People: AngloGold Ashanti Ltd (AU)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Sipho Pityana

54 2014 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan

48 2013 Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Christine Ramon

2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Charles Carter

51 2013 Executive Vice President - Strategy and Business Development

Maria Perez

48 2012 Executive Vice President, Group General Counsel, Company Secretary

Yedwa Simelane

48 2013 Executive Vice President - Stakeholder Relations and Marketing

Italia Boninelli

57 2011 Executive Vice President - People and Organisational Development

Graham Ehm

57 2013 Executive Vice President - Planning and Technical

David Noko

56 2013 Executive Vice President - Sustainability

Ron Largent

53 2013 Chief Operating Officer, International

Mike O'Hare

54 2013 Chief Operating Officer, South Africa

Lumkile Nkuhlu

69 2014 Lead Independent Non-Executive Director

Rhidwaan Gasant

54 2010 Independent Non-Executive Director

David Hodgson

66 2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

Nozipho January-Bardill

63 2011 Independent Non-Executive Director

Michael Kirkwood

66 2012 Independent Non-Executive Director

Rodney Ruston

63 2012 Independent Non-Executive Director

Stewart Bailey

2014 IR Contact Officer

Sabrina Brockman

2014 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Sipho Pityana

Mr. Sipho M. Pityana is Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of AngloGold Ashanti Ltd., effective February 17, 2014. He is a senior director having joined the board of AngloGold Ashanti in February 2007. He is the chairman of the Safety, Health and Environment Committee. During his tenure the company has made tremendous progress in all these aspects of its SHE work, bringing workplace fatalities from 34 in 2007 to eight in 2013, with all injuries showing a similar marked decline. Critical health programmes including those dealing with TB, HIV/AIDS and Malaria received focused attention under his guidance, resulting in reduced incidence of these diseases. He was previously the Chairman of the Board's Remuneration Committee as well as the Sustainability Committee. Mr. Pityana has business experience having served in both an executive and non-executive capacity on several JSE listed boards of companies as well as running his own company which he chairs, Izingwe Capital. He is Chairman of the JSE listed Onelogix and of Munich Reinsurance of Africa. He also served on the boards of Bytes Technology Group, AFROX, SPESCOM and the Old Mutual Leadership Group. He previously worked as the Executive Director of Nedcor Investment Bank and Managing Director of Nedbank. He is also a director of a number of manufacturing companies including Scaw Metals and Aberdare Cables. In addition to his private sector track record, Mr. Pityana has public sector experience and international exposure. He was the first Director General of Department of Labour in a democratic South Africa. As the Foreign Affairs Director General he represented South Africa in various international fora including the United Nations, African Union, Commonwealth and the International Labour Organisation. He was one of the founding members of the governing body of the CCMA and Convenor of the government delegation to NEDLAC.

Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan

Mr. Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan is Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director of AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. He is no longer a Chief Financial Officer of the Company effective June 1, 2013. He has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Company effective May 8, 2013. He holds BCom, ACA (ICAI). Venkat joined AngloGold Ashanti on 1 July 2004, having been chief financial officer at Ashanti Goldfields Company Limited (Ashanti) until that company’s merger with AngloGold Limited in May 2004. He was appointed to the board on 1 August 2005, is a member of the Executive, Risk and Information Integrity, and Investment committees, and is invited to attend meetings of the Audit and Corporate Governance Committee. Venkat has financial experience, having been a director in the reorganisation services division of Deloitte & Touche in London prior to joining Ashanti in 2000. He is a member of the audit committee of the World Gold Council and is a member of the Financial Reporting Investigation Panel, an advisory panel of the JSE.

Christine Ramon

Ms. Christine Ramon has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of AngloGold Ashanti Ltd., with effective from 1 October 2014. She is a chartered accountant, follows a global search by the Board of Directors, as indicated in our press release of May 21, 2013. She was formerly the CFO at Sasol Limited, South Africa’s largest publicly traded energy and chemicals company, for seven years until September of last year. Ms. Ramon, is currently a non-executive director on the board of Johannesburg-based telecommunications provider MTN Group, which has extensive operations across emerging markets in Africa and the Middle East. She also previously served on the board of South African state-owned transport company Transnet and was an executive director of media and entertainment group Johnnic Holdings Limited, among others. Ms. Ramon is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants, the Public Accountants’ and Auditors Board and the Association for the Advancement of Black Accountants of South Africa. She previously served as a member of the Standing Advisory Committee to the International Accounting Standards Board and currently serves as Deputy Chair of the Financial Reporting Standards Council of South Africa.

Charles Carter

Dr. Charles E. Carter is Executive Vice President - Strategy and Business Development of AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. He holds BA (Hons); DPhil; EDP. He has worked in the mining industry in South Africa and the Americas since 1991, in a range of corporate roles with Anglo American plc, RFC Corporate Finance and AngloGold Ashanti. He is currently accountable for group strategy, corporate finance and business development, investor relations and corporate communications. Prior to this he was responsible for the company’s business in Colombia and has also previously had executive accountability for business planning, risk management Project ONE implementation and corporate HR. He retains accountability for AngloGold Ashanti’s investor relations and financial public relations activies. Charles is a director of Rand Refinery Limited and a past Chairman of the Denver Gold Group.

Maria Perez

Ms. Maria Esperanza Sanz Perez is Executive Vice President, Group General Counsel, Company Secretary of AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. She holds BCom LLB; H Dip Tax; Admitted Attorney. She joined AngloGold Ashanti in June 2011 having worked in a number of industries and major corporate organisations. She has held legal roles at Investec Bank, Basil Read, Afrox and Sappi. She was also Group Head of Sustainability at Sappi. She was appointed Company Secretary in September 2012. Ria’s role is Executive Vice President: Group General Counsel and Company Secretary, with accountability for legal affairs, compliance, company secretarial, corporate cost reduction, and integrated reporting. She is also accountable for the legal and commercial aspects of global procurement.

Yedwa Simelane

Ms. Yedwa Z. Simelane is Executive Vice President - Stakeholder Relations and Marketing of AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. She holds BA LLB; MAP; EMPM. She joined AngloGold in November 2000 as Managing Secretary to the board and Executive Committee. Prior to joining AngloGold she was in financial services and has experience in the retirement funding industry. She was appointed an executive officer in May 2004 and Vice President: Government Relations in July 2008. In November 2009, she was appointed Senior Vice President: Corporate Affairs responsible for Government Relations, Corporate Communications, Marketing and the Sustainability Report. Yedwa is now Executive Vice President: Stakeholder Relations and Marketing, with accountability for stakeholder and government relations, marketing and sustainability reporting. She will also support the Chairman and CEOs offices in relation to government relations and the company’s involvement in multilateral organisations and the World Gold Council.

Italia Boninelli

Ms. Italia Boninelli is Executive Vice President - People and Organisational Development of AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. She joined AngloGold Ashanti on 15 October 2010 as Senior Vice President: Human Resources, Strategy and Change Management and was appointed to the Executive Committee on 1 December 2011 where she is responsible for the company’s people strategy, transformation and change management initiatives. She is now Executive Vice President: People & Organisational Development, with accountability for the company’s System for People, Human Resources, corporate services and organisational redesign. Italia has more than 25 years’ experience in human resources, marketing communications, customer relationship management and business transformation, in a variety of industries including mining, manufacturing, healthcare and banking. She is a registered industrial psychologist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa, holds a master’s degree in psychology and a postgraduate diploma in labour relations. She holds MA (Psychology); Post Graduate Diploma in Labour Relations.

Graham Ehm

Mr. Graham J. Ehm is Executive Vice President - Planning and Technical of AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. He has, since 1977, gained diverse experience in mine operations and project management, covering the nickel, phosphate, copper, uranium and gold sectors. He was appointed General Manager Sunrise Dam Gold Mine in 2000, Regional Head: Australia in 2006 and Executive Vice President: Australasia in December 2007. He assumed the role of Executive Vice President: Tanzania on 1 June 2009 and during August 2010, resumed the position of Executive Vice President: Australasia. In May 2013, he was appointed Executive Vice President: Planning and Technical, which includes oversight over safety, business planning, asset optimisation, capital investment optimisation and monitoring (including projects, studies, and exploration), Project ONE, risk management and other technical disciplines and related centres of excellence.

David Noko

Mr. David Collen Noko is Executive Vice President - Sustainability of AngloGold Ashanti Limited. He holds MBA; Senior Executive Programme; Post Graduate Diploma in Company Direction; Higher National Diploma (Engineering). He joined the group in June 2012 and assumed responsibility for social and sustainable development. David’s role includes Executive Vice President: Sustainability, which comprises the disciplines of Health, the Environment, Social and Community Affairs, Corporate Social Investment, Human Rights and Global Security and public affairs. In this role, he sets the company sustainability direction and strategy, positioning sustainability within the company as core to the business, as well as positioning the company externally as a leader within the global sustainability landscape. Prior to joining AngloGold Ashanti, David served as the Managing Director of CelaCorp (Pty) Ltd and as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of De Beers Consolidated Mines Ltd. He was previously Vice President of the Chamber of Mines South Africa, and is a member of the Institute of Directors. He has held a host of other directorships, including the position of Deputy Chairman of the Board at Harmony Gold Mining Company Ltd. David has strong experience in business leadership and in the sustainable development function in other mining organisations and has developed his skills across a broad platform of technical, environmental and sustainability issues.

Ron Largent

Mr. Ron W. Largent is Chief Operating Officer, International of AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. He holds BSc (Min. Eng.); MBA. He has over 30 years of experience in the mining industry in both domestic and international operations as well as project management. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Colorado Mining Association, the Nevada Mining Association and the California Mining Association. He joined the company in 1994 as Manager of Gold Operations for Cripple Creek & Victor (CC&V). He was named Vice President (VP) and General Manager of the Jerritt Canyon Joint Venture in 2000 and VP and General Manager of CC&V in 2002. In January of 2004 he was named VP for the North America Region followed by his appointment to the position of Executive Vice President: Americas in December of 2007. In June 2013, Ron was appointed Chief Operating Officer for the non-South African operations.

Mike O'Hare

Mr. Mike P. O'Hare is Chief Operating Officer, South Africa of AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. He holds BSc Engineering (Mining). He joined Anglo American plc in 1977, and has held a number of positions at various gold mining operations within the group. His roles have included: General Manager of Kopanang Mine (1998), Great Noligwa Mine (2003), Head of Mining and Mineral Resource Management for Underground African Mines (2006), Vice President: Technical Support for African Mines (2008), Senior Vice President: Operations and Business Planning for South Africa Region (2010), and in 2011, was appointed as Executive Vice President: South Africa Region. Mike has the leadership role as Chief Operating Officer in the South African operations with responsibility for the underground and surface operations and leading three operating regions (West Wits, Vaal River and Surface Operations). He also leads the company’s technology project in South Africa.

Lumkile Nkuhlu

Prof. Lumkile Wiseman Nkuhlu is Lead Independent Non-Executive Director of AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. He was first appointed to the board on 4 August 2006 and resigned on 30 April 2009. He was re-appointed to the board on 1 June 2009 and appointed as Lead Independent Director on 17 February 2014. He is the Chairman of the Audit and Corporate Governance Committee and also serves as a member of the Risk and Information Integrity; Safety, Health and Environment; Nominations; Remuneration and Human Resources; Social, Ethics and Transformation; and Financial Analysis Committees. Prof Nkuhlu, a respected South African academic, educationist, professional and business leader, served as Economic Adviser to the former President of South Africa, Mr Thabo Mbeki, and as Chief Executive of the Secretariat of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) from 2000 to 2005. From 1989 to 2000, he served as a director on a number of major South African companies or subsidiaries, including Standard Bank, South African Breweries, Old Mutual, Tongaat Hulett, BMW and JCI. Prof Nkuhlu was President of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants from 1998 to 2000 and Principal and Vice Chancellor of the University of Transkei from 1987 to 1991. He is currently a member of the Board of the Ethics Institute of South Africa, Datatec Limited, the Nepad Business Foundation and the Chartered Director Governing body of the Institute of Directors in South Africa. He was elected President of the Geneva-based International Organisation of Employees (IOE) in May 2008 and served for two years. Lastly, he is a trustee of the International Financial Reporting Standards Foundation which provides oversight of the accounting standard setting operations of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB).

Rhidwaan Gasant

Mr. Rhidwaan Gasant has been appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of AngloGold Ashanti Limited, since 12 August 2010. He is Chairman of the Investment Committee and a member of the Audit and Corporate Governance; Risk and Information Integrity; Nominations; and Financial Analysis Committees. He is the former Chief Executive Officer of Energy Africa Limited and sits on the boards of international companies in the MTN Group. He is currently Chief Executive Officer of Rapid African Energy Holdings, a start-up oil and gas exploration company, focused on Africa.

David Hodgson

Mr. David Lancaster Hodgson has been appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company effective April 25, 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.

Nozipho January-Bardill

Ms. Nozipho Patricia January-Bardill has been appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of AngloGold Ashanti Ltd., effective October 1, 2011. She holds BA English; Philosophy and Certificate in Education (UBLS, Lesotho); MA Applied Linguistics (Essex UK); Diploma Human Resources Development (Damelin, SA). She is the Chairman of the Social, Ethics and Transformation Committee and is a member of the Audit and Corporate Governance; Safety, Health and Environment; and Nominations Committees. She was an Executive Director, Corporate Affairs and spokesperson of the MTN Group where she also served on the boards of a number of operations in the MTN footprint. She is a former South African Ambassador to Switzerland, Lichtenstein and the Holy See, and former Deputy Director General, Human Capital Management and Head of the Foreign Service Institute in the then Department of Foreign Affairs (now DIRCO). She is currently the founder and Executive Director of Bardill & Associates, a consulting company focusing on strategic communications, high-level government relations and stakeholder management. She serves on the boards of Credit Suisse Securities, Johannesburg, the Health and Welfare SETA which she chairs, and the State Information and Technology Agency. She is also a member of the United Nations Expert Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination; Xenophobia and Related Intolerances for the period 2012-2016; and was recently appointed Interim Chief of Staff of UN Women in New York.

Michael Kirkwood

Mr. Michael James Kirkwood has been appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of AngloGold Ashanti Limited, with effect from 1 June 2012. Mr. Kirkwood holds AB, Stanford University, Economics & Industrial Engineering. He is the Chairman of the Remuneration and Human Resources Committee and is a member of the Audit and Corporate Governance; Investment; Social, Ethics and Transformation; and Nominations Committees. He is a highly experienced and respected former international banker, having worked at Citigroup during his 30 year career with the bank. He is currently Chairman of Circle Holdings PLC, sits on the boards of UK Financial Investments Ltd and Eros International plc, and is Senior Advisor (former Chairman) of Ondra Partners LLP.

Rodney Ruston

Mr. Rodney John Ruston has been appointed as Independent Non-Executive Director of AngloGold Ashanti Limited, with effect from January 1, 2012. He holds MBA; Business BE (Mining) and is Chairman of the Risk and Information Integrity Committee. He is a member of the Investment; Safety, Health and Environment; Nominations; Social, Ethics and Transformation; and the Remuneration and Human Resources Committees. Rodney, a mining engineer, has over 35 years of experience in the resources industry. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of County Coal Limited, an Australian listed company which he joined in July 2012. He was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Cockatoo Coal Limited which was listed on the Australian Stock Exchange on 6 January 2014. He was previously Chief Executive Officer and President of North American Energy Partners Inc., a large Canadian mining and construction contracting company listed on the NYSE and the TSX.

Stewart Bailey

Sabrina Brockman

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