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DRDGOLD returns funds to shareholders with second share repurchase

27 June 2012

Johannesburg, South Africa. 27 June 2012. DRDGOLD Limited (DRDGOLD; JSE, NYSE: DRD) announced today that it has completed an on-market repurchase of 4.4 million DRDGOLD ordinary shares at an average price of R5.67 per share for a total consideration of approximately R25 million.

To fund the repurchase, the company used a portion of the proceeds of the working capital adjustment owed to it by Village Main Reef Limited (Village), following the sale by DRDGOLD to Village of DRDGOLD’s 74% interest in Blyvooruitzicht Gold Mining Company Limited (Blyvoor).

DRDGOLD CEO Niël Pretorius said the repurchase is consistent with the company’s policy to return ‘windfall’ income to shareholders.

Commenting on the average consideration paid per share, Pretorius said DRDGOLD’s shares are currently trading well below the average sell-side outlook, which makes a repurchase a “very attractive option” for returning funds to DRDGOLD shareholders.

This is the second share repurchase completed by DRDGOLD this year, bringing to approximately R58 million the total amount the company has re-invested in its market capital.

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