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VANCOUVER, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - GOLDCORP INC. (TSX: G) (NYSE: GG) announced that its Los Filos mine in Guerrero State, Mexico has suspended operations following unsuccessful efforts with the Carrizalillo Ejido to reach a negotiated settlement to renew the occupancy agreement that expired on March 31, 2014. Certain activities related to environmental safeguards and site security will continue during the suspension.
The Company continues to hold discussions with Ejido representatives to expeditiously resolve the situation with the goal of ensuring the long-term sustainability of operations amid a lower gold price environment and significantly higher Mexican tax obligations. The Los Filos mine directly employs more than 2,600 people from the surrounding communities with an estimated 10,000 additional jobs created as a result of the mine's presence in the region.
Goldcorp is one of the world's fastest growing senior gold producers. Its low-cost gold production is located in safe jurisdictions in the Americas and remains 100% unhedged.Cautionary Note Regarding Forward Looking Statements This press release contains "forward-looking statements", within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and applicable Canadian securities legislation, concerning the business, operations and financial performance and condition of Goldcorp Inc. ("Goldcorp"). Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the future price of gold, silver, copper, lead and zinc, the estimation of mineral reserves and resources, the realization of mineral reserve estimates, the timing and amount of estimated future production, costs of production, capital expenditures, costs and timing of the development of new deposits, success of exploration activities, permitting time lines, hedging practices, currency exchange rate fluctuations, requirements for additional capital, government regulation of mining operations, environmental risks, unanticipated reclamation expenses, timing and possible outcome of pending litigation, title disputes or claims and limitations on insurance coverage. Generally, these forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "plans", "expects", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates", "believes" or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will be taken", "occur" or "be achieved" or the negative connotation thereof.