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Fresnillo PLC

15 May 2023

Fresnillo Plc

21 Upper Brook Street

London W1K 7PY

United Kingdom

www.fresnilloplc.com

15 May 2023

Herradura Operational Update

Fresnillo plc ("Fresnillo" or the "Company") announces that operations at the Herradura mine operated by the Company's wholly owned subsidiary, Minera Penmont, S. de R.L. de C.V. ("Penmont") were temporarily suspended following an illegal stoppage by a very small group of Penmont's unionised personnel. The stoppage, which prevented site access for other workers, was not approved by the union, nor supported by the vast majority of unionised workers at Herradura, with whom Penmont has a very constructive and long-term relationship. Fresnillo confirms the stoppage has now ended and workers have returned safely to the site, with all production activities having re-started immediately. All environmental monitoring and other safety measures were retained during the temporary suspension. The stoppage is not expected to have a material impact on overall production (estimated to be around 1% of total sales volume in terms of annual equivalent gold ounces). As such, there is no change to our 2023 full year production guidance.

For further information, please visit our website www.fresnilloplc.com or contact:

 
 Fresnillo plc                       Tel: +44 (0)20 7399 2470 
  London Office 
  Gabriela Mayor, Head of Investor 
  Relations 
  Mark Mochalski 
 Mexico City Office                  Tel: +52 55 52 79 3206 
  Ana Belem Zárate 
 Powerscourt                         Tel: +44 (0)20 7549 0997 
 Peter Ogden 
 

About Fresnillo plc

Fresnillo plc is the world's largest primary silver producer and Mexico's largest gold producer, listed on the London and Mexican Stock Exchanges under the symbol FRES.

Fresnillo plc has eight operating mines, all of them in Mexico - Fresnillo, Saucito, Juanicipio, Ciénega, Herradura, Soledad-Dipolos(1) , Noche Buena and San Julián (Veins and Disseminated Ore Body), one development project - the Pyrites Plant at Fresnillo, which has been completed and is awaiting tie-in of the plant to the national electricity grid, and four advanced exploration projects - Orisyvo, Rodeo, Guanajuato and Tajitos as well as a number of other long term exploration prospects.

Fresnillo plc has mining concessions and exploration projects in Mexico, Peru and Chile.

Fresnillo plc has a strong and long tradition of exploring, mining, a proven track record of mine development, reserve replacement, and production costs in the lowest quartile of the cost curve for silver.

Fresnillo plc's goal is to maintain the Group's position as the world's largest primary silver company and Mexico's largest gold producer.

(1) Operations at Soledad-Dipolos are currently suspended.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Information contained in this announcement may include 'forward-looking statements'. All statements other than statements of historical facts included herein, including, without limitation, those regarding the Fresnillo Group's intentions, beliefs or current expectations concerning, amongst other things, the Fresnillo Group's results of operations, financial position, liquidity, prospects, growth, strategies and the silver and gold industries are forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainty because they relate to future events and circumstances. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and the actual results of the Fresnillo Group's operations, financial position and liquidity, and the development of the markets and the industry in which the Fresnillo Group operates, may differ materially from those described in, or suggested by, the forward-looking statements contained in this document. In addition, even if the results of operations, financial position and liquidity, and the development of the markets and the industry in which the Fresnillo Group operates are consistent with the forward-looking statements contained in this document, those results or developments may not be indicative of results or developments in subsequent periods. A number of factors could cause results and developments to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements including, without limitation, general economic and business conditions, industry trends, competition, commodity prices, changes in regulation, currency fluctuations (including the US dollar and Mexican Peso exchanges rates), the Fresnillo Group's ability to recover its reserves or develop new reserves, including its ability to convert its resources into reserves and its mineral potential into resources or reserves, changes in its business strategy and political and economic uncertainty.

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