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An underground mine

In compliance with paragraph 3.59(c) of the  JSE  Limited  Listings Requirements,  the board of  AngloGold Ashanti has announced that  Mr  Scott  P  Lawson has been appointed as an independent non-executive director of the company with effect from 1 December  2021.          

Mr Lawson will serve as a  member of the  Investment  Committee and the  Social,  Ethics and  Sustainability Committee.    

Mr  Lawson served as the  Executive  Vice  President and  Chief  Integration  Officer for  Newmont  Mining Corporation until  January  2020. 

Prior to this,  he served as  Executive  Vice  President and  Chief  Technology Officer and in other senior technical roles at  Newmont  Mining for seven years.  

He spent twenty-two years with the international mining group Rio Tinto serving in executive roles with Rio Tinto  Alcan,  Rio Tinto Technology and Innovation and  Kennecott  Utah Copper. 

He started his career with  Barrick.

Mr  Lawson graduated with a Bachelor of  Science,  Civil  Engineering at the University of  Utah and earned his Master of  Business  Administration at the University of  Phoenix.

Commenting  on the  appointment,  AngloGold  Ashanti  Chairman  Maria  Ramos  said:  “I  am  delighted  to welcome Scott  to  the  AngloGold  Ashanti  board”, adding: “ The  depth  and  breadth  of  his  technical  and  mining  expertise  will  add significant  value to our  business.”

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