PJSC Polyus (LSE, MOEX: PLZL) ("Polyus" or the "Company") notes the announcement made earlier today by Polyus Finance plc (the "Issuer"), an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, about the repayment of both the final coupon and principal amount with regard to its 5.25% Notes due 2023 (Reg. S: XS1533922933; Rule 144A: US73180YAC84) (the "Notes").
The Issuer transferred the remainder of the funds earmarked for coupon payments due August 07 th , 2022 and February 07 th , 2023 and a principal payment for the Notes to the Bank of New York Mellon, London Branch (the "Principal Paying Agent"). As informed by the Principal Paying Agent, these funds were further transferred by the Principal Paying Agent to the international clearing systems for further distribution to the holders of the Notes whose rights are accounted for within the international clearing systems (the "Non-resident Holders").
Earlier this month, in compliance with the terms of the Notes and current requirements of Russian legislation , JSC Polyus Krasnoyarsk (the "Guarantor") transferred the Russian Rouble-denominated funds as coupon due February 07 th , 2023 and principal payment to the holders of the Notes, whose rights are accounted within the Russian custodian infrastructure (the "Domestic Holders").
After completion of the above-mentioned transfers, the Issuer confirms the fulfillment of its obligations towards both Domestic and Non-domestic Holders of the Notes.
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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