Silvercorp Responds to Class Action Lawsuits
January 24, 2013
1. The KPMG Forensic report, which was reviewed by regulatory authorities, verified that the Company fairly presented its financial results (see news release dated
October 24, 2011), plus a subsequent full audit of the Company for the year ended March 31, 2012has been completed by Ernst & Young LLP; 2. The completion of updated technical reports by AMC Mining Consultants( Canada) Ltd. (see news releases of June 5, 2012with respect to the Ying Mining Districtand January 31, 2012with respect to the GC project), reconfirmed the Company's resources and reserves and verified that the Company's properties are viable economic resources. Furthermore, the report for the Ying Mining Districtconcluded that the asset had a Net Present Value of US$890 million. Regulatory authorities reviewed both technical reports.
To date, from public court documents, only two people representing only 7,000 Company shares initiated the class actions. It is the Company's belief that there is no merit to the allegations set out in the class action lawsuits since they are based on previously made false accusations and as such represent nothing new and are a non-event; the Company will defend itself accordingly.
Silvercorp is a low-cost silver-producing Canadian mining company with multiple mines in
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