In response to the Press Release published in the media on June 9, 2021, Kumtor Gold Company CJSC (KGC) hereby declares and emphasizes that since its establishment, it has carried out and continues to carry out its operations in compliance with the legislation of the Kyrgyz Republic. This provision is stipulated in the relevant written agreements between Centerra Gold Inc. and the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic.
On May 28, 2021, a press tour to the Kumtor mine was held for media representatives. Journalists of the leading national and international mass media visited the mine’s main production sites where they saw with their own eyes that the mine is currently continuously operating in a regular mode.
At the initiative of Mr. Tengiz Bolturuk, Temporary External Manager of Kumtor Gold Company CJSC (“KGC”, “Company”), a meeting was held on May 27, 2021 in Bishkek between representatives of KGC trade unions and administration to discuss current and future aspects of operations, as well as issues related to the strengthening of social partnership between the Company and trade unions representing the interests of the Company employees.