Molycorp (NYSE: MCP) Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results

Greenwood Village, CO (November 5, 2014) - Molycorp, Inc. (NYSE: MCP) ("Molycorp" or the "Company") today announced financial and operating results for the third quarter 2014.

The Company reported consolidated net revenues in the third quarter of 2014 of $123.9 million, a 6% increase over the preceding quarter. Product sales volume in the quarter was 3,356 metric tons (mt), a 12% sequential increase, at an average selling price ("ASP") of $36.93/kg, a 5% decrease over the preceding quarter's ASP of $39.02/kg. 

The Company reported a net loss of $0.47 per share for the quarter, and a net loss of $0.40 per share for the quarter on an adjusted non-GAAP basis.

Molycorp's Resources segment, comprised of its Mountain Pass, California rare earth mine and processing facility, sold 1,085 mt of rare earth oxide ("REO") equivalent products for $13.9 million in revenues, a 39% increase over the second quarter of 2014. ASP for the quarter was $12.84/kg, which was 25% higher than the preceding quarter due to a more favorable product mix. Production volume for the quarter was 691 mt, a 58% decrease over second quarter production of 1,639 mt. Cash cost for production increased to $33.80/kg, a 104% increase over production cash costs of $16.54/kg in the previous quarter, largely due to the limited availability of hydrochloric acid needed for production. 

The Company's Chemicals and Oxides segment sold 1,651 mt and reported $43.5 million in revenues. The slight sequential increase in volume was offset by lower ASP of $26.33/kg. due to a less favorable product mix.

Its Magnetic Materials and Alloys segment sold 1,516 mt of magnetic powders and reported third quarter revenues of $62.7 million on ASP of $40.42/kg. This compares to second quarter revenues of $54.4 million on an ASP of $39.31/kg. for the segment.     

Finally, Molycorp's Rare Metals segment reported sales volume of 104 mt on revenues of $21.3 million. ASP for the segment was $204.51/kg. Second quarter revenues were $15.9 million on ASP of $201.81/kg.
 

THIRD QUARTER 2014 RESULTS

During the third quarter, the Company sold 3,356 mt of product at an ASP of $36.93/kg, and generated a gross loss of $15.1 million. This compares to sales volumes of 2,996 mt at an ASP of $39.02/kg and a gross loss of $16.6 million during the second quarter of 2014.

Molycorp reported a loss attributable to common stockholders of $105.2 million, or $0.47 per share. Adjusted loss per share of $0.40 in the third quarter does not reflect out-of-ordinary business expenses, and certain other non-cash items.

The Company reported negative cash flows from operating activities of $28.2 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2014, and had $313.5 million in cash and cash equivalents as of September 30, 2014.

During the three months ended September 30, 2014, Molycorp's capital expenditures were $18.2 million on a cash basis.

CONFERENCE CALL TOMORROW AT 9:00 A.M. EASTERN STANDARD TIME

Molycorp will conduct a conference call on Thursday, November 6, 2014 to discuss these results at 9:00 a.m. EST, hosted by Geoff Bedford, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Michael Doolan, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Investors interested in participating in the live call from the U.S. should dial +1 (877) 474-9501 and reference passcode number 59522823. Those calling from outside the U.S. should dial +1 (857) 244-7554 and reference the same passcode as above.

There will also be a simultaneous live audio webcast available on the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at www.molycorp.com/investors. The webcast will be archived on the website. A PowerPoint presentation that will be broadcast live via webcast during the conference call will be made available on the website immediately prior to the call.

NON-GAAP ADJUSTED NET LOSS, OIBDA and ADJUSTED OIBDA

Adjusted Net Loss excludes certain non-cash items and other out-of-ordinary business expense and operational expansion items. The Company defines OIBDA as operating income before depreciation, amortization and accretion. Adjusted OIBDA consists of OIBDA excluding certain non-cash items and other out-of-ordinary business expense and operational expansion items. Adjusted Net Loss, OIBDA and Adjusted OIBDA are all non-GAAP financial measures. There have been no changes in the calculation method of previously disclosed non-GAAP financial measures. The Company's management believes adjusting out these items from Net Loss and OIBDA, including but not limited to purchase accounting adjustments, stock-based compensation, out-of-ordinary expenses/income, asset impairment charges and other miscellaneous charges, is useful to investors because it provides an overall understanding of the Company's historical financial performance and future prospects. Management believes that Adjusted Net Loss, OIBDA and Adjusted OIBDA are an indication of the Company's base-line performance. Exclusion of these items permits evaluation and comparison of results for the Company's core business operations, and it is on this basis that management internally assesses the Company's performance.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Company Contacts:

Jim Sims, +1 (303) 843-8062
Vice President Corporate Communications
jim.sims@molycorp.com

Brian Blackman, +1 (303) 843-8067
Vice President Investor Relations
brian.blackman@molycorp.com

FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTARY TABLES

TABLE 1: BALANCE SHEETS

MOLYCORP, INC.
 Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited)
(In thousands, except shares and per share amounts)

  September 30, 2014   December 31, 2013
ASSETS
Current assets:          
Cash and cash equivalents $ 313,477     $ 314,317  
Trade accounts receivable, net 53,229     61,757  
Inventory 166,936     171,783  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 27,175     29,210  
Total current assets 560,817     577,067  
Non-current assets:          
Deposits 29,999     25,997  
Property, plant and equipment, net 1,736,872     1,762,874  
Inventory 25,530     25,329  
Intangible assets, net 312,878     330,867  
Investments 32,210     48,875  
Goodwill 228,750     228,750  
Other non-current assets 34,203     7,043  
Total non-current assets 2,400,442     2,429,735  
Total assets $ 2,961,259     $ 3,006,802  
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities:          
Trade accounts payable $ 58,272     $ 84,449  
Accrued expenses 66,727     48,501  
Debt and capital lease obligations 12,769     16,362  
Other current liabilities 6,922     4,063  
Total current liabilities 144,690     153,375  
Non-current liabilities:          
Asset retirement obligation 16,681     16,966  
Deferred tax liabilities 75,162     85,481  
Debt and capital lease obligations 1,582,802     1,363,916  
Other non-current liabilities 14,286     10,002  
Total non-current liabilities 1,688,931     1,476,365  
Total liabilities $ 1,833,621     $ 1,629,740  
           
Stockholders' equity:          
Common stock, $0.001 par value; 700,000,000 shares authorized at September 30, 2014 and 350,000,000 at December 31, 2013 245     241  
Preferred stock, $0.001 par value; 5,000,000 shares authorized at December 31, 2013 -     2  
Additional paid-in capital 2,232,390     2,194,405  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (15,704 )   (6,451 )
Accumulated deficit (1,115,614 )   (840,474 )
Total Molycorp stockholders' equity 1,101,317     1,347,723  
Noncontrolling interests 26,321     29,339  
Total stockholders' equity 1,127,638     1,377,062  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 2,961,259     $ 3,006,802  

TABLE 2: INCOME STATEMENTS AND EARNINGS PER SHARE

MOLYCORP, INC.
 Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited)
(In thousands, except shares and per share amounts)

  Third Quarter   Second Quarter   Third Quarter
  2014     2014     2013  
Revenues $ 123,937     $ 116,907     $ 149,066  
Costs of sales:                
Costs excluding depreciation and amortization (119,633 )   (113,399 )   (150,444 )
Depreciation and amortization (19,382 )   (20,079 )   (16,400 )
Gross loss (15,078 )   (16,571 )   (17,778 )
Operating expenses:                
Selling, general and administrative (21,907 )   (20,424 )   (24,468 )
Depreciation, amortization and accretion (8,093 )   (7,257 )   (10,072 )
Research and development (4,353 )   (4,483 )   (5,565 )
Impairment of long-lived assets -     -     (1,118 )
Operating loss (49,431 )   (48,735 )   (59,001 )
Other (expenses) income:                
Other (expense) income (2,611 )   296     (891 )
Impairment of investment (12,000 )   -     -  
Interest expense, net of capitalized interest (35,442 )   (41,285 )   (16,289 )
Loss before income taxes and equity earnings (99,484 )   (89,724 )   (76,181 )
Income tax benefit (3,572 )   7,427     12,902  
Equity in loss of affiliates (2,092 )   (1,553 )   (2,334 )
Loss from continuing operations (105,148 )   (83,850 )   (65,613 )
Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax -     -     (4,186 )
Net loss (105,148 )   (83,850 )   (69,799 )
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests (31 )   (49 )   (130 )
Net loss attributable to Molycorp stockholders $ (105,179 )   $ (83,899 )   $ (69,929 )
                 
 Earnings per share of common stock:                
Net loss attributable to Molycorp stockholders $ (105,179 )   $ (83,899 )   $ (69,929 )
Dividends on Convertible Preferred Stock -     -     (2,846 )
Loss attributable to common stockholders $ (105,179 )   $ (83,899 )   $ (72,775 )
                 
Weighted average common shares outstanding-basic 224,270,303     224,223,506     168,114,266  
Basic loss per share: $ (0.47 )   $ (0.37 )   $ (0.43 )
                 
Weighted average common shares outstanding-diluted 224,270,303     224,223,506     168,114,266  
Diluted loss per share: $ (0.47 )   $ (0.37 )   $ (0.43 )
 

TABLE 3: STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

MOLYCORP, INC
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)
(In thousands)

  Nine Months Ended September 30,
  2014     2013  
Cash flows from operating activities:          
Net loss $ (274,998 )   $ (178,639 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash from operating activities:          
Depreciation, amortization and accretion 78,161     75,870  
Deferred income tax benefit (18,809 )   (36,399 )
Inventory write-downs 51,638     74,475  
Release of inventory step-up value 742     5,650  
Impairment of investment 12,000     -  
Impairment of long-lived assets -     4,949  
Stock-based compensation 3,784     2,399  
Equity in results of affiliates 5,368     8,690  
Other operating adjustments 8,766     (1,796 )
Net change in operating assets and liabilities (13,058 )   (45,212 )
Net cash used in operating activities (146,406 )   (90,013 )
Cash flows from investing activities:          
Investment in joint ventures (703 )   (3,423 )
Capital expenditures (62,837 )   (334,597 )
Recovery from insurance claims 12,900     -  
Other investing activities 460     (364 )
Net cash used in investing activities (50,180 )   (338,384 )
Cash flows from financing activities:          
Repayments of debt (5,879 )   (25,990 )
Net proceeds from sale of common stock -     248,150  
Issuance of 5.50% Convertible Notes -     165,600  
Debt issuance costs (14,768 )   -  
Net proceeds from the Financings 250,000     -  
Partial repayment of convertible notes (27,495 )   -  
Payments of preferred dividends (2,846 )   (8,539 )
Dividend paid to noncontrolling interests (3,170 )   (4,472 )
Other financing activities 1,626     (797 )
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities 197,468     373,952  
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash (1,722 )   569  
Net change in cash and cash equivalents (840 )   (53,876 )
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of the period 314,317     227,790  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 313,477     $ 173,914  

 
 
TABLE 4: SEGMENT INFORMATION

Three months ended September 30, 2014 Resources   Chemicals and Oxides   Magnetic Materials and Alloys   Rare Metals   Corporate and other (a)   Eliminations(b)   Total Molycorp, Inc.
  (In thousands)
Revenues:  
External $ 4,509     $ 36,814     $ 61,345     $ 21,269           $ -     $ 123,937  
Inter-segment 9,424     6,658     1,342     -           (17,424 )   -  
Total revenues $ 13,933     $ 43,472     $ 62,687     $ 21,269           $ (17,424 )   $ 123,937  
OIBDA $ (31,087 )   $ 4,251     $ 13,715     $ 595                    
Depreciation, amortization and accretion (17,332 )   (3,823 )   (4,232 )   (2,034 )                  
Operating (loss) income $ (48,419 )   $ 428     $ 9,483     $ (1,439 )   $ (9,065 )   $ (419 )   $ (49,431 )
Other income                                     (2,611 )
Impairment of investment                                     (12,000 )
Interest expense, net of capitalized interest                                     (35,442 )
Loss before income taxes and equity earnings                                     $ (99,484 )

Three months ended June 30, 2014 Resources   Chemicals and Oxides   Magnetic Materials and Alloys   Rare Metals   Corporate and other (a)   Eliminations(b)   Total Molycorp, Inc.
  (In thousands)
Revenues:  
External $ 2,331     $ 45,437     $ 53,195     $ 15,944           $ -     $ 116,907  
Inter-segment 7,706     3,195     1,165     -           (12,066 )   -  
Total revenues $ 10,037     $ 48,632     $ 54,360     $ 15,944           $ (12,066 )   $ 116,907  
OIBDA $ (30,298 )   $ 4,836     $ 11,812     $ 740                    
Depreciation, amortization and accretion (17,009 )   (3,908 )   (4,261 )   (2,101 )                  
Operating (loss) income $ (47,307 )   $ 928     $ 7,551     $ (1,361 )   $ (9,083 )   $ 537     $ (48,735 )
Other income                                     296  
Interest expense, net of capitalized interest                                     (41,285 )
Loss before income taxes and equity earnings                                     $ (89,724 )

Three months ended September 30, 2013 Resources   Chemicals and Oxides   Magnetic Materials and Alloys   Rare Metals   Corporate and other (a)   Eliminations(b)   Total Molycorp, Inc.
  (In thousands)
Revenues:  
External $ 4,655     $ 50,791     $ 72,626     $ 20,994           -   $ 149,066  
Inter-segment 8,858     7,174     -     -           (16,032 )   -  
Total revenues $ 13,513     $ 57,965     $ 72,626     $ 20,994           $ (16,032 )   $ 149,066  
OIBDA $ (44,673 )   $ 4,561     $ 18,520     $ (911 )                  
Depreciation, amortization and accretion (10,853 )   (5,960 )   (7,458 )   (2,144 )                  
Operating (loss) income $ (55,526 )   $ (1,399 )   $ 11,062     $ (3,055 )   $ (10,806 )   $ 723     $ (59,001 )
Other income                                     (891 )
Interest expense, net of capitalized interest                                     (16,289 )
Loss before income taxes and equity earnings                                     $ (76,181 )
  1. Includes business development costs, personnel costs, stock-based compensation, accounting and legal fees, occupancy expense, information technology costs and interest expense. 
  2. Consist of inter-segment sales and gross profits elimination as well as eliminations of lower of cost or market adjustments related to inter-segment inventory.

TABLE 5: PRODUCT REVENUES, SALES VOLUME, ASP 

  Third Quarter   Second Quarter   Third Quarter
Revenues (in thousands) 2014     2014     2013  
Resources (1) $ 13,933     $ 10,037     $ 13,513  
Chemicals and Oxides (2) 43,472     48,632     57,965  
Magnetic Materials and Alloys (3) 62,687     54,360     72,626  
Rare Metals (4) 21,269     15,944     20,994  
Inter-segment eliminations (17,424 )   (12,066 )   (16,032 )
Total Net Revenues $ 123,937     $ 116,907     $ 149,066  
Sales volume (in metric tons)                
Resources 1,085     974     1,080  
Chemicals and Oxides 1,651     1,582     1,696  
Magnetic Materials and Alloys (a) 1,551     1,383     1,783  
Rare Metals 104     79     102  
Inter-segment eliminations (1,035 )   (1,022 )   (1,041 )
(a) Includes magnetic powders and rare earth alloys.                
                 
ASP per kilogram                
Resources $ 12.84     $ 10.30     $ 12.51  
Chemicals and Oxides $ 26.33     $ 30.74     $ 34.18  
Magnetic Materials and Alloys $ 40.42     $ 39.31     $ 40.73  
Rare Metals $ 204.51     $ 201.81     $ 205.82  
                 
1. The Resources segment includes operations at our Mountain Pass facility where we conduct rare earth minerals extraction and processing to produce: purified unseparated light rare earth concentrates, or LREC; separated rare earth oxides, including lanthanum, cerium and neodymium/praseodymium; heavy rare earth concentrates, which include samarium, europium, gadolinium, terbium, dysprosium and others; and a line of proprietary rare earth-based water treatment products, including SorbX® and PhosFIX(TM).
2. The Chemicals and Oxides division includes: production of rare earths at our operations at Molycorp Silmet;  separated heavy rare earth oxides and other custom engineered materials from our facilities in Jiangyin, Jiangsu Province, China; and production of rare earths, salts of REEs, zirconium-based engineered materials and mixed rare earth/zirconium oxides from our facilities in Zibo, Shandong Province, China. Rare earths and zirconium applications from products made in this segment include catalytic converters, computers, television display panels, optical lenses, mobile phones, electronic chips, and many others.
3. The Magnetic Materials and Alloys segment includes the production of Neo Powders(TM) through our wholly-owned manufacturing facilities in Tianjin, China, and Korat, Thailand, under the Molycorp Magnequench brand. This operating segment also includes manufacturing of neodymium and samarium magnet alloys, other specialty alloy products and rare earth metals at our MMA facility in Tolleson, Arizona. Neo Powders(TM) are used in the production of high performance, bonded NdFeB permanent magnets, which are found in micro-motors, precision motors, sensors, and other applications requiring high levels of magnetic strength, flexibility, small size, reduced weight, and energy efficient performance.
4. The Rare Metals segment produces, reclaims, refines and markets high value niche metals and their compounds that include gallium, indium, rhenium, tantalum, and niobium. Operations in this segment are distributed in several locations: Quapaw, Oklahoma; Blanding, Utah; Peterborough, Ontario, Canada; Sagard, Germany; Stade, Germany; Hyeongok Industrial Zone in South Korea; and Sillamäe, Estonia. Applications from products made in this segment include wireless technologies, LEDs, flat panel displays, turbines, solar power catalysts, steel additives, electronics applications, and many others.

TABLE 6: NON-GAAP ADJUSTED NET LOSS, OIBDA and ADJUSTED OIBDA RECONCILIATION

(In thousands, except shares and per share data)

Adjusted Net Loss                
  Third Quarter   Second Quarter   Third Quarter
  2014     2014     2013  
Net loss attributable to Molycorp stockholders $ (105,179 )   $ (83,899 )   $ (69,929 )
Certain non-cash and other items:                
  Stock-based compensation 1,496     1,466     1,687  
  Inventory write-downs (Mountain Pass) 13,396     16,593     20,264  
  Impact of purchase accounting on cost of inventory sold 23     142     2,151  
  Impairment of discontinued assets -     -     3,454  
Out-of-ordinary items:                
Water removal 845     1,239     5,146  
Income tax effect of above adjustments (19 )   (49 )   (5,850 )
Adjusted net loss (89,438 )   (64,508 )   (43,077 )
Dividends on Convertible Preferred Stock -     -     (2,846 )
Adjusted net loss attributed to common stockholders $ (89,438 )   $ (64,508 )   $ (45,923 )
Weighted average common shares outstanding 224,270,303     224,223,506     168,114,266  
Adjusted net loss per share $ (0.40 )   $ (0.29 )   $ (0.27 )


OIBDA and Adjusted OIBDA
               
  Third Quarter   Second Quarter   Third Quarter
Consolidated 2014     2014     2013  
Operating loss $ (49,431 )   $ (48,735 )   $ (59,001 )
Depreciation and amortization included in costs of sales 19,382     20,079     16,400  
Depreciation, amortization and accretion 8,093     7,257     10,072  
OIBDA (21,956 )   (21,399 )   (32,529 )
                 
Adjusted OIBDA by Segment                
Resources                
OIBDA $ (31,087 )   $ (30,298 )   $ (44,673 )
Stock-based compensation 231     182     139  
Inventory write-downs 13,396     16,593     20,264  
Water removal 845     1,239     5,146  
Adjusted OIBDA - Resources $ (16,615 )   $ (12,284 )   $ (19,124 )
Chemicals and Oxides                
OIBDA $ 4,251     $ 4,836     $ 4,561  
Stock-based compensation 207     211     78  
Impact of purchase accounting on cost of inventory sold 23     142     555  
Adjusted OIBDA - Chemicals and Oxides $ 4,481     $ 5,189     $ 5,194  
Magnetic Materials and Alloys                
OIBDA $ 13,715     $ 11,812     $ 18,520  
Stock-based compensation 178     179     82  
Impact of purchase accounting on cost of inventory sold -     -     (26 )
Adjusted OIBDA - Magnetic Materials and Alloys $ 13,893     $ 11,991     $ 18,576  
Rare Metals                
OIBDA $ 595     $ 740     $ (911 )
Stock-based compensation 20     39     12  
Impact of purchase accounting on cost of inventory sold -     -     1,621  
Adjusted OIBDA - Rare Metals 615     779     722  
Corporate and other (8,151 )   (8,171 )   (5,918 )
Eliminations (419 )   537     723  
Adjusted OIBDA - Consolidated $ (6,196 )   $ (1,959 )   $ 173  

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ABOUT MOLYCORP

Molycorp is the only advanced material manufacturer in the world that both controls a world-class rare earth resource and can produce high-purity, custom engineered rare earth products to meet increasingly demanding customer specifications. A globally integrated manufacturer, the Company produces a wide variety of specialized products from 13 different rare earths (lights, mids and heavies), the transition metal yttrium, and five rare metals (gallium, indium, rhenium, tantalum and niobium). With 26 locations across 11 countries, Molycorp also produces rare earth magnetic materials through its Molycorp Magnequench subsidiary, including neodymium-iron-boron ("NdFeB") magnet powders, used to manufacture bonded NdFeB permanent rare earth magnets. Through its joint venture with Daido Steel and the Mitsubishi Corporation, Molycorp manufactures next-generation, sintered NdFeB permanent rare earth magnets. The Company also markets and sells a line of rare earth-based water treatment products. For more information please visit http://www.molycorp.com.

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SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This release contains forward-looking statements that represent Molycorp's beliefs, projections and predictions about future events or Molycorp's future performance. Forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "may," "will," "would," "could," "should," "expect," "intend," "plan," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "predict," "potential," "continue" or the negative of these terms or other similar expressions or phrases. These forward-looking statements are necessarily subjective and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors that could cause Molycorp's actual results, performance or achievements or industry results to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievement described in or implied by such statements.

Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from expected results described in forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to:  the need to secure additional capital to implement Molycorp's business plans, and Molycorp's ability to successfully secure any such capital, including the ability to successfully complete the Financings; Molycorp's ability to optimize production at its Mountain Pass rare earth mine and processing facility, which we refer to as the Molycorp Mountain Pass facility, and the ability to develop internal and external demand for REO and other downstream products, including the ability to operate at commercial production rates and competitive cash production costs, in each case within the projected time frame; the success of Molycorp's cost mitigation efforts in connection with the optimization of the Molycorp Mountain Pass facility, which, if unsuccessful, might cause its costs to exceed budget; the final costs of Molycorp's planned capital projects, which may differ from estimated costs; Molycorp's ability to achieve fully the strategic and financial objectives related to the acquisition of Molycorp Canada, including the acquisition's impact on Molycorp's financial condition and results of operations; unexpected costs or liabilities that may arise from the acquisition, ownership or operation of Molycorp Canada; risks and uncertainties associated with intangible assets, including any future goodwill impairment charges; market conditions, including prices and demand for Molycorp's products; Molycorp's ability to control its working capital needs; foreign exchange rate fluctuations; the development and commercialization of new products; unexpected actions of domestic and foreign governments; various events which could disrupt operations, including natural events and other risks; uncertainties associated with Molycorp's reserve estimates and non-reserve deposit information, including estimated mine life and annual production; uncertainties related to feasibility studies that provide estimates of expected or anticipated costs, expenditures and economic returns, REO prices, production costs and other expenses for operations, which are subject to fluctuation; uncertainties regarding global supply and demand for rare earths materials; uncertainties regarding the results of Molycorp's exploratory drilling programs; Molycorp's ability to enter into additional definitive agreements with its customers and its ability to maintain customer relationships; Molycorp's sintered neodymium-iron-boron rare earth magnet joint venture's ability to successfully manufacture magnets within its expected timeframe; Molycorp's ability to successfully integrate other acquired businesses; Molycorp's ability to maintain appropriate relations with unions and employees; Molycorp's ability to successfully implement its vertical integration strategy; environmental laws, regulations and permits affecting Molycorp's business, directly and indirectly, including, among others, those relating to mine reclamation and restoration, climate change, emissions to the air and water and human exposure to hazardous substances used, released or disposed of by Molycorp; and uncertainties associated with unanticipated geological conditions related to mining; and the outcome of the current stockholder class action litigation and derivative litigation, including any actions taken by government agencies in connection therewith.

For more information regarding these and other risks and uncertainties that Molycorp may face, see the section entitled "Risk Factors" of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013 and of the Company's Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Any forward-looking statement contained in this release or the Annual Report on Form 10-K or the Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q reflects Molycorp's current views with respect to future events and is subject to these and other risks, uncertainties and assumptions relating to Molycorp's operations, operating results, growth strategy and liquidity. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements because such statements speak only as to the date when made. Molycorp assumes no obligation to publicly update or revise these forward-looking statements for any reason, or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future, except as otherwise required by applicable law.





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