Please see Results of our operations and Status of our development project for a discussion of actual results and our 2013 objectives. Capital spending this year was mainly for Cobre Panama.
Purchase and maturing of investments
In 2012, we invested $2.3 billion in US dollar-denominated bonds and other securities comprising US Treasury bonds, Canadian government and corporate bonds and Supranational bonds with credit ratings of A to AAA. The securities mature between 2013 and 2018 and have a weighted average annual yield to maturity of 0.31 percent. During the year, $840 million of securities matured. In 2011, we used most of the US dollar proceeds from the sale of Ok Tedi to buy $274 million in US Treasury bonds with AA credit ratings and $67 million of bonds matured.
Issuance of senior unsecured notes
On May 18, 2012, we issued $1.5 billion in senior unsecured notes, bearing a coupon rate of interest of 8.75 percent and maturing on June 1, 2020. The notes were priced at 98.584 percent of their face value, yielding proceeds of $1.43 billion net of the discount and transaction fees. On December 18, 2012, we issued an additional $0.5 billion of senior unsecured notes, bearing a coupon rate of interest of 7.5 percent and maturing in June 2021. The notes were priced at 100 percent of their face value, yielding proceeds of $493 million net of transaction fees. Interest is payable on the notes semi-annually on December 1 and June 1 of each year. As the proceeds will be used to fund the development of Cobre Panama, interest costs will be capitalized to project assets during the construction period.
These notes are unconditionally guaranteed on a senior unsecured basis by certain Inmet subsidiaries. The notes contain certain customary covenants and restrictions for a financing instrument of this type.
Sale of 20 percent interest in Cobre Panama
On April 25, 2012, KPMC completed its acquisition of a 20 percent interest in MPSA. KPMC acquired its interest for $161 million in cash. Together with the 20 percent of funding of the estimated $6.2 billion of development costs for Cobre Panama it will provide during the construction period, this amounts to total funding of $1.4 billion. During 2012, KPMC provided $100 million of this funding ($40 million this quarter).
Issuance of common shares - 2011
In May 2011, a subsidiary of Temasek Holdings (Private) Ltd. exchanged its subscription receipts for 7.78 million Inmet common shares and we received cash of $486 million.
Cash from discontinued operation - 2011
In January 2011, we sold our 18 percent equity interest in Ok Tedi for net proceeds of $297 million (after Papua New Guinea withholding taxes).
2013 outlook for investing and financing
We expect capital spending to be $2,326 million in 2013. The more significant items include:
- $2,241 million at Cobre Panama to advance construction activities on the project- $49 million at Las Cruces, including $22 million for mine development, as well as other capital projects including a tailings facility expansion and certain plant improvements.
Sale of precious metal stream to Franco-Nevada
In August 2012, we announced the completion of a precious metals stream agreement with Franco-Nevada. Under the terms of the agreement, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Franco-Nevada will provide a $1 billion deposit which will be used to fund a portion of Cobre Panama project capital costs. The deposit will become available after Inmet's funding since issuing a FNTP reaches $1 billion (expected by mid-2013) and will be provided pro-rata on a 1:3 ratio with Inmet's subsequent funding contributions.