SOURCE: AngloGold Ashanti

January 25, 2008 03:55 ET

Electricity Supply Interruptions Stop AngloGold Ashanti's South African Mining Operations

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - January 25, 2008) - AngloGold Ashanti (NYSE: AU) stops its South African operations after electricity supply interruptions.

Following notification from Eskom regarding interruptions to power supplies, AngloGold Ashanti has halted mining and gold recovery operations on all of its South African operations. Only underground emergency pumping work is being carried out. According to Eskom, the current situation arises from reduced generating capacity aggravated by problems associated with coal supplies to power stations caused by unusually heavy rainfall. Eskom has not yet indicated how long the present situation will continue but the company is in contact with the electricity supply body.

The company will provide further information as it becomes available.

Certain statements made during this communication, including, without limitation, those concerning the economic outlook for the gold mining industry, expectations regarding gold prices, production, cash costs and other operating results, growth prospects and the outlook of AngloGold Ashanti's operations including the completion and commencement of commercial operations of certain of AngloGold Ashanti's exploration and production projects, and its liquidity and capital resources and expenditure, contain certain forward-looking statements regarding AngloGold Ashanti's operations, economic performance and financial condition. Although AngloGold Ashanti believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements 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 and market conditions, success of business and operating initiatives, changes in the regulatory environment and other government actions, fluctuations in gold prices and exchange rates, and business and operational risk management. For a discussion of such factors, refer to AngloGold Ashanti's annual report for the year ended 31 December 2006, which was distributed to shareholders on 29 March 2007. AngloGold Ashanti undertakes no obligation to update publicly or release any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after today's date or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

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