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Anglo American Platinum Limited – Fatal Incident

26 Apr 2017

Anglo American Platinum regrets to report a loss-of-life of an employee in a fall of ground related incident at the Company’s Tumela Mine on 8 April 2017. The employee succumbed to his injuries on 21 April 2017.

Anglo American Platinum CEO, Chris Griffith, said; “Our sincerest condolences are with the family, friends and colleagues of the deceased. We are providing support and assistance to all involved during this difficult time. An independent and a comprehensive process is underway to understand the circumstances. We continue to focus our energies on working towards zero harm for all our employees.”

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Notes to editors:

Anglo American Platinum Limited is a member of the Anglo American plc Group and is the world’s leading primary producer of platinum group metals. The company is listed on the Johannesburg Securities Exchange (JSE). Its mining, smelting and refining operations are based in South Africa. Elsewhere in the world, the Group owns Unki Platinum Mine in Zimbabwe. Anglo American Platinum has a number of joint ventures with several historically disadvantaged South African consortia as part of its commitment to the transformation of the mining industry. Anglo American Platinum is committed to the highest standards of safety and continues to make meaningful and sustainable difference in the development of the communities around its operations.

Anglo American is a globally diversified mining business. Our portfolio of world-class competitive mining operations and undeveloped resources provides the raw materials to meet the growing consumer-driven demands of the world’s developed and maturing economies. Our people are at the heart of our business. It is our people who use the latest technologies to find new resources, plan and build our mines and who mine, process and move and market our products to our customers around the world.

As a responsible miner - of diamonds (through De Beers), platinum and other precious metals, copper, nickel, iron ore and coal - we are the custodians of what are precious natural resources. We work together with our key partners and stakeholders to unlock the long-term value that those resources represent for our shareholders and for the communities and countries in which we operate – creating sustainable value and making a real difference.

Real Mining. Real People. Real Difference.