Compañia de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A. (“Buenaventura” or “the Company”) (NYSE: BVN; Lima Stock Exchange: BUE.LM), Peru’s largest, publicly-traded precious metals mining company, announced today results for the third quarter 2011. All figures have been prepared in accordance with Peruvian GAAP and are stated in U.S. dollars (US$).

Comments from the Chief Executive Officer:

Mr. Roque Benavides, Buenaventura’s Chief Executive Officer, stated:

“Net income in the third quarter reached US$208.0 million, a 19% increase when compared to the figure reported in 3Q10 (US$174.3 million). EBITDA from Buenaventura’s Direct Operations was US$248.0 million, 87% higher than the figure reported in 3Q10 (US$132.8 million), while EBITDA including Yanacocha and Cerro Verde increased 31%, from US$340.0 million in 3Q10 to US$443.9 million in 3Q11.

These results were mainly driven by an increase in gold and copper sales from Buenaventura’s direct operations, as well as the higher metal prices.

As a consequence and in accordance to the Company’s dividend policy, the Board has approved a cash dividend of US$0.23 per share, which represents an increase of 44% compared to the interim dividend paid in 4Q10 (US$0.16 per share).

Financial Highlights (in millions of US$, except EPS figures):

        3Q11     3Q10     Var%     9M11     9M10     Var%
Total Revenues       435.3     279.9     56%     1154.3     707.0     63%
Operating Income       210.2     91.8     129%     534.5     208.5     156%
EBITDA

(BVN Direct Operations)†
      248.0     132.8     87%     636.0     305.7     108%
EBITDA

(inc. Yanacocha and Cerro Verde) †
      443.9     340.0     31%     1245.8     866.2     44%
Net Income       208.0     174.3     19%     630.5     442.3     43%
EPS*       0.82     0.68     19%     2.48     1.74     43%

(*) As of September 30, 2011, Buenaventura had 254,442,328 shares outstanding.

Within this release, Buenaventura presents financial measures in accordance with Peruvian GAAP and also on a non-GAAP basis. EBITDA (Buenaventura Direct Operations) and EBITDA (including Yanacocha and Cerro Verde) included in this release are non-GAAP financial measures. Please see the consolidated financial information below for information reconciling non-GAAP financial measures to comparable Peruvian GAAP financial measures.

Operating Revenue

During 3Q11, net sales were US$418.1 million, a 57% increase when compared to the US$265.9 million reported in 3Q10. This was explained by an increase in the volume of gold and copper sold, as well as higher realized prices across all metals.

Royalty income increased 22% from US$14.0 million reported in 3Q10 to US$17.1 million in 3Q11 due to higher revenues at Yanacocha.
                                     
Operating Highlights       3Q11     3Q10     Var%     9M11     9M10     Var%
Net Sales

(in millions of US$)
      418.1     265.9     57%     1,108.9     665.5     67%
Average Realized Gold Price Gold (US$/oz)*       1,695     1,243     36%     1,543     1,193     29%
Average Realized Gold Price (US$/oz) inc. Yanacocha       1,676     1,234     36%     1,540     1,181     30%
Average Realized Silver Price (US$/oz)*       39.0     19.2     104%     37.3     18.3     104%
Average Realized Lead Price (US$/MT)*       2,376     2,076     14%     2,441     2,046     19%
Average Realized

Zinc Price (US$/MT)*
      2,232     2,017     11%     2,274     2,041     11%
Average Realized Copper Price (US$/MT)*       9,066     7,436     22%     9,241     7,135     30%

(*) Buenaventura’s Direct Operations
 
Sales Content
        3Q11     3Q10     Var     9M11     9M10     Var
Gold (in oz)*       135,144     113,431     19%     381,818     316,697     21%
Gold (in oz) inc. Yanacocha       277,115     268,714     3%     796,286     808,510     -2%
Silver (in oz)*       4,055,221     4,227,559     -4%     10,410,851     9,727,045     7%
Lead (in MT)*       8,149     8,335     -2%     15,450     19,218     -20%
Zinc (in MT)*       13,172     13,776     -4%     29,548     34,961     -15%
Copper (in MT)*       4,383     1,581     177%     15,190     5,912     157%

(*) Buenaventura Direct Operations
 

Accumulated net sales in 2011 were US$1,108.9 million, a 67% increase compared to the same period in 2010 (US$665.5 million), while royalty income was US$45.4 million, a 9% increase when compared to the US$41.5 million reported in the comparable period 2010.

Production and Operating Costs

Buenaventura’s equity production 1 in 3Q11 was 107,157 ounces of gold, 10% lower than the 118,367 ounces reported in 3Q10 due a decrease in Orcopampa´s production. Silver production in 3Q11 was 4.2 million ounces, a 15% increase when compared to the figure reported in 3Q10 (3.6 million oz) due to higher production from Uchucchacua and El Brocal.

Equity production 1 in the first nine months period 2011 was 344,751 ounces of gold and 11.2 million ounces of silver. This represented a 6% increase in gold production (326,113 ounces in 2010), and 12% increase in silver production compared to 2010 (10.0 million ounces).
 
Equity Production 1
        3Q11     3Q10     Var%     9M11     9M10     Var%
Gold (oz)       107,157     118,367     -9%     344,751     326,113     6%
Gold (oz) inc. Yanacocha       256,887     273,389     -6%     769,089     819,575     -6%
Silver (oz)       4,189,062     3,641,121     15%     11,244,038     10,001,321     12%
Lead ( MT)       5,698     5,799     -2%     13,819     15,029     -8%
Zinc ( MT)       9,971     8,966     11%     19,474     23,292     -16%
Copper (MT) inc. Cerro Verde       16,297     15,170     7%     52,779     46,517     13%
                         

Orcopampa’s (100% owned by Buenaventura) production from the Chipmo mine in 3Q11 was 52,265 ounces, 31% lower than the 76,153 ounces reported in 3Q10 due to lower ore grade and a decrease in the recovery rate (See Appendix 2). The old tailings treatment produced 7,906 gold ounces (compared to 5,675 ounces in 3Q10). As a consequence, total gold production in 3Q11 was 60,171 ounces, 26% lower than the 81,828 ounces reported in 3Q10. Accumulated total gold production in the first nine month period 2011 was 213,906 ounces, a 9% decrease when compared to 2010 (234,430 ounces).

Cash operating cost in 3Q11 was US$554/oz, 52% higher when compared to 3Q10 (US$365/oz). This was mainly explained by:
    1.   The aforementioned decrease in gold ounces produced
2. An increase in supply expenses: diesel, reagents and support materials
3. These were partially offset by an increase in silver by-product contribution due to higher silver content and prices.
 

At Poracota, gold production in 3Q11 was 12,584 ounces, a decrease of 22% when compared to 3Q10 (16,230 ounces) due to lower ore grade and a decrease in the recovery rate (See Appendix 2). Accumulated gold production in the first nine month period 2011 was 38,111 ounces, 16% lower than the figure reported in 2010 (45,127 ounces). Cash operating cost was US$1,085/oz, 18% higher than the figure reported in 3Q10 (US$923/oz), explained by the lower gold ounces produced.

Total royalties paid to the government at both Orcopampa and Poracota in 3Q11 totaled US$4.4 million.

At Uchucchacua (100% owned by Buenaventura), total silver production in 3Q11 was 2.8 million ounces, a 12% increase when compared to 2.5 million ounces in 3Q10 due to higher tonnage treated and higher silver grade (See Appendix). Zinc production in 3Q11 was 1,673 MT, 15% lower than the figure reported in 3Q10 (1,970 MT), while lead production decreased 10% (1,975 MT in 3Q11 vs. 2,193 MT in 3Q10). In 9M11, silver production was 7.3 million ounces, zinc production was 4,625 MT and lead production was 5,635 MT vs. 6.9 million ounces, 5,367 MT and 5,951 MT, respectively, in 9M10.

Cash operating cost in 3Q11 was US$16.58/oz, a 27% increase compared to US$13.08/oz in 3Q10. This increase was primarily due to higher commercial deductions (US$3.65/oz) to payable silver content due to the increased silver price.

Total royalties paid to the government at Uchucchacua in 3Q11 totaled US$2.7 million.

At Antapite (100% owned by Buenaventura), total production in 3Q11 was 6,392 ounces of gold, a decrease of 32% compared to 3Q10 (9,396 ounces), mainly due to a decrease in ore grade (See Appendix 2). Accumulated gold production was 22,470 ounces, a 14% decrease when compared to 2010 (26,026 oz).

Gold cash operating cost in 3Q11 was US$1,350/oz, 59% higher than in 3Q10 (US$850/oz), mainly explained to the aforementioned decrease in gold production.

Brownfield exploration efforts in the Pucarumi area began 4 months ago, and after 156 meters of drifting works, the Company can report interesting results (average 70cm with 10 gr/MT of gold).

Total royalties paid to the government at Antapite in 3Q11 totaled US$0.2 million.

La Zanja (53.06% owned by Buenaventura) total production in 3Q11 was 39,262 ounces of gold, a 268% increase when compared to 3Q10 (10,660 ounces). Accumulated gold production in 2011 was 101,333 ounces (compared to 10,660 ounces in 2010). Cash operating cost in 3Q11 was US$360/oz, 7% lower than in 3Q10 (US$387/oz).

Total royalties paid to the government at La Zanja in 3Q11 totaled US$1.9 million.

Tantahuatay (40% owned by Buenaventura) started production in August. Total production in 3Q11 was 16,269 ounces of gold (6,508 ounces attributable to Buenaventura). Cash operating cost in 3Q11 was US$462/oz.

At Colquijirca (53.66% owned by Buenaventura), total zinc production was 14,025 MT in 3Q11, 2% higher than the figure reported in 3Q10 (13,771 MT). Total silver production in 3Q11 was 962,849 ounces, a 26% increase when compared to the 765,963 ounces reported in 3Q10. Total lead production in 3Q11 was 4,693 MT, in-line with the figure reported in 3Q10 (Appendix 2).

For the first nine month period 2011, total zinc production was 23,675 MT, a 33% decrease when compared to the 35,340 MT reported in 2010. In the case of silver, total production increased 31%, from 1,901,098 ounces in 2010 to 2,497,294 ounces in 2011. Lead production for the first nine months 2011 was 9,504 MT, 18% lower than the same period in 2010 (11,583 MT).

Zinc cash cost in 3Q11 was a negative US$458 vs. US$648/MT in 3Q10. This was due to a higher silver by-product contribution due to an increase in silver production and prices.

Copper production in 3Q11 was 4,549 MT, 172% higher than 3Q10 (1,672 MT). Copper cash cost in 3Q11 was US$3,922/MT, a 34% decrease when compared to the US$5,940/MT reported in 3Q10. Accumulated copper production in 2011 was 15,944 MT, 133% higher than 3Q10 (6,850 MT).

Total royalties paid to the government at Colquijirca and Marcapunta in 3Q11 totaled US$2.7 million.

General and Administrative Expenses

General and administrative expenses in 3Q11 were US$22.3 million, 23% lower than the figure reported in 3Q10 (US$29.2 million) due to a lower long-term compensation provision. For 9M11, general and administrative expenses were US$58.8 million versus US$69.6 million in 9M10 (16% decrease).

Exploration Costs in Non-Operational Mining Sites

Exploration costs at non-operational mining sites, which include care and maintenance, in 3Q11 were US$12.8 million, a 65% increase compared to the US$7.8 million reported in 3Q10. Buenaventura’s main exploration efforts were focused at the Marcapunta (US$2.0 million), Pachuca in Mexico (US$1.5 million), Colquemayo (US$1.2 million) and Mallay (US$1.5 million) projects.

Exploration costs at non-operational mining sites in the 2011 accumulated period were US$35.5 million, 37% higher than in 2010 (US$25.9 million).

Operating Income

Operating income in 3Q11 was US$210.2 million, a 129% increase compared to the US$91.8 million reported in 3Q10. This increase was mainly due to the 56% increase in total revenues as a result of higher average realized prices and increases in the volume of gold and copper sold.

Accumulated 2011 operating income was US$534.5 million versus US$208.5 million in the same period 2010 (increase of 156%).

Share in Associated Companies

During 3Q11, Buenaventura’s share in associated companies was US$106.5 million, 10% lower than the US$118.4 million reported in 3Q10. Yanacocha’s contribution to these results increased 28%, from US$62.4 million in 3Q10 to US$79.8 million in 3Q11, while Cerro Verde’s contribution decreased 46% from US$58.5 million in 3Q10 to US$31.5 million in 3Q11.

For the accumulated 2011 period, Buenaventura’s share in associated companies was US$341.8 million, 8% higher than the US$316.8 million reported in 2010.

YANACOCHA

At Yanacocha (43.65% owned by Buenaventura), 3Q11 gold production was 328,411 ounces of gold, an 8% decrease compared to 3Q10 (355,150 ounces) due to a 29% decline in ore mined and a higher stripping ratio.

Costs applicable to sales at Yanacocha in 3Q11 were US$633/oz, 45% higher than the figure reported in 3Q10 (US$437/oz) due to higher workers’ participation and an increase in third party and government royalties.

Net income at Yanacocha in 3Q11 was US$183.3 million, a 28% increase compared to the 3Q10 figure (US$143.6 million). Accumulated net income in 2011 was US$443.2 million, 2% lower than in the same period 2010 (US$450.5 million).

During 3Q11, EBITDA totaled US$327.2 million, an increase of 29% compared to 3Q10 (US$253.9 million). This increase was mainly due to a 27% increase in revenues (US$555.8 million in 3Q11 vs. US$436.4 million in 3Q10) due to a 35% increase in the realized price of gold. Accumulated EBITDA in 2011 was US$805.3 million, 3% higher than in 2010 (US$781.4 million).

Capital expenditures at Yanacocha were US$284.3 million in 3Q11.

CERRO VERDE

At Cerro Verde (19.27% owned by Buenaventura), 3Q11 copper production was 71,255 MT, a 5% decrease when compared to 3Q10 (74,768 MT). Accumulated total copper production in 2011 was 227,622 MT, in-line with the production in 2010.

During 3Q11, Cerro Verde reported net income of US$164.9 million, a 46% decrease when compared to US$304.1 million in 3Q10. This was mainly due to a 30% decrease in sales revenues (US$470.1 million in 3Q11 versus US$675.9 million in 3Q10). Accumulated net income in 2011 was US$875.8 million, 29% higher than US$679.5 million in 2010.

Capital expenditures at Cerro Verde in 3Q11 totaled US$67.7 million.

Net Income

This quarter, Buenaventura’s net income was US$208.0 million (US$0.82 per share), 19% higher compared to the US$174.1 million (US$0.68 per share) reported in 3Q10. This increase was mainly due to a 118% increase in operating income, partially offset by a 10% decrease in income from associated companies. Accumulated net income in 2011 was US$630.5 million, 43% higher when compared to 2010 (US$440.2 million).

Project Development

LA ZANJA EXPANSION
  • Pampa Verde Project. Construction began in 2Q11. As of September 30, 2011, total project expenditures were US$12.8 million. Total Investment at this project is US$32.5 million. Completion is expected in 3Q12.
                     
        Progress as of September 30, 2011
San Pedro Sur Leach Pad Stage II       68%
San Pedro Sur Waste Rock Deposit       77%
Pampa Verde Pit       0%
Pampa Verde Top Soil Deposit       23%
Pampa Verde Waste Soil Deposit       21%
Pampa Verde Acid Water Plant       2%
Pampa Verde Auxiliary Access       82%
     

Overall, the Pampa Verde Project (including works in San Pedro Sur) is 43% complete.

RIO SECO MANGANESE SULFATE PLANT

  • Buenaventura continued with the construction of the manganese sulfate plant with a total budget of US$70.0 million. As of September 30, 2011 total expenditures were US$28.5 million. The project includes a leaching facility, a sulfuric acid plant and a manganese sulfate plant.
  • The leaching processing facilities are expected to be completed in 1Q12.
  • The detailed engineering for the Sulfuric Acid and Manganese Sulfate Plant is expected to be ready in 2Q12. Erection and start-up tests at both plants are scheduled by the end of 2012.

HUANZA HYDROELECTRICAL PLANT
  • As of September 30, 2011, Buenaventura’s total disbursement at the Huanza Project was US$108.1 million, representing 75% of the entire budget. US$88.5 million of the total amount invested was financed via a leasing agreement totaling US$119.0 million.
  • Construction progress at the Huanza Project includes:

1. Water Conduction Tunnel: 8,797.94 meters of excavation was completed, representing 74.4%2. Powerplant: work is underway to install electromechanical equipment.3. Pallca Dam: current progress is 20%.

Other Information

The Board of Directors Meeting held October 28, 2011, passed the following resolution:

Declaration of a cash dividend of US$0.23 per share or ADS, to be paid in U.S. dollars on November 30, 2011 to shareholders of record as of November 14, 2011.

Company Description

Compañía de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A. is Peru’s largest, publicly traded, Precious Metals Company and a major holder of mining rights in Peru. The Company is engaged in the mining, processing, development and exploration of gold and silver and other metals via wholly owned mines as well as through its participation in joint exploration projects.

Buenaventura currently operates several mines in Peru (Orcopampa*, Poracota*, Uchucchacua*, Antapite*, Julcani*, Recuperada*, El Brocal, La Zanja, Coimolache and CEDIMIN*).

The Company owns 43.65% of Minera Yanacocha S.R.L (a partnership with Newmont Mining Corporation), an important precious metal producer; 19.27% of Sociedad Minera Cerro Verde, an important Peruvian copper producer, and 49% of Canteras del Hallazgo S.A, owner the Chucapaca project.

For a printed version of the Company’s 2010 Form 20-F, please contact the persons indicated above, or download a PDF format file from the Company’s web site.

(*) Operations wholly owned by Buenaventura

Note on Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may contain forward-looking information (as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) that involve risks and uncertainties, including those concerning the Company’s, Yanacocha’s and Cerro Verde’s costs and expenses, results of exploration, the continued improving efficiency of operations, prevailing market prices of gold, silver, copper and other metals mined, the success of joint ventures, estimates of future explorations, development and production, subsidiaries’ plans for capital expenditures, estimates of reserves and Peruvian political, economical, social and legal developments. These forward-looking statements reflect the Company’s view with respect to the Company’s, Yanacocha’s and Cerro Verde’s future financial performance. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of factors discussed elsewhere in this Press Release.

________________________________ 1 Production includes 100% of Buenaventura’s operating units, 100% of CEDIMIN, 53.06% of La Zanja and 53.66% of El Brocal.

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APPENDIX 1
 
Equity Participation in

Subsidiaries and Affiliates (as of June 30, 2011)
        BVN     Operating
        Equity %     Mines / Business
Cedimin S.A.C*       100.00     Shila / Paula
Consorcio Energetico de Huancavelica S.A*       100.00     Energy – Huanza Hydroelectrical Project
Buenaventura Ingenieros S.A*       100.00     Engineering Consultant
Minera La Zanja S.A*       53.06     La Zanja
Sociedad Minera El Brocal S.A.A*       53.66     Colquijirca and Marcapunta
Canteras del Hallazgo S.A **       49.00     Chucapaca Project
Compañía Minera Coimolache S.A **       40.09     Tantahuatay
Minera Yanacocha S.R.L **       43.65     Yanacocha
Sociedad Minera Cerro Verde S.A.A **       19.27     Cerro Verde

(*)Consolidates

(**) Equity Accounting
                           
 

APPENDIX 2
 
GOLD PRODUCTION
Three Months Ended September 30     Nine Months Ended September 30
Orcopampa Orcopampa Old Tailings Orcopampa Orcopampa Old Tailings
2011   2010   %   2011   2010   %     2011   2010   %   2011   2010   %
Ore Milled DST 119,809 128,211 -7% 366,042 359,636 2%
Ore Grade OZ/ST 0.46 0.62 -25% 0.56 0.62 -10%
Recovery Rate % 94.1% 95.8% -2% 94.9% 95.8% -1%
Ounces Produced 52,265   76,153   -31%   7,906   5,675   39%     195,170   216,208   -10%   18,736   18,222   3%
 
Orcopampa Total Production 3Q11 60,171 3Q10 81,828 9M11 213,906 9M10 234,429
 
Three Months Ended September 30     Nine Months Ended September 30
Antapite Poracota Antapite Poracota
2011   2010   %   2011   2010   %     2011   2010   %   2011   2010   %
Ore Milled DST 39,904 38,173 5% 65,890 64,274 3% 113,308 106,406 6% 187,891 180,942 4%
Ore Grade OZ/ST 0.17 0.25 -35% 0.24 0.29 -19% 0.21 0.25 -19% 0.25 0.30 -17%
Recovery Rate % 96.9% 96.8% 0% 80.5% 86.1% -6% 96.5% 96.6% 0% 82.8% 84.5% -2%
Ounces Produced 6,392   9,396   -32%   12,584   16,230   -22%     22,470   26,026   -14%   38,111   45,127   -16%
 
LA ZANJA     Tantahuatay
3Q11   3Q10   %   9M11   9M10   %     3Q11   3Q10   %   9M11   9M10   %
Ounces Produced 20,832   10,660   95%   53,767   10,660   404%     16,269   0       16,269   0    
 
SILVER PRODUCTION
Three Months Ended September 30     Nine Months Ended September 30
Uchucchacua Conquijirca Uchucchacua Colquijirca
2011   2010   %   2011   2010   %     2011   2010   %   2011   2010   %
Ore Milled DST 295,835 272,994 8% 459,648 440,353 4% 791,369 748,520 6% 929,032 1,150,525 -19%
Ore Grade OZ/ST 13.06 12.78 2% 2.62 2.43 8% 13.00 13.03 0% 2.67 2.40 11%
Recovery Rate % 71.2% 72.1% -1% 74.1% 70.9% 5% 70.8% 72.8% -3% 76.1% 69.0% 10%
Ounces Produced 2,751,532   2,459,144   12%   891,672   765,963   16%     7,032,138   6,874,207   2%   1,882,307   1,901,098   -1%
 
ZINC PRODUCTION
Three Months Ended September 30     Nine Months Ended September 30
Uchucchacua Colquijirca Uchucchacua Colquijirca
2011   2010   %   2011   2010   %     2011   2010   %   2011   2010   %
Ore Milled DST 295,835 272,994 8% 459,648 440,353 4% 791,369 748,520 6% 929,032 1,150,525 -19%
Ore Grade % 1.23% 1.52% -19% 4.06% 4.62% -12% 1.25% 1.52% -18% 3.90% 4.69% -17%
Recovery Rate % 50.8% 52.6% -3% 74.8% 73.6% 2% 50.8% 51.7% -2% 72.0% 72.2% 0%
ST Produced 1,844   2,172   -15%   15,460   15,180   2%     5,098   5,916   -14%   26,096   38,956   -33%
 
 

APPENDIX 3
                 
EBITDA RECONCILIATION (in thousand US$)
                     
        3Q11     3Q10     9M11     9M10
Net Income       238,799     186,821     708,353     471,247

Add / Subtract:
                         
Provision for income tax, net       81,893     23,105     176,122     56,839
Share in associated companies by the equity method, net       -106,450     -118,410     -341,764     -316,827
Interest income       -1,875     -1,886     -7,252     -6,356
Interest expense       1,656     2,022     5,083     6,217
Loss on currency exchange difference       529     -334     1,352     360
Other, net       -4,375     498     -7,410     -2,969
Depreciation and Amortization       22,782     20,373     67,780     53,884
Provision for long term officers´ compensation       0     15,893     0     32,991
Workers´ participation provision       15,051     4,709     33,762     10,334
EBITDA Buenaventura Direct Operations       248,010     132,791     636,026     305,720
EBITDA Yanacocha (43.65%)       142,840     110,826     351,526     341,064
EBITDA Cerro Verde (19.3%)       53,056     96,335     258,274     219,457
EBITDA Buenaventura inc Yanacocha and Cerro Verde       443,905     339,953     1,245,825     866,241
 

Note:
 
EBITDA (Buenaventura Direct Operations) consists of earnings before net interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, share in associated companies, net, loss on currency exchange difference, other, net, provision for workers’ profit sharing and provision for long-term officers’ compensation.
 

EBITDA (including Yanacocha and Cerro Verde) consists of EBITDA (Buenaventura Direct Operations), plus (1) Buenaventura’s equity share of EBITDA (Yanacocha) and (2) Buenaventura’s equity share of EBITDA (Cerro Verde). EBITDA (Yanacocha) and EBITDA (Cerro Verde) were similarly calculated using financial information provided to Buenaventura by Yanachocha and Cerro Verde, respectively.
 
Buenaventura presents EBITDA (Buenaventura Direct Operations) and EBITDA (including Yanacocha and Cerro Verde) to provide further information with respect to its operating performance and the operating performance of its equity investees, Yanachoca and Cerro Verde. EBITDA (Buenaventura Direct Operations) and EBITDA (including Yanacocha and Cerro Verde) are not a measure of financial performance under Peruvian GAAP, and may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies. You should not consider EBITDA (Buenaventura Direct Operations) and EBITDA (including Yanacocha and Cerro Verde) as alternatives to operating income or net income determined in accordance with Peruvian GAAP, as an indicator of Buenaventura’s, Yanacocha’s or Cerro Verde’s operating performance, or as an alternative to cash flows from operating activities, determined in accordance with Peruvian GAAP, as an indicator of cash flows or as a measure of liquidity.
     
 

APPENDIX 4
Compañía de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A. and subsidiaries
Consolidated Balance sheet        
As of September, 30 2011 and December, 31 2010
2011 2010
Assets US$(000) US$(000)
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents 502,193 600,796
Financial asset at fair value through profit and loss 51,421 50,154
Trade accounts receivable, net 216,840 160,928
Other accounts receivable 34,667 23,593
Accounts receivable from related parties 28,568 18,903
Hedge derivative financial instruments 2,965
Embedded derivatives for concentrates sales 13,645
Inventory, net 143,016 82,081
Prepaid expenses   17,939     21,615  
Total current assets 997,609 971,715
 
Other accounts receivable 1,491 1,538
Accounts receivable from related parties 44,348 20,736
Inventory 47,405 27,104
Prepaid expenses 2,443 12,887
Hedge derivative financial instruments 1,409
Investment in associates 1,782,352 1,412,414
Mining concessions and property, plant and equipment, net 653,170 532,577
Development costs, net 76,114 86,340
Deferred income tax asset 140,592 201,454
Other assets   6,936     6,095  
Total assets   3,753,869     3,272,860  
 
Liabilities and shareholders’ equity, net
Current liabilities
Trade accounts payable 101,648 91,374
Income tax payable 44,258 26,538
Other liabilities 112,925 115,838
Accounts payable from related parties 1,146 1,584
Embedded derivatives for concentrates sales 30,057 -
Hedge derivative financial instruments 16,291
Financial obligations   1,557     2,018  
Total current liabilities 291,591 253,643
 
Other long-term liabilities 102,778 116,214
Accounts payable from related parties 1,050 1,370
Financial obligations 88,532 55,134
Hedge derivative financial instruments 6,897
Deferred income tax liabilities   19,176     21,152  
Total liabilities   503,127     454,410  
 
Shareholders’ equity net
Capital stock, net of treasury shares of US$62,622,000 in the year 2011 y 2010 750,540 750,540
Investments shares, net of treasury shares of US$142,000 in the year 2011 y 2010 2,019 2,019
Additional paid-in capital 225,978 225,978
Legal reserve 162,639 162,633
Other reserves 269 269
Retained earnings 1,886,898 1,483,233
Cumulative translation loss (34,075 ) (34,075 )
Cumulative unrealized, loss   1,860     (6,875 )
2,996,128 2,583,722
Minority interest   254,614     234,728  
Total shareholders’ equity, net   3,250,742     2,818,450  
       
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity, net   3,753,869     3,272,860  
 
 
Compañía de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A. and subsidiaries
Consolidated Statements of income
For the three and nine month period ended September 30, 2011 and September 30, 2010
             

For the three month period

ended September, 30

For the nine month period

ended September, 30
2011 2010 2011 2010
US$(000) US$(000) US$(000) US$(000)
Operating income
Net sales 418,130 265,912 1,108,912 665,549
Royalty income 17,126 13,985 45,375 41,469
Total income 435,256 279,897 1,154,287 707,018
 
Operating costs
Cost of sales, excluding depreciation and amortization 114,166 88,002 322,223 240,792
Exploration in units in operation 29,047 25,801 75,371 66,249
Depreciation and amortization 22,782 20,373 67,780 53,884
Total operating costs 165,995 134,176 465,374 360,925
Gross income 269,261 145,721 688,913 346,093
 
Operating expenses
Administrative expenses 22,343 29,156 58,825 69,628
Royalties 20,629 14,434 51,939 35,208
Exploration in non-operating areas 12,827 7,770 35,527 25,924
Sales expenses 3,285 2,545 8,138 6,822
Total operating expenses 59,084 53,905 154,429 137,582
 
Operating income 210,177 91,816 534,484 208,511
 
Other income (expenses), net
Share in associates companies by the equity method, net 106,450 118,410 341,764 316,827
Interest incomes 1,875 1,886 7,252 6,356
Interest expenses (1,656) (2,022) (5,083) (6,217)
Loss (income) from currency exchange difference, net (529) 334 (1,352) (360)
Other, net 4,375 (498) 7,410 2,969
Total other income, net 110,515 118,110 349,991 319,575
 
 
Income before income tax and minority interest 320,692 209,926 884,475 528,086
 
Provision for income tax (81,893) (23,105) (176,122) (56,839)
       
Net income 238,799 186,821 708,353 471,247
 
Net income attributable to minority interest (30,783) (12,545) (77,831) (28,983)
       
Net income attributable to Buenaventura 208,016 174,276 630,522 442,264
 
Basic and diluted earnings per share attributable to
Buenaventura, stated in U.S. dollars 0.82 0.68 2.48 1.74
 
 
Compañía de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A. and subsidiaries
Consolidated Statements of cash flows
For the three and nine month period ended September 30, 2011 and September 30, 2010
             
 

For the three month period

ended September, 30
   

For the nine month period

ended September, 30
2011 2010 2011 2010
US$(000) US$(000) US$(000) US$(000)
Operating activities
Proceeds from sales 368,652 215,850 1,087,941 687,696
Dividends received - 77,033 - 77,033
Royalties received 13,837 13,272 37,482 45,234
Value Added Tax recovered 6,920 1,816 19,360 4,433
Interest received 1,802 1,629 6,003 3,694
Payments to suppliers and third parties (182,485) (138,523) (533,215) (376,754)
Payments to employees (20,153) (20,235) (106,296) (76,117)
Income tax paid (24,914) (8,589) (86,431) (37,007)
Payment of royalties (20,829) (14,265) (55,638) (43,548)
Payments of interest (235) (443) (911) (3,284)
 
Net cash and cash equivalents provided by operating activities 142,595 127,545 368,295 281,380
 
Investment activities
Proceeds from sales of investments shares 60,379 - 60,379 -
Proceeds from sales of mining concessions, property, plant and equipment 7,792 33 7,792 686
Additions to mining concessions, property, plant and equipment (65,807) (60,293) (170,583) (170,105)
Payments for purchase of investments shares (240,106) (3,438) (257,125) (10,703)
Decrease (increase) in time deposits (1,442) 42,657 16,493 (11,047)
Disbursements for development activities (3,523) 5,043 (7,913) (5,348)
 

Net cash and cash equivalents used in investment activities
(242,707) (15,998) (350,957) (196,517)
 
Financing activities
Increase in financial obligations 8,922 15,044 34,437 38,099
Payments of long-term debt (493) (507) (1,500) (225,611)

Dividends paid
- - (83,967) (82,690)

Dividends paid to minority shareholders of subsidiary
(22,867) (3,438) (48,418) (16,030)
 
Net cash and cash equivalents used in financing activities (14,438) 11,099 (99,448) (286,232)
 
(Decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents during the period, net (114,550) 122,646 (82,110) (201,369)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 615,301 390,439 582,861 714,454
       
Cash and cash equivalents at period-end 500,751 513,085 500,751 513,085
             

For the three month period

ended September, 30
   

For the nine month period

ended September, 30
2011 2010 2011 2010
US$(000) US$(000) US$(000) US$(000)
 

Reconciliation of net income to cash and cash equivalents provided by operating activities
 
Net income attributable to Buenaventura 208,016 174,276 630,522 442,264
Add (less)
Depreciation and amortization 22,782 20,373 67,780 53,884
Provision for long term officers’ compensation - 15,893 - 32,991
Net income attributable to minority interest 30,783 12,545 77,831 28,983
Deferred income tax 23,269 1,559 48,065 6,557
Provision for estimated fair value of embedded derivatives
related of concentrates sales and adjustments on open liquidations 35,099 (12,400) 44,610 (10,632)
Loss (gain) on currency exchange differences 529 (334) 1,352 360
Net cost of plant and equipment sold 1,546 2,038 1,546 2,432
Share in associates companies by the equity method,
net of dividends received in cash (106,450) (41,377) (341,764) (239,794)
Adjustment to present value of mining-units closure provision 1,422 1,580 4,169 858
 
Net changes in operating assets and liabilities accounts
 
Decrease (increase) of operating assets
Trade accounts receivable (75,278) (40,556) (55,912) 24,880
Other accounts receivable 26,536 (11,808) 31,842 (9,983)
Accounts receivable from related parties (20,727) (5,726) (33,277) (3,084)
Inventory (20,165) (25,858) (79,643) (44,957)
Prepaid expenses 11,704 974 14,120 (14,419)
 
Increase (decrease) of operating liabilities
Trade accounts payable 15,703 1,743 10,274 22,964
Income tax payable 18,974 5,876 17,720 (7,437)
Other liabilities (31,148) 28,747 (70,940) (4,487)
       
 
Net cash and cash equivalents provided by operating activities 142,595 127,545 368,295 281,380
 

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