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Fatal accidents and mine closure at Impala Rustenburg

(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
(Registration number 1957/001979/06)
JSE Share code: IMP
ISIN: ZAE000083648
(“Implats” or “the Group”)

Fatal accidents and mine closure at Impala Rustenburg

Implats is deeply distressed to announce that four employees have passed away in four separate
incidents at its Impala Rustenburg operation, since work recommenced after the industry-wide strike
in July 2014. Following the last incident on Friday, 6 September 2014, all underground operations
have been suspended for a period of two days to mourn the tragic loss of colleagues and to re-
double efforts, on a consultative basis with all key stakeholders, in prioritising employee health and
safety initiatives. As part of this process, Impala Rustenburg employees have all been requested to
attend a Safety Awareness mass meeting with senior members of Implats, and its respective unions,
at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg scheduled for Tuesday, 9 September 2014 to
remember those who have tragically lost their lives and to offer condolences to the family and
friends of the deceased, while also reinforcing the safety strategy, which seeks to embed a culture
that achieves a vision of zero harm. Management, which is currently investigating all of the fatal
events and reviewing all safety initiatives and plans, is confident that the two-day work stoppage
should not affect the recently provided guidance of Impala Rustenburg achieving 250 000 ounces of
platinum for the six months ended 31 December 2014.

Unfortunately, these recent accidents are a clear sign that a significant amount of work and effort,
as well as improved levels of leadership, and cultural transformation are still required to ensure that
the strategy is achieved. Management will continue to actively engage all key stakeholders including
employees, union leaders and representatives of the Department of Mineral Resources in a
collaborative effort, to ensure that the zero harm vision is realised. This will include how Implats
drives critical safety behaviours aligned to major hazards as included in the safe production rules
that the Group introduced two years ago.

Johan Theron
T: +27 (0) 11 731 9013/43
M: +27 (0) 82 809 0166

Alice Lourens
T: +27 (0) 11 731 9033/43
M: +27 (0) 82 498 3608
8 September 2014

Sponsor to Implats
Deutsche Securities (SA) Proprietary Limited

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