Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, B2Gold Corp. is one of the fastest-growing gold producers in the world. Founded in 2007, today, B2Gold has four operating mines, one mine under construction and numerous exploration projects in various countries, including Nicaragua, the Philippines, Namibia, Mali and Burkina Faso. Construction of B2Gold’s Fekola mine in southwest Mali is on budget and ahead of schedule, and is planning for an October 1 2017 production start. As a result, B2Gold is well positioned to maintain its low-cost structure and growth profile.
Based on current assumptions and updates to B2Gold’s long-term mine plans, the Company is projecting consolidated annual gold production of between 545,000 to 595,000 ounces in 2017 (including the estimated pre-commercial production from the Fekola mine of between 45,000 and 55,000 ounces), which will increase significantly in 2018 to between 900,000 to 950,000 ounces (i.e. including the planned first full-year of production at Fekola).