PJSC Polyus (LSE, MOEX PLZL) (Polyus, the Company, and together with the Company subsidiaries, the Group) announces the results of its Annual General Meeting held on 31 May 2018 (AGM).
The resolutions made at the AGM included the following:
The final dividend payment has been approved at 147,12 Russian roubles per ordinary share, as earlier recommended by the Board of Directors.
The total recommended dividend payout for the second half of 2017 will amount to 19,469,807,248,32 Russian roubles and correspond to 311 million U.S. dollars.
The total dividend payout for the full year of 2017 will correspond to 550 million U.S. dollars. Polyus’ current dividend policy suggests the total dividend payout in respect of each of the years 2017 and 2018 as the higher of 30% of the Company’s EBITDA for the respective reporting year or 550 million U.S. dollars. This amount includes 239 million U.S. dollars paid out in form of dividend for the first half of 2017 in October 2017.
10 June 2018 has been approved as the dividend record date.
Independent Directors account for 4 seats out of 9 on the Board of Directors. Independent Directors chair all the Committees of the Board. The Board of Directors has re-elected Edward Dowling Chairman of the Board.
Polyus is the largest gold producer in Russia and one of the top ten gold miners globally with the lowest cost position. Based on its 2017 Ore Reserves and Mineral Resources, Polyus group ranks second both by attributable gold reserves and gold resources among the world’s largest gold mining companies.
The Polyus group’s principal operations are located in Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk and Magadan regions and the Sakha Republic (Yakutia).Enquiries:
Victor Drozdov, Director Investor Relations
+7 (495) 641 33 77
Victoria Vasilyeva, Director Public Relations
+7 (495) 641 33 77
Forward looking statement
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