PJSC Polyus (LSE, MOEX — PLZL) ("Polyus", the "Company"), further to the Company’s press releases dated 02 and 03 February 2023, announces that it has agreed to change the depositary in respect of the Company’s depositary receipt ("DR") programs:
|Description of the DR program||ISIN Code|
|Rule 144A DR program||US73181M1099|
|Regulation S DR programs||US73181M1172|
|Level I DR program||US73181P1021|
The current depositary for the Company’s DR programs is The Bank of New York Mellon. The Company has agreed to appoint RCS Issuer Services S.AR.L. ("RCS") as the new depositary for the above Company’s DR programs with the expected effective date of the completion of the assumption by RCS of depositary responsibilities on 19 June 2023.
Holders of the Company’s DRs are not required to take any action in connection with the change of the depositary.
Polyus reiterates its intention to maintain the abovementioned DR programs admitted to trading on organized stock exchanges. With Polyus’ DR trading on London Stock Exchange remaining currently suspended, the Company continues dialogue with several alternative trading venues to provide DR investors with an opportunity to execute transactions on stock exchanges rather than on the over-the-counter market.
For more information on the new depositary, please visit www.rcsgroup.lu.
Polyus is a Top-5 global 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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