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Niel Pretorius appointed DRDGOLD’s CEO-Designate

DRDGOLD today announced the appointment of Niel Pretorius as Chief Executive Officer-Designate and an executive director of the company.

Johannesburg, South Africa, 21 August 2008. DRDGOLD Limited (JSE: DRD; NASDAQ: DROO) today announced the appointment of Niel Pretorius as Chief Executive Officer-Designate and an executive director of the company.

Currently the Managing Director of DRDGOLD SA, Pretorius becomes CEO of DRDGOLD on 1 January 2009 following the retirement of John Sayers on 31 December 2008.

Pretorius joined DRDGOLD on 1 May 2003 as Legal Adviser. He was appointed Group Legal Counsel on 1 September 2004 and General Manager: Corporate Services on 1 April 2005. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer: DRDGOLD SA on 1 July 2006 and Managing Director on 1 April 2008. A director of Rand Refinery Limited, he has 15 years of experience in the mining industry.

Formerly the Financial Director of Altron Limited (1989 to 1996) and Nampak Limited (1996 to 2004), Sayers joined DRDGOLD as Chief Financial Officer in September 2005, becoming CEO on 1 January 2007.


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