Royal Canadian Mint Welcomes Latin America and Caribbean Representatives to Annual Sales Conference

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PANAMA CITY, PANAMA, February 7, 2007  – The Royal Canadian Mint (RCM) is pleased to announce that it is welcoming its Latin America and Caribbean Sales Representatives to a regional sales conference in Panama City, Panama, from February 7 to 9, 2007. The meeting will bring together sales professionals permanently representing the RCM in markets throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, to exchange ideas on growing the RCM's presence as a global supplier of industry-leading coinage and numismatic products, as well as refinery services.

"As the physical bridge linking Central and South America, Panama City is a practical and economical venue from which the RCM's Foreign Circulation group can connect with its representatives for all the Americas", said Beverley Lepine, Chief Operating Officer at the Royal Canadian Mint. "Panama has been a customer of the Royal Canadian Mint since 1993 and we are pleased to be holding our international sales conference in a country where we have proven the success of our international sales efforts", she added.

This important conference comes as the RCM continues to grow its business worldwide. With the help of our international representatives, the RCM is better able to anticipate customer needs around the world and consistently deliver on a multitude of expectations. Over the past 25 years, the RCM has produced coins and coin blanks for over 60 countries. The RCM has recently won several contracts to produce foreign coins in the region for such customers as Panama, Uruguay, Bolivia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Paraguay, Barbados, and the Bahamas.

The continuing climb in precious metal prices is also creating new opportunities to internationally market the RCM's gold and silver refining services. The RCM is working with its international representatives to win new business in this growth area.

Early in the summer of 2006, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand launched its lower denomination 10-cent, 20-cent and 50-cent coins. These coins were also produced by the RCM, using its patented multi-ply plating technology.

The Royal Canadian Mint, an ISO 9001-2000 certified company, is the Crown Corporation responsible for the minting and distribution of Canada's circulation coins. In operation since 1908, the Royal Canadian Mint is recognized as one of the largest and most versatile mints in the world, offering a wide range of specialized, high quality coinage products and related services on an international scale.

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