Shareholders’ diary and information

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. However, in 2014, the company will revert to half-yearly dividend timetables.

In general, 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 on-going 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, as amended, the amount of reserves available for dividend, any restrictions placed on AngloGold Ashanti by debt facilities, the protection of existing credit 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.


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 14 May 2014 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 Companies Act 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.


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.


Should you wish to receive printed copies of AngloGold Ashanti’s 2013 annual reports, please request same from the contact persons listed under Administrative information, or from the company’s website, or from, or PO Box 62117, Marshalltown, Johannesburg, 2107.