GeoProMining becomes partner for the Russia – a Land of Sports international forum

Posted on Aug 5, 2011 in Company news, News and Press releases

GeoProMining becomes partner for the Russia – a Land of Sports international

forum and the 5th “Children of Asia” games in 2012

5 August 2011, Moscow

GeoProMining (“GPM” or “the Company”), a diversified international mining group, is a partner of the “Russia – a Land of Sports” international forum and the 5th “Children of Asia” international games that will take place in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) in 2012. GPM is supporting these activities as part of its comprehensive corporate social responsibility (CSR) program “Resources for Good”.

The forum and the games will take place in July 2012 in the cities of Yakutsk, Mirniy and Neryungri in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) under the patronage of the International Olympic Committee. Both events are being conducted in accordance with a directive of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev, with the goals of promoting the Olympic movement and developing youth sports.

GPM seeks to be a socially responsible company and it actively supports sporting events in the regions where it operates. Developing cultural and sporting activities in local communities are two of the priorities of the Company’s “Resources for Good” program. GPM actively supports sporting initiatives in other regions where it has operations and offices: it sponsors football and rugby teams in Georgia, and it also supports a children’s football league and paralympic competitions.

Through regular cooperation with local authorities, GPM is able to quickly respond to the needs of communities and fund CSR projects that are meaningful for local residents.

The Children of Asia games were first conducted in 1996 at the initiative of the first president of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), M. E. Nikolaev. The games were organized in honour of the 100th anniversary of the Olympic movement. Since their founding the Children of Asia games have been conducted together with the Olympic Committee of Russia, RosSport, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation. The Children of Asia games are attended by teams from several regions in Russia and a number of countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

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 metals assets.  Its production capacities include Dore gold bars, as well as copper, molybdenum and antimony concentrates.  GeoProMining engages in mining activities in Armenia, Georgia and the Russian Federation.