Appointment of independent non-executive director

In compliance with paragraph 3.59(a) of the JSE Limited Listings Requirements, Northam shareholders are advised that Mr J G (John) Smithies has been appointed as an independent non-executive director to the board of Northam (“board”), with effect from 1 January 2017.

Mr Smithies is a mining engineer and has spent the majority of his career at Impala Platinum Holdings Limited (“Implats”), where he held a number of senior management positions including that of director of operations and chief executive officer, before retiring from Implats.

Mr Lazarus Zim, chairman of the board, commented, “Northam is pleased to welcome John to the board and we look forward to benefit from his extensive technical and hands-on mining experience in the platinum sector, which will further strengthen the company.”

10 November 2016

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