Paul Schmidt Appointed Financial Director

JOHANNESBURG, Nov. 18 /CNW/ - Gold Fields Limited (Gold Fields) (JSE, NYSE, NASDAQ Dubai: GFI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Paul Schmidt CA(SA) as Financial Director of the Company, with effect from Friday, 6 November 2009.

Mr Schmidt is a chartered accountant with more than thirteen years of industry experience. He spent six years with Deloitte auditing mainly clients in the gold mining industry. He joined Gengold, part of the Gencor Group, in 1996 as an assistant financial manager at the St Helena Gold Mine where he worked for three years, gaining valuable operational experience. He was promoted to the Gold Fields corporate office as financial manager in 1999, and to the position of group financial controller in April 2003.

Mr Schmidt was promoted to Chief Financial Officer of the Group effective 1 January 2009.

The Board welcomes Paul and looks forward to his contribution as a director of the Company.

About Gold Fields

Gold Fields is one of the world's largest unhedged producers of gold with attributable production of 3.6 million ounces* per annum from nine operating mines in South Africa, Ghana, Australia and Peru. Gold Fields also has an extensive growth pipeline with both greenfields and near mine exploration projects at various stages of development. Gold Fields has total attributable Mineral Reserves of 81 million ounces and Mineral Resources of 271 million ounces. Gold Fields is listed on JSE Limited (primary listing), the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), the Dubai International Financial Exchange (DIFX), the Euronext in Brussels (NYX) and the Swiss Exchange (SWX). For more information please visit the Gold Fields website at

* Based on the annualised run rate for the fourth quarter of F2009

SOURCE Gold Fields Limited

For further information: For further information: Gold Fields Limited, Reg. 1968/004880/06, 150 Helen Road, Sandown, Sandton, 2196, Postnet Suite 252, Private Bag X30500, Houghton, 2041, South Africa, Tel +27-11-562-9700, Fax +27-11-562-9838,; Enquiries, Media and Investor Enquiries, Willie Jacobsz, Tel +508-839-1188, Mobile +857-241-7127, email; Nikki Catrakilis-Wagner, Tel +27-11-562-9706, Mobile +27(0)83-309-6720, email; Media Enquiries, Julian Gwillim, Tel +27-11-562-9774, Mobile +27(0)82-452-4389, email

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