Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking Information
Information contained in this news release which are not statements of historical facts, and the documents incorporated by reference herein, may be "forward looking information" for the purposes of Canadian securities laws. Such forward looking information involves risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results, performance, prospects and opportunities to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward looking information. The words "believe", "expect", "anticipate", "contemplate", "target", "plan", "intends", "continue", "budget", "estimate", "may", "will", "schedule" and similar expressions identify forward-looking information.
These forward-looking statements relate to, among other things, the successful resolution of matters in the Kyrgyz Republic relating to the State Commission Report, including discussions with the Government working group formed to open negotiations on the Kumtor Project Agreements, the Kyrgyz Republic Parliament consideration of the Draft Resolution referred to under the heading "Other Corporate Developments - Kyrgyz Republic - State Commission Activities - Parliament Review and Draft Resolution", the resolution of environmental claims for the aggregate amount of $152 million; statements made under the heading, "Gold Industry, Key Economics and Recent Market Uncertainty" regarding expectations in the gold industry, investor demand, and global financial markets; statements made under the heading "Outlook for 2013", including the Company's future production, estimates of cash operating costs and all-in unit cash costs, exploration expenditures and the success thereof, capital expenditures; mining plans at each of the Company's operations; the continued success with the management of the ice, waste and water movements at Kumtor; the outcome of discussions with the new Mongolian government on the way forward for the Company's Gatsuurt deposit, the impact of the Water and Forest Law on the Company's Mongolian activities; the Company's business and political environment and business prospects; and the timing and development of new deposits.
Forward-looking information is necessarily based upon a number of estimates and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by Centerra, are inherently subject to significant political, business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies. Known and unknown factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in the forward looking information. Material assumptions used to forecast production and costs include those described under the heading "2013 Outlook". Factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations include, among other things: (A) political and regulatory risks, including the political risks associated with the Company's principal operations in the Kyrgyz Republic and Mongolia, resource nationalism, the impact of changes in, or to the more aggressive enforcement of, laws, regulations and government practices in the jurisdictions in which the Company operates, the impact of any actions taken by the Kyrgyz Republic Government and Parliament as a result of the Kyrgyz State Commission on Kumtor, any impact on the purported cancellation of Kumtor's land use rights at the Kumtor Project, the effect of the Water and Forest Law on the Company's operations in Mongolia, the effect of the 2006 Mongolian Minerals Law on the Company's Mongolian operations, the effect of the November 2010 amendments to the 2006 Mongolian Minerals Law on the royalties payable in connection with the Company's Mongolian operations, the impact of continued scrutiny from Mongolian regulatory authorities on the Company's Boroo project, the impact of changes to, or the increased enforcement of, environmental laws and regulations relating to the Company's operations, the Company's ability to successfully negotiate an investment agreement for the Gatsuurt project to complete the development of the mine and the Company's ability to obtain all necessary permits and commissions needed to commence mining activity at the Gatsuurt project; (B) risk related to operational matters, including the waste and ice movement at the Kumtor Project and the Company's continued ability to successfully manage it, the occurrence of further ground movements at the Kumtor Project, the success of the Company's future exploration and development activities, including the financial and political risks inherent in carrying out exploration activities, the adequacy of the Company's insurance to mitigate operational risks, mechanical breakdowns, the Company's ability to obtain the necessary permits and authorizations to raise the tailings dam at the Kumtor Project to the required height, the Company's ability to replace its mineral reserves, the occurrence of any labour unrest or disturbance and the ability of the
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