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SIBANYE STILLWATER LIMITED - Sibanye-Stillwater concludes Section 189 consultations at its Kloof 4 shaft

Release Date: 01/12/2023 17:29
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Sibanye-Stillwater concludes Section 189 consultations at its Kloof 4 shaft

Sibanye Stillwater Limited
Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa
Registration number 2014/243852/06
Share codes: SSW (JSE) and SBSW (NYSE)
ISIN – ZAE000259701
Issuer code: SSW
("Sibanye-Stillwater" or the "Group" or the "Company")

Sibanye-Stillwater concludes Section 189 consultations at its Kloof 4 shaft

Johannesburg, 1 December 2023: Sibanye-Stillwater (JSE: SSW and NYSE: SBSW) advises that
consultations with relevant stakeholders in terms of Section 189A (S189) of the Labour Relations
Act, 66 of 1995 (LRA) regarding the proposed restructuring of its SA gold operations pursuant
to ongoing losses experienced at the Kloof 4 shaft, as previously announced on 14 September
2023, have been concluded.
Constructive consultations were held between the Company and affected stakeholders over 78 days,
during which various avoidance measures to mitigate possible retrenchments and minimise job
losses at the Kloof 4 shaft and associated services were considered.
As per the announcement on 14 September 2023, 2,389 employees and 581 contractors were
potentially affected by the S189. The affected employee number was reduced by 31 employees at
Kloof 4 due to natural attrition since September 2023.
Pleasingly, through the S189 consultation process, avoidance measures were agreed to and
implemented, resulting in the following outcomes:

   •   1,057 employees accepted transfers to fill vacant positions at the SA gold operations
       primarily resulting from natural attrition over a five-month period from the start of the
       S189 process
   •   176 employees and 23 contractors will temporarily be retained during Kloof 4 shaft's
       decommissioning phase
   •   550 employees from Kloof 4 shaft were granted voluntary separation (VSPs) or early
       retirement packages along with a further 348 employees across the SA gold operations

Regrettably, 575 employees could not be accommodated in the agreed avoidance measures, and will
be retrenched. All affected contractors will also be reduced.
Neal Froneman, CEO of Sibanye-Stillwater commented: "While the decision to close or restructure
operations is never taken lightly, the closure of Kloof 4 shaft was necessary to curb ongoing
financial losses. The S189 consultation process encouragingly achieved this required outcome
while also reducing the number of retrenchments. We acknowledge and thank all stakeholders for
their constructive engagement."

About Sibanye-Stillwater

Sibanye-Stillwater is a multinational mining and metals processing group with a diverse portfolio of
operations, projects and investments across five continents. The Group is also one of the foremost global
recyclers of PGM autocatalysts and has interests in leading mine tailings retreatment operations.

Sibanye-Stillwater has established itself as one of the world's largest primary producers of platinum,
palladium, and rhodium and is a top tier gold producer. It also produces and refines iridium and ruthenium,
nickel, chrome, copper and cobalt. The Group has recently begun to diversify its asset portfolio into
battery metals mining and processing and increase its presence in the circular economy by growing its
recycling and tailings reprocessing exposure globally. For more information refer to

Investor relations contact:
James Wellsted
Executive Vice President: Investor Relations and Corporate Affairs
Tel: +27 (0) 83 453 4014

Sponsor: J.P. Morgan Equities South Africa Proprietary Limited
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in light of various important factors, including those set forth in Sibanye-Stillwater's 2022 Integrated
Report and annual report on Form 20-F filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission on
24 April 2023 (SEC File no. 333-234096). These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of
this announcement. Sibanye-Stillwater expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to update or revise
any forward- looking statement (except to the extent legally required).

Date: 01-12-2023 05:29:00
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