OUTSTANDING SHARE DATA
As at February 6, 2013 there were 572,917,051 Class B subordinate voting shares and 9,353,470 Class A common shares outstanding. In addition, there were 6,828,630 director and employee stock options outstanding with exercise prices ranging between $4.15 and $58.80 per share. More information on these instruments and the terms of their conversion is set out in Note 21 of our 2011 year end financial statements.
CAUTIONARY STATEMENT ON FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION
This news release contains certain forward-looking information and forward-looking statements as defined in applicable securities laws. All statements other than statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements, principally under the heading "Outlook", but also elsewhere in this document, include estimates, forecasts, and statements as to management's expectations with respect to, among other things, anticipated costs and production at our business units and individual operations and expectation that we will meet our production guidance, sales volume and selling prices for our products (including settlement of coal contracts with customers), plans and expectations for our development projects, including resulting increases in forecast operating costs and costs of product sold, expected production, expected progress, costs and outcomes of our various projects and investments, including but not limited to those described in the discussions of our operations, the sensitivity of our profit to changes in commodity prices and exchange rates, the impact of potential production disruptions, the impact of currency exchange rates, future trends for the company, progress in development of mineral properties, increased coal and copper production as a result of our expansion plans, timing of completion, costs and results of our mill modernization program at Highland Valley Copper, 2013 production guidance for Quebrada Blanca, statements under the heading "Copper Development Projects", including the expected resubmittal of the environment impact assessment for Quebrada Blanca Phase 2, the timing of the feasibility study and drilling for Relincho, our expectation that coal sales will not be impacted by greater use of shipping terminals other than Westshore terminals, our expectation that average train lengths will increase in 2013, the timing of permit approval, production and anticipated production levels from the Quintette coal mine, timing and results of the Neptune Bulk Terminals capacity expansions, the impact of measures to manage selenium discharges and costs and impacts related thereto, timing of construction of our new acid plant at Trail, the statements under the heading "Energy" regarding timing of sanction, production permitting decisions, timing of final supplemental information requests on our Frontier project and our responses the review process on Frontier thereto, anticipated capital expenditures and demand and market outlook for commodities. These forward-looking statements involve numerous assumptions, risks and uncertainties and actual results may vary materially.
These statements are based on a number of assumptions, including, but not limited to, assumptions regarding general business and economic conditions, the supply and demand for, deliveries of, and the level and volatility of prices of, zinc, copper and coal and other primary metals and minerals as well as oil, and related products, the timing of the receipt of regulatory and governmental approvals for our development projects and other operations, our costs of production and production and productivity levels, as well as those of our competitors, power prices, continuing availability of water and power resources for our operations, market competition, the accuracy of our reserve estimates (including with respect to size, grade and recoverability) and the geological, operational and price assumptions on which these are based, conditions in financial markets, the future financial performance of the company, our ability to attract and retain skilled staff, our ability to procure equipment and operating supplies, positive results from the studies on our expansion projects, our coal and other product inventories, our ability to secure adequate transportation for our products, our ability to obtain permits for our operations and expansions, our ongoing relations with our employees and business partners and joint venturers. Statements concerning our selenium management plan are based on the assumptions, and subject to the factors, described under "Selenium Management". The foregoing list of assumptions is not exhaustive. Events or circumstances could cause actual results to vary materially.
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