Fatality at Northam Platinum Limited

Johannesburg, 14 January 2009. The management of Northam Platinum Limited (Northam) regrets to advise the death of an employee at its mine near Thabazimbi in the Limpopo province in a shaft-related accident on the evening of Tuesday, 13 January 2009.

The name of the deceased is being withheld until his next of kin have been informed.

A joint investigation into the cause of the accident is currently being undertaken by the safety inspectorate of the DME, union representatives and management.

Issued by:

Russell & Associates
Johannesburg
Tel: +27 11 880 3924

Sponsor:

Barnard Jacobs Mellet Corporate Finance (Pty) Limited