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2.1.3 Appreciation

I want to pay tribute to my predecessor Dr Mamphela Ramphele, whom I replaced in mid-February 2013. We thank Dr Ramphele for her sterling work that ensured that Gold Fields optimises value for shareholders, and that we are a good employer and a solid corporate citizen.

I would also like to express my sincere appreciation to my other fellow directors for their energetic and valuable contributions to Board deliberations. We owe a special thanks to Sello Moloko, who retired from the Board on 31 December 2012 to chair the Sibanye Gold Board. We wish him and Sibanye Gold the very best.

Finally, I would like to thank our CEO Nick Holland, his management team and all Gold Fields and Sibanye Gold employees for their hard work in what was an extremely difficult year. But we emerged from it in a stronger position – and with our unwavering commitment to Gold Fields and its Values intact.

Cheryl Carolus

26 March 2013