss) from operations
Earnings (loss)
Earnings (loss) per share, basic and diluted
Cash flows from operating activities
Total cash and cash equivalents, end of period
Total assets, end of period
Total cash costs per gold ounce on a by-product basisP1P
All-in sustaining cash cost per ounce gold1
Average realized gold price per gold ounce


1 Non-GAAP Financial Measures - please refer to page 10 of the Company’s Q1 Management’s Discussion and Analysis for more information.

Technical Information & Qualified Person Notes:

This news release was reviewed and approved by Taj Singh, M.Eng, P.Eng of the Company, who is recognized as a Qualified Person under the guidelines of National Instrument 43-101.

About Timmins Gold / Alio Gold
Timmins Gold / Alio Gold is a Canadian gold mining company engaged in exploration, development and production 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.

Greg McCunn
CEO and Director

Neither the TSX nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX) nor the New York Stock Exchange MKT accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

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While these forward-looking statements, and any assumptions upon which they are based, are made in good faith and reflect our current judgment regarding the direction of our business, actual results will almost always vary, sometimes materially, from any estimates, predictions, projections, assumptions or other future performance suggestions herein. Except as required by applicable law, the Company does not intend to update any forward-looking statements to conform these statements to actual results.