The World Gold Council welcomes Aura Minerals, B2Gold and Sandstorm Gold Royalties as a new Members

The World Gold Council, the market development organisation for the gold industry, announces Aura Minerals, B2Gold and Sandstorm Gold Royalties have joined its Board of Members.

Randy Smallwood, Chair of the World Gold Council, commented: “I am delighted to welcome three new members to the World Gold Council. Each of them will bring a different area of expertise to our organisation and I look forward to collaborating with them in 2021 and beyond. Working together, our industry can only become stronger.”

Aura Minerals is a fast growth gold and copper production company focused on the development and operation of gold and base metal projects in the Americas. Aura owns four operational projects and has four under study in its pipeline.

Rodrigo Barbosa, President & CEO, Aura Minerals said: “We are pleased to be joining the World Gold Council. I look forward to collaborating with Members to help us achieve our ambition to build a stronger, smarter, and sustainable mining company and industry.”

B2Gold is a low cost international senior gold producer with three operating gold mines and numerous exploration and development projects in various countries including Mali, Colombia, Burkina Faso, Finland and Uzbekistan.

Clive Johnson, President, CEO & Director, B2Gold, commented: “Joining the World Gold Council is key to our corporate strategy, which is focused on generating ‘dramatic growth’ in gold production and cash flow. We look forward to working with the Council and its membership.”

Sandstorm Gold Royalties was founded in 2008 and has since become one of the largest gold royalty companies in the world. Sandstorm has acquired a portfolio of 201 royalties, of which 24 of the underlying mines are producing.

Nolan Watson, President, CEO & Director, Sandstorm Gold Royalties, said: “We are excited to join the World Gold Council’s Board of Members. We already work with a number of the Council’s members through our network of royalties around the world and look forward to collaborating with more of the world’s leading gold mining companies.”

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For further information please contact:

Stephanie Cadman
World Gold Council
T +44 20 7826 4740
E [email protected]

Gabriel Catalani
Aura Minerals
T: +55 11 94065 4656
E: [email protected]

Ian MacLean, VP Investor Relations
B2Gold Corp.
T+1 604 808 6300
E: [email protected]

Kim Bergen, Capital Markets
Sandstorm Gold Royalties
T: +1 604 628 1164
E: [email protected]
 

About the World Gold Council

The World Gold Council is the market development organisation for the gold industry. Our purpose is to stimulate and sustain demand for gold, provide industry leadership, and be the global authority on the gold market.

We develop gold-backed solutions, services and products, based on authoritative market insight and we work with a range of partners to put our ideas into action. As a result, we create structural shifts in demand for gold across key market sectors.

We provide insights into the international gold markets, helping people to understand the wealth preservation qualities of gold and its role in meeting the social and environmental needs of society.

Based in the UK, with operations in India, China, Singapore and the USA, the World Gold Council is an association whose members comprise the world’s leading and most forward thinking gold mining companies.

About Aura 360° Mining

Aura is focused on mining in complete terms – thinking holistically about how its business impacts and benefits every one of our stakeholders: our company, our shareholders, our employees, and the countries and communities we serve. We call this 360° Mining.

Aura is a mid-tier gold and copper production company focused on the development and operation of gold and base metal projects in the Americas. The Company’s producing assets include the San Andres gold mine in Honduras, the Ernesto/Pau-a -Pique gold mine in Brazil, the Aranzazu copper-gold-silver mine in Mexico and Gold Road mine in the United States. In addition, the Company has two additional gold projects in Brazil, Almas and Matupá, and one gold project in Colombia, Tolda Fria.

About B2Gold

B2Gold is a low-cost international senior gold producer headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. Founded in 2007, today, B2Gold has operating gold mines in Mali, Namibia and the Philippines, and numerous exploration and development projects in various countries including Mali, Colombia, Burkina Faso, Finland and Uzbekistan. In 2021, consolidated gold production is projected to be between 970,000 and 1,030,000 ounces with all-in sustaining costs of between $870 - $910 per ounce.

About Sandstorm Gold Royalties

Sandstorm is a gold royalty company that provides upfront financing to gold mining companies that are looking for capital and in return, receives the right to a percentage of the gold produced from a mine, for the life of the mine. Sandstorm has acquired a portfolio of 201 royalties, of which 24 of the underlying mines are producing. Sandstorm plans to grow and diversify its low cost production profile through the acquisition of additional gold royalties. For more information visit: www.sandstormgold.com.

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