Gold Fields Responds to Illegal Strikes at its Ghanaian Operations

Gold Fields Responds to Illegal Strikes at its Ghanaian Operations 
JOHANNESBURG, April 3, 2013 /CNW/ - Gold Fields Limited (Gold Fields) (JSE, 
NYSE, NASDAQ Dubai: GFI), regrets to report that employees at its Tarkwa and 
Damang mines in Ghana, in which it has a 90% interest, have today, at 
approximately 11.00am (Ghana time), embarked on illegal industrial action 
which has led to production at both mines being stopped. 
This follows after the Ghana Mineworkers Union (GMU) and its affiliates, the 
Professional Managerial Staff Union and the Branch Union, yesterday presented 
management at both mines with a number of demands, and threatened industrial 
action should the company not respond favourably to the demands within 24 
The demands relate to a dispute in the determination of profit share payments 
to employees; the unconditional reinstatement of an employee who was dismissed 
following an internal disciplinary procedure; dissatisfaction with certain 
management structures; the removal of certain members of senior management; 
concerns about catering delivery models; and allegations of discrimination 
between expatriate and Ghanaian employees. 
Gold Fields is analysing and investigating the demands as a matter of urgency. 
The company also appeals to all employees to maintain law and order while this 
process is underway as the safety and security of all employees is of primary 
The company holds the view that the industrial action is illegal and 
unprotected. This could expose participating workers to the no-work, no-pay 
rule as well as possible dismissal. 
Notes to editors 
About Gold Fields 
Gold Fields is a significant unhedged producer of gold with attributable 
annualised production of 2.1 million gold equivalent ounces from six operating 
mines in Australia, Ghana, Peru and South Africa. Gold Fields also has an 
extensive and diverse global growth pipeline with four major projects at 
resource development and feasibility level. Gold Fields International has 
total managed gold-equivalent Mineral Reserves of 64 million ounces and 
Mineral Resources of 155 million ounces. Gold Fields is listed on the JSE 
Limited (primary listing), the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), NASDAQ Dubai 
Limited, Euronext in Brussels (NYX) and the Swiss Exchange (SWX). In February 
2013, Gold Fields unbundled its KDC and Beatrix mines in South Africa into a 
separately listed company, Sibanye Gold. 
Sponsor: J.P. Morgan Equities Limited 
Willie Jacobsz Tel:+27-11-562-9775 or +1-857-241-7127 (USA) 
Mobile:+27-82-971-9238 (SA) 
Media-Ghana ShardaNaidoo Mobile(SA): +27-11-367-5816 Mobile 
Media - South Africa Sven Lunsche Tel:+27-11-562-9763 
SOURCE: Gold Fields Limited 
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