JOHANNESBURG, July 3, 2012 /CNW/ - Gold Fields Limited (Gold Fields) (JSE, NYSE, NASDAQ Dubai: GFI) reports that the East section of the Kloof Driefontein Complex (KDC East) will be re-opened with the start of night shift this evening.
Both KDC East and West were closed by management on Sunday, 1 July 2012, following the start of a fire at KDC West, as a result of which five employees tragically lost their lives. The Western section of KDC (KDC West), which is subject to a Section 54 Order issued by the Department of Mineral Resources, remains closed until further notice.
The fire at KDC West has not yet been extinguished and proto teams continue to attend the scene.
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About Gold Fields
Gold Fields is one of the world's largest unhedged producers of gold with attributable annualised production of 3.5 million gold equivalent ounces from eight operating mines in Australia, Ghana, Peru and South Africa. Gold Fields also has an extensive and diverse global growth pipeline with four major projects in resource development and feasibility, with construction decisions expected in the next 18 to 24 months. Gold Fields has total attributable gold equivalent Mineral Reserves of 80.6 million ounces and Mineral Resources of 217 million ounces. Gold Fields is listed on the JSE Limited (primary listing), the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), NASDAQ Dubai Limited, Euronext in Brussels (NYX) and the Swiss Exchange (SWX).
Sponsor: J.P. Morgan Equities Limited
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