Richmont Mines was founded in 1981 by Jean-Guy Rivard. During the subsequent decade, the Company attracted a range of public and private financing, which was used to acquire properties and carry out exploration programs. Richmont Mines has been a publicly traded company since 1984, and is currently listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and on NYSE Amex under the ticker symbol “RIC”. Since beginning commercial production in 1991, Richmont Mines has become an established gold producer specializing in the exploration and development of underground gold deposits. Over the years, we have operated 6 mines: the Francoeur, Beaufor and East Amphi mines located in Quebec, the Nugget Pond and Hammerdown mines in Newfoundland, and the Island Gold Mine in Ontario. In total, these operations have yielded over 1,000,000 ounces of gold.