16 September 2012
Anglo American update re. Anglo American Platinum
Anglo American plc draws attention to an announcement issued by Anglo American Platinum
Limited, the text of which is set out below:
Anglo American Platinum update – Rustenburg operations to resume on Tuesday
Anglo American Platinum Limited (“Anglo American Platinum”) is providing an update on the
suspension of Rustenburg Operations announced on 12 September 2012. The company took
the swift decision to suspend operations in the Rustenburg area to protect the safety and
security of its employees until such time as operations could be safely resumed.
The situation in Rustenburg remains calm and our current intention is to resume operations on
Tuesday morning, 18 September, which will provide time for the government to implement
further security measures. As we expect it will be possible for our employees to return to work
safely on Tuesday, the paid suspension period will end on Monday evening.
Chris Griffith, Chief Executive Officer of Anglo American Platinum said: “We wish to thank our
employees for their support and co-operation during this challenging time and commend the
government and our key local stakeholders in helping to restore calm to the Rustenburg area.
We are encouraged that our employees will be able to return to work safely on Tuesday.”
We continue to monitor the situation closely and the safety of our employees remains a priority.
Further updates will be provided as appropriate.
|Tel: +44 (0)20 7968 8759
||Tel: +44 (0)20 7968 8540
|Tel: +27 (0)14 591 1792
||Tel: +44 (0)20 7968 2192
Notes to editors:
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.