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19 March 2003
For immediate release
In response to questions raised by the JSE Securities Exchange South Africa ("the JSE") at a meeting held on Tuesday, 18
March 2003, the company wishes to state the following:
DRD confirms that the March quarterly results, due for release at the end of April, will be affected by the strengthening of
the South African Rand against the US Dollar and, to a lesser degree, by the four-week fire at the company's 40% held ERPM
gold mine. An announcement with regard to the fire was published on the JSE's Securities Exchange News Service ("SENS") on
Tuesday, 4 February 2003.
The company is unaware of any other material issues, specifically any abnormal operational issues or price sensitive
"illegalities' as alleged in a letter by Mrs Maryna Eloff dated 13 March 2003.
On the issue of share trading by officers of the company, it states the following:
Details of all of the trades by directors of DRD alluded to by Mrs Eloff were published on SENS within the time period stipulated
by the Listings Requirements of the JSE. The company has specified closed periods, as stated in the annual report. These
closed periods apply to all employees.
The trades referred to relate to the exercising of options, as part of the company's approved share option scheme, as well as the
selling of shares held beneficially by some of DRD's directors.
The trades were undertaken in a personal capacity, but relate mostly to the provision of funds for the payment of provisional tax
for the fiscal year of 2002/2003. All trades took place in an open period and do not relate to any operational issues.
In line with the company's share option scheme, as approved by shareholders, the company wishes to state that share options
are granted to all qualifying employees, including non-executive directors, twice a year, the last allocation of which occurred in