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Sale of the Degdekan deposit

PJSC Polyus (MOEX: PLZL) (“Polyus”, or the “Company”) announces that on June 21 its wholly owned subsidiary JSC Polyus Krasnoyarsk completed the sale of its entire interest in Magadan Geological Exploration Company LLC (“MGEC”) to JSC Almazy Anabara, a 100% subsidiary of PJSC ALROSA.

MGEC holds the license for the Degdekan gold deposit located in Tenkinsky District, Magadan Region.

Alexey Vostokov, Chief Executive Officer of Polyus PJSC, commented:

As we prepare to start developing Sukhoi Log, we decided to optimize the Company’s portfolio of exploration stage projects. The sale of the Degdekan deposit reflects our commitment to effective resource allocation and the management’s focus on initiatives that enhance Polyus’ main competitive advantages.

Asset overview

Polyus acquired the Degdekan ore field license in 2005. Based on geological exploration results performed in 2015, the State Reserves Commission confirmed C1+C2 gold balance reserves of 38.3 t, with an average grade of 2.2 g/t (excluding off-balance reserves).


Polyus is the world’s fourth-largest gold mining company by production volumes and one of the largest gold miners 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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