PJSC Polyus (LSE, MOEX - PLZL) (Polyus, or the Company), the largest gold producer in Russia, notes that Fitch Ratings has assigned Polyus a Long-Term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) of Polyus at BB- with Positive Outlook and a Short-Term IDR of B.
Fitch has withdrawn the BB-/Positive Outlook rating of Polyus Gold International Limited (PGIL) and will no longer provide ratings or analytical coverage for PGIL. The decision follows the transfer of all rights and obligations under all three outstanding Eurobond issues from PGIL to Polyus Finance Plc, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Polyus.
Fitch has also affirmed BB- rating for the $750 million Eurobonds 2020, $500 million Eurobonds 2022 and the $800 million Eurobonds 2023 issued by Polyus Finance Plc.Polyus Enquiries:
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