Anglo American Full-Year Results - Interview with CEO and FD

         Anglo American Full-Year Results - Interview with CEO and FD

  PR Newswire

  LONDON, February 15, 2013

LONDON, February 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

In a video interview on Cynthia Carroll, the outgoing
Anglo American CEO, explained the mining group's $1.5b loss for 2012.

Ms. Carroll blamed$4.6b of impairments and a poor macroeconomic performance
for pushing Anglo American so far into the red but insisted an underlying
profit of $6.8b demonstrated a good operational performance.

"On a more positive note, and partially offsetting the macroeconomic
environment, was a strong operational performance," she said.

Finance Director René Médori insisted that the company had a strong balance
sheet, with $18b in the coffers, after the impairment charges and higher
capital costs. He said a 15% higher dividend showed confidence in the future.

In what will be the CEO's last set of results at Anglo American, Ms. Carroll
said:"I am very optimistic about the future of the mining industry and I'm
very proud of the role that Anglo American plays."

The interview and transcript are available now on .

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