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Company Response

Response from Polyus

...Employees that tested positive for COVID-19 over the course of the broad-based testing campaign launched by the Company in the first half of April have received necessary support and assistance...The remote nature of our operations naturally presents additional challenges, especially when it comes to quickly providing spare quarantine facilities for a significant number of employees in an emergency of unprecedented scale. From the initial stages of the outbreak of the virus at Olimpiada, our focus was on rapidly reconfiguring several properties for quarantine purposes to ensure the possibility to accommodate employees who had tested positive but were asymptomatic...Polyus was assisted by the Russian Ministry of Defence in setting up temporary facilities...No military personnel was intended to "prevent riots of concerned and affected workers"...The temporary quarantine accommodation at Olimpiada is no longer in use as the Company has now completed a full refurbishment of its properties that now offer extensive quarantining facilities...As of today, 80% of our employees at Olimpiada who had earlier been tested positive for COVID-19, have recovered...

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