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DRDGOLD subsidiary Emperor agrees to sell its interest in Porgera to Barrick

DRDGOLD Limited Australian subsidiary Emperor announced today that it has entered into a conditional agreement to sell its 20% interest in the Porgera Joint Venture in Papua New Guinea to Barrick. Johannesburg, South Africa: 12 April 2007. DRDGOLD Limited (JSE: DRD; NASDAQ: DROOY) Australian subsidiary Emperor Mines Limited (Emperor) announced today that it has entered into a conditional agreement to sell its 20% interest in the Porgera Joint Venture (PJV) in Papua New Guinea (PNG) to Barrick Gold Corporation (Barrick).

Total consideration for the sale is US$250 million subject to an additional adjustment amount, to be paid in cash, with the transaction expected to be completed within four months (subject to the timing of receipt of the relevant regulatory approvals).

The transaction is subject to a number of conditions, including the approval of Emperor and DRDGOLD shareholders, certain PNG and South African regulatory approvals and the approval of Emperor’s financiers, Australian and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ). The board of DRDGOLD is supportive of the transaction and has advised Emperor that it intends to recommend that its shareholders vote in favour of the transaction at a general meeting to be convened.

John Sayers, CEO of DRDGOLD, commented: “The transaction delivers significant value to all shareholders of Emperor, including DRDGOLD. The sale price represents a full price for Emperor's interest in Porgera. Importantly, proceeds from the divestment of Porgera will allow Emperor to repay debt in full.”

Following the sale of the PJV interest, Emperor’s key assets will include the wholly owned Tolukuma gold mine in PNG, as well as a significant PNG gold and copper/gold exploration portfolio. In due course, Emperor expects to make a more detailed announcement in relation to its future strategy.

For further information, please refer to Emperor’s announcement to the Australian Securities Exchange.


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DRDGOLD is a medium-sized, unhedged gold producer with investments in South Africa and Australasia.
In South Africa, the company has a 74% interest in DRDGOLD South African Operations (Pty) Limited (DRDGOLD SA), while in Australasia, it has a 78.72% interest in Emperor Mines Limited.
In the 2006 financial year, DRDGOLD SA contributed 60% or 315 976 ounces – of total attributable gold production of 527 401 ounces, and Emperor 211 425 ounces. At 30 June 2006, DRDGOLD’s total attributable resource base was 47.6 million ounces and its total attributable reserves were 8.8 million ounces.
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