AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AngloGold Ashanti) has produced a suite of complementary reports to communicate on all aspects of its operating and financial performance for the year 1 January 2007 to 31 December 2007.
This suite of annual reports includes:
Business partners and other interested parties with whom the company seeks to communicate include shareholders, employees and their representatives, the communities in which AngloGold Ashanti operates, and regional and national governments.
The Annual Financial Statements 2007 have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), the South African Companies Act No. 61 of 1973 and the Listings Requirements of the JSE Limited (JSE). The guidelines of the King Report on Corporate Governance 2002 have also been taken into account in compiling of both the Annual Financial Statements 2007 and the Report to Society 2007. The latter has been produced in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the principles of the International Council of Metals and Mining (ICMM) and the UN Global Compact, both of which AngloGold Ashanti is a member.
The Annual Financial Statements are submitted to the JSE and to the London, New York, Ghanaian and Australian stock exchanges as well as to the Paris and Brussels bourses. They are also submitted to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Form 6-K.
Significant corporate events in 2007 were the appointment of a new chief executive officer, Mark Cutifani with effect from 1 October 2007 on the retirement of Bobby Godsell on 30 September 2007 and the reduction in October 2007 of Anglo American plcs holding in AngloGold Ashanti to 16.6% from 42%. Significant changes to the board, executive management and operational organisation of the company were announced in the last quarter of the year. These as well as other corporate events that occurred during the year are reported on fully in this report.
In addition to the Supplementary Information: Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves (PDF - MB), the Annual Financial Statements 2007 contains a summary of the groups mineral resources and ore reserves. Mineral resources and ore reserves in both documents are reported in accordance with the South African Code for Reporting of Mineral Reserves and Resources (SAMREC 2000) and the Australasian Code for Reporting of Exploration Results, Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves (JORC 2004). Competent persons in terms of these codes have prepared, reviewed and confirmed the Mineral Resources and Ore Reserves reported.
In addition, AngloGold Ashanti is preparing an annual report on Form 20-F in compliance with the rules governing its listing on the New York Stock Exchange and in accordance with the accounting principles generally accepted in the United States. The Form 20-F must be filed with the SEC by no later than 30 June 2008.
All AngloGold Ashanti reports and documents are available electronically on the corporate website, www.AngloGoldAshanti.com, or the annual report website, www.aga-reports.com. Printed copies may be requested from the contact persons listed in this report.
AngloGold Ashanti Annual Report 2007 – Annual Financial Statements