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AngloGold Ashanti Holdings plc announces pricing of cash tender offer for any and all of its 5.125% notes due 2022

AngloGold Ashanti Holdings plc announces pricing of cash tender offer for any and all of its 5.125% notes due 2022

AngloGold Ashanti Limited
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
Reg. No. 1944/017354/06
ISIN: ZAE000043485 – JSE share code: ANG
CUSIP: 035128206 – NYSE share code: AU
 (“AngloGold Ashanti” or the “Company”)




NEWS RELEASE
ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI HOLDINGS PLC ANNOUNCES PRICING OF CASH TENDER OFFER FOR ANY
AND ALL OF ITS 5.125% NOTES DUE 2022

Please refer to the attached announcement for further information.



ENDS

Johannesburg
22 October 2021

JSE Sponsor: The Standard Bank of South Africa Limited



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Media
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General inquiries                                               media@anglogoldashanti.com

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Fundisa Mgidi           +27 11 6376763 / +27 82 821 5322        fmgidi@anglogoldashanti.com

Website: www.anglogoldashanti.com


                            ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI HOLDINGS PLC ANNOUNCES PRICING OF CASH
                              TENDER OFFER FOR ANY AND ALL OF ITS 5.125% NOTES DUE 2022

                 October 22, 2021. AngloGold Ashanti Holdings plc (the “Offeror”), a company incorporated under the
                 laws of the Isle of Man, announces today the Purchase Price to be paid in connection with the previously
                 announced tender offer that the Offeror commenced on October 18, 2021, for any and all of its
                 outstanding U.S.$750,000,000 5.125% notes due 2022 (the “Securities”), issued by the Offeror and
                 guaranteed by AngloGold Ashanti Limited (“AGA”), a company incorporated under the laws of the
                 Republic of South Africa, for cash (the “Offer”). The terms and conditions of the Offer are described
                 in an offer to purchase dated October 18, 2021 (the “Offer to Purchase”). Capitalized terms not
                 otherwise defined in this announcement have the same meaning as assigned to them in the Offer to
                 Purchase.
                 Holders are advised to read carefully the Offer to Purchase for full details of, and information on
                 the procedures for participating in, the Offer.
                 The Reference Yield of the Reference Treasury Security as measured at the Price Determination Time
                 and the Purchase Price are detailed in the table below.


                                                Principal Amount                              U.S. Treasury                        Fixed Spread*
     Title of Security      ISIN / CUSIP           Outstanding          Maturity Date       Reference Security   Reference Yield   (basis points)     Purchase Price
   5.125% notes due      US03512TAC53 /         U.S.$750,000,000       August 1, 2022       0.125% due July         0.105%              50          U.S.$1,034.51 per
        2022               03512TAC5                                                            31, 2022                                               U.S.$1,000
                                                                                                                                                    principal amount


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*The Fixed Spread is equivalent to the spread in the “Optional Redemption” provision under the Securities.

                 The Offer
                 The Offer commenced on October 18, 2021 and will expire at 5:00 p.m (New York City time) today,
                 October 22, 2021 (the “Expiration Deadline”), unless extended, re-opened and/or terminated as
                 provided in the Offer to Purchase. The Offeror will pay a Purchase Price per U.S.$1,000 principal
                 amount of Securities validly tendered and not validly withdrawn prior to the Expiration Deadline
                 (including those validly tendered in accordance with the Guaranteed Delivery Procedures) as set out in
                 the table above.
                 In addition to the payment of the Purchase Price, each Holder whose Securities are validly tendered and
                 delivered (and not validly withdrawn) (including those validly tendered in accordance with the
                 Guaranteed Delivery Procedures) and accepted for purchase will also be paid Accrued Interest equal to
                 interest accrued and unpaid on the Securities from (and including) the immediately preceding interest
                 payment date for the Securities to (but excluding) the Settlement Date.
                 Accrued Interest will cease to accrue on the Settlement Date, and (in the case of Securities for which
                 the Guaranteed Delivery Procedures are used) no additional accrued interest will be paid in respect of
                 the period from the Settlement Date to the Guaranteed Delivery Settlement Date.
                 The Purchase Price and the Accrued Interest for the Securities validly tendered (and not validly
                 withdrawn) in the Offer will be paid on the Settlement Date or the Guaranteed Delivery Settlement
                 Date, as applicable (subject to the right of the Offeror to extend the Expiration Deadline and delay the
                 acceptance of Tender Instructions as set out in the Offer to Purchase).
                 If a Holder tenders less than the full amount of its holding of Securities, Tender Instructions must be
                 submitted in respect of a principal amount of Securities of no less than the Minimum Denomination
                 and, unless otherwise specified in the Offer to Purchase, may be submitted in respect of integral
multiples of U.S.$1,000 above such Minimum Denomination. The “Minimum Denomination” is
U.S.$1,000.
The Offer is not conditioned on any minimum amount of Securities being tendered. The Offeror’s
obligation to accept and pay for Securities in the Offer is, however, subject to the satisfaction or waiver
of the General Conditions and the condition that the Offeror shall have completed prior to the Expiration
Deadline an offering of debt securities in an aggregate principal amount of at least U.S.$750,000,000
(the “Financing Condition”), contained in the Offer to Purchase.
Subject to applicable securities laws and the terms and conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase, the
Offeror reserves the right, with respect to the Offer made by it, (i) to waive or modify in whole or in
part any and all conditions to the Offer, (ii) to extend the Withdrawal Deadline and/or the Expiration
Deadline, (iii) to modify or terminate the Offer or (iv) to otherwise amend the Offer in any respect.
Announcements in connection with the Offer will be made by issuing a press release to a widely
disseminated news or wire service. Copies of all announcements, notices and press releases will be
available from the Information & Tender Agent. All documentation relating to the Offer, together with
any updates, will also be available on the Offer Website www.dfking.com/anglogold operated by the
Information & Tender Agent for the purpose of the Offer.
A tender of Securities for purchase pursuant to the Offer should be made by the submission of a valid
Tender Instruction. If any Holder wishes to tender its Securities but such Holder cannot comply with
the procedures for the submission of a valid Tender Instruction prior to the Expiration Deadline, such
Holder may tender its Securities according to the Guaranteed Delivery Procedures, as set out in the
Offer to Purchase.
The results of the Offer are expected to be announced on October 25, 2021.

INDICATIVE TIMETABLE
The following table sets out the expected dates and times of the remaining key events relating to the
Offer. This is an indicative timetable and is subject to change.


Date and Time                     Action
October 22, 2021, 5:00 p.m.       Expiration Deadline
 (New York City time)
  ........................................ The last time and date for Holders to submit Tender Instructions (or, where
                                           applicable, Notices of Guaranteed Delivery) in order to be able to
                                           participate in the Offer and to be eligible to receive the Purchase Price and
                                           Accrued Interest on the Settlement Date or the Guaranteed Delivery
                                           Settlement Date, as applicable.

October 22, 2021, 5:00 p.m.       Withdrawal Deadline
 (New York City time)
  ........................................ Deadline for Holders to properly withdraw tenders of their Securities (or,
                                           where applicable, Notices of Guaranteed Delivery). If a tender of Securities
                                           (or, where applicable, a Notice of Guaranteed Delivery) is properly
                                           withdrawn, the Holder will not receive any consideration on the Settlement
                                           Date or the Guaranteed Delivery Settlement Date, as applicable (unless that
                                           Holder validly re-tenders such Securities at or prior to the Expiration
                                           Deadline and the Securities are accepted by the Offeror).



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October 25,                       Announcement of Results of the Offer
 2021
  ........................................ The Offeror expects to announce the aggregate principal amount of
                                           Securities to be accepted for purchase pursuant to the Offer (assuming that
                                           Securities tendered in accordance with the Guaranteed Delivery Procedures
                                           are validly delivered by the Guaranteed Delivery Deadline).

Expected to be October 25,        Settlement Date
 2021
  ........................................ Settlement Date for Securities validly tendered and accepted for purchase
                                           by the Offeror, other than in the case of Securities validly tendered pursuant
                                           to the Guaranteed Delivery Procedures. Payment of the Purchase Price and
                                           any Accrued Interest in respect of any such Securities.

October 26, 2021, 5:00 p.m.       Guaranteed Delivery Deadline
 (New York City time)
                                           The last time and date for Holders to validly deliver Securities in respect of
                                           which a Notice of Guaranteed Delivery was delivered at or prior to the
  ........................................ Expiration Deadline.


Expected to be October 27,        Guaranteed Delivery Settlement Date
 2021
  ........................................ Guaranteed Delivery Settlement Date for Securities validly tendered and
                                           accepted for purchase by the Offeror pursuant to the Guaranteed Delivery
                                           Procedures. Payment of the Purchase Price and any Accrued Interest in
                                           respect of any such Securities.



The above dates and times are subject, where applicable, to the right of the Offeror to extend, re-open,
amend, and/or terminate the Offer, subject to applicable securities laws and the terms set within the
Offer to Purchase. Holders of Securities are advised to check with any bank, securities broker or other
intermediary through which they hold Securities when such intermediary would require to receive
instructions to participate in, or withdraw their instruction to participate in, the Offer before the
deadlines specified above.
Holders of Securities are advised to read carefully the Offer to Purchase for full details of and
information on the procedures for participating in the Offer.
FURTHER INFORMATION
Holders of Securities may access the Offer to Purchase and the form of Notice of Guaranteed Delivery
at www.dfking.com/anglogold.
Questions and requests for assistance in connection with the Offer may be directed to the Dealer
Managers:




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                    Barclays Bank PLC                                        BNP Paribas
                   5 The North Colonnade                                16 boulevard des Italiens
                       Canary Wharf                                           75009 Paris
                      London E14 4BB                                            France
                      United Kingdom
                                                                    Attention: Liability Management
           Attention: Liability Management Group                                Telephone:
              Telephone: +44 (0) 20 3134 8515                                +33 1 55 77 78 94
                Email: eu.lm@barclays.com                     Email: liability.management@bnpparibas.com




                 J.P. Morgan Securities plc                            Merrill Lynch International
                       25 Bank Street                                     2 King Edward Street
                       Canary Wharf                                        London EC1A 1HQ
                      London E14 5JP                                        United Kingdom
                      United Kingdom
                                                                  Attention: Liability Management Group
              Attention: Liability Management                              Telephone (London):
               Telephone: +44 207 595 8222                                   +44 207 996 5420
            Email: em_europe_lm@jpmorgan.com,                           Telephone (U.S. Toll Free):
                                                                             +1 888 292 0070
                                                                             Telephone (U.S.):
                                                                             +1 980 387 3907
                                                                    Email: DG.LM-EMEA@bofa.com


Questions and requests for assistance in connection with the tender of Securities including requests for
a copy of the Offer to Purchase may be directed to:



                              INFORMATION & TENDER AGENT
                                         D.F. King

                                      E-mail: anglogold@dfking.com
                                Offer Website: www.dfking.com/anglogold

                  In New York:                                         In London:

                 48 Wall Street                                        65 Gresham Street
             New York, NY 10005                                       London EC2V 7NQ
                  United States
 Banks and Brokers, Call Collect: +1 (212) 269-                         United Kingdom
                      5550                                           Tel: +44 20 7920 9700
 All Others, Call Toll-Free: +1 (877) 783-5524




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NOTICE AND DISCLAIMER
Subject to applicable law, the Offeror or any of its affiliates may, at any time and from time to time,
acquire Securities, other than pursuant to the Offer, through open market or privately negotiated
transactions, through tender offers, exchange offers, redemptions (including the Post-Closing
Redemption) or otherwise, or the Offeror may redeem Securities pursuant to their terms to the extent
that such Securities then permit redemption. Any future purchases of Securities may be on the same
terms or on terms that are more or less favorable to Holders of Securities than the terms of the Offer,
and could be for cash or other consideration.
This announcement must be read in conjunction with the Offer to Purchase. This announcement and the
Offer to Purchase contain important information which must be read carefully before any decision is
made with respect to the Offer. If any Holder is in any doubt as to the action it should take or is unsure
of the impact of the Offer, it is recommended to seek its own financial and legal advice, including as to
any tax consequences, from its stockbroker, bank manager, attorney, accountant or other independent
financial or legal adviser. Any individual or company whose Securities are held on its behalf by a broker,
dealer, bank, custodian, trust company or other nominee or intermediary must contact such entity if it
wishes to tender Securities in the Offer (or to validly withdraw any such tender). None of the Offeror,
the Dealer Managers, the Information & Tender Agent and any person who controls, or is a director,
officer, employee or agent of such persons, or any affiliate of such persons, makes any recommendation
as to whether holders of Securities should participate in the Offer.
Cautionary Statement
Certain statements contained in this document, other than statements of historical fact, including,
without limitation, those concerning the economic outlook for the gold mining industry, expectations
regarding gold prices, production, total cash costs, all-in sustaining costs, all-in costs, cost savings and
other operating results, return on equity, productivity improvements, growth prospects and outlook of
AGA’s operations, individually or in the aggregate, including the achievement of project milestones,
commencement and completion of commercial operations of certain of AGA’s exploration and
production projects and the completion of acquisitions, dispositions or joint venture transactions,
AGA’s liquidity and capital resources and capital expenditures and the outcome and consequence of
any potential or pending litigation or regulatory proceedings or environmental health and safety issues,
are forward-looking statements regarding AGA’s operations, economic performance and financial
condition. These forward-looking statements or forecasts involve known and unknown risks,
uncertainties and other factors that may cause AGA’s actual results, performance or achievements to
differ materially from the anticipated results, performance or achievements expressed or implied in
these forward-looking statements. Although AGA believes that the expectations reflected in such
forward-looking statements and forecasts are reasonable, no assurance can be given that such
expectations will prove to have been correct. Accordingly, results could differ materially from those set
out in the forward-looking statements as a result of, among other factors, changes in economic, social
and political and market conditions, the success of business and operating initiatives, changes in the
regulatory environment and other government actions, including environmental approvals, fluctuations
in gold prices and exchange rates, the outcome of pending or future litigation proceedings, any supply
chain disruptions, any public health crises, pandemics or epidemics (including the COVID-19
pandemic), and other business and operational risks and other factors, including mining accidents. For
a discussion of such risk factors, refer to AGA’s annual report on Form 20-F for the year ended
December 31, 2020, which has been filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission
(the “SEC”), as well as the preliminary prospectus supplement dated October 18, 2021, which has also
been filed with the SEC. These factors are not necessarily all of the important factors that could cause
AGA’s actual results to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Other
unknown or unpredictable factors could also have material adverse effects on future results.
Consequently, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. AGA
undertakes no obligation to update publicly or release any revisions to these forward-looking statements
to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated
events, except to the extent required by applicable law. All subsequent written or oral forward-looking


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statements attributable to AGA or any person acting on its behalf are qualified by the cautionary
statements herein.
OFFER AND DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTIONS
This announcement and the Offer to Purchase do not constitute an offer or an invitation to participate
in the Offer in any jurisdiction in which, or to any person to or from whom, it is unlawful to make such
offer or invitation or for there to be such participation under applicable laws. The distribution of this
announcement and the Offer to Purchase in certain jurisdictions may be restricted by law. Persons into
whose possession this announcement or the Offer to Purchase comes are required by the Offeror, the
Dealer Managers and the Information & Tender Agent to inform themselves about and to observe any
such restrictions.
United Kingdom
The Offer to Purchase is only addressed to Holders where they would (if they were clients of the
Offeror) be per se professional clients or per se eligible counterparties of the Offeror within the meaning
of the rules of the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”). Neither the Offer to Purchase nor any other
related documents or materials are addressed to or directed at any persons who would be retail clients
within the meaning of the FCA rules and any such persons should not act or rely on them. Recipients
of the Offer to Purchase and any other documents or materials relating to the Offer should note that the
Offeror is acting on its own account in relation to the Offer and will not be responsible to any other
person for providing the protections which would be afforded to clients of the Offeror or for providing
advice in relation to the Offer.
This announcement, the Offer to Purchase and any other documents or materials relating to the Offer
are not being made and such documents have not been approved by an authorized person for the
purposes of section 21 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000. Accordingly, such documents
and/or materials are not being distributed to, and must not be passed on to, the general public in the
United Kingdom. The communication of such documents and/or materials as a financial promotion is
only being made to persons outside the United Kingdom and to those persons in the United Kingdom
falling within the definition of investment professionals (as defined by Article 19(5) of the Financial
Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (“Financial Promotion Order”)) or
persons who are within Article 43 of the Financial Promotion Order or any other persons to whom they
may otherwise lawfully be communicated under the Financial Promotion Order and should not be relied
on or acted on in the United Kingdom by any other persons.
EEA
In the EEA, this announcement and the Offer will not, directly or indirectly, be made to, or for the
account of, any person other than to qualified investors within the meaning of Article 2(e) of the
Prospectus Regulation.
Neither this announcement nor the Offer to Purchase, nor any other documentation or material relating
to the Offer, has been or will be submitted to a competent authority in the EEA for approval. Therefore,
neither the Offer to Purchase nor any other documentation or material relating to the Offer qualifies as
an approved prospectus as meant in Article 6 of the Prospectus Regulation.
Accordingly, in the EEA, the Offer may not be made by way of an “offer of securities to the public”
within the meaning of Article 2(d) of the Prospectus Regulation and the Offer may not be promoted and
is not being made to, any person in the EEA (with the exception of “qualified investors” within the
meaning of Article 2(e) in conjunction with Article 1(4)(a) of the Prospectus Regulation). This
announcement, the Offer to Purchase and any other documentation or materials relating to the Offer
(including memoranda, information circulars, brochures or similar documents) have not been forwarded
or made available to, and are not being forwarded or made available to, directly or indirectly, any such
person.
With regard to the EEA, this announcement and the Offer to Purchase have been transmitted only for
personal use by the aforementioned qualified investors and only for the purpose of the Offer.


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Accordingly, the information contained in this announcement and the Offer to Purchase may not be
used for any other purpose or be transmitted to any other person in the EEA.
Belgium
None of this announcement, the Offer to Purchase or any other documents or materials relating to the
Offer have been submitted to or will be submitted for approval or recognition to the Belgian Financial
Services and Markets Authority (Autoriteit voor financiële diensten en markten / Autorité des services
marches financiers) and, accordingly, the Offer may not be made in Belgium by way of a public
offering, as defined in Articles 3 and 6 of the Belgian Law of April 1, 2007 on public takeover bids as
amended or replaced from time to time. Accordingly, the Offer may not be advertised and the Offer will
not be extended, and none of this announcement, the Offer to Purchase or any other documents or
materials relating to the Offer (including any memorandum, information circular, brochure or any
similar documents) has been or shall be distributed or made available, directly or indirectly, to any
person in Belgium other than “qualified investors” in the sense of Article 2(e) of the Prospectus
Regulation, acting on their own account. This announcement and/or the Offer to Purchase have been
issued only for the personal use of the above qualified investors and exclusively for the purpose of the
Offer. Accordingly, the information contained in this announcement and/or Offer to Purchase may not
be used for any other purpose or disclosed to any other person in Belgium.
France
This announcement, the Offer to Purchase and any other documents or offering materials relating to the
Offer may not be distributed in the Republic of France except to qualified investors (investisseurs
qualifiés) as defined in Article 2(e) of the Prospectus Regulation. The Offer to Purchase has not been
and will not be submitted for clearance to the Autorité des marchés financiers.
Italy
None of the Offer, this announcement, the Offer to Purchase or any other documents or materials
relating to the Offer has been or will be submitted to the clearance procedure of the Commissione
Nazionale per le Società e la Borsa (“CONSOB”), pursuant to Italian laws and regulations.
The Offer is being carried out in Italy as an exempted offer pursuant to article 101-bis, paragraph 3-bis
of the Legislative Decree No. 58 of February 24, 1998, as amended (the “Financial Services Act”) and
article 35-bis, paragraph 4 of CONSOB Regulation No. 11971 of May 14, 1999, as amended (the
“Issuers’ Regulation”). The Offer is also being carried out in compliance with article 35-bis, paragraph
7 of the Issuers’ Regulation.
Holders or beneficial owners of the Securities that are located in Italy can tender Securities through
authorized persons (such as investment firms, banks or financial intermediaries permitted to conduct
such activities in Italy in accordance with the Financial Services Act, CONSOB Regulation No. 20307
of February 15, 2018, as amended from time to time, and Legislative Decree No. 385 of September 1,
1993, as amended) and in compliance with applicable laws and regulations or with requirements
imposed by CONSOB or any other Italian authority.
South Africa
The communication of this announcement by the Offeror and any other documents or materials relating
to the Offer should not be construed as constituting any form of investment advice or recommendation,
guidance or proposal of a financial nature under the South African Financial Advisory and Intermediary
Services Act, 37 of 2002 (as amended or re-enacted). The Offer is not being made to and does not
constitute an “offer to the public” (as such term is defined in the South African Companies Act, 71 of
2008 (the “SA Companies Act”) and the Offer to Purchase is not, nor is it intended to constitute, a
“registered prospectus” (as such term is defined in the SA Companies Act) prepared and registered
under the SA Companies Act.
General
This announcement is for informational purposes only and shall not constitute an offer to buy, a
solicitation to buy or an offer to sell any securities. The Tender Offer is being made only pursuant to

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the Offer to Purchase and only in such jurisdictions as is permitted under applicable law. Please see the
Offer to Purchase for certain important information on offer restrictions applicable to the Tender Offer.




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