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Exercising ESG - Steps in the Right Direction
Aya Gold & Silver

Aya Gold and Silver announced in 2023 that they secured a loan through Climate Technology Funds to support construction of their Zgounder Silver Mine expansion project. The loan terms allow for a reduction in the interest rate should Aya achieve three milestones -

Milestone 1: Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures ("TCFD") report disclosed by end of 2023 will result in a 25% rate reduction;

Milestone 2: Completion of certain capital expenditure set out in the TCFD report and in the development plan by end of 2024 will result in a 50% rate reduction;

Milestone 3: Reaching "advanced" maturity on the TCFD's Climate Governance and Strategy recommendation will result in reduction of interest to an all-in rate of 1.00%.

Read Aya's press release outlining more details about the ESG-linked loan.

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