Statement of management’s responsibilities for the preparation and approval of the consolidated financial statements

for the year ended 31 December 2016

The following statement, which should be read in conjunction with the auditors’ responsibilities stated in the auditors’ report set out on next page , is made with a view to distinguishing the respective responsibilities of management and those of the auditors in relation to the consolidated financial statements of Public Joint Stock Company “Mining and Metallurgical Company Norilsk Nickel” and its subsidiaries (the “Group”).

Management is responsible for the preparation of the consolidated financial statements that present fairly in all material aspects the consolidated financial position of the Group at 31 December 2016 and consolidated statements of income, comprehensive income, cash flows and changes in equity for the year then ended, in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”).

In preparing the consolidated financial statements, management is responsible for:

  • selecting suitable accounting principles and applying them consistently;
  • making judgements and estimates that are reasonable and prudent;
  • stating whether IFRS have been followed, subject to any material departures disclosed and explained in the consolidated financial statements; and
  • preparing the consolidated financial statements on a going concern basis, unless it is inappropriate to presume that the Group will continue in business for the foreseeable future.

Management, within its competencies, is also responsible for:

  • designing, implementing and maintaining an effective system of internal controls throughout the Group;
  • maintaining statutory accounting records in compliance with local legislation and accounting standards in the respective jurisdictions in which the Group operates;
  • taking steps to safeguard the assets of the Group; and
  • detecting and preventing fraud and other irregularities.

The consolidated financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2016 were approved by:


V.O. Potanin

Senior Vice President – Chief Financial Officer

S.G. Malyshev

Moscow, Russia 15 March 2017