AFRICAN BARRICK GOLD PLC: Half-year 2014 results

 AFRICAN BARRICK GOLD  25 July 2014  Results for the 6 months ended 30 June 2014 (Unaudited)  Based on IFRS and expressed in US Dollars (US$)  African Barrick Gold plc ("ABG'') reports half year 2014 results  "We are pleased to report strong results for H1 2014, with increased production and continued cost discipline enabling the business to return to cash generation," said Brad Gordon, Chief Executive Officer of African Barrick Gold. "We have now delivered our seventh successive reduction in quarterly all-in sustaining costs (AISC) as we continue to drive operational improvements through the business. During H1 2014 we produced 346,581 ounces of gold, an improvement of 13% on the same period in 2013, at an AISC of US$1,118 per ounce, a reduction of 25% on the previous year. During the second quarter, we delivered the first ounces from the Bulyanhulu CIL Expansion project with development work on the Bulyanhulu Upper East zone and the Gokona underground exploration portal progressing to plan. As a result of the strong H1 2014 performance and the incorporation of the expected production from Bulyanhulu Upper East, we now expect full year gold production to be in excess of 700,000 ounces whilst continuing to target an AISC at the bottom of our guidance range of US$1,100-1,175 per ounce."  Operational Highlights  Q2 gold production of 178,206 ounces, 8% higher than Q2 2013, with gold sales of 171,563 ounces  Q2  AISC1,2 of US$1,105 per ounce sold, 21% lower than Q2 2013, with cash costs1,2 of US$749 per ounce  H1 gold production of 346,581 ounces with gold sales of 330,947 ounces, 13% and 5% respectively, higher than H1 2013  H1 AISC1,2 of US$1,118 per ounce sold and cash costs1,2 of US$752, respectively down 25% and 14% on H1 2013  First ounces produced from the Bulyanhulu CIL Expansion project, with final commissioning due to complete in Q3 2014  Bulyanhulu Upper East and North Mara Underground projects progressing well and on schedule  Continued strong results from the West Kenya Exploration Project  Financial Highlights  Cash position increased during Q2 2014 by US$16 million to stand at US$270 million as at 30 June 2014  H1 revenue of US$446 million, 9% below H1 2013, as the impact of a lower average realised gold price more than offset increased sales volumes  H1 EBITDA1,3 of US$132 million, 1% higher than H1 2013, due to lower cash costs  H1 net earnings1,3 of US$41 million (US10.0 cents per share) impacted by a higher non cash tax charge during Q2 2014  H1 operational cash flow increased to US$127 million (28% higher than H1 2013)  H1 capital expenditure of US$115 million, 45% lower than H1 2013 due to revised mine plans and stringent capital controls  Interim dividend of US1.4 cents per share declared, based on a new cash flow based metric                                                  Three months ended 30 June   Six months ended 30 June                                                                                                          (Unaudited)                                          2014           20132      2014            20132                                                                                                          Gold Production (ounces)                          178,206         164,439   346,581          307,198                                                                                                          Gold Sold (ounces)                                171,563         170,092   330,947          314,369                                                                                                          Cash cost (US$/ounce)1                                749             862       752              876                                                                                                          AISC (US$/ounce)1                                   1,105           1,404     1,118            1,483                                                                                                          Average realised gold price (US$/ounce)1            1,277           1,366     1,290            1,480                                                                                                          (in US$'000)                                                                                                                                                                                                         Revenue                                           229,222         241,900   445,509          487,360                                                                                                          EBITDA1,3                                          66,959          48,828   131,621          130,771                                                                                                          Net earnings/(loss)3                               18,412       (721,946)    40,822        (701,230)                                                                                                          Basic earnings/(loss) per share (EPS) (cents)3        4.5         (176.0)      10.0          (171.0)                                                                                                          Cash generated from operating activities           76,381          41,691   127,107           99,017                                                                                                          Capital expenditure4                               58,964         103,347   114,744          209,056                                                                                                                     1 These are non-IFRS measures. Refer to page 23 for definitions                                                                                                                                                         2 2013 comparative amounts have been restated to exclude Tulawaka                                             3 EBITDA and net earnings consist of earnings from both continuing and       discontinued operations     4 Excludes non-cash reclamation asset adjustments and includes finance       lease purchases   Operational Review  Our continued delivery on the cost saving targets set out at the start of the Operational Review is highlighted by a further reduction in Q2 2014 AISC of 2% over Q1 2014 and an H1 2014 reduction of 25% over the previous period. Together with a strong production profile, this enabled ABG to deliver a return to net cash flow generation during Q2 2014.  We remain committed and on track to deliver against the US$185 million cost saving target as previously set out and reflected in our AISC guidance.  Safety   During the first half of the year, Bulyanhulu regrettably experienced one fatality. On 25 March 2014, Emmanuel Mrutu, one of our underground employees sadly passed away as a result of injuries sustained following a fall-of-ground incident. We have completed internal and external investigations into this tragic incident in order to mitigate any future reoccurrence. As a mark of respect operations ceased for a 24 hour period.  During the second quarter Bulyanhulu experienced a non-operational fatality which led to two weeks of disrupted operations at the mine. On 20 May 2014, an underground employee went missing following a night shift. All mining operations were initially ceased and an intensive search operation was launched. On 1 June 2014, the body of the deceased was found and investigations by the Tanzanian authorities have subsequently determined that regrettably the employee took his own life.  Ensuring the safety of all our employees is paramount, and we have continuously improved our safety performance at all of our operations over the past few years. In this regard, we have launched a behavioural safety programme called WeCare at each of our operations to further enhance our safety processes.  Board Changes  During the six months ended 30 June 2014, David Hodgson stepped down as Non-Executive Director of the Company. The ABG Board now comprises eleven Directors, including seven Independent Non-Executive Directors, one Executive Director and three nominees from Barrick Gold Corporation.  Indirect Taxes  Further progress has been made with respect to the build up of VAT, and the Company received net refunds of US$18 million during the second quarter, bringing total net refunds for H1 2014 to approximately US$28 million. We have also continued discussions with the Tanzanian Government on the establishment of an appropriate mechanism to safeguard the recoverability of VAT payments over the long term. In this regard, we have submitted proposals for the establishment of an escrow account for VAT paid on domestic goods, similar to that currently used to provide for the refunding of VAT paid on imports and are awaiting further feedback on this proposal. As at 30 June 2014, the outstanding amount relating to the total indirect tax receivable, not covered by the 2011 Memorandum of Settlement, stood at US$66 million, roughly US$30 million lower than 31 December 2013.  Bulyanhulu Upper East  In April 2014 the Board approved the next step in the optimisation of Bulyanhulu through the acceleration of mining from the Upper East Zone. The Zone is expected to produce 1.7 million ounces of gold, averaging 60,000 ounces per annum over a life in excess of 25 years at an AISC of below our target run rate for Bulyanhulu for year-end 2015 of US$900 per ounce.  Following the Board approval, the mine undertook waste development in the Zone at a capital cost of US$4.7 million in Q2 2014. As expected, the mine will commence ore development in Q3 2014 and this is expected to lead to production from the Upper East Zone of approximately 15,000 ounces of gold in H2 2014, weighted towards the fourth quarter. ABG continues to expect that the 2014 capital requirements for the project will be approximately US$15 million. All capital associated with the project to date has been categorised as capitalised development and is included in the Bulyanhulu and Group AISC figures.  Bulyanhulu Deep West  We have also progressed the accelerated development of the Bulyanhulu Deep West Zone through a contractor to increase access to higher grade ore from Q4 2014. During Q2 2014 we incurred underground development capital costs of US$4.8 million for the project and we expect to incur similar costs per quarter for the remainder of 2014. This will be categorised as capitalised development and is included in the Bulyanhulu and Group AISC figures.  Bulyanhulu CIL Expansion  During the second quarter, we progressed the commissioning of the new CIL circuit at Bulyanhulu, which will add over 40,000 ounces per annum once fully operational, and are nearing completion of the commissioning stage. Towards the end of June, roughly 6,500 tonnes of rougher tailings were treated and pumped into the new CIL circuit, resulting in 273 ounces of gold being produced in circuit. We expect commissioning to be complete in early Q3 2014 with the first gold pour in August and the ramp up of production to continue throughout the third quarter. We continue to expect production of 20,000 ounces in 2014 from the project, and are investigating an option for accelerating the retreatment of the historic higher grade tailings in preference to the rougher tailings.     Gokona Underground  The feasibility study into the potential to mine Gokona Cut 3 via an underground operation progressed well in the second quarter and is on track to be presented to the Board for approval in Q4 2014. During Q2 2014, ABG made the final decision on the location of the exploration portal which will provide the opportunity to develop a better understanding of the ore body, provide initial access to ore and drilling access to the deeper extensions of the ore body. Early works towards the construction of the portal are in progress with the first blast due in August. The total expansionary capital cost of the portal is expected to be around US$10 million.  Interim dividend  To ensure that our dividend policy is more closely aligned with the cash generation of the business, the Board of Directors have approved an amendment to the existing dividend policy such that rather than being based on net earnings it will now be based on operational cash flow after sustaining capital and capitalised development but before expansion capital.  The Board believes this metric more appropriately reflects both ABG's and the wider market's focus on cash flow generation as well as the commitment to ongoing capital returns to shareholders. The dividend payout ratio of 15%-30% and the timing of the payment, being 1/3 of the dividend as an interim dividend and the balance as a final dividend, remain unchanged.  In line with the above change, the Board of Directors is pleased to announce the approval of an interim dividend for 2014 of US1.4 cents per share, an increase of 40% when compared to H1 2013.    The interim dividend will be payable on 22 September 2014 to holders on record at 29 August 2014. The ex-dividend date will be 27 August 2014. ABG will declare the interim dividend in US dollars. Unless a shareholder elects to receive dividends in US dollars, they will be paid in pounds sterling with the US dollar amount being converted into pounds sterling at the exchange rate prevailing at the time. The last date for receipt of currency elections will be 2 September 2014. The exchange rate for the conversion of the interim dividend will be elected on or around 4 September 2014.  Outlook  Over the past six months we have continued to deliver a strong performance from our operating portfolio, with sustainable cost containment across each of the mines and production growth led by North Mara. As we move into the second half of the year we expect the contribution from Bulyanhulu to increase as we begin to access higher grade areas, and both the CIL Expansion and the Upper East projects begin to contribute ounces. At North Mara, we expect the head grade to drop in the second half of the year as the high grade ore from Gokona will be increasingly blended with lower grade material from Nyabirama. At Buzwagi, we expect the grade to revert to between 1.5-1.6g/t in the second half, but anticipate that throughput levels will increase.  Following the approval of the Upper East Project and the Gokona Underground portal in Q2 2014 we expect capital expenditure for the year to be between US$255-275 million. Sustaining capital (including land purchases) is expected to be US$80-90 million, with an acceleration of spending in the second half of the year versus H1 2014. Capitalised development is expected to total US$125-135 million as a result of the accelerated development of the Bulyanhulu Deep West Zone together with the categorisation of the Bulyanhulu Upper East project as capitalised development. Expansionary capital is expected to amount to US$50 million which incorporates reduced residual CIL Expansion spend and the Gokona Underground portal.    As a result of the strong performance in H1 2014 and the addition of the Upper East ounces into the 2014 plan, we are revising production guidance upwards for the year to in excess of 700,000 ounces. We maintain our guidance for cash costs of US$740 to US$790 per ounce and all-in sustaining costs of US$1,100 to US$1,175 per ounce sold, and are targeting the bottom of both these ranges.  Key statistics - restated to reflect Tulawaka as a discontinued operation                                              Three months     Six months ended                                               ended 30 June         30 June                                                                                    (Unaudited)                                    2014    20133      2014    20133                                                                              Tonnes mined (thousands of tonnes)           10,355   15,141    19,892   29,118                                                                              Ore tonnes mined (thousands of tonnes)        2,115    1,727     3,908    3,378                                                                              Ore tonnes processed (thousands of tonnes)    1,925    2,072     3,770    3,983                                                                              Process recovery rate (percent)               89.8%    88.8%     89.5%    88.9%                                                                              Head grade (grams per tonne)                    3.2      2.7       3.2      2.7                                                                              Gold production (ounces)                    178,206  164,439   346,581  307,198                                                                              Gold sold (ounces)                          171,563  170,092   330,947  314,369                                                                              Copper production (thousands of pounds)       3,454    3,122     6,430    5,584                                                                              Copper sold (thousands of pounds)             2,874    2,756     5,391    6,113                                                                              Cash cost per tonne milled (US$/t)               67       71        66       69                                                                              Per ounce data                                                                                                                                                 Average spot gold price²                 1,288    1,415     1,291     1,523                                                                                         Average realised gold price1             1,277    1,366     1,290    1,480                                                                                      Total cash cost1                           749      862       752      876                                                                                      All-in sustaining cost1                  1,105    1,404     1,118    1,483                                                                               Average realised copper price (US$/lb)         3.16     3.04      3.07     3.23                                                                               Financial results - restated to reflect Tulawaka as a discontinued operation                                                    Three months ended   Six  months ended 30                                                          30 June                June                                                                                                   (Unaudited, in US$'000 unless otherwise stated)            2014     20133        2014     20133                                                                                           Continuing operations:                                                                                                                                                                           Revenue                                                 229,222   241,900     445,509   487,360                                                                                           Cost of sales                                         (173,333) (203,348)   (332,474) (386,733)                                                                                           Gross profit                                             55,889    38,552     113,035   100,627                                                                                           Corporate administration                                (7,618)   (9,169)    (13,975)  (17,583)                                                                                           Share based payments                                    (1,593)       425     (4,917)     3,861                                                                                           Exploration and evaluation costs                        (6,025)   (4,126)    (10,995)   (7,715)                                                                                           Corporate social responsibility expenses                (1,811)   (3,077)     (4,307)   (6,228)                                                                                           Impairment charges                                            - (910,989)         - (910,989)                                                                                           Other charges                                           (6,159)  (12,659)    (12,782)  (15,597)                                                                                           Profit/(loss) before net finance expense and taxation    32,683 (901,043)      66,059 (853,624)                                                                                           Finance income                                              280       407         630       995                                                                                           Finance expense                                         (2,102)   (2,177)     (4,504)   (4,696)                                                                                           Profit/(loss) before taxation                            30,861 (902,813)      62,185 (857,325)                                                                                           Tax (expense)/credit                                   (12,047)   198,907    (22,716)   184,648                                                                                           Net profit/(loss) from continuing operations             18,814 (703,906)      39,469 (672,677)                                                                                           Discontinued operations:                                                                                                                                                                         Net (loss)/profit from discontinued operations            (402)  (25,722)         886  (40,741)                                                                                           Net profit/(loss) for the period                         18,412 (729,628)      40,355 (713,418)                                                                                           Attributed to:                                                                                                                                                                                    Owners of the parent (net earnings)                     18,412 (721,946)      40,822 (701,230)                                                                                           - Continuing operations                                  18,814 (703,906)      39,469 (672,677)                                                                                           - Discontinued operations                                 (402)  (18,040)       1,353  (28,553)                                                                                            Non-controlling interests                                    -   (7,682)       (467)  (12,188)                                                                                           - Discontinued operations                                     -   (7,682)       (467)  (12,188)                                                                                           1 These are non-IFRS financial performance measures with no standard meaning under IFRS. Refer to "Non IFRS measures"' on page 23 for definitions.  2 Reflect the London PM fix price.  3 Restated for the reclassification of Tulawaka as a discontinued operation.  For further information, please visit our website: www.africanbarrickgold.com or contact:  African Barrick Gold plc    +44 (0) 207 129 7150 Brad Gordon, Chief Executive Officer Andrew Wray, Chief Financial Officer Giles Blackham, Investor Relations Manager  Bell Pottinger              +44 (0) 207 861 3232 Daniel Thöle  About ABG  ABG is Tanzania's largest gold producer and one of the largest gold producers in Africa. We have three producing mines, all located in Northwest Tanzania, and several exploration projects at various stages of development in Tanzania and Kenya. We have a high-quality asset base, solid growth opportunities and a clear strategy of optimising, expanding and growing our business.  Maintaining our licence to operate through acting responsibly in relation to our people, the environment and the communities in which we operate is central to achieving our objectives.  ABG is a UK public company with its headquarters in London. We are listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange under the symbol ABG and have a secondary listing on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange. Barrick Gold Corporation is our majority shareholder. ABG reports in US dollars in accordance with IFRS as adopted by the European Union, unless otherwise stated in this report.  Conference call  A conference call will be held for analysts and investors on 25 July 2014 at 11:30am London time.  The access details for the conference call are as follows:  Participant dial in:                +44 (0) 203 003 2666 / +1 866 966 5335                    Password:                             ABG  A recording of the conference call will be made available at  www.africanbarrickgold.com/investors/financial-reports/2014.aspx after the call.   FORWARD- LOOKING STATEMENTS  This report includes "forward-looking statements" that express or imply expectations of future events or results. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts. These statements include, without limitation, financial projections and estimates and their underlying assumptions, statements regarding plans, objectives and expectations with respect to future production, operations, costs, projects, and statements regarding future performance. Forward-looking statements are generally identified by the words "plans," "expects," "anticipates," "believes," "intends," "estimates" and other similar expressions.  All forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of ABG, which could cause actual results and developments to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, the forward-looking statements contained in this report. Factors that could cause or contribute to differences between the actual results, performance and achievements of ABG include, but are not limited to, changes or developments in political, economic or business conditions or national or local legislation or regulation in countries in which ABG conducts - or may in the future conduct - business, industry trends, competition, fluctuations in the spot and forward price of gold or certain other commodity prices (such as copper and diesel), currency fluctuations (including the US dollar, South African rand, Kenyan shilling and Tanzanian shilling exchange rates), ABG's ability to successfully integrate acquisitions, ABG's ability to recover its reserves or develop new reserves, including its ability to convert its resources into reserves and its mineral potential into resources or reserves, and to process its mineral reserves successfully and in a timely manner, ABG's ability to complete land acquisitions required to support its mining activities, operational or technical difficulties which may occur in the context of mining activities, delays and technical challenges associated with the completion of projects, risk of trespass, theft and vandalism, changes in ABG's  business strategy including,  the ongoing implementation of operational reviews, as well as risks and hazards associated with the business of mineral exploration, development, mining and production and risks and factors affecting the gold mining industry in general. Although ABG's management believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, ABG cannot give assurances that such statements will prove to be correct. Accordingly, investors should not place reliance on forward-looking statements contained in this report. Any forward-looking statements in this report only reflect information available at the time of preparation. Subject to the requirements of the Disclosure and Transparency Rules and the Listing Rules or applicable law, ABG explicitly disclaims any obligation or undertaking publicly to update or revise any forward-looking statements in this report, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Nothing in this report should be construed as a profit forecast or estimate and no statement made should be interpreted to mean that ABG's profits or earnings per share for any future period will necessarily match or exceed the historical published profits or earnings per share of ABG.   AFRICAN BARRICK GOLD  LSE: ABG  TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                                                                                                                     Interim Operating Review                                                   7     Exploration Review                                                         12                                                                                Financial Review                                                           14                                                                                Going Concern Statement                                                    22                                                                                Non-IFRS measures                                                          23                                                                               Risk Review                                                                25                                                                                Directors' Responsibility Statement                                        25                                                                                Auditor's Review Report                                                    26                                                                                Condensed Interim Financial Information:                                                                                                                     - Consolidated Income Statement and Consolidated Statement of              27/  Comprehensive Income                                                       28                                                                               - Consolidated Balance Sheet                                               29                                                                                  - Consolidated Statement of Changes in Equity                              30                                                                                - Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows                                     31                                                                                - Notes to the Consolidated Interim Financial Information                  32                Interim Operating Review  Half Year Review  For the first half of 2014 revenue amounted to US$445.5 million, 9% lower than the same period in 2013. Production of 346,581 ounces drove a 5% increase in sales volumes (16,578 ounces) but this was more than offset by a 13% decrease in the average realised gold price of US$1,290 per ounce, down from US$1,480 in H1 2013. EBITDA increased by 1% to US$131.6 million in H1 2014 despite the lower revenue, mainly due to a US$30.2 million reduction in direct mining costs, reflected in the 25% reduction of AISC to US$1,118 per ounce.  Operationally, North Mara continued to mine high grade material from the Gokona pit which drove H1 2014 production of 138,816 ounces, up 8% on the prior year period, and AISC down by 29% to US$936 per ounce sold. Bulyanhulu saw a 9% increase in head grade and a marginal increase in throughput which drove up H1 2014 production by 13% to 105,420 ounces and AISC down by 21% to US$1,249 per ounce sold. Buzwagi saw a 34% reduction in total tonnes mined over the first half of the year against H1 2013 which helped to reduce AISC by 29% to US$1,169 per ounce sold. Production increased to 102,344 ounces as a result of higher grade material milled which more than offset the reduction in throughput.  As a result of operational and working capital improvements, cash generated from operating activities in H1 2014 increased by 28% over the prior year period to US$127.1 million, in spite of the reduction in the average realised sales price. Over the first six months of the year this was US$4.5 million lower than EBITDA, but in Q2 2014 the Company generated positive net cash flows of US$15.5 million.  Our cash balance as at 30 June 2014 amounted to US$269.6 million.  Capital expenditure for the six months ended 30 June 2014 amounted to US$114.7 million compared to US$209.1 million in H1 2013. Capital expenditure primarily comprised capitalised development expenditure (US$69.0 million), including US$4.7 million related to waste development from the Bulyanhulu Upper East project and US$4.8 million related to the Bulyanhulu Deep West project, investment in the Bulyanhulu CIL Expansion project (US$24.9 million), investments in tailings and infrastructure (US$9.6 million) and component and equipment costs (US$6.7 million).  Second Quarter Review  The second quarter delivered positive results, with total production of 178,206 ounces, an increase of 8% on Q2 2013. Sales ounces amounted to 171,563, 4% lower than production due to the timing of concentrate production at the end of the quarter. Copper production for the quarter of 3.5 million pounds was 11% higher than in Q2 2013 (3.1 million pounds), due to higher copper grades, mainly at Buzwagi.  North Mara continued its strong performance during the quarter with a 10% year on year increase in production due to improved throughput rates as a result of improved mill utilisation rates. The improved throughput rate was marginally offset by a 3% decrease in head grade.  At Bulyanhulu, production of 50,241 ounces was 9% down on Q2 2013 due to lower throughput as a result of ore shortages given the disruption of mining operations for two weeks in May 2014 following a non-operational fatality. Lower throughput was offset by a 6% increase in head grade as a result of higher mined grade given improved availability of high grade stopes.  At Buzwagi, gold production for the quarter of 57,787 ounces was 26% higher than in Q2 2013 driven by a 36% increase in head grade. Throughput rates were negatively impacted by lower mill availability primarily as a result of the re-lining of both the SAG and Ball mills during the quarter, while ore mined was 67% higher in Q2 2013 year due to previously communicated changes in the mine plan which reduced the amount of waste material removed when compared to Q2 2013.  Total tonnes mined during the quarter amounted to 10.4 million tonnes, a decrease of 32% on Q2 2013. Ore tonnes mined from open pits amounted to 1.9 million tonnes compared to 1.5 million in Q2 2013, driven by the increased focus on mining ore at Buzwagi due to the change in the mine plan, partially offset by a reduction of tonnes mined at North Mara due to mine sequencing.  Ore tonnes processed amounted to 1.9 million tonnes, a decrease of 7% on Q2 2013 primarily driven by reduced throughput at Buzwagi and at Bulyanhulu as discussed above.  Head grade for the quarter of 3.2 grams per tonne (g/t) was 19% higher than in Q2 2013 (2.7 g/t). This was due to a higher mined grade at Buzwagi as mining focused on the main ore zone as per the revised mine plan, and an improvement in grade at Bulyanhulu due to improved access to higher grade stopes.  Our cash costs for the quarter were 13% lower than in Q2 2013, and amounted to US$749 per ounce sold. The decrease was primarily due to:  the impact of the increased production base (US$160/oz);  the impact of the Operational Review (US$77/oz) on direct mining costs through:  a reduction in the international workforce (29% down compared to the same period in 2013);  lower G&A costs driven by lower freight costs and aviation charges at Bulyanhulu and North Mara;  increased supplier discounts; and  lower consumables costs driven by lower reagents and grinding media costs at North Mara and lower tyres and grinding media costs at Buzwagi.  This was partially offset by lower capitalised development costs at Buzwagi and North Mara as a result of the revised mine plan driving a lower strip ratio (US$122/oz).  All-in sustaining cost of US$1,105 per ounce sold for the quarter was 21% lower than Q2 2013, predominantly due to lower cash costs as explained above, combined with lower sustaining capital expenditure and capitalised development.  Capital expenditure for the quarter amounted to US$59.0 million compared to US$103.3 million in Q2 2013. Capital expenditure mainly consisted of capitalised development expenditure (US$35.8 million), including US$4.7 million related to waste development from the Bulyanhulu Upper East project and US$4.8 million relating to the Bulyanhulu Deep West project, investment in the Bulyanhulu CIL Expansion project (US$10.1 million), investments in tailings and infrastructure (US$7.2 million) and component costs (US$3.8 million).  Mine Site Review  Bulyanhulu  Key statistics                                              Three months     Six months ended                                               ended 30 June         30 June                                                                                    (Unaudited)                                    2014     2013      2014     2013                                                                              Underground ore tonnes hoisted   Kt             217      246       428      418                                                                              Ore milled                       Kt             205      243       425      414                                                                              Head grade                       g/t            8.3      7.8       8.4      7.7                                                                              Mill recovery                    %            91.5%    90.7%     91.6%    91.0%                                                                              Ounces produced                  oz         50,241*   54,938  105,420*   92,974                                                                              Ounces sold                      oz          52,044   54,386   101,165   87,802                                                                              Cash cost per tonne milled       US$/t          233      210       206      219                                                                              Cash cost per ounce sold         US$/oz         919      936       867    1,033                                                                              AISC per ounce sold              US$/oz       1,348    1,375     1,249    1,581                                                                              Copper production                Klbs         1,135    1,382     2,431    2,238                                                                              Copper sold                      Klbs         1,153    1,167     2,347    2,035                                                                              Breakdown of Capital Expenditure                                                                                                                              - Sustaining capital            US$('000)    2,334    7,953     4,482   15,546                                                                               - Capitalised development       US$('000)   17,158   11,822    28,414   24,102                                                                               - Expansionary capital          US$('000)   10,972   29,678    25,831   52,421                                                                              Capital expenditure                          30,464   49,453    58,727   92,069                                                                               - Non-cash reclamation asset                                                   adjustments                      US$('000)    3,056  (6,843)     8,721  (9,208)                                                                              Total capital expenditure        US$('000)   33,520   42,610    67,448   82,861  * Includes 273 ounces of gold in circuit at the CIL Expansion Plant  Operating performance  Gold production of 50,241 ounces for the quarter was 9% lower than in Q2 2013, in spite of the 6% increase in grade driven by an increase in the availability of high grade stopes. Tonnes hoisted and throughput were both impacted by the disruption of mining operations for approximately two weeks in May as a result of the search for a missing underground employee who was subsequently found deceased as a result of a non-operational incident. Gold ounces sold of 52,044 ounces were 4% below that in Q2 2013 primarily due to the lower production base, but exceeded production for the quarter due to the sale of concentrate ounces on hand at the end of Q1 2014.    Copper production of 1.1 million pounds for the quarter was 18% lower than in Q2 2013 due to lower throughput.  Cash costs for the quarter of US$919 per ounce sold were 2% lower than the prior year of US$936, although they increased over Q1 2014 as a result of the lower production base and an increase in operating expenses to support the ramp up of production in the second half of the year. Against the prior year period, cash costs were positively impacted by lower general and administration costs primarily driven by lower freight costs, aviation charges, corporate charges and consumable costs.  AISC per ounce sold for the quarter of US$1,348 was 2% lower than in Q2 2013 (US$1,375), but higher than Q1 2014 as a result of lower production, higher cash costs and higher capitalised development costs as explained below.  During the quarter, we progressed the commissioning of the new CIL circuit at Bulyanhulu and are nearing the completion of the commissioning stage. In late June, roughly 6,500 tonnes of rougher tails were treated and pumped into the new CIL circuit, resulting in 273 ounces of gold being produced in circuit. We expect commissioning of this project to be complete early in Q3 with the first gold pour in August. The ramp up of production will continue throughout the third quarter. We continue to expect production of 20,000 ounces in 2014 from the project, and are investigating an option for accelerating the retreatment of the historic higher grade tailings in preference to the rougher tailings.  We undertook waste development in the Upper East Zone for a capital cost of US$4.7 million in Q2 2014 and will commence ore development as expected in Q3 2014. As a result, we expect production from the Upper East Zone of approximately 15,000 ounces of gold in H2 2014, weighted towards the fourth quarter. In addition, we have progressed the development of the Deep West Zone through a contractor to accelerate access to higher grade ore from Q4 2014, and have incurred underground development capital costs of US$4.8 million during the quarter. ABG expects that the combined capital requirements the Upper East Zone and Deep West Zone for 2014 will be approximately US$30 million. This is categorised as capitalised development and is included in the Bulyanhulu and Group AISC figures.  Capital expenditure for the quarter of US$30.5 million was 38% lower than in Q2 2013 of US$49.5 million. Capital expenditure consisted mainly of capitalised underground development costs (US$17.2 million, inclusive of US$4.7 million of Upper East and US$4.8 million of Deep West spend) and expansionary capital investment relating to the CIL circuit (US$10.1 million).  Buzwagi  Key statistics                                                 Three months     Six months ended                                               ended 30 June         30 June                                                                                    (Unaudited)                                   2014      2013     2014      2013                                                                              Tonnes mined                     Kt          5,803     8,475   11,346    17,305                                                                              Ore tonnes mined                 Kt          1,333       800    2,354     1,501                                                                              Ore milled                       Kt          1,010     1,197    1,980     2,290                                                                              Head grade                       g/t           1.9       1.4      1.8       1.3                                                                              Mill recovery                    %           91.9%     87.3%    90.3%     88.2%                                                                              Ounces produced                  oz         57,787    45,726  102,344    85,746                                                                              Ounces sold                      oz         49,479    44,556   92,442    96,367                                                                              Cash cost per tonne milled       US$/t          41        39       41        39                                                                              Cash cost per ounce sold         US$/oz        837     1,054      879       918                                                                              AISC per ounce sold              US$/oz      1,078     1,632    1,169     1,643                                                                              Copper production                Klbs        2,318     1,740    3,999     3,346                                                                              Copper sold                      Klbs        1,721     1,589    3,044     4,078                                                                              Breakdown of Capital Expenditure                                                                                                                              - Sustaining capital            US$('000)   3,915     4,512    5,776    20,657                                                                               - Capitalised development       US$('000)   5,525    17,426   15,157    41,338                                                                              Capital expenditure                          9,440    21,938   20,933    61,995                                                                               - Non-cash reclamation asset                                                   adjustments                      US$('000)     174   (5,770)      839   (6,809)                                                                              Total capital expenditure        US$('000)   9,614    16,168   21,772    55,186  Operating performance  Gold production for the quarter of 57,787 ounces was 26% higher than in Q2 2013, driven by increased head grade as a result of the re-engineered mine plan as communicated in 2013. Gold sold for the quarter amounted to 49,479 ounces, 11% above that of Q2 2013 due to the increased production base, but lagging production as a result of the availability and timing of copper concentrate shipments. We anticipate that the majority of the unsold ounces at the end of June will be shipped during Q3 2014 with the remainder sold in Q4 2014.  Tonnes milled during the quarter were 16% lower than in Q2 2013 due to lower mill availability as a result of the re-lining of both the SAG and Ball mills in May, coupled with the limiting of daily throughput to manage a defective SAG mill gearbox ahead of a change out in early Q3. The management of the SAG mill gearbox meant that the process plant ran on 100% diesel power to ensure consistent power supply from May, although this has now reverted back to the normal power mix.  Total tonnes mined for the quarter of 5.8 million tonnes were 32% lower than in Q2 2013 due to changes in the mine plan compared to 2013 due to the focus on the removal of less waste and mining of higher grade areas.  Copper production of 2.3 million pounds for the quarter was 33% higher than in Q2 2013 driven by the increased copper grades and concentrate production.  Cash costs for the quarter of US$837 per ounce sold were 21% lower than in Q2 2013 (US$1,054). Cash costs were positively impacted by increased production levels and resultant co-product revenue, together with savings driven by the Operational Review in contracted services (lower rates) and labour costs (58% reduction in the international workforce). This was partially offset by lower capitalised development costs, increased power costs to run the process plant on self generated power, and increased maintenance costs due to increased maintenance activity.  AISC per ounce sold for the quarter of US$1,078 was 34% lower than in Q2 2013 (US$1,632). This was driven by the lower cash cost base and lower sustaining capital and capitalised development expenditure.  Capital expenditure for the quarter of US$9.4 million was 57% lower than in Q2 2013 (US$21.9 million). The significant change to the mine plan reduced the levels of waste movement thereby reducing capitalised stripping costs. Key capital expenditure for the quarter included capitalised stripping costs (US$5.5 million), investments in tailings and infrastructure (US$2.1 million) and component change out costs (US$1.2 million).  North Mara  Key statistics                                                 Three months     Six months ended                                               ended 30 June         30 June                                                                                    (Unaudited)                                   2014      2013     2014      2013                                                                              Tonnes mined                     Kt          4,335     6,420    8,118    11,395                                                                              Ore tonnes mined                 Kt            566       681    1,126     1,458                                                                              Ore milled                       Kt            710       634    1,365     1,280                                                                              Head grade                       g/t           3.5       3.6      3.6       3.6                                                                              Mill recovery                    %           86.9%     87.0%    87.3%     87.1%                                                                              Ounces produced                  oz         70,177    63,774  138,816   128,478                                                                              Ounces sold                      oz         70,040    71,150  137,340   130,200                                                                              Cash cost per tonne milled       US$/t          55        77       59        75                                                                              Cash cost per ounce sold         US$/oz        561       684      584       739                                                                              AISC per ounce sold              US$/oz        893     1,266      936     1,313                                                                              Breakdown of Capital Expenditure                                                                                                                              - Sustaining capital            US$('000)   4,557     9,183    8,088    23,962                                                                               - Capitalised development       US$('000)  13,125    22,271   25,392    28,917                                                                               - Expansionary capital          US$('000)     978       376      978       504                                                                              Capital expenditure                         18,660    31,830   34,458    53,383                                                                               - Non-cash reclamation asset                                                   adjustments                      US$('000)   1,382   (4,442)    5,358   (5,950)                                                                              Total capital expenditure        US$('000)  20,042    27,388   39,816    47,433                                                                               Operating performance  Production for the quarter of 70,177 ounces was 10% higher than in Q2 2013 despite the marginally lower head grade as throughput rates exceeded the prior year period by 12%. The higher milled tonnes were due to improved mill efficiency. Gold ounces sold for the quarter of 70,040 ounces were in line with production.  Cash costs for the quarter of US$561 per ounce sold were 18% lower than in Q2 2013 (US$684). Cash costs were positively impacted by increased production levels, together with a 36% reduction in the international workforce and lower maintenance costs, both a result of initiatives driven by the Operational Review. This was partially offset by lower capitalised mining costs and higher contracted services costs given increased drilling rates and activity.  AISC per ounce sold for the quarter of US$893 was 29% lower than in Q2 2013 (US$1,266) due to the reasons outlined above, combined with lower sustaining capital and capitalised development expenditure in combination with the increased production base.  During the second half of the year, North Mara is expected to mill an increased number of ore tonnes sourced from the lower grade Nyabirama pit rather than from the Gokona pit. As a result head grades for the full year are expected to revert towards the reserve grade of the mine.  The feasibility study into the potential to mine Gokona Cut 3 via an underground operation continued to progress well during the quarter and is on track to be presented to the Board for approval in Q4 2014. During Q2, ABG made the final decision on the location of the exploration portal which will provide the opportunity to develop a better understanding of the ore body, initial access to ore and drilling access to the deeper extensions of the ore body. Early works towards the construction of the portal are in progress with the first blast due in August.  The total expansionary capital cost of the portal is expected to be around US$10 million.  Capital expenditure for the quarter of US$18.7 million was 41% lower than in Q2 2013 (US$31.8 million), due to lower capitalised development and lower sustaining capital expenditure, slightly offset by increased expansionary expenditure. Key capital expenditure included capitalised stripping costs (US$13.1 million), investments in tailings and infrastructure (US$1.8 million) and component costs (US$2.1 million). Expansion capital of US$1.0 million relates to exploration drilling costs relating to the Gokona Underground feasibility study.  Exploration Review  Exploration during H1 2014 continued to focus on the Tanzanian near-mine and in-mine brownfield programmes and the West Kenya Joint Venture Greenfield programmes. Exploration expenditure for the first half of the year was approximately US$10.6 million and the full year forecast budget remains US$16.0 million. The 2014 exploration programmes have been weighted toward H1 2014, with large diamond core programmes from surface and underground platforms at Bulyanhulu, and extensive soil sampling, ground geophysics and Aircore drilling programmes across the West Kenya Joint Venture.   In H2 2014, we expect to complete surface drilling on Bulyanhulu Deep West and Aircore drilling in Kenya. We will assess the results of H1 2014 programmes and design follow-up programmes to test positive results.  The next phase of underground drilling at Bulyanhulu, which is targeting the deep western extension of Reef 2, commenced in early July.  Bulyanhulu Deep West Surface Drilling  Throughout H1 2014, we have continued a programme of deep diamond drilling West of the Bulyanhulu mine, targeting extensions of the Reef 1 and Reef 2 vein series. The holes are designed to test the extensions of the Reef 1 structure from 400 metres to 1,200 metres west of the current Bulyanhulu resource where historic drilling had shown indications of further gold mineralisation. Additionally, holes will also intersect the Reef 2 vein series, and provide an indication of whether the Reef 2 system is mineralised up to 2 kilometres west of currently delineated underground resources.  During H1 2014, a total of 7,503 metres of diamond core has been drilled from the surface holes. The Reef 1 and Reef 2 system has been intersected in several holes during H1 2014, with better results being returned from Reef 2 in this part of the Bulyanhulu mineralised system. Encouraging results from the programme to date include the following significant intersections:  BGMDD0054: 2.0m @10.7g/t Au from 1,174m - Reef 2 series  BGMDD0054: 0.5m @ 37.9g/t Au from 1,335m - Reef 2 series  BGMDD0054: 0.5m @ 29.6g/t Au from 1,390m - Reef 2 series  BGMDD0054W1: 1.29m @ 11.7g/t Au from 1,435m - Reef 1  BGMDD0054W2: 1.02m @ 24.2g/t Au from 1,034m - Reef 2 series  BGMDD0054W2: 4.50m @ 8.05g/t Au from 1,640m, includes 1.0m @ 23.8g/t Au - Reef  1  BGMDD0054W3: 1.1m @ 5.35g/t Au from 1,363m - Reef 2 series  BGMDD0054W3: 1.20m @ 11.5g/t Au from 1,367m - Reef 2 series  BGMDD0055W1: 0.6m @ 18.8g/t Au from 613m - Reef 2 series  BGMDD0055W2: 0.80m @ 16.2g/t Au from 944m - Reef 2 series  BGMDD0055W3: 0.79m @ 7.00g/t Au from 1,059m - Reef 1  BGMDD0056W1: 0.50m @ 94.6g/t Au from 805m - Reef 2 series  The results from these holes are potentially significant in demonstrating that gold mineralisation, particularly on the Reef 2 vein system continues West of the mine, which would open the potential for an expansion of the footprint of Bulyanhulu on Reef 2. The drilling programme is expected to be completed during H2 2014 with a single rig drilling a further 2,500 metres of diamond core drilling. This programme will form an important part of our assessment of how to most effectively develop the Bulyanhulu mine over the long term.  Bulyanhulu East Deeps Underground Drilling - Reef 2  The East Deeps drilling programme targeted down dip mineralisation of the Bulyanhulu Reef 2 system which is outside the current resource model. The programme was drilled from several underground drill platforms and was aimed at adding high grade gold resources on the East Zone. Drilling was completed during H1 2014 with a total of 3,058 metres of diamond core completed from three holes, bringing the total for the programme to five holes at 5,598 metres.  The results received were all from the Reef 2 series and included the following encouraging intersections:  UX4700-405: 1.0m @ 19.0g/t Au  UX4700-407: 1.3m @ 76.7g/t Au  UX4700-408: 1.75m @ 13.6g/t Au  UX4700-410: 0.5m @ 18.4g/t Au  These intersections continue to prove continuity at depth of the mineralisation with high grade. This has the potential to add to the mine resource in this area, with the high grade shoot remaining open at depth. This stage of the programme has been completed and the results will be incorporated into the end of year resource calculations. Further drilling programmes are planned in this area and will be completed as part of a larger Reef 2 underground resource expansion programme being undertaken by the mine over the next few years.  West Kenya Joint Venture Projects  Aircore drilling testing existing gold-in-soil anomalies along the Liranda Corridor on the south side of the Kakamega Dome continued throughout H1 2014, with a total of 830 holes completed for 32,215 metres. The Aircore programme has been very successful, with 247 holes of the 992 holes completed since the programme commenced in 2013 returning anomalous results (>0.1g/t Au), of which 87 holes intersecting zones of >0.50g/t Au including better results during H1 2014 of:  KDAC0312: 3m @ 15.2 g/t Au from 41m and 9m @ 1.71 g/t Au from 62m  KDAC0361: 39.5m @ 0.81 g/t Au from 9m, including 6m @ 2.26 g/t Au  KDAC0376: 9m @ 2.57 g/t Au from 57m  KDAC0617: 6m @ 7.7 g/t Au incl. 3m @ 13.7 g/t Au  KDAC0832: 12m @ 2.77 g/t Au incl. 3m @ 9.11 g/t Au  KDAC0841: 15m @ 1.94 g/t Au and 6m @ 4.35 g/t Au  KDAC0858: 6m @ 22.3 g/t Au incl. 3m @ 44 g/t Au  KDAC0860: 27m @ 1.31 g/t Au  incl. 15m @ 2.16g/t Au   KDAC0877: 12m @ 12.6g/t Au incl. 3m @ 46.3 g/t Au  The gold mineralisation has been intersected in a variety of rock types along the Liranda Corridor, which indicates opportunities to test for different types and styles of gold deposits in this area.  The majority of gold mineralisation intersected to date has been within weathered (oxidised) bedrock, often associated with quartz veining, but not always the case.  The Aircore results to date are very encouraging given the current line spacing of the Aircore traverses varies between 200 metres and 800 metres and the average depth of drilling to date is relatively shallow at approximately 50 metres. Step-out and infill traverses are being undertaken as part of the current phase of the programme before targets will be ranked for testing by more advanced reverse circulation and diamond drilling.  In tandem with the Aircore drilling we are undertaking gradient and pole-dipole IP and Resistivity across selected gold-in-soil anomalies throughout the Lake Zone Camp in the central and western areas of the project. A total of 147 line kilometres of surveys have now been completed. Ten targets showing distinct resistivity and/or chargeability zones coincident with the gold-in-soil anomalies have been delineated and will be considered as priority targets for future drilling programmes.  Financial Review  The positive impact of the Operational Review and the challenging gold price environment in 2014 is reflected in the ABG Group's financial results for the six months ended 30 June 2014 which also present Tulawaka as a discontinued operation:  Revenue of US$445.5 million was US$41.9 million lower than H1 2013 driven by a 13% decrease in the average realised gold price to US$1,290 per ounce sold (US$1,480 per ounce sold in the prior year period), which more than offset an increase of 16,578 ounces (5%) in sales volumes.  Cash costs decreased to US$752 per ounce sold from US$876 in H1 2013, driven by higher production, lower labour costs and contracted services.  All-in sustaining costs decreased to US$1,118 per ounce sold from US$1,483 in H1 2013 due to lower cash costs, sustaining capital expenditures and capitalised development costs.  EBITDA increased by 1% to US$131.6 million, mainly driven by lower direct mining costs achieved from the implementation of the Operational Review initiatives.  Operational cash flow of US$127.1 million was 28% higher than H1 2013, mainly due to reduced operating costs and decreased working capital investment.  The following review provides a detailed analysis of our consolidated results for the six months ended 30 June 2014 and the main factors affecting financial performance. It should be read in conjunction with the consolidated interim financial information and accompanying notes on pages 27 to 44, which have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards as adopted for use in the European Union (IFRS).  Discontinued operation - Tulawaka  On 15 November 2013, ABG announced that an agreement was reached with STAMICO, the Tanzanian State Mining Corporation, whereby STAMICO acquired the Tulawaka Gold Mine ("Tulawaka") and certain exploration licenses surrounding Tulawaka for a consideration of US$4.5 million and the grant of a 2% net smelter royalty on future production in excess of 500,000 ounces, capped at US$0.5 million. As part of the agreement, STAMICO took ownership and management of the rehabilitation fund established as part of the closure plan for the mine, in return for the assumption of all remaining past and future closure and rehabilitation liabilities for Tulawaka, and indemnified the other parties to the agreement in relation to these liabilities. This resulted in a cash payment by ABG to STAMICO of the balance of the rehabilitation fund, less the transaction consideration on completion. Tulawaka was 100% owned by the Tulawaka Joint Venture, in which ABG held a 70% economic interest through a wholly owned subsidiary, and MDN Inc held the remaining 30% of the Joint Venture. Production at Tulawaka ceased in Q2 2013. The transaction completed on 4 February 2014, resulting in a cash payment of US$11.6 million to STAMICO.  The financial results of Tulawaka have been presented as discontinued operations in the consolidated interim financial information. The comparative results in the consolidated interim income statement have been presented as if Tulawaka had been discontinued from the start of the comparative period, effectively excluding the net result relating to Tulawaka from individual income statement lines and aggregating it in one line called "Net profit/(loss) from discontinued operations". Below is a reconciliation showing Group financial performance on a line by line basis.                                         Six months ended 30 June 2014       Six months ended 30 June 2013                                                                                                            (US$'000)                                                                                                                                         Continuing Discontinued             Continuing Discontinued           (Unaudited)                              operations   operations     Total   operations   operations     Total                                                                                                          Revenue                                     445,509            -   445,509      487,360       12,392   499,752                                                                                                          Cost of sales                             (332,474)            - (332,474)    (386,733)     (28,151) (414,884)                                                                                                          Gross profit                                113,035            -   113,035      100,627     (15,759)    84,868                                                                                                          Corporate administration                   (13,975)            -  (13,975)     (17,583)      (1,301)  (18,884)                                                                                                          Share based payments                        (4,917)            -   (4,917)        3,861          114     3,975                                                                                                          Exploration and evaluation costs           (10,995)            -  (10,995)      (7,715)          161   (7,554)                                                                                                          Corporate social responsibility expenses    (4,307)         (92)   (4,399)      (6,228)        (690)   (6,918)                                                                                                          Impairment charges                                -            -         -    (910,989)     (16,701) (927,690)                                                                                                          Other charges                              (12,782)          958  (11,824)     (15,597)      (6,496)  (22,093)                                                                                                          Profit/(loss) before net finance expense                                                                    and taxation                                 66,059          866    66,925    (853,624)     (40,672) (894,296)                                                                                                          Finance income                                  630           36       666        995           10     1,005                                                                                                          Finance expense                             (4,504)         (16)   (4,520)      (4,696)         (79)   (4,775)                                                                                                          Profit/(loss) before taxation                62,185          886    63,071    (857,325)     (40,741) (898,066)                                                                                                          Tax (expense)/credit                       (22,716)            -  (22,716)      184,648            -   184,648                                                                                                          Net profit/(loss) for the period             39,469          886    40,355    (672,677)     (40,741) (713,418)                                                                                                           The financial performance below is stated for continuing operations.  Revenue  Revenue for H1 2014 of US$445.5 million was 9% lower than in H1 2013 (US$487.4 million). Year-on-year realised gold prices decreased by 13% to US$1,290 per ounce sold from US$1,480 in H1 2013, which more than offset the increase in sales volumes of 16,578 ounces. The increase in sales ounces was primarily due to the higher production base.  Included in total revenue was co-product revenue of US$18.7 million for H1 2014, which decreased by 17% from the prior year period (US$22.7 million) due to the lower copper sales volumes and a lower realised copper price. The H1 2014 average realised copper price of US$3.07 per pound compared unfavourably to that of H1 2013 (US$3.23 per pound), and was driven by global market factors regarding supply and demand.  Cost of sales  Cost of sales was US$332.5 million for H1 2014, representing a decrease of 14% on the prior year period (US$386.7 million). The key aspects impacting the cost of sales for the reporting period were lower direct mining costs as a result of Operational Review savings across labour, consumables and freight, a change in inventory credit driven by the investment in ore inventory and build up of ounces on hand and lower depreciation and amortisation charges driven by the lower capital base employed.  The table below provides a breakdown of cost of sales:                                     Three months ended   Six months ended 30 (US$'000)                                    30 June               June                                                                                      (Unaudited)                                 2014      2013       2014      2013                                                                              Cost of Sales                                                                                                                                                Direct mining costs                      122,841   141,623    238,087   268,238                                                                              Third party smelting and refining fees     5,783     3,611      9,916     7,997                                                                              Royalty expense                           10,011    10,845     19,775    21,831                                                                              Depreciation and amortisation             34,698    47,269     64,696    88,667                                                                              Total                                    173,333   203,348    332,474   386,733                                                                               A detailed breakdown of direct mining expenses is shown in the table below:                             Three months ended 30      Six months ended 30   (US$'000)                              June                      June                                                                                        (Unaudited)                          2014         2013         2014        2013                                                                              Direct mining costs                                                                                                                                          Labour                             32,976       39,040       67,973      80,440                                                                              Energy and fuel                    33,926       35,932       66,345      70,228                                                                              Consumables                        24,850       28,148       48,723      54,796                                                                              Maintenance                        24,907       23,142       47,923      47,741                                                                              Contracted services                23,549       23,583       42,300      50,030                                                                              General administration costs       19,522       24,103       39,591      45,808                                                                              Capitalised mining costs         (36,889)     (32,325)     (74,768)    (80,805)                                                                              Total direct mining costs         122,841      141,623      238,087     268,238                                                                               Direct mining costs of US$238.1 million for H1 2014 were 11% lower than H1 2013 (US$268.2 million). Individual cost components comprised:  A 15% reduction in labour costs, mainly as a result of the lower headcount at all operating sites, specifically a 29% reduction in group international employees, driven by localisation efforts and the impact of the Operational Review.  A 6% reduction in energy and fuel expenses, driven primarily by lower diesel usage at North Mara as a result of reduced mining activity, and at Buzwagi as a result of reduced mining and processing activity.  An 11% decrease in consumable costs, primarily due to supplier price negotiations, increased mine site efficiencies and lower mining activity.  Maintenance costs of US$47.9 million were in line with prior year costs of US$47.7 million.  A 15% decrease in contracted services, mainly driven by lower mining activity at Buzwagi, and the renegotiated maintenance rates associated with maintenance and repair contracts ("MARC") contracts at Buzwagi and North Mara.  A 14% decrease in general administration costs, mainly at Bulyanhulu and North Mara driven by lower freight costs associated with inventory consumed, a decrease in the stock obsolescence provision and lower aviation charter costs driven by the Operational Review.  Capitalised direct mining costs, consisting of capitalised development costs and the change in inventory charge, is comprised as follows:                                      Three months ended 30                                   (US$'000)                                        June                Six months  ended 30 June                                                                                                  (Unaudited)                                2014            2013      2014                        2013                                                                                                  Capitalised direct mining costs                                                                                                                                                                        Capitalised development costs          (30,649)        (52,298)  (64,095)                    (95,775)                                                                                                  (Investment in)/ drawdown of inventory  (6,240)          19,973  (10,673)                      14,970                                                                                                  Total capitalised direct mining costs  (36,889)        (32,325)  (74,768)                    (80,805)                                                                                                     Capitalised development costs were 33% lower than H1 2013, driven by increased focus on mining ore at Buzwagi due to the revised mine plan. The investment in inventory was US$25.6 million higher than in H1 2013 due to a build up of ore inventory at Buzwagi due to lower throughput rates combined with increased gold inventory on hand driven by the timing of production compared to sales. This was slightly offset by a drawdown of ore stockpiles at North Mara as a result of the improved throughput rate and plant performance.  Corporate administration costs  Corporate administration expenses totalled US$18.9 million for H1 2014. A US$3.6 million decrease in general corporate administration costs due to the impact of the Operational Review was more than offset by an increase of US$8.8 million in share based payment expenses given the stronger share price performance. This resulted in a 38% increase on H1 2013 (US$13.7 million) as shown in the table below.                                  Three months ended 30     Six months ended 30                                            June                      June                                                                                            (US$'000)                              2014         2013        2014         2013                                                                                   (Unaudited)                                                                                                                                                        Corporate administration              7,618        9,169      13,975       17,583                                                                                   Share based payments                  1,593        (425)       4,917      (3,861)                                                                                   Total corporate administration        9,211        8,744      18,892       13,722                                                                                    Exploration and evaluation costs  Exploration and evaluation costs of US$11.0 million were incurred in H1 2014, 43% higher than the US$7.7 million spent in H1 2013. The key focus areas for H1 2014 were drilling at Bulyanhulu deep central reefs 1 and 2 (US$5.5 million), and exploration programmes at the West Kenya Joint Venture project amounting to US$3.3 million. The Bulyanhulu underground programme has been completed in H1 2014 and the second half of the year should see decreased field activity across all projects.  Corporate social responsibility expenses  Corporate social responsibility costs incurred amounted to US$4.3 million for the six months compared to the prior year of US$6.2 million. The main projects for H1 2014 related to Village Benefit Implementation Agreements ("VBIAs") at North Mara and contributions to general community projects funded from the ABG Maendeleo Fund.  Other charges  Other charges amounted to US$12.8 million, 18% lower than H1 2013 (US$15.6 million). The main contributors were: (i) non-cash foreign exchange losses mainly related to the indirect tax receivables due to the weakening of the Tanzanian shilling (US$7.8 million), (ii) Operational Review costs, including external services and retrenchment costs of US$5.3 million, (iii) legal costs of US$1.9 million, and (iv) ABG's entry into zero cost collar contracts as part of a programme to protect it against copper, silver, rand and fuel cost market volatility. The entry into these arrangements resulted in a combined mark-to-market revaluation gain of US$2.7 million, due to the fact that these arrangements do not qualify for hedge accounting. Refer to note 7 of the consolidated interim financial information for further details.  Finance expense and income  Finance expense of US$4.5 million for H1 2014 was 4% lower than H1 2013 (US$4.7 million). The key drivers were US$1.2 million (US$1.5 million in 2013) relating to the servicing of the US$150 million undrawn revolving credit facility, and accretion expenses relating to the discounting of the environmental reclamation liability (US$2.5 million). Other costs include bank charges and interest on finance leases. Interest costs relating to the project financing on the CIL Bulyanhulu Expansion project are capitalised to the cost of the asset due to the facility being directly attributable to the asset. For the six months ended 30 June 2014 US$2.0 million of borrowing costs have been capitalised to the project.  Finance income relates predominantly to interest charged on non-current receivables and interest received on money market funds. Refer to note 8 of the consolidated interim financial information for details.  Taxation matters  The taxation charge was US$22.7 million for H1 2014, compared to a credit of US$184.6 million in H1 2013. The tax charge was made up solely of deferred tax charges and reflects the impact of the profitability on a year-to-date basis. The effective tax rate in H1 2014 amounted to 36.5% compared to 21.5% in H1 2013. The increase is mainly driven by the increase in taxable income, and temporary higher tax losses for corporate and exploration entities in Q2 2014 for which deferred tax assets are not recognised. This is expected to normalise in H2 2014.  Net earnings from continuing operations  As a result of the factors discussed above, net profit from continuing operations for H1 2014 was US$39.5 million, against the prior year period loss of US$672.7 million. Lower impairment charges, costs of sales, and other charges contributed to the variance. This was offset by the higher tax charge and lower revenue.  Earnings per share  The earnings per share for H1 2014 amounted to US10.0 cents, an increase of US181.0 cents from the prior year period loss of US171.0 cents. The increase was driven by an increased net profit with no change in the underlying issued shares. Earnings per share from continuing operations amounted to US9.6 cents.  Key financial performance indicators and reconciliations  Cash costs  Cash cost per ounce sold in H1 2014 (US$752 per ounce sold) decreased by 14% when compared to H1 2013 (US$876 per ounce). Refer to the operating overview on page 7 and cost of sales explanations as part of the financial review for the details on the year on year change.  The table below provides a reconciliation between cost of sales and total cash cost to calculate the cash cost per ounce sold.                                      Three months ended   Six months ended 30 (US$'000)                                   30 June                June                                                                                      (Unaudited)                                2014       2013       2014      2013                                                                              Total cost of sales                     173,333    203,348    332,474   386,733                                                                              Deduct: depreciation and amortisation  (34,698)   (47,269)   (64,696)  (88,667)                                                                              Deduct: Co-product revenue             (10,098)    (9,544)   (18,744)  (22,670)                                                                              Total cash cost                         128,537    146,535    249,034   275,396                                                                              Total ounces sold                       171,563    170,092    330,947   314,369                                                                              Cash cost per ounce                         749        862        752       876                                                                              Discontinued operations                       -         17          -        27                                                                              Attributable cash cost per ounce            749        879        752       903                                                                               Refer to note 6 to the consolidated interim financial information for a reconciliation to all-in sustaining cost per ounce sold.  EBITDA  EBITDA for H1 2014 increased by 1% to US$131.6 million when compared to H1 2013 (US$130.8 million) as a result of the lower cost of sales and other charges, partly offset by lower revenue and higher corporate administration costs. A reconciliation between net profit for the period and EBITDA is presented below:                                    Three months ended 30   Six months ended 30  (US$'000)                                  June                    June                                                                                      (Unaudited)                            2014         2013      2014         2013                                                                              Net profit/ (loss) for the period    18,412    (729,628)    40,355    (713,418)                                                                              Plus income tax expense              12,047    (198,907)    22,716    (184,648)                                                                              Plus depreciation and amortisation   34,698       47,865    64,696       97,377                                                                              Plus impairment charges/write-offs        -      927,690         -      927,690                                                                              Plus finance expense                  2,106        2,218     4,520        4,775                                                                              Less finance income                   (304)        (410)     (666)      (1,005)                                                                              EBITDA                               66,959       48,828   131,621      130,771                                                                                      Financial position  ABG had cash and cash equivalents on hand of US$269.6 million as at 30 June 2014 (US$320.9 million as at 30 June 2013). The Group's cash and cash equivalents are with counterparties whom the Group considers to have an appropriate credit rating. Location of credit risk is determined by physical location of the bank branch or counterparty. Investments are held mainly in United States dollars and cash and cash equivalents in other foreign currencies are maintained for operational requirements.  During 2013, a US$142 million facility was put in place to fund the bulk of the costs of the construction of one of our key growth projects, the Bulyanhulu CIL Expansion project ("Project"). The Facility is collateralised by the Project, and has a term of seven years with a spread over Libor of 250 basis points. The seven year Facility is repayable in equal instalments over the term of the Facility, after a two year repayment holiday period. The interest rate has been fixed at 3.6% through the use of an interest rate swap. The full facility of US$142 million was drawn in 2013.  The above compliments the existing undrawn revolving credit facility of US$150 million which runs until November 2016.  The net book value of property, plant and equipment increased from US$1.28 billion in December 2013 to US$1.35 billion in June 2014. The main capital expenditure drivers have been explained in the cash flow used in the investing activities section below, and have been offset by depreciation charges of US$64.7 million. Refer to notes 6 and 12 to the consolidated interim financial information for further details.  Total indirect tax receivables, net of a discount provision applied to the non-current portion, decreased from US$159.8 million as at 31 December 2013 to US$126.6 million as at 30 June 2014. The decrease was mainly due to refunds of US$65.8 million received during H1 2014, which was offset by a net increase in current VAT receivables of approximately US$37 million. The net deferred tax position decreased from an asset of US$14.9 million as at 31 December 2013 to a liability of US$7.8 million. This was mainly driven by the reduction in deferred tax assets as a result of the company making taxable income.  Net assets attributable to owners of the parent increased from US$1.93 billion in December 2013 to US$1.96 billion in June 2014. The increase reflects the current year profit attributable to owners of the parent of US$40.8 million and the payment of the final 2013 dividend of US$8.2 million to shareholders during H1 2014.   Cash flow generation and capital management  Cash flow - continuing and discontinued operations                                                   For the three                                                                          months ended 30       For six  months    (US$'000)                                              June             ended  30 June                                                                                        (Unaudited)                                         2014      2013        2014          2013                                                                                         Cash generated from operating activities          76,381    41,691     127,107     99,017                                                                                     Cash used in investing activities               (50,541) (102,943)   (128,074)  (208,822)                                                                                     Cash (used in)/provided by financing activities (10,249)  (20,263)    (11,085)     27,588                                                                                     Increase/(decrease) in cash                       15,591  (81,515)    (12,052)   (82,217)                                                                                     Foreign exchange difference on cash                 (89)       868       (761)    1,742                                                                                     Opening cash balance                             254,094   401,520     282,409    401,348                                                                                     Closing cash balance                             269,596   320,873     269,596    320,873                                                                                      Cash flow from operating activities was US$127.1 million for H1 2014, an increase of US$28.1 million, when compared to H1 2013 (US$99.0 million). The increase primarily relates increased EBITDA, slightly offset by an investment in working capital. The working capital investment of US$3.8 million related mainly to a decrease in trade payables of US$16.4 million due to the timing of payments combined with an investment in gold inventory of US$14.6 million. This was offset by VAT refunds of US$28.2 million received from the Tanzanian Government.  Cash flow used in investing activities was US$128.1 million for H1 2014, a decrease of 39% when compared to H1 2013 (US$208.8 million), driven by lower sustaining capital expenditure across all sites, lower expansion capital expenditure mainly related to the Bulyanhulu CIL Expansion project and lower capitalised development expenditure at Buzwagi and North Mara.  A breakdown of total capital and other investing capital activities for the six months ended 30 June is provided below:  (US$'000)                                         For six months ended 30 June                                                                             (Unaudited)                                               2014            2013                                                                             Sustaining capital                                      20,724          58,987                                                                             Expansionary capital                                    26,809          53,866                                                                             Capitalised development                                 68,963          94,357                                                                             Total cash capital                                     116,496         207,210                                                                             Non-cash rehabilitation asset adjustment                14,918        (22,128)                                                                             Non-cash sustaining capital1                           (1,752)           1,846                                                                             Total capital expenditure                              129,662         186,928                                                                             Other investing capital                                                                                                                                    - Non-current asset movement2                             (55)           1,612                                                                             -Cash flow related to the sale of Tulawaka              11,633               -                                                                              1 Total non-cash sustaining capital relates to the impact of capital accruals excluded from cash sustaining capital.  2 Non-current asset movements relates to the investment in the land acquisitions reflected as prepaid operating leases and Tanzania government receivables.        Sustaining capital  Sustaining capital expenditure included the investment in mine equipment of US$6.7 million, mainly relating to component change outs at North Mara and Buzwagi and investment in tailings and infrastructure at North Mara (US$3.4 million), Bulyanhulu (US$3.2 million), and Buzwagi (US$3.0 million).  Expansionary capital  Expansionary capital expenditure consisted mainly of the Bulyanhulu CIL Expansion project (US$24.9 million).  Capitalised development  Capitalised development capital includes capitalised stripping for North Mara (US$25.4 million) and Buzwagi (US$15.2 million) and Bulyanhulu capitalised underground development of US$28.4 million.  Non-cash capital  Non-cash capital was US$13.2 million and consisted of reclamation asset adjustments (US$14.9 million) and the six months increase in capital accruals (US$1.8 million). The reclamation adjustments were driven by lower US risk free rates driving lower discount rates.  Other investing capital  The sale of Tulawaka to STAMICO resulted in a cash payment of the balance of the rehabilitation fund, less the transaction consideration on completion, and amounted to US$11.6 million. During H1 2014 North Mara incurred land purchases totalling US$5.3 million.  Cash flow used in financing activities for the six months ended 30 June 2014 was US$11.1 million, a decrease of US$38.7 million on H1 2014 (US$27.6 million inflow). The outflow primarily relates to payment of the final 2013 dividend of US$8.2 million and finance lease payments of US$2.9 million.  Dividend  The final dividend for 2013 of US2.0 cents per share was paid to shareholders during May 2014. The Board of Directors have approved an interim dividend for 2014 of US1.4 cents per share, payable to shareholders in September 2014.  Significant judgements in applying accounting policies and key sources of estimation uncertainty  Many of the amounts included in the consolidated interim financial statements require management to make judgements and/or estimates. These judgements and estimates are continuously evaluated and are based on management's experience and best knowledge of the relevant facts and circumstances, but actual results may differ from the amounts included in the consolidated financial information included in this release. Information about such judgements and estimation is included in the accounting policies and/or notes to the consolidated interim financial statements, and the key areas are summarised below.  Areas of judgement and key sources of estimation uncertainty that have the most significant effect on the amounts recognised in the consolidated interim financial statements include:  Estimates of the quantities of proven and probable gold reserves;  The capitalisation of production stripping costs;  The capitalisation of exploration and evaluation expenditures;  Review of goodwill, tangible and intangible assets' carrying value, the determination of whether these assets are impaired and the measurement of impairment charges or reversals;  The estimated fair values of cash generating units for impairment tests, including estimates of future costs to produce proven and probable reserves, future commodity prices, foreign exchange rates and discount rates;  The estimated useful lives of tangible and long-lived assets and the measurement of depreciation expense;  Property, plant and equipment held under finance leases;  Recognition of a provision for environmental rehabilitation and the estimation of the rehabilitation costs and timing of expenditure;  Whether to recognise a liability for loss contingencies and the amount of any such provision;  Whether to recognise a provision for accounts receivable and the impact of discounting the non-current element;  Recognition of deferred income tax assets, amounts recorded for uncertain tax positions, the measurement of income tax expense and indirect taxes;  Determination of the cost incurred in the productive process of ore stockpiles, gold in process, gold doré/bullion and concentrate, as well as the associated net realisable value and the split between the long term and short term portions;  Determination of fair value of derivative instruments; and  Determination of fair value of stock options and cash-settled share based payments.  Going concern statement  The ABG Group's business activities, together with factors likely to affect its future development, performance and position are set out in the operational and financial review sections of this report. The financial position of the ABG Group, its cash flows, liquidity position and borrowing facilities are described in the preceding paragraphs of this financial review.  At 30 June 2014, the Group had cash and cash equivalents of US$269.6 million with a further US$150 million available under the undrawn revolving credit facility which has been further extended until November 2016. Total borrowings at the end of the year amounted to US$142 million, of which the first repayment is only repayable from 2015.  Included in other receivables are amounts due to the Group relating to indirect taxes of US$66.0 million which are expected to be received within 12 months, but these will be offset to an extent by new claims submitted for input taxes incurred during 2014. The refunds remain dependent on processing and payments of refunds by the Government of Tanzania.  We expect that the above, in combination with the expected operational cash flow generated during the year, will be sufficient to cover the capital requirements and other commitments for the foreseeable future.  In assessing the ABG Group's going concern status the Directors have taken into account the above factors, including the financial position of the ABG Group and in particular its significant cash position, the current gold and copper price and market expectations for the same in the medium term, and the ABG Group's capital expenditure and financing plans. After making appropriate enquiries, the Directors consider that ABG and the ABG Group as a whole has adequate resources to continue in operational existence for the foreseeable future and that it is appropriate to adopt the going concern basis in preparing the consolidated interim financial statements.  Non-IFRS Measures  ABG has identified certain measures in this report that are not measures defined under IFRS. Non-IFRS financial measures disclosed by management are provided as additional information to investors in order to provide them with an alternative method for assessing ABG's financial condition and operating results. These measures are not in accordance with, or a substitute for, IFRS, and may be different from or inconsistent with non-IFRS financial measures used by other companies. These measures are explained further below.  Average realised gold price per ounce sold is a non-IFRS financial measure which excludes from gold revenue:  Unrealised mark-to-market gains and losses on provisional pricing from copper and gold sales contracts; and  Export duties.  Cash cost per ounce sold is a non-IFRS financial measure. Cash costs include all costs absorbed into inventory, as well as royalties, and production taxes, and exclude capitalised production stripping costs, inventory purchase accounting adjustments, unrealised gains/losses from non-hedge currency and commodity contracts, depreciation and amortisation and corporate social responsibility charges. Cash cost is calculated net of co-product revenue. Refer to page 15 for a reconciliation to cost of sales.  The presentation of these statistics in this manner allows ABG to monitor and manage those factors that impact production costs on a monthly basis. Cash cost per ounce sold is calculated by dividing the aggregate of these costs by gold ounces sold. Cash costs and cash cost per ounce sold are calculated on a consistent basis for the periods presented.  All-in sustaining cost (AISC) is a non-IFRS financial measure. The measure is in accordance with the World Gold Council's guidance issued in June 2013. It is calculated by taking cash cost per ounce sold and adding corporate administration costs, reclamation and remediation costs for operating mines, corporate social responsibility expenses, mine exploration and study costs, capitalised stripping and underground development costs and sustaining capital expenditure. This is then divided by the total ounces sold. A reconciliation between cash cost per ounce sold and AISC is presented below:  (Unaudited)                   Three months ended 30 June 2014      Three months  ended 30 June 2013                                                                                                                                                              ABG Group                             ABG Group                                       North          ongoing                North          ongoing   (US$/oz sold)               Bulyanhulu Mara  Buzwagi operations  Bulyanhulu  Mara  Buzwagi operations                                                                                                 Cash cost per ounce sold           919   561     837        749         936    684   1,054        862                                                                                                 Corporate administration            40    36      39         45          61     35      57         54                                                                                                 Share based payments                 2     -     (4)          9           -    (1)       -        (3)                                                                                                 Rehabilitation                       8    19       6         12           7     31      24         21                                                                                                 Mine exploration                     2     2       1          2           3     16       2          8                                                                                                 CSR expenses                         2    12       9         11           5     26       3         18                                                                                                 Capitalised development            330   187     112        209         217    313     391        303                                                                                                 Sustaining capital                  45    76      78         68         146    162     101        141                                                                                                 Total continuing operations      1,348   893   1,078      1,105       1,375  1,266   1,632      1,404                                                                                                 Discontinued operations                                       0                                       12                                                                                                     Total                                                     1,105                                    1,416                                                                                                         (Unaudited)                    Six months ended 30 June 2014        Six months  ended 30 June 2013                                                                                                                                                                  ABG Group                             ABG Group                                       North          ongoing                North          ongoing   (US$/oz sold)               Bulyanhulu Mara  Buzwagi operations  Bulyanhulu  Mara  Buzwagi operations                                                                                                 Cash cost per ounce sold           867   584     879        752       1,033    739     918        876                                                                                                 Corporate administration            41    34      38         42          81     40      55         56                                                                                                 Share based payments                 2     1       4         15         (1)    (1)     (1)       (12)                                                                                                 Rehabilitation                       7    19       7         12           8     34      21         23                                                                                                 Mine exploration                     2     1       1          2           4     16       3          8                                                                                                 CSR expenses                         4    15      14         13           5     29       4         20                                                                                                 Capitalised development            281   185     164        208         274    222     429        300                                                                                                 Sustaining capital                  45    97      62         74         177    234     214        212                                                                                                 Total continuing operations      1,249   936   1,169      1,118       1,581  1,313   1,643      1,483                                                                                                 Discontinued operations                                       0                                       24                                                                                                     Total                                                     1,118                                    1,507                                                                                                        AISC is intended to provide additional information on the total sustaining cost for each ounce sold, taking into account expenditure incurred in addition to direct mining costs, depreciation and selling costs.  Cash cost per tonne milled is a non-IFRS financial measure. Cash costs include all costs absorbed into inventory, as well as royalties, by-product credits, and production taxes, and exclude capitalised production stripping costs, inventory purchase accounting adjustments, unrealised gains/losses from non-hedge currency and commodity contracts, depreciation and amortisation and corporate social responsibility charges. Cash cost is calculated net of co-product revenue. Cash costs per tonne milled are calculated by dividing the aggregate of these costs by total tonnes milled.  EBITDA is a non-IFRS financial measure. ABG calculates EBITDA as net profit or loss for the period excluding:  Income tax expense;  Finance expense;  Finance income;  Depreciation and amortisation;  Impairment charges of goodwill and other long-lived assets; and  Discontinued operations.  EBITDA is intended to provide additional information to investors and analysts. It does not have any standardised meaning prescribed by IFRS and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with IFRS. EBITDA excludes the impact of cash costs of financing activities and taxes, and the effects of changes in operating working capital balances, and therefore is not necessarily indicative of operating profit or cash flow from operations as determined under IFRS. Other companies may calculate EBITDA differently.  EBIT is a non-IFRS financial measure and reflects EBITDA adjusted for depreciation and amortisation and goodwill impairment charges.  Mining statistical information  The following describes certain line items used in the ABG Group's discussion of key performance indicators:  Open pit material mined - measures in tonnes the total amount of open pit ore and waste mined.  Underground ore tonnes hoisted - measures in tonnes the total amount of underground ore mined and hoisted.  Total tonnes mined includes open pit material plus underground ore tonnes hoisted.  Strip ratio - measures the ratio of waste–to–ore for open pit material  mined.  Ore milled - measures in tonnes the amount of ore material processed through the mill.  Head grade - measures the metal content of mined ore going into a mill for processing.  Milled recovery - measures the proportion of valuable metal physically recovered in the processing of ore. It is generally stated as a percentage of the metal recovered compared to the total metal originally present.  Risk Review  We have made a number of further developments in the identification and management of our risk profile over the course of H1 2014 and where appropriate, risk ratings have been reviewed against risk management controls and other mitigating factors. Our principal risks continue to fall within four broad categories: strategic risks, financial risks, external risks and operational risks  and, while the overall makeup of our principal risks has not significantly changed from that published in the 2013 Annual Report, there have been changes in certain risk profiles as a result of developments in our operating environment, in particular enhancements made to operating and planning practices, and continuing uncertainties and trends within the wider global economy and/or the mining industry.  This has resulted in the following risks being removed from those risks previously viewed as principal risks to ABG and its operations: (i) costs and capital expenditure; (ii) utilities supply; (iii) land acquisitions; and (iv) loss of critical processes. Further details of these risks are provided in the 2013 Annual Report.  In conjunction with this, we believe it appropriate to add a new risk as a principal risk for the remainder of 2014, this being safety risks relating to mining operations. This is due to the fact that, despite the significant health, safety and risk management systems that ABG has in place for its underground and surface mining operations, mining and in particular underground mining is subject to a number of hazards and risks in the workplace, such as fall of ground relating to underlying geotechnical risks, potential fires and mobile equipment incidents, such that safety incidents in the workplace may unfortunately occur.  As a result of the review outlined above, for the remainder of 2014 we view our principal risks as relating to the following:  Single country risk  Reserves and resources estimates  Commodity prices  Political, legal and regulatory developments  Taxation reviews  Community relations  Environmental hazards and rehabilitation  Employer, contractor and industrial relations  Security, trespass and vandalism  Organisational restructuring  Safety risks relating to mining operations  Further detail as regards the nature of the new safety risks relating to mining operations is provided above. Further detail as regards all other principal risks outlined above is provided as part of the 2013 Annual Report.  Directors' Responsibility Statement  The Directors confirm that, to the best of their knowledge, the consolidated interim financial information has been prepared in accordance with IAS 34 as adopted by the European Union. The interim management report includes a fair review of the information required by Disclosure and Transparency Rule 4.2.7R and Disclosure and Transparency Rule 4.2.8R, namely:  an indication of important events that have occurred during the first six months of the financial year and their impact on the consolidated interim financial information, and a description of the principal risks and uncertainties for the remaining six months of the financial year; and  material related-party transactions in the first six months of the financial year and any material changes in the related party transactions described in the last Annual Report.  The Directors of African Barrick Gold plc are listed in the African Barrick Gold plc Annual Report for 31 December 2013. A list of current Directors is maintained on the African Barrick Gold plc website: www.africanbarrickgold.com.  On behalf of the Board  Brad Gordon, Chief Executive Officer Kelvin Dushnisky, Chairman                                                                     Auditor's Review Report  Independent review report to African Barrick Gold plc   Report on the condensed consolidated interim financial statements  Our conclusion  We have reviewed the consolidated interim financial information, defined below, in the interim financial statements of African Barrick Gold Plc for the six months ended 30 June 2014. Based on our review, nothing has come to our attention that causes us to believe that the condensed consolidated interim financial information are not prepared, in all material respects, in accordance with International Accounting Standard 34 as adopted by the European Union and the Disclosure and Transparency Rules of the United Kingdom's Financial Conduct Authority.  This conclusion is to be read in the context of what we say in the remainder of this report.  What we have reviewed  The condensed consolidated interim financial information, which are prepared by African Barrick Gold plc, comprise:  the consolidated balance sheet as at 30 June 2014;  the consolidated income statement and statement of comprehensive income for the period then ended;  the consolidated statement of cash flows for the period then ended;  the consolidated statement of changes in equity for the period then ended; and  the explanatory notes to the condensed consolidated interim financial information.  As disclosed in note 2, the financial reporting framework that has been applied in the preparation of the full annual financial statements of the group is applicable law and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs) as adopted by the European Union.  The condensed consolidated interim financial information included in the half-yearly financial report have been prepared in accordance with International Accounting Standard 34, 'Interim Financial Reporting', as adopted by the European Union and the Disclosure and Transparency Rules of the United Kingdom's Financial Conduct Authority.  What a review of condensed consolidated financial information involves  We conducted our review in accordance with International Standard on Review Engagements (UK and Ireland) 2410, 'Review of Interim Financial Information Performed by the Independent Auditor of the Entity' issued by the Auditing Practices Board for use in the United Kingdom. A review of interim financial information consists of making enquiries, primarily of persons responsible for financial and accounting matters, and applying analytical and other review procedures.  A review is substantially less in scope than an audit conducted in accordance with International Standards on Auditing (UK and Ireland) and, consequently, does not enable us to obtain assurance that we would become aware of all significant matters that might be identified in an audit. Accordingly, we do not express an audit opinion.  We have read the other information contained in the half-yearly financial report and considered whether it contains any apparent misstatements or material inconsistencies with the information in the condensed consolidated interim financial information.  Responsibilities for the condensed consolidated interim financial information and the review  Our responsibilities and those of the directors  The half-yearly financial report, including the condensed consolidated interim financial information, is the responsibility of, and has been approved by, the directors. The directors are responsible for preparing the half-yearly financial report in accordance with the Disclosure and Transparency Rules of the United Kingdom's Financial Conduct Authority.  Our responsibility is to express to the company a conclusion on the condensed consolidated interim financial information in the half-yearly financial report based on our review. This report, including the conclusion, has been prepared for and only for the company for the purpose of complying with the Disclosure and Transparency Rules of the Financial Conduct Authority and for no other purpose. We do not, in giving this conclusion, accept or assume responsibility for any other purpose or to any other person to whom this report is shown or into whose hands it may come save where expressly agreed by our prior consent in writing.  PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Chartered Accountants, London 24 July 2014  Notes:  The maintenance and integrity of the African Barrick Gold Plc website is the responsibility of the directors; the work carried out by the auditors does not involve consideration of these matters and, accordingly, the auditors accept no responsibility for any changes that may have occurred to the financial statements since they were initially presented on the website.  Legislation in the United Kingdom governing the preparation and dissemination of financial statements may differ from legislation in other jurisdictions.     INTERIM FINANCIAL STATEMENTS  Consolidated Income Statement                                                                                          For the                                                             For the six months  ended  year ended                                                                          30 June           31 December                                                                                                                                                              (Unaudited)   (Unaudited)   (Audited)                                                                                               (US$'000)                                             Notes        2014 2013  Restated        2013                                                                                              CONTINUING OPERATIONS                                                                                                                                                                                  Revenue                                                         445,509        487,360     929,004                                                                                              Cost of sales                                                 (332,474)      (386,733)   (713,806)                                                                                              Gross profit                                                    113,035        100,627     215,198                                                                                              Corporate administration                                       (18,892)       (13,722)    (32,157)                                                                                              Exploration and evaluation costs                               (10,995)        (7,715)    (16,927)                                                                                              Corporate social responsibility expenses                        (4,307)        (6,228)    (12,237)                                                                                              Impairment charges                                                    -      (910,989) (1,044,310)                                                                                              Other charges                                           7      (12,782)       (15,597)    (30,424)                                                                                              Profit/(loss) before net finance expense and taxation            66,059      (853,624)   (920,857)                                                                                              Finance income                                          8           630            995       1,670                                                                                              Finance expense                                         8       (4,504)        (4,696)     (9,552)                                                                                              Profit/(loss) before taxation                                    62,185      (857,325)   (928,739)                                                                                              Tax (expense)/credit                                    9      (22,716)        184,648     187,959                                                                                              Net profit/(loss) from continuing operations                     39,469      (672,677)   (740,780)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS                                                                                                                                                                                Net profit/(loss) from discontinued operations          5           886       (40,741)    (57,653)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Net profit/(loss) for the period                                 40,355      (713,418)   (798,433)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Net Profit/(Loss) attributable to:                                                                                                                                                                      Owners of the parent (net earnings/(loss))                     40,822      (701,230)   (781,101)                                                                                               - Continuing operations                                          39,469      (672,677)   (740,780)                                                                                              - Discontinued operations                                         1,353       (28,553)    (40,321)                                                                                               Non-controlling interests                                                                                                                                                                             - Discontinued operations                                         (467)       (12,188)    (17,332)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Earnings/ (loss) per share:                                       10.0        (171.0)     (190.4)                                                                                                - Basic and diluted earnings/(loss) per share                                                  (cents) from continuing operations                     10           9.6        (164.0)     (180.6)                                                                                               - Basic and diluted earnings/(loss) per share                                                  (cents) from discontinued operations                   10           0.4          (7.0)       (9.8)                                                                                                           The notes on pages 32-44 form an integral part of this financial information.     Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income                                                                                            For the                                                                                              year                                                                     For the six  months    ended 31                                                                     ended 30  June      December                                                                                                                                                                        (Unaudited)  (Unaudited) (Audited)                                                                                               (US$'000)                                                               2014            2013      2013                                                                                                   Net profit/(loss) for the period                                      40,355    (713,418) (798,433)                                                                                               Other comprehensive income:                                                                                                                                                                              Items that may be subsequently reclassified to profit or loss:                                                                                                                                           Changes in fair value of cash flow hedges                            (1,037)             560     1,570                                                                                                   Total comprehensive income/ (loss) for the period                     39,318    (712,858) (796,863)                                                                                               Attributed to:                                                                                                                                                                                            - Owners of the parent                                               39,785    (700,670) (779,531)                                                                                                - Non-controlling interests                                           (467)     (12,188)  (17,332)                                                                                                            The notes on pages 32-44 form an integral part of this financial information.     Consolidated Balance Sheet                                                                   As at                     As at                   As at                                                                 30 June                   30 June             31 December                                                             (Unaudited)             (Unaudited)               (Audited) (US$'000)                                             Notes        2014                         2013                    2013                                                                                                                              ASSETS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Non-current assets                                 Goodwill and intangible assets                                  211,190                211,190                 211,190                               Property, plant and equipment                          12     1,345,587              1,288,114               1,280,671                       Deferred tax assets                                              45,046                 49,510                  50,787                      Non-current portion of inventory                                 81,561                 71,123                  72,689                     Derivative financial instruments                       13         1,823                  2,645                   3,253                    Other assets                                                    132,892                      130,251                 137,191                                                                                    1,818,099                 1,752,833               1,755,781                     Current assets                                                                                                                                Inventories                                                     253,264                282,471                 253,676                  Trade and other receivables                                      24,321                 37,193                  24,210                         Derivative financial instruments                       13         1,009                  4,936                   1,366                            Other current assets                                             87,270                 96,354                 113,945                        Cash and cash equivalents                                       269,596                      320,873                 282,409                                                                                           635,460                   741,827                 675,606                          Assets of disposal group classified as held for sale                  -                      -                     596                                  Total assets                                                  2,453,559              2,494,660               2,431,983                        EQUITY AND LIABILITIES         Share capital and share premium                                 929,199                929,199                 929,199                      Other reserves                                                1,024,816              1,075,515                 992,915                      Total owners' equity                                          1,954,015              2,004,714               1,922,114                        Non-controlling interests                                         4,781                 10,392                   5,248                       Total equity                                                  1,958,796                    2,015,106               1,927,362  Non-current liabilities                                                                                                                           Borrowings                                             14       142,000                 80,000                 142,000                    Deferred tax liabilities                                         52,841                 37,686                  35,862                    Derivative financial instruments                       13           203                  1,566                   1,207  Provisions                                                      149,075                      147,843                 132,237  Other non-current liabilities                                    13,824                    17,656                  10,101                                                                 357,943                   284,751                 321,407  Current liabilities                                                                                                        Trade and other payables                                        123,920                   171,547                 147,896  Derivative financial instruments                       13         1,869                     8,514                   5,074  Provisions                                                          991                    10,610                   1,028  Other current liabilities                                        10,040                     4,132                  12,456                                                                 136,820                   194,803                 166,454  Liabilities of disposal group classified as held for sale             -                         -                  16,760  Total liabilities                                               494,763                   479,554                 504,621                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Total equity and liabilities                                  2,453,559              2,494,660               2,431,983  The notes on pages 32-44 form an integral part of this financial information.  Consolidated Statement of Changes in Equity                                                                      Contributed    Cash                                                                                 surplus/    flow   Stock                                                       Share   Share        Other hedging  option                                               Notes capital premium      reserve reserve reserve                                                                                               (US$'000)                                                                                                                                                                                                Balance at 31 December 2012 (Audited)                   62,097 867,102    1,368,713     363   3,502                                                                                               Total comprehensive income/(loss)                            -       -            -     560       -                                                                                               Dividends to equity holders of the Company                   -       -            -       -       -                                                                                               Stock option grants and valuation adjustments                -       -            -       -     114                                                                                               Balance at 30 June 2013 (Unaudited)                     62,097 867,102    1,368,713     923   3,616                                                                                               Total comprehensive income/(loss) for the period             -       -            -   1,010       -                                                                                               Dividends to equity holders of the Company                   -       -            -       -       -                                                                                               Stock option grants and valuation adjustments                -       -            -       -     362                                                                                               Balance at 31 December 2013 (Audited)                   62,097 867,102    1,368,713   1,933   3,978                                                                                               Total comprehensive (loss)/income for the period             -       -            - (1,037)       -                                                                                               Dividends to equity holders of the Company          12       -       -            -       -       -                                                                                               Stock option grants and valuation adjustments                -       -            -       -     318                                                                                               Balance at 30 June 2014 (Unaudited)                     62,097 867,102    1,368,713     896   4,296                                                                                                                                                                      Retained                                                                                          earnings/     Total   Total non-                                                               (Accumulated   owners'  controlling     Total                                               Notes      losses)    equity    interests    equity                                                                                                (US$'000)                                                                                                                                                                                                  Balance at 31 December 2012 (Audited)                       453,934 2,755,711     22,580 2,778,291                                                                                                Total comprehensive income/(loss)                         (701,230) (700,670)     (12,188) (712,858)                                                                                                Dividends to equity holders of the Company                 (50,441)  (50,441)               -  (50,441)                                                                                                    Stock option grants and valuation adjustments                     -       114               -       114                                                                                                    Balance at 30 June 2013 (Unaudited)                       (297,737) 2,004,714     10,392 2,015,106                                                                                                Total comprehensive income/(loss) for the period           (79,871)  (78,861)      (5,144)  (84,005)                                                                                                Dividends to equity holders of the Company                  (4,101)   (4,101)               -   (4,101)                                                                                                    Stock option grants and valuation adjustments                     -       362               -       362                                                                                                    Balance at 31 December 2013 (Audited)                     (381,709) 1,922,114           5,248 1,927,362                                                                                                    Total comprehensive (loss)/income for the period             40,822    39,785           (467)    39,318                                                                                                    Dividends to equity holders of the Company          12      (8,202)   (8,202)               -   (8,202)                                                                                                    Stock option grants and valuation adjustments                     -       318               -       318                                                                                                    Balance at 30 June 2014 (Unaudited)                       (349,089) 1,954,015           4,781 1,958,796                                                                                                          The notes on pages 32-44 form an integral part of this financial information.     Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows                                                                                            For the                                                                                            year                                                              For the six  months     ended 31                                                                      ended 30 June        December                                                                                                                                                            (Unaudited)  (Unaudited) (Audited)                                                                                           (US$'000)                                              Notes        2014         2013      2013                                                                                           Cash flows from operating activities                                                                                                                                                             Net profit/(loss) for the period                                  40,355    (713,418) (798,433)                                                                                           Adjustments for:                                                                                                                                                                                   Tax expense/(credit)                                   9        22,716    (184,648) (187,959)                                                                                             Depreciation and amortisation                                   64,746       90,101   141,159                                                                                             Finance items                                                    3,855        3,770     7,968                                                                                             Impairment charges                                                   -      927,690 1,061,011                                                                                             Profit on disposal of property, plant and equipment            (4,113)         (86)     (175)                                                                                           Working capital adjustments                                      (3,785)     (25,856)  (41,165)                                                                                           Other non-cash items                                               4,730        3,067     8,181                                                                                           Cash generated from operations before interest and tax           128,504      100,620   190,587                                                                                           Finance income                                                       666        1,005     1,700                                                                                           Finance expenses                                                 (2,063)      (2,608)   (5,172)                                                                                           Income tax paid                                                        -          -         -                                                                                           Net cash generated by operating activities                       127,107       99,017   187,115                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Cash flows from investing activities                                                                                                                                                             Purchase of property, plant and equipment                      (116,496)    (207,210) (373,101)                                                                                           Investments in other assets                                         (83)      (2,032)   (8,289)                                                                                           Cash flow related to the sale of Tulawaka                5      (11,633)          -         -                                                                                           Acquisition of subsidiary, net of cash acquired                        -          -     (588)                                                                                           Other investing activities                                           138          420   (4,872)                                                                                           Net cash used in investing activities                          (128,074)    (208,822) (386,850)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Cash flows from financing activities                                                                                                                                                             Loans received                                          14             -       80,000   142,000                                                                                           Dividends paid                                          11       (8,202)     (50,441)  (54,541)                                                                                           Finance lease instalments                                        (2,883)      (1,971)   (5,137)                                                                                           Net cash (used in)/generated by financing activities            (11,085)       27,588    82,322                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents                       (12,052)     (82,217) (117,413)                                                                                           Net foreign exchange difference                                    (761)        1,742   (1,526)                                                                                           Cash and cash equivalents at 1 January                           282,409      401,348   401,348                                                                                           Cash and cash equivalents at period end                          269,596      320,873   282,409                                                                                                      The notes on pages 32-44 form an integral part of this financial information.  Notes to the Consolidated Interim Financial Information  GENERAL INFORMATION  African Barrick Gold plc (the "Company") is a public limited company, which is listed on the London Stock Exchange and incorporated and domiciled in the UK. It is registered in England and Wales with registered number 7123187. The address of its registered office is 5th Floor, No.1 Cavendish Place, W1G 0QF, United Kingdom.  Barrick Gold Corporation currently owns 63.9 percent of the shares of the Company and is the ultimate controlling party of the Group.  This condensed consolidated interim financial information for the six months ended 30 June 2014 were approved for issue by the Board of Directors of the company on 24 July 2014. The condensed consolidated interim financial information does not comprise statutory accounts within the meaning of section 434 of the Companies Act 2006. Statutory accounts for the year ended 31 December 2013 were approved by the Board of Directors on 11 March 2014 and delivered to the Registrar of Companies. The report of the auditors' on those accounts was unqualified, did not contain an emphasis of matter paragraph and did not contain any statement under section 498 of the Companies Act 2006. The condensed consolidated interim financial information has been reviewed, not audited.  The Group's primary business is the mining, processing and sale of gold. The Group has three operating mines located in Tanzania. The Group also has a portfolio of exploration projects located across Tanzania and Kenya.   BASIS OF PREPARATION OF the condensed annual financial statements  The condensed consolidated interim financial information for the six months ended 30 June 2014 has been prepared in accordance with the Disclosure and Transparency Rules of the Financial Conduct Authority and with IAS 34, 'Interim Financial Reporting' as adopted by the European Union. The condensed consolidated interim financial information should be read in conjunction with the annual financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2013, which have been prepared in accordance with IFRS as adopted by the European Union.  The condensed consolidated interim financial information has been prepared under the historical cost basis, as modified by the revaluation of financial assets and financial liabilities (including derivative instruments) at fair value through profit or loss.  The financial information is presented in US dollars (US$) and all monetary results are rounded to the nearest thousand (US$'000) except when otherwise indicated.  Where a change in the presentational format between the prior period and the current period financial information has been made during the period, comparative figures have been restated accordingly. The following presentational changes were made during the current period:  Presentation of the results of discontinued operations due to the sale of Tulawaka mine to STAMICO, the Tanzanian State Mining Corporation. Refer to note 5 for a discussion of the transaction.  The group's activities expose it to a variety of financial risks: market risk (including currency risk, fair value interest rate risk, cash flow interest rate risk and price risk), credit risk and liquidity risk. The condensed interim financial statements do not include all financial risk management information and disclosures required in the annual financial statements; they should be read in conjunction with the group's annual financial statements as at 31 December 2013. There have been no changes in the risk management department or in any risk management policies since the year end.  The impact of the seasonality on operations is not considered as significant on the condensed consolidated interim financial information.  After making enquiries, the Directors have a reasonable expectation that the Group has adequate resources to continue in operational existence for the foreseeable future. The Group therefore continues to adopt the going concern basis in preparing the consolidated interim financial information. Refer page 22 for the Going Concern statement.  ACCOUNTING POLICIES  The accounting policies adopted are consistent with those used in the African Barrick Gold plc annual financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2013 except as described below.  Taxes on income in the interim periods are accrued using the tax rate that would be applicable to expected total annual earnings.  IFRS 10, 'Consolidated financial statements', IFRS 11, 'Joint arrangements' and IFRS 12 'Disclosures of interests in other entities'. The adoption of these standards has had no effect on the financial statements for earlier periods and on the interim financial statements for the period ended 30 June 2014 and is not expected to have a significant effect on the results for the financial year ending 31 December 2014.  IFRIC 21 'Levies'. IFRIC 21 addresses the accounting for a liability to pay a levy if that liability is within the scope of IAS 37 'Provisions'. The interpretation addresses what the obligating event is that gives rise to pay a levy, and when should a liability be recognised. The group is not currently subject to significant levies. The adoption of the interpretation has had no significant effect on the financial statements for earlier periods and on the interim financial statements for the period ended 30 June 2014. The group does not expect IFRIC 21 to have a significant effect on the results for the financial year ending 31 December 2014.  There are no other new standards, interpretations or amendments to standards issued and effective for the period which materially impacted on the Group.  The following exchange rates to the US dollar have been applied:                                                                             Average                                    Average            Average                 year                              As at  six months  As at  six months    As at      ended                              30      ended      30      ended        31         31                               June    30 June    June    30 June    December   December                            2014      2014     2013      2013       2013       2013                                                                                      South African Rand (US$:ZAR) 10.62    10.70     9.88      9.20       10.50      9.63                                                                                      Tanzanian Shilling (US$:TZS) 1,650    1,628     1,603    1,590       1,590      1,598                                                                                     Australian Dollars (US$:AUD) 1.06      1.09     1.08      0.99       1.12       1.03                                                                                      UK Pound (US$:GBP)           0.58      0.60     0.66      0.65       0.60       0.64        ESTIMATES  The preparation of interim financial statements requires management to make judgements, estimates and assumptions that affect the application of accounting policies and the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, income and expense. Actual results may differ from these estimates.  In preparing these condensed consolidated interim financial statements, the significant judgements made by management in applying the Group's accounting policies and the key sources of estimation uncertainty were the same as those that applied to the consolidated financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2013, with the exception of changes in estimates that are required in determining the provision for income taxes (see note 3).  DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS AND DISPOSAL GROUP ASSETS AND LIABILITIES HELD FOR SALE  On 15 November 2013, ABG announced that an agreement was reached with STAMICO, the Tanzanian State Mining Corporation, whereby STAMICO would acquire the Tulawaka Gold Mine ("Tulawaka") and certain exploration licences surrounding Tulawaka for consideration of US$4.5 million and the grant of a 2% net smelter royalty on future production in excess of 500,000 ounces, capped at US$0.5 million.  On 4 February 2014, ABG announced the completion of the sale. STAMICO has taken ownership and management of the rehabilitation fund established as part of the closure plan for the mine, in return for the assumption of all remaining past and future closure and rehabilitation liabilities for Tulawaka, and has indemnified the other parties to the agreement in relation to these liabilities. The transfer was completed with a net cash payment of US$11.6 million by ABG to STAMICO for the balance of the rehabilitation fund, less the transaction consideration. This resulted in a net gain on sale of assets of US$4.1 million. After non operational costs incurred in the six months to 30 June 2014 and other closing adjustments, this resulted in a total cash outflow year to date of US$14.4 million.  The financial results of Tulawaka have been presented as discontinued operations in the consolidated interim financial information. The comparative results in the consolidated interim income statement have been presented as if Tulawaka had been discontinued from the start of the comparative period.  Below is a summary of the results of Tulawaka for the six months ended 30 June 2014 and 30 June 2013, and year ended 31 December 2013:                                                                              For the                                                                                year                                                                                  ended                                                                                                                                                     For the six months        31                                                             ended 30 June       December                                                                                                                                                  (Unaudited) (Unaudited)  (Audited)                                                                                    (US$'000)                                                    2014        2013     2013                                                                                    Results of discontinued operations                                                                                                                                                 Revenue                                                         -      12,392     13,514                                                                                    Cost of sales                                                   -    (28,151)   (30,368)                                                                                    Gross loss                                                      -    (15,759)   (16,854)                                                                                    Corporate administration                                        -     (1,187)    (1,311)                                                                                    Exploration and evaluation costs                               -          161             -                                                                                        Corporate social responsibility expenses1                    (92)       (690)    (3,259)                                                                                    Impairment charges                                              -    (16,701)   (16,701)                                                                                    Other charges2                                                958     (6,496)   (19,442)                                                                                    Profit/(loss) before net finance expense and taxation         866    (40,672)   (57,567)                                                                                    Finance income                                                 36          10            30                                                                                        Finance expense                                              (16)        (79)      (116)                                                                                    Profit/(loss) before taxation                                 886    (40,741)   (57,653)                                                                                    Tax expense                                                     -           -             -                                                                                        Net profit/(loss) for the period                              886    (40,741)   (57,653)  1 Corporate social responsibility expenses relate to projects supported from the ABG Maendeleo Fund.  2 Other charges consist of non-operational costs incurred since the cessation of operations.  Segment Reporting  The Group has only one primary product produced in a single geographic location, being gold produced in Tanzania. In addition the Group produces copper and silver as a co-product. Reportable operating segments are based on the internal reports provided to the Chief Operating Decision Maker ("CODM") to evaluate segment performance, decide how to allocate resources and make other operating decisions.  After applying the aggregation criteria and quantitative thresholds contained in IFRS 8, the Group's reportable operating segments were determined to be: North Mara gold mine; Tulawaka gold mine; Bulyanhulu gold mine; Buzwagi gold mine; and a separate Corporate and Exploration segment, which primarily consist of costs related to corporate administration and exploration and evaluation activities ("Other").  Segment results and assets include items directly attributable to the segment as well as those that can be allocated on a reasonable basis. Segment assets consist primarily of property, plant and equipment, inventories, other assets and receivables. Capital expenditures comprise additions to property, plant and equipment. Segment liabilities are not reported since they are not considered by the CODM as material to segment performance. The Group has also included segment cash costs.  Segment information for the reportable operating segments of the Group for the six months ended 30 June 2014 and 30 June 2013, and year ended 31 December 2013 is set out below.                                                              For the six months  ended 30 June 2014                                                                                                                                 (Unaudited)                                    North                               Continuing Discontinued           (US$'000)                                       Mara Bulyanhulu  Buzwagi     Other operations  operations6     Total                                                                                                                Gold revenue                                 176,669    130,319  119,777         -    426,765            -   426,765                                                                                                                Co-product revenue                               280      8,426   10,038         -     18,744            -    18,744                                                                                                                Total segment revenue                        176,949    138,745  129,815         -    445,509            -   445,509                                                                                                                Segment cash operating cost1                (80,427)   (96,092) (91,259)         -  (267,778)            - (267,778)                                                                                                                Corporate administration and exploration     (5,005)    (4,605)  (4,008)  (16,269)   (29,887)            -  (29,887)                                                                                                                Other charges and corporate social                                                                                responsibility expenses                      (6,196)    (4,519)  (6,596)       222   (17,089)          866  (16,223)                                                                                                                EBITDA2                                       85,321     33,529   27,952  (16,047)    130,755          866   131,621                                                                                                                Impairment charges                                                                             -            -         -                                                                                                                    Depreciation and amortisation7              (35,724)   (20,063)  (7,470)   (1,439)   (64,696)            -  (64,696)                                                                                                                EBIT2                                         49,597     13,466   20,482  (17,486)     66,059          866    66,925                                                                                                                Finance income                                   136         72      195       226        630           36       666                                                                                                                Finance expense                              (1,263)      (766)  (1,230)   (1,246)    (4,504)         (16)   (4,520)                                                                                                                Profit before taxation                        48,471     12,772   19,447  (18,506)     62,185          886    63,071                                                                                                                Tax expense                                 (14,783)    (3,507)  (5,835)     1,408   (22,716)            -  (22,716)                                                                                                                Net profit for the period                     33,689      9,265   13,612  (17,097)     39,469          886    40,355                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Capital expenditure:                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Sustaining                                     8,088      4,482    5,776       626     18,972            -    18,972                                                                                                                Expansionary                                     978     25,831        -         -     26,809            -    26,809                                                                                                                Capitalised development                       25,392     28,414   15,157                  68,963            -    68,963                                                                                                                    Reclamation asset addition                     5,358      8,721      839         -     14,918            -    14,918                                                                                                                Total capital expenditure                     39,816     67,448   21,772       626    129,662            -   129,662                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Segmental cash operating cost                 80,427     96,092   91,259         -    267,778            -   267,778                                                                                                                Deduct: co-product revenue                     (280)    (8,426) (10,038)         -   (18,744)            -  (18,744)                                                                                                                Total cash costs                              80,147     87,666   81,221         -    249,034            -   249,034                                                                                                                Sold ounces3                                 137,340    101,165   92,442         -    330,947            -   330,947                                                                                                                Cash cost per ounce sold2                        584        867      879                     752            -       752                                                                                                                    Attributable to outside interests4                                                                                    -                                                                                                                    Attributable cash cost per ounce sold2                                                                              752                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Cash cost per ounce sold2                        584        867      879                     752            -       752                                                                                                                    Corporate administration charges                  35         43       42                      57            -        57                                                                                                                    Rehabilitation - accretion and depreciation       19          7        7                      12            -        12                                                                                                                    Mine site exploration costs                        1          2        1                       2            -         2                                                                                                                    Corporate social responsibility expenses          15          4       14                      13            -        13                                                                                                                    Capitalised stripping/ UG development            185        281      164                     208            -       208                                                                                                                    Sustaining capital expenditure8                   97         45       62                      74            -        74                                                                                                                    Attributable to outside interests4                                                                                    -                                                                                                                    All-in sustaining cost per ounce sold2           936      1,249    1,169                   1,118            -     1,118                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Segment carrying value5                      344,975  1,158,894  257,522    92,844  1,854,235            - 1,854,235                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                For the six months  ended 30 June 2013 (Restated)                                                                                                                               (Unaudited)                                 North                                 Continuing Discontinued           (US$'000)                                   Mara      Bulyanhulu Buzwagi    Other    operations  operations6 Total                                                                                                                      Gold revenue                                  194,992    127,244   142,454         -    464,690       12,365   477,055                                                                                                                  Co-product revenue                                365      7,704    14,601         -     22,670           27    22,697                                                                                                                  Total segment revenue                         195,357    134,948   157,055         -    487,360       12,392   499,752                                                                                                                  Segment cash operating cost1                 (96,538)   (98,425) (103,103)               (298,066)     (19,441) (317,507)                                                                                                                      Corporate administration and exploration      (7,141)    (7,439)  (16,468)     9,611   (21,437)      (1,026)  (22,463)                                                                                                                  Other charges and corporate social                                                                                  responsibility expenses                       (6,729)    (3,355)   (3,814)   (7,927)   (21,825)      (7,186)  (29,011)                                                                                                                  EBITDA2                                        84,949     25,729    33,670     1,684    146,032     (15,261)   130,771                                                                                                                  Impairment charges                          (173,938)          - (690,478)  (46,573)  (910,989)     (16,701) (927,690)                                                                                                                  Depreciation and amortisation7               (40,859)   (16,645)  (29,332)   (1,831)   (88,667)      (8,710)  (97,377)                                                                                                                  EBIT2                                       (129,848)      9,084 (686,140)  (46,720)  (853,624)     (40,672) (894,296)                                                                                                                  Finance income                                    170        581       221        24        995           10     1,005                                                                                                                  Finance expense                               (1,196)      (783)   (1,168)   (1,549)    (4,696)         (79)   (4,775)                                                                                                                  Loss before taxation                        (130,874)      8,882 (687,088)  (48,245)  (857,325)     (40,741) (898,066)                                                                                                                  Tax expense                                    33,278    (2,892)   146,754     7,507    184,648            -   184,648                                                                                                                  Net loss for the period                      (97,595)      5,990 (540,334)  (40,738)  (672,677)     (40,741) (713,418)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Capital expenditure:                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Sustaining                                     23,962     15,546    20,657        85     60,250          583    60,833                                                                                                                  Expansionary                                      504     52,421         -       941     53,866            -    53,866                                                                                                                  Capitalised development                        28,917     24,102    41,338         -     94,357            -    94,357                                                                                                                  Reclamation asset reduction                   (5,950)    (9,208)   (6,809)         -   (21,967)        (161)  (22,128)                                                                                                                  Total capital expenditure                      47,433     82,861    55,186     1,026    186,506          422   186,928                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Segmental cash operating cost                  96,538     98,425   103,103         -    298,066       19,441   317,507                                                                                                                  Deduct: co-product revenue                      (365)    (7,704)  (14,601)         -   (22,670)         (27)  (22,697)                                                                                                                  Total cash costs                               96,173     90,721    88,502         -    275,396       19,414   294,810                                                                                                                  Sold ounces3                                  130,200     87,802    96,367         -    314,369        7,950   322,319                                                                                                                  Cash cost per ounce sold2                         739      1,033       918         -        876        2,442       915                                                                                                                  Attributable to outside interests4                                                                                   (12)                                                                                                                      Attributable cash cost per ounce sold2                                                                                903                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Cash cost per ounce sold2                         739      1,033       918                     876        2,442       915                                                                                                                      Corporate administration charges                   39         80        54                      44          149        46                                                                                                                      Rehabilitation - accretion and depreciation        34          8        21                      23           77        24                                                                                                                      Mine site exploration costs                        16          4         3                       8         (20)         8                                                                                                                      Corporate social responsibility expenses           29          5         4                      20           87        21                                                                                                                      Capitalised stripping/ UG development             222        274       429                     300            -       293                                                                                                                      Sustaining capital expenditure8                   234        177       214                     212           73       209                                                                                                                      Attributable to outside interests4                                                                                    (9)                                                                                                                      All-in sustaining cost per ounce sold2          1,313      1,581     1,643                   1,483        2,808     1,507                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Segment carrying value5                       456,914  1,052,184   209,064    79,653  1,797,815            - 1,797,815                                                                                                                                                                                             For the year  ended 31 December 2013                                                                                                                                         (Audited)                                                                                                                                                                    North                               Continuing Discontinued             (US$'000)                                        Mara Bulyanhulu   Buzwagi     Other  operations  operations6       Total                                                                                                                     Gold revenue                                  364,574    262,539   258,879         -     885,992       13,483     899,475                                                                                                                     Co-product revenue                                819     16,882    25,311         -      43,012           31      43,043                                                                                                                     Total segment revenue                         365,393    279,421   284,190         -     929,004       13,514     942,518                                                                                                                     Segment cash operating cost1                (172,894)  (190,647) (202,286)         -   (565,827)     (20,527)   (586,354)                                                                                                                     Corporate administration and exploration     (13,026)   (14,661)  (20,976)     (421)    (49,084)      (1,311)    (50,395)                                                                                                                     Other charges and corporate social                                                                                     responsibility expenses                      (11,961)    (5,827)   (4,730)  (20,143)    (42,661)     (22,701)    (65,362)                                                                                                                     EBITDA2                                       167,512     68,286    56,198  (20,564)     271,432     (31,025)     240,407                                                                                                                     Impairment charges                          (307,259)          - (690,478)  (46,573) (1,044,310)     (16,701) (1,061,011)                                                                                                                     Depreciation and amortisation7               (68,565)   (35,867)  (39,906)   (3,641)   (147,979)      (9,841)   (157,820)                                                                                                                     EBIT2                                       (208,312)     32,419 (674,186)  (70,778)   (920,857)     (57,567)   (978,424)                                                                                                                     Finance income                                    327        662       406       275       1,670           30       1,700                                                                                                                     Finance expense                               (2,501)    (1,482)   (2,446)   (3,123)     (9,552)        (116)     (9,668)                                                                                                                     Loss before taxation                        (210,486)     31,599 (676,226)  (73,626)   (928,739)     (57,653)   (986,392)                                                                                                                     Tax credit                                     44,283   (13,977)   146,990    10,663     187,959            -     187,959                                                                                                                     Net loss for the year                       (166,203)     17,622 (529,236)  (62,963)   (740,780)     (57,653)   (798,433)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Capital expenditure:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Sustaining                                     38,386     25,193    31,589       690      95,858          583      96,441                                                                                                                     Expansionary                                      949    114,912         -     1,608     117,469            -     117,469                                                                                                                     Capitalised development                        65,594     45,428    60,136         -     171,158            -     171,158                                                                                                                     Reclamation asset reduction                  (11,271)   (10,044)   (9,230)         -    (30,545)        (195)    (30,740)                                                                                                                     Total capital expenditure                      93,658    175,489    82,495     2,298     353,940          388     354,328                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Segmental cash operating cost                 172,894    190,647   202,286         -     565,827       20,527     586,354                                                                                                                     Deduct: co-product revenue                      (819)   (16,882)  (25,311)         -    (43,012)         (31)    (43,043)                                                                                                                     Total cash costs                              172,075    173,765   176,975         -     522,815       20,496     543,311                                                                                                                     Sold ounces3                                  260,945    195,304   187,348         -     643,597        8,778     652,375                                                                                                                     Cash cost per ounce sold2                         659        890       945                      812        2,335         833                                                                                                                         Attributable to outside interests4                                                                                       (6)                                                                                                                         Attributable cash cost per ounce sold2                                                                                   827                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Cash cost per ounce sold2                         659        890       945                      812        2,335         833                                                                                                                         Corporate administration charges                   38         72        51                       50          149          51                                                                                                                         Rehabilitation - accretion and depreciation        29          7        15                       18           86          19                                                                                                                         Mine site exploration costs                        12          3         2                        6            6           6                                                                                                                         Corporate social responsibility expenses           31          6         4                       19          371          24                                                                                                                         Capitalised stripping/ UG development             251        233       321                      266            -         262                                                                                                                         Sustaining capital expenditure8                   207        133       168                      175           66         173                                                                                                                         Attributable to outside interests4                                                                                       (6)                                                                                                                         All-in sustaining cost per ounce sold2          1,227      1,344     1,506                    1,346        3,013       1,362                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Segment carrying value5                       367,326  1,116,142   253,344    81,005   1,817,817       10,489   1,828,306                                                                                                                                                                                                               1  The CODM reviews cash operating costs for the three operating mine sites separately from corporate administration costs and exploration costs. Consequently, the Group has reported these costs in this manner.  2  These are non-IFRS financial performance measures with no standard meaning under IFRS. Refer to "Non IFRS measures" on page 23 for definitions.  3  Reflects 100% of ounces sold.  4  Reflects the adjustment for non-controlling interests at Tulawaka.  5  Segment carrying values are calculated as shareholders equity after adding back debt and intercompany liabilities, and subtracting cash and intercompany assets and include outside shareholder's interest.  6  Represents Tulawaka which has been discontinued.  7  Depreciation and amortisation includes the depreciation component of the cost of inventory sold.  8  Sustaining capital expenditure for the purposes of all-in sustaining cost per ounce sold includes land purchases which are classified as long term prepayments in the balance sheet.   OTHER CHARGES                                                                                 For the                                                                                          year                                                                                         ended                                                         For the six months  ended     31                                                                  30 June            December                                                                                                                                                       (Unaudited)     (Unaudited) (Audited)                                                                                        (US$'000)                                                     2014 2013  Restated1      2013                                                                                        Other expenses                                                                                                                                                                             Operational Review costs (including retrenchment cost)       5,317           1,629    13,305                                                                                        Foreign exchange losses (net)                                7,794              40         -                                                                                        Non-hedge derivative losses (net)                                -           4,807     7,203                                                                                        Government levies and charges                                  527               -     2,387                                                                                        Bad debt expense                                                 -           1,159     1,369                                                                                        Disallowed indirect taxes                                      401           3,784     1,463                                                                                        Legal costs                                                  1,931           1,018     3,138                                                                                        CNG related costs (residual)                                     -           2,374     3,246                                                                                        Discounting of indirect tax receivables                          -           1,375     1,375                                                                                        Other                                                            -               -     3,617                                                                                        Total                                                       15,970          16,186    37,103                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Other income                                                                                                                                                                               Profit on disposal of property, plant and equipment           (45)            (86)      (99)                                                                                        Insurance theft claim                                            -               -   (2,958)                                                                                        Construction and consumable inventory gains                      -           (111)         -                                                                                        Non-hedge derivative gains (net)                           (2,748)               -         -                                                                                        Foreign exchange gains (net)                                     -               -   (3,622)                                                                                        Other                                                        (395)           (392)         -                                                                                        Total                                                      (3,188)           (589)   (6,679)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Total other charges                                         12,782          15,597    30,424  1  Restated due to the classification of Tulawaka as a discontinued operation. Refer to note 5.  FINANCE INCOME AND FINANCE EXPENSE  Finance income                                  For the six months ended       For the year  ended                                            30 June                   31  December                                                                                                                                    (Unaudited)       (Unaudited)               (Audited)                                                                                    (US$'000)                                 2014    2013 Restated3                  2013                                                                                    Interest on time deposits                  382               753                        937                                                                                        Other                                      248               242                        733                                                                                        Total                                      630               995                   1,670                                                                                                 Finance expense                                                                                 For the                                                                                          year                                                                                         ended                                                         For the six months  ended     31                                                                  30 June            December                                                                                                                                                       (Unaudited)     (Unaudited) (Audited)                                                                                        (US$'000)                                                     2014 2013  Restated3      2013                                                                                        Unwinding of discount1                                       2,457           2,145     4,468                                                                                        Revolving credit facility charges2                           1,194           1,510     3,050                                                                                        Interest on CIL facility                                     1,972             757     2,413                                                                                        Interest on finance lease liability                            164             333       658                                                                                        Bank charges                                                   313             396       756                                                                                        Other                                                          376             312       620                                                                                                                                                            6,476           5,453    11,965                                                                                        Capitalised during the year - interest on CIL facility     (1,972)           (757)   (2,413)                                                                                        Total                                                        4,504           4,696     9,552  1  The unwinding of discount is calculated on the environmental rehabilitation provision.  2  Included in credit facility charges are the amortisation of the fees related to the revolving credit facility as well as the monthly interest and facility fees.  3  Restated due to the classification of Tulawaka as a discontinued operation. Refer to Note 5.        TAX (CREDIT)/EXPENSE                                                                                                   For the year                                                                   For the six  months ended        ended                                                                              30  June             31 December                                                                                                                                                                                    (Unaudited)     (Unaudited)       (Audited)                                                                                                         (US$'000)                                                                2014  2013 Restated1            2013                                                                                                         Current tax:                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Current tax on profits for the period                                       -                 28               -                                                                                                             Adjustments in respect of prior years                                       -                  -              40                                                                                                             Total current tax                                                           -                 28            40                                                                                                               Deferred tax:                                                                                                                                                                                                                Origination and reversal of temporary differences                      22,716     (184,676)       (187,999)                                                                                                         Total deferred tax                                                     22,716     (184,676)       (187,999)                                                                                                         Income tax expense/(credit)                                            22,716     (184,648)       (187,959)                                                                                                         1 Restated due to the classification of Tulawaka as a discontinued operation.                              Refer to note 5.                                                                                                                                                                                                             The tax on the Group's profit before tax differs from the theoretical amount                               that would arise using the weighted average tax rate applicable to the profits                             of the consolidated entities as follow:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   For the year                                                                   For the six  months ended       ended                                                                              30  June             31 December                                                                                                                                                                                    (Unaudited)     (Unaudited)        (Audited)                                                                                                         (US$'000)                                                               2014   2013 Restated             2013                                                                                                         Tax on profit/(loss) calculated at the Tanzanian tax rate of 30%      18,655       (269,420)        (292,917)                                                                                                         Tax effects of:                                                                                                                                                                                                              Prior year adjustments                                                     -                  -            5,572                                                                                                             Other non-deductible expenses                                            254                 93           13,111                                                                                                             Effect of tax rates in foreign jurisdictions                           (426)            (1,754)            1,371                                                                                                             Deferred tax assets not recognised                                     4,233             73,540           84,904                                                                                                             Income tax payable                                                         -               (28)                -                                                                                                             Impairment of goodwill                                                     -             12,921                -                                                                                                             Tax charge/(credit)                                                   22,716       (184,648)        (187,959)  The tax rate in Tanzania is 30% (2013: 30%) and in South Africa 28% (2013:            28%).                                                                                                                                                                               Tax periods remain open to review by the Tanzania Revenue Authority ("TRA") in respect of income taxes for 5 years following the date of the filling of the corporate tax return, during which time the authorities have the right to raise additional tax assessments including penalties and interest. Under certain circumstances the reviews may cover longer periods. Because a number of tax periods remain open to review by tax authorities, there is a risk that transactions that have not been challenged in the past by the authorities may be challenged by them in the future, and this may result in the raising of additional tax assessments plus penalties and interest. The Group has previously accounted for an adjustment to unrecognised tax benefits in respect of tax losses to reflect uncertainty regarding recoverability of certain tax losses. The Group makes no further provision in respect of such potential tax assessments.  Earnings/ (LOSS) per share  Basic earnings/ (loss) per share ("EPS") is calculated by dividing the net profit/ (loss) for the period attributable to owners of the Company by the weighted average number of Ordinary Shares in issue during the period.  Diluted earnings/ (loss) per share is calculated by adjusting the weighted average number of Ordinary Shares outstanding to assume conversion of all dilutive potential Ordinary Shares. The Company has dilutive potential Ordinary Shares in the form of stock options. The weighted average number of shares is adjusted for the number of shares granted assuming the exercise of stock options.  At 30 June 2014, 30 June 2013 and 31 December 2013, (loss)/earnings per share have been calculated as follows:                                                                                                               For the                                                                       For the  six months ended          year ended                                                                                30 June                31 December                                                                       (Unaudited)    (Unaudited)      (Audited)                                     (US$'000)                                                                     2014      2013 Restated1 2013 Restated                       Earnings/(loss)                                                                                                                           Net profit/(loss) from continuing operations attributable to owners of the parent                                                        39,469           (672,677)   (740,780)                                                                                                                                        Net profit/(loss) from discontinued operations attributable                                                                    to owners of the parent                                                     1,353             (28,553)    (40,321)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Weighted average number of Ordinary Shares in issue                    410,085,499         410,085,499  410,085,499                                                                                                                                        Adjusted for dilutive effect of stock options                              194,163                   -            -                                                                                                                                        Weighted average number of Ordinary Shares for diluted                 410,279,662         410,085,499  410,085,499 earnings per share                                                                                                                                                                      Earnings/(loss) per share                                                     10.0              171.0        (190.4)                                                                                                                                        Basic and dilutive earnings/(loss) per share from                              9.6             (164.0)       (180.6) continuing operations (cents)                           Basic and dilutive earnings/(loss) per share from                               discontinued operations (cents)                                                0.4               (7.0)         (9.8)  1 Restated due to the classification of Tulawaka as a discontinued operation.         Refer to note 5.                                                                                                                                                                      11.  DIVIDENDS  The final dividend declared in respect of the year ended 31 December 2013 of US$8.2 million (US2.0 cents per share) was paid during 2014.  12. Property plant and equipment                                                       Mineral                                                                                 properties     Assets               For the six months ended 30 June 2014                and mine      under               (Unaudited)                              Plant and  development construction           (US$'000)                                equipment     costs         ¹           Total                                                                                        At 1 January 2014, net of accumulated                                                  depreciation                                296,299     596,166      388,206    1,280,671                                                                                     Additions                                         -           -      129,662      129,662                                                                                     Depreciation                               (28,941)    (35,805)            -     (64,746)                                                                                     Transfers between categories                 44,126      62,477    (106,603)               -                                                                                         At 30 June 20142                            311,484     622,838      411,265    1,345,587                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                At 1 January 2014                                                                                                                                                                    Cost                                      1,397,456   1,315,918      425,083    3,138,457                                                                                     Accumulated depreciation                (1,101,157)   (719,752)     (36,877)  (1,857,786)                                                                                     Net carrying amount                         296,299     596,166      388,206    1,280,671                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                At 30 June 2014                                                                                                                                                                      Cost                                      1,441,472   1,378,395      448,142    3,268,009                                                                                     Accumulated depreciation and impairment (1,129,988)   (755,557)     (36,877)  (1,922,422)                                                                                     Net carrying amount                         311,484     622,838      411,265    1,345,587                                                                                                For the six months                            Mineral       Assets             ended 30 June 2013                     properties and        under             (Unaudited)               Plant and  mine development construction             (US$'000)                 equipment             costs            ¹       Total                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               At 1 January 2013, net                                                         of accumulated                                                                 depreciation and                                                               impairment                  945,118           819,063      210,859   1,975,040                                                                             Additions                         -                 -      186,928     186,928                                                                             Impairments               (510,650)         (235,975)     (36,876)   (783,501)                                                                             Depreciation               (54,907)          (35,446)            -    (90,353)                                                                             Transfers between                                                              categories                   74,457           104,360    (178,817)           -                                                                             At 30 June 2013             454,018           652,002      182,094   1,288,114                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               At 1 January 2013                                                                                                                                          Cost                      1,475,374         1,250,088      210,859   2,936,321                                                                             Accumulated                                                                    depreciation and                                                               impairment                (530,256)         (431,025)            -   (961,281)                                                                             Net carrying amount         945,118           819,063      210,859   1,975,040                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               At 30 June 2013                                                                                                                                            Cost                      1,549,580         1,354,447      218,970   3,122,997                                                                             Accumulated                                                                    depreciation and                                                               impairment              (1,095,562)         (702,445)     (36,876) (1,834,883)                                                                             Net carrying amount         454,018           652,002      182,094   1,288,114                                                                                                                                                            Mineral                                                                                               properties    Assets                                                                                  and mine     under                 (Audited)                                                Plant and  development  construction             (US$'000)                                                equipment     costs             ¹          Total                                                                                                            For the year ended 31 December 2013                                                                                                                                                                                  At 1 January 2013, net of accumulated depreciation and                                                 impairment                                                  945,118     819,063          210,859   1,975,040                                                                                                         Additions                                                         -           -          354,328     354,328                                                                                                         Disposals/write-downs                                         (477)           -                -       (477)                                                                                                         Impairments                                               (582,669)   (287,276)         (36,877)   (906,822)                                                                                                         Depreciation                                               (84,350)    (56,809)                -   (141,159)                                                                                                         Transfers between categories                                 18,677     121,427   (140,104)           -                                                                                                     Reclassification to disposal group assets held for sale           -       (239)                -       (239)                                                                                                         At 31 December 2013                                         296,299     596,166          388,206   1,280,671                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             At 1 January 2013                                                                                                                                                                                                    Cost                                                      1,475,374   1,250,088          210,859   2,936,321                                                                                                         Accumulated depreciation and impairment                   (530,256)   (431,025)                -   (961,281)                                                                                                         Net carrying amount                                         945,118     819,063          210,859   1,975,040                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             At 31 December 2013                                                                                                                                                                                                  Cost                                                      1,397,456   1,315,918          425,083   3,138,457                                                                                                         Accumulated depreciation and impairment                 (1,101,157)   (719,752)         (36,877) (1,857,786)                                                                                                         Net carrying amount                                         296,299     596,166          388,206   1,280,671                                                                                                         Assets under construction represents (a) sustaining capital expenditures incurred constructing tangible fixed assets related to operating mines and advance deposits made towards the purchase of tangible fixed assets; and (b) expansionary expenditure allocated to a project on a business combination or asset acquisition, and the subsequent costs incurred to develop the mine. Once these assets are ready for their intended use, the balance is transferred to plant and equipment, and/ or mineral properties and mine development costs.  The gain on disposal of assets reflected in the income statement relates to the assets disposed of in the sale of Tulawaka which were transferred to assets held for sale in the year ended 31 December 2013.  Leases  Property, plant and equipment includes assets relating to the design and construction costs of power transmission lines and related infrastructure. At completion, ownership was transferred to TANESCO in exchange for amortised repayment in the form of reduced electricity supply charges. No future lease payment obligations are payable under these finance leases.  Property, plant and equipment also includes emergency back-up and spinning power generators leased at Buzwagi mine under a three year lease agreement, with an option to purchase the equipment at the end of the lease term. The lease has been classified as a finance lease.  Property, plant and equipment further includes drill rigs leased at Buzwagi mine under a one year rent to own lease agreement. The lease has been classified as a finance lease.  The following amounts were included in property, plant and equipment where the Group is a lessee under a finance lease:                                          For the six months ended   For the  year ended                                                30 June               31  December                                                                                                                                         (Unaudited)   (Unaudited)             (Audited)                                                                                    (US$'000)                                       2014          2013                2013                                                                                     Cost - capitalised finance leases            70,764        68,846                70,764                                                                                     Accumulated depreciation                   (16,836)      (17,065)              (16,430)                                                                                     Net carrying amount                          53,928        51,781                54,334   13. Derivative financial instruments  The table below analyses financial instruments carried at fair value, by valuation method. The Group has derivative financial instruments in the form of economic and cash flow hedging contracts which are all defined as level two instruments as they are valued using inputs other than quoted prices that are observable for the assets or liabilities. The following tables present the group's assets and liabilities that are measured at fair value at 30 June 2014, 30 June 2013 and 31 December 2013.                                                           Assets          Liabilities                                                                                                                                                                                                              Net (Unaudited)                                                                                fair (US$'000)                                           Current Non-current Current  Non-current value                                                                                              For the six months ended 30 June 2014                                                                                                                                                                  Interest contracts: Designated as cash flow hedges        -       1,823   1,204               -   619                                                                                                  Currency contracts: Not designated as hedges             66           -     665             203 (802)                                                                                                  Commodity contracts: Not designated as hedges           943           -       -               -   943                                                                                                  Total                                                 1,009       1,823   1,869             203   760                                                                                                                                                                    Assets          Liabilities                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Net (Unaudited)                                                                                  fair (US$'000)                                           Current Non-current Current  Non-current   value                                                                                                For the six months ended 30 June 2013                                                                                                                                                                      Currency contracts: Designated as cash flow hedges        -           -   1,652               - (1,652)                                                                                                    Interest contracts: Designated as cash flow hedges        -       2,645     903               -   1,742                                                                                                    Currency contracts: Not designated as hedges          1,148           -   5,848           1,542 (6,242)                                                                                                    Commodity contracts: Not designated as hedges         3,788           -     111              24   3,653                                                                                                    Total                                                 4,936       2,645   8,514           1,566 (2,499)                                                                                                                                                                    Assets          Liabilities                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Net (Audited)                                                                                    fair (US$'000)                                           Current Non-current Current  Non-current   value                                                                                                For the year ended 31 December 2013                                                                                                                                                                        Currency contracts: Designated as cash flow hedges        -           -       -             353   (353)                                                                                                    Interest contracts: Designated as cash flow hedges        -       3,191   1,168             449   1,574                                                                                                    Currency contracts: Not designated as hedges            158           3   3,666             387 (3,892)                                                                                                    Commodity contracts: Not designated as hedges         1,208          59     240              18   1,009                                                                                                    Total                                                 1,366       3,253   5,074           1,207 (1,662)                                                                                                          BORROWINGS  During 2013, a US$142 million facility was put in place to fund the bulk of the costs of the construction of one of our key growth projects, the Bulyanhulu CIL Expansion project ("Project"). The facility is collateralised by the Project, and has a term of seven years with a spread over Libor of 250 basis points. The seven year facility is repayable in equal instalments over the term of the facility, after a two year repayment holiday period. The interest rate has been fixed at 3.6% through the use of an interest rate swap. The full facility of US$142 million was drawn in 2013. Interest incurred on the borrowings has been capitalised to the asset (US$2.0 million).  COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES  The Group is subject to various laws and regulations which, if not observed, could give rise to penalties. As at 30 June 2014, the Group has the following commitments and/or contingencies:  a)            Legal contingencies  As at 30 June 2014, the Group was a defendant in approximately 316 lawsuits. The plaintiffs are claiming damages and interest thereon for the loss caused by the Group due to one or more of the following: unlawful eviction, termination of services, wrongful termination of contracts of service, non-payment for services, defamation, negligence by act or omission, unpaid overtime and public holiday compensation.  The total amounts claimed from lawsuits in which specific monetary damages are sought amounted to US$163.6 million. The Group's Legal Counsel is defending the Group's current position, and the outcome of the lawsuits cannot presently be determined. However, in the opinion of the Directors and Group's Legal Counsel, no material liabilities are expected to materialise from these lawsuits. Consequently no provision has been set aside against the claims in the books of account.  Included in the total amounts claimed is an appeal by the TRA intended for a tax assessment of US$21.3 million in respect of the acquisition of Tusker Gold Limited. The case was awarded in favour of ABG however, the TRA has served a notice of appeal. The calculated tax assessment is based on the sales price of the Nyanzaga property of US$71 million multiplied by the tax rate of 30%.  Management is of the opinion that the assessment is invalid due to the fact that the acquisition was for Tusker Gold Limited, a company incorporated in Australia. The shareholding of the Tanzanian-related entities did not change and the Tusker Gold Limited group structure remains the same as prior to the acquisition.  Also included in the total amounts claimed is TRA claims to the value of US$41.25 million for withholding tax on historic offshore dividend payments paid by ABG to its shareholders. In addition to the claim, there are six other withholding tax claims which have not been quantified. These claims are made on the basis that ABG is resident in Tanzania for tax purposes. Management are of the opinion that the claims do not have substance and that they will be successfully defended.  b)            Tax-related contingencies  The TRA has issued a number of tax assessments to the Group relating to past taxation years from 2002 onwards. The Group believes that these assessments are incorrect and has filed objections to each of them. The Group is attempting to resolve these matters by means of discussions with the TRA or through the Tanzanian appeals process. During the year under review the Board ruled in favour of BGML in relation to seven of ten issues raised by the TRA in final assessments for the 2000-2006 years under review. The TRA filed a notice of intention to appeal against the ruling of the Board, while ABG has filed a counter appeal in respect of Bulyanhulu to the Appeals Tribunal for all three items that were lost. The positions that were ruled against BGML were sufficiently provided for in prior year results and management is of the opinion that open issues will not result in any material liabilities to the Group.   RELATED PARTY BALANCES AND TRANSACTIONS  The Group has related party relationships with entities owned or controlled by Barrick Gold Corporation, which is the ultimate controlling party of the Group.  The Company and its subsidiaries, in the ordinary course of business, enter into various sales, purchase and service transactions and other professional services arrangements with others in the Barrick Group. These transactions are under terms that are on normal commercial terms and conditions. These transactions are not considered to be significant.  At 30 June 2014 the Group had no loans of a funding nature due to or from related parties (30 June 2013: zero; 31 December 2013: zero).  subsequent events  The Board of the Company has approved an interim dividend of US1.4 cents per share for this financial year to be paid on 22 September 2014 to shareholders on the register on 29 August 2014.     END  -0- Jul/25/2014 06:00 GMT    
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