JOHANNESBURG, Dec. 20 /CNW/ - Gold Fields Limited ("Gold Fields")
(NYSE: GFI, JSE:GFI, DIFX:GFI) today published an updated operational guidance
statement for Q2 F2008.
Overall attributable production(*) for Q2 F2008 is expected to be down
approximately 3.5% compared to that reported for Q1 F2008 and group total cash
costs is expected to increase by approximately 8% in US$ terms and 3% in Rand
Production from the South African mines is expected to be down by
approximately 7% against the production achieved for Q1 F2008, largely as a
result of a variety of safety related events including accidents, work
stoppages and suspensions of operations ordered by the Department of Minerals
Attributable production from the International mines, excluding Choco 10,
is expected to increase by approximately 1.5%.
Gold Fields will publish its results for Q2 F2008 on Thursday, 31 January
(*) Choco 10, which was sold early in the quarter, will be accounted for
as a discontinued operation, and is excluded from all comparisons.
Gold Fields Limited is one of the world's largest unhedged producers of
gold with attributable production of more than four million ounces per annum,
total attributable ore reserves of 92 million ounces and mineral resources of
252 million ounces. The Group employs some 47,000 permanent employees across
its operations and is listed on the JSE Limited South Africa (primary
listing), the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the Dubai International
Financial Exchange (DIFX).
For further information:
For further information: Willie Jacobsz, +27-82-493-1377,