PJSC Polyus (LSE, MOEX: PLZL) («Polyus» or the «Company») confirms its adherence to the highest corporate governance standards and launches the process of identifying potential candidates of appropriate caliber and experience to fill the roles of Independent Directors («INEDs») on its Board of Directors («BoD»). Following the appointment of new INEDs, the BoD is anticipated to consist of at least nine members, with the majority of INEDs on it.
In addition to existing Audit, Nomination & Remuneration, Strategy and Operations Committees, Polyus intends to introduce an ESG Committee to the BoD structure. The objective of the Committee will be to consider environmental, social and governance issues relevant for the Company and support it in maintaining its position as an ESG leader in the mining industry.
The results of the search as well as the date of a general meeting of shareholders for the election of the new members of the BoD will be announced in due course.
Polyus is the world’s fourth-largest gold mining company by production volumes and the largest gold miner in terms of attributable gold ore reserves. The Company has 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).
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