Norilsk nickel group announces preliminary consolidated production results for 3d quarther and 9 months of 2017

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 refined nickel and palladium producer in the world, announces preliminary consolidated production results for the third quarter and nine months of 2017.

First Vice-President — Chief Operating Officer, Sergey Dyachenko commented on the 9M17 production results:

“In 3Q17 our nickel production increased by 10% as Talnakh Concentrator reached its design parameters and Norilsk Nickel Harjavalta nickel refinery restarted its operations after annual scheduled repair works in 2Q17. Copper production in the reported quarter decreased as a result of temporary suspensions of our smelting operations in the Polar division due to unfavorable weather conditions in Norilsk. The company plans to process accumulated concentrate in 4Q17, which should fully compensate for the reduction of copper volumes in 3Q17. We reiterate our 2017 metal production guidance”.

This announcement contains inside information in accordance with Article 7 of EU Regulation 596/2014 of 16 April 2014

Full name and position of person making the announcement — Vladimir Zhukov, Vice - president, Investor Relations

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 include Polar Division, located at the Norilsk Industrial District on Taimyr Peninsula, and Kola Mining and Metallurgical Company located on the Kola Peninsula in Russia as well as Harjavalta nickel refinery in Finland.

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.