Anglo American PLC (AAL) - Anglo American update re. Platinum (replacement)
RNS Number : 7683N
Anglo American PLC
02 October 2012
This replaces the RNS issued today under RNS number 7660N.
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:
James Wyatt-Tilby Leng Lau
Tel: +44 (0)20 7968 8759 Tel: +44 (0)20 7968 8540
Tel: +44 (0)20 7968 8481
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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