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Filed: 31 Jul 13, 8:00pm
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PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16 OF
Report on Form 6-K dated August 01, 2013
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)
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Enclosure: Press release: AngloGold Ashanti’s Tropicana Starts Commissioning; First Gold  
                                      Expected in Q3
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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
News Release
1 August 2013

AngloGold Ashanti’s Tropicana Starts Commissioning; First Gold Expected in Q3

The Tropicana Gold Project (AngloGold Ashanti Australia Ltd 70% and manager, Independence Group NL
30%) has commenced its commissioning phase and is expected to produce first gold in the September

“Tropicana is a significant new, low-cost mine in an emerging gold province and will improve the quality of
AngloGold Ashanti’s portfolio,” Graham Ehm, AngloGold Ashanti’s Executive Vice President: Australia,
Group Planning & Technical, said. “We continue to make good progress with our partners on a project we’ve
taken up the value curve, from discovery to commissioning.”

Commissioning is underway, the tailings storage facility is complete and the operating team has been
mobilised on site. Initial grade control results are in line with the resource model.

Tropicana, located 330 kilometres east-northeast of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia, was originally forecast
to begin production in the December 2013 quarter, but commissioning is already underway and ramp up will
occur in the December quarter.

The estimated capital expenditure for the project remains unchanged at between A$820-A$845 million on a
100% basis. Average annual production and cash operating costs in the first three years have been
reviewed and remain within previous guidance (100% project) of between 470,000-490,000 ounces at
between A$590/oz- A$630/oz.

SPONSOR: UBS South Africa (Pty) Limited


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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: August 01, 2013
Name: M E Sanz Perez
Title:   Group General Counsel and Company