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36/2024
16.05.2024 12:02
Current Report No. 36/2024
Change of release date for consolidated Q1 2024 report
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act - Current and periodic information

Further to Current Report No. 2/2024 of January 26th 2024, the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. announces that the release date for the consolidated report for the first quarter of 2024 has been changed from May 22nd 2024 to May 28th 2024.

The release dates for the interim reports for the first half and the third quarter of 2024 remain unchanged, with the updated release dates for interim reports in 2024 provided below:

1. First and third quarter interim reports:

  • Q1 2024 complete consolidated report – May 28th 2024
  • Q3 2024 complete consolidated report – November 6th 2024

2. Half-year interim reports:

  • H1 2024 complete consolidated report – August 28th 2024

Legal basis: Par. 80.2 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state, dated March 29th 2018 (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

35/2024
16.05.2024 11:32
Current Report No. 35/2024
Management Board’s recommendation on coverage of net loss for 2023
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on 16 May 2024 it passed a resolution regarding the coverage of net loss of PLN 1,206,306,747.90 for the financial year 2023, proposing that:

  • the net loss for the financial year ended 31 December 2023 be partially covered using statutory reserve funds and share premium up to PLN 641,153,720.67,
  • the remaining uncovered net loss for the financial year 2023, amounting to PLN 565,153,027.23, be covered with profits from subsequent financial years.

In order to implement the above resolution, the Management Board will request:

  • the Company’s Supervisory Board to evaluate and provide an opinion on the proposal, and
  • the General Meeting to pass the resolution on coverage of the net loss for the financial year 2023.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of 12 June 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

34/2024
29.04.2024 23:52
Current Report No. 34/2024
Publication of 2023 non-financial report on corporate website
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act - Current and periodic information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that the non-financial report for 2023 covering Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. and the Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police Group was prepared by the higher-tier parent Grupa Azoty S.A. in accordance with Art. 69.5 of the Accounting Act and is available from the Investor Relations/Non-financial information section of the Company’s website at http://zchpolice.grupaazoty.com/.

Legal basis: Par. 5.11 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state, dated March 29th 2018 (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

33/2024
26.04.2024 22:32
Current Report No. 33/2024
Execution of amendment to stabilisation agreement by associate
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

Further to Current Report No. 45/2023 of 15 December 2023, Current Report No. 14/2024 of 29 February 2024, and Current Report No. 20/2024 of 28 March 2024, the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on 26 April 2024 Grupa Azoty Polyolefins S.A. (the “Associate”) signed an amendment agreement (the “Amendment Agreement”) to the stabilisation agreement (the “Stabilisation Agreement”) concerning the financing of the Polimery Police project (the “Project”), which is related to the existing agreement for the financing of the Project (the “Credit Facilities Agreement”), as previously announced by the Company in Current Report No. 37/2020 of 31 May 2020. The Amendment Agreement was signed with the following financial institutions: Alior Bank S.A., Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego, Bank Ochrony Środowiska S.A., Bank Polska Kasa Opieki S.A., BNP Paribas Bank Polska S.A., European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Haitong Bank Polska S.A., ICBC Standard Bank PLC, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Europe) S.A. (Spółka Akcyjna) Poland Branch, mBank S.A., Powszechna Kasa Oszczędności Bank Polski S.A., Powszechny Zakład Ubezpieczeń S.A., Powszechny Zakład Ubezpieczeń na Życie S.A., PZU Fundusz Inwestycyjny Zamknięty Aktywów Niepublicznych BIS 2, and Santander Bank Polska S.A. (the “Financial Institutions”). Under the Amendment Agreement, the parties agreed on the terms and conditions under which the Financial Institutions will provide financing for the Project during the next term of the Stabilisation Agreement, i.e., until 29 May 2024.

It was also agreed that the Company and Grupa Azoty S.A. (the “Original Sponsors”) will contribute the balance of the support loan to the Associate, in the amount of up to EUR 105m (the upper limit), by 29 May 2024.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

32/2024
26.04.2024 21:36
Current Report No. 32/2024
Removal and appointment of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police Management Board Members
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act – Current and periodic information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on 26 April 2024 the Company’s Supervisory Board passed resolutions to remove from the Management Board:

  • Michał Siewierski – from the position of Vice President of the Management Board,
  • Stanisław Kostrubiec – from the position of Vice President of the Management Board.

At the same time, the Company’s Supervisory Board passed resolutions to appoint, with effect from 26 April 2024, the following persons to the Company’s Management Board of the 9th term:

  • Andrzej Dawidowski – as President of the Management Board,
  • Paweł Oleksy – as Vice President of the Management Board,
  • Jerzy Woliński – as Vice President of the Management Board.

The resolutions to remove and appoint members of the Management Board took effect upon adoption.

The Company further announces that the newly appointed President of the Management Board Andrzej Dawidowski and Management Board Vice Presidents Paweł Oleksy and Jerzy Woliński have submitted representations to the effect that the activities they are engaged in outside the Company are not competing with the Company’s business and that they are not shareholders in any company or partners in any partnership under civil law or another type of partnership and are not members of the governing bodies of any companies or other legal persons competing with the Company’s business.

The representations received by the Company also include a statement that none of the persons appointed to serve in the roles specified above are entered in the Register of Insolvent Debtors maintained pursuant to the Act on the National Court Register.

A brief description of the newly appointed Management Board Members’ educational background, qualifications, previously held positions and employment records is attached to this current report.

Further to Current Report No. 9/2024 of 15 February 2024, the Management Board also announces that following the appointment of Andrzej Dawidowski as President of the Management Board, Ms Anna Tarocińska ceased to serve in the capacity of acting President of the Management Board.

Legal basis: Section 5.4 and Section 5.5 of the Polish Minister of Finance’s Regulation on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state, dated 29 March 2018 (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

31/2024
26.04.2024 01:00
Current Report No. 31/2024
Execution of annex to agreement with 13 financing institutions of Grupa Azoty Group and their consent to waive selected covenants under financing agreements
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

Further to Current Report No. 20/2023 of 1 June 2023, Current Report No. 31/2023 of 31 August 2023, Current Report No. 3/2024 of 2 February 2024, Current Report No. 15/2024 of 29 February 2024, and Current Report No. 19/2024 of 27 March 2024, the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on 25 April 2024 the Company’s parent, Grupa Azoty S.A. (the “Parent”), acting on its own behalf and on behalf of selected companies of the Grupa Azoty Group (the “Grupa Azoty Group”) listed in the appendix to Current Report No. 3/2024 , who are signatories to the relevant financing agreements (the “Financing Agreements”), executed an annex (the “Annex”) to the agreement signed on 2 February 2024, as amended, with 13 institutions providing financing to the Grupa Azoty Group (the “Financing Institutions”): Powszechna Kasa Oszczędności Bank Polski S.A., Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego, ING Bank Śląski S.A., Santander Bank Polska S.A., Caixabank S.A., Poland Branch, BNP Paribas Faktoring sp. z o.o., ING Commercial Finance Polska S.A., Pekao Faktoring sp. z o.o., BNP Paribas Bank Polska S.A., Santander Factoring sp. z o.o. and Banco Santander S.A., Frankfurt Branch, as well as with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the European Investment Bank (the “Agreement”).

The Annex to the Agreement ensures the continued availability of credit facility limits under the Financing Agreements, prevents the Financing Institutions from taking actions to cancel or reduce the available limits of the Financing Agreements, and prevents the exercise of certain rights under the Financing Agreements in the event of a breach or potential breach of the Financing Agreements occurring during the term of the Agreement, which has been extended under the Annex until 28 April 2024.

This will facilitate the continued development of a long-term restructuring plan for the Grupa Azoty Group. The Agreement may be subject to extension with the consent of the Financing Institutions.

At the same time, the Parent has agreed to provide specific documents to the Financing Institutions, in accordance with the agreed schedule, and to maintain the restrictions provided for in the Agreement on dispositions related to planned investments, granting sureties and guarantees, and incurring financial liabilities.

The Company meets all debt service and repayment obligations under the Financing Agreements in a timely manner, and the available limits ensure liquidity and secure financing for the Company to meet its own requirements and obligations to suppliers, ensuring the continuity of operations.

In addition, on 25 April 2024, the Parent executed – on its own behalf and on behalf of the Company and selected other Grupa Azoty Group companies that are parties to the Financing Agreements, and the Company with respect to the Bilateral Agreement with Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego – Waiver and Amendment Letters with the Financing Parties, under which these institutions agreed to waive selected terms of the Grupa Azoty Group’s Financing Agreements, and gave their consent to waive the covenant concerning the net debt/EBITDA ratio calculated as of 31 December 2023.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of 12 June 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

30/2024
25.04.2024 00:23
Current Report No. 30/2024
Estimates of selected consolidated financial results of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police Group for Q4 2023 and 2023
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) publishes, attached hereto, estimates of selected consolidated financial results of the Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police Group for the fourth quarter of 2023 and for 2023.

Discussion of Q4 2023 results:

In the fourth quarter of 2023, the Company generated consolidated revenue of PLN 705m and EBITDA of PLN 25m, with an EBITDA margin of 3.6%.

The results for the fourth quarter of 2023 were adversely affected by impairment losses on the Company’s non-financial non-current assets. The recognition of impairment losses on these assets was announced by the Company in Current Report No. 24/2024 on 5 April 2024. Following asset impairment tests carried out at the Company as at 31 December 2023, it was determined that the estimated recoverable amount of assets was below the carrying amount for the Fertilizers Cash Generating Unit. As a result, a decision was made to recognise impairment losses of PLN 148m. This led to a decrease of PLN 144m in the Company’s consolidated EBIT for 2023. In accordance with the adopted accounting policies, the impairment losses are one-off non-cash events and have no effect on the Company’s consolidated EBITDA.

In addition, the Company’s consolidated pre-tax result for the fourth quarter of 2023 (with no effect on EBIT and EBITDA) was primarily affected by events related to the update of the financial model of the associate Grupa Azoty Polyolefins S.A., as well as impairment losses recognised following impairment testing of the associate’s assets, announced by the Company in Current Report No. 24/2024 of 5 April 2024. As a result of this event, net finance income/loss was additionally affected a total amount of approximately PLN -427m, consisting mainly of the valuation of the right and obligation to repurchase Grupa Azoty Polyolefins S.A. shares from non-controlling shareholders, recognition of the instrument resulting from the rate-of-return stabilisation mechanism for the Co-Sponsors’ investment in Grupa Azoty Polyolefins S.A. shares not covered by call and put options, and expected credit loss allowances relating to loans granted to Grupa Azoty Polyolefins S.A. Moreover, a loss on shares in equity-accounted associates has been recognised in the consolidated financial statements. For the fourth quarter of 2023, in the part applicable to Grupa Azoty Polyolefins S.A., the loss amounted to PLN -352m following the recognition of an impairment loss on non-current assets by the associate.

Main factors with a bearing on the financial performance in the key segments in the fourth quarter of 2023 compared with the fourth quarter of 2022:

Fertilizers:

In the Fertilizers Segment, key performance drivers in the fourth quarter of 2023 included the stabilisation of natural gas, potassium chloride and phosphate rock prices, alongside an increase in electricity costs. Additionally, there was a continued downward trend in the prices of agricultural produce, and although demand remained relatively stable, there was a weakening observed in the last month of the quarter. Fourth-quarter operating results improved in particular in the compound fertilizer business (especially in October and November).

During the period under review, natural gas prices exhibited a diminishing amplitude of change, trending towards relative stability. Spot prices for the TTF index fluctuated between EUR 28/MWh and EUR 55/MWh, with an average for the entire quarter at EUR 41/MWh. This marks a 57% decrease compared to the fourth quarter of 2022.

The purchasing power of the agricultural industry was constrained by low prices of agricultural produce, coupled with the anticipation of further reductions in fertilizer prices. Furthermore, European producers continued to face pressure from low prices for fertilizer imports from outside the EU. In the fourth quarter of 2023, demand for compound fertilizers rose slightly year on year – the total output of compound fertilizers was 26% higher in the quarter, with a minor (0.1%) increase in sales volumes.

The EBITDA margin delivered by the Fertilizers Segment in the fourth quarter of 2023 improved year on year, reaching 5.7%. The Segment’s EBIT was reduced by impairment losses on non-financial non-current assets.

Pigments:

In the fourth quarter of 2023, titanium white remained readily available on the market, while demand for both pigments and pigment products decreased. The period saw a notable impact of the pricing of energy carriers, including the high cost of CO2 emission allowances, on production costs in Europe. Consequently, the competitiveness of locally produced titanium white declined, with buyers opting for cheaper titanium white from China. China’s real estate market faced a crisis, prompting producers to seek export opportunities. This resulted in a significant influx of Chinese titanium white into the European market. The market was under pressure for further price reductions due to global oversupply. Year on year, the Company reported an 18.7% increase in the volume of titanium white sales.

The Pigments Segment delivered a negative EBITDA margin of -19.6% in the fourth quarter of 2023.

Results generated in 2023:

In 2023, Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. reported consolidated revenue of PLN 2,970m and EBITDA of PLN -77m, with an EBITDA margin of -2.6%.

The pre-tax result for 2023 was adversely affected by non-recurring events, as described in the discussion of results for the fourth quarter of 2023.

The amounts presented above are estimates and are subject to change. The final results will be presented in the consolidated report for the 12 months of 2023, to be issued on 29 April 2024.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of 12 June 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

29/2024
15.04.2024 15:21
Current Report No. 29/2024
Appointment of Supervisory Board Member
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act - Current and periodic information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on 15 April 2024 it received a statement dated 15 April 2024 from the Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of State Assets, attorney-in-fact for the Minister of State Assets, acting pursuant to Art. 30.2 of the Company’s Articles of Association, to the effect that Mr Grzegorz Józef Ostrowski has been appointed to the Company’s Supervisory Board.

A brief description of the newly appointed Supervisory Board Member’s educational background, qualifications, previously held positions and employment records are published as an appendix to this report.

The Management Board further announces that Mr Grzegorz Józef Ostrowski has made a representation to the effect that he is not engaged in any activities competing with the Company’s business, nor is he a partner in any competing partnership under civil law or any other type of partnership, a shareholder in any competing incorporated company or a member of governing bodies of any other competing legal entities.

The representation also includes a statement that the newly appointed Member of the Supervisory Board is not entered in the Register of Insolvent Debtors maintained pursuant to the Act on the National Court Register.

Legal basis: Sec. 5.5. of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state, dated 29 March 2018 (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

28/2024
10.04.2024 19:04
Current Report No. 28/2024
Estimates of consolidated production output of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. in March 2024
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

Estimates of consolidated production output of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. in March 2024

Further to Current Report No. 2/2023 of February 22nd 2023, the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. publishes, attached hereto, estimates of consolidated production output in March 2024.

Actual quarterly output figures will be released in the consolidated report for the first quarter of 2024.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

27/2024
08.04.2024 20:18
Current Report No. 27/2024
Shareholders holding 5% or more of total voting rights at Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police Extraordinary General Meeting convened for 25 March 2024 and resumed after adjournment on 8 April 2024
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Legal basis: Art. 70.3 of the Act on Public Offering – Shareholders holding 5% or more of voting rights at General Meeting

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) publishes, attached to this report, a list of shareholders holding 5% or more of total voting rights at the Extraordinary General Meeting (“EGM”) convened for 25 March 2024 and resumed after an adjournment on 8 April 2024, specifying the number of votes conferred by the shares held by each shareholder, and their percentage share in the voting rights represented at that Extraordinary General Meeting and in the total voting rights.

The list of shareholders holding 5% or more of voting rights at the EGM until its adjournment announced on 25 March 2024 and the list of shareholders holding 5% or more of voting rights at the EGM after its resumption on 8 April 2024 are attached as an appendix hereto.

Legal basis: Art. 70.3 of the Act on Public Offering, Conditions Governing the Introduction of Financial Instruments to Organised Trading, and Public Companies of 29 July 2005 (consolidated text: Dz.U. of 2022, item 2554, as amended).

26/2024
08.04.2024 17:48
Current Report No. 26/2024
Resolutions voted on by Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police Extraordinary General Meeting on 8 April 2024
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act - Current and periodic information

Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) publishes, attached hereto, the resolutions passed by the Company’s Extraordinary General Meeting on 8 April 2024, together with the results of voting on the resolutions.

The documents voted on at the Extraordinary General Meeting have been posted on the Company’s website https://zchpolice.grupaazoty.com/relacje-inwestorskie/walne-zgromadzenia, and attached to Current Report No. 13/2024 of 29 February 2024 and Current Report No. 23/2024 of 5 April 2024.

The Management Board also publishes a draft resolution that was put to vote but was not carried.

During the Extraordinary General Meeting, objections to Resolutions No. 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12 and 13 were raised and recorded in the minutes.

Legal basis: Par. 19.1.6, Par. 19.1.8 and Par. 19.1.9 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state, dated 29 March 2018 (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

25/2024
08.04.2024 16:00
Current Report No. 25/2024
Removal and appointment of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police Supervisory Board Members
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act - Current and periodic information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on 8 April 2024 the Extraordinary General Meeting passed resolutions to remove the following persons from the Company’s Supervisory Board:

Ms Urszula Kulisiewicz,
Ms Bożena Licht,
Ms Agnieszka Ewa Dąbrowska.

The Extraordinary General Meeting also passed resolutions to appoint the following persons to the Supervisory Board:

Ms Aneta Zelek,
Mr Marcin Likierski,
Mr Andrzej Skolmowski.

At the same time, by resolution of the Extraordinary General Meeting, Mr Andrzej Skolmowski was appointed Chair of the Company’s Supervisory Board.

The resolutions to remove and appoint Members of the Supervisory Board and to appoint the Chair of the Supervisory Board took effect upon adoption.

The newly appointed Chair and Members of the Supervisory Board submitted representations to the effect that the activities they are engaged in outside the Company are not competing with the Company’s business and that they are not shareholders in any company or partners in any partnership under civil law or another type of partnership and are not members of the governing bodies of any companies or other legal persons competing with the Company’s business.

The representations also include statements to the effect that the new Chair and Members of the Supervisory Board are not entered in the Register of Insolvent Debtors maintained pursuant to the Act on the National Court Register.

A brief description of the educational background, qualifications, previously held positions and employment record of the newly appointed Members of the Company’s Supervisory Board is attached to this Current Report.

Legal basis: Par. 5.4 and Par. 5.5 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state, dated 29 March 2018 (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

24/2024
05.04.2024 23:55
Current Report No. 24/2024
Estimated effect of non-cash events on 2023 results
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) hereby announces the estimated effect of non-cash events on the Company’s consolidated and separate financial statements for 2023.

I. Following asset impairment testing carried out at the Company as at 31 December 2023, it was determined that the estimated recoverable amount of assets was below the carrying amount for the Fertilizers Cash Generating Unit (CGU). As a result, a decision was made to recognise an impairment loss of - (minus) PLN 148m. No need to recognise impairment losses for the Pigments CGU was identified. The impairment loss at the Fertilizers CGU was recognised primarily as a result of the deterioration of long-term market forecasts and future cash flow projections, particularly for technical-grade nitrogen products.

This event affects the Company’s financial statements for 2023 by reducing separate EBIT by PLN 148m. In accordance with Grupa Azoty Group’s accounting policies, the impairment loss is a one-off non-cash event with no effect on the Company’s separate EBITDA.

The Company also announces, further to Current Reports No. 6/2024 of 9 February 2024 and No. 21/2024 of 29 March 2024, that following verification by the auditor of the impairment test submitted for audit, the impairment loss on assets at Grupa Azoty Polyolefins S.A. (“Grupa Azoty POLYOLEFINS”) has increased by - (minus) PLN 206m to - (minus) PLN 1,343m.

The potential estimated non-cash effect of the above event reduces the Company’s consolidated result for 2023 by approximately - (minus) PLN 462m, compared with - (minus) PLN 391m announced in Current Report No. 21/2024 and the initial estimate of - (minus) PLN 300m announced by the Company in Current Report No. 6/2024.

The event has no effect on consolidated EBIT and EBITDA.

II. Moreover, the following categories of events have been identified in connection with the update of Grupa Azoty POLYOLEFINS’ Financial Model, as announced by the Company in Current Report No. 21/2024 of 29 March 2024, with a significant effect on the Company’s consolidated and separate results in the fourth quarter of 2023:

  1. Remeasurement in relation to the valuation as at 30 September 2023 of the put and call options held by the Shareholders of Grupa Azoty POLYOLEFINS in the amount of - (minus) PLN 164m;
  2. Calculation of the expected estimated loss on loans granted by the Company to Grupa Azoty POLYOLEFINS compared with the valuation as at 30 September 2023 in the amount of - (minus) PLN 142m;
  3. Recognition of a Liability resulting from the rate-of-return stabilisation mechanism for the Co-Sponsors, set out in Grupa Azoty POLYOLEFINS’ Shareholders’ Agreement, in the amount of - (minus) PLN 55m.

The above events have no effect on the Company’s EBIT and EBITDA.

III. In addition, the events indicated in Sections I and II result in the Company having to write down the value of shares in Grupa Azoty POLYOLEFINS in the full-year separate financial statements for 2023 to - (minus) PLN 523m, compared to the previously estimated amount of - (minus) PLN 452m.

IV. The above event has no effect on the Company’s EBIT and EBITDA.

The Company’s Management Board announces that, considering the above estimates, there will be grounds for convening a General Meeting under Article 397 of the Commercial Companies Code, concerning adoption of a resolution on the Company’s continued existence as a going concern.

The Company’s 2023 financial statements are being verified and audited by the auditor, so the above estimates are subject to change. The final amounts will be presented in the Company’s consolidated and separate full-year report, scheduled for issue on 29 April 2024.
Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of 12 June 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

23/2024
05.04.2024 21:18
Current Report No. 23/2024
Nominations for members of Supervisory Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A.
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act - Current and periodic information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on 5 April 2024 it received from the Company’s shareholder Grupa Azoty S.A. of Tarnów the nominations of Aneta Zelek, Marcin Likierski and Andrzej Skolmowski as candidates for Members of the Company’s Supervisory Board. The candidates were proposed in connection with the consideration by the Extraordinary General Meeting of the Company, which will resume after an adjournment on 8 April 2024, of agenda item 6 concerning changes in the composition of the Supervisory Board.

The candidates have received positive opinions from the Council for State-Owned Companies and State Legal Persons, referred to in Art. 19.1 of the Act on State Property Management of 16 December 2016, and meet the requirements set out in the laws of general application.

A brief description of the educational background, qualifications, previously held positions and employment record of each of the above candidates to the Company’s Supervisory Board is attached to this Current Report.

The Management Board further announces that all of the above candidates to the Company’s Supervisory Board have made a representation to the effect that they are not engaged in any activities competing with the Company’s business, nor are they a partner in any competing partnership under civil law or any other type of partnership, a shareholder in any competing incorporated company or a member of governing bodies of any other competing legal entities.

The representations received by the Company include a statement to the effect that the candidates to the Supervisory Board are not entered in the Register of Insolvent Debtors maintained pursuant to the Act on the National Court Register.

Par. 19.1.2 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state, dated 20 April 2018 (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).          

22/2024
04.04.2024 17:14
Current Report No. 22/2024
Change of release date for separate and consolidated full-year reports for 2023
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act - Current and periodic information

Further to Current Report No. 2/2024 of 26 January 2024, the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. announces that the release date for the separate and consolidated full-years reports for 2023 has been changed from 10 April 2024 to 29 April 2024.

The release dates for the consolidated quarterly reports and the consolidated half-year report remain unchanged. The revised timetable for releasing the periodic reports in 2024 is as follows:

1. Quarterly reports:

  • Q1 2024 complete consolidated report – 22 May 2024
  • Q3 2024 complete consolidated report – 6 November 2024

2. Half-year report:

  • H1 2024 complete consolidated report – 28 August 2024

3. Full-year reports:

  • 2023 separate full-year report: 29 April 2024
  • 2023 consolidated full-year report: 29 April 2024.

Legal basis: Par. 80.2 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state, dated 29 March 2018 (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

21/2024
29.03.2024
Current Report No. 21/2024
Update of estimated effect of one-off non-cash events on 2023 earnings
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

Further to Current Report No. 6/2024 of 9 February 2024, the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) presents an update of the estimated effect of one-off non-cash events on the Company’s consolidated and separate financial statements for 2023.

The Management Board announces that during the preparation of the full-year consolidated financial statements for 2023, indications of asset impairment were identified at the associate Grupa Azoty Polyolefins S.A. (“Grupa Azoty POLYOLEFINS”, “Associate”), affecting the value of the Company’s assets.

Following the update of the Associate’s Financial Model to reflect current market forecasts, macroeconomic data, and operational information, which showed a deterioration in the financial indicators of the Polimery Police Project compared to the Financial Model used for the asset impairment test at the end of 2022, impairment tests performed at Grupa Azoty POLYOLEFINS showed valid reasons for the recognition of an impairment loss on the Associate’s assets.

Consequently, the Management Board of the Associate will propose to the General Meeting of Grupa Azoty POLYOLEFINS to vote on a resolution regarding the continued existence of the Associate, as required by Art. 397 of the Commercial Companies Code.

The potential estimated non-cash effect of the above event will reduce the Company’s consolidated profit or loss for 2023 by approximately - (minus) PLN 391m, compared with the initial estimate of - (minus) PLN 300m, as announced by the Company in Current Report No. 6/2024. The event will have no effect on consolidated EBITDA.

In addition, the impairment loss on Grupa Azoty POLYOLEFINS’ assets in the full-year separate financial statements for 2023 may necessitate recognition by the Company of an impairment loss on the Associate’s shares of approximately - (minus) PLN 452m, compared with the initial estimate of - (minus) PLN 300m, as announced by the Company in Current Report No. 6/2024.

The potential estimated non-cash effect of the above event will be a reduction of the pre-tax profit/loss disclosed in the Company’s full-year separate financial statements for 2023 by approximately - (minus) PLN 452m, compared with the initial estimate of - (minus) PLN 300m. The impairment loss on shares will be charged against finance costs so it will not reduce the Company’s separate EBIT and EBITDA for 2023.

The Company’s 2023 financial statements are being reviewed and audited by the auditor, so the above estimates are subject to change. The Company’s full-year consolidated and separate report is scheduled for issue on 10 April 2024.

The potential estimated non-cash effect of the impairment loss recognised on a portion of Grupa Azoty POLYOLEFINS assets may affect other components of the Company’s financial statements. The Company is currently analysing the effect on other components of its financial statements.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of 12 June 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

20/2024
28.03.2024
Current Report No. 20/2024
Execution of amendment to stabilisation agreement by associate
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

Further to Current Report No. 45/2023 of 15 December 2023 and Current Report No. 14/2024 of 29 February 2024, the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on 28 March 2024 Grupa Azoty Polyolefins S.A. (the “Associate”) signed an amending agreement (the “Amending Agreement”) to the stabilisation agreement (the “Stabilisation Agreement”) concerning the financing of the Polimery Police project (the “Project”), which is related to the existing agreement for the financing of the Project (the “Credit Facilities Agreement”), as previously announced by the Company in Current Report No. 37/2020 of 31 May 2020. The Amending Agreement was signed with the following financial institutions: Alior Bank S.A., Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego, Bank Ochrony Środowiska S.A., Bank Polska Kasa Opieki S.A., BNP Paribas Bank Polska S.A., European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Haitong Bank Polska S.A., ICBC Standard Bank PLC, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Europe) S.A. (Spółka Akcyjna) Poland Branch, mBank S.A., Powszechna Kasa Oszczędności Bank Polski S.A., Powszechny Zakład Ubezpieczeń S.A., Powszechny Zakład Ubezpieczeń na Życie S.A., PZU Fundusz Inwestycyjny Zamknięty Aktywów Niepublicznych BIS 2, and Santander Bank Polska S.A. (the “Financial Institutions”). In the Amending Agreement, the parties agreed on the terms and conditions under which the Financial Institutions will provide financing for the Project in the next term of the Stabilisation Agreement, that is until 26 April 2024.

It was also agreed that the Company and Grupa Azoty S.A. (the “Original Sponsors”) will contribute the balance of the support loan to the Associate, in the amount of up to EUR 105m (the upper limit), by 26 April 2024.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

19/2024
27.03.2024 22:56
Current Report No. 19/2024
Execution of annex to agreement with 13 institutions financing Grupa Azoty Group
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

Further to Current Report No. 20/2023 of 1 June 2023, Current Report No. 31/2023 of 31 August 2023, Current Report No. 3/2024 of 2 February 2024, and Current Report No. 15/2024 of 29 February 2024, the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on 27 March 2024 the Company’s parent, Grupa Azoty S.A. (the “Parent”), acting on its own behalf and on behalf of the companies of the Grupa Azoty Group (the “Grupa Azoty Group”) listed in the appendix to Current Report No. 3/2024 , who are signatories to the relevant financing agreements (the “Financing Agreements”), executed an annex effective as of 26 March 2024 (the “Annex”) to the agreement signed on 2 February 2024 with 13 institutions providing financing to the Grupa Azoty Group (the “Financing Institutions”): Powszechna Kasa Oszczędności Bank Polski S.A., Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego, ING Bank Śląski S.A., Santander Bank Polska S.A., Caixabank S.A., Poland Branch, BNP Paribas Faktoring sp. z o.o., ING Commercial Finance Polska S.A., Pekao Faktoring sp. z o.o., BNP Paribas Bank Polska S.A., Santander Factoring sp. z o.o. and Banco Santander S.A., Frankfurt Branch, as well as with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the European Investment Bank (the “Agreement”).

The Annex to the Agreement ensures the continued availability of credit facility limits under the Financing Agreements, prevents the Financing Institutions from taking actions to cancel or reduce the available limits of the Financing Agreements, and prevents the exercise of certain rights under the Financing Agreements in the event of a breach or potential breach of the Financing Agreements occurring during the term of the Agreement, which has been extended under the Annex until 25 April 2024.

This will facilitate the continued development of a long-term restructuring plan for the Grupa Azoty Group. The Agreement may be subject to extension with the consent of the Financing Institutions.

At the same time, the Parent has agreed to provide specific documents to the Financing Institutions, in accordance with the agreed schedule, and to maintain the restrictions provided for in the Agreement on dispositions related to planned investments, granting sureties and guarantees, and incurring financial liabilities.

The Company meets all debt service and repayment obligations under the Financing Agreements in a timely manner, and the available limits ensure liquidity and secure financing for the Company to meet its own requirements and obligations to suppliers, ensuring the continuity of operations.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of 12 June 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).



            
18/2024
25.03.2024 16:18
Current Report No. 18/2024
Resolutions passed by Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police Extraordinary General Meeting on 25 March 2024
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act - Current and periodic information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) publishes, attached hereto, the resolutions passed by the Company Extraordinary General Meeting on 25 March 2024, together with the results of voting on the resolutions.

During the Extraordinary General Meeting, objections to Resolution No. 2 and Resolution No. 4 were raised and recorded in the minutes.

Legal basis: Sec. 19.1.6 and Sec. 19.1.9 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state, dated 29 March 2018 (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

17/2024
25.03.2024 14:07
Current Report No. 17/2024
Adjournment of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police Extraordinary General Meeting on March 25th 2024
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act - Current and periodic information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that the Extraordinary General Meeting of the Company convened for March 25th 2024 passed a resolution to adjourn its proceedings. The Extraordinary General Meeting will be resumed at 11.00 am on April 8th 2024 at the Company’s registered office in Police, ul. Kuźnicka 1, Room 24a (ground floor) in Main Office Building S-6.

Legal basis: Par. 19.1.5 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state, dated March 29th 2018 (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

16/2024
11.03.2024 19:34
Current Report No. 16/2024
Estimates of consolidated production output of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. in February 2024
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

Further to Current Report No. 2/2023 of February 22nd 2023, the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. publishes, attached hereto, estimates of consolidated production output in February 2024.

Actual quarterly output figures will be released in the consolidated report for the first quarter of 2024.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

15/2024
29.02.2024 20:54
Current Report No. 15/2024
Execution of annex to agreement with 13 institutions financing Grupa Azoty Group
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

Further to Current Report No. 20/2023 of 1 June 2023, Current Report No. 31/2023 of 31 August 2023, Current Report No. 3/2024 of 2 February 2024, the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on 29 February 2024 the Company’s parent, Grupa Azoty S.A. (the “Parent”), acting on its own behalf and on behalf of the companies of the Grupa Azoty Group (the “Grupa Azoty Group”) listed in the appendix to Current Report No. 3/2024 , who are signatories to the relevant financing agreements (the “Financing Agreements”), executed an annex effective as of 28 February 2024 (the “Annex”) to the agreement signed on 2 February 2024 with 13 institutions providing financing to the Grupa Azoty Group (the “Financing Institutions”): Powszechna Kasa Oszczędności Bank Polski S.A., Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego, ING Bank Śląski S.A., Santander Bank Polska S.A., Caixabank S.A., Poland Branch, BNP Paribas Faktoring sp. z o.o., ING Commercial Finance Polska S.A., Pekao Faktoring sp. z o.o., BNP Paribas Bank Polska S.A., Santander Factoring sp. z o.o. and Banco Santander S.A., Frankfurt Branch, as well as with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the European Investment Bank (the “Agreement”).

The Annex to the Agreement ensures the continued availability of credit facility limits under the Financing Agreements, prevents the Financing Institutions from taking actions to cancel or reduce the available limits of the Financing Agreements, and prevents the exercise of certain rights under the Financing Agreements in case of a breach or potential breach of the Financing Agreements occurring during the term of the Agreement, which has been extended under the Annex until 25 March 2024 (and once the availability period of one of the working capital facilities is extended at least until 26 March 2024, the term of the Agreement will be extended until 26 March 2024).

This will facilitate the development of a long-term restructuring plan for the Grupa Azoty Group. The Agreement may be subject to extension with the consent of the Financing Institutions.

At the same time, the Parent has agreed to provide specific documents to the Financing Institutions, in accordance with the agreed schedule, and to maintain the restrictions provided for in the Agreement on dispositions related to planned investments, granting sureties and guarantees, and incurring financial liabilities.

The Company meets all debt service and repayment obligations under the Financing Agreements in a timely manner, and the available limits ensure liquidity and secure financing for the Company to meet its own requirements and obligations to suppliers, ensuring the continuity of operations.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of 12 June 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

14/2024
29.02.2024 20:47
Current Report No. 14/2024
Execution of amendment to stabilisation agreement by associate
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

Further to Current Report No. 45/2023 of 15 December 2023, the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A (the “Company”) announces that on 29 February 2024 Grupa Azoty Polyolefins S.A. (the “Associate”) signed with Alior Bank S.A., Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego, Bank Ochrony Środowiska S.A., Bank Polska Kasa Opieki S.A., BNP Paribas Bank Polska S.A., Europejski Bank Odbudowy i Rozwoju, Haitong Bank Polska S.A., ICBC Standard Bank PLC, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Europe) S.A. (Spółka Akcyjna) Poland Branch, mBank S.A., Powszechna Kasa Oszczędności Bank Polski S.A., Powszechny Zakład Ubezpieczeń S.A., Powszechny Zakład Ubezpieczeń na Życie S.A., PZU Fundusz Inwestycyjny Zamknięty Aktywów Niepublicznych BIS 2 and Santander Bank Polska S.A. (the “Financial Institutions”) an amendment agreement (the “Amendment Agreement”) for the stabilisation agreement (the “Stabilisation Agreement”) concerning the financing of the Polimery Police project (the “Project”), which is related to the existing agreement for the financing of the Project (the “Credit Facilities Agreement”), previously announced by the Company in Current Report No. 37/2020 of 31 May 2020. Under the Amendment Agreement, the parties agreed on the terms and conditions under which the Financial Institutions will provide financing for the Project during the next term of the Stabilisation Agreement, i.e., until 27 March 2024.

It was also agreed that the Company and Grupa Azoty S.A. (the “Original Sponsors”) will contribute the balance of the support loan to the Associate, in the amount of up to EUR 105m (the upper limit), by 27 March 2024.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of 12 June 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

13/2024
29.02.2024 12:10
Current Report No. 13/2024
Nomination of candidate for member of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police Supervisory Board
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act - Current and periodic information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on 29 February 2024 it received a notice from Mr Jacek Lampart, a shareholder of the Company, proposing himself as a candidate to the Supervisory Board, with reference to item 6 of the agenda of the Extraordinary General Meeting convened for 25 March 2024.

A brief description of the educational background, qualifications, previously held positions and employment records of the candidate to the Company’s Supervisory Board is attached to this current report.

The Management Board of the Company also announces that the candidate has made a representation to the effect that he is not engaged in any activities competing with the Company’s business, nor is he a partner in any competing partnership under civil law or any other type of partnership, a shareholder in any competing company or a member of governing bodies of any other competing legal entities.

The representation also includes a statement that the candidate to the Supervisory Board is not entered in the Register of Insolvent Debtors maintained pursuant to the Act on the National Court Register.

Legal basis: Par. 19.1.2 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state, dated 20 April 2018 (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

12/2024
23.02.2024 18:48
Current Report No. 12/2024
Draft resolutions for Extraordinary General Meeting of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. convened for 25 March 2024
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act - Current and periodic information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company") publishes, attached hereto, the draft resolutions and documents to be considered by the Extraordinary General Meeting convened for 25 March 2024, relevant for the resolutions to be voted on and not published earlier.

Legal basis: Par. 19.1.2 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state, dated 29 March 2018 (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

11/2024
23.02.2024 18:46
Current Report No. 11/2024
Notice of Extraordinary General Meeting of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police convened for 25 March 2024
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act - Current and periodic information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) hereby convenes the Extraordinary General Meeting of the Company to be held at the Company’s registered office at ul. Kuźnicka 1, Police, Poland, at 11.00 a.m. on 25 March 2024, in accordance with the notice attached to this Current Report.

Legal basis: Par. 19.1.1 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state, dated 29 March 2018 (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

10/2024
19.02.2024 13:09
Current Report No. 10/2024
Removal of Supervisory Board Member
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act – Current and periodic information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on 19 February 2024 it received a statement dated 19 February 2024 from the Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of State Assets, attorney-in-fact for the Minister of State Assets, acting pursuant to Art. 30.2 of the Company’s Articles of Association, to the effect that Mr Krzysztof Kozłowski has been removed from the Company’s Supervisory Board. Mr Krzysztof Kozłowski served as Chair of the Company’s Supervisory Board.

Legal basis: Par. 5.4 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation of 29 March 2018 on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757). 

9/2024
15.02.2024 22:05
Current Report No. 9/2024
Delegation of rights and duties of President of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police Management Board
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act - Current and periodic information

Further to Current Report No. 8/2024 of 14 February 2024, the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on 15 February 2024, the Company’s Supervisory Board passed a resolution to delegate Anna Tarocińska, a Member of the Company’s Management Board, to additionally perform the rights and duties of the President of the Company’s Management Board of the ninth joint term until the appointment of a new President of the Company’s Management Board.

The Company further reports that Anna Tarocińska has made a representation to the effect that she is not engaged in any activities competing with the Company’s business, nor is she a partner or shareholder in any competing partnership or company or a member of governing bodies of such partnership or company.

The representation also includes a statement that Anna Tarocińska is not entered in the Register of Insolvent Debtors maintained pursuant to the Act on the National Court Register.

A brief description of Anna Tarocińska’s educational background, qualifications, previously held positions and employment records is attached to this current report.

Legal basis: Sec. 5.5 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state, dated 29 March 2018 (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

8/2024
14.02.2024 15:15
Current Report No. 8/2024
Resignation of Management Board President
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act - Current and periodic information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on 14 February 2024 the Company received a statement from Mr Mariusz Grab regarding his resignation as Member and President of the Company’s Management Board, effective upon submission of the statement.

Mr Mariusz Grab did not give the reason for his resignation.

Legal basis: Sec. 5.4 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state, dated 29 March 2018 (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

7/2024
13.02.2024 15:03
Current Report No. 7/2024
Estimates of consolidated production output of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. in January 2024
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

Further to Current Report No. 2/2023 of February 22nd 2023, the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. publishes, attached hereto, estimates of consolidated production output in January 2024.

Actual quarterly output figures will be released in the consolidated report for the first quarter of 2024.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

6/2024
09.02.2024 21:52
Current Report No. 6/2024
Estimated effect of one-off non-cash event on 2023 earnings
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) hereby announces the estimated effect of a one-off non-cash event on the Company’s consolidated and separate financial statements for 2023.

The Company’s Management Board announces that in the course of work on the preparation of the full-year consolidated financial statements for the 2023 financial year, indications of impairment of shares held by the Company is the associate Grupa Azoty Polyolefins S.A. (“Grupa Azoty POLYOLEFINS”, “Associate”), with an effect on the value of the Company’s assets, have been identified.

Following preliminary analyses, impairment tests of Grupa Azoty POLYOLEFINS showed that the Associate’s assets may be impaired. This is due to the observed decline in the short- and medium-term prospects for the polypropylene market, as well as the reported delays in project implementation.

The potential estimated non-cash effect of the above event on the pre-tax profit/loss disclosed in the Company’s full-year separate financial statements for 2023 will be approximately - (minus) PLN 300m. The event will affect the valuation of shares held and will be recognised in the Company’s finance costs so it will not reduce the Company’s separate EBIT and EBITDA for 2023. The effect on consolidated financial results will be about - (minus) PLN 300m. The event will have no effect on consolidated EBITDA.

Both the assumptions underlying the asset impairment test and the Company’s 2023 financial statements are being reviewed and audited, respectively, by the auditor, so the above amounts are estimates and are subject to change. The Company’s full-year consolidated and separate report is scheduled for issue on 10 April 2024.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of 12 June 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

5/2024
06.02.2024 23:07
Current Report No. 5/2024
Change proposal under Polimery Police contract submitted by General Contractor as part of late payment claim
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

Further to Current Report No. 30/2023 of 29 August 2023, Current Report No. 38/2023 of 13 November 2023, Current Report No. 41/2023 of 24 November 2023, and Current Report No. 4/2023 of 2 February 2024, the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on 6 February 2024 Grupa Azoty Polyolefins S.A., an associate of the Company (the “Associate”), received a change proposal from Hyundai Engineering Co., Ltd, the General Contractor for the Polimery Police project, under the turnkey engineering, procurement and construction contract for the Polimery Police project of 11 May 2019 (the “EPC Contract”).

The General Contractor proposes to increase its fee by EUR 5,841,629 representing, according to the General Contractor, the total amount of interest on late payments due for the achievement of the milestones specified in the EPC Contract. As stated in the General Contractor’s proposal, should the Associate reject the change proposal, the General Contractor calls on it to pay the amount of EUR 5,841,629 as interest or compensation for breach of the EPC Contract within 14 days of receipt of the letter.

According to the EPC turnkey contract, it is the General Contractor who is responsible for carrying out all the work at each stage of the project, such as obtaining the relevant permits, procurement and delivery of equipment and materials, construction work, commissioning, and start-up.

According to the Associate, the payment of the General Contractor’s fee was withheld:

  • based on the provisions of the EPC Contract, according to which the Associate’s acceptance of each milestone for a given subproject is subject to prior acceptance of all milestones for a given subproject which precede the milestone in question,
  • due to the General Contractor’s failure to timely rectify the defects found in the completed work.

The change proposal will be thoroughly reviewed and verified in terms of its validity under the EPC Contract, in accordance with the procedure provided for in the EPC Contract, and under other agreements between the Associate and the General Contractor, as well as in the light of relevant facts.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of 12 June 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

4/2024
02.02.2024 23:35
Current Report No. 4/2024
Change proposal under Polimery Police contract submitted by General Contractor
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

Further to Current Report No. 30/2023 of 29 August 2023, Current Report No. 38/2023 of 13 November 2023 and Current Report No. 41/2023 of 24 November 2023, the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on 2 February 2024, Grupa Azoty Polyolefins S.A., an associate of the Company (the “Associate”), received a Change Proposal from Hyundai Engineering Co., Ltd, the General Contractor for the Polimery Police project, under the turnkey engineering, procurement and construction contract for the Polimery Police project of 11 May 2019 (the “EPC Contract”).

The Change Proposal seeks an extension of the completion date of the Polimery Police project by an additional 95 days (in addition to the 166 days indicated in the notification of the General Contractor’s initiation of the Change Proposal procedure under the EPC Contract to extend the project completion date, announced in Current Report No. 38/2023 of 13 November 2023) and an increase in the General Contractor’s remuneration by EUR 39,772,455.

The General Contractor cites events occurring in 2023 and 2024 that affected specific parts of the project and, in their opinion, prevented the start-up of the installation to achieve its guaranteed parameters as the reason for the extension of the completion deadline and the increase in remuneration.

According to the EPC turnkey contract, it is the General Contractor who is responsible for carrying out all the work at each stage of the project, such as obtaining the relevant permits, procurement and delivery of equipment and materials, construction work, commissioning, and start-up.

The Change Proposal will be thoroughly reviewed and verified in terms of its validity under the EPC Contract, in accordance with the procedure provided for in the EPC Contract, and under other agreements between the Associate and the General Contractor, as well as in the light of relevant facts.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

3/2024
02.02.2024 23:20
Current Report No. 3/2024
Agreement signed with 13 financing institutions of Grupa Azoty Group
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

Further to Current Report No. 20/2023 of 1 June 2023 and Current Report No. 31/2023 of 31 August 2023, the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on 2 February 2024, the Company’s parent, Grupa Azoty S.A. (the “Parent”), acting on its own behalf and on behalf of the Grupa Azoty Group companies listed in the appendix to this report (the “Grupa Azoty Group”), signatories to the relevant financing agreements (“Financing Agreements”), entered into an agreement with 13 institutions providing financing to the Grupa Azoty Group (the “Financing Institutions”): Powszechna Kasa Oszczędności Bank Polski S.A., Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego, ING Bank Śląski S.A., Santander Bank Polska S.A., Caixabank S.A., Poland Branch, BNP Paribas Faktoring sp. z o.o., ING Commercial Finance Polska S.A., Pekao Faktoring sp. z o.o., BNP Paribas Bank Polska S.A., Santander Factoring sp. z o.o. and Banco Santander S.A., Frankfurt Branch, as well as with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the European Investment Bank.

The agreement ensures the continued availability of credit limits under the Financing Agreements, prevents the Financing Institutions from taking actions to cancel or reduce the available limits of the Financing Agreements, and prevents the exercise of certain rights under the Financing Agreements in case of a breach or potential breach of the Financing Agreements occurring during the term of the agreement, which is effective until 27 February 2024.

This will facilitate the development of a long-term restructuring plan for the Grupa Azoty Group. The agreement may be subject to extension with the consent of the Financing Institutions.

At the same time, the Parent has agreed to provide specific documents to the Financing Institutions, introduce agreed restrictions on dispositions related to planned investments, granting sureties and guarantees, and incurring financial liabilities, and to appoint a financial advisor for the Financing Institutions.

The Company meets all debt service and repayment obligations under the Financing Agreements in a timely manner, and the available limits ensure liquidity and secure financing for the Company to meet its own requirements and obligations to suppliers, ensuring the continuity of operations.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

2/2024
26.01.2024 22:26
Current Report No. 2/2024
Release dates for periodic reports in 2024
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act – Current and periodic information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. hereby announces the release dates for periodic reports in the 2024 financial year:

1. First and third quarter interim results:

  • Q1 2024 complete consolidated report: May 22th 2024
  • Q3 2024 complete consolidated report: November 6th 2024

2. Half-year interim results:

  • H1 2024 complete consolidated report: August 28th 2024

3. Full-year results:

  • 2023 separate full-year report: April 10th 2024
  • 2023 consolidated full-year report: April 10th 2024

The Management Board further announces that, as permitted under Par. 62.1 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation of March 29th 2018 on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757) (the “Regulation”), the Company will not issue separate quarterly reports. The consolidated quarterly reports will incorporate separate (non-consolidated) quarterly condensed consolidated financial statements and quarterly financial information.

Further, the Company will not issue separate or consolidated quarterly reports for Q4 2023 and for Q2 2024, as permitted under Par. 79.2 of the Regulation.

Also, as permitted under Par. 62.3 of the Regulation, it will not release a separate (non-consolidated) half-year report.

Legal basis: Par. 80.1 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation of March 29th 2018 on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

1/2024
11.01.2024 16:18
Current Report No. 1/2024
Estimates of consolidated production output of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police Group in December 2023
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

Further to Current Report No. 2/2023 of February 22nd 2023, the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. publishes, attached hereto, estimates of consolidated production output in December 2023.

Actual output figures will be released in the consolidated annual report for the full year 2023.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

46/2023
20.12.2023 13:39
Current Report No. 46/2023
Aid granted under the Act on the Rules of Implementation of Business Support Programmes in View of the Situation on the Energy Market in 2022–2024
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

Text of the report: The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that the Company has received public aid under the ‘Aid to energy-intensive industries related to natural gas and electricity prices in 2023’ programme administered by the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management. The amount of the financial aid granted to the Company is PLN 40.6m.

This amount will be included in the separate and consolidated financial results for the fourth quarter of 2023.

The funds were granted pursuant to the Act on the Rules of Implementation of Business Support Programmes in View of the Situation on the Energy Market in 2022–2024 of September 29th 2022.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

45/2023
15.12.2023 23:39
Current Report No. 45/2023
Execution of stabilisation agreement by associate
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A (the “Company”) announces that on December 15th 2023, Grupa Azoty Polyolefins S.A. (the “Associate”) signed with ALIOR BANK S.A., BANK GOSPODARSTWA KRAJOWEGO, BANK OCHRONY ŚRODOWISKA S.A., BANK POLSKA KASA OPIEKI S.A., BNP PARIBAS BANK POLSKA S.A., EUROPEAN BANK FOR RECONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT, HAITONG BANK POLSKA S.A., ICBC STANDARD BANK PLC, INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL BANK OF CHINA (EUROPE) S.A. (SPÓŁKA AKCYJNA) POLAND BRANCH, MBANK S.A., POWSZECHNA KASA OSZCZĘDNOŚCI BANK POLSKI S.A., POWSZECHNY ZAKŁAD UBEZPIECZEŃ S.A., POWSZECHNY ZAKŁAD UBEZPIECZEŃ NA ŻYCIE S.A., PZU FUNDUSZ INWESTYCYJNY ZAMKNIĘTY AKTYWÓW NIEPUBLICZNYCH BIS 2 and SANTANDER BANK POLSKA S.A. (the “Financial Institutions”) a stabilisation agreement (the “Stabilisation Agreement”) concerning the financing of the Polimery Police project (the “Project”), which is related to the existing agreement for the financing of the Project (the “Credit Facilities Agreement”), as previously announced by the Company in Current Report No. 37/2020 of May 31st 2020. Under the Stabilisation Agreement, the parties have agreed upon additional terms and conditions for the provision of debt financing by the Financial Institutions to support the implementation of the Project.

A key provision of the agreement involves the provision by the Company and Grupa Azoty S.A. (the “Original Sponsors”) of a support loan to the Associate as per the requests announced by the Company in Current Report No. 40/2023 of November 17th 2023 and Current Report No. 44/2023 of December 14th 2023. By the expiry date of the Stabilisation Agreement, the financial commitment of the Original Sponsors must increase, through the provision of additional tranches of the support loan, to EUR 105m, reaching the upper limit announced by the Company in Current Report No. 37/2020 of May 31st 2020.

The Stabilisation Agreement will remain in effect until February 28th 2024.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

44/2023
14.12.2023 22:23
Current Report No. 44/2023
Associate’s request for another tranche of support loan
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

Further to Current Report No. 37/2023 of October 28th 2023 and Current Report No. 40/2023 of November 17th 2023, the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on December 14th 2023 Grupa Azoty Polyolefins S.A. (the “Associate”) requested the Company and Grupa Azoty S.A. for another tranche of a support loan, in the amount of EUR 10m. The total value of all support loan tranches requested by the Associate until December 14th 2023 is EUR 55m.

The loan results from the joint and several commitment assumed by the Company and Grupa Azoty S.A. under the guarantee to provide a support loan (in the form of a subordinated loan), announced by the Company in Current Report No. 37/2020 of May 31st 2020, in connection with the Facilities Agreement of May 31st 2020 concluded to finance the Polimery Police project (the “Facilities Agreement”).

The Company explains that the reason which prompted the Associate to request to be provided with the loan in view of insufficient funding to complete the Polimery Police project under the Facilities Agreement is the prolonged completion time of the Polimery Police project due to a delay on the part of Hyundai Engineering Co., Ltd., the General Contractor, as announced by the Company in Current Report No. 30/2023 of August 29th 2023, Current Report No. 38/2023 of November 13th 2023, and Current Report No. 41/2023 of November 24th 2023.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

43/2023
13.12.2023 21:15
Current Report No. 43/2023
Estimates of consolidated production output of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police Group in November 2023
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

Further to Current Report No. 2/2023 of February 22nd 2023, the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. publishes, attached hereto, estimates of consolidated production output in November 2023.

Actual output figures will be released in the consolidated annual report for the full year 2023.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

42/2023
30.11.2023 17:29
Current Report No. 42/2023
Amendments executed by associate to contract to purchase propane
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on November 30th 2023 its associate, Grupa Azoty Polyolefins S.A. (the “Associate”), executed amendments to the contract for the purchase of propane with TOTSA Total Energies Trading S.A. of Geneva, Switzerland, which had been reported on by the Company in Current Report No. 11/2023 of April 27th 2023.

The amendments are aimed at aligning the contractual terms of propane deliveries with the Associate’s needs, reflecting the current timeline of the Polimery Police project, whose duration is expected to be extended (for details, see Current Report No. 41/2023 of November 24th 2023). Under the amendments, the propane deliveries schedule was revised, additional propane deliveries were contracted for 2025, and the contract term was extended until September 1st 2025.

The additional value of the deliveries to be made under the amendments to the contract is estimated at approximately USD 42m.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

41/2023
24.11.2023 21:00
Current Report No. 41/2023
Update to Polimery Police project schedule
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

Further to Current Report No. 38/2023 of November 13th 2023, Current Report No. 30/2023 of August 29th 2023 and Current Report No. 4/2022 of January 28th 2022, the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on November 24th 2023, the Supervisory Board of the Company’s associate Grupa Azoty Polyolefins S.A. (the “Associate”) passed a resolution to approve an updated schedule for the Polimery Police project. The updated project schedule provides for a 72-hour full-load run in the first quarter of 2024 and the start of commercial operation in the first half of 2024.

Delays reported by Hyundai Engineering Co., Ltd, the General Contractor on the Polimery Police project, have led to the schedule update and extension of the project completion date. The Associate is thoroughly analysing and verifying the reported delays to assess their validity in light of the contract for the engineering, procurement and construction of the Polimery Police project, dated May 11th 2019 (the “EPC Contract”). This assessment is being conducted in line with the procedure outlined in the EPC Contract and other agreements between the Associate and the General Contractor, considering all relevant facts.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

40/2023
17.11.2023 17:37
Current Report No. 40/2023
Associate’s request for support loan
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

Further to Current Report No. 37/2023 of October 28th 2023, the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on November 17th 2023 Grupa Azoty Polyolefins S.A. (the “Associate”) requested the Company and Grupa Azoty S.A. for a support loan of EUR 45m.

The loan results from the joint and several commitment assumed by the Company and Grupa Azoty S.A. under the guarantee to provide a support loan (in the form of a subordinated loan) of up to EUR 105m (as announced by the Company in Current Report No. 37/2020 of May 31st 2020) in connection with the Facilities Agreement of May 31st 2020 concluded to finance the Polimery Police project (the “Facilities Agreement”). The Company points out that this request for a supporting loan does not eliminate the possibility of the Associate requesting further loan tranches until the maximum limit of EUR 105m is reached.

The Company explains that the reason which prompted the Associate to request to be provided with the loan in view of insufficient funding to complete the Polimery Police project under the Facilities Agreement is the prolonged completion time of the Polimery Police project due to a delay on the part of Hyundai Engineering Co., Ltd., the General Contractor, as announced by the Company in Current Report No. 30/2023 of August 29th 2023 and Current Report No. 38/2023 of November 13th 2023.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

39/2023
14.11.2023 15:22
Current Report No. 39/2023
Estimates of consolidated production output of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police Group in October 2023
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

Estimates of consolidated production output of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police Group in October 2023

Actual output figures will be released in the consolidated annual report for the full year 2023.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

38/2023
13.11.2023 20:32
Current Report No. 38/2023
Procedure initiated by General Contractor to extend Polimery Police completion date
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

Further to Current Report No. 30/2023 of August 29th 2023, the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on November 13th 2023 Grupa Azoty Polyolefins S.A., an associate of the Company, (the “Associate”) received a letter from Hyundai Engineering Co., Ltd, the General Contractor for the Polimery Police project, notifying it of initiation of the Change Proposal procedure under the turnkey engineering, procurement and construction contract for the Polimery Police project of May 11th 2019 (the “EPC Contract”).The Change Proposal submitted by the General Contractor under the EPC Contract concerns an extension of the project's completion date by 166 days (counted from August 31st 2023). The Change Proposal does not concern the EPC Contract price payable to the General Contractor. According to the General Contractor, the reason for submitting the Change Proposal was the occurrence of certain events constituting force majeure.

The Change Proposal will be thoroughly reviewed and verified in terms of its validity under the EPC Contract, in accordance with the procedure provided for in the EPC Contract, and under other agreements between the Associate and the General Contractor, as well as in the light of relevant facts.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

37/2023
28.10.2023 19:22
Current Report No. 37/2023
Risk of call on support loan provision guarantee by associate
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

Further to Current Report No. 37/2020 of May 31st 2020 and Current Report No. 30/2023 of August 29th 2023, the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on October 27th 2023 it was notified by Grupa Azoty Polyolefins S.A. (the “Associate”) that the Associate might call on the Company and Grupa Azoty S.A. for the provision of a subordinated loan. The potential loan would result from the joint and several commitment assumed by the Company and Grupa Azoty S.A. under the guarantee to provide a support loan (in the form of a subordinated loan) of up to EUR 105m (as announced by the Company in Current Report No. 37/2020 of May 31st 2020) in connection with the Facilities Agreement of May 31st 2020 concluded to finance the Polimery Police project (the “Facilities Agreement”). The maximum amount of the potential loan that might be provided to complete the Polimery Police project is EUR 105m, but the Associate has provisionally estimated the amount it would need in 2023 at approximately EUR 45-55m. However, the Associate noted that these estimates were based on assumptions that could be subject to further revisions or updates, which would affect the actual amount of the potential support loan.

At the same time, the Company explains that the reason which prompted the Associate to request the provision of the potential loan is the prolonged completion time of the Polimery Police project due to a delay in completing the work on the part of the General Contractor, as announced by the Company in Current Report No. 30/2023 of August 29th 2023, and the resulting risk that funds advanced under the Facilities Agreement could be insufficient to finance the completion of the Polimery Police project.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

36/2023
26.10.2023 23:47
Current Report No. 36/2023
Selected estimated consolidated financial results of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police Group for the three and nine months ended September 30th 2023
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) publishes, attached to this Report, selected estimated consolidated financial results of the Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police Group (the “Group”) for the three and nine months ended September 30th 2023.

Discussion of the results for the three months ended September 30th 2023:

In the third quarter of 2023, the Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police Group reported consolidated revenue of PLN 768m, EBITDA of PLN -45m, and an EBITDA margin of -5.9%.

The period saw a moderate quarter-on-quarter improvement in demand. This was, however, coupled with a downward pressure on selling prices, in particular in the Fertilizers Segment. Margins were adversely affected by the unfavourable ratio of the realisable prices of products to their costs, and the challenge in selling most products at or above their break-even point. The costs of energy utilities, such as electricity and coal, rose year on year. While considerably higher than in other markets, natural gas prices in Europe remained stable for most of the period. This stabilisation, which contrasted the volatility witnessed in the previous year, was primarily attributable to a record surge in renewable energy production, abundant gas stocks in European storage facilities, and above-average temperatures. Compared to the previous year, the Company saw a decline in the sales volume of compound fertilizers and titanium white but an increase in the urea and ammonia sales volume during the three months ended September 30th 2023 The prices of most products fell significantly year on year.

A significant item affecting the Company’s consolidated net financial result in the third quarter of 2023 was a loss of PLN 71m on measurement of shares in equity-accounted associates, namely GA Polyolefins S.A. (PLN -79m) and KEMIPOL Sp. z o.o. (PLN 8m).

Main factors with a bearing on the financial performance in the three months ended September 30th 2023, by key segments:

Fertilizers

The third quarter is traditionally a period of intense fieldwork in Poland, leading to a seasonal drop in demand for fertilizer products. After a decline in prices, weakening demand and low market liquidity for compound fertilizers such as NPK in the first six months of the year, the early third quarter of 2023 was marked by stability despite still relatively low buying activity. However, demand for products grew gradually. The continuing unfavourable ratio of the realisable prices of products to their cost was the main factor pushing down margins. While the prices of certain feedstocks, including natural gas, potassium chloride, and phosphate rock, followed a downward trend, the prices of energy carriers remained high, coupled with a year-on-year decline in the selling prices of most products. The tariff suspension in the first half of 2023 (from December 2022) was a major factor supporting the expansion in Europe of imports from regions with significant energy, environmental and labour cost advantages. The prices of natural gas, which is vital for the production of nitrogen products, were at their lowest for the year during the third quarter, increasing only towards the period’s end. It is noteworthy that gas prices in Europe remain even several times higher than in other markets, as indicated by benchmarks such as Henry Hub in the US.

The Fertilizers Segment’s EBITDA margin for the third quarter of 2023 was negative at -6.9%.

Pigments

Demand for titanium white remained depressed, although there were signs of recovery in Europe’s coating, automotive and aviation industries. Despite an increase in spot prices in China in the third quarter of 2023, they were still competitive compared with European producers’ rates. Consequently, due to a slower-than-anticipated recovery domestically, Chinese producers exported large titanium white quantities to Europe. The average price of titanium white in Europe fell 7% year on year. Prices for the segment’s key feedstocks, including gas and ilmenite, also declined year on year, reflecting the prevailing market trends. Reduced supply from European producers in the three months to September 30th 2023 did not drive prices up since the gap was filled by affordable Chinese imports during a period of severely diminished demand.

The Pigments Segment’s EBITDA margin for the third quarter of 2023 was negative at -6.6%.

Discussion of the results for the nine months ended September 30th 2023:

In the nine months ended September 30th 2023, the Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police Group generated consolidated revenue of PLN 2,265m, EBITDA of PLN -102m, and an EBITDA margin of -4.5%.

The amounts presented above are estimates and are subject to change. The final results will be presented in the consolidated report for the third quarter and the nine months ended September 30th 2023, to be issued on November 8th 2023.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

35/2023
10.10.2023 18:43
Current Report No. 35/2023
Estimates of consolidated production output of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police Group in September 2023
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

Further to Current Report No. 2/2023 of February 22nd 2023, the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. publishes, attached hereto, estimates of consolidated production output in September 2023.

Actual output figures will be released in the consolidated report for the third quarter of 2023.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

34/2023
20.09.2023
Current Report No. 34/2023
Estimated selected consolidated financial results of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police Group for the second quarter and the first half of 2023
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) publishes, attached hereto, the estimated selected consolidated financial results of the Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police Group (the “Group”) for the second quarter and the first half of 2023.

Discussion of the results for the second quarter of 2023

In the second quarter of 2023, the Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police Group generated consolidated revenue of PLN 784m, EBITDA of PLN -27m, and an EBITDA margin of -3.4%.

The second quarter was a period unfavourable macroeconomic conditions leading to low demand in the markets for the Company’s products and in the downstream markets. Low demand led to additional downward pressures on product prices and a decline in sales volumes and, in consequence, to curtailed production in all key business segments. The reported quarter was also a period of still relatively high costs of some raw materials and energy carriers, adversely impacting the margins.

Natural gas prices, while fluctuating, remained in a downward trend. The pressure on prices was supported by elevated inventory levels, increased power output from renewable energy sources, continued high LNG supplies to Europe, as well as favourable weather conditions and a drop in coal prices.

The Company’s results for the second quarter of 2023 benefited from the sale of CO2 emission allowances (EUAs) purchased on the market in earlier periods. The sale involved excess EUAs resulting from lower production levels at the Company and remaining after it had surrendered EUAs matching its actual emissions for 2022. The total positive effect of these transactions on the Group’s results in the period under analysis amounted to PLN 91 million and was included in net other income.

Main drivers of the results for the second quarter of 2023 in the key segments:

Fertilizers

In the second quarter of 2023, due to relatively low demand, the volume of compound fertilizers sold fell by 55% year on year. Unfavourable conditions prevailed in Polish agriculture, with grain prices following a downward trend in the domestic market. The European Union’s suspension of tariffs on urea and ammonia remained in effect until June 17th 2023. There was an increase in imports of fertilizers into the European and domestic markets. Natural gas prices were on a downward trend. During the second quarter, TTF spot prices were EUR 35/MWh, marking a 63% year-on-year decrease. This, coupled with factors in the agricultural market and the supply-demand dynamics within the fertilizer market, led to diminished demand and exerted downward pressure on prices of fertilizers and technical-grade nitrogen products. Prices of potassium salt and phosphate rock also fell, but the pace and scale of the price cuts were not sufficient to improve the margins earned on sales, with prices of energy carriers remaining high. In the case of technical-grade nitrogen products, the results were mainly affected by a steady decline in their selling prices.

Due to weak demand, the Company aligned production levels at its own plants with the prevailing supply and demand conditions in the European market during the period under review. In the three months to June 30th 2023, production of compound fertilizers and technical-grade urea was down 53% and 31%, respectively, year on year.

The segment’s EBITDA margin generated in the second quarter of 2023 was -21.2%.

Pigments

The second quarter of 2023 saw limited demand for titanium white and titanium white products. The construction sector continued to feel the effects of a slowdown in residential construction, while the DIY sector grappled with lower consumer spending and the consequences of its pandemic-induced growth. The automotive sector gradually began to recover. Price of titanium white stabilised in the second quarter of 2023 after two consecutive quarters of declines, but capacity utilisation at some European plants remained limited. The price gap between products imported from China and titanium white from European manufacturers has narrowed slightly, but a growing number of buyers remain cautious about importing the product, even though the persistent price differential is encouraging some to continue sourcing from China. Second-quarter results were still affected by relatively high prices of raw materials (including higher unit costs for ilmenite used in titanium white production compared to a year ago) and energy carriers, with subdued demand and lower selling prices compared to the previous year.

The EBITDA margin generated by the segment in the second quarter of 2023 was -23.5%.

Estimated results for the first half of 2023

In the first half of 2023, the Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police Group generated consolidated revenue of PLN 1,496m, EBITDA of PLN -56m, and an EBITDA margin of -3.8%.

The amounts presented above are estimates and are subject to change. The final figures will be presented in the consolidated report for the first half of 2023, scheduled to be published on September 27th 2023.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, L 173/1 as amended).

33/2023
14.09.2023 18:44
Current Report No. 33/2023
Amendments executed by associate to contract to purchase propane
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on September 14th 2023 its associate, Grupa Azoty Polyolefins S.A. (the “Associate”), executed Amendment 1 and Amendment 2 to the contract for the purchase of propane with Trafigura PTE Ltd. of Singapore, as announced by the Company in Current Report No. 40/2022 of December 16th 2022.

The amendments are aimed at aligning the contract with the Associate’s current needs, reflecting the progress made on the Polimery Police project, whose duration is expected to be extended (for details, see Current Report No. 30/2023 of August 29th 2023). Under the amendments, the propane deliveries schedule has been revised, additional propane deliveries have been contracted, and the contract term has been extended until December 12th 2025.

The value of the additional deliveries is estimated at approximately USD 80m.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

32/2023
12.09.2023 17:02
Current Report No. 32/2023
Estimates of consolidated production output of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police Group in August 2023
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

Further to Current Report No. 2/2023 of February 22nd 2023, the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. publishes, attached hereto, estimates of consolidated production output in August 2023.

Actual output figures will be released in the consolidated report for the third quarter of 2023.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

31/2023
31.08.2023 21:50
Current Report No. 31/2023
Consent to waiver of selected covenants under financing agreements
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

Further to Current Report No. 20/2023 of June 1st 2023, the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on August 31st 2023 the Company together with its parent Grupa Azoty S.A. signed a waiver and amendment letter (the “Waiver Letter”) with the institutions providing financing to the Grupa Azoty Group (the “Grupa Azoty Group”): Powszechna Kasa Oszczędności Bank Polski S.A., Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego, ING Bank Śląski S.A., Santander Bank Polska S.A., Caixabank S.A. (Spółka Akcyjna) Oddział w Polsce (Spółka Akcyjna), BNP Paribas Faktoring sp. z o.o., ING Commercial Finance Polska S.A., Pekao Faktoring sp. z o.o., BNP Paribas Bank Polska S.A., Santander Factoring sp. z o.o. and Banco Santander S.A. (the “Financing Parties”) under which Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego agreed to waive selected covenants under the Company’s financing agreements, including the net debt/EBITDA covenant tested as at June 30th 2023.

The terms of the Waiver Letter do not differ from standard terms used in such agreements.

Details of the waiver and amendment letters signed under the Grupa Azoty Group’s financing agreements were communicated by the parent in Current Report No. 41/2023 dated August 31st 2023.

In addition, the Company announces that potential further waiver of selected covenants under the financing agreements, including waiver of the net debt/EBITDA covenant as at subsequent testing dates until December 2024, is subject to continued negotiations with the institutions providing financing to the Grupa Azoty Group, including the Company.

The Company fulfils all debt service and repayment obligations under the financing agreements on an ongoing basis, and the limits available under the financing agreements ensure liquidity and secure financing for the Company and its suppliers as well as continuity of operations.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

30/2023
29.08.2023 23:05
Current Report No. 30/2023
Completion time of Polimery Police extended
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

Further to Current Report No. 4/2022 of January 28th 2022, the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on August 29th 2023 Grupa Azoty Polyolefins S.A., an associate of the Company, (the “Associate”) received a letter from Hyundai Engineering Co., Ltd, the General Contractor for the Polimery Police project, notifying the project owner that the General Contractor had extended the project completion time by two to three months.

As the reason for the delay in completing the project work, the General Contractor cited unforeseen equipment issues that arose during the commissioning of certain units.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

29/2023
23.08.2023 18:03
Current Report No. 29/2023
Change of release date for consolidated H1 2023 report.
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act - Current and periodic information

Further to Current Reports No. 1/2023 of January 20th 2023 and 12/2023 of May 12th 2023, the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. announces that the release date for the consolidated H1 2023 report has been changed from August 30th 2023 to September 27th 2023.

The release date for the interim report for the third quarter of 2023 remains unchanged, with the updated release dates for interim reports in 2023 provided below:

  1. H1 2023 complete consolidated report: September 27th 2023,
  2. Q3 2023 complete consolidated report: November 8th 2023.

Legal basis: Par. 80.2 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation of March 29th 2018 on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

28/2023
10.08.2023 17:45
Current Report No. 28/2023
Estimates of consolidated production output of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police Group in July 2023
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

Further to Current Report No. 2/2023 of February 22nd 2023, the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. publishes, attached hereto, estimates of consolidated production output in July 2023.

Actual output figures will be released in the consolidated report for the third quarter of 2023.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

27/2023
11.07.2023 17:10
Current Report No. 27/2023
Answers to shareholders’ questions asked during the Annual General Meeting of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. on June 27th 2023
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act – Current and periodic information                                                                  

Acting pursuant to Article 428.5 of the Commercial Companies Code, the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) presents, attached to this Current Report, its answers to the questions asked by shareholders under Article 428.1 of the Commercial Companies Code during the Annual General Meeting of June 27th 2023.

Legal basis: Par. 19.1.12 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state, dated March 29th 2018 (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

26/2023
10.07.2023 17:33
Current Report No. 26/2023
Estimates of consolidated production output of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police Group in June 2023
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

Further to Current Report No. 2/2023 of February 22nd 2023, the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. publishes, attached hereto, estimates of consolidated production output in June 2023.

Actual output figures will be released in the consolidated report for the first half of 2023.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

25/2023
30.06.2023 19:18
Current Report No. 25/2023
Effect of sales of CO2 emission allowances on Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A.’s financial results
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on June 30th 2023 the Company completed the process to sell a total of 457,373 carbon emission allowances (“EUAs”) purchased on the market in earlier periods. The sale involved excess EUAs resulting from lower production levels at the Company and remaining after it had surrendered EUAs matching its actual emissions for 2022.

The Company has assessed that the transaction has had a positive effect on its liquidity position, leading to a reduction in its net debt both on a separate and on a consolidated basis.

Proceeds from the sale of the EUAs, amounting to EUR 39.3m (PLN 175.2m), will increase the Company’s separate and consolidated EBIT and EBITDA for Q2 and H1 2023 by PLN 91m.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

23/2023/K
28.06.2023 17:56
Current Report No. 23/2023/K
Correction of Current Report No. 23/2023 ‘Resolutions voted on by Grupa Azoty Police Annual General Meeting on June 27th 2023’
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act – Current and periodic information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) hereby publishes a correction of Current Report No. 23/2023 of June 27th 2023. The correction relates to the appendix to the Current Report, containing the resolutions carried by the Company’s Annual General Meeting (the “AGM”) on June 27th 2023. The reason for the correction is a manifest clerical error in the voting results on Resolution No. 8 to cover the net loss for the financial year 2022.

Previous wording:
In an open ballot, votes were cast on 119,735,068 (one hundred and nineteen million, seven hundred and thirty-five thousand, sixty-eight) shares, representing 96.42% (ninety-six and forty-two hundredths percent) of the share capital, of which 119,735,068 (one hundred and nineteen million, seven hundred and thirty-five thousand, sixty-eight) were valid votes, including:
total votes cast: 119,735,068,
number of votes in favour: 119,735,048,
number of votes against: 20,
number of abstentions: 0.

Corrected wording:
In an open ballot, votes were cast on 119,735,068 (one hundred and nineteen million, seven hundred and thirty-five thousand, sixty-eight) shares, representing 96.42% (ninety-six and forty-two hundredths percent) of the share capital, of which 119,735,068 (one hundred and nineteen million, seven hundred and thirty-five thousand, sixty-eight) were valid votes, including:
total votes cast: 119,735,068,
number of votes in favour: 119,735,048,
number of votes against: 0,
number of abstentions: 20.

Resolution No. 8 with the correct voting results is attached as an appendix hereto.

Legal basis: Par. 15.2 in conjunction with Par. 19.1.6 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state, dated March 29th 2018 (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

24/2023
27.06.2023 18:22
Current Report No. 24/2023
Shareholders holding 5% or more of voting rights at Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A.’s Annual General Meeting convened for June 27th 2023
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Legal basis: Art. 70.3 of the Act on Public Offering – Shareholders holding 5% or more of voting rights at General Meeting 

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) publishes a list of shareholders holding 5% or more of total voting rights at the Company’s Annual General Meeting convened for June 27th 2023, specifying the number of votes conferred by the shares held by each shareholder, and their percentage share in the voting rights represented at the Annual General Meeting and in total voting rights.
 
Shareholder Grupa Azoty S.A.
Number of shares at the AGM: 78,051,500
Number of voting rights at the AGM: 78,051,500
Percentage share in voting rights represented at the AGM: 65.19%
Percentage share in total voting rights – 62.86%

Shareholder Agencja Rozwoju Przemysłu S.A.
Number of shares at the AGM: 16,299,649
Number of voting rights at the AGM: 16,299,649
Percentage share in voting rights represented at the AGM: 13.61%
Percentage share in total voting rights: 13.13%

Shareholder Otwarty Fundusz Emerytalny PZU Złota Jesień
Number of shares at the AGM: 16,110,821
Number of voting rights at the AGM: 16,110,821
Percentage share in voting rights represented at the AGM: 13.46%
Percentage share in total voting rights – 12.97%

Shareholder State Treasury
Number of shares at the AGM: 9,273,078
Number of voting rights at the AGM: 9,273,078
Percentage share in voting rights represented at the AGM: 7.74%
Percentage share in total voting rights: 7.47%

Legal basis: Art. 70.3 of the Act on Public Offering, Conditions Governing the Introduction of Financial Instruments to Organised Trading, and Public Companies, dated July 29th 2005 (consolidated text: Dz.U. of 2022, item 2554).

23/2023
27.06.2023 18:18
Current Report No. 23/2023
Resolutions voted on by Grupa Azoty Police Annual General Meeting on June 27th 2023
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act – Current and periodic information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) publishes, attached hereto, the resolutions passed by the Company’s Annual General Meeting on June 27th 2023, together with the results of voting on the resolutions.

The documents voted on at the Annual General Meeting have been posted on the Company’s website https://zchpolice.grupaazoty.com/relacje-inwestorskie/walne-zgromadzenia, and they have also been published by the Company with its separate and consolidated annual report for 2022 and attached to Current Report No. 19/2023 of May 31st 2023.

The Company’s Management Board also publishes, attached to this report, draft resolutions which were put to the vote at the Company’s Annual General Meeting but were not carried.

At the Annual General Meeting, none of the shareholders raised an objection to be recorded in the minutes.

Legal basis: Par. 19.1.6 and Par. 19.1.8 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state, dated March 29th 2018 (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

22/2023
20.06.2023 20:32
Current Report No. 22/2023
Execution of annex to Framework Agreement and annexes and new Individual Contracts for gas supply with PKN Orlen S.A.
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”, the “Buyer”) announces that on June 20th 2023 the Company and its parent Grupa Azoty S.A. and the following companies: Grupa Azoty Zakłady Azotowe Puławy S.A., Grupa Azoty Zakłady Azotowe Kędzierzyn S.A., Grupa Azoty Kopalnie i Zakłady Chemiczne Siarki Siarkopol S.A., Grupa Azoty Zakłady Fosforowe Gdańsk Sp. z o.o. (jointly referred to as “Buyers” and separately as a “Buyer”) and PKN Orlen S.A. (“PKN Orlen”, the “Seller”), executed an annex to the framework gas supply agreement and new bilateral Individual Contracts. The estimated value of the contracts for the entire Group of the Company over their four-year term will be approximately PLN 3.5bn, VAT exclusive.

The Framework Agreement, executed on April 13th 2016 for an indefinite term, sets out a uniform procedure for all Buyers for concluding and terminating Individual Contracts, the processes for placing orders, making payments and withholding and reducing supplies, renegotiation clauses, and the rules for joint settlement of deliveries. Its provisions, as amended by the annex, apply to deliveries made as of July 1st 2023.

The new Individual Contracts have been concluded for a four-year period of deliveries, starting October 1st 2023, under the 3+1 formula, i.e., after three years of the contract term, the fourth year is optional and no contractual penalties are charged for termination of the contract after three years provided that a termination notice is given by September 30th 2025.

An Individual Contract is an implementing agreement to the Framework Agreement, concluded for a definite period in the form of a comprehensive agreement (applies to sale at a physical point), specifying quantities, schedule, payment terms, price formulas based on exchange indices and detailed commercial parameters for the supply of gaseous fuel to a Buyer.

The terms of the Individual Contracts do not differ from standard terms used in contracts of this type.

The annex to the Framework Agreement, together with the new Individual Contracts, will secure, during their term, at least 90% of the gas demand of the Buyers from the Company’s Group.

In addition, further to Current Report No. 24/2016 of April 13th 2016 on the execution of an agreement with Polskie Górnictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo S.A. (currently PKN Orlen S.A.), No. 28/2017 of June 21st 2017 on the execution of Individual Contracts with PKN Orlen, and No. 28/2019 of May 23rd 2019 and No. 25/2022 of July 7th 2022 on their extension, the Company announces that on June 20th 2023 it executed an annex to the currently binding Individual Contract, whereby the commercial terms of gas deliveries by the Seller in the period from July 1st 2023 to September 30th 2023 will be the same as those set forth in the Framework Agreement amended by the annex and in the new Individual Contract which is to take effect on October 1st 2023.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

21/2023
12.06.2023 18:47
Current Report No. 21/2023
Estimates of consolidated production output of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police Group in May 2023
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

Further to Current Report No. 2/2023 of February 22nd 2023, the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. publishes, attached hereto, estimates of consolidated production output in May 2023.

Actual output figures will be released in the consolidated report for the first half of 2023.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

20/2023
01.06.2023 21:44
Current Report No. 20/2023
Request to waive selected terms of financing agreements
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

Further to Grupa Azoty S.A.’s Current Report No. 23/2023 dated June 1st 2023, in view of the risk of potentially breaching at the end of the first half of 2023 the net debt/EBITDA ratio consolidated at the Grupa Azoty Group level by exceeding the maximum levels permitted under the financing agreements of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”), the Company’s Management Board announces that on June 1st 2023 it requested Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego, which finances the Company, to, among other things, waive selected terms of the Company’s financing agreements, including those concerning the net debt/EBITDA ratio, for the period from the end of June 2023 to the end of December 2024.

The Company fulfils all debt service and repayment obligations under the financing agreement on an ongoing basis, and the limits available under the financing agreements ensure liquidity and secure financing for the Company and its suppliers as well as continuity of operations.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

19/2023
31.05.2023 20:32
Current Report No. 19/2023
Draft resolutions for Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police Annual General Meeting convened for June 27th 2023
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act - Current and periodic information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company") publishes, attached hereto, the draft resolutions and documents to be considered by the Annual General Meeting convened for June 27th 2023, relevant for the resolutions to be voted on and not published earlier.

Legal basis: Par. 19.1.2 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state, dated March 29th 2018 (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

18/2022
31.05.2023 20:22
Current Report No. 18/2023
Notice of Annual General Meeting of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police convened for June 27th 2023
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act - Current and periodic information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) hereby convenes the Annual General Meeting of the Company to be held at the Company’s registered office at ul. Kuźnicka 1, Police, Poland, at 11.00 a.m. on June 27th 2023, in accordance with the notice attached to this Current Report.

Legal basis: Par. 19.1.1 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state, dated March 29th 2018 (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

17/2023
30.05.2023 19:57
Current Report No. 17/2023
Supervisory Board resolution on coverage of net loss for 2022
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

Further to Current Report No. 15/2023 of May 22nd 2023, the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on May 30th 2023 the Company’s Supervisory Board favourably assessed and endorsed the Management Board’s proposal for the Annual General Meeting to cover the net loss for the financial year 2022, in the amount of PLN 91,991,631.18, from profits to be earned by the Company in future years.

A final decision on coverage of the net loss for the financial year 2022 will be made by the Annual General Meeting.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

16/2023
24.05.2023 21:00
Current Report No. 16/2023
Proposal of amendments to EPC Contract received from Contractor
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne „Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on May 24th 2023 Grupa Azoty Polyolefins S.A., member of the Company’s Group (the “Associate”), received from Hyundai Engineering Co., Ltd. (the “Contractor”), the General Contractor under the contract for turnkey execution of the Polimery Police project of May 11th 2019 whose conclusion was announced by the Company in Current Report No. 26/2019 of May 11th 2019, as amended, including under annexes announced by the Company in Current Report No. 55/2020 of October 9th 2020 and No. 4/2022 of January 28th 2022 (the “EPC Contract”), a letter concerning initiation of a procedure to amend the EPC Contract for the execution of the Polimery Police project (the “Polimery Police Project”) (the “Amendment Proposal”).

The EPC Contract amendments proposed by the Contractor concern matters relating to increasing the Contractor’s fee by a total amount of EUR 24.15m.  As the reason for submitting the Amendment Proposal the Contractor cites in particular the impact of European sanctions imposed on Russia and the war in Ukraine on the execution of the Polimery Police project, as well as other events beyond the Contractor’s control (in particular the COVID-19 pandemic), which impeded the implementation of the Polimery Police project.

The Amendment Proposal will be thoroughly reviewed and verified in terms of its appropriateness under the EPC Contract, in accordance with the procedure provided for in the EPC Contract, and under other agreements between the Associate and the Contractor, as well as in the light of facts.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

15/2023
22.05.2023 19:35
Current Report No. 15/2023
Management Board’s recommendation on coverage of net loss for 2022
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on May 22nd 2023 it passed a resolution on coverage of the net loss for the financial year 2022, proposing that the net loss for the financial year 2022, in the amount of PLN 91,991,661.18, be covered from profits to be earned by the Company in future years.

In order to implement the resolution, the Management Board will request the Supervisory Board to assess the proposal and the General Meeting to pass a resolution on coverage of the net loss for 2022.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

14/2023
15.05.2023 22:58
Current Report No. 14/2023
Selected estimated consolidated financial results of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police Group for the first quarter of 2023
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”, the “Parent”) announces, attached hereto, the selected estimated consolidated financial results of the Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police Group for the first quarter of 2023.

Discussion of Q1 2023 estimated results

In the first quarter of 2023, the Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police Group generated estimated consolidated revenue of PLN 712m, EBITDA of PLN -30m, and an EBITDA margin of -4.1%.

The quarter saw continuing demand-supply imbalances in European markets caused, among others, by the consequences of Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine, persistently high inflation, high prices of energy carriers, including electricity and coal, and duty-free non-EU imports of fertilizers and technical-grade nitrogen products produced with cheaper raw materials. These developments led to a drop in demand for the Company’s products.

During the period under analysis, a decline was observed in the activities of the economic sectors buying the Parent’s products, such as the construction and furniture industries. The supply-demand imbalance resulted in pressures to reduce product prices and in output cuts, which the Company has been announcing in monthly current reports since the beginning of this year. The Company expects the market to improve from the third quarter of 2023.

The first quarter results were bolstered by PLN 68.2m in funding granted to the Company by the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management as part of the support provided to energy-intensive sectors in view of the sudden increases in natural gas and electricity prices in 2022.

The key operational factors that impacted the results posted by the main segments were as follows:

Fertilizers

Sales of fertilizers and technical-grade nitrogen products fell in the first quarter of 2023 due to low purchasing activity of customers. In addition, the supply-demand situation was adversely affected by their EU and non-EU imports (mainly urea), which were driven, among others, by the decision of the Council of the European Union of December 16th 2022 to temporarily suspend urea and ammonia tariffs. In the case of compound fertilizers, the prices of key raw materials and energy carriers (including phosphate rock and potassium chloride, excluding natural gas) rose year on year, translating into higher prices of compound fertilizers, albeit with significantly lower margins. In many cases, realisable prices did not cover the cost of production. As a result of unfavourable revenue and cost developments and plunging demand, production and sales volumes fell year on year.

Declining prices of natural gas, being the key feedstock for the manufacture of nitrogen products, failed to fully offset the drop in product prices and sales volumes. The Company continuously adapted its product output to the current demand and demand situation and, like most European producers, significantly cut the production of fertilizers, ammonia and technical-grade urea.

The estimated EBITDA margin of the Fertilizers Segment delivered in the first quarter of 2023 was 1.9%. Its positive level was mainly attributable to the support provided to energy-intensive sectors in view of the sudden increases in natural gas and electricity prices in 2022 (nearly 96% of the funding provided to the Company was for the Fertilizers Segment).

Pigments

In the first quarter of 2023, demand for titanium white and titanium white products was low. The largest plunge in demand (30% year on year) came from the paint and coating sector companies, which are the most important group of buyers of titanium white manufactured by the Company. The weaker demand was not only due to the end of the season, but also to high interest rates and costs of financing new investments. Prices of titanium white in the European market fell for the second quarter in a row due to demand shrinking as a consequence of the macroeconomic climate and due to competitive prices of titanium white imported from China.

The Pigments Segment’s performance in the first quarter of 2023 was mainly affected by high prices of key raw materials and energy carriers (which had a material bearing on production costs) and weak demand. Despite slightly higher average sales prices (up by around 3%) compared with the first quarter of 2022, margins eroded substantially. The volume of titanium white sold was also lower year on year.

The Pigments Segment’s estimated EBITDA margin for the first quarter of 2023 stood at -25.4%.

The amounts presented above are preliminary and may be subject to change. The final figures will be presented in the consolidated report for the first quarter of 2023, scheduled to be published on May 22nd 2023.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

13/2023
12.05.2023 18:55
Current Report No. 13/2023
Estimates of consolidated production output of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. in April 2023
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

Further to Current Report No. 2/2023 of February 22nd 2023, the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. publishes, attached hereto, estimates of consolidated production output in April 2023.

Actual output figures will be released in the consolidated report for the first half of 2023.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

12/2023
12.05.2023 18:44
Current Report No. 12/2023
Change of release date for consolidated Q1 2023 report
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act - Current and periodic information

Further to Current Report No. 1/2023 of January 20th 2023, the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that the release date for the consolidated report for the first quarter of 2023 has been changed from May 25th 2023 to May 22nd 2023.

The release dates for the interim reports for the first half and the third quarter of 2023 remain unchanged, with the updated release dates for interim reports in 2023 provided below:

1. First and third quarter interim reports:

  • Q1 2023 complete consolidated report – May 22nd 2023
  • Q3 2023 complete consolidated report – November 8th 2023

2. Half-year interim reports:

  • H1 2023 complete consolidated report – August 30th 2023

Legal basis: Par. 80.2 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state, dated March 29th 2018 (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

11/2023
27.04.2023 16:04
Current Report No. 11/2023
Contract to purchase propane signed by associate
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that it was notified by its associated company, Grupa Azoty Polyolefins S.A. (the “Associate”), of a contract for the purchase of propane signed on April 27th 2023 with TOTSA Total Energies Trading SA, Switzerland (the “Seller”).

The contract provides that propane will be delivered by the Seller to the Associate from April 2023 to the end of November 2024, in accordance with the agreed schedule and commercial terms. Propane volumes delivered under the contract will be supplementary to other deliveries and in 2023 will cover approximately 46% of the Associate’s total requirement for this key production feedstock.

The value of the deliveries to be made under the contract is estimated at approximately USD 90m.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

10/2023
14.04.2023 18:11
Current Report No. 10/2023
Estimates of consolidated production output of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. in March 2023
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

Further to Current Report No. 2/2023 of February 22nd 2023, the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. publishes, attached hereto, estimates of consolidated production output in March 2023.

Actual quarterly output figures will be released in the consolidated report for the first quarter of 2023.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

9/2023
30.03.2023 23:23
Current Report No. 9/2023
Publication of 2022 non-financial report on corporate website
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act - Current and periodic information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that the non-financial report for 2022 covering Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. and the Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police Group was prepared by the higher-tier parent Grupa Azoty S.A. in accordance with Art. 69.5 of the Accounting Act and is available from the Investor Relations/Non-financial information section of the Company’s website at http://zchpolice.grupaazoty.com/.

Legal basis: Par. 5.11 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state, dated March 29th 2018 (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

8/2023
21.03.2023 14:35
Current Report No. 8/2023
Execution of amended annex to factoring agreement with CaixaBank S.A. Polish Branch
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

Further to Current Reports No. 13/2021 of April 29th 2021 and 9/2022 of March 31st 2022, the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on March 21st 2023, together with Grupa Azoty S.A. (the Company’s parent – “the Factoring Agent”), Grupa Azoty Zakłady Azotowe Puławy S.A., Grupa Azoty Zakłady Azotowe Kędzierzyn S.A., COMPO EXPERT GmbH and COMPO EXPERT Hellas S.A. (together with the Company and the Factoring Agent: the “Factorees”), it executed amended Annex 1 to the payment services and financing agreement of April 29th 2021, as amended (the “Annex to the Reverse Factoring Agreement”, the “Reverse Factoring Agreement”) with CaixaBank S.A. Polish Branch (the “Bank”).

The amendment to the Annex to the Reverse Factoring Agreement increased the factoring limit from PLN 800m to PLN 950m (or its equivalent in EUR or USD).

The limit under the Reverse Factoring Agreement is available until April 30th 2024.

The Bank’s claims under the Reverse Factoring Agreement are secured by a notarised statement of submission to enforcement made by the Factoring Agent, for up to 120% of the Reverse Factoring Agreement amount as increased under the Annex to the Reverse Factoring Agreement.

The other material terms of the Reverse Factoring Agreement were presented in the Company’s Current Reports No. 13/2021 of April 29th 2021 and No. 9/2022 of March 31st 2022.

The purpose of the Reverse Factoring Agreement is to finance operating activities, optimise interest expenses, help manage working capital and liquidity, and enhance the Company’s financing security.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).         

7/2023
17.03.2023 21:40
Current Report No. 7/2023
Estimates of selected consolidated financial results of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police Group for Q4 2022 and 2022
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) publishes, attached hereto, estimates of selected consolidated financial results of the Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police Group for the fourth quarter of 2022 and for 2022.

Commentary on the results for the fourth quarter of 2022

In the fourth quarter of 2022, the Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police Group generated consolidated revenue of PLN 1,308m and negative EBITDA of PLN -144m, with a negative EBITDA margin of -11.0%.

The Company’s results for the fourth quarter of 2022 were adversely affected by significant impairment losses on non-financial non-current assets and write-downs of inventories of finished goods, semi-finished products and raw materials. Information on the impairment losses and write-downs recognised on these assets was announced by the Company on March 13th 2023 in Current Report No. 6/2023.

The inventory write-downs recognised in the fourth quarter of 2022 led to a drop in consolidated EBIT and EBITDA by approximately PLN 197m.

The recognition of the impairment losses on non-financial non-current assets resulted in a decrease of PLN 234m in the Company’s consolidated EBIT for 2022. In accordance with the Company’s accounting policies, the impairment losses and write-downs are one-off non-cash charges and have no effect on the Company’s consolidated EBITDA.

Main factors with a bearing on the Company’s financial performance in the key segments in the fourth quarter of 2022 compared with the fourth quarter of 2021:

Fertilizers

The Fertilisers Segment’s performance in the fourth quarter of 2022 was mainly determined by strong volatility of commodity prices, demand-supply imbalances and falling prices of agricultural crops.

Natural gas prices in the period under review changed rapidly, and the TTF spot price ranged from EUR 22 to EUR 160 per MWh. Although significantly volatile, prices of raw materials for the production of compound fertilizers remained high.

The fertilizer market was stagnant in the fourth quarter of 2022. Producers looked forward to market activity and an increase in sales in view of the upcoming fertilizer season, while customers were holding off on purchases in anticipation of a drop in fertilizer prices as gas prices fell quarter on quarter. The consequence of these divergent expectations was low demand and growing fertilizer stocks at manufacturers and distributors. Another reason for the reduction of purchases by customers was the worrisome signals from the agricultural market, especially the observed downward trend in prices of agricultural crops, which was driven by high grain imports from Ukraine. As regards technical grade nitrogen products, the results were mainly impacted by the relationship between product selling prices and natural gas prices.

The Fertilizers Segment’s margin generated in the fourth quarter of 2022 was significantly lower year on year and fell to -11.0%. The Segment’s results were reduced by the impairment losses and write-downs.

Pigments

In the fourth quarter of 2022, demand for titanium white remained lower than expected. In addition to the end-of-season drop in pigment demand, the market was also impacted by strong imports from Asia to the European market and destocking amid unstable macroeconomic conditions. The slowdown in the Chinese market triggered by the restrictions put in place to combat the COVID-19 pandemic caused Chinese titanium white export prices to continue to fall. Although long lead times for ocean freight remained a problem, the product from Asia had a major impact on the market situation in Europe. Many European titanium white plants operated at limited capacity, mainly due to high energy costs.

The Pigments Segment delivered a negative EBITDA margin of -29.5% in the fourth quarter of 2022. The Segment’s results were reduced by the impairment losses and write-downs.

Key performance drivers in 2022

In 2022, the Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police Group generated consolidated revenue of PLN 5,350m and EBITDA of PLN 225m, with an EBITDA margin of 4.2%.

The results in the reporting period were largely determined by the market consequences of Russia’s armed aggression against Ukraine and the record increase in prices of raw materials used in production and energy carriers. As a consequence of the macroeconomic climate, both business segments recorded a significant rise in product prices and a simultaneous decline in sales volumes, and experienced demand-supply imbalances. Growing inflation and the resulting increase in fixed costs also weighed on performance.

The Company’s financial statements for 2022 are being audited, therefore the presented figures are estimates and may be subject to change. The final figures will be presented in the consolidated report for 2022, scheduled for issue on March 30th 2023.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, L 173/1, as amended).

6/2023
13.03.2023 23:14
Current Report No. 6/2023
Recognition of impairment losses and write-downs in the financial statements of the Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police Group for 2022
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the „Company”) announces that as a result of impairment tests of non-current assets carried out at the Company, a negative difference has been identified between the recoverable amount and carrying amount of the assets, and a decision has been made to recognise the following impairment losses:

  • PLN 212m for the Fertilizers cash generating unit (CGU);
  • PLN 30m for the Pigments CGU.

The decision was made mainly in view of the significant increase in market interest rates, affecting the discount rate for projected future cash flows. If the discount rates as at December 31st 2022 had not changed relative to December 31st 2021, then, with the other assumptions updated as at December 31st 2022, the test result would have been positive for both CGUs and there would have been no need to recognise impairment.

Recognition of the impairment losses on property, plant and equipment will have an effect on the Company's separate financial statements for 2022 by reducing EBIT by PLN 242m (PLN 234m in the consolidated financial statements) In accordance with the Company’s accounting policies, impairment losses are one-off non-cash charges and have no effect on the consolidated EBITDA of the Company or the consolidated EBITDA of the Company’s Group.

The Company's Management Board further announces that inventory write-downs have been recognised as at the reporting date in the Company’s financial statements, which reduced the amount of the Company’s EBITDA. Net inventory write-downs recognised in Q4 2022 totalled approximately 197m (about PLN 197m in the consolidated financial statements).

The inventory write-downs were required mainly in view of the lower product selling prices seen since the beginning of 2023, which in the case of some of the products are below cost.

The write-downs are non-cash charges and have no effect on the liquidity position of the Company or its Group.

As the audit of the Company’s financial statements for 2022 has not yet been completed, the amounts above are not final and are subject to change. The Company's full-year report is scheduled to be issued on March 30th 2023.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

5/2023
10.03.2023 21:13
Current Report No. 5/2023
Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police’s estimates of consolidated production output in February 2023 and scheduled maintenance shutdown of the ammonia and urea production lines
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Further to Current Report No. 2/2023 of February 22nd 2023, the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) publishes, attached hereto, estimates of consolidated production output in February 2023.

Actual quarterly output figures will be released in the consolidated report for the first quarter of 2023.

At the same time, the Management Board announces that, despite activities undertaken to increase sales, on March 10th 2023 it decided to continue the scheduled maintenance shutdown of the ammonia and urea production lines until March 31st 2023.The decision was made in view of the aggravating negative supply and demand situation in the market.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

4/2023
10.03.2023 12:51
Current Report No. 4/2023
State aid granted pursuant to law on business support programmes in view of situation on energy market in 2022-2024
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne “Police” S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on March 10th 2023 it was notified that the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management had granted the Company’s request for financial support as part of aid to energy-intensive sectors related to sudden increases in natural gas and electricity prices. The amount of aid granted to the Company is PLN 68.2m.

The aid amount will be included in their respective separate and consolidated Q1 2023 accounts by increasing EBITDA.

The funds were granted under the Act on the rules of implementation of business support programmes in view of the situation on the energy market in 2022-2024,dated September 29th 2022.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

3/2023
28.02.2023 14:06
Current Report No. 3/2023
Execution of contract with Titania AS
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on February 28th 2023 it was notified that on February 27th 2023 the ilmenite purchase contract entered into with Titania AS of Hauge and Dalane, Norway, as the seller, (the “Contract”) was signed by the other party thereto.

The Contract, which is estimated to be worth approximately PLN 255m, has been concluded for a definite term from January 1st 2023 to December 31st 2025. Under the Contract, ilmenite is to be delivered according to an agreed delivery schedule and commercial terms.

The other terms and conditions do not differ from standard terms used in contracts of this type. The Contract does not provide for liquidated damages.

Information on execution of the Contract was classified as inside information by the Company as it refers to securing supplies of ilmenite, a key raw material for long-term production of titanium white.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

2/2023
22.02.2023 22:10
Current Report No. 2/2023
Estimates of consolidated production output of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. in January 2023
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) hereby announces that, with a view to enhancing the transparency of the Company’s information disclosure policy intended to ensure that investors are provided with access to information relevant to the assessment of the Company’s and its Group’s situation and outlook, a decision was made on February 22nd 2023 to commence regular publication of estimates of the Group’s consolidated production output on a monthly basis.

Monthly reports on estimated production output will be released as soon as data for a given month are aggregated, but in any case no later than by the 15th day of the following month. 

Accordingly, the Company publishes, attached hereto, estimates of consolidated production output in January 2023.

Actual quarterly output figures will be released in the consolidated report for the first quarter of 2023.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

1/2023
24.01.2023
Current Report No. 1/2023
Notice of full-year and interim results in financial year 2023
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act – Current and periodic information

Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne “Police” S.A. (the “Company”) will announce its 2022 full-year results and 2023 interim results as per the following schedule:

1. First and third quarter interim results:

- Q1 2023 complete consolidated report – May 25th 2023
- Q3 2023 complete consolidated report – November 8th 2023

2. Half-year interim results:

- H1 2023 complete consolidated report – August 30th 2023

3. Full-year results:

- 2022 separate full-year report – March 30th 2023
- 2022 consolidated full-year report – March 30th 2023

Furthermore, the Company announces that no separate quarterly results will be published by the Company, as permitted under Par. 62.1 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state, dated March 29th 2018 (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757) (the “Regulation”). The consolidated quarterly reports will incorporate quarterly condensed consolidated financial statements and quarterly financial information.

Also, the Company will not publish a separate (non-consolidated) half-year report, as permitted under Par. 62.3 of the Regulation.

Further, the Company will not publish separate or consolidated quarterly results for Q4 2022 and Q2 2023, as permitted under Par. 79.2 of the Regulation.

Legal basis: Par. 80.1 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state, dated March 29th 2018 (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

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16.12.2022 17:16
Current Report No. 40/2022
Contract to purchase propane signed by associate
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on December 16th 2022 it was notified by its associated company, Grupa Azoty Polyolefins S.A. (the “Associate”), of a contract for the purchase of propane signed with Trafigura Pte Ltd, Singapore.

The contract provides that propane will be delivered to the Associate from December 2022 to December 2024 in accordance with the agreed schedule and commercial terms. Propane deliveries made under the contract will cover more than 50% of the Associate’s demand for propane in 2023 and 2024. Propane is the key raw material for production due to commence once the Associate brings the Polimery Police project online.

The value of the deliveries to be made under the contract is estimated at approximately USD 250m.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

39/2022
28.10.2022 22:10
Current Report No. 39/2022
Selected estimated consolidated financial results of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police Group for the three and nine months ended September 30th 2022
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) publishes, attached to this Report, selected estimated consolidated financial results of the Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police Group (the “Group”) for the three and nine months ended September 30th 2022.

Discussion of the results for the nine months ended September 30th 2022:

In the nine months ended September 30th 2022, the Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police Group generated consolidated revenue of PLN 4,042m, EBITDA of PLN 370m, and EBITDA margin of 9.1% (similar to the result achieved in the corresponding period of the previous year).

The Company's operations in the reporting period were affected by the effects of Russia's aggression against Ukraine and the unprecedented increase in the prices of raw materials.

Discussion of the results for the three months ended September 30th 2022:

In the three months ended September 30th 2022, the Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police Group generated consolidated revenue of PLN 1,379m, EBITDA of PLN 28m, and EBITDA margin of 2.1%. The results were significantly lower than in the three months ended September 30th 2021.

The above figures were delivered amid high uncertainty caused by soaring and volatile prices of commodities, in particular natural gas.

Main factors with a bearing on the financial performance in the three months ended September 30th 2022 compared with the three months ended September 30th 2021:

1. Fertilizers:

In the Fertilizers segment the reporting quarter saw a further increase in the prices of key raw materials used in production, in particular potassium chloride, phosphate rock and natural gas, being a consequence of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine. The rapid growth in natural gas prices which began in the second half of 2021 continued, reaching a peak at the end of August 2022. The average market price of natural gas in the third quarter of 2022 rose by more than 300% compared with the same period last year.

Likewise, the prices of phosphate rock and potassium chloride went up significantly, both year on year and quarter on quarter. The prices of phosphate rock and potassium chloride grew by 161% and 238%, respectively, relative to the three months ended September 30th 2021.

The EBITDA margin achieved by the Fertilizers segment in the three months ended September 30th 2022 stood at 1.3%.

2. Pigments:

In the three months ended September 30th 2022, the rising prices of raw materials and energy carriers (including natural gas, ilmenite, and titanium slag) has a material adverse effect on the Pigments segment's performance. In addition, decreasing demand caused lower sales of titanium white.

The weakening demand in China led to Asian producers’ growing interest in exports to Europe, resulting in a significant competitive pressure for European producers. At the end of the third quarter, demand declined across all segments of titanium white customers. There was oversupply of the product on the European market and major producers introduced production cuts.

The Pigments segment generated a negative EBITDA margin in the three months ended September 30th 2022, at -4.3%.

A significant item driving the Company’s consolidated net financial result in the three and nine months ended September 30th 2022 was a loss on measurement of shares in equity-accounted associates (PLN 35m and PLN 89m, respectively), relating mainly to Grupa Azoty Polyolefins S.A.

In addition, in the nine months ended September 30th 2022 the Company posted net finance income of PLN 34m, mainly on remeasurement of derivative instruments under the shareholders’ agreement of the Company’s associate Grupa Azoty Polyolefins S.A., in the amount of PLN 37m (including PLN 6m in the three months ended September 30th 2022).

The amounts presented above are estimates and are subject to change. The final results will be presented in the consolidated report for the three and nine months ended September 30th 2022, to be issued on November 9th 2022.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

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12.10.2022 20:55
Current Report No. 38/2022
Implications of Grupa Azoty Group Strategy 2021–2030 for Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A.
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that, following adoption by the Group’s parent Grupa Azoty S.A. of the Grupa Azoty Group Strategy 2021–2030 (the “Strategy”), as announced by Grupa Azoty S.A. in Current Report No. 34/2021, on October 12th 2022 the Company’s Management Board adopted, and the Company’s Supervisory Board approved, the Implications of the Grupa Azoty Group Strategy 2021–2030 for Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Strategy Implications”).

The Strategy is a response to the challenges facing the world today, encompassing aspects related to the natural environment, society and its security. The Company has developed the Strategy Implications as a document detailing the selected content of the Strategy that is of relevance to the Company.

Mission, Vision and Values of the Grupa Azoty Group until 2030

By 2030, the Grupa Azoty Group will be an efficient, flexible, integrated and division-based corporate group focused on production in Europe.

Mission 2030

We make fertilizers, plastics and chemicals in harmony with the environment.

We improve the well-being of people in Europe and actively contribute to building our continent’s food security.

Vision 2030

The Grupa Azoty Group is a supplier of effective solutions and a reliable manufacturer of fertilizers, plastics and green chemical products.

When defining the new mission and vision and presenting the corporate values, objectives and plans until 2030, the following elements were identified in the Strategy Implications:

  • Management strategy based on business segments (AGRO, Pigments, Tech Grade Urea)
  • Financial strategy
  • ESG strategy
  • Feedstock strategy
  • Innovation strategy
  • Operational excellence strategy.

The Strategy addresses the challenges of the European Green Deal facing today’s industry. Specific initiatives, including those focused on environmentally friendly captive energy generation, emissions reduction and decarbonisation, have been presented by the Grupa Azoty Group in the Green Azoty Strategic Corporate Project that is built around the three pillars the Company has pledged its commitment to:

  • Green products
  • Green technologies
  • Green organisation.

Management strategy based on business segments

The Company’s operations until 2030 will focus on the Business Segments defined within the two key business areas of AGRO and CHEMICALS. The new organisational model will help maximise synergies through integration of selected support functions and implementation of a management system based on key business segments. The key development directions defined for each Business Segment will be part of the Green Azoty strategic project.

AGRO area

The priority of the Grupa Azoty Group, including the Company, in the AGRO Segment is to strengthen its position as a leader in fertilizer production and sales through portfolio expansion. By 2030, the Grupa Azoty Group will be perceived not only as a supplier of fertilizer but also of end-to-end fertilization systems. The Company and the Grupa Azoty Group will seek to develop a comprehensive system of services dedicated to individual crops, comprising products supplied by the Group, from key macronutrients to micronutrients. The AGRO Segment’s offering will be developed in parallel with the EU’s ‘Farm to Fork’ strategy, which prioritises sustainable agriculture.


Chemicals area

The strategic priority in the TECH GRADE UREA segment will be to maintain a leading position in sales of the segment’s products on the domestic market, implement initiatives geared towards operational excellence and keep aligning the portfolio with market needs.

The priority in the PIGMENTS segment will be to maintain customer trust and awareness of the Grupa Azoty brand, and to make timely deliveries of prime quality product.

Energy strategic business area

The primary objective of the Energy area is and will be to support the Grupa Azoty Group’s core business by providing energy carriers powering its chemical processes and by supporting value creation areas while seeking to decarbonise the generation sources. As in-house energy generation processes emit greenhouse gases, the Company needs to take steps to transform its in-house heat and power generation, reduce energy consumption and improve the energy efficiency of its chemical units.

Key objectives in the Energy Strategic Business Area:

  • gradually shift away from coal-fired sources towards other energy carriers,
  • maximise synergies between energy generation and chemical processes, for instance where energy is produced from steam created by chemical units,
  • reduce unit energy consumption rates,
  • implement new technology solutions,
  • align the Company’s energy installations with the BAT conclusions through flue gas denitrification and desulfurisation.

Green Azoty strategic corporate project as a key element of the Grupa Azoty Group ESG Strategy

The Grupa Azoty Group’s new business strategy is driven by the climate and energy transition. Regulatory changes are seen as an opportunity to take action aimed at cutting harmful environmental emissions through reduced coal consumption, decarbonisation and development of renewable and zero-carbon energy sources. Action taken by the Company and the Grupa Azoty Group will mark the first step towards achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. The Company’s objective is to cut the share of heat and electricity from burning coal to 50% of total energy consumed in 2030.

Decarbonisation programme

A member of the Grupa Azoty Group, the Company understands the gravity of climate change and environmental degradation, which present a major threat to the modern world. Being an important player in the chemical industry, which produces large amounts of greenhouse gas emissions for reasons inherently related to the technologies it employs, the Company takes its share of responsibility for slowing down the pace of the unfolding climate change.

The Grupa Azoty Group is set to implement its own decarbonisation programme in the coming decade. Planned decarbonisation projects will allow the Company to reduce its estimated direct CO2emissions by over 191 thousand tonnes in 2030 compared with 2020.

With 15,000 tonnes of hydrogen received annually from the polyolefins unit, greenhouse gas emissions from the ammonia unit will be reduced by 13% compared with the 2020 levels.

The Company’s 2030 emissions reduction targets compared with 2020:

  • 29% reduction in CO2 emissions from energy generation
  • 45% reduction in coal consumption.

The Company plans to spend over PLN 585m on green and decarbonisation projects, including energy and chemical processing projects, in 2022–2030.

Actively participating in the development of Poland’s hydrogen market

The largest hydrogen producer in Poland and a major one in Europe, the Grupa Azoty Group plans to actively engage in advancing the hydrogen market over the coming years and to participate in the delivery of the EU Hydrogen Strategy. As a member of the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance, in the coming years the Grupa Azoty Group, including the Company, will take active part in the work to develop EU regulations that will classify hydrogen as a green fuel.

Implementing R&D projects aligned with objectives of the European Green Deal

A significant part of the Grupa Azoty Group’s research and development resources will be geared towards achieving climate targets. The Company’s new R&D projects will focus on fertilizer development and circular economy.

Financial strategy

A key strategic goal of the Grupa Azoty Group in the area of finance is continued consolidation of its finance function to actively support management of the Group, including the Company, at the level of individual business segments.

The dividend policy of the Company provides for the ability to pay dividends once the strategic capex programme (including the Group’s climate transition projects) has been completed, at a level above 40% of consolidated net profit.

ESG strategy

The Company has adopted the general objectives of the ESG Strategy, forming part of the Grupa Azoty Group Strategy, as the strategic goals implemented under the corporate strategy of the Grupa Azoty Group.

Sustainable development will be a priority for the Group, including the Company, in the 2030 time horizon that will be pursued through initiatives seeking to further environmental protection, social good and responsible corporate governance. Initiatives already undertaken in these areas were included in the Grupa Azoty Group ESG Strategy, organised around five pre-defined strategic pillars:

  • climate and environment,
  • sustainable products,
  • sustainable supply chain,
  • immediate environment,
  • friendly and safe workplace.

With the Company’s support, the Grupa Azoty Group reduces its environmental impact and changes its energy mix by identifying and managing climate risks. It guarantees efficient, innovative and environmentally friendly production while striving to identify the carbon footprint of all its products. The Grupa Azoty Group, including the Company, will expand its sustainable product portfolio by promoting efficient use of raw materials and constantly reducing energy consumption in its production processes.

The Grupa Azoty Group, including the Company, increases its positive impact on the social and economic environment, fosters relationships to educate and train future staff, expands the areas of social dialogue in keeping with the principle of Friendly Neighbourhood.

The Company acts and expects its business partners to act in an ethical, socially responsible and environmentally sustainable manner. The Company complies with codes of ethics and the principles of equality, following clear recruitment and promotion policies. It promotes diversity encompassing gender, education, age and professional experience with respect to all employees, applying the principles of equal treatment and non-discrimination.

Feedstock strategy

Given the Grupa Azoty Group’s significant reliance on external suppliers, its key strategic objective in feedstocks is to ensure their secure and uninterrupted supplies, with intra-Group activities geared towards more efficient use of own feedstock assets. The regulatory environment and environmental stewardship will also play a vital role in shaping the Company’s procurement policy, which will be focused on gradually tightening control of the carbon footprint of externally sourced chemical raw materials.

Innovation strategy

The Grupa Azoty Group perceives innovation-oriented projects as a remedy for regulatory changes and environmental trends as well as an opportunity to create competitive advantage. Exploration of the market with innovation in mind is done assuming specific rates of return, which facilitates continuous financial control of research projects. The research, development and innovation activities to be undertaken during the period covered by the Strategy will focus on developing the technologies applied and products offered by the Company. Over the 2030 horizon, the Grupa Azoty Group, including the Company, will focus on implementing innovation-oriented solutions within four areas: supporting corporate projects, developing an innovation system, innovation projects, and innovation geared towards minimising the impact of regulatory risks.

Operational excellence strategy

Logistics

With goals of the European Green Deal in mind, logistic functions at the Grupa Azoty Group will be adapted to enable delivery of the greenhouse gas emission reduction targets by advancing intermodal transport with a focus placed on environmentally friendly modes.

Over the period covered by the Strategy, the Company plans to further expand the seaport in Police and continue projects aimed at exploiting the potential of the Odra Waterway.

By 2030, the Grupa Azoty Group, including the Company, plans to increase its cargo handling capacities by expanding the storage resources of Group companies, as part of which it wants to upgrade logistics of fertilizers, and by reducing the costs of using third-party storage facilities.

Capital assets management

The production asset management activities will seek to improve the energy efficiency of processes, e.g. by implementing new technology solutions, optimising management, modifying technologies to reduce energy consumption and diversifying energy sources towards natural gas.

IT

The priority in IT will be to achieve a uniform, coherent and integrated IT architecture and solutions for all Business Segments, which will help improve efficiency and service levels.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

37/2022
26.09.2022 19:47
Current Report No. 37/2022
Execution of an annex to the MPCF agreement with PKO BP S.A. and of a physical cash pooling agreement
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

Further to Current Report No. 9/2015 of April 23rd 2015, Current Report No. 46/2016 of September 20th 2016, and Current Report No. 30/2018 of June 29th 2018, as amended by Current Report No. 30/2018/K of July 3rd 2018, as well as Current Report No. 30/2022 of September 26th 2022 issued by Grupa Azoty S.A. (the parent of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. – the “Parent”), the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. announces that on September 26th 2022 it executed, together with Grupa Azoty S.A. and selected companies of the Parent’s Group (the “Borrowers”, the “Group Companies”), an annex to a PLN 240m multi-purpose credit facility agreement (the “MPCF Agreement”) with Powszechna Kasa Oszczędności Bank Polski S.A. (the “Bank”). Under the annex:

a) the Group Companies which had not been parties to the MPCF Agreement joined the MPCF Agreement as borrowers;
b) the term of the MPCF Agreement, expiring on September 30th 2022, was extended until September 30th 2025 (the “Facility Term”), with the option to extend it for subsequent 12-month periods;
c) the credit limit under the MPCF agreement was increased to PLN 1bn (the “Facility Limit”);
d) an overdraft facility was made available within the Facility Limit to Grupa Azoty S.A.;
e) revolving working capital, bank guarantee and letters of credit facilities were made available within the Facility Limit to the Parent and the Group Companies that are parties to the MPCF Agreement;
f) bank guarantees issued by the Bank to the Group Companies under separate agreements were incorporated into the MPCF Agreement as of September 30th 2022;
g) the following companies: Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A., Grupa Azoty Zakłady Azotowe Puławy S.A. and Grupa Azoty Zakłady Azotowe Kędzierzyn S.A. (the “Key Subsidiaries of the Parent”), were released from their obligations under a surety agreement for the MPCF Agreement of June 29th 2018.

As at the annex date, a sublimit of up to PLN 62m for the revolving credit facility, guarantees or letters of credit was set for Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. with effect from September 30th 2022.

 The Parent is liable to repay all amounts due under the MPCF Agreement, and each of the other Borrowers (i.e. the Group Companies) is liable to repay the amounts due under the facility which were drawn under the sub-limit made available to the Borrower.

The facility bears interest at an annual rate equal to the reference rate 1M WIBOR for the PLN denominated facility, 1M EURIBOR for the EUR denominated facility, and 1M LIBOR for the USD denominated facility, plus the Bank's margin.

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. further announces that on September 26th 2022 it executed, together with the Parent and the Group Companies, a PLN, EUR and USD physical cash pooling agreement with the Bank, related to the MPCF Agreement, for the period until September 30th 2025 (the “PCP Agreement”).

The PLN, EUR and USD physical cash pooling structures are designed to optimise the interest income and expenses and to enable the Group Companies to use the Group’s global liquidity limit within the positive and negative balances in the Group Companies’ current accounts.

In addition, in connection with the execution of the MPCF Agreement and the PCP Agreement the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. announces that the following will expire on September 30th 2022: the PLN 310m overdraft facility agreement executed with the Bank, Grupa Azoty S.A. and selected companies of the Parent’s Group on October 1st 2010, as amended (the “Overdraft Facility Agreement”), and the related PLN physical cash pooling agreement of September 30th 2016m, as amended, as well as sureties for liabilities under the Overdraft Facility Agreement totalling PLN 372m, issued under a surety agreement executed on June 29th 2018 between the Bank, the Parent and the Key Subsidiaries of the Parent as sureties.

The MPCF Agreement also imposes certain restrictions on the Parent and the Key Subsidiaries of the Parent, including restrictions on disposal or encumbrance of their material assets, granting loans and guarantees, paying dividends and incurring financial liabilities if the consolidated net debt to EBITDA ratio thresholds agreed with the lenders are exceeded, which have been made consistent with the Credit Facility Agreement of April 23rd 2015, as amended by the Amending Agreement of June 29th 2018 referred to in Current Report No. 9/2015 of April 23rd 2015 and 30/2018 of June 29th 2018, as amended by Current Report No. 30/2018/K of July 3rd 2018.

The amendments introduced to the MPCF Agreement under the annex, in particular consolidation of the facilities used under the MPCF Agreement and the Overdraft Facility Agreement, accompanied by release of the Key Subsidiaries of the Parent from their obligations under sureties issued for those agreements, as well as consolidation of the PLN, EUR and USD physical cash pooling services under a single PCP Agreement, are intended to further optimise the long-term financing package for the financing of general corporate needs and to ensure security of financing for the companies of the Parent’s Group by putting in place an umbrella structure for the allocation of limits and actual intra-group redistribution.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

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21.09.2022 22:00
Current Report No. 36/2022
Estimated selected consolidated financial results of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police Group for the second quarter and the first half of 2022
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) publishes, attached hereto, the estimated selected consolidated financial results of the Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police Group (the “Group”) for the second quarter and the first half of 2022.

Discussion of the results for the first half of 2022

In the first half of 2022, the Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police Group generated consolidated revenue of PLN 2,663m, EBITDA of PLN 341m, and an EBITDA margin of 12.8%.

Discussion of the results for the second quarter of 2022

In the first half of 2022, the Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police Group generated consolidated revenue of PLN 1,614m, EBITDA of PLN 295m, and an EBITDA margin of 18.3%.

The results generated by the Company during the period under review were strongly influenced by the turbulence caused by Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, which has a negative effect on the availability and prices of raw materials, eventually translating into rising prices of final products.

The results were positively impacted by the level of product prices in Europe in the markets where the Company operates.

The results were adversely impacted by record high prices of raw materials used in production processes and lower sales volumes for compound fertilizers and titanium white.

Main drivers of the results for the second quarter of 2022 in the key segments:

Fertilizers

In the Fertilizers Segment, the reported quarter was another consecutive period of high prices of feedstock and raw materials used in fertilizer production, particularly natural gas, potassium chloride and phosphate rock.

The challenging conditions in the raw materials market are a consequence of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, which has led to Russia reducing or completely halting gas supplies to the EU countries.  The chains of supply to the Company of some important raw materials and intermediates have also been changed or disrupted.

As a consequence of production cutbacks introduced by key European fertilizer producers due to record high prices of commodities, particularly natural gas, the supply of fertilizers across Europe has significantly declined.

In the first half of 2022, the Company’s production units operated at full available capacity and the Company satisfied the demand for fertilizers on the Polish market during the spring fertilizer season.

The average prices of main raw materials for fertilizer production were materially higher than in the same period of 2021 (the average price of gas soared by about 290%, while the prices of potassium chloride and phosphate rock went up by 169% and 129%, respectively). These changes, combined with the market situation, led to a major spike in prices of products, especially technical-grade fertilizers.

The sales volume of compound fertilizers was 14% lower than in the second quarter of 2021, which was primarily due to the failure of boilers at the Power Centre, resulting in a production decline in late first quarter and early second quarter of 2022.

The segment’s EBITDA margin generated in the second quarter of 2022 was 18.5%.

Pigments

Geopolitical factors significantly contributed to the upward trends observed in the commodity markets. Higher sales prices for titanium white relative to the same period of 2021 had a largely mitigating effect on the adverse impact of rising prices of raw materials, such as natural gas, ilmenite and titanium slag. A slowdown was felt in the paint industry in Europe due to the uncertainty in the markets and growing prices of construction materials, which is also related to the ongoing military aggression of Russia against Ukraine.  In the second quarter of 2022, the sales volume of titanium white was 20% lower year on year, one of the reasons being the production decline caused by boiler failure at the Power Centre (late first quarter/early second quarter of 2022).   At the end of the second quarter, the availability of Chinese titanium white in Europe increased, but long delivery times continued to limit its competitiveness.

The segment’s EBITDA margin generated in the second quarter of 2022 was 13.8%.

A significant item affecting the Company’s consolidated net financial result in the second quarter and the first half of 2022 was a loss on measurement of shares in equity-accounted associates (PLN 33m and PLN 54m, respectively), relating mainly to Grupa Azoty Polyolefins S.A.

In addition, in the second quarter and the first half of 2022 the Company posted net finance income of PLN 8m and PLN 35m, respectively, mainly on remeasurement of derivative instruments under the shareholders’ agreement of the Company’s associate Grupa Azoty Polyolefins S.A., in the amount of PLN 14m and PLN 31m, respectively.  

The amounts presented above are estimates and may be subject to change. The final figures will be presented in the consolidated report for the first half of 2022, scheduled to be published on September 28th 2022.

At the same time, the Company would like to note that the results of future periods may be adversely affected by the extraordinary and unprecedented increase in natural gas prices.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, L 173/1 as amended).

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19.09.2022 21:33
Current Report No. 35/2022
Execution of coal purchase contract
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on September 19th 2022, following a tender procedure, the Company entered into a framework contract for the purchase of coal (the “Contract”) with the successful bidder Polska Grupa Importowa Premium Sp. z o.o. of Katowice (the “Seller”)

The Contract provides for the supply of imported thermal coal. Coal deliveries made under the Contract will be complementary to other sources of coal used by the Company for energy generation purposes.

The Contract has been concluded for an indefinite period and contains general terms and conditions of cooperation related to the supply and offtake of coal. The total value of deliveries to be made in 2022 is estimated at approximately PLN 35m, VAT-exclusive. The Company may order further deliveries under the Contract in the future.

Framework contracts for the purchase of coal with the Seller have also been concluded by the parent of the Company, Grupa Azoty S.A., as well as Grupa Azoty Zakłady Azotowe Puławy S.A. and Grupa Azoty Zakłady Azotowe Kędzierzyn S.A. (jointly with the Company – the “Customers”). Coal deliveries to be made under the Contract will be complementary to deliveries received by the Customers from their strategic suppliers. The Contract also permits the Customers to redirect the contracted coal supplies between themselves.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

34/2022
02.09.2022 17:19
Current Report No. 34/2022
Change of release date for consolidated H1 2022 report
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act - Current and periodic information

Further to Current Report No. 3/2022 of January 28th 2022, the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. announces that the release date for the consolidated H1 2022 report has been changed from September 7th 2022 to September 28th 2022.

The release date for the interim report for the third quarter of 2022 remains unchanged, with the updated release dates for interim reports in 2022 provided below:

  1. H1 2022 complete consolidated report: September 28th 2022.
  2. Q3 2022 complete consolidated report: November 9th 2022.

Legal basis: Par. 80.2 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation of March 29th 2018 on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

33/2022
05.08.2022 17:28
Current Report No. 33/2022
Answers to questions from shareholders
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act – Current and periodic information                                                                  

Acting pursuant to Article 428.5 of the Commercial Companies Code, the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) presents, attached to this Current Report, the answers to the questions asked by shareholders under Article 428.1 of the Commercial Companies Code during the Annual General Meeting of July 22nd 2022.

Legal basis: Par. 19.1.12 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state, dated March 29th 2018 (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

32/2022
26.07.2022
Current Report No. 32/2022
Shareholders holding 5% or more of voting rights at Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A.’s Annual General Meeting convened for June 27th 2022, resumed after adjournment on July 11th 2022 and again resumed after adjournment on July 22nd 2022
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Legal basis: Art. 70.3 of the Act on Public Offering – Shareholders holding 5% or more of voting rights at General Meeting

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) publishes a list of shareholders holding 5% or more of voting rights at the Company’s Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) convened for June 27th 2022, resumed after an adjournment on July 11th 2022 and again resumed after an adjournment on July 22nd 2022, specifying the number of voting rights conferred by the shares held by each shareholder, and their percentage share in the voting rights represented at the Annual General Meeting and in total voting rights.

The list of shareholders holding 5% or more of voting rights at the Annual General Meeting until its adjournment announced on June 27th 2022, the list of shareholders holding 5% or more of voting rights at the Annual General Meeting after its resumption on July 11th 2022, and the list of shareholders holding 5% or more of voting rights at the Annual General Meeting after its resumption on July 22nd 2022 are attached as an appendix hereto.

Legal basis: Art. 70.3 of the Act on Public Offering, Conditions Governing the Introduction of Financial Instruments to Organised Trading, and Public Companies of July 29th 2005 (consolidated text: Dz.U. of 2021, item 1983, as amended).

31/2022
26.07.2022
Current Report No. 31/2022
Resolutions voted on by Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police Annual General Meeting on July 22nd 2022
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act – Current and periodic information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) publishes, attached hereto, the resolutions passed by the Company’s Annual General Meeting on July 22nd 2022, together with the results of voting on the resolutions.

The documents voted on at the Annual General Meeting have been posted on the Company’s website https://zchpolice.grupaazoty.com/relacje-inwestorskie/walne-zgromadzenia, and they have also been published by the Company with its separate and consolidated annual report for 2021 and attached to Current Report No. 18/2022 of May 31st 2022 and Current Report No. 20/2022 of June 4th 2022.

The Management Board also publishes a draft resolution that was put to vote but was not carried.

At the Annual General Meeting objections to Resolutions No. 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 24, 25 and 33 were raised for record in the minutes.

Legal basis: Par. 19.1.6, Par. 19.1.8 and Par. 19.1.9 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state, dated March 29th 2018 (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

30/2022
26.07.2022
Current Report No. 30/2022
Appointment of Members of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A.’s Supervisory Board of ninth term of office
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act - Current and periodic information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on July 22nd 2022, pursuant to resolutions of the Company’s Annual General Meeting, the following persons were appointed as members to the Company’s Supervisory Board of the ninth joint term of office:

  • Ms Urszula Kulisiewicz,
  • Ms Bożena Licht,
  • Ms Agnieszka Ewa Dąbrowska,
  • Ms Iwona Wojnowska – a candidate elected by Company employees,
  • Mr Krzysztof Skornia – a candidate elected by Company employees.

The resolutions appointing Members of the Company’s Supervisory Board of the ninth term of office became effective as of their date.

In addition, Mr Krzysztof Stanisław Kozłowski was appointed to the Supervisory Board upon the exercise by the State Treasury of its personal right under Art. 30.2 of the Company's Articles of Association, as announced by the Company in Current Report No. 28/2022 of July 20th 2022.

Pursuant to a resolution of the Annual General Meeting, Krzysztof Stanisław Kozłowski was appointed Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the ninth term of office.

The Company’s Management Board further announces that the newly appointed: Chairman and Members of the Supervisory Board have submitted representations to the effect that they are not engaged in any activities outside the Company that would be in competition with the Company’s business, nor are they partners in any competing partnership under civil law or another type of partnership, shareholders in any competing company or members of governing bodies of any competing legal persons. 

The representations received by the Company also include statements by the newly appointed Chairman and Members of the Supervisory Board of the ninth term of office to the effect that none of these persons is entered in the Register of Insolvent Debtors maintained pursuant to the Act on the National Court Register.

Brief descriptions of the educational background, qualifications, previously held positions and employment records of the newly appointed Chairman and Members of the Supervisory Board are attached to this report. 

Legal basis: Par. 5.5 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation of March 29th 2018 on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757). 

29/2022
19.07.2022
Current Report No. 29/2022
Biographical note and representations of new Supervisory Board Member of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A.
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act - Current and periodic information

Further to Current Report No. 28/2022 of July 20th 2022, the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) presents, attached hereto, a brief description of the educational background, qualifications, previously held positions and employment record of the newly appointed Member of the Company’s Supervisory Board Krzysztof Stanisław Kozłowski.

The Management Board of the Company also announces that Krzysztof Stanisław Kozłowski has made a representation to the effect that he is not engaged in any activities competing with the Company’s business, nor is he a partner in any competing partnership under civil law or any other type of partnership, a shareholder in any competing incorporated company or a member of governing bodies of any other competing legal entities.

The representation also includes a statement that the newly appointed Member of the Supervisory Board is not entered in the Register of Insolvent Debtors maintained pursuant to the Act on the National Court Register.

Par. 5.5 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation of March 29th 2018 on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

28/2022
19.07.2022
Current Report No. 28/2022
Appointment of Supervisory Board Member
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act - Current and periodic information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on July 20th 2022 it received from the Ministry of State Assets a statement from the Minister of State Assets of July 19th 2022 on the appointment of Krzysztof Stanisław Kozłowski to the Supervisory Board of the ninth joint term of office, made pursuant to Art. 30.2 of the Company’s Articles of Association.

The newly appointed Supervisory Board Member’s educational background, qualifications, previously held positions and employment record as well as all the required representations will be published by the Company once all relevant documents and materials have been obtained.

Legal basis: Par. 5.5 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation of March 29th 2018 on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

27/2022
11.07.2022 16:27
Current Report No. 27/2022
Resolution passed by Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police Annual General Meeting on July 11th 2022
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act - Current and periodic information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) publishes, attached hereto, the resolution passed by the Company’s Annual General Meeting on July 11th 2022, together with the results of voting on the resolution.

During the Annual General Meeting, one objection to the resolution was raised and recorded in the minutes.

Legal basis: Par. 19.1.6 and Par. 19.1.9 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state, dated March 29th 2018 (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).  

26/2022
11.07.2022 16:26
Current Report No. 26/2022
Adjournment of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police Annual General Meeting on July 11th 2022
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act - Current and periodic information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that the Annual General Meeting of the Company convened for June 27th 2022 and resumed following adjournment on July 11th 2022 passed a resolution to again adjourn its proceedings. The Annual General Meeting will be resumed at 2.00 pm on July 22nd 2022 at the Company’s registered office in Police, ul. Kuźnicka 1, Room 24a (ground floor) in Main Office Building S-6.

Legal basis: Par. 19.1.5 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state, dated March 29th 2018 (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

25/2022
07.07.2022 17:19
Current Report No. 25/2022
Extension of Individual Contracts with Polskie Górnictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo S.A.
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

Further to Current Report No. 24/2016 of April 13th 2016 on the execution of an agreement with Polskie Górnictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo S.A. (“PGNiG”), No. 28/2017 of June 21st 2017 on the execution of Individual Contracts with PGNiG, and No. 28/2019 of May 23rd 2019 on their extension, the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on July 7th 2022 the Company, together with Grupa Azoty S.A., its parent, and Grupa Azoty Zakłady Azotowe Puławy S.A., Grupa Azoty Zakłady Azotowe Kędzierzyn S.A., and Grupa Azoty Kopalnie i Zakłady Chemiczne Siarki Siarkopol S.A. (jointly: Grupa Azoty Customers”) executed an annex to the framework gas supply agreement of April 13th 2016 and annexes to the Individual Contracts.

As a result of the execution of the annexes to the Individual Contracts, PGNiG will remain the strategic supplier of gas fuel for the Company and the Azoty Group Customers until September 30th 2023.

The value of the annexes executed by the Company and PGNiG for the term of extension of the Individual Contracts is estimated at PLN 3.04 billion. The pricing formula applied in the Individual Contracts is based on gas market price indices.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

24/2022
27.06.2022 19:11
Current Report No. 24/2022
Resolutions passed by Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police Annual General Meeting on June 27th 2022
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act – Current and periodic information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) publishes, attached to this report, resolutions passed to date by the Company’s Annual General Meeting on June 27th 2022, together with the results of voting on the respective resolutions.

Legal basis: Par. 19.1.6 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state, dated March 29th 2018 (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

23/2022
27.06.2022 14:31
Current Report No. 23/2022
Adjournment of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police Annual General Meeting on June 27th 2022
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act - Current and periodic information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that the Annual General Meeting of the Company convened for June 27th 2022 passed a resolution to adjourn its proceedings. The Annual General Meeting will be resumed at 11.00 am on July 11th 2022 at the Company’s registered office in Police, ul. Kuźnicka 1, Room 24a (ground floor) in Main Office Building S-6.

Legal basis: Par. 19.1.5 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state, dated March 29th 2018 (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

22/2022
23.06.2022 20:50
Current Report No. 22/2022
Nominations for members of Supervisory Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A.
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act - Current and periodic information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on June 23rd 2022 it received from the Company’s shareholder Grupa Azoty S.A. of Tarnów the nominations of Urszula Kulisiewicz, Bożena Licht and Agnieszka Ewa Dąbrowska as candidates for Members of the Company’s Supervisory Board. The nominations have been submitted in connection with the Company’s Annual General Meeting to be held on June 27th 2022, whose agenda includes resolutions on the appointment of Members to the Company’s Supervisory Board of the 9th term of office.

In accordance with the shareholder’s statement and the candidates’ representations, the candidates meet the formal criteria set out in the applicable laws and the Company’s Articles of Association, were approved by the Council for state-owned companies and state-owned legal entities on June 23rd 2022, and meet the independence criteria set out in the Act on Statutory Auditors, Audit Firms and Public Oversight.

Resumes of the candidates are attached as appendices hereto.

Legal basis: Par. 19.1.2 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation of March 29th 2018 on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

21/2022
21.06.2022 19:25
Current Report No. 21/2022
Nomination of candidate for member of Supervisory Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act - Current and periodic information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on June 21st 2022 it received from the Company’s shareholder Mr Jacek Lampart a nomination of himself as a candidate for Member of the Company’s Supervisory Board. The candidate has been nominated in connection with the Company’s Annual General Meeting to be held on June 27th 2022, whose agenda includes resolutions on appointment of Members to the Company’s Supervisory Board of the 9th term of office.

According to the statement submitted by the candidate, he meets the independence criteria set forth in the Act on Statutory Auditors, Audit Firms and Public Oversight.

The resume of the candidate to the Company’s Supervisory Board is attached as an appendix hereto.

Legal basis: Par. 19.1.2 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation of March 29th 2018 on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

20/2022
04.06.2022 11:06
Current Report No. 20/2022
Supplementary document to be discussed at Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A.’s Annual General Meeting convened for June 27th 2022
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act – Current and periodic information

Further to Current Report No. 18/2022 of May 31st 2022 and in connection with the Annual General Meeting convened for 27th 2022 (the “AGM”), the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) publishes, attached hereto, the resolution of the Company’s Supervisory Board to provide opinions on the draft resolutions to be put to vote at the AGM. The Supervisory Board resolution is a supplement to the AGM materials heretofore published by the Company.

The supplementary document referred to above will be published on the Company’s website.

Legal basis: Par. 19.1.2 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state, dated March 29th 2018 (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

19/2022
03.06.2022 14:16
Current Report No. 19/2022
Execution of agreement to amend the reverse factoring agreement with ING Commercial Finance Polska S.A.
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

Further to Current Report No. 12/2021 of April 29th 2021, the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on June 3rd 2022 the Company, together with Grupa Azoty S.A. (the Company’s parent – “the Factoring Agent”), Grupa Azoty Zakłady Azotowe Puławy S.A. and Grupa Azoty Zakłady Azotowe Kędzierzyn S.A. (jointly with the Company and the Factoring Agent: the “Factorees”), executed an agreement to amend the reverse factoring agreement signed on April 29th 2021 with ING Commercial Finance Polska S.A. (the “Factor”) (the “Amendment Agreement” and “Reverse Factoring Agreement”, respectively).

Under the Amendment Agreement, the facility limit available under the Reverse Factoring Agreement has been increased from PLN 500m to PLN 800m (or its equivalent in EUR or USD).

The Factor’s claims under the Reverse Factoring Agreement are secured by a notarised statement of submission to enforcement made by the Factoring Agent, for up to 120% of the facility limit available under the Reverse Factoring Agreement as increased pursuant to the Amendment Agreement.

For the other material terms and conditions of the Reverse Factoring Agreement, refer to the Company’s Current Report No. 12/2021 of April 29th 2021.

The purpose of the Reverse Factoring Agreement is to finance operating activities, optimise interest expenses, help manage working capital and liquidity, and enhance the Company’s financing security.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

18/2022
31.05.2022 22:29
Current Report No. 18/2022
Draft resolutions for Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police Annual General Meeting convened for June 27th 2022
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act - Current and periodic information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company") publishes, attached hereto, the draft resolutions and documents to be considered by the Annual General Meeting convened for June 27th 2022, relevant for the resolutions to be voted on and not published earlier.

Legal basis: Par. 19.1.2 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state, dated March 29th 2018 (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

17/2022
31.05.2022 20:18
Current Report No. 17/2022
Notice of Annual General Meeting of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police convened for June 27th 2022
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act - Current and periodic information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) hereby convenes the Annual General Meeting of the Company to be held at the Company’s registered office at ul. Kuźnicka 1, Police, Poland, at 11.00 a.m. on June 27th 2022, in accordance with the notice attached to this Current Report.

Legal basis: Par. 19.1.1 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state, dated March 29th 2018 (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

16/2022
27.05.2022 16:03
Current Report No. 16/2022
Supervisory Board resolution on allocation of profit for 2021
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

Further to Current Report No. 15/2022 of May 20th 2022, the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on May 27th 2022 the Company’s Supervisory Board favourably assessed and endorsed the Management Board’s proposal for the Annual General Meeting to allocate net profit for the financial year 2021, in the amount of PLN 163,198,884.26, as follows:

a) PLN 8,876,168.54 to cover the Company’s loss brought forward,
b) PLN 154,322,715.72 to be transferred to the Company’s statutory reserve funds.

A final decision on allocation of profit for the financial year 2021 will be made by the Annual General Meeting.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

15/2022
20.05.2022 18:30
Current Report No. 15/2022
Management Board recommendation on allocation of profit for 2021
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on May 20th 2022 the Company’s Management Board passed a resolution proposing that the Company’s entire net profit for the financial year 2021, amounting to PLN 163,198,884.26, be allocated in the following manner:

a) PLN 8,876,168.54 to cover the Company’s loss brought forward,
b) PLN 154,322,715.72 to be transferred to the Company’s statutory reserve funds.

In 2021, the companies of the Grupa Azoty Group (the “Group”), including Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A., completed the development of the “Azoty Group Strategy for 2021-2030” (the “Strategy”). The Strategy aims to implement the mission and vision of the Grupa Azoty Group, according to which the Group is to manufacture fertilizers, plastics and chemical products in harmony with the environment, improve the well-being of people living in Europe and actively contribute to building the continent’s food security, as a supplier of effective solutions and reliable manufacturer of fertilizers, plastics and green chemistry.

The Strategy envisages further pursuit of the ongoing investment projects, in particular the Polimery Police strategic project (representing a new business segment), significantly co-financed by the Company. The Company’s direct financial involvement (equity contribution and loans) amounts to PLN 971,095 thousand, which is a major financial challenge of an unprecedented scale in the Company’s history.

In accordance with the Strategy, the Company also plans to embark on further extensive investment projects driving its growth, including projects intended to contain the environmental impact of its operations.

In view of the above, the Company’s Management Board recommends that the net profit earned in 2021, net of the amount allocated to cover the loss brought forward, be transferred to statutory reserve funds. By retaining earnings, the Company will secure financing for its planned investment projects.

In order to implement the resolution, the Management Board will request the Supervisory Board to assess the proposal and the General Meeting to allocate the 2021 net profit.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

14/2022
10.05.2022 21:40
Current Report No. 14/2022
Selected estimated consolidated financial results of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police Group for the first quarter of 2022
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) publishes, attached hereto, the selected estimated consolidated financial results of the Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police Group for the first quarter of 2022.

Comments on the results for the first quarter of 2022

In the first quarter of 2022, the Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police Group generated consolidated revenue of PLN 1,049m, EBITDA of PLN 46m, and EBITDA margin of 4.4%.

The Company’s financial performance in the first quarter of 2022 was influenced by such factors as major increases in the prices of key raw materials accompanied by high selling prices of products, reflecting the overall market trends. The results were significantly affected by a drop in sales volumes, which was chiefly attributable to the failure of steam generators which occurred at the Energy Centre in March, resulting in a temporary stoppage or major cut in production.

In the first quarter of 2022, all segments delivered positive EBITDA.

The Fertilizers Segment was the largest contributor to the Company’s EBITDA for the first quarter of 2022. The Segment’s performance was mainly driven by sales of technical-grade nitrogen products at considerably higher prices.

A significant item affecting the Company’s consolidated net financial result in the first quarter of 2022 was a loss of PLN 21m on measurement of shares in equity-accounted associates, in particular Grupa Azoty Polyolefins S.A.

In addition, the Company posted net finance income of PLN 27m, mainly on remeasurement of derivative instruments under the shareholders’ agreement of Grupa Azoty Polyolefins S.A., an associate of the Company, in the amount of PLN 17m, as well as PLN 12m of interest on a loan advanced to that company.

The consolidated net profit for the first quarter of 2022 was PLN 16m and was close to the net profit for the first quarter of 2021.

Key performance drivers in the main segments:

Fertilizers

The Fertilizers Segment saw a year-on-year increase in prices of key raw materials (including a nearly five-fold increase in natural gas prices and spikes in the prices of such raw materials as phosphate rock, potassium chloride and sulfur). These changes, combined with the market situation, led to higher product prices. The prices of both raw materials and products were affected by the economic situation in Europe in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which had an adverse effect on the balance of supply and demand, especially as regards raw materials, materially reducing the availability of products on the market in the peak of the fertilizer application season.

The Company’s performance in the first quarter of 2022 was significantly affected by a year-on-year drop in the volume of products sold due to unexpected technical problems at the Power Centre (failure of two OP 230 steam generators). The failure resulted in a temporary inability to produce process steam necessary to carry out production processes at the Company’s key units.

The EBITDA margin delivered by the Fertilizers Segment for the first quarter of 2022 was 4.0%, compared with 6.6% in the corresponding period of the previous year.

Pigments

In the first quarter of 2022, the Pigments Segment posted a significant year-on-year increase in selling prices of titanium white. The situation in the European titanium white market was complicated due to production cuts, strong demand and cost pressure. The profitability of titanium white imports from China to Europe remained low due to record high costs of freight and long delivery time. The soaring market prices of titanium white, combined with limited availability of ilmenite (the key raw material used in production), led to major spikes in the price of the raw material.

The Pigments Segment’s results for the first quarter of 2022 were mainly constrained by the failure of steam generators at the Power Centre and higher prices of natural gas and ilmenite. The Pigments Segment’s EBITDA margin for the period fell to 6.5%, from 14.6% in the corresponding period of the previous year.

The amounts presented above are estimates and may be subject to change. The final figures will be presented in the consolidated report for the first quarter of 2022, scheduled to be published on May 25th 2022.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

13/2022
27.04.2022 23:56
Current Report No. 13/2022
Publication of 2021 non-financial report on corporate website
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act - Current and periodic information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that the non-financial report for 2021 covering Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. and the Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police Group was prepared by the higher-tier parent Grupa Azoty S.A. in accordance with Art. 69.5 of the Accounting Act and is available from the Investor Relations/Non-financial information section of the Company’s website at http://zchpolice.grupaazoty.com/.

Legal basis: Par. 5.11 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state, dated March 29th 2018 (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

12/2022
08.04.2022 23:23
Current Report No. 12/2022
Repair of equipment failures completed
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information 

Further to Current Report No. 6/2022 of March 9th 2022, Current Report No. 7/2022 of March 21st 2022 and Current Report No. 8/2022 of March 25th 2022, the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that the repair of equipment failures was completed on April 8th 2022.

The Management Board further reports that as a result of the completed repair work the production capacity of the Company’s key units has been restored to the level from before the incident.

The adverse financial effect of the equipment failures is estimated at PLN 60m, comprising repair costs and lost profits on sales of compound fertilizers, titanium white and nitrogen products (urea and urea solutions and ammonia), which would have likely been realised under normal operation.

When the failures were being repaired, the Management Board of the Company, in cooperation with other Grupa Azoty Group companies, took steps to enable some of the Company’s energy carriers to be utilised within the Group in order to reduce the adverse financial impact on the consolidated results.

The amounts presented above are estimates and may be subject to change.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

11/2022
06.04.2022 21:10
Current Report No. 11/2022
Estimates of selected consolidated financial results of the Grupy Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police Group for the fourth quarter of 2021 and the whole of 2021
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) publishes, attached hereto, estimates of selected consolidated financial results of the Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police Group for the fourth quarter of 2021 and for the whole of 2021.

Comments on the results for the fourth quarter of 2021

In the fourth quarter of 2021, the Company generated consolidated revenue of PLN 1,002m and EBITDA of PLN 99m, with EBITDA margin at 9.9%.

The Group’s business segments generated positive EBITDA in the period, reflecting strong product demand.

The fourth quarter of 2021 saw an uptrend in the selling prices of fertilizers, fuelled by a rapid and very strong price growth for the key raw materials used in fertilizer production, especially natural gas, but also phosphate rock and potassium chloride, which brought about an unprecedented surge in production costs.  

Key performance drivers in the main segments:

Fertilizers

The performance of the Fertilizers segment was mainly driven by high prices of raw materials, in particular natural gas , which rose by over 400% year on year, as well as potassium chloride and phosphate rock. Increased selling prices in all fertilizers groups had a positive effect on the segment’s results, despite a decline in sales volumes.

The increased fertilizer prices resulted from higher production costs and reflected the pricing trends seen among other European producers. Thanks to the measures taken by Grupa Azoty to secure supplies to satisfy fertilizer demand on the domestic market, fertilizer prices in Poland in the fourth quarter of 2021 were among the lowest in the European Union.

In the fourth quarter, the Group did not stop or limit fertilizer production at its plants.

Pigments

In the Pigments segment, the selling prices of titanium white rose significantly year on year, while demand for the product remained strong. The attractiveness of titanium white imports from China to Europe was reduced by the record high freight costs. The supply of titanium white in Europe was at times insufficient owing to plant shutdowns, accompanied by the strong demand.

Key performance drivers in 2021

In 2021, the Company generated consolidated revenue of PLN 3,220m (2020: PLN 2,428m) and EBITDA of PLN 298m (2020: PLN 182), with EBITDA margin at 9.3% (2020: 7.5%).

The Company's financial results in 2021 were under pressure from growing prices of the raw materials used in production (in particular natural gas, as well as phosphate rock, potassium chloride, sulfur and other raw materials).

Changes in the prices of key raw materials and inputs drove up production costs. Rising commodity prices in global markets, as well as the supply and demand levels, translated into an increase in the market prices of products.

A significant item affecting the Company's consolidated net financial result in 2021 was a loss of PLN 40 million on measurement of shares in equity-accounted associates, in particular Grupa Azoty Polyolefins S.A.

The amounts presented above are estimates and may be subject to change. The final figures will be presented in the consolidated report for 2021, which is scheduled to be published on April 27th 2022.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

10/2022
31.03.2022 14:54
Current Report No. 10/2022
Execution of annex to factoring agreement with Pekao Faktoring Sp. z o.o.
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Further to Current Report No. 23/2021 of May 31st 2021, the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on March 31st 2022, together with Grupa Azoty S.A. (the Company’s parent – “the Factoring Agent”), Grupa Azoty Zakłady Azotowe Puławy S.A. and Grupa Azoty Zakłady Azotowe Kędzierzyn S.A. (together with the Company and the Factoring Agent: the “Factorees”), executed an annex to the supply financing agreement signed on May 31st 2021(the “Annex to the Reverse Factoring Agreement”, the “Reverse Factoring Agreement”) with Pekao Faktoring Sp. z o.o. (the “Factor”).

The amendments introduced by the Annex to the Reverse Factoring Agreement include an increase of the facility amount from PLN 250m to PLN 550m (or its equivalent in EUR or USD), extension of the availability period of the Reverse Factoring Agreement amount until November 30th 2022, replacement of the LIBOR 1M reference rate for financing in USD with the CME Term SOFR 1M rate, and establishment of the supplier financing option until the payment deadline.

Security for the Factor’s receivables required under the Reverse Factoring Agreement is the Factoring Agent’s notarised declaration of submission to enforcement for up to 120% of the Reverse Factoring Agreement amount increased by the Annex to the Reverse Factoring Agreement.

The other material terms and conditions of the Reverse Factoring Agreement are presented in the Company’s Current Report No. 23/2021 of May 31st 2021.

The purpose of the Reverse Factoring Agreement is to finance operating activities, optimise interest expenses, help manage working capital and liquidity, and enhance the Company’s financing security.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

9/2022
31.03.2022 14:49
Current Report No. 9/2022
Execution of annex to reverse factoring agreement with CaixaBank S.A. Polish Branch
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Further to Current Report No. 13/2021 of April 29th 2021, the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on March 31st 2022, together with Grupa Azoty S.A. (the Company’s parent – “the Factoring Agent”), Grupa Azoty Zakłady Azotowe Puławy S.A. and Grupa Azoty Zakłady Azotowe Kędzierzyn S.A. (together with the Company and the Factoring Agent: the “Factorees”), executed an annex to the payment services and financing agreement signed on April 29th 2021 (the “Annex to the Reverse Factoring Agreement”, the “Reverse Factoring Agreement”) with CaixaBank S.A. Polish Branch (the “Bank”).

The amendments introduced by the Annex to the Reverse Factoring Agreement include an increase of the facility amount from PLN 500m to PLN 800m (or its equivalent in EUR or USD), extension of the availability period of the Reverse Factoring Agreement amount until April 29th 2023, change of the Bank’s margins on the financing in PLN and USD in accordance with the standards adopted in other agreements of this type, and establishment of the supplier financing option until the payment deadline using the split payment mechanism.

The Bank’s claims under the Reverse Factoring Agreement are secured by a notarised statement of submission to enforcement made by the Factoring Agent, for up to 120% of the Reverse Factoring Agreement amount increased by the Annex to the Reverse Factoring Agreement.

The other material terms and conditions of the Reverse Factoring Agreement are presented in the Company’s Current Report No. 13/2021 of April 29th 2021.

The purpose of the Reverse Factoring Agreement is to finance operating activities, optimise interest expenses, help manage working capital and liquidity, and enhance the Company’s financing security.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

8/2022
25.03.2022 10:12
Current Report No. 8/2022
Stoppage of partial production restoration at main units
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information 

Further to Current Reports No. 6/2022 of May 9th 2022 and No. 7/2022 of March 21st 2022, the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that after the operational parameters of the OP 230 boiler located in the Power Centre were reached and partial restoration of production at the Company’s main units began, a failure of the boiler occurred.

Due to the failure, the restoration of partial production at the Company’s main units needs to be stopped.

The Company will announce the restoration of production capacity and the estimated financial impact of the failures in a separate current report, to be issued once the failures are fully removed.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR (Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

7/2022
21.03.2022 18:52
Current Report No. 7/2022
Partial removal of failure
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Legal basis:  Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information 

Further to Current Report No. 6/2022 of March 9th 2022, the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (“the Company”) announces that following the removal of the failure of one of the two OP 230 boilers at the Power Centre, on March 21st 2022 operating parameters were achieved allowing for partial restoration of production at the Company’s key units.

The Company will announce the failure’s estimated impact on its financial performance in a separate current report after the failure has been fully removed.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR (Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

6/2022
09.03.2022 21:15
Current Report No. 6/2022
Temporary production scale-down and suspension due to plant failure
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information 

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that as a consequence of unforeseen technical issues in the Power Centre (failure of two OP 230 boilers) it has become impossible to generate process steam necessary for production at the Company’s most important units.

The failure results in a temporary stoppage or a very significant limitation of production.

Based on currently available information, the Company is unable to specify a firm deadline for removing the technical problems and bringing production back to its previous levels. The estimated impact of the failure as of the date of this Report is unknown.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR (Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

5/2022
03.03.2022 21:49
Current Report No. 5/2022
Information on expected impact of current political and economic situation in Ukraine on business of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police and its Group
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) has identified potential risks that may have a significant impact on future financial performance of the Company and its Group (the “Grupa Azoty Police Group” or the “Group”) in the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine:

1. Potential risk of disruption in natural gas supply to the Grupa Azoty Police Group.

Natural gas is supplied to the Grupa Azoty Police Group under an agreement with Polskie Górnictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo S.A. and, for the time being, the supply is continuing without any disruption. The Grupa Azoty Police Group keeps monitoring the gas supply situation and preparing contingency plans in case it has to reduce production in response to any supply constraints. The situation may change depending on decisions taken by the fuel supplier and the operator of the Polish gas transmission network.

2. Risk associated with the prices and availability of strategic raw materials supplied from the territory of Ukraine, as well as from the countries on which the sanction regime has been imposed – Russia and Belarus.

This risk, concerning the supplies of potassium chloride, may materialise as a result of reduced availability, price rises or logistical issues.

Possible disruptions may also affect the availability of other raw materials, but as at the date of this report the Company has not identified any material risks that could affect its ability to procure supplies from alternative sources.

3. Potential risk to timely implementation of projects carried out at the Grupa Azoty Police Group due to possible issues related to unavailability or constrained availability of contractor staff following the general mobilisation order in Ukraine.

4. Increased risk of interest rate rises and depreciation of the Polish currency against the euro and US dollar sparked by the current economic turbulence.

In 2021 sales to Ukraine accounted for 1.9% of the Grupa Azoty Police Group’s consolidated revenue and were mainly sales of mineral fertilizers. Sales to the Russian market did not exceed 1% of the Grupa Azoty Police Group’s consolidated revenue. The Company was not selling any products to Belarus in 2021.

Currently, the Group is not making any sales to either Russia or Belarus.

As for supplies to the Ukrainian market, they have been significantly curtailed since the martial law was declared in Ukraine.

The Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police Management Board is monitoring the political and economic situation in the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, analysing its impact on the business of the Company and the Group. If any new developments with a potentially significant impact on the Grupa Azoty Police Group’s financial performance and economic standing are identified, they will be promptly disclosed to the public.

4/2022
28.01.2022 20:18
Current Report No. 4/2022
Execution by Subsidiary of annex to amend the EPC Contract
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

Further to Current Report No. 2/2022 of January 25th 2022, the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on January 28th 2022 Grupa Azoty Polyolefins S.A., an associate of the Company (the “Associate”) executed Annex 3 to amend the turnkey engineering, procurement and construction contract for the Polimery Police project of May 11th 2019 (the “EPC Contract”) (see Current Report No. 26/2019 of May 11th 2019) between the Associate and Hyundai Engineering Co., Ltd. (the “Contractor”).

Annex 3 provides for, among others:

  • a EUR 72.48m increase in the Contractor’s fee,
  • a six-month extension of the time limit to complete the Polimery Police project, and
  • an amendment of an appendix to the EPC Contract where it relates to the scope of work under the EPC Contract.

The execution of Annex 3 will not cause the budget of the Polimery Police project (amounting to USD 1,837,998 million) to be exceeded as the increase in the Contractor’s fee will be financed from the project contingency reserve.

The Company’s Management Board also announces that the condition necessary for execution of Annex 3 to the EPC Contract, specified in Current Report No. 2/2022 of January 25th 2022, i.e., obtaining the consent of the Associate’s General Meeting on January 28th 2022, has been fulfilled.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

3/2022
28.01.2022 13:03
Current Report No. 3/2022
Release dates for periodic reports in 2022
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act – Current and periodic information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. hereby announces the release dates for periodic reports in the 2022 financial year:

1. First and third quarter interim results:

  • Q1 2022 complete consolidated report: May 25th 2022
  • Q3 2022 complete consolidated report: November 9th 2022

2. Half-year interim results:

  • H1 2022 complete consolidated report: September 7th 2022

3. Full-year results:

  • 2021 separate full-year report: April 27th 2022
  • 2021 consolidated full-year report: April 27th 2022

The Management Board further announces that, as permitted under Par. 62.1 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation of March 29th 2018 on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757) (the “Regulation”), the Company will not issue separate quarterly reports. The consolidated quarterly reports will incorporate separate (non-consolidated) quarterly condensed consolidated financial statements and quarterly financial information.

Further, the Company will not issue separate or consolidated quarterly reports for Q4 2021 and for Q2 2022, as permitted under Par. 79.2 of the Regulation.

Also, as permitted under Par. 62.3 of the Regulation, it will not release a separate (non-consolidated) half-year report.

Legal basis: Par. 80.1 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation of March 29th 2018 on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

2/2022
25.01.2022 17:14
Current Report No. 2/2022
Adoption by associate of resolution on conditional conclusion of agreement to amend EPC Contract
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on January 25th 2022 a resolution was passed by the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Polyolefins S.A., a member company of the same Group (the “Associate”), concerning conditional conclusion of an annex to amend the turnkey engineering, procurement and construction contract for the Polimery Police project of May 11th 2019 (the “EPC Contract”) (see Current Report No. 26/2019 of May 11th 2019) between the Associate and Hyundai Engineering Co., Ltd. (the “Contractor”).

Following a formal review and assessment of the substance of the Proposed Amendments, the Management Board of the Associate decided to accept the terms agreed between the Associate and the Contractor and conclude Annex 3 to the EPC Contract ( “Annex 3”).

The Proposed Amendments were communicated by the Company in Current Reports No. 32/2021 of August 27th 2021, No. 40/2021 of November 10th 2021 and No. 41/2021 of November 16th 2021.

Among other things, Annex 3 provides for:

  • a EUR 72.48m increase in the Contractor’s fee,
  • a six-month extension of the time limit to complete the Polimery Police project, and
  • an amendment of an appendix to the EPC Contract where it relates to the scope of work under the EPC Contract.

The conclusion of Annex 3 will not cause the budget of the Polimery Police project to be exceeded as the increase in the Contractor’s fee will be financed from the project contingency reserve.

The Management Board of the Company points out that Annex 3 is a conditional agreement, subject to the grant of relevant approvals by the Associate’s corporate bodies.

The proposal to be submitted to the General Meeting of the Associate was endorsed by its Supervisory Board on January 25th 2022.

Further steps related to the conclusion of Annex 3 will be announced by the Company in separate current reports.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

1/2022
24.01.2022 09:31
Current Report No. 1/2022
Execution of contract for carriage of phosphate bearing materials
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company” or the “Charterer”) announces that on January 24th 2022 it executed a contract with Polsteam Shipping Company Ltd. of Limassol, Cyprus, as the shipowner, and Polska Żegluga Morska Przedsiębiorstwo Państwowe of Szczecin acting for and on behalf of the shipowner as a shipagent (hereinafter jointly: the “Shipowner Parties”) providing for the carriage of phosphate bearing materials by the Shipowner Parties for the Charterer to the sea port in Police from Morocco and Algeria (hereinafter: the “Contract”).

The Contract was concluded for a term of five years, i.e. from January 1st 2022 to December 31st 2026.

Under the Contract, the Company will order the Shipowner Parties to carry the entire contracted volume of phosphate bearing materials from Morocco and Algeria.

The aggregate value of the affreightment under the Contact over its five-year term is estimated at approximately USD 67m. The estimated value of the Contract was determined assuming average annual deliveries similar to the volumes of phosphate bearing materials carried by the Shipowner Parties in the previous year, at an average freight rate from 2021. The other terms and conditions do not differ from standard terms used in contracts of this type.

The Contract is considered material by the Company because it will ensure continuous deliveries of phosphate bearing materials from Morocco and Algeria, which cover about 80% of its total demand for the key raw material used in the manufacture of compound fertilizers in the long term. Accordingly, the Shipowner Parties will remain strategic carriers of phosphate bearing materials for the Company until December 31st 2026.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

42/2021
20.12.2021 15:21
Current Report No. 42/2021
Execution of amendment agreement to coal purchase contract
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

Further to Current Report No. 5/2018 of March 12th 2018 and Current Report No. 59/2020 of December 29th 2020, the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on December 20th 2021 the Company signed with Polska Grupa Górnicza S.A. of Katowice (“Seller”) a bilateral amendment agreement (the “Amendment Agreement”) to a coal sale contract (the “Contract”).

Under the Amendment Agreement:

  • the notice to terminate the Contract as submitted by the Company on December 29th 2020 has been effectively revoked,
  • coal volumes will be reduced in a flexible manner over the remaining term of the Contract, which is consistent with the Grupa Azoty Group's strategy for 2021−2030 with respect to decarbonising power generation.

The subject matter of the Contract is the sale of thermal coal produced at the Seller’s mines and intended for consumption at the Company in quantities specified in the Contract. The total estimated value of the Contract following the execution of the Amendment Agreement is approximately PLN 86.5m (VAT exclusive) per annum.

The Contract will continue to be considered material by the Company as it secures long-term supplies of coal, in quantities sufficient to satisfy the Company's total demand for that material.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

41/2021
16.11.2021 20:44
Current Report No. 41/2021
Supplement to EPC Contract amendment proposal
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on November 16th 2021 the general contractor for the Polimery Police project, Hyundai Engineering Co., Ltd. (“HEC”), submitted to Grupa Azoty Polyolefins S.A., an entity of the Company’s Group (the “Associate”), a supplement (the “Supplement”) to the letter of August 27th 2021, as reported by the Company in Current Report No. 32/2021 of August 27th 2021, concerning the initiation of a procedure to amend the engineering, procurement and construction contract for the Polimery Police project (the “Polimery Police Project”), dated May 11th 2019 (the “EPC Contract”).

In accordance with the Supplement, HEC proposed the following amendments: (1) to extend the scheduled timescale of the Polimery Police Project by a further 15 days and (2) to increase the sum payable under the EPC Contract by an additional EUR 12.7m

The reason for submitting the Supplement according to HEC is the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the execution of the Polimery Police Project.

The Supplement will be thoroughly reviewed and assessed in terms of its appropriateness under the EPC Contract and under other agreements between the Associate and HEC, as well as in the light of relevant facts. Following the review, a decision will be made whether or not to include the amendments to the EPC Contract requested in the Supplement within the scope of the ongoing negotiating process.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

40/2021
10.11.2021 11:01
Current Report No. 40/2021
Update on proposed amendments to EPC Contract
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

Further to Current Report No. 32/2021 of August 27th 2021, the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the“Company”) announces that upon completion of the formal and substantive assessment of the amendments proposed by Hyundai Engineering Co., Ltd (the “General Contractor”) to the engineering, procurement and construction contract for the Polimery Police project, dated May 11th 2019 (the “EPC Contract”), the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Polyolefins S.A., a member of the Company’s Group (the Associate”), resolved on November 10th 2021 to approve the instructions and strategy for negotiations with the General Contractor, whereby the Associate will proceed to negotiating the proposed amendments to the EPC Contract.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

39/2021
04.11.2021 17:10
Current Report No. 39/2021
Shareholders holding 5% or more of voting rights at Grupa Azoty Police Extraordinary General Meeting convened for November 4th 2021.
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Legal basis: Art. 70.3 of the Act on Public Offering – Shareholders holding 5% or more of voting rights at General Meeting 

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) publishes a list of shareholders holding 5% or more of total voting rights at the Company’s Extraordinary General Meeting (the “EGM”) convened for  November 4th 2021, specifying the number of voting rights conferred by the shares held by each shareholder, and their percentage shares in the voting rights represented at the EGM and in total voting rights. 

Shareholder Grupa Azoty S.A.
Number of shares at the EGM – 78,051,500
Number of voting rights at the EGM – 78,051,500
Percentage share in voting rights represented at the EGM – 65.25%
Percentage share in total voting rights – 62.86%

Shareholder Agencja Rozwoju Przemysłu S.A.
Number of shares at the EGM – 16,299,649
Number of voting rights at the EGM – 16,299,649
Percentage share in voting rights represented at the EGM – 13.63%
Percentage share in total voting rights: 13.13%

Shareholder Otwarty Fundusz Emerytalny PZU Złota Jesień
Number of shares at the EGM – 16,000,000
Number of voting rights at the EGM – 16,000,000
Percentage share in voting rights represented at the EGM – 13.38%
Percentage share in total voting rights – 12.88%

Shareholder State Treasury
Number of shares at the EGM – 9,273,078
Number of voting rights at the EGM – 9,273,078
Percentage share in voting rights represented at the EGM – 7.75%
Percentage share in total voting rights: 7.47%

Legal basis: Art. 70.3 of the Act on Public Offering, Conditions Governing the Introduction of Financial Instruments to Organised Trading, and Public Companies of July 29th 2005 (consolidated text: Dz.U. of 2021, item 1983).

38/2021
04.11.2021 17:04
Current Report No. 38/2021
Resolutions voted on by Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police Extraordinary General Meeting on November 4th 2021
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Legal basis:Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act – Current and periodic information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) publishes, attached hereto, the resolutions passed by the Extraordinary General Meeting on November 4th 2021, together with the results of voting on the resolutions.

The Management Board also publishes a draft resolution that was put to vote at the Extraordinary General Meeting but was not carried.

At the Extraordinary General Meeting, none of the shareholders raised an objection to be recorded in the minutes.

Legal basis: Par. 19.1.6 and Par. 19.1.8 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state, dated March 29th 2018 (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

37/2021
04.11.2021 16:55
Current Report No. 37/2021
Appointment of Member of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A.’s Supervisory Board
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act - Current and periodic information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on November 4th 2021 the Extraordinary General Meeting of the Company passed a resolution to appoint Urszula Kulisiewicz to the Company’s Supervisory Board of the eighth joint term of office.

The resolution became effective as of its date.

The Management Board also announces that the newly appointed Member of the Supervisory Board has made a representation to the effect that she is not engaged in any activities competing with the Company’s business and that she is not a partner or a shareholder in any competing partnership under civil law, other type of partnership or company, or a member of a governing body of any other competing legal entity.

The representation also includes a statement that the newly appointed Member of the Supervisory Board is not entered in the Register of Insolvent Debtors maintained pursuant to the Act on the National Court Register.

Brief descriptions of the newly appointed member’s educational background, qualifications, previously held positions and employment records are attached to this report.

Legal basis: Par. 5.5 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation of March 29th 2018 on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757). 

36/2021
28.10.2021 23:22
Current Report No. 36/2021
Selected estimated consolidated financial results of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police Group for Q3 and nine months to September 30th 2021
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) publishes, attached hereto, selected estimated consolidated financial results of the Group for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30th 2021.

Key factors behind the Company’s consolidated financial results for the nine months ended September 30th 2021 and the third quarter of 2021 include primarily the high selling prices of products and purchase prices of raw materials on global markets, resulting, among other things, from strong upward trends in market prices, which had prevailed for many months.

Main factors affecting the Company’s consolidated financial results in the third quarter of 2021, by key segments:

In the Fertilizers segment, the market prices of many raw materials and other production inputs (in particular, natural gas, but also potassium chloride, phosphate rock, and CO2 emission allowances) were on a rising trend. Changes in the prices of key raw materials and inputs drove up production costs. In the third quarter of 2021, the market prices of gas were significantly higher than in the corresponding period of 2020.

At the same time, the rising prices of raw materials on global markets, coupled with the supply-demand structure, pushed up the market prices of fertilizers and nitrogen products – with price increases seen from the beginning of 2021 and continuing in the third quarter. As a result of those trends, the selling prices of compound fertilizers, urea and ammonia grew year on year.

Towards the end of the reporting period, many competitors announced they would reduce production. Despite the historically soaring gas prices, the Company neither stopped nor significantly limited its production of fertilizers, and took steps to, in the first place, meet demand for fertilizers on the Polish market, which is its priority market.

In the Pigments segment, the significantly higher selling prices of titanium white (relative to the third quarter of 2020) more than offset the negative impact of the rising gas prices and several other cost factors (including higher prices of ilmenite, the basic feedstock for pigment production). Demand for titanium white remained strong in Europe, exceeding supply. The availability of Chinese titanium white was limited, and imports from Asia became hardly profitable for pricing and logistics reasons, including mainly high freight costs.

A significant item affecting the Company’s consolidated net profit/loss for the third quarter of 2021 and nine months ended September 30th 2021 was the loss on shares in equity-accounted investees (PLN -14.3m and PLN -29.7m, respectively), attributable mainly to Grupa Azoty Polyolefins S.A. and due principally to the measurement of its financial instruments serving as cash flow hedges for the Polimery Police project, executed in accordance with the requirements of the credit facilities agreement and resulting from the financing received in USD and payments made in EUR, mainly to the general contractor, as those instruments cannot be designated for hedge accounting, as well as to the negative carrying amounts of loans.

The amounts presented above are estimates and may be subject to change. The final results will be presented in the consolidated report for the third quarter of 2021 and nine months ended September 30th 2021, to be issued on November 9th 2021.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

35/2021
28.10.2021 18:16
Current Report No. 35/2021
Nomination of candidate for member of Supervisory Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act - Current and periodic information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on October 28th 2021 it received from the Company’s shareholder Grupa Azoty S.A. of Tarnów a nomination of Ms Urszula Kulisiewicz as a candidate for Member of the Company’s Supervisory Board. The candidate has been nominated in connection with the Company’s Extraordinary General Meeting convened for November 4th 2021, whose agenda includes a resolution on changes in the composition of the Company’s Supervisory Board.

In accordance with the shareholder’s statement and the candidate’s representation, the nominee satisfies the formal criteria set out in the applicable laws and the Company’s Articles of Association, on October 4th 2021 was approved by the Council for state-owned companies and state-owned legal entities, and meets the independence criteria set out in the Act on Statutory Auditors, Audit Firms and Public Oversight.

The resume of the candidate to the Company’s Supervisory Board is attached as an appendix hereto.

Legal basis: Par. 19.1.2 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation of March 29th 2018 on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

34/2021
08.10.2021 20:20
Current Report No. 34/2021
Draft resolutions for Extraordinary General Meeting of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. convened for November 4th 2021
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act - Current and periodic information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) publishes, attached hereto, draft resolutions and documents to be considered by the Extraordinary General Meeting on November 4th 2021, which are of relevance to the resolutions to be voted on during the General Meeting but have not yet been published.

Legal basis: Par. 19.1.2 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state, dated March 29th 2018 (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

33/2021
08.10.2021 20:16
Current Report No. 33/2021
Notice of Extraordinary General Meeting of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. convened for November 4th 2021
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act - Current and periodic information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) hereby convenes an Extraordinary General Meeting (the “Extraordinary General Meeting”), to be held at the Company’s registered office at ul. Kuźnicka 1, Police, Poland, at 11.00 a.m. on November 4th 2021, in accordance with the notice attached to this Current Report.

Legal basis: Par. 19.1.1 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state, dated March 29th 2018 (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

32/2021
27.08.2021 23:38
Current Report No. 32/2021
Proposal of amendments to EPC Contract received from Contractor
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on August 27th 2021 Grupa Azoty Polyolefins S.A., member of the Company’s Group (the “Associate”) received from Hyundai Engineering Co., Ltd. (the “Contractor”), the General Contractor under the contract for turnkey execution of the Polimery Police project of May 11th 2019, announced by the Company in Current Report No. 26/2019 of May 11th 2019, as amended, including under an annex announced by the Company in Current Report No. 55/2020 of October 9th 2020 (the “EPC Contract”), a letter concerning initiation of a procedure to amend the EPC Contract (the “Amendment Proposal”) for the execution of the Polimery Police project (the “Polimery Police Project”).

The amendments to the EPC Contract proposed by the Contractor concern the following matters: (1) increase of the Contractor’s fee by a total of EUR 127.4m, (2) change of the Polimery Police Project execution schedule through extension of the Polimery Police Project execution period by 181 days, and (3) amendment to an appendix to the EPC Contract where it relates to the technical aspects of the scope of work provided for in the EPC Contract.

In the Contractor’s opinion, the main reason for submitting the Amendment Proposal is the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the execution of the Polimery Police Project.

The Amendment Proposal will be thoroughly reviewed and verified in terms of its appropriateness under the EPC Contract, in accordance with the procedure provided for in the EPC Contract, and under other agreements between the Associate and the Contractor, as well as in the light of facts.

Further steps related to the Amendment Proposal will be announced by the Company in subsequent current reports at a later date.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

31/2021
18.08.2021 21:18
Current Report No. 31/2021
Selected estimated consolidated financial results of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police Group for Q2 and H1 2021
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) publishes the estimated selected consolidated financial results of the Company’s Group for the secod quarter and the first half of 2021:

Q2 2021:
Consolidated revenue: PLN 686.6m
EBIT: PLN 33.9m
EBITDA: PLN 68.2m
Net profit: PLN 37.8m

Results by segment:
Revenue of the Fertilizers segment: PLN 562.6m
EBIT of the Fertilizers segment: PLN 18.6m
EBITDA of the Fertilizers segment: PLN 44.8m

Revenue of the Pigments segment: PLN 106.6m
EBIT of the Pigments segment: PLN 13.4m
EBITDA of the Pigments segment: PLN 19.8m

Other income: PLN 17.4m
Other EBIT: PLN 1.9m
Other EBITDA: PLN 3.6m

H1 2021:
Consolidated revenue: PLN 1,404.8m
EBIT: PLN 61.0m|
EBITDA: PLN 129.4m
Net profit: PLN 52.8m

Results by segment:
Revenue of the Fertilizers segment: PLN 1,165.4m
EBIT of the Fertilizers segment: PLN 30.4m
EBITDA of the Fertilizers segment: PLN 82.8m

Revenue of the Pigments segment: PLN 202.5m
EBIT of the Pigments segment: PLN 23.4m
EBITDA of the Pigments segment: PLN 36.0m

Other income: PLN 36.9m
Other EBIT: PLN 7.2m
Other EBITDA: PLN 10.6m

Main factors with a bearing on the consolidated financial results of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. for the second quarter of 2021:

The Fertilizers Segment’s EBITDA benefited mainly from growing sales prices of compound fertilizers, urea and ammonia. The strong increases in market prices of these products observed from the beginning of 2021 continued into the second quarter. At the same time, the upward trend in prices of many raw materials used in production (in particular natural gas) significantly cancelled out the positive effect of rising sales prices. Changes in prices of key raw materials translated into higher production costs in the second quarter of 2021 compared with the corresponding period of 2020, but the increase was lower than revenue growth.

In the Pigments Segment, a year-on-year growth in sales prices and volumes of titanium white more than countered the negative effect of rising gas prices and a few other less important cost drivers. Demand for titanium white remained strong. The availability of Chinese titanium white in Europe was limited, and imports from Asia became hardly profitable for pricing and logistics reasons, including mainly high freight costs.

The amounts presented above are estimates and may be subject to change. The final results will be presented in the consolidated report for the first half of 2021, to be published on September 9th 2021.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

30/2021
21.07.2021 16:40
Current Report No. 30/2021
Resignation by Deputy Chairman of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A.’s Supervisory Board
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act - Current and periodic information

Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. the “Company”) announces that Mr Paweł Waldemar Bakun has resigned from membership of the Supervisory Board, in which he held the position of Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board, with effect from July 31st 2021.

The reason for the resignation of Mr Paweł Waldemar Bakun is his participation in the competitive selection process for member of the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Polyolefins S.A.

Legal basis: Par. 5.4 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state, dated March 29th 2018 (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

29/2021
29.06.2021 15:50
Current Report No. 29/2021
Shareholders holding 5% or more of voting rights at Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A.’s Annual General Meeting convened for June 28th 2021
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Legal basis: Art. 70.3 of the Act on Public Offering – Shareholders holding 5% or more of voting rights at General Meeting 

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) publishes a list of shareholders holding 5% or more of total voting rights at the Company’s Annual General Meeting convened for June 28th 2021, specifying the number of votes conferred by the shares held by each shareholder, and their percentage share in the voting rights represented at the Annual General Meeting and in total voting rights. 

Shareholder Grupa Azoty S.A.
Number of shares at the AGM: 78,051,500
Number of voting rights at the AGM: 78,051,500
Percentage share in voting rights represented at the AGM: 65.25%
Percentage share in total voting rights: 62.86%

Shareholder Agencja Rozwoju Przemysłu S.A.
Number of shares at the AGM: 16,299,649
Number of voting rights at the AGM: 16,299,649
Percentage share in voting rights represented at the AGM: 13.63%
Percentage share in total voting rights: 13.13%

Shareholder Otwarty Fundusz Emerytalny PZU Złota Jesień
Number of shares at the AGM: 16,000,000
Number of voting rights at the AGM: 16,000,000
Percentage share in voting rights represented at the AGM: 13.38%
Percentage share in total voting rights: 12.88%

Shareholder State Treasury
Number of shares at the AGM: 9,273,078
Number of voting rights at the AGM: 9,273,078
Percentage share in voting rights represented at the AGM: 7.75%
Percentage share in total voting rights: 7.47%

Legal basis: Art. 70.3 of the Act on Public Offering, Conditions Governing the Introduction of Financial Instruments to Organised Trading, and Public Companies of July 29th 2005 (consolidated text: Dz.U. of 2019, item 623, as amended)

28/2021
28.06.2021 17:25
Current Report No. 28/2021
Resolutions passed by Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police’s Annual General Meeting on June 28th 2021
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act – Current and periodic information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) publishes, attached to this report, resolutions passed by the Company’s Annual General Meeting on June 28th 2021, together with the results of voting on the resolutions.

The documents voted on at the Annual General Meeting have been posted on the Company’s website https://zchpolice.grupaazoty.com/relacje-inwestorskie/walne-zgromadzenia, and were also published by the Company with its separate and consolidated full-year reports for 2020 and attached to Current Report No. 26/2021 of June 1st 2021.

At the Annual General Meeting, none of the shareholders raised an objection to be recorded in the minutes.

Legal basis: Par. 19.1.6 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state, dated March 29th 2018 (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

27/2021
02.06.2021 14:26
Current Report No. 27/2021
Second notice of intended merger
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Legal basis: other regulations

Acting pursuant to Art. 504.1 and Art. 504.2 of the Commercial Companies Code (the “CCC”), the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) of Police, hereby gives the second notice to the Company’s shareholders of the intended merger of the Company with Supra Agrochemia Spółka z ograniczoną odpowiedzialnością of Wrocław (the “Acquiree”), in which the Company holds 100% of the shares.

The merger will be effected in accordance with the procedure described in Art. 492.1.1 of the CCC, i.e. by transferring to the Company, as the sole shareholder in the Acquiree, all of the Acquiree’s assets (merger by acquisition) without increasing the Acquirer’s share capital in view of the fact that all shares in the Acquiree are held by the Company.

In accordance with the provisions of Art. 494.1 of the CCC, the Company will assume all of the Acquiree’s rights and obligations as of the merger date.

The detailed terms of the merger have been set out in the merger plan agreed on April 26th 2021, which is now available on the Company’s website at https://zchpolice.grupaazoty.com/spolka/grupa-kapitalowa.

The Company’s Management Board further announces that the following documents concerning the merger (the “Merger Documents”):

  1. MERGER PLAN for Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the Acquirer) and Supra Agrochemia Sp. z o.o. (the Acquiree), with the merger to be effected by transferring all of the Acquiree’s assets to the Acquirer, together with appendices:
    - draft resolution of the Acquirer’s General Meeting concerning the merger,
    - draft resolution of the Acquiree’s General Meeting concerning the merger,
    - valuation of the Acquiree’s assets as at February 28th 2021,
    - statement of accounting balances of the Acquiree prepared for the purposes of the merger as at February 28th 2021,
  2. financial statements and Directors’ reports on the operations of the Acquiree for the last three financial years,
  3. financial statements and Directors’ reports on the operations of the Acquirer for the last three financial years, along with the auditor’s opinions and reports,

have been available for inspection by the Company’s shareholders since the date of publication of the first notice (by way of Current Report No. 21/2021 of May 17th 2021) and will remain available until the date of the merger resolution.

The Merger Documents are available for inspection at the Company’s registered office at ul. Kuźnicka 1, Police, from Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.

The documents listed in Section 3 are also available on the Company’s website at https://zchpolice.grupaazoty.com/relacje-inwestorskie/raporty-okresowe.

The Company’s shareholders may request that copies of the Merger Documents be made available to them free of charge at the Company’s registered office.

26/2021
01.06.2021 19:25
Current Report No. 26/2021
Draft resolutions for Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police Annual General Meeting convened for June 28th 2021
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act - Current and periodic information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company") publishes, attached hereto, the draft resolutions and documents to be considered by the Annual General Meeting convened for June 28th 2021, relevant for the resolutions to be voted on and not published earlier.

Legal basis: Par. 19.1.2 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state, dated March 29th 2018 (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

25/2021
01.06.2021 19:20
Current Report No. 25/2021
Notice of Annual General Meeting of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police convened for June 28th 2021
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act - Current and periodic information                                                                      

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) hereby convenes the Annual General Meeting of the Company (the “Annual General Meeting”), to be held at the Company’s registered office at ul. Kuźnicka 1, Police, Poland, at 11.00 a.m. on June 28th 2021, in accordance with the notice attached to this Current Report.

Legal basis: Par. 19.1.1 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state, dated March 29th 2018 (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

24/2021
31.05.2021 17:35
Current Report No. 24/2021
Signing factoring agreement with BNP Paribas Faktoring Sp. z o.o.
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information                                                                                                  

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on May 31st 2021 the Company, its parent Grupa Azoty S.A. (the "Parent”, the “Factoring Agent”), and Grupa Azoty Zakłady Azotowe Puławy S.A. and Grupa Azoty Zakłady Azotowe Kędzierzyn S.A. (jointly with the Company – the “Group Companies”; jointly with the Company and the Parent – the “Factorees”) and BNP Paribas Faktoring Sp. z o.o. (the “Factor”) signed a PLN 500m (or EUR or USD equivalent) master factoring agreement (the “Factoring Agreement”) for indefinite term.

The facility under the Factoring Agreement was made available for the period of 12 months. The facility will be automatically extended for another period of 12 months based on the Factor’s decision communicated to the Factoring Agent no later than 180 days prior to the expiry of the current availability period.

The Factoring Agreement provides for the financing of amounts due to the Parent and the Group Companies from their trading partners.

Under the Factoring Agreement, the Factor’s claims are to be secured with:

  1. the Parent’s notarised declaration of submission to enforcement for up to 120% of the amount of the facility under the Factoring Agreement;
  2. assignment to the Factor of the Factorees’ receivables from their trading partners which are to be financed under the Factoring Agreement;
  3. assignment to the Factor of the receivables under the Factorees’ receivables insurance agreements, with respect to the rights to compensation for receivables from trading partners which are to be financed under the Factoring Agreement;
  4. power of attorney for the Factor over the Factorees’ bank accounts held with BNP Paribas Bank Polska S.A.

The Parent is liable for repayment of all amounts due under the Factoring Agreement, while the Group Companies are liable for repayment of their respective liabilities under the Agreement.

The per annum interest rate under the Agreement is equal to the following reference rates: 1M WIBOR for financing denominated in the złoty, 1M EURIBOR for financing denominated in the euro, and 1M LIBOR for financing denominated in the US dollar, plus the Factor’s margin (if the reference rate is below 0, the Factor’s margin is the minimum rate).

The Factoring Agreement also imposes certain restrictions on the Parent and the Group Companies, including restrictions on disposal or encumbrance of their material assets, granting loans and guarantees, paying dividends and incurring financial liabilities if a certain level of consolidated net debt to EBITDA is exceeded, which have been made consistent with the revolving credit facility agreement of April 23rd 2015, as amended by the amendment of June 29th 2018, referred to in the Parent’s Current Report No. 25/2015 of April 23rd 2015 and Current Report No. 33/2018 of June 29th 2018.

The terms of the Factoring Agreement do not differ from standard terms used in agreements of such type.

The purpose of the Factoring Agreement is to finance operating activities, optimise interest expenses, help manage working capital and liquidity, and enhance the Group’s financial security through the umbrella nature of facility allocation and authorisation of the Parent, as the Factoring Agent, to redistribute the facility, as well as to include new factorees which are the Parent’s subsidiaries in the Factoring Agreement.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).  

23/2021
31.05.2021 17:34
Current Report No. 23/2021
Signing factoring agreements with Pekao Faktoring Sp. z o.o.
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on May 31st 2021 the Company, its parent Grupa Azoty S.A. (the “Parent”, the “Factoring Agent”), and Grupa Azoty Zakłady Azotowe Puławy S.A. and Grupa Azoty Zakłady Azotowe Kędzierzyn S.A. (jointly with the Company – the “Group Companies”; jointly with the Company and the Parent: the “Factorees”), and Pekao Faktoring Sp. z o.o. (the “Factor”) signed a PLN 250m (or EUR or USD equivalent) factoring agreement (the “Factoring Agreement”), as well as a PLN 250m (or EUR or USD equivalent) agreement for the financing of deliveries (the “Reverse Factoring Agreement”).

The Factoring Agreement and the Reverse Factoring Agreement were concluded for indefinite term. The facilities under those two Agreements will be available for a period of 12 months and will be automatically extended for another 12 months unless, prior to the facility expiry date, the Factor gives notice of intention not to extend them, whereby the Factoring Agreement or the Reverse Factoring Agreement will be terminated on 120 days’ notice with the facilities remaining available to the Factorees during the notice period.

The Factoring Agreement provides for the financing of amounts due to the Parent and the Group Companies from trading partners, while the Reverse Factoring Agreement provides for the financing of amounts due to suppliers and service providers from the Parent and the Group Companies.

Under the Factoring Agreement, the Factor’s claims are to be secured with:

  1. the Parent’s notarised declaration of submission to enforcement for up to 120% of the amount of the facility under the Factoring Agreement;
  2. assignment to the Factor of the Factorees’ receivables from their trading partners which are to be financed under the Factoring Agreement;
  3. assignment to the Factor of the receivables under the Factorees’ receivables insurance agreements, with respect to the rights to compensation for receivables from trading partners which are to be financed under the Factoring Agreement;
  4. power of attorney for the Factor over the Factorees’ bank accounts held with Bank Polska Kasa Opieki S.A.;
  5. financial and registered pledges over receivables from the Factorees’ bank accounts held with Bank Polska Kasa Opieki S.A.

Security for the Factor’s receivables required under the Reverse Factoring Agreement is the Parent’s notarised declaration of submission to enforcement for up to 120% of the amount of the facility under the Reverse Factoring Agreement.

In accordance with the Factoring Agreement and the Reverse Factoring Agreement, the Parent is liable for repayment of all amounts due under each of the Agreements, while the Group Companies are liable for repayment their respective liabilities under the Agreements.

The per annum interest rate under each of the Agreements is equal to the following reference rates: 1M WIBOR for financing denominated in the złoty, 1M EURIBOR for financing denominated in the euro, and 1M LIBOR for financing denominated in the US dollar, plus the Factor’s margin (if the reference rate is below 0, the Factor’s margin is the minimum rate).

The Agreements also impose certain restrictions on the Parent and Group Companies, including restrictions on disposal or encumbrance of their material assets, granting loans and guarantees, paying dividends and incurring financial liabilities if a certain level of consolidated net debt to EBITDA is exceeded, which have been made consistent with the revolving credit facility agreement of April 23rd 2015, as amended by the amendment of June 29th 2018, referred to in the Parent’s Current Report No. 25/2015 of April 23rd 2015 and Current Report No. 33/2018 of June 29th 2018.

The terms of the Factoring Agreement and the Reverse Factoring Agreement do not differ from standard terms used in agreements of such type.

The purpose of the Factoring Agreement and the Reverse Factoring Agreement is to finance operating activities, optimise interest expenses, help manage working capital and liquidity, and enhance the Grupa Azoty Group’s financial security through the umbrella nature of facility allocation and authorisation of the Parent, as the Factoring Agent, to redistribute the facilities, as well as to include new factorees which are the Parent’s subsidiaries in both the Factoring Agreement and the Reverse Factoring Agreement.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).  

22/2021
24.05.2021 21:33
Current Report No. 22/2021
Appointment of Vice President of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police Management Board
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act - Current and periodic information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (“the Company”) announces that, at its meeting held on May 24th 2021, the Company’s Supervisory Board appointed Mr Stanisław Kostrubiec as Member of the Company’s Management Board of the ninth term of office to serve in the capacity of Vice President of the Management Board.

The resolution concerning appointment of the Vice President of the Management Board of the ninth term of office came into force upon its adoption.

The Management Board also announces that the newly appointed Vice President of the Management Board has made a representation to the effect that he is not engaged in any activities competing with the Company’s business and that he is not a partner or a shareholder in any competing partnership under civil law, other type of partnership or company, or a member of a governing body of any other competing legal entity.

Stanisław Kostrubiec is not entered in the Register of Insolvent Debtors maintained pursuant to the Act on the National Court Register.

A brief description of the newly appointed Vice President’s educational background, qualifications, previously held positions and employment record is attached to this current report.

Legal basis: Par. 5.5 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation of March 29th 2018 on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

21/2021
17.05.2021 17:35
Current Report No. 21/2021
First notice of intended merger
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Acting pursuant to Art. 504.1 and Art. 504.2 of the Commercial Companies Code (the “CCC”), the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) of Police, hereby gives the first notice to the Company’s shareholders of the intended merger of the Company with Supra Agrochemia Spółka z ograniczoną odpowiedzialnością of Wrocław ( the “Acquiree”), in which the Company holds 100% of the shares.

The merger will be effected in accordance with the procedure described in Art. 492.1.1 of the CCC, i.e. by transferring to the Company, as the sole shareholder in the Acquiree, all of the Acquiree’s assets (merger by acquisition) without increasing the Acquirer’s share capital in view of the fact that all shares in the Acquiree are held by the Company.

In accordance with the provisions of Art. 494.1 of the CCC, the Company will assume all of the Acquiree’s rights and obligations as of the merger date.

The detailed terms of the merger have been set out in the merger plan agreed on April 26th 2021, which is now available on the Company’s website at https://zchpolice.grupaazoty.com/spolka/grupa-kapitalowa.

The Company’s Management Board further announces that the following documents concerning the merger (the “Merger Documents”):

  1. MERGER PLAN for Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the Acquirer) and Supra Agrochemia Sp. z o.o. (the Acquiree), with the merger to be effected by transferring all of the Acquiree’s assets to the Acquirer, together with appendices:
    - draft resolution of the Acquirer’s General Meeting concerning the merger,
    - draft resolution of the Acquiree’s General Meeting concerning the merger,
    - valuation of the Acquiree’s assets as at February 28th 2021,
    - statement of accounting balances of the Acquiree prepared for the purposes of the merger as at February 28th 2021,
  2. financial statements and Directors’ reports on the operations of the Acquiree for the last three financial years,
  3. financial statements and Directors’ reports on the operations of the Acquirer for the last three financial years, along with the auditor’s opinions and reports,

will be available for inspection by the Company’s shareholders from the date of publication of this notice until the date of the merger resolution.

The Merger Documents will be available for inspection at the Company’s registered office at ul. Kuźnicka 1, Police, from Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.

The documents listed in Section 3 are also available on the Company’s website at https://zchpolice.grupaazoty.com/relacje-inwestorskie/raporty-okresowe.

The Company’s shareholders may request that copies of the Merger Documents be made available to them free of charge at the Company’s registered office.

20/2021
14.05.2021 17:05
Current Report No. 20/2021
Supervisory Board resolution on allocation of profit for 2020
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

Further to Current Report No. 15/2021 of May 5th 2021, the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on May 14th 2021 the Company’s Supervisory Board approved the proposal made by the Company’s Management Board to the Annual General Meeting, to allocate the entire net profit for the financial year 2020, in the amount of PLN 83,708,317.51, to the Company’s statutory reserve funds.

A final decision on allocation of profit for the financial year 2020 will be made by the Company’s Annual General Meeting.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

19/2021
13.05.2021 19:24
Current Report No. 19/2021
Shareholders holding 5% or more of voting rights at Grupa Azoty Police Extraordinary General Meeting convened for May 11th 2021
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Legal basis: Art. 70.3 of the Act on Public Offering – Shareholders holding 5% or more of voting rights at General Meeting 

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) publishes a list of shareholders holding 5% or more of total voting rights at the Company’s Extraordinary General Meeting convened for May 11th 2021, specifying the number of votes conferred by the shares held by each shareholder, and their percentage share in the voting rights represented at the Extraordinary General Meeting and in total voting rights. 

Shareholder Grupa Azoty S.A.
Number of shares at the EGM – 78,051,500
Number of voting rights at the EGM – 78,051,500
Percentage share in voting rights represented at the EGM – 75.54%
Percentage share in total voting rights – 62.86%

Shareholder Otwarty Fundusz Emerytalny PZU Złota Jesień
Number of shares at the EGM – 16,000,000
Number of voting rights at the EGM – 16,000,000
Percentage share in voting rights represented at the EGM – 15.49%
Percentage share in total voting rights – 12.88%

Shareholder State Treasury
Number of shares at the EGM – 9,273,078
Number of voting rights at the EGM – 9,273,078
Percentage share in voting rights represented at the EGM – 8.97%
Percentage share in total voting rights: 7.47%

Legal basis: Art. 70.3 of the Act on Public Offering, Conditions Governing the Introduction of Financial Instruments to Organised Trading, and Public Companies, dated July 29th 2005 (consolidated text: Dz.U. of 2020, item 2080, as amended).

18/2021
11.05.2021 17:32
Current Report No. 18/2021
Resolutions voted on by Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police Extraordinary General Meeting on May 11th 2021
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act – Current and periodic information

Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) publishes, attached hereto, the resolutions passed by the Company’s Extraordinary General Meeting on May 11th 2021, together with the results of voting on the resolutions.

The Management Board also publishes a draft resolution that was put to vote at the Extraordinary General Meeting but was not carried.

At the Extraordinary General Meeting, none of the shareholders raised an objection to be recorded in the minutes.

Legal basis: Par. 19.1.6 and Par. 19.1.8 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state, dated March 29th 2018 (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

17/2021
11.05.2021 17:30
Current Report No. 17/2021
Appointment of Chairman of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police Supervisory Board
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act - Current and periodic information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on May 11th 2021 the Company’s Extraordinary General Meeting resolved to appoint Mr Krzysztof Stanisław Kozłowski, Member of the Company’s Supervisory Board, as Chairman of the Company’s Supervisory Board.

The resolution became effective as of its date.

Mr Krzysztof Stanisław Kozłowski was appointed to the Company’s Supervisory Board with effect from April 10th 2021, as announced by the Company in Current Report No. 8/2021 of April 9th 2021.

Brief descriptions of the newly appointed Chairman of the Supervisory Board’s educational background, qualifications, previously held positions and employment records, were provided by the Company in Current Report No. 8/2021 of April 9th 2021.

Legal basis: Par. 5.5 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation of March 29th 2018 on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

16/2021
06.05.2021 23:23
Current Report No. 16/2021
Selected estimated consolidated financial results of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police Group for Q1 2021
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) hereby publishes the estimates of key consolidated financial results of the Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police Group for Q1 2021.

Revenue from external sales: PLN 718.1m

EBITDA: PLN 61.2m

Net profit: PLN 15.0m

Results by segment:

Revenue from external sales of the Fertilizers segment: PLN 602.7m

EBITDA: PLN 38.0m

Revenue from external sales of the Pigments segment: PLN 95.9m

EBITDA: PLN 16.2m

Revenue from external sales of the Other Activities segment: PLN 19.6m

EBITDA: PLN 7.0m

EBITDA performance of the Fertilizers segment was mainly affected by rapid price changes on the markets for fertilizers and nitrogen products. The selling prices of compound fertilizers, urea and ammonia rose significantly relative to Q1 2020. At the same time, the prices of certain raw materials used as production feedstock, mainly natural gas, also went up. Accordingly, the positive effect of the increase in selling prices was largely offset by higher production costs due to the steep rise in natural gas prices.

In the case of the Pigments segment, a higher level of titanium white selling prices largely offset the unfavourable impact of the growing gas prices and several other minor factors. Demand for titanium white remained strong.

Key drivers of the Group’s net profit included a gain on the measurement of derivative instruments resulting from the agreement between the shareholders of Grupa Azoty Polyolefins S.A. in the amount of PLN 12.9m and the effect of the equity method measurement of shares in associates (of PLN -25.5m) pertaining mainly to a change relative to 2020 in Grupa Azoty Polyolefins S.A.’s net assets due largely to the measurement of its financial instruments serving as cash-flow hedges with respect to the financing raised in USD and payments made in EUR under the Polimery Police project, entered into in accordance with the requirements of the credit facilities agreement.

The Company’s Management Board resolved to publish these estimated consolidated results following publication by the parent Grupa Azoty S.A. of the Q1 2021 estimated consolidated financial results of the Grupa Azoty Group.

The amounts presented above are estimates and may be subject to change. The consolidated report for Q1 2021 will be issued on May 13th 2021. 

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

15/2021
05.05.2021 18:46
Current Report No. 15/2021
Management Board’s recommendation on allocation of Grupa Azoty Police’s profit for 2020
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information 

Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on May 5th 2021 the Company’s Management Board passed a resolution to allocate the Company’s entire net profit for the financial year 2020, of PLN 83,708,317.51, to the Company’s reserve funds. 

The retained profit will ensure compliance with the provisions of the Commercial Companies Code setting down the required level of statutory reserve funds, which – following an increase of the Company’s share capital through an additional share issue (from PLN 750.0m to PLN 1,241.8m, registered in January 2020) – remains PLN 10.8m below the statutory level. Accordingly, at least PLN 6.7m of the profit earned in 2020 should be contributed to statutory reserve funds.

In 2020, the Company also carried out a process of financing the acquisition of shares and provision of subordinated loans to Grupa Azoty Polyolefins S.A., the special purpose vehicle implementing the Polimery Police project, which represented a major financial challenge for the Company on a scale never seen before. Polimery Police is the largest strategic capex project run within the Grupa Azoty Group, to which in 2020 the Company made a key contribution of long-term capital (comprising a mix of equity and loans) amounting to PLN 723m, of which over PLN 200m had been raised from sources increasing the Company’s debt burden.

In view of these circumstances, the profit retention will meaningfully improve the Company’s financial security, allowing it to smoothly carry out its capital investment and maintenance plans, which must be regularly undertaken in the chemical industry.

In order to implement the resolution, the Management Board will request the Supervisory Board to assess the proposal and the General Meeting to allocate the 2020 net profit.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

14/2021
30.04.2021
Current Report No. 14/2021
Removal of all members of Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police of eighth term and appointment of members of Management Board of ninth term
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act - Current and periodic information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on April 30th 2021 the Company’s Supervisory Board passed resolutions to remove all members of the Company’s Management Board of the eighth term, namely:

  • Wojciech Wardacki as President of the Management Board,
  • Mariusz Kądziołka as Vice President of the Management Board,
  • Tomasz Panas as Vice President of the Management Board,
  • Anna Tarocińska as Member of the Management Board.

The Supervisory Board’s resolutions to remove the Members of the Company’s Management Board of the eighth term became effective as of their date.

In connection with the removal of all members of the Company’s Management Board, the Supervisory Board declared the eighth joint term of the Company’s Management Board was terminated early.

At the same time, the Supervisory Board, at its meeting held on April 30th 2021, acting pursuant to Art. 368.4 and Art. 369.1 of the Commercial Companies Code, Art. 20.1–3, Art. 21.1, Art. 22.1–3, Art. 28.1.1 of the Company’s Articles of Association and Par. 2.1 of the Rules of Procedure for the Company’s Supervisory Board, passed resolutions, effective as of their date, to appoint the following persons as Members of the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. for a new, ninth term:

  • Mariusz Grab as President of the Management Board,
  • Michał Siewierski as Vice President of the Management Board,
  • Anna Tarocińska as Member of the Management Board elected by the Company’s employees.

The persons appointed to the Management Board are not engaged in any activities conducted outside the Company which would be in competition with the Company’s business, nor are they partners in any partnerships under civil law or partnerships of any other type or shareholders in any company, nor members of governing bodies of any legal person competing with the Company’s business.

The persons appointed to the Management Board are not entered in the Register of Insolvent Debtors maintained under the National Court Register Act.

A brief description of the newly appointed Management Board Members’ educational background, qualifications, previously held positions and employment records is attached to this current report.

Legal basis: Par. 5.4 and Par. 5.5 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation of March 29th 2018 on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

13/2021
29.04.2021 17:17
Current Report No. 13/2021
Execution of reverse factoring agreement with CaixaBank S.A. Polish Branch
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty S.A. (the “Company”, the “Factoring Agent”) announces that on April 29th 2021 the Company and its subsidiaries Grupa Azoty Zakłady Azotowe Puławy S.A., Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. and Grupa Azoty Zakłady Azotowe Kędzierzyn S.A. (the “Group Companies”) signed a PLN 500m (or EUR or USD equivalent) payment services and financing agreement (the “Reverse Factoring Agreement”) with CaixaBank S.A. Polish Branch (the “Bank”) for an indefinite term.

The facility under the Reverse Factoring Agreement is available for a period of 12 months and is automatically extended for another 12 months unless the Bank or the Factoring Agent gives notice of intention not to extend it no later than 120 days before expiry of the current availability period.

The Reverse Factoring Agreement provides for the financing of the Company’s and the Group Companies’ liabilities towards their suppliers and service providers.

The Bank’s claims under the Reverse Factoring Agreement are secured by a notarised statement of submission to enforcement made by the Company, for up to 120% of the value of the Reverse Factoring Agreement.
The Company is liable for all payments due under the Reverse Factoring Agreement, while each of the Group Companies is liable exclusively for payments due from it thereunder.

The per annum interest rate is equal to the reference rates of 1M WIBOR for financing denominated in the złoty, 1M EURIBOR for financing denominated in the euro, and 1M LIBOR for financing denominated in the US dollar, plus the Bank’s margin (if the reference rate is below 0, the Bank’s margin is the minimum rate).
The terms of the Reverse Factoring Agreement do not differ from standard terms used in agreements of such type.

The Reverse Factoring Agreement also imposes certain restrictions on the Company and the Group Companies, including restrictions on disposal or encumbrance of their material assets, granting loans and guarantees, paying dividends and incurring financial liabilities above the consolidated net debt to EBITDA ratio, which have been made consistent with the credit facility agreement of April 23rd 2015 amended by the Amending Agreement of June 29th 2018, as announced in the Company’s Current Report No. 25/2015 of April 23rd 2015 and Current Report No. 33/2018 of June 29th 2018.

The purpose of the Reverse Factoring Agreement is to finance operating activities, optimise interest expenses, help manage working capital and liquidity, and enhance the Group’s financing security by establishing an umbrella structure of facility limit allocation and authorising the Company, acting as the Factoring Agent, to redistribute the facility limits and to allow its other subsidiaries to accede to the Reverse Factoring Agreement as clients.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

12/2021
29.04.2021 17:16
Current Report No. 12/2021
Execution of reverse factoring agreement with ING Commercial Finance Polska S.A.
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty S.A. (the “Company”, the “Factoring Agent”) announces that on April 29th 2021 the Company and its subsidiaries Grupa Azoty Zakłady Azotowe Puławy S.A., Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. and Grupa Azoty Zakłady Azotowe Kędzierzyn S.A. (the “Group Companies”) signed a PLN 500m (or EUR or USD equivalent) reverse factoring agreement (the “Reverse Factoring Agreement”) with ING Commercial Finance Polska S.A. (the “Factor”) for an indefinite term.

The facility under the Reverse Factoring Agreement is available for a period of 12 months and is automatically extended for another 12 months unless the Factor or the Factoring Agent gives notice of intention not to extend it no later than 120 days before expiry of the current availability period.

The Reverse Factoring Agreement provides for the financing of the Company’s and the Group Companies’ liabilities towards their suppliers and service providers.

The Factor’s claims under the Reverse Factoring Agreement are secured by a notarised statement of submission to enforcement made by the Company, for up to 120% of the value of the Reverse Factoring Agreement.
The Company is liable for all payments due under the Reverse Factoring Agreement, while each of the Group Companies is liable exclusively for payments due from it thereunder.

The per annum interest rate is equal to the reference rates of 1M WIBOR for financing denominated in the złoty, 1M EURIBOR for financing denominated in the euro, and 1M LIBOR for financing denominated in the US dollar, plus the Factor’s margin (if the reference rate is below 0, the Factor’s margin is the minimum rate).
The terms of the Reverse Factoring Agreement do not differ from standard terms used in agreements of such type.

The Reverse Factoring Agreement also imposes certain restrictions on the Company and the Group Companies, including restrictions on disposal or encumbrance of their material assets, granting loans and guarantees, paying dividends and incurring financial liabilities above the consolidated net debt to EBITDA ratio, which have been made consistent with the credit facility agreement of April 23rd 2015 amended by the Amending Agreement of June 29th 2018, as announced in the Company’s Current Report No. 25/2015 of April 23rd 2015 and Current Report No. 33/2018 of June 29th 2018.

The purpose of the Reverse Factoring Agreement is to finance operating activities, optimise interest expenses, help manage working capital and liquidity, and enhance the Group’s financing security by establishing an umbrella structure of facility limit allocation and authorising the Company, acting as the Factoring Agent, to redistribute the facility limits and to allow its other subsidiaries to accede to the Reverse Factoring Agreement as clients.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

11/2021
15.04.2021 10:14
Current Report No. 11/2021
Publication of 2020 non-financial report on corporate website
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act - Current and periodic information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that the non-financial report for 2020 covering Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. and the Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police Group was prepared by the higher-tier parent Grupa Azoty S.A. in accordance with Art. 69.5 of the Accounting Act and is available from the Investor Relations/Non-financial information section of the Company’s website at http://zchpolice.grupaazoty.com/.

Legal basis: Par. 5.11 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state, dated March 29th 2018 (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

10/2021
13.04.2021 18:20
Current Report No. 10/2021
Draft resolutions for Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police Extraordinary General Meeting convened for May 11th 2021
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act - Current and periodic information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (“Company”) publishes, attached hereto, the draft resolutions to be considered by the Extraordinary General Meeting convened for May 11th 2021.

Legal basis: Par. 19.1.2 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state, dated March 29th 2018 (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

9/2021
13.04.2021 18:15
Current Report No. 9/2021
Notice of Extraordinary General Meeting of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act - Current and periodic information

Acting pursuant to Art. 398, Art. 399.1, Art. 402[1] and Art. 402[2] of the Commercial Companies Code as well as Art. 39.1.1 of the Company’s Articles of Association, the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”), entered in the Business Register of the National Court Register by the District Court for Szczecin-Centrum in Szczecin, 13th Commercial Division of the National Court Register, under No. KRS 0000015501, Tax Identification Number NIP: 851-02-05-573, share capital of PLN 1,241,757,680 (paid up in full), gives notice of an Extraordinary General Meeting of the Company, to be held at the Company’s registered office in Police, ul. Kuźnicka 1, Room 24a (ground floor) in the Main Office Building S-6, at 11am on May 11th 2021.

The total number of shares in the Company is 124,175,768. As at the date of this notice (April 13th 2021), the shares confer 124,175,768 voting rights.

Agenda of the Meeting:

  1. Opening of the Extraordinary General Meeting.
  2. Appointment of the Chairperson of the General Meeting.
  3. Confirmation that the Meeting has been properly convened and has the capacity to pass resolutions.
  4. Adoption of the agenda.
  5. Appointment of the Ballot Counting Committee.
  6. Resolution to appoint the Chairperson of the Supervisory Board.
  7. Closing of the Meeting.

Right to participate in the Extraordinary General Meeting

Pursuant to Art. 406[1].1 of the Commercial Companies Code, only persons registered as Company shareholders sixteen days before the date of the General Meeting (the record date for the Extraordinary General Meeting), i.e. as at April 25th 2021, have the right to participate in the Extraordinary General Meeting.

Pledgees and usufructuaries holding voting rights may participate in the Extraordinary General Meeting if the limited property rights created in their favour are registered in the relevant securities account as at the record date.

In order to participate in the Extraordinary General Meeting, holders of Company shares and pledgees and usufructuaries holding voting rights must request the entity maintaining their securities accounts – no earlier than April 13th 2021 and no later than on the first weekday following the record date for the Extraordinary General Meeting, that is no later than April 26th 2021 – to issue personal certificates confirming their right to participate in the Extraordinary General Meeting of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. Records drawn up on the basis of such certificates confirming the shareholders’ rights to participate in the Extraordinary General Meeting will be submitted to the entity operating the depository for securities.

A list of shareholders entitled to participate in the Extraordinary General Meeting will be displayed at the Company’s registered office in Police, ul. Kuźnicka 1, the Main Office Building S-6, Room 137, between 8.00am and 3.00pm, for three weekdays prior to the date of the Extraordinary General Meeting, i.e. on May 6th, 7th and 10th 2021. A shareholder may request that the list of shareholders be delivered to him/her free of charge via electronic mail, providing an email address to which the list should be delivered. Such request may be submitted in electronic form to the Company’s dedicated email address ##lpact.edaxrt#at#vgjeppodin.rdb##.

Right to participate in the Extraordinary General Meeting through a proxy

Shareholders may participate in the Extraordinary General Meeting of the Company and exercise their voting rights personally or through a proxy. Persons acting on behalf of legal persons should present valid excerpts from relevant registers specifying persons authorised to represent the legal persons.

A proxy may exercise all the shareholder's rights at the Extraordinary General Meeting, unless the power of proxy states otherwise. A proxy may grant further powers of proxy if the original power of proxy so permits. A proxy may represent more than one shareholder and may vote the shares of individual shareholders in a different manner. A shareholder whose shares are registered in more than one securities account may appoint separate proxies to exercise the rights attached to shares registered in each account. A shareholder whose shares are registered in an omnibus account may appoint separate proxies to exercise the rights attached to shares registered in that account.

A power of proxy to participate in the Extraordinary General Meeting of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. and exercise voting rights must be in writing or electronic form. As of the date of this notice, a form of electronic power of proxy is made available by the Company for downloading from https://zchpolice.grupaazoty.com. The grant of a power of proxy in electronic form must be notified to the Company by means of electronic communication. Along with the notification of granting a power of proxy in electronic form, the shareholder must send in scanned copies of the granted power of proxy, as well as ID cards, passports or other documents enabling identification of the shareholder as the principal and of the appointed proxy. Where a power of proxy is granted by a legal person or an organisation referred to in Art. 33[1] of the Civil Code, a scanned copy of the principal’s entry in the relevant register must also be submitted. Where a power of proxy is granted to a legal person or an organisation referred to in Art. 33[1] of the Civil Code, a scanned copy of the proxy’s entry in the relevant register must also be submitted. Any documents submitted via electronic means and originally prepared in a foreign language should be accompanied by their certified translations into Polish. All such documents should be sent in to: ##lpact.edaxrt#at#vgjeppodin.rdb##. Together with a notification of granting a power of proxy, the shareholder sends in an email address through which the Company will be able to communicate with the shareholder and the proxy. The Company may take appropriate steps to identify the shareholder and the proxy. The identification procedure may involve contacting the shareholder and the proxy via a return electronic message or a return call to confirm that the power of proxy has actually been granted. A power of proxy in electronic form does not need to be signed with a qualified electronic signature.

The procedure for identifying the principal applies accordingly to a notice of revoking a power of proxy. Proxy appointment or revocation notices which are not compliant with the requirements set out above have no legal effect with respect to the Company.

It is up to a shareholder to decide on the way of granting a power of proxy, and the Company will not be not liable for errors in filled-in forms or actions of holders of powers of proxy. Sending in the above documents in electronic form does not release the proxy from the obligation to produce his/her identification documents when the attendance list of persons authorised to participate in the Extraordinary General Meeting of the Company is being prepared.

Shareholders’ right to request that a certain matter be placed on the agenda of the Extraordinary General Meeting

A shareholder or shareholders representing at least one-twentieth of the Company’s share capital may request that certain matters be placed on the agenda of the Extraordinary General Meeting. Such request, along with a statement of reasons or draft resolution concerning the proposed agenda item, should be submitted to the Company’s Management Board at least 21 days prior to the scheduled date of the Extraordinary General Meeting, that is by April 20th 2021. Such request may be submitted in electronic form to the Company’s dedicated email address ##lpact.edaxrt#at#vgjeppodin.rdb##. or in writing to the following address: Zarząd Grupy Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A., ul. Kuźnicka 1, 72-010 Police, Poland.

Shareholders’ right to propose draft resolutions

A shareholder or shareholders representing at least one-twentieth of the share capital may submit draft resolutions, prior to the scheduled date of the Extraordinary General Meeting, on matters which have been placed or which are to be placed on the agenda. Such draft resolutions may be submitted in electronic form to the Company’s dedicated email address ##lpact.edaxrt#at#vgjeppodin.rdb## or in writing to the following address: Zarząd Grupy Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A., ul. Kuźnicka 1, 72-010 Police, Poland.

During the Extraordinary General Meeting, each shareholder may submit draft resolutions concerning items on the agenda. Such draft resolutions should be in Polish.

Shareholders’ right to ask questions concerning matters placed on the meeting agenda

During the Extraordinary General Meeting, shareholders may ask questions concerning matters placed on the agenda of the Extraordinary General Meeting.

The procedure for asking and answering such questions is set out in the Rules of Procedure for the General Meeting of the Company, available on the Company’s website https://zchpolice.grupaazoty.com/spolka/dokumenty-korporacyjne

Electronic communication

The Management Board of the Company does not provide for the possibility of participating in the Extraordinary General Meeting or taking the floor by means of electronic communication. The Management Board does not permit the exercise of voting rights by postal ballot or electronic means.

Access to documents

The documents to be presented to the Extraordinary General Meeting, including draft resolutions, will be available at the Company's registered office and on the Company's website at https://zchpolice.grupaazoty.com/relacje-inwestorskie/walne-zgromadzenia from the date of convening the Extraordinary General Meeting. Additionally, the draft resolutions and any previously unpublished documents pertaining to matters to be dealt with, and to resolutions to be voted on, at the General Meeting will be published pursuant to the Minister of Finance’s Regulation on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state, dated March 29th 2018 (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

Any comments from the Company’s Management Board or Supervisory Board concerning matters placed on the agenda of the Extraordinary General Meeting or matters to be placed on the agenda before the date of the Extraordinary General Meeting will be published on the Company’s website promptly after they are prepared.

Corporate website

Information concerning the Extraordinary General Meeting is available in the Investor Relations/General Meeting of Shareholders section of the Company’s website https://zchpolice.grupaazoty.com

INFORMATION ON PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION
IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONVENING OF THE GENERAL MEETING
OF GRUPA AZOTY ZAKŁADY CHEMICZNE POLICE S.A.

Pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council (GDPR), Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) wishes to advise you that in connection with the convening of the Company’s Extraordinary Annual General Meeting (the “EGM”) the Company will process the personal data of Company shareholders, their proxies authorised to vote and other persons authorised to exercise voting rights at the EGM (jointly referred to as the “Shareholders” or “you”), as well as personal data disclosed during the Meeting.

Accordingly, the Company states that:

a) the controller of the personal data collected is Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. of Police. You can contact the Company by email at ##xds.edaxrt#at#vgjeppodin.rdb## or by traditional mail at: Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A., ul. Kuźnicka 1, 72-010 Police, Poland

b) For matters related to the protection of personal data at the Company, you can contact the Data Protection Officer by email at: ##xds.edaxrt#at#vgjeppodin.rdb## or by traditional mail at: Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A., ul. Kuźnicka 1, 72-010 Police, Poland;

c) The data will be processed for the following purposes: compliance by the Company with its legal obligations under the Commercial Companies Code, imposed on it as a public company in connection with the convening of the EGM[1], allowing Shareholders to exercise their rights in relation to the Company, as well as establishment, exercise or defence of any legal claims by the Company;

d) The Company processes: (i) personal data identifying a Shareholder, such as the first name, surname, address of residence or address for correspondence and Personal Identification Number (PESEL); (ii) data included in powers of proxy; (iii) data on shares held and rights attached to them, such as the number, type and serial numbers of shares, and number of voting rights conferred by such shares; and (iv) where Shareholders contact the Company by email – their email address;

e) Shareholders’ personal data may be collected by the Company from entities operating the securities depository, and from other Shareholders – with respect to the data included in powers of proxy;

f) The legal basis for the processing of your personal data by the Company is:

  • Article 6(1)(c) of GDPR – legal obligations under the Commercial Companies Code regarding: preparation and storage of lists of shareholders and lists of attendance at the EGM; enabling Shareholders to exercise their voting rights through a proxy; and enabling Shareholders to exercise their rights in relation to the Company (e.g. proposing that certain matters be placed on the agenda);
  • Article 6.1.(f) of GDPR – legitimate interests of the Company: (i) enabling contact with Shareholders and verifying their identities and (ii) enforcement of or defence of any legal claims;

g) Recipients of the personal data include entities providing hosting services for IT tools used for the purpose of contacting Shareholders, entities providing document archiving services, and other Shareholders – insofar as the list of shareholders is made available for inspection in accordance with Art. 407 of the Commercial Companies Code;

h) Personal data included in the lists of shareholders, attendance lists and powers of proxy will be stored for the period of the Company’s existence, and may afterwards be transferred to an entity designated to store documents in accordance with the Commercial Companies Code; Personal data related to email contact will be stored for a period allowing the Company to demonstrate its compliance with obligations imposed by the Commercial Companies Code and for a period of prescription of any potential claims of the Company or against the Company, not longer than six years;

i) Where data is provided directly to the Company, provision of data is required by the Commercial Companies Code and in order to enable verification of a Shareholder’s identity, and failure to provide such data precludes the Shareholder from participating in the EGM; provision of the email address is voluntary but required to enable email contact between the Company and the Shareholder, with failure to provide it precluding such email contact;

j) You have the right to request access to and rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of its processing, and to object to its processing, as well as the right to data portability; it must, however, be borne in mind that these rights are not absolute and may be subject to derogations provided for by law;

k) You may lodge a complaint with the President of the Data Protection Authority in the event of any irregularities in the processing of your personal data.

Legal basis: Par. 19.1.1 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state, dated March 29th 2018 (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).


[1] In particular, Art. 401, Art. 407, Art. 410 and Art. 412 of the Commercial Companies Code.

8/2021
09.04.2021 18:12
Current Report No. 8/2021
Removal and appointment of Supervisory Board Member
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act - Current and periodic information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on April 9th 2021 it received a statement from the Minister of State Assets to the effect that Mirosław Kozłowski was removed from the Supervisory Board of the Company under Art. 30.2 of the Company’s Articles of Association, with effect from April 9th 2021. Mirosław Kozłowski served as Chairman of the Supervisory Board.

Furthermore, the Management Board received a statement from the Minister of State Assets to the effect that Krzysztof Stanisław Kozłowski was appointed to the Supervisory Board under Art. 30.2 of the Company’s Articles, with effect from April 10th 2021.

The Management Board also announces that the newly appointed Supervisory Board Member Krzysztof Stanisław Kozłowski has made a representation to the effect that he is not engaged in any activities competing with the Company’s business and that he is not a partner or a shareholder in any competing partnership under civil law, other type of partnership or company, or a member of a governing body of any other competing legal entity.

Krzysztof Stanisław Kozłowski is not entered in the Register of Insolvent Debtors maintained pursuant to the Act on the National Court Register.

Brief descriptions of the newly appointed Supervisory Board Member’s educational background, qualifications, previously held positions and employment records are attached to this report.

Legal basis: Par. 5.4 and Par. 5.5 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation of March 29th 2018 on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

7/2021
31.03.2021 00:14
Current Report No. 7/2021
Update on one-off item affecting separate and consolidated financial statements for 2020 and selected estimated consolidated financial results of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. for fourth quarter of 2020 and full year 2020.
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

Further to Current Reports No. 3/2021 of March 18th 2021 and No. 4/2021 of March 23rd 2021, the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) hereby announces an update on the anticipated effect of a non-cash one-off item on the Company’s separate and consolidated financial statements for 2020.

On March 30th 2021, the Company’s management partially revised the reversals of impairment losses on assets recognised in the Company’s books as at December 31st 2020. The revision resulted from a recommendation of the Company’s auditor, who during the audit approved the underlying assumptions and methodology of the tests which showed a higher value in use of assets, but then on March 29th 2021 formulated a final recommendation not to reverse certain impairment losses and to continue to apply to some of them a practice from the previous two years whereby the Company, guided by additional caution, resolved not to reverse impairment losses on assets even if their estimated value in use exceeded their book value.

Consequently, the effect (increase in profit or loss) of the reversals will be limited in the Company’s separate results to:

a) EBITDA: PLN 13.00m
b) net profit: PLN 10.53m

and in the consolidated results of the Company’s Group to

a) EBITDA: PLN 12.58m
b) net profit: PLN 10.19m

Furthermore, the Company publishes selected estimated consolidated financial results of the Company for the fourth quarter of 2020:

Revenue: PLN 663.74m
EBITDA: PLN 59.28m
Net profit: PLN 76.67m

and selected estimated consolidated results for 2020:

Revenue: PLN 2,427.97m
EBITDA: PLN 194.42m
Net profit: PLN 123.41m

The Company’s Management Board considers the information on the consolidated results to be material considering the improvement in financial performance recorded in the fourth quarter of 2020 relative to the corresponding periods of the three prior years. Furthermore, the results for the fourth quarter of 2020 differ from market expectations.

The Management Board of the Company reports that these results include:

- compensation payable to the Company for 2019 and 2020 under the Act on Compensation Scheme for Energy-Intensive Sectors and Subsectors, in the estimated amount of approximately PLN 21.47m,

- measurement of derivative instruments and exit mechanisms for Joint Sponsors provided for in the shareholder agreement of the associate Grupa Azoty Polyolefins S.A. implementing the strategic project Polimery Police, amounting to PLN 21.61m (as announced by the Company in Current Report No. 5/2021 of March 24th 2021), and

- the aforementioned reversal of impairment losses on fixed assets in the amount of PLN 12.58m.

The Management Board of the Company further reports that, as the financial statements of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. for 2020 are still being audited, the final amounts and results will be published in the 2020 annual report.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU L No. 173, p. 1) (“MAR”).

6/2021
27.03.2021 19:45
Current Report No. 6/2021
Change of release date for separate and consolidated full-year reports for 2020
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act – Current and periodic information

Contents: Further to Current Report No. 1/2021 of January 21st 2021, the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Azotowe “Puławy” S.A. (the “Company”) announces that the release date for the separate and consolidated full year report for 2020 has been changed from March 31st 2021 to April 15th 2021.

Given the above, the Management Board will announce 2021 full year results as per the following updated schedule:

1. First and third quarter interim results:

  • Q1 2021 extended consolidated report – May 13th 2021
  • Q3 2021 extended consolidated report – November 9th 20212.

2. Half year interim results:

  • H1 2021 extended consolidated report – September 9th 2021

3. Full year results:

  • 2020 separate full year report – April 15th 2021
  • 2020 consolidated full year report – April 15th 2021

Legal basis: Par. 80.2 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state, dated March 29th 2018 (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

5/2021
24.03.2021 21:21
Current Report No. 5/2021
Anticipated effect of one-off non-cash items on earnings
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces information about the anticipated effect of one-off non-cash items on the Company’s 2020 financial statements.


The Company recognised in its accounts the measurement of derivative instruments provided for in the shareholder agreement signed between the shareholders of the Company’s associate and the subsidiary of Grupa Azoty S.A. (the “Parent”, jointly referred to as the “Original Sponsors”) – Grupa Azoty Polyolefins S.A. (“GA Polyolefins”), which is implementing the strategic investment project Polimery Police (the “Project”). The shareholder agreement was entered into on May 31st 2020 between the Original Sponsors, GA Polyolefins and Grupa LOTOS S.A. (“Grupa LOTOS”), Hyundai Engineering Co., Ltd. (“Hyundai”) and Korea Overseas Infrastructure & Urban Development Corporation (“KIND”, jointly referred to as the “Joint Sponsors”). Information on the execution of the shareholder agreement and its key provisions was announced in Current Report No. 38/2020 of May 31st 2020.

The shareholder agreement provides in particular for a put option for Hyundai and KIND and a call option (with respect to the shares held by Hyundai) for the Original Sponsors, in each case with respect to the GA Polyolefins shares with a total value (calculated on the basis of the price originally paid by Hyundai and KIND) of up to USD 70,000 thousand, with the amount reduced by any dividends paid to Hyundai and KIND by the put option exercise date. The parties agreed that the call option could be exercised from the earlier of the actual Project completion date or January 1st 2025, and the put option – from the later of the expiry of the lock-up period, i.e. three years from the actual Project completion date, or January 1st 2027, with the exercise of the call option causing the expiry of the put option and vice versa. The parties agreed that the options would expire on or before December 31st 2035.

Therefore, in the context of the Company’s separate and consolidated financial statements, the options are derivative financial instruments. The rights and obligations of the Original Sponsors in connection with the above instruments are joint and several. The Company measured the value of the options as at December 31st 2020 relying on a valuation prepared by an independent expert based on assumptions specified by the Original Sponsors and relevant market parameters. The options are recognised in the financial statements of the Company and the Parent in proportion to the size of the shareholdings in GA Polyolefins.

Accordingly, the Company recognised in its separate and consolidated financial statements financial assets of PLN 48,874 thousand on account of a derivative instrument – the call option, and financial liabilities of PLN 21,469 thousand on account of a derivative instrument – the put option. The effect on earnings amounted to PLN 27,405 thousand. The matter has no effect on separate or consolidated EBITDA.

In addition, the shareholder agreement provides for additional mechanisms enabling the Joint Sponsors
to exit the investment in GA Polyolefins. In particular, the mechanisms enable Grupa LOTOS, Hyundai and KIND to exit the investment – with respect to shares not covered by the put or call option – following a buyback of the shares by GA Polyolefins at fair value for cancellation. Such buyback should be made with funds generated and accumulated by GA Polyolefins after full repayment of senior debt financing.

In view of the above, the amount of contribution paid for GA Polyolefins shares subscribed for by Grupa LOTOS, Hyundai and KIND, which can be bought back in the future for cancellation in accordance with the shareholder agreement, is recognised in the financial statements of the associate GA Polyolefins as a reduction of equity, which had an effect on the recognition in the consolidated financial statements of the Company. The amount of equity reduction at GA Polyolefins as at December 31st 2020 is approximately PLN 330m and has an effect on equity method accounting. The matter has no effect on the Company’s separate results or consolidated EBITDA, but it reduces the consolidated net result by PLN 5.8m.

As the audit of the Company’s financial statements for 2020 has not yet been completed, the above amounts are not final and are subject to change.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

4/2021
23.03.2021 22:30
Current Report No. 4/2021
One-off item affecting separate and consolidated financial statements for 2020 – update
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

Further to Current Report No. 3/2021 of March 18th 2021, the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) hereby announces an update on the anticipated effect of a non-cash one-off item on the Company’s separate and consolidated financial statements for 2020.

On March 23rd 2021, the Company’s Management Board passed a resolution to change the amount of the reversal of impairment losses on non-current asset. Following a review of reversible impairment losses recognised in previous periods, the total amount of the reversal was decreased by PLN 21,932 thousand, to PLN 62,647 thousand.

After the change, the effect of the reversal on the Company’s separate results is as follows:

a) effect on EBITDA: PLN 62,647 thousand

b) effect on net profit/(loss): PLN 50,744 thousand.

The effect on the Group’s consolidated results has been estimated as follows:

a) effect on EBITDA: PLN 60,634 thousand

b) effect on net profit/(loss): PLN 49,114 thousand.

As the financial statements of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. for 2020 are still being audited, the above amounts are not final and may be subject to revision. The final amounts will be published in the 2020 annual report, due to be released on March 31st 2021.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU L No. 173, p. 1) (“MAR”).

3/2021
18.03.2021 18:55
Current Report No. 3/2021
One-off item affecting separate and consolidated financial statements for 2020
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) hereby announces the anticipated effect of a non-cash one-off item on the Company’s separate and consolidated financial statements for 2020.

On March 18th 2021, the Company’s Management Board passed a resolution to recognise in the Company’s accounting records, as at December 31st 2020, a reversal of impairment losses on assets recognised in previous periods, in a total amount ofPLN 84,579thousand. This was attributable to an indication that an impairment loss may have decreased and an impairment test conducted as at December 31st 2020, in accordance with the provisions of IAS 36. The reversal of impairment losses related to both cash-generating units (CGUs), i.e. the Fertilizers CGU and the Pigments CGU.

The effect of the reversal on the Company’s separate results is as follows:

a) effect on EBITDA: PLN 84,579 thousand,

b) effect on net profit/(loss): PLN 68,509 thousand.

Its effect on the Group’s consolidated results has been estimated as follows:

a) effect on EBITDA: PLN 81,798 thousand,

b) effect on profit/(loss): PLN 66,256 thousand.

Disclaimer: As the financial statements of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. for 2020 are still being audited, the above amounts are not final and may be subject to revision.

The separate and consolidated full-year reports of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. for 2020 will be issued on March 31st 2021.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU L No. 173, p. 1) (“MAR”).

2/2021
25.02.2021 21:51
Current Report No. 2/2021
Fulfilment of conditions precedent to Financial Closing
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

Further to Current Report No. 37/2020 of May 31st 2020, Current Report No. 38/2020 of May 31st 2020, Current Report No. 54/2020 of October 7th 2020, and Current Report No. 57/2020 of November 16th 2020, the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A.(the “Company”) announces that on February [25th] 2021 Grupa Azoty Polyolefins S.A., an associate of the Company (“GA Polyolefins”), was notified by Bank Polska Kasa Opieki S.A., acting as the Facility Agent, that it had received all the documents and/or information necessary to fulfil the conditions precedent to the Financial Closing under the Credit Facilities Agreement (as defined in Current Report No. 37/2020 of May 31st 2020), as amended, in form and substance satisfactory to the Lenders.

The Financial Closing having been therefore reached, GA Polyolefins may now apply for disbursement of funds under the Credit Facilities, subject to specific conditions for the first drawdown on each Facility and additional conditions for each disbursement, which do not differ from standard terms and conditions applicable to similar financing arrangements.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR (Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

1/2021
21.01.2021 18:02
Current Report No. 1/2021
Release dates for periodic reports in 2021
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act – Current and periodic information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. hereby announces the release dates for periodic reports in the 2021 financial year:

1. First and third quarter interim results:

  • Q1 2021 complete consolidated report: May 13th 2021
  • Q3 2021 complete consolidated report: November 9th 2021

2. Half-year interim results:

  • H1 2021 complete consolidated report: September 9th 2021

3. Full-year results:

  • 2020 separate full-year report: March 31th 2021
  • 2020 consolidated full-year report: March 31th 2021

The Management Board further announces that, as permitted under Par. 62.1 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation of March 29th 2018 on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757) (the “Regulation”), the Company will not issue separate quarterly reports. The consolidated quarterly reports will incorporate separate (non-consolidated) quarterly condensed consolidated financial statements and quarterly financial information.

Further, the Company will not issue separate or consolidated quarterly reports for Q4 2020 and for Q2 2021, as permitted under Par. 79.2 of the Regulation.

Also, as permitted under Par. 62.3 of the Regulation, it will not release a separate (non-consolidated) half-year report.

Legal basis: Par. 80.1 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation of March 29th 2018 on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

59/2020
29.12.2020 15:57
Current Report No. 59/2020
Termination of coal purchase contract
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

Further to Current Report No. 5/2018 issued on March 12th 2018, the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on December 29th 2020 the Company submitted to Polska Grupa Górnicza S.A. of Katowice (the “Seller”) a notice of termination of the bilateral coal sale contract (the “Contract”), executed on March 12th 2018.

The subject matter of the Contract is the sale of thermal coal produced at the Seller’s mines.

The reason for terminating the Contract is a reduction in the quantities of coal to be consumed by the Company from 2022 onwards thanks to improved energy efficiency of its industrial processes, which will result in lower heat consumption, and investments undertaken to ensure access to an additional external source of heat fired with a different fuel.

The termination notice submitted by the Company to the Seller is subject to the 24 months’ notice period, with effect as of the end of the calendar year in which the notice period expires, that is December 31st 2022.

The Company warrants that the termination of the Contract will not disrupt its operations. Failure to terminate the Contract would result in excessive difficulties related to reception of the fine coal and negative financial consequences from its continued performance.

Despite the Contract having been terminated, the Company intends to continue its long-term business relationship with the Seller, on new mutually agreed terms, adapted to reflect the quantities of coal actually needed by the Company and the prevailing market conditions.

At the same time, the Company announces that a negotiation team is already working to reach an agreement with respect to future business relations between the parties. 

The Seller is the sole supplier of thermal coal to the Company.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

58/2020
27.11.2020 21:50
Current Report No. 58/2020
Registration by Court of share capital increase at subsidiary
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

Further to Current Report No. 56/2020 of November 16th 2020, the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on November 27th 2020 the District Court for Szczecin-Centrum in Szczecin, 13th Commercial Division of the National Court Register, registered an increase in the share capital of the Company’s subsidiary Grupa Azoty Polyolefins S.A. of Police (“GA Polyolefins”).

Following the registration, the share capital of GA Polyolefins was increased from PLN 599,283,310 to PLN 922,968,300. The number of shares of all issues currently totals 92,296,830 (previously: 59,928,331). Their par value is PLN 10 per share.

As a result of the share capital increase at GA Polyolefins, the number of shares held by the Company did no change and amounts to 31,762,015 shares with a par value of PLN 10 per share and total value of PLN 317,620,150.

At present, the Company’s interest in the share capital of GA Polyolefins is 34.41%. The other shareholders in GA Polyolefins are the Company’s parent Grupa Azoty S.A. (holding directly 30.52% of the subsidiary’s share capital), Grupa LOTOS S.A. of Gdańsk (17.30% of the share capital); Hyundai Engineering Co., Ltd of Seoul, South Korea (16.63% of the share capital), and Korea Overseas Infrastructure & Urban Development Corporation of Seoul, South Korea (1.14% of the share capital).

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

57/2020
16.11.2020 20:50
Current Report No. 57/2020
Performance of obligations under transaction documents for equity investment in Polimery Police project
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

Further to Current Report No. 21/2019 of April 26th 2019, Current Report No. 57/2019 of October 31st 2019, Current Report No. 67/2019 of November 22nd 2019, Current Report No. 69/2019 of December 6th 2019, Current Report No. 71/2019 of December 13th 2019, Current Report No. 77/2019 of December 23rd 2019, Current Report No. 37/2020 of May 31st 2020, Current Report No. 38/2020 of May 31st 2020 and Current Report No. 56/2020 of November 16th 2020, the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A.(the “Company”) announces that on November 16th 2020 the Company and its parent Grupa Azoty S.A. (the “Parent”, and jointly with the Company the “Original Sponsors”) performed their obligations under equity investment agreements executed in connection with the Polimery Police project (the “Transaction Documents”) (the “Project”) with Hyundai Engineering Co., Ltd. (“Hyundai”), Korea Overseas Infrastructure & Urban Development Corporation (“KIND”), and Grupa LOTOS S.A. (“Grupa LOTOS”) (jointly the “Co-Sponsors”).

In connection with the Project, on November 16th 2020 the Extraordinary General Meeting of Grupa Azoty Polyolefins S.A. (“GA Polyolefins”), a subsidiary of the Company, passed a resolution to increase GA Polyolefins’ share capital. In performance of their obligations under the Transaction Documents, on November 16th 2020 each of the Co-Sponsors entered into a subscription agreement with GA Polyolefins whereby Hyundai acquired 15,348,963 (fifteen million, three hundred and forty-eight thousand, nine hundred and sixty-three) Series G shares, KIND acquired 1,052,184 (one million, fifty-two thousand, one hundred and eighty-four) Series G shares, and Grupa LOTOS acquired 15,967,352 (fifteen million, nine hundred and sixty-seven thousand, three hundred and fifty-two) Series G shares. Following the execution of the subscription agreements, the Co-Sponsors made cash contributions to pay for the new shares in GA Polyolefins as follows: Hyundai paid GA Polyolefins USD 73,000,000 (equivalent to PLN 275,808,600, as translated at the NBP rate for November 16th 2020 (Table 223/A/NBP/2020 of November 16th 2020), KIND paid USD 5,000,000 (equivalent to PLN 18,891,000, as translated at the NBP rate for November 16th 2020 (Table 223/A/NBP/2020 of November 16th 2020), and Grupa LOTOS paid PLN 300,000,000. As a result, the shareholding structure of GA Polyolefins following registration of the share capital increase will be as follows: the Company will hold 34.41%, the Parent will hold directly 30.52%, Grupa Lotos will hold 17.3%, Huyndai will hold 16.63%, and KIND will hold 1.14% of the GA Polyolefins share capital, with these percentages corresponding both to the shareholders’ respective ownership interests in GA Polyolefins and to their shares in the total vote at the General Meeting of GA Polyolefins.

On November 16th 2020, the Extraordinary General Meeting of GA Polyolefins, a subsidiary of the Company, also passed a resolution to amend the Articles of Association of GA Polyolefins.

Following the registration of the amendments by the competent registry court, the corporate governance principles agreed in the shareholder agreement referred to in Current Report No. 38/2020 of May 31st 2020 will apply at GA Polyolefins.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

56/2020
16.11.2020 18:10
Current Report No. 56/2020
Share capital increase at subsidiary
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on November 16th 2020 the Extraordinary General Meeting of Grupa Azoty Polyolefins S.A., a subsidiary of the Company, (“GA Polyolefins”) passed a resolution to increase the share capital of GA Polyolefins through the issue of Series G ordinary shares and waiver of all shareholders’ pre-emptive rights with respect to all Series G shares.

The share capital of GA Polyolefins was increased by PLN 323,684,990.00 (three hundred and twenty-three million, six hundred and eighty-four thousand, nine hundred and ninety złoty) through the issue of 32,368,499 (thirty-two million, three hundred and sixty-eight thousand, four hundred and ninety-nine) new Series G registered shares with a par value of PLN 10 (ten złoty) per share (“Series G Shares”) to PLN 922,968,300.00 (nine hundred and twenty-two million, nine hundred and sixty-eight thousand, three hundred złoty). Series G Shares will be acquired through private placement by:

  1. Hyundai Engineering Co., Ltd of Seoul, South Korea (“Hyundai”), which will acquire 15,348,963 (fifteen million, three hundred and forty-eight thousand, nine hundred and sixty-three) Series G Shares;
  2. Korea Overseas Infrastructure & Urban Development Corporation of Seoul, South Korea (“KIND”), which will acquire 1,052,184 (one million, fifty-two thousand, one hundred and eighty-four) Series G Shares;
  3. Grupa LOTOS S.A. of Gdańsk, Poland (“Lotos”), which will acquire 15,967,352 (fifteen million, nine hundred and sixty-seven thousand, three hundred and fifty-two) Series G Shares.

The cash contributions to be made to pay for all Series G Shares will total PLN 594,699,600. The share premium of Series G Shares, of PLN 271,014,610, will be allocated to the statutory reserve funds of GA Polyolefins.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

55/2020
09.10.2020 17:20
Current Report No. 55/2020
Execution by Subsidiary of agreement to amend the EPC Contract
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

Further to Current Report No. 53/2020 of October 7th 2020, the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on October 9th 2020 Grupa Azoty Polyolefins S.A., a subsidiary of the Company and Grupa Azoty S.A. (the“Subsidiary”), executed an agreement to amend the turnkey engineering, procurement and construction contract for the Polimery Police project dated May 11th 2019 (the “EPC Contract”) (see Current Report No. 26/2019 of May 11th 2019) between the Subsidiary and Hyundai Engineering Co., Ltd. (the “Contractor”).

The amendment agreement provides, among other things, for a EUR 33.2m increase in the Contractor's remuneration and a three-month extension of the timescale for the Polimery Police project.

The Company's Management Board further announces that the conditions precedent to the execution of the amendment agreement, as specified in Current Report No. 53/2020 of October 7th 2020, i.e. securing relevant corporate approvals from the Subsidiary's Supervisory Board and General Meeting and amending the relevant investment and shareholders agreements (see Current Report No. 38/2020 of May 31st 2020), have been fulfilled.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

54/2020
07.10.2020 20:40
Current Report No. 54/2020
Execution of an intercreditor agreement and security documents by the Company and its subsidiary Grupa Azoty Polyolefins S.A.
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

Further to Current Report No. 37/2020 of May 31st 2020, the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on October 7th 2020 an intercreditor agreement (the “Intercreditor Agreement”) was concluded between Grupa Azoty Polyolefins S.A., a subsidiary of the Company and Grupa Azoty S.A. (“Grupa Azoty”) (the“Subsidiary”), and a syndicate of financial institutions comprising: Alior Bank S.A., Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego, Bank Ochrony Środowiska S.A., Bank Polska Kasa Opieki S.A. (“Bank Pekao”), BNP Paribas Bank Polska S.A., the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Europe) S.A. Poland Branch, mBank S.A., Powszechna Kasa Oszczędności Bank Polski S.A., Powszechny Zakład Ubezpieczeń S.A., Powszechny Zakład Ubezpieczeń na Życie S.A., PZU Fundusz Inwestycyjny Zamknięty Aktywów Niepublicznych BIS 2 and Santander Bank Polska S.A. (the “Syndicate”), as well as ICBC Standard Bank PLC, Grupa Azoty S.A., Hyundai Engineering Co., Ltd., Korea Overseas Infrastructure & Urban Development Corporation and Grupa LOTOS S.A.

The conclusion of the Intercreditor Agreement is another step in the process of securing the availability of senior debt financing for the implementation of the Polimery Police project (the “Project”) on a project finance basis. Debt financing to be made available for the implementation of the Project in the form of: (i) a EUR-denominated term facility of up to EUR 487,800,000; (ii) a USD-denominated term facility of up to USD 537,700,000; (iii) a VAT facility of up to PLN 150,000,000, and (iv) a working capital facility of up to USD 180,000,000 has been granted by the Syndicate under the credit facilities agreement of May 31st 2020 concluded between the Subsidiary as the borrower, the Syndicate as the lenders, and certain other parties (the „Credit Facilities Agreement”) (see Current Report No. 37/2020 of May 31st 2020). The conclusion of the Intercreditor Agreement is one of the conditions precedent to disbursement of funds under the Credit Facilities Agreement.

Other conditions precedent to disbursement of funds under the Credit Facilities Agreement include conclusion of relevant security documents as provided for therein. The Company’s Management Board announces that in performance of the relevant provisions of the Credit Facilities Agreement, on October 7th 2020 the Subsidiary and certain other obligors (including the Company) executed agreements and other documents providing, among other things, for: (i) the creation of registered and financial pledges over all shares in the Subsidiary held by the Company and Grupa Azoty; (ii) the creation of a registered floating charge over a variable pool of chattels and property rights forming part of the Subsidiary’s business; (iii) the creation of registered and financial pledges over receivables from bank accounts held by the Subsidiary; (iv) the grant of a power of attorney over bank accounts held by the Subsidiary; (v) the establishment of contractual mortgage over real property in Police owned or held in perpetual usufruct by the Subsidiary; (vi) the execution by the Subsidiary, the Company and Grupa Azoty of notarial deeds on submission to enforcement; (vii) security assignment of the Subsidiary’s rights and claims under insurance and other relevant contracts; and (viii) security assignment of rights and claims under subordinated loans to the Subsidiary (including under subordinated loans from the Company and Grupa Azoty and the support loan guarantee agreement between the Company, Grupa Azoty, the Subsidiary and Bank Pekao).

The registered pledges and floating charge will be created upon entry in the register of pledges. The mortgage will be established upon entry in the land and mortgage register. All filings required for the entries will be made as soon as practicable. All of the above security interests have been created in favour of Bank Pekao, which acts as the security agent.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

53/2020
07.10.2020 16:09
Current Report No. 53/2020
Adoption by the Management Board of the subsidiary Grupa Azoty Polyolefins S.A. of a resolution on conditional conclusion of an agreement to amend the EPC Contract
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on October 7th 2020 the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Polyolefins S.A., a subsidiary of the Company and Grupa Azoty S.A. (the“Subsidiary”), adopted a resolution on the conditional conclusion of an agreement to amend the turnkey engineering, procurement and construction contract for the Polimery Police Project dated May 11th 2019 (the “EPC Contract”) (see Current Report No. 26/2019 of May 11th 2019) between the Subsidiary and Hyundai Engineering Co., Ltd. (the “Contractor”).

The amendment agreement provides, among other things, for a EUR 33.2m increase in the Contractor’s remuneration; and a three-month extension of the timescale for the Polimery Police project.

The Company’s Management Board would also like to point out that pursuant to the resolution, execution of the amendment agreement is conditional upon and subject to securing relevant corporate approvals from the Subsidiary’s governing bodies and amending the relevant investment and shareholders agreements (see Current Report No. 38/2020 of May 31st 2020).

Execution of the agreement to amend the EPC Contract will be promptly announced by the Company in a separate current report.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

52/2020
26.08.2020 13:32
Current Report No. 52/2020
Shareholders holding 5% or more of voting rights at Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. Extraordinary General Meeting convened for August 24th 2020
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Legal basis: Art. 70.3 of the Act on Public Offering – Shareholders holding 5% or more of voting rights at General Meeting 

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) publishes a list of shareholders holding 5% or more of total voting rights at the Company’s Extraordinary General Meeting (the “EGM”) convened for August 24th 2020, specifying the number of votes conferred by the shares held by each shareholder, and their percentage share in the voting rights represented at the EGM and in total voting rights.

Shareholder Grupa Azoty S.A.
Number of shares at the EGM: 78,051,500
Number of voting rights at the EGM: 78,051,500
Percentage share in voting rights represented at the EGM: 65.80%
Percentage share in total voting rights: 62.86%

Shareholder Agencja Rozwoju Przemysłu S.A.
Number of shares at the EGM: 16,299,649
Number of voting rights at the EGM: 16,299,649
Percentage share in voting rights represented at the EGM: 13.74%
Percentage share in total voting rights: 13.13%

Shareholder Otwarty Fundusz Emerytalny PZU Złota Jesień
Number of shares at the EGM: 15,000,000
Number of voting rights at the EGM: 15,000,000
Percentage share in voting rights represented at the EGM: 12.65%
Percentage share in total voting rights: 12.08%

Shareholder State Treasury
Number of shares at the EGM: 9,271,222
Number of voting rights at the EGM: 9,271,222
Percentage share in voting rights represented at the EGM: 7.82%
Percentage share in total voting rights: 7.47%

Legal basis: Art. 70.3 of the Act on Public Offering, Conditions Governing the Introduction of Financial Instruments to Organised Trading, and Public Companies of July 29th 2005 (consolidated text: Dz.U. of 2019, item 623, as amended)

51/2020
24.08.2020 20:42
Current Report No. 51/2020
Resolutions passed by Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police’s Extraordinary General Meeting on August 24th 2020
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act – Current and periodic information

Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) publishes, attached hereto, the resolutions passed by the Company’s Extraordinary General Meeting on September 23rd 2020, together with the results of voting on the resolutions and the documents being the subject thereof.

At the Extraordinary General Meeting, none of the shareholders raised an objection to be recorded in the minutes.

Legal basis: Par. 19.1.6 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state, dated March 29th 2018 (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

50/2020
24.08.2020 20:33
Current Report No. 50/2020
Appointment of Chairman of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A.’s Supervisory Board
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act - Current and periodic information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on August 24th 2020 the Extraordinary General Meeting of the Company resolved to appoint Mr Mirosław Kozłowski, Deputy Chairman of the Company's Supervisory Board, as Chairman of the Company's Supervisory Board.

The resolution became effective as of its date. 

Mr Mirosław Kozłowski was appointed to the Company's Supervisory Board on June 25th 2019, as announced by the Company in Current Reports No. 35/2019 and No. 36/2019 of June 25th 2019.

Brief descriptions of the newly appointed Chairman of the Supervisory Board’s educational background, qualifications, previously held positions and employment records, were provided by the Company in Current Reports No. 35/2019 and No. 36/2019 of June 25th 2019.

Legal basis: Par. 5.5 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation of March 29th 2018 on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757). 

49/2020
24.08.2020 20:30
Current Report No. 49/2020
Appointment of Member of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A.’s Supervisory Board
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act - Current and periodic information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on August 24th 2020 the Extraordinary General Meeting of the Company resolved to appoint Mr Paweł Waldemar Bakun to the Company's Supervisory Board of the eight joint term of office as its Deputy Chairman.

The resolution became effective as of its date.

The Management Board also announces that the newly appointed Member of the Supervisory Board has made a representation to the effect that he is not engaged in any activities competing with the Company’s business and that he is not a partner or a shareholder in any competing partnership or company, or a member of a governing body of any other competing legal entity.

The representation also includes a statement that the newly appointed Member of the Supervisory Board is not entered in the Register of Insolvent Debtors maintained pursuant to the Act on the National Court Register.

Brief descriptions of the newly appointed member’s educational background, qualifications, previously held positions and employment records are attached to this report.

Legal basis: Par. 5.5 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation of March 29th 2018 on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757). 

48/2020
04.08.2020 14:18
Current Report No. 48/2020
Court registration of share capital increase at subsidiary
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

Further to Current Reports No. 30/2020 of May 21st 2020, No. 31/2020 of May 22nd 2020 and No. 22/2020 of February 18th 2020, the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on August 3rd 2020 the District Court for Szczecin-Centrum in Szczecin, 13th Commercial Division of the National Court Register, registered an increase in the share capital of the Company's subsidiary Grupa Azoty Polyolefins S.A. of Police (“GA Polyolefins”).

Following the registration, the share capital of PGA Polyolefins was increased from PLN 467,339,000 to PLN 599,283,310. Currently, the total number of shares of all issues is 59,928,331 (previously: 46,733,900). Their par value is PLN 10 per share.

As a result of the share capital increase, the number of shares held by the Company rose from 24,768,967 to 31,762,015 shares with a par value of PLN 10 per share and total value of PLN 317,620,150.

At present, the Company's interest in the share capital of GA Polyolefins is 53.00%. The other shareholder in the subsidiary is Grupa Azoty S.A.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

47/2020
31.07.2020 17:25
Current Report No. 47/2020
Selected estimated consolidated financial results of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. for Q2 2020
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) publishes the estimated selected consolidated financial results of the Company’s Group for Q2 2020:


Revenue: PLN 567.0m
EBITDA: PLN 56.4m
Net profit: PLN 6.8m


The amounts presented above are estimates and may be subject to change. The final figures will be published in the H1 2020 report on September 10th 2020.

The Company’s Management Board resolved to publish the estimated consolidated results following publication by the parent Grupa Azoty S.A. of Q2 2020 estimated consolidated financial results of the Grupa Azoty Group.

The Company’s Management Board believes this information to be material as the delivered performance significantly exceeded market expectations.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

46/2020
28.07.2020 21:27
Current Report No. 46/2020
Draft resolutions for Grupa Azoty Police Extraordinary General Meeting convened for August 24th 2020.
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act - Current and periodic information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (“Company”) publishes, attached hereto, the draft resolutions and documents, relevant to the resolutions to be voted on and not published earlier, to be considered by the Extraordinary General Meeting convened for August 24th 2020.

Legal basis: Par. 19.1.2 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state, dated March 29th 2018 (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

45/2020
28.07.2020 21:20
Current Report No. 45/2020
Notice of Extraordinary General Meeting of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act - Current and periodic information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”), entered in the Business Register of the National Court Register by the District Court for Szczecin-Centrum in Szczecin, 13th Commercial Division of the National Court Register, under No. KRS 0000015501, Tax Identification Number NIP: 851-02-05-573, share capital of PLN 1,241,757,680 (paid up in full), acting pursuant to Art. 398, Art. 399.1, Art. 400.1, Art. 402[1] and Art. 402[2] of the Commercial Companies Code as well as Art. 39.1.3) of the Company’s Articles of Association, hereby convenes an Extraordinary General Meeting of the Company, to commence at 12.00 noon on August 24th 2020, at the Company’s registered office in Police, ul. Kuźnicka 1, Room 24a (ground floor) in the Main Office Building S-6.

The total number of shares in the Company is 124,175,768. As at the date of this notice, that is July 28th 2020, the shares confer 124,175,768 voting rights.

The Extraordinary General Meeting is being convened at the request of Grupa Azoty S.A. of Tarnów, as a shareholder representing at least one-twentieth of the Company’s share capital, submitted on July 23rd 2020 in accordance with Art. 400.1 of the Commercial Companies Code and Art. 39.1.3 of the Company’s Articles of Association. The requesting shareholder has also proposed that the following items be included on the Meeting’s agenda:

  1. Resolution to adopt the ‘Remuneration Policy for members of the Management Board and Supervisory Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A.’
  2. Resolution to change the composition of the Supervisory Board.
  3. Resolution to appoint the Chairperson of the Supervisory Board.

Agenda:

  1. Opening of the Extraordinary General Meeting.
  2. Appointment of the Chairperson of the General Meeting.
  3. Confirmation that the Meeting has been properly convened and has the capacity to pass resolutions.
  4. Adoption of the agenda.
  5. Appointment of the Ballot Counting Committee.
  6. Resolution to adopt the ‘Remuneration Policy for members of the Management Board and Supervisory Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A.’
  7. Resolution to change the composition of the Supervisory Board.
  8. Resolution to appoint the Chairperson of the Supervisory Board.
  9. Resolution to grant consent for legal transactions which could result in disposal of the Company’s non-current assets with a market value exceeding 5% of the Company’s total assets, as provided for in the assumptions for the Share Pledge Agreement and the Assignment Agreement.
  10. Closing of the Meeting.

Right to participate in the General Meeting

According to Art. 406[1].1 of the Commercial Companies Code, only persons registered as Company shareholders sixteen days before the date of the General Meeting (the record date for the Extraordinary General Meeting), i.e. as at August 8th 2020, have the right to participate in the Extraordinary General Meeting.

In order to participate in the Extraordinary General Meeting, holders of rights under bearer shares in book-entry form must request the entity maintaining their securities accounts – no earlier than July 28th 2020 and no later than on the first weekday following the record date for the Extraordinary General Meeting, that is no later than August 10th 2020 – to issue personal certificates confirming their right to participate in the Extraordinary General Meeting of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. Records drawn up on the basis of such certificates confirming the shareholders’ rights to participate in the Extraordinary General Meeting will be submitted to the entity operating the depository for securities in accordance with the Act on Trading in Financial Instruments.

A list of shareholders entitled to participate in the Extraordinary General Meeting will be displayed at the Company’s registered office in Police, ul. Kuźnicka 1, the Main Office Building S-6, Room 137, between 8.00am and 3.00pm, for three weekdays prior to the date of the Extraordinary General Meeting, i.e. on August 19th, August 20th and August 21st 2020. A shareholder may request to be delivered the list of shareholders free of charge via electronic mail, by providing an email address to which the list should be delivered. Such request may be submitted in electronic form to the Company’s dedicated email address ##lpact.edaxrt#at#vgjeppodin.rdb##.

Right to participate in the Extraordinary General Meeting through a proxy

Shareholders may participate in the Extraordinary General Meeting of the Company and exercise their voting rights personally or through a proxy. Persons acting on behalf of legal persons should present valid excerpts from relevant registers specifying persons authorised to represent the legal persons.

A proxy may exercise all the rights of a shareholder at the Extraordinary General Meeting unless the power of proxy states otherwise. A proxy may grant further powers of proxy if permitted to do so under their power of proxy. A proxy may represent multiple shareholders and vote the shares of each shareholder differently. A shareholder whose shares are registered in more than one securities account may appoint a separate proxy to exercise the rights attached to the shares registered in each account. A shareholder whose shares are registered in an omnibus account may appoint separate proxies to exercise the rights attached to shares registered in that account.

A power of proxy to participate in the Extraordinary General Meeting of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. and exercise voting rights must be in writing or electronic form. As of the date of this notice, a form of electronic power of proxy is made available by the Company for downloading from https://zchpolice.grupaazoty.com. The grant of a power of proxy in electronic form must be notified to the Company by means of electronic communication. Along with a notification of granting a power of proxy in electronic form, the shareholder must send in scanned copies of the granted power of proxy, ID cards, passports or other documents enabling identification of the shareholder as the principal and of the appointed proxy. Where the power of proxy is granted by a legal person or an organisation referred to in Art. 33[1]of the Civil Code, a scanned copy of the principal’s entry in the relevant register must also be submitted. Where the proxy is a legal person or an organisation referred to in Art. 33[1]of the Civil Code, a scanned copy of the proxy’s entry in the relevant register must also be submitted. Any documents submitted via electronic means and originally prepared in a foreign language should be accompanied by their certified translations into Polish. All such documents should be sent in to: ##lpact.edaxrt#at#vgjeppodin.rdb##. Together with a notification of granting a power of proxy, the shareholder sends in an email address through which the Company will be able to communicate with the shareholder and the proxy. The Company may take appropriate steps to identify the shareholder and the proxy. The identification procedure may involve contacting the shareholder and the proxy via a return electronic message or a return call to confirm that the power of proxy has actually been granted. A power of proxy in electronic form does not need to be signed with a qualified electronic signature.

The procedure for identifying the principal applies accordingly to a notice of revoking a power of proxy. Proxy appointment or revocation notifications which are not compliant with the requirements set out above have no legal effect with respect to the Company.

It is the shareholder who decides on the way of granting a power of proxy and the Company is not liable for any errors in filled-in forms or actions by the holders of powers of proxy. Sending in the above documents in electronic form does not release the proxy from the obligation to produce his/her identification documents when the attendance list of persons authorised to participate in the Extraordinary General Meeting of the Company is being prepared.

Shareholders’ right to request that a certain matter be placed on the agenda of the Extraordinary General Meeting

A shareholder or shareholders representing at least one-twentieth of the Company’s share capital may request that certain matters be placed on the agenda of the Extraordinary General Meeting. Such request, along with a statement of reasons or draft resolution concerning the proposed agenda item, should be submitted to the Company’s Management Board at least 21 days prior to the scheduled date of the Extraordinary General Meeting, that is by August 3rd 2020. Such request may be submitted in electronic form to the Company’s dedicated email address ##lpact.edaxrt#at#vgjeppodin.rdb##. or in writing to the following address: Zarząd Grupy Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A., ul. Kuźnicka 1, 72-010 Police, Poland.

Shareholders’ right to propose draft resolutions

A shareholder or shareholders representing at least one-twentieth of the share capital may submit draft resolutions, prior to the scheduled date of the Extraordinary General Meeting, on matters which have been placed or which are to be placed on the agenda. Such draft resolutions may be submitted in electronic form to the Company’s dedicated email address ##lpact.edaxrt#at#vgjeppodin.rdb##. or in writing to the following address: Zarząd Grupy Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A., ul. Kuźnicka 1, 72-010 Police, Poland.

During the Extraordinary General Meeting, each shareholder may submit draft resolutions concerning items on the agenda. Such draft resolutions should be in Polish.

Electronic communications

The Management Board of the Company does not provide for the possibility of participating in the Extraordinary General Meeting or taking the floor by means of electronic communication. The Management Board does not permit the exercise of voting rights by postal ballot or electronic means.

Access to documents

The documents to be presented to the Extraordinary General Meeting, including draft resolutions, will be available at the Company’s registered office and on the Company’s website at https://zchpolice.grupaazoty.com/relacje-inwestorskie/walne-zgromadzenia from the date of convening the Extraordinary General Meeting. Additionally, the draft resolutions and any previously unpublished documents pertaining to matters to be dealt with, and to resolutions to be voted on, at the General Meeting will be published pursuant to the Minister of Finance’s Regulation on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state, dated March 29th 2018 (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

Any comments from the Company’s Management Board or Supervisory Board concerning matters placed on the agenda of the Extraordinary General Meeting or matters to be placed on the agenda before the date of the Extraordinary General Meeting will be published on the Company’s website promptly after they are prepared.

Corporate website

Information concerning the Extraordinary General Meeting is available in the Investor Relations/General Meeting of Shareholders section of the Company’s website https://zchpolice.grupaazoty.com

INFORMATION ON PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONVENING OF THE GENERAL MEETING OF GRUPA AZOTY ZAKŁADY CHEMICZNE POLICE S.A.

Pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council (GDPR), Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) wishes to advise you that in connection with the convening of the Company’s Extraordinary General Meeting (the “EGM”) the Company will process the personal data of Company shareholders, their proxies authorised to vote and other persons authorised to exercise voting rights at the EGM (jointly referred to as the “Shareholders” or “you”), as well as personal data disclosed during the Meeting.

Therefore, the Company states that:

a. The controller of the collected personal data is Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. of Police; you can contact the Company by email at ##xds.edaxrt#at#vgjeppodin.rdb## or by traditional mail at: Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A., ul. Kuźnicka 1,
72-010 Police, Poland
b. For matters related to the protection of personal data at the Company, you can contact the Data Protection Officer by email at: ##xds.edaxrt#at#vgjeppodin.rdb## or by traditional mail at: Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A., ul. Kuźnicka 1, 72-010 Police, Poland;
c. The data will be processed for the following purposes: compliance by the Company with its legal obligations under the Commercial Companies Code, imposed on it as a public company in connection with the convening of the EGM[1], allowing the Shareholders to exercise their rights in relation to the Company, as well as establishment, exercise or defence of any legal claims by the Company;
d. The Company processes (i) personal data identifying the Shareholder, such as the first name, surname, address of residence or address for correspondence and Personal Identification Number (PESEL), (ii) data included in powers of attorney/proxy, (iii) data on shares held and rights attached to them, such as: the number, type and serial numbers of shares and number of voting rights conferred by such shares, and (iv) where Shareholders contact the Company via email – their email address;
e. Shareholders’ personal data may be collected by the Company from entities operating the securities depository, and from other Shareholders – with respect to the data included in powers of proxy;
f. The legal basis for the processing of your personal data by the Company is:

  • Article 6(1)(c) of GDPR – legal obligations under the Commercial Companies Code regarding: preparation and storage of lists of shareholders and lists of attendance at the EGM; enabling Shareholders to exercise their voting rights through a proxy; and enabling Shareholders to exercise their rights in relation to the Company (e.g. proposing that certain matters be placed on the agenda);
  • Article 6.1.(f) of GDPR – legitimate interests of the Company: (i) enabling contact with Shareholders and verifying their identities and (ii) enforcement of or defence of any legal claims;

g. Recipients of the personal data include entities providing hosting services for IT tools used for the purpose of contacting Shareholders, entities providing document archiving services, and other Shareholders – with respect to making the list of shareholders available for inspection in accordance with Art. 407 of the Commercial Companies Code;
h. Personal data included in the lists of shareholders, attendance lists and powers of proxy will be stored for the period of the Company’s existence, and may afterwards be transferred to an entity designated to store documents in accordance with the Commercial Companies Code; Personal data related to email contact will be stored for a period allowing the Company to demonstrate its compliance with obligations imposed by the Commercial Companies Code and for a period of prescription of any potential claims of the Company or against the Company, not longer than six years;
i. Where data is provided directly to the Company, provision of data is required by the Commercial Companies Code and in order to enable verification of a Shareholder’s identity, and failure to provide such data precludes the Shareholder from participating in the EGM; provision of the email address is voluntary but required to enable email contact between the Company and the Shareholder, with failure to provide it precluding such email contact;
j. You have the right to request access to your personal data and to demand its rectification, erasure or restriction of its processing, right to object to processing of the data, as well as the right to data portability; you should bear in mind that these rights are not absolute and that the applicable laws and regulations provide for certain exceptions as to when they may be exercised;

You may lodge a complaint with the President of the Data Protection Authority in the event of any irregularities in the processing of your personal data.

Legal basis: Par. 19.1.1 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state, dated March 29th 2018 (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).


[1] In particular, Art. 401, 407, 410 and 412 of the Commercial Companies Code.

44/2020
20.07.2020 13:45
Current Report No. 44/2020
Suspension of Management Board Member
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The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that, at its meeting held on July 20th 2020, the Company’s Supervisory Board resolved to suspend Ms Anna Tarocińska from duties as a Member of the Company’s Management Board, for valid reasons, including the need to protect the confidentiality of information, the secrecy of a prosecutorial investigation and the Company’s business secrets, in connection with proceedings conducted by the District Prosecutor’s Office in Szczecin, case No: RP I Ds. 78.2016.

The circumstances reported above have no significant impact on the Company’s situation, in particular the capacity of its governing bodies to operate, or compliance of those bodies’ composition with the applicable laws and the Company’s Articles of Association.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR (Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

43/2020
29.06.2020 18:02
Current Report No. 43/2020
Resignation by Chairman of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A.’s Supervisory Board
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act - Current and periodic information

Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on June 29th 2020 Mariusz Kądziołka resigned from his position as Chairman and Member of the Company’s Supervisory Board, with effect from July 2nd 2020.

Mr Kądziołka did not state the reasons for his resignation, but the resignation meets a condition for his appointment to the Company’s Management Board of the 8th joint term of office as of July 3rd 2020, as announced by the Company in Current Report No. 34/2020 of May 28th 2020.

Legal basis: Par. 5.4 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state, dated March 29th 2018 (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

42/2020
29.06.2020 17:47
Current Report No. 42/2020
Shareholders holding 5% or more of voting rights at Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A.’s Annual General Meeting convened for June 26th 2020
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Legal basis: Art. 70.3 of the Act on Public Offering – Shareholders holding 5% or more of voting rights at General Meeting

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) publishes a list of shareholders holding 5% or more of total voting rights at the Company’s Annual General Meeting convened for June 26th 2020, specifying the number of votes conferred by the shares held by each shareholder, and their percentage share in the voting rights represented at the Annual General Meeting and in total voting rights.

Shareholder Grupa Azoty S.A.
Number of shares at the AGM: 78,051,500
Number of voting rights at the AGM: 78,051,500
Percentage share in voting rights represented at the AGM: 65.80%
Percentage share in total voting rights: 62.86%

Shareholder Agencja Rozwoju Przemysłu S.A.
Number of shares at the AGM: 16,299,649
Number of voting rights at the AGM: 16,299,649
Percentage share in voting rights represented at the AGM: 13.74%
Percentage share in total voting rights: 13.13%

Shareholder Otwarty Fundusz Emerytalny PZU Złota Jesień
Number of shares at the AGM: 15,000,000
Number of voting rights at the AGM: 15,000,000
Percentage share in voting rights represented at the AGM: 12.65%
Percentage share in total voting rights: 12.08%

Shareholder State Treasury
Number of shares at the AGM: 9,271,222
Number of voting rights at the AGM: 9,271,222
Percentage share in voting rights represented at the AGM: 7.82%
Percentage share in total voting rights: 7.47%

Legal basis: Art. 70.3 of the Act on Public Offering, Conditions Governing the Introduction of Financial Instruments to Organised Trading, and Public Companies of July 29th 2005 (consolidated text: Dz.U. of 2019, item 623, as amended)

41/2020
26.06.2020 17:33
Current Report No. 41/2020
Resolutions passed by Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police’s Annual General Meeting on June 26th 2020
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act – Current and periodic information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) publishes, attached hereto, the resolutions passed by the Company’s Annual General Meeting on June 26th 2020, together with the results of voting on the resolutions.

The documents voted on at the Annual General Meeting have been posted on the Company’s website https://zchpolice.grupaazoty.com/relacje-inwestorskie/walne-zgromadzenia, and they have also been published by the Company with its separate and consolidated full-year reports and attached to Current Reports No. 36/2020 of May 29th 2020 and No. 39/2020 of June 2nd 2020.

The proposed resolution to appoint a Supervisory Board member (item 13 of the agenda) became moot and was not voted on as no nominations of candidates had been received.

At the Annual General Meeting, none of the shareholders raised an objection to be recorded in the minutes.

Legal basis: Par. 19.1.6 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state, dated March 29th 2018 (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

40/2020
05.06.2020 21:34
Current Report No. 40/2020
New item added to agenda of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police’s Annual General Meeting at shareholder’s request
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act - Current and periodic information

Further to Current Report No. 35/2020 of May 29th 2020, the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on June 5th 2020 it received a request from the shareholder Otwarty Fundusz Emerytalny PZU Złota Jesień (an open-end pension fund), made under Art. 401.1 of the Commercial Companies Code, to include the following item on the agenda of the Annual General Meeting convened for June 26th 2020:

“Voting on a resolution to appoint a member of the Company’s Supervisory Board.”

The shareholder has also submitted a draft resolution concerning the proposed agenda item, which is attached as an appendix to this report.

Pursuant to Art. 401.2 of the Commercial Companies Code, the Company’s Management Board announces that the agenda of the Annual General Meeting has been changed by adding item 13. The existing item 13 “Closing of the Meeting” has been renumbered as item 14.

The agenda of the Company’s Annual General Meeting convened for June 26th 2020, incorporating the change specified above, is as follows:

Agenda of the Meeting:

  1. Opening of the Annual General Meeting.
  2. Appointment of the Chairperson of the General Meeting.
  3. Confirmation that the General Meeting has been properly convened and has the capacity to pass resolutions.
  4. Adoption of the agenda.
  5. Appointment of the Ballot Counting Committee.
  6. Review of the Supervisory Board’s reports on:
    1. assessment of the separate financial statements, consolidated financial statements, Directors’ report on the operations in 2019, and Management Board’s proposal regarding allocation of the net profit for the financial year 2019;
    2. activities of the Supervisory Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. as the Company’s governing body in the period January 1st–December 31st 2019; 
    3. assessment of the Company’s condition in the period January 1st–December 31st 2019, including evaluation of its internal control and risk management systems, compliance and internal audit function;
    4. assessment of the Company’s fulfilment of disclosure requirements relating to compliance with the adopted corporate governance rules in the period January 1st–December 31st 2019;
    5. assessment of the rationale of the sponsorship, charity or similar policies pursued by the Company in the period January 1st–December 31st 2019.
  7. Review and approval of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A.’s full-year separate financial statements for the 12 months ended December 31st 2019.
  8. Review and approval of the Grupa Azoty Police Group’s full-year consolidated financial statements for the 12 months ended December 31st 2019.
  9. Review and approval of the Directors’ Report on the Company’s operations in 2019.
  10. Voting on a resolution on allocation of the net profit for the financial year 2019.
  11. Voting on resolutions to grant discharge from liability to members of the Company’s Management Board in respect of their performance of duties in 2019.
  12. Voting on resolutions to grant discharge from liability to members of the Company’s Supervisory Board in respect of their performance of duties in 2019.
  13. Voting on a resolution to appoint a member of the Company’s Supervisory Board.
  14. Closing of the Meeting.

Legal basis: Par. 19.1.3 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state, dated March 29th 2018 (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

39/2020
02.06.2020 15:33
Current Report No. 39/2020
Supplementary document to be discussed at Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A.’s Annual General Meeting convened for June 26th 2020
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act – Current and periodic information

Further to Current Report No. 36/2020 of May 29th 2020, the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”), in connection with the Annual General Meeting convened for June 26th 2020 (the “AGM”), publishes, attached hereto, a document that is supplemental to the materials relating to item 10 of the agenda of the Annual General Meeting ‘Voting on a resolution on allocation of the net profit for the financial year 2019.’

The supplementary document referred to above will be published on the Company’s website.

Legal basis: Par. 19.1.2 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state, dated March 29th 2018 (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

38/2020
31.05.2020 23:11
Current Report No. 38/2020
The execution of transaction documentation concerning the terms and conditions of equity investment and financing of the Polimery Police project with Grupa Lotos S.A., Hyundai Engineering Co., Ltd and Korea Overseas Infrastructure & Urban Development Corporation
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Legal grounds: Article 17 (1) of the MAR – confidential information

With reference to current reports no. 21/2019 of 26 April 2019, no. 57/2019 of 31 October 2019, no. 67/2019 of 22 November 2019, no. 64/2019 of 8 December 2019, no. 71/2019 of 13 December 2019, no. 77/2019 of 23 December 2019 and no. 37/2020 of 31 May 2020, the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne “Police” S.A. (hereinafter: the “Issuer”) would like to inform you that, on 31 May 2020, the Issuer, the Issuer’s dominant entity – Grupa Azoty S.A. (hereinafter: the “Dominant Entity”, and jointly with the Issuer - the “Original Sponsors”) and the Original Sponsors’ subsidiary  – Grupa Azoty Polyolefins S.A. (hereinafter: “Polyolefins”) concluded agreements with Grupa Lotos S.A. (“Grupa Lotos”), Hyundai Engineering Co., Ltd (hereinafter: “Hyundai”) and Korea Overseas Infrastructure & Urban Development Corporation (hereinafter: “KIND”, jointly with Grupa Lotos and Hyundai - the “Co-Sponsors”, and jointly with the Original Sponsors and Polyolefins - the “Parties”), concerning the terms and conditions of equity investment and subordinated debt financing (“Transaction Documentation”) in connection with Polyolefins developing an investment project known as “Polimery Police” (hereinafter: the “Project”).

The following agreements were executed as part of the Transaction Documentation: (i) an investment agreement between the Original Sponsors, Polyolefins and Grupa Lotos; (ii) a loan agreement between Polyolefins and Grupa Lotos; (iii) an investment agreement between the Original Sponsors, Polyolefins, Hyundai and KIND; (iv) a loan agreement between Polyolefins and KIND; (v) a loan agreement between the Issuer and Polyolefins; (vi) a loan agreement between the Dominant Entity and Polyolefins and (vii) a shareholders’ agreement between all the Parties.

Based on the Transaction Documentation, Grupa Lotos undertook to invest in the Project the total amount of PLN 500,000,000 (hereinafter: “Lotos’s Investment”) by: (a) contributing cash in the total amount of PLN 300,000,000 to cover the increased share capital of Polyolefins and take up new shares in Polyolefins, and (b) providing a subordinated loan to Polyolefins in the amount of PLN 200,000,000. Also, Hyundai undertook to invest a total of USD 73,000,000 in the Project (hereinafter: “Hyundai’s Investment”) by contributing cash to cover the increased share capital of Polyolefins and take up new shares in Polyolefins, and KIND undertook to invest a total of USD 57,000,000 in the Project (hereinafter: “KIND’s Investment”, and jointly with Lotos’s Investment and Hyundai's Investment - “Co-Sponsors’ Investment”) by (i) contributing cash in the amount of USD 5,000,000 to cover the increased share capital of Polyolefins and take up new shares in Polyolefins, and (ii) providing a subordinated loan to Polyolefins in the amount of USD 52,000,000.

By the date of this report, the Original Sponsors have contributed the amount of PLN 523,760,114.55 into Polyolefins as an equity contribution to cover the shares they take up in Polyolefins, namely, the Issuer has contributed PLN 304,110,784.55 and the Dominant Entity has contributed PLN 219,649,330. Based on the Transaction Documentation, the Original Sponsors additionally undertook to: (i) contribute additional equity to Polyolefins up to the maximum amount of PLN 278,545,884.65 (the Issuer’s undertaking); (ii) contribute additional equity to Polyolefins up to the maximum amount of PLN 297,046,245.70 (the Dominant Entity’s undertaking); and (ii) provide loans in the total amount of PLN 732,901,520.00, including PLN 388,437,782.00 from the Issuer and PLN 344,463,738.00 from the Dominant Entity (the “Original Sponsors’ Investment”).

The performance of the Co-Sponsors’ undertakings under the Co-Sponsors’ Investment (“Closing”) is conditional upon the fulfilment of the conditions precedent agreed in the Transaction Documentation, including, without limitation: the Initial Sponsors contributing funds to cover the Initial Sponsors’ Investment, the execution of the senior facility agreement with a syndicate of banks (“Debt Financing Agreement”) and the fulfilment of certain conditions precedent stipulated in the Debt Financing Agreement.

According to the provisions of the Transaction Documentation, the target shareholding structure of Polyolefins will be as follows: the Original Sponsors will hold a total of 64.93% of the shares, including the Issuer holding 34.41% and the Dominant Entity holding directly 30.52%; Grupa Lotos will hold 17.3% of the shares; Hyundai will hold 16.63% of the shares and KIND will hold 1.14% of the shares. These percentages will represent both the share in the Company’s share capital and the total number of votes in Polyolefins’ General Meeting.

The Parties agreed that the lock-up period in which Hyundai and KIND cannot sell shares in Polyolefins (with certain exceptions) will continue until the lapse of 3 years from the Project completion date, and in the case of Lotos – until the full repayment of the debt under the Debt Financing Agreement, but no longer than until 15 December 2035. The Parties also agreed a procedure for the sale by the Co-Sponsors of shares in Polyolefins after the expiry of the agreed lock-up periods.

Under the Transaction Documentation, the Original Sponsors may conduct a public offering after the expiry of the lock-up period. Also, the Parties agreed on a put option for Hyundai and KIND to sell to the Original Sponsors, and a call option for the Original Sponsors to buy from Hyundai, in each case in relation to Polyolefins shares with a total value (calculated on the basis of the price originally paid by Hyundai and KIND for such shares) not exceeding USD 70,000,000, for the same amount expressed in USD, in the case of the put option – additionally reduced by all dividends paid to Hyundai and KIND. The Parties agreed that the options will expire on 31 December 2035, at the latest.

In the shareholders’ agreement, the Parties agreed the rules of corporate governance in Polyolefins. Under the shareholders’ agreement, the Management Board of Polyolefins will consist of 1 to 5 members elected by the Supervisory Board for a co-extensive 3-year term of office. The person nominated by the Original Sponsor holding the greater number of shares should be appointed by the Supervisory Board as President of the Management Board of Polyolefins. The Polyolefins Supervisory Board will consist of 5 to 7 members elected for a co-extensive 3-year term of office. Members of the Supervisory Board will be appointed as follows: the Original Sponsor holding the greater number of shares has the right to appoint 2 to 3 members of the Supervisory Board, including the Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board, and the Original Sponsor holding the smaller number of shares has the right to appoint 1 to 2 members of the Supervisory Board, including the Chairman of the Supervisory Board. As long as Grupa Lotos holds at least 3% of the shares in Polyolefins, Grupa Lotos will have the right to appoint one member of the Supervisory Board. As long as Hyundai and KIND jointly hold at least 3% of the shares in Polyolefins, Hyundai and KIND will have the right to jointly appoint one member of the Supervisory Board. Also, the Parties have agreed a list of reserved matters requiring the consent of the Supervisory Board, including those that require the affirmative votes of the members appointed by the Co-Sponsors. The shareholders’ agreement also defines the list of matters reserved for the decision of the General Meeting requiring a qualified majority of 83% of the affirmative votes at the General Meeting. The list of reserved matters does not differ from the market standards adopted for transactions of this kind. The Parties have also agreed the rules of voting on the individual matters.

The Transaction Documentation provides for liquidated damages for breaching the essential contractual provisions, including both liquidated damages due from the Initial Sponsors and those reserved for the Initial Sponsors or Polyolefins, typical for this type of transaction. The amount of liquidated damages depends on the significance of a given breach. Individual agreements concluded as part of the Transaction Documentation establish the maximum liability for most of the obligations of the Original Sponsors and Polyolefins towards the Co-sponsors, typical for this type of transactions.

Based on the Transaction Documentation, until the Closing date, Grupa Lotos, Hyundai and KIND have the right to withdraw from the Transaction if an event or circumstances occur that have or may have a material adverse impact on, inter alia, the Project or the financial condition of Polyolefins and make it impossible to implement the Project on the agreed terms.

The Issuer will provide information about the subsequent stages of equity financing of the Project, including the Closing, in separate current reports.

Legal grounds: Article 17 section 1 of the Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council (EU) No. 596/2014 of 16 April 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (Official Journal of the European Union of 12 June 2014, No. L 173/1 as amended).

37/2020
31.05.2020 22:45
Current Report No. 37/2020
Execution of the facilities agreement for the financing of the Polimery Police project with a syndicate of Polish and international financial institutions
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Legal grounds: Article 17 (1) of the MAR – confidential information               

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne “Police” S.A. (hereinafter: the “Issuer”) would like to inform you that on 31 May 2020, the Issuer’s and Grupa Azoty S.A.’s subsidiary – Grupa Azoty Polyolefins S.A. (hereinafter: “Polyolefins”) signed a facilities agreement for the purpose of obtaining senior debt financing necessary for Polyolefins to implement the “Polimery Police” project (“Project”).

The facilities agreement was executed between Polyolefins and a consortium of financial institutions consisting of: Alior Bank S.A., Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego, Bank Ochrony Środowiska S.A., Bank Polska Kasa Opieki S.A. (the bank coordinating the Project financing transaction), BNP Paribas Bank Polska S.A., the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Europe) S.A. Poland Branch, mBank S.A., Powszechna Kasa Oszczędności Bank Polski S.A., Powszechny Zakład Ubezpieczeń S.A., Powszechny Zakład Ubezpieczeń na Życie S.A., PZU Fundusz Inwestycyjny Zamknięty Aktywów Niepublicznych BIS 2, Santander Bank Polska S.A. (“Consortium”) and ICBC Standard Bank PLC (“Facilities Agreement”).

The Facilities Agreement provides for the granting of the following credit facilities by the Consortium:

a) a EUR term loan facility in the maximum amount of EUR 487,800,000, which will be used in particular for financing or refinancing the Project costs during construction stage. The final maturity date is 29 November 2030, provided that, after the fulfilment of the conditions stipulated in the Facilities Agreement, it may be extended until 15 December 2035. The facility bears interest at a variable rate based on the EURIBOR reference rate;

b) a USD term loan facility in the maximum amount of USD 537,700,000, which will be used in particular for financing or refinancing the Project costs during construction stage. The final maturity date is 29 November 2030, provided that, after the fulfilment of the conditions stipulated in the Facilities Agreement, it may be extended until 15 December 2035. The facility bears interest at a variable rate based on the LIBOR reference rate;

c) a working capital VAT facility in the maximum amount of PLN 150,000,000, which will be used for financing or refinancing of payments of VAT on the Project costs during construction stage. The final maturity date has been agreed as the day falling 6 (six) months after the actual Project completion date, but no later than 30 November 2024. The facility bears interest at a variable rate based on the WIBOR reference rate;

d) a working capital loan facility in the maximum amount of USD 180,000,000, the purpose of which is to finance or refinance Polyolefins’ operating expenses and working capital. The final maturity date has been agreed as the day falling 5 (five) years after the financial close, but no later than 29 November 2025. The facility bears interest at a variable rate based on the LIBOR reference rate;

The basic security of the credit facilities includes, without limitation: a mortgage on Polyolefins’ rights to real estate (owned or held on perpetual usufruct), registered pledges on all assets and rights owned by Polyolefins, registered and financial pledges on receivables from Polyolefins’ bank accounts, registered and financial pledges on all shares in Polyolefins held by Polyolefins’ shareholders (including the Issuer), declarations of submission to voluntary enforcement and security assignments.

Additionally, in connection with the Facilities Agreement, the Issuer and Grupa Azoty S.A. entered into an agreement with Polyolefins and Bank Polska Kasa Opieki S.A. (acting as the facility agent and the security agent) concerning a guarantee to provide a support loan (in the form of a subordinated loan) in the amount of EUR 105,000,000, the main purpose of which is to cover the potential liquidity shortfall, construction cost overruns, operating expenses and debt service costs in the operating period.

Disbursement of funds under the Facilities Agreement will occur after the fulfilment of the conditions precedent stipulated in the Facilities Agreement.

The Management Board would also like to inform you that all corporate consents necessary to sign the Facilities Agreement have been obtained.

The Issuer will provide information about the subsequent stages of senior debt financing of the Project, including the financial closing, in separate current reports.

Legal grounds: Article 17 section 1 of the Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council (EU) No. 596/2014 of 16 April 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (Official Journal of the European Union of 12 June 2014, No. L 173/1 as amended).

33/2020
28.05.2020 12:26
Current Report No. 33/2020
Supervisory Board’s resolution on allocation of Grupa Azoty Police’s profit for 2019
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

Further to Current Report No. 32/2019 of May 27th 2020, the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (“Grupa Azoty Police”, the “Company”) announces that on May 28th 2020 the Company’s Supervisory Board approved the recommendation made by the Company’s Management Board to the Annual General Meeting to allocate the entire net profit for the financial year 2019, in the amount of PLN 60,486,786.64, to the Company’s statutory reserve funds.

A final decision on the allocation of profit for the financial year 2019 will be made by the Company’s Annual General Meeting.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

32/2020
27.05.2020 14:55
Current Report No. 32/2020
Management Board’s recommendation on allocation of Grupa Azoty Police’s profit for 2019
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on May 27th 2020 the Company’s Management Board passed a resolution to allocate the Company’s entire net profit for the financial year 2019, of PLN 60,486,786.64, to the Company’s reserve funds.

The Company’s Management Board recommends that the total net profit for 2019 be left with the Company. The retained profit will serve as security for the planned investment projects – in particular, it will finance the Company’s contribution in the Polimery Police project.

In order to implement the resolution, the Management Board will request the Supervisory Board to assess the proposal and the General Meeting to allocate the 2019 net profit.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

31/2020
22.05.2020 13:20
Current Report No. 31/2020
Supervisory Board resolution on acquisition of shares in Grupa Azoty Polyolefins S.A.
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

Further to Current Reports No. 15/2020 of January 24th 2020, No. 22/2020 of February 18th 2020, and No. 30/2020 of May 21st 2020, Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company") announces that on May 22nd 2020, in connection with Resolution No. 4 of the Company’s Extraordinary General Meeting of January 24th 2020, the Company’s Supervisory Board gave its consent to the execution of an agreement to acquire 6,993,048 new shares in Grupa Azoty Polyolefins S.A. (“GA Polyolefins”) as part of the issue of Series F registered shares in GA Polyolefins for an issue price of PLN 47.90 per share, i.e. for a total amount of PLN 334,966,999.20.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

30/2020
21.05.2020 15:02
Current Report No. 30/2020
Management Board’s resolution on acquisition of shares in Grupa Azoty Polyolefins S.A.
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

Further to Current Reports No. 15/2020 of January 24th 2020 and No. 22/2020 of February 18th 2020, Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company") announces that on May 21st 2020, in connection with Resolution No. 4 of the Company’s Extraordinary General Meeting of January 24th 2020, the Company’s Management Board passed a resolution to acquire 6,993,048 new shares in Grupa Azoty Polyolefins S.A. (“GA Polyolefins”) as part of the issue of Series F registered shares in GA Polyolefins for an issue price of PLN 47.90 per share, i.e. for a total amount of PLN 334,966,999.20.

In order to implement the resolution, the Management Board will request the Supervisory Board to grant its consent for the above actions.

Currently, the Company holds directly 53% of shares in GA Polyolefins, while 47% of the shares are held by Grupa Azoty S.A.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

29/2020
20.05.2020 14:40
Current Report No. 29/2020
Notification of change in total voting rights held
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Legal basis: Art. 70.1 of the Act on Public Offering

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on May 20th 2020 the Company received a notification from Agencja Rozwoju Przemysłu S.A. (“ARP”), given under Art. 69.1.1 and Art. 69.2.1.a) of the Act on Public Offering, Conditions Governing the Introduction of Financial Instruments to Organised Trading, and Public Companies of July 29th 2005 (consolidated text: Dz.U. of 2019, item 623) (the “Act”), that in connection with the placed share subscription order and registration of an increase in the Company’s share capital ARP’s shareholding in the Company and its share in the total voting rights at the Company’s General Meeting exceeded the 10% threshold.

Following registration of the share capital increase, the Company’s share capital amounts to PLN 1,241,757,680 and consists of 124,175,768 shares, and ARP holds in aggregate 16,299,649 (sixteen million, two hundred and ninety-nine thousand, six hundred and forty-nine) shares in the Company, carrying the same number of voting rights. The Company shares held by ARP represent 13.13% of the Company’s share capital and total voting rights.

The text of the notification is attached as an appendix hereto.

Legal basis: Art. 70.1 of the Act on Public Offering, Conditions Governing the Introduction of Financial Instruments to Organised Trading, and Public Companies, dated July 29th 2005 (consolidated text: Dz.U. of 2019, item 623).

28/2020
27.04.2020 11:30
Current Report No. 28/2020
Removal of Management Board member
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act – Current and periodic information      

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on April 27th 2020 the Company’s Supervisory Board passed a resolution to remove Mr Włodzimierz Zasadzki from the position of Management Board member.

Mr Włodzimierz Zasadzki served as Vice President of the Company's Management Board of the 8th joint term of office. The resolution to remove the Management Board member took effect as of its date.

Legal basis: Par. 5.4 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation of March 29th 2018 on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

27/2020
21.04.2020 16:30
Current Report No. 27/2020
Issue costs of Series C shares
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2.a of the Act on Public Offering, Conditions Governing the Introduction of Financial Instruments to Organised Trading, and Public Companies of July 29th 2005

Further to Current Report No. 2/2020 of January 3rd 2020 and following the receipt and approval of a statement of all costs from the entities involved in the preparation and carrying out of the Offering, the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company) announces the following information:

12. Total costs classified as issue costs, including the following items: (a) costs of preparing and carrying out the offering; (b) underwriting fees, separately for each underwriter; (c) costs of preparing the issue prospectus, including costs of advisory services; (d) costs of promoting the offering; including methods of accounting for those costs in accounting records and their recognition in the issuer’s financial statements:

Total costs classified as issue costs amounted to PLN 5,352 thousand and included:
a) cost of preparing and carrying out the offering: PLN 3,756 thousand,
b) underwriting fees (separately for each underwriter): not applicable,
c) costs of preparing the issue prospectus, including costs of advisory services: PLN 1,558 thousand,
d) costs of promoting the offering: PLN 38 thousand.

The issue costs of PLN 5,196 thousand were disclosed in the Company’s financial statements under equity, as a reduction of the share premium. The remaining PLN 156 thousand was recognised as operating expenses under general and administrative expenses.

Recognition of the costs in the Company’s financial statements corresponds to accounting for those costs in the Company’s accounting records.

13. Average cost of issue per share subscribed for:

Average cost of issue per share subscribed for: PLN 0.11

Disclaimer:
Neither this material, nor any part hereof, is intended for distribution, directly or indirectly, in or to the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia or any other jurisdiction where public distribution of any of the information contained herein may be restricted or prohibited by law.

This material does not constitute an offer or an invitation to subscribe for or buy any Company securities. Following its approval by the Polish Financial Supervision Authority, the Prospectus prepared in connection with the Prospectus Based Offering constitutes, along with any additionally published notices and supplements thereto, the only legally binding document containing information on the Company and the Prospectus Based Offering. The Prospectus has been made publicly available on the Company’s website (http://zchpolice.grupaazoty.com/) and, for information purposes only, on the website of the Global Coordinator – Powszechna Kasa Oszczędności Bank Polski Spółka Akcyjna, Brokerage Branch in Warsaw (https://www.bm.pkobp.pl/).

This material shall not be deemed to constitute information recommending or suggesting an investment strategy or an investment recommendation within the meaning of Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC.

This material does not constitute an offer to sell or an invitation to subscribe for or buy any Company securities in the territory of the United States. The securities referred to herein have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the US Securities Act), and may not be offered or sold in the United States unless they are registered under the US Securities Act or exempted from the registration requirements of that Act.There will be no public offering of the securities in the United States.

Neither the Company nor any of its subsidiaries and other related entities accept liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of this material, any part hereof or any information contained herein, or for any loss or damage arising otherwise in connection with this material.

Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2.a of the Act on Public Offering, Conditions Governing the Introduction of Financial Instruments to Organised Trading, and Public Companies, dated July 29th 2005, in conjunction with Par. 16.1 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state, dated March 29th 2018.

26/2020
08.04.2020 08:45
Current Report No. 26/2020
Publication of 2019 non-financial report on corporate website
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act - Current and periodic information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that the non-financial report for 2019 covering Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. and the Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police Group was prepared by the higher-tier parent Grupa Azoty S.A. in accordance with Art. 69.5 of the Accounting Act and is available from the Investor Relations/Non-financial information section of the Company’s website at http://zchpolice.grupaazoty.com/.

Legal basis: Par. 5.11 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state, dated March 29th 2018 (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

25/2020
26.03.2020 14:01
Current Report No. 25/2020
Change of release date for separate and consolidated full-year reports for 2019
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act - Current and periodic information

Further to Current Report No. 10/2020 of January 21st 2020, the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that the release date for the 2019 separate and consolidated full-year reports has been changed. The reports will be released on April 8th 2020, instead of April 1st 2020.

Given the above, the Management Board announces that in 2020 periodic reports will be released as per the following updated schedule:

  1. First and third quarter interim results:
    • Q1 2020 complete consolidated report: May 21st 2020,
    • Q3 2020 complete consolidated report: November 19th 2020.
  2. Half-year interim results:
    • H1 2020 complete consolidated report: September 10th 2020.
  3. Full-year results:
    • 2019 separate full-year report: April 8th 2020,
    • 2019 consolidated full-year report: April 8th 2020.

Legal basis:
Par. 80.2 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation of March 29th 2018 on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

24/2020
26.03.2020 08:33
Current Report No. 24/2020
Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police’s position on impact of coronavirus spread and COVID-19 pandemic on Company’s and its Group’s business
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In line with the recommendations of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) and the Polish Financial Supervision Authority, the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) hereby discloses information on the current situation of the Company and its Group in relation to the continuing effects of the spread of the SARS-CoV-19 coronavirus causing the COVID-19 infectious disease (“COVID-19”).

The Company’s Management Board is keeping track of the developments around the COVID-19 pandemic and its unfolding impact on the Company’s and its Group’s business. In order to limit, in so far as possible, any disruptions to their operations, the Company and other Group companies have implemented procedures to ensure prompt response by the relevant services. In addition, the Company has issued instructions to minimise the risk of infection to employees. For the time being, the Company and its Group have not recorded any major declines in sales volumes, any disruptions in the supply chains of feedstock, materials and services, or increased sick absence rates among staff that would interfere with the continuity of production.

The Company is focused on identifying risks associated with the epidemic threat in order to take preventive measures sufficiently in advance. Accordingly, it has identified potential risk areas related to the COVID-19 pandemic that can materially affect its future financial performance. These risks include:

  1. Supply chain and sales disruptions due to transport constraints (particularly in the case of transport to high-risk areas in terms of COVID-19 infection) caused by issues attributable to transport service providers, a reduction in the number and types of available means of transport, increased delivery costs due to higher freight rates (particularly along the export directions), temporary border closures, and other related constraints. Constraints have already been encountered in the availability of transport to carry exported goods.
  2. Potential temporary disruptions in the timely delivery of capital and maintenance projects at the Company or other entities of its Group due to various constraints or limited availability of contractors, possible delays in the lead times of materials and equipment, or actions by government bodies issuing decisions in administrative processes.
  3. Disruptions in the continuity of production processes due to potentially reduced availability of staff resources.
  4. Potential threat to the liquidity of some customers suffering from payment backlogs.
  5. Exchange rate fluctuations.

Possible risks of sales disruption by segments:

Fertilizers
No decline in fertilizer demand has been recorded as at the date of this report. Negative implications of the virus crisis may potentially affect export sales. However, any decline in sales to foreign customers may be offset by falling imports resulting in an increased volume of domestic sales.

The downscaling of transport activity is reflected in lower purchases of fuel and fuel additives reducing exhaust emissions (such as NOXy®). The NOXy® distributors are beginning to report problems with the fulfilment of contracts, especially in the case of exports.

Pigments
The current situation is having an adverse impact on the pigments market in Europe. Italy has been the first country to mandate a complete shutdown of the industrial sectors not related to public security. As at the time of issuing this report, it is impossible to sell titanium white on the Italian market. There are reasonable concerns that similar restrictions will be introduced by France and Germany. No clear forecasts are available – on the one hand a decline in demand is expected, but on the other demand could rise due to constrained supply from China.

The above assessment has been prepared based on the Company’s best knowledge as at the date of this current report. However, the actual magnitude of future effects of the COVID-19 outbreak and its impact on the Company’s business is currently unknown and cannot be estimated, as it depends on fast-changing factors that are beyond the Company’s control.

Therefore, it is not yet possible to reliably determine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Company’s operations, business metrics, prospects and financial condition, including the delivery of investment projects by the Company or other entities of its Group. In the near term, however, it cannot be ruled out that the risk of a significant adverse impact of COVID-19 on the Company’s and its Group’s business may escalate.

Any new developments that may meaningfully change the Company’s economic condition or significantly affect its current or future financial performance will be communicated in further current reports.

Legal basis:
Article 17(1) of MAR (Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

23/2020
21.02.2020 12:29
Current Report No. 23/2020
Shareholders holding 5% or more of voting rights at Grupa Azoty Police Extraordinary General Meeting convened for February 17th 2020
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Legal basis: Art. 70.3 of the Act on Public Offering – Shareholders holding 5% or more of voting rights at General Meeting

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) publishes a list of shareholders holding 5% or more of total voting rights at the Company’s Extraordinary General Meeting (the “EGM”) convened for February 17th 2020, specifying the number of voting rights conferred by the shares held by each shareholder, and their percentage shares in the voting rights represented at the EGM and in total voting rights.

Shareholder: Grupa Azoty S.A.

Number of shares at the EGM – 78,051,500

Number of voting rights at the EGM – 78,051,500

Percentage share in voting rights represented at the EGM – 100%

Percentage share in total voting rights – 62.86%

Legal basis: Art. 70.3 of the Act on Public Offering, Conditions Governing the Introduction of Financial Instruments to Organised Trading, and Public Companies of July 29th 2005 (consolidated text: Dz.U. of 2019, item 623, as amended)

22/2020
18.02.2020 13:10
Current Report No. 22/2020
Share capital increase at subsidiary
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

Further to Current Report No. 15/2020 of January 24th 2020, the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on February 18th 2020 the Extraordinary General Meeting of Grupa Azoty Polyolefins S.A. (“GA Polyolefins”), a subsidiary of the Company, resolved to increase the share capital of GA Polyolefins by PLN 131,944,310.00 (one hundred and thirty-one million, nine hundred and forty-four thousand, three hundred and ten złoty) through an issue of 13,194,431 (thirteen million, one hundred and ninety-four thousand, four hundred and thirty-one) new Series F registered shares with a par value of PLN 10 (ten złoty, 00/100) per share. The issue price of each Series F share shall be PLN 47.90 (forty-seven złoty, 90/100).

The new shares will be taken up by way of a private placement by:

The Issuer, which will acquire 6,993,048 (six million, nine hundred and ninety-three thousand, forty-eight) shares;

Grupa Azoty S.A., which will acquire 6,201,383 (six million, two hundred and one thousand, three hundred and eighty-three) shares.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

21/2020
17.02.2020 16:01
Current Report No. 21/2020
Draft resolution submitted by shareholder and resolutions passed by Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police Extraordinary General Meeting on February 17th 2020
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act – Current and periodic information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) publishes, attached hereto, a draft resolution not to consider item 6 of the agenda and to close the meeting, submitted by Grupa Azoty S.A., a shareholder of the Company, during the Extraordinary General Meeting held on February 17th 2020.

The Management Board also publishes, attached hereto, the resolutions passed by the Extraordinary General Meeting on February 17th 2020, together with the results of voting on the resolutions.

Legal basis: Par. 19.1.4 and Par. 19.1.6 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state, dated March 29th 2018 (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

20/2020
05.02.2020
Current Report No. 20/2020
Answers to shareholder’s questions asked during Extraordinary General Meeting on January 24th 2020
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act – Current and periodic information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) presents below its answers to questions asked by shareholders in accordance with Art. 428.1 of the Commercial Companies Code during the Extraordinary General Meeting held on January 24th 2020. The answers were provided pursuant to Art. 428.5 of the Commercial Companies Code.

Aware of how important it is that shareholders have access to information on the Company’s operations, the Company’s Management Board fulfils the disclosure requirements of a public company, acting with utmost care and in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Compliance with the market communication policy and ensuring the shareholders’ access to all information necessary to make investment decisions are among the Company’s priorities, as they ensure transparency of the Company’s operations, as well as broad and equal access to information.

Question 1

Why does the Grupa Azoty Management Board continue to increase the share capitals of various Group companies in order to finance the investment project implemented by Grupa Azoty Polyolefins?

Answer:

Proceeds raised by Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. from the issue of Series C shares will be used to support the implementation of the Grupa Azoty Group’s strategy for the coming years, particularly to diversify revenue streams and increase profitability, and to step up its efforts to expand non-fertilizer business lines. The key task in this respect is execution of the Polimery Police project by Grupa Azoty Polyolefins S.A. ( “Polyolefins”), a special purpose vehicle in which the Company and Grupa Azoty S.A. (the “Parent”) hold, respectively, a 53% and a 47% interest.

Question 2

Who will acquire shares in Grupa Azoty Polyolefins besides Grupa Azoty Group companies?

Answer:

Following the Extraordinary General Meeting of January 24th 2020, the Company released Current Report No. 15/2020 to announce that the Extraordinary General Meeting passed Resolution No. 4 to approve the acquisition of shares in Polyolefins’ increased share capital. Pursuant to Resolution No. 4, Polyolefins’ share capital is to be increased through contribution of a total amount of PLN 632,013.244.90. The Company is to contribute up to PLN 334,968,000.

Furthermore, in connection with the Parent’s Extraordinary General Meeting convened for February 17th 2020, Current Report No. 5/2020 was published containing draft resolutions to be considered by the Extraordinary General Meeting. In accordance with the draft resolution to approve the acquisition of shares in the increased share capital of Polyolefins, the Extraordinary General Meeting of the Parent intends to approve the Parent’s financial participation in an amount of up to PLN 297,047,000.

At present, the Company and the Parent hold, respectively, 53% and 47% of shares in Polyolefins. The above resolutions passed by the Extraordinary General Meetings of the Company and of the Parent will allow the two companies to acquire such number of shares in Polyolefins as is sufficient to maintain their equity interests in Polyolefins at the current level. Accordingly, no plans are in place for other entities to acquire any shares in Polyolefins as part of the current share issue. In connection with agreements signed with Hyundai Engineering Co., Ltd and Korea Overseas Infrastructure & Urban Development Corporation (Current Report No. 49/2019 and Current Report No. 77/2019) and Grupa LOTOS S.A. (Current Report No. 71/2019), further issues of Polyolefins shares are planned to raise cash contributions from those external investors to secure the equity finance needed to finalise the financing structure for the Polimery Police project. The timing of a share issue intended for external investors depends on execution of final transaction documents and fulfilment of the agreed conditions precedent for the project.

Question 3

Will the State Treasury provide loan guarantees for the project? If not, why not?

Answer:

The State Treasury allocated funds to the project under an investment agreement of December 5th 2019 (the “Investment Agreement”), as announced by the Company in Current Report No. 68/2019.

The Investment Agreement was signed in connection with the issue of new Series C shares offered by the Company in a public offering, with existing shareholders holding pre-emptive rights. Under the Investment Agreement, the State Treasury acquired 5,513,722 Series C shares issued by the Company in exercise of the State Treasury’s pre-emptive rights, for a total price of PLN 56,239,964.40 paid from the Reprivatisation Fund.

The Company undertook towards the State Treasure to allocate all these funds to the implementation of the Polimery Police project by Polyolefins. The Investment Agreement sets out the rules governing the use of the funds and the consequences of breaching those rules as well as covenants and warranties of the Company related to transferring the funds, reporting and accounting obligations in respect of the funds and the State Treasury’s control powers.

The Company’s principal obligations are disclosed in Current Report No. 68/2019, which is available on the Company’s website. The State Treasury is not planning any further participation in the financing of the Polimery Police project.

Question 4

A contract to build the plant has already been signed. Has Grupa Azoty Polyolefins signed credit facility agreements for the project?

Answer:

The Polimery Police project is implemented on a project finance basis using equity finance and bank debt with limited recourse to Polyolefins shareholders. The finance is raised through: (i) equity capital in the form of share capital contributions and subordinated loans, and (ii) bank debt, with equity financing of not less than 40% and debt financing of not more than 60%.

On December 13th 2019, the Company, the Parent and Polyolefins signed an initial term sheet with Grupa LOTOS S.A. setting out the terms of equity investment and financing for the Polimery Police project. On December 23rd 2019, the Company, the Parent and Polyolefins signed with Hyundai Engineering Co., Ltd and Korea Overseas Infrastructure & Urban Development Corporation an amended term sheet providing the terms of equity investment and financing for the Polimery Police project. For detailed information on those agreements, see the Company’s Current Report No. 71/2019 and Current Report No. 77/2019.

Polyolefins is holding negotiations with a syndicate of Polish and foreign financial institutions. Commitment letters have been signed with some of those institutions confirming submission of quotes approved by their respective credit committees. Polyolefins is also holding negotiations with other institutions. The total amount offered by the financial institutions will fully cover the Company’s senior debt financing requirements. Execution of the credit facility agreements will be announced by the Company in current reports.

Question 10

What costs has the Company incurred so far to increase its share capital?

Answer:

As at the date hereof, the Company has no information on the final accounting for the issue costs. The final amount of those costs will be publicly disclosed in a current report after a statement of costs has been received from the entities involved in the preparation and carrying out of the offering of Series C shares in the Company and all such costs have been approved.

No answers were provided by the Management Board to the other questions asked by a shareholder as they concerned matters not included in the agenda of the Extraordinary General Meeting of January 24th 2020. Pursuant to Art. 428.1 of the Commercial Companies Code, “at the General Meeting, the Management Board is required to provide shareholders – at their request – with information on the company, if such information is needed to assess a matter included in the agenda.” Thus, a shareholder may request information on the company only if such information is needed to assess a matter included in the agenda (the right to information at the general meeting). The right to information applies specifically to matters which are included in the agenda, provided that such right is not excluded pursuant to Art. 428.2 of the Commercial Companies Code.

Moreover, having regard to our policy of open communication, we would like to point out that all important information on the Company’s corporate decisions and other events related to the issue of Series C shares by the Company as well as the implementation of the Polimery Police project is promptly published by the Company in its current reports in compliance with applicable laws.

Legal basis: Par. 19.1.12 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation of March 29th 2018 on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

19/2020
04.02.2020
Current Report No. 19/2020
Supplementing documents to be considered at Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police Extraordinary General Meeting convened for February 17th 2020
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act – Current and periodic information

Further to Current Report No. 13/2020 of January 21st 2020, in connection with the Extraordinary General Meeting convened for February 17th 2020 (the “EGM”), the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) publishes, attached hereto, the text of a document supplementing the materials pertaining to item 6 of the EGM agenda: ‘Voting on a resolution to consent to the provision by Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. to Grupa Azoty Polyolefins S.A.’, a company implementing the Polimery Police project, of long-term loans subordinated to Grupa Azoty Polyolefins S.A.’s planned senior debt financing.

The supplementary document referred to above will be published on the Company’s website.

Legal basis: Par. 19.1.2 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state, dated March 29th 2018 (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

18/2020
29.01.2020
Current Report No. 18/2020
Listing of Series C shares in Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A.
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act – Current and periodic information

 The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (“Company”) announces that on
January 29th 2020 it was notified that on that day the Management Board of the Warsaw Stock Exchange (“WSE”) passed Resolution No. 66/2020 on admission and introduction of Series C ordinary bearer shares in GRUPA AZOTY ZAKŁADY CHEMICZNE POLICE S.A. to trading on the main market of the WSE, by which the WSE Management Board resolved to admit 49,175,768 Series C ordinary bearer shares in the Company, with a par value of PLN 10.00 per share, to trading on the main market, and to introduce 49,175,768 Series C ordinary bearer shares to trading on the main market as of January 31st 2020, on the condition that on January 31st 2020 the Central Securities Depository of Poland registers the shares and assigns them code PLZCPLC00036.

Disclaimer:
Neither this material, nor any part hereof, is intended for distribution, directly or indirectly, in or to the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia or any other jurisdiction where public distribution of any of the information contained herein may be restricted or prohibited by law.

This material does not constitute an offer or an invitation to subscribe for or buy any Company securities. Following its approval by the Polish Financial Supervision Authority, the Prospectus, prepared in connection with the public offering of Company shares in Poland (the “Offering”), constitutes, along with any published supplements thereto, the only legally binding document containing information on the Company and the Offering. The Prospectus has been made publicly available on the Company’s website (http://zchpolice.grupaazoty.com/) and, for information purposes only, on the website of the Global Coordinator – Powszechna Kasa Oszczędności Bank Polski Spółka Akcyjna, Brokerage Branch in Warsaw, at https://www.bm.pkobp.pl/.

This material shall not be deemed to constitute information recommending or suggesting an investment strategy or an investment recommendation within the meaning of Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC.

This material does not constitute an offer to sell or an invitation to subscribe for or buy any Company securities in the territory of the United States. The securities referred to herein have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “US Securities Act”), and may not be offered or sold in the United States unless they are registered under the US Securities Act or exempted from the registration requirements of that Act. There will be no public offering of the securities in the United States.

Neither the Company, nor any of its subsidiaries and other related entities, accept liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of this material, any part hereof or any information contained herein, or for any loss or damage arising otherwise in connection with this material.

Legal basis:
Legal basis: Par. 17.1.2 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state, dated March 29th 2018 (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

17/2020
28.01.2020
Current Report No. 17/2020
Conditional registration of Series C ordinary shares with CSDP
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act – Current and periodic information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on January 28th 2020 it was notified that the Central Securities Depository of Poland (the „CSDP”) issued Statement No. 56/2020 on registration with the securities depository maintained by the CSDP of 49,175,768 (forty-nine million, one hundred and seventy-five thousand, seven hundred and sixty-eight) Series C ordinary bearer shares in the Company, with a par value of PLN 10.00 per share, issued pursuant to Resolution No. 4 of the Company’s Extraordinary General Meeting of September 23rd 2019 on increasing the Company’s share capital by way of an issue of new shares with pre-emptive rights, conducting a public offering of new shares, setting November 7th 2019 as the record date for pre-emptive rights in respect of the new shares, converting into book-entry form and seeking the admission and introduction of the pre-emptive rights, allotment certificates and new shares to trading on the regulated market operated by the Warsaw Stock Exchange, and amending the Company’s Articles of Association, and on assigning ISIN code PLZCPLC00036 to the shares, provided that the Warsaw Stock Exchange (the “WSE”) makes a decision to introduce the shares to trading on the regulated market on which other Company shares assigned the same ISIN code are already listed.

The Series C ordinary bearer shares in the Company will be registered with the securities depository maintained by the CSDP within three days from receipt by the CSDP of the decision to introduce these shares to trading on the regulated market on which other Company shares assigned the ISIN code specified above are already listed, but in no case earlier than on the date specified in that decision as the date of introducing these shares to trading on that regulated market.

Disclaimer:

Neither this material, nor any part hereof, is intended for distribution, directly or indirectly, in or to the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia or any other jurisdiction where public distribution of any of the information contained herein may be restricted or prohibited by law.

This material does not constitute an offer or an invitation to subscribe for or buy any Company securities. Following its approval by the Polish Financial Supervision Authority, the Prospectus, prepared in connection with the public offering of Company shares in Poland (the “Offering”), constitutes, along with any published supplements thereto, the only legally binding document containing information on the Company and the Offering. The Prospectus has been made publicly available on the Company’s website (http://zchpolice.grupaazoty.com/) and, for information purposes only, on the website of the Global Coordinator – Powszechna Kasa Oszczędności Bank Polski Spółka Akcyjna, Brokerage Branch in Warsaw, at https://www.bm.pkobp.pl/.

This material shall not be deemed to constitute information recommending or suggesting an investment strategy or an investment recommendation within the meaning of Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC.

This material does not constitute an offer to sell or an invitation to subscribe for or buy any Company securities in the territory of the United States. The securities referred to herein have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “US Securities Act”), and may not be offered or sold in the United States unless they are registered under the US Securities Act or exempted from the registration requirements of that Act. There will be no public offering of the securities in the United States.

Neither the Company, nor any of its subsidiaries and other related entities, accept liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of this material, any part hereof or any information contained herein, or for any loss or damage arising otherwise in connection with this material.

Legal basis:

Legal basis: Par. 17.1.1 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state, dated March 29th 2018 (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

16/2020
27.01.2020
Current Report No. 16/2020
Shareholders holding 5% or more of voting rights at Grupa Azoty Police Extraordinary General Meeting convened for January 24th 2020
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Legal basis: Art. 70.3 of the Act on Public Offering – Shareholders holding 5% or more of voting rights at General Meeting 

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) publishes a list of shareholders holding 5% or more of total voting rights at the Company’s Extraordinary General Meeting (the “EGM”) convened for January 24th 2020, specifying the number of votes conferred by the shares held by each shareholder, and their percentage shares in the voting rights represented at the EGM and in total voting rights. 

Shareholder Grupa Azoty S.A.
Number of shares at the EGM – 49,500,000
Number of voting rights at the EGM – 49,500,000
Percentage share in voting rights represented at the EGM – 68.70%
Percentage share in total voting rights – 66.00%

Shareholder Otwarty Fundusz Emerytalny PZU Złota Jesień
Number of shares at the EGM – 12,185,000
Number of voting rights at the EGM – 12,185,000
Percentage share in voting rights represented at the EGM – 16.91%
Percentage share in total voting rights – 16.25%

Shareholder Agencja Rozwoju Przemysłu S.A.
Number of shares at the EGM – 6,607,966
Number of voting rights at the EGM – 6,607,966
Percentage share in voting rights represented at the EGM – 9.17%
Percentage share in total voting rights – 8.81%

Shareholder State Treasury
Number of shares at the EGM – 3,759,356
Number of voting rights at the EGM – 3,759,356
Percentage share in voting rights represented at the EGM – 5.22%
Percentage share in total voting rights – 5.01%


Legal basis: Art. 70.3 of the Act on Public Offering, Conditions Governing the Introduction of Financial Instruments to Organised Trading, and Public Companies of July 29th 2005 (consolidated text: Dz.U. of 2019, item 623, as amended)

15/2020
24.01.2020
Current Report No. 15/2020
Draft resolution submitted by shareholders and resolutions passed by Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police Extraordinary General Meeting on January 24th 2020
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act – Current and periodic information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the „Company”) publishes, attached to this Current Report, a draft resolution to grant consent to the subscription for shares in the increased share capital of Grupa Azoty Polyolefins S.A., submitted by Grupa Azoty S.A., a shareholder of the Company, during the Extraordinary General Meeting held on January 24th 2020.

The Management Board also publishes, attached hereto, the resolutions passed by the Extraordinary General Meeting on January 24th 2020, together with the results of voting on the resolutions.

Legal basis: Par. 19.1.4 and Par. 19.1.6 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state, dated March 29th 2018 (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

14/2020
22.01.2020
Current Report No. 14/2020
Supplementing documents to be considered at Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police Extraordinary General Meeting convened for January 24th 2020
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act – Current and periodic information

Further to Current Report No. 81/2019 of December 27th 2019, in connection with the Extraordinary General Meeting convened for January 24th 2020 (the “EGM”), the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) publishes, attached hereto, the text of a document supplementing the materials pertaining to item 6 of the EGM agenda: ‘Resolution to grant consent to the subscription for shares in the increased share capital of Grupa Azoty Polyolefins S.A.’.

The supplementary document referred to above will be published on the Company’s website.

Legal basis: Par. 19.1.2 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state, dated March 29th 2018 (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

13/2020
21.01.2020 23:47
Current Report No. 13/2020
Draft resolutions for Grupa Azoty Police Extraordinary General Meeting convened for February 17th 2020.
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act - Current and periodic information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (“Company”) publishes, attached hereto, the draft resolutions to be considered by the Extraordinary General Meeting convened for February 17th 2020.

Legal basis: Par. 19.1.2 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state, dated March 29th 2018 (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

12/2020
21.01.2020 23:43
Current Report No. 12/2020
Notice of Extraordinary General Meeting of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act – Current and periodic information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”), entered in the Business Register of the National Court Register by the District Court for Szczecin-Centrum in Szczecin, 13th Commercial Division of the National Court Register, under No. KRS 0000015501, Tax Identification Number NIP: 851-02-05-573, share capital of PLN 1,241,757,680 (paid up in full), acting pursuant to Art. 398, Art. 399.1, Art. 402[1] and Art. 402[2] of the Commercial Companies Code as well as Art. 39.1.1) of the Company’s Articles of Association, hereby convenes an Extraordinary General Meeting of the Company, to commence at 11.00 am on February 17th 2020, at the Company’s registered office in Police, ul. Kuźnicka 1, Room 24a (ground floor) in the Main Office Building S-6.

The total number of shares in the Company is 124,175,768. As at the date of this notice, that is January 21st 2020, the shares confer 124,175,768 voting rights.

Agenda of the Meeting:

  1. Opening of the Extraordinary General Meeting.
    1. Appointment of the Chairperson of the General Meeting.
    2. Confirmation that the Meeting has been properly convened and has the capacity to pass resolutions.
    3. Adoption of the agenda.
    4. Appointment of a Ballot Counting Committee.
    5. Voting on a resolution to consent to the provision by Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. to Grupa Azoty Polyolefins S.A., the SPV established to implement the Polimery Police project, of long-term loans subordinated to Grupa Azoty Polyolefins S.A.’s planned senior debt financing.
    6. Closing of the Meeting.

Right to participate in the Extraordinary General Meeting

According to Art. 406[1].1 of the Commercial Companies Code, only persons registered as Company shareholders sixteen days before the date of the General Meeting (the record date for the Extraordinary General Meeting), i.e. as at February 1st 2020, have the right to participate in the Extraordinary General Meeting.

In order to participate in the Extraordinary General Meeting, holders of rights under bearer shares in book-entry form must request the entity maintaining their securities accounts – no earlier than January 21st 2020 and no later than on the first weekday following the record date for the Extraordinary General Meeting, that is no later than February 3rd 2020 – to issue personal certificates confirming their right to participate in the Extraordinary General Meeting of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. Records drawn up on the basis of such certificates confirming the shareholders’ rights to participate in the Extraordinary General Meeting will be submitted to the entity operating the depository for securities in accordance with the Act on Trading in Financial Instruments.

A list of shareholders entitled to participate in the Extraordinary General Meeting will be displayed at the Company’s registered office in Police, ul. Kuźnicka 1, the Main Office Building S-6, Room 137, between 8.00 am and 3.00 pm, for three weekdays prior to the date of the Extraordinary General Meeting, i.e. on February 12th, February 13th and February 14th 2020. A shareholder may request that the list of shareholders be delivered to him/her free of charge via electronic mail, providing an email address to which the list should be delivered. Such request may be submitted in electronic form to the Company’s dedicated email address ##lpact.edaxrt#at#vgjeppodin.rdb##.

Right to participate in the Extraordinary General Meeting by proxy

A shareholder may participate in the Extraordinary General Meeting and exercise voting rights in person or by proxy. Persons acting on behalf of legal persons should present valid excerpts from relevant registers specifying persons authorised to represent the legal persons.

A proxy may exercise all the shareholder’s rights at the Extraordinary General Meeting, unless the power of proxy states otherwise. A proxy may grant further powers of proxy if the original power of proxy so permits. A proxy may represent more than one shareholder and may vote the shares of individual shareholders in a different manner. A shareholder whose shares are registered in more than one securities account may appoint separate proxies to exercise the rights attached to shares registered in each account. A shareholder whose shares are registered in an omnibus account may appoint separate proxies to exercise the rights attached to shares registered in that account.

A power of proxy to participate in the Extraordinary General Meeting of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. and exercise voting rights must be in writing or electronic form. As of the date of this notice, the Company will publish, for downloading, a form of electronic power of proxy on its website www.zchpolice.grupaazoty.com. The grant of a power of proxy in electronic form must be notified to the Company by electronic means of communication. Along with the notification of granting a power of proxy in electronic form, the shareholder must send in scanned copies of the granted power of proxy, as well as ID cards, passports or other documents enabling identification of the shareholder as the principal and of the appointed proxy. Where a power of proxy is granted by a legal person or an organisation referred to in Art. 33[1] of the Civil Code, a scanned copy of the principal’s entry in the relevant register must also be submitted. Where a power of proxy is granted to a legal person or an organisation referred to in Art. 33[1] of the Civil Code, a scanned copy of the proxy’s entry in the relevant register must also be submitted. Any documents submitted via electronic means and originally prepared in a foreign language should be accompanied by their certified translations into Polish. All such documents should be sent in to: ##lpact.edaxrt#at#vgjeppodin.rdb##. Together with a notification of granting a power of proxy, the shareholder sends in an email address through which the Company will be able to communicate with the shareholder and the proxy. The Company may take appropriate steps to identify the shareholder and the proxy. The identification procedure may involve contacting the shareholder and the proxy via a return electronic message or telephone call to confirm that the power of proxy has actually been granted. A power of proxy in electronic form does not require a secure electronic signature verifiable by means of a valid qualified certificate.

The procedure for identifying the principal applies accordingly to a notice of revoking a power of proxy. Proxy appointment or revocation notices which are not compliant with the requirements set out above have no legal effect with respect to the Company.

It is up to a shareholder to decide on the way of granting a power of proxy, and the Company will not be not liable for errors in filled-in forms or actions of holders of powers of proxy. Sending in the above documents in electronic form does not release the proxy from the obligation to produce his/her identification documents when the attendance list of persons authorised to participate in the Extraordinary General Meeting is being prepared.

Shareholders’ right to request that certain matters be placed on the agenda of the Extraordinary General Meeting

A shareholder or shareholders representing at least one-twentieth of the Company’s share capital may request that certain matters be placed on the agenda of the Extraordinary General Meeting. Such request, along with a statement of reasons or draft resolution concerning the proposed agenda item, should be submitted to the Company’s Management Board at least 21 days prior to the scheduled date of the Extraordinary General Meeting, that is by January 27th 2020. Such request may be submitted in electronic form to the Company’s dedicated email address ##lpact.edaxrt#at#vgjeppodin.rdb##. or in writing to the following address: Zarząd Grupy Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A., ul. Kuźnicka 1, 72-010 Police, Poland.

Shareholders’ right to propose draft resolutions

A shareholder or shareholders representing at least one-twentieth of the share capital may submit draft resolutions, prior to the scheduled date of the Extraordinary General Meeting, on matters which have been placed or which are to be placed on the agenda. Such draft resolutions may be submitted in electronic form to the Company’s dedicated email address ##lpact.edaxrt#at#vgjeppodin.rdb##. or in writing to the following address: Zarząd Grupy Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A., ul. Kuźnicka 1, 72-010 Police, Poland.

During the Extraordinary General Meeting, each shareholder may submit draft resolutions concerning items on the agenda. Such draft resolutions should be in Polish.

Electronic communication

The Management Board of the Company does not provide for the possibility of participating in the Extraordinary General Meeting or taking the floor by means of electronic communication. The Management Board does not permit the exercise of voting rights by postal ballot or electronic means.

Access to documents

Documents to be presented to the Extraordinary General Meeting, including draft resolutions, will be available at the Company’s registered office and on its website http://zchpolice.grupaazoty.com/pl/relacje/walne.html from the date of convening the Extraordinary General Meeting. Additionally, draft resolutions and documents to be discussed at the General Meeting, relevant to the resolutions to be voted on and not published earlier, will be published pursuant to the Minister of Finance’s Regulation on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state, dated March 29th 2018 (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

Any comments from the Company’s Management Board or Supervisory Board concerning matters placed on the agenda of the Extraordinary General Meeting or matters to be placed on the agenda before the date of the Extraordinary General Meeting will be published on the Company’s website promptly after they are prepared.

Website address

Information concerning the Extraordinary General Meeting is available in the Investor Relations/General Meeting of Shareholders section of the Company’s website www.zchpolice.grupaazoty.com

INFORMATION ON PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION

IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONVENING OF THE GENERAL MEETING

OF GRUPA AZOTY ZAKŁADY CHEMICZNE POLICE S.A.

Pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council (GDPR), Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) wishes to advise you that in connection with the convening of the Company’s Extraordinary Annual General Meeting (the “EGM”) the Company will process the personal data of Company shareholders, their proxies authorised to vote and other persons authorised to exercise voting rights at the EGM (jointly referred to as the “Shareholders” or “you”), as well as personal data disclosed during the Meeting.

Accordingly, the Company states that:

  1. The controller of the collected personal data is Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. of Police; you can contact the Company by email at ##xds.edaxrt#at#vgjeppodin.rdb## or by traditional mail at: Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A., ul. Kuźnicka 1, 72-010 Police, Poland;
  2. For matters related to the protection of personal data at the Company, you can contact the Data Protection Officer by email at: ##xds.edaxrt#at#vgjeppodin.rdb## or by traditional mail at: Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A., ul. Kuźnicka 1, 72-010 Police, Poland;
  3. The data will be processed for the following purposes: compliance by the Company with its legal obligations under the Commercial Companies Code, imposed on it as a public company in connection with the convening of the EGM (especially under Art. 401, Art. 407, Art. 410 and Art. 412 of the Commercial Companies Code) allowing Shareholders to exercise their rights in relation to the Company, as well as establishment, exercise or defence of any legal claims by the Company;
  4. The Company processes: (i) personal data identifying a Shareholder, such as the first name, surname, address of residence or address for correspondence and Personal Identification Number (PESEL); (ii) data included in powers of proxy; (iii) data on shares held and rights attached to them, such as the number, type and serial numbers of shares, and number of voting rights conferred by such shares; and (iv) where Shareholders contact the Company by email – their email address;
  5. Shareholders’ personal data may be collected by the Company from entities operating the securities depository, and from other Shareholders – with respect to the data included in powers of proxy;
  6. The legal basis for the processing of your personal data by the Company is:
  7. Article 6(1)(c) of GDPR – legal obligations under the Commercial Companies Code regarding: preparation and storage of lists of shareholders and lists of attendance at the EGM; enabling Shareholders to exercise their voting rights through a proxy; and enabling Shareholders to exercise their rights in relation to the Company (e.g. proposing that certain matters be placed on the agenda);
  8. Article 6(1)(f) of GDPR – legitimate interests of the Company: (i) enabling contact with Shareholders and verifying their identities and (ii) exercise or defence of any legal claims;
  9. Recipients of the personal data include entities providing hosting services for IT tools used for the purpose of contacting Shareholders, entities providing document archiving services, and other Shareholders – insofar as the list of shareholders is made available for inspection in accordance with Art. 407 of the Commercial Companies Code;
  10. Personal data included in the lists of shareholders, attendance lists and powers of proxy will be stored for the period of the Company’s existence, and may afterwards be transferred to an entity designated to store documents in accordance with the Commercial Companies Code; Personal data related to email contact will be stored for a period allowing the Company to demonstrate its compliance with obligations imposed by the Commercial Companies Code and for a period of prescription of any potential claims of the Company or against the Company, not longer than six years;
  11. Where data is provided directly to the Company, provision of data is required by the Commercial Companies Code and in order to enable verification of a Shareholder’s identity, and failure to provide such data precludes the Shareholder from participating in the EGM; provision of the email address is voluntary but required to enable email contact between the Company and the Shareholder, with failure to provide it precluding such email contact;
  12. You have the right to request access to and rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of its processing, and to object to its processing, as well as the right to data portability; it must, however, be borne in mind that these rights are not absolute and may be subject to derogations provided for by law;
  13. You may lodge a complaint with the President of the Data Protection Authority in the event of any irregularities in the processing of your personal data.

Legal basis: Par. 19.1.1 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state, dated March 29th 2018 (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

11/2020
21.01.2020 23:41
Current Report No. 11/2020
Antitrust clearance of intended concentration
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on January 21st 2020 it was notified of a decision issued by the Polish Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) clearing the proposed concentration whereby the Company’s parent –Grupa Azoty S.A., Hyundai Engineering Co., Ltd., Korea Overseas Infrastructure & Urban Development Corporation and Grupa LOTOS S.A. would establish a joint venture operating under the name of Grupa Azoty Polyolefins S.A. This satisfies one of the conditions precedent under the initial term-sheets, as announced by the Company in Current Report No. 71/2019 of December 13th 2019 and Current Report No. 77/2019 of December 23rd 2019.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR (Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

10/2020
21.01.2020
Current Report No. 10/2020
Release dates for periodic reports in 2020
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act – Current and periodic information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. hereby announces the release dates for periodic reports in the 2020 financial year:

1. First and third quarter interim results:

  • Q1 2020 complete consolidated report: May 21st 2020
  • Q3 2020 complete consolidated report: November 19th 2020

2. Half-year interim results:

  • H1 2020 complete consolidated report: September 10th 2020

3. Full-year results:

  • 2019 separate full-year report: April 1st 2020
  • 2019 consolidated full-year report: April 1st 2020.

The Management Board further announces that, as permitted under Par. 62.1 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation of March 29th 2018 on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757) (the “Regulation”), the Company will not issue separate quarterly reports. The consolidated quarterly reports will incorporate separate (non-consolidated) quarterly condensed consolidated financial statements and quarterly financial information.

Further, the Company will not issue separate or consolidated quarterly reports for Q4 2019 and for Q2 2020, as permitted under Par. 79.2 of the Regulation.

Also, as permitted under Par. 62.3 of the Regulation, it will not release a separate (non-consolidated) half-year report.

Legal basis: Par. 80.1 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation of March 29th 2018 on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

09/2020
16.01.2020
Current Report No. 09/2020
Adoption of consolidated text of Articles of Association by Supervisory Board
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act – Current and periodic information.

Further to Current Report No. 5/2020 of January 13th 2020 on registration of a share capital increase and amendments to the Articles of Association, the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on January 16th 2020 the Company’s Supervisory Board adopted the consolidated text of the Company’s Articles of Association, incorporating the amendments adopted by Resolution No. 4 of the Company’s Extraordinary General Meeting of September 23rd 2019 and Resolution No. 4 of the Company’s Extraordinary General Meeting of November 7th 2019.

The amendments to the Articles of Association came into force on the date of their registration by the registry court, as announced by the Company in Current Report No. 5/2020 of January 13th 2020, presenting a detailed description of the amendments to the Articles of Association.

The consolidated text of the Articles of Association, adopted by the Company’s Supervisory Board, is attached to this report.

Legal basis: Par. 5.1 in conjunction with Par. 6.4 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state, dated March 29th 2018 (Dz.U. of 2018, item 757).

08/2020
15.01.2020
Current Report No. 08/2020
Notification of change in total voting rights held
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Legal basis: Art. 70.1 of the Act on Public Offering

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on January 15th 2020 the Company received a notification from Powszechne Towarzystwo Emerytalne PZU S.A., acting on behalf of Otwarty Fundusz Emerytalny PZU Złota Jesień (“OFE PZU), made under Art. 69.1.2 and Art. 69.2.1(a) in conjunction with Art. 69a.1.1 of the Act on Public Offering, Conditions Governing the Introduction of Financial Instruments to Organised Trading, and Public Companies of July 29th 2005 (consolidated text: Dz.U. of 2019, item 623) (the “Act”) stating that following registration of an increase in the Company’s share capital, OFE PZU’s equity interest and share of total voting rights in the Company has decreased by more than 2%.

Following registration of the share capital increase, the Company’s share capital amounts to PLN 1,241,757,680 and consists of 124,175,768 shares, and OFE PZU holds in aggregate 16,092,034 (sixteen million, ninety-two thousand, six hundred and thirty-four) shares in the Company, carrying the same number of voting rights. The Company shares held by OFE PZU represent 12.96% of the Company’s share capital and total voting rights.

The text of the notification is attached as an appendix hereto.

Legal basis: Art. 70.1 of the Act on Public Offering, Conditions Governing the Introduction of Financial Instruments to Organised Trading, and Public Companies of July 29th 2005 (consolidated text: Dz.U. of 2019, item 623).

07/2020
14.01.2020
Current Report No. 07/2020
Notification of change in total voting rights held
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Legal basis: Art. 70.1 of the Public Offering Act

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) hereby announces that on January 14th 2020 the Company received a notification from Grupa Azoty S.A., served pursuant to Art. 69.2.2 of the Act on Public Offering, Conditions Governing the Introduction of Financial Instruments to Organised Trading, and Public Companies of July 29th 2005 (consolidated text: Dz.U. of 2019, item 623)(the “Act”), to the effect that after an increase in the Company’s share capital was registered in the National Court Register by the competent registry court on January 10th 2020, Grupa Azoty S.A.’s interest in the Company’s share capital and total voting rights decreased by 3.14%, i.e. from 66% to 62.86%. Following the registration, the Company’s share capital amounts to PLN 1,241,757,680 and is divided into 124,175,768 shares.

The text of the notification is attached as an appendix hereto.

Legal basis: Art. 70.1 of the Act on Public Offering, Conditions Governing the Introduction of Financial Instruments to Organised Trading, and Public Companies of July 29th 2005 (consolidated text: Dz.U. of 2019, item 623).

06/2020
14.01.2020
Current Report No. 06/2020
Notification of transactions received under Article 19 of MAR
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Legal basis: Article 19(3) of MAR – Notification of transactions executed by persons discharging managerial responsibilities

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on January 14th 2020 the Company received from Grupa Azoty S.A. – a person closely associated with the President of the Company’s Management Board Wojciech Wardacki – a notification (the “Notification”) of transactions referred to in Article 19(1) of the Market Abuse Regulation (“MAR”), submitted in connection with the registration of an increase in the Company’s share capital.

The text of the notification is attached as an appendix hereto.

Legal basis: Article 19(3) of MAR (Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

05/2020
13.01.2020
Current Report No. 05/2020
Registration of share capital increase and amendments to the Articles of Association
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2 of the Public Offering Act - Current and periodic information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on January 10th 2020 the District Court for Szczecin-Centrum in Szczecin, 13th Commercial Division of the National Court Register registered: (i) an increase in the Company’s share capital from PLN 750,000,000 to PLN 1,241,757,680, effected through the issue of 49,175,768 Series C ordinary bearer shares in the Company with a par value of PLN 10.00 per share, issued pursuant to (i) Resolution No. 4 of the Extraordinary General Meeting of the Company on increasing the Company’s share capital through a rights issue, public offering of new shares, setting November 7th 2019 as the pre-emptive rights record date in respect of new shares, conversion into book-entry form and seeking admission of pre-emptive rights, allotment certificates and new shares to trading on the regulated market operated by the Warsaw Stock Exchange, amending the Company’s Articles of Association, and authorising the Supervisory Board to adopt a consolidated text of the Company’s Articles of Association; and (ii) amendments to the Company’s Articles of Association resulting from the resolutions passed by the Extraordinary General Meeting of November 7th 2019 and September 23rd 2019 and the representation of the Company’s Management Board of December 24th 2019 (the “Articles of Association”).

As at the date of this Current Report, the Company’s share capital following the registration of the share capital increase amounts to PLN 1,241,777,680 and is divided into 124,175,768 shares with a par value of PLN 10.00, including:
1. 60,000,000 Series A shares,
2. 15,000,000 Series B shares, and
3. 49,175,768 Series C shares.

The total number of voting rights attached to all outstanding shares is 124,175,768 (one hundred and twenty-four million, one hundred and seventy-five thousand, seven hundred and sixty-eight).

Below, the Company’s Management Board presents the amendments made to the Articles of Association in connection with the share capital increase. The other amendments to the Articles of Association are presented in an appendix to this Report.

1. Art. 6 of the Company’s Articles of Association, reading:

The Company’s share capital shall amount to PLN 750,000,000,00 (seven hundred and fifty million złoty).

shall be amended to read as follows:

The Company’s share capital shall amount to PLN 1,241,777,680 (one billion, two hundred and forty-one million, seven hundred and fifty-seven thousand, six hundred and eighty złoty).

2. Art. 7 of the Company’s Articles of Association, reading:

The Company’s share capital shall be divided into 75,000,000 shares (seventy-five million) shares with a par value of PLN 10.00 (ten złoty) per share, comprising:

1) Series A shares numbered from 000 000 001 to 060 000 000,
2) Series B shares numbered from 060 000 001 to 075 000 000.

shall be amended to read as follows:

The Company’s share capital shall be divided into 124,175,768 (one hundred and twenty-four million, one hundred and seventy-five thousand, seven hundred and sixty-eight) shares with a par value of PLN 10 (ten złoty) per share, comprising:

a) Series A shares numbered from 000 000 001 to 060 000 000,
b) Series B shares numbered from 060 000 001 to 075 000 000,
3) Series C shares numbered from 075 000 001 to 124 175 768.

The legal basis for issuing this Current Report is Art. 56.1.2.a of the Act on Public Offering, Conditions Governing the Introduction of Financial Instruments to Organised Trading, and Public Companies, dated July 29th 2005, in conjunction with Par. 5.1 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state, dated March 29th 2018.

Disclaimer:
Neither this material, nor any part hereof, is intended for distribution, directly or indirectly, in or to the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia or any other jurisdiction where public distribution of any of the information contained herein may be restricted or prohibited by law.

This material does not constitute an offer or an invitation to subscribe for or buy any Company securities. Following its approval by the Polish Financial Supervision Authority, the Prospectus prepared in connection with the Prospectus Based Offering constitutes, along with any additionally published notices, updates and supplements thereto, the only legally binding document containing information on the Company and the Prospectus Based Offering. The Prospectus has been made publicly available on the Company’s website (http://zchpolice.grupaazoty.com/)) and, for information purposes only, on the website of the Global Coordinator – Powszechna Kasa Oszczędności Bank Polski Spółka Akcyjna, Brokerage Branch in Warsaw, at https://www.bm.pkobp.pl/).

This material shall not be deemed to constitute information recommending or suggesting an investment strategy or an investment recommendation within the meaning of Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC.

This material does not constitute an offer to sell or an invitation to subscribe for or buy any Company securities in the territory of the United States. The securities referred to herein have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “US Securities Act”), and may not be offered or sold in the United States unless they are registered under the US Securities Act or exempted from the registration requirements of that Act. There will be no public offering of the securities in the United States.

Neither the Company, nor any of its subsidiaries and other related entities, accept liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of this material, any part hereof or any information contained herein, or for any loss or damage arising otherwise in connection with this material.

04/2020
09.01.2020
Current Report No. 04/2020
Correction of notification of change in total voting rights held
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Legal basis: Art. 70.1 of the Act on Public Offering

Further to Current Report No. 79/2019 of December 27th 2019, the Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on January 9th 2020 the Company received from Grupa Azoty S.A. a correction of the notification given on December 27th 2019 under Art. 69b.1.2 in conjunction with Art. 69.2.2 of the Act on Public Offering, Conditions Governing the Introduction of Financial Instruments to Organised Trading, and Public Companies of July 29th 2005 (consolidated text: Dz.U. of 2019, item 623, as amended) (the “Act”).

According to the corrected notification, on December 23rd 2019 the Company made an allotment of Series C ordinary bearer shares in the Company, following which Grupa Azoty S.A. acquired, in the exercise of its pre-emptive rights, allotment certificates for Series C shares. The allotment certificates for Series C shares will be converted into Series C shares after registration of the increase in the Company’s share capital.

Prior to the allotment of Series C shares and acquisition of the allotment certificates for Series C shares, Grupa Azoty S.A. held 49,500,000 Company shares and voting rights at its General Meeting, representing 66.00% of the share capital and total voting rights in the Company.

The number of allotment certificates for Series C shares acquired by Grupa Azoty S.A. is 28,551,500, which, following the exercise of rights under allotment certificates for Series C shares, would represent, in accordance with the corrected notification from Grupa Azoty S.A., 38.07% of the Company’s share capital and of the total voting rights at its General Meeting as at the date of correction of the notification.

According to the corrected notification, after the conversion of the allotment certificates into Series C shares, the total future number of voting rights will be 78,051,500, representing 104.07% of the Company’s share capital and of the total voting rights at its General Meeting as at the date of correction of the notification.

According to the corrected notification, following registration of the increase in the Company’s share capital and conversion of allotment certificates for Series C shares into Series C shares, Grupa Azoty S.A.’s percentage share of the Company’s share capital and total voting rights will decrease as the total number of Series C shares allotted as part of the subscription is 49,175,768, of which Grupa Azoty S.A. will notify the Company in a separate notification, after the increase in the Company’s share capital is registered.

The text of the notification is attached as an appendix hereto.

Legal basis: Art. 70.1 of the Act on Public Offering, Conditions Governing the Introduction of Financial Instruments to Organised Trading, and Public Companies, dated July 29th 2005 (consolidated text: Dz.U. of 2019, item 623).

03/2020
09.01.2020
Current Report No. 03/2020
Execution of agreement with Titania AS
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Legal basis: Art. 17.1 of MAR – Inside information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on January 9th 2020 the Company executed an ilmenite purchase agreement (the “Agreement”) with Titania AS of Hauge i Dalane, Norway (the seller).

The Agreement has an estimated value of PLN 168,000,000.00, and was executed for a definite term, from January 1st 2020 to December 31st 2022. Under the Agreement, ilmenite will be delivered according to an agreed delivery schedule and commercial terms.

The other terms of the Agreement do not differ from standard terms used in agreements of this type. The Agreement does not provide for any contractual penalties.

Information on execution of the Agreement was classified as inside information by the Company because it refers to securing long-term supply of ilmenite, key raw material for production of titanium white.

Legal basis: Article 17(1) of Regulation (EU) 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC (OJ EU of June 12th 2014, No. L 173/1, as amended).

02/2020
03.01.2020
Current Report No. 02/2020
Closing of subscription for Series C shares
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Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2.a of the Act on Public Offering, Conditions Governing the Introduction of Financial Instruments to Organised Trading, and Public Companies, dated July 29th 2005, in conjunction with Par. 16.1 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state, dated March 29th 2018.

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”), following the closing of subscription for and allotment of 49,175,768 Series C ordinary bearer shares with a par value of PLN 10.00 per share (“Offer Shares”) issued pursuant to Resolution No. 4 of the Company’s Extraordinary General Meeting of September 23rd 2019 on increasing the Company’s share capital by way of an issue of new shares with pre-emptive rights, conducting a public offering of new shares, setting November 7th 2019 as the record date for pre-emptive rights in respect of the new shares, converting into book-entry form and seeking the admission and introduction of the pre-emptive rights, allotment certificates and new shares to trading on the regulated market operated by the Warsaw Stock Exchange, and amending the Company’s Articles of Association (i) by way of a public offering based on the Company’s prospectus approved by the Polish Financial Supervision Authority on November 5th 2019 and (ii) by way of an offering which did not require the preparation of a prospectus in accordance with Article 1(4) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 of the European Parliament and of the Council of June 14th 2017 on the prospectus to be published when securities are offered to the public or admitted to trading on a regulated market, and repealing Directive 2003/71/EC (jointly the “Offering”), hereby publicly announces what follows:

Any capitalised terms not otherwise defined herein have the meanings assigned to them in the Company’s prospectus approved by the Polish Financial Supervision Authority on November 5th 2019.

1. Opening and closing of subscription:
Opening and closing dates for accepting subscription orders submitted in the exercise of Pre-Emptive Rights and as Additional Subscription Orders:
Opening of subscription – November 12th 2019
Closing of subscription – December 9th 2019

Opening and closing dates for accepting subscription orders submitted in response to the Management Board’s invitation:
Opening of subscription – December 23rd 2019
Closing of subscription – December 23rd 2019

2. Allotment date:
Allotment date in respect of Offer Shares – December 23rd 2019

3. Number of shares subscribed for:
The Offering comprised 110,000,000 Offer Shares. The number of Offer Shares subscribed for in the Offering was 49,175,768.

4. Reduction rate for each tranche if the number of shares allotted was lower than the number of shares subscribed for within at least one tranche:
The Offering was not divided into tranches. The total number of shares subscribed for in the exercise of Pre-Emptive Rights and under Additional Subscriptions Orders was lower than the total number of Offer Shares. Consequently, there was no reduction of subscription orders.

5. Number of shares subscribed for:
In the subscription process, a total of 49,175,768 Offer Shares were subscribed for, of which 49,175,768 Offer Shares were subscribed for in the exercise of Pre-emptive Rights and under Additional Subscription Orders. No subscription orders for Offer Shares were submitted in response to the Management Board’s invitation extended pursuant to Art. 436.4 of the Commercial Companies Code.

6. Number of shares allotted in the subscription process:
A total of 49,175,768 Offer Shares were allotted in the subscription process.

7. Price at which the shares were subscribed for:
The Offer Shares were subscribed for at the Issue Price of PLN 10.20 (ten złoty, twenty grosz) per Offer Share.

8. Number of entities who placed subscription orders:
Subscription orders for Offer Shares were placed by 235 entities. The Offering was not divided into tranches.

9. Number of entities to whom shares were allotted in the subscription process:
In the subscription process Offer Shares were allotted to 235 entities. The Offering was not divided into tranches.

10. Names of underwriters that subscribed for shares under underwriting agreements and number of shares subscribed for by the underwriters, actual price per share (issue price or sale price less the fee per share acquired by the underwriter under the underwriting agreement):
The Company did not enter into any underwriting or similar agreement with respect to the Offer Shares.

11. Subscription value (product of the number of shares subscribed for in the offering and the issue price):
The subscription value was PLN 501,592,833.60 (five hundred and one million, five hundred and ninety-two thousand, eight hundred and thirty-three złoty, 60 grosz).

12. Total costs classified as issue costs, including the following items: (a) costs of preparing and carrying out the offering; (b) underwriting fees, separately for each underwriter; (c) costs of preparing the issue prospectus, including costs of advisory services; (d) costs of promoting the offering; including methods of accounting for those costs in accounting records and their recognition in the issuer’s financial statements:
As at the date of this report, the Company has no information on the final accounting for the issue costs. The final amount of those costs will be publicly disclosed in a current report after a statement of costs has been received from the entities involved in the preparation and carrying out of the Offering and all such costs have been approved.

13. Average cost of issue per share subscribed for:
As at the date of this report, the Company has no information on the final accounting for the issue costs. The final amount of those costs will be publicly disclosed in a current report after a statement of costs has been received from the entities involved in the preparation and carrying out of the Offering and all such costs have been approved.

14. Method of payment for the shares subscribed for
All the Offer Shares allotted in the Offering were paid for in cash.

Disclaimer:
Neither this material, nor any part hereof, is intended for distribution, directly or indirectly, in or to the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia or any other jurisdiction where public distribution of any of the information contained herein may be restricted or prohibited by law.

This material does not constitute an offer or an invitation to subscribe for or buy any Company securities. Following its approval by the Polish Financial Supervision Authority, the Prospectus prepared in connection with the Prospectus Based Offering constitutes, along with any additionally published notices and supplements thereto, the only legally binding document containing information on the Company and the Prospectus Based Offering. The Prospectus has been made publicly available on the Company’s website (http://zchpolice.grupaazoty.com/) and, for information purposes only, on the website of the Global Coordinator – Powszechna Kasa Oszczędności Bank Polski Spółka Akcyjna, Brokerage Branch in Warsaw, at https://www.bm.pkobp.pl/.

This material shall not be deemed to constitute information recommending or suggesting an investment strategy or an investment recommendation within the meaning of Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC.

This material does not constitute an offer to sell or an invitation to subscribe for or buy any Company securities in the territory of the United States. The securities referred to herein have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “US Securities Act”), and may not be offered or sold in the United States unless they are registered under the US Securities Act or exempted from the registration requirements of that Act. There will be no public offering of the securities in the United States.

Neither the Company, nor any of its subsidiaries and other related entities, accept liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of this material, any part hereof or any information contained herein, or for any loss or damage arising otherwise in connection with this material.

Legal basis: Art. 56.1.2.a of the Act on Public Offering, Conditions Governing the Introduction of Financial Instruments to Organised Trading, and Public Companies, dated July 29th 2005, in conjunction with Par. 16.1 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non-member state, dated March 29th 2018.

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02.01.2020
Current Report No. 01/2020
Approval of Annex No. 5 to Company’s prospectus by Polish Financial Supervision Authority
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Legal basis: Article 17(1) of MAR – Inside information

The Management Board of Grupa Azoty Zakłady Chemiczne Police S.A. (the “Company”) announces that on January 2nd 2020 the Polish Financial Supervision Authority approved Annex No. 5 (“Annex No. 5”) to the Company’s prospectus prepared for the purposes of a public offering of 110,000,000 Series C ordinary bearer shares with a par value of PLN 10.00 per share, as well as the seeking of admission and introduction of 75,000,000 individual pre-empti