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Centerra Gold calls announcement on acquisition of Kumtor “market speculation”

Centerra Gold Inc. called the yesterday’s news release issued by Chaarat Gold Holdings Limited on acquisition of Kumtor mine «market speculation.» Official comment of the company says.

In March 2018, Centerra received an unsolicited, non-binding proposal from Chaarat concerning Kumtor mine located in the Kyrgyz Republic. Centerra promptly communicated to Chaarat’s advisers that it has no interest in the transaction proposed by Chaarat.

In recent meetings with the Kyrgyz Republic Government, senior Kyrgyz Republic officials have confirmed to Centerra that the Government is also not interested in pursuing the transaction proposed by Chaarat.

Centerra noted that Kumtor mine is directly held through Centerra’s wholly-owned, direct subsidiary, Kumtor Gold Company CJSC, and the transaction proposed by Chaarat could not occur without the participation of both Centerra and the Kyrgyz Republic Government.