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DRDGOLD disposes of entire Emperor interest for R340.9 million

DRDGOLD Limited announced that it has disposed of its entire interest in Emperor Mines Limited.

Proceeds to be used to pursue SA opportunities

Johannesburg, South Africa. 23 October 2007. DRDGOLD Limited (JSE: DRD; NASDAQ: DROOY has announced that it has disposed of its entire interest in Emperor Mines Limited.

The purchasers of the Emperor shares were 26 institutional investors which each acquired between 0.4% and 21.6% of the shares.

The Emperor shares were disposed of at a price of A$0.068 per share, amounting to a total disposal consideration of A$56 million (R340.9 million at an exchange rate of R6.088:A$1.00).

The effective date of the disposal was 22 October 2007.

DRDGOLD has previously announced its intention to focus solely on opportunities in South Africa which will include improving the efficiencies of its existing mines, expanding the surface treatment operations and developing its uranium and exploration potential. The cash received in respect of the Emperor disposal will be applied to furthering these objectives.

Shareholders have been advised that caution is no longer required to be exercised when dealing in the shares of DRDGOLD.


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