PJSC Polyus (Polyus or the Company) today releases its 2Q 2019 operating results for the period ending 30 June 2019.
Pavel Grachev, Chief Executive Officer of PJSC Polyus, commented:
Polyus has delivered another strong quarter, with gold production increasing by 14% to 684 thousand ounces, both on a quarter-on-quarter and a year-on-year basis. This performance was supported by the Natalka Mill operating at full capacity and ongoing expansion across our entire asset portfolio. We are continuously working to introduce further operational improvements at Natalka, including a set of initiatives to increase the recovery rate.
We are focused on enhancing our ESG disclosure. In the second quarter we published a special report on the safety of Polyus’ tailings storage facilities, responding to increasing requests for transparency on this area from international investors. The report describes in detail the technical features of Polyus’ tailings facilities, their history and the current state of their operation and maintenance. Polyus is committed to transparency and to ensuring safety across all of our operations.
Based on the production results for the first half of 2019, the Company remains on track to achieve production of approximately 2.8 million ounces of gold for the full year, in line with its guidance.
Polyus will host an analyst conference call on 22 July 2019 at 2 pm London time (4 pm Moscow time) to present and discuss the second quarter operating results.
To join the conference call, please dial:
Conference ID: 17951896#
+44 207 194 37 59 (Local access)
0800 376 61 83 (Toll free)
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To access the replay, please dial:
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Victor Drozdov, Director Investor Relations
+7 (495) 641 33 77
Victoria Vasilyeva, Director Public Relations
+7 (495) 641 33 77
Forward looking statements
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