Kumtor Operating CompanyKumtor’s management provides full assistance to the State Committee on National Security of the Kyrgyz Republic in the investigation of the fact of extortion, which was unveiled last night by mass media.

Kumtor is well aware of the importance of uninterrupted operations of the Company for Kyrgyzstan. Unfortunately, in recent years we are constantly receiving threats of possible road blocks in the event of non- compliance with various kinds of demands. Company in no way refuses to continue constructive dialogue to address the social problems of the region. In addition, the Company intends to continue implementing all social projects, aimed at improvement of people’s lives.

The Company approaches to residents of Issyk- Kul Province asking to show tolerance and display reasonableness, as well as not to support illegal activities.