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Statement of responsibility by the Board of Directors

The directors are responsible for the preparation, integrity and fair presentation of the financial statements of the Company and of the Group. The financial statements presented on pages 72 to 141 have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and the requirements of the Companies Act in South Africa, and include amounts based on judgements and estimates made by management.

The directors consider that, in preparing the financial statements, they have used the most appropriate accounting policies, consistently applied and supported by reasonable and prudent judgements and estimates, and that all IFRS standards that they consider to be applicable have been followed. The directors are satisfied that the information contained in the financial statements fairly presents the results of operations and cash flows for the year and the financial position of the Company and the Group at year end. The directors also prepared the other information included in the annual report and are responsible for both its accuracy and its consistency with the financial statements.

The directors have responsibility for ensuring that accounting records are kept. The accounting records should disclose with reasonable accuracy the financial position of the companies to enable the directors to ensure that the financial statements comply with the relevant legislation.

The directors are also responsible for such internal controls as the directors determine is necessary to enable the preparation of financial statements that are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error, and for maintaining adequate accounting records and an effective system of risk management.

The going-concern basis has been adopted in preparing the financial statements. The directors have no reason to believe that the Group or any company within the Group will not be going concerns in the foreseeable future, based on forecasts and available cash resources. These financial statements support the viability of the Company and the Group.

Gold Fields has adopted a code of ethics which is available on the Gold Fields website and which is adhered to by the Group. The Group’s external auditors, KPMG Incorporated, audited the financial statements, and their report is presented on page 5.

The financial statements were approved by the Board of Directors on 27 March 2014 and are signed on its behalf by:

NJ Holland
Chief Executive Officer

PA Schmidt
Financial Director