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CENTRAL RAND GOLD LIMITED - Re-rating of mineral resources between 450 metres and 900 metres below surface

Release Date: 01/07/2014 08:00:00      Code(s): CRD       PDF(s):  
Re-rating of mineral resources between 450 metres and 900 metres below surface

Central Rand Gold Limited
(Incorporated as a company with limited liability under the laws
of Guernsey,
Company Number 45108)
(Incorporated as an external company with limited liability under
the laws of South Africa,
Registration number 2007/0192231/10)
LSE share code: CRND JSE share code: CRD
("Central Rand Gold" or the “Company”)


Reclassification of Resources

Central Rand Gold is pleased to announce that following the
successful implementation of the Acid Mine Drainage (“AMD”)
pumping and treatment solution by the Trans Caledon Tunnel
Authority (“TCTA”), gold mineralisation found between 450 metres
and 900 metres below surface, which had previously been downgraded
to ‘Exploration Target’, has been reclassified by Independent
Consultants Venmyn Deloitte as ‘Mineral Resource’.

The installation of the Ritz high capacity AMD pumps in March
2014, and the subsequent commissioning of the High Density Sludge
(“HDS”) plant on 23 May 2014,combined with a simultaneous
reduction in the water level observed at the pumping station and
at the CMR Mine, has demonstrated that the entire basin can be
dewatered from a single point. Economic capital and operating cost
studies have shown that further de-watering beyond the 450 metre
level can be done efficiently and economically, with the
installation of additional pumps and piping and thus the hurdle
for “eventual economic extraction”, a key aspect in the definition
of ‘Mineral Resources’ in terms of the SAMREC Code, is satisfied.
Venmyn Deloitte have issued a new Competent Persons Report
(“CPR”), reflecting the positive change in the resource base of
the Company. This reclassification has more than doubled the
resource base of the Company from 4.51 million ounces to 9.90
million ounces of contained gold.

                                    Tonnes (Mt)       Au Grade (g/t)        Content (Moz)
           Measured Resource               1.46                3.62                  0.17
           Indicated Resource            30.88                 5.13                  5.10
           Inferred Resource             30.70                 4.69                  4.63
           Resources                     63.04                 4.88                  9.90
           Exploration Target            83.01                10.03                 26.78

Note: Rounding may result in minor computational discrepancies. The potential quantity and grade
described by the term “Exploration Target” is conceptual in nature and there has been insufficient
exploration to define a Mineral Resource and it is uncertain if further exploration will result in
the definition of a Resource. Further exploration work is ongoing, and includes trial mining and
processing of this shallow target to establish grade and ore body continuity, mineability, dilution
and throughput characteristics.

As recently announced, within the Company’s mining area in the
Central Basin, the water level is currently approximately 165
metres below surface and therefore the focus is to exploit the
resources currently available to it above this level.

The company focus in the short to mid term will remain on the
exploitation of resources above 450m, which will be throttled by
the success and discharge rate of the pumping and HDS treatment,
however Reserve studies, mine planning and scheduling below 450m
can now proceed with a view to extending the life of the CMR mine.

This basin wide increase in Mineral Resources will also
significantly augment Reserve scheduling and Pre-Feasibility level
studies on adjacent mining targets such as Crown and City Deep.

A copy of the CPR is available for download on the Company
website: www.centralrandgold.com

Commenting on the reclassification of resources, Johan de Toit,
Chief Executive Officer of the Company, stated:

“The progress made in the de-watering of the basin is positive for
all stakeholders in the region – we have always believed that
responsible mining goes hand in hand with improving the local
economy, not only from a financial and social aspect, but also
environmentally. The lower water table not only increases the life
of mine of our assets through having higher quality reserves and
resources, it also provides job opportunities as well as a
sustainable AMD management system.”

The information in this statement relating to Mineral Resources
and geology has been reviewed and approved by Mr Keith Matier, BSc
(Hons), GDE, PrSci Nat, who is a Competent Person in terms of the
SAMREC and JORC codes. Mr Matier is Geology Manager of Central
Rand Gold South Africa Proprietary Limited and has over 20 years’
experience in exploration, mineral resource management and mineral

For further information, please contact:
Central Rand Gold                             +27 (0) 11 674 2304
Johan du Toit / Nathan Taylor
Charles Stanley Securities Limited            +44 (0) 20 7149 6478
Marc Milmo / Mark Taylor
Merchantec Capital                            +27 (0) 11 325 6363
Monique Martinez / Marcel Goncalves
Buchanan                                      +44 (0) 20 7466 5000
Bobby Morse / Louise Mason

1 July 2014

Merchantec Capital

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