Headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, AngloGold Ashanti has 20 operations in 10 countries on four continents, as well as several exploration programmes in both the established and new gold producing regions of the world. AngloGold Ashanti employed 61,242 people, including contractors, in 2011 (2010: 62,046) and produced 4.33Moz of gold (2010: 4.52Moz), generating $6.6bn in gold income, excluding joint ventures (2010: $5.3bn). Capital expenditure in 2011 amounted to $1.5bn (2010: $1.0bn). As at 31 December 2011, AngloGold Ashanti had an attributable Ore Reserve of 75.6Moz (2010: 71.2Moz) and an attributable Mineral Resource of 230.9Moz (2010: 220.0Moz).
Focused on returns
AngloGold Ashanti endeavours to maximise the returns delivered to shareholders through the economic cycle, by producing gold safely, responsibly and efficiently.
Stock exchange listings
While AngloGold Ashanti’s primary listing is on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), the company is also listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE), the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), the Ghana Stock Exchange (GhSE) and the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). At the end of December 2011, the group had 382,242,343 ordinary shares in issue. The market capitalisation at year-end was $16.2bn (2010: $18.8bn). Around 98% of the group’s ordinary shares are considered to be free float, with 1.67% held by the Government of Ghana. AngloGold Ashanti delisted from Euronext Paris on 23 December 2011 and from Euronext Brussels on 30 December 2011.