Anglo American appoints Jim Rutherford as Non-Executive Director

– UK, London – Anglo American plc (“Anglo American”) announces the appointment to its Board of Jim Rutherford as a non-executive director, with immediate effect.

Mr Rutherford has more than 25 years of experience in investment banking and investment management, both as an institutional investor and analyst. Between 1997 and 2013, he was a Senior Vice President at Capital Group, one of the world’s largest and longest established investment management companies, with responsibility for investments in the mining & metals industry.

Sir John Parker, Chairman of Anglo American, said: “I am delighted to welcome Jim Rutherford to Anglo American’s Board. Jim brings his considerable financial insight from the perspective of the capital markets, combined with his deep strategic understanding of the mining industry. I am sure that Jim’s experience and expertise will bring considerable benefit to our Board.”

About Jim Rutherford

Jim, age 54, joined Capital Group in 1997 and until 2013 was a Senior Vice President of Capital International Investors (a division of Capital Group), with responsibility for investments in the mining & metals industry with a broad geographic focus that included Europe, Emerging Markets and Australasia. Prior to joining Capital Group, Jim was an investment analyst covering the South American mining & metals industry for HSBC James Capel in New York. He also held analyst roles with Credit Lyonnais, covering diversified industrial companies, and CRU International, covering the copper industry.

Mr Rutherford received his Bachelor of Science in Economics and Computer Science from Queen’s University, Belfast (UK) and gained his Master of Arts in Development Economics from the University of Sussex (UK).

About Anglo American

Anglo American is one of the world’s largest mining companies, is headquartered in the UK and listed on the London and Johannesburg stock exchanges. Our portfolio of mining businesses meets our customers’ changing needs and spans bulk commodities – iron ore and manganese, metallurgical coal and thermal coal; base metals and minerals – copper, nickel, niobium and phosphates; and precious metals and minerals – in which we are a global leader in both platinum and diamonds. At Anglo American, we are committed to working together with our stakeholders – our investors, our partners and our employees – to create sustainable value that makes a real difference, while upholding the highest standards of safety and responsibility across all our businesses and geographies. The company’s mining operations, pipeline of growth projects and exploration activities span southern Africa, South America, Australia, North America, Asia and Europe.

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