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25 July 2012

Dr Mamphela Ramphele to step down from Anglo American Board

Anglo American plc announces that Dr Mamphela Ramphele, a non-executive director, has requested to step down from the Board with effect from 25 July 2012 in order to concentrate her efforts on her educational and societal interests. Dr Ramphele joined the Anglo American Board in 2006.

Sir John Parker, Chairman of Anglo American, said: “On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Mamphela for her valuable contribution to Anglo American over the last six years. Mamphela brought a wealth of experience and insight to the Board and we wish her every success with her work in South Africa as the Founder of the Citizens Movement for Social Change.”

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James Wyatt-Tilby Leng Lau
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Emily Blyth Caroline Crampton
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Pranill Ramchander Nicholas Gordon
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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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