Wheaton Precious Metals is the largest pure precious metals streaming company in the world. The Company has entered into agreements to purchase all or a portion of the silver and/or gold production from high-quality mines located in generally politically stable regions around the globe for an upfront payment and an additional payment upon delivery of the precious metal. Wheaton Precious Metals currently has streaming agreements for 20 operating mines and 9 development stage projects. The Company’s production profile is driven by a portfolio of high quality assets, including a gold stream on Vale’s Salobo mine, and silver streams on Glencore’s Antamina mine and Goldcorp’s Peñasquito mine. Wheaton Precious Metals' unique business model creates significant shareholder value by providing:
•Leverage to increases in the price of silver and gold;
•Additional growth through the acquisition of new streams;
•A dividend yield, which has the potential to grow over time; and,
•Participation in the exploration success of the mines underlying its current agreements.
Wheaton Precious Metals offers these benefits while at the same time reducing many of the downside risks faced by traditional mining companies. In particular, Wheaton Precious Metals offers its investors both capital and operating cost predictability. Other than its initial upfront payment, Wheaton Precious Metals typically has no ongoing capital or exploration costs.
The Company has an experienced management team with a strong track record of success, and is well positioned for further growth.