First Majestic's Q1 Production Reaches New Record of 3.63 million Silver Equivalent Ounces
First Majestic Silver Corp. ("First Majestic" or the "Company" - stock symbol AG) is pleased to announce that total production at its five operating silver mines in Mexico for the first quarter ending March 31, 2014 reached a new quarterly record of 3,631,672 equivalent ounces of silver, representing a 33% increase compared to the same quarter in 2013.
Total silver production for the quarter consisted of 2,895,497 ounces of silver, representing an increase of 19% compared to the same quarter in 2013. In addition, 8,593,807 pounds of lead and 2,689,274 pounds of zinc were produced, representing an increase of 112% and 60%, respectively, compared to the same quarter of the previous year. Also produced were 3,375 ounces of gold, representing an increase of 113% compared to the first quarter of 2013.
Keith Neumeyer, President & CEO of First Majestic, states, "Our first quarter results show a great start to the new year. Even though some challenges existed in the quarter, other improvements that were implemented in 2013 are taking hold. With many exciting initiatives underway in the areas of automation, processes and metallurgy, we are setting ourselves up for another record year of production".
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