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EXX - Exxaro Resources Limited - Exxaro and Asac to Place 14,500,000 Exxaro

Release Date: 02/04/2007 17:12:06      Code(s): EXX
EXX - Exxaro Resources Limited - Exxaro and Asac to Place 14,500,000 Exxaro     
Exxaro Resources Limited                                                        
(Previously Kumba Resources Limited)                                            
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)                                  
(Registration number 2000/011076/06)                                            
(Share code: EXX    ISIN: ZAE000084992)                                         
CANADA, AUSTRALIA OR JAPAN.                                                     
UNITED STATES OR ANY OTHER JURISDICTION.                                        
EXXARO AND ASAC TO PLACE 14,500,000 EXXARO SHARES                               
Exxaro Resources Limited ("Exxaro") announces that it and Anglo South Africa    
Capital (Proprietary) Limited ("ASAC") are launching an accelerated bookbuilt   
placing of 14,500,000 ordinary shares (the "Placing Shares") of Exxaro to global
and South African institutional investors (the "Placing"). RMB Morgan Stanley   
will act as global bookrunner ("Bookrunner") for the Placing, and Morgan Stanley
& Co. International Limited and Rand Merchant Bank, a division of FirstRand Bank
Limited, are acting as joint financial advisors ("Joint Financial Advisors").   
As set out in the circular to Kumba Resources Limited ("Kumba") shareholders    
dated 9 October 2006 ("Circular"), Exxaro has a target spread of public         
shareholders of at least 25% of Exxaro shares. ASAC has agreed to use reasonable
commercial endeavours to place Exxaro shares in the market to enable Exxaro to  
achieve its target spread. Furthermore, ASAC has granted Exxaro an option to    
repurchase 10,000,000 Exxaro shares from ASAC ("Option"). Exxaro intends to     
exercise this Option, cancel the shares repurchased under the Option and issue  
10,000,000 new Exxaro shares ("New Shares") to the market.                      
As such the Placing will consist of 10,000,000 New Shares and 4,500,000 ordinary
shares ("Existing Shares"). The New Shares will, when issued, be credited as    
fully paid and will rank pari passu in all respects with the existing issued    
ordinary shares of Exxaro. Application will be made for the New Shares to be    
admitted to trading on the JSE Limited ("JSE"). The Existing Shares are listed  
on the JSE. Following the Placing (including the 10,000,000 New Shares issued by
Exxaro and the 4,500,000 Existing Shares sold directly by ASAC), Exxaro will    
have increased its free float to 24.4%.                                         
The books for the Placing will open with immediate effect. Pricing and          
allocations are expected to be announced as soon as practicable following the   
closing of the books. The amount of the Placing proceeds and the Placing price  
will be decided at the close of the accelerated bookbuilding period following   
agreement between the Bookrunner, Joint Financial Advisors, ASAC and Exxaro. A  
further announcement will be made at that time. The timing of the closing of the
books, pricing and allocations may be amended at the absolute discretion of the 
The arrangements for the placement provide that Exxaro and ASAC will each       
undertake that, following completion of the placement, they will not, for a     
period of 90 and 60 days respectively, sell or issue, where applicable, further 
shares of Exxaro, except pursuant to the completion of Exxaro`s reorganisation  
transactions set out in the Circular or in the case of ASAC pursuant to         
transfers to its affiliates.                                                    
For further information please contact:                                         
Exxaro:             Trevor Arran             +27 12 307 3292                    
Morgan Stanley:     Beth Mandel              +27 11 507 0810                    
Rand Merchant Bank: Peter Hayward-Butt       +27 11 282 4416                    
This announcement is not for publication or distribution or release in the      
United States of America (including its territories and possessions, any state  
of the United States and the District of Columbia). This announcement does not  
constitute or form part of an offer or solicitation of an offer to purchase or  
subscribe for securities in the United States or any other jurisdiction. The    
securities referred to herein have not been and will not be registered under the
United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and may
not be offered or sold, directly or indirectly, in the United States, absent    
registration or an exemption from, or transaction not subject to, the           
registration requirements of the Securities Act. No public offering of          
securities is being made in the United States. This announcement does not and is
not intended to constitute an offer to the public in South Africa in terms of   
Chapter VI of the South African Companies Act, 1973 (as amended).               
Neither this announcement nor any copy of it may be taken, transmitted or       
distributed, directly or indirectly in or into the United States, Canada,       
Australia or Japan.                                                             
2 April 2007                                                                    
Transactional sponsor: Rand Merchant Bank (A division of FirstRand Bank Limited)
Date: 02/04/2007 17:12:06 Supplied by www.sharenet.co.za                     
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