First Majestic Silver Corp. (“First Majestic” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that total production in the first quarter of 2016 from its six operating silver mines reached a new record of 5.1 million silver equivalent ounces, representing a 30% increase compared to the same quarter in 2015. Total production consisted of 3.1 million ounces of silver, 16,870 ounces of gold, 8.6 million pounds of lead and 4.0 million pounds of zinc.
“The Company’s strong performance in the first quarter is primarily due to higher production at the La Encantada and Santa Elena mines,” said Keith Neumeyer, President & CEO. “Over the past two quarters, our team has been diligently integrating Santa Elena’s previous operating systems into the First Majestic operating model and we are seeing increased production and improved efficiencies as a result. Also, at each operation we are achieving great strides due to initiatives put in place and implemented over the past two years.”