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Buenaventura Announces Third Quarter 2012 Results

At Marcapunta, copper production was 3,754 MT, 17% lower than the 4,549 MT reported in 3Q11. For the first nine-month period 2012, copper production decreased 41% (15,944 MT in 3Q11 versus 9,438 MT in 3Q12). Cash cost at Marcapunta was US$6,754/MT in 3Q12 (vs. US$3,922/MT in 3Q11).

General and Administrative Expenses

General and administrative expenses in 3Q12 were US$22.9 million, 2% higher than the figure reported in 3Q11 (US$22.3 million). This figure included US$4.0 million in metallurgical research studies. For the first nine-month period 2012, general and administrative expenses were US$77.7 million versus US$58.8 million in 2011 (a 32% increase).

Exploration Costs at Non-Operational Mining Sites

Exploration costs at non-operational mining sites, which include care and maintenance, in 3Q12 were US$27.4 million, a 114% increase compared to the US$12.8 million reported in 3Q11. Buenaventura’s main exploration efforts were focused at the Trapiche (US$5.1 million), Tambomayo (US$4.4 million), San Gregorio (US$4.0 million), Chancas/Focus (US$2.8 million) and Breapampa (US$2.1 million) projects.

Exploration costs at non-operational mining sites in the first nine-month period 2012 reached US$73.2 million, 106% higher than 2011 (US$35.5 million).

Operating Income

Operating income in 3Q12 was US$120.6 million, a 44% decrease compared to the US$214.0 million reported in 3Q11. This decrease was mainly due to a 27% increase in operating costs, while revenues decreased 5%.

For the accumulated first nine-month period 2012, operating income was US$331.6 million versus US$540.3 million in 2011 (a decrease of 39%).

Share in Associated Companies

During 3Q12, Buenaventura’s share in associated companies was US$116.3 million, 8% higher than the US$107.7 million figure reported in 3Q11. Yanacocha’s contribution to these results decreased 18%, from US$79.8 million in 3Q11 to US$65.1 million in 3Q12, while Cerro Verde’s contribution increased 38% from US$31.8 million in 3Q11 to US$43.7 million in 3Q12.

For the first nine-month period 2012, Buenaventura’s share in associated companies was US$374.3 million, 9% higher than the US$343.9 million reported in 2011.

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