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First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (“First Quantum” or the “Company”)(TSX:FM) today announced its production and sales for the three months and year ended December 31, 2016. Total production and sales, for all periods in this document, are shown for continuing operations only and therefore exclude the Kevitsa mine which was sold on June 1, 2016. Total …

First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (“First Quantum” or the “Company”)(TSX:FM) today announced its production and sales for the three months and year ended December 31, 2016.
Total production and sales, for all periods in this document, are shown for continuing operations only and therefore exclude the Kevitsa mine which was sold on June 1, 2016.
Total copper production for the year 2016, including Sentinel, exceeded previously-announced market guidance and year 2015 by 5% and 31%, respectively.
Amounts shown for Q4 and Year 2016 are preliminary and subject to final adjustment. Final amounts will be published in the Company’s financial results for Q4 and year 2016 scheduled for release on February 16, 2017.
FOURTH QUARTER AND FULL YEAR PRODUCTION AND SALES SUMMARY
ProductionQ4
2016
Q4
2015
Year
2016
Year
2015
Copper (tonnes)1146,101115,885539,458411,025
Nickel (contained tonnes)6,2057,65323,62426,668
Gold (ounces)54,23453,889214,012211,067
Zinc (tonnes)11,0849,60528,86241,139
1 Includes production from Sentinel of 47,785 tonnes for Q4 2016 (Q4 2015: 15,190 tonnes) and 139,600 tonnes for the year 2016 (2015 year: 32,971 tonnes). A portion of Sentinel’s production in Q4 2016 is expected to be commercial (2015: All pre-commercial).
SalesQ4
2016
Q4
2015
Year
2016
Year
2015
Copper (tonnes)2136,265119,534535,613391,653
Nickel (contained tonnes)6,0738,58425,88226,934
Gold (ounces)45,62057,958232,783213,927
Zinc (tonnes)11,97111,03627,36141,618
2 Includes sales from Sentinel of 39,494 tonnes for Q4 2016 (Q4 2015: 6,422 tonnes) and 115,782 tonnes for the year 2016 (2015 year: 8,896 tonnes). A portion of Sentinel’s sales in Q4 2016 is expected to be commercial (2015: All pre-commercial).

FOURTH QUARTER AND FULL YEAR PRODUCTION AND SALES SUMMARIES BY OPERATION

KansanshiQ4
2016
Q4
2015
Year
2016
Year
2015
Production
Copper (tonnes)65,94961,600253,272226,674
Gold (ounces)40,33134,009148,220136,257
Sales
Copper (tonnes)64,90577,845268,459230,193
Gold (ounces)30,59338,664156,840131,972
Las CrucesQ4
2016
Q4
2015
Year
2016
Year
2015
Production
Copper (tonnes)17,15618,60873,64370,029
Sales
Copper (tonnes)15,65616,88473,53970,566
Guelb MoghreinQ4
2016
Q4
2015
Year
2016
Year
2015
Production
Copper (tonnes)6,07811,84532,81845,001
Gold (ounces)11,14017,14553,95164,007
Sales
Copper (tonnes)5,84011,22836,33047,322
Gold (ounces)11,95816,66763,33570,680
ÇayeliQ4
2016
Q4
2015
Year
2016
Year
2015
Production
Copper (tonnes)5,7415,60625,33024,304
Gold (ounces)7721,0153,4184,034
Zinc (tonnes)1,6103,7788,06219,808
Sales
Copper (tonnes)7,2574,26226,79522,401
Gold (ounces)1,2359894,2284,379
Zinc (tonnes)2,3864,8486,82519,479
PyhäsalmiQ4
2016
Q4
2015
Year
2016
Year
2015
Production
Copper (tonnes)3,3923,03514,79512,046
Gold (ounces)1,9911,7198,4236,768
Zinc (tonnes)9,4745,82720,80021,331
Sales
Copper (tonnes)3,1142,89214,70812,276
Gold (ounces)1,8341,6378,3806,895
Zinc (tonnes)9,5846,18820,53622,139
SentinelQ4
2016
Q4
2015
Year
2016
Year
2015
Production
Copper (tonnes)47,78515,190139,60032,971
Sales
Copper (tonnes)39,4946,422115,7828,896
RavensthorpeQ4
2016
Q4
2015
Year
2016
Year
2015
Production
Nickel (contained tonnes)6,2057,65323,62426,668
Sales
Nickel (contained tonnes)6,0738,58325,88226,933

DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS PRODUCTION AND SALES SUMMARY
The year 2016 figures cover the period January 1, 2016 to the date of disposal, June 1, 2016. The year 2015 figures cover the entire calendar year.

KevitsaQ4
2016
Q4
2015
Year
2016
Year
2015
Production
Nickel (contained tonnes)2,5383,6578,805
Copper (tonnes)4,3076,35317,204
Gold (ounces)3,6315,06812,847
Platinum (ounces)10,18512,99131,899
Palladium (ounces)8,06210,42625,196
Sales
Nickel (contained tonnes)2,6112,9549,421
Copper (tonnes)5,0205,87417,081
Gold (ounces)3,4133,75811,539
Platinum (ounces)11,84711,49534,866
Palladium (ounces)9,2318,56626,451

On Behalf of the Board of Directors of First Quantum Minerals Ltd.
G. Clive Newall, President

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Copper3.740.00
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