News Release

News Release

Excellon Resources reports financial results for the six months ended June 30, 2012

TORONTO, Aug. 9, 2012 /CNW/ - Excellon Resources Inc. (TSX:EXN) ("Excellon" or "the Company") Mexico's highest grade silver producer, is pleased to provide results for the second quarter of 2012.

Excellon reports net income of $0.5 million ($0.00 per share) and a total comprehensive loss of $0.8 million for the six months ended June 30, 2012 (all dollar amounts are in US dollars). For complete details please see Management's Discussion & Analysis of Financial Results, which is available on SEDAR at

2nd Quarter Highlights:

  • Silver production of 374,204 ounces at 825 g/t Ag as compared to 383,500 ounces at 844 g/t Ag in the same period of 2011;
  • Lead and zinc production of 6.5 million poundsup 74%over the same period of 2011;
  • Cash operating cost per ounce silver (net of by-product credits) of $4.25;
  • Purchase of 1%Net Smelter Royalty ("NSR") from Golden MineralsCompany during second quarter expected to be accretive to cash flow going forward; and
  • Excellon holds cash, marketable securities and trade receivablesof $18.6 million asof June 30, 2012.

Financial and Operating Highlights:

Highlights for the three and six months ended June 30, 2012, and June 30, 2011 are as follows:

  Three months Three months Six months Six months
  ended ended ended ended
  June 30, 2012 June 30, 2011 June 30, 2012 June 30, 2011
  $ 000's $ 000's $ 000's $ 000's
Revenue 13,994 15,442 27,100 22,827
Cost of sales (5,377) (4,129) (10,218) (8,767)
  8,617 11,313 16,882 14,060
   Corporate administration (2,294) (1,493) (4,098) (2,960)
   Exploration (2,498) (1,504) (4,578) (2,304)
   Other income (expense) (2,542) 1,103 (338) 1,500
   Income tax (805) (1,364) (1,770) (1,786)
Net income for the period 478 8,055 6,098 8,510
Other comprehensive loss (1,304) (667) (1,226) (183)
Total comprehensive income (loss) (826) 7,388 4,872 8,327

Mining Operations:

The following are the La Platosa mine production statistics for the periods indicated:

  Three months Three months Six months Six months
  ended ended ended ended
  June 30, 2012 June 30, 2011 June 30, 2012 June 30, 2011
Tonnes of ore processed 17,463 15,373 34,596 27,318
Ore Grades:        
   Silver (g/t) 825 844 884 739
   Silver (oz/T) 24.06 24.63 25.78 21.57
   Lead (%) 7.07 6.24 6.83 5.75
   Zinc (%) 13.52 7.91 12.07 7.55
   Silver (%) 93.5 94.7 92.9 86.7
   Lead (%) 83.9 81.8 80.6 72.8
   Zinc (%) 86.3 76.1 85.4 74.0
   Silver (oz) 374,204 383,500 810,555 577,221
   Lead (lb) 2,157,535 1,721,354 4,059,564 2,666,109
   Zinc (lb) 4,348,176 2,025,098 7,638,129 3,376,925
   Silver (oz) 380,299 383,500 782,395 577,221
   Lead (lb) 2,196,453 1,721,354 3,912,626 2,666,109
   Zinc (lb) 4,348,078 2,025,098 7,369,372 3,376,925
Realized Prices:        
   Silver ($US/oz) 29.26 38.23 31.66 37.12
   Lead ($US/lb) 0.90 1.11 0.93 1.13
   Zinc ($US/lb) 0.89 1.06 0.92 1.06
Note: "t"= tonne; "T"= ton        

About Excellon

Excellon, a mineral resource company operating in Durango and Zacatecas States, Mexico, and Ontario and Quebec, Canada, is committed to building value through production, expansion and discovery. Excellon is Mexico's highest-grade silver producer; it produces silver, lead and zinc from the high-grade manto
Mineral Resource on its large, 100% owned Platosa Property, strategically located in the middle of the Mexican CRD/silver belt. Excellon's focus is on expanding its operating capacity and increasing its Mineral Resources at Platosa where an exploration program focused on diamond drilling and advanced geophysical techniques is ongoing. The Platosa Property, not fully explored, has several geological indicators of a large mineralized system. The Miguel Auza Mill Operation in Zacatecas also has 41,000 hectares of under explored land. Excellon also has ongoing gold exploration programs on the DeSantis Project, located near Timmins, Ontario and the Beschefer Project, located in northwestern Quebec. Both these projects host gold mineralization and significant potential for the discovery of more. Excellon will continue to use cash from operations to fund its ongoing exploration activities.

On behalf of

"Peter Crossgrove"
Executive Chairman


The Toronto Stock Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the content of this Press Release, which has been prepared by management. This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 27E of the Exchange Act. Such statements include, without limitation, statements regarding the future results of operations, performance and achievements of the Company, including potential property acquisitions, the timing, content, cost and results of proposed work programs, the discovery and delineation of mineral deposits/resources/reserves, geological interpretations, proposed production rates, potential mineral recovery processes and rates, business and financing plans, business trends and future operating revenues. Although the Company believes that such statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by words such as: believe, expect, anticipate, intend, estimate, postulate and similar expressions, or are those, which, by their nature, refer to future events. The Company cautions investors that any forward-looking statements by the Company are not guarantees of future results or performance, and that actual results may differ materially from those in forward looking statements as a result of various factors, including, but not limited to, variations in the nature, quality and quantity of any mineral deposits that may be located, significant downward variations in the market price of any minerals produced [particularly silver], the Company's inability to obtain any necessary permits, consents or authorizations required for its activities, to produce minerals from its properties successfully or profitably, to continue its projected growth, to raise the necessary capital or to be fully able to implement its business strategies. All of the Company's public disclosure filings may be accessed via and readers are urged to reviewthese materials, including the technical reports filed with respect to the Company's mineral properties, and particularly the November 22, 2011 NI 43-101- compliant technical report prepared by Roscoe PostleAssociates Inc. with respect to the Platosa Property. This press release is not, and is not to be construed in any way as, an offer to buy or sell securities in the United States.

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