NEITHER THIS ANNOUNCEMENT NOR THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN IS FOR PUBLICATION, DISTRIBUTION OR RELEASE, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN OR INTO OR FROM THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, AUSTRALIA, JAPAN, SOUTH AFRICA OR TO ANY PERSON IN ANY OF THOSE JURISDICTIONS OR ANY OTHER JURISDICTION WHERE TO DO SO WOULD CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION OF THE LAWS OF SUCH JURISDICTION
PJSC Polyus (LSE, MOEX — PLZL) ("Polyus", the "Company") and its wholly-owned subsidiary JSC Polyus Krasnoyarsk ("Polyus Krasnoyarsk") provide the results of the previously announced offer to shareholders of PJSC Lenzoloto ("Lenzoloto").
In August 2020, the Company and Polyus Krasnoyarsk announced that, as part of consolidation of the Polyus group’s assets, Polyus Krasnoyarsk intended to offer eligible holders of ordinary and preferred shares of Lenzoloto to either sell their shares in Lenzoloto to Polyus Krasnoyarsk for cash or to exchange them for ordinary shares of Polyus (the "Offer").
Polyus Krasnoyarsk signed and executed 285 agreements to buy Lenzoloto shares for cash in a total amount of approximately RUB 2.4 billion and 46 agreements to exchange Lenzoloto shares for ordinary shares of Polyus. Overall, Polyus Krasnoyarsk has acquired 127,347 Lenzoloto ordinary shares and 15,498 Lenzoloto preferred shares and transferred 6,851 ordinary shares of the Company in exchange of Lenzoloto shares.
Following the execution of the Offer, Polyus currently owns 94.79% of Lenzoloto outstanding ordinary shares and 4.46% of Lenzoloto outstanding preferred shares.
Polyus is the world’s fourth-largest gold mining company by production volumes and one of two gold miners with the largest attributable gold reserves. The company demonstrates the lowest production costs among major global gold producers. Its principal operations are located in Siberia and the Russian Far East: Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk and Magadan regions and the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).
Investor and Media contact
Victor Drozdov, Director Communications & Investor Relations (CIR) Department
+7 (495) 641 33 77
Forward looking statement
This announcement may contain "forward-looking statements" concerning Polyus and/or Polyus group. Generally, the words "will", "may", "should", "could", "would", "can", "continue", "opportunity", "believes", "expects", "intends", "anticipates", "estimates" or similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include statements relating to future capital expenditures and business and management strategies and the expansion and growth of Polyus’ and/or Polyus group’s operations. Many of these risks and uncertainties relate to factors that are beyond Polyus’ and/or Polyus group’s ability to control or estimate precisely and therefore undue reliance should not be placed on such statements which speak only as at the date of this announcement. Polyus and/or any Polyus group company assumes no obligation in respect of, and does not intend to update, these forward-looking statements, except as required pursuant to applicable law.
NEITHER THIS ANNOUNCEMENT NOR THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN IS FOR PUBLICATION, DISTRIBUTION OR RELEASE, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN OR INTO OR FROM THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, AUSTRALIA, JAPAN, SOUTH AFRICA OR TO ANY PERSON IN ANY OF THOSE JURISDICTIONS OR ANY OTHER JURISDICTION WHERE TO DO SO WOULD CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION OF THE LAWS OF SUCH JURISDICTION.
Neither this announcement nor the information contained herein is for publication, distribution or release, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, in or into or from the United States (including its territories and possessions), Canada, Australia, Japan, South Africa or to any person in any of those jurisdictions or any other jurisdiction where to do so would constitute a violation of the relevant laws of such jurisdiction. The offer of shares and the distribution of this announcement may be restricted by law in certain jurisdictions and persons into whose possession this announcement or any document or other information referred to herein comes should inform themselves about and observe any such restriction. Any failure to comply with these restrictions may constitute a violation of the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.
This announcement does not contain or constitute an offer of, or the solicitation of an offer to buy or subscribe for, the securities referred to herein to any person in any jurisdiction, including the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan, South Africa or in any jurisdiction to whom or in which such offer or solicitation is unlawful.
PJSC Polyus shares to which this announcement relates have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act") or with any regulating authority or under any applicable securities laws of any state or other jurisdiction of the United States, and may not be offered, sold, pledged or otherwise transferred within the United States or to U.S. persons unless registered under the Securities Act or pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and in compliance with applicable state law. There will be no public offer of PJSC Polyus shares in the United States. PJSC Polyus shares referred to herein have not been registered under the applicable securities laws of Canada, Australia, Japan or South Africa and, subject to certain exceptions, may not be offered or sold within Canada, Australia, Japan or South Africa or to any national, resident or citizen of Canada, Australia, Japan or South Africa.
In member states of the European Economic Area and in the United Kingdom, this announcement is sent and addressed to and directed only at persons who are "qualified investors" within the meaning of the Prospectus Regulation (Regulation 2017/1129/EU, as amended or superseded) ("Qualified Investors"). In the United Kingdom this announcement is sent and distributed to and directed exclusively at Qualified Investors (i) who have professional experience in matters relating to investments falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005, as amended (the "Order") or (ii) who fall within Article 49(2)(A) to (D) of the Order, or (iii) to whom it may otherwise lawfully be communicated, and the shares will only be available to, and any investment activity to which this announcement relates will only be engaged in with, such persons and it should not be relied on by anyone other than such persons.