About AngloGold Ashanti

Our primary focus is gold

AngloGold Ashanti is operated through four regional management structures – South Africa, Continental Africa, Australasia and the Americas – each headed by an executive vice-president.

AngloGold Ashanti’s vision is to be the leading mining company – we operate a diverse portfolio of open pit and underground mines in 10 countries on four continents.

We seek to leverage the diversity in our operations and people, and place people at the centre of our business.

Our portfolio of operations
4,509,000
Total oz gold sold in 2010

$5,334m
Revenue from gold sales in 2010

62,046
Employees and contractors globally

Percentage gold produced by region
for the year ended 31 December 2010



Geographical distribution of gold sales
for the year ended 31 December 2010

Exploration for future growth

AngloGold Ashanti’s exploration programme has been one of the most successful in the industry, and it holds a substantial greenfield and brownfield project pipeline.

Customers and markets

AngloGold Ashanti’s customers are typically banks acting as intermediaries in gold markets. The breakdown of our sales is based on the domicile of these intermediaries and does not necessarily reflect the location of the end-user of the product. The largest end-user markets for gold are India, China, the Middle East and the USA.

Listing and shareholder details

With headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa, AngloGold Ashanti's primary listing is on the JSE Limited (JSE).

At 31 December 2010, AngloGold Ashanti had 381,204,080 ordinary shares in issue and a market capitalisation of $18.8 billion (31 December 2009: $14.6 billion).

At the end of 2010, 2.95% of AngloGold Ashanti’s shares were held by the Government of Ghana. The free float balance of 97.05% was held as shown in the table below:

RegionPercentage
Americas53.80
South Africa22.54
United Kingdom11.73
Europe4.92
Asia Pacific/Middle East3.80
Other/unidentified0.26

Following year end, on 19 January 2011, the Government of Ghana sold approximately 1.4% of their shareholding and now holds approximately 1.6% of our issued share capital.

Significant achievements and awards in 2010
Southern Africa Institute of Chartered Secretaries and the JSE’s Annual Report Award AngloGold Ashanti received one of the two merit awards in the Top 40 Category in South Africa.
Ernst & Young Excellence in Reporting Awarded 5th place in the Ernst & Young Excellence in Reporting for Sustainability in South Africa.
Minas Gerais State Environmental Management PrizeAngloGold Ashanti received an award in Brazil reflecting the alignment of the company’s environmental goals and initiatives with those of the government.
Launch and roll out of revised Code of Business Principles and Ethics A revised Code of Business Principles and Ethics was approved by the board, launched on 25 November and an 18-month roll-out plan commenced.
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