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ANGLO AMERICAN PLATINUM LIMITED - Anglo American Platinum temporary closure of ACP Phase B

Release Date: 03/06/2020 15:30
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Anglo American Platinum temporary closure of ACP Phase B

ANGLO AMERICAN PLATINUM LIMITED
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
(Registration number: 1946/022452/06)
Share Code: AMS
ISIN: ZAE000013181
(“the Company" or "Anglo American Platinum")

Anglo American Platinum temporary closure of ACP Phase B

Anglo American Platinum announces that on 31 May 2020 a water leak was detected in the high-pressure
cooling section of the Anglo Converter Plant (ACP) Phase B unit. Our systems allowed us to bring the
unit down pro-actively and safely. All employees evacuated the area safely.

Whilst a detailed technical investigation into the cause of this leak and potential repairs is under way, the
Company has taken the decision to temporarily close the ACP Phase B unit to ensure an ongoing safe
operating environment, protect employees and protect the integrity of the plant. This latest action is
separate from the repair work that was recently completed at the ACP Phase B unit and there is no
damage to the prior repairs or to the furnace.

An update from the Company will be provided as soon as more information is available, expected to be
early next week.

In the meantime, the repair of Phase A unit is progressing well and is unaffected by the current work at
ACP Phase B unit.

3 June 2020

Sponsor
Merrill Lynch South Africa Proprietary Limited

For further information, please contact:

Investors:                                         Media:
Emma Chapman                                       Jana Marais
(SA) +27 (0) 11 373 6239                           (SA) +27 (0)79 932 1586
emma.chapman@angloamerican.com                     jana.marais@angloamerican.com

Notes to editors:

Anglo American Platinum Limited is a member of the Anglo American plc Group and is a leading primary
producer of platinum group metals. The company is listed on the Johannesburg Securities Exchange
(JSE). Its mining, smelting and refining operations are based in South Africa, as well as its two joint
venture operations. Elsewhere in the world, the Group owns Unki Platinum Mine in Zimbabwe. Anglo
American Platinum is committed to the highest standards of safety and continues to make a meaningful
and sustainable difference in the development of the communities around its operations.

www.angloamericanplatinum.com
Anglo American is a leading global mining company and our products are the essential ingredients in
almost every aspect of modern life. Our portfolio of world-class competitive mining operations and
undeveloped resources provides the metals and minerals that enable a cleaner, greener, more
sustainable world and that meet the fast-growing consumer-driven demands of the world’s developed
and maturing economies. With our people at the heart of our business, we use innovative practices and
the latest technologies to discover new resources and mine, process, move and market our products to
our customers around the world – safely, responsibly and sustainably.

As a responsible miner – of diamonds (through De Beers), copper, platinum group metals, iron ore,
steelmaking and thermal coal, and nickel – we are the custodians of what are precious natural resources.
We work together with our business partners and diverse stakeholders to unlock the sustainable value
that those resources represent for our shareholders, the communities and countries in which we operate,
and for society as a whole. Anglo American is re-imagining mining to improve people’s lives.

www.angloamerican.com

Date: 03-06-2020 03:30:00
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