Polymetal International plc (POLY) 
Polymetal: Q2 2023 production results 
09-Aug-2023 / 09:00 MSK 
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Date          9 August 2023 
 

Polymetal International plc Q2 2023 production results

Polymetal International plc reports production results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2023.

"Q2 saw a set of solid production results supporting our full-year production guidance of 1.7 Moz of GE. The company continued to experience logistical disruptions of concentrate shipments. Management is working on establishing new transportation routes to resolve this issue by Q4 2023", said Vitaly Nesis, Group CEO of Polymetal International plc.

HIGHLIGHTS

-- No fatal accidents occurred among the Group's workforce and contractors in H1 2023 (consistent with H12022). Lost time injury frequency rate (LTIFR) among the Group's employees stood at 0.11 (0.08 in H1 2022), asthere were seven lost-time accidents mostly related to falling or being hit by an object, with none of them withinKazakhstan operations.

-- Q2 gold equivalent production ("GE") grew by 22% year-on-year (y-o-y) to 423 Koz driven by increaseswithin Russian operations (Nezhda and Albazino).

-- GE output for H1 was up by 3% y-o-y to 764 Koz, including 213 Koz in Kazakhstan and 551 Koz in Russia,due to the same factors as above. Polymetal reiterates its full-year production guidance of 1.7 Moz of GE (1.2 Mozin Russia and 500 Koz in Kazakhstan).

-- The Company recorded a sales-production gap in Q2, notably for Kyzyl, which was a result of thepersistent railway issues at the eastward direction. It is expected to be closed by the year end as the Company isgradually switching to alternative transportation routes.

-- Revenue for the reporting quarter and six months increased by 34% and 25% y-o-y to USUSD 581 and USUSD 1,315million respectively on the back of sales volumes recovery in Russia and higher metal prices.

-- Net Debt reached USUSD 2.59 billion (USUSD 0.2 billion in Kazakhstan and USUSD2.39 billion in Russia) on theback of sanctions-related sales disruptions in the Russian business.

HIGHLIGHTS

                                          3 months ended June    %              6 months ended June 30, % 
                                         30, 
                                                                 change                                 change 
                                         2023        2022                       2023        2022 
 
PRODUCTION (Koz of GE) 1 
Kazakhstan                               98          105         -7%            213         244         -13% 
Kyzyl                                    56          53          +6%            128         135         -5% 
Varvara                                  42          52          -20%           86          109         -22% 
 
Russia                                   325         243         +34%           551         500         +10% 
 
TOTAL                                    423         348         +22%           764         744         +3% 
 
SALES (Koz of GE) 
Kazakhstan                               78          106         -26%           200         238         -16% 
 
Russia2                                  220         131         +68%           4902        321         +53% 
 
TOTAL                                    299         237         +26%           690         560         +23% 
 
REVENUE3 (USUSDm) 
Kazakhstan                               159         193         -17%           393         443         -11% 
 
Russia                                   422         240         +76%           921         605         +52% 
 
TOTAL                                    581         433         +34%           1,315       1,048       +25% 
 
NET DEBT4 (USUSDm) 
Kazakhstan                               201         441         -54%           201         277         -27% 
 
Russia                                   2,389       1,987       +20%           2,389       2,117       +13% 
 
TOTAL                                    2,590       2,428       +7%            2,590       2,393       +8% 
 
SAFETY 
LTIFR5 (Employees)                       0.12        0.06        +94%           0.11        0.08        +36% 
Fatalities                               0           0           NA             0           0           NA 
Notes: 
(1) Based on 80:1 Au/Ag conversion ratio and excluding base metals. Discrepancies in calculations are due to rounding. 
Mayskoye production reporting approach was amended to record production as soon as the ownership titile for gold is 
trasfered to a buyer at the mine site's concentrate storage facility. Previous periods were restated accordingly. 
(2) Excluding ounces at Mayskoye, which ownership title has already been transferred to a buyer, but not shipped. 
(3) Calculated based on the unaudited consolidated management accounts. 
(4) Non-IFRS measure based on unaudited consolidated management accounts. Comparative information is presented for 31 
March 2023 (for 
the three months period) and 31 December 2022 (for the six months period). 
(5) LTIFR = lost time injury frequency rate per 200,000 hours worked. Company employees only are taken into account. 

CONFERENCE CALL AND WEBCAST

The Company will hold a webcast on Wednesday, 9 August 2023, at 12:00 London time (17:00 Astana time).

To participate in the webcast, please register using the following link:

https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/4276845/D7DCF26439D90AF0B6F48DDDDFF435AC.

Webcast details will be sent to you via email after registration.

Enquiries

Investor Relations 
Polymetal        ir@polymetalinternational.com 
Evgeny Monakhov  +44 20 7887 1475 (UK) 
Kirill Kuznetsov +7 717 261 0222 (Kazakhstan) 

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This release may include statements that are, or may be deemed to be, "forward-looking statements". These forward-looking statements speak only as at the date of this release. These forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology, including the words "targets", "believes", "expects", "aims", "intends", "will", "may", "anticipates", "would", "could" or "should" or similar expressions or, in each case their negative or other variations or by discussion of strategies, plans, objectives, goals, future events or intentions. These forward-looking statements all include matters that are not historical facts. By their nature, such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors beyond the company's control that could cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the company to be materially different from future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are based on numerous assumptions regarding the company's present and future business strategies and the environment in which the company will operate in the future. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance. There are many factors that could cause the company's actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed in such forward-looking statements. The company expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to disseminate any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in the company's expectations with regard thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statements are based.

KYZYL

                                   3 months ended June                      6 months ended June 30, 
                                  30,                     % change                                  % change 
                                  2023        2022                          2023        2022 
MINING 
Waste mined, Mt                   18.7        21.0        -11%              38.7        41.7        -7% 
Ore mined (open pit), Kt          647         547         +18%              1,165       1,131       +3% 
 
PROCESSING 
Ore processed, Kt                 633         535         +18%              1,193       1,086       +10% 
Gold grade, g/t                   4.9         4.8         +3%               5.1         4.8         +6% 
Gold recovery                     89.0%       89.0%       -0%               88.8%       88.3%       +0% 
Concentrate produced, Kt          32.5        24.5        +29%              61.5        49.3        +25% 
Concentrate gold grade, g/t       88.5        94.5        -6%               87.6        93.0        -6% 
Gold in concentrate, Koz1         90          75          +20%              173         148         +17% 
 
Concentrate shipped, Kt           10          16          -38%              18          26          -30% 
Payable gold shipped, Koz         18          28          -37%              34          48          -29% 
 
Amursk POX 
Concentrate processed, Kt         13          7           +89%              28          21          +35% 
Gold grade, g/t                   108.9       131.2       -17%              117.5       132.1       -11% 
Gold recovery                     91.9%       94.0%       -2%               92.8%       94.4%       -2% 
Gold produced, Koz                38          25          +56%              94          87          +8% 
 
TOTAL PRODUCTION 
Gold, Koz                         56          53          +6%               128         135         -5% 
Note: 
(1) For information only; not considered as gold produced and therefore not reflected in the table representing total 
production. It will be included in total production upon shipment to off-taker or dore production at Amursk POX. 
(2) To be further processed at Amursk POX. 

In Q2, gold production at Kyzyl was up by 6% y-o-y to 56 Koz on the back of higher output from the lower carbon concentrate at Amursk POX.

The concentrator capacity has reached 2.4 Mtpa level resulting in a 17% y-o-y increase in the volume of gold in concentrate in H1. Ore mining also intensified to align with the processing volumes. Eastward transportation routes are being readjusted to eliminate the production/sales gap, and a notable decline in unsold concentrate volumes is expected in Q3 2023.

VARVARA

                                            3 months ended June 30,                 6 months ended June 30, % 
                                                                     % change 
                                           2023         2022                        2023        2022        change 
MINING 
Waste mined, Mt                            10.9         10.3         +6%            21.5        21.3        +1% 
Ore mined (open pit), Kt                   742          1,113        -33%           1,524       2,070       -26% 
 
PROCESSING 
Leaching 
Ore processed, Kt                          777          829          -6%            1,546       1,598       -3% 
Gold grade, g/t                            1.4          1.6          -14%           1.4         1.7         -14% 
Gold recovery1                             89.0%        91.1%        -2%            89.0%       90.3%       -1% 
Gold production (in dore), Koz             32           41           -22%           66          87          -23% 
 
Flotation 
Ore processed, Kt                          187          192          -3%            376         371         +2% 
Gold grade, g/t                            2.3          2.8          -18%           2.2         2.8         -20% 
Recovery1                                  88.2%        88.4%        -0%            86.6%       89.0%       -3% 
Gold in concentrate, Koz                   10           11           -10%           19          22          -14% 
 
TOTAL PRODUCTION 
Gold, Koz                                  42           52           -20%           86          109         -21% 
Note: 
(1) Technological recovery, includes gold and copper within work-in-progress inventory. Does not include toll-treated 
ore. 

Varvara recorded planned decline in production driven by a decrease in Komar ore grade at the leaching circuit and lower share of high-grade third-party feed at the flotation circuit.

SUSTAINABILITY, HEALTH AND SAFETY

There were no fatal accidents among Polymetal's employees and contractors during the first half of the year (consistent with H1 2022). Lost time injury frequency rate (LTIFR) among the Group's employees increased by 94% y-o-y to 0.12 in Q2 (0.06 in Q2 2022) and by 36% to 0.11 in H1 (0.08 in H1 2022). During the reporting quarter, five lost-time injuries were recorded at Polymetal's sites (all in Russia): four among employees and one among contractors' workers. Within the Company, two injuries were classified as minor (hit by an object and combustion), while the other two were severe (fall and hit by falling rock). The incident with a contractor worker was classified as minor (tripping). The incidents were followed by proper investigations aimed at improving the safety of workplaces.

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ISIN:           JE00B6T5S470 
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