Sibanye-Stillwater gold production within annual guidance

Gold production from the SA gold operations (excluding DRDGOLD) for 2021 of 27,747kg (892,087oz), was above the lower end of annual guidance, despite H2 2021 being impacted by safety stoppages.

These included the self-imposed Group safety intervention and suspension of operations at Beatrix 1 and 3 shafts and Kloof 1 shaft, which resulted in approximately 600kg (19,300oz) less production during Q4 2021.

AISC for the SA gold operations (excluding DRDGOLD) increased by 7% year-on-year to R831,454/kg (US$1,749) as a result of the shortfall in planned production and above inflation cost increases on electricity and some consumables.

ORD expenditure and sustaining capital increased by 46% and 45% respectively due to increased spend to restore operational flexibility following constraints during 2020 due to COVID-19.

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