Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. (NYSE:KL) Q2 2020 Earnings Conference Call - Final Transcript

Jul 30, 2020 • 02:00 pm ET


Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. (NYSE:KL) Q2 2020 Earnings Conference Call - Final Transcript


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Good afternoon. My name is Chantel, and I'll be your conference operator today. At this time, I would like to welcome everyone to the Kirkland Lake Gold Second Quarter 2020 Earnings Call. [Operator Instructions] Thank you.

Mark Utting, you may begin your conference.

Mark Utting

Thanks very much, operator, and I just want to thank everyone for joining us today. Welcome to our second quarter 2020 conference call and webcast. On today's call, we will review our results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020. On the call today are many of our Kirkland Lake Gold senior management team. Speaking today will be Tony Makuch, our President and CEO; David Soares, our Chief Financial Officer; Duncan King, our Vice President, Canadian Operations; Evan Pelletier, our Vice President, Kirkland Lake Mining; and Eric Kallio, our Senior Vice President, Exploration. There are also a number of other members of the senior management team on the phone as well that may help with the Q&A session.

As we did in Q1, we're doing today's call remotely, consistent with our COVID-19 health and safety protocol. After we go through the presentation, we'll then open the call to questions. We ask that each person limit themselves to two questions on today's call. The slide deck that we'll be referring to is available on our website, both on the homepage and in the Events section.

Before I get started, I would like to direct everyone to the forward-looking statements on slide 2 of the slide deck. Our remarks and answers to questions may and most likely will contain forward-looking information about future events affecting our Company. Please refer to slide 2 as well as the forward-looking information section of our most recent MD&A dated July 29, 2020 for more information. Also, during today's call, we'll be making reference to non-IFRS performance measures. A reconciliation of these measures is available in our most recent MD&A as well. Finally, I'll mention that all figures given today will be in US dollars unless otherwise stated.

With that, I'll now turn the call over to Tony Makuch, President and CEO of Kirkland Lake Gold.

Anthony Makuch

Thanks, Mark, and as Mark said, thanks, everybody for being on the call. It's nice to get -- to give an update on what's happening in Q2. I'm going to start on slide 4 in the deck, and I think the one main highlight on this slide, I think maybe put -- bring to your attention is our number 1 priority is the health and safety of our people. And that's -- everything we do is all about that, ensure people come to work and work safe and go home safe to their families. And if you look at the results and you can see that we've had very good operating results in the quarter and it's really a testament to -- in these challenging times how the people have taken it seriously, have acted very professionally and carried out their work in a very responsible