Norilsk Nickel announces preliminary consolidated production results for 1Q 2018

Moscow — PJSC MMCMining and Metallurgical CompanyPublic Joint Stock Company "Mining and Metallurgical Company "Norilsk Nickel"Go to the glossaryGo to the glossary Norilsk Nickel, the largest palladium and refined nickel producer in the world, announces today preliminary consolidated production results for the first quarter 2018.

First Vice-President, Chief Operating Officer, Sergey Dyachenko commented on the 1Q18 production results: “As the main phase of our downstream reconfiguration program was completed last year and thus work-in-progress inventory levels got normalized, the Company increased production of all key metals in the first quarter of this year. In addition, the Company also actively processed copper concentrate purchased from Rostec. As a result, metal production from the Company’s own Russian feed increased in the first quarter by 8–22% year-on-year. Furthermore, Norilsk Nickel Harjavalta was almost 100% loaded by the Company’s Russian feed. In April 2018, the first batch of copper concentrate, produced during the hot commissioning stage aiming at reaching the project’s target parameters at Bystrinsky GOK (Chita Copper Project), was shipped to Chinese customers. We have however reduced the 2018 production targets for the Chita project due to the ramp-up issues at the FLS and Outotec supplied equipment, which we plan to sort out in this quarter. This year, Kola MMCKola Mining and Metallurgical CompanyGo to the glossary’s nickel refining capacity is scheduled for intensive modernization and transition to a new chlorine leaching technology. Overall, we confirm our 2018 targets for metal production from our own Russian feed.”

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PJSC “MMC NORILSK NICKEL” is a diversified mining and metallurgical company, the world’s largest producer of refined nickel and palladium and a leading producer of platinum, cobalt, copper and rhodium. The company also produces gold, silver, iridium, selenium, ruthenium and tellurium.

The production units of “NORILSK NICKEL” GroupPublic Joint Stock Company "Mining and Metallurgical Company "Norilsk Nickel” and its subsidiariesGo to the glossary are located at the Norilsk Industrial District, on the Kola Peninsula and Chita region in Russia as well as in Finland and South Africa.

PJSC “MMC “NORILSK NICKEL” shares are listed on the Moscow and on the Saint-Petersburg Stock Exchanges. PJSC “MMC “NORILSK NICKEL” ADRAmerican Depositary Receipt; a security representing partial ownership in deposited securities of a foreign company certified by receipts issued by a US depositary bankGo to the glossarys trade over the counter in the US and on the London and Berlin Stock Exchanges.