Integrated Annual Review 2012 Annual Financial Report 2012 Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves Regional overview  

6.4.1 Introduction

This section will report the Mineral Resources and Mineral Reserves of Gold Fields and Sibanye Gold as two discrete entities; in addition, gold and other commodities will be reported separately.

Gold Fields has made a decision not to report other commodities as gold equivalents, as was done in the past. The December 2011 figures have therefore been restated accordingly.

Following a decision taken by the portfolio review committee, all producing mines that remain in the Gold Fields portfolio will focus on the production of profitable ounces, and curtail marginal production, which do not contribute to meaningful cash generation – even if this results in a decline in production ounces.

Gold Fields Mineral Resource and Mineral Reserve Overview and Technical Short Form Reports (TSFR), which will be released separately to the Integrated Annual Review, contain a comprehensive review of the Group’s Mineral Resource and Mineral Reserve as at 31 December 2012. These include details pertaining to the location and mine infrastructure plans of all operations. They are also available on the Gold Fields website.