Gold Fields


Cash dividend

In line with the Company's dividend policy, the Board has approved and declared a final dividend number 91 of 100 SA cents per ordinary share (gross) in respect of the year ended 31 December 2019. The final dividend will be subject to the Dividend Withholding Tax of 20%. In accordance with paragraphs 11.17(a)(i) and 11.17(c) of the JSE Listings Requirements, the following additional information is disclosed:

The dividend has been declared out of income reserves;
The gross local dividend amount is 100 SA cents per ordinary share for shareholders exempt from dividends tax;
The Dividend Withholding Tax of 20% (twenty per centum) will be applicable to this dividend;
The net local dividend amount is 80 SA cents per ordinary share for shareholders liable to pay the dividends tax;
Gold Fields currently has 828,632,707 ordinary shares in issue; and
Gold Fields’ income tax number is 9160035607.

Shareholders are advised of the following dates in respect of the final dividend:

Final dividend number 91: 100 SA cents per share
Last date to trade cum-dividend: Tuesday, 10 March 2020
Sterling and US Dollar conversion date: Wednesday, 11 March 2020
Shares commence trading ex-dividend: Wednesday, 11 March 2020
Record date: Friday, 13 March 2020
Payment of dividend: Monday, 16 March 2020.

Share certificates may not be dematerialised or rematerialised between Wednesday 11 March 2020 and Friday 13 March 2020, both dates inclusive.

Gold Fields ranked top SA mining company on the 2019 Dow Jones Sustainability Index

On 18 September 2019, Gold Fields was ranked the top South African mining company on the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) database.

The 2019 scorecard shows that Gold Fields’ sustainability practices rank with the best of resources companies worldwide. Gold Fields is ranked 4th among around 61 mining companies assessed and the third best global gold company. Gold Fields is also an index component of the DJSI.

Gold Fields has participated in the DJSI assessment, which is carried out by investment firm RobecoSAM on behalf of the DJSI, since 2000. Launched in 1999, the DJSI ranks the performance of global sustainability leaders, through an annual assessment of the world’s 1,200 largest public companies.

The DJSI measures a range of management practices surrounding environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. These include commitment to and reporting on health and safety, corporate governance, climate strategy, water related risks, human rights and social impacts on communities.

Release of Inaugural Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) report

On 7 October 2019, Gold Fields published its first Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) report to improve its disclosure to investors and other stakeholders of climate-related information.

The TCFD is a voluntary disclosure platform led by financial industry regulators and developed as a partnership between industry and users, including financial institutions, investors and stock exchanges. It seeks to develop voluntary, consistent climate-related financial risk disclosures.

Gold Fields became the second JSE-listed and first South African mining company to publicly commit to the TCFD last year. The report replaces our annual submission under the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP).

The inaugural TCFD Report is based on 2018 data and will serve as a baseline for future reports by Gold Fields. Highlights of the report include:

Governance of climate-related risks, including integration of these risks with the company's policies and strategies;
The climate-related risks faced by the company's mines and projects in five countries and how these have been mitigated and adapted;
Gold Fields' carbon emissions, related energy and water security and performance; and
Gold Fields' increasing use of low-carbon and renewable energy at our operations.

The TCFD Report is published on the company’s website at