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Harry Winston Diamond Corporation Reports Fiscal 2013 Third Quarter Results

TORONTO, Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Harry Winston Diamond Corporation (TSX: HW) (NYSE:HWD) (the "Company") today announced its third quarter Fiscal 2013 results for the quarter ending October 31, 2012.

Robert Gannicott, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer stated, "This has been a quarter of solid progress on many fronts for us. Our luxury brand business has demonstrated strong growth in its bridal jewelry sales, with the higher margins and broader base that this implies, while the Diavik Project has successfully switched fully to underground ore production. Although the underground mine is still tuning its operating procedures, it has already reached and exceeded its planned underground production rate. The rough diamond market has recovered its poise as optimism returns in America, still the world's largest consumer of diamond jewelry."

The Company is pleased to announce the appointment of Chuck Strahl to its Board of Directors.  Mr. Gannicott added, "We welcome Chuck Strahl to our board of directors. Chuck recently retired from almost 18 years in federal politics having served as both Minister of Transport and Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development. His experience and interest in northern development is a welcome addition to the board."

Third Quarter Highlights:

Consolidated

  • Consolidated sales increased 51% to $180.4 million for the third quarter compared to $119.7 million for the comparable quarter of the prior year.  Operating profit was $10.3 million compared to an operating loss of $2.0 million in the comparable quarter of the prior year.  (Included in the prior year's operating loss was a $13.0 million paste plant de-recognition charge for the mining segment.)  EBITDA increased 64% to $34.8 million compared to $21.2 million in the comparable quarter of the prior year.
  • Consolidated net profit attributable to shareholders for the third quarter was $3.4 million or $0.04 per share compared to net loss attributable to shareholders of $4.7 million or $0.06 per share in the comparable quarter of the prior year.  Included in the prior year period net loss was a $8.4 million (or $0.10 per share) after-tax paste plant de-recognition charge.

Mining Segment

  • Rough diamond sales increased 134% to $84.8 million, versus $36.2 million in the comparable quarter of the prior year. The increase in sales resulted from a 286% increase in volume of carats sold during the quarter. The Company sold approximately 0.88 million carats at an average price of $96 per carat versus approximately 0.23 million carats at an average price of $159 per carat in the comparable quarter of the prior year.
  • The 39% decrease in the Company's achieved average rough diamond prices during the third quarter resulted primarily from the sale of a higher portion of smaller size diamonds due to an improved market for these goods.  Had the Company sold only the last production shipped in the third quarter, the estimated achieved price would have been approximately $123 per carat based on the prices achieved in the October 2012 sale.
  • Rough diamond production for the calendar quarter ended September 30, 2012 was 0.77 million carats (40% basis), which was consistent with the comparable period of the prior year.

Luxury Brand Segment

  • Luxury brand segment sales increased 14% (17% at constant exchange rates) to $95.6 million compared to $83.5 million in the comparable quarter of the prior year.  The total number of units sold increased by 8% over the comparable quarter of the prior year.
  • Operating profit for the luxury brand segment increased 265% to $5.3 million in the third quarter compared to $1.5 million in the comparable quarter of the prior year.
  • On November 7, 2012, the luxury brand segment amended its senior secured revolving credit facility to add an additional $40 million of capacity, increasing the total facility to $300 million.  The facility has a maturity date of August 30, 2017.

Fiscal 2013 Third Quarter Financial Summary

(US$ in millions except Earnings per Share amounts)

  Three months
ended
Oct 31, 2012
Three months
ended
Oct 31, 2011
Nine months
ended
Oct 31, 2012
Nine months
ended
Oct 31, 2011
Sales
-     Mining Segment
-     Luxury Brand Segment
$180.4
84.8
95.6
$119.7
36.2
83.5
$549.8
235.3
314.5
$486.0
187.9
298.1
Operating profit (loss)
-     Mining Segment
-     Luxury Brand Segment
-     Corporate Segment
10.3
9.2
5.3
(4.2)
(2.0)
(1.2)
1.5
(2.3)
45.4
37.3
20.5
(12.4)
25.8
21.3
12.6
(8.1)
Net profit (loss) attributable to shareholders 3.4 (4.7) 19.8 8.9
Earnings (loss) per share $0.04 $(0.06) $0.23 $0.10


Complete financial statements, MD&A and a discussion of risk factors are included in the accompanying release.

Outlook
Mining Segment
Diavik Diamond Mine's full-year target production is expected to be approximately 7.1 million carats from the mining of 2.1 million tonnes of ore and the processing of 2.0 million tonnes of ore. The decrease in carats from the original plan is primarily due to deferring the processing and recovery of lower value carats from the re-processed rejects ("RPR") in favour of processing underground ore containing higher valued carats.

A new mine plan and budget for calendar 2013 is under final review by Rio Tinto plc and the Company. The plan for calendar 2013 foresees Diavik Diamond Mine production of approximately 6 million carats from the mining and processing of approximately 1.6 million tonnes of ore with a further 0.2 million tonnes processed from stockpiled ore from calendar 2012.  Mining activities will be exclusively underground. Included in the estimated production for calendar 2013 is approximately 0.6 million carats from RPR and 0.1 million carats from the improved recovery process for small diamonds. These RPR and small diamond recoveries are not included in the Company's reserves and resource statement and are therefore incremental to production.

On November 13, 2012, the Company entered into share purchase agreements with BHP Billiton Canada Inc. and various affiliates to purchase all of BHP Billiton's diamond assets, including its controlling interest in the Ekati Diamond Mine as well as the associated diamond sorting and sales facilities in Yellowknife, Canada, and Antwerp, Belgium. The Ekati Diamond Mine consists of the Core Zone, which includes the current operating mine and other permitted kimberlite pipes, as well as the Buffer Zone, an adjacent area hosting kimberlite pipes having both development and exploration potential. The agreed purchase price, payable in cash, is $400 million for the Core Zone interest and $100 million for the Buffer Zone interest, subject to adjustments in accordance with the terms of the share purchase agreements. The share purchase agreements include typical closing conditions, including receipt of required regulatory and Competition Act approvals. Each of the Core Zone and the Buffer Zone is subject to a separate joint venture agreement. BHP Billiton holds an 80% interest in the Core Zone and a 58.8% interest in the Buffer Zone, with the remainder held by the Ekati minority joint venture parties. Pursuant to the joint venture agreements, BHP Billiton will first separately offer to the joint venture parties its interest in each of the Core and Buffer Zones on the same terms as those agreed to by the Company. The joint venture parties will then have 60 days to elect to acquire either or both of those interests. Any interests that the joint venture parties do not elect to acquire within that time period can then be transferred to the Company in the following 60 days.  If the Core Zone transaction is not completed because the minority joint venture parties exercise their pre-emptive rights, the Company will be entitled to be paid a termination fee of $30 million by BHP Billiton. Closing of the transactions is currently expected to occur before the end of March, 2013. The purchase price for the acquisitions will be satisfied from cash resources on hand and from new debt financing that has been arranged with two banks. The new facilities will comprise a $400 million term loan, a $100 million revolving credit facility (of which $50 million will be available for purposes of funding the Ekati acquisition) and a $140 million letter of credit facility in support of the Core Zone environmental reclamation bond. The new facilities will be secured and will replace the Company mining segment's current $125 million facility with Standard Chartered Bank, which will be repaid and terminated on closing.

Luxury Brand Segment
Continued economic uncertainty in Europe coupled with the softening in consumer demand in China and the budget policy issues in the US are likely to translate into slower growth in the near term, impacting the holiday season. The Company believes that the Harry Winston brand is well positioned to continue to increase its market share in the luxury jewelry and timepiece sector. New salons in China have significantly improved the distribution network in the fastest growing luxury market in the world. During August 2012, a new directly operated salon was opened in the Harrods department store in London, England. A new directly operated salon is also expected to be opened early next year in Geneva, Switzerland. In addition, a new licensed salon is expected to be opened in Kuwait City, Kuwait, during the first quarter of next fiscal year. The Company plans to expand by 15 wholesale watch doors to 216 doors by the end of fiscal 2013.

Conference Call and Webcast
Beginning at 8:30AM (ET) on Friday, December 7th, the Company will host a conference call for analysts, investors and other interested parties. Listeners may access a live broadcast of the conference call on the Company's investor relations web site at http://investor.harrywinston.com or by dialing 877-299-4454 within North America or 617-597-5447 from international locations and entering passcode 95731015.

An online archive of the broadcast will be available by accessing the Company's investor relations web site at http://investor.harrywinston.com. A telephone replay of the call will be available one hour after the call through 11:00PM (ET), Friday, December 21st, 2012 by dialing 888-286-8010 within North America or 617-801-6888 from international locations and entering passcode 96824980.

About Harry Winston Diamond Corporation
Harry Winston Diamond Corporation is a diamond enterprise with premium assets in the mining and retail segments of the diamond industry. Harry Winston supplies rough diamonds to the global market from its 40 percent ownership interest in the Diavik Diamond Mine.  The Company's luxury brand segment is a premier diamond jeweler and luxury timepiece retailer with salons in key locations, including New York, Paris, London, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo and Beverly Hills.

The Company focuses on the two most profitable segments of the diamond industry, mining and retail, in which its expertise creates shareholder value. This unique business model provides key competitive advantages; rough diamond sales and polished diamond purchases provide market intelligence that enhances the Company's overall performance.

For more information, please visit www.harrywinston.com or for investor information, visit http://investor.harrywinston.com.


Highlights

(ALL FIGURES ARE IN UNITED STATES DOLLARS UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED)

Consolidated sales were $180.4 million for the third quarter compared to $119.7 million for the comparable quarter of the prior year, resulting in an operating profit of $10.3 million compared to an operating loss of $2.0 million in the comparable quarter of the prior year. Gross margin increased 49% to $65.7 million from $44.2 million in the comparable quarter of the prior year. Consolidated EBITDA was $34.8 million compared to $21.2 million in the comparable quarter of the prior year. The Company had 0.8 million carats of rough diamond inventory with an estimated current market value of approximately $110 million at October 31, 2012, of which approximately $60 million represents rough diamond inventory available for sale.

The mining segment recorded sales of $84.8 million, a 134% increase from $36.2 million in the comparable quarter of the prior year. The increase in sales resulted from a 286% increase in volume of carats sold during the quarter, offset by a 39% decrease in achieved rough diamond prices. In the comparable quarter of the prior year, the Company chose to hold inventory due to market conditions. Rough diamond production during the third calendar quarter was consistent with the comparable period of the prior year. The mining segment recorded operating profit of $9.2 million compared to an operating loss of $1.1 million in the comparable quarter of the prior year. Included in the operating loss for the prior year was a $13.0 million ($8.4 million after tax) non-cash charge related to the de-recognition of certain assets associated with paste production at the Diavik Diamond Mine, which were no longer expected to be required for underground mining. EBITDA for the mining segment was $29.8 million compared to $18.8 million in the comparable quarter of the prior year.

The luxury brand segment recorded sales of $95.6 million, an increase of 14% from sales of $83.5 million in the comparable quarter of the prior year (an increase of 17% at constant exchange rates). Operating profit was $5.3 million for the quarter compared to $1.5 million in the comparable quarter of the prior year. EBITDA for the luxury brand segment was $9.1 million compared to $4.5 million in the comparable quarter of the prior year.

The corporate segment recorded selling, general and administrative expenses of $4.3 million compared to $2.3 million in the comparable quarter of the prior year.

The Company recorded a consolidated net profit attributable to shareholders of $3.4 million or $0.04 per share for the quarter, compared to a net loss attributable to shareholders of $4.7 million or $0.06 per share in the third quarter of the prior year.


Management's Discussion and Analysis

PREPARED AS OF DECEMBER 6, 2012 (ALL FIGURES ARE IN UNITED STATES DOLLARS UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED)

The following is management's discussion and analysis ("MD&A") of the results of operations for Harry Winston Diamond Corporation ("Harry Winston Diamond Corporation", or the "Company") for the three and nine months ended October 31, 2012, and its financial position as at October 31, 2012. This MD&A is based on the Company's unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS") and should be read in conjunction with the unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements and notes thereto for the three and nine months ended October 31, 2012 and the audited consolidated financial statements of the Company and notes thereto for the year ended January 31, 2012. Unless otherwise specified, all financial information is presented in United States dollars. Unless otherwise indicated, all references to "third quarter" refer to the three months ended October 31. Unless otherwise indicated, references to "international" for the luxury brand segment refer to Europe and Asia.

Certain information included in this MD&A may constitute forward-looking information within the meaning of Canadian and United States securities laws. In some cases, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of terms such as "may", "will", "should", "expect", "plan", "anticipate", "foresee", "appears", "believe", "intend", "estimate", "predict", "potential", "continue", "objective", "modeled", "hope" or other similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts. Forward-looking information may relate to management's future outlook and anticipated events or results, and may include statements or information regarding plans, timelines and targets for construction, mining, development, production and exploration activities at the Diavik Diamond Mine, future mining and processing at the Diavik Diamond Mine, projected capital expenditure requirements and the funding thereof, liquidity and working capital requirements and sources, estimated reserves and resources at, and production from, the Diavik Diamond Mine, the number and timing of expected rough diamond sales, the demand for rough diamonds, expected diamond prices and expectations concerning the diamond industry and the demand for luxury goods, expected cost of sales and gross margin trends in the mining segment, targets for compound annual growth rates of sales and operating income in the luxury brand segment, plans for expansion of the luxury brand retail salon network, expected sales trends and market conditions in the luxury brand segment, and the ability to obtain the necessary regulatory approvals to complete the Ekati transactions and the time frame required to do so and to satisfy the other conditions to closing. Actual results may vary from the forward-looking information. See "Risks and Uncertainties" on page 21 for material risk factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking information.

Forward-looking information is based on certain factors and assumptions regarding, among other things, mining, production, construction and exploration activities at the Diavik Diamond Mine, world and US economic conditions, the worldwide demand for luxury goods, and the timeline for the funding of the Ekati transaction. In making statements regarding expected diamond prices and expectations concerning the diamond industry and expected sales trends and market conditions in the luxury brand segment, the Company has made assumptions regarding, among other things, the state of world and US economic conditions, worldwide diamond production levels, and demand for luxury goods. While the Company considers these assumptions to be reasonable based on the information currently available to it, they may prove to be incorrect. See "Risks and Uncertainties" on page 21.

Forward-looking information is subject to certain factors, including risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from what we currently expect. These factors include, among other things, the uncertain nature of mining activities, including risks associated with underground construction and mining operations, risks associated with joint venture operations, including risks associated with the inability to control the timing and scope of future capital expenditures, and risks of changes to the mine plan for the Diavik Diamond Mine, risks associated with the remote location of and harsh climate at the Diavik Diamond Mine site, risks resulting from the Eurozone financial crisis, risks associated with regulatory requirements, fluctuations in diamond prices and changes in US and world economic conditions, the risk of fluctuations in the Canadian/US dollar exchange rate, cash flow and liquidity risks, the risks relating to the Company's expansion strategy, the risk of competition in the luxury jewelry business as well as changes in demand for high-end luxury goods, and risks relating to the timing of and ability to obtain necessary regulatory approvals for, and to satisfy the other closing conditions of, the Ekati transactions and the mining segment's related new credit facilities. Please see page 21 of this Interim Report, as well as the Company's current Annual Information Form, available at www.sedar.com, for a discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties involved in the Company's operations.

Readers are cautioned not to place undue importance on forward-looking information, which speaks only as of the date of this MD&A, and should not rely upon this information as of any other date. Due to assumptions, risks and uncertainties, including the assumptions, risks and uncertainties identified above and elsewhere in this MD&A, actual events may differ materially from current expectations. The Company uses forward-looking statements because it believes such statements provide useful information with respect to the expected future operations and financial performance of the Company, and cautions readers that the information may not be appropriate for other purposes. While the Company may elect to, it is under no obligation and does not undertake to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise at any particular time, except as required by law. Additional information concerning factors that may cause actual results to materially differ from those in such forward-looking statements is contained in the Company's filings with Canadian and United States securities regulatory authorities and can be found at www.sedar.com and www.sec.gov, respectively.

Summary Discussion
Harry Winston Diamond Corporation is a diamond enterprise with premium assets in the mining and retailing segments of the diamond industry. The Company supplies rough diamonds to the global market from its 40% ownership interest in the Diavik Diamond Mine, located in Canada's Northwest Territories. The Company's luxury brand segment is a premier diamond jeweler and luxury timepiece retailer with salons in key locations including New York, Paris, London, Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Beverly Hills.

The Company's mining asset is an ownership interest in the Diavik group of mineral claims. The Diavik Joint Venture (the "Joint Venture") is an unincorporated joint arrangement between Diavik Diamond Mines Inc. ("DDMI") (60%) and Harry Winston Diamond Limited Partnership ("HWDLP") (40%) where HWDLP holds an undivided 40% ownership interest in the assets, liabilities and expenses of the Diavik Diamond Mine. DDMI is the operator of the Diavik Diamond Mine. DDMI and HWDLP are headquartered in Yellowknife, Canada. DDMI is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rio Tinto plc of London, England.

On November 13, 2012, the Company entered into share purchase agreements with BHP Billiton Canada Inc. and various affiliates to purchase all of BHP Billiton's diamond assets, including its controlling interest in the Ekati Diamond Mine as well as the associated diamond sorting and sales facilities in Yellowknife, Canada, and Antwerp, Belgium. The Ekati Diamond Mine consists of the Core Zone, which includes the current operating mine and other permitted kimberlite pipes, as well as the Buffer Zone, an adjacent area hosting kimberlite pipes having both development and exploration potential. The agreed purchase price, payable in cash, is $400 million for the Core Zone interest and $100 million for the Buffer Zone interest, subject to adjustments in accordance with the terms of the share purchase agreements. The share purchase agreements include typical closing conditions, including receipt of required regulatory and Competition Act approvals. Each of the Core Zone and the Buffer Zone is subject to a separate joint venture agreement. BHP Billiton holds an 80% interest in the Core Zone and a 58.8% interest in the Buffer Zone, with the remainder held by the Ekati minority joint venture parties. Pursuant to the joint venture agreements, BHP Billiton will first separately offer to the joint venture parties its interest in each of the Core and Buffer Zones on the same terms as those agreed to by the Company. The joint venture parties will then have 60 days to elect to acquire either or both of those interests. Any interests that the joint venture parties do not elect to acquire within that time period can then be transferred to the Company in the following 60 days.  If the Core Zone transaction is not completed because the minority joint venture parties exercise their pre-emptive rights, the Company will be entitled to be paid a termination fee of $30 million by BHP Billiton. Closing of the transactions is currently expected to occur before the end of March, 2013. The purchase price for the acquisitions will be satisfied from cash resources on hand and from new debt financing that has been arranged with two banks. The new facilities will comprise a $400 million term loan, a $100 million revolving credit facility (of which $50 million will be available for purposes of funding the Ekati acquisition) and a $140 million letter of credit facility in support of the Core Zone environmental reclamation bond. The new facilities will be secured and will replace the Company mining segment's current $125 million facility with Standard Chartered Bank, which will be repaid and terminated on closing.

Market Commentary
The Diamond Market
During the third quarter, improved retail sales, especially in India and the US, have given a boost to the diamond market, resulting in stabilization of both rough and polished diamond prices, despite continued macroeconomic uncertainty. In China, renewed activity in the retail market together with changes in the political landscape are expected to have a positive impact on demand from this region. In light of this improvement, the industry lending banks appear more relaxed about the current level of credit notwithstanding some concerns about profitability among diamond manufacturers. In recent months, the industry has taken a more pragmatic approach to both rough diamond buying and diamond manufacturing and is generally better positioned to benefit from an improved market over the holiday season.

The Luxury Jewelry and Timepiece Market
The global luxury market for jewelry and timepieces continued to generate healthy growth during the third quarter. Consumer demand for luxury products from strong European and North American brands continues to increase, supported by tourism from emerging markets. Expansion of luxury brand networks in emerging markets combined with targeted marketing campaigns is translating into growing numbers of new luxury consumers. Against these general trends, Hurricane Sandy negatively impacted retail businesses in the northeastern US at the end of the Company's third quarter, with store closures and power outages of up to a week. This, together with continuing economic uncertainty in Europe, softening demand in China and budget policy issues in the US, are likely to result in slower growth in the near term. Longer term, demand for luxury products is expected to continue to grow as a result of the anticipated economic recovery in the US, increasing mobility of consumers and growing demand from emerging markets. The Chinese market is expected to continue to provide the strongest growth in demand for luxury products, both directly in China as well as through tourism abroad.

Condensed Consolidated Financial Results
The following is a summary of the Company's consolidated quarterly results for the eight quarters ended October 31, 2012 following the basis of presentation utilized in its IFRS financial statements:

(expressed in thousands of United States dollars except per share amounts and where otherwise noted)
(unaudited)
      2013     2013     2013     2012     2012     2012     2012     2011     Nine
months
ended
October
31,
    Nine
months
ended
October
31,
      Q3     Q2     Q1     Q4     Q3     Q2     Q1     Q4     2012     2011
Sales   $ 180,399   $ 176,897   $ 192,461   $ 216,017   $ 119,716   $ 222,378   $ 143,932   $ 215,358   $ 549,757   $ 486,026
Cost of sales     114,690     104,694     119,134     129,807     75,524     150,177     96,452     141,391     338,518     322,153
Gross margin     65,709     72,203     73,327     86,210     44,192     72,201     47,480     73,967     211,239     163,873
Gross margin (%)     36.4%     40.8%     38.1%     39.9%     36.9%     32.5%     33.0%     34.3%     38.4%     33.7%
Selling, general and administrative expenses     55,387     55,819     54,669     55,500     46,155     49,101     42,795     52,722     165,875     138,051
Operating profit (loss)     10,322     16,384     18,658     30,710     (1,963)     23,100     4,685     21,245     45,364     25,822
Finance expenses     (4,811)     (4,028)     (3,880)     (3,481)     (4,040)     (5,183)     (3,983)     (3,727)     (12,719)     (13,206)
Exploration costs     (673)     (568)     (254)     (177)     (600)     (781)     (212)     (351)     (1,495)     (1,593)
Finance and other income     96     90     65     81     164     83     258     278     251     505
Foreign exchange gain (loss)     767     153     (364)     458     436     288     (177)     1,392     556     547
Profit (loss) before income taxes     5,701     12,031     14,225     27,591     (6,003)     17,507     571     18,837     31,957     12,075
Income tax expense (recovery)     1,687     7,278     2,615     11,001     (1,272)     7,519     (3,027)     5,137     11,580     3,220
Net profit (loss)   $ 4,014   $ 4,753   $ 11,610   $ 16,590   $ (4,731)   $ 9,988   $ 3,598   $ 13,700   $ 20,377   $ 8,855
Attributable to shareholders   $ 3,397   $ 4,755   $ 11,610   $ 16,602   $ (4,728)   $ 9,986   $ 3,596   $ 13,693   $ 19,762   $ 8,854
Attributable to non-controlling interest     617     (2)     -     (12)     (3)     2     2     7     615     1
Basic earnings (loss) per share   $ 0.04   $ 0.06   $ 0.14   $ 0.20   $ (0.06)   $ 0.12   $ 0.04   $ 0.16   $ 0.23   $ 0.10
Diluted earnings (loss) per share   $ 0.04   $ 0.06   $ 0.14   $ 0.19   $ (0.06)   $ 0.12   $ 0.04   $ 0.16   $ 0.23   $ 0.10
Cash dividends declared per share   $ 0.00   $ 0.00   $ 0.00   $ 0.00   $ 0.00   $ 0.00   $ 0.00   $ 0.00   $ 0.00   $ 0.00
Total assets (i)   $ 1,733   $ 1,660   $ 1,716   $ 1,637   $ 1,656   $ 1,671   $ 1,671   $ 1,609   $ 1,733   $ 1,656
Total long-term liabilities (i)   $ 682   $ 461   $ 472   $ 670   $ 661   $ 633   $ 613   $ 603   $ 682   $ 661
Operating profit (loss)   $ 10,322   $ 16,384   $ 18,658   $ 30,710   $ (1,963)   $ 23,100   $ 4,685   $ 21,245   $ 45,364   $ 25,822
Depreciation and amortization (ii)     24,453     16,980     25,546     27,512     23,121     20,716     20,291     24,635     66,980     64,129
EBITDA (iii)   $ 34,775   $ 33,364   $ 44,204   $ 58,222   $ 21,158   $ 43,816   $ 24,976   $ 45,880   $ 112,344   $ 89,951

(i)  Total assets and total long-term liabilities are expressed in millions of United States dollars.
(ii)  Depreciation and amortization included in cost of sales and selling, general and administrative expenses.
(iii)  Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("EBITDA"). See "Non-IFRS Measure" on page 19.
 
  The comparability of quarter-over-quarter results is impacted by seasonality for both the mining and luxury brand segments. Harry Winston Diamond Corporation expects that the quarterly results for its mining segment will continue to fluctuate depending on the seasonality of production at the Diavik Diamond Mine, the number of sales events conducted during the quarter, and the volume, size and quality distribution of rough diamonds delivered from the Diavik Diamond Mine in each quarter. The quarterly results for the luxury brand segment are also seasonal, with generally higher sales during the fourth quarter due to the holiday season. See "Segmented Analysis" on page 10 for additional information.
   

Three Months Ended October 31, 2012 Compared to Three Months Ended October 31, 2011
CONSOLIDATED NET PROFIT ATTRIBUTABLE TO SHAREHOLDERS
The Company recorded a third quarter consolidated net profit attributable to shareholders of $3.4 million or $0.04 per share compared to a net loss attributable to shareholders of $4.7 million or $0.06 per share in the third quarter of the prior year. Excluding the $8.4 million after-tax de-recognition in the prior year of certain paste production assets in the mining segment, the Company would have recorded a net profit attributable to shareholders of $3.7 million or $0.04 per share.

CONSOLIDATED SALES
Sales for the third quarter totalled $180.4 million, consisting of rough diamond sales of $84.8 million and luxury brand segment sales of $95.6 million. This compares to sales of $119.7 million in the comparable quarter of the prior year (rough diamond sales of $36.2 million and luxury brand segment sales of $83.5 million). See "Segmented Analysis" on page 10 for additional information.

CONSOLIDATED COST OF SALES AND GROSS MARGIN
The Company's third quarter cost of sales was $114.7 million for a gross margin of 36.4% compared to a cost of sales of $75.5 million and a gross margin of 36.9% for the comparable quarter of the prior year. The Company's cost of sales includes costs associated with the Diavik Diamond Mine, rough diamond sorting and luxury brand activities. See "Segmented Analysis" on page 10 for additional information.

CONSOLIDATED SELLING, GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES
The principal components of selling, general and administrative ("SG&A") expenses include expenses for salaries and benefits, advertising and marketing, rent and related costs. The Company incurred SG&A expenses of $55.4 million for the third quarter, compared to $46.2 million in the comparable quarter of the prior year.

Included in SG&A expenses for the third quarter was $3.9 million for the mining segment compared to $3.3 million for the comparable quarter of the prior year, $47.2 million for the luxury brand segment compared to $40.6 million for the comparable quarter of the prior year, and $4.3 million for the corporate segment compared to $2.2 million for the comparable quarter of the prior year. See "Segmented Analysis" on page 10 for additional information.

CONSOLIDATED INCOME TAXES
The Company recorded a net income tax expense of $1.7 million during the third quarter, compared to a net income tax recovery of $1.3 million in the comparable quarter of the prior year. The Company's combined federal and provincial statutory income tax rate for the quarter is 26.5%.  There are a number of items that can significantly impact the Company's effective tax rate, including foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations, the Northwest Territories mining royalty, earnings subject to tax different than the statutory rate, and the recognition of previously unrecognized benefits. As a result, the Company's recorded tax provision can be significantly different than the expected tax provision calculated based on the statutory tax rate.

The recorded tax provision is particularly impacted by foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations. The Company's functional and reporting currency is US dollars; however, the calculation of income tax expense is based on income in the currency of the country of origin. As such, the Company is continually subject to foreign exchange fluctuations, particularly as the Canadian dollar moves against the US dollar. During the third quarter, the Canadian dollar strengthened against the US dollar. As a result, the Company recorded an unrealized foreign exchange loss of $0.7 million on the revaluation of the Company's Canadian dollar denominated deferred income tax liability. This compares to an unrealized foreign exchange gain of $8.1 million in the comparable quarter of the prior year. The unrealized foreign exchange loss is recorded as part of the Company's deferred income tax expense, and is not deductible for Canadian income tax purposes. During the third quarter, the Company also recognized a deferred income tax expense of $1.0 million for temporary differences arising from the difference between the historical exchange rate and the current exchange rate translation of foreign currency non-monetary items. This compares to a deferred income tax expense of $11.4 million recognized in the comparable quarter of the prior year. The recorded tax provision during the third quarter also included a net income tax recovery of $2.1 million relating to foreign exchange differences between income in the currency of the country of origin and the US dollar. This compares to a net income tax recovery of $0.7 million recognized in the comparable quarter of the prior year.

The rate of income tax payable by Harry Winston Inc. varies by jurisdiction. Net operating losses are available in certain jurisdictions to offset future income taxes payable in such jurisdictions. The net operating losses are scheduled to expire through 2032.

Due to the number of factors that can potentially impact the effective tax rate and the sensitivity of the tax provision to these factors, as discussed above, it is expected that the Company's effective tax rate will fluctuate in future periods.

CONSOLIDATED FINANCE EXPENSES
Included in finance expenses for the third quarter was $2.3 million for the mining segment compared to $2.6 million for the comparable quarter of the prior year and $2.5 million for the luxury brand segment compared to $1.5 million for the comparable quarter of the prior year. Also included in finance expense for the mining segment is accretion expense of $0.6 million (2012 - $0.7 million) related to the Diavik Diamond Mine's future site restoration liability.

CONSOLIDATED EXPLORATION EXPENSE
Exploration expense of $0.7 million was incurred during the third quarter compared to $0.6 million in the comparable quarter of the prior year.

CONSOLIDATED FINANCE AND OTHER INCOME
Finance and other income of $0.1 million was recorded during the third quarter compared to $0.2 million in the comparable quarter of the prior year.

CONSOLIDATED FOREIGN EXCHANGE
A net foreign exchange gain of $0.8 million was recognized during the third quarter compared to a net foreign exchange gain of $0.4 million in the comparable quarter of the prior year. The Company does not currently have any significant foreign exchange derivative instruments outstanding.

Nine Months Ended October 31, 2012 Compared to Nine Months Ended October 31, 2011
CONSOLIDATED NET PROFIT ATTRIBUTABLE TO SHAREHOLDERS
The Company recorded a consolidated net profit attributable to shareholders of $19.8 million or $0.23 per share for the nine months ended October 31, 2012, compared to a net profit attributable to shareholders of $8.9 million or $0.10 per share in the comparable period of the prior year. Excluding the $8.4 million after-tax de-recognition in the prior year of certain paste production assets in the mining segment, the Company would have recorded a net profit attributable to shareholders of $17.3 million or $0.20 per share.

CONSOLIDATED SALES
Sales totalled $549.8 million for the nine months ended October 31, 2012, consisting of rough diamond sales of $235.3 million and luxury brand segment sales of $314.5 million. This compares to sales of $486.0 million in the comparable period of the prior year (rough diamond sales of $187.9 million and luxury brand segment sales of $298.1 million). See "Segmented Analysis" on page 10 for additional information.

CONSOLIDATED COST OF SALES AND GROSS MARGIN
The Company's cost of sales was $338.5 million for the nine months ended October 31, 2012, for a gross margin of 38.4% compared to a cost of sales of $322.2 million and a gross margin of 33.7% for the comparable period of the prior year. The Company's cost of sales includes costs associated with the Diavik Diamond Mine, rough diamond sorting and luxury brand activities. See "Segmented Analysis" on page 10 for additional information.

CONSOLIDATED SELLING, GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES
The principal components of SG&A expenses include expenses for salaries and benefits, advertising and marketing, rent and related costs. The Company incurred SG&A expenses of $165.9 million for the nine months ended October 31, 2012, compared to $138.1 million in the comparable period of the prior year.

Included in SG&A expenses for the nine months ended October 31, 2012, was $9.4 million for the mining segment compared to $11.4 million for the comparable period of the prior year, $144.0 million for the luxury brand segment compared to $118.7 million for the comparable period of the prior year, and $12.4 million for the corporate segment compared to $8.0 million for the comparable period of the prior year. See "Segmented Analysis" on page 10 for additional information.

CONSOLIDATED INCOME TAXES
The Company recorded a net income tax expense of $11.6 million during the nine months ended October 31, 2012, compared to a net income tax expense of $3.2 million in the comparable period of the prior year. The Company's combined federal and provincial statutory income tax rate for the nine months ended October 31, 2012 is 26.5%. There are a number of items that can significantly impact the Company's effective tax rate, including foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations, the Northwest Territories mining royalty, earnings subject to tax different than the statutory rate, and the recognition of previously unrecognized benefits. As a result, the Company's recorded tax provision can be significantly different than the expected tax provision calculated based on the statutory tax rate.

The recorded tax provision is particularly impacted by foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations. The Company's functional and reporting currency is US dollars; however, the calculation of income tax expense is based on income in the currency of the country of origin. As such, the Company is continually subject to foreign exchange fluctuations, particularly as the Canadian dollar moves against the US dollar. During the nine months ended October 31, 2012, the Canadian dollar strengthened against the US dollar. As a result, the Company recorded an unrealized foreign exchange loss of $0.8 million on the revaluation of the Company's Canadian dollar denominated deferred income tax liability. This compares to an unrealized foreign exchange loss of $1.7 million in the comparable period of the prior year. During the nine months ended October 31, 2012, the Company recognized a deferred income tax expense of $3.5 million for temporary differences arising from the difference between the historical exchange rate and the current exchange rate translation of foreign currency non-monetary items. This compares to a deferred income tax expense of $2.8 million recognized in the comparable period of the prior year. The recorded tax provision during the nine months ended October 31, 2012 also included a net income tax recovery of $4.0 million relating to foreign exchange differences between income in the currency of the country of origin and the US dollar. This compares to a net income tax recovery of $3.8 million recognized in the comparable period of the prior year.

The rate of income tax payable by Harry Winston Inc. varies by jurisdiction. Net operating losses are available in certain jurisdictions to offset future income taxes payable in such jurisdictions. The net operating losses are scheduled to expire through 2032.

Due to the number of factors that can potentially impact the effective tax rate and the sensitivity of the tax provision to these factors, as discussed above, it is expected that the Company's effective tax rate will fluctuate in future periods.

CONSOLIDATED FINANCE EXPENSES
Included in finance expenses for the nine months ended October 31, 2012 was $6.7 million for the mining segment compared to $9.1 million for the comparable period of the prior year and $6.0 million for the luxury brand segment compared to $4.2 million for the comparable period of the prior year. Also included in finance expense for the mining segment is accretion expense of $1.9 million (2012 - $2.3 million) related to the Diavik Diamond Mine's future site restoration liability.

CONSOLIDATED EXPLORATION EXPENSE
Exploration expense of $1.5 million was incurred during the nine months ended October 31, 2012, compared to $1.6 million in the comparable period of the prior year.

CONSOLIDATED FINANCE AND OTHER INCOME
Finance and other income of $0.3 million was recorded during the nine months ended October 31, 2012, compared to $0.5 million in the comparable period of the prior year.

CONSOLIDATED FOREIGN EXCHANGE
A net foreign exchange gain of $0.6 million was recognized during the nine months ended October 31, 2012, compared to $0.5 million in the comparable period of the prior year. The Company does not currently have any significant foreign exchange derivative instruments outstanding.

Segmented Analysis
The operating segments of the Company include mining, luxury brand and corporate segments. The corporate segment captures costs not specifically related to operations of the mining or luxury brand segments.

Mining
The mining segment includes the production, sorting and sale of rough diamonds.

(expressed in thousands of United States dollars)
(unaudited)
      2013     2013     2013     2012     2012     2012     2012     2011     Nine
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      Q3     Q2     Q1     Q4     Q3     Q2     Q1     Q4     2012     2011
Sales                                                            
  America   $ 7,697   $ 2,269   $ 7,432   $ 2,727   $ 8,835   $ 447   $ 3,009   $ 2,689   $ 17,398   $ 12,291
  Europe     57,438     50,514     54,370     78,846     21,993     80,131     50,752     75,715     162,322     152,876
  Asia     19,683     8,690     27,207     20,659     5,411     9,030     8,274     4,293     55,580     22,715
Total sales     84,818     61,473     89,009     102,232     36,239     89,608     62,035     82,697     235,300     187,882
Cost of sales     71,663     46,784     70,099     72,783     34,112     67,613     53,443     61,822     188,546     155,168
Gross margin     13,155     14,689     18,910     29,449     2,127     21,995     8,592     20,875     46,754     32,714
Gross margin (%)     15.5%     23.9%     21.2%     28.8%     5.9%     24.5%     13.9%     25.2%     19.9%     17.4%
Selling, general and administrative expenses     3,932     2,966     2,525     2,061     3,274     3,489     4,630     3,017     9,423     11,393
Operating profit (loss)   $ 9,223   $ 11,723   $ 16,385   $ 27,388   $ (1,147)   $ 18,506   $ 3,962   $ 17,858   $ 37,331   $ 21,321
Depreciation and amortization (i)     20,588     13,160     22,172     24,284     19,932     17,461     17,083     20,669     55,921     54,476
EBITDA (ii)   $ 29,811   $ 24,883   $ 38,557   $ 51,672   $ 18,785   $ 35,967   $ 21,045   $ 38,527   $ 93,252   $ 75,797

(i)  Depreciation and amortization included in cost of sales and selling, general and administrative expenses.
(ii)  Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("EBITDA"). See "Non-IFRS Measure" on page 19.
   

Three Months Ended October 31, 2012 Compared to Three Months Ended October 31, 2011
MINING SALES
During the third quarter the Company sold approximately 0.88 million carats for a total of $84.8 million for an average price per carat of $96 compared to approximately 0.23 million carats for a total of $36.2 million for an average price per carat of $159 in the comparable quarter of the prior year. The 286% increase in the quantity of carats sold was primarily the result of the Company's decision in the prior year to hold some inventory of lower than average price items until stability returned to the rough diamond market. The 39% decrease in the Company's achieved average rough diamond prices during the third quarter resulted from the sale of a higher portion of smaller size diamonds due to an improved market for these goods.

Had the Company sold only the last production shipped in the third quarter, the estimated achieved price would have been approximately $123 per carat based on the prices achieved in the October 2012 sale.

The Company expects that results for its mining segment will continue to fluctuate depending on the seasonality of production at the Diavik Diamond Mine, the number of sales events conducted during the quarter, rough diamond prices and the volume, size and quality distribution of rough diamonds delivered from the Diavik Diamond Mine and sold by the Company in each quarter.

MINING COST OF SALES AND GROSS MARGIN
The Company's third quarter cost of sales was $71.7 million resulting in a gross margin of 15.5% compared to a cost of sales of $34.1 million and a gross margin of 5.9% in the comparable quarter of the prior year. Included in the cost of sales for the prior year was a non-cash $13.0 million charge related to the de-recognition of certain components of the backfill plant associated with paste production at the Diavik Diamond Mine. Cost of sales for the third quarter included $19.8 million of depreciation and amortization compared to $19.3 million in the comparable quarter of the prior year. The mining gross margin for the third quarter was impacted by the sale of a higher portion of smaller size goods, which carry lower-than-average gross margins. The mining gross margin is anticipated to fluctuate between quarters, resulting from variations in the specific mix of product sold during each quarter and rough diamond prices.

A substantial portion of cost of sales is mining operating costs, which are incurred at the Diavik Diamond Mine. During the third quarter, the Diavik cash cost of production was $42.0 million compared to $38.5 million in the comparable quarter of the prior year. Cost of sales also includes sorting costs, which consists of the Company's cost of handling and sorting product in preparation for sales to third parties, and depreciation and amortization, the majority of which is recorded using the unit-of-production method over estimated proven and probable reserves.

The Company's MD&A refers to cash cost of production, a non-IFRS performance measure, in order to provide investors with information about the measure used by management to monitor performance. This information is used to assess how well the Diavik Diamond Mine is performing compared to the mine plan and prior periods. Cash cost of production includes mine site operating costs such as mining, processing and administration, but is exclusive of amortization, capital, and exploration and development costs. Cash cost of production does not have any standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS and differs from measures determined in accordance with IFRS. This performance measure is intended to provide additional information and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with IFRS. This measure is not necessarily indicative of net profit or cash flow from operations as determined under IFRS. The following table provides a reconciliation of cash cost of production to the mining segment cost of sales disclosed in the interim condensed consolidated financial statements for the three months ended October 31, 2012 and 2011.

(expressed in thousands of United States dollars)     Three months ended
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    Three months ended
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Diavik cash cost of production     $ 42,048     $ 38,468
Private royalty       1,632       710
Other cash costs       1,057       988
Total cash cost of production       44,737       40,166
Depreciation and amortization       20,547       32,868
Total cost of production       65,284       73,034
Adjusted for stock movements       6,379       (38,922)
Total cost of sales     $ 71,663     $ 34,112

MINING SELLING, GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES
Included in the SG&A expenses for the mining segment was $1.0 million related to the Ekati Diamond Mine acquisition.

Nine Months Ended October 31, 2012 Compared to Nine Months Ended October 31, 2011
MINING SALES
During the nine months ended October 31, 2012, the Company sold approximately 2.3 million carats for a total of $235.3 million for an average price per carat of $101 compared to approximately 1.3 million carats for a total of $187.9 million for an average price per carat of $148 in the comparable period of the prior year. The 84% increase in the quantity of carats sold was primarily the result of decision by the Company to hold back some lower priced goods at October 31, 2011 due to an oversupply in the market at that time and the subsequent sale of almost all of these lower priced carryover goods during the nine months ended October 31, 2012. The 32% decrease in the Company's achieved average rough diamond prices in the nine-month period resulted from a combination of two factors: first, the sale of the lower priced goods originally held back in inventory by the Company at October 31, 2011; and second, a decrease in the market price for rough diamonds from the peak achieved in the comparable period of the prior year.

MINING COST OF SALES AND GROSS MARGIN
The Company's cost of sales was $188.5 million during the nine months ended October 31, 2012, resulting in a gross margin of 19.9% compared to a cost of sales of $155.2 million and a gross margin of 17.4% in the comparable period of the prior year. Included in the cost of sales for the prior year was a non-cash $13.0 million charge related to the de-recognition of certain components of the backfill plant associated with paste production at the Diavik Diamond Mine. Cost of sales for the nine months ended October 31, 2012, included $53.8 million of depreciation and amortization compared to $52.6 million for the comparable period of the prior year. The mining gross margin is anticipated to fluctuate between quarters, resulting from variations in the specific mix of product sold during each quarter and rough diamond prices.

A substantial portion of cost of sales is mining operating costs, which are incurred at the Diavik Diamond Mine. During the nine months ended October 31, 2012, the Diavik cash cost of production was $126.7 million compared to $123.6 million in the comparable period of the prior year. Cost of sales also includes sorting costs, which consists of the Company's cost of handling and sorting product in preparation for sales to third parties, and depreciation and amortization, the majority of which is recorded using the unit-of-production method over estimated proven and probable reserves.

The following table provides a reconciliation of cash cost of production to the mining segment cost of sales disclosed in the interim condensed consolidated financial statements for the nine months ended October 31, 2012 and 2011.

(expressed in thousands of United States dollars)       Nine months ended
October 31, 2012
    Nine months ended
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Diavik cash cost of production     $ 126,679     $ 123,600
Private royalty       5,359       4,006
Other cash costs       3,088       2,934
Total cash cost of production       135,126       130,540
Depreciation and amortization       50,334       66,554
Total cost of production       185,460       197,094
Adjusted for stock movements       3,086       (41,926)
Total cost of sales     $ 188,546     $ 155,168

MINING SELLING, GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES
SG&A expenses for the mining segment decreased by $2.0 million from the comparable period of the prior year primarily due to executive severance incurred in the first quarter of the prior year, offset by $1.7 million related to the Ekati Diamond Mine acquisition incurred in the nine months ended October 31, 2012.

MINING SEGMENT OPERATIONAL UPDATE
Ore production for the third calendar quarter consisted of 0.8 million carats produced from 0.21 million tonnes of ore from the A-418 kimberlite pipe, 0.3 million carats produced from 0.13 million tonnes of ore from the A-154 North kimberlite pipe, and 0.9 million carats produced from 0.19 million tonnes of ore from the A-154 South kimberlite pipe. Also included in ore production for the third calendar quarter was an estimated 0.02 million carats from reprocessed plant rejects ("RPR"). RPR are not included in the Company's reserves and resource statement and are therefore incremental to production. Rough diamond production was consistent with the comparable calendar quarter of the prior year.

The Diavik Diamond Mine has made the transition to underground mining more successfully than had been originally anticipated. Expensive cut-and-fill mining has been replaced by a much lower cost combination of sub level retreat and blasthole stoping. Production levels have also ramped up faster than initially planned despite the challenge of mining through the upper level of ground impacted by the open pit activity above. In the upper level of the A-418 underground this involved mining through, and processing, ore that contained large amounts of steel support material. This was a special challenge for the processing plant and led to mine production exceeding processing capacity for a while. As a result of this, 0.35 million tonnes of broken ore is now stockpiled on the processing plant feed pad and about half of this will provide incremental feed during calendar 2013.

HARRY WINSTON DIAMOND LIMITED PARTNERSHIP'S 40% SHARE OF DIAVIK DIAMOND MINE PRODUCTION

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Diamonds recovered (000s carats)   773     773     2,132     2,030
Grade (carats/tonne)   3.68     3.00     3.35     3.03
                       

During the fiscal year, the Company expanded its Mumbai, India, office to the Bharat Diamond Bourse in Bandra, India. The new office will continue to support the Company's polished buying and rough sorting and sales expansion in India.

Mining Segment Outlook
PRODUCTION
Diavik Diamond Mine's full-year target production is expected to be approximately 7.1 million carats from the mining of 2.1 million tonnes of ore and the processing of 2.0 million tonnes of ore. The decrease in carats from the original plan is primarily due to deferring the processing and recovery of lower value carats from the RPR in favour of processing underground ore containing higher valued carats. Open pit mining of approximately 1.1 million tonnes of ore was exclusively from the A-418 kimberlite pipe. Open pit mining of the A-418 kimberlite pipe concluded in September, although processing of this ore will continue into calendar 2013. Underground mining of approximately 1.0 million tonnes of ore is expected to be sourced principally from the A-154 South and A-154 North kimberlite pipes, with some production from A-418. Included in the estimated production for calendar 2012 is approximately 0.1 million carats from RPR. These RPR recoveries are not included in the Company's reserves and resource statement and are therefore incremental to production. The decrease in production results from a combination of a reduction in processing plant throughput due to changes in the geological composition of the ore and the deferral of RPR from calendar 2012.

A new mine plan and budget for calendar 2013 is under final review by Rio Tinto plc and the Company. The plan for calendar 2013 foresees Diavik Diamond Mine production of approximately 6 million carats from the mining and processing of approximately 1.6 million tonnes of ore with a further 0.2 million tonnes processed from the stockpile ore. Mining activities will be exclusively underground with approximately 0.7 million tonnes expected to be sourced from A-154 North, approximately 0.5 million tonnes from A-154 South and approximately 0.4 million tonnes from A-418 kimberlite pipes.  Included in the estimated production for calendar 2013 is approximately 0.6 million carats from RPR and 0.1 million carats from the improved recovery process for small diamonds. These RPR and small diamond recoveries are not included in the Company's reserves and resource statement and are therefore incremental to production.

The development of A-21, the last of the Diavik Diamond Mine's kimberlite pipes in the original mine plan, has been deferred due both to the diamond market conditions and decreased urgency following the identification of extensions to the existing pipes. Although these extension areas cannot be categorized as ore at this time due to insufficient definition work, the Company expects to extend the life of the existing developed pipes thereby deferring the need for A-21 to keep the processing plant full. The A-21 pre-feasibility study currently being undertaken assumes that the A-21 pipe will be mined with the open pit methods used for the other pipes. A dike would be constructed similar to the two other pits but smaller in size. Detailed plans are still being refined and optimized although no underground mining is currently envisaged.

PRICING
Rough diamond prices have stabilized through the third calendar quarter as demand has improved. Based on prices from the Company's rough diamond sales during the third quarter and the current diamond recovery profile of the Diavik processing plant, the Company has modeled the current approximate rough diamond price per carat for each of the Diavik ore types in the table that follows:

Ore type           October 2012
average price per
carat
(in US dollars)
A-154 South         $ 135
A-154 North           170
A-418           95
RPR           45
             

COST OF SALES AND CASH COST OF PRODUCTION
The Company's share of the cash cost of production at the Diavik Diamond Mine for calendar 2012 is expected to be approximately $167 million at an assumed average Canadian/US dollar exchange rate of $1.00.

The Company currently expects cost of sales in fiscal 2014 to be approximately $255 million (including depreciation and amortization of approximately $70 million). The Company's share of the cash cost of production at the Diavik Diamond Mine for calendar 2013 is expected to be approximately $170 million at an assumed average Canadian/US dollar exchange rate of $1.00.

CAPITAL EXPENDITURES
During fiscal 2013, HWDLP's 40% share of the planned capital expenditures at the Diavik Diamond Mine is expected to be approximately $71 million at an assumed average Canadian/US dollar exchange rate of $1.00. HWDLP's share of capital expenditures was $12.5 million for the three months ended October 31, 2012, and $42.9 million for the nine months ended October 31, 2012. During fiscal 2014, HWDLP's 40% share of the planned capital expenditures is expected to be approximately $28 million at an assumed average Canadian/US dollar exchange rate of $1.00.

Luxury Brand
The luxury brand segment includes sales from 22 Harry Winston salons, which are located in prime markets around the world, including eight salons in the United States: New York, Beverly Hills, Bal Harbour, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Dallas, Chicago and Costa Mesa; five salons in Japan: Ginza, Roppongi Hills, Osaka, Omotesando and Nagoya; three salons in Europe: Paris and two in London; and six salons in Asia outside of Japan: Beijing, two in Shanghai, Taipei, Hong Kong and Singapore.

(expressed in thousands of United States dollars)
(unaudited)                                          
      2013     2013     2013     2012     2012     2012     2012     2011     Nine
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      Q3     Q2     Q1     Q4     Q3     Q2     Q1     Q4     2012     2011
Sales                                                            
  America   $ 30,751   $ 35,759   $ 32,286   $ 41,537   $ 28,817   $ 27,183   $ 35,487   $ 46,489   $ 98,796   $ 91,487
  Europe     27,297     15,636     30,054     31,204     19,561     26,098     17,446     15,701     72,987     63,105
  Asia (excluding Japan)     15,493     33,956     20,385     17,272     13,133     59,056     14,354     50,817     69,834     86,543
  Japan     22,040     30,073     20,727     23,772     21,966     20,433     14,610     19,654     72,840     57,009
Total sales     95,581     115,424     103,452     113,785     83,477     132,770     81,897     132,661     314,457     298,144
Cost of sales     43,027     57,910     49,035     57,024     41,378     82,513     42,958     79,518     149,972     166,850
Gross margin     52,554     57,514     54,417     56,761     42,099     50,257     38,939     53,143     164,485     131,294
Gross margin (%)     55.0%     49.8%     52.6%     49.9%     50.4%     37.9%     47.5%     40.1%     52.3%     44.0%
Selling, general and administrative expenses     47,205     49,495     47,311     49,929     40,635     43,331     34,716     47,866     144,011     118,682
Operating profit   $ 5,349   $ 8,019   $ 7,106   $ 6,832   $ 1,464   $ 6,926   $ 4,223   $ 5,277   $ 20,474   $ 12,612
Depreciation and amortization (i)     3,726     3,681     3,235     3,089     3,048     3,115     3,069     3,688     10,642     9,233
EBITDA (ii)   $ 9,075   $ 11,700   $ 10,341   $ 9,921   $ 4,512   $ 10,041   $ 7,292   $ 8,965   $ 31,116   $ 21,845

(i)  Depreciation and amortization included in cost of sales and selling, general and administrative expenses.
(ii)  Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("EBITDA"). See "Non-IFRS Measure" on page 19.
   

Three Months Ended October 31, 2012 Compared to Three Months Ended October 31, 2011
LUXURY BRAND SALES
Sales for the third quarter were $95.6 million compared to $83.5 million for the comparable quarter of the prior year, an increase of 14% (an increase of 17% at constant exchange rates). Sales in America increased 7% to $30.8 million, sales in Europe increased 40% to $27.3 million, sales in Asia (excluding Japan) increased 18% to $15.5 million, and sales in Japan were flat at $22.0 million, each as compared to the comparable quarter of the prior year. The total number of units sold during the third quarter increased by 8% over the comparable quarter of the prior year.

LUXURY BRAND COST OF SALES AND GROSS MARGIN
Cost of sales for the luxury brand segment for the third quarter was $43.0 million compared to $41.4 million for the comparable quarter of the prior year. Gross margin for the quarter was $52.6 million or 55.0% compared to $42.1 million or 50.4% for the third quarter of the prior year. The improvement in gross margin was primarily due to strong growth in bridal and access product sales combined with continued emphasis on supply chain efficiencies.

LUXURY BRAND SELLING, GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES
SG&A expenses increased by 16% to $47.2 million from $40.6 million in the comparable quarter of the prior year. The increase was due primarily to higher advertising, marketing and selling expenses. Fixed costs accounted for $5.1 million of the increase, while variable expenses linked to volume of sales accounted for $1.5 million of the increase. Fixed costs include salaries and benefits, advertising and marketing, rent and related costs and depreciation and amortization. SG&A expenses included depreciation and amortization expense of $3.3 million compared to $3.0 million in the comparable quarter of the prior year.

Nine Months Ended October 31, 2012 Compared to Nine Months Ended October 31, 2011
LUXURY BRAND SALES
Sales for the nine months ended October 31, 2012, were $314.5 million compared to $298.1 million for the comparable period of the prior year, an increase of 5% (7% at constant exchange rates). Sales in America increased 8% to $98.8 million, sales in Europe increased 16% to $73.0 million, sales in Asia (excluding Japan) decreased 19% to $69.8 million, and sales in Japan increased 28% to $72.8 million, each as compared to the comparable period of the prior year. The comparable period of the prior year included high-value transactions in Asia (excluding Japan) that were not repeated in the current period. During the nine months ended October 31, 2012, there were $19.1 million of high-value transactions, which generally carry lower-than-average gross margins, compared with $60.8 million in the comparable period of the prior year. The Japanese market continued to rebound strongly from the impact of the earthquake and tsunami that occurred in early 2011. The total number of units sold during the nine months ended October 31, 2012, increased by 24% over the comparable period of the prior year.

LUXURY BRAND COST OF SALES AND GROSS MARGIN
Cost of sales for the luxury brand segment for the nine months ended October 31, 2012, was $150.0 million compared to $166.9 million for the comparable period of the prior year. Gross margin for the nine months ended October 31, 2012, was $164.5 million or 52.3% compared to $131.3 million or 44.0% for the comparable period of the prior year. The improvement in gross margin was primarily due to strong growth in bridal and access product sales, the continued emphasis on supply chain efficiencies and a greater portion of high-value transactions in the comparable period of the prior year that generated lower-than-average gross margins.

LUXURY BRAND SELLING, GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES
SG&A expenses increased by 21% to $144.0 million from $118.7 million in the comparable period of the prior year. The increase was due primarily to higher advertising, marketing and selling expenses. Fixed costs accounted for $19.9 million of the increase, while variable expenses linked to volume of sales accounted for $5.4 million of the increase. Fixed costs include salaries and benefits, advertising and marketing, rent and related costs and depreciation and amortization. SG&A expenses included depreciation and amortization expense of $9.6 million compared to $9.0 million in the comparable period of the prior year.

LUXURY BRAND SEGMENT OPERATIONAL UPDATE
At October 31, 2012, the luxury brand segment's distribution network consisted of 22 directly operated salons, five licensed salons (in Manila, Philippines; Kiev, Ukraine; Moscow, Russia; and two in Dubai, United Arab Emirates) and 201 wholesale watch doors around the world. The Company opened a new salon in Harrods in London, England, during August, contributing to a strong increase in sales in Europe. During September, Harry Winston participated in the Biennale des Antiquaires at the Grand Palais in Paris, France, the most important fine jewelry exhibition in the world. At the exhibition, the Company unveiled its latest high jewelry collection, "Water by Harry Winston". The Company also announced that it is the lead sponsor of Hollywood Costume, a major new exhibition that is appearing at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England, between October 2012 and January 2013. The exhibition celebrates costume design in motion pictures and showcases the connection between Harry Winston jewels and Hollywood.

Luxury Brand Segment Outlook
Continued economic uncertainty in Europe coupled with the softening in consumer demand in China and the budget policy issues in the US are likely to translate into slower growth in the near term, impacting the holiday season. The Company believes that the Harry Winston brand is well positioned to continue to increase its market share in the luxury jewelry and timepiece sector. New salons in China have significantly improved the distribution network in the fastest growing luxury market in the world. During August 2012, a new directly operated salon was opened in the Harrods department store in London, England. A new directly operated salon is expected to be opened early next year in Geneva, Switzerland. In addition, a new licensed salon is expected to be opened in Kuwait City, Kuwait, during the first quarter of next fiscal year. The Company plans to expand by 15 wholesale watch doors to 216 doors by the end of fiscal 2013. By the end of the current fiscal year, the Company will have built an internal wholesale infrastructure to distribute its timepieces in Asia, Europe and Latin America. The Company continues to focus on executing its long-term plan of growing sales and profitability by expanding its distribution network in prime locations around the world, introducing new jewelry and timepiece collections supported by a strong advertising program, and leveraging the heritage of the Harry Winston brand.

Corporate
The corporate segment captures costs not specifically related to operations of the mining or luxury brand segments.

(expressed in thousands of United States dollars)
(unaudited)                                        
      2013     2013     2013     2012     2012     2012     2012     2011     Nine months
ended
October 31,
    Nine months
ended
October 31,
      Q3     Q2     Q1     Q4     Q3     Q2     Q1     Q4     2012     2011
Sales   $ -   $ -   $ -   $ -   $ -   $ -   $ -   $ -   $ -   $ -
Cost of sales     -     -     -     -     34     51     51     51     -     135
Gross margin     -     -     -     -     (34)     (51)     (51)     (51)     -     (135)
Gross margin (%)     -%     -%     -%     -%     -%     -%     -%     -%     -%     -%
Selling, general and administrative expenses     4,250     3,358     4,833     3,510     2,246     2,281     3,449     1,839     12,441     7,976
Operating loss   $ (4,250)   $ (3,358)   $ (4,833)   $ (3,510)   $ (2,280)   $ (2,332)   $ (3,500)   $ (1,890)   $ (12,441)   $ (8,111)
Depreciation and amortization (i)     139     139     139     139     141     140     139     278     417     420
EBITDA (ii)   $ (4,111)   $ (3,219)   $ (4,694)   $ (3,371)   $ (2,139)   $ (2,192)   $ (3,361)   $ (1,612)   $ (12,024)   $ (7,691)

(i)  Depreciation and amortization included in cost of sales and selling, general and administrative expenses.
(ii)  Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("EBITDA"). See "Non-IFRS Measure" on page 19.
   

Three Months Ended October 31, 2012 Compared to Three Months Ended October 31, 2011
CORPORATE SELLING, GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES
SG&A expenses for the corporate segment increased by $2.0 million from the comparable quarter of the prior year due to travel expenses and salaries and benefits related to additional corporate employees.

Nine Months Ended October 31, 2012 Compared to Nine Months Ended October 31, 2011
CORPORATE SELLING, GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES
SG&A expenses for the corporate segment increased by $4.5 million from the comparable period of the prior year due to severance costs and to travel expenses and salaries and benefits related to additional corporate employees.

Liquidity and Capital Resources
Working Capital
As at October 31, 2012, the Company had unrestricted cash and cash equivalents of $110.8 million compared to $78.1 million at January 31, 2012. The Company had cash on hand and balances with banks of $105.6 million and short-term investments of $5.2 million at October 31, 2012.

During the quarter ended October 31, 2012, the Company reported cash from operations of $18.6 million compared to a use of cash from operations of $23.8 million in the comparable quarter of the prior year. The increase resulted primarily from the Company's decision to hold rough diamond inventory due to market conditions in the prior year. At October 31, 2012, the Company had 0.8 million carats of rough diamond inventory with an estimated current market value of approximately $110 million, of which approximately $60 million represents inventory available for sale.

Working capital increased to $461.9 million at October 31, 2012 from $439.0 million at January 31, 2012. During the quarter, the Company increased accounts receivable by $5.7 million, decreased other current assets by $3.5 million, increased inventory and supplies by $27.0 million, increased trade and other payables by $19.2 million and increased employee benefit plans by $0.6 million.

The Company's liquidity requirements fluctuate from quarter to quarter depending on, among other factors, the seasonality of production at the Diavik Diamond Mine, seasonality of mine operating expenses, capital expenditure programs, the number of rough diamond sales events conducted during the quarter and the volume, size and quality distribution of rough diamonds delivered from the Diavik Diamond Mine and sold by the Company in each quarter, along with the seasonality of sales and salon expansion in the luxury brand segment. The Company's principal working capital needs include investments in inventory, other current assets, and trade and other payables and income taxes payable.

The Company assesses liquidity and capital resources on a consolidated basis. The Company's requirements are for cash operating expenses, working capital, contractual debt requirements and capital expenditures. The Company believes that it will generate sufficient liquidity to meet its anticipated requirements for the next twelve months.

Financing Activities
The mining segment maintains a senior secured revolving credit facility with Standard Chartered Bank. At October 31, 2012, $50.0 million was outstanding. On November 13, 2012, the Company entered into share purchase agreements with BHP Billiton Canada Inc., and various affiliates to purchase all of BHP Billiton's diamond assets, including its controlling interest in the Ekati Diamond Mine. The purchase price for the acquisitions will be satisfied from cash resources on hand and from new debt financing that has been arranged with The Royal Bank of Canada and Standard Chartered Bank. The new facilities will comprise a $400 million term loan, a $100 million revolving credit facility (of which $50 million will be available for purposes of funding the Ekati acquisition) and a $140 million letter of credit facility in support of the Core Zone environmental reclamation bond.  The new facilities will be secured and will replace the Company mining segment's current $125 million facility with Standard Chartered Bank, which will be repaid and terminated on closing. The new facilities will include customary covenants, including certain reporting and financial covenants, and will bear interest at market rates. The term loan will be an amortizing facility, with principal repayments beginning 30 months following closing and a final bullet payment of 50 percent of the principal amount being due on the date that is five years after closing. The $100 million portion of the revolving facility will be due five years after closing. The letter of credit facility will expire 364 days after closing. The facilities will be subject to customary closing conditions, including closing of the Core Zone acquisition. If the Core Zone acquisition is not completed but the Buffer Zone acquisition is completed, then the Company expects to finance the acquisition of the Buffer Zone using other cash resources available to it.

As at October 31, 2012, $15.7 million and $2.1 million was outstanding under the Company's revolving financing facility relating to its Belgian subsidiary, Harry Winston Diamond International N.V., and its Indian subsidiary, Harry Winston Diamond (India) Private Limited, respectively, compared to $nil and $4.3 million at January 31, 2012.

The amount outstanding on the secured five-year revolving credit facility for the Company's luxury brand subsidiary, Harry Winston Inc., was $223.0 million at October 31, 2012, compared to $200.5 million at January 31, 2012. On August 30, 2012, Harry Winston Inc. refinanced its senior secured revolving credit facility by entering into a new secured five-year credit agreement with a consortium of banks led by Standard Chartered Bank establishing a $260.0 million facility for revolving credit loans. Harry Winston Inc. amended its senior secured revolving credit facility on November 7, 2012 by adding an additional $40.0 million increasing the total facility to $300.0 million. The facility has a maturity date of August 30, 2017. See Contractual Obligations below.

Investing Activities
During the quarter, the Company purchased property, plant and equipment of $19.2 million, of which $13.4 million was purchased for the mining segment and $5.8 million for the luxury brand segment.

Contractual Obligations
The Company has contractual payment obligations with respect to interest-bearing loans and borrowings and, through its participation in the Joint Venture, future site restoration costs at the Diavik Diamond Mine level. Additionally, at the Joint Venture level, contractual obligations exist with respect to operating purchase obligations, as administered by DDMI, the operator of the mine. In order to maintain its 40% ownership interest in the Diavik Diamond Mine, HWDLP is obligated to fund 40% of the Joint Venture's total expenditures on a monthly basis. Not reflected in the table below are capital expenditures for the calendar years 2012 to 2016 of approximately $135 million assuming a Canadian/US average exchange rate of $1.00 for each of the five years relating to HWDLP's current projected share of the planned capital expenditures (excluding the A-21 pipe) at the Diavik Diamond Mine. Also not included is the potential impact of the Ekati transaction. The most significant contractual obligations for the ensuing five-year period can be summarized as follows:

CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS           Less than     Year     Year     After
(expressed in thousands of United States dollars)     Total     1 year     2-3     4-5     5 years
Interest-bearing loans and borrowings (a)(b)   $ 399,880   $ 61,114   $ 70,943   $ 243,429   $ 24,394
Environmental and participation agreements incremental commitments (c)     93,686     82,990     4,864     -     5,832
Operating lease obligations (d)     254,927     25,276     53,977     47,900     127,774
Total contractual obligations   $ 748,493   $ 169,380   $ 129,784   $ 291,329   $ 158,000

     
(a)   (i) Interest-bearing loans and borrowings presented in the foregoing table include current and long-term portions. The mining segment maintains a senior secured revolving credit facility with Standard Chartered Bank for $125.0 million. The facility has an initial maturity date of June 24, 2013 with two one-year extensions at the Company's option. There are no scheduled repayments required before maturity. At October 31, 2012, $50.0 million was outstanding.
     
    (ii) The Company has available a $45.0 million revolving financing facility (utilization in either US dollars or Euros) with Antwerp Diamond Bank for inventory and receivables funding in connection with marketing activities through its Belgian subsidiary, Harry Winston Diamond International N.V., and its Indian subsidiary, Harry Winston Diamond (India) Private Limited. Borrowings under the Belgian facility bear interest at the bank's base rate plus 1.5%. Borrowings under the Indian facility bear an interest rate of 12.50%. At October 31, 2012, $15.7 million and $2.1 million were outstanding under this facility relating to its Belgian subsidiary, Harry Winston Diamond International N.V., and its Indian subsidiary, Harry Winston Diamond (India) Private Limited, respectively. The facility is guaranteed by Harry Winston Diamond Corporation.
     
    (iii) On August 30, 2012, Harry Winston Inc. refinanced its secured revolving credit facility by entering into a new secured five-year credit agreement with a consortium of banks led by Standard Chartered Bank establishing a $260.0 million facility for revolving credit loans. The new facility expires on August 30, 2017. On November 7, 2012, Harry Winston Inc. signed the first amendment to its senior secured revolving credit agreement dated August 30, 2012. The amendment increased the current $260.0 million facility to $300.0 million with Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company agreeing to provide an additional $40.0 million commitment, and being added as a new lender under the current credit agreement. There are no scheduled repayments required before maturity. As with the previous agreement, the new credit facility is supported by a $20.0 million limited guarantee provided by Harry Winston Diamond Corporation. The amount available under this facility is subject to a borrowing base formula based on certain assets of the luxury brand segment. At October 31, 2012, $223.0 million was outstanding.
     
    The new Harry Winston Inc. credit agreement contains affirmative and negative non-financial and financial covenants, which apply to the luxury brand segment. These provisions include consolidated minimum tangible net worth, minimum coverage of fixed charges, leverage ratio and limitations on capital expenditures and certain investments. The new credit agreement also includes a change of control provision, which would result in the entire unpaid principal and all accrued interest of the facility becoming due immediately upon change of control, as defined. Any material adverse change, as defined, in the luxury brand segment's assets, liabilities, consolidated financial position or consolidated results of operations constitutes default under the agreement.
     
    The luxury brand segment has pledged 100% of Harry Winston Inc.'s common stock and 66 2/3% of the common stock of its foreign subsidiaries to the bank to secure the loan. Inventory and accounts receivable of Harry Winston Inc. are pledged as collateral to secure the borrowings of Harry Winston Inc. In addition, an assignment of proceeds on insurance covering security collateral was made.
     
    Loans under this new credit facility can be either fixed rate loans or revolving line of credit loans. The fixed rate loans will bear interest within a range of 2.50% to 3.25% above LIBOR based upon a pricing grid determined by the fixed charge coverage ratio. Interest under this option will be determined for periods of either one, two, three or six months. The revolving line of credit loans will bear interest within a range of 1.50% to 2.25% above the bank's prime rate based upon a pricing grid determined by the fixed charge coverage ratio as well.
     
    (iv) Also included in long-term debt of Harry Winston Inc. is a 25-year loan agreement for CHF 17.5 million ($18.5 million) used to finance the construction of the Company's watch factory in Geneva, Switzerland. The loan agreement is comprised of a CHF 3.5 million ($3.7 million) loan and a CHF 14.0 million ($14.8 million) loan. The CHF 3.5 million loan bears interest at a rate of 3.15% and matures on April 22, 2013. The CHF 14.0 million loan bears interest at a rate of 3.55% and matures on January 31, 2033. At October 31, 2012, an aggregate of $15.7 million was outstanding. The bank has a secured interest in the factory building.
     
    (v) On August 21, 2012, Harry Winston S.A. entered into a credit facility with UBS AG establishing a CHF 7.0 million credit line. The new credit facility is available to Harry Winston S.A. for general corporate purposes. The new facility contains affirmative and negative non-financial and financial covenants. The Harry Winston S.A. factory building is pledged as collateral to secure the borrowings. Borrowings under the credit facility can be either fixed rate loans or revolving line of credit loans in CHF or any freely available and convertible currency. Interest under the fixed rate option will be based upon Euromarket rates for the relevant term and currency plus a bank margin.  Available terms under fixed rate borrowings are one to 12 months in minimum denominations of CHF 250,000. Interest under the revolving/overdraft option will bear interest at 4% per annum for CHF loans, and 5.5% per annum for USD loans. A 0.25% commission will be charged quarterly based upon the average debit balance. At October 31, 2012, $7.4 million was outstanding.
     
    (vi) Harry Winston S.A. has a CHF 0.5 million ($0.5 million) finance lease for machinery located at the watch factory in Geneva, Switzerland. The finance lease has an interest rate of 1.97% and matures on April 1, 2017. At October 31, 2012, $0.4 million was outstanding.
     
    (vii) Harry Winston Japan, K.K. maintains unsecured credit agreements with three banks, amounting to ¥1,284 million ($16.1 million). Harry Winston Japan, K.K. also maintains a secured credit agreement amounting to ¥575 million ($7.2 million). This facility is secured by inventory owned by Harry Winston Japan, K.K. At October 31, 2012, $23.3 million was outstanding.
     
    (viii) The Company's first mortgage on real property has scheduled principal payments of approximately $0.2 million quarterly, may be prepaid at any time, and matures on September 1, 2018. On October 31, 2012, $5.8 million was outstanding on the mortgage payable.
     
(b)   Interest on loans and borrowings is calculated at various fixed and floating rates. Projected interest payments on the current debt outstanding were based on interest rates in effect at October 31, 2012, and have been included under interest-bearing loans and borrowings in the table above. Interest payments for the next twelve months are approximated to be $11.0 million.
     
(c)   The Joint Venture, under environmental and other agreements, must provide funding for the Environmental Monitoring Advisory Board. These agreements also state that the Joint Venture must provide security deposits for the performance by the Joint Venture of its reclamation and abandonment obligations under all environmental laws and regulations. The operator of the Joint Venture has fulfilled such obligations for the security deposits by posting letters of credit, of which HWDLP's share as at October 31, 2012, was $81.4 million based on its 40% ownership interest in the Diavik Diamond Mine. There can be no assurance that the operator will continue its practice of posting letters of credit in fulfillment of this obligation, in which event HWDLP would be required to post its proportionate share of such security directly, which would result in additional constraints on liquidity. The requirement to post security for the reclamation and abandonment obligations may be reduced to the extent of amounts spent by the Joint Venture on those activities. The Joint Venture has also signed participation agreements with various native groups. These agreements are expected to contribute to the social, economic and cultural well-being of area Aboriginal bands. The actual cash outlay for the Joint Venture's obligations under these agreements is not anticipated to occur until later in the life of the Diavik Diamond Mine.
     
(d)   Operating lease obligations represent future minimum annual rentals under non-cancellable operating leases for Harry Winston Inc. salons and office space.
     

Non-IFRS Measure
In addition to discussing earnings measures in accordance with IFRS, the MD&A provides the following non-IFRS measure, which is also used by management to monitor and evaluate the performance of the Company and its business segments.

The term EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) does not have a standardized meaning according to IFRS and therefore may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers. The Company defines EBITDA as sales minus cost of sales and selling, general and administrative expenses, meaning it represents operating profit before depreciation and amortization.

EBITDA is a measure commonly reported and widely used by investors and analysts as an indicator of the Company's operating performance and ability to incur and service debt and as a valuation metric. EBITDA margin is defined as the ratio obtained by dividing EBITDA by sales.

CONSOLIDATED                                                
                                                             
(expressed in thousands of United States dollars)
(unaudited)                      
                                   
      2013     2013     2013     2012     2012     2012     2012     2011     Nine
months
ended
October
31,
    Nine
months
ended
October
31,
      Q3     Q2     Q1     Q4     Q3     Q2     Q1     Q4     2012     2011
Operating profit (loss)   $ 10,322   $ 16,384   $ 18,658   $ 30,710   $ (1,963)   $ 23,100   $ 4,685   $ 21,245   $ 45,364   $ 25,822
Depreciation and amortization     24,453     16,980     25,546     27,512     23,121     20,716     20,291     24,635     66,980     64,129
EBITDA   $ 34,775   $ 33,364   $ 44,204   $ 58,222   $ 21,158   $ 43,816   $ 24,976   $ 45,880   $ 112,344   $ 89,951
                                                             
                                                             
MINING SEGMENT                                                            
                                                             
(expressed in thousands of United States dollars)
(unaudited)                        
                                       
      2013     2013     2013     2012     2012     2012     2012     2011     Nine
months
ended
October
31,
    Nine
months
ended
October
31,
      Q3     Q2     Q1     Q4     Q3     Q2     Q1     Q4     2012     2011
Operating profit (loss)   $ 9,223   $ 11,723   $ 16,385   $ 27,388   $ (1,147)   $ 18,506   $ 3,962   $ 17,858   $ 37,331   $ 21,321
Depreciation and amortization     20,588     13,160     22,172     24,284     19,932     17,461     17,083     20,669     55,921     54,476
EBITDA   $ 29,811   $ 24,883   $ 38,557   $ 51,672   $ 18,785   $ 35,967   $ 21,045   $ 38,527   $ 93,252   $ 75,797
                                                             
                                                             
LUXURY BRAND SEGMENT                                                              
                                                             
(expressed in thousands of United States dollars)
(unaudited)                            
                                   
      2013     2013     2013     2012     2012     2012     2012     2011     Nine
months
ended
October
31,
    Nine
months
ended
October
31,
      Q3     Q2     Q1     Q4     Q3     Q2     Q1     Q4     2012     2011
Operating profit   $ 5,349   $ 8,019   $ 7,106   $ 6,832   $ 1,464   $ 6,926   $ 4,223   $ 5,277   $ 20,474   $ 12,612
Depreciation and amortization     3,726     3,681     3,235     3,089     3,048     3,115     3,069     3,688     10,642     9,233
EBITDA   $ 9,075   $ 11,700   $ 10,341   $ 9,921   $ 4,512   $ 10,041   $ 7,292   $ 8,965   $ 31,116   $ 21,845
                                                             
                                                             
CORPORATE SEGMENT                                                            
                                                             
(expressed in thousands of United States dollars)
(unaudited)                                    
                                   
      2013     2013     2013     2012     2012     2012     2012     2011     Nine
months
ended
October
31,
    Nine
months
ended
October
31,
      Q3     Q2     Q1     Q4     Q3     Q2     Q1     Q4     2012     2011
Operating loss   $ (4,250)   $ (3,358)   $ (4,833)   $ (3,510)   $ (2,280)   $ (2,332)   $ (3,500)   $ (1,890)   $ (12,441)   $ (8,111)
Depreciation and amortization     139     139     139     139     141     140     139     278     417     420
EBITDA   $ (4,111)   $ (3,219)   $ (4,694)   $ (3,371)   $ (2,139)   $ (2,192)   $ (3,361)   $ (1,612)   $ (12,024)   $ (7,691)

Risks and Uncertainties
Harry Winston Diamond Corporation is subject to a number of risks and uncertainties as a result of its operations. In addition to the other information contained in this MD&A and the Company's other publicly filed disclosure documents, readers should give careful consideration to the following risks, each of which could have a material adverse effect on the Company's business prospects or financial condition.

Nature of Mining
The operation of the Diavik Diamond Mine is subject to risks inherent in the mining industry, including variations in grade and other geological differences, unexpected problems associated with required water retention dikes, water quality, surface and underground conditions, processing problems, equipment performance, accidents, labour disputes, risks relating to the physical security of the diamonds, force majeure risks and natural disasters. Particularly with underground mining operations, inherent risks include variations in rock structure and strength as it impacts on mining method selection and performance, de-watering and water handling requirements, achieving the required crushed rock-fill strengths, and unexpected local ground conditions. Hazards, such as unusual or unexpected rock formations, rock bursts, pressures, collapses, flooding or other conditions, may be encountered during mining. Such risks could result in personal injury or fatality; damage to or destruction of mining properties, processing facilities or equipment; environmental damage; delays, suspensions or permanent reductions in mining production; monetary losses; and possible legal liability.

The Diavik Diamond Mine, because of its remote northern location and access only by winter road or by air, is subject to special climate and transportation risks. These risks include the inability to operate or to operate efficiently during periods of extreme cold, the unavailability of materials and equipment, and increased transportation costs due to the late opening and/or early closure of the winter road. Such factors can add to the cost of mine development, production and operation and/or impair production and mining activities, thereby affecting the Company's profitability.

Nature of Interest in DDMI
HWDLP holds an undivided 40% interest in the assets, liabilities and expenses of the Diavik Diamond Mine and the Diavik group of mineral claims. The Diavik Diamond Mine and the exploration and development of the Diavik group of mineral claims is a joint arrangement between DDMI (60%) and HWDLP (40%), and is subject to the risks normally associated with the conduct of joint ventures and similar joint arrangements. These risks include the inability to exert influence over strategic decisions made in respect of the Diavik Diamond Mine and the Diavik group of mineral claims, including the inability to control the timing and scope of capital expenditures, and risks that DDMI may decide not to proceed with the mining the A-21 pipe or may otherwise change the mine plan. By virtue of DDMI's 60% interest in the Diavik Diamond Mine, it has a controlling vote in virtually all Joint Venture management decisions respecting the development and operation of the Diavik Diamond Mine and the development of the Diavik group of mineral claims. Accordingly, DDMI is able to determine the timing and scope of future project capital expenditures, and therefore is able to impose capital expenditure requirements on HWDLP that the Company may not have sufficient cash to meet. A failure to meet capital expenditure requirements imposed by DDMI could result in HWDLP's interest in the Diavik Diamond Mine and the Diavik group of mineral claims being diluted. Rio Tinto plc, the parent of DDMI, announced a review of its diamond operations in early 2012.

Diamond Prices and Demand for Diamonds
The profitability of the Company is dependent upon production from the Diavik Diamond Mine and on the results of the operations of its luxury brand operations. Each, in turn, is dependent in significant part upon the worldwide demand for and price of diamonds. Diamond prices fluctuate and are affected by numerous factors beyond the control of the Company, including worldwide economic trends, particularly in the US, Japan, China and India, worldwide levels of diamond discovery and production, and the level of demand for, and discretionary spending on, luxury goods such as diamonds and jewelry. Low or negative growth in the worldwide economy, renewed or additional credit market disruptions, natural disasters or the occurrence of terrorist attacks or similar activities creating disruptions in economic growth could result in decreased demand for luxury goods such as diamonds and jewelry, thereby negatively affecting the price of diamonds and jewelry. Similarly, a substantial increase in the worldwide level of diamond production or the release of stocks held back during recent periods of low demand could also negatively affect the price of diamonds. In each case, such developments could have a material adverse effect on the Company's results of operations.

Cash Flow and Liquidity
The Company's liquidity requirements fluctuate from quarter to quarter and year to year depending on, among other factors, the seasonality of production at the Diavik Diamond Mine, the seasonality of mine operating expenses, exploration expenses, capital expenditure programs, the number of rough diamond sales events conducted during the quarter and the volume, size and quality distribution of rough diamonds delivered from the Diavik Diamond Mine and sold by the Company in each quarter, along with the seasonality of sales and salon refurbishment and expansion in the luxury brand segment. The Company's principal working capital needs include investments in inventory, prepaid expenses and other current assets, and accounts payable and income taxes payable. There can be no assurance that the Company will be able to meet each or all of its liquidity requirements. A failure by the Company to meet its liquidity requirements could result in the Company failing to meet its planned development objectives, or in the Company being in default of a contractual obligation, each of which could have a material adverse effect on the Company's business prospects or financial condition.

Economic Environment
The Company's financial results are tied to the global economic conditions and their impact on levels of consumer confidence and consumer spending. The global markets have experienced the impact of a significant US and international economic downturn since the fall of 2008. This has restricted the Company's growth opportunities both domestically and internationally, and a return to a recession or weak recovery, due to recent disruptions in financial markets in the US, the Eurozone or elsewhere, budget policy issues in the US and political upheavals in the Middle East, could cause the Company to experience revenue declines across both of its business segments due to deteriorated consumer confidence and spending, and a decrease in the availability of credit, which could have a material adverse effect on the Company's business prospects or financial condition. The credit facilities essential to the diamond polishing industry are largely underwritten by European banks that are currently under stress with the European sovereign debt issue. The withdrawal or reduction of such facilities could also have a material adverse effect on the Company's business prospects or financial condition. The Company monitors economic developments in the markets in which it operates and uses this information in its continuous strategic and operational planning in an effort to adjust its business in response to changing economic conditions.

Currency Risk
Currency fluctuations may affect the Company's financial performance. Diamonds are sold throughout the world based principally on the US dollar price, and although the Company reports its financial results in US dollars, a majority of the costs and expenses of the Diavik Diamond Mine are incurred in Canadian dollars. Further, the Company has a significant deferred income tax liability that has been incurred and will be payable in Canadian dollars. The Company's currency exposure relates primarily to expenses and obligations incurred by it in Canadian dollars and, secondarily, to revenues of Harry Winston Inc. in currencies other than the US dollar. The appreciation of the Canadian dollar against the US dollar, and the depreciation of other currencies against the US dollar, therefore, will increase the expenses of the Diavik Diamond Mine and the amount of the Company's Canadian dollar liabilities relative to the revenue the Company will receive from diamond sales, and will decrease the US dollar revenues received by Harry Winston Inc. From time to time, the Company may use a limited number of derivative financial instruments to manage its foreign currency exposure.

Licences and Permits
The operation of the Diavik Diamond Mine and exploration on the Diavik property requires licences and permits from the Canadian government. The Diavik Diamond Mine Type "A" Water Licence was renewed by the regional Wek'eezhii Land and Water Board to October 31, 2015. While the Company anticipates that DDMI, the operator of the Diavik Diamond Mine, will be able to renew this licence and other necessary permits in the future, there can be no guarantee that DDMI will be able to do so or obtain or maintain all other necessary licences and permits that may be required to maintain the operation of the Diavik Diamond Mine or to further explore and develop the Diavik property.

Regulatory and Environmental Risks
The operation of the Diavik Diamond Mine, exploration activities at the Diavik property and the manufacturing of jewelry and watches are subject to various laws and regulations governing the protection of the environment, exploration, development, production, taxes, labour standards, occupational health, waste disposal, mine safety, manufacturing safety and other matters. New laws and regulations, amendments to existing laws and regulations, or more stringent implementation or changes in enforcement policies under existing laws and regulations could have a material adverse effect on the Company by increasing costs and/or causing a reduction in levels of production from the Diavik Diamond Mine and in the manufacture of jewelry and watches. As well, as the Company's international operations expand, it or its subsidiaries become subject to laws and regulatory regimes that could differ materially from those under which they operate in Canada and the US.

Mining and manufacturing are subject to potential risks and liabilities associated with pollution of the environment and the disposal of waste products occurring as a result of mining and manufacturing operations. To the extent that the Company's operations are subject to uninsured environmental liabilities, the payment of such liabilities could have a material adverse effect on the Company.

Climate Change
The Canadian government has established a number of policy measures in response to concerns relating to climate change. While the impact of these measures cannot be quantified at this time, the likely effect will be to increase costs for fossil fuels, electricity and transportation; restrict industrial emission levels; impose added costs for emissions in excess of permitted levels; and increase costs for monitoring and reporting. Compliance with these initiatives could have a material adverse effect on the Company's results of operations.

Resource and Reserve Estimates
The Company's figures for mineral resources and ore reserves on the Diavik group of mineral claims are estimates, and no assurance can be given that the anticipated carats will be recovered. The estimation of reserves is a subjective process. Forecasts are based on engineering data, projected future rates of production and the timing of future expenditures, all of which are subject to numerous uncertainties and various interpretations. The Company expects that its estimates of reserves will change to reflect updated information as well as to reflect depletion due to production. Reserve estimates may be revised upward or downward based on the results of current and future drilling, testing or production levels, and on changes in mine design. In addition, market fluctuations in the price of diamonds or increases in the costs to recover diamonds from the Diavik Diamond Mine may render the mining of ore reserves uneconomical.

Mineral resources that are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability. Due to the uncertainty that may attach to inferred mineral resources, there is no assurance that mineral resources at the Diavik property will be upgraded to proven and probable ore reserves.

Insurance
The Company's business is subject to a number of risks and hazards, including adverse environmental conditions, industrial accidents, labour disputes, unusual or unexpected geological conditions, risks relating to the physical security of diamonds and jewelry held as inventory or in transit, changes in the regulatory environment, and natural phenomena such as inclement weather conditions. Such occurrences could result in damage to the Diavik Diamond Mine, personal injury or death, environmental damage to the Diavik property, delays in mining, the closing of Harry Winston Inc.'s manufacturing facilities or salons, monetary losses and possible legal liability. Although insurance is maintained to protect against certain risks in connection with the Diavik Diamond Mine and the Company's operations, the insurance in place will not cover all potential risks. It may not be possible to maintain insurance to cover insurable risks at economically feasible premiums.

Fuel Costs
The Diavik Diamond Mine's expected fuel needs are purchased periodically during the year for storage, and transported to the mine site by way of the winter road. These costs will increase if transportation by air freight is required due to a shortened "winter road season" or unexpected high fuel usage.

The cost of the fuel purchased is based on the then prevailing price and expensed into operating costs on a usage basis. The Diavik Diamond Mine currently has no hedges for its future anticipated fuel consumption.

Reliance on Skilled Employees
Production at the Diavik Diamond Mine is dependent upon the efforts of certain skilled employees of DDMI. The loss of these employees or the inability of DDMI to attract and retain additional skilled employees may adversely affect the level of diamond production from the Diavik Diamond Mine.

The Company's success in marketing rough diamonds and operating the business of Harry Winston Inc. is dependent on the services of key executives and skilled employees, as well as the continuance of key relationships with certain third parties, such as diamantaires. The loss of these persons or the Company's inability to attract and retain additional skilled employees or to establish and maintain relationships with required third parties may adversely affect its business and future operations in marketing diamonds and operating its luxury brand segment.

Expansion and Refurbishment of the Existing Salon Network
A key component of the Company's luxury brand strategy in recent years has been the expansion of its salon network. The Company currently expects to expand its retail salon network to a total of 35 salons and 300 wholesale doors worldwide by fiscal 2016. An additional objective of the Company in the luxury brand segment is to achieve a compound annual growth rate in sales in the mid-teens and an operating profit in the low to mid-teens, in each case by fiscal 2016. Although the Company considers these objectives to be reasonable, they are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, and there can be no assurance that these objectives will be realized. This strategy requires the Company to make ongoing capital expenditures to build and open new salons, to refurbish existing salons from time to time, and to incur additional operating expenses in order to operate the new salons. To date, much of this expansion has been financed by Harry Winston Inc. through borrowings. The successful expansion of the Company's global salon network, and achieving an increase in sales and in operating profit, will depend on a variety of factors, including worldwide economic conditions, market demand for luxury goods, the strength of the Harry Winston brand and the availability of sufficient funding. There can be no assurance that the expansion of the salon network will continue or that the current expansion will prove successful in increasing annual sales or earnings from the luxury brand segment, and the increased debt levels resulting from this expansion could negatively impact the Company's liquidity and its results from operations in the absence of increased sales and earnings.

The Company has to date licensed five retail salons to operate under the Harry Winston name and currently expects to increase the number of licensed salons to 15 by fiscal 2016. There is no assurance that the Company will be able to find qualified third parties to enter into these licensing arrangements, or that the licensees will honour the terms of the agreements. The conduct of licensees may have a negative impact on the Company's distinctive brand name and reputation.

Competition in the Luxury Brand Segment
The Company is exposed to competition in the luxury brand market from other luxury goods, diamond, jewelry and watch retailers. The ability of Harry Winston Inc. to successfully compete with such luxury goods, diamond, jewelry and watch retailers is dependent upon a number of factors, including the ability to source high-end polished diamonds and protect and promote its distinctive brand name and reputation. If Harry Winston Inc. is unable to successfully compete in the luxury jewelry segment, the Company's results of operations will be adversely affected.

Cybersecurity
The Company and certain of its third-party vendors receive and store personal information in connection with human resources operations and other aspects of the business. Despite the Company's implementation of security measures, its IT systems are vulnerable to damage from computer viruses, natural disasters, unauthorized access, cyber attack and other similar disruptions. Any system failure, accident or security breach could result in disruptions to the Company's operations. A material network breach in the security of the IT systems could include the theft of intellectual property or trade secrets. To the extent that any disruption or security breach results in a loss or damage to the Company's data, or in inappropriate disclosure of confidential information, financial data, or credit cardholder data, it could cause significant damage to the Company's reputation, affect relationships with our customers, lead to claims against the Company and ultimately harm its business. In addition, the Company may be required to incur significant costs to protect against damage caused by these disruptions or security breaches in the future. Although the Company believes that it has robust information security procedures and other safeguards in place, as cyber threats continue to evolve, the Company may be required to expend additional resources to continue to enhance its information security measures and/or to investigate and remediate any information security vulnerabilities.

Intellectual Property
The success of the luxury brand segment depends on the value and reputation of the Harry Winston brand and other proprietary property. The Company relies on various intellectual property rights, including copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets, to establish its proprietary rights. While the Company devotes considerable efforts and resources to protecting its intellectual property, if these efforts are not successful the value of the brand may be harmed, which could have a material adverse effect on the Company's financial position.

Risks relating to the Ekati transactions
On November 13, 2012, the Company entered into share purchase agreements with BHP Billiton Canada Inc. and various affiliates to purchase all of BHP Billiton's diamond assets, including its controlling interest in the Ekati Diamond Mine as well as the associated diamond sorting and sales facilities in Yellowknife, Canada and Antwerp, Belgium. As set out in the share purchase agreements, the Company's acquisition of BHP Billiton's interest in the Ekati Diamond Mine is subject to the occurrence of certain events and the satisfaction of certain closing conditions.

BHP Billiton's interests in the Ekati Diamond Mine are subject to separate joint venture agreements. Pursuant to the joint venture agreements, BHP Billiton will first separately offer to the joint venture parties its separate interests in the Ekati Diamond Mine on the same terms as those agreed to by the Company. The joint venture parties will then have 60 days to elect to acquire either or both of those interests. Any interests that the joint venture parties do not elect to acquire within that time period can then be transferred to the Company in the following 60 days. There can be no assurance that the joint venture parties will not elect to acquire BHP Billiton's interests in the Ekati Diamond Mine. In addition, the Ekati transactions are subject to typical closing conditions including the receipt of Competition Act approvals and other regulatory approvals required in connection with the transfer of operatorship and ownership of the Core Zone and the Buffer Zone interests of the Ekati Diamond Mine. The Company plans to satisfy the total purchase price for the Ekati transactions from cash resources on hand and from new debt financing that has been arranged with The Royal Bank of Canada and Standard Chartered Bank. The new debt financing facilities will be subject to customary closing conditions, including closing of the Core Zone acquisition. There can be no assurance that all of the closing conditions to the Ekati transaction will be satisfied or as to the timing of closing to the Ekati transactions.

Completion of the Ekati transactions and the integration of the Ekati Diamond Mine into the Company's operations will require significant management time and resources.

Changes in Disclosure Controls and Procedures and Internal Control over Financial Reporting
During the third quarter of fiscal 2013, there were no changes in the Company's disclosure controls and procedures or internal control over financial reporting that materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, the Company's disclosure controls and procedures or internal control over financial reporting.

Critical Accounting Estimates
Management is often required to make judgments, assumptions and estimates in the application of IFRS that have a significant impact on the financial results of the Company. Certain policies are more significant than others and are, therefore, considered critical accounting policies. Accounting policies are considered critical if they rely on a substantial amount of judgment (use of estimates) in their application or if they result from a choice between accounting alternatives and that choice has a material impact on the Company's reported results or financial position.

The critical accounting estimates applied in the preparation of the Company's unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements are consistent with those applied and disclosed in the Company's MD&A for the year ended January 31, 2012.

Changes in Accounting Policies
The International Accounting Standards Board ("IASB") has issued a new standard, IFRS 9, "Financial Instruments" ("IFRS 9"), which will ultimately replace IAS 39, "Financial Instruments: Recognition and Measurement" ("IAS 39"). IFRS 9 provides guidance on the classification and measurement of financial assets and financial liabilities. This standard becomes effective for the Company's fiscal year end beginning February 1, 2015. The Company is currently assessing the impact of the new standard on its financial statements.

IFRS 10, "Consolidated Financial Statements" ("IFRS 10"), was issued by the IASB on May 12, 2011, and will replace the consolidation requirements in SIC-12, "Consolidation - Special Purpose Entities" and IAS 27, "Consolidated and Separate Financial Statements". The new standard establishes control as the basis for determining which entities are consolidated in the consolidated financial statements and provides guidance to assist in the determination of control where it is difficult to assess. IFRS 10 is effective for the Company's fiscal year end beginning February 1, 2013, with early adoption permitted. The Company is currently assessing the impact of IFRS 10 on its consolidated financial statements.

IFRS 11, "Joint Arrangements" ("IFRS 11"), was issued by the IASB on May 12, 2011 and will replace IAS 31, "Interest in Joint Ventures". The new standard will apply to the accounting for interests in joint arrangements where there is joint control. Under IFRS 11, joint arrangements are classified as either joint ventures or joint operations. The structure of the joint arrangement will no longer be the most significant factor in determining whether a joint arrangement is either a joint venture or a joint operation. Proportionate consolidations will no longer be allowed and will be replaced by equity accounting. IFRS 11 is effective for the Company's fiscal year-end beginning February 1, 2013, with early adoption permitted. The Company is currently assessing the impact of IFRS 11 on its results of operations and financial position.

IFRS 13, "Fair Value Measurement" ("IFRS 13"), was also issued by the IASB on May 12, 2011. The new standard makes IFRS consistent with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States ("US GAAP") on measuring fair value and related fair value disclosures. The new standard creates a single source of guidance for fair value measurements. IFRS 13 is effective for the Company's fiscal year end beginning February 1, 2013, with early adoption permitted. The Company is assessing the impact of IFRS 13 on its consolidated financial statements.

Amendments to IAS 19, "Employee Benefits" ("IAS 19"), was issued by the IASB on June 11, 2011. The amended standard eliminates the option to defer the recognition of actuarial gains and losses through the "corridor" approach, revises the presentation of changes in assets and liabilities arising from defined benefit plans and enhances the disclosures for defined benefit plans. IAS 19 is effective for the Company's fiscal year end beginning February 1, 2013, with early adoption permitted. The Company is assessing the impact of IAS 19 on its consolidated financial statements.

Outstanding Share Information

As at November 30, 2012          
Authorized         Unlimited
Issued and outstanding shares         84,874,781
Options outstanding         2,229,727
Fully diluted         87,104,508
           

Additional Information
Additional information relating to the Company, including the Company's most recently filed Annual Information Form, can be found on SEDAR at www.sedar.com, and is also available on the Company's website at http://investor.harrywinston.com.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(EXPRESSED IN THOUSANDS OF UNITED STATES DOLLARS) (UNAUDITED)
                       
      October 31,
2012
      January 31,
2012
(Recast - note 10)
      January 31,
2011
(Recast - note 10)
ASSETS                      
Current assets                      
  Cash and cash equivalents (note 3)   $ 110,810     $ 78,116     $ 108,693
  Accounts receivable     34,749       26,910       22,788
  Inventory and supplies (note 4)     513,558       457,827       403,212
  Other current assets     37,808       45,494       41,317
      696,925       608,347       576,010
Property, plant and equipment - Mining     724,146       734,146       764,093
Property, plant and equipment - Luxury brand     70,371       69,781       61,019
Intangible assets, net     126,919       127,337       127,894
Other non-current assets     12,907       14,165       14,521
Deferred income tax assets     101,924       82,955       65,833
Total assets   $ 1,733,192     $ 1,636,731     $ 1,609,370
                       
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY                      
Current liabilities                      
  Trade and other payables   $ 136,084     $ 104,681     $ 139,551
  Employee benefit plans     7,623       6,026       4,317
  Income taxes payable     41,290       29,450       6,660
  Promissory note     -       -       70,000
  Current portion of interest-bearing loans and borrowings (note 6)     50,054       29,238       24,215
      235,051       169,395       244,743
Interest-bearing loans and borrowings (note 6)     288,098       270,485       235,516
Deferred income tax liabilities     321,175       325,035       309,868
Employee benefit plans     9,273       9,463       7,287
Provisions     63,339       65,245       50,130
Total liabilities     916,936       839,623       847,544
Equity                      
  Share capital     507,975       507,975       502,129
  Contributed surplus     19,052       17,764       16,233
  Retained earnings     280,790       261,028       235,574
  Accumulated other comprehensive income     7,569       10,086       7,624
  Total shareholders' equity     815,386       796,853       761,560
  Non-controlling interest     870       255       266
Total equity     816,256       797,108       761,826
Total liabilities and equity   $ 1,733,192     $ 1,636,731     $ 1,609,370
Subsequent events (note 1)                      

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements.

                               
Condensed Consolidated Income Statements
(EXPRESSED IN THOUSANDS OF UNITED STATES DOLLARS, EXCEPT PER SHARE AMOUNTS) (UNAUDITED)
                               
      Three
months ended
October 31,
      Three
months ended
October 31,
      Nine
months ended
October 31,
      Nine
months ended
October 31,
      2012       2011       2012       2011
Sales   $ 180,399     $ 119,716     $ 549,757     $ 486,026
Cost of sales     114,690       75,524       338,518       322,153
Gross margin     65,709       44,192       211,239       163,873
Selling, general and administrative expenses     55,387       46,155       165,875       138,051
Operating profit (loss)     10,322       (1,963)       45,364       25,822
Finance expenses     (4,811)       (4,040)       (12,719)       (13,206)
Exploration costs     (673)       (600)       (1,495)       (1,593)
Finance and other income     96       164       251       505
Foreign exchange gain     767       436       556       547
Profit before income taxes     5,701       (6,003)       31,957       12,075
Net income tax expense (recovery)     1,687       (1,272)       11,580       3,220
Net profit (loss)   $ 4,014     $ (4,731)     $ 20,377     $ 8,855
Attributable to shareholders   $ 3,397     $ (4,728)     $ 19,762     $ 8,854
Attributable to non-controlling interest   $ 617     $ (3)     $ 615     $ 1
Earnings (loss) per share                              
  Basic   $ 0.04     $ (0.06)     $ 0.23     $ 0.10
  Diluted   $ 0.04     $ (0.06)     $ 0.23     $ 0.10
Weighted average number of shares outstanding     84,874,781       84,809,781       84,874,781       84,597,861

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements.


                               
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income
(EXPRESSED IN THOUSANDS OF UNITED STATES DOLLARS) (UNAUDITED)
                               
      Three
months ended
October 31,
      Three
months ended
October 31,
      Nine
months ended
October 31,
      Nine
months ended
October 31,
      2012       2011       2012       2011
Net profit (loss)   $ 4,014     $ (4,731)     $ 20,377     $ 8,855
                               
Other comprehensive income                              
  Net gain (loss) on translation of net foreign operations (net of tax of nil)     3,452       (7,337)       (2,517)       8,440
Other comprehensive income, net of tax     3,452       (7,337)       (2,517)       8,440
                               
Total comprehensive income   $ 7,466     $ (12,068)     $ 17,860     $ 17,295
Attributable to shareholders   $ 6,849     $ (12,065)     $ 17,245     $ 17,294
Attributable to non-controlling interest   $ 617     $ (3)     $ 615      $ 1

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements.

                 
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Changes in Equity
(EXPRESSED IN THOUSANDS OF UNITED STATES DOLLARS) (UNAUDITED)
                 
        Nine
months ended
October 31,
      Nine
months ended
October 31,
        2012       2011
Common shares:                
Balance at beginning of period     $ 507,975     $ 502,129
Issued during the period       -       5,163
Transfer from contributed surplus on exercise of options       -       2,300
Balance at end of period       507,975       509,592
Contributed surplus:                
Balance at beginning of period       17,764       16,233
Stock-based compensation expense       1,288       1,602
Transfer from contributed surplus on exercise of options       -       (2,300)
Balance at end of period       19,052       15,535
Retained earnings:                
Balance at beginning of period (Recast - note 10)       261,028       235,574
Net profit attributable to common shareholders       19,762       8,854
Balance at end of period       280,790       244,428
Accumulated other comprehensive income:                
Balance at beginning of period       10,086       7,624
Other comprehensive income                
  Net gain (loss) on translation of net foreign operations (net of tax of nil)       (2,517)       8,440
Balance at end of period       7,569       16,064
Non-controlling interest:                
Balance at beginning of period       255       266
Non-controlling interest       615       1
Balance at end of period       870       267
Total equity     $ 816,256     $ 785,886

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements.

                               
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(EXPRESSED IN THOUSANDS OF UNITED STATES DOLLARS) (UNAUDITED)
                               
      Three
months ended
October 31,
      Three
months ended
October 31,
      Nine
months ended
October 31,
      Nine
months ended
October 31,
      2012       2011       2012       2011
Cash provided by (used in)                              
OPERATING                              
Net profit (loss)   $ 4,014     $ (4,731)     $ 20,377     $ 8,855
  Depreciation and amortization     24,453       23,121       66,980       64,129
  Deferred income tax recovery     (12,721)       (4,781)       (18,262)       (8,200)
  Current income tax expense     14,408       3,509       29,842       11,420
  Finance expenses     4,811       4,040       12,719       13,206
  Stock-based compensation     434       492       1,288       1,602
  Other non-cash items     (118)       125       (2,636)       124
  Foreign exchange gain     (1,049)       (3,240)       (632)       (3,432)
  Gain on disposition of assets     (49)       -       (357)       -
Change in non-cash operating working capital, excluding taxes and finance expenses     (9,399)       (34,883)       (25,977)       (92,399)
Cash provided from (used in) operating activities     24,784       (16,348)       83,342       (4,695)
  Interest paid     (4,068)       (6,329)       (10,082)       (11,526)
  Income and mining taxes paid     (2,145)       (1,077)       (21,183)       9,376
Net cash from (used in) operating activities     18,571       (23,754)       52,077       (6,845)
FINANCING                              
Increase in interest-bearing loans and borrowings     16       -       16       -
Decrease in interest-bearing loans and borrowings     (193)       (178)       (563)       (532)
Increase in revolving credit     308,966       126,286       415,148       211,890
Decrease in revolving credit     (275,185)       (69,457)       (376,370)       (127,464)
Repayment of promissory note     -       (70,000)       -       (70,000)
Issue of common shares, net of issue costs     -       182       -       5,163
Cash provided from financing activities     33,604       (13,167)       38,231       19,057
INVESTING                              
Property, plant and equipment - Mining     (13,446)       (10,796)       (47,383)       (35,880)
Property, plant and equipment - Luxury brand     (5,778)       (4,050)       (12,201)       (7,338)
Net proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment     -       -       2,619       -
Other non-current assets     654       (363)       21       (1,185)
Cash used in investing activities     (18,570)       (15,209)       (56,944)       (44,403)
Foreign exchange effect on cash balances     2,616       (4,568)       (670)       6,681
Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents     36,221       (56,698)       32,694       (25,510)
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period     74,589       139,881       78,116       108,693
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period   $ 110,810     $ 83,183     $ 110,810     $ 83,183
Change in non-cash operating working capital, excluding taxes and finance expenses                              
Accounts receivable     (5,701)       (890)       (7,807)       (9,116)
Inventory and supplies     (26,974)       (37,522)       (59,561)       (61,958)
Other current assets     3,474       (2,806)       6,653       (189)
Trade and other payables     19,230       5,865       33,157       (21,307)
Employee benefit plans     572       470       1,581       171
    $ (9,399)     $ (34,883)     $ (25,977)     $ (92,399)

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

 

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

OCTOBER 31, 2012 WITH COMPARATIVE FIGURES
(TABULAR AMOUNTS IN THOUSANDS OF UNITED STATES DOLLARS, EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE NOTED)

Note 1:
Nature of Operations
Harry Winston Diamond Corporation (the "Company") is a diamond enterprise with assets in the mining and luxury brand segments of the diamond industry.

The Company's mining asset is an ownership interest in the Diavik group of mineral claims. The Diavik Joint Venture (the "Joint Venture") is an unincorporated joint arrangement between Diavik Diamond Mines Inc. ("DDMI") (60%) and Harry Winston Diamond Limited Partnership ("HWDLP") (40%) where HWDLP holds an undivided 40% ownership interest in the assets, liabilities and expenses of the Diavik Diamond Mine. DDMI is the operator of the Diavik Diamond Mine. DDMI and HWDLP are headquartered in Yellowknife, Canada. DDMI is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rio Tinto plc of London, England, and Harry Winston Diamond Limited Partnership is a wholly owned subsidiary of Harry Winston Diamond Corporation of Toronto, Canada.

On November 13, 2012, the Company entered into share purchase agreements with BHP Billiton Canada Inc. and various affiliates to purchase all of BHP Billiton's diamond assets, including its controlling interest in the Ekati Diamond Mine as well as the associated diamond sorting and sales facilities in Yellowknife, Canada, and Antwerp, Belgium. The Ekati Diamond Mine consists of the Core Zone, which includes the current operating mine and other permitted kimberlite pipes, as well as the Buffer Zone, an adjacent area hosting kimberlite pipes having both development and exploration potential. The agreed purchase price, payable in cash, is $400 million for the Core Zone interest and $100 million for the Buffer Zone interest, subject to adjustments in accordance with the terms of the share purchase agreements. The share purchase agreements include typical closing conditions, including receipt of required regulatory and Competition Act approvals. Each of the Core Zone and the Buffer Zone is subject to a separate joint venture agreement. BHP Billiton holds an 80% interest in the Core Zone and a 58.8% interest in the Buffer Zone, with the remainder held by the Ekati minority joint venture parties. Pursuant to the joint venture agreements, BHP Billiton will first separately offer to the joint venture parties its interest in each of the Core and Buffer Zones on the same terms as those agreed to by the Company. The joint venture parties will then have 60 days to elect to acquire either or both of those interests. Any interests that the joint venture parties do not elect to acquire within that time period can then be transferred to the Company in the following 60 days.  If the Core Zone transaction is not completed because the minority joint venture parties exercise their pre-emptive rights, the Company will be entitled to be paid a termination fee of $30 million by BHP Billiton. Closing of the transactions is currently expected to occur before the end of March, 2013. The purchase price for the acquisitions will be satisfied from cash resources on hand and from new debt financing that has been arranged with two banks. The new facilities will comprise a $400 million term loan, a $100 million revolving credit facility (of which $50 million will be available for purposes of funding the Ekati acquisition) and a $140 million letter of credit facility in support of the Core Zone environmental reclamation bond. The new facilities will be secured and will replace the Company mining segment's current $125 million facility with Standard Chartered Bank, which will be repaid and terminated on closing.

The Company also owns Harry Winston Inc., the premier fine jewelry and watch retailer with select locations throughout the world. Its head office is located in New York City, United States.

The Company's operations fluctuate from quarter to quarter depending on, among other factors, the seasonality of production at the Diavik Diamond Mine, seasonality of mine operating expenses, capital expenditure programs, the number of rough diamond sales events conducted during the quarter and the volume, size and quality distribution of rough diamonds delivered from the Diavik Diamond Mine in each quarter. The quarterly results for the luxury brand segment are also seasonal, with generally higher sales during the fourth quarter due to the holiday season.

The Company is incorporated and domiciled in Canada and its shares are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange. The address of its registered office is Toronto, Ontario.

Note 2:
Basis of Preparation

(a)  Statement of compliance
  These unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS") International Accounting Standard ("IAS") 34, "Interim Financial Reporting".
 
  These unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements do not include all disclosures required by IFRS for annual consolidated financial statements and accordingly should be read in conjunction with the Company's audited consolidated financial statements and notes thereto for the year ended January 31, 2012. These statements have been prepared following the same accounting policies and methods of computation as the consolidated financial statements for the year ended January 31, 2012.
 
(b)  Basis of measurement
  These unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared on the historical cost basis except for the following:

  • financial instruments held for trading are measured at fair value through profit and loss
  • liabilities for Restricted Share Unit and Deferred Share Unit plans are measured at fair value
 
(c)  Currency of presentation
  These unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements are expressed in United States dollars, consistent with the predominant functional currency of the Company's operations. All financial information presented in United States dollars has been rounded to the nearest thousand.
   

Note 3:
Cash Resources

        October 31,
2012
      January 31,
2012
Cash on hand and balances with banks     $ 105,634     $ 76,030
Short-term investments (a)       5,176       2,086
Total cash resources     $ 110,810     $ 78,116

(a) Short-term investments are held in overnight deposits and money market instruments with a maturity of 30 days.

Note 4:
Inventory and Supplies

        October 31,
2012
      January 31,
2012
Luxury brand raw materials     $ 67,200     $ 62,188
Mining rough diamond inventory       68,332       62,472
        135,532       124,660
Luxury brand work-in-progress       59,159       45,407
Luxury brand merchandise inventory       245,789       218,844
Mining supplies inventory       73,078       68,916
Total inventory and supplies     $ 513,558     $ 457,827

Total inventory and supplies is net of a provision for obsolescence of $3.7 million ($3.1 million at January 31, 2012).

Note 5:
Diavik Joint Venture

The following represents HWDLP's 40% proportionate interest in the Joint Venture as at September 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011:

        October 31,
2012
      January 31,
2012
Current assets     $ 100,331     $ 101,454
Non-current assets       673,571       685,590
Current liabilities       30,656       31,745
Non-current liabilities and participant's account       743,246       755,298
                 

                         
      Three months
ended
October 31,
2012
    Three months
ended
October 31,
2011
    Nine months
ended
October 31,
2012
    Nine months
ended
October 31,
2011
Expenses net of interest income (a) (b)   $ 61,087   $ 57,918   $ 176,410   $ 181,576
Cash flows resulting from (used in) operating activities     (28,936)     (26,920)     (126,311)     (116,815)
Cash flows resulting from financing activities     56,264     39,156     168,464     154,239
Cash flows resulting from (used in) investing activities     (23,310)     (13,460)     (42,451)     (35,680)

(a) The Joint Venture only earns interest income.
(b)  Expenses net of interest income for the three months and nine months ended October 31, 2012 of $nil and $0.1 million, respectively (three and nine months ended October 31, 2011 of $nil and $0.1 million, respectively).
   

HWDLP is contingently liable for DDMI's portion of the liabilities of the Joint Venture, and to the extent HWDLP's participating interest has increased because of the failure of DDMI to make a cash contribution when required, HWDLP would have access to an increased portion of the assets of the Joint Venture to settle these liabilities. Additional information on commitments and contingencies related to the Diavik Joint Venture is found in Note 7.

Note 6:
Interest-Bearing Loans and Borrowings

        October 31,
2012
      January 31,
2012
Mining segment credit facilities     $ 49,284     $ 48,460
Harry Winston Inc. credit facilities       234,063       217,071
First mortgage on real property       5,804       6,342
Bank advances       48,570       27,850
Finance leases       431       -
Total interest-bearing loans and borrowings       338,152       299,723
Less current portion       (50,054)       (29,238)
      $ 288,098     $ 270,485

                         
    Currency   Nominal
interest
rate
  Date of maturity   Carrying
amount at
October 31,
2012
  Face value at
October 31, 2012
  Borrower
Secured bank loan   US   4.09%   June 24, 2013   $49.3 million   $50.0 million   Harry Winston Diamond Corporation and
Harry Winston Diamond Mines Ltd.
Secured bank loan   US   3.51%   August 30,2017   $218.3 million   $223.0 million   Harry Winston Inc.
Secured bank loan   CHF   3.15%   January 31, 2033   $3.7 million   $3.7 million   Harry Winston S.A.
Secured bank loan   CHF   3.55%   January 31, 2033   $12.0 million   $12.0 million   Harry Winston S.A.
First mortgage on real property   CDN   7.98%   September 1, 2018   $5.8 million   $5.8 million   6019838 Canada Inc.
Secured bank advance   US   4.80%   Due on demand   $ 15.7 million   $ 15.7 million   Harry Winston Diamond International N.V
    US   12.50%   Due on demand   $ 2.1 million   $ 2.1 million   Harry Winston Diamond (India) Private Limited
Secured bank advance   CHF   4.00%   Due on demand   $ 7.4 million   $ 7.4 million   Harry Winston S.A.
Secured bank advance   YEN   2.55%   February  22, 2013   $7.2 million   $7.2 million   Harry Winston Japan, K.K.
Unsecured bank advance   YEN   2.98%   November 30, 2012   $6.5 million   $6.5 million   Harry Winston Japan, K.K.
Unsecured bank advance   YEN   2.98%   November 30, 2012   $7.0 million   $7.0 million   Harry Winston Japan, K.K.
Unsecured bank advance   YEN   2.48%   March 29, 2013   $1.0 million   $1.0 million   Harry Winston Japan, K.K.
Unsecured bank advance   YEN   2.00%   November 30, 2012   $1.3 million   $1.3 million   Harry Winston Japan, K.K.
Unsecured bank advance   YEN   1.88%   November 22, 2012   $0.3 million   $0.3 million   Harry Winston Japan, K.K
Finance lease   CHF   1.97%   April 1, 2017   $0.4 million   $0.4 million   Harry Winston S.A.

(a)      On August 30, 2012, Harry Winston Inc. refinanced its secured revolving credit facility by entering into a new secured five-year credit agreement with a consortium of banks led by Standard Chartered Bank establishing a $260.0 million facility for revolving credit loans. The new facility expires on August 30, 2017. On November 7, 2012, Harry Winston Inc. signed the first amendment to its senior secured revolving credit agreement dated August 30, 2012. The amendment increased the current $260.0 million facility to $300.0 million with Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company agreeing to provide an additional $40.0 million commitment, and being added as a new lender under the current credit agreement. There are no scheduled repayments required before maturity. As with the previous agreement, the new credit facility is supported by a $20.0 million limited guarantee provided by Harry Winston Diamond Corporation. The amount available under this facility is subject to a borrowing base formula based on certain assets of the luxury brand segment. At October 31, 2012, $223.0 million was outstanding.
 
  The new credit agreement contains affirmative and negative non-financial and financial covenants, which apply to the luxury brand segment. These provisions include consolidated minimum tangible net worth, minimum coverage of fixed charges, leverage ratio and limitations on capital expenditures and certain investments. The new credit agreement also includes a change of control provision, which would result in the entire unpaid principal and all accrued interest of the facility becoming due immediately upon change of control, as defined. Any material adverse change, as defined, in the luxury brand segment's assets, liabilities, consolidated financial position or consolidated results of operations constitutes default under the agreement.
 
  The luxury brand segment has pledged 100% of Harry Winston Inc.'s common stock and 66 2/3% of the common stock of its foreign subsidiaries to the bank to secure the loan. Inventory and accounts receivable of Harry Winston Inc. are pledged as collateral to secure the borrowings of Harry Winston Inc. In addition, an assignment of proceeds on insurance covering security collateral was made.
 
  Loans under the new credit facility can be either fixed rate loans or revolving line of credit loans. The fixed rate loans will bear interest within a range of 2.50% to 3.25% above LIBOR based upon a pricing grid determined by the fixed charge coverage ratio. Interest under this option will be determined for periods of either one, two, three or six months. The revolving line of credit loans will bear interest within a range of 1.50% to 2.25% above the bank's prime rate based upon a pricing grid determined by the fixed charge coverage ratio as well.
 
(b)      On August 21, 2012, Harry Winston S.A. entered into a credit facility with UBS AG establishing a CHF 7.0 million credit line.  The new credit facility is available to Harry Winston S.A. for general corporate purposes. The new facility contains affirmative and negative non-financial and financial covenants. The Harry Winston S.A. factory building is pledged as collateral to secure the borrowings. Borrowings under the credit facility can be either fixed rate loans or revolving line of credit loans in CHF or any freely available and convertible currency. Interest under the fixed rate option will be based upon Euromarket rates for the relevant term and currency plus a bank margin. Available terms under fixed rate borrowings are one to 12 months in minimum denominations of CHF 250,000. Interest under the revolving / overdraft option will bear interest at 4% per annum for CHF loans, and 5.5% per annum for USD loans. A 0.25% commission will be charged quarterly based upon the average debit balance. At October 31, 2012, $7.4 million was outstanding.
 

Note 7:
Commitments and Guarantees

(a)  Environmental agreements
  Through negotiations of environmental and other agreements, the Joint Venture must provide funding for the Environmental Monitoring Advisory Board. HWDLP anticipates its share of this funding requirement will be approximately $0.3 million for calendar 2012. Further funding will be required in future years; however, specific amounts have not yet been determined. These agreements also state that the Joint Venture must provide security deposits for the performance by the Joint Venture of its reclamation and abandonment obligations under all environmental laws and regulations. HWDLP's share of the letters of credit outstanding posted by the operator of the Joint Venture with respect to the environmental agreements as at October 31, 2012, was $81.4 million. The agreement specifically provides that these funding requirements will be reduced by amounts incurred by the Joint Venture on reclamation and abandonment activities.
 
(b)  Participation agreements
  The Joint Venture has signed participation agreements with various native groups. These agreements are expected to contribute to the social, economic and cultural well-being of the Aboriginal bands. The agreements are each for an initial term of twelve years and shall be automatically renewed on terms to be agreed upon for successive periods of six years thereafter until termination. The agreements terminate in the event that the mine permanently ceases to operate. Harry Winston Diamond Corporation's share of the Joint Venture's participation agreements as at October 31, 2012 was $1.5 million.
 
(c)  Operating lease commitments
  The Company has entered into non-cancellable operating leases for the rental of luxury brand salons and office premises, which expire at various dates through 2029. The leases have varying terms, escalation clauses and renewal rights. Any renewal terms are at the option of the lessee at lease payments based on market prices at the time of renewal. Certain leases contain either restrictions relating to opening additional salons within a specified radius or contain additional rents related to sales levels. Minimum rent payments under operating leases are recognized on a straight-line basis over the term of the lease, including any periods of free rent. Future minimum lease payments under non-cancellable operating leases as at October 31, 2012 are as follows:
             
Within one year         $ 25,276
After one year but not more than five years           101,877
More than five years           127,774
          $ 254,927

(d)  Capital commitments related to the Joint Venture
  At October 31, 2012, Harry Winston Diamond Corporation's share of approved capital expenditures at the Joint Venture was $23.5 million.
   

Note 8:
Capital Management
The Company's capital includes cash and cash equivalents, current and non-current interest-bearing loans and borrowings and equity, which includes issued common shares, contributed surplus and retained earnings.

The Company's primary objective with respect to its capital management is to ensure that it has sufficient cash resources to maintain its ongoing operations, to provide returns to shareholders and benefits for other stakeholders, and to pursue growth opportunities. To meet these needs, the Company may from time to time raise additional funds through borrowing and/or the issuance of equity or debt or by securing strategic partners, upon approval by the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors reviews and approves any material transactions out of the ordinary course of business, including proposals on acquisitions or other major investments or divestitures, as well as annual capital and operating budgets.

The Company assesses liquidity and capital resources on a consolidated basis. The Company's requirements are for cash operating expenses, working capital, contractual debt requirements and capital expenditures. The Company believes that it will generate sufficient liquidity to meet its anticipated requirements for the next twelve months.

On August 30, 2012, the Company's luxury brand subsidiary, Harry Winston Inc., refinanced its secured revolving credit facility by entering into a new secured five-year credit agreement with a consortium of banks led by Standard Chartered Bank establishing a $260.0 million facility for revolving credit loans. Harry Winston Inc. amended its senior secured revolving credit facility on November 7, 2012, by adding an additional $40.0 million increasing the total facility to $300.0 million. The new facility expires on August 30, 2017. As with the previous agreement, the new credit facility is supported by a $20.0 million limited guarantee provided by Harry Winston Diamond Corporation. The amount available under this facility is subject to a borrowing base formula based on certain assets of the luxury brand segment.

Note 9:
Segmented Information
The Company operated in three segments within the diamond industry - mining, luxury brand and corporate - for the three months ended October 31, 2012.

The mining segment consists of the Company's rough diamond business. This business includes the 40% ownership interest in the Diavik group of mineral claims and the sale of rough diamonds.

The luxury brand segment consists of the Company's ownership in Harry Winston Inc. This segment consists of the marketing of fine jewelry and watches on a worldwide basis.

The corporate segment captures costs not specifically related to operations of the mining or luxury brand segments.

For the three months ended October 31, 2012     Mining     Luxury brand     Corporate     Total
Sales                        
  America   $ 7,697   $ 30,751   $ -   $ 38,448
  Europe     57,438     27,297     -     84,735
  Asia (excluding Japan)     19,683     15,493     -     35,176
  Japan     -     22,040     -     22,040
  Total sales     84,818     95,581     -     180,399
Cost of sales                        
  Depreciation and amortization     19,800     392     -     20,192
  All other costs     51,863     42,635     -     94,498
  Total cost of sales     71,663     43,027     -     114,690
Gross margin     13,155     52,554     -     65,709
Gross margin (%)     15.5%     55.0%     -%     36.4%
Selling, general and administrative expenses                        
  Selling and related expenses     957     37,396     -     38,353
  Administrative expenses     2,975     9,809     4,250     17,034
  Total selling, general and administrative expenses     3,932     47,205     4,250     55,387
Operating profit (loss)     9,223     5,349     (4,250)     10,322
Finance expenses     (2,308)     (2,503)     -     (4,811)
Exploration costs     (673)     -     -     (673)
Finance and other income     60     36     -     96
Foreign exchange gain (loss)     (301)     1,068     -     767
Segmented profit (loss) before income taxes   $ 6,001   $ 3,950   $ (4,250)   $ 5,701
Segmented assets as at October 31, 2012                        
  Canada   $ 953,484   $ -   $ -   $ 953,484
  United States     -     394,366     115,657     510,023
  Other foreign countries     34,651     235,034     -     269,685
    $ 988,135   $ 629,400   $ 115,657   $ 1,733,192
Capital expenditures   $ 13,446   $ 5,778   $ -   $ 19,223
Other significant non-cash items:                        
  Deferred income tax recovery    $ (11,087)   $ (1,577)   $ (57)   $ (12,721)
                         
                         
For the three months ended October 31, 2011     Mining     Luxury brand     Corporate     Total
Sales                        
  America   $ 8,835   $ 28,817   $ -   $ 37,652
  Europe     21,993     19,561     -     41,554
  Asia (excluding Japan)     5,411     13,133     -     18,544
  Japan     -     21,966     -     21,966
  Total sales     36,239     83,477     -     119,716
Cost of sales                        
  Depreciation and amortization     19,340     57     -     19,397
  All other costs     14,772     41,321     34     56,127
  Total cost of sales     34,112     41,378     34     75,524
Gross margin     2,127     42,099     (34)     44,192
Gross margin (%)     5.9%     50.4%     -%     36.9%
Selling, general and administrative expenses                        
  Selling and related expenses     966     30,800     -     31,766
  Administrative expenses     2,308     9,835     2,246     14,389
  Total selling, general and administrative expenses     3,274     40,635     2,246     46,155
Operating profit (loss)     (1,147)     1,464     (2,280)     (1,963)
Finance expenses     (2,691)     (1,474)     125     (4,040)
Exploration costs     (600)     -     -     (600)
Finance and other income     256     33     (125)     164
Foreign exchange gain     285     151     -     436
Segmented profit (loss) before income taxes   $ (3,897)   $ 174   $ (2,280)   $ (6,003)
Segmented assets as at October 31, 2011                        
  Canada   $ 941,028   $ -   $ -   $ 941,028
  United States     -     337,501     106,215     443,716
  Other foreign countries     57,853     208,012     -     265,865
    $ 998,881   $ 545,513   $ 106,215   $ 1,650,609
Capital expenditures   $ 10,796   $ 4,050   $ -   $ 14,846
Other significant non-cash items:                        
  Deferred income tax recovery   $ (4,190)   $ (520)   $ (71)   $ (4,781)
                         
                         
For the nine months ended October 31, 2012     Mining     Luxury brand     Corporate     Total
Sales                        
  America   $ 17,398   $ 98,796   $ -   $ 116,194
  Europe     162,322     72,987     -     235,309
  Asia (excluding Japan)     55,580     69,834     -     125,414
  Japan     -     72,840     -     72,840
  Total sales     235,300     314,457     -     549,757
Cost of sales                        
  Depreciation and amortization     53,754     1,052     -     54,806
  All other costs     134,792     148,920     -     283,712
  Total cost of sales     188,546     149,972     -     338,518
Gross margin     46,754     164,485     -     211,239
Gross margin (%)     19.9%     52.3%     -%     38.4%
Selling, general and administrative expenses                        
  Selling and related expenses     2,667     114,329     -     116,996
  Administrative expenses     6,756     29,682     12,441     48,879
  Total selling, general and administrative expenses     9,423     144,011     12,441     165,875
Operating profit (loss)     37,331     20,474     (12,441)     45,364
Finance expenses     (6,701)     (6,018)     -     (12,719)
Exploration costs     (1,495)     -     -     (1,495)
Finance and other income     179     72     -     251
Foreign exchange gain     377     179     -     556
Segmented profit (loss) before income taxes   $ 29,691   $ 14,707   $ (12,441)   $ 31,957
Segmented assets as at October 31, 2012                        
  Canada   $ 953,484   $ -   $ -   $ 953,484
  United States     -     394,366     115,657     510,023
  Other foreign countries     34,651     235,034     -     269,685
    $ 988,135   $ 629,400   $ 115,657   $ 1,733,192
Capital expenditures   $ 47,383   $ 12,201   $ -   $ 59,584
Other significant non-cash items:                        
  Deferred income tax recovery    $ (15,246)   $ (2,845)   $ (171)   $ (18,262)
                         
                         
For the nine months ended October 31, 2011     Mining     Luxury brand     Corporate     Total
Sales                        
  America   $ 12,291   $ 91,487   $ -   $ 103,778
  Europe     152,876     63,105     -     215,981
  Asia (excluding Japan) (a)     22,715     86,543     -     109,258
  Japan     -     57,009     -     57,009
  Total sales     187,882     298,144     -     486,026
Cost of sales                        
  Depreciation and amortization     52,572     215     -     52,787
  All other costs     102,596     166,635     135     269,366
  Total cost of sales     155,168     166,850     135     322,153
Gross margin     32,714     131,294     (135)     163,873
Gross margin (%)     17.4%     44.0%     -%     33.7%
Selling, general and administrative expenses                        
  Selling and related expenses     2,392     90,098     -     92,490
  Administrative expenses     9,001     28,584     7,976     45,561
  Total selling, general and administrative expenses     11,393     118,682     7,976     138,051
Operating profit (loss)     21,321     12,612     (8,111)     25,822
Finance expenses     (9,171)     (4,160)     125     (13,206)
Exploration costs     (1,593)     -     -     (1,593)
Finance and other income     411     219     (125)     505
Foreign exchange gain     154     393     -     547
Segmented profit (loss) before income taxes   $ 11,122   $ 9,064   $ (8,111)   $ 12,075
Segmented assets as at October 31, 2011                        
  Canada   $ 941,028   $ -   $ -   $ 941,028
  United States     -     337,501     106,215     443,716
  Other foreign countries     57,853     208,012     -     265,865
    $ 998,881   $ 545,513   $ 106,215   $ 1,650,609
Capital expenditures   $ 35,880   $ 7,338   $ -   $ 43,218
Other significant non-cash items:                        
  Deferred income tax expense (recovery)   $ (12,154)   $ 4,180   $ (226)   $ (8,200)

(a) Sales to one significant customer in the luxury brand segment totalled $45.0 million for the nine months ended October 31, 2011.
   

Note 10:
Recast
During the preparation of the income tax provision for the quarter ended April 30, 2012, the Company noted a historical difference related to the accounting for Northwest Territories mining royalty taxes in connection with the Company's rough diamond inventory. For Northwest Territories mining royalty tax purposes, the Company is subject to mining royalty taxes, which includes a requirement to treat the rough diamond inventory when it comes out of the Diavik Diamond Mine as taxable. This results in an accounting timing difference between the mining and extraction of the diamonds and when they are sold. The Company did not previously record the corresponding deferred tax asset on the rough diamond inventory related to royalty taxes payable. The Company has revised the comparative figures to correct the immaterial impact of this item with the offset recorded in retained earnings, amounting to $5.8 million as at January 31, 2011 and 2012. 

 

 

 

 

 

SOURCE Harry Winston Diamond Corporation

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