OceanaGold 2016 AGM Voting Results

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MELBOURNE, July 5, 2016 /CNW/ - OceanaGold Corporation (ASX: OGC, TSX: OGC, NZX: OGC) ("the Company") confirms the outcome of the voting results from the Annual General and Special Meeting held on 9 June 2016 (Canada EDT).

1A) Election of Director – Mr James E. Askew

The instructions given to validly appointed proxies in respect of the resolution were as follows:

For

Against

Withheld

401,487,316

0

36,258,501

 

The motion was carried as an ordinary resolution.

1B) Election of Director – Mr J. Denham Shale

The instructions given to validly appointed proxies in respect of the resolution were as follows:

For

Against

Withheld

436,347,638

0

1,694,881

 

The motion was carried as an ordinary resolution.

1C) Election of Director – Mr Michael F. Wilkes

The instructions given to validly appointed proxies in respect of the resolution were as follows:

For

Against

Withheld

420,926,512

0

17,169,146

 

The motion was carried as an ordinary resolution.

1D) Election of Director – Mr Jose P. Leviste, Jr.

The instructions given to validly appointed proxies in respect of the resolution were as follows:

For

Against

Withheld

415,329,033

0

22,782,153

 

The motion was carried as an ordinary resolution.

1E) Election of Director – Mr Paul B. Sweeney

The instructions given to validly appointed proxies in respect of the resolution were as follows:

For

Against

Withheld

419,898,634

0

18,212,552

 

The motion was carried as an ordinary resolution.

1F) Election of Director – Mr William H. Myckatyn

The instructions given to validly appointed proxies in respect of the resolution were as follows:

For

Against

Withheld

408,277,335

0

29,833,851

 

The motion was carried as an ordinary resolution.

1G) Election of Director – Dr Geoff W. Raby

The instructions given to validly appointed proxies in respect of the resolution were as follows:

For

Against

Withheld

388,921,516

0

49,189,690

 

The motion was carried as an ordinary resolution.

1H) Election of Director – Dr Diane R. Garrett

The instructions given to validly appointed proxies in respect of the resolution were as follows:

For

Against

Withheld

338,405,189

0

96,286,687

 

The motion was carried as an ordinary resolution.

2) Appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers as the Auditors

The instructions given to validly appointed proxies in respect of the resolution were as follows:

For

Against

Withheld

486,019,652

0

1,641,618

 

The motion was carried as an ordinary resolution.

3) Approval of an Increase to Non-Executive Directors' Aggregate Fees

The instructions given to validly appointed proxies in respect of the resolution were as follows:

For

Against

Withheld

433,735,429

4,095,840

0

 

The motion was carried as an ordinary resolution.

4) Passing of Non-Binding Advisory Vote on Executive Compensation

The instructions given to validly appointed proxies in respect of the resolution were as follows:

For

Against

Withheld

418,231,225

18,016,558

0

 

The motion was carried as an ordinary resolution.

About OceanaGold
OceanaGold Corporation is a mid-tier, low-cost, multinational gold producer with assets located in the Philippines, New Zealand and the United States. The Company's assets encompass its flagship operation, the Didipio Gold-Copper Mine located on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. On the North Island of New Zealand, the Company operates the high-grade Waihi Gold Mine while on the South Island of New Zealand, the Company operates the largest gold mine in the country at the Macraes Goldfield which is made up of a series of open pit mines and the Frasers underground mine. In the United States, the Company is currently constructing the Haile Gold Mine, a top-tier asset located in South Carolina along the Carolina Terrane. The Company expects the Haile Gold Mine to commence commercial production in early 2017. OceanaGold also has a significant pipeline of organic growth and exploration opportunities in the Asia-Pacific and Americas regions.

OceanaGold has operated sustainably over the past 26 years with a proven track record for environmental management and community and social engagement. The Company has a strong social license to operate and works collaboratively with its valued stakeholders to identify and invest in social programs that are designed to build capacity and not dependency.

In 2016, the Company expects to produce 385,000 to 425,000 ounces of gold from the combined New Zealand and Didipio operations and 19,000 to 21,000 tonnes of copper from the Didipio operation at All-In Sustaining Costs of US$700 to US$750 per ounce.

Cautionary Statement for Public Release
Certain information contained in this public release may be deemed "forward-looking" within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements and information relate to future performance and reflect the Company's expectations regarding the generation of free cash flow, execution of business strategy, future growth, future production, estimated costs, results of operations, business prospects and opportunities of OceanaGold Corporation and its related subsidiaries. Any statements that express or involve discussions with respect to predictions, expectations, beliefs, plans, projections, objectives, assumptions or future events or performance (often, but not always, using words or phrases such as "expects" or "does not expect", "is expected", "anticipates" or "does not anticipate", "plans", "estimates" or "intends", or stating that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved) are not statements of historical fact and may be forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements and information. They include, among others, the accuracy of mineral reserve and resource estimates and related assumptions, inherent operating risks and those risk factors identified in the Company's most recent Annual Information Form prepared and filed with securities regulators which is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com under the Company's name. There are no assurances the Company can fulfil forward-looking statements and information. Such forward-looking statements and information are only predictions based on current information available to management as of the date that such predictions are made; actual events or results may differ materially as a result of risks facing the Company, some of which are beyond the Company's control.  Although the Company believes that any forward-looking statements and information contained in this press release is based on reasonable assumptions, readers cannot be assured that actual outcomes or results will be consistent with such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements and information. The Company expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements and information, whether as a result of new information, events or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities laws. The information contained in this release is not investment or financial product advice.

SOURCE OceanaGold Corporation

For further information: please contact: Investor Relations: Sam Pazuki, Tel: +1 416 915 3123, Tel: +61 3 9656 5300, info@oceanagold.com | www.oceanagold.com | Twitter: @OceanaGold

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