IMP - Implats - Fatal Incident At Impala Platinum`20 Jul 2009
IMP - Implats - Fatal Incident At Impala Platinum`s 14 Shaft                    
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")                                                    
FATAL INCIDENT AT IMPALA PLATINUM`S 14 SHAFT                                    
Implats advises with deep regret that a major fall of ground occurred at 14     
Shaft in Rustenburg resulting in multiple fatalities.  The incident occurred at 
approximately 12:00pm (20 July 2009).  We can confirm at this stage that two    
employees have been fatally injured.                                            
David Brown, chief executive officer of Implats said:  "We are deeply shocked by
this major incident and our deepest condolences go out to the loved ones of the 
people who lost their lives."                                                   
Proto teams are at the scene of the accident searching for seven unaccounted    
employees.  All operations are suspended at 14 Shaft.                           
Further details will be made public as they become available.                   
20 July 2009                                                                    
Issued by sponsor: Deutsche Securities (SA)(Proprietary) Limited                
Date: 20/07/2009 14:51:01 Produced by the JSE SENS Department.                  
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