Anglo Platinum Anglo American update re. Platinum

  Anglo Platinum - Anglo American update re. Platinum

RNS Number : 7660N
Anglo Platinum Limited
02 October 2012

2 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.

The security  situation  in  the Rustenburg  area  worsened  during  yesterday 
evening. As  a  result, Anglo  American  Platinum advised  employees  at  its 
Rustenburg mining operations  not to  attend work  today. It  is intended  to 
resume operation on the day shift tomorrow 3 October 2012.

Disciplinary action is continuing against  employees who have been on  strike, 
in accordance with Anglo American Platinum's previous announcements.

Separately, employees  at  Anglo American  Platinum's  Union Mine  in  Limpopo 
Province, to the  northwest of Rustenburg,  have today reported  for work  but 
have refused  to  go  underground  for  their  shifts  and  have  presented  a 
memorandum to the  mine's management.  The company has  obtained an  interdict 
against the employees and this action has been declared illegal and  employees 
have been duly informed to return to work tomorrow morning.

Anglo American Platinum's other operations all continue to operate normally.

Further updates will be provided when 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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