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Comments by Boris Kvasov, Co-Head of Equity Capital Markets at VTB Capital, for Reuters

4 April 2019

Investors from Britain buy 50 pct of shares sold by Polyus shareholder

Investors from Britain bought almost 50 percent of Polyus <PLZL.MM> shares sold by the gold producer's controlling shareholder, according to deal bookrunner VTB Capital.

Polyus said on Thursday that its controlling shareholder, Polyus Gold International Ltd (PGIL), had sold a 3.84 percent stake in the company via an accelerated bookbuilding (ABB).

Russian investors bought about a third of the other half, while the remaining shares were acquired by investors from Europe, the United States and Asia, said Boris Kvasov, co-head of equity capital markets at VTB Capital.

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