Gold Fields Completes Acquisition of Barrick's Granny Smith, Lawlers and Darlot Gold Mines in Western Australia

Gold Fields Completes Acquisition of Barrick's Granny Smith, Lawlers and 
Darlot Gold Mines in Western Australia 
JOHANNESBURG, Oct. 1, 2013 /CNW/ - Gold Fields Limited (Gold Fields) (JSE, 
NYSE, NASDAQ Dubai: GFI) is pleased to announce that it has completed the 
acquisition of the Granny Smith, Lawlers and Darlot gold mines (collectively 
the Yilgarn South Assets) in Western Australia, from Barrick Gold Corporation 
Gold Fields acquired the assets for a total net consideration of US$270 
million after adjustments for working capital, mine capital and employee 
In accordance with the sale and purchase agreement, Gold Fields elected to 
satisfy half of the consideration by delivering 28.7 million of its common 
shares (which was based on the 5-day VWAP for the ADR's trading on the NYSE 
prior to closing). The balance of US$135 million (less a US$30 million deposit 
paid on signing of the agreement) was paid from cash resources held by Gold 
Fields in Australia. 
Nick Holland, Chief Executive Officer of Gold Fields, said: 
"We are pleased to have completed this acquisition of in-production ounces. 
Today we commenced integrating these assets with our existing operations in 
Western Australia where Gold Fields now has five active mines. 
Considering the potential for regional and operational synergies with our 
existing assets in the region, as well as the benefits from applying Gold 
Fields' low cost, cash-focussed operating model to the acquired assets, this 
acquisition should have a positive impact on the Group's operations. 
Based on reported production for the first half of 2013, these assets are 
expected to add approximately 400,000 ounces of production to the Gold Fields 
portfolio, at costs lower than the current Group average. 
This transaction also significantly advances Gold Fields' strategic objective 
of achieving a more balanced and globally diversified portfolio, with 
Australia now accounting for approximately 42% of Gold Fields' production, 
Ghana approximately 33%, Peru approximately 13% and South Africa approximately 
Notes to editors 
About Gold Fields 
Gold Fields is a significant unhedged producer of gold with attributable 
annualised production of approximately 2.0 million gold equivalent ounces from 
six operating mines in Australia, Ghana, Peru and South Africa. Gold Fields 
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 August 
2013, Gold Fields acquired Barrick Gold's Granny Smith, Lawlers and Darlot 
Gold Mines in Western Australia, a transaction that is expected to be 
completed in September 2013. 
Sponsor: J.P. Morgan Equities South Africa (Pty) Ltd 
This press release is for information purposes only and does not constitute or 
form part of an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy or 
subscribe to any securities of Gold Fields. The securities referred to herein 
have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities 
Act of 1933 (the "Securities Act") or with any securities regulatory authority 
of any state or other jurisdiction of the United States and may not be 
offered, sold, resold, transferred or delivered, directly or indirectly, in 
the United States except pursuant to registration under, or an exemption from 
the registration requirements of, the Securities Act. There will be no public 
offering of securities in the United States or any other jurisdiction. 
Certain statements included in this announcement, as well as oral statements 
that may be made by Gold Fields, or by officers, directors or employees acting 
on its behalf related to the subject matter hereof, constitute or are based on 
forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are preceded by, 
followed by or include the words "may", "will", "should", "expect", 
"envisage", "intend", "plan", "project", "estimate", "anticipate", "believe", 
"hope", "can", "is designed to" or similar phrases. These forward-looking 
statements involve a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and 
other factors, many of which are difficult to predict and generally beyond the 
control of Gold Fields, that could cause Gold Fields' actual results and 
outcomes to be materially different from historical results or from any future 
results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such risks, 
uncertainties and other factors include, among others, Gold Fields' ability to 
complete the transaction, Gold Fields' ability to successfully integrate the 
acquired assets with its existing operations, Gold Fields' ability to achieve 
anticipated efficiencies and other cost savings in connection with the 
transaction, changes in relevant governmental regulations, particularly 
environmental, tax, health and safety, regulations and potential new 
legislation affecting mining rights, Gold Fields' future financial position 
and plans, strategies, objectives, capital expenditures, and projected costs, 
the success of exploration and development activities, as well as projected 
level of gold price and other risks. Gold Fields undertakes no obligation to 
update publicly or release any revisions to these forward-looking statements 
to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this announcement or to 
reflect any change in Gold Fields' expectations with regard thereto.

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