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ERPM fire will have no material effect on DRD: Wellesley-Wood

Durban Roodepoort Deep, Limited (DRD) refers to an announcement earlier today (3.2.03) by Crown Gold Recoveries (Pty) Limited (CGR) regarding an underground fire at the Far East Vertical Shaft of CGR’s East Rand Proprietary Mines Limited (ERPM) at the weekend. 172/03-jmd

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Durban Roodepoort Deep, Limited (DRD) refers to an announcement earlier today (3.2.03) by Crown Gold Recoveries (Pty) Limited (CGR) regarding an underground fire at the Far East Vertical Shaft of CGR’s East Rand Proprietary Mines Limited (ERPM) at the weekend.

CGR is a joint venture (JV) between Khumo Bathong Holdings (Pty) Limited (60%) and DRD (40%). ERPM is managed by DRD on behalf of the JV.

DRD Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mark Wellesley-Wood said today that the ERPM fire would have no material effect on DRD’s operating and financial performance.

Queries:

Ilja Graulich, Durban Roodepoort Deep, Limited
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James Duncan, Russell & Associates
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