PNG's Ok Tedi Mine declares interim Dividend payment of K100 Million for 2019

Ok Tedi Mining Limited today announced a 2019 Interim Dividend of K100 million to be paid to shareholders on 30 September 2019.

This follows a Final 2018 Dividend payment of K200 million paid in the first quarter of 2019.

OTML Chairman Sir Moi Avei KBE said that “The Company is pleased to be in a position to make a distribution to the State, who hold 67% of the shares in Ok Tedi, and the Western Province entities representing the Fly River Provincial Government, CMCA and Mine communities, who hold 33% of the Company.”

He added that “the Company continues to perform strongly, generating sufficient profit and cash to enable a dividend payment whilst funding an investment of more than K700 million to replace and relocate the Mine In-Pit Crusher, meeting annual sustaining capital requirements of about K160 million, investing more than K60 million per annum on resource development that includes near-mine exploration, and maintaining its debt free position.”

Sir Moi noted that “this result has been achieved despite two separate periods of three weeks where dry weather prevented river access to bring supplies in and take saleable product out” and added that “the strategically important crusher project is expected to be complete by mid - 2020 enabling access to the higher grade ore under the existing crusher that will see a step change in production and cash generation in 2022 and beyond.”

Sir Moi concluded by saying “I wish to thank management and staff for their efforts to date in 2019, and the shareholders for their continued and valued support”.

(PhotoCredit: OTML Media Unit)

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