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15 May 2012

Anglo American appoints Anne Stevens to the Board

Anglo American plc announces the appointment to its Board of Anne Stevens as a non-executive director, with immediate effect.

Anne Stevens is an engineer with extensive industrial experience across the global automotive, aerospace and oil sectors. Anne has served on the Board of Lockheed Martin Corporation as a non-executive director since 2002 and spent most of her executive career at the Ford Motor Company, ultimately as Chief Operations Officer for the Americas. In recent years, she was Chairman, CEO and President of Carpenter Technology Corp., a leader in the fabrication of speciality metals and alloys used in industrial, aerospace, medical and consumer applications.

Sir John Parker, Chairman of Anglo American, said: "I am delighted to welcome Anne Stevens to the Anglo American Board. Anne brings a wealth of experience from a number of global industries. Her engineering training and wide-ranging commercial acumen and experience gained across North, Central and South America will add further strength to our Board."

For further information, please contact:
Media Investors
James Wyatt-Tilby Leng Lau
Tel: +44 (0)20 7968 8759 Tel: +44 (0)20 7968 8540
  Caroline Crampton
  Tel: +44 (0)20 7968 2192
South Africa  
Pranill Ramchander Leisha Wemyss
Tel: +27 (0)11 638 2592 Tel: +44 (0)20 7968 8607

Notes to editors:

Anne Stevens, (63), was Chief Operating Officer for the Americas for Ford Motor Company until 2006, the culmination of her 16 year career at the company. Anne has served on the Board of Lockheed Martin Corporation as a non-executive director since 2002 and is also the Chairman and CEO of a privately held IT services business, SA IT.

Anne graduated in Materials and Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University in Philadelphia. Prior to joining Ford in 1990, Anne spent ten years in a number of engineering, product development and sales and marketing roles at Exxon Chemical Co.

Anglo American is one of the world’s largest mining companies, is headquartered in the UK and listed on the London and Johannesburg stock exchanges. Anglo American’s portfolio of mining businesses spans bulk commodities – iron ore and manganese, metallurgical coal and thermal coal; base metals – copper and nickel; and precious metals and minerals – in which it is a global leader in both platinum and diamonds.  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, extensive pipeline of growth projects and exploration activities span southern Africa, South America, Australia, North America, Asia and Europe.

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