Award and acceptance of share options to executive directors and the company secretary of AngloGold Ashanti
In terms of JSE Listings Requirement 3.63 we hereby provide the following information regarding granting of share options by the Company under the AngloGold Share Incentive Scheme to Executive Directors and the Company Secretary of AngloGold Ashanti.
|Date of notification
|| : 31 March 2017|
|Date of grant
|| : 1 March 2017|
|Date of acceptance
|| : 31 March 2017|
Bonus Share Plan (BSP)
The AngloGold Share Incentive Scheme that was approved by shareholders, provides for the executives’ BSP cash bonus to be matched at 150% with share options and vesting of awards in two tranches, 50% after 12 months and the remaining 50% after 24 months.
Clearance was obtained in terms of JSE Listings Requirement 3.66.
||NIL cost to participant in accordance with the rules of the above plans|
|Market value per award at date of grant
|Class of security
||Option to acquire ordinary shares|
|Type of interest
||Number of BSPs awarded
||Total Value of Awards (ZAR)|
|S Venkatakrishnan (Executive Director)
|KC Ramon (Executive Director)
|ME Sanz Perez (EVP Group Legal, Commercial & Governance and Company Secretary)
31 March 2017
JSE Sponsor: Deutsche Securities (SA) Proprietary Limited
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AngloGold Ashanti Limited
Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa Reg No: 1944/017354/06
ISIN: ZAE000043485 – JSE share code: ANG-CUSIP: 035128206 – NYSE share code: AU