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AngloGold Ashanti declares a dividend of 50 South African cents per share for the quarter ended 30 September 2012


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Thursday, November 08, 2012

The directors of AngloGold Ashanti Limited (Registration Number 1944/017354/06) declared Dividend No. 115 for the quarter ended 30 September 2012 as detailed below. In terms of the withholding tax on dividends which became effective on 1 April 2012, the following additional information is disclosed:

Dividends have been declared out of total reserves
Rate of dividend declared per ordinary share in South African cents (gross) 50
Dividends tax rate applicable to shareholders liable to pay the dividend tax 15%
STC credits utilised in South African cents Nil
Rate in South African cents (net) where dividend tax at 15% is payable 42.5
The ordinary shares in issue of AngloGold Ashanti Limited at the date of declaration 383,285,642
The E-ordinary shares in issue of AngloGold Ashanti Limited at the date of declaration 1,620,158
AngloGold Ashanti Limiteds tax reference number 9640006608

In compliance with the requirements of Strate, given the companys primary listing on the JSE, the salient dates for payment of the dividend are as follows:

To holders of ordinary shares and to holders of CHESS Depositary Interests (CDIs)
Each CDI represents one-fifth of an ordinary share.

2012
Currency conversion date for UK pounds, Australian dollars and Ghanaian cedis Thursday, 22 November
Last date to trade ordinary shares cum dividend Friday, 23 November
Last date to register transfers of certificated securities cum dividend Friday, 23 November
Ordinary shares trade ex-dividend Monday, 26 November
Record date Friday, 30 November
Payment date Friday, 14 December

On the payment date, dividends due to holders of certificated securities on the South African and United Kingdom share registers will be electronically transferred to shareholders bank accounts. Given the increasing incidences of fraud with respect to cheque payments, the company has ceased the payment of dividends by way of cheque. Shareholders are requested to notify the relevant share registrars with banking details to enable future dividends to be paid via electronic funds transfer. Refer to the back cover for share registrar details.

Dividends in respect of dematerialised shareholdings will be credited to shareholders' accounts with the relevant CSDP or broker.

To comply with further requirements of Strate, between Monday, 26 November and Friday, 30 November 2012, both days inclusive, no transfers between the South African, United Kingdom, Australian and Ghana share registers will be permitted and no ordinary shares pertaining to the South African share register may be dematerialised or rematerialised.

To holders of American Depositary Shares
Each American Depositary Share (ADS) represents one ordinary share.

2012
Ex dividend on New York Stock Exchange Wednesday, 28 November
Record date Friday, 30 November
Approximate date for currency conversion Friday, 14 December
Approximate payment date of dividend Monday, 24 December

Assuming an exchange rate of R8.6170/$, the gross dividend payable per ADS, which is subject to a 15% South African withholding tax, is equivalent to 6 US cents. However the actual rate of payment will depend on the exchange rate on the date for currency conversion.

To holders of Ghanaian Depositary Shares (GhDSs)
100 GhDSs represent one ordinary share.

2012
Last date to trade and to register GhDSs cum dividend Friday, 23 November
GhDSs trade ex-dividend Monday, 26 November
Record date Friday, 30 November
Approximate payment date of dividend Monday, 17 December

Assuming an exchange rate of R4.5840/GHC, the gross dividend payable per share, which is subject to a 15% South African withholding tax, is equivalent to GHC0.1091. However, the actual rate of payment will depend on the exchange rate on the date for currency conversion. In Ghana, the authorities have determined that dividends payable to residents on the Ghana share register be subject to a final withholding tax at a rate of 8%.

In addition, the directors declared Dividend No. E15 for the quarter ended 30 September 2012, of 25 South African cents per E ordinary share, payable to employees participating in the Bokamoso ESOP, which dividend is subject to a 15% withholding tax, and 25 South African cents per E ordinary share payable to Izingwe Holdings (Proprietary) Limited. These dividends will be paid on Friday, 14 December 2012.

SPONSOR: UBS South Africa (Pty) Limited


ENDS


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Mike Bedford (UK & Europe) +44 779 497 7881 / +44 1225 93 8483 mbedford@anglogoldashanti.com
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Certain statements made in this communication, other than statements of historical fact, including, without limitation, those concerning the economic outlook for the gold mining industry, expectations regarding gold prices, production, cash costs and other operating results, growth prospects and outlook of AngloGold Ashanti’s operations, individually or in the aggregate, including the completion and commencement of commercial operations of certain of AngloGold Ashanti’s exploration and production projects and the completion of acquisitions and dispositions, AngloGold Ashanti’s liquidity and capital resources and capital expenditure and the outcome and consequence of any potential or pending litigation or regulatory proceedings or environmental issues, are forward-looking statements or forecasts regarding AngloGold Ashanti’s operations, economic performance and financial condition. These forward-looking statements or forecasts involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause AngloGold Ashanti’s actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from the anticipated results, performance or achievements expressed or implied in these forward-looking statements. Although AngloGold Ashanti believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements or forecasts are reasonable, no assurance can be given that such expectations will prove to have been correct. Accordingly, results could differ materially from those set out in the forward-looking statements as a result of, among other factors, changes in economic and market conditions, success of business and operating initiatives, changes in the regulatory environment and other government actions including environmental approvals and actions, fluctuations in gold prices and exchange rates, and business and operational risk management. For a discussion of certain of these and other factors, refer to AngloGold Ashanti's annual report for the year ended 31 December 2011, which was distributed to shareholders on 4 April 2012 and the company’s 2011 annual report on Form 20-F, which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission in the United States on 23 April 2012. These factors are not necessarily all of the important factors that could cause AngloGold Ashanti’s actual results to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Other unknown or unpredictable factors could also have material adverse effects on future results. Consequently, stakeholders are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. AngloGold Ashanti undertakes no obligation to update publicly or release any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after today’s date or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, except to the extent required by applicable law. All subsequent written or oral forward-looking statements attributable to AngloGold Ashanti or any person acting on its behalf are qualified by the cautionary statements herein.

This communication may contain certain “Non-GAAP” financial measures. AngloGold Ashanti utilises certain Non-GAAP performance measures and ratios in managing its business. Non-GAAP financial measures should be viewed in addition to, and not as an alternative for, the reported operating results or cash flow from operations or any other measures of performance prepared in accordance with IFRS. In addition, the presentation of these measures may not be comparable to similarly titled measures other companies may use.

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