Seabridge Gold Inc. is designed to provide its shareholders with exceptional leverage to a rising gold price. From 1999 through 2002, when the gold price was lower, Seabridge acquired nine North American projects with substantial gold resources, including Courageous Lake and KSM. Subsequent exploration by Seabridge has significantly expanded its acquired gold resource base.
Seabridge considers each of its common shares to represent an indirect ownership interest in its reserves and resources. Our aim is to increase the value of this ownership interest by growing reserves and resources faster than shares outstanding. Project acquisitions, exploration and engineering programs are carefully designed and monitored to ensure that equity dilution required to fund these activities is more than offset by additional reserves and resources.
Seabridge is pursuing three value-enhancing strategies. First, the Company continues to search for gold projects in North America which would be accretive in terms of gold resources. Second, Seabridge funds exploration and engineering work considered likely to expand resources and upgrade them to reserves. Third, Seabridge sells or partners its projects when they reach the production stage, to limit risk and share dilution.