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Richmont Mines Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013 Results

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Feb. 20, 2014) - Richmont Mines Inc. (TSX:RIC)(NYSE MKT:RIC), ("Richmont" or the "Corporation"), announces its fourth quarter and fiscal year results for the period ended December 31, 2013. Financial results are based on International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS") and dollars are reported in Canadian currency, unless otherwise noted.




Highlights:







--  Q4 2013 revenues of $27.8 million; net loss from continuing operations

    of ($28.7) million, or ($0.72) per share; Q4 2012 revenues were $24.9

million, and the net loss from continuing operations was ($2.6) million,

    or ($0.07) per share;



--  Q4 2013 net loss from continuing operations includes the following

    charges totalling $23.1 million, or $0.58 per share: a non-cash write-

    down of the W Zone Mine assets following a reduction of its reserve

base, a write-down of deferred income and mining tax assets, a write-off

    of financing costs following the termination of a debt-financing

    agreement and severance charges (for details please refer to Table 1 on

    page 4);



--  2013 revenues of $90.2 million, from the sale of 63,443 gold ounces at

    an average price of CAN$1,419 (US$1,378) per ounce. 2012 revenues were

    $101.7 million, from the sale of 60,741 ounces of gold at an average

    price of CAN$1,665 (US$1,666) per ounce;



--  2013 net loss from continuing operations of ($33.2) million or ($0.84)

    per share, compared to the 2012 net loss from continuing operations of

    ($3.0) million, or ($0.08) per share; The 2013 net loss was ($34.3)

    million, or ($0.87) per share, versus the 2012 net loss of ($45.0)

    million, or ($1.28) per share;



--  Continued promising results obtained at depth at Island Gold Mine; new

Indicated resource of 169,000 gold ounces and expanded Inferred resource

of 955,000 gold ounces established at January 21, 2014 (on a 100% basis,

please refer to Note 5 of the Reserve & Resource estimates table on page

    12); Focus in 2014 on defining and upgrading existing resource base;

-- Balance sheet: cash balance at December 31, 2013 of $17.6 million,

working capital of $14.0 million, and long-term debt of $5.2 million;

-- 2014 production forecast of 70,000 to 80,000 ounces of gold.

Mr. Paul Carmel, President and CEO of Richmont Mines commented: "During the fourth quarter we announced a significant milestone for the Corporation. With the new resource additions to Island Gold Deep, the Island Gold Mine has now exceeded our one-million ounce target, setting the groundwork for what we believe will be a low-cost, long life mine. The Corporation's task is to incorporate Island Gold Deep into the Island Gold Mine plan and to optimize the overall asset to its full potential. Managing our capital resources is key to this process and one of our priorities in 2014. Revenues from our mines are an important component to our financing plan and in this regard, our W Zone Mine has been a disappointment. A re-interpretation of the geology following exposure from mining, combined with 2013 production, has led to a lower than expected reserve base and ultimately a non-cash write-down of the asset."

Q4 2013 Results

Revenues for the fourth quarter of 2013 were $27.8 million, compared to $24.9 million in the comparable period of last year. The year-over-year increase reflects higher gold ounce sales at the Island Gold and Beaufor mines, and the addition of commercial production from the Monique and W Zone mines in the quarter, which were partially offset by the 21% decrease in the average price of gold sold in Canadian dollars year-over-year. In the fourth quarter of 2013, 20,918 ounces of gold were sold at an average price of CAN$1,328 (US$1,265), versus gold sales of 14,810 ounces at an average price of CAN$1,679 (US$1,694) in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Richmont generated a net loss from continuing operations of ($28.7) million, or ($0.72) per share, in the fourth quarter of 2013, versus a net loss from continuing operations of ($2.6) million, or ($0.07) per share, in the comparable period of 2012. This decrease was driven primarily by the following charges totalling $23.1 million, or $0.58 per share, namely a non-cash write-down on the W Zone Mine assets, a write-off of deferred income and mining tax assets, a write-off of financing costs following the termination of a debt financing agreement and severance payments. Please see Table 1 for details. The year-over-year decrease similarly reflected a significantly lower average realized gold sales price combined with a 14% increase in average production cost per ounce, the effects of which were only partially offset by a notable 41% increase in the number of gold ounces sold. The increase in production cost per ounce was attributable to higher cost year-over-year at Island Gold, the beginning of commercial production at both Monique and W Zone and the reduction of reserves at the W Zone Mine, which materially increased the resulting depreciation cost per ounce in the fourth quarter. Richmont generated a net loss of ($29.1) million, or ($0.73) per share, in the fourth quarter of 2013, versus a net loss of ($16.5) million, or ($0.42) per share, in the comparable period of 2012, which included the write-down related to the discontinued Francoeur Mine operations.

Cost of sales totalled $31.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2013, an increase of 61% from $19.3 million in the year-ago period, primarily reflecting an 83% increase in processed tonnage year-over-year, and high depreciation costs at the W Zone Mine. While the average total production cost per ounce increased by 14% year-over-year, mostly as a result of higher depreciation expense, the average cash cost per ounce of gold sold increased by a marginal 4% in Canadian dollars, and was slightly lower in US dollars. The average cash cost per ounce of gold sold totalled CAN$1,156 (US$1,102) in the fourth quarter of 2013 versus CAN$1,116 (US$1,126) in the year-ago period, as the impact of lower grades at the Island Gold Mine combined with lower ramp-up grades at the Monique and W Zone mines were counterbalanced by significantly improved grades at the Beaufor Mine.

The Corporation spent $0.9 million on exploration and project evaluation efforts in the fourth quarter of 2013, primarily at the Island Gold Deep project, versus $6.3 million in the year-ago period. This decrease primarily reflects exploration and project evaluation costs incurred at the Wasamac property in the fourth quarter last year, versus none in the current period. The Corporation applied $0.1 million on exploration tax credits in the current quarter, versus $0.4 million in the comparable period of last year.

2013 Annual Results

Revenues for the 12 months ended December 31, 2013 totalled $90.2 million, compared to last year's $101.7 million. This decrease was attributable to the 15% decrease in the average price of gold sold during the period, the effects of which were only partially mitigated by the 4% increase in the number of ounces sold. For the year, 63,443 ounces of gold were sold at an average price of CAN$1,419 (US$1,378), versus gold sales of 60,741 ounces in 2012 at an average price of CAN$1,665 (US$1,666).

Cost of sales totalled $85.8 million in 2013, up from $73.8 million in the year-ago period. The increase reflects the addition of 74,803 tonnes following the onset of commercial production at the Monique and W Zone mines on October 1, 2013, high depreciation costs at the W Zone Mine, a 7% increase in tonnage from the Beaufor Mine, and a slightly higher cost per tonne at the Island Gold Mine. The average cash cost per ounce of gold sold increased to CAN$1,128 (US$1,095) for 2013 from CAN$1,044 (US$1,044) in 2012, as higher costs at the Island Gold Mine and high costs at the Monique and W Zone mines in their initial ramp up stage, were only partially offset by lower year-over-year costs at the Beaufor Mine.

Exploration and project evaluation costs totalled $7.9 million in 2013, well below the 2012 level of $20.3 million, as the Corporation focused exploration efforts at the Island Gold Deep project, where costs were capitalized in 2013, versus in 2012 when the Corporation completed an extensive exploration and project evaluation program at the Wasamac Gold Project. The Corporation applied $1.0 million on exploration tax credits in 2013, versus $3.5 million in 2012.

Richmont generated a net loss from continuing operations of ($33.2) million, or ($0.84) per share, in 2013, versus a net loss from continuing operations of ($3.0) million, or ($0.08) per share, in 2012. The variance year-over-year reflects charges totalling $22.8 million, or $0.58 per share, specifically a non-cash write-down of the W Zone Mine assets, a write-off of deferred income and mining tax assets, a write-off of financing costs following the termination of a debt-financing agreement and severance charges. Please see Table 1 for details. The annual variance in results also reflects a 15% decrease in the average realized gold price in Canadian dollars, an 11% increase in the average production cost per ounce stemming partly from the onset of commercial production at the Monique and W Zone mines in the fourth quarter of the year, as well as higher costs at Island Gold, the effects of which were only partially mitigated by a 4% increase in the number of gold ounces sold. In 2013, Richmont generated a net loss of ($34.3) million, or ($0.87) per share, versus a net loss of ($45.0) million, or ($1.28) per share, in 2012.

Non-IFRS Financial Performance Measures

Adjusted net earnings and adjusted net earnings per share do not have any standardized definition under IFRS. Management uses these performance measures to assess the operating performance of the Corporation without the effects of unusual items because they affect the comparability of the financial results and could potentially distort the evaluation of its business performance. Non-IFRS measures are presented in Table 1.

The fourth quarter 2013 and full year 2013 adjusted net losses exclude the charges related to the discontinued Francoeur Mine operations and the charges noted in Table 1 below, and the 2012 adjusted net loss excludes charges from the discontinued Francoeur Mine operation and severance compensation paid to the Corporation's ex-President and CEO. Excluding the charges in all periods, Richmont generated an adjusted net loss of ($5.6) million, or ($0.14) per share, in the fourth quarter of 2013, compared with an adjusted net loss of ($2.6) million, or ($0.07) per share, in the comparable period of 2012. On a full year basis, Richmont generated an adjusted net loss of ($10.3) million, or ($0.26) per share, in 2013, compared with an adjusted net loss of ($1.5) million, or ($0.04) per share, in 2012. Details of these specific charges are presented in Table 1.

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                                  TABLE 1

       FOURTH QUARTER AND FULL YEAR CHARGES RELATED TO SPECIFIC ITEMS

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(in thousands of $,

 except per share

 amounts)                      Three months ended         Fiscal year ended

                        December 31, December 31, December 31, December 31,

                                2013         2012         2013         2012
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Net loss                     (29,075)     (16,495)     (34,260)     (45,015)

Charge related to

 discontinued operation          389       13,854        1,098       42,038

Net loss from continuing

 operations                  (28,686)      (2,641)     (33,162)      (2,977)



Other adjustments, net

 of taxes:

Write-off of Deferred

 Income & Mining Tax

 assets                        8,079            -        7,484            -

Write-down of W Zone

 Mine assets                  13,472            -       13,472            -

Write-off of financing

 costs related to

 Macquarie financing           1,165            -        1,165            -

Charges related to

 employee severance

 payments                        339            -          700        1,456

                       

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Adjusted net loss from

 continuing operations        (5,631)      (2,641)     (10,341)      (1,521)



Basic weighted average

 number of shares

 outstanding (thousands)      39,596       39,562       39,594       35,055



Adjusted net loss from

 continuing operations -

 per share                     (0.14)       (0.07)       (0.26)       (0.04)

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Financial Position

At December 31, 2013, cash and cash equivalents were $17.6 million, compared with $21.2 million at September 30, 2013 and $59.8 million at December 31, 2012. At December 31, 2013, Richmont Mines had working capital of $14.0 million, minimal long-term debt of $5.2 million, and 39.6 million shares outstanding.




Operational Highlights



Island Gold Mine







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Tonnes                        75,137       69,253       244,631      246,743

Head grade (g/t)                4.96         5.23          4.65         5.45

Gold recovery (%)              96.58        97.11         96.09        96.45

Recovered grade (g/t)           4.79         5.08          4.46         5.25

Ounces sold                   11,565       11,309        35,113       41,686

Cash cost per ounce

 (US$)                           901          885         1,092          884

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The Island Gold Mine processed 75,137 tonnes of ore in the fourth quarter of 2013 at an average grade of 4.96 g/t, compared to fourth quarter 2012 results of 69,253 tonnes of ore at an average grade of 5.23 g/t. Fourth quarter gold sales from this mine increased slightly to 11,565 ounces at an average price of CAN$1,331 (US$1,268) per ounce in 2013, versus gold sales of 11,309 ounces at an average price of CAN$1,680 (US$1,695) per ounce in the comparable period of 2012. Cash costs at Island Gold increased to CAN$946 (US$901) from CAN$878 (US$885) in the fourth quarter of 2012, primarily a reflection of the lower recovered grade in the current period, but decreased notably from third quarter 2013 cash costs of CAN$1,237 (US$1,191), as mining migrated to higher grade areas of the mine.

For the 12 months ended December 31, 2013, 244,631 tonnes of ore were processed at an average grade of 4.65 g/t, and 35,113 ounces of gold were sold at an average price of CAN$1,434 (US$1,392) per ounce. This compared to 2012 results, in which 246,743 tonnes of ore were processed at an average grade of 5.45 g/t, and 41,686 ounces of gold were sold at an average price of CAN$1,665 (US$1,666) per ounce. The year-over-year change reflected a slight 1% decrease in tonnage and a 15% decline in recovered grades. Cash costs at Island Gold increased year-over-year to CAN$1,124 (US$1,092) from CAN$884 (US$884) in 2012, with the increase being driven primarily by a lower recovered grade and a higher cost per tonne due to higher surface, administrative and milling costs year-over-year, which was mainly attributable to mechanical problems at the mill during the second quarter of 2013 that necessitated the short-term rental of equipment from an outside supplier.

As of December 31, 2013, total Proven and Probable reserves at the Island Gold Mine were 143,506 gold ounces, compared to Proven and Probable reserves of 141,456 gold ounces at the end of December 2012. This reserve level reflects 19,971 metres of definition drilling, which resulted in the replacement of the mine's 2013 production of 35,113 ounces of gold.

The combined estimated Measured and Indicated resources of Island Gold Mine and Island Gold Deep totalled 233,330 ounces of gold at December 31, 2013, consisting of 168,897 ounces of gold within Island Gold Deep, and 64,433 ounces of gold within the Island Gold Mine. Measured and Indicated resources within the Island Gold Mine infrastructure decreased from the December 31, 2012 level of 110,958 gold ounces, reflecting that some resources were successfully reclassified as reserves.

Estimated Inferred resources on a consolidated basis were 1,037,327 ounces of gold at the end of 2013, with Island Gold Deep contributing 954,583 ounces of gold, and the Island Gold Mine providing 82,744 ounces of gold. This compared to Inferred resources of 563,886 ounces of gold at the end of 2012, consisting of 508,142 ounces in Island Gold Deep and 55,744 gold ounces within the Island Gold Mine.

While Richmont will continue to seek to expand the reserve and resource base of the upper portion of Island Gold, the emphasis during 2014 will largely be on further delineating the identified zones, particularly within Island Gold Deep. To this end, the Corporation is planning 6,000 metres of definition drilling and 3,000 metres of exploration drilling within the Island Gold Mine, and 17,000 metres of definition drilling and 8,000 metres of exploration drilling within Island Gold Deep during 2014.

Richmont is targeting 2014 annual production of approximately 35,000 to 40,000 ounces of gold at the Island Gold Mine.

Beaufor Mine

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Tonnes                        25,219       26,479       124,569      116,675

Head grade (g/t)                5.15         4.22          5.88         5.19

Gold recovery (%)              97.05        97.38         97.75        97.80

Recovered grade (g/t)           5.00         4.11          5.75         5.08

Ounces sold                    4,051        3,501        23,028       19,055

Cash cost of production

 per ounce (US$)               1,423        1,900         1,051        1,394

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A total of 25,219 tonnes of ore were processed from the Beaufor Mine at an average grade of 5.15 g/t in the fourth quarter of 2013. This compared to 26,479 tonnes of ore processed from the Beaufor Mine at an average grade of 4.22 g/t in the fourth quarter of 2012. Fourth quarter gold sales from this mine were 4,051 ounces in 2013 at an average realized price of CAN$1,319 (US$1,257) per ounce, an improvement in terms of ounces over gold sales of 3,501 ounces at an average realized price of CAN$1,675 (US$1,690) per ounce in the year-ago period. Cash costs at this mine decreased to CAN$1,494 (US$1,423) in the fourth quarter of 2013, versus CAN$1,884 (US$1,900) in the comparable period last year, with the decrease primarily driven by the higher mined grades.

For 2013, a total of 124,569 tonnes of ore were processed from the Beaufor Mine at an average grade of 5.88 g/t, and 23,028 ounces of gold were sold at an average price of CAN$1,417 (US$1,376). This compared to tonnage of 116,675 at an average grade of 5.19 g/t, and gold sales of 19,055 ounces at an average price of CAN$1,665 (US$1,666) in 2012. Cash costs at the Beaufor Mine for the 12 months of 2013 decreased to CAN$1,082 (US$1,051) from CAN$1,393 (US$1,394) last year, reflecting a lower cost per tonne and the improved grade.

Proven and Probable reserves at the Beaufor Mine decreased to 31,133 gold ounces at December 31, 2013, from 39,114 gold ounces at December 31, 2012, as definition drilling completed during the year did not completely replace the 23,028 ounces of gold production from the mine during the year.

Measured and Indicated resources at the Beaufor Mine decreased slightly to 155,439 ounces of gold at the end of December 2013 versus 160,263 ounces of gold at the end of 2012, while Inferred resources remain essentially unchanged at 188,679 ounces of gold versus 187,274 ounces at December 31, 2012. Existing resources are mostly below the existing infrastructure of the mine, and Richmont continues to evaluate the future potential of this area.

The Corporation is planning 10,000 metres of definition drilling and 21,500 metres of exploration drilling at the Beaufor Mine in 2014, and is targeting annual production of approximately 18,000 to 20,000 ounces of gold for the year.




Monique Mine







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Tonnes                        51,541            -        51,541            -

Head grade (g/t)                1.90            -          1.90            -

Gold recovery (%)              94.35            -         94.35            -

Recovered grade (g/t)           1.80            -          1.80            -

Ounces sold                    2,976            -         2,976            -

Cash cost per ounce

 (US$)                         1,230            -         1,230            -
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Following the commencement of commercial production on October 1, 2013, a total of 51,541 tonnes of ore were processed from the Monique Mine during the fourth quarter of the year. The processed ore had an average grade of 1.90 g/t, and generated gold sales of 2,976 ounces at an average price of CAN$1,328 (US$1,265) per ounce. Cash costs at Monique were CAN$1,290 (US$1,230), primarily a reflection of high cash costs in the first month of commercial operation as production was ramped up. Cash costs at this mine were in line with anticipated levels in the following two months of the quarter, and are expected to remain at these lower levels in 2014.

At December 31, 2013 the Monique Mine had Proven and Probable reserves of 30,702 gold ounces, and additional Indicated resources of 16,858 ounces of gold. This compared to Indicated resources of 55,112 ounces of gold and Inferred resources of 362 gold ounces at the end of December 2012.

Richmont expects the contractor to finish mining the Monique open-pit in the third quarter of 2014. Stockpiled ore from the mine, however, will continue to be batch processed at the Corporation's Camflo Mill through the first half of 2015. Richmont is targeting annual production of approximately 13,000 to 16,000 ounces of gold from Monique in 2014.

W Zone Mine

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Tonnes                        23,262            -        23,262            -

Head grade (g/t)                3.25            -          3.25            -

Gold recovery (%)              95.65            -         95.65            -

Recovered grade (g/t)           3.11            -          3.11            -

Ounces sold                    2,326            -         2,326            -

Cash cost per ounce

 (US$)                         1,373            -         1,373            -
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A total of 23,262 tonnes of ore were processed from the W Zone Mine over the three month period following the onset of commercial production on October 1, 2013. With an average grade of 3.25 g/t during the period, fourth quarter gold sales from this mine were 2,326 ounces at an average price of CAN$1,328 (US$1,265) per ounce, below the Corporation's forecasted 3,000 ounces as a result of lower than forecasted realized grades and gold recovery rate. Cash costs at the W Zone were CAN$1,441 (US$1,373), primarily a reflection of the low recovered grade.

Proven and Probable reserves at the W Zone Mine decreased to 12,832 gold ounces at a grade of 5.68 g/t at December 31, 2013, from 30,680 gold ounces at a grade of 7.21 g/t at December 31, 2012. Contributing to this decrease were the commercial and pre-production ounces generated during the year, as well as a re-interpretation of the geology following exposure from mining. Subsequent to these results, approximately 9,600 ounces were reclassified as Measured and Indicated Resources at the end of 2013, versus as Reserves at the end of 2012. Estimated Measured and Indicated Resources at December 31, 2013 increased to 33,051 gold ounces, from 23,377 gold ounces at the end of December 2012.

As a result of the reduction in the W Zone Mine's reserve base, and the resulting impact on expected future production from this operation, the Corporation has taken a $13.5 million, or $0.34 per share, non-cash write down on the asset base. The reduction in the reserve base also caused the W Zone Mine depreciation expense to be much higher than anticipated in the fourth quarter of 2013. Following the write-down, the depreciation rate per ounce will be significantly reduced in 2014.

The Corporation is planning 2,000 metres of definition drilling at the W Zone Mine/Zone 350 in 2014, and is targeting annual production of approximately 4,000 ounces of gold for the year from the already developed economical part of the ore body. Operations at the W Zone will be suspended following this production, which is currently estimated to be completed by the end of the second quarter of 2014.

Camflo Mill

The Camflo Mill processed a total of 106,806 tonnes during the fourth quarter of 2013, compared to 50,230 tonnes in the comparable period of 2012 that included 23,592 tonnes from the discontinued Francoeur Mine operation. For the full year, a total of 317,038 tonnes were processed at the Camflo Mill, up notably from the 185,511 tonnes processed at the Camflo Mill in 2012 that included 62,204 tonnes from the discontinued Francoeur Mine operation, versus 9,542 tonnes in 2013. This increase was a result of both Monique and W Zone coming into commercial production in 2013 as well as a 7% increase in tonnage from Beaufor.

Island Gold Deep Update and Recent News

Island Gold Deep resources increased to 169,000 ounces of Indicated and 955,000 ounces of Inferred

On January 28, 2014, the Corporation announced a significant increase in Indicated and Inferred gold resources at its Island Gold Deep Deposit located at its Island Gold Mine in Ontario. Previously reported Inferred resources containing 771,000 ounces of gold were upgraded and expanded to Indicated resources of 456,000 tonnes at an average grade of 11.52 g/t for 169,000 ounces of gold, and Inferred resources of 3,200,000 tonnes at an average grade of 9.29 g/t for 955,000 ounces of gold. The increase continues to indicate that Island Gold Deep has the potential to be developed into an important high-grade and long life contributor to Richmont's Island Gold Mine. The zones remain open both along strike and to depth where the potential for adding additional high-grade gold resources is believed to be high. Please see the January 28, 2014 press release for additional details.

The development of Island Gold Deep advanced well in 2013, with an additional 850 linear metres of ramp development completed during the year. As of December 31, 2013, the ramp had reached a vertical depth of 574 metres, and is expected to reach an approximate depth of 610 metres by the end of the second quarter of 2014, and 635 metres by the end of 2014. The Corporation continues to advance and develop the project through internally-generated cash flow.

2013 News

Agreement Signed with Argonaut Gold Extends Western Boundary Island Gold Deep by 585 Metres

In mid-October, Richmont Mines announced that it had signed a land and mining rights agreement with Argonaut Gold Inc., owner of the Magino Gold Project that is adjacent to the Corporation's Island Gold Mine. With this Agreement, Richmont will secure mining rights below a depth of 400 metres on several claims to the south of the Island Gold Deep Project, and will acquire a claim which will extend the western boundary of its Island Gold Deep Project by a distance of 585 metres towards the west. In exchange, Argonaut will receive exploration and mining rights from surface to a maximum depth of 400 metres on certain Richmont claims that border the Magino Gold Project. Under the terms of the Agreement, Richmont will receive a net payment of CAN$2.0 million in cash from Argonaut upon completion of the land transactions, which is expected to take place by the end of the first quarter of 2014. Please see the October 16, 2013 press release for additional details.

Macquarie Senior Secured Facility

On December 20, 2013 Richmont announced that it had decided to terminate, with no cancellation costs, the Senior Secured Credit Facility (the "Facility") for up to US$50.0 million secured in mid-June and subsequently closed in August 2013, with Macquarie Bank Limited ("Macquarie"). At the onset of discussions with Macquarie in March 2013, financing the development of Island Gold Deep partly through debt was deemed a good business decision, and the hedging of a minimal amount of production ounces to lock in attractive margins was deemed to be a prudent approach given the higher gold price. Following the approximate $400/ounce decrease in the gold price, however, management believed that it was in the best interest of Richmont and its shareholders to terminate the Facility, with the objective of developing Island Gold Deep through internally-generated cash flow from the Corporation's producing mines. Please see the related December 20, 2013, August 23, 2013, and June 17, 2013 press releases for additional details.

Changes to Richmont's Board of Directors Announced in 2013

Richmont announced several changes to its Board of Directors in 2013. Specifically, Mr. Rejean Houle stepped down to focus on his dual roles as an Ambassador for the Montreal Canadiens Hockey Club Inc., and as President of The Montreal Canadiens Alumni Association, and Mr. Ebe Scherkus resigned for personal reasons. Subsequent to these announcements, industry veterans Mr. Rene Marion and Dr. James W. Gill joined Richmont's Board of Directors. Please see the Corporation's November 7, 2013 third quarter earnings press release, and the December 10, 2013 press release for additional details.

Management Changes Announced in 2013

Mr. Rosaire Emond, Eng., was appointed to the position of Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer, following the retirement of Richmont's previous Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Christian Pichette. In addition, the Corporation announced that Mr. Jean Bastien, Eng., MBA, had been appointed to the position of Mine Manager of the Island Gold Mine, and Mr. Raynald Vincent, Eng. M.G.P., had been appointed to the position of Chief Geologist for the Island Gold Mine. Please see the November 7, 2013 third quarter earnings press release, and the December 10, 2013 press release for additional details.

2014 Corporate Exploration and Definition Drilling Plan and Budget

Richmont plans to spend approximately $3.8 million completing roughly 32,500 metres of exploration drilling during 2014. The Corporation will also incur total capital expenditures of approximately $18.1 million, with the majority focused on the development of Island Gold and Island Gold Deep. An additional 35,000 metres of definition drilling is planned in 2014, which the Corporation will expense and include in the cash costs of each operation. Please see Table 2 below for a breakdown on a property-by-property basis.

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                                   TABLE 2

2014 CAPITAL EXPENDITURES AND EXPLORATION & DEFINITION DRILLING PLAN ----------------------------------------------------------------------------

                        Capital

                    Expenditure                      Exploration  Definition

                      (millions                         drilling    drilling

                          CAN$)                         (metres)    (metres)

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Mines and                        Mines and

 properties                       properties

Island Gold/Island               Island Gold/Island

 Gold Deep                 16.3   Gold Deep               11,000      23,000

Beaufor Mine                0.7  Beaufor Mine             21,500      10,000

Other Properties            1.1  W Zone/350 Zone               -       2,000

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                                 Total metres             32,500      35,000

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                                 Total Exploration

                                  Budget(millions

Total CAPEX Budget         18.1   CAN$)                      3.8

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Outlook

Mr. Carmel concluded: "As a junior gold producer, Richmont is now in the relatively rare position of having discovered a sizeable, high grade deposit from which to profitably grow into the next tier of gold producer. The challenge is now to finance its development all the while maintaining the financial integrity and sound capital structure that Richmont has long enjoyed. Helping our cause is the fact that Island Gold Deep is not a stand-alone, greenfields project, but an extension at depth of our existing Island Gold Mine operation that we have been operating for 7 years. To this end, we have the flexibility of adjusting our development timetable in a manner commensurate with the Corporation's financial capabilities and within the overall context of the gold sector. With a gold production forecast of 70,000 to 80,000 ounces, 2014 is expected to be an important production year for Richmont. Ensuring that our mines deliver on budget will be a key focus for us and an important component for the advancement of Island Gold Deep."

Paul Carmel, President and Chief Executive Officer

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                                   TABLE 3

                      RESERVE AND RESOURCE ESTIMATES(1)

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                            December 31, 2013              December 31, 2012

                    Tonnes   Grade     Ounces      Tonnes   Grade     Ounces

                  (metric)(g/t Au)  contained    (metric)(g/t Au)  contained

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Island Gold Mine

Proven

 Reserves(2)       251,572    5.95     48,086     428,958    5.42     74,807

Probable

 Reserves(2)       481,775    6.16     95,419     356,263    5.82     66,649

Measured

 Resources          28,087    5.57      5,031      28,531    5.58      5,115

Indicated

 Resources         255,600    7.23     59,402     474,379    6.94    105,843

Inferred

 Resources         362,858    7.09     82,744     279,569    6.20     55,744



Island Gold

 Deep(5)

Indicated

 Resources         456,013   11.52    168,897           -       -          -

Inferred

 Resources       3,196,114    9.29    954,583   1,473,658   10.73    508,142



Beaufor Mine

Proven

 Reserves(2)        39,086    6.32      7,940      73,725    5.87     13,906

Probable

 Reserves(2)       103,213    6.99     23,193     122,420    6.40     25,208

Measured

 Resources          93,341    5.39     16,165      89,562    5.46     15,788

Indicated

 Resources         671,803    6.45    139,274     684,718    6.57    144,475

Inferred

 Resources         904,249    6.49    188,679     901,568    6.46    187,274



Monique Mine(3)

Proven

 Reserves(2)        14,742    1.42        673           -       -          -

Probable

 Reserves(2)       401,118    2.33     30,029           -       -          -

Indicated

 Resources         107,531    4.88     16,858     728,164    2.35     55,112

Inferred

 Resources               -       -          -      11,605    0.97        362



W Zone Mine

Proven

 Reserves(2)        42,940    4.84      6,676           -       -          -

Probable

 Reserves(2)        27,267    7.02      6,156     132,251    7.21     30,680

Measured

 Resources          14,293    6.20      2,850           -       -          -

Indicated

 Resources         131,638    7.13     30,201     107,511    6.76     23,377

Inferred

 Resources           2,186    7.55        531       5,589    7.95      1,429



Wasamac Gold

 Property

Measured

 Resources       3,124,480    2.75    276,536   3,124,480    2.75    276,536

Indicated

 Resources      12,127,049    2.89  1,125,727  12,127,049    2.89  1,125,727

Inferred

 Resources      18,758,786    2.66  1,605,388  18,758,786    2.66  1,605,388



Francoeur Gold

 Property(4)

Proven Reserves          -       -          -       8,439    4.52      1,226

Measured

 Resources          39,947    5.89      7,570      39,947    5.89      7,570

Indicated

 Resources         280,119    6.55     59,017     280,119    6.55     59,017

Inferred

 Resources          17,949    7.17      4,135      17,949    7.17      4,135



TOTAL GOLD(5)

Proven +

 Probable

 Reserves        1,361,713    4.98    218,172   1,122,056    5.89    212,476

Measured +

 Indicated

 Resources      17,329,901    3.42  1,907,528  17,684,460    3.20  1,818,560

Inferred

Resources 23,242,142 3.80 2,836,060 21,448,724 3.43 2,362,474 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- (1) Resources presented are exclusive of reserves. (2) In 2013, based on a gold price of US$1,225/oz and an exchange rate of

CAN$1.06 = US$1.00 (in 2012, a price of US$1,450/oz and an exchange rate


    of CAN$1.00 = US$1.00 were used).

(3) For 2012, open pit resources established as of December 31, 2011, using

a gold price of US$1,200/oz and an exchange rate of 1.00. For 2013, open

pit reserves and underground resources established as of December 31,

2013.

(4) Francoeur Mine closed in November 2012. Resources as at December 31,

2012 were estimated using a price of US$1,450/oz and an exchange rate of


    CAN$1.00 = US$1.00.

(5) Represents 100% of resources at Island Gold Deep. The Corporation

    estimates that approximately 90% of the Indicated resource and 56% of

    the Inferred resource (61% on a consolidated basis) of Island Gold Deep

    lie within three claims, for which Richmont owns 69%, and a third party

    owns 31%.







About Richmont Mines Inc.



Richmont Mines has produced over 1,430,000 ounces of gold from its operations in Quebec, Ontario and Newfoundland since beginning production in 1991. The Corporation currently produces gold from the Island Gold Mine in Ontario, and the Beaufor Mine, Monique Mine and the W Zone Mine in Quebec. The Corporation is also advancing the Island Gold Deep project beneath the Island Gold Mine in Ontario. With over 20 years of experience in gold production, exploration and development, and prudent financial management, the Corporation is well-positioned to cost-effectively build its Canadian reserve base and to successfully enter its next phase of growth. Richmont routinely posts news and other important information on its website (www.richmont-mines.com).

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements that include risks and uncertainties. When used in this news release, the words "estimate", "project", "anticipate", "expect", "intend", "believe", "hope", "may" and similar expressions, as well as "will", "shall" and other indications of future tense, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and apply only as of the date on which they were made.

The factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in such forward-looking statements include changes in the prevailing price of gold, the Canadian-United States exchange rate, grade of ore mined and unforeseen difficulties in mining operations that could affect revenue and production costs. Other factors such as uncertainties regarding government regulations could also affect the results. Other risks may be set out in Richmont Mines' Annual Information Form, Annual Reports and periodic reports.

Cautionary note to US investors concerning resource estimates

Information in this press release is intended to comply with the requirements of the Toronto Stock Exchange and applicable Canadian securities legislation, which differ in certain respects with the rules and regulations promulgated under the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended ("Exchange Act"), as promulgated by the SEC. The reserve and resource estimates in this press release were prepared in accordance with Regulation 43-101 adopted by the Canadian Securities Administrators. The requirements of Regulation 43-101 differ significantly from the requirements of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC").

U.S. Investors are urged to consider the disclosure in our annual report on Form 20-F, File No. 001-14598, as filed with the SEC under the Exchange Act, which may be obtained from us (without cost) or from the SEC's web site: http://sec.gov/edgar.shtml.

Regulation 43-101 ("R 43-101")

The Mineral reserve and resource estimations as of December 31, 2013 and December 31, 2012 were performed by qualified persons as defined by Regulation 43-101 and were supervised by Mr. Daniel Adam, Geo., Ph.D., Vice-President, Exploration, an employee of Richmont Mines Inc. Please refer to the SEDAR website (www.sedar.com) for full reports and additional corporate documentation.

The reserve and resource estimations of Beaufor, Island Gold and W Zone mines were prepared using a gold price of US$1,225 (CAN$1,300) per ounce for 2013 and US$1,450 (CAN$1,450) per ounce for 2012.

The resource estimation of the Francoeur Mine was established at the end of 2012 using a gold price of US$1,450 (CAN$1,450) per ounce, and was prepared by qualified persons as defined by Regulation 43-101 and was supervised by Mr. Daniel Adam, Geo., Ph.D., Vice-President, Exploration, an employee of Richmont Mines Inc.

The resource estimate of the Wasamac property was established at the end of 2012 using a gold price of US$1,450 (CAN$1,450) per ounce. It was performed by Mr. Daniel Adam, Geo., Ph.D., Vice-President, Exploration, an employee of Richmont Mines Inc., and a qualified person as defined by Regulation 43-101.

The Monique Mine reserve and resource estimate as of December 31, 2013 was established using a gold price of US$1,225 (CAN$1,300) per ounce and was performed by Mr. Daniel Adam, Geo., Ph.D., Vice-President, Exploration, an employee of Richmont Mines Inc., and a qualified person as defined by Regulation 43-101. A 43-101 technical report was completed for the first reserve estimation of this property on July 1st, 2013, and was filed on SEDAR on September 13, 2013.

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EXPLORATION AND PROJECT EVALUATION

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                               (in thousands of Canadian dollars)

                             Three months ended           Fiscal year ended

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                             2013          2012          2013          2012

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Exploration costs -

 Mines

  Island Gold                 512         3,285         4,532        10,969

  Beaufor                     308           278         1,929         1,432

                    

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                              820         3,563         6,461        12,401



Exploration costs -

 Other properties

  Wasamac                      92         2,603         1,102         9,477

  Monique                       2            14           221           744

  Other                        42           140           347           459

  Project evaluation           46           221           474           511

                    

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Exploration and

 project evaluation

 before depreciation

 and exploration tax

 credits                    1,002         6,541         8,605        23,592



  Depreciation                 23            83           229           200

  Exploration tax

   credits                    (96)         (352)         (959)       (3,527)

                    

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                              929         6,272         7,875        20,265

                     

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FINANCIAL DATA





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                               Three months ended         Fiscal year ended

                        December 31, December 31, December 31, December 31,

                    CAN$        2013         2012         2013         2012

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                         (Unaudited)  (Unaudited)  (Unaudited)    (Audited)

Results (in thousands of

 $)

Revenues                      27,828       24,928       90,213      101,718

Net loss from continuing

 operations                  (28,686)      (2,641)     (33,162)      (2,977)

Loss from discontinued

 operation                      (389)     (13,854)      (1,098)     (42,038)

Net loss                     (29,075)     (16,495)     (34,260)     (45,015)

Adjusted net loss(1)          (5,631)      (2,641)     (10,341)      (1,521)

Cash flows from

 operating activities          8,160          104        3,456        7,656



Results per share ($)

Basic net loss from

 continuing operations         (0.72)       (0.07)       (0.84)       (0.08)

Loss from discontinued

 operation                     (0.01)       (0.35)       (0.03)       (1.20)

Basic net loss                 (0.73)       (0.42)       (0.87)       (1.28)

Basic adjusted net

 earnings(1)                   (0.14)       (0.07)       (0.26)       (0.04)

Diluted net loss from

 continuing operations         (0.72)       (0.07)       (0.84)       (0.08)

Diluted net loss               (0.73)       (0.42)       (0.87)       (1.28)

Cash flows from

 operating activities           0.21            -         0.09         0.22



Basic weighted average

 number of common shares

 outstanding (thousands)      39,596       39,562       39,594       35,055

Diluted weighted average

 number of common shares

 outstanding (thousands)      39,596       39,562       39,594       35,207



Average selling price of

 gold per ounce                1,328        1,679        1,419        1,665

Average selling price of

gold per ounce (US$) 1,265 1,694 1,378 1,666 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- (1) The adjusted net loss is a financial performance measure with no

standard definition under IFRS. In 2013, adjusted net loss excludes the

$13,472 impairment loss on W Zone Mine's assets, the $1,098 net loss

from discontinued operation, the $7,484 write-off of deferred income and

mining tax assets, the $1,165 write-off of financing costs and the $700

charges of severance payments. In 2012, adjusted net loss excludes the

$49,066 ($42,038 after-tax) charges related to the closure of the

Francoeur Mine and the payment of $1,986 ($1,456 after-tax) of severance

compensation to the Corporation's ex-President and CEO.

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                                                  December 31,  December 

31,


                                                          2013          

2012

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(Audited)


Financial position (in thousands of $)

Total assets                                           123,328       148,244

Working capital                                         13,952        54,296

Long-term debt                                           5,196           702

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SALES AND PRODUCTION DATA





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                                        Three-month period ended December 

31

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                                            Ounces of gold         Cash cost

                                    ----------------------

                                                            (per ounce sold)

                                                          ------------------

                                Year    Sales   Production     US$      CAN$

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Island Gold Mine                2013   11,565       11,587     901       

946


                                2012   11,309       11,625     885       

878

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Beaufor Mine                    2013    4,051        3,631   1,423     

1,494


                                2012    3,501        3,519   1,900     

1,884

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W Zone Mine                     2013    2,326        2,324   1,373     

1,441


                                2012        -            -       -         -

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Monique Mine                    2013    2,976        4,521   1,230     

1,290


                                2012        -            -       -         -

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Total - Continuing operations 2013 20,918 22,063 1,102 1,156


                                2012   14,810       15,144   1,126     

1,116

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Francoeur Mine - Discontinued

 operation                      2013        -            -       -         -

                                2012    3,401        3,295   2,161     2,142

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Note: Average exchange rate used for Q4-2013: US$1 = CAN$1.0494

Average exchange rate used for Q4-2012: US$1 = CAN$0.9913

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                                               Fiscal year ended December 

31

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                                            Ounces of gold         Cash cost

                                    ----------------------

                                                            (per ounce sold)

                                                          ------------------

                                Year    Sales   Production     US$      CAN$

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Island Gold Mine                2013   35,113       34,691   1,092     

1,124


                                2012   41,686       41,952     884       

884

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Beaufor Mine                    2013   23,028       23,076   1,051     

1,082


                                2012   19,055       18,878   1,394     

1,393

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W Zone Mine                     2013    2,326        2,324   1,373     

1,441


                                2012        -            -       -         -

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Monique Mine                    2013    2,976        4,521   1,230     

1,290


                                2012        -            -       -         -

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Total - Continuing operations 2013 63,443 64,612 1,095 1,128


                                2012   60,741       60,830   1,044     

1,044

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Francoeur Mine - Discontinued

 operation                      2013    1,299        1,211   1,350     1,390

                                2012    5,202        4,382   1,959     1,958

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Note: Average exchange rate used for 2013: US$1 = CAN$1.0299

Average exchange rate used for 2012: US$1 = CAN$0.9996

CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENTS

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                                 (in thousands of Canadian dollars)

                               Three months ended         Fiscal year ended

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                                2013         2012         2013         2012

                                   $            $            $            $
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CONTINUING OPERATIONS

  Revenues                    27,828       24,928       90,213      101,718

  Cost of sales               31,008       19,283       85,832       73,798

                       

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GROSS PROFIT (LOSS)           (3,180)       5,645        4,381       27,920

----------------------------------------------------


OTHER EXPENSES

 (REVENUES)

  Exploration and

   project evaluation            929        6,272        7,875       20,265

  Administration               2,016        2,123        7,514       10,270

  Loss (gain) on

   disposal of long-term

   assets                        (13)         150          105          198

  Impairment loss on W

   Zone Mine                  13,472            -       13,472            -

  Other revenues                (101)          (4)        (154)         (28)

                       

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                              16,303        8,541       28,812       30,705

                        

----------------------------------------------------




OPERATING LOSS               (19,483)      (2,896)     (24,431)      

(2,785)

----------------------------------------------------

Financial expenses             1,189           24        1,263          656

Financial revenues               (83)        (216)        (526)        

(837)

----------------------------------------------------


LOSS BEFORE MINING AND

 INCOME TAXES                (20,589)      (2,704)     (25,168)      (2,604)



MINING AND INCOME TAXES        8,097          (63)       7,994          373

                       

----------------------------------------------------


NET LOSS FROM CONTINUING

 OPERATIONS                  (28,686)      (2,641)     (33,162)      (2,977)



NET LOSS FROM

 DISCONTINUED OPERATION         (389)     (13,854)      (1,098)     (42,038)

                       

----------------------------------------------------




NET LOSS                     (29,075)     (16,495)     (34,260)     

(45,015)

====================================================


LOSS PER SHARE

  Basic loss per share

    Loss from continuing

     operations                (0.72)       (0.07)       (0.84)       (0.08)

    Loss from

     discontinued

     operation                 (0.01)       (0.35)       (0.03)       (1.20)

                       

----------------------------------------------------


  Basic net loss               (0.73)       (0.42)       (0.87)       (1.28)



  Diluted loss per share

    Loss from continuing

     operations                (0.72)       (0.07)       (0.84)       (0.08)

    Loss from

     discontinued

     operation                 (0.01)       (0.35)       (0.03)       (1.20)

                       

----------------------------------------------------


  Diluted net loss             (0.73)       (0.42)       (0.87)       (1.28)



BASIC WEIGHTED AVERAGE

 NUMBER OF COMMON SHARES

 OUTSTANDING

  (in thousands)              39,596       39,562       39,594       35,055



DILUTED WEIGHTED AVERAGE

 NUMBER OF COMMON SHARES

 OUTSTANDING

  (in thousands)              39,596       39,562       39,594       35,207







CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL POSITION

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                                                  (in thousands of Canadian

                                                           dollars)

                                                  December 31, December 31,

                                                          2013         2012

                                                             $            $
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                                                   (Unaudited)    (Audited)

ASSETS



CURRENT ASSETS

  Cash and cash equivalents                             17,551       59,810

  Shares of publicly-traded companies                        -           30

  Receivables                                            3,008        2,921

  Income and mining tax assets                             925          916

  Exploration tax credits receivable                     5,670        3,485

  Inventories                                            9,075        7,764

                                                  --------------------------



                                                        36,229       74,926



RESTRICTED DEPOSITS                                      3,421          684



PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT                           83,678       65,150



DEFERRED INCOME AND MINING TAX ASSETS                        -        7,484
                                                  --------------------------



TOTAL ASSETS                                           123,328      148,244

                                                  ==========================



LIABILITIES



CURRENT LIABILITIES
  Payables, accruals and provisions                     19,897       17,356

  Income and mining taxes payable                        1,225        1,972

  Current portion of long-term debt                        825          932

  Current portion of asset retirement obligations          330          370

                                                  --------------------------



                                                        22,277       20,630



LONG-TERM DEBT                                           5,196          702



ASSET RETIREMENT OBLIGATIONS                             7,603        6,375



DEFERRED INCOME AND MINING TAX LIABILITIES               1,899        2,174
                                                  --------------------------



TOTAL LIABILITIES                                       36,975       29,881

                                                  --------------------------



EQUITY

  Share capital                                        132,202      132,113

  Contributed surplus                                   11,253        9,062

  Deficit                                              (57,102)     (22,842)
  Accumulated other comprehensive income                     -           30
                                                  --------------------------



TOTAL EQUITY                                            86,353      118,363

                                                  --------------------------



TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY                           123,328      148,244

                                                  ==========================







CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

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                                 (in thousands of Canadian dollars)

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                                2013         2012         2013         2012

                                   $            $            $            $
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                         (Unaudited)  (Unaudited)  (Unaudited)    (Audited)

OPERATING ACTIVITIES

  Net loss for the

   period                    (29,075)     (16,495)     (34,260)     (45,015)

  Adjustments for:

    Depreciation and

     depletion                 6,889        3,032       14,674       10,771

    Impairment loss on W

     Zone Mine's assets       13,472            -       13,472            -

    Impairment loss on

     Francoeur Mine's

     assets                        -        7,972            -       41,161

    Adjustment to

     estimated

     recoverable value

     of remaining

     Francoeur Mine's

     assets                        -            -          867            -

    Non-cash expenses

     related to

     discontinued

     operation                     -        4,571            -        4,571

    Taxes received

     (paid)                      (37)           -       (1,541)      (3,626)

    Interest revenues            (62)        (177)        (409)        (718)

    Interest and

     accretion expenses

     on long-term debt            44           10           66          596

    Share-based

     compensation                717        1,581        2,521        3,601

    Share-based

     compensation

     settled in cash            (725)           -         (725)           -

    Financing expenses         1,165            -        1,165            -

    Accretion expense -

     asset retirement

     obligations                  23           16           81           66

    Loss on disposal of

     long-term assets             93          150          193          205

    Gain on disposal of

     shares of publicly-

     traded companies              -            -          (12)         (90)

    Mining and income

     taxes                     8,097       (1,776)       7,994       (6,655)

                       

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                                 601       (1,116)       4,086        4,867



  Net change in non-cash

   working capital items       7,559        1,220         (630)       2,789

                       

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Cash flows from

operating activities 8,160 104 3,456 7,656

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INVESTING ACTIVITIES

  Disposition of shares

   of publicly-traded

   companies                       -            -           12          582

  Restricted deposits              -            -       (2,737)        (394)

  Interest received               55          164          420          736

  Property, plant and

   equipment - Island

   Gold Mine                  (2,525)      (2,510)     (12,480)      (8,364)

  Property, plant and

   equipment - Island

   Gold Deep Project          (5,760)           -      (15,290)           -

  Property, plant and

   equipment - Beaufor

   Mine                         (587)        (187)        (980)      (1,192)

  Property, plant and

   equipment - W Zone

   Mine                         (761)      (1,979)      (3,779)      (9,911)

  Property, plant and

   equipment - Monique

   Mine                       (1,776)           -       (8,358)           -

  Property, plant and

   equipment - Francoeur

   Mine                            -       (1,075)           -      (15,458)

  Property, plant and

   equipment - Other            (431)        (627)      (1,001)      (2,929)

  Disposition of

   property, plant and

   equipment                     715            -          869          105

                       

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Cash flows used in

investing activities (11,070) (6,214) (43,324) (36,825)

----------------------------------------------------


FINANCING ACTIVITIES

  Financing expenses             (72)           -         (727)           -

  Issue of convertible

   debentures                      -            -            -       10,000

  Retirement of

   convertible

   debentures                      -            -            -      (10,000)

  Issue of common shares           -            7           62       27,502

  Common shares issue

   costs                           -           (6)           -         (914)

  Interest paid                  (44)          (9)         (66)        (508)

  Payment of finance

   leases obligations           (603)        (225)      (1,660)        (633)

                       

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Cash flows from (used

in) financing

 activities                     (719)        (233)      (2,391)      25,447

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Net change in cash and

 cash equivalents             (3,629)      (6,343)     (42,259)      (3,722)



Cash and cash

 equivalents, beginning

 of period                    21,180       66,153       59,810       63,532

                       

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Cash and cash

equivalents, end of

 period                       17,551       59,810       17,551       59,810

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

Investor Relations:

Jennifer Aitken

RICHMONT MINES INC.

514 397-1410 ext. 101

jaitken@richmont-mines.com









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