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DRD agrees to sell 5% interest in Porgera gold mine to MRE

DRD is pleased to announce that Orogen Minerals (Porgera) Limited, its wholly owned, Papua New Guinea registered subsidiary, which owns 20% of the Porgera Gold Mine mineral tenements (“tenements”), has concluded a transaction with local land owner, Mineral Resources Enga Limited ("MRE"), to sell a 5% direct interest of the tenements to MRE for a purchase price of US$22.521 million with an effective date of 1 January 2004. 301/04-jmd
(Johannesburg, South Africa – 4 February 2004 – Durban Roodepoort Deep, Limited (JSE:DUR; NASDAQ:DROOY; ASX:DRD) is pleased to announce that Orogen Minerals (Porgera) Limited, its wholly owned, Papua New Guinea registered subsidiary, which owns 20% of the Porgera Gold Mine mineral tenements (“tenements”), has concluded a transaction with local land owner, Mineral Resources Enga Limited ("MRE"), to sell a 5% direct interest of the tenements to MRE for a purchase price of US$22.521 million with an effective date of 1 January 2004.

MRE currently owns 5% of the tenements. This transaction will reduce DRD's participation in the gold production from the tenements from 20% to 15%, and increase that of MRE to 10%.

The transaction is subject to a number of conditions precedent, including MRE obtaining necessary regulatory approvals as well as arranging finance. Subject to satisfaction of these conditions precedent, the transaction is scheduled to complete by no later than 30 April 2004.

Further to DRD’s announcement of 14 October 2003 relating to the acquisition of the aforementioned interest from Oil Search, DRD has now satisfied its contractual obligation to Oil Search to “offer a 5% direct interest to MRE on reasonable commercial terms referable to DRD’s acquisition cost of that interest, recognising reasonable transaction costs of the acquisition and on-sale of the 5% direct interest”.

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South Africa
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Ilja Graulich, Durban Roodepoort Deep, Limited
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Australasia
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DRD is the world’s 9th largest gold producer, with mines in South Africa as well as Australasia, a key target for growth. The company has a track record of success in extending the lives of older mines safely and profitably. For fiscal year 2003, DRD produced 870 000 ounces of gold, up from under 100 000 ounces a year in 1997, when current operations were amalgamated.

DRD has primary listings on the Johannesburg (JSE:DRD) and Australian (ASX:DRD) stock exchanges and secondary listings on NASDAQ (DROOY), the London Stock Exchange and the Paris and Brussels Bourses. Its shares are also traded on the regulated unofficial market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and the Berlin OTC Market.

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