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Dealings in securities by a director of AngloGold Ashanti Limited in terms of the AngloGold Ashanti incentive scheme

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Friday, March 01, 2013

In terms of JSE Listings Requirement 3.63, AngloGold Ashanti gives notice that the Chief Financial Officer, Mr Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan has purchased shares of the company pursuant to the AngloGold Ashanti Co-Investment Plan (CIP) which has been introduced with effect from February 2013.

In terms of the CIP, executives are allowed to take up to 50% of their after tax cash bonus to participate in a further matching scheme by purchasing shares in AngloGold Ashanti, and the company will match their initial investment into the scheme at 150%, with vesting over a two-year period in two equal tranches.

AngloGold Ashanti discloses the following information on the above dealings as follows:

Name of director S Venkatakrishnan
Name of company AngloGold Ashanti Limited
Date of transaction 27 February 2013
Nature of transaction On-market purchase of shares
Class of security Ordinary shares
Number of shares 3,429
Purchase price per share R223.91
Value transaction R767,796.31
Extent of interest Direct,beneficial
Prior clearance to deal obtained



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