30 November 2020
Update re Santa Cruz Regional Lockdown
Hochschild Mining PLC ("Hochschild" or "the Company") is today announcing that a significant increase in Covid-19 infections in the Santa Cruz province in Argentina has resulted in a temporary lockdown of various mines. The Company's San Jose operation has therefore been mandated to halt operations and is currently undertaking a deep-clean of the site's facilities and equipment. Subject to permission from the authorities, Hochschild is expecting to restart limited operations on 4 December 2020.
The stoppage is not expected to affect the Company's revised full year guidance of between 280,000-290,000 gold equivalent ounces or 24.0-25.0 million silver equivalent ounces.
Hochschild Mining PLC
Charles Gordon +44 (0)20 3709 3264
Head of Investor Relations
Charlie Jack +44 (0)207 796 4133
About Hochschild Mining PLC
Hochschild Mining PLC is a leading precious metals company listed on the London Stock Exchange (HOCM.L / HOC LN) 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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