GeoProMining Helps Schools in the New School Year

Posted on Sep 30, 2011 in Company news, News and Press releases

GeoProMining Helps Schools in the New School Year

30 September 2011, Moscow

GeoProMining (GPM or “the Company”), a diversified international mining group, provided material support to schools in the regions of Armenia, Georgia and Russia where the Company operates as part of the Resources For Good social responsibility program. The Company traditionally helps schools at the start of the school year, providing students with school supplies.

In the Bolnisi region of Georgia, where GPM’s Madneuli facility is located, the Company provided a local school with a four month supply of stationary. In the region of Yakutia where the Sarylakh-Surma facility is located, GPM provided the Ust-Nersky orphanage and regional Ust-Nersky school with school supplies and sports equipment. In Armenia, the Company financed renovations and the purchase of equipment for the Partez child development centre in Vardenis. Thanks to the support from GPM, a new computer laboratory was also opened in Vardenis where children can participate in interactive, Russian language distance learning classes. Another computer classroom is planned to start at the Kafan School in the Syunik region this October. An open dialogue with local authorities has enabled GPM to respond to the needs of the people in the regions where it operates and to direct support to those projects that are most relevant to local populations.

Support of children’s education and sports is one of the important facets of GPM’s Resources for Good CSR program. The Company has invested in the renovation of schools and kindergartens, sponsored the children’s football festival in Georgia, and provided interactive, Russian language computer classes for regional schools in Armenia. In Yakutia, GPM is a co-sponsor of the International Sports Forum ‘Russia-A Land of Sports’ and the V annual international 2012 ‘Children of Asia Games.’

Press contacts:

Natalia Yanborisova

Tel: +7 (495) 232 6120

Email: ny@geopromining.com

Notes to editors

GeoProMining, founded in 2001, is an international, privately held company with a diversified base of gold and other metals assets. GeoProMining engages in mining activities in Armenia, Georgia and the Russian Federation.