Buenaventura Announces Fourth Quarter 2011 Results

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 fourth 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 fourth quarter reached US$230.9 million, which was similar to the figure reported in 4Q10 (US$228.1 million). EBITDA from Buenaventura’s Direct Operations was US$198.3 million, 15% lower than the figure reported in 4Q10 (US$232.8 million), while EBITDA including Yanacocha and Cerro Verde decreased 9%, from US$457.0 million in 4Q10 to US$415.6 million in 4Q11.

The lower gold, zinc and copper volume sold were offset by the increase in silver volume sold, as well as higher precious metal prices.”

Financial Highlights (in millions of US$, except EPS figures):
 
                                       
      4Q11     4Q10     Var%    

FY

2011
   

FY

2010
    Var%  
Total Revenues     402.3     396.8     1%     1,556.6     1,103.8     41%  
Operating Income     170.7     208.5     -18%     705.2     417.0     69%  

EBITDA (BVN Direct Operations)†
    198.3     232.8     -15%     834.3     538.6     55%  

EBITDA (inc. Yanacocha and Cerro Verde)†
    415.6     457.0     -9%     1,662.1     1,322.8     26%  
Net Income     230.9     228.1     1%     861.4     670.4     29%  
EPS*     0.91     0.90     1%     3.4     2.6     29%  

(*) As of December 31, 2011, Buenaventura had 254,442,328 shares outstanding.

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