VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA and JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - Feb. 14, 2013) - Platinum Group Metals Ltd. (TSX:PTM)(NYSE MKT:PLG) ("Platinum Group" or the "Company") reports with great regret that Moshiko Molepo, an employee of a surface earth works contractor, was involved in an incident on surface at the WBJV Project 1 (Maseve) mine site and subsequently died while under medical care. Our deepest condolences are passed on to Moshiko's family, friends and co-workers.
It is reported that a truck made contact with the employee. The relevant authorities have been contacted and senior management of the Company and the contractor are on site and are investigating. Surface work by the contractor was stopped immediately pending the investigation. The Company is providing full co-operation with the authorities and the investigation and discussion with the Department of Mineral Resources inspectors is ongoing at this time.
Safety has been the number one priority of the Company since commencement of the construction of the WBJV Project 1 (Maseve) mine. A thorough investigation of the incident will be completed with the objectives of finding the causes of the incident and improving safety going forward.
About Platinum Group Metals Ltd.
Platinum Group is building the WBJV Project 1 Platinum mine in the Western Limb of the Bushveld Complex, South Africa. The Company owns 74% of the WBJV Project 1 Mine and 26% is owned by Wesizwe which is controlled by Jinchuan of China.
Platinum Group is listed as PLG on the NYSE MKT and PTM on the TSX in Toronto.
On behalf of the Board of Platinum Group Metals Ltd.
R. Michael Jones
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