TORONTO, April 17, 2023
(in U.S. dollars unless otherwise noted)
TORONTO, April 17, 2023 /PRNewswire/ - Franco-Nevada Corporation ("Franco-Nevada" or the "Company") (TSX: FNV) (NYSE: FNV) is pleased to announce publication of its 2023 ESG Report and 2023 Asset Handbook. "We are proud to report on our leading ESG approach, new programs and commitments and to provide a detailed review of our portfolio of assets," said Paul Brink, President & CEO.
Our 2023 ESG Report outlines our accomplishments in 2022 and our commitments to further our ESG leadership. Highlights of the report include:
Responsible Capital Allocation:
- Outline of our ESG due diligence approach and of our key focus on health and safety, carbon footprints, water management and risk, tailings management and biodiversity
- Increased funding of community contributions in partnership with operators and continued support for mining industry organizations and diversity initiatives
Good Governance and Shareholder Alignment:
- High level of Board and management share ownership, totalling over $200 million
- The inclusion of ESG in key corporate goals and their use to evaluate management's performance
Diversity, Inclusion and Well-Being:
- Increased diversity with 43% of senior management and 60% of workforce now comprised of diverse persons
- New goal of at least one diverse person as a director on grounds broader than gender diversity, in addition to our ongoing commitment to 30% women directors
- New Climate Action Policy, which sets out our climate-related commitments and measures, including net-zero related commitments
- Disclosure of Scope 3 financed emissions attributable to our royalty and stream investments
Transparency and Recognition:
- Alignment of ESG reporting with TCFD and SASB and first-time disclosure aligned with the GRI standards
- Global 50 Top Rated by Sustainalytics in 2023, "AA" by MSCI in 2022, rated "Prime" by ISS ESG in 2022 and included as one of the Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada in 2022 by Corporate Knights
The 2023 Asset Handbook provides an overview of the portfolio, including: past performance, descriptions and outlook for assets supporting our guidance and details of the underlying Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves associated with Franco-Nevada's more significant assets.
Leading gold-focused royalty and streaming company:
- Since our 2007 IPO we have achieved compounded annual growth rate of 17% in total shareholder returns
- Growth in annual GEOs of 4.4x and revenue of 8.7x since 2008
- Sixteen consecutive years of dividend increases with approximately $1.9 billion paid
Largest and most diversified portfolio of cash-flow producing assets:
- 113 cash-flow producing assets generated $1.1 billion in Adjusted EBITDA in 2022
- 18.8M M&I Resource Royalty Ounces with an undiscounted value of $37.6 billion assuming $2,000/oz gold price
- Long-life portfolio with M&I Resource Royalty Ounce Mine Life of 34 years
- Portfolio well diversified by asset, operator, geography and commodity
Strong growth outlook:
- Near-term growth driven by Cobre Panama expansion, other mine expansions and 11 new mines to potentially start contributing by 2027
- Long-term optionality in gold, copper and nickel and exposure to approximately 66,000km2 on some of the world's great mineral trends
- No debt, $2.2 billion in available capital and a strong pipeline of precious metal opportunities
Franco-Nevada Corporation is the leading gold-focused royalty and streaming company with the largest and most diversified portfolio of cash-flow producing assets. Its business model provides investors with gold price and exploration optionality while limiting exposure to cost inflation. Franco-Nevada uses its free cash flow to expand its portfolio and pay dividends. It trades under the symbol FNV on both the Toronto and New York stock exchanges. Franco-Nevada is the gold investment that works.
This press release contains "forward-looking information" and "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws and the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, respectively, which may include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to future events or future performance, management's expectations regarding Franco-Nevada's growth, results of operations, estimated future revenues, performance guidance, carrying value of assets, future dividends and requirements for additional capital, mineral resource and mineral reserve estimates, production estimates, production costs and revenue, future demand for and prices of commodities, expected mining sequences, business prospects and opportunities, the performance and plans of third party operators, audits being conducted by the CRA, the expected exposure for current and future assessments and available remedies, the completion of the public consultation process and obtaining all required Panamanian approvals for the proposed concession contract with the Government of Panama for the Cobre Panama mine and the terms of the proposed concession contract. In addition, statements relating to resources and reserves, gold equivalent ounces ("GEOs") and mine life are forward-looking statements, as they involve implied assessment, based on certain estimates and assumptions, and no assurance can be given that the estimates and assumptions are accurate and that such resources and reserves, GEOs or mine life will be realized. Such forward-looking statements reflect management's current beliefs and are based on information currently available to management. 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A number of factors could cause actual events or results to differ materially from any forward-looking statement, including, without limitation: fluctuations in the prices of the primary commodities that drive royalty and stream revenue (gold, platinum group metals, copper, nickel, uranium, silver, iron ore and oil and gas); fluctuations in the value of the Canadian and Australian dollar, Mexican peso, and any other currency in which revenue is generated, relative to the U.S. dollar; changes in national and local government legislation, including permitting and licensing regimes and taxation policies and the enforcement thereof; the adoption of a global minimum tax on corporations; regulatory, political or economic developments in any of the countries where properties in which Franco-Nevada holds a royalty, stream or other interest are located or through which they are held; risks related to the operators of the properties in which Franco-Nevada holds a royalty, stream or other interest, including changes in the ownership and control of such operators; relinquishment or sale of mineral properties; influence of macroeconomic developments; business opportunities that become available to, or are pursued by Franco-Nevada; reduced access to debt and equity capital; litigation; title, permit or license disputes related to interests on any of the properties in which Franco-Nevada holds a royalty, stream or other interest; whether or not the Company is determined to have "passive foreign investment company" ("PFIC") status as defined in Section 1297 of the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended; potential changes in Canadian tax treatment of offshore streams; excessive cost escalation as well as development, permitting, infrastructure, operating or technical difficulties on any of the properties in which Franco-Nevada holds a royalty, stream or other interest; access to sufficient pipeline capacity; actual mineral content may differ from the resources and reserves contained in technical reports; rate and timing of production differences from resource estimates, other technical reports and mine plans; risks and hazards associated with the business of development and mining on any of the properties in which Franco-Nevada holds a royalty, stream or other interest, including, but not limited to unusual or unexpected geological and metallurgical conditions, slope failures or cave-ins, sinkholes, flooding and other natural disasters, terrorism, civil unrest or an outbreak of contagious disease; the impact of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic; and the integration of acquired assets. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are based upon assumptions management believes to be reasonable, including, without limitation: the ongoing operation of the properties in which Franco-Nevada holds a royalty, stream or other interest by the owners or operators of such properties in a manner consistent with past practice; the accuracy of public statements and disclosures made by the owners or operators of such underlying properties; no material adverse change in the market price of the commodities that underlie the asset portfolio; the Company's ongoing income and assets relating to determination of its PFIC status; no material changes to existing tax treatment; the expected application of tax laws and regulations by taxation authorities; the expected assessment and outcome of any audit by any taxation authority; no adverse development in respect of any significant property in which Franco-Nevada holds a royalty, stream or other interest; the accuracy of publicly disclosed expectations for the development of underlying properties that are not yet in production; integration of acquired assets; and the absence of any other factors that could cause actions, events or results to differ from those anticipated, estimated or intended. However, there can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Investors are cautioned that forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance. In addition, there can be no assurance as to the outcome of the ongoing audit by the CRA or the Company's exposure as a result thereof. Franco-Nevada cannot assure investors that actual results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements. Accordingly, investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements due to the inherent uncertainty therein.
For additional information with respect to risks, uncertainties and assumptions, please refer to Franco-Nevada's most recent Annual Information Form filed with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities on www.sedar.com and Franco-Nevada's most recent Annual Report filed on Form 40-F filed with the SEC on www.sec.gov. The forward-looking statements herein are made as of the date of this press release only and Franco-Nevada does not assume any obligation to update or revise them to reflect new information, estimates or opinions, future events or results or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.
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