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Update on litigation instituted by DRDGOLD and its subsidiaries against Messrs Kebble, Stratton And Buitendag, And JCI Limited

DRDGOLD, DRD Australia (Pty) Limited and DRD Australasia Aps instituted an action in the High Court of South Africa (“the High Court”) against Messrs RAR Kebble, M Prinsloo, J Stratton and HC Buitendag and JCI Limited (“the defendants”),which relate to the RAWAS transaction.

Johannesburg, South Africa. 31 January 2008. DRDGOLD Limited (JSE:DRD; NASDAQ:DRO0Y). In July 2003, DRDGOLD, DRD Australia (Pty) Limited and DRD Australasia Aps instituted an action in the High Court of South Africa (“the High Court”) against Messrs RAR Kebble, M Prinsloo, J Stratton and HC Buitendag and JCI Limited (“the defendants”),which relate to the RAWAS transaction.

Shareholders are advised that yesterday in the High Court, the defendants, with the exception of Mr Stratton, abandoned their special plea that the matter has become settled and a court order dismissing the special plea with costs was issued. The matter will now be set down to be heard on the merits of the case on a date to be allocated by the Registrar of the High Court.

The following claims are being pursued:

  • R69.6 million (A$11.2 million) for the 7,644,944 DRDGOLD ordinary shares issued on 9 July 1999 at a price per share of R9.10; and
  • R7.6 million (A$1.2million) for the 637,062 DRDGOLD ordinary shares issued on October 8, 1999, at a price per share of R11.90.

DRDGOLD will continue to keep shareholders updated regarding the above litigation

Queries:

South Africa
James Duncan, Russell & Associates
+27 11 880 3924 (office)
+27 82 892 8052 (mobile)

North America
Investor and Media Relations
Barbara Cano, Breakstone Group International
+1 646 452 2334 (office)

United Kingdom/Europe
Investor and Media Relations
Phil Dexter, St James's Corporate Services
+44 20 7499 3916 (office)
+44 779 863 4398 (mobile)

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