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 2018 in the amount of 143.62 Russian roubles per ordinary share. The dividend is subject to approval by the Company’s annual general shareholders’ meeting (AGM) on 06 May 2019.
The dividend amount is equivalent to approximately 2.22 U.S. dollars per ordinary share or 1.11 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 2018 will amount to 19,129,707,181.60 Russian roubles and correspond to approximately 296 million U.S. dollars1.
The total dividend payout for the full year of 2018 will correspond to approximately 560 million U.S. dollars. Polyus’ current dividend policy suggests the total dividend payout for the full year 2018 as the higher of 30% of the Company’s EBITDA or 550 million U.S. dollars. This amount includes 264 million U.S. dollars paid out in form of dividend for the first half of 2018.
The dividend record date will be 16 May 2019.
The Board has resolved to convene the AGM of PJSC Polyus.
Date: 6 May 2019
Venue: 55 Leningradskiy Avenue, Cinema and Concert hall of the Finance University under the Government of the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia
Time: The AGM will start at 4:00 pm (Moscow time). Registration of shareholders and their representatives will start at 2:00 pm (Moscow time)
Record date (the date of drawing up the list of persons entitled to participate in the AGM): 11 April 2019.
Polyus is the largest gold producer in Russia and one of the top 10 gold miners globally with the lowest cost position. Based on its 2017 Ore Reserves and Mineral Resources, Polyus group ranks second both by attributable gold reserves and gold resources 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).
Victor Drozdov, Director Investor Relations
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Victoria Vasilyeva, Director Public Relations
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Forward looking statements
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1Based on the currency exchange of the Central Bank of Russia of 64.7347 Russian roubles per 1 U.S. dollar as of 01 April 2019.