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South Africa

PO Box 61051
Marshalltown, 2107
Telephone: (+27)(11) 370 5000

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Capital Registrars
Bourne House
34 Beckenham Road
Kent BR3 4TU
Telephone: (+44)(20) 8639 2000
Fax: (+44)(20) 8658 3430

Executive directors' report

American depository receipts transfer agent

Bank of New York
Shareholder Relations
P O Box 11258
New York, NY20286 1258

US toll-free telephone: (1)(888) 269 2377

Frequently asked questions about ADRs

What is an American Depositary Receipt (ADRs)?
An ADR is a negotiable U.S. certificate representing ownership of shares in a non-U.S. corporation. ADRs are quoted and traded in U.S. dollars in the U.S. securities market. Also, the dividends are paid to investors in U.S.dollars. ADRs were specifically designed to facilitate the purchase, holding and sale of non-U.S. securities by U.S. investors, and to provide a corporate finance vehicle for non-U.S. companies.

What types of companies issue ADRs?
ADRs issuers are typically large multinational corporations. Any non-U.S. company seeking to raise capital in the U.S. or increase their base of U.S. investor can issue ADRs.

Is it easy to get information and updates on an ADR company?
Investors receive annual reports and proxy materials in English. ADR issuers generally have full information in English about themselves on their websites, as well as on the main depositary bank websites, and are better tracked by the main U.S. financial websites. ADRs listed on U.S. exchanges provide holders with the same level of information as any other U.S. security. Trading information is readily available, financials are reconciled to U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and the SEC regulates the Company's disclosure to investors.

Where are Gold Fields’ ADRs traded?
The ADRs are listed and traded on the NYSE Stock Market. The trading code is GFI. The CUSIP number is 38059T106. The ratio between the ordinary share and the ADR is 1:1.

Who is Gold Fields’ depositary for ADRs?
The Bank of New York Mellon. The depositary bank plays a key role in the process of issuance and as cancellation of ADRs. It also maintains the ADR holder register and distributes the dividends in US dollars. For additional information, please visit The Bank of New York Mellon’s website at or contact the shareholder services department:

The Bank of New York Mellon
Shareholder Relations Department
Church Street Station
PO Box 11258
New York, NY 10286-1258
United States of America
Call Shareholder Relations at 1-888-BNY-ADRS

What is the difference between a registered holder and a beneficial ADR holder?
A registered holder is one whose name appears on the books of the depositary. The registered holder is considered the owner of record. A beneficial holder is one whose holdings are registered in a name other than their own, such as in the name of a broker, bank or nominee.

How are ADR dividends paid and taxed?
Dividends are paid in U.S. dollars and are generally taxable, just like dividends on U.S. shares. In addition, taxes may be withheld by the ADR company's local government. Depending on individual circumstances, foreign taxes withheld might be applied as a credit against U.S. taxes, or tax reclaim opportunities may be offered.

How can I find out dividend and corporate action information on Gold Fields?
For dividend and corporate action information, please visit Go to the "Investors" button and click on "DR Corporate Actions" and then enter company name, CUSIP or symbol.

How can I buy ADRs via a US broker?
You can buy an ADR through a broker, just as you would U.S. securities. You can purchase Depositary Receipts through BNY Brokerage, Inc. BNY Brokerage Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Bank of New York Mellon Company and provides professional trade execution to meet all of your investing needs. BNY Brokerage, Inc. is a member NASD/SIPC, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Bank of New York Mellon Company, Inc. Securities are not FDIC insured and may lose value.

BNY Brokerage, Inc.
101 Barclay St. - Fl. 12W
New York, NY 10286
Telephone: 1-800-255-8282

How can I buy an via a direct purchase or dividend reinvestment plan?
Global BuyDIRECT, a Direct Sale/Dividend Reinvestment Plan sponsored by The Bank of New York Mellon, offers investors the opportunity to purchase Depositary Receipts at commissions that are typically less than a retail broker. The Global BuyDIRECT Plan is a dividend reinvestment and direct purchase plan open to existing shareholders and new investors. Through the programme, participants can buy initial and additional ADSs, sell ADSs and reinvest dividends all at commissions that are typically less than a retail broker.

For information on the Global BuyDIRECT plan, please visit Go to the “Investors” section and then click on “How to Buy DRs”, followed by “Global BuyDIRECT”. To request plan brochures and enrolement forms for companies offering Global BuyDIRECT, please call +1.800.345.1612
Toll Free Telephone for U.S. Global BuyDIRECT participants: +1.888.BNY.ADRS

Telephone for International Callers: +1.212.815.3700

How can I convert ordinary shares in Gold Fields into Gold Fields ADRs?
A shareholder wishing to convert Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed ordinary shares in to ADRs should, in the first instance, request that their broker contact the ADR Broker Desk at The Bank of New York Mellon. Contact details can be found below:


Mark Lewis

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7964 6089
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7964 6024

Jason Paltrowitz

Telephone: +1 212 815 2077
Fax: +1 212 5713050

Alternatively, the shareholder may contact the ADR Broker Desk at The Bank of New York Mellon direct.

When contacting the ADR Broker Desk, the broker will be asked to confirm the following information:

  1. The number of ordinary shares the shareholder wishes to convert into ADRs (based on the current ratio of 1 ordinary share equals 1 ADR);
  2. The custodian name, account name and account number of the account in South Africa from which the ordinary shares will be delivered;
  3. The number of the DTC account in the US to which the shareholder wishes their ADRs to be credited. If the shareholder does not have a DTC account, they will need to appoint a nominee (e.g. a broker) to hold the ADRs on their behalf.
  4. Once these details have been confirmed, the broker (or shareholder) should instruct the delivery of the ordinary shares from their custody account in South Africa.
  5. On the day that the local custodian confirms to The Bank of New York Mellon that the ordinary shares have settled in The Bank of New York Mellon account, The Bank of New York Mellon will instruct the delivery of the equivalent amount of ADRs to the requested DTC account.
  6. A fee per ADR issued is payable to The Bank of New York Mellon upon the delivery of the ADRs. Most commonly, when The Bank of New York Mellon delivers the ADRs to the specified DTC account, this is done on a delivery versus payment (DVP) instruction against the conversion fee. If an alternative method of payment is required, please contact the Broker Desk for further details. Where the DTC account is operated by a broker on behalf of a shareholder, the broker should confirm to the shareholder that it has received the ADRs and is holding them on his/her behalf.

Executive directors' report

Corporate Secretary  
Lucy Mokoka
Telephone: +27 11 562 9719
Fax: +27 11 562 9829

Registered Office
Gold Fields Limited
150 Helen Road

Postnet Suite 252
Private Bag X30500
Telephone: +27 11 562 9700
Fax: +27 11 562 9829

Office of the United Kingdom Secretaries
St James’s Corporate Services Limited
Suite 31, Second Floor
107 Cheapside
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 7796 8644
Fax: +44 20 7796 8645

American Depository Receipts Transfer Agent
Shareholder Correspondence should be mailed to:

BNY Mellon Shareowner Services
P.O. Box 30170
College Station, TX 77842-3170

Overnight Correspondence should be sent to:
BNY Mellon Shareowner Services
211 Quality Circle, Suite 210
College Station, TX 77845

Phone Numbers
Telephone: 888 269 2377 Domestic
Telephone: 201 680 6825 Foreign

Gold Fields Limited
Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa
Registration number 1968/004880/06
Share code: GFI
Issuer code: GOGOF
ISIN – ZAE 000018123

Investor Enquiries
Avishkar Nagaser
Telephone: +27 11 562 9775
Mobile: +27 82 312 8692

Media Enquiries
Sven Lunsche
Telephone: +27 11 562 9763
Mobile: +27 83 260 9279

Transfer Secretaries
South Africa
Computershare Investor Services (Proprietary) Limited
Rosebank Towers
15 Biemann Avenue

PO Box 61051
Telephone: +27 11 370 5000
Fax: +27 11 688 5248

United Kingdom
Link Asset Services
The Registry
34 Beckenham Road
Kent BR3 4TU
Telephone: 0871 664 0300
Overseas: +44 20 8639 5000
Fax: +44 20 8658 3430
Calls cost 12p per minute plus your phone company's access charge.
If you are outside the United Kingdom, please call +44 371 664 0300.
Calls outside the United Kingdom will be charged at the applicable international rate.
The helpline is open between 9:00am – 17:30pm. Monday to Friday 
excluding public holidays in England and Wales.

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