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Polyus Gold International Limited

Polyus Gold to be included in FTSE Global Equity Index Series and FTSE All World Equity Index Series

Polyus Gold International Limited (LSE – PGIL, OTC (US) – PLZLY, “PGIL”, “Polyus Gold” or the “Company”), the largest gold producer in Russia, announces its upcoming inclusion into the FTSE Global Equity Index Series and the FTSE All World Equity Index Series effective as of the closing of markets on 15 March 2013.

PGIL was admitted to the premium listing segment of the Official List maintained by the UK Listing Authority and to trading on the London Stock Exchange's main market for listed securities on 19 June 2012. Polyus Gold is the largest London-listed gold producer by gold output, reserves and market capitalisation.

Notes to editors

The FTSE Global Equity Index Series covers over 7,200 securities in 47 different countries and captures 98% of the world's investable market capitalisation.

The FTSE All-World Index Series is the aggregate of over 2,800 stocks from the FTSE Global Equity Index Series. It covers 90-95% of the investable market capitalisation.


Investor contact

Mikhail Seleznev, Director Investor Relations and Capital Markets
+44 (0) 203 585 35 37

Media contact

Sergey Lavrinenko, Director Communications
+44 (0) 203 585 35 37

Forward looking statements

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