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

Release Date: 03/06/2020 15:58
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Anglo American Platinum temporary closure of ACP Phase B

Anglo American plc (the "Company")
Registered office: 20 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AN
Registered number: 3564138 (incorporated in England and Wales)
Legal Entity Identifier: 549300S9XF92D1X8ME43
ISIN: GBOOB1XZS820
JSE Share Code: AGL
NSX Share Code: ANM

3 June 2020

NEWS RELEASE
Anglo American Platinum temporary closure of ACP Phase B

Anglo American plc notes the announcement by Anglo American Platinum Limited released today
to the Johannesburg stock exchange. The text of the announcement is copied below:

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.

For further information, please contact:

 Media                                                                               Investors
 UK                                                                                  UK
 James Wyatt-Tilby                                                                   Paul Galloway
 james.wyatt-tilby@angloamerican.com                                                 paul.galloway@angloamerican.com

 Marcelo Esquivel                                                                    Robert Greenberg
 marcelo.esquivel@angloamerican.com                                                  robert.greenberg@angloamerican.com

 Katie Ryall                                                                         Emma Waterworth
 katie.ryall@angloamerican.com                                                       emma.waterworth@angloamerican.com

 South Africa
 Pranill Ramchander                                                                  Emma Chapman
 pranill.ramchander@angloamerican.com                                                emma.chapman@angloamerican.com

 Sibusiso Tshabalala
 sibusiso.tshabalala@angloamerican.com

 Jana Marais
 jana.marais@angloamerican.com


Notes to editors:

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.

Anglo American plc
20 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AN United Kingdom
Registered office as above. Incorporated in England and Wales under the Companies Act 1985.
Registered Number: 3564138 Legal Entity Identifier: 549300S9XF92D1X8ME43
www.angloamerican.com


The Company has a primary listing on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange and
secondary listings on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, the Botswana Stock Exchange, the
Namibia Stock Exchange and the SIX Swiss Exchange.

Clare Davage
Deputy Company Secretary
03 June 2020

Sponsor
RAND MERCHANT BANK (A division of FirstRand Bank Limited)

Date: 03-06-2020 03:58:00
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