Polymetal International (LON:POLY)

Polymetal International (LON:POLY)


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Polymetal International RNS Release

Polymetal consolidates 100% interest in Saum


RNS Number : 2946C
Polymetal International PLC
28 September 2018
 

Release time

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Date

28 August 2018

 

 

Polymetal International plc

Polymetal consolidates 100% interest in Saum property

Polymetal International plc acquires the remaining 20% stake in Saum Mining Company LLC, the licence holder for the Saum polymetallic deposit with resources of 435 Koz of gold equivalent at 9.7 g/t ("Saum"). This transaction brings Polymetal's stake in the property to 100%.

"Our strategy at Voro is increasingly focused on extending the life of mine through nearby exploration targets, with the potential addition of a flotation circuit to the existing processing plant. Saum fits this vision perfectly. High grades and good infrastructure will enable low capital intensity, low costs, and a quick route to free cash flow, which further strengthens the rationale for a flotation project at Voro", said Vitaly Nesis, Group CEO of Polymetal.

Following a successful exploration drilling campaign at the property in 2017-2018 Polymetal has decided to consolidate its ownership in Saum. The total consideration for the remaining 20% stake in Saum comprised US$ 7 million paid to a private seller by issuing 834,055 new ordinary shares of the Company, representing 0.18% of Polymetal's total increased share capital. The number of issued shares has been determined by dividing US$ 7 million by US$ 8.39, the spot price of ordinary shares of the Company on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange as at market close on 25 September 2018 in US dollars.

An application has been made to the London Stock Exchange and UKLA on the Official List and the Consideration Shares are expected to be admitted to trading on the London Stock Exchange on 1 October 2018. Following admission, the total issued share capital of the Company will comprise 453,425,681 ordinary shares of no par value, each carrying one vote.

ASSET OVERVIEW

The Saum licence covers an area of 34.2 km2 in Russia's Sverdlovsk region in the Ural Mountains, and is located 60 km from the town of Ivdel (population of 16,000) and approximately 240 km from Polymetal's Voro processing plant. The closest road is 15 km away with the railway spur approximately 45 km.

Mineralisation at Saum belongs to the classical VMS type. Thick near-surface tabular ore bodies ensure feasibility of open-pit mining at a relatively low stripping ratio. Productive mineralisation remains open down-plunge along the strike. Saum's oxide ore is free-milling and will be processed through the existing CIP plant at Voro. Sulfide ore is amenable to conventional flotation followed by cyanide leaching of flotation tails.

The Company plans to prepare an initial reserve estimate in Q1 2019. Oxide ore mining activities are expected to start in 2H 2020.

Saum Mineral Resources (JORC 2012) as at 01.07.2018


Tonnage

Grade

Content


Kt

Au, g/t

Ag, g/t

Cu, %

Zn, %

GE, g/t

Au, Koz

Ag, Koz

Cu, Kt

Zn, Kt

GE, Koz

Indicated












Sulfides

1,180

1.9

44

2.4

3.9

10.5

73

1,669

27.7

45.9

399

Oxides

180

4.9

43

-

-

5.3

28

250

-

-

31

Total Indicated

1,360

2.3

44

2.0

3.4

9.8

101

1,919

27.7

45.9

430

Inferred












Oxides

10

2.2

43

-

-

2.6

1

20

-

-

1

Total Inferred

30

1.7

30

0.3

1.1

4.2

2

33

0.1

0.4

5

 

Indicated + Inferred







Sulfides

1,200

1.9

44

2.3

3.9

10.4

74

1,683

27.8

46.3

403

Oxides

190

4.7

43

-

-

5.1

29

270

-

-

32

Total Indicated + Inferred

1,390

2.3

44

2.0

3.3

9.7

103

1,952

27.8

46.3

435

Notes: Mineral Resources are estimated in accordance with the JORC Code (2012). Metal prices used for the estimate: Au = US$ 1,200/oz, Ag = US$ 16.0/oz, Cu = US$ 5,500/t. GE means gold equivalent. Discrepancies in calculations are due to rounding. Resources are presented in accordance with the Company's ownership of 100%.

 

About Polymetal        

Polymetal International (LSE, MOEX: POLY, ADR: AUCOY) (together with its subsidiaries - "Polymetal", the "Company", or the "Group") is the top-20 global gold producer and top-5 global silver producer with assets in Russia, Kazakhstan and Armenia. The Company combines strong growth with a robust dividend yield.

Enquiries

Media

 

Investor Relations

FTI Consulting

Leonid Fink

Viktor Pomichal

+44 20 3727 1000

Polymetal

Evgenia Onuschenko

Maryana Nesis

Michael Vasiliev           

[email protected]

+44 20 7016 9505 (UK)

 

+7 812 334 3666 (Russia)

Joint Corporate Brokers

 

Morgan Stanley

Andrew Foster

Richard Brown


Panmure Gordon

Adam James

James Stearns

+44 20 7425 8000

 

 

 

+44 20 7886 2500

RBC Europe Limited

Tristan Lovegrove

Marcus Jackson

+44 20 7653 4000

 

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