PJSC Polyus (LSE, MOEX - PLZL) («Polyus», or the «Company»), the largest gold producer in Russia, announces that the Company’s Extraordinary General Meeting, held on 15 September 2017 by absentee vote, approved the payment of dividends for the first six months ended 30 June 2017 in the amount of 104.3 Russian roubles per ordinary share.
This is equivalent to approximately 1.8 U.S. Dollars per ordinary share or 0.9 U.S. Dollars per depositary share (with two depositary shares representing interest in one ordinary share) based on the currency exchange of the Central Bank of Russia of 57.7706 Russian roubles per 1 U.S. Dollar as of 15 September 2017.
The total dividend payout amounts to 13,759,716,172.60 Russian roubles, which as of 14 August 2017 (the dividend recommendation date) corresponded to approx. 229 million U.S. Dollars, representing 30% of the Company’s EBITDA for 1H 2017 in line with the existing dividend policy.
The dividend record date is 25 September 2017.
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