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REPORT OF THE INDEPENDENT AUDITORS TO
THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND STOCKHOLDERS OF
We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of AngloGold Limited as of December 31, 1998 and 1997 and the related consolidated statements of income, stockholders' equity and cash flows for each of the three years in the period ended December 31, 1998. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Company's management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audits.
We conducted our audits in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards in South Africa which are substantially the same as generally accepted auditing standards in the United States of America. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.
In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the consolidated financial position of AngloGold Limited at December 31, 1998 and 1997, and the consolidated results of its operations and its cash flows for each of the three years in the period ended December 31, 1998 in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.
Ernst & Young
Registered Accountants and Auditors
Chartered Accountants (S.A.)
Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa
March 25, 1999
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