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Company profile

The core business of KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. is the production of copper and silver. Annually, KGHM produces around 530 thousand tonnes of refined copper and 1200 tonnes of silver. These results make the Company one of the top global leaders in the production of both metals. KGHM is the 8th-largest producer of mined copper and the world’s largest producer of silver.

The copper cathodes produced by KGHM are registered on the London Metal Exchange and the Metal Exchange in Shanghai. Our refined silver holds market certificates in London, Dubaj and New York. KGHM’s product assortment also includes a variety of by-products which represent added value to the Company’s revenues. These include gold, lead, and now rhenium. KGHM Ecoren – a company in the KGHM Group – is the only European producer of rhenium from its own resources. In 2009 the company sold 3.5 tonnes of ammonium perrhenate, putting it in 3rd place globally amongst producers of this rare metal.

KGHM’s copper ore base is the largest in Europe and one of the largest in the world. It covers a surface area of almost 468 km2. The ore currently being extracted is located at depths of 600 to 1380 meters.

KGHM Polska Miedź S.A., with its own commercial structure, is one of the largest Polish exporters and is the largest employer in Lower Silesia, as well as a major component of the WIG 20 index of the Warsaw Stock Exchange and the recipient of numerous prestigious awards and honors. KGHM has ten divisions, employing over 18 thousand people.

Apart from KGHM’s half-century of experience in the metals industry, the Company also nurtures a rich mixture of mining and smelting traditions, as well as involvement in aspects of corporate social responsibility, support for the arts and cultural activities, and the promotion of sport in the Polish Copper Belt, as well as support for the medical services sector and invaluable social initiatives.


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