For immediate release 30 September 2016
Polyus Gold International Limited
Sale of 2.35% of ordinary shares in PJSC Polyus
Polyus Gold International Limited ("PGIL", or the "Company"), announces that it has sold 4,476,853 ordinary shares, representing 2.35% of the share capital in its subsidiary, PJSC Polyus (MOEX - PLZL) ("Polyus"), the largest gold producer in Russia.
The Share Purchase Agreement between the Company and its indirect subsidiary, Joint-Stock Company Gold-mining Company Polyus ("JSC Polyus"), was signed today and the transfer of shares from the Company to JSC Polyus was also completed today. The proceeds of the transactions have been used to pay off the intragroup loans.
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