AngloGold Ashanti announces David Hodgson to Board as upcoming independent Non-Executive Director

– SOUTH AFRICA, Johannesburg – AngloGold Ashanti is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr David L Hodgson as an independent non-executive director to its Board of Directors, with effect from 25 April 2014.

Mr Hodgson comes with extensive experience in the international mining sector. He held a series of senior and executive positions during three decades with the Anglo American and De Beers group of companies, and also held the post of Chief Operating Officer of AngloGold Ashanti from November 2001 through to his retirement in April 2005, during which time he gained an in-depth knowledge of the company’s mining assets.

In addition, Mr Hodgson has held non-executive directorships at Moto Gold Mines Limited, Uranium One Inc, Goliath Gold Mining Limited, Auryx Gold Corporation and Montero Mining and Exploration Limited.

Mr Hodgson holds a BSc in Civil Engineering from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, a BSc Mining (Honours) from the Royal School of Mines in London, and B Comm (majors in Economics and Business Economics) from UNISA in South Africa. He also attended an Advanced Management Programme at Harvard University in the USA.

“I’m delighted to welcome Mr Hodgson to the Board,” said Sipho Pityana, Chairman of the Board of Directors. “His depth of operating and board experience will be a tremendous asset to our business.”

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