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ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI LIMITED: Director/PDMR Shareholding


AngloGold Ashanti Limited

(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa \ Reg. No. 1944/017354/06)

ISIN No. ZAE000043485 - JSE share code: ANG \ CUSIP: 035128206 - NYSE share code: AU

Website: www.anglogoldashanti.com

News Release

28 February 2013

DEALING IN SECURITIES BY A DIRECTOR OF ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI LIMITED IN TERMS OF THE ANGLOGOLD SHARE INCENTIVE SCHEME

In terms of JSE Listings Requirement 3.63, AngloGold Ashanti gives notice that the Chief Financial Officer, Mr Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan has purchased shares of the company pursuant to the AngloGold Ashanti Co-Investment Plan (CIP) which has been introduced with effect from February 2013.

In terms of the CIP, executives are allowed to take up to 50% of their after tax cash bonus to participate in a further matching scheme by purchasing shares in AngloGold Ashanti, and the company will match their initial investment into the scheme at 150%, with vesting over a two-year period in two equal tranches.

AngloGold Ashanti discloses the following information on the above dealings as follows:

Name of director S Venkatakrishnan

Name of company AngloGold Ashanti Limited

Date of transaction 27 February 2013

Nature of transaction On-market purchase of shares

Class of security Ordinary shares

Number of shares purchased 3,429

Purchase price per share R223.91

Value of transaction R767,796.31

Extent of interest Direct, beneficial

Prior clearance to deal obtained

JSE Sponsor: UBS Limited

ENDS

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Contacts

Media Tel: E-mail:

Alan Fine +27-11 637- 6383 / +27 (0) afine@anglogoldashanti.com

83 250 0757

Chris Nthite +27 (0) 11 637 6388/+27 (0) cnthite@anglogoldashanti.com

83 301 2481

Stewart Bailey +1 646 338 4337/ +1 212 sbailey@anglogoldashanti.com

858-7702 / +27 83 253 2021

General inquiries +27 11 637 6031 media@anglogoldashanti.com

Investors

Stewart Bailey +1 646 338 4337/ +1 212 sbailey@anglogoldashanti.com


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Sabrina Brockman (US +1 (212) 858 7702 / +1 646 sbrockman@anglogoldashanti.com & Canada) 379 2555

Mike Bedford (UK & +44 779 497 7881 / +44 1225 mbedford@anglogoldashanti.com Europe) 93 8483

General inquiries +27 11 637 6059 investors@anglogoldashanti.com

Certain statements made in this communication, other than statements of historical fact, including, without limitation, those concerning the economic outlook for the gold mining industry, expectations regarding gold prices, production, cash costs and other operating results, return on shareholders' equity, productivity improvements, growth prospects and outlook of AngloGold Ashanti's operations, individually or in the aggregate, including the achievement of project milestones, the completion and commencement of commercial operations of certain of AngloGold Ashanti's exploration and production projects and the completion of acquisitions and dispositions, AngloGold Ashanti's liquidity and capital resources and capital expenditures and the outcome and consequence of any potential or pending litigation or regulatory proceedings or environmental issues, are forward-looking statements or forecasts regarding AngloGold Ashanti's operations, economic performance and financial condition. These forward-looking statements or forecasts involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause AngloGold Ashanti's actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from the anticipated results, performance or achievements expressed or implied in these forward-looking statements. Although AngloGold Ashanti believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements and forecasts are reasonable, no assurance can be given that such expectations will prove to have been correct. Accordingly, results could differ materially from those set out in the forward-looking statements as a result of, among other factors, changes in economic, social, political and market conditions, success of business and operating initiatives, changes in the regulatory environment and other government actions including environmental approvals, fluctuations in gold prices and exchange rates, and business and operational risk management. For a discussion of certain of these and other factors, refer to AngloGold Ashanti's annual report for the year ended 31 December 2011, which was distributed to shareholders on 4 April 2012, the company's 2011 annual report on Form 20-F, which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission in the United States on 23 April 2012 and the prospectus supplement to the company's prospectus dated 17 July 2012 that was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on 25 July 2012. These factors are not necessarily all of the important factors that could cause AngloGold Ashanti's actual results to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Other unknown or unpredictable factors could also have material adverse effects on future results. Consequently, stakeholders are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. AngloGold Ashanti undertakes no obligation to update publicly or release any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after today's date or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, except to the extent required by applicable law. All subsequent written or oral forward-looking statements attributable to AngloGold Ashanti or any person acting on its behalf are qualified by the cautionary statements herein.

This communication may contain certain "Non-GAAP" financial measures. AngloGold Ashanti utilises certain Non-GAAP performance measures and ratios in managing its business. Non-GAAP financial measures should be viewed in addition to, and not as an alternative for, the reported operating results or cash flow from operations or any other measures of performance prepared in accordance with IFRS. In addition, the presentation of these measures may not be comparable to similarly titled measures other companies may use. AngloGold Ashanti posts information that is important to investors on the main page of its website at www.anglogoldashanti.com and under the "Investors" tab on the main page. This information is updated regularly. Investors should visit this website to obtain important information about AngloGold Ashanti.

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-0- Feb/28/2013 16:16 GMT

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