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Fire at Kloof Gold Mine successfully contained

Thursday, 3 February 2005
The management of Gold Fields Limited (GFI: JSE and NYSE) wishes to inform the market that an underground fire in the No 2 Sub-vertical Shaft at Kloof Gold Mine near Westonaria had been successfully contained and sealed off.

Impact on production is expected to be minimal as the event is localized and production teams have been redeployed elsewhere on the mine. The situation is being monitored and the area will be accessed only once safety conditions have returned to normal.

The fire was first detected on the morning of Sunday 30 January. No employees were injured or affected, as it was an off-duty shift.

Willie Jacobsz
011 644–2460
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