(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa \ Reg. No. 1944/017354/06)
ISIN No. ZAE000043485 - JSE share code: ANG \ CUSIP: 035128206 - NYSE share code: AU Website: www.anglogoldashanti.com
14 March 2013
In terms of JSE Listings Requirement 3.63 we hereby provide the following information regarding the granting of options by the Company under the AngloGold Share Incentive Scheme to directors and company secretary.
Date of notification : 14 March 2013
Date of grant : 13 March 2013
Key terms of the awards as approved by shareholders on 11 March 2013:
Bonus Share Plan (BSP): The executives' BSP cash bonus are matched at 150% with share options which provides for vesting of awards in two trenches, 50% after 12 months and the remaining 50% after 24 months.
Long-Term Incentive Plan (LTIP): The executives are awarded LTIP's at 140% of the annual basic salary and they vest after three years from the date of grant, to the extent that the performance conditions, under which the awards were granted, are met.
Share Retention Bonus (SRB): The SRB is a performance based plan awarded to executives at 60% of their base pay as at 1 January 2013. The shares will vest at the end of August 2014, subject to performance conditions.
Clearance was obtained in terms of 3.66 of the JSE Listings Requirements.
NIL cost to participant in accordance with the rules of the above
Market value per award at date of grant
Class of security
Awards to acquire ordinary shares
Type of interest
Total Value of
(Executive Director) AM O'Neill (Executive Director) ME Sanz Perez
21 746 727.34
27 985 700.34
10 436 862.02
40 356 157 738 67 601 265 695 60 169 289.70
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