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Polyus PAO (PLZLq.L)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Edward Dowling

62 2016 Independent Chairman of the Board

Pavel Grachev

46 2015 General Director (CEO), Director

Vladimir Polin

57 2016 Director, Senior Vice President, Operations

Mikhail Stiskin

36 2017 Director, Senior Vice President, Finance and Strategy

Anna Solotova

45 2016 Corporate Secretary, Secretary to the Board of Directors

Maria Gordon

45 2017 Director

Said Kerimov

24 2016 Director

Sergei Nossoff

41 2019 Director

William Champion

67 2016 Independent Director

Kent Potter

73 2016 Independent Director

Viktor Drozdov

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Edward Dowling

Dr. Edward C. Dowling has held the position of Independent Chairman of the Board of Directors at Polyus PAO (former Polyus Zoloto OAO), since April 29, 2016. He has been Independent Member of the Company's Board of Directors since April 5, 2016. He is Member of the Company's Human Resources and Remuneration Committee. Until March 6, 2018 he was its Chairman. On April 29, 2016 he also was appointed Chairman of the Strategy Committee, as well as Member of the Audit Committee and of the Operating Activity Committee of the Company. He is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Alacer Gold, where he served as President and CEO between 1998 and 2012. In addition, he is also a Board member at Teck Resources Limited, Canada’s largest diversified mining company and Detour Gold Corporation, a Canadian intermediate gold mining company. His mining experience spans 30 years and includes holding the positions of Executive Director for Mining and Exploration at De Beers, President and CEO of Meridian Gold Inc., and Executive Vice President for Operations at Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. He is a former Board member of De Beers Societe Anonyme, Victoria Gold Corp, Polyus Gold International Limited and Zinco de Brasil Inc. Dr. Edward C. Dowling graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in 1982 with degrees in Mining Engineering and Mining Processing. He obtained his Master’s degree and PhD in mineral processing from the same university in 1987 and 1998, respectively.

Pavel Grachev

Mr. Pavel Sergeevich Grachev has been General Director (CEO) of Polyus PAO (former Polyus Zoloto OAO), since October 2, 2014. Since May 22, 2015, he has occupied the post of Member of the Company's Board of Directors. On April 29, 2016 he was appointed Member of the Company's Strategy Committee and Operating Activity Committee. He also was Member of the Board of Directors at the Company from May 15, 2009 to December 9, 2011. is currently engaged as independent director on the Board of FGC UES (Federal Grid Company of Unified Energy System) and RusHydro. He has also previously served on the Boards of Uralkali, PIK Group (as Chairman) and Polymetal. Mr. Grachev graduated from the Saint Petersburg State University and the University of Trieste (Italy) with degrees in Law.

Vladimir Polin

Mr. Vladimir Anatolevich Polin has held the position of Member of the Board of Directors at Managing Director Polyus PAO (former Polyus Zoloto OAO), since April 5, 2016. He also occupies the post of the Company's Senior Vice President, Operations. On April 29, 2016 he was appointed Member of the Company's Operating Activity Committee. He joined Polyus in August 2014. He has extensive managerial experience in the metals and mining sector. Prior to joining Polyus, Mr. Polin was Chief Operating Officer at En+, a leading Russian industrial group with assets in the metals, mining and energy sectors. Before that, for three years, he headed the East aluminium division at Rusal, the world’s leading aluminium producer. Prior to joining Rusal, Mr. Polin spent almost ten years at Mechel, a major coal and steel producer in Russia, in a variety of senior posts including Chief Executive Officer and Senior Vice President at Mechel Management. Mr. Vladimir Polin graduated from Chelyabinsk Polytechnic Institute with a degree in Metallurgy.

Mikhail Stiskin

Mr. Mikhail Borisovich Stiskin has been Member of the Board of Directors at Polyus PAO (former Polyus Zoloto OAO), since May 23, 2014. Since 2017 he has been Senior Vice President, Finance and Strategy of the Company. Between July 23, 2014 and 2017 he occupied the post of the Company's Deputy General Director of Economics and Finance. On April 29, 2016 he was appointed Member of the Company's Strategy Committee. From July 23, 2014 until April 29, 2016 he held the post of Chairman of the Company's Board of Directors. Between July 4, 2014 and April 29, 2016 he served as Chairman of the Company's Board of Directors. He joined Polyus in 2013 following a highly successful career in investment banking. Mikhail was Managing director at Sberbank CIB (until 2011 known as Troika Dialog where Mikhail was also a partner), a corporate and investment banking arm of Sberbank, Russia’s largest financial institution, where Mikhail was in charge of research coverage of the metals and mining/fertilizer sectors. Mr. Stiskin has also been actively involved in a number of landmark transactions in the sector. Mr. Stiskin graduated with honours from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations with a degree in Economics and holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor).

Anna Solotova

Ms. Anna Olegovna Solotova has served as Corporate Secretary and Secretary to the Board of Directors at Polyus Zoloto PAO (former Polyus Zoloto OAO), since May 22, 2015. From 2012 until May 22, 2015, she occupied the post of Member of the Company's Board of Directors and from 2007 until May 22, 2015 se was a Secretary of the Company. Between 2007 and 2008, she was Head of the Security Department at the Company. Since August 2013, she has been Head of Corporate Department at Polyus AO (former Polyus ZAO). From 2013 to 2014, she served as Member of the Board of Directors at Polyus Logistika ZAO. From 2009 to 2013, she acted as Divisional Head at Polyus ZAO. Ms. Solotova graduated from Moscow State Linguistic University.

Maria Gordon

Ms. Maria Vladimirovna Gordon has held the position of Member of the Board of Directors at Polyus PAO, since November 2, 2017. On December 5, 2017 she was appointed Member of the Company's Strategy, Audit, Human Resources and Remuneration Committees. On March 6, 32018 she was appointed Chairwoman of the Human Resource and Remuneration Committee of the Company. She currently serves as a Non-Executive Director of the Moscow Exchange (MOEX) as well as a Senior Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of ALROSA, the world’s largest diamond producer. She has over 20 years of experience in finance and capital markets. Ms. Gordon previously led the emerging markets portfolio management team at PIMCO, as Executive Vice President and Head of EME Strategy. Prior to PIMCO, Ms. Gordon spent 12 years at Goldman Sachs Asset Management, where she rose to Managing Director, Head of Emerging Markets Equity Strategy. Ms. Gordon holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin and a Master’s degree in Law and diplomacy from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

Said Kerimov

Mr. Said Suleymanovich Kerimov has held the position of Member of the Board of Directors at Polyus PAO (former Polyus Zoloto OAO), since April 5, 2016. On April 29, 2016 he was appointed Member of the Company's Strategy Committee. Since 2014 he has been Manager of Multimedia Security Service at UK Vega-servis OOO. In 2013 he acted as Manager of Krofurd OOO. Mr. Kerimov is currently studying at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.

Sergei Nossoff

Mr. Sergei Igorevich Nossoff has served as Member of the Board of Directors at Polyus PAO, since May 7, 2019. He previously also held this post in the Company between November 2, 2017 and May 31, 2018. He currently serves as an Executive Director of Polyus Gold International Limited and Polyus Finance PLC. He has over 18 years experience in metals and mining, private equity and investment banking. His experience in the industry includes senior executive positions at GeoProMining Group, an international gold, copper and antimony producer and UC Rusal. Mr. Nossoff graduated from the European Business School and holds an Executive MBA from INSEAD.

William Champion

Mr. William Champion has held the position of Independent Member of the Board of Directors at Polyus PAO (former Polyus Zoloto OAO), since April 5, 2016. On April 29, 2016 he was appointed Member of the Company's Audit, Human Resources and Remuneration Committee, as well as Chairman of the Company's Operating Activity Committee. He serves on the Board of Compania de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A., the largest publicly traded precious metals company in Peru. Mr. Champion has over 30 years of experience in mining. From 2002 to 2014, he was at Rio Tinto where he held a number of senior management positions. These included Managing Director of Rio Tinto’s Diamonds Business Unit and Managing Director of Rio Tinto Coal Australia. Mr. Champion was awarded a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Arizona.

Kent Potter

Mr. Kent Potter has held the position of Independent Member of the Board of Directors at Polyus PAO (former Polyus Zoloto OAO), since April 5, 2016. On April 29, 2016 he was appointed Chairman of the Company's Audit Committee, as well as Member of the Company's Human Resources and Remuneration Committee, and Member of the Company's Strategy Committee. sits on the Board of Eurochem Group AG, the leading mineral fertilizer producer in Russia. From 2013 to 2016 he was also a Board member of SUEK plc, Russia’s largest coal producer and exporting company. Prior to these appointments, Mr. Potter spent 27 years with Chevron, during which he held a number of senior management positions. In 2003, Mr. Potter was appointed CFO of TNK-BP. Following TNK-BP, he was appointed Vice President and CFO of LyondellBasell Industries. Mr. Potter was awarded a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.

Viktor Drozdov