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Gold Fields ranks top in carbon ratings

Friday, 29 November 2013

Johannesburg, 29 November 2013: Gold Fields Limited (Gold Fields) (JSE, NYSE, NASDAQ Dubai: GFI) is pleased to announce that it was ranked first in the 2013 JSE Top 100 Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI), which rates companies listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in South Africa on their disclosure of carbon emissions.

Both Gold Fields and Nedbank achieved a perfect disclosure record of 100% and were ranked joined first. In 2012 Gold Fields was second in the CDLI, having won it both in 2011 and 2010. The awards were handed over by South Africa’s Deputy Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene at a function in Johannesburg last night.

The CDLI is carried out annually by the global Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) organisation amongst about 4,600 companies in 60 countries. In SA the project is supported by the National Business Initiative.

The CDP also evaluates companies based on their strategies and projects to mitigate the impact of climate change. In this ranking, the Carbon Performance Ratings, Gold Fields achieved an A- rating, just below the top band of companies.

Gold Fields Chief Executive Officer, Nick Holland, commented on the awards: “We are committed to sustainable gold mining and our actions on energy efficiency and carbon emissions are integral to the way we do business. That is why we are so pleased that we performed well both in the CDLI and the Carbon Performance Ratings.”

More details on Gold Fields’ carbon policies and its CDP submission are available on the company’s website at:

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