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AngloGold Ashanti (AU)

Filed: 22 Jul 12, 8:00pm
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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
FORM 6-K
REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER
PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16 OF
THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Report on Form 6-K dated July 23, 2012
Commission File Number 1-14846
AngloGold Ashanti Limited
(Name of registrant)
76 Jeppe Street
Newtown, 2001
(P.O. Box 62117, Marshalltown, 2107)
South Africa
(Address of principal executive offices)
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover of Form
20-F or Form 40-F.
Form 20-F X        Form 40-F
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by
Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(1):
Yes
No X
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by
Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(7):
Yes
No X
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant by furnishing the information contained in this Form
is also thereby furnishing the information to the Commission pursuant to Rule 12g3-2(b) under the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
Yes
No X
Enclosure: Press release          ANGLOGOLD ASHANTI GOLD PRODUCTION RISES 9%;
AHEAD OF GUIDANCE
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AngloGold Ashanti Limited
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa \ Reg. No. 1944/017354/06)
ISIN No. ZAE000043485 – JSE share code: ANG \ CUSIP: 035128206 – NYSE share code: AU
Website: www.anglogoldashanti.com
News Release
AngloGold Ashanti gold production rises 9%; Ahead of guidance:
AngloGold Ashanti is pleased to report strong second quarter gold production of 1.073Moz,
which represents a 9% improvement on the first quarter, at an estimated total cash cost of
$800/oz - $805/oz. The result is better than the company’s market guidance for the quarter
of 1.04Moz at a total cash cost of $840/oz - $845/oz, due largely to strong operating
performances from the group’s Continental Africa region and the Americas region.
Production from the South African operations also improved over the period, and was 18%
higher than the first quarter of 2012.

Adjusted headline earnings for the quarter are estimated at between $240m to $255m.
When compared with the first quarter of 2012, exploration and other expenditures were
higher, though in line with annual guidance provided in February of this year. In addition,
this level of adjusted headline earnings reflects a lower average gold price received during
the quarter when compared to the previous quarter, lower uranium and silver by-product
credits, higher gold inventory levels that were sold only subsequent to the end of the
quarter due to the timing of gold shipments and a non-recurring one-time deferred tax credit
that was included in the first quarter.

AngloGold Ashanti will report its operating and reviewed financial results to the market on
6 August 2012.



Johannesburg

23 July 2012

ENDS
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Contacts
Tel:
Email:
Alan Fine (Media)
+27-11 637- 6383 / +27 (0) 83 250 0757
afine@anglogoldashanti.com
Mike Bedford (Investors)
+27-11 637-6273 / +27 (0) 82 374 8820
mbedford@anglogoldashanti.com
Stewart Bailey (Investors)
+1 212 858-7702 / +1 646 338 4337
sbailey@anglogoldashanti.com
Sabrina Brockman (Investors)   +1 212 858-7701 / +1-646-379-2555
sbrockman@anglogoldashanti.com
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Certain statements made in this communication, other than statements of historical fact, including, without limitation, those
concerning the economic outlook for the gold mining industry, expectations regarding gold prices, production, cash costs and other
operating results, growth prospects and outlook of AngloGold Ashanti’s operations, individually or in the aggregate, including the
completion and commencement of commercial operations of certain of AngloGold Ashanti’s exploration and production projects
and the completion of acquisitions and dispositions, AngloGold Ashanti’s liquidity and capital resources and capital expenditure
and the outcome and consequence of any potential or pending litigation or regulatory (including tax) proceedings or environmental
issues, are forward-looking statements regarding AngloGold Ashanti’s operations, economic performance and financial condition.
These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause AngloGold
Ashanti’s actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from the anticipated results, performance or
achievements expressed or implied in these forward-looking statements. Although AngloGold Ashanti believes that the
expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, no assurance can be given that such expectations will
prove to have been correct. Accordingly, results could differ materially from those set out in the forward-looking statements as a
result of, among other factors, changes in economic and market conditions, success of business and operating initiatives, changes
in the regulatory environment and other government actions including environmental approvals and actions, fluctuations in gold
prices and exchange rates, and business and operational risk management. For a discussion of certain of these and other factors,
refer to AngloGold Ashanti's annual report for the year ended 31 December 2011, which was distributed to shareholders on 4 April
2012 and the company’s 2011 annual report on Form 20-F, which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission in the
United States on 23 April 2012. These factors are not necessarily all of the important factors that could cause AngloGold Ashanti’s
actual results to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Other unknown or unpredictable factors
could also have material adverse effects on future results. Consequently, stakeholders are cautioned not to place undue reliance
on forward-looking statements. AngloGold Ashanti undertakes no obligation to update publicly or release any revisions to these
forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after today’s date or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated
events, except to the extent required by applicable law. All subsequent written or oral forward-looking statements attributable to
AngloGold Ashanti or any person acting on its behalf are qualified by the cautionary statements herein.
This communication may contain certain “Non-GAAP” financial measures. AngloGold Ashanti utilises certain Non-GAAP
performance measures and ratios in managing its business. Non-GAAP financial measures should be viewed in addition to, and
not as an alternative for, the reported operating results or cash flow from operations or any other measures of performance
prepared in accordance with IFRS. In addition, the presentation of these measures may not be comparable to similarly titled
measures other companies may use.
AngloGold Ashanti posts information that is important to investors on the main page of its website at
www.anglogoldashanti.com
and under the “Investors” tab on the main page. This information is updated regularly. Investors should visit this website to obtain
important information about AngloGold Ashanti.
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SIGNATURES
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly
caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
AngloGold Ashanti Limited
Date: July 23, 2012
By:
/s/ L Eatwell
Name:  L EATWELL
Title:    Company
Secretary