PJSC Polyus (MOEX — PLZL) («Polyus», the «Company»), the largest gold producer in Russia, is pleased to announce that the Moscow Exchange («MOEX») has approved the inclusion of the Company’s ordinary shares in the RTS and MICEX indices effective from 16 June 2016. The weight of the Company’s shares with 5% free-float will be 0.51%.
As previously announced, in April 2016 MOEX upgraded the Company’s listing level to Level 1. Polyus considers this upgrade as recognition of the Company’s continued commitment to the high corporate governance standards previously demonstrated by Polyus Gold International Limited.
Going forward Polyus also intends to increase its free-float level to at least 10% to fully comply with MOEX’s Level 1 listing requirements.
Polyus (www.polyus.com) is the largest gold producer in Russia and one of the top 10 gold miners globally by ounces produced. The Company also holds the fourth largest mineral resources base in the world.
Polyus group’s principal operations are located in Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk and Magadan regions and the Sakha Republic (Yakutia).
In 2015, the Company confirmed its status of one of the lowest-cost gold producers globally.
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Forward looking statement
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