Northam issues R1.25 billion of domestic medium term notes

Northam shareholders are advised that the Company has successfully raised term debt through an issue of R1.25 billion three year senior unsecured floating rate notes (“Notes” or “the Issue”) under its R2 billion Domestic Medium Term Note Programme dated 3 August 2012. The Notes will attract a coupon of 350 basis points above three month JIBAR (“Coupon”) and interest payments are due quarterly. The Notes will mature on 4 September 2015.

The Notes will be listed on Tuesday, 4 September 2012 on the interest rate market of the JSE Limited (bond code: NHM001). The first interest payment date will be 4 December 2012. The interest rate during the first quarter is based on three month JIBAR of 5.075% as at 30 August 2012, resulting in a Coupon of 8.575% applicable to the first quarter. The Issue will be guaranteed by Northam’s wholly owned subsidiaries, Micawber 278 Proprietary Limited and Khumama Platinum Proprietary Limited.

Glyn Lewis, CEO of Northam, commented on the Issue: “Northam is pleased to have secured total debt funding and facilities of R2.25 billion, comprising R1.25 billion of 3 year unsecured notes and a R1 billion revolving credit facility. These funds will be applied by Northam towards capital expenditure programmes, including the deepening of the Zondereinde mine and the completion of the Booysendal mine. The successful issue of the notes negates the need for Northam to seek shareholder funding for these purposes.”

Johannesburg
3 September 2012

Arranger, JSE Debt Sponsor and Sponsor
One Capital

Attorneys to the Issuer
Bowman Gilfillan Inc.

Dealer
Nedbank Capital