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Polymetal: Report on payments to governments for the year 2019

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15 June 2020

 

 

Polymetal International plc

Report on payments to governments for the year 2019

 

Polymetal issues the report on payments to government for the year ended 31 December 2019.

INTRODUCTION

This Report provides an overview of the payments to governments made by Polymetal International plc and its subsidiary undertakings (hereinafter referred to as "Polymetal") for the year 2019 as required under the UK's Report on Payments to Governments Regulations 2014 (as amended in December 2015). These UK Regulations enact domestic rules in line with Directive 2013/34/EU (the EU Accounting Directive (2013)) and apply to large extractive companies, whose securities are publicly listed on a UK-regulated stock market,  that are involved in the exploration, prospection, discovery, development and extraction of minerals, oil, natural gas deposits or other materials. This Report is also intended to satisfy the requirements of the Disclosure and Transparency Rules of the Financial Conduct Authority in the United Kingdom.

 

BASIS OF PREPARATION

Legislation

This report is prepared in accordance with The Reports on Payments to Governments Regulations 2014 as enacted in the UK in December 2014 and as amended in December 2015.

Reporting entities

This Report includes payments to governments made by Polymetal. Payments made by entities over which Polymetal has joint control or significant influence are excluded from this Report.

Activities

Payments made by Polymetal to governments arising from activities involving the exploration, prospection, discovery, development and extraction of minerals are disclosed in this Report. It excludes payments related to refining activities made to the refineries owned by the government agencies and any payments which are not directly attributable to the production and exploration activities.

Government

Government includes any national, regional or local authority of a country, and includes a department, agency or entity that is a subsidiary of a government.

Project

Payments are reported at project level except that payments that are not attributable to a specific project are reported at legal entity level. Project is defined as operational activities which are governed by a single contract, or licence agreement, and form the basis for payment liabilities with a government. If such agreements are substantially interconnected, those agreements are to be treated as a single project.

"Substantially interconnected" means forming a set of operationally and geographically integrated contracts, or licence agreements that are signed with a government giving rise to payment liabilities. Indicators of integration include, but are not limited to, geographic proximity, the use of shared infrastructure and common operational management.

License agreements are aggregated for the purposes of reporting as a single project only when those legal agreements have substantially similar terms and are both geographically and operationally integrated.

 

 

 

 

Payments

The information is reported under the following payment types:

Income taxes

These are taxes paid by Polymetal on its income and profits in accordance with legislation enacted in the applicable jurisdiction. Payments are reported net of refunds. Value added tax, personal income taxes, social taxes, property taxes are excluded.

The maximum income tax in Russia is set at 20% and is allocated between federal budget and the budgets of the relevant constituent regions. In 2019 and 2018 the following proportion was applied: 3% to the federal budget, whereas 17% allocated to the regional budgets. From 1 January 2017 Omolon Gold Mining Company LLC and Magadan Silver JSC are entitled to the decreased statutory income tax rate of 17% for the operations held in the Special Economic Zone of the Russian Far East, as well as decreased mining tax rate (paying at 60% of the standard mining tax rates). In return for obtaining this tax relief the members of the regional free economic zone are obliged to invest 50% of their tax savings each year in the Special Economic Zone Development Program. From 1 January 2017 Svetloye LLC has received tax relief as Regional Investment Project and is entitled to the statutory income tax rate of 0% up to 2021, as well as decreased Mining tax rates.

In Kazakhstan and Armenia income taxes are set at 20% and there are no regional or local income taxes in these countries.

Mining tax

Mining tax is a royalty payable in Russian Federation, Kazakhstan and Armenia, which is calculated based on the value of the precious metals extracted in the period. This value is usually determined based on the realised selling price of precious metals or, in case if there were no sales during the period, cost of production of metals extracted (Russian Federation) or the average market price (Kazakhstan) during the period. Royalty payable in Armenia is calculated as a percentage of actual sales during the reporting period.

Mining tax in Russia is levied at federal level, and then is reallocated between federal and respective regional budgets based on the following proportion: 40% of total tax collected to the federal budget, 60% to regional budgets. Mining tax and royalties in Kazakhstan and Armenia are levied at republican level.

Licence fees

These are fees and other sums paid as consideration for acquiring a licence for gaining access to an area where extractive activities are performed. Administrative government fees that are not specifically related to the extractive sector, or to access to extractive resources, are excluded. No significant licence fees individually more than 86,000 GBP were paid during the year ended 31 December 2019.

Rental fees

The land in the Russian Federation and Kazakhstan on which the Group's production facilities are located is owned by the state. The Group leases this land through operating lease agreements.

Other payments

Other payments include payments made and social commitments in accordance with subsoil contracts attributable to the Kyzyl project and investment in the Special Economic Zone Development Program of Omolon Gold Mining Company LLC and Magadan Silver JSC.

Cash and in-kind payments

Payments are reported on cash basis. No in-kind payments were made during years ended 31 December 2019 and 31 December 2018.

Materiality Level

Any payment, whether made as a single payment or as a series of related payments, below GBP 86,000 within a financial year is excluded from this Report.

Payments made to a governments by a joint ventures or associates of the Group in proportion to the company's interest in the respective venture or associate are insignificant to this Report based on materiality level set.

Exchange Rate

Relevant payments are made by Polymetal in Russian Rubles, Kazakh Tenge and Armenian Dram and for the purpose of this Report are translated to the US Dollar based on the foreign exchange rate at the relevant monthly average rate.

 

PAYMENTS PER GOVERNMENT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOR THE YEAR 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Government         

000'$

 

 

 

Income tax

Mining

tax

Rental

fees

Licence fees

Other1

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Russia

 

 

 

84,619  

70,396  

2,727  

29  

12,235  

170,006  

Kazakhstan

 

 

 

19,057  

45,326  

44  

-  

8,016  

72,443  

Total

 

 

 

103,676  

115,722  

2,771  

29  

20,251  

242,449  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PAYMENTS PER

PROJECT1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entity                  

000'$

Project

Country/ Government

Region

Income tax

Mining

tax

Rental

fees

Licence fees

Other1

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gold of Northern Urals CJSC

Voro

Russia

Svedlovskaya oblast'

26,568

9,101

103

-  

46

35,818

Svetloye LLC

Svetloye

Russia

Khabarovskiy Kray

-  

2,189

348

5

48

2,590

Magadan Silver JSC

Dukat

Russia

Magadanskaya oblast'

27,962

15,881

747

2

7,970

52,562

Mayskoye Gold Mining Company LLC

Mayskoye

Russia

Chukotka Autonomous Okrug

-  

12,380

71

11

20

12,482

Omolon Gold Mining Company LLC

Omolon

Russia

Magadanskaya oblast'

11,390

10,450

319

4

3,825

25,988

Albazino Resources Ltd

Albazino

Russia

Khabarovskiy Kray

16,007

18,940

608

7

239

35,801

GRK Amikan LLC

Veduga

Russia

Krasnoyarskiy Kray

2,692

1,455

265

-  

23

4,435

South-Verkhoyansk Mining Company JSC

Nezhda

Russia

Yakutia

-  

-  

266

-  

64

330

Varvarinskoye JSC

Varvara

Kazakhstan

n/a

15,528

3,791

11

-  

556

19,886

Komarovskoye Mining Company LLC

Komar

Kazakhstan

n/a

3,076

7,483

-  

-  

-  

10,559

Bakyrchik Mining Venture LLC

Kyzyl

Kazakhstan

n/a

450

34,052

30

-  

7,435

41,967

Inter Gold Capital LLC

 

Kazakhstan

n/a

-

-

3

-

25

31

Total

 

 

 

103,676  

115,722  

2,771  

29 

20,251  

242,449  

 

______________________

1 Includes payments under Special Economic Zone Development Program of kUS$ 3,522 for Omolon Gold Mining Company LLC and kUS$ 7,945 for Magadan Silver JSC.

 

PAYMENTS PER GOVERNMENT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOR THE YEAR 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Government         

000'$

 

 

 

Income tax

Mining

tax

Rental

fees

Licence fees

Other1

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Russia

 

 

 

94,652  

68,408  

2,161  

130  

9,643  

174,994  

Kazakhstan

 

 

 

9,611  

15,898  

60  

-  

5,425  

30,994  

Armenia

 

 

 

388  

13,241  

228  

-  

12  

13,869  

Total

 

 

 

104,651  

97,547  

2,449  

130  

15,080  

219,857  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PAYMENTS PER

PROJECT1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entity                  

000'$

Project

Country/ Government

Region

Income tax

Mining

tax

Rental

fees

Licence fees

Other1

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gold of Northern Urals CJSC

Voro

Russia

Svedlovskaya oblast'

25,962  

8,180  

83  

-  

79  

34,304  

Okhotskaya Mining and Exploration Company LLC

Okhotsk

Russia

Khabarovskiy Kray

8,328  

5,751  

301  

34  

42  

14,456  

Svetloye LLC

Svetloye

Russia

Khabarovskiy Kray

       -  

 

    290  

3  

33  

326  

Magadan Silver JSC

Dukat

Russia

Magadanskaya oblast'

34,420  

14,527  

604  

45  

5,111  

54,707  

Mayskoye Gold Mining Company LLC

Mayskoye

Russia

Chukotka Autonomous Okrug

 

12,322  

6  

 

25  

12,353  

Omolon Gold Mining Company LLC

Omolon

Russia

Magadanskaya oblast'

6,929  

8,603  

403  

                             31  

             4,230  

20,196  

Albazino Resources Ltd

Albazino

Russia

Khabarovskiy Kray

19,013  

19,025  

474  

17  

123  

38,652  

Varvarinskoye JSC

Varvara

Kazakhstan

n/a

4,701  

2,370  

11  

-  

444  

7,526  

Komarovskoye Mining Company LLC

Komar

Kazakhstan

n/a

3,004  

5,333  

11  

-  

467  

8,815  

Bakyrchik Mining Venture LLC

Kyzyl

Kazakhstan

n/a

1,906  

8,195  

34  

-  

4,489  

14,624  

Inter Gold Capital LLC

Kazakhstan

n/a

-  

-  

4  

-  

25  

 29  

Kapan MPC CJSC

Kapan

Armenia

n/a

388  

13,241  

228  

-  

12  

13,869  

Total

 

 

 

104,651  

97,547  

2,449  

130  

15,080  

219,857  

______________________

1 Includes payments under Special Economic Zone Development Program of kUS$ 4,172 for Omolon Gold Mining Company LLC and kUS$ 4,979 for Magadan Silver JSC.

 

 

About Polymetal 

Polymetal International plc (together with its subsidiaries - "Polymetal", the "Company", or the "Group") is a top-10 global gold producer and top-5 global silver producer with assets in Russia and Kazakhstan. The Company combines strong growth with a robust dividend yield.

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Category Code: PGR
TIDM: POLY
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