ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI LIMITED: Share Option Awards

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 
14 March 2013 
In terms of JSE Listings Requirement 3.63 we hereby provide the following
information regarding the granting of options by the Company under the
AngloGold Share Incentive Scheme to directors and company secretary. 
Date of notification : 14 March 2013 
Date of grant : 13 March 2013 
Key terms of the awards as approved by shareholders on 11 March 2013: 
Bonus Share Plan (BSP): The executives' BSP cash bonus are matched at 150% with
share options which provides for vesting of awards in two trenches, 50% after
12 months and the remaining 50% after 24 months. 
Long-Term Incentive Plan (LTIP): The executives are awarded LTIP's at 140% of
the annual basic salary and they vest after three years from the date of grant,
to the extent that the performance conditions, under which the awards were
granted, are met. 
Share Retention Bonus (SRB): The SRB is a performance based plan awarded to
executives at 60% of their base pay as at 1 January 2013. The shares will vest
at the end of August 2014, subject to performance conditions. 
Clearance was obtained in terms of 3.66 of the JSE Listings Requirements. 
Strike price                   NIL cost to participant in accordance with the   
                           rules of the above plans                         
                                                                           
Market value per award at date R226.46                                         
of grant                                                                        
                                                                           
Class of security              Awards to acquire ordinary shares                
                                                                           
Type of interest               Direct beneficial                                


                                                                               

NAME                  BSP        LTIP         60%       Total A  Total Value of
                                           Retention     wards       Awards    
                                             Awards                            
                                                                               


                                                                           
S Venkatakrishnan     17 071       55 271       23 687    96 029  21 746 727.34
(Executive Director)                                                             
       
                                                                           
AM O'Neill            17 788       74 054       31 737   123 579  27 985 700.34
(Executive Director)                                                             
       
                                                                           
ME Sanz Perez          5 497       28 413       12 177    46 087  10 436 862.02
(Company Secretary)                                                              


                 
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                                                               
                      40 356      157 738       67 601   265 695  60 169 289.70

JSE Sponsor: UBS Limited

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Contacts

Media                                Tel:                                       
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Alan Fine             +27-11 637- 6383 / +27 (0) 83 250 0757               
afine@anglogoldashanti.com

Chris Nthite          +27 (0) 11 637 6388/+27 (0) 83 301 2481              
cnthite@anglogoldashanti.com

Stewart Bailey        +1 646 338 4337/ +1 212 858-7702 / +27 83 253 2021   
sbailey@anglogoldashanti.com

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

Investors

Stewart Bailey        +1 646 338 4337/ +1 212 858-7702 / +27 83 253 2021   
sbailey@anglogoldashanti.com

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

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

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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