PJSC Polyus (LSE, MOEX PLZL) (Polyus, the Company, and together with the Company subsidiaries, the Group) attracted a bilateral bank credit facility with ING in a total amount of 70 million US dollars at a fixed interest rate. The non-revolving facility is repayable in a bullet payment in 2023.
Polyus plans to use the proceeds of the facility to finance its ongoing operations.
Mikhail Stiskin, Senior Vice President, Finance and Strategy, commented:
Polyus maintains its position as a respectable borrower on international markets, despite the worsened debt markets backdrop. The Company’s balance sheet and recently optimized debt profile give us sufficient room to utilize the entire spectrum of financing instruments, including credit lines with international banks.
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).
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