PJSC Polyus (LSE, MOEX – PLZL), the largest gold producer in Russia, announced that on 28 July 2017 Polyus Gold International Limited (“PGIL”) had pledged 66,780,561 ordinary shares of 1 Russian ruble each in the capital of the Company (the “Pledged Shares”) to secure certain obligations of PGIL. PGIL’s ownership in the Company remains unchanged.
The Polyus share capital consists of 133.561 million outstanding shares.
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 2016 Ore Reserves and Mineral Resources, Polyus ranks second by attributable gold reserves and third by attributable gold resources among the world’s largest gold mining companies.
Polyus group’s principal operations are located in Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk and Magadan regions and the Sakha Republic (Yakutia).