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08 September 2010

Anglo American appoints Godfrey Gomwe to the Executive Committee

Anglo American plc announces that Godfrey Gomwe, Executive Director of Anglo American South Africa, has been appointed to the Anglo American Executive Committee, with immediate effect. Godfrey is Anglo American's key representative in South Africa, working with Anglo American’s business unit CEOs to deliver the Group's strategy in the region.

Godfrey will continue in his current role and will report directly to Cynthia Carroll, Chief Executive. He will also continue to work closely with Mervyn Walker, Group Director of Human Resources and Communications, who will provide support to Godfrey and his team on behalf of the Group Management Committee.

Cynthia Carroll said: “Godfrey’s appointment to the Executive Committee is a reflection both of his capability and experience and of the major contribution he makes to Anglo American in coordinating our work and progressing our strategy in South Africa.”

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United Kingdom

James Wyatt-Tilby, Media Relations
Tel: +44 (0)20 7968 8759

Notes to editors:

Anglo American plc is one of the world’s largest mining companies, is headquartered in the UK and listed on the London and Johannesburg stock exchanges. Its portfolio of mining businesses spans precious metals and minerals – in which it is a global leader in both platinum and diamonds; base metals – copper and nickel; and bulk commodities – iron ore, metallurgical coal and thermal coal. Anglo American is committed to the highest standards of safety and responsibility across all its businesses and geographies and to making a sustainable difference in the development of the communities around its operations. The company’s mining operations and extensive pipeline of growth projects are located in southern Africa, South America, Australia, North America and Asia. www.angloamerican.com

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