2004

ACQUISITION FACILITY AND ISSUE OF SHARES FOR CASH

JHB High Court Judge Lewis Goldblatt today dismissed with costs an application by Brett Kebble’s JCI Gold and CAM for leave to appeal against an order to pay Durban Roodepoort Deep, Limited (DRDGOLD) an amount of R35.7 million, plus interest and costs, including the costs of two counsel.
Appointment of James Turk to its board as a Non-executive Director.
DRD today reported a continued strong performance from its offshore operations for the quarter ended 30 September 2004.
Johannesburg High Court Judge Lewis Goldblatt today ordered Brett Kebble’s JCI Gold and CAM to pay DRDGOLD an amount of R35.7 million, plus interest and costs, including the costs of two counsel.
Jobs of some 2 000 people employed at ERPM are looking more secure
DRD has announced that the retrenchment process at its Blyvooruitzicht mine, near Carletonville, South Africa, has been completed.
DRD has released the 2004 Tolukuma Gold Mine Social Responsibility Report for its 100% owned Tolukuma Gold Mine in Papua New Guinea (PNG).
Contrary to a report in today’s Business Day, retrenchments of up to 2 000 employees at DRD’s Blyvoor mine are expected to cost approximately R30 million.
DRD has tabled proposals, under its Section 189 consultation process, to restore its Blyvooruitzicht (Blyvoor) gold mine near Carletonville, South Africa to profit.

General Meeting 28 September 2004

DRD today listed on the Port Moresby Stock Exchange (POM SoX), reflecting the company’s growth as one of PNG’s major gold producers.
A strong performance from DRD’s Australasian operations helped the company to a cash operating profit of US$8.0 million for the quarter ended 30 June 2004, CEO Ian Murray announced today.
DRD has been advised by attorneys representing its former company secretary, Maryna Eloff, that she has unilaterally withdrawn her claim of constructive dismissal against the company.
The Board of Directors of Emperor Mines Limited yesterday appointed Mark Wellesley-Wood as Managing Director
DRD has today announced that subject only to any automatic extension required by the Australian Corporations Act, it will not extend its takeover offer for Emperor Mines Limited beyond its closing date of 30 July 2004.
DRD today extended its offer to acquire all the shares in Emperor. The offer now closes on 30 July 2004, unless extended.
DRD today removed all conditions from its offer to acquire all the shares in Emperor Mines Limited (Emperor). The offer is now unconditional.
DRD is pleased to announce that it will be closing out its only remaining hedge contract in line with its policy of not hedging gold production.
Chief Executive Officer Ian Murray has welcomed a decision by a majority of the independent directors of the Emperor Mines Limited board to recommend to shareholders that they accept DRD’s final, revised offer for the company.
Response to LNM-dti agreement now in public domain
DRD today succeeded in the High Court of South Africa in having an exception relating to the Rawas Transaction dismissed.
DRD has remained committed to its bid of one DRD share for five Emperor Mines Limited shares for control of the company
DRD, one of Papua New Guinea’s leading gold miners, today announced its intention to seek a listing on the country’s Port Moresby Stock Exchange.
DRD announced today that it is extending the scheduled closing date of its offer for Emperor Mines Limited (Emperor) by 28 days
The Council for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) has awarded in Durban Roodepoort Deep, Limited’s (DRD) favour following an application brought by Ms Benita Morton, DRD’s former legal advisor.
DRD has reported a 35% increase in cash operating profit to US$19.1 million (38% in Rand terms to R130.4 million) for the quarter ended 31 March 2004.
DRD regrets to advise that despite two extensions to the relevant deadline, a number of the conditions precedent for the transaction have still not been fulfilled
DRD's bid for Emperor Mines Limited has progressed with the dispatch to Emperor shareholders of the Bidder’s Statement, confirming the offer of one DRD share for every five of their Emperor shares.

DRD has increased its stake in leading internet-based gold marketing company GoldMoney.com to 14% with a further investment of US$1.8 million.

DRD’s R3.5 million suit against Roger Kebble for breaching a restraint of trade agreement was heard in the Johannesburg High Court today.
DRD Chief Executive Officer Ian Murray said he was “unfazed” by the postponement granted to JCI and CAM in the Johannesburg High Court today (26.03.04) of proceedings by DRD against JCI and CAM for the recovery of some R40 million, including interest.
An outcomes-based incentive scheme for rock drill operators at DRD’s Blyvooruitzicht Mine is the first initiative to emerge from the efforts of a multi-disciplinary task team appointed two weeks ago to “beat the R/kg gold price before it beats us”.
During the course of last year, Roger and Brett Kebble brought an action against DRD and Associated Intelligence Network (Pty) Ltd, claiming punitive constitutional damages arising out of alleged invasion of privacy and constitutional rights. DRD is defending the action.
Durban Roodepoort Deep, Limited‘s Blyvooruitzicht Mine has appointed an eight-person task team, representative of management and organised labour, to urgently investigate the negative impact on the operation’s margins by the effect of Rand strength on costs and revenues, and to propose counter measures.

1. INTRODUCTION QuestCo (Pty) Limited is authorised to announce that, in keeping with its Australasian expansion strategy, DRD will make an offer to acquire all of the outstanding shares in Emperor Mines Limited (“Emperor”). Emperor is a gold mining company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange Limited (“ASX”). Emperor’s main asset is the Vatukoula gold mine, located on the northern coast of Fiji’s largest island, Viti Levu. Emperor also has an advanced stage exploration project, Tuvatu, located on the western coast of Viti Levu.

Johannesburg, South Africa – 8 March 2004 – Durban Roodepoort Deep, Limited (JSE:DUR; NASDAQ:DROOY; ASX:DRD) is pleased to announce its intention to merge with Emperor Mines Limited (ASX: EMP). The proposal follows weekend discussions between the two parties. The merger will be implemented by DRD making a scrip takeover offer at a premium for all the shares it does not own in Emperor. DRD currently holds 19.78% of Emperor.

DRD is pleased to announce that Orogen Minerals (Porgera) Limited, its wholly owned, Papua New Guinea registered subsidiary, which owns 20% of the Porgera Gold Mine mineral tenements (“tenements”), has concluded a transaction with local land owner, Mineral Resources Enga Limited ("MRE"), to sell a 5% direct interest of the tenements to MRE for a purchase price of US$22.521 million with an effective date of 1 January 2004.
DRD has scored a safety hat trick
DRD increased gold production by 20% and reduced costs by 13% to “substantially beat” the negative impact of the stronger Rand during the quarter ended 31 December 2003
DRD said today that it would continue, together with Harmony Gold Mining, its action against iron and steel giant Iscor to secure “fair” steel prices.

DRD today broadened its initiatives to expand the gold market by announcing its acquisition of a strategic stake in GoldMoney.com

Blyvooruitzicht Mine (Blyvoor) near Carletonville has successfully commissioned a R45 million slimes dam reclamation project, expected to bring in more than 84 kg of gold a month over eight years at a cost of less than $200 an ounce.