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ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI LIMITED - Bond Redemption Notice

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 4:45 AM


ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI LIMITED - Bond Redemption Notice

AngloGold Ashanti Limited
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa \ Reg. No. 1944/017354/06)
ISIN No. ZAE000043485 - JSE share code: ANG \ CUSIP: 035128206 - NYSE share code: AU
Website: www.anglogoldashanti.com
News Release
9 October 2013
AngloGold Ashanti Holdings Finance plc
Optional Redemption Notice to the Holders of AngloGold Ashanti Holdings Finance
plc 3.50 per cent Guaranteed Convertible Bonds due 2014
Notice is hereby given, that pursuant to Condition 7(b)(ii) of the trust deed,
dated 22 May 2009, among AngloGold Ashanti Holdings Finance plc (the "Issuer"),
AngloGold Ashanti Limited (the "Company") and the Law Debenture Trust
Corporation plc. (the "Trust Deed"), the Issuer has elected to redeem all of
its 3.50 per cent. Guaranteed Convertible Bonds due 2014 (the "Bonds") then
outstanding on 8 November 2013 (the "Optional Redemption Date"). This notice is
given pursuant to Conditions 7(b) and 17 of the Trust Deed. Capitalised terms
used but not defined herein have the meanings assigned to such terms in the
Trust Deed.
The Bonds will be redeemed on the Optional Redemption Date at a redemption
price equal to 100% of the principal amount of the Bonds redeemed plus accrued
and unpaid interest up to but excluding the Optional Redemption Date (the
"Redemption Price").
Conversion Rights with respect to the Bonds may be exercised on or before close
of business (at the place where the relevant Bond is delivered for conversion)
on 30 October 2013, and may not be exercised after such date.
As at 7 October 2013:
  * the Conversion Price per American Depositary Share of the Company was
    US$47.18;
  * the aggregate principal amount of Bonds outstanding was US$6,600,000; and
  * the closing price of one ordinary share of the Company, as published by the
    JSE Limited, was ZAR130.81.
The Paying Agent with respect to the Bonds (the "Paying Agent") is:
The Bank of New York Mellon
London Branch One Canada Square London
E14 5AL United Kingdom
Attention: Corporate Trust Services
On the Optional Redemption Date, the Redemption Price will become due and
payable in respect of the Bonds.
Payment of the Redemption Price will be made to the person or persons shown in
the Register at the close of business on the Record Date and subject to the
surrender of the Bonds at the specified office of the Registrar or any of the
Paying, Transfer and Conversion Agents.
Unless the Issuer defaults in paying the Redemption Price, interest on the
Bonds will cease to accrue on and after the Redemption Date.
The CUSIP and ISIN numbers referred to above have been assigned to the Bonds by
an organization not affiliated with the Issuer or the Paying Agent and are
included solely for the convenience of the holders of the Bonds. Neither the
Issuer nor the Paying Agent shall be responsible for the selection or use of
these CUSIP or ISIN numbers, nor is any representation made as to their
correctness or accuracy as listed in this redemption notice or as printed on
the Bonds.
SPONSOR: UBS South Africa (Pty) Limited
ENDS
Contact
Media                Tel:                        E-mail:
Chris Nthite         +27 (0) 11 637 6388/        cnthite@anglogoldashanti.com
                     +27 (0) 83 301 2481
Stewart Bailey       +1 646 338 4337/            sbailey@anglogoldashanti.com
                     +1 212 858-7702/
                     +27 83 253 2021
General inquiries                                media@anglogoldashanti.com
Investors
Andrea Maxey
(Investors & Media)  +61 8 9425 4603/
                     +61 400 072 199             amaxey@anglogoldashanti.com.au

Sabrina Brockman
(US & Canada)        +1 (212) 858 7702/
                     +1 646 379 2555             sbrockman@anglogoldashanti.com

Fundisa Mgidi
(South Africa)       +27 11 6376763/
                     +27 82 821 5322             fmgidi@anglogoldashanti.com

General inquiries                                investors@anglogoldashanti.com

Disclaimer
Certain statements contained in this document, other than statements of
historical fact, including, without limitation, those concerning the economic
outlook for the gold mining industry, expectations regarding gold prices,
production, cash costs, cost savings and other operating results, return on
equity, productivity improvements, growth prospects and outlook of AngloGold
Ashanti's operations, individually or in the aggregate, including the
achievement of project milestones, commencement and completion of commercial
operations of certain of AngloGold Ashanti's exploration and production
projects and the completion of acquisitions and dispositions, AngloGold
Ashanti's liquidity and capital resources and capital expenditures and the
outcome and consequence of any potential or pending litigation or regulatory
proceedings or environmental issues, are forward-looking statements regarding
AngloGold Ashanti's operations, economic performance and financial condition.
These forward-looking statements or forecasts involve known and unknown risks,
uncertainties and other factors that may cause AngloGold Ashanti's actual
results, performance or achievements to differ materially from the anticipated
results, performance or achievements expressed or implied in these
forward-looking statements. Although AngloGold Ashanti believes that the
expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements and forecasts are
reasonable, no assurance can be given that such expectations will prove to have
been correct. Accordingly, results could differ materially from those set out
in the forward-looking statements as a result of, among other factors, changes
in economic, social and political and market conditions, the success of
business and operating initiatives, changes in the regulatory environment and
other government actions, including environmental approvals, fluctuations in
gold prices and exchange rates, the outcome of pending or future litigation
proceedings, and business and operational risk management. For a discussion of
such risk factors, refer to the prospectus supplement to AngloGold Ashanti's
prospectus dated 17 July 2012 that was filed with the SEC on 26 July 2013.
These factors are not necessarily all of the important factors that could cause
AngloGold Ashanti's actual results to differ materially from those expressed in
any forward-looking statements. Other unknown or unpredictable factors could
also have material adverse effects on future results. Consequently, readers are
cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. AngloGold
Ashanti undertakes no obligation to update publicly or release any revisions to
these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the
date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, except to the
extent required by applicable law. All subsequent written or oral
forward-looking statements attributable to AngloGold Ashanti or any person
acting on its behalf are qualified by the cautionary statements herein. This
communication may contain certain "Non-GAAP" financial measures. AngloGold
Ashanti utilises certain Non-GAAP performance measures and ratios in managing
its business. Non-GAAP financial measures should be viewed in addition to, and
not as an alternative for, the reported operating results or cash flow from
operations or any other measures of performance prepared in accordance with
IFRS. In addition, the presentation of these measures may not be comparable to
similarly titled measures other companies may use. AngloGold Ashanti posts
information that is important to investors on the main page of its website at
www.anglogoldashanti.com and under the "Investors" tab on the main page. This
information is updated regularly. Investors should visit this website to obtain
important information about AngloGold Ashanti.
(Source: PR Newswire )
(Source: Quotemedia)

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