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Report on Payments to Governments 2020

Source: RNS
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Hochschild Mining PLC
28 June 2021
 

 

 

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28 June 2021

Report on Payments to Governments 2020

Introduction

This Report provides an overview of the payments to governments made by Hochschild Mining PLC and its subsidiaries (hereinafter referred to as "Hochschild") in 2020 as required under the UK's Report on Payments to Governments Regulations 2014 (as amended) (the "UK Regulations"). The UK Regulations apply to large UK incorporated companies like Hochschild that are involved in the exploration, prospection, discovery, development and extraction of minerals. This Report is also intended to satisfy the requirements of the Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules of the Financial Conduct Authority in the United Kingdom.

Basis for preparation                                                                                                                               

Legislation: This Report is prepared in accordance with the UK Regulations.

Reporting entities:  This Report includes payments to governments made by Hochschild Mining PLC and its subsidiary undertakings ("Hochschild").

Activities:  Payments made by Hochschild to governments arising from activities involving the exploration, prospection, discovery, development and extraction of minerals ("extractive activities") are disclosed in this Report. For a fully integrated project, which does not have an interim contractual cut off point where a value can be attached or ascribed separately to the extractive activities and to other processing activities, payments to governments will not be artificially split but disclosed in full.

Government:  Government includes any national, regional or local authority of a country, and includes a department, agency or entity that is a subsidiary of a government.

Project:  Payments are reported at project level except that payments that are not attributable to a specific project or are in respect of obligations imposed at entity level are reported by entity. Project is defined as operational activities which are governed by a single contract, licence, lease, concession or similar legal agreement, and form the basis for payment liabilities with a government. If such agreements are substantially interconnected, those agreements are to be treated as a single project.  "Substantially interconnected" means forming a set of operationally and geographically integrated contracts, licences, leases or concessions or related agreements with substantially similar terms that are signed with a government giving rise to payment liabilities. Such agreements can be governed by a single contract, joint venture or other overarching legal agreement. Indicators of integration include, but are not limited to, geographic proximity, the use of shared infrastructure and common operational management. 

Payment:  Of the types of payments required to be reported on under the UK Regulations, the payments made by Hochschild in 2020 fall within the following categories:

·      Taxes:  These are taxes paid by Hochschild on its income, profits or production (which include resource severance tax), including those settled by a government on behalf of Hochschild under a tax-paid concession. Payments are reported net of refunds. Consumption taxes, personal income taxes, sales taxes, property and environmental taxes are excluded.

 

·      Royalties: These are payments for the rights to extract mineral resources, typically at set percentage of revenue less any deductions that may be taken.

 

·      Licence fees, rental fees, entry fees and other considerations for licences and/or concessions ("Fees"):  These are fees and other sums paid as consideration for acquiring a licence for gaining access to an area where extractive activities are performed. Administrative government fees that are not specifically related to the extractive sector, or to access to extractive resources, are excluded. Also excluded are payments made in return for services provided by a government.

 

 

OTHER

 

Operatorship: When Hochschild makes a payment directly to a government arising from a project, regardless of whether Hochschild is the operator, the full amount paid is disclosed even where Hochschild as the operator is proportionally reimbursed by its non-operating venture partners through a partner billing process (cash-call).

Cash and in-kind payments:  Payments are reported on a cash basis. There were no in-kind payments made in respect of the reporting year.

Materiality Level:  For each payment type, total payments below £86,000 to a government are excluded from this Report.

Exchange Rate: Payments made in currencies other than US Dollars are translated for the purposes of this Report using the exchange rate on the date of payment.

 

1.   SUMMARY OF PAYMENTS TO GOVERNMENTS (Unaudited) (in USD)

 

Countries

Taxes

Royalties

Fees

Total

 

Peru

11,672,317

-

867,560

12,539,877

 

Argentina

7,552,609

5,500,427

807,480

13,860,516

 

Chile

-

-

509,065

509,065

 

Total

$19,224,926

$5,500,427

$2,184,105

$26,909,458

 

 

 

2.   PAYMENTS BY COUNTRY (Unaudited)

 

(a)     Peru

 

 

-       By Government Department (in USD)

 

 

 


Taxes

Royalties

Fees

Total

 

Superintendencia Nacional de Administración Tributaria

11,672,317

-

-

11,672,317

 

Instituto Geológico Minero y Metalúrgico

- 

- 

867,560

867,560

 

Total

$11,672,317

 -

$867,560

$12,539,877

 

 

 

-       By Entity/Project (in USD)

 

 


Taxes

Royalties

Fees

Total

 

Entity

 

Compañía Minera Ares S.A.C.

11,672,317

-

477,627

12,149,944

 

Project

 

Arcata

 -

 -

210,629

210,629

 

Inmaculada

 -

 -

179,304

179,304

 

Total

$11,672,317

 -

$867,560

$12,539,877

 






 

(b)     Argentina (in relation to the San Jose mine)

 

-       By Government Department (in USD)

 

 



Taxes

Royalties

Fees

Total

 

Consejo Agrario Provincial

 -

807,480

807,480

 

Administración Federal de Ingresos Públicos

7,552,609

 -

7,552,609

 

Rentas Generales de la Provincia de Santa Cruz

-

5,500,427

-

5,500,427

 

Total

$7,552,609

$5,500,427

$807,480

$13,860,516

 

 

 

-       By Entity (in USD)

 

 


Taxes

Royalties

Fees

Total

 

Minera Santa Cruz S.A.

7,552,609

5,500,427

807,480

13,860,516

 

Total

$7,552,609

$5,500,427

$807,480

$13,860,516

 

 



 

(c)     Chile

 

-       By Government Department (in USD)

 

 

 



Taxes

Royalties

Fees

Total

 

Tesorería General de la República

 -

 -

509,065

509,065

 

Total

 -

 -

$509,065

$509,065

 

 

 

 

-       By Entity/Project (in USD)

 

 

 


Taxes

Royalties

Fees

Total

 

Entity

 

Andina Minerals Chile Ltd.

 -

 -

251,210

251,210

 

REE UNO SpA

 -

 -

257,855

257,855

 

Total

 -

 -

$509,065

$509,065

 

Project

 

Volcan

-

-

251,210

251,210

 

Biolantanidos

-

-

257,855

257,855

 

Total

 -

 -

$509,065

$509,065

 

 

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Enquiries:

Hochschild Mining PLC

Raj Bhasin                                                                                                                                            +44 (0)7825 533495

Company Secretary

 

Hudson Sandler

Charlie Jack                                                                                                                                        +44 (0)20 7796 4133

Public Relations

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About Hochschild Mining PLC

Hochschild Mining PLC is a leading precious metals company listed on the London Stock Exchange (HOCM.L / HOC LN) and crosstrades on the OTCQX Best Market in the U.S. (HCHDF), with a primary focus on the exploration, mining, processing and sale of silver and gold. Hochschild has over fifty years' experience in the mining of precious metal epithermal vein deposits and currently operates three underground epithermal vein mines, two located in southern Peru and one in southern Argentina. Hochschild also has numerous long-term projects throughout the Americas.

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Forward looking statements

This announcement may contain forward looking statements. By their nature, forward looking statements involve risks and uncertainties because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that will or may occur in the future. Actual results, performance or achievements of Hochschild Mining PLC may, for various reasons, be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward looking statements.

The forward looking statements reflect knowledge and information available at the date of preparation of this announcement. Except as required by the Listing Rules and applicable law, the Board of Hochschild Mining PLC does not undertake any obligation to update or change any forward looking statements to reflect events occurring after the date of this announcement. Nothing in this announcement should be construed as a profit forecast.

Note

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