Anglo American PLC (AAL) - Anglo American update re. Platinum RNS Number : 6388N Anglo American PLC 01 October 2012 1 October 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 Anglo American Platinum Limited ("Anglo American Platinum") is providing an update in respect to its Rustenburg operations, following the resumption of those operations on Tuesday 18 September 2012. Anglo American Platinum is aware of increased tensions in the Rustenburg area over the weekend and is continuing to engage with the authorities with regard to providing an increased level of security in the affected areas, in order to provide further support for many of its striking employees who want to return to work. The employee attendance rate at the company's Rustenburg mining operations remains below 20%, notwithstanding the great lengths to which the company has gone to encourage striking employees back to work. As previously stated, disciplinary action commenced on 27 September. Employees who are on strike have been informed that they must present themselves at disciplinary hearings, which will take place tomorrow, Tuesday 2 October, to make representations as to their non-attendance to avoid dismissal. The company will also be left with no alternative but to dismiss, in their absence, all employees who do not present themselves. Further updates will be provided as appropriate. For further information, please contact: Media Investors UK UK James Wyatt-Tilby Leng Lau Tel: +44 (0)20 7968 8759 Tel: +44 (0)20 7968 8540 Emily Blyth Tel: +44 (0)20 7968 8481 South Africa Tel: +27 (0)14 591 3741 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. www.angloamerican.com This information is provided by RNS The company news service from the London Stock Exchange END MSCBKDDKPBDDNKK -0- Oct/01/2012 15:37 GMT
Anglo American PLC AAL Anglo American update re. Platinum
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