The Board of Directors (the “Board”) of PJSC Polyus (LSE, MOEX — PLZL) (“Polyus”, or the “Company”) is recommending the dividends for the second half of 2019 in the amount of 244.75 Russian roubles per ordinary share. The dividend is subject to approval by the Company’s annual general shareholders’ meeting (“AGM”) on 18 August 2020.
The dividend amount is equivalent to approximately 3.44 U.S. dollars per ordinary share or 1.72 U.S. dollars per depositary share (with two depositary shares representing interest in one ordinary share). The total recommended dividend payout for the second half of 2019 will amount to approximately 462 million U.S. dollars , which corresponds to 30% of the Company’s EBITDA for the respective period.
The dividend record date recommended by the Board is 28 August 2020.
AGMThe Board has resolved to convene the AGM of PJSC Polyus.
Date: 18 August 2020.
Format of the Meeting: Absentee vote.
Ballot submission deadline: 18 August 2020.
Record date (the date of drawing up the list of persons entitled to participate in the AGM): 25 July 2020.
Polyus is the largest gold producer in Russia and one of the top five gold miners globally with the lowest cost position. Based on its 2019 Ore Reserves and Mineral Resources, Polyus group ranks the third by attributable gold reserves among the world’s largest gold mining companies. The Polyus group’s principal operations are located in Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk and Magadan regions and the Sakha Republic (Yakutia).
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