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Confirmation of appointment of Chief Executive Officer

Shareholders are reminded that, with effect from 1 January 2009, Mr Niel Pretorius will assume the role of CEO of DRDGOLD.

Johannesburg, South Africa, 30 December 2008. DRDGOLD Limited, further to an announcement on 21 August 2008, advises that with effect from 1 January 2009 Mr Niel Pretorius will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of DRDGOLD. Mr John Sayers, the current CEO, will be resigning from the board with effect from 31 December 2008.

The Chairman of the DRDGOLD board, Mr Geoff Campbell, said the following about Mr Sayers’ contribution to the company:

“I would like to express my sincere thanks to John Sayers for his leadership of the company during the last two years. He took on the role at a difficult time and implemented a strategy of stabilisation and focus that transformed the company into the profitable, South Africa gold miner that it is today.

“He was instrumental in the divestment of our Australian assets which, along with the restructuring of our South African assets, has put the company in excellent financial health. I am delighted that John is not leaving the company completely as he has agreed to a consultancy role so that we can continue to benefit from his expertise and experience.”


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