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12 July 2012

Anglo American and Codelco agree to further extension of talks

Anglo American and Codelco have agreed to a further extension of the period for exploring thepossibility of negotiating an agreement in relation to Anglo American Sur.

To that end, both parties have requested the continued suspension of their legal proceedings on Thursday 12 July at the 14th Civil Court of Santiago until 24 August 2012 to allow talks to continue. The discussions between Anglo American and Codelco are confidential and no comment will be provided in relation to speculation about the content of those discussions.

For further information:
Media Investors
Emily Blyth Leng Lau
Tel: +44 (0)20 7968 8481 Tel: +44 (0)20 7968 8540
South Africa Caroline Crampton (née Metcalfe)
Pranill Ramchander Tel: +44 (0)20 7968 2192
Tel: +27 (0)11 638 2592  
South Africa
Nicholas Gordon
  Tel: +27 (0)11 638 3262

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.

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