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Company Response

16 Jul 2018

Anglo American response

"We take this opportunity to provide an update on issues raised with regards to Cerrejon, silicosis and deep sea mining as well as a more detailed response to issues raised about the Minas-Rio operation in Brazil. We address the issues in the order of appearance in Facing Finance’s publication... As stated in the report, Anglo American is co-shareholder with BHP Billiton and Glencore (each holding a one third interest) in Cerrejon.  We are aware of the detailed response given by Cerrejon to the authors of the report, in particular noting the inaccurate presentation of the information, which risks leaving the reader with a distorted view of a complex reality... Through our active participation in an Occupational Lung Disease Working Group, which was formed in 2014, Anglo American South Africa (AASA) ‒ together with five other mining companies (African Rainbow Minerals, AngloGold Ashanti, Gold Fields, Harmony and Sibanye Stillwater) – concluded a settlement agreement on 3 May 2018 in the silicosis and tuberculosis class-action litigation with the claimants’ lawyers...The parties believe the settlement represents a fair outcome for claimants, and a sustainable outcome for the companies..."