Anglo American PLC AAL Anglo American update re. Platinum

  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 

                     This information is provided by RNS
           The company news service from the London Stock Exchange


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