IMP - Implats - Work Stoppage at Impala Rustenburg30 Jan 2012
IMP - Implats - Work Stoppage at Impala Rustenburg                              
Impala Platinum Holdings Limited                                                
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)                                  
(Registration No. 1957/001979/06)                                               
ISIN: ZAE000083648                                                              
JSE Share Code : IMP                                                            
LSE Share Code : IPLA                                                           
ADR Code : IMPUY                                                                
("Implats" or "the Company")                                                    
WORK STOPPAGE AT IMPALA RUSTENBURG                                              
Implats wishes to advise that the majority of the mining workforce at its Impala
Rustenburg operation have failed to report for duty today, Monday 30 January    
2012.  This follows on a work stoppage by the operation`s rock drill operators  
(RDO`s), who participated in an illegal work stoppage last week.                
The failure of the workforce to report for work this morning is due to an       
alternative union, known as the Association of Mineworkers and Construction     
Union (AMCU), who have, despite no formal process in place, attempted to gain   
recognition at the Rustenburg operation. The Company has applied and been       
granted a further Court interdict today declaring the strike illegal.           
The mining workforce will be given a deadline of 1 February 2012 to return to   
work or face dismissal.                                                         
Further announcements will be made in due course.                               
30 January 2012                                                                 
Issued by sponsor: Deutsche Securities (SA) (Proprietary) Limited               
Date: 30/01/2012 16:11:03 Produced by the JSE SENS Department.                  
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