This earnings release should be read in conjunction with Silver Wheaton's MD&A and unaudited Financial Statements, which are available on the Company's website at http://www.silverwheaton.com and have been posted on SEDAR at http://www.sedar.com.
On April 24, 2012, the British Columbia Securities Commission ("BCSC") issued a notice of hearing naming as respondents Canaco Resources Inc. ("Canaco") and certain of its directors. Mr. Randy Smallwood, President and CEO of Silver Wheaton, was previously a non-executive director of Canaco, and is named in the notice of hearing. The BCSC alleges that, in December 2010, Canaco failed to file a material change report when it received certain drill results, and, further, that its Board voted to price directors' options prior to disclosure of the drill results. The BCSC alleges that by delaying the disclosure, the Canaco directors were able to set the exercise price of the options lower than would have been the case if Canaco had promptly disclosed the drill results.
The Board of Silver Wheaton has, together with legal counsel to the Board, examined the allegations against Mr. Smallwood and considered the implications to the Company. The Board does not believe that this matter will adversely affect Mr. Smallwood's ability to perform his role as the Company's President and CEO. Furthermore, the Board has been advised that Mr. Smallwood has a legitimate defence to these unproven allegations, which he intends to vigorously defend. In light of the foregoing, and given the Board's confidence in Mr. Smallwood, they continue to be fully and completely supportive of him in his role as President and CEO of Silver Wheaton.
Webcast and Conference Call DetailsA conference call will be held Friday, August 10, 2012, starting at 11:00 am (Eastern Time) to discuss these results. To participate in the live call please use one of the following methods:
Dial toll free from Canada or the US: 1-888-231-8191 Dial from outside Canada or the US: 1-647-427-7450 Pass code: 98200489 Live audio webcast: http://www.silverwheaton.comParticipants should dial in five to ten minutes before the call.