Eskom Withdraws Authorisation for Mining Industry to Increase Electricity Load From 80% to 90%

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Jan. 31 /CNW/ - Gold Fields Limited ("Gold
Fields") (NYSE, JSE, DIFX: GFI) is disappointed to confirm that Eskom has
informed the Company that authorisation to increase electricity load from 80%
to 90% by this evening, has been temporarily withdrawn in order to "protect
further frequency decay and system instability."
    To comply with this instruction, and in the interest of safety,
production at Gold Fields' operations is being pulled back to the 80% power

    About Gold Fields

    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
from eight operating mines in South Africa, Ghana and Australia.
    A ninth mine, the Cerro Corona Gold/Copper mine in Peru, is expected to
commence production by mid 2008 at an initial rate of approximately 400,000
gold equivalent ounces per annum.
    The company has total attributable ore reserves of 92 million ounces and
mineral resources of 252 million ounces.
    Gold Fields 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).
    All of Gold Fields' operations are ISO14001 certified. For more
information please visit the Gold Fields website at

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