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Intended Delisting & Cancellation of Securities from LSE

August 18, 2014

AngloGold Ashanti Limited (Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa) Reg. No. 1944/017354/06) ISIN No. ZAE000043485 - JSE share code: ANG CUSIP: 035128206 - NYSE share code: AU 18 August 2014 NEWS RELEASE Intended Delisting and Cancellation of Securities from the London Stock Exchange (JOHANNESBURG) AngloGold Ashanti Limited ("AngloGold" or "the Company") announces that its board of directors has resolved to request the cancellation of the listing of the Company's ordinary shares and depositary interests of ZAR 0.25 each (ISIN: ZAE000043485) (together, the "Securities") on the Official List of the UK Listing Authority and the cancellation of the admission to trading of the Securities on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange plc (the "LSE"). In connection with the proposed delisting, the board of AngloGold has also resolved to terminate the Company's UK depositary interest programme. This programme was established in 2012 to facilitate trading of the Company's shares on the LSE. Reasons for the delisting AngloGold has decided to apply for the voluntary delisting of its Securities because of the lack of liquidity on the LSE and the minimum number of Securities held in the UK. The vast majority of trading in AngloGold stock takes place through the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (the "JSE") and New York Stock Exchange (the "NYSE"), and AngloGold has further listings on the Ghana Stock Exchange (the "GhSE") and Australian Securities Exchange (the "ASX"). AngloGold wishes to streamline its administrative procedures and reduce costs arising from listings on multiple stock exchanges. As the volume of trading on the Securities on the LSE is low and the Company's shares will continue to be traded on the JSE, the NYSE, the GhSE and the ASX, AngloGold believes the impact on its shareholders of delisting from the LSE will be minimal. During the past five years, for similar reasons, the Company has also cancelled its respective listings in Brussels and Paris. Effect of the delisting and termination of the depositary interest programme It is intended that on 22 September 2014 (the "Effective Date"), the Securities will cease to be admitted to the Official List of the UK Listing Authority and cease to be admitted to trading on the Main Market of the LSE. Holders of Securities which are admitted to trading on the LSE ("UK Shareholders") will be able to continue to deal as usual in the Company's Securities on the LSE until 19 September 2014. From and including the Effective Date, UK Shareholders will no longer be able to trade their Securities on the LSE. AngloGold has directed Computershare Investor Services PLC ("Computershare"), as depositary, to terminate AngloGold's depositary interest programme with effect from 15 October 2014 (the "DI Programme Termination Date"). Consequently, and in accordance with the terms of the depositary interest trust deed, Computershare will provide 30 days' notice of termination to all depositary interest holders. As set out above, depositary interest holders will be able to trade their depositary interests on the LSE up to and including 19 September 2014. From and including the Effective Date, holders of depositary interests will no longer be able to trade their depositary interests on the LSE. Prior to the DI Programme Termination Date, any depositary interest holder may direct their broker to complete a CREST Stock Withdrawal Form, in order for their holding to be replaced with the equivalent number of fully paid ordinary shares in the Company and transferred to the Company's Jersey register. Any depositary interests remaining on the Company's UK depositary interest register as at the DI Programme Termination Date will be cancelled and replaced on or shortly after the DI Programme Termination Date with the equivalent number of fully paid ordinary shares in the Company and the holders of such shares will be entered onto the Company's Jersey register. It is the intention of the Company that the Jersey register will remain in place for approximately 12 months after the Effective Date. All holders of ordinary shares held on the Company's Jersey register as at the Effective Date, together with previous holders of depositary interests whose depositary interests have been replaced after the Effective Date with shares of the Company in certificated form, will remain on the Jersey register after the delisting. For further information regarding the Jersey register, please contact Computershare at the address or on the telephone number below. Shareholders on the Jersey register after the Effective Date will be able to trade their shares on any of the stock exchanges on which the Company is listed, however, the most liquid exchanges for the Company's stock are the JSE and the NYSE. * Shareholders on the Jersey register who wish to trade their shares on the JSE will be required to dematerialise their shareholding. For further information on the steps that need to be taken to trade on the JSE, please contact the Company's South African Transfer Secretaries, Computershare Investor Services (Pty) Limited at the address or telephone number below. * Shareholders on the Jersey register who wish to trade their shares on the NYSE will be required to convert their shareholding to ADRs. For further information on the steps that need to be taken to trade on the NYSE, please contact AngloGold's Depository Bank, Bank of New York Mellon at the address or telephone number below. * Shareholders on the Jersey register who wish to trade their shares on the GhSE or the ASX should speak to their broker. The Company is aware that, until the close of business on 19 September 2014, Redmayne-Bentley Stockbrokers is willing to provide a sale only dealing service (on the LSE) to UK resident individuals holding certificated shares on the Jersey register, subject to their normal terms and conditions and market availability. Following the delisting and cancellation of trading on the LSE, Redmayne-Bentley Stockbrokers may be able to assist UK resident individuals holding certificated shares on the Jersey register with dematerialising their shareholding to allow such shareholders to trade (sale only) on the JSE. Any shareholder who is interested in utilising either service should contact Matthew Burke or Colin Day of Redmayne-Bentley Stockbrokers either by telephone on 01132006400 or by email at southafricandealing@redmayne.co.uk. All holders of shares held on the Company's Jersey register on the date on which the Jersey register is closed will then be migrated to the Company's shareholder register in South Africa and such shares will be listed on the JSE. Expected delisting timetable Application has been made to the UK Listing Authority for the Securities to be removed from the Official List, and to the LSE for the Securities to be removed from trading. The last day of dealings in the Securities on the LSE is expected to be 19 September 2014. The cancellation of the listing and of trading in the Securities on the LSE is expected to take effect at or about 08:00 on 22 September 2014. ENDS Sponsor to AngloGold AshantiUBS South Africa (Pty) Limited Contact details for enquiries relating to this announcement AngloGold Ashanti Limited Stewart Bailey Senior Vice President: Investor Relations Tel +27 11 637 6031 South African Transfer Secretaries Computershare Investor Services (Pty) Limited (Registration number 2004/003647/07) 70 Marshall Street Johannesburg 2001 South Africa (P O Box 61051, Marshalltown 2107, South Africa) Tel +27 11 370 5000 E-mail: web.queries@computershare.co.zaComputershare Investor Services PLC PO Box 82 The Pavilions Bridgwater Road Bristol BS99 7NH England Telephone: +44 870 889 3177 Fax: +44 870 703 6101 ADR Depositary The Bank of New York Investor Services, P O Box 11258 Church Street StationNew York, NY 10286-1258 United States of America Telephone: +1 888 269 2377 (Toll free in USA) or +9 610 382 7836 (outside USA) E-mail: shareowners@bankofny.com GENERAL ENQUIRIES Media Chris Nthite +27 (0) 11 637 6388/ cnthite@anglogoldashanti.com +27 (0) 83 301 2481 Stewart Bailey +27 81 032 2563 / sbailey@anglogoldashanti.com +27 11 637 6031 General inquiries media@anglogoldashanti.com Investors Stewart Bailey +27 81 032 2563 / sbailey@anglogoldashanti.com +27 11 637 6031 Sabrina Brockman +1 (212) 858 7702 / sbrockman@anglogoldashanti.com (US & Canada) +1 646 379 2555 Fundisa Mgidi +27 11 637 6763 / fmgidi@anglogoldashanti.com (South Africa) +27 82 821 5322 Certain statements contained in this document, other than statements of historical fact, including, without limitation, those concerning the economic outlook for the gold mining industry, expectations regarding gold prices, production, cash costs, all-in sustaining costs, cost savings and other operating results, return on equity, productivity improvements, growth prospects and outlook of AngloGold Ashanti's operations, individually or in the aggregate, including the achievement of project milestones, commencement and completion of commercial operations of certain of AngloGold Ashanti's exploration and production projects and the completion of acquisitions and dispositions, AngloGold Ashanti's liquidity and capital resources and capital expenditures and the outcome and consequences of any potential or pending litigation or regulatory proceedings or environmental, health, and safety issues, are forward-looking statements regarding AngloGold Ashanti's operations, economic performance and financial condition. These forward-looking statements or forecasts involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause AngloGold Ashanti's actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from the anticipated results, performance or achievements expressed or implied in these forward-looking statements. Although AngloGold Ashanti believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements and forecasts are reasonable, no assurance can be given that such expectations will prove to have been correct. Accordingly, results could differ materially from those set out in the forward-looking statements as a result of, among other factors, changes in economic, social and political and market conditions, the success of business and operating initiatives, changes in the regulatory environment and other government actions, including environmental approvals, fluctuations in gold prices and exchange rates, the outcome of pending or future litigation proceedings, and business and operational risk management. For a discussion of such risk factors, refer to AngloGold Ashanti's annual report on Form 20-F for the year ended 31 December 2013 which was filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on 14 April 2014. These factors are not necessarily all of the important factors that could cause AngloGold Ashanti's actual results to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Other unknown or unpredictable factors could also have material adverse effects on future results. Consequently, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. AngloGold Ashanti undertakes no obligation to update publicly or release any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, except to the extent required by applicable law. All subsequent written or oral forward-looking statements attributable to AngloGold Ashanti or any person acting on its behalf are qualified by the cautionary statements herein. This communication may contain certain "Non-GAAP" financial measures. AngloGold Ashanti utilises certain Non-GAAP performance measures and ratios in managing its business. Non-GAAP financial measures should be viewed in addition to, and not as an alternative for, the reported operating results or cash flow from operations or any other measures of performance prepared in accordance with IFRS. In addition, the presentation of these measures may not be comparable to similarly titled measures other companies may use. AngloGold Ashanti posts information that is important to investors on the main page of its website at www.anglogoldashanti.com and under the "Investors" tab on the main page. This information is updated regularly. Investors should visit this website to obtain important information about AngloGold Ashanti. AngloGold Ashanti Limited Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa Reg No: 1944/017354/06 ISIN No. ZAE000043485 - JSE share code: ANG CUSIP: 035128206 - NYSE share code: AU Website: www.anglogoldashanti.com END The content and accuracy of news releases published on this site and/or distributed by PR Newswire or its partners are the sole responsibility of the originating company or organisation. Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of our services, such releases are not actively monitored or reviewed by PR Newswire or its partners and under no circumstances shall PR Newswire or its partners be liable for any loss or damage resulting from the use of such information. All information should be checked prior to publication.




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