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Annual report suite 2012

Shareholders’ diary and information

Shareholders at 31 December 2012

According to information available to the directors, the following are the only shareholders whose holdings, directly or indirectly, are in excess of 5% of the ordinary issued share capital of the company:

  Ordinary shares held
  31 December 2012 31 December 2011
  Number % Number %
The Bank of New York Mellon* 153,711,993 40.10 164,886,294 43.14
Paulson & Co., Inc 28,607,495 7.46 32,570,668 8.52
Allan Gray Unit Trust Management Limited 20,510,646 5.35 24,710,806 6.46
Investec Asset Management Pty Limited (South Africa) 20,108,121 5.25 11,202,939 2.93
Public Investment Corp. of South Africa 20,050,361 5.23 16,140,223 4.22
  1. * Shares held through various custodians in respect of ADSs issued by the Bank, as AngloGold Ashanti’s ADS custodian.

Top 20 shareholders

The 20 largest holders of the ordinary share capital of the company as at 31 December 2012 were:

    Number %
1 Paulson & Co., Inc. 28,607,495 7.46
2 Allan Gray Unit Trust Management Limited 20,510,646 5.35
3 Investec Asset Management (Pty) Limited (South Africa) 20,108,121 5.25
4 Public Investment Corp. of South Africa 20,050,361 5.23
5 Van Eck Global 14,967,355 3.90
6 NWQ Investment Management Co. LLC 12,280,539 3.20
7 Government of Singapore Investment Corp. Pte Limited 10,097,889 2.63
8 BlackRock Fund Advisors 9,968,294 2.60
9 The Vanguard Group, Inc. 9,894,763 2.58
10 Old Mutual Investment Group South Africa (Pty) Limited 9,829,411 2.56
11 Franklin Advisors, Inc. 9,103,024 2.37
12 Fidelity Management & Research Co. 8,167,239 2.13
13 Abax Investments (Pty) Limited 7,068,857 1.84
14 T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. 7,058,578 1.84
15 Government of Ghana 6,373,650 1.66
16 First State Investment Management (UK) Limited 4,984,118 1.30
17 Tradewinds Global Investors LLC 4,746,406 1.24
18 BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited 4,707,895 1.23
19 Kagiso Asset Management (Pty) Limited 4,210,037 1.10
20 Wells Capital Management, Inc. 4,156,971 1.08

The above list of shareholders does not necessarily reflect the beneficial shareholders.

Analysis of ordinary shareholdings as at 31 December 2012

    Number of
shareholders
% of total
shareholders
Number of
shares issued
% of shares
issued
1 100 2,947 30.91 151,383 0.04
101 500 3,807 39.93 882,097 0.23
501 1,000 767 8.04 582,373 0.15
1,001 5,000 833 8.74 1,873,259 0.49
5,001 10,000 221 2.32 1,593,174 0.42
10,001 100,000 690 7.23 24,775,308 6.46
Over 100,000   270 2.83 353,463,368 92.21
Total     9,535 100.00 383,320,962 100.00

Shareholder spread at 31 December 2012

Pursuant to the Listings Requirements of the JSE, with the best knowledge of the directors and after reasonable enquiry, the spread of shareholders was as follows:

Class Number of
shares
% of shares
issued
Number of
holders
% of
sharesholders
Ordinary shares        
Non-public shareholders:        
– Directors and prescribed officers 152,062 0.04 6 0.06
– Strategic holdings 6,373,650 1.66 1 0.01
Public shareholders 376,795,250 98.30 9,528 99.93
Total 383,320,962 100.00 9,535 100.00
A redeemable preference shares
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All shares are held by a wholly owned subsidiary company
B redeemable preference shares

Stock exchange listings at 31 December 2012

The primary listing of the company’s ordinary shares is on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). Its ordinary shares are also listed on stock exchanges in London and Ghana, as well as being quoted in New York in the form of American Depositary Shares (ADSs), in Australia, in the form of CHESS Depositary Interests (1) (CDIs) and in Ghana, in the form of Ghanaian Depositary Shares (GhDSs).

To facilitate trading on the London Stock Exchange and settlement in CREST, AngloGold Ashanti has established a Depositary Interest (DI) facility which is administered by Computershare Investor Services PLC. The DI facility became effective on 17 September 2012, via a change of trading platform. Shareholders wishing to trade in AngloGold Ashanti shares on the London Stock Exchange will be able to do so by converting their ordinary shares into dematerialised DIs on a one-for-one basis.

  1. (1) Clearing House Electronic Subregister System.

Stock exchange information at 31 December

    2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
JSE (Share code: ANG)            
Rands per share:            
Market price – high 365.00 391.82 366.31 369.00 349.00
  – low 251.99 273.33 266.40 232.06 150.11
  – year end 262.34 343.40 326.90 306.29 252.00
Shares traded – 000 338,986 323,893 270,652 376,590 306,655
London Stock Exchange (Share code: AGD)          
Pounds per share:            
Market price – high 28.98 30.17 32.32 28.53 23.08
  – low 18.06 25.11 23.15 16.64 9.93
  – year end 19.75 29.36 31.79 27.06 16.66
Shares traded – 000 256 646 2,359 643 5
Ghana Stock Exchange (Share code: AGA)          
(listing commenced 27 April 2004)            
Ghana Cedis per share: (3)            
Market price – high 37.00 34.00 34.00 30.00 30.00
  – low 34.00 34.00 30.00 30.00 30.00
  – year end 37.00 34.00 34.00 30.00 30.00
Shares traded – 000 600 17 9 118
New York Stock Exchange (Share code: AU)          
US dollars per ADS:            
Market price – high 47.17 51.69 52.86 47.52 51.35
  – low 29.51 38.97 34.11 27.88 13.37
  – year end 31.37 42.45 49.23 40.18 27.71
ADSs traded – 000 476,505 496,614 504,186 706,541 588,403
Each ADS is equal to one ordinary share          
Australian Securities Exchange (Share code: AGG)          
Australian dollars per CDI:            
Market price – high 8.65 9.69 10.50 11.50 11.31
  – low 5.63 7.00 7.65 6.80 4.25
  – year end 5.91 8.05 9.84 9.00 7.60
CDIs traded – 000 3,774 1,848 6,023 6,574 5,854
Each CDI is equal to one-fifth of one ordinary share          
Ghana Stock Exchange (Share code: AADS)          
(listing commenced 27 April 2004) Ghana Cedis per GhDS:          
Market price – high 0.53 0.60 0.60 0.35 0.35
  – low 0.50 0.50 0.30 0.30 0.35
  – year end 0.52 0.50 0.60 0.30 0.35
GhDSs traded – 000 320 172 921 477 183
Each GhDS is equal to one-hundredth of one ordinary share          

Shareholders’ diary

Financial year-end   31 December
Annual reports 2012 published on or about 11 April 2013
Annual general meeting 11:00 SA time 13 May 2013
Quarterly reports Released on or about:  
– Quarter ended 31 March 2013   13 May 2013
– Quarter ended 30 June 2013   7 August 2013
– Quarter ended 30 September 2013   6 November 2013
– Quarter ended 31 December 2013   19 February 2014

Dividends

Dividend number Declared Last date to
trade ordinary
shares cum dividend
Payment
date to
shareholders
Payment
date to
ADS holders
2012 Final – number 116 18 February 2013 8 March 2013 28 March 2013 2 April 2013
2013 Q1 Interim – number 117* *10 May 2013 *24 May 2013 *14 June 2013 *17 June 2013
2013 Q2 Interim – number 118* * 2 August 2013 *23 August 2013 *13 September 2013 *16 September 2013
2013 Q3 Interim – number 119* * 4 November 2013 *22 November 2013 * 13 December 2013 *16 December 2013
  1. * Dividend and date of payment are subject to board approval.

Dividend policy

Dividends are proposed by and approved by the board of directors of AngloGold Ashanti, based on the company’s financial performance. Dividends are recognised when declared by the board of directors of AngloGold Ashanti. During the third quarter of 2011, the company changed the timing of dividend payments to quarterly rather than half-yearly. AngloGold Ashanti expects to continue to pay dividends, although there can be no assurance that dividends will be paid in the future or as to the particular amounts that will be paid from year to year. The payment of future dividends will depend upon the board’s ongoing assessment of AngloGold Ashanti’s earnings, after providing for long-term growth, cash/debt resources, compliance with the solvency and liquidity requirements of the Companies Act of 2008 (as amended), the amount of reserves available for dividend, based on the going-concern assessment, and restrictions placed by the conditions of the convertible bonds, other debt facilities, protection of the investment grade rating and other factors.

Withholding tax

On 1 April 2012, the South African government imposed a 15% withholding tax on dividends and other distributions payable to shareholders.

This withholding tax replaces the Secondary Tax on Companies and although this may reduce the tax payable by AngloGold Ashanti’s South African operations, thereby potentially increasing distributable earnings, the withholding tax on dividends and other distributions will generally reduce the amount of dividends or other distributions received by AngloGold Ashanti shareholders, subject to certain exceptions.

Annual general meeting

Shareholders on the South African register who have dematerialised their shares in the company (other than those shareholders whose shareholding is recorded in their own names in the sub-register maintained by their CSDP) and who wish to attend the annual general meeting to be held on 13 May 2013 in person, will need to request their CSDP or broker to provide them with the necessary authority in terms of the custody agreement entered into between them and the CSDP or broker.

Voting rights

The South African Companies Act 71 of 2008 (as amended) provides that if voting is by a show of hands, any person present and entitled to exercise voting rights has one vote, irrespective of the number of voting rights that person would otherwise be entitled to. If voting is taken by way of poll, any shareholder who is present at the meeting, whether in person or by duly appointed proxy, shall have one vote for every share held. There are no limitations on the right of non-South African shareholders to hold or exercise voting rights attaching to any shares of the company. CDI holders are not entitled to vote in person at meetings, but may vote by way of proxy. Holders of E ordinary shares are entitled to vote at meetings, but do not hold the right to veto. Options granted in terms of the share incentive scheme do not carry rights to vote.

Change of details

Shareholders are reminded that the onus is on them to keep the company, through their nominated share registrars, apprised of any change in their postal address and personal particulars. Similarly, where shareholders receive dividend payments electronically (EFT), they should ensure that the banking details which the share registrars and/or CSDPs have on file are correct.

Annual reports

Should you wish to receive a printed copy of AngloGold Ashanti’s 2012 annual reports, please request same from the contact persons listed at the end of this report, or from the company’s website, or from companysecretary@anglogoldashanti.com, or PO Box 62117, Marshalltown, Johannesburg, 2107.