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Strike ends at Beatrix 1, 2 and 3 shafts

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Johannesburg, 17 October 2012: Gold Fields Limited (Gold Fields) (JSE, NYSE, NASDAQ Dubai: GFI) is pleased to report that there has been a full turn-out of the 6,200 employees at the number 1, 2, and 3 shafts at the Beatrix Gold Mine in the Free State today.

This follows after striking workers, who have been on an unprotected strike since 24 September 2012, started returning to work yesterday.

Approximately 2,800 employees at the Beatrix 4 Shaft (formerly Oryx Gold Mine), 11,000 at KDC West, and 8,500 at KDC East, remain on an unprotected strike.

Gold Fields yesterday issued a final ultimatum to all striking workers at KDC West and Beatrix 4 shaft to present themselves for work by no later than 14h00, Thursday, 18 October, 2012, or face immediate dismissal.

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