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Inclusion in the FTSE4Good Index Series

21 December 2015

Polymetal International plc (LSE, MOEX: POLY, ADR: AUCOY) (together with its subsidiaries – “Polymetal”, the “Company”, or the “Group”) is pleased to announce that it has been added to both the FTSE4Good Global Index and FTSE4Good Europe Index for the first time, effective from Monday, 21 December 2015.

Created by the global index company FTSE, FTSE4Good is an equity index series that is designed to facilitate investment in companies that meet globally recognised corporate responsibility standards. Companies in the FTSE4Good Index Series all meet stringent environmental, social and governance criteria, and are positioned to capitalise on the benefits of responsible business practice.

In June this year, Polymetal was also integrated into the Euronext Vigeo Emerging 70 index. Euronext Vigeo Emerging 70 is composed of the 70 emerging market companies with the most advanced corporate responsibility programmes. Vigeo is responsible for the periodical selection and reweighting of the constituents of the index.

“We are very proud to be included in the FTSE4Good indices. At Polymetal, we passionately believe that business, particularly the extraction industries, has a responsibility to protect the environment contribute to the development of local communities. We see our inclusion in the FTSE4Good indices as a testament to our relentless efforts to enhance sustainability, social responsibility and good governance,” said Group CEO, Vitaly Nesis.

Daria Goncharova, Chief Sustainability Officer, added, “Receiving recognition for our efforts to create a positive social and ecological impact for both current and future generations by such a well-known body is a great honour for us, and we will continue to work hard to improve the sustainability of our operations.”

To learn more about Polymetal’s Sustainability initiatives please visit: http://www.polymetalinternational.com/sustainable-development.aspx?sc_lang=en.

For more information about FTSE4Good and Euronext Vigeo Emerging 70 please visit

http://www.ftse.com/products/indices/FTSE4Good

http://www.vigeo.com/csr-rating-agency/en/actualites-a-presse/blog-9

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Polymetal International plc (LSE, MOEX: POLY, ADR: AUCOY) (together with its subsidiaries — “Polymetal”, the “Company”, or the “Group”) is a 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.
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