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Operating update for the quarter ended 30 September 2023

(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
(Registration number: 1895/000926/06)
ISIN: ZAE000058723
JSE & A2X share code: DRD
NYSE trading symbol: DRD
("DRDGOLD" or the "Company")


The operating update of the Company for the quarter ended 30 September 2023 is as follows:

                                                                               Quarter          Quarter
                                                                                 ended            ended         %
                                                                           30 SEP 2023      30 JUN 2023    change
   Gold produced                                     kg                          1,284            1,222        5%
                                                     oz                         41,281           39,288        5%
   Gold sold                                         kg                          1,267            1,222        4%
                                                     oz                         40,735           39,288        4%
   Ore milled                                        Metric (000't)              5,632            4,972       13%
   Yield                                             Metric (g/t)                0.228            0.246       (7%)

   Price and costs
   Average gold price received                       R per kg                1,154,771        1,181,488       (2%)
                                                     US$ per oz                  1,927            1,968       (2%)
   Adjusted EBITDA *                                 Rm                          365.8            447.0      (18%)
                                                     US$m                         19.6             23.9      (18%)
   Cash operating costs                              R per t                       190              193       (2%)
                                                     US$ per t                      10               10         —
   Cash operating costs                              R per kg                  825,630          780,054        6%
                                                     US$ per oz                  1,378            1,299        6%
   All-in sustaining costs **                        R per kg                  951,008          921,603        3%
                                                     US$ per oz                  1,587            1,535        3%
   All-in costs **                                   R per kg                1,097,718        1,150,641       (5%)
                                                     US$ per oz                  1,832            1,916       (4%)

   Capital expenditure
   Sustaining                                        Rm                           93.3            125.0      (25%)
                                                     US$m                          5.0              6.7      (25%)
   Non-sustaining/growth                             Rm                          182.4            276.3      (34%)
                                                     US$m                          9.8             14.8      (34%)
   Average R/US$ exchange rate                                                   18.64            18.68     (0.2%)

Rounding of figures may result in computational discrepancies.

* Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation ("Adjusted EBITDA") may not be comparable to
similarly titled measures of other companies. Adjusted EBITDA is not a measure of performance under International Financial
Reporting Standards (IFRS) and should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for, other measures of financial
performance and liquidity.

** All-in cost definitions based on the guidance note on non-GAAP Metrics issued by the World Gold Council on 27 June 2013.

Gold production and gold sold increased from the previous quarter to 1,284kg and 1,267kg, respectively, primarily
due to a 13% increase in tonnage throughput as a result of the commissioning of major reclamation site at
Ergo Mining Proprietary Limited, Rooikraal, in July 2023. Gold production increased despite yield being
0.018g/t lower at 0.228g/t.

Despite the increase in gold production, cash operating costs per kilogram of gold sold increased from the
previous quarter to R825,630/kg due to increases in the Municipal electricity tariffs and winter tariffs charged
during the current quarter. The cash operating costs per tonne of material decreased marginally from the previous
quarter to R190/t due to the increase in tonnage throughput.

All-in sustaining costs per kilogram was R951,008/kg, increasing quarter on quarter mainly due to the increase
in cash operating costs, despite a decrease in sustaining capital expenditure. All-in costs per kilogram was
R1,097,718/kg, decreasing quarter on quarter mainly due to a decrease in growth capital expenditure in
comparison to the previous quarter.

Increases in cash operating costs contributed to an 18% decrease in adjusted EBITDA from the previous quarter
to R365.8 million.

Cash and cash equivalents decreased by R973.1 million to R1,498.3 million as at 30 September 2023
(30 June 2023: R2,471.4 million) after paying the final cash dividend of R559.4 million for the year ended
30 June 2023. Capital expenditure of R275.7 million and prepayments towards the development of the
solar project of R321.3 million were also incurred in the first quarter of the financial year ending 30 June 2024.

The information contained in this announcement does not constitute an earnings forecast. The financial
information provided is the responsibility of the directors of DRDGOLD, and such information has not been
reviewed or reported on by the Company's auditors.

25 October 2023

One Capital

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