Dealing in securities by the company secretary of AngloGold Ashanti Limited
In terms of JSE Listings Requirement 3.63, AngloGold Ashanti gives notice that the Company Secretary has dealt in ordinary shares of the Company, after having received clearance to do so in terms of JSE Listings Requirement 3.66. The transactions were pursuant to a Co-Investment Plan (CIP) for the Company’s executives.
In terms of the CIP, executives are allowed to apply up to 50% of their after tax cash bonus to purchase AngloGold Ashanti ordinary shares. The Company then matches their investment at 150% through an on-market purchase of shares, with vesting over a two-year period in two equal tranches. The first vesting date being the anniversary of the date on which the executive purchased the shares and the second vesting date being the second anniversary of the date on which the executive purchased the shares.
The Company Secretary opted to participate in the CIP in 2017. Details of the transaction are provided below:
| Name of officer
|| Maria Sanz Perez|
| Name of company
|| AngloGold Ashanti Limited|
| Date of transaction
|| 28 February 2017|
| Nature of transaction
|| On-market purchase of shares by the Company Secretary of up to 50% of the after tax cash bonus received for financial year 2016|
| Class of security
|| Ordinary shares|
| Number of shares purchased
| Average price of shares purchased
| Lowest price of shares purchased
| Highest price of shares purchased
| Value of transaction (excluding brokerage and other fees)
| Extent of interest
|| Direct beneficial|
| Prior clearance to deal
1 March 2017
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