Gold Fields Receives Summons From Randgold and Exploration

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Aug. 22 /CNW/ - Gold Fields Operations
Limited, (formerly known as Western Areas Limited) ("WAL") a subsidiary of
"Gold Fields" (NYSE, JSE, DIFX: GFI) announced today that on 21 August 2008 it
had received a summons from Randgold and Exploration Company Limited
("Randgold") and African Strategic Investment (Holdings) Limited. The summons
claims that during the period that WAL was under the control of Brett Kebble,
Roger Kebble and others, WAL was allegedly part of a scam whereby JCI Limited
unlawfully disposed of shares owned by Randgold in Randgold Resources Limited
("Resources") and Afrikander Lease Limited, now Uranium One.
    WAL's preliminary assessment is that it has strong defences to these
claims and accordingly, WAL's attorneys have been instructed to vigorously
defend the claims.
    The claims have been computed in various ways. The highest claims have
been computed on the basis of the highest prices of Resources and Uranium One
between the dates of the alleged thefts and March 2008 (approximately R11
billion). The alternative claims have been computed on the basis of the actual
amounts allegedly received by WAL to fund its operations (approximately R519
    It should be noted that the claims lie only against WAL, whose only
interest is a 50% stake in the South Deep Mine. This alleged liability is
historic and relates to a period of time prior to Gold Fields purchasing the

For further information:

For further information: Gold Fields Limited, Reg. 1968/004880/06, 24 St
Andrews Road, Parktown, 2193, Postnet Suite 252, Private Bag X30500, Houghton,
2041, South Africa, Tel +27-11-644-2400, Fax +27-11-484-0639,; Enquiries: Daniel Thole, Tel +27-11-644-2638,
Mobile +27-82-929-3672

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