31 May 2024

Thank you, Kambalda

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Many of our Kambalda team members

Today, 31 May, marks our last day of operations in Kambalda before transitioning to care and maintenance.

Our CEO Luca Giacovazzi and Asset President – Kambalda Steve Price reflect on the journey of our Kambalda operations and extend their thanks, on behalf of Wyloo, to our Kambalda teams across Cassini and Northern Operations for their commitment over the past few months.

Luca said the teams’ commitment to safety, while achieving strong production results, has been second-to-none.

“We deeply appreciate your dedication to achieving our production targets safely and admire your positive attitudes, strong work ethic, loyalty and teamwork as we delivered our final tonnes and prepared for a pause in operations,” he said.

“Your unwavering commitment to safety, professionalism and resilience during this period has been significant, and your exceptional efforts have not gone unnoticed.

“This hard work lays the foundation for our future success when we re-open our Cassini and Northern Operations mines in the future.”

Steve said it had been a remarkable few months since announcing our intention to place our Kambalda operations into care and maintenance.

“Our team has consistently exceeded budgeted ore production while maintaining excellent safety performance throughout the transition, all in a reduced cost environment,” he said.

“I hope you all take a moment to pause and reflect on what you have been able to achieve and are proud of your efforts.”

Steve said it was wonderful to reflect on the many fond memories at the recent celebratory gatherings with the teams.

“Our Kambalda operations have a long and rich history, from achieving the first ore mined at Cassini in March 2022 and the historic connection of our Northern Operations’ Otter-Juan and Long-Victor mines in February 2023,” Steve said.

“We now enter a new phase as we plan for our restart. We believe in a bright future for Kambalda and look forward to reaching many more milestones after we re-open in the future.

“It’s been a pleasure having all of you as part of our Wyloo family, and know that you will remain a part of our family, always.”