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Sunday, 10 July 2016

Interview with Centamin chief executive Andrew Pardey

Centamin CEO Andrew Pardey sat down for a wide-ranging interview published by the Telegraph on Friday in which he talked about everything from Centamin’s history to living and working normally through two uprisings. As for the future, Centamin “is now lobbying the [Egyptian] government to introduce a mining code, which would go beyond the profit-sharing [agreement] at Sukari and impose a standardised framework of taxes, rents and royalty arrangements on new mines. ‘If Egypt can develop something like that, I’m sure you’ll see the opportunities for further expansion there grow incrementally,’” says Pardey. Centamin, the first private-sector gold player to begin production in Egypt since the 1952 Revolution (so far as we’re aware), has lately been overshadowed in the international press by Alexandria Nubia, which recently rebranded itself Aton Resources.

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